Update #9: List of FDIC Seized/Failed USA Banks To-Date

May 3, 2012 NOTE: Bank closings are so numerous  in the past three years that this post spans several pages. Be sure to click on the “MORE” link at the bottom of each page. I want you to get the full flavor of just how serious this problem is in the USA, while the press worries about what the Kardoucheans are doing daily. Also, bear in mind that the FDIC insures the deposits in these seized banks, and depositors over the FDIC limit are shit out of luck. But do you not have to ask yourself exactly where the FDIC is getting all this money to cover these losses?

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Well, here we are again, counting up more failed banks.

This is the 9th Update of this post since 2008.

In 2009, 140 banks were shuttered by the FDIC. By October 22, 2010, another 139 banks had been seized.  By April, 15 2011, another 52 banks were added to the list. As of today, we can add  80 more to that list.  Kind of makes you feel secure, doesn’t it?

First, a little background:
We have certainly come a long way since Penny Pritzker of Hyatt fame, the Mother of Subprime Lenders and insolvent Failed Banks, first got the ball rolling. You remember Penny, don’t you? Barack’s Chicago friend and National Finance Chair of Barack’s election Campaign. Why Penny’s failed Superior Bank in Chicago folded long before the rush. Being first is such a badge. After his selection and subsequent election, Barack also offered her the position of head of the Department of Commerce. You can’t make this shit up. Wisely, she turned it down. I wonder if she finished paying off that $460,000,000 she owed the FDIC.

But not to worry! Barack is on it! Why this is all he can think about on the links and during vacations. Honest! I sure hope so, because we’re….well….we’re running out of banks.

I know that these bank closings make me feel better about keeping my money in a bank and that reviewing them makes me feel as though we have turned the corner, and I know you feel the same way. Don’t let the fact that the FDIC is underfunded for what’s been happening bother your silly little head. Barack can always print more money just like he’s been doing right along.  So what if it isn’t worth the paper it’s printed on? And don’t let the fact that printing money devalues the dollar regularly scare you either–and for goodness sakes, don’t be fretting over that little ole Standard and Poor’s downgrade! I mean who cares if the dollar will eventually be worthless, right? Then we can go on that “world currency” George Soros is drooling over. Then the USA can just be one of the guys with all the other third world shithole countries while unseen manipulators continue to spread our wealth around to other places as well as into their own pockets. I love when they do that, don’t you? Especially with countries that haven’t got a pot to piss in and hate our guts at the same time. Why, if we are good, we might even get a couple of goats too!

I left the original post that appeared above the original closed bank list intact below, because it contains some valuable information that has not changed. Please read it and use the links to check your own bank’s ratings. Know that these ratings can change, so check your bank out periodically. Nothing is more endearing than to find out your bank is seized and you can’t access your checking account to pay your bills until some government yahoo says you can.

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money-catNow for a little advice, before we get to the list of closings right near you.

Right now, we all feel like we don’t know what to do with cash–that is if we have any.

Many of us have accounts with banks and worry about whether or not they are solvent. Even with the FDIC promise, I know many people still worry about how easily or quickly they would be able to get access to their own money if their bank were to have problems.

You should also know that if a large failing bank were to be Nationalized, the stockholders would take the hit, but the account holders would not. In other words, if you have an account in one of these banks, it will remain intact. Whether or not limits would be set on how and when money can be removed remains to be seen. It has happened with some of these banks that have failed in order to quell “Runs” on the money. So it would be a LOT easier to check your bank’s status now than to worry about it later. Of course, a bank’s rating can change as well, from bad to better or from good to not-so-good. So it’s best to check back every so often.

If you want to check your bank’s current rating or your credit union’s rating, go to the Safe and Sound at Bankrate.com.

You can also check the ratings for all the banks in your city, state, region. For each bank, you can get a report that provides more details as to why the bank has a particular rating.

Here’s a list of bank closings for 2008 thru 2011 (so far). You can see 2007 and earlier closings list here. As you can see, this has been going on for awhile. The publicity on these closings was practically non-existent in 2007, and fairly paltry in 2008. Publicity has been  fairly non-existent in the press since 2009.

In some cases, the FDIC takes over the bank, but in many of the cases, accounts are just transferred to more solvent area banks, which makes for a smoother transition for customers.

Here we go! Something for everybody! You’re gonna love the ironic names of some of these banks! “High Trust Bank”  remains my favorite!

