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Collector Conservatism, Part 1: Pushing The Left To Repay Its Debt To America

November 11, 2009
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"Keep them dependent and we shall rule forever!"

News Real’s Managing Editor, David Swindle, has asked me to do a series on how collecting debts for a living has contributed to my conservative outlook.

He did the same kind of work himself in his wayward youth, and he has written to me of how it changed him in ways he couldn’t have foreseen.

The collection business is a microcosm of the foment that is currently taking place in this “United” States of America – the battle between those who want “protection” from their own potentially stupid decisions, and those who relish working without a safety net.

We all know what camp most Democrats are in, and if you viewed the House roll-call on Obamacare this past Saturday night, you saw who wants to keep us captive to a huge meddling bureaucracy, and who doesn’t.

GeraldoI watched the vote on Geraldo At Large – after all, no one bloviates with more style and pizazz.

For Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and her squadron of inveterate trough-feeders, the answer to all of our problems is more: more taxes, more surcharges, more regulation. Which of course will lead to more: unemployment, unrest, and disorder in the body politic.

If you want a weak and debased citizenry that clings to the Government for direction and sustenance, then the Speaker’s  interminable “victory lap” (Rivera’s term) was a preview of circuits to come.

The collection industry is actually ahead of the curve as far as these things go.

The day I first got on a phone in 1991, I got an earful of what victimhood means.

And It has only accelerated since then.

Most delinquent customers are decent sorts – many of them have been hit by one of the nasty sliders that life throws at us from time to time, and they do what they can to recover and get back in the batter’s box.

But lots of others seem to have been educated in the Tawana Brawley school of  fake innocence.

For them it is all about blaming the world for what it “did” to them - and how they’re going to use whatever regulatory body that’s in vogue that week to “get out” of their responsibilities and “get even” for their (totally random) sufferings.

And Nancy just smiles.

Coming soon: Freedom Doesn’t Guarantee An Outcome and Cease And Desist: I’m A Vulnerable Adult!

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15 Comments
  1. David Forsmark permalink
    November 11, 2009 1:55 pm

    Glad that picture wasn’t a lunch break…

    • American Delight permalink
      November 11, 2009 4:42 pm

      Well said! The photo is so creepy, like he’s smelling her hair.

      I half expect a reptile tongue to stick out from his mouth & in to her ear.

    • The Inquisitor permalink
      November 12, 2009 6:03 am

      Thanks for the laugh.

  2. In the Know permalink
    November 11, 2009 2:31 pm

    Yeah, would’ve been more like a bulimic lunch break.

  3. John Davidson permalink
    November 11, 2009 3:38 pm

    Is that Harry Reid’s son? If so, no wonder she brushed him off when he put his arm around her. Quite vain, isn’t she. While her home state is in financial ruin, she’s following suit in Washington. Is there an ounce of shame in the woman?

  4. oldwolves permalink
    November 12, 2009 6:00 am

    Oh please tell me that pic was photoshopped? (Not the Gerarldo one, thats just a little creepy)
    I’m trying to resist the urge to gouge out my eyes! I may never look at my grategrandmother again!

    • oldwolves permalink
      November 12, 2009 6:02 am

      Sorry about the misspell , I had to get off the site as fast as I could. I’m using Dragon naturally speaking so I could correct ‘great grand mother’. (I just don’t understand why the program keeps making that gagging sound?)

  5. peachey permalink
    November 12, 2009 10:43 am

    John, no, she has no shame, or integrity, or honor, or honesty. Just plain old greed with a narcisistic sociopathic personality bent on destroying all living things on planet earth.
    The photo’s title should be: “Ain’t love grand”.

  6. Winniw permalink
    November 12, 2009 10:50 am

    That picture absolutely gags me, but all the above comments help immeasurably, each one funnier than the last. Thank you so much for your honest gut reactions, they were just great. LOLOLOLOLOL

  7. Winnie permalink
    November 12, 2009 10:52 am

    OPPS!!! typo on my name, unfortunately I don’t have Dragon naturally speaking to help me!!!!

  8. "gunner" permalink
    November 12, 2009 11:18 am

    he looks like he’s just whispered an obscene, immoral and unsanitary proposition in her ear and she’s about to accept.

  9. November 12, 2009 11:46 am

    Naahh, Rahm’s just checking out the patch job he did on that loose flap of skin Nancy had revealing her lizard skin underneath. Wouldn’t want to make anyone suspicious of the “V”s, ya know . . .

  10. Michaelle Maloney permalink
    November 12, 2009 2:10 pm

    Is this two snakes in heat?

  11. November 12, 2009 6:31 pm

    It’s not often that you find two people that have that kind of chemistry – I couldn’t help myself.

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