June 23, 2007

realtors ask God to bring back the housing bubble & big commission checks. Wouldn't Satan be a more sympathetic ear?



You can't make this stuff up. And yes, I do feel sorry for the few honest, ethical real estate clerks who are losing their careers because of the greed, corruption and lies of their peers.

But come on, a realtor prayer breakfast, to appeal to the supreme architect of the universe for higher home prices and soaring realtor commissions? Do they actually believe God would be in favor of the housing bubble?

"God, please bring back the housing bubble. Please sucker homedebtors into toxic loans. Please put more home flipping shows on TV. Please make all the bad media and blogs go away. Please make people work two or three jobs to afford a home. Please confuse the masses into thinking real estate only goes up. Please allow Lawrence Yun's lies to pass for the truth. Please have congress write more laws to aid their corrupt REIC masters. Please let China suppress our interest rates. Please let an illegal low-wage labor force stream across our border. Please keep federal and state regulators clueless as to our corruption. And please make people think it's a good idea to pay us 6% of the selling price for doing squat"

How about this - instead of appealing for the big commissions to return, how about a prayer for the millions of families losing their homes because of realtor lies and distortion? How about a prayer for the millions of people in the homebuilding industry who'll go unemployed because greedy money-hungry realtors gamed the system for short term gain?

What the realtors don't realize is that if they want the housing bubble and their money flow to return, they're wasting their time appealing to God. The Church of Satan would be a better bet.

And remember, jesus was a carpenter (definitely not a realtor)

Realtors attend worship service to pray for better market

DESTIN — More than 300 people with a keen interest in the Emerald Coast’s real estate market gathered Wednesday at Destiny Worship Center to ask for God’s blessing.

The Real Estate Prayer Luncheon was organized in hopes of breathing life and positive thinking into the area’s slumping housing market.

It was the first of what the organizers — co-owner of Crye Leike Coastal Realty Wanda Duke, former Destin City Councilman Mel Ponder and Destiny Worship Center Pastor Steve Vaggalis — hope will become a regular, uplifting event.

“The heartbeat of today’s economic community is on the backs of the real estate community,” Ponder told the crowd.

“We need to think positively and get everyone on the same page,” Duke said. “Positive things that come out of your mouth will end with positive results. If we lose hope, we lose everything.”

The luncheon ended with Vaggalis inviting all Realtors present to come to the front of the church auditorium for a special prayer directed toward them.

“We are helpless people turning to a helpful God,” Vaggalis said. “That’s what this luncheon is all about.”

73 comments:

Anonymous said...

Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God."
Matt 19:24

Anonymous said...

"For the love of money is the root of all sorts of evil, and some by longing for it have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs"!

I Tim 6:10

Mad Mike said...

Without 6% they were nothing. They built a house of straw. The thundering machines sputtered and stopped. Their leaders talked and talked and talked. But nothing could stem the avalanche. Their world crumbled. The cities exploded. A whirlwind of looting, a firestorm of fear. Men began to feed on men.

On the roads it was a white line nightmare. Only those mobile enough to scavenge, brutal enough to pillage would survive. The gangs took over the highways, ready to wage war for a tank of juice. And in this maelstrom of decay, ordinary men were battered and smashed.

Except for one man armed with an AK-47, and a Honda full of silver.

Paul E. Math said...

Dr. Samuel Johnson once said that patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel. In this case I would say the same thing of prayer.

Interestingly, Johnson also said "Hope is itself a species of happiness, and, perhaps, the chief happiness which this world affords: but, like all other pleasures immoderately enjoyed, the excesses of hope must be expiated by pain; and expectations improperly indulged must end in disappointment."

Realtors' immoderately enjoyed hope for the continuation of unearned commissions must be expiated by pain.

Anonymous said...

"For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul"?

