“If elected, I will win.” An Election Week special Celebrity Spotlight: Pat Paulsen

 

Bankruptcy affects people of every age, creed, sex or ethnicity from every part of the country. Even celebrities both loved and disliked have their financial problems and depend on the bankruptcy laws to get out from under crippling debt.

No US President has filed for bankruptcy protection – whether before or after taking office. Several have faced financial struggles either personally or through their businesses – Harry Truman, Abraham Lincoln and Ulysses S Grant for example. But they did not file for debt relief under the bankruptcy code.

But there were candidates who filed for bankruptcy. Seriously.

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From Wikipedia:

Patrick Layton Paulsen (July 6, 1927 – April 24, 1997) — known as Pat Paulsen — was an American comedian and satirist notable for his roles on several of the Smothers Brothers TV shows, and for his campaigns for President of the United States in 1968, 1972, 1980, 1988, 1992, and 1996, which had primarily comedic rather than political objectives, although his campaigns generated some protest votes for him.

Paulsen was approached by the Smothers Brothers with the idea of running for President in 1968. His reply, he was later to recount, was, “Why not? I can’t dance—besides, the job has a good pension plan and I’ll get a lot of money when I retire.” The dance crack was a reference to actor/dancer George Murphy, then a U.S. Senator representing California.

Paulsen’s campaign in 1968, and in succeeding years, was grounded in comedy, while not bereft of serious commentary. He ran the supposed campaigns using obvious lies, double talk, and tongue-in-cheek attacks on the major candidates, and responded to all criticism with his catchphrase “Picky, picky, picky.” His campaign slogan was, “Just a common, ordinary, simple savior of America’s destiny.” Every question on social issues received basically the same response: “I feel that it is too directly bound to its own anguish to be anything other than a cry of negation, carrying within itself the seeds of its own destruction. However, to get to the meat of the matter, I will come right to the point, and take note of the fact that the heart of the issue in the final analysis escapes me.”

Paulsen’s name appeared on the ballot in New Hampshire for the Democratic Primary several times. In 1996, he received 921 votes (1%) to finish second to President Bill Clinton (76,754 votes); this was actually ahead of real politicians such as Buffalo mayor James D. Griffin. In 1992 he came in second to George Bush in the North Dakota Republican Primary. In the 1992 Republican Party primaries he received 10,984 votes total.

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Presidential campaign slogan: “I’ve upped my standards. Now, up yours” and “If elected, I will win.”

“We have nothing to fear but fear itself…and of course the boogieman.”

 

His winery business in the 1980s was 1.5 million in debt, including$270.00 in back taxes. He filed bankruptcy to avoid a tax sale.

 

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Michael Curry is the author of helpful ebooks on bankruptcy and debt relief, available on Kindle: What Bankruptcy Can Do, What Bankruptcy Can’t Do and Finally Be Financially Free.

At Curry Law Office in Mount Vernon, IL, we are here to help you through your financial difficulties. Our down-to-earth bankruptcy attorney offers common sense advice and solutions for your bankruptcy filing.

Debt problems come in all shapes and sizes. For some of our clients, the issue that drives them to seek a lawyer’s advice is mounting credit card bills. For others, it may be an abusive creditor or a home foreclosure. At Curry Law Office in Mount Vernon, IL, we offer a free debt-relief planning session to discuss your financial problems and identify solutions.

Whether you live in Mount Vernon, Salem, Waltonville, Woodlawn, Lawrenceville, Centralia, Louisville, Xenia, Grayville, Effingham, Dieterich, Vandalia, McLeansboro, Dahlgren, Albion, Flora, Clay City, Kinmundy, Chester, Sparta, Olney, Mount Carmel, Nashville, Fairfield, Cisne, Wayne City, Carmi, Grayville, or anywhere in Southern Illinois; call or text today (618) 246-0993 or email michael.curry.law@gmail.com. Finally Be Financially Free by calling now.

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George McGovern: an election week Celebrity Spotlight!

Bankruptcy affects people of every age, creed, sex or ethnicity from every part of the country. Even celebrities both loved and disliked have their financial problems and depend on the bankruptcy laws to get out from under crippling debt.

No US President has filed for bankruptcy protection – whether before or after taking office. Several have faced financial struggles either personally or through their businesses – Harry Truman, Abraham Lincoln and Ulysses S Grant for example. But they did not file for debt relief under the bankruptcy code.

But I did find one serious candidate from a major party who DID file for bankruptcy. During this election week our focus will be on him.

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From http://www.biography.com:

Born in Avon, South Dakota, on July 19, 1922, U.S. Senator George McGovern worked to end the Vietnam War and helped reform the Democratic Party to better represent minority groups. He ran for the U.S. presidency in 1972 but was defeated by incumbent Republican President Richard Nixon.

Following his Senate career, beginning in the early 1990s, McGovern served as president of the Middle East Policy Council for seven years. He went on to work as a representative to the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization and then, in 2001, was appointed the U.N.’s first global ambassador on hunger.

McGovern died on October 21, 2012, in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, at the age of 90.

