Thank you, Neighborhood Dot, for all your efforts. This is a pic that will live in infamy (or fame? I dunno).
Just kidding. You truly deserve all the praise you get, dude.
Honestly – I never thought I’d see this day; I (stupidly) believed Casey would put up far more of a fight (but hey, he’s more of an “ideas” guy, executing them ain’t his forte).
Remember – he was the man who was going to educate the courts on why the lender had to be sued, or some sort of Accepted 4 Value bullshit (which, ladies and gentlemen, DOESN’T WORK: exhibit A, 4932 Dewey Drive).
I see a topless Bimmer on that pic, and a nice SUV. I wonder if those are the cars of the new owners – if so, ND, maybe you should tell them to call a Priest, a Rabbi, a Buddhist Monk, a pest control dude, and to report any cuke they find to their local authorities. Oh, and ask them to destroy the family’s bathtub. Just to be on the safe side.
You know – I’m reminded of the time I had to tell the previous owners of the house I live in that they had to get out. You may think I’m a Grade A asshole, but that was one of the worst days of my life – there isn’t anything funny about watching an entire family leave your home. I still feel sorta bad about the whole deal.
But the Serin family seems to be a bit different, at least to me. We have lots of clues about their behavior – we know they rack up debt like Rita Serin pops babies (and have no intention on paying it back), they have no respect for public property, consider other people’s money as the basis for all riches, they dislike America and all it stands for, etc. But, personally, I can’t say I hate them. Many people have said in the past Casey is actually a nice person to be around with, I imagine Tim and Steve are the same.
I guess the Serin Crime Family is, to me, a metaphor for our entire justice system. We know there are thousands of deadbeats who abuse the system as they do – but Casey had the brains (!?!) to expose their dealings on the Internet, thinking of himself as the next Kiyosaki, or Trump (or maybe Frank Abagnale). In doing so, he opened our eyes to the incredibly sociopathical dealings of a segment of our population – the way so many people twist and destroy the basis of our society just to make their perception of reality fit within the confines of acceptable behavior. It was (is) a story full of hate (yes, hate) towards America, contempt for every institution that makes our country so great, and, quite thankfully, the main characters completely misunderestimated
the strength of our institutions, and the flawed, but useful basis of our legal system (myself sorta included, sometimes I also thought those guys would get away with it).
This is a GOOD day for us. It’s definite proof that the system works, and that’s a terrific thing for law-abiding people.
I’ll forever wonder if those mails people sent to Aceituno and the gang helped the cause. The world will never know; regardless, aren’t you glad you paid your mortgage on time?
We won, Casey. #DEAL,
April 17th, 2011