2012

Apr 27 - Palm Desert National Bank, Palm Desert, CA

Apr 27 – Plantation Federal Bank, Pawleys Island, SC

Apr 27 - InterBank fsb, Maple Grove, MN

Apr 27 – HarVest Bank of Maryland, Gaithersburg, MD

Apr 27 – Bank of the Eastern Shore, Cambridge, MD

Apr 20 - Fort Lee Federal Savings Bank, FSB, Fort Lee, NJ

Mar 30 - Fidelity Bank, Dearborn, MI

Mar 23 – Premier Bank, Wilmette, IL

Mar 23 – Covenant Bank & Trust, Rock Spring, GA

Mar 09 – New City Bank, Chicago, IL

Mar 02 – Global Commerce Bank, Doraville, GA

Feb 24 – Home Savings of America, Little Falls, MN

Feb 24 – Central Bank of Georgia, Ellaville, GA

Feb 10 - SCB Bank, Shelbyville, IN

Feb 10 - Charter National Bank and Trust, Hoffman Estates, IL

Jan 27 - BankEast, Knoxville, TN

Jan 27 - Patriot Bank Minnesota, Forest Lake, MN

Jan 27 – Tennessee Commerce Bank, Franklin, TN

Jan 27 – First Guaranty Bank and Trust Company of Jacksonville, Jacksonville, FL

Jan 20 - American Eagle Savings Bank, Boothwyn, PA

Jan 20 - The First State Bank, Stockbridge, GA

Jan 20 – Central Florida State Bank, Belleview, FL

2011

Dec 16 – Western National Bank, Phoenix, AZ

Dec 16 – Premier Community Bank of the Emerald Coast, Crestview, FL

Nov 18 – Central Progressive Bank, Lacombe, LA

Nov 18 – Polk County Bank, Johnston, IA

Nov 10 – Community Bank of Rockmart, Rockmart, GA

Nov 04 – SunFirst Bank, Saint George, UT

Nov 04 – Mid City Bank, Inc., Omaha, NE

Oct 28 – All American Bank, Des Plaines, Illinois

Oct 21 – Community Banks of Colorado, Greenwood Village, CO

Oct 21 – Community Capital Bank, Jonesboro, GA

Oct 21 - Decatur First Bank, Decatur, GA

Oct 21 - Old Harbor Bank, Clearwater, FL

Oct 14 – Country Bank, Aledo, IL

Oct 14 – First State Bank, Cranford, NJ

Oct 14 - Blue Ridge Savings Bank, Inc., Asheville, NC

Oct 14 – Piedmont Community Bank, Gray, GA

Oct 07 - Sun Security Bank, Ellington, MO

Oct 07 – The RiverBank, Wyoming, MN

Sep 30 – First International Bank, Plano, TX

Sep 23 – Citizens Bank of Northern California, Nevada City, CA

Sep 23 – Bank of the Commonwealth, Norfolk, VA

Sep 09 - The First National Bank of Florida, Milton, FL

Sep 02 – CreekSide Bank, Woodstock, GA

Sep 02 – Patriot Bank of Georgia, Cumming, GA

Aug 19 – First Choice Bank, Geneva, IL

Aug 19 – First Southern National Bank, Statesboro, GA

Aug 19 – Lydian Private Bank, Palm Beach, FL

Aug 18 - Public Savings Bank, Huntingdon Valley, PA

Aug 12 – The First National Bank of Olathe, Olathe, KS

Aug 05 - Bank of Whitman, Colfax, WA

Aug 05 – Bank of Shorewood, Shorewood, IL

Jul 29 - Integra Bank National Association (N.A.), Evansville, IN

Jul 29 – BankMeridian, N.A., Columbia, SC

Jul 29 - Virginia Business Bank, Richmond, VA

Jul 22 – Bank of Choice, Greeley, CO

Jul 22 – LandMark Bank of Florida, Sarasota, FL

Jul 22 - Southshore Community Bank, Apollo Beach, FL

Jul 15 - Summit Bank, Prescott, AZ

Jul 15 – First Peoples Bank, Port Saint Lucie, FL

Jul 15 – High Trust Bank, Stockbridge, GA

Jul 15 – One Georgia Bank, Atlanta, GA

Jul 08 - Signature Bank, Windsor, CO

Jul 08 – Colorado Capital Bank, Castle Rock, CO

Jul 08 – First Chicago Bank & Trust, Chicago, IL

Jun 24 - Mountain Heritage Bank, Clayton, GA

Jun 17 – First Commercial Bank of Tampa Bay, Tampa, FL

Jun 17 - McIntosh State Bank, Jackson, GA

Jun 03 – Atlantic Bank and Trust, Charleston, SC

May 27 – First Heritage Bank, Snohomish, WA

May 20 – Summit Bank, Burlington, WA

May 20 – First Georgia Banking Company, Franklin, GA

May 20 – Atlantic Southern Bank, Macon, GA

May 06 – Coastal Bank, Cocoa Beach, FL

Apr 29 – Community Central Bank, Mount Clemens, MI

Apr 29 - The Park Avenue Bank, Valdosta, GA

Apr 29 – First Choice Community Bank, Dallas, GA

Apr 29 - Cortez Community Bank, Brooksville, FL

Apr 29 – First National Bank of Central Florida, Winter Park, FL

Apr 15- Heritage Banking Group, Carthage, MS

Apr 15- Rosemount National Bank, Rosemount, MN

Apr 15- Superior Bank, Birmingham, AL

Apr 15- Nexity Bank, Birmingham, AL

Apr 15- New Horizons Bank, East Ellijay, GA

Apr 15- Bartow County Bank, Cartersville, GA

Apr 08- Nevada Commerce Bank, Las Vegas, NV

Apr 08- Western Springs National Bank And Trust, Western Springs, IL

Mar 25- The Bank Of Commerce, Wood Dale, IL

Mar 11- Legacy Bank, Milwaukee, WI

Mar 11- First National Bank Of Davis, Davis, OK

Feb 25- Valley Community Bank, St. Charles, IL

Feb 18- San Luis Trust Bank, FSB, San Luis Obispo, CA

Feb 18- Charter Oak Bank, Napa, CA

Feb 18- Citizens Bank Of Effingham, Springfield, GA

Feb 18- Habersham Bank, Clarkesville, GA

Feb 11- Canyon National Bank, Palm Springs, CA

Feb 11- Badger State Bank, Cassville, WI

Feb 11- Peoples State Bank, Hamtramck, MI

Feb 11- Sunshine State Community Bank, Port Orange, FL

Feb 04- Community First Bank Chicago, Chicago, IL

Feb 04- North Georgia Bank, Watkinsville, GA

Feb 04- American Trust Bank, Roswell, GA

Jan 28- First Community Bank, Taos, NM

Jan 28- FirsTier Bank, Louisville, CO

Jan 28- Evergreen State Bank, Stoughton, WI

Jan 28- First State Bank, Camargo, OK

Jan 21- United Western Bank, Denver, CO

Jan 21- The Bank Of Ashville, Ashville, NC

Jan 21- Community South Bank & Trust, Easley, SC

Jan 21- Enterprise Banking Company, McDonough, GA

Jan 14- Oglethorpe Bank, Brunswick, GA

Jan 07- Legacy Bank, Scottsdale, AZ

Jan 07- First Commercial Bank Of Florida, Orlando, FL

2010

Dec 17- Community National Bank, Lino Lakes, MN

Dec 17- First Southern Bank, Batesville, AR

Dec 17- United Americas Bank, N.A., Atlanta, GA

Dec 17- Appalachian Community Bank, FSB, McCaysville, GA

Dec 17- Chestatee State Bank, Dawsonville, GA

Dec 17- The Bank of Miami, N.A., Coral Gables, FL

Dec 10- Earthstar Bank, Southampton, PA

Dec 10- Paramount Bank, Farmington Hills, MI

(THANKSGIVING VACATION, WOOT!)