 

McGovern acquired the leasehold to the Stratford Inn in Connecticut in 1988 (as opposed to the Stratford Inn in Vermont the home of the fictional setting of the Newhart TV series), but went out of business owing back state taxes. The corporation owning the inn filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in 1990 and McGovern filed for personal bankruptcy in January 1991.

 

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Michael Curry is the author of helpful ebooks on bankruptcy and debt relief, available on Kindle: What Bankruptcy Can Do, What Bankruptcy Can’t Do and Finally Be Financially Free.

At Curry Law Office in Mount Vernon, IL, we are here to help you through your financial difficulties. Our down-to-earth bankruptcy attorney offers common sense advice and solutions for your bankruptcy filing.

Debt problems come in all shapes and sizes. For some of our clients, the issue that drives them to seek a lawyer’s advice is mounting credit card bills. For others, it may be an abusive creditor or a home foreclosure. At Curry Law Office in Mount Vernon, IL, we offer a free debt-relief planning session to discuss your financial problems and identify solutions.

Whether you live in Mount Vernon, Salem, Waltonville, Woodlawn, Lawrenceville, Centralia, Louisville, Xenia, Grayville, Effingham, Dieterich, Vandalia, McLeansboro, Dahlgren, Albion, Flora, Clay City, Kinmundy, Chester, Sparta, Olney, Mount Carmel, Nashville, Fairfield, Cisne, Wayne City, Carmi, Grayville, or anywhere in Southern Illinois; call or text today (618) 246-0993 or email michael.curry.law@gmail.com. Finally Be Financially Free by calling now.

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“13 Days a Beatle” Celebrity Spotlight: Jimmy Nichol

Bankruptcy affects people of every age, creed, sex or ethnicity from every part of the country. Even celebrities both loved and disliked have their financial problems and depend on the bankruptcy laws to get out from under crippling debt.

Being so near my birthday, I HAD to pick a Beatle, even a temporary one…

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From Wikipedia:

James George Nicol (born 3 August 1939), better known as Jimmie Nicol or Jimmy Nicol, is a British drummer and business entrepreneur. He is best known for temporarily replacing Ringo Starr in The Beatles for a series of concerts during the height of Beatlemania in 1964, elevating him from relative obscurity to worldwide fame and then back again in the space of a fortnight.

After then working with a number of different bands, including a successful stint with The Spotnicks, he left the music business in 1967 to pursue a variety of entrepreneurial ventures.

Nicol had hoped that his association with The Beatles would greatly boost his career but instead found that the spotlight moved away from him once Starr returned to the group. His subsequent lack of commercial success led him into bankruptcy in 1965.

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Michael Curry is the author of helpful ebooks on bankruptcy and debt relief, available on Kindle: What Bankruptcy Can Do, What Bankruptcy Can’t Do and Finally Be Financially Free.

At Curry Law Office in Mount Vernon, IL, we are here to help you through your financial difficulties. Our down-to-earth bankruptcy attorney offers common sense advice and solutions for your bankruptcy filing.

Debt problems come in all shapes and sizes. For some of our clients, the issue that drives them to seek a lawyer’s advice is mounting credit card bills. For others, it may be an abusive creditor or a home foreclosure. At Curry Law Office in Mount Vernon, IL, we offer a free debt-relief planning session to discuss your financial problems and identify solutions.

Whether you live in Mount Vernon, Salem, Waltonville, Woodlawn, Lawrenceville, Centralia, Louisville, Xenia, Grayville, Effingham, Dieterich, Vandalia, McLeansboro, Dahlgren, Albion, Flora, Clay City, Kinmundy, Chester, Sparta, Olney, Mount Carmel, Nashville, Fairfield, Cisne, Wayne City, Carmi, Grayville, or anywhere in Southern Illinois; call or text today (618) 246-0993 or email michael.curry.law@gmail.com. Finally Be Financially Free by calling now.

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“Of Mouse and Men”, Celebrity Spotlight: Walt Disney

Bankruptcy affects people of every age, creed, sex or ethnicity from every part of the country. Even celebrities both loved and disliked have their financial problems and depend on the bankruptcy laws to get out from under crippling debt.

From Wikipedia:

Walter EliasWaltDisney (December 5, 1901 – December 15, 1966) was an American entrepreneur, animator, voice actor and film producer. A pioneer of the American animation industry, he introduced several developments in the production of cartoons. As a film producer, Disney holds the record for most Academy Awards earned by an individual, having won twenty-two Oscars from 59 nominations. He was presented with two Golden Globe Special Achievement Awards and an Emmy Award, among other honors. Several of his films are included in the National Film Registry by the Librdisneyary of Congress.

 

Walt Disney was born on December 5, 1901, at 1249 Tripp
Avenue, in Chicago’s Hermosa neighborhood.  He was the fourth son of Elias Disney — born in the Province of Canada, to Irish parents — and Flora (née Call), an American of German and English descent. Aside from Disney, Elias and Call’s sons were Herbert, Raymond and Roy; the couple had a fifth child, Ruth, in December 1903. In 1906, when Disney was four, the family moved to a farm in Marceline, Missouri, where his uncle Robert had just purchased land. In Marceline, Disney developed his interest in drawing when he was paid to draw the horse of a retired neighborhood doctor.

