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The Voting Dead – A Tremendous New Series in January on FNN

The Voting Dead - A Tremendous New Series in January on FNN

Our country is now controlled by ghoulish, demonic creatures back from the grave to walk among us. Our president calls them... THE VOTING DEAD.... (Continue reading)

’Twas the Night Before Christmas 2015

’Twas the Night Before Christmas 2015

Again it's time for my annual holiday poem. I started writing it in 2007... it's a "year-in-review," read to the rhythm of 'Twas the Night Before Christmas. ... (Continue reading)

25 Ways You Know You’re a Guy Over 50…

25 Ways You Know You’re a Guy Over 50...

I just turned 54 and the event caused me to consider what's changed about my thinking and my life since turning the big 5-0. Is it just me, or am I not alone?... (Continue reading)

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Im Fed Up With Almost Everything in this Country

Im Fed Up With Almost Everything in this Country

Tweet I’m fed up with, essentially everything.  First of all, we live in a country that, politically speaking, is so comically deadlocked as to be incapable of doing anything.  We’re like a quadriplegic, completely paralyzed from the neck down, pretending... (Continue reading)

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Twas the Night Before Christmas 2014 (A Political & Social Year-in-Review)

Twas the Night Before Christmas  2014  (A Political & Social Year-in-Review)

Yes... usually, I post my annual political and social year-in-review poem (read to "Twas the Night Before Christmas") on the actual night before Christmas, but although I wrote it on December 24th... here I am posting it on January 18th.... (Continue reading)

Effectiveness of Government Plan to Create Foreclosures to Increase as Rates Rise

Effectiveness of Government Plan to Create Foreclosures to Increase as Rates Rise

HAMP modifications are about to start seeing rates reset higher, and Treasury says more foreclosures will be the result. ... (Continue reading)

‘Twas the Night Before Christmas – 2013

'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2013

'Twas the Night Before Christmas 2013 is an Annual Political and Economic Year in Review I write every year... I've been doing it since 2007, so this year makes it seven years in a row. If you want to... (Continue reading)

The Discovery of Robo-Signing – Memorable Moments from the Foreclosure Crisis

The Discovery of Robo-Signing - Memorable Moments from the Foreclosure Crisis

By now the term "robo-signing" has practically become a household word. But it wasn't always that way. Just a few years ago no one had ever heard the term before. So, where did it all begin... and... (Continue reading)

The Weather In India – Memorable Moments from the Foreclosure Crisis

The Weather In India - Memorable Moments from the Foreclosure Crisis

President Obama said that all I needed to do to avoid foreclosure was get my loan modified. He said to just call my bank directly so I did. And I had the most interesting cultural experience. That... (Continue reading)

IT’S DAVID STERN DAY! This Mandelman Matters Podcast is RATED ‘R’ for language.

IT'S DAVID STERN DAY!  This Mandelman Matters Podcast is RATED 'R' for language.

So, what kind of punishment do you think one gets for doing what Stern did... backdating countless assignments, forging anything that wasn't nailed down, and disregarding just about every single law related to foreclosure in the State of Florida? ... (Continue reading)

Mandelman’s Top Jewish Motion Pictures of All Time!

Mandelman's Top Jewish Motion Pictures of All Time!

If you’re not Jewish, you probably don’t realize that Hollywood makes its movies in Jewish versions in addition to the versions they show in the theaters which are Rated G... for “Goyim.”... (Continue reading)

‘Twas the Night Before Christmas 2012 – A Political Year-in-Review

'Twas the Night Before Christmas 2012 - A Political Year-in-Review

It my annual political year-in-review, read to the poem, 'Twas the Night Before Christmas. Read it yourself, or click 'PLAY' and I'll read it for you.... (Continue reading)

My Financial Recovery Plan for the Middle Class: Whistle While You Work

My Financial Recovery Plan for the Middle Class: Whistle While You Work

There's no reason to wait another day to begin building your Whislteblowing Futures Empire. It requires the smallest if investments, and the leverage involved can turn out to be off the charts... I mean, we're talking tens of thousands... (Continue reading)

A Letter to Brian Stevens at TBWS: We Need More Houses?

