Sixty years ago, houses were selling for chump change. I can't imagine owning a 10,000 dollar home bought sometime in the 50's, making payments for 60 years, and now owing 80,000 on it. This despite those banker shylocks and compounding interest.
So the joint must have been refinanced, gawd knows how many times. Then at the end of the article I have to read about "teachable moments." I find that phrase less than clever, condescending, and I am sick of hearing it- like a cliche'. So I look up the cliche's recent renaissance.
Of course. We are the smart ones, we must teach you to be like us. Gawd I hate lefties.
Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates was arrested at his home; the incident garnered media attention throughout the United States. The mayor of Cambridge, E. Denise Simmons, said that she hoped that the result would be a "teachable moment". U.S. President Barack Obama expressed the same hope as Simmons:
- "My hope is, is that as a consequence of this event this ends up being what's called a "teachable moment", where all of us instead of pumping up the volume spend a little more time listening to each other and try to focus on how we can generally improve relations between police officers and minority communities, and that instead of flinging accusations we can all be a little more reflective in terms of what we can do to contribute to more unity." *On election night, 2012, President Obama is going to receive a teachable moment of his own.