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August 29th, 2008 2:04 PM

Dear Friends,

Beginning next Tuesday, September 2nd through the end of 2008, MoneyTeam will contribute 10% of its net loan proceeds to a charity in your name on all loan originations. 

It is very sad to see so many homeless persons on our streets. With the financial stress many Americans are facing today, we've noticed an increase in families unable to provide foodstuffs for their children. There have been long lines in shelters and food banks. It's time to help those in need and we are grateful to have the ability in helping the less fortunate. We encourage all of our regular readers to our blog, to open your hearts and reinvigorate your soul by donating to a cause which is truly invaluable in scope. Our prayers are devoted to those families struggling to make ends meet, to keep food on the table, to clothe their youngsters and to have a safe and comfortable place to live. We hope these donations can help those in need during these challenging times. We all need a GUARDIAN ANGEL to help us in overcoming these obstacles.

Interest Rates

Rates are holding steady this week. Please check our current rates. MoneyTeam is offering a 30 Year Fixed Conforming Loan for 6.125% @ 1 Point. A 15 Year Fixed Conforming Loan is currently priced at 5.50% @ 1 Point. Please do not hesitate to call our office at 323-936-3232 for more details.

Former Clients

Next week, most of our former clients will be contacted by phone in order to provide assistance in any new refinance or purchase transaction. MoneyTeam has special discounts. This could be the best time to secure financing on your home with either an FHA or conventional loan. You'll hear from us soon. 


Every 4 Years

I was able to view several of the speeches made by Democratic leaders at the national convention this week in Denver. Next week, the Republicans are in the spotlight.

I can truly appreciate the mechanics of a well written and passionately delivered speech. The strength of one's delivery can resonate and provide inspiration for those in the convention audience and for television viewers. The thoughts and the vision for a country's future explored by the speakers at a convention, can help decide the course of events in choosing our leaders in the General Election.

Throughout modern American history, national political conventions have been viewed by millions. Gavel to gavel coverage was the norm on all major networks during the early years of television broadcasting. Political theater, entertainment, a civics lesson, platform of idealogy, profound rhetoric and oratory are just several of the footnotes a national convention provides for a participant.

Gifted orators of both parties have delivered exceptional and memorable speeches which transformed the spirit of its members. A transfusion of passion for a cause and for a political victory in November is the ultimate goal. 

While speeches can provide the text, there are times where circumstances and visual displays of intensity can provide added meaning to the challenges and the soul of a political convention.

The Democrats - Several Highlights From Past Conventions

During the 1964 Democratic National Convention, when he appeared at the podium, Robert Kennedy was given a 22 minute standing ovation by the delegates. It was only 9 months earlier that his beloved brother, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas. From the eloquence of Shakespeare, Bobby conveyed an eternal spirit of his loss. "When he shall die, take him and cut him out in little stars and he will make the face of Heaven so fine that all the world will be in love with night, and pay no worship to the garish sun." 

The Whole World Was Watching

In 1968 during the turmoil in Chicago,  millions of Americans viewed the horror of  violence outside the convention. On live television, brutal attacks by police on Vietnam antiwar protesters added to the tension inside the convention hall. One of the most graphic was Connecticut Senator Abraham Ribicoff's exchange of words with Chicago Mayor Richard Daley where he furiously stated, "With George McGovern as President of the United States we wouldn't have Gestapo tactics in the streets of Chicago!" The eventual nominee, Vice President Hubert Humphrey did his best to bring harmony by invoking the passages of prayer from St. Francis of Assisi.

In 1980, Massachusetts Senator Edward Kennedy in his failed attempt to win the nomination from President Jimmy Carter, was truly eloquent in his keynote speech. With a pronounced passion, he ended with these words, "For all those whose cares have been our concern, the work goes on, the cause endures, the hope still lives and the dream shall never die." 

In 1984, New York Governor Mario Cuomo's eloquence in his keynote address, "A Tale Of Two Cities" brought about national recognition and inquiries from the press and the public, pertaining to possible presidential aspirations.

In 1988, Texas State Treasurer Ann Richards brought down the house when referring to Vice President George Bush by saying, "Poor George. He can't help it. He was born with a silver foot in his mouth!" 

Next week, we'll explore several memorable events and quotes from past Republican conventions.

Thanks Again




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