A Letter to Brian Stevens at TBWS: We Need More Houses?

Just to make sure I understand what you said there… the problem is that there aren't enough homes for people to buy? We're having a shortage of houses for sale, are we? Wow… you know, I was sleeping... (Continue reading)

Thinking Out Loud ber-Trendy Rich New Yorkers & Ethiopian Cuisine

Thinking Out Loud ber-Trendy Rich New Yorkers & Ethiopian Cuisine

Doesn’t it just figure that in this country, where we have so much food we that throw away inconceivable amounts on an hourly basis and literally pay farmers millions of dollars not to grow stuff… that we’d have trendy intellectuals... (Continue reading)

Youve got to give it up for the Spaniards unless theyre bankers.

Youve got to give it up for the Spaniards unless theyre bankers.

Clearly, today’s news from Spain shows that when it comes to protesting, Americans have lost some of our creativity and are simply not up for it as often as we once were. Frankly, many have expressed concern about... (Continue reading)

Bank sues itself, wins, and then forces itself into bankruptcy to satisfy judgment

Bank sues itself, wins, and then forces itself into bankruptcy to satisfy judgment

So, why did I write this? Because it makes just as much sense as everything else that’s going on in this country, and at least it made me smile. ... (Continue reading)

Best Picture Nominees Meet the Foreclosure Crisis at the 84th Annual Academy Awards

Best Picture Nominees Meet the Foreclosure Crisis at the 84th Annual Academy Awards

The foreclosure crisis is seeping into our society everywhere. Or, at least it soon will be... ... (Continue reading)

Foreclosing on Oscar Mandelman’s List of Best Picture nominees

Foreclosing on Oscar Mandelman's List of Best Picture nominees

I haven’t actually seen any of them, but I’ve gone ahead and described them, so you can see the candidates through my somewhat jaded perspective… and my list is likely a little different than the others you’ll run across… I... (Continue reading)

GUEST POST: Bob Cratchit Speaks Out on Christmas Foreclosure Freezes, Rated PG-13

GUEST POST: Bob Cratchit Speaks Out on Christmas Foreclosure Freezes, Rated PG-13

Every year I take a whole week off at Christmastime. Of course, it wasn’t always that way. When I started working for my Uncle Scrooge years ago, he never would have allowed that. In fact, back then,... (Continue reading)

‘Twas the Night Before Christmas – 2011

'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 2011

And, since it is the holidays, it's also time for my annual year-in-review-in-rhyme, read to the famous holiday poem, 'Twas the Night Before Christmas. I started writing my 'Twas the Night year-in-review in 2007, or at least that's the year... (Continue reading)

THE CRAVEN, A Halloween Trick-or-Treat, With Apologies to Edgar Allen Poe

THE CRAVEN, A Halloween Trick-or-Treat, With Apologies to Edgar Allen Poe

Quoth the Craven, "Nevermore."... (Continue reading)

Mandelmans Monthly Museletter Version 12.0

Mandelmans Monthly Museletter  Version 12.0

In this issue: 1. Treasury reports 84% of HAMP loan mods current after 12 months. 2. Surprise, Surprise... Falling Home Values. 3. State AGs Beg Servicers for Crumbs. 4. Iowa's AG, Miller Calls B.S. 5. Banks... (Continue reading)

Twas the Night Before Christmas, 2007

Twas the Night Before Christmas, 2007

Here's the first year I wrote Twas the Night Before Christmas as a year-in-review online. You'll find 2008 & 2009 here on Mandelman Matters, as well. They're posted in the section "People Say I'm Funny." Reading them... (Continue reading)

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Twas the Night Before Christmas 2010