Matt 16:26

Anonymous said...

under normal circumstances, I would just puke. we are far beyond that point.

jesus (sorry about that), are these people really so lame ass stupid as to walk to jesus for commissions. well, it sure looks like it. (this must be a hoax, come on keith, you made this up, right?!)

Anonymous said...

Riches do not profit in the day of wrath,
But righteousness delivers from death.

Anonymous said...

He who loves money will not be satisfied with money, nor he who loves abundance with its income. This too is vanity!

Ecclesiastes 5:10

kitchenstove said...

God doesn't want to buy or flip a house either, Realt@rs!

Girl guide said...

I thought Texas was immune?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4BhJVSzgUtQ

SPECTRE of Deflation said...

I understand prayers, but praying for a return to predatory lending, loose credit that the sheeple don't even understand, and a return of to the state of greed from fear seems to be a real stretch. Calling upon God for these prior conditions is plain wrong and misplaced. They should be praying for the lives of families ruined by trusting their realtor into financing that was in the interest of everyone but the buyer. Ditto for the rest of the real estate cabal.

Anonymous said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJfUyb8Vrc0&mode=related&search=

Just simma da na!!

You know times must be tough when the spawn of satan forsake their own to pray to God!!

Anonymous said...

doh!

Anonymous said...

greed knows no bounds

Anonymous said...

>> greed knows no bounds...

Nor does human stupidity.

honica jewinski said...

A lot of these so called Christian realtors, today known as jew-day-o Christians, go to church for the sole purpose of networking and making contacts. Yes, they go into a house of God with one intent and one intent only, making money.

Veronica Lodge said...

Realtors ask God to bring back the housing bubble & big commission checks. Wouldn't Satan be a more sympathetic ear?


Satan's greatest accomplishment is convincing the masses that he doesn't exist.

Satan is also a master at transforming himself into an angel of light.

Realtwhores saw this light and followed it over a cliff.

V.L.

Anonymous said...

Hopefully the NAR will add human sacrifice to their religion and start asking for REIC scum volunteers

devestment said...

God answers all prayers, sometimes the answer is no.

Anonymous said...

"Except for one man armed with an AK-47, and a Honda full of silver.

June 23, 2007 6:41 AM"

In the words of Ronald Reagan, "there you go again!"

Ivy League grads deep in debt are going to scare the hell out of everyone. They're going to rob drug dealers who will be shocked at the amount of desperation in their eyes.

A Honda full of silver? Got to stop sometime & sleep too. They'll clog your tailpipe with some rags and aphixiate you.

In the words of the Lord, "The last shall be first." Find a society where western financial mayhem will have no effect. There are some tribal people in the Malaysian Islands who live off the sea. They could hardly care less about a Wall St. mess.

Anonymous said...

Modern American Christianity at its finest.

Anonymous said...

When these real estate agents bought houses, they are like rich people who keep the best for themselves (lol). Did they give toxic or suicide loans to themselves or only the people they represent. Are they losing homes in the same qaunities as the people they sold houses to and for. Did they know what they were doing was wrong and made sure they didn't do it to themselves. They also received the commission so my work bible says they were paid for their labor (little as it was) they made sure selling a house on your own was virtually against the law. They made paperwork like filling your 1040 with some exotic deductions. Better have paperwork to back that up.

When I purchased my house I couldn't even have a car note to make sure I fell within the income to loan ratio. I had to put 25,000 down (93) to buy my house and it was a fixer upper. There used to be a thing called a starter home, what ever happened to that. You know 2 beds and a bath. In some neighborhoods they cost as much, if not more, as a 2500 sq newer home now.

Did anyone see the piece on CNN about the woman in Geogia who is in foreclosure, a company came and threw all her belongs in the front yard, which was basicly dirt. She tried not to cry, so hard. She lived there 17 years and refied after losing her job in 2005 now after all this time later she is losing her house (sorry: lost). Her house was apprasied at 350K during the height of the frenzy and some ASSHOLE looked at her today and all the stuff scattered around then the neighborhood and immediately declared it was fraud, and it wasn't worth more than 100,000. Yeah well it is now not then. Move that house and property with the trees to California along with smiley faces and it would have been listed for 750 grand. Jerk. He was a real estate agent and that would have been his listing price.

