Is It True That Santa Wants a Bailout Too?

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What's become of our economy? 

First there's a mortgage meltdown.

Mr. Housing Bubble


Next the banking system is in turmoil.


Financial Crisis

Finally the "Big 3" auto makers are asking for financial relief.


Auto Bailout


But now, on top of all this, Christmas is in trouble......Santa Wants a bailout too!!!


Broke Santa

When will it end? Where does it stop? Oh, the insanity of it all! 2009 just can't come fast enough!!!



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Mike Henderson
Your complete source for buying HUD homes - Littleton, CO
HUD Home Hub - 303-949-5848

This was way freaking funny.

Dec 24, 2008 03:25 PM #47
Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT

Bailout Santa, Bailout the Realtors, Bail Out Everybody!!!! Merry Christmas, hohoho!!

Dec 24, 2008 04:16 PM #48
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Craig, forget Santa I need a bail out.:)))Have a Merry Christmas and a very prosperous 2009

Dec 24, 2008 05:17 PM #49
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

Wow Craig, I did not realize that things were that bad! Congrats on the Star... 

Wishing you a

Merry Christmas

and a prosperous New Year...

~~ michael

Dec 24, 2008 07:16 PM #50
Everard Korthals
---Preferred Lifestyle Advisors--- - Lancaster, PA
Mountain Realty

Why 25 billioni? Why not 26 billion? 

btw: heard through the grapevine, In Case of Bankruptcy, the elves are meeting tonight on talks of a possible walkout if they don't get severance pay.

Dec 24, 2008 07:57 PM #51
Shawn Davis
Home Crossings, P.C. - Davison, MI
Homes For Sale, Genesee County, Michigan

lolol....thanks for the laugh this morning, Craig....Great Post!

Merry Christmas,

Dec 24, 2008 09:46 PM #52
Craig Rutman
Helping people in transition - Cary, NC
Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor

Fred - Santa and his unionized reindeer drive a hard bargain. I'm thinking he'll get that bailout!

Sonny - No! Not Wonder Woman too!!! Surely she can fend for herself.

Charles - Laughter is the best medicine for everything that ails you!

Roland - I don't find these things. They find me! I'm just an innocent bystander!

Sandy - Take the rest of the day off....with pay! Enjoy the holidays!

Robert - So glad you enjoyed. Happy holidays to you and yours too!

Dec 25, 2008 12:23 AM #54
Craig Rutman
Helping people in transition - Cary, NC
Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor

Mike -Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment! All the best to you and yours!

Peter -For anyone listening. Bailout checks can be made out to the "Craig Rutman Early Reitrement Fund" and mailed directly to me!

Endre - And a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and yours as well!

Michael - Thank you for your congratulatory message. I'd like to thank the academy, my mom, god, the little red-haired girl next door.....

Nathan and Everard - Why not 30 billion? What's a few billion amongst friends? Watch out for those elves. their union is really quite strong!

Shawn - Merry Christmas to you too! But I have one question for you. What are you doing up so early and why are you reading MY blog at that time? Are you stalking me?!!!! OK, that was really three questions for you. I'm in the spirit of giving today!!!


Dec 25, 2008 12:32 AM #55
Franklin & Brentwood, TN Homes Mike Nastri
Keller Williams Realty - Franklin, TN
It matters to us as much as it matters to you.

Couldn't at least one of you asked Santa for a good ole American Made car?  We sell American built houses.  Where would our industry be if we could import those?   

I am glad the Congress felt the need to re-negotiate their own contract (upward) and keep their own retirement in tact in the worst deficit in the history of our nation.  

Cute video, we need a laugh in this time of trouble.  Just watch out for those discount brokerages.

Dec 25, 2008 12:42 AM #56
Terrie Leighton
Ferrari-Lund Real Estate - Reno, NV
Reno Real Estate Agent ~ Selling Homes in Reno

I like  your response above that you don't find this stiff it finds you! You are the best!!! Have a great xmas and new year.

Dec 25, 2008 03:29 AM #57
Craig Rutman
Helping people in transition - Cary, NC
Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor

Mike - I was just checking in the crawl space of my home when I came across this....Naturally I was mortified! Happy Holidays anyway!!!

Made in Japan?!!!


Terrie - No, you're the best! Without you, my sillies fall on deaf ears. Sort of like the "if a tree falls in the woods thing..." All the best to you and yours this holiday season and always!

Dec 25, 2008 03:50 AM #58
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Vision Quest Realty - Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Extraordinary and funny! What is the world coming to...bailouts, bailouts, bailouts. 

Dec 25, 2008 06:53 AM #59
Keith Elliott Jr
KEIRE Realty Group - Manassas, VA
Principal Broker/Owner

Hello Craig,

I enjoyed reading your post. Happy Holidays to you and yours!


Dec 25, 2008 11:09 AM #60
Lane Bailey
Century 21 Results Realty - Suwanee, GA
Realtor & Car Guy

I figure that I should get $1b in interest free loans...  I could hire a LOT of people... and we would be very productive... at something. 

Dec 25, 2008 02:58 PM #61
Craig Rutman
Helping people in transition - Cary, NC
Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor

Rebecca - What is the world coming too?!!!

Keith - Happy holidays to you and yours too!

Lane - If you slip a little of that bailout money under the table in my direction I think we can work something out!!!

Dec 26, 2008 12:29 AM #62
Jim Crawford
Crye-Leike REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Jim Crawford Atlanta Best Listing Agents & REALTOR

Me too! We all need bailouts, but we won't get them because we are not in a position to send our congressman and senators big bribes and illegal campaign contributions!

Dec 26, 2008 12:57 AM #63
Esko Kiuru
Bethesda, MD


2008 has shaped up to be the year of the bailout. When one industry is helped by the government others quickly follow. It just shows the seriousness of the situation we are in.

Dec 26, 2008 04:30 AM #64
Craig Rutman
Helping people in transition - Cary, NC
Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor

Jim - If we pool some monies together, we can probably have enough cash to bribe our congressmen and women into giving us a bailout!!!

Esko - It's no joke what's happened. This blog was written as an attempt to show the ridiculousness of it all.

Dec 26, 2008 10:19 AM #65
Tracy Miller
Canton, MS
S. S. Specialist

Craig:  I just stopped by to say hello and also to check out your blog.  I knew I could get a good laugh if I paid you a visit and no doubt I did.  Where do you come up with all the humorous ideas, pictures, images, etc. to keep us entertained?  Well, I gotta jet, but hope you had a Merry Christmas and I hope you have a Happy New Year.

Dec 29, 2008 04:38 AM #66
Craig Rutman
Helping people in transition - Cary, NC
Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor

Tracy - I figure if I'm going to take the time to make the masses laugh, I've got to take the time to find the right pictures, videos, etc. But, truth be told, I have a lot of demented friends who send me some of these things. I just organize, augment and, in many cases, clean up what they send to me!!!

Happy New Year to you too!

Dec 29, 2008 03:08 PM #67
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