Conservative radio host's foreclosed home set for sheriff's sale

The Toledo Blade reports that Brian Wilson Wood county home has been foreclosed. His property at 3334 Rivers Edge foreclosed in May. According to the Toledo Blade the Libertarian talk show host owes $197,832 on the property but stopped making their mortgage payments last December — the same month they purchased a $340,000 home in Huddleston, Va. His wife Cassie resigned her position May 19, 2009 as WSPD Director of News Operations. Possible retail sale may be in the works.
http://www.toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20100814/NEWS16/81...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-LCsiWL6gn0

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This is called "strategic default". You either stop paying on your mortgage and save money thereby, or you obtain another mortgage before you stop paying on the first (therefore not having a foreclosure on your record that stops obtaining a new mortgage). It's a fairly common practice by scumbags and hypocrites and other social trash.

I can't help but notice that anyone who gains a significant voice in the Toledo political process is automatically a piece of shit. I propose that this occurs since the area is so locked down, politically, that anyone who gains a stage has already paid for that access via violated moral principles.

Let's hope the Wilsons took out a HELOC on their Perrysburg shitbox and that the lender pursues them for it, leading to a lien or garnishment on their records. Too many Americans used mortgages to "steal money from the bank without using a gun".

'It's a fairly common practice by scumbags and hypocrites and other social trash'

And, that would certainly apply here, dontcha think FRED???

Being a talk show host on a privately owned company does not obligate Brian Wilson to have to tell his listeners his private affairs. Somehow, the general public thinks itself entitled to such information...when in fact...we are not. The radio station is not a public station as many mistakenly believe.

Real estate transactions are out in the open for the public to view. Anyone who knows how to search can find the address of his home and any MLS listings tied to it.

Cross reference that information with the county auditor's website and voila! You now know that he's severely underwater on his house. You can also find out which bank gave him a mortgage with a little more searching and that his bank (Flagstar) received TARP money.

And the Wilsons are about to do something stupid like this again. They've purchased a house for $60k over the assessed value according to the Bedford County auditor's records. What's Wilson's excuse going to be when he loses his house in Virginia? Bad air again? Herpes in the water supply? Toxic contrails?

There's a city full of walls you can post complaints at

Kooz, a radio personality runs on a reputation that is itself based on a certain level of integrity. Wilson lost his. This is all public information and so are our opinions thereof.

So you disapprove. Noted. But you cannot stop our expressions against Wilson's terrible personal decisions.

Kooz makes the point about talk show host on a privately owned company. I think being a talk show host is like a celebrity especially when broadcasting over the public air waves.
GuestZero asks good questions. Here's a few of my own.
BW always talks about the radio station businesses he owns, the stocks he's bought, and the gold he has stashed, making the listener think he was wealthy.
Why would a supposed "wealthy man" foreclose on his own property?
Why would a former "Big Market" talk show host come to Toledo in the first place?
Looks to me his wife lost her WSPD news director job and things began to unravel. The Toledo Blade needs to follow up on some of this, God knows the Toledo Free Press will probably not even cover this story.

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So dogboy.....when are you and your buddies gonna run out and squat on the property to keep Brian from having his home STOLEN by the bank!!!!....

LMAO!!!!!

“Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end.”

So I'm with GZ when he says Wilson can go fuck himself. No more bailouts!

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Even more amusingly, it's likely that Wilson will be issued a 1099 based upon the foreclosure's sale amount being a differential from his foreclosed mortgage amount. If filed, that 1099 will mean that Wilson will have to pay tax to the IRS on that amount. I hope he enjoys writing that check. Even if he doesn't, I'll enjoy it enough for the both of us. LOL!

I forgot about the foreclosure tax penalty.

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HB, I've gotta eat some crow on this one. I researched the matter, and found out that our criminal Congress extended the waiver for the 1099 tax penalty for a few more years. They extended it from 2007-2009 to 2007-2012. So Wilson won't get a 1099.

Our Congress is doing a lot of stupid shit behind the scenes to "reflate" this housing bubble. They are only making things far worse, since their efforts will make this Second Great Depression deeper or longer, and probably both.

If I ran things, anyone who strategically defaults would be banned from applying for a mortgage for five years. Short sellers would face a similar ban within a 100 mile radius of their home. Unless you have to move to a different city, you shouldn't buy a new house if you owe more on your current house than it's worth.