Nov 19- First Banking Center, Burlington, WI

Nov 19- Allegiance Bank of North America, Bala CynWyd, PA

Nov 19- Gulf State Community Bank, Carrabelle, FL

Nov 12- Cooper Star Bank, Scottzdale, AZ

Nov 12- Darby Bank & Trust Company, Vidalia, GA

Nov 12- Tifton Banking Company, Tifton, GA

Nov 05- First Vietnamese American Bank, Westminster, CA

Nov 05- Pierce Commercial Bank, Tacoma, WA

Nov 05- Western Commercial Bank, Woodland Hills, CA

Nov 05- K Bank, Randallstown, MD

THIS LIST IS VERY LONG. CLICK ON “READ MORE”

Oct 22 – First Arizona Savings, A F.S.B., Scottsdale, AZ

Oct 22 – Hillcrest Bank, Overland Park, KS

Oct 22 - First Suburban National Bank, Maywood, IL

Oct 22 – The First National Bank of Barnesville, Barnesville, GA

Oct 22 – The Gordon Bank, Gordon, GA

Oct 22 – Progress Bank Of Florida, Tampa, FL

Oct 22 - First Bank Of Jacksonville, Jacksonville, FL

Oct 15 – Premier Bank, Jefferson City, MO

Oct 15 – WestBridge Bank and Trust Company, Chesterfield, MO

Oct 15 - Security Savings Bank, F.S.B., Olathe, KS

Oct 01 – Shoreline Bank, Shoreline, WA

Oct 01 – Wakulla Bank, Crawfordville, FL

Sep 24 – North County Bank, Arlington, WA

Sep 24 - Haven Trust Bank Florida, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

Sep 17 – Maritime Savings Bank, West Allis, WI

Sep 17 – Bramble Savings Bank, Milford, OH

Sep 17 – The People’s Bank, Winder, GA

Sep 17 – First Commerce Community Bank, Douglasville, GA

Sep 17 - Bank of Ellijay, Ellijay, GA

Sep 17 – ISN Bank, Cherry Hill, NJ

Sep 10 - Horizon Bank, Bradenton, FL

(Note: Our underfunded FDIC held a Moratorium on bank closings from Aug 21 thru September 9. I guess the FED had to print some money for them)

Aug 20 – Sonoma Valley Bank, Sonoma, CA

Aug 20 – Los Padres Bank, Solvang, CA

Aug 20 - Butte Community Bank, Chico, CA

Aug 20 – Pacific State Bank, Stockton, CA

Aug 20 – ShoreBank, Chicago, IL

Aug 20 - Imperial Savings and Loan Association, Martinsville, VA

Aug 20 - Independent National Bank, Ocala, FL

Aug 20 – Community National Bank at Bartow, Bartow, FL

Aug 13 – Palos Bank and Trust Company, Palos Heights, IL

Aug 06 – Ravenswood Bank, Chicago, IL

Jul 30 - LibertyBank, Eugene, OR

Jul 30 – The Cowlitz Bank, Longview, WA

Jul 30 – Coastal Community Bank, Panama City Beach, FL

Jul 30 - Bayside Savings Bank, Port Saint Joe, FL

Jul 30 – NorthWest Bank & Trust, Acworth, GA

Jul 23 - Home Valley Bank, Cave Junction, OR

Jul 23 - SouthwestUSA Bank, Las Vegas, NV

Jul 23 – Community Security Bank, New Prague, MN

Jul 23 – Thunder Bank, Sylvan Grove, KS

Jul 23 – Williamsburg First National Bank, Kingstree, SC

Jul 23 – Crescent Bank and Trust Company, Jasper, GA

Jul 23 – Sterling Bank, Lantana, FL

Jul 16 – Mainstreet Savings Bank, Hastings, MI

Jul 16 - Olde Cypress Community Bank, Clewiston, FL

Jul 16 – Turnberry Bank, Aventura, FL

Jul 16 - Metro Bank of Dade County, Miami, FL

Jul 16 - First National Bank of the South, Spartanburg, SC

Jul 16 – Woodlands Bank, Bluffton, SC

Jul 09 – Home National Bank, Blackwell, OK

Jul 09 – USA Bank, Port Chester, NY

Jul 09 – Ideal Federal Savings Bank, Baltimore, MD

Jul 09 - Bay National Bank, Baltimore, MD

Jun 25 – High Desert State Bank, Albuquerque, NM

Jun 25 – First National Bank, Savannah, GA

Jun 25 - Peninsula Bank, Englewood, FL

Jun 18 – Nevada Security Bank, Reno, NV

Jun 11 – Washington First International Bank, Seattle, WA

Jun 04 – TierOne Bank, Lincoln, NE

Jun 04 – Arcola Homestead Savings Bank, Arcola, IL

Jun 04 – First National Bank, Rosedale, MS

May 28 - Sun West Bank, Las Vegas, NV

May 28 – Granite Community Bank, N.A., Granite Bay, CA

May 28 – Bank of Florida – Tampa Bay, Tampa, FL

May 28 - Bank of Florida – Southwest, Naples, FL

May 28 – Bank of Florida – Southeast, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

May 21 - Pinehurst Bank, Saint Paul, MN

May 14 - Midwest Bank and Trust Company, Elmwood Park, IL

May 14 - Southwest Community Bank, Springfield, MO

May 14 – New Liberty Bank, Plymouth, MI

May 14 – Satilla Community Bank, Saint Marys, GA

May 07 – 1st Pacific Bank of California, San Diego, CA

May 07 - Towne Bank of Arizona, Mesa, AZ

May 07 – Access Bank, Champlin, MN

May 07 - The Bank of Bonifay, Bonifay, FL

Apr 30 – Frontier Bank, Everett, WA

Apr 30 – BC National Banks, Butler, MO

Apr 30 - Champion Bank, Creve Coeur, MO

Apr 30 - CF Bancorp, Port Huron, MI

Apr 30 - Westernbank Puerto Rico, Mayaguez, PR

Apr 30 – R-G Premier Bank of Puerto Rico, Hato Rey, PR

Apr 30 – Eurobank, San Juan, PR

Apr 23 – Wheatland Bank, Naperville, IL

Apr 23 – Peotone Bank and Trust Company, Peotone, IL

Apr 23 – Lincoln Park Savings Bank, Chicago, IL

Apr 23 – New Century Bank, Chicago, IL

Apr 23 – Citizens Bank and Trust Company Of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Apr 23 - Broadway Bank, Chicago, IL

