Jerry Holbert by Jerry Holbert

Jerry Holbert

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  1. Cripplious

    Cripplious said, over 3 years ago

    and when we add them together we get 44 Best president. Or dead last, I mean Fillmore did better? Damn that guy did nothing during his presidency

  2. TJDestry

    TJDestry GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Yes indeedy. It was rightwing BS then, and it’s rightwing BS now.

  3. narrowminded

    narrowminded said, over 3 years ago

    ^^^irrelevant posts. The progressive left is at it again, thus proving it was their policies that caused the mess in ’08, not greedy, predatory lenders and bankers.

  4. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, over 3 years ago

    The RePubs conceived, built and sold the housing bubble that burst in 2007, when Bush the Lesser still prevailed. If housing construction is amping up from negative territory, by damn, shouldn’t we be thankful instead of critical, Mr. Holbert? No? Is that because Rupert ‘The Fox’ Murdock writes the check to the check writers that pay your salary? Just wondering. Now onto matters of life and death…
    “We’re having this national conversation, and our elected representatives are getting cold feet, because people don’t know what the carnage looks like. Out of respect and decency, and for the dignity of the victims, we very rightly don’t show the carnage the first responders see, or the carnage the medical examiners see at the morgue.
    As a very young U.S. Army Captain, I led a few hundred men in combat for a year. I was always there with them before, during, and after.
    I not only know what it looks like, with mental images any combat veteran will confirm linger for a lifetime, I also know what I thought as I walked among bodies. They looked human but the spark we call life was gone. I couldn’t bring it back. I was totally helpless to snatch back that life gone away.
    Our legislators, and the public, only see the pictures of victims from when they were alive. It creates the delusion that they only went away. It dulls the pain of a lost loved one but it also dulls the clarity that supports the courage to ban public ownership of combat assault weapons.
    It’s time our Federal representatives get some backbone and take action to restore the dignity of this nation as a place of pragmatic common sense.
    This is not about ending gun ownership. It’s about removing from public sales devices with very fast human-killing capability that are not suited for hunting or home defense.
    Are Federal legislators going to cower before fear mongering or pass laws needed to protect the public?”
    With a tip of the hat to Liam Jumper

  5. wolfhoundblues1

    wolfhoundblues1 said, over 3 years ago

    Just like Clinton the first time around

  6. californicated1

    californicated1 said, over 3 years ago

    “Don’t need money”
    “Don’t take fame”
    “Don’t need no credit cards to ride this train”

  7. jack75287

    jack75287 said, over 3 years ago


    Good one, better then the Don’t drive 88 line I was thinking of.

  8. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, over 3 years ago

    Years ago, Countrywide Mortgage had commercials on every channel 24 hours per day, it seemed. I wondered how they could save so many people so much money if they advertised so pervasively. Now we know what was happening with Countryside, and how they were among the leaders of the housing crash.

    Now there are Progressive Insurance commercials on every channel all day long. They promise to save us money. Let’s hope this is not a harbinger of an insurance industry crash.

    Maybe that’s what it will take to move us from Obamacare to Single Payer.

    In any case, there will be a lesson; just like the lesson we should have learned when the stock market crashed in 2008: good thing we didn’t privatize social security and just tell people to buy stocks……

  9. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 3 years ago


    It was greedy brokers, predatory lenders, and bankers that caused the mess. They didn’t have to get stupid with their loans, though, but they did and then dumped them on Fannie and Freddie. Yet, they couldn’t have done it without Barney Frank setting up the conditions under which those kinds of loans could be made.

  10. Zuhlamon

    Zuhlamon GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago


    Indeed. The banks and investment houses abandoned their fiduciary responsibilities to get people into sub-prime loans, knowing they would fail, and then bundle them together into AAA rated securities to be sold to third and even fourth-party investors. The perps then took out insurance betting against the loans – so they made their money on the initial loan, on selling the bundle, and then reaping from the insurance companies when the loans failed.
    One big stack of cards, traced to the relaxation of banking and investment rules… and they’re doing it again.
    And the likes of Fox News (and useful idiots who believe them) lay the blame on the victims in general, and Obama and the Democrats in specific. Especially galling is how it’s Obama and the Democrats (who kept this nation out of a Depression) being successfully demonized by the Republicans.

  11. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, over 3 years ago


    LOL which is a vast improvement over the one we have now.

  12. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, over 3 years ago


    You said: “And the likes of Fox News (and useful idiots who believe them) lay the blame on the victims in general, and Obama and the Democrats in specific.”

    Could you be more specific? What did you hear that makes you say “fox news” is placing the blame for the housing bubble on the victims of the scam?

    Doesn’t everyone know that the greedy wall street guys are the ones at fault?

    But really, the “victim” had the carrot dangled in front of his face. He was “hungry” for it. So I ask you, should the one seeking credit know his limits, have a plan for repayment and be held responsible for that repayment?

    I know the temptations. That low interest loan looks sweet. Why you can “buy” a lot more house with a 2.5% loan than a 5.2% loan. How do I know? I’ve bought and sold a few through the years. And had rates from 12% down to 5.25%. But reading and understanding the fine print is MY responsibility and hiring a lawyer to do it for me is also MY responsibility if I am not proficient in that area.

    Predatory lending practices are wrong both morally and legally. There is no excuse for one human being to take such advantage of those that are so naive as to think the adjustable rate will not go up or that they can "save’ for 5 years to make that balloon payment or that when the time comes to refinance there will be a better deal out there. And so they ignore that “gut feeling” and sign the paper. No one forced them to do that. I’m just saying that there IS a bit of responsibility for the one that signed on the dotted line.

  13. trm

    trm said, over 3 years ago

    Too bad we don’t have any real-world experience to know if this moronic idea would work.
    Oh wait…

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