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I've already offered our services to Fred....haven't heard back! I didn't think to E-mail BW since he doesn't live here anymore and by-the-way the swamp gas would keep him away. I thought I could still use the American flag from Stony Ridge and Fred could bring out the "Don't Tread on Me!" flag and we could protest together on the porch. He does have a porch doesn't he? Well, sometimes deadbeats have got to stick together right Billy? ;-)

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sometimes you're a bit over-the-top, but that was a good one.

had a like button, I would click it.......like....

Open apology to Cassie Wilson:
I falsely stated on this website that Cassie Wilson “lost her job” at WSPD and Clear Channel. This was taken by Cassie Wilson and others to be a lie. It’s has come to my attention Mrs. Wilson voluntarily resigned her position as Director of News Operations in May, 2009 to pursue opportunities outside radio. I regret to imply otherwise and offer this public apology to Mrs. Wilson and will cease writing any statements in the future about her employment status, her marriage, or her public records.
~WOLFMAN~

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Are you being sued for being a scumbag?

It looks like the communist propaganda is coming home to roost.

These progressives are the scum of the earth. These scum will say anything, do anything to destroy this country. The ends justify the means with these people.

Hahahha! There has not been a peep out of the scum progressives in quite a while. Because there is no defense for communism?

The hero of the people, the speaker of the truth, integrity, honor, hahaha, has hereby declared himself a liar. Hahaha! I say, dogboy for president, or at least assistant commander of the toledo soup kitchen. dogboy is certainly qualified to be a communist party stooge.

This would be absolutely TOO FUNNY if Wilson had Democrats pay for his house (if there truly is a loan default).
THANK YOU, DEMOCRATS FOR HELPING BRIAN WILSON PAY OFF HIS HOUSE WITH YOUR MONEY!

"Another resource for those trying to avoid foreclosure is the Obama foreclosure law put into effect in February 2009. President Obama's foreclosure prevention program is designed to help Americans who are struggling with their house payments by allowing them to refinance at lower rates. Obama bailout foreclosure programs may be the best resource for many homeowners because they are federal and do not differ from state to state. "
http://www.obamahelpforeclosure.com/

Don't blame me,
I didn't vote for a
socialist.

your money too? Isn't it all put into the same pot?

I have a home next to me that the owner got up and walked away from. It's been vacant for over a year now. I just trimmed the front grass to make it look decent, and I've done this once already. She is gaming the system. Wilson's not the only one. Why doesn't the paper find out how many more people are doing this and write a story on it? But the paper hates him and WSPD and will do anything to crap on him and the station that opposes their socialistic views on everything. Personally, I could care less about him and his house.

toledojim

I concur with much of this viewpoint. We do need the media covering the "strategic default" story.

Of course, they won't, since the media only serves the Capitalist Scum class anymore. By pointing out strategic defaults, the media could not avoid the larger issue of shadow inventory -- the huge mass of foreclosed houses that reverted to the lenders, which they are intentionally keeping off of the market in order to keep prices as high as possible.

real estate transactions are public info...but that still doesn't make it YOUR or OUR business as to why, when and how. As for the foreclosure, he probably did it because the value of his home decreased so much.

I recently did a short sale on my house....i was $40k in the hole because the value dropped that much....with the short sale....i got out of the loan with no cost....got a new (bigger) mortgage because my 720 credit score... and the public paid for it. I only lost 60 points on my credit score...which has already gone back to over 700..got a better house in a better neighborhood....and life is good. Sometimes you have to play the system which is exactly what Wilson has done. Quit hating on those of us who know how to play the game.

Kooz, if it's public info, then we are free to comment on it. And it's about a public commentator, too. So we have an additional right.

If the "value" of his house (well, it's not really his house -- it was the bank's house) dropped, what did it matter? He signed a mortgage with set terms, which is one of the most regulated financial transactions we have in our society. He can't claim that he didn't understand the terms. If his was a 30-yr mortgage, then by signing, he understood that he'd have to make payments on it for 30 years. The drop in the assessment doesn't change that obligation whatsoever.

So, did he sign that mortgage in bad faith? Was he just another "house flipper" asshole?

Wilson is constantly braying on his show about 'personal responsibility this' and 'personal accountability that' and then pulls something like this.

if Carty, Marcy Kaptur or John Block did this....'just playing the game' as Kooz says.... Fredo and Wilson would be milking it on their shows for weeks on end.

