This from Balloon Juice amazes me:

Unicredit America has to shut down its fake courtroom, take the fake uniforms off of its fake sheriff’s deputies and disrobe its fake judge, because it’s illegal to try to collect debt by creating your own pretend court system.

Add this to the tale of a woman who had her car repossessed by Wells-Fargo (via) even though she had clear title to the car, and a new recovery plan seems to be emerging: fuck the poor, harder.

Even though I’ve written that shamelessness is the new virtue, the balls required to create your own fake judicial system, and believe you can get away with it, is so incredible as to be sickening.

[To the tune of Van Morrison, “Astral Weeks/I Believe I’ve Transcended,” from the album Astral Weeks: Live At The Hollywood Bowl (a 4-star song, imo).]