My neighborhood realtor is determined to turn a buck on electoral eschatology


#1

Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2016/11/07/492864.html


#2

That’s not too much of a scumbag move? Or is it…


#3

Apparently this guy didn’t get the memo. When you are a walking transaction cost; you should really try to be polite and unobtrusive about it.


#4

Well he’s smart enough not to choose sides. Republican dollars are just as green as Democrat dollars.


#5

Amusing, as long as he’s not in a neighborhood that’s largely new arrivals or Muslim.
(As in, “now that you’re about to be deported,…”)


#6

The real estate industry attracts some wonderful people.


#7

There is a billboard off I-35 in Austin that some REALTOR® put up. I saw it a couple of months ago and it made me chuckle.


#8

(I should make it clear I consider DT a member of the above-mentioned real estate industry)


#9

eschatology

Some sort of schat anyhow.


#10

Hey, this is America! If there is a buck to exploit from the panic of people, you can be sure that there will always be one brave man that will stand up to that challenge!


#11

Real estate is founded on human misery.


#12

Make sure you got something lined up before selling your house. Most 1st world countries have stricter immigration policies than America. I met an American illegal immigrant in Italy. She had to work under the table at a hostel.


#13

FTFY.

Though I do find this flyer amusing, and would definitely give him some bonus points for his effort.


#14

I saw it last week. Maybe not the same one - the one I saw was on I-35 south somewhere between Parmer and 183.


#15

Pretty sure it will be like those who said they’d leave during Bush vs Gore. That is to say all hat no cattle.


#16

This is why, should you ever decide to emigrate from the U.S. out of panic and/or horror, you should choose a country with terrible paperwork for this sort of thing

I don’t know exactly which countries those are but I’ll place a decent bet on India and Mongolia. I think @knoxblox once told me that Moldova might be a good candidate, too.


#18

I think Moldova is straddling the fence as of late.

Their economy is steadily improving and solidifying, though they are still the poorest country in Eastern Europe, and heavily in debt. A deal they might strike with Romania for a natural gas pipeline might break their dependence upon Russia for physical support.
If they managed to enter the EU, they’d probably replace Greece as the new red-headed stepchild.

But yeah, paperwork might not be such a hassle, though police and bureaucratic corruption is still a problem.


#19

In the words of Stephen Fry, “there’s only one thing worse than a real estate agent, but at least that can be lanced, drained and surgically dressed.”


#20

Still not as funny as the atheist who started After The Rapture Pet Care.


#21

That tone-deaf mattress commercial ‘celebrating’ terrorism by demolishing prices… is just the tip of the iceberg I fear.