Apr 23 – Amcore Bank, National Association, Rockford, IL

Apr 16 – City Bank, Lynnwood, WA

Apr 16 – Tamalpais Bank, San Rafael, CA

Apr 16 – Innovative Bank, Oakland, CA

Apr 16 – Butler Bank, Lowell, MA

Ape 16 – Riverside National Bank of Florida, Fort Pierce, FL

Apr 16 – AmericanFirst Bank, Clermont, FL

Apr 16 - First Federal Bank of North Florida, Palatka, FL

Apr 16 - Lakeside Community Bank, Sterling Heights, MI

Apr 9 – Beach First National Bank, Myrtle Beach, SC

Mar 26 - Desert Hills Bank, Phoenix, AZ

Mar 26 - Unity National Bank, Cartersville, GA

Mar 26 – Key West Bank, Key West, FL

Mar 26 – McIntosh Commercial Bank, Carrollton, GA

Mar 19 - State Bank of Aurora, Aurora, MN

Mar 19 – First Lowndes Bank, Fort Deposit, AL

Mar 19 – Bank of Hiawassee, Hiawassee, GA

Mar 19 - Appalachian Community Bank, Ellijay, GA

Mar 19 – Advanta Bank Corp., Draper, UT

Mar 19 – Century Security Bank, Duluth, GA

Mar 19 – American National Bank, Parma, OH

Mar 12 - Statewide Bank, Covington, LA

Mar 12 - Old Southern Bank, Orlando, FL

Mar 12 - The Park Avenue Bank, New York, NY

Mar 11 - Liberty Pointe Bank, New York, NY

Mar 5 - Centennial Bank, Ogden, UT

Mar 5 - Waterfield Bank, Germantown, MD

Mar 5 - Bank of Illinois, Normal IL

Mar 5 – Sun American Bank, Boca Raton, FL

Feb 26 – Ranier Pacific Bank, Tacoma, WA

Feb 26 – Carson River Community Bank, Carson City, NV

Feb 19 – La Jolla Bank, FSB, La Jolla, CA

Feb 19 – George Washington Savings Bank, Orland Park, IL

Feb 19 – The La Coste National Bank, La Coste, TX

Feb 19 - Marco Community Bank, Marco Island, FL

Feb 05 – 1st American State Bank of Minnesota, Hancock, MN

Jan 29 – American Marine Bank, Bainbridge Island, WA

Jan 29 – First Regional Bank, Los Angeles, CA

Jan 29 – Community Bank & Trust, Cornelia, GA

Jan 29 – Marshall Bank, National Association, Hallock, MN

Jan 29 - Florida Community Bank, Immokalee, FL

Jan 29 – First National Bank of Georgia, Carrollton, GA

Jan 22 – Columbia River Bank, The Dalles, OR

Jan 22 – Evergreen Bank, Seattle, WA

Jan 22 - Charter Bank, Santa Fe, NM

Jan 22 – Bank of Leeton, Leeton, MO

Jan 22 - Premier American Bank, Miami, FL

Jan 15 – Barnes Banking Company, Kaysville, UT

Jan 15 - St. Stephen State Bank, St. Stephen, MN

Jan 15 – Town Community Bank and Trust, Antioch, IL

Jan 08 - Horizon Bank, Bellingham, WA

2009

Dec 18 -First Federal Bank of California, F.S.B., Santa Monica, CA

Dec 18 – Imperial Capital Bank, La Jolla, CA

Dec 18 – Independent Bankers’ Bank, Springfield, IL

Dec 18 – New South Federal Savings Bank, Irondale, AL

Dec 18 – Citizens State Bank, New Baltimore, MI

Dec 18 – People’s First Community Banks, Panama City, FL

Dec 18 – RockBridge Commercial Bank, Atlanta, GA

Dec 11 – Solutions Bank, Overland Park, KS

Dec 11 -Valley Capital Bank, N.A., Mesa, AZ

Dec 11 – Republic Federal Bank, N.A., Miami, FL

Dec 04 – Greater Atlantic Bank, Reston, VA

Dec 04 – Benchmark Bank, Aurora, IL

Dec 04 – AmTrust Bank, Cleveland, OH

Dec 04 – The Tattnall Bank, Reidsville, GA

Dec 04 – First Security National Bank, Norcross, GA

Dec 04 – The Buckhead Community Bank, Atlanta, GA

Nov 20 Commerce Bank of Southwest Florida, Fort Myers, FL

Nov 13 – Pacific Coast National Bank, San Clemente, CA

Nov 13 – Orion Bank, Naples, FL

Nov 13 – Century Bank, F.S.B., Sarasota, FL

Nov 06 – United Commercial Bank, San Francisco, CA

Nov 06 – Gateway Bank of St. Louis, St. Louis, MO

Nov 06 – Prosperan Bank, Oakdale, MN

Nov 06 – Home Federal Savings Bank, Detroit, MI

Nov 06 – United Security Bank, Sparta, GA

Oct 30- North Houston Bank, Houston, TX

Oct 30- Madisonville Bank, Madisonville, TX

Oct 30- Citizens National Bank, Teague, TX

Oct 30- Park National Bank, Chicago, IL

Oct 30- Pacific National Bank, San Francisco, CA

Oct 30- California National Bank, Los Angeles, CA

Oct 30- San Diego National Bank, San Diego, CA

Oct 30- Community Bank of Lemont, Lemont, IL

Oct 30- Bank USA, N.A., Phoenix, AZ

Oct 23- First DuPage Bank, Westmont, IL

Oct 23- Riverview Community Bank, Otsego, MN

Oct 23- Bank of Elmwood, Racine, WI

Oct 23- Flagship National Bank, Bradenton, FL

Oct 23- Hillcrest Bank Florida, Naples, FL

Oct 23- American United Bank, Lawrenceville, GA

Oct 23- Partners Bank, Naples, FL

Oct 16- San Joaquin Bank, Bakersfield, CA

Oct 02- Southern Colorado Bank, Pueblo, CO

Oct 02- Jennings State Bank, Spring Grove, MN

Oct 02- Warren Bank, Warren, MI

Sept 25- Georgian Bank, Atlanta, GA

Sept 18- Irwin Union Bank F.S.B., Louisville, KY

Sept 18- Irwin Union Bank and Trust Company, Columbus, IN

Sept 11- Venture Bank, Lacey, WA

Sept 11- Brickwell Community Bank, Woodbury, MN

Sept 11- Corus Bank, N.A., Chicago, IL

Sept 04- First State Bank, Flagstaff, AZ

Sept 04- Platinum Community Bank, Rolling Meadows, IL

Sept 04- Vantus Bank, Sioux City, IA

Sept 04- InBank, Oak Forest, IL

Sept 04- First Bank of Kansas City, Kansas City, MO

Aug 28- Affinity Bank, Ventura, CA

Aug 28- Mainstreet Bank, Forest Lake, MN

Aug 28- Bradford Bank, Baltimore, MD

Aug 21- Guaranty Bank, Austin, TX

Aug 21- CapitalSouth Bank, Birmingham, AL

Aug 21- First Coweta Bank, Newnan, GA

Aug 21- ebank, Atlanta, GA

