Hey George~ I Found the Weapons Of Mass Destruction!

Real Estate Agent with Cherimie Crane & Associates


Don't worry Mr. Former President sir, I found them. Yep. Little ol me. Realtor from Beaufort, South Carolina wakes up to find WMD's.

***warning, may completely tick you off, offend you, or make you feel the need to curse***

I identified them and their wake of destruction. Forgive me for not stumbling upon them sooner.

1. CNN- This weapon can be found on TV and or www.cnn.com. It can be a bit deceiving at first even slightly informative. The blanket statements, broad statistics, endless pictures of boarded up homes and the teary-eyed innocent has caused massive destruction.

2. Foreclose, because you can, don't worry the government will save you. During my career as a teacher, at times, I worked up to THREE jobs at once. Now, with headlines, pundits, and the all knowing neighbor telling everyone that foreclosure is just so darn common, it isn't a big deal.

WHAT?!?! Not a big deal!?!?

I understand some instances are unavoidable, I get it. What I DON'T GET, is the couple who chooses, to walk away from a commitment rather than give up a shopping spree lifestyle!

 Didn't their parents teach them to work! I know people with three jobs, is it too much to ask for some people to consider having two?

People please. Get out there, do what you have to do. Times are difficult, we are stronger than this.

3. EXCUSES!   Beware. This particular weapon is EVERYWHERE. Well camouflaged in good intentions, self-pity, and complete denial.

It is found in newspapers, the coffee shop, the radio, just about everywhere you turn there is an excuse dressed as a good reason to accept current circumstance.

I am working harder than ever. I have bills and expenses just like everyone else. I am fed up with the outpouring of pity and "who is gonna save us" attitude.

While these people wait in line for answers, money, and kleenex, I will be working.

Seriously. The weapons of mass destruction are made in the USA!

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Robert Rauf
HomeBridge Financial Services (NJ) - Toms River, NJ

Cherimie, I LOVE YOU!  I could not have said it better myself.  The same people that are being foreclosed on are often out to dinner a few times a week, and probably have never clipped a coupon! I am not sure how my parents taught me the value of a buck, or a work ethic... But THANKS MOM AND DAD! 

Feb 23, 2009 03:53 AM #1
Brian Opperud
Hot Realty Leads - Phoenix, AZ

This is pretty interesting, Cherimie.  What are the odds that we declare war on CNN?

Feb 23, 2009 03:54 AM #2
Alan Brown
Coldwell Banker Montrose Colorado - Montrose, CO
26 Years of Real Estate Experience .

I agree. To many people are walking away from their homes because it is not worth more than the mortgage, these people should be on a list of "Never should be allowed to own a home ever again" Just because it is not worth what the mortgage is today, 5 years from now when the market recovers it will be. So hang in there and find away to pay your mortgage.

Feb 23, 2009 04:11 AM #3


My wife and I love to read your blogs. One day we are coming to Beaufort to take you for coffee!

Feb 23, 2009 04:13 AM #4
Chad McDowell
First Time Home Buyers, Pre-approvals, Fixed Rates - Bothell, WA
FHA and VA Mortgage Loans Snohomish County, WA

I love you!  Great post!  About a year ago I when things got tough, I took a second job.  I was hanging out with a friend of mine that has THREE jobs when we saw a news report about rising unemployment.  With five jobs between the two of us...we weren't moved!  Great post, great attitude!  Keep it up!

Feb 23, 2009 04:22 AM #5
John Mulkey
TheHousingGuru.com - Waleska, GA
Housing Guru

Now I understand why people can't find jobs; too many people have more than one and won't share. That's unfair : )

Feb 23, 2009 04:34 AM #6
Cherimie Crane
Cherimie Crane & Associates - Beaufort, SC


WHEW! I feel better. Guess everyone needs to rant on occasion. I am just fed up with the crap:)


Thanks for reading.


I love coffee.


Thanks for "getting it".


It is true, I am a job hog.

Feb 23, 2009 04:38 AM #7
Gail Szeluga & JoAnna Siminerio
Weichert Realtors - Manalapan - Marlboro - Manalapan, NJ
Fostering Community Spirit Through Real Estate

Cherimie... you get more "I love you's" from your rant than most women get on Match.com!  LOL

Well, I love you too!  The way you put this is so spot on.  In fact, I've had this very same conversation 2 separate times today!  Both instances were dialogues with responsible, debt paying, hard working people who are fed up with all the "bail out BS" (their words!).

What kind of message are we sending?

Feb 23, 2009 09:07 AM #8
Cristal Drake
Prudential California Realty - Fullerton, CA
Realtor - Fullerton Real Estate

Cherimie, I couldn't agree more. I can't even start!  Thanks for this post. Especially the bit about EXCUSES!!!!   I hate them. Just do what you say you will....like pay back your loan or whatever else you committed to!

With that said, there are many people that are in dire straights and we know that this is not directed at them!

Feb 23, 2009 02:03 PM #9
Dorie Dillard
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate


Oh so well put! What a great post! Amen!!!!!

Feb 23, 2009 10:59 PM #10
Connie Goodrich
Keller Williams Realty - McKinney, TX
CRS ABR (McKinney Realtor)Texas

Like you, I've worked hard all my life since age 13 with no time off for good behavior.  I cringe with improper use of our tax funds to assist those because they just plain find it more rewarding to take assistance than work.  I think many of us that have this same ethic are just shaking our heads at this mess. 

Feb 23, 2009 11:24 PM #11
Leesa Finley
RED Properties - Wake Forest, NC
RED Properties - Raleigh NC Real Estate

cherimie - once again you have taken the thoughts of many and put your sweet southern spin on them. ;) ( i am surprised I didn't see a "bless your heart" in there)  you are an amazing woman with a solid foundation and i admire you tremendously!

Feb 23, 2009 11:45 PM #12
Cherimie Crane
Cherimie Crane & Associates - Beaufort, SC


I love LOVE:)


Thanks for commenting. I am not a ranting fool, on most days. But geeze, I don't know how much more of this crap *excuse the language* I can take!


I like you.:)


Feb 24, 2009 12:01 AM #13
Cherimie Crane
Cherimie Crane & Associates - Beaufort, SC


For the life of me, I just don't get it. I sincerely hurt for those who have know choice...but I want TO HURT those who do....wow, I am mean.


Honey, I was Blessing Hearts all day yesterday...trust me. I was on a roll.

Feb 24, 2009 12:08 AM #14
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