Disney is considered an international cultural icon, particularly in the United States, where the company he co-founded exists today as one of the world’s largest and best-known entertainment companies.

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WHEN Disney filed for personal bankruptcy is hard to say. Sources say 1920, 1922 and 1923.  Disney created an animation company called Newman Laugh-O-Grams and was promised $11,000.00 by Pictorial Clubs for six cartoons. Disney’s company gave Pictorial the cartoons, but Pictorial soon filed bankruptcy and did not pay Laugh-O-Grams.  The company produced a 12-minutes version of Alice in Wonderland, but by then the company itself filed for bankruptcy in 1923. Disney moved to California where he finally found fame by creating … of course, Oswald the Lucky Rabbit.

Hmm? Why, what animated character did you THINK I meant?

Despite its founder’s prior bankruptcy, the Disney company did well enough to buy Marvel Comics, which itself filed bankruptcy in 1996.

 

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Michael Curry is the author of helpful ebooks on bankruptcy and debt relief, available on Kindle: What Bankruptcy Can Do, What Bankruptcy Can’t Do and Finally Be Financially Free.

At Curry Law Office in Mount Vernon, IL, we are here to help you through your financial difficulties. Our down-to-earth bankruptcy attorney offers common sense advice and solutions for your bankruptcy filing.

Debt problems come in all shapes and sizes. For some of our clients, the issue that drives them to seek a lawyer’s advice is mounting credit card bills. For others, it may be an abusive creditor or a home foreclosure. At Curry Law Office in Mount Vernon, IL, we offer a free debt-relief planning session to discuss your financial problems and identify solutions.

Whether you live in Mount Vernon, Salem, Waltonville, Woodlawn, Lawrenceville, Centralia, Louisville, Xenia, Grayville, Effingham, Dieterich, Vandalia, McLeansboro, Dahlgren, Albion, Flora, Clay City, Kinmundy, Chester, Sparta, Olney, Mount Carmel, Nashville, Fairfield, Cisne, Wayne City, Carmi, Grayville, or anywhere in Southern Illinois; call or text today (618) 246-0993 or email michael.curry.law@gmail.com. Finally Be Financially Free by calling now.

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“Toad Suck, Arkansas – Hello!” Celebrity Spotlight: Larry King

Bankruptcy affects people of every age, creed, sex or ethnicity from every part of the country. Even celebrities both loved and disliked have their financial problems and depend on the bankruptcy laws to get out from under crippling debt.

From Wikipedia:

Larry King (born Lawrence Harvey Zeiger; November 19, 1933) is an American television and radio host, whose work has been recognized with awards including two Peabodys and 10 Cable ACE Awards.

King was born in Brooklyn, New York, the son of Jennie (Gitlitz), a garment worker who was born in Vilnius, Lithuania, and Aaron Zeiger, a restaurant owner and defense-plant worker who was born in Kolomyia, Ukraine.

King was educated at Lafayette High School, a public high school in the New York City borough of Brooklyn. His father died at 44 of a heart attack and his mother had to go on welfare to support her two sons. King was greatly affected by his father’s death, and he lost interest in school. After graduating from high school, he worked to help support his mother and did not go to college. From an early age, however, he had wanted to go into radio

In 2014 King was asked about his legacy. King, referring to himself, said “His life led to more people having information that they didn’t have before, and he taught us a lot and we learned a lot and enjoyed it at the same time. He brought a great deal of pride to his business.”

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King and his wife Sharon filed for bankruptcy in 1978. At the time he was earning $26,000.00 per year from the Mutual Radio Network. He owed $352,000 – $14,000 in gambling debts (the Hialeah racetrack), $90,387.00 to a “private lender” and $55.00 to a florist in Miami Florida.

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Michael Curry is the author of helpful ebooks on bankruptcy and debt relief, available on Kindle: What Bankruptcy Can Do, What Bankruptcy Can’t Do and Finally Be Financially Free.

At Curry Law Office in Mount Vernon, IL, we are here to help you through your financial difficulties. Our down-to-earth bankruptcy attorney offers common sense advice and solutions for your bankruptcy filing.

Debt problems come in all shapes and sizes. For some of our clients, the issue that drives them to seek a lawyer’s advice is mounting credit card bills. For others, it may be an abusive creditor or a home foreclosure. At Curry Law Office in Mount Vernon, IL, we offer a free debt-relief planning session to discuss your financial problems and identify solutions.

Whether you live in Mount Vernon, Salem, Waltonville, Woodlawn, Lawrenceville, Centralia, Louisville, Xenia, Grayville, Effingham, Dieterich, Vandalia, McLeansboro, Dahlgren, Albion, Flora, Clay City, Kinmundy, Chester, Sparta, Olney, Mount Carmel, Nashville, Fairfield, Cisne, Wayne City, Carmi, Grayville, or anywhere in Southern Illinois; call or text today (618) 246-0993 or email michael.curry.law@gmail.com. Finally Be Financially Free by calling now.

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