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Housing Prices Soar

An article in the New York Times reports that housing prices have posted their greatest rebound since 2008. house prices in Las Vegas, Nevada; Phoenix , Arizona and other such cities hard hit during the housing down turn which began in 2008 posted some of the strongest gains. Even those whose houses are ' underwater" (meaning they owed more on their homes than what they were worth) are beginning to finally see some light at the end of the tunnel having seen their home prices begin to creep up. Surprisingly, home prices have actually fallen in New York City. Unknown, in my opinion is whether this phenomenon is due somehow to the destruction caused by last fall's Superstorm Sandy or a correction from the "sky's the limit" NYC prices over the past few years.
It will be interesting to see how Republicans spin this story. Will they attempt to dispel the recent housing rise through some faith based babel of BS; claim credit for it or again point to shenanigans of …

Hispanics and US Imigration Policy: When Jobs Trump Ideology

It was surprising to me to read  that a bipartisan group of US senators including such big Republican names  as John McCain, and Marc Rubio are getting together to help overhaul immigration policy to make it easier for many of the nation's illegal immigrants, mostly Hispanic to become citizens in the wake of finding that these same Hispanics make up 10% of the country's voting block and went for Obama by at least 70% in last month's presidential elections. Amazing that the Republicans would come out swinging for Hispanics even though the only time they lower themselves to meet with some such person is when the grass needs cutting or the house needs cleaning or (wrongly in most cases) identifying one through a police lineup. See, the Republicans make a big show of sticking to a rigid ideology " created at the very hands of  Our God and our forefathers" but when it comes to garnering votes to keep their jobs then God takes a back seat along with our forefathers or …

Tea Party Rampage

A gathering of Tea Party loyalists were thrown into a tizzy today when it was reported on a local Fox affiliate  that President Obama was secretly working on plans to incorporate Mexico as the Nation's 51st state. It was also reported that the President was preparing to annex Kenya, pardon Bernie Madoff and pose semi nude for Mother Jones Magazine.   Images of President Obama were burned in effigy although "in good taste" noted a local councilman who refused to give his name or be photographed because  the white sheet he was wearing was soiled with the residue of ashes "I am a bit vain" he said sheepishly" . Police officers assigned to the gathering were pelted with fresh tomatoes wrestled from an emaciated Mexican  "I worked for 14 hours picking those things now my boss won't pay me my $2.48. Adios Mio, what am I to do?"At least 49 arrests were made including Pam Striker, a trice divorced mother of 16 and grandmother of 48. She …

An Extreme case of Church Hypocracy

In an act of hutzpah unprecedented in the 2000 year history of the Catholic Church, lawyers for a Catholic hospital in Canon, Colorado used the the surprising defense that a fetus is not  a person until it is born to ward off paying out a malpractice claim. 
St. Thomas Moore Hospital, along with several of the facility's doctors were being sued in a wrongful death suit brought by the husband of a pregnant woman who, along with her two unborn children perished after the mother collapsed in the hospitals waiting room. Amazingly, the hospital cited Colorado secular state law that declared that an embryo is not considered a human until it is born. From hutzpa to balls, the husband not only lost the case but was sued $180,000 dollars in court costs.

Incensed by this blatant display of historic hypocrisy, I dispatched one of my agents to get the straight shoot from one of Colorado's highest ranking Catholic holy men. His reverence, who spoke on condition of anonymity e…

Breaking News: North Korean Launch

It has been reported through the AP that North Korea launched a missile in the direction of the United States late last night. The missile, a 2 ton rock fired from the world's largest catapult landed approximately 200 yards away from the launch site crushing a small home and the 3 occupants inside. "It is a glorious day for the people of North Korea" proclaimed the country's leader Kim Jung-un as he feasted on a dinner of duck and haldol. "The Americans should take this as a sure sign that they are not immune to retaliation and should proceed carefully with any further sanctions". The Swedish Ambassador, speaking from an underground bunker wearing a Dallas Cowboy football helmet stressed the importance of restraint on both sides during these perilous times, " It is wise for both sides to come to the table and talk so as to avert an escalation of hostilities". American officials declined to comment but a source close to President Obama stated, thro…

Gun Rally Fiasco

It was reported today by the Macon Journal that up to 200 people were forced to act as "fillers" at a pro-gun rally in Macon County, Georgia this weekend. It is alleged that the rally's organizers, who had invited several local television stations to the rally became distraught when organizers counted only 12 attendees in the audience (this number did not include 2 bulldogs and billy goat in attendance). Organizers, concerned that the low audience numbers would reflect badly on themselves and their cause decided to dispatch several deputies to scour the surrounding area and bring back "anything with 2 legs and a pulse". The deputies, many of them armed, fanned out throughout the area collecting a hodgepodge of 200 mostly reluctant and frightened people to act as mannequins for the afternoon's festivities .For two hours they were forced to sit through a half-dozen speeches with titles like "Why Guns are More Important than Oxygen?"; "" O…

01/01/2014: The Presidential Election of 2012. Part 1

All evidence pointed to the fact that an egregarious act of nonfeasance by the US State Department, headed by Secretary of  State Hillary Clinton helped lead to the deaths of 4 Americans at the United States embassy in Bengahzi, Libya September 11, 2012. Christopher Stevens, the State Department's envoy to Libya, one of the 4 embassy personnel killed in the attack was reported to have sent several cables to his superiors at the State Department detailing his concerns about the safety of embassy staff, including pleas for added security in the week leading up to the attack on the embassy. These pleas apparently fell on deaf ears. The calvary never showed up and Mr. Stevens was left to die a horrible death when the embassy's attackers, an organized group of Islamic militants set fire to the building. In the days following the attack members of the US administration initially blamed an obscure, distasteful, poorly recorded video depicting the prophet Mohammed in a not so holy lig…