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A Festivus Miracle: No Fannie/Freddie Foreclosures! (Until January 9)

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Ain't no depression in HeavenSo, uh, the economy doesn't seem to be doing much, uh, better. The S&P 500 is back down to 1997 levels. 1997! Everybody's losing their jobs, if they still have jobs. Some are suggesting it will not even be a Merry Christmas, and that the real (Muslim) Jesus is sort of getting a kick out of all this. But do not worry, because some of you will evade foreclosure until January 9. Christmas is back!


Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac, the stupidly named mortgage giants that were started by the government and released into the wild until they both fucked up everything so badly that the government had to bail 'em both out and take over, again, announced today that those of you people teetering on the edge of foreclosure and with a Fannie or Freddie mortgage get a little time out until January 9.

It is going to be cold on January 9, that night, sleeping in your car. But still, Christmas!

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Look, it is your afternoon Nice Times at the Supreme Court! It is also your WUT and HUH Times, with Justices Thomas, Sotomayor, Kagan and Gorsuch joining in an opinion by RBG tossing a challenge to Virginia's new, fair districts. Go know!

After the 2010 Census, Republicans in the Virginia House of Delegates did what they do best -- they stole more elections, redrawing the electoral map to ensure themselves a supermajority for all eternity. Why let the voters choose their representatives when the representatives can pick their own voters as the founders intended, right? Voters in 12 of the affected districts sued the Virginia State Board of Elections in 2014 to invalidate the districts as illegal racial gerrymanders, and the House of Delegates intervened in Bethune-Hill v. Va. State Bd. of Elections to support the Board and defend its own power.

After extensive litigation including a trip up to the Supreme Court in 2017, the District Court in the Eastern District of Virginia tossed 11 of the districts as illegal racial gerrymanders and ordered the maps redrawn in 2018. At which point, the Commonwealth of Virginia noped out and quit defending the old, craptastic districts, which should have been the end of it.

BUT NO. The Virginia House of Delegates, which is still held by the GOP despite their party netting nine percent fewer votes than Democrats in the 2017 election, vowed to fight on.

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