Until the listeners and viewers of partisan media realize that its all about the ratings/money, nothing will change. These programs are orchestrated to draw the most viewers/listeners. Sort of shock jocks on steroids, to create controversy, a wrench in the gears of civil discussion. We now know going forward that WSPD favors ratings and facts are not its number one concern. This has finally been exposed by Brian Wilson's home foreclosure http://www.toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20100814/NEWS16/81.... Going forward nothing can be truly believed at WSPD 1370-AM Toledo radio.

Consider this:
http://swampbubbles.com/blogs/wolfman/20100601/news-brian-wilson-out-wsp...
http://toledoblade.com/article/20100527/NEWS16/5270385/-1/TECH
And this one from radio insiders:
http://www.mibuzzboard.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=31255
http://www.toledotalk.com/cgi-bin/comments.pl/7/2298

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Dogboy, I think you are doing a great job. When the transformation is finalized, 0bama may make you assistant to the commandant of the Toledo soup kitchen. You are a very good communist, and should be awarded for your tireless effort in support of your comrades. I think you deserve a medal, dogboy.

Wow

I'm surprised you could type all that with Brian Wilson's cock in your mouth. Good for you!

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I love it--- Handbanana having to resort to vulgarity to supposedly make some
sort of point(?)
Good for you!

We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid.-Ben Franklin

Got a problem with it? Feel free to kiss my hairy ass.

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Hand job, please keep your stinking cunt out of this thread, you have nothing of value to add, slut.

the "c" word was the wost word a human could use. Oh no, Not Again!

Cut and Paste Czar

We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid.-Ben Franklin

""Until the listeners and viewers of partisan media realize that its all about the ratings/money, nothing will change."""

#1) it's spelled O-F-F. Press it OR turn it to the right-Viola...no more WSPD in your ears.
#2) partisan media huh? Hate to break it to ya buddy but you might want to check out the left leaning NPR--which people who ACTUALLY pay taxes HAVE TO support...even if they don't agree with their Lib leanings! People who pay taxes don't have a choice BUT to support these Libbers. WSPD/Clear Channel gets NO TAXPAYER money. You ain't payin for it-comprehend?
#3) The idea IS to make money, IS to have high ratings. It's a little something called capitalism and profit. And THAT is a good thing which YOU YOURSELF have profited from and still do every month. YOU, dogboy, who want freedom of speech-just as long as the speech agrees with your DemProgSocialist views, then you approve. Can you see your hypocrisy?

SUGGESTION: Invest in a tabletop Sirius XM radio for your home and one for your car. I hear there is ONE LEFTY CHANNEL on it which I'm sure you will enjoy.

""These programs are orchestrated to draw the most viewers/listeners. Sort of shock jocks on steroids, to create controversy, a wrench in the gears of civil discussion. We now know going forward that WSPD favors ratings and facts are not its number one concern.""

1) Of couse these programs are designed to attract viewers and the MOST viewers are the ones who generally share the DJ's interests and views. Do read Daily Kos blogs or Hot Air blogs. Do you read books by Liberals or conservatives? Do you read books? You using words like orchestrate, steroids, and wrench gears are funny.

We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid.-Ben Franklin

Where do I begin Tom. First a thing called The Fairness Doctrine was a policy of the United States Federal Communications Commission (FCC), introduced in 1949, that required the holders of broadcast licenses both to present controversial issues of public importance and to do so in a manner that was, in the Commission's view, honest, equitable and balanced. The 1949 Commission Report served as the foundation for the Fairness Doctrine since it had previously established two more forms of regulation onto broadcasters. These two duties were to provide adequate coverage to public issues and that coverage must be fair in reflecting opposing views. This doctrine was officially introduced in 1981 under the FCC chairman.
Where is the opposing view at WSPD? These are our public air waves they are not owned by ClearChannel they are leased from us. WJR 760-AM Detroit a ClearChannel station has some opposing view with talk show host Mitch Albom. Why not here in Toledo? No, we have the worst of the worst extreme right wing dogma dominating the most powerful AM station in Toledo. I mean some of the discussion at WSPD is truly disturbing and in the real world cannot possibly work. Hell if we all listen to and believed these hacks we'd all be living in the dark ages!
The AM radio delivers a unique form of media that works well with those that work and want to stay informed.
Sirius XM radio is not local and since the Bain private equity partners have gained control of failing ClearChannel it seems we're losing even more local content in their push for greater profits. Commercial time eats up an even greater portion of the hourly content that it ain't worth listening to anymore. Damn if not for Blizzard Bill Wood county would still be burying its dead after the tornado. WSPD gave no warnings because no one was on duty locally, its all syndicated and controlled from afar. Now we have the station basically run out-of-state by someone with, I believe, questionable character by recent accounts, telling us what to believe in in a repeatedly dogmatic fashion. You got to be able to see this Brownie!!!