Instead of praying for a recovery. They ought to be praying that they are forgiven for their sins and become real estate agents in Soweto or one of the multitude of shanty towns across the world. Maybe they will get a little more insight into how housing is not an over the top money making con but a real value to the economy the stablity of a country and the wellbeing of it's citizens.

I still say that guy on CNN was an ASSHOLE because he was probably one of the ones who spurred on this fiasco and now he is trying to absolve his duplicity by saying she should have never gotten such a big loan. ASSHOLE ASSHOLE ASSHOLE

May all the people who spurred on this scheme be front line generals in Hell singing out the cadence to the underlings to keep shoveling coal to keep the fires down there well stoked. And the Devil himself hitting them with a whip everytime they slow down or get tired. Assholes.

buy_high_sell_low said...

So, where would "praying to God" fit on that cycle of a bubble chart?

Anonymous said...

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Albuquerque real estate said...

No doubt satan would be much more sympathetic...

cobra2411 said...

Hahahahahahahahaha!!!!!

I haven't spit soda out of my nose in a long time... It hurt like hell, but what was funny....

Anonymous said...

Those greedy scumbags are pathetic... unbelievable, praying to God for another bubble. And those are Bush voters, no wonder. Man, this country is going down fast.

rentboy said...

Keith,

I'm a christian and let me say that,

Christianity is not about higher home prices, enriching ourselves off others, and supporting a system that promotes and encourage free individuals to become debt-serfs.

Christianity is about Jesus Christ's death on the cross and resurrection to bring salvation and freedom to me, to you, and to the rest of humanity. I accepted His work so I'm free and I love it.

These Realtwhores have prostituted themselves for the almighty dollar and the illusion of "freedom" and "wine and cheese" life style.

These people DO NOT represents Christianity.

Anonymous said...

Here is at least one of the articles published on this. Funny I don't remember learning this when I was in business school. RE is just so f'n pathetic already.

http://www.nwfdailynews.com/article/6725

Anonymous said...

Ah the masses of bible thumpers of the Florida panhandle.

These are the same folk that overwhelmingly voted for Bush over gore in the 2000 'selections', that swayed the Florida vote by justs a few hundred that in turn put the bush regime in the whitehouse.

I guess they too are getting a big dose of the bush built scheitt sandwich up close and personal, as the republican easy supply side lending voodoo mandate has come full circle. I call this, to take a term used by the great Ron Paul, 'blowback'.

You see being really stupid does carry dire consequences.

K.W. - Southern Ca. said...

One thing I remember from my religious studies as a young kid was that Jesus threw the money changers out of the temple.

We all need money to live in this world to some degree of comfort, but to equate God with
personal greed is just another sign
of how out of touch with humanity some people really are.

Anonymous said...

THIS COUNTRY WORSHIPS MONEY:

No way around that. Better they
make an alter with the pyramid and
eye, and bow down...

MONETARIZING LIFE IS MAKING LIFE
A ONE "CROP" CULTURE. ASK ANY
ORGANIC FARMER OR PERMACULTURE
STUDENT:

BAD, BAD, BAD IDEA. Variety and
lots of it (lots of things to buy
is not what I mean!) in life is
best.... Oh, well, it's too late,
if I am not mistaken. Fat's in the
fire, Humpty Dumpty...etc...

Speaking of religion, anybody read
Isaiah (english version is best)
really closely lately? I do believe
the housing situation is in there.

PKK (grandma)

Anonymous said...

I thank god (pun intended) for these bible thumpers who keep voting GOP. Keeps my taxes low and the socialists pissed off. Praise the lord, praise and all that jazz.

Anonymous said...

