April 29, 2008

FLASH: Iowans Riot Against Foreclosures


Iowans Riot Against Foreclosures

Des Moines: Sporadic outbreaks throughout the farm belt against mortgage foreclosures reached a climax today when Gov. Clyde Herring, of Iowa, declared martial law in Plymouth County after a mob of 150 farmers dragged Circuit Judge Charles C. Bradley from the bench, manhandled the 60-year-old jurist and threatened to lynch him unless he promised not to sign further foreclosure orders.

Tonight, 300 national gaurdsmen are patrolling the main streets of Lemars, the county seat and scene of yesterday's outrage, while detachment of the machine-gunners has guns set up at strategic points to guard against a further outbreak.

- Iowa, April 1933
-America, ????

27 comments:

Anonymous said...

So what ever happened to the "will of the people"?

As soon as the government runs into resistence, the first thing it does is call up the soldiers and set up the machine guns.

Nice to know what they think of their citizens...

So... are people still insisting that the concentration camps and cattle cars don't exist. There are going to be ALOT more economic refugees than in 1933... except the PTB are alot better prepared this time.

Are you? Or are you going to just wait to be rounded up like the Jews and Gypsies before WW2?

Anonymous said...

Ahh, thems were the days....

Anonymous said...

I bet Iowa had a Greg Swann in 1933 too

Frank@Scottsdale-Sucks.com said...

This needs to happen today against the oppressive gun-grabbing government we now face. Especially with three libs as our only Presidential candidates.

Mark said...

MACHINE GUNNERS!!!!!!

Welcome to George Bush's America.

Every American should take heed. We are fast approaching a police state with warrantless searches, suspension of habeas corpus, photo, radar and continual surveillance of the citizenry accepted without question by the brain washed sheeple.

Whirlybird said...

Hey anonymous 7:53, you're insane. Typically, threatening to lynch someone for signing foreclosures (their job), is stupid. It's like me lynching you because you're out of green peppers for my club on wheat at Subway.

Anonymous said...

can't happen now, not even close... the cops would rather kill J6P in a fit of obedience than actually open their eyes and see that we're all getting screwed by inflation (even them!).

Anonymous said...

Is this real?? Goddamn I hope it is! How fun!!

Ever since the Juice carved up that bitch wife of his, there's been nothing good on TV. I wanna see a very pissed mob do some crazy stuff. Dragging some judge out into the street will do just fine. And please put it on TV.

Let the unwinding begin. Got your guns ready??

SeattleMoose said...

"after a mob of 150 farmers dragged Circuit Judge Charles C. Bradley from the bench, manhandled the 60-year-old jurist and threatened to lynch him unless he promised not to sign further foreclosure orders"

I wish this would happen to Bush...

DOPES said...

TIN SOLDIERS AND BUSH COMING...
WE FINALLY LOST OUR HOME...
NO GAS MY ENGINES NOT RUNNING...
FORECLOSED IN OHIO...

GOTTA A BIG ARM RESET...
LENDERS ARE THROWING US OUT...
SHOULD HAVE BEEN BAILED OUT LONG AGO...
WHAT IF YOU BOUGHT IN OH FIVE...
AND THEN LEARNED SUZANNE'S A REALTYWHORE...
HOW CAN YOU RUN, WHEN YOU'RE POOR...

TIN SOLDIERS AND BUSH COMING...
WE FINALLY LOST OUR HOME...
NO GAS MY ENGINES NOT RUNNING...
FORECLOSED IN OHIO...

DOPES!!!

Edgar Alpo said...

It won't happen this time. The speculators, gamblers, realtors, multiple house buyers & serial refinancers don't want the house anymore, they want more free money. They want more ponzi finance, ninja lending, zero down liar's loans and cash back at close. The house was just a means to an end.

mairca izda debol said...

They need to do that at the Goldman Sachs offices

Anonymous said...

Welcome to AmeriKa

Mark in San Diego said...

The sheeple are too zombied out to riot. . .they might miss American Idol, or whatever crap is on the Matrix cable. . .pass the Xanax and let's take the SUV to Walmart. . ."hey, I still have $40 credit limit left on my Visa". . .they way it is in 2008 America.

F*ck BUSH. WORST EVER NO QUESTION. said...

" SeattleMoose said...
"after a mob of 150 farmers dragged Circuit Judge Charles C. Bradley from the bench, manhandled the 60-year-old jurist and threatened to lynch him unless he promised not to sign further foreclosure orders"

I wish this would happen to Bush...

April 29, 2008 8:31 PM"

I WISH THE MOB AFTER BUSH WAS 15,000 strong and they went through with their rope plans.

F*ck BUSH. WORST EVER NO QUESTION.

Anonymous said...

''So what ever happened to the "will of the people"?''

It has to comport to the Rule of Law, unless the People have more guns than the Army. What if you owned a farm and your sharecroppers were deadbeats? Who pays for your note? You then have by edict no income, a debt to repay, and squatters.