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Why don't you credit your source, dogboy? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fairness_Doctrine
You cut and pasted your entire first paragragh.
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/21/Is_this_tomorrow.jpg

Yes you're right my previous post did not mention wikipedia, my mistake, I usually give them attribution. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fairness_Doctrine will give further explanation of the Fairness Doctrine.

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I thought the banks were doing poorly because ACORN forced them to loan to poor people. Heck I've heard Wilson say that himself multiple times.

Maybe they're doing poor because right wing radio douchebags with no sense of responsibility.

What a hypocrite. He's a guy who goes on the radio everyday talking about the poor and lazy taking advantage of the system and he's no better.

I hope Brian finds a job soon. I've seen his resume out there in some publications I get.
Maybe, we will even get Tom Watkins back!

He's no longer on WSPD?

As far as I can tell, his home is not foreclosed yet. The complaint was filed in May, so the process has started, but the home isn't scheduled for Sheriff Sale until 9/16/10. A lot can happen between now and then, and there's plenty that goes on behind the scenes. Mr. Wilson could be working with the bank, attempting short sale, or any number of options to reinstate his mortgage and/or a modification agreement. He may not be attempting a "strategic default," you don't really know unless you're his attorney. So while I realize you may hate the guy because of his politics, don't start assuming things just so you can sling mud.

This entire thread is just another distraction from the LAME MORON IN THE WHITEHOUSE screwing America again. LOOK AT THIS CONSERVATIVE, NOT AT THE DIRTBAG LYING BASTARD CHILD IN THE WHITEHOUSE!

After his fat assed ho wife spent HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF TAXPAYER DOLLERS IN SPAIN, the worthless empty suit prick-in-chief spends 24 hours on a "vacation" to Florida.

Don't blame me,
I didn't vote for a
socialist.

Seems they've fled under the nearest rock for cover.

Congrats on another thought-provoking post.

"fat assed ho wife" an especially nice touch.

"Walk-Away" Wilson thread too tough to handle, Libso? You another 'personal accountability' Liberterian who doesn't 'walk the walk'...unless it's away from his mortgage?

First, McScabby is nothing more than a pebble in my shoe. Your obviously an Obama/DNC sycophant and too busy being corn-holed by WolfMan to look at what is happening to America.

After Barry Sotero, the Bastard-Child In Chiefs whirlwind 24 hour "vacation" in the Gulf Coast, he and his worthless blood-sucking wife will spend 10 days in Martha's Vineyard on a REAL vacation. I believe that is the 4th THIS MONTH while American workers starve and also at an exclusive vacation spot away from the common people.

"On Thursday, the Obama family will travel to Martha's Vineyard. After a busy and productive July, they are looking forward to returning to Martha's Vineyard to spend time together as a family before heading back to Washington on the 29th."
http://blogs.suntimes.com/sweet/2010/08/president_obama_official_sched_3...

Meanwhile, McScabby and BitchBoy are worried about BWilsons house while REAL unemployment in America is16.6% and climbing and Barry Houssain Osama takes another friking vacation.
http://articles.moneycentral.msn.com/learn-how-to-invest/The-real-unempl...

Anything else you two clowns want to offer the public in order to protect your Commie leaders failing reputation? Can't find some lame link about the Tea Party calling someone racist names? Nothing being spoon fed to you by your owner, George Soros, that is meant to distract the public from the upcomming huge loss in November? Isn't there some poll numbers you two asswipes can find to bolster your failing political party and claim is "news"?
Nothing? All you two have is BWilsons house? That's it? No more?

I didn't realize the Democraps were so desperate.

Don't blame me,
I didn't vote for a
socialist.

and dateless.

Really got your panties in a bunch on this one, eh, Libsie??

I don't know why I bother proving that you are mindless DNC troll. Maybe it is because it is so easy to show the world what a lemming you are.