PKK -to ANON who put down 25K in
1993:

AMEN, TELL IT!!

I was in real estate for one failed
year, and the requirements were as
you said: NO debt to speak of...
We weren't even allowed to show
houses unless income ratios and
debt levels were acceptable in the
first phone call to the office. We
turned away people who didn't
qualify all the time.

I dream things; I read about other
prophecies, so I was particularly
taken with some things I read in
Isaiah that seem to be describing
current events...Those who build
houses but don't live in them, etc..sounds like a developer to me.

Anonymous said...

The only thing that's missing in the picture of everyone standing there with raised hands are the rattlesnakes.

Anonymous said...

ahh yes the liberal mindset. you talk about tolerance every which way yet if anyone dares to believe in God you mock them.

You want tolerance and diveristy as long as everyone agrees with you.

Hypcorites.

Pete said...

>>>And remember, jesus was a carpenter (definitely not a realtor)<<<

Wow, that is deep, Keith. And how very true.

Anonymous said...

"The Real Estate Prayer Luncheon was organized in hopes of breathing life and positive thinking into the area’s slumping housing market."

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

-catches breath-

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Anonymous said...

Please lets blow up the middle just a little more

Anonymous said...

get some gold and silver coins

Buba Bubbler said...

HA,even more proof that God is dead.

Almost F'd Up said...

Quick story about these people: About 3 months back I was considering a move to this area. I contacted some Realwhores to discuss a 6 month rental. They talked to me like I was renter trash stating that they don’t do anything under a year. I tried to tell them that I wanted to rent short term because I was going to buy (CASH). In retrospect they did me a favor, I didn’t move there and still have not bought. I’ll wait for the flow of blood in the streets..

Anonymous said...

"Find a society where western financial mayhem will have no effect. There are some tribal people in the Malaysian Islands who live off the sea. They could hardly care less about a Wall St. mess."

======================================================

That's the first reasonable plan I've seen!

Anonymous said...

I am a Christian!

So look out!

When I pray, I pray a prayer of thanks to a Saviour for His generous blessings.
For His guidance and direction!

When I am totally selfish, I pray for good health for myself and my family and friends!

I cannot imagine praying for money (more sales)

The Lord provides what I need, sometimes more!

Every man's way is right in his own eye's, But the Lord weighs the heart! prov 21:2

Anonymous said...

Be careful what you ask (pray) for; you may just get it!!!

a.creampuff said...

Saith the Lord: "OVERPRICED."

Anonymous said...

Praying to Christ is not your springboard to incredible wealth!

It is a trustworthy statement, deserving full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, among whom 'I' am foremost of all!

I Tim 1:15

Anonymous said...

Satan made them do it

Anonymous said...

Favorite republicanism:
'I like bush, he lowered my taxes'.

If they only knew that while running huge annual deficits, they were really giving their dumbass selves and future generations to come huge tax increases with compounded interest payments later by getting taxcuts today... And pray tell, what is conservative about looting the next generation? This is why Jimmy Carter really was a good president. He diddn't loot the next generation. His policy was fiscal restraint.


As I have said repeatedly, there will be a bounty on all our heads before this thing is done playing itself out. the ones left holding the bag will get theirs. Its called blow-back.

Mission accomplished!!!

Paul E. Math said...

Actually, what's funny and sad about this is that God has nothing to do with this housing bubble. It's like they think the housing crash is some kind of 'act of God' that no human being caused nor could have prevented nor can do anything about now. What breath-taking ignorance!

This housing bubble was created solely by the acts of man in his infinite greed and avarice. The crash is occurring as the inevitable consequence of naked, shameless greed.

God has nothing to do with it, you realtor morons! You did this yourselves, you dumb f*#ks!

Anonymous said...

middle class DOA

Shakster said...

Mad Mike, Good to see your posts.

Shakster said...

.....and god was heard cracking up lauphing at our childish games.I think if God was to talk to anyone he would tell them,Get some Silver.

