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Excuse Me World, Sorry to Stop August

Because of the highly effective anti-publicity time of the year on top of it being “take out the trash day,” I present a game changing, spin-on-dime beginning to the Re-elect.

Senator John Kerry D, MA. was quoted on that ‘Very active’ efforts are under way to reach settlement with Taliban.

Put an end to the war will result on a big bite out of the budget. It was the only major chunk of dollars that the White House had. End the war, end the money, pay down the deficit so you can prove you can be fiscally sound.

Add to that Secretary Clinton’s step to bring the Palestinian and the Israelis together again which could lead to a possible draw down of our Military in that region of West Asia and wow, we got ourselves a fiscal ballgame!

The next move would be to keep the Bush tax cuts in exchange for higher spending for the necessary programs in 2012 swing states (sorry, Alaska).

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We are in a time where the Diplomats have taken over.  The goals are achieved in quieter ways.

It’s OK to show your teeth.  You have to keep advisories aware of your power, but sometimes there is a time to regroup and let’s just say, go on vacation.  You are tired and the other side is tired of you.  It’s just plain boring to continue the type of war we have been fighting in Afghanistan.

And I think the public is bored.  As the kids would say (I think in 1997) “that war is so 2002.  Not cool, just not cool.  I am sure the Hollywood producers are looking for the next cool place to have a war.

But as you know in Tinsletown  deals take time to get done.

Deals can take even years before the advisories kiss and make up.

Now, it’s downtime.  Come chill out General.  Have a brew or two with the guys in Florida or maybe a safari in Africa.  Africa.  That’s where ah…….oh never mind, is August!

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Realty Reality! That describes Fred, a sharp witted and outspoken realist for the mortgage and real estate world who has appeared on CNBC and NPR's Marketplace along with being quoted in the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and other media outlets. Fred is the CEO of U S Spaces, Inc/Arrivva (a real estate brokerage firm in PA, NJ, DE and CA) and U S Loans Mortgage Inc (mortgage brokerage in PA, CA, FL and VA), and serves on the Board of Directors and is the Federal Legislative Director for the UpFront Mortgage Brokers. Fred is also the co-creator of real estate startup, a mathematically driven rental search engine. See everything Fred at



  1. Joe Loomer

    August 21, 2010 at 9:38 am

    Don’t know how tongue in cheek you meant this to be, but I take great issue with your characterization of the war in Afghanistan – that, and if Kerry’s lips are moving…..

    Navy Chief, Navy Pride

  2. Daniel Bates

    August 22, 2010 at 10:54 am

    I’m not really sure why this was posted on AG, I’d ask in the future that you stick with real estate topics and be careful not to thinking that all agents fit nicely in the same political box or that they’d find this amusing or informative.

  3. Ruthmarie Hicks

    August 23, 2010 at 9:33 pm

    I second Daniel, This has no business being on Agent Genius. Completely unrelated to real estate and I am RELIEVED that our troops are starting to come home.

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