"Desperate" is when you are so ashaimed of the empty suit you retards elected president that you have to attack a radio talk show host about his house because you have run out of ways to defend your "president"

You and your type have run out of ways to suck up to Barry Sotero so now you have sunk to atacking an entertainer.

If you had 1/2 a brain, you would realize how pathetic this entire thread has been, and the only reason I continue to poke fun at you is that it is so easy.

Move On. Attacking BWilson won't make Barak Osama any less of an empty suit bastard child and only proves how desperate Democrats have become. And you are the head cheerleader for a losing team.

Don't blame me,
I didn't vote for a
socialist.

http://www.payscale.com/research/US/Job=Radio_Show_Host/Salary
Now I understand the hatred of unionized workers by talk radio hosts. To maintain two households on this salary would land anyone in foreclosure. BW was paying for a $340,000 home in Huddleston, Va. and owed $197,832 plus interest dating to Dec. 1, 2009 on the 3334 Rivers Edge Perrysburg condo. Spouse CW lost her WSPD news director job May 19, 2009. I may be missing something here but the math isn't working!

Companies and Industries for Radio Show Host Jobs
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Detroit, Michigan (MI)
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You might want to check your cut and paste source for pay scales.
Radio station WJR AM 760 signed a new long-term contract this month with morning-show host Paul W. Smith, a move that sends a clear message about Smith's role in helping drive business at the station.

WJR's ratings are back on top of the heap. And Smith, along with format changes in the past few years, has helped bring back listeners and advertisers.

The station's next plan is to win the revenue war against competitors such as WWJ 950 and WOMC FM 104.3.

``I'd been approached by other stations,'' said Smith, 49. ``I have no interest in going anywhere else. My intent is to be here for the rest of my career.''

Neither side would reveal the terms of the deal, which is for five-plus years, but top radio talent can command more than $1 million a year. A top sports-radio talent in Chicago, for example, recently signed a $1.5 million-a-year contract.

Any statement I make is the opinion of me exercising my first amendment right to freedom of speech. Freedom of speech in the United States is protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and is generally permitted.

'but top radio talent can command more than $1 million a year.'

So, what's the prob paying the mortgage? Oh yes, he's 'gaming the system', I forgot, lol.

BW owed $197,832 plus interest dating to Dec. 1, 2009 on the 3334 Rivers Edge Perrysburg condo. What the hell is a sixty + year old talk show host owing that kind of money and why if he's so well paid can't he pay his contractual mortgage?

Paul W. Smith (WJR 760-AM 5:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.) http://www.wjr.net/article.asp?id=145738 was once a WSPD talk show host, he grew up in Monroe Michigan. He's regarded highly, a man of his word, money and greed does not run him. You don't see him carpet bagging across the country spewing poisonous right wing rhetoric. Paul W treats his callers/guests with respect. He lets the listeners make up their own mind on the interviewed. He never cuts or pots down callers to spew partisan rhetoric. In short he's a gentleman a throwback to J.P. McCarthy http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J._P._McCarthy a true statesman.

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Wolfer, when your personal economic conditions are threatened, you're supposed to downsize your lifestyle, not just keep spending.

If you "buy a house" using both incomes, then you're a fool. That means many, many people are now fools, and I greatly enjoy watching them suffer as a result.

I live within my means. So must they. This is not just my insistence ... it's what economic law also insists.

If the Wilsons were really in such trouble, they should not have sought another huge mortgage. So we can only conclude the options:

1. The Wilsons are another set of elitist entitlement dweebs, who wouldn't be caught dead renting modest lodgings, and who expect the bank to eat their losses.

2. The Wilsons have hidden income.

3. The Wilsons are truly stupid people who have no understanding of rational economics or consequences or any other such thing.

Which is it?

According to dictionary.com
dead·beat
–noun
1.
a person who deliberately avoids paying debts.
2.
a loafer; sponger.

If he said it was the swamp gas that forced him to go why move all the way to Virginia? Could have moved to say Columbus. Again this story just doesn't make sense. Reminds me of people you and I have seen in our lifetime that tell everyone how much they have or earn, live in a house they cannot afford, dress for success, and drive a car that is financed for six years. They must keep up appearances. I see snake-oil financial planners that do this all the time hoping to hook the next victim off the lifetime of hard work.

