Archive for December 20th, 2008

by jhwygirl

Please consider this an open thread.

A Billings woman – Blanche Vavra – who passed about 9 months ago and was described as frugal left $2.8 million to various charities.

“All she knew about finance was be conservative,” said her former neighbor Jerry Dobesh. “She lived very plain and very sparsely.”

What do you want to bet that people described her as “cheap” when she was alive?

Pierced kittens, I kid you not. Selling on ebay as Goth Kittens.

There is so much wrong with this that I don’t know where to start. Oh hell – I’ll give it a try: This kids parents are chicken shit weasels fools cretins for pimping their kid out for their disgusting hate speech filled political beliefs.

It’s a $138 billion mystery. The federal reserve – after Lehman Bros. went bankrupt – lent Lehman the money in two installments, only one of which has been repaid. Only they didn’t do it directly – they did it through JP Morgan Chase & Co.

Al Franken has the lead in the Minnesota Senate race.

Two conservation groups (The Nature Conservancy and The Trust for Public Land) have bought 130,000 acres of Plum Creek Lands – Plum Creek’s entire holdings in the Fish Creek drainage west of Missoula, and whole bunch of other stuff between Potomoc and Clinton (if I heard it right on the evening news the other night).

Foreclosures in Montana are expected to increase in 2009. There were 600 this year, and 1000 expected for next year. From KECI.

Of course, there’s always that shows you what newspapers and realtors aren’t talking about. There’s also which’ll give you a map or a list.

On that note… I was down in Ravalli County earlier this week, and saw a number of sheriff’s sales posted – including one for a pretty active and well-known realtor who’s had some woes with a not-short list of properties. I think I counted 8 that went up on sheriff’s sale on December 8th.

There is a difference between foreclosures and sheriff’s sales, right?

State economist Barbara Wagner says that“the national recession is impacting the Montana economy.”

Former Mayor Dan Kemmis has yet to be eliminated from a list on the incoming Obama Administration.

Have I mentioned lately how great the Great Falls Tribune is?

This post got a lot of attention from this site. I want to register and find out what they have to say, but I’ve resisted so far….

And how was your week?

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