Sunday, February 10, 2008

Mark “Merchant of Venice” Shurtleff

Yes, Attorney General Shurtleff, we need Pay Day Loans!

Those companies face high risk and overhead while serving their sophisticated and financially secure clientele. You lead the charge to help those charitable, consumer conscious lenders from facing the same fate that other states like Georgia and North Carolina did when they said “No More Payday Loans.”

I would hate to think you and your party would have to take away an option that could eliminate usury loans that have a median rate of 521% in Utah. I would hate to think our great state would even think of putting a cap on the allowable interest charged. I am sure the Republican Party will receive the benefit of campaign donations from our “Pay Day Pros.” No strings attached of course…

Have you considered allowing “A pound of flesh” to be exacted for non-payment of loans? Think of all the entertainment value…Oh, but that wouldn’t work…Shylock’s loan was interest free.

Bill Barron

5 comments:

Irving said...

Good on you Mr. Barron, I often wonder why the so-called hero of porn prevention and polygamy perversion is okay with usury and politicizing opinions.

I guess thats what happens when we elect a politician instead of an attorney.

J-Man said...

Well done Bill.

Sam E. Antar said...

To Utah Amicus:

Recently Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff colluded with a campaign contributor Overstock.com and its CEO Patrick Byrne to defame me.

Overstock.com is under investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission and Patrick Byrne is the admitted target of the SEC probe.

My blog has detailed many accounting irregularities, false and misleading statements, and violations of law by Overstock.com and Patrick Byrne.

I suggest that that you read the following posts on my blog with regards to Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff:

Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff Panders to Campaign Contributor Overstock.com & CEO Patrick Byrne and Defames Critic

Link here:
http://whitecollarfraud.blogspot.com/2007/11/utah-attorney-general-mark-shurtleff.html

Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff Caught Lying on Behalf of Overstock.com and Patrick Byrne (Note: Listen to the taped conversation with Richard Hamp and I have other taped conversations with Kirk Torgensen and Hamp not yet published)

Link here:
http://whitecollarfraud.blogspot.com/2007/11/utah-attoney-general-mark-shurtleff.html

Open Letter to Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff Re: Your lies on behalf of campaign contributor Overstock.com

Link here:
http://whitecollarfraud.blogspot.com/2007/12/open-letter-to-utah-attorney-general.html

As I wrote in my blog:

“Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff's deliberate efforts to defame me on behalf of Overstock.com and its CEO Patrick Byrne have placed a dark cloud on his ethics and integrity as the chief legal officer of the state of Utah…. A legitimate question can be raised as to whether the Chief Legal Officer of the state of Utah by publicly taking the side of Overstock.com after taking their campaign contributions has become a facilitator of the company and has involved himself in the commission of a securities fraud.”

Respectfully,

Sam E. Antar (former Crazy Eddie CFO and a convicted felon)

Grant said...

HEY BILL,
Have you ever used a payday loan? And if you have, did you get stuck in a cycle of debt? I didn't think so. Soi why are you even commenting on the subject? I am a bartender, if I was to tell you how to make a long island ice tea, you would probably listen, but what if I wanted to tell you all I know about Egyptian Hieroglyphics? Would you listen to me then? NO! So why should we listen to your opinion on payday loans? We shouldn't! I use these payday loans, and I don't have a problem paying the fee. It is worth it to me, and the hundreds of thousand others that use them. It is better than bouncing a check. So why don't you talk about something you know something about, like sex toys or something, and stay out of conversations that you are ignorant about. "It's better to keep your mouth shut and have people think you are a fool than to open it and remove any lingering doubt."

Anonymous said...

Grant, your comment has to be in the top ten of the "Most Stupid Comments Ever" on this blog.

The best part of your comment was, "It's better to keep your mouth shut and have people think you are a fool than to open it and remove any lingering doubt."

You should take your own advice.