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Virginia and the Carolinas are pretty much the last holdouts of the Greatest and Last American Housing Bubble. I've noticed over the last 4 years that people were migrating to those areas, purely pursuing those ridiculous housing values and temporary job openings. They will weep bitter tears in time like all fools must, since those houses are overpriced and must fall, and those jobs must dry up.

Once upon a time there was a dear little girl who was loved by everyone who looked at her, but most of all by her grandmother, and there was nothing that she would not have given to the child. Once she gave her a little riding hood of red velvet, which suited her so well that she would never wear anything else; so she was always called 'Little Red Riding Hood.'
     One day her mother said to her: 'Come, Little Red Riding Hood, here is a piece of cake and a bottle of wine; take them to your grandmother, she is ill and weak, and they will do her good. Set out before it gets hot, and when you are going, walk nicely and quietly and do not run off the path, or you may fall and break the bottle, and then your grandmother will get nothing; and when you go into her room, don't forget to say, "Good morning", and don't peep into every corner before you do it.'
     'I will take great care,' said Little Red Riding Hood to her mother, and gave her hand on it.
     The grandmother lived out in the wood, half a league from the village, and just as Little Red Riding Hood entered the wood, a wolf met her. Red Riding Hood did not know what a wicked creature he was, and was not at all afraid of him.
     'Good day, Little Red Riding Hood,' said he.

     'Thank you kindly, wolf.'

     'Whither away so early, Little Red Riding Hood?'

     'To my grandmother's.'

     'What have you got in your apron?'

     'Cake and wine; yesterday was baking-day, so poor sick grandmother is to have something good, to make her stronger.'

     'Where does your grandmother live, Little Red Riding Hood?'

     'A good quarter of a league farther on in the wood; her house stands under the three large oak-trees, the nut-trees are just below; you surely must know it,' replied Little Red Riding Hood.
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     The wolf thought to himself: 'What a tender young creature! what a nice plump mouthful - she will be better to eat than the old woman. I must act craftily, so as to catch both.'

     So he walked for a short time by the side of Little Red Riding Hood, and then he said: 'See, Little Red Riding Hood, how pretty the flowers are about here - why do you not look round? I believe, too, that you do not hear how sweetly the little birds are singing; you walk gravely along as if you were going to school, while everything else out here in the wood is merry.'

     Little Red Riding Hood raised her eyes, and when she saw the sunbeams dancing here and there through the trees, and pretty flowers growing everywhere, she thought: 'Suppose I take grandmother a fresh nosegay; that would please her too. It is so early in the day that I shall still get there in good time.'

     So she ran from the path into the wood to look for flowers. And whenever she had picked one, she fancied that she saw a still prettier one farther on, and ran after it, and so got deeper and deeper into the wood.

     Meanwhile the wolf ran straight to the grandmother's house and knocked at the door.

     'Who is there?'

     'Little Red Riding Hood,' replied the wolf. 'She is bringing cake and wine; open the door.'

     'Lift the latch,' called out the grandmother, 'I am too weak, and cannot get up.'

     The wolf lifted the latch, the door sprang open, and without saying a word he went straight to the grandmother's bed, and devoured her. Then he put on her clothes, dressed himself in her cap, laid himself in bed and drew the curtains.

     Little Red Riding Hood, however, had been running about picking flowers, and when she had gathered so many that she could carry no more, she remembered her grandmother, and set out on the way to her.

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     She was surprised to find the cottage-door standing open, and when she went into the room, she had such a strange feeling that she said to herself: 'Oh dear! how uneasy I feel today, and at other times I like being with grandmother so much.' She called out: 'Good morning,' but received no answer; so she went to the bed and drew back the curtains. There lay her grandmother with her cap pulled far over her face, and looking very strange.

     'Oh! grandmother,' she said, 'what big ears you have!'

     'All the better to hear you with, my child,' was the reply.

     'But, grandmother, what big eyes you have!' she said.

     'All the better to see you with, my dear.'

     'But, grandmother, what large hands you have!'

     'All the better to hug you with.'

     'Oh! but, grandmother, what a terrible big mouth you have!'

     'All the better to eat you with!'

     And scarcely had the wolf said this, than with one bound he was out of bed and swallowed up Red Riding Hood.

     When the wolf had appeased his appetite, he lay down again in the bed, fell asleep and began to snore very loud.

     The huntsman was just passing the house, and thought to himself: 'How the old woman is snoring! I must just see if she wants anything.' So he went into the room, and when he came to the bed, he saw that the wolf was lying in it.

