Sunday, February 22, 2009

Quote Of The Week

What else could I have for a quote of the week than Rick Santelli's rant on the floor of the Chicago Board of Trade?

My assumption is that this quote requires no explanation. Anyone who has not heard about just watch.

Also, this is the first time I have used a video for my quote of the week. I did this partly because I could not find a good text version but also because it is best viewed from the source.

For a welcomed voice of reason, I salute Mr. Santelli and applaud him.


Leslie said...

Yes! Applause all around! Standing ovation! I'm glad you used the video because text just wouldn't have captured the perfection of the rant. He spoke what is on the minds of many of us and we cheer him on because many of us would love to make this same rant for the world to see.

Anonymous said...

I think that he is echoing the vast majority of American people who feel that we now have an administration that views those of us who do what is right, pay our bills, pay our mortgage, are less deserving of help than those who did not.

This creates the question in most homeowners mind now, should I pay my mortgage this month or forgoe it and qualify for the "stimulus"--a backdoor refi if you will. This is the largest effort in American history to disensentivize responsibility.

Michael R.

Chuck said...

Leslie, thanks. I thought the video captured the mood better

Michael, it isn't hard to imagine people deciding not to pay their mortgage.

friedmsw said...

Human nature to want something for nothing! Human nature!

Anonymous said...

Santelli is a racist who just doesn't get it! White racists like him don't want to help people out with their mortgages because they know that many of them are minorities. What they don't mention is that many of these people were scammed by the banks. But, it's not about mortgages it's about racism and immigrants who aren't white enough for them. These Angry White Guys (and Gals) who support Santelli think the 1965 Hart-Celler Immigration Act ruined America because it made it a lot harder for White Europeans from Ireland, England, France, Germany, Italy, etc. to immigrate to the U.S. and made it a lot easier for the Chinese, Indians, Jamaicans, Mexicans, Egyptians, etc. to immigrate to the U.S. What these white racists don't understand is that the 1965 Hart-Celler Immigration Act has greatly increased Diversity in the U.S. which has made us a much stronger nation and a much more multicultural rich nation. Before 1965 Whites made up 88% of the U.S. population. But since the 1965 Hart-Celler Immigration Act was passed (thanks to Ted Kennedy) and signed by President Lyndon Johnson the white Europen race has continued to decrease in America. Whites of European descent now only make up 65% of the U.S. population and by 2042 they will only make up 49% of the population. By 2100 Whites will only make up about 30% of the U.S. population and also by the year 2100 only 3% of the World Population will be White. By the end of this century white Europeans will be out of power in the United States(FINALLY!) and then we can finally end WHITE PRIVILEDGE and can get REAL Housing Equality, REAL Affirmative Action, REAL Reparations, REAL Change, and begin to redistribute wealth and property back to those who deserve it. Unfortunately, this won't happen until the White Kids who are in strollers and Elementary School today are in their 60's and 70's. The World is Flat. The white racist like Santelli just don't seem to get it!

Chuck said...

Fried, thanks

Anonymous, thanks for clearing the whole racism issue up for us. Thank God we have a tolerant person like you around to set us straight.

Brooke said...


Average American said...

Anonymous you are one mighty ignorant idiot. If you want even a little credibility, use a name, it doesn't even have to be your name. We don't want to pay every body elses mortgages because we are having enough trouble paying our own. Why should we pay for everybody else? As far as the future population percentages, you may be right. It is because some of us know how to control ourselves and limit procreation to what we can afford, and what the earth can sustain. I'll bet you are a global warming alarmist freakzoid too aren't you. Go ahead and applaud overpopulation, a real good way to obtain your other goal. Nitwit!

Tina Hemond said...

Chuck, could not agree with you more - he took the words out of the mouths of so many (just a note: in your links you have my blog - the feed has changed (Darn that Google Feedburner!!!) - so, you might see a few other (blogger feeds) have problems (short term) - Let me know if you have any questions!!!


Leslie said...

It is very easy to play the "racism" card when you have no other intelligent argument to add to the debate.

The whole point of this is not who lives in the homes, because frankly, I don't care what ethnic group they belong to. The whole point is that predatory lenders gave ridiculous loans to greedy people who gobbled them up, knowing very well that they would NEVER be able to pay their mortgage. It is called greed. No matter how much you want to ignore the fact.

GREED. On both sides. Are you going to tell me that all of the people who accepted these loans were innocent sheep brought to the slaughter by the banks? Please. If they didn't have enough sense and understanding of what they were getting in to, they had no right to sign the dotted line.

And it isn't my fault that they were irresponsible...on both sides. I don't own my own home yet, because I know I can't afford a mortgage at this time. Do you hear me calling anyone a racist or a sexist because I don't own a home?

It is time to grow up and stop pretending to be offended, stop calling everyone who disagrees with you a racist and to start looking at events and topics with some maturity and common sense.

Again, thanks for the ranting page Chuck.
:D Leslie

Larry T. Durham said...

It is amazing that some people see everything through the "race" prism. It seems to be a convenient way to avoid taking responsibility...for anything. Just blame the white devils - it has to be their fault.

The anonymous commenter clamors for the day when whitey is vanquished and and true "redistribution" can begin.

Good luck with that. Even if whitey dissappears from the face of the earth, do nothing, know nothing, hand out morons like the commenter will still be on the outside looking in. People who strive to achieve, regardless of race, always rise up against their dead beat tormenters. Communism/socialism, etc fails everytime it is tried.

Yes, the "world is flat" for you Mr. Anonymous, and eventually your snarling, low rent ass will get pushed off the edge by somebody. Maybe even a black man who is tired of carrying the dead weight that is YOUR life.

Peace out homes.

Z said...

Hey, Chuck! Are you leaving that voice talking about the loan on like some blogs have music? (which I don't like too much because I often get up in the middle of the night to blog when I can't sleep and BAMMO! The music is loud and sudden and jarring at 3 AM!!) :-)
I think having that voice on is brilliant....DRIVE IT HOME to readers, Chuck, GOOD going!

This video is ABSOLUTELY fantastic. I heard Santelli this morning on tape on Laura Ingraham "Hey, I RANT ALL THE TIME! Why the big flap NOW? Maybe BECAUSE I HIT A NERVE?"

You bet, SURE DID! he ROCKS!

shoprat said...

What pleases me is the number of people who are realizing what a big mistake America made last November. Is it possible that America is waking up to the stupidity of Obama?

DaBlade said...

I know. I can watch that over and over. Are you listening President Obama? (apparently not)

Chuck said...

Everybody, sorry it took so long to repsond, had to spend some time in the real world. I'm one of those racists out earning money to pay my mortgage that anonymous was talking about.

Brooke, great wasn't it?

AA and Larry, what can you say, they are a poster child for the ignorant

Thanks Tina, I'll watch

Leslie, I think it is clearly sexism that you do not have a house. You need to call ACORN immediately and have them break into someone else's house and give it to you. You deserve it.

Z, he made his career with this rant. He can get a radio show if they don't enact the damned fairness doctrine

Shoprat, you can sense a discontent

DaBlade, they are listening. Gibbs attacked the guy. Good thing he didn't work for Bush the way he was attacking a reporter, Dennis Kucininch would be calling for impeachment.

mksviews said...

Give that man a medal.

Leslie said...

LOL Chuck! If I was a mooch and had no conscience, no morals, and no self respect I would do just that. :D