I almost never stop over to “Big Bad Orange” (the liberal site Daily Kos) but I found myself over there today to check out John McCain’s birth certificate at the urging of Five Before Chaos (side note: while most of these McCain is older than dirt jokes are pretty friggin funny- the above mentioned birth certificate is great- I don’t actually care too much for the ageist politics they represent; I for one could care less how old he or anyone else is).  While over at the kos, I came upon a pretty good run-down of the current housing crisis in the U.S., which is a bit dry and number-heavy to read, but concludes with a great synapsis: what we’re seeing is essencially the nationalization of the housing market in the U.S., only, it’s being nationalized in a way that benefits only the banks, lenders, and large property owners.  What the piece’s author rightfully points out: in the housing market, we have socialism for the rich, and capitalism for the rest of us.  If that doesn’t say a lot to you, well, I don’t know if I can help.