What about that persons rights?

Anonymous said...

what? no Posse Comitatus in 1933 either? thanks FDR you prick communist bastard.

Anonymous said...

some cops kill some black guy in harlem and shoot over 50 shots at him and then say they were afraid for their lives, which is the standard thing they are taught to say and get away with it. this just doesn't pass the smell test. everytime a cop does something wrong they circle the wagons. its us vs. them and we should all know this. law is very subjective when you are dealing with a idiot with a badge and a gun and some kind of short d**k syndrome...

Anonymous said...

well rioting is not totally out of the picture. how much higher can gas go to per gallon before it causes major societal disruptions? i say we are very close to that point already.

Glenna said...

Keith, this is when you are at your best and when I love this blog.

Mitesh Damania said...

BAHAHAHA!! WWE wrestling match Obama vs. Hillary

http://youtube.com/watch?v=WL-o96Szh3I

Stuck in So Pa said...

"Mark in San Diego said...
The sheeple are too zombied out to riot. . .they might miss American Idol, or whatever crap is on...."
============================
Last fall I was trying to explain the housing bubble to my neighbor (no bubble here) and thinking I was doing a pretty good job of explaining Econ 101, when he cut me off with:

Oops, gotta go, American Idol's on. Catch ya later!"

Instead of talking over the fence, I might as well have been talking TO the fence.

The MSM (TV) has truely achieved its desired result.

Anonymous said...

Rough up a judge and out come the machine guns. Tens of millions of wetbacks raping and killing the little people and jack sh!t gets done about it.

Anonymous said...

Its a shame that most schools gloss over what really happened during the great depression.

30%+ unemployment, food riots, terrorism. Anarchists assassinating politicians, payroll offices being bombed. People were ANGRY.

Immigrants were leaving the United States an moving BACK to Soviet Russia.

What history books gloss over is that FDR's policies saved capitalism. If he hadn't acted its likely the united states would have had a REAL blood-in-the-streets communist revolution. Or bush's grandfather, and henry ford would have don their fascist overthrow of the government.

Anonymous said...

stuck in so pa, maybe your neighbor is just too nice to tell you that you suck to talk to, are boring, and are obsessed with trying to explain Econ 101 to everyone.

I wonder if he thinks the same of you when you say, "Gotta run, I want to see if there's any new posts on HP"?

Of course, HP isn't Idol, but different strokes for different folks...plenty of people think I'm wasting my time here, and that it's just the same thing over and over.

It's unfortunate that people somehow equate being entertained with being stupid. Maybe if those folks didn't take themselves so seriously they would go be entertained once in a while, and be happier.

Anonymous said...

''So what ever happened to the "will of the people"?''

It has to comport to the Rule of Law, unless the People have more guns than the Army. What if you owned a farm and your sharecroppers were deadbeats? Who pays for your note? You then have by edict no income, a debt to repay, and squatters.

What about that persons rights?


You've hit it with "the rule of law". Laws are made by people for the people. The army has nothing to do with it and it would be wise for them not to get involved in civil matters. If conditions change drastically, then the people have the right to change the laws ta aleviate their condition. (Which was caused by speculators on Wall Street at the time).

When the system ceases to be responsive to the will of the people - the end result is revolution. This is why the founding fathers started the revolution and kicked the English out in the first place. (Another good example of what happens to good soldiers when the populace gets too pissed off - they get killed quickly).

The foreclosures were not done so that the farms could be taken over by other individuals, but rather it was done for the benefit of corporations (which eventually went bankrupt anyway) at the expense of the people who were actually working the land.

How about switching the scenario. Say you had some land that was in your family for generations and then took a loan to improve it with the full and honest intention of paying it back. Now some scum sucker in New York rigged the game so that you couldn't pay back the debt and your property was about to be taken from you.

Would you let them?

Try to remember something - in a democratic republic - the government, soldiers and laws are there to serve the society (and make it better)- not the other way around. If it is the other way around, then you have a tyranny.

Your view of farmers in 1933 as being sharecroppers to some faceless corporation shows how much freedom you have lost. You can't even think like a free man anymore.

These were free men who owned their land - and you don't turn a free man into a slave without expecting a fight.

Oh America... how you have fallen.

Anonymous said...

I'm actually living in Iowa right now, and housing is still very high relative to average incomes. Farmland is still going up in cost, mostly because of subsidization of ethanol. Government interference does funny things to what people are willing to pay. Ethanol from corn isn't even efficient, but if it's subsidized, sign me up they say! All land is overvalued, not just that that houses are built upon. At least farmers have got a use for their land though. They won't make any profit from the increases in food costs though... since it all gets eaten up in paying for energy to run the machines and fertilizer (which needs energy to be produced, especially for corn which can't nitrify). God, we need energy independence SO badly.