Last night during the 7 o'clock Simpsons on UPN I saw Al Sharpton doing a LoanMax commercial. It made me ill. I lived in New York during the Tawana Brawley mess, and I've never forgotten it, but I have watched Sharpton do some good things since then...This is not a good thing. It is more akin to what Troublemaker calls "liquid crack."
UPDATE: At the American Spectator blog, John Tabin defends high-interest lending as if it's the only way for people ignored by banks to get credit. Nonsense. Here in North Carolina, Martin Eakes has shown that "unbankable" people and businesses can participate in the credit market without the "help" of predatory lenders.