Aug 14- Community Bank of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV

Aug 14- Community Bank of Arizona, Phoenix, AZ

Aug 14- Union Bank, National Association, Gilbert, AZ

Aug 14- Colonial Bank, Montgomery, AL

Aug 14 -Dwelling House Savings and Loan, Pittsburgh, PA

Aug 07 -Community First Bank, Prineville, OR

Aug 07 -Community National Bank of Sarasota County, Venice, FL

Aug 07 -First State Bank, Sarasota, FL

July 31 -Mutual Bank, Harvey, IL

July 31 -First BankAmericano, Elizabeth, NJ

July 31 -Peoples Community Bank, West Chester, OH

July 31 -Integrity Bank, Jupiter, FL

July 31 - First State Bank of Altus, Altus, OK

July 24 -Security Bank of Jones County-Gray,GA

July 24 -Security Bank of Houston County, Perry, GA

July 24 -Security Bank of Bibb County- Macon, GA

July 24 -Security Bank of North Metro- Woodstock, GA

July 24 – Security Bank of North Fulton-Alpharetta, GA

July 24 - Security Bank of Gwinnet County-Suwanee,GA

July 24 - Waterford Village Bank-Williamsville,NY

July 17 – Temecula Valley Bank-Temacula,CA

July 17 – Vineyard Bank, National Association-Rancho Cucamonga,CA

July 17 – BANKFIRST-Sioux Falls,SD

July 17 – First Piedmont Bank-Winder,GA

July 10 - Bank of Wyoming-Thermopolis,WY

July 02 – Founders Bank-Worth,IL

July 02 – Millenium State Bank of Texas-Dallas,TX

July 02 – First National Bank of Danville-Danville, IL

July 02 – Elizabeth State Bank-Elizabeth, IL

July 02 – Rock River Bank-Oregon, IL

July 02 – First State Bank of Winchester-Winchester, IL

July 02 – The John Warner Bank-Clinton, IL

June 26 – Mirae Bank-Los Angeles, CA

June 26 - MetroPacific Bank-Irvine, CA

June 26 – Horizon Bank-Pine City, MN

June 26 – Neighborhood Community Bank, Newnan, GA

June 26 – Community Bank of West Georgia-Villa Rica, GA

June 19 – First National Bank of Anthony-Anthony, KS

June 19 – Cooperative Bank-Wilminton, NC

June 19 – Southern Community Bank-Fayetteville, GA

June 05 – Bank of Lincolnwood-Lincolnwood, Il

May 22- Citizens National Bank-Macomb, IL *

May 22- Strategic Capital Bank-Champaign, IL *

May 21- Bank United, FSB-Coral Gables, FL *

May 08- Westsound Bank-Bremerton, WA *

May 01- American West Bank-Layton, UT

May 01- Citizens Community Bank-Ridgewood, NJ

May 01- Silverton Bank, N.A.-Atlanta, GA

Apr 24- First Bank of Idaho-Ketchum, ID

Apr 24- First Bank of Beverly Hills-Calabasas, CA

Apr 24- Michigan Heritage Bank-Farmington Hills, MI

Apr 24- American Southern Bank-Kennesaw,GA

Apr 17- Great Basin Bank of Nevada-Elko, NV

Apr 17- American Sterling Bank-Sugar Creek, MO

Apr 10- New Frontier Bank, Greeley, CO

Apr 10- Cape Fear Bank-Wilminton, NC

Mar 27- Omni National Bank-Atlanta, GA

Mar 20- Team Bank N.A.-Paola, KS

Mar 20- Colorado National Bank-Colorado Springs, CO

Mar 20- First City Bank-Stockbridge, GA

Mar 06- Freedom Bank of Georgia-Commerce, GA

Feb 27- Security Savings Bank-Henderson, NV

Feb 27- Heritage Community Bank-Glenwood, Ill

Feb 13 – Pinnacle Bank of Oregon-Beaverton, OR

Feb13- Cornbelt Bank and Trust Co. – Pittsfield, Ill

Feb 13- Riverside Bank of Gulf Coast – Cape Coral, FLA

Feb 13 – Sherman County Bank- Loup City, NEB

Feb 6 – County Bank – Merced, CA

Feb 6 – Alliance Bank-Culver City CA

Feb 6 – FirstBank Financial Services -McDonough, GA

Jan 30 -Ocala National Bank – Ocala, FLA

Jan 30 – Suburban Federal Savings Bank – Crofton, MD

Jan 30 – Magnet Bank – Salt Lake City, UT

Jan 23 – First Centennial Bank – Redlands, CA

Jan 16 – Bank Of Clark County – Vancouver, WA

Jan 16 – National Bank of Commerce – Berkeley, ILL

2008

Dec 12 – Sanderson State Bank – Sanderson, TX

Dec 12 – Haven Trust Bank – Duluth, GA

Dec 5 First Georgia Community Bank – Jackson, GA

Nov 21 – PFF Bank and Trust – Pomona, CA

Nov 21 – Downey Savings and Loan Association, F.A – Newport Beach, CA

Nov 21 – Community Bank- Loganville, GA

Nov 7 – Security Pacific Bank, Los Angeles, CA

Nov 7 – Franklin Bank, SSB – Houston, TX

Oct 31 – Freedom Bank- Bradenton, FLA

Oct 24 – Alpha Bank and Trust – Alpharetta, GA

Oct 10 – Meridian Bank-Eldred, ILL

Oct 10 – Main Street Bank – Northville, MI

Sept 25 – Washington Mutual Bank-Henderson, NV and Park City, UT

Sept 19 – Ameribank-Northfork, WV

Sept 5 – Silver State Bank-Henderson, NV

Aug 29 – Integrity Bank-Alpharetta, GA

Aug 22 – Columbia Bank and Trust-Topeka, KAN

Aug 1 – First Priority Bank-Bradenton, FLA

Jul 25 – First Heritage Bank, N.A-Newport Beach, CA

Jul 25 – First National Bank of Nevada-Reno, NV

Jul 11 – IndyMac Bank – Pasadena, CA

May 30 – First Integrity Bank, NA-Naples, FLA

May 9 – ANB Financial, NA, Bentonville, AZ

Mar 2 – Hume Bank-Hume, MO

Jan 25 – Douglass National Bank-Kansas City, MO

116 Responses

  1. Scrolling, scrolling, scrolling.
    Too sobering.I have my checking account at the least trafficked branch of a very local bank. I was used to long lines in urban NJ, so having just one ahead of me in line when I moved here was unique, pleasant. Initially I wondered how the little place survived, but over 16 years have become accustomed to its being there and not busy. Until the other week when the teller informed me that beginning May 7th this branch will be closed on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Not closed early. Closed.
