Dear Readers: I wanted to let everyone know that I will be on Silvio Canto’s BlogTalkRadio show tonight, which is “Ladies Night”. His topics will include that Catholic protests against the HHS Mandate and the State of California. I should be on about 7 pm PST/9 pm Central Time. Click HERE to Listen!
Speaking of Catholic rebels, fellow SLOBs W.C. Varones and KT Cat went to the San Diego Mission yesterday to attend the first night of the Catholic “Fortnight for Freedom” rally. WC’s and KT’s Reports are must-reads!
First they came for the Catholics, and I did not speak up because I was not a Catholic…
The W.C. Varones Blog stands squarely with American Catholics as they defend their religious liberty from unprecedented assault by the Obama regime…It was the kickoff to a “Fortnight for Freedom.” Catholics will spend the next two weeks through July 4 working, praying, and spreading the word about the gross imposition of ObamaCare mandates against their religious beliefs. The mission sanctuary was packed — standing room only all the way to the back and spilling out into the parking lot.
KT Cat (who will post more later, to which I will link): Viva Cristo Rey!
My wife and I attended the Fortnight for Religious Freedom event last night at the Mission San Diego de Alcala. The place was packed and the event moved me to tears. I felt like I was at one of the original organizing meetings of the Cristados. I’ve got lots more to blog about this later, but let me just add one more thing. The presence of non-Catholics there in the Mission, standing with us in support of our freedoms, was awesome
Speaking of California, it seems some county officials think taking over underwater mortgages by right of eminent domain is a good idea: County, city mortgage grabs could spark new housing crisis
In San Bernardino, the county has approved using eminent domain to seize bank-owned pools of “underwater mortgages” to get the county out of its over-indebted housing stagnation. The city of San Bernardino has the second highest poverty rate in the United States, after Detroit.
The cities of Fontana and Ontario have also approved joining the program. The city of Hesperia, however, rejected the idea. But such a bailout of underwater mortgages is likely to result in a number of foreseeable negative unintended consequences.
What happens if the county buys up underwater mortgages, but home values plunge again due to a double-dip recession triggered by an economic disaster, perhaps the European debt crisis? Economist Gary Schilling, who has called every recession correctly since the 1970s, is forecasting another 20 percent drop in national housing prices in 2012.
This is sure an idea that is:
But we are rebelling, too. California cities San Jose and San Diego passed pension reform measures that were fought by the unions. And: The Seismic Shift in Voter Sentiment Towards Government Unions Has Begun. There is also a push to get a part-time legislature measure on the ballot.
Silvio and I will have lots to chat about tonight! Come join us!
Here’s a gift from my Canto Talk Radio friends: