I remember seeing the post a while back about the essay contest to win a house on Maui and kind of rolling my eyes.
I never thought it was serious. But now I went to the site, http://www.winmauihome.com/ It is a joke. There is no indication of how many people you may be up against, and the photos of the awesome Maui house could have been taken in ANY house in the US. Two sorry ass photos that show nothing, and you want people to give you $100 for the chance to, uhhhhh what exactly? What a joke. No wonder these people are so anxious to bail everyone else out.
Now apparently the "owners" have lost their house. Maybe an actual plan to sell the place and not raffle it off in some kind of crazy scheme would have been a better idea. How exactly are they posting on DU if the court auctioned off their house today anyway?
And to top it all off this is the fault of Bush. Holy crap. Is there anything that Bush is NOT guilty of? Just curious.