    With the nearest post office for 6 miles just down the street, I figured it was synchronizing with the anticipated Saturday closing of PO. Seems though that cuts to PO service have been delayed. So what’s up with the bank? Surely nothing good. FIrst time in my long life that I am experiencing this.I suppose some would be euphemistic about it, call it historic.
    Now I’ll go back and see if my bank is in the list. I have been negligent in checking. Thanks for all the drudgery you went through to get this to us.

  2. I hope they both get out of town before Obama gets hungry.

  3. I noticed a bank on there that may or may not be related to a bank in my chicago suburb. A friend’s husband works there and I was thinking about moving my money, what little there is, to it. Thanks for doing this work and thanks for the links. I have a new computer and didnot move many of my bookmarks over. I just added “safe and sound” to it.

    still sick and home today. bbl

  4. leslie, I’m sending some virtual Uppity’s chicken soup your way. If we lived in the same city, I’d be leaving it behind your door.

    In most cases, if you click the links, you will see that the customers of these banks are almost never given warning. This is horrific of them, but of course, they don’t want a “run” on the bank. Still, you could end up unable to access your own money to pay bills till somebody gets all the ducks in a row, and that is heart-attack inducing.

  5. If you have a local community bank in your area that’s been around for a long time and is not affiliated with these corporations and mergers, check them out at bankrate and you will most likely find they are a safe haven. They will probably have only one branch, their main bank. Also, of course, there are credit unions but I worry that they might get too porky with all the business they have gained. Let’s hope not.

  6. Uppity, thanks so much for this info and taking the time to list all these banks (w/links)!! this post needs to go viral. so sharing it on the facebook!

  7. Amazing work, Uppity. Thank you so much for taking the time to painstakingly record all this information. I was focused on this like a laser months ago and then enter all the family crises, job stuff, and general sh*tstorm of everything going on all day, not to mention the bread and circuses we get from the news, so I got distracted. I appreciate your reminding to keep focused on it!

  8. Isn’t chicken soup the best!!??.
    I’m going to the MD in a bit and plan to stop at the chicken soupery on the way home. I did that on the way home on Tuesday. It helped for a while. I just have to get better so I can go to work tomorrow. We are so short staffed tomorrow, that even my coughing and nose blowing will be welcome. I’l just need to stay far away from ppl.

    about credit unions . . . I’m not so thrilled with mine. They ding me $5 per month for storing my money and not spending it.
    Think I’m gonna look elsewhere. I didn’t move everything there last fall because I wasn’t certain about when I was going to retire.LOL – with the economy like this, it won’t be anytime soon.
    bbl

  9. Can someone tell me what happened?
    On Tuesday all TV news was about the surprise visit of BOZO to Afghan, in the year anniversary of bin laden and some signing agreement…etc. etc. Next day I did not found (and have not found yet) a single line, comment or acknowledge of the event in the internet and papers thru out…WTF?
    Was I in the twilight zone?

  10. Fembots, you are obviously a weapon of math destruction.

    ::Snort::

  11. bellecat I posted the transcript of his bullshit Goatfuckistan speech, which of course, completely ignores the fact that they torture and kill women and kill girls by the boatload in school houses, for daring to go to school. Just another day with Mr.This is What A Feminist Looks Like.

    Leslie look for a community bank not owned by out of towners or large corporations. They generally have one branch but are worth the personal touch, and they ususally do better on interest because they have lower overhead.

  12. This is the part about capital gains people keep forgetting. Raising the tax hurts regular people a whole lot more than the rich. Interest on CDs right now are at or below 1% a year. No kidding. And you have to pay taxes on that. Raise the tax again and exactly what IS the incentive to save money again? And everybody seems to forget about seniors who saved all their lives and are getting a fraction of the interest they got several years ago, and they can no longer live off of interest as part of their budgets, because that money buys nothing any longer. And they have to pay capital gains on that pissant interest on the money they sacrificed to save all their lives. So when we raise capital gains taxes, do you think it hurts Warren Buffet or does it hurt old people and middle class people trying to save a little for their retirement or their kids’ college?

    Just some food for thought.

  13. I’m going to the MD in a bit and plan to stop at the chicken soupery on the way home

    I AM a chicken soupery.