     'Do I find you here, you old sinner!' said he. 'I have long sought you!' But just as he was going to fire at him, it occurred to him that the wolf might have devoured the grandmother, and that she might still be saved, so he did not fire, but took a pair of scissors, and began to cut open the stomach of the sleeping wolf.

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     When he had made two snips, he saw the little red riding hood shining, and then he made two snips more, and the little girl sprang out, crying: 'Ah, how frightened I have been! How dark it was inside the wolf.'

     After that the aged grandmother came out alive also, but scarcely able to breathe. Red Riding Hood, however, quickly fetched great stones with which they filled the wolf's belly, and when he awoke, he wanted to run away, but the stones were so heavy that he collapsed at once, and fell dead.

     Then all three were delighted. The huntsman drew off the wolf's skin and went home with it; the grandmother ate the cake and drank the wine which Red Riding Hood had brought, and revived. But Red Riding Hood thought to herself: 'As long as I live, I will never leave the path by myself to run into the wood, when my mother has forbidden me to do so.'

 

It is also related that once, when Red Riding Hood was again taking cakes to the old grandmother, another wolf spoke to her, and tried to entice her from the path. Red Riding Hood, however, was on her guard, and went straight forward on her way, and told her grandmother that she had met the wolf, and that he had said 'good morning' to her, but with such a wicked look in his eyes, that if they had not been on the public road she was certain he would have eaten her up.

     'Well,' said the grandmother, 'we will shut the door, so that he can not come in.'

     Soon afterwards the wolf knocked, and cried: 'Open the door, grandmother, I am Little Red Riding Hood, and am bringing you some cakes.'

     But they did not speak, or open the door, so the grey-beard stole twice or thrice round the house, and at last jumped on the roof, intending to wait until Red Riding Hood went home in the evening, and then to steal after her and devour her in the darkness. But the grandmother saw what was in his thoughts.

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     In front of the house was a great stone trough, so she said to the child: 'Take the pail, Red Riding Hood; I made some sausages yesterday, so carry the water in which I boiled them to the trough.'

     Red Riding Hood carried until the great trough was quite full. Then the smell of the sausages reached the wolf, and he sniffed and peeped down, and at last stretched out his neck so far that he could no longer keep his footing and began to slip, and slipped down from the roof straight into the great trough, and was drowned. But Red Riding Hood went joyously home, and no one ever did anything to harm her again.

We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid.-Ben Franklin

LOL

The acid you're on must be exceptional...

obviously has blown his top. Fat assed ho wife is a little over the top in describing the president's beautiful, intelligent wife. I understand beauty is in the eye of the beholder but so is lunacy. Why in the world would a confident, sane person use such venomous language to describe the president, his wife and children. Be patient, Mr. Libs, it will be 2012 before you know it and maybe the kind of change you want to see take place in the "Whitehouse" will come to pass. You know, kick that black family out of the "Whitehouse,"

Here comes the race card again!!!! I can't help but to laugh.

The fruits of MY labor are not a social commodity.

race card? My deck of cards has the King (President Barack Obama) of Spades, the Queen (First Lady Michelle Obama) of Spades, two Jokers (Bush and Cheney) but I don't see a race card. There is no race card, that is a joke!

Why is the Whitehouse called the "Whitehouse" anyway? With the Obama family now residing there should it be called the "Blackhouse.? Just a bunch of right wing garbage!

It's called the whitehouse because it is painted white.
The idea that anyone who opposes king Barry is somehow a racist is absolutely playing the race card. The thing is, that card holds no water anymore, it's all played out.
One question though: Is it considered racism when 95% of black people in this country voted for Barry BECAUSE HE IS BLACK? (half anyway) I find it absurd that no matter how baddly this guy screws over this country, including black folks, you still support him as though he was your best ally. But I guess that's ok, you all get a free pass, only white folks can be crucified as racists.
Am I wrong?

The fruits of MY labor are not a social commodity.

calling you a racist. I don't remember calling anyone a racist. If you infer from any of my posts that I am calling someone a racist then you are a little paranoid. Because I said "that black family" does not mean that I am playing a race card and I would venture to guess you have no idea how many black people voted for President Barack Obama just because he is black. That would be saying that all white people who voted for George Bush and the other 42 white presidents, did so because they were white.

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