Frank@NeverColdCall.com said...

If they only knew that while running huge annual deficits, they were really giving their dumbass selves and future generations to come huge tax increases with compounded interest payments later by getting taxcuts today...

What an ignorant statement. The only thing that counts in the real world is REVENUE, and revenue is UP under the Bush tax cuts. Revenue always goes DOWN when taxes are increased.

Higher taxes = lower GDP = lower revenue
Lower taxes = higher GDP = higher revenue

For example:
30% of 200 is more revenue than 40% of 100.
Got it?

Keyser Soze said...

"We are a helpless people turning to a helpful God."

Well, he's half right.
-----------------------------------And Veronica....you stole my line!

ye merry gentleman said...

I am calling on HPer's to pray for lower home prices so that all the Lord's children can afford to buy a home without going into a lifetime of debt slavery.

Can I get an Amen?

Anonymous said...

yep the go to church to ask God to help them continue ripping people off. what a country.......what a people.......what a life........

Anonymous said...

'What an ignorant statement that revenue is the only thing that counts, lower taxes=bigger revenue'


LOL, so if I may extrapolate from your statement, I should apply for a constant stream of credit, and credit cards; thereby increasing my 'revenue'. ROTFLMFAO, you supply side idiots will never get it. Eventully the lender of last resort shuts down your little ponzie, and 'revenue' guys like you will be left without a chair. Haven't you looked at the cause to the great depression? It was because of the same supply side lending crap that triggered that event too.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Favorite republicanism:
'I like bush, he lowered my taxes'.

If they only knew that while running huge annual deficits, they were really giving their dumbass selves and future generations to come huge tax increases with compounded interest payments later by getting taxcuts today... And pray tell, what is conservative about looting the next generation? This is why Jimmy Carter really was a good president. He diddn't loot the next generation. His policy was fiscal restraint.


---------------------------------

Why is the liberal answer always higher taxes? How about less spending. Too radical though huh. Government always has to grow, spending always has to increase.

Anonymous said...

Some of us are praying to Jesus that home prices fall by 200% so they're back in line with fundamentals, SO AVERAGE FAMILIES CAN LIVE DECENT LIVES. Don't Realtwhores care about fellow man's well being, or is it all about money? Caring for other people and their families sounds more like His will than what the Realwhores are asking for.

Anonymous said...

Only morons, losers and deadbeats want high taxes. The more taxes government takes in, the more they will waste. Tens of billions of tax dollars go missing each year into a black hole. Hundreds of billions are spent on lifetime welfare losers, enabling them to breed more losers like roaches. Tens of billions are spent on corporate welfare and international aid while we are $9 trillion in debt.

If high taxes was the way to wealth, then North Korea would be the richest country in the world.

Anonymous said...

They just gave up pleading to Ben Bernacke and figured they would try god. Satan is next

sequoia512

Roccman said...

Someone say Jesus...???

There is ZERO historical written evidence that Jesus EVER lived...ZERO.

The following writers lived during the time Jesus was suppose to have walked the earth...not one word about Jesus in their writtings:

1) Josephus
2) Persius
3) Lucanus
4) Arrian
5) Pompon Meia
6) Phaedrus
7) Philo-Judaeus
8) Plutarch9) Epictetus10) Petroninus
11) Quintius Curtius
12) Damis
13) Seneca
14) Justus of Tiberius
15) Silius Italicus
16) Dion Pruscus
17) Luciari
18) Autus Gellius
19) Pliny the Elder20) Apollonius
21) Statius
22) Patercuius
23) Pausanias
24) Columella
25) Suetonius
26) Pliny the Younger
27) Ptolemy
28) Appian
29) Valerius Flaccus
30) Dio Chrysosiom
31) Juvenal
32) Tacitus
33) Hermogones
34) Theon of Somyran
35) Florus Lucius
36) Lysias
37) Martial
38) Quintilian
39) Valerius Maximus
40) Phlegon
41) Favorinus

The story of Horus and Jesus are nearly identical.