    Do this intead. Buy a whole chicken on the way home and throw it in a big pot. Cover it with water and let it simmer there for hours. Check it once in awhile for evaporation. WHen the chicken falls apart, strain it and have enough soup to sink the queen mary.

  14. Bill Clinton was on Ellen

  15. How’d this Hillbilly miss this show! :) LOL!

  16. OMG this is hilarious. Three grandmas watch the Kardouchean sex tape. Warning! Sexually explicit conversation, which makes it triple-hilarious.

  17. Yeah Hillbilly, that’s whatcha get for nothing hanging out here more often.

  18. Just been busy UW….14 days of work left, then your pet hillbilly iz yours for the summer. :)

  19. Hello (((((UPPITY’S))))))

    driving by—-and will be lurking

    LOL on the Grandma’s tape—they are so amused/awe at how big it is—–I think that’s what I was hearing

  20. Oh good Hillbilly. I need some brush cleared, and some trees trimmed.

  21. michelina, that and the tip is purple. lolol. If that doesn’t go viral I am out of touch.

    The kardashian girls are such dirtbag pigs, seriously. And the milleniums and gen yers want to be just like those filthy little swine. Seriously, they are digusting and if their parents had any brains, they would be humliated and embarrassed for raising these pigs.Apparently money definitely trumps self-respect.

  22. Geez, that is all I am good fur? I gots brains to go with the brawn!

  23. OMG, that tape…it’s a darned good thing that the post guy had just walked out when I watched. Hilarious.

  24. Well you just go ahead and think while you trim, mmmmmkay? I already have a man with brains. He can fix anything, just hand him the Yellow Pages. You get the picture.

  25. But does he put cans of beer in his pockets while he’s doin’ yardwork? That’s what I thunk:) And who is is NASCAR driver? Be careful, or I will post the Redneck Yacth Club video at your place. :)

  26. He doesn’t drink much beer Hillbilly. That means your case of Keystone will be safe in the fridge. NASCAR isn’t a possibility, Hillbilly.

  27. Lots of Georgia banks on those lists. (I live in GA). What a slew of banks to go under! Thanks for working on this. Good grief, no wonder you got frustrated working on this post. But it is truly a shame that so many went under.

  28. Fridge? I have a beer fridge attached to a hand-truck, so I can wheel it around the back yard, so I never am sitting in the sun. I take it he is a boxed wine feller?

  29. without coffee, I sure am! LOL ;P

  30. Upps — chix soup is so easy to make. My cheat recipe, throw it in a pot with a steamer insert. Strain, discard bones and cartilage. Chop chix. Throw in frozen veggies, lots of minced garlic (buy this at store pre-minced in produce area, usually), thyme, sage, parsley. Dump in chopped chix. Voila …. your own medicine for the soul & the best for colds! Garlic is a potent type of antiviral/antibiotic. Thyme & carrrots are excellent sources of Vit A for sinus congestion.

  31. Hill Billy — beer fridge attached to a hand-truck. Sounds like paradise on a hot summer day! Are you a Budweiser man?

  32. Fembots you learned like I did. I do it in a porcelain pasta pot with the insert. I use it for soup only because, as you know, there is a certain patina that occurs when you make too much soup in a pot. I Still have to strain it a few times, but it helps a lot to have the insert. Then cool and skim, right? That’s how I learned it. You add no veggies, no onions, no nothing to make the soup. To be honest, most of the chicken isn’t worth spit after it’s all done, it’s all stringy, so I usuallly add fresher chicken breasts when I am making the final soup, and I might use the chicken from the pot in chicken and biscuits or some other recipe where you can disguise completely overcooked shredded chicken. lol.

    However, pre-minced garlic in my family is a sin punishable by death. It tastes kind of burnt and rancid to me anyways. But I also learned No Garlic in soup. Which works out okay since i use it in just about everything else I can think of. I usually only use salt, pepper and parsley for soup spicing. After all, that damned broth is gold all by itself. I might cheat though, and add some LeGout chicken base for some more punch just for fun.

  33. I am so spoiled here. my grandmother made the BEST chicken soup in the world!!!! And I tried so many time to duplicate the tase – never made it like she did. I’ll try again Saturday. I have enough soup now to last til then and I’ll get that chicken and the veggies – and try again. (I love the pre-minced garlic at the store. I am so not a cook!)

    thanks to both Upps and Fembots
    Hey fem, did you get my response abt the chicago roads?

  34. leslie just to show you how trained I am about garlic, I have traveled to garlic festivals and special farmer’s markets just to get fresh grown braids. There is nothing like fresh garlic. And I could do hours on shallots, which I am addicted to.

    PMMom probably grows her own. I hate her.

    Just throw the chicken in the pot like we said, leslie. Enough water to cover it and let it simmer. Do not let it boil. It ruins the stock. Bring to boil then simmer simmer simmer. Simmer simmer….That’s exactly what your grandmother did. Sometimes, and this is one case of it —less is more.

  35. Buy some premade meatballs from an Italian deli and roll them out into little marbles and throw them in the soup too and you got a meal.

    My grandmother used to stretch soup into a meal by making chicarina soup. That was soup with chicken in it, chick peas and cmall-diced potatoes. It’s delicious and very filling. I myself favor rice in my chicken soup. It’s how I am. I like barley in my beef soup, which I also make from scratch. Yum.

  36. No Hillbilly, he’s a bottled wine fella. You know, the kind with a cork.

  37. OOO! I almost forgot. One more thing I do with the pot while the chicken is simmering: I cut a fresh tomato in fours and dump it in there. It adds no flavor but makes the color more golden. Just a trick I learned from a chef. Samall one, preferably roma.

  38. Give him a weekend with me froggin,fishin,NASACR watchin’ and fiddlin with the lawn tractor, and he will return to you a new man! I will grant him honorary hillbilly staus, complete with a can of W-D40, a roll of duct tape, and a fart noise making key chain…

  39. OOO! I almost forgot. One more thing I do with the pot while the chicken is simmering: …

    I thought you were going to say something like “I say a few words in Italian, or I sing an aria while the soup is simmering.”

    Interesting about the tomato. I’ll try it tomorrow.