Twas the Night Before Christmas 2010

I write this political year-in-review holiday poem every year. I love doing it, and I hope you'll enjoy reading it and will send it to others of like mind as well. Happy Holidays!... (Continue reading)

Treasury Designs New Federal Program to Help Stimulate Economy

Treasury Designs New Federal Program to Help Stimulate Economy

Secretary Geithner explained the program to reporters while waiting for his dessert soufflé to rise. Those in attendance said that he told the group that the program would help homeowners and get the economy back on track by removing... (Continue reading)

T’was the Night Before Christmas-2009

T'was the Night Before Christmas-2009

Each year, right about this time, I write a political year-in-review, which is read to T'was the Night Before Christmas. Hope you enjoy it and that you have a fabulous season.... (Continue reading)

BREAKING NEWS: Latest U.S. Teaseury Dept. Study Shows 3.6 Billion Homeowners Have Been Offered Loan Modifications

BREAKING NEWS:  Latest U.S. Teaseury Dept. Study Shows 3.6 Billion Homeowners Have Been Offered Loan Modifications

Housing counselors and lending experts say that HAMP is having a meaningful impact on the global foreclosure rate, and Lucely Figures, a housing economist at Muddy’s expects at least another 3 billion loan modifications next year. ... (Continue reading)

Twas the Night Before Christmas-2008

Twas the Night Before Christmas-2008

August finally arrived, and each had their convention, Starring McCain's Jewish sidekick, and John Kerry, the Frenchman. And while Barack was on fire, McCain seemed to be ailin'. Until from straight out of nowhere, rode in a woman named Palin.... (Continue reading)

Support Obama’s Universal CarCare

Support Obama's Universal CarCare

My Universal CarCare program will not cost most taxpayers any more money than they're paying now. I've proposed that the plan be funded through a special sales tax on jewelry, which after what I've done to the economy, no... (Continue reading)

Obama’s New Federal Agency: The Comedy Board

President-elect Barack Obama, in a press conference held earlier today at a Georgetown Comedy Club, announced the formation of a new federal agency that will officially operate under the name: The United States of America Comedy Board, or TUSOACB, thus... (Continue reading)

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Joe the Plumber Hired as Journalist

Joe the Plumber Hired as Journalist

This will not be a long article, I promise. I don't even feel like talking about it much, to tell you the truth. I don't even know why I started it. I mean, I don't have the foggiest idea of... (Continue reading)

Income Inequality Gap Widens, Government Report Shows

Income Inequality Gap Widens, Government Report Shows

"It remains to be seen just how far the rich have fallen behind," said Sen. Bunkie T. Witherspoon III (R-Texas). "It may only be a temporary problem and the federal government has no business giving further entitlements to the rich... (Continue reading)

I Say… Keep Guantanamo Open!

I Say... Keep Guantanamo Open!

You see, I have an idea that perhaps the Obama administration hasn't considered as yet, and I think the American people, both those on the right and on the left, might see it as being a good one. After all,... (Continue reading)

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Economy Watch: State of California Says Attorneys Stealing Smaller Sums

Tweet It wasn’t that long ago when you couldn’t get a practicing attorney to even consider stealing anything under seven figures from a client.  And the Ivy League law school grads wouldn’t be caught dead ripping off anything under eight... (Continue reading)

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Songs of the Mortgage Meltdown

Song of the Mortgage Meltdown... CD Coming in April... I'm always looking for new ideas though... so what do you think...... (Continue reading)

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It’s Time to Play… Housing Jeopardy!

It's Time to Play... Housing Jeopardy!

ANNOUNCER:Yes, it's time to play Let's Solve the Housing Crisis on the game that at least half the country loves: Heal the Misfortune!... (Continue reading)

Treasury Discovers Glitch: Banks Healthy, Ready to Lend

The error was discovered when a mid-level government employee questioned the number of zeros on a stress test report, one thing led to another, and within hours Lehman Bros. was back in business, Merrill Lynch announced plans to buy itself... (Continue reading)

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