Resorting To God To Solve The Housing Crisis

As millions of Americans know all too well, no matter what Wall Street says, the housing crisis is far from over. Rather than blame the banks though, the Street’s paper of record, the Wall Street Journal, features a series of photographs of religious and spiritual types trying to “cleanse” foreclosed housing stock of bad vibes. Yeah, that’ll do it guys. I’m not sure if I’m more amused or disgusted. Sample photo below, the rest here.

Lori Bruno, modern day Salem witch. Photo: Christopher Capoziello for the Wall Street Journal.

Lori Bruno, modern day Salem witch. Photo: Christopher Capoziello for the Wall Street Journal.

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20 Comments on "Resorting To God To Solve The Housing Crisis"

  1. WhiteRose | Jan 13, 2011 at 3:04 pm |

    As long as they don’t burn the houses down … eh what the hell no pun intended ha ha can it hurt? A little sage burning I find works just fine to clear out the ooga booga 🙂

  2. WhiteRose | Jan 13, 2011 at 11:04 am |

    As long as they don’t burn the houses down … eh what the hell no pun intended ha ha can it hurt? A little sage burning I find works just fine to clear out the ooga booga 🙂

    • The only bad thing is it reinforces a belief in something that doesn’t work, and didn’t contribute to it’s success, adding more smoke and mirrors to the recovery, like there isn’t enough of them already.
      Still, I would not stop them from doing it, they are free to do what they want.

      • WhiteRose | Jan 13, 2011 at 11:57 am |

        As long as they aren’t using it for a front for really doing coke and hookers… people buying houses houses they couldn’t afford if the worst happened is what really happened. The bankers through out the lure but the customers took the bait they didn’t have swords to their heads, perhaps a bitchy spouse?

        • I wish it was just people buying houses they couldn’t afford. It’s also banks foreclosing on houses they don’t even own, too. It’s a mass amount of people who lost their jobs. It’s there being no social security net of any kind, so a foreclosure is the only possibility, since there are no jobs in a recession. It’s hardly their fault their company either downsized or went bankrupt, etc. Somewhere else, I saw an article saying 1/34 Americans reported NO income.

  3. E.B. Wolf | Jan 13, 2011 at 3:22 pm |

    here’s a good clip of Wall Street’s response to their prayers.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-QIH87SbNk

  4. E.B. Wolf | Jan 13, 2011 at 11:22 am |

    here’s a good clip of Wall Street’s response to their prayers.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-QIH87SbNk

  5. The only bad thing is it reinforces a belief in something that doesn’t work, and didn’t contribute to it’s success, adding more smoke and mirrors to the recovery, like there isn’t enough of them already.
    Still, I would not stop them from doing it, they are free to do what they want.

  6. WhiteRose | Jan 13, 2011 at 3:57 pm |

    As long as they aren’t using it for a front for really doing coke and hookers… people buying houses houses they couldn’t afford if the worst happened is what really happened. The bankers through out the lure but the customers took the bait they didn’t have swords to their heads, perhaps a bitchy spouse?

  7. they should cleanse the bad vibe of the bankers who bought the houses, not the homes themselves.

  8. they should cleanse the bad vibe of the bankers who bought the houses, not the homes themselves.

  9. justagirl | Jan 13, 2011 at 4:22 pm |

    witchcraft experts say that the house “cleansing” will not be considered by the higher power unless the witch is accompanied by a sword wielding virgin throughout the ceremony.

  10. justagirl | Jan 13, 2011 at 12:22 pm |

    witchcraft experts say that the house “cleansing” will not be considered by the higher power unless the witch is accompanied by a sword wielding virgin throughout the ceremony.

  11. The title to this “story” is misleading. The WSJ photo story is about this woman and her “helper” doing a house blessing on a new purchased foreclosed home. Not that she is somehow trying to “heal” the housing crisis. Lots of people get their new houses blessed. BFD! Stop trying to make mountains out of molehills…

  12. The title to this “story” is misleading. The WSJ photo story is about this woman and her “helper” doing a house blessing on a new purchased foreclosed home. Not that she is somehow trying to “heal” the housing crisis. Lots of people get their new houses blessed. BFD! Stop trying to make mountains out of molehills…

  13. Im i the only one that finds a resemblance between the witch in this picture, and SNOOKI from jersey shore? Gotta go don’t want to miss my appointment with Harry Potter!

  14. Im i the only one that finds a resemblance between the witch in this picture, and SNOOKI from jersey shore? Gotta go don’t want to miss my appointment with Harry Potter!

  15. Liam_McGonagle | Jan 13, 2011 at 11:41 pm |

    Awesome. Should be working any day now. Afterall, we did successfully complete the annual corporate sacrifice ritual.

    http://www.theonion.com/articles/20000-sacrificed-in-annual-blood-offering-to-corpo,18542/

    But for seriously hyah, anyone recognize the fat gimp in the background? Observant viewers of the old Penn & Teller “Bullshit” program may recognize him as one of the Salem coven of warlocks from the Ouija Board episode . . .

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eG4wTZut3wM

    (around 2:40, I think)

  16. Liam_McGonagle | Jan 13, 2011 at 7:41 pm |

    Awesome. Should be working any day now. Afterall, we did successfully complete the annual corporate sacrifice ritual.

    http://www.theonion.com/articles/20000-sacrificed-in-annual-blood-offering-to-corpo,18542/

    But for seriously hyah, anyone recognize the fat gimp in the background? Observant viewers of the old Penn & Teller “Bullshit” program may recognize him as one of the Salem coven of warlocks from the Ouija Board episode . . .

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eG4wTZut3wM

    (around 2:40, I think)

  17. I wish it was just people buying houses they couldn’t afford. It’s also banks foreclosing on houses they don’t even own, too. It’s a mass amount of people who lost their jobs. It’s there being no social security net of any kind, so a foreclosure is the only possibility, since there are no jobs in a recession. It’s hardly their fault their company either downsized or went bankrupt, etc. Somewhere else, I saw an article saying 1/34 Americans reported NO income.

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