Horus was the egyptian sun god.

Anonymous said...

roccman -

are you willing to bet your eternity on that?

Anonymous said...

Cut taxes.
Cut spending.
Get the deadbeats off the government tit.
Pass a balanced budget amendment.

If you want a welfare state, then go to France or Sweden. You can even hop on a raft and go to Cuba, which the liberals always praise.

Anonymous said...

'Cut spending, cut taxes, get the deadbeats off the government tit.'


Just so you know, I agree completely, but then you go off on the liberals. Perhaps if you looked up the word liberal at dictionary.com, you just might be shocked at the meaning; furthermore, JFYI, recent lib. presidents didn't run up those huge deficits like the pukes did. When Nixon took the US off the international gold standard,in 1971 the flood gates opened up, and history has the worse deficit perpetrators as 1) Bush 2 by leaps and bounds
2)Reagan 3) bush 1 4) Clinton.

As a fact the bush regime has nearly doubled the national debt since he has been in office, and yet he is still called a 'conservative'. LOL, think of it these terms, most liberals are really conservative, and most conservatives are just plain stupid and greedy, and that is not a good combo pack.

Anonymous said...

who told us that owning a home is the part of the american dream? since the 30's, have we really ever owned our homes? nope......not as long as you have to pay state government property taxes.....you will never ever own your home.......even when you pay it off, you still do not own it...the government owns it......because we went into bankruptcy in the 1930's.......so now we are all chattel slaves....and we cannot own property.......the only way to really own property is to get allodial title........this is very difficult to do...because the land and home you say you own is pledged as collatoral for the national debt......

Roccman said...

"roccman -

are you willing to bet your eternity on that? "

Eternity?

You need to put the glass down and step slowly away from the kool aid.

K.W. - Southern Ca. said...

Well, we all have an opinion, but isn't it comforting to have faith and to believe in something larger then ourselves?

As this crisis get's worse and worse, the following saying becomes
that much more clearer ...
"There are no athiests in fox holes".

He's a prelude what is to
come ...
"Housing to plummet into the abyss":
http://tinyurl.com/24e53e

~~~

Roccman said...
Someone say Jesus...???

There is ZERO historical written evidence that Jesus EVER lived...ZERO.

The following writers lived during the time Jesus was suppose to have walked the earth...not one word about Jesus in their writtings:

1) Josephus
2) Persius
3) Lucanus
4) Arrian
5) Pompon Meia
6) Phaedrus
7) Philo-Judaeus
8) Plutarch9) Epictetus10) Petroninus
11) Quintius Curtius
12) Damis
13) Seneca
14) Justus of Tiberius
15) Silius Italicus
16) Dion Pruscus
17) Luciari
18) Autus Gellius
19) Pliny the Elder20) Apollonius
21) Statius
22) Patercuius
23) Pausanias
24) Columella
25) Suetonius
26) Pliny the Younger
27) Ptolemy
28) Appian
29) Valerius Flaccus
30) Dio Chrysosiom
31) Juvenal
32) Tacitus
33) Hermogones
34) Theon of Somyran
35) Florus Lucius
36) Lysias
37) Martial
38) Quintilian
39) Valerius Maximus
40) Phlegon
41) Favorinus

The story of Horus and Jesus are nearly identical.

Horus was the egyptian sun god.

Anonymous said...

"Prayer - the last refuge of a scoundrel." - Lisa Simpson

Anonymous said...

"roccman -

are you willing to bet your eternity on that? "

Eternity?

You need to put the glass down and step slowly away from the kool aid.
===================================

ROFLAO! Got Holy Water?

Anonymous said...

It all boils down to the Simpsons!

Anonymous said...

In the voice of the great Edward G. Robinson, "Where's your MOSES NOW?"