    BTW: when I was a new bride, I went to a mushroom farm out in the country just so I could make the most amazing mushroom soup evah! It truly was. It was the last time I did that. I figured I’d quit while I was ahead. ;)

  40. make it a small one, leslie, a Roma sixe, or a couple of cherry tomatoes.

  41. John, i don’t WANT a new man. No fiddling with him, you hear?

  42. LOL I thought I smelled soup! I do have to say that garlic is one thing I do not grow. never got the knack of it. I pulled a gazillion “walking” onions today. Kind of like green onions- only they go wild and invade your flower beds. Ugh.
    As for soup- well- I always use the three kings- onion, celery, carrots -when making the stock. Throw the onion in whole- skin and all- just cut off the root end. The skin gives that golden color. Throw in the chicken. Cover the whole thing with cold water. Simmer forever. Strain and use as you will.

  43. But UW, once he gets in touch with his “inner”hillbilly, there ain’t no tellin’ how great of a guy he can become! Bags of jerky and pork skins in the cubbard, singin’ Billy the Bass Fish on the wall, and carpet in the bathroom!

  44. I wrote about how to fix the world’s economy in a very realistic fashion, and the plan could be implemented almost immediately. http://wallstreetchange.blogspot.com/2010/11/2010-after-election-4-point-economic.html

  45. That’s stock though Mom. When you add veggies, it’s stock. It’s broth if you don’t.

  46. Damn you all. Now i have to make soup.

  47. I don’t see my pony in there Alessandro. Where’s my damned pony? Barack promised me a pony and i want it. Now.

  48. Leslie, I didn’t see your response. Remind me which thread. I’m very sluggish today. Coffee so not helping either. Over 80 degrees in my office with no air conditioning on this beautiful summerish-day.

  49. I opened windows today. It is 85 outside. I hope the freezes are done now. Grr. supposed to be warm the rest of the week with some shower activity- so should have asparagus this weekend again. That freeze really ticked me off. Got a huge basket of asparagus the night before the first freeze. Then it was cold- then a couple of days warm enough to start the asparagus up again- but they all froze in that last round- at about two inches high. Had to cut them all and pitch them on the compost. grrr

  50. I am a Coor’s product only guy. A man never cheats on,abuses, or blames his beer!

  51. Fembots ~
    You asked about the highways leading into Chicago. I responded the Stevenson (I-55) will be partially closed and some of the train lines will be closed down as well. I’m not certain which. Also some of the CTA elevated train stops will not be open. Probably around the Federal Bldg. But they should all be up and running again by June. The summit is scheduled for May 20th-ish and I learned yesterday it will run approx. one week. That means by June 2/3 everything should be back to normal.
    At one point I read that the Wisconsin Red Cross was alerted to the possiblity of an evacuation from Chicago. Well, It’ll be easeir to get around then. I may even take in a ball game after work ;)

    You just can’t beat the arrogance and egotistical traits of Rahm and TehOnce. But even they can’t be so smug that they would have the NATO Summit run into Memorial Day Weekend. That would be the ultimate insult to the people who “supported and voted” for them.

    This is some crazy stuff going on here.

  52. Okay… Thanks for chicken soup recipes.. Need a good chicken stock recipe and that mushroom soup sounds devine Leslie. Hint hint..

  53. You’ve come up in the redneck world, Hillbilly. When we first met you were a Keystone beer guy.

  54. burp

  55. Ups, explain how you add the rice to your recipe, please.

  56. goin to bed for a while..bbl

  57. wlm, I precook it and just put it in the soup when heating it.

  58. Thanks, Ups

  59. PMMom probably grows her own. I hate her.

    Don’t hate me because I grow my own garlic! Actually, it is surprisingly easy which is good because I suck as a gardener. My bulbs aren’t as big as the real farmers, but they are quite flavorful.

    I can’t get over all those bank closings…maybe the mattress is the best place.

  60. Have you all seen “The Life of Julia”, Obama’s new ad campaign? It’s a fictional little girl who grows up happy and healthy because BO was her president! And I thought the fake Greek Columns were bad.
    (I’m not linking to it because you have to see it on his web site)

  61. Yes, Sophie. Maybe a mattress. On Uppity’s favorite news site, The Drudge Report (Ha!), there is an article about people fearing their money in banks, so they are hiding their cash at home.

  62. imust, I just read about it on yesterday’s post. (I had a commitment and missed Lorac Wednesday.)

    I find the whole thing reprehensible. Imagine if any other politician did that to another voting bloc. He totally disgusts me as does myopic Ms., who has no clue what a feminist looks like.

  63. Imust. I have not seen “The Life of Julia” but Obama sure likes fiction.

  64. Uppity, thanks for this post. Frightening, whats going on.

    I also prefer rice in my chicken soup & barley in beef. Wish I had the energy to make a pot right now. I recommend putting herbs in soup also, put a half tablespoon or tablespoon of any herb mix (like provence); I make up my own, recipe is in poverty tab. Herbs make everything better and very good for you. And cook the broth down for richer flavor.

  65. imust that ad sounds revolting (life of Julia). barkalounger is really going over the top. I saw that funny clip of the 3 ladies watching kartrashians sex tape. Hilarious.

  66. Socalannie. The three ladies were funny. Wonder how many times they watched the tape.

  67. Barkalounger!!! ROFL!!

  68. It’s a cartoon time line of this girl’s “life”. It’s creepy if you ask me.

  69. It is creepy. And creepier still is the right wing reaction. Here’s a sample Tweet: “The Life of #julia: Entitlement, dependency, wlth redistribution.”

    How come no one gets this?

  70. My mom used to make a great Matzo Ball soup. She said the trick was not to make the balls too hard, otherwise “you’d throw them at the wall and they’d bounce back.”

  71. I want to report that we have had hours of downpour tonight. I have never seen this type of rain here. Hail the size of quarters and the pouring rain simply did not stop. It sounded as if I was living inside Niagara Falls. It started about 6:00 CDT and stopped about 30 minutes ago. I can’t imagine what people who were in their cars did. WOW!

  72. I need to go to bed, and this time get some sleep. I have to go to work even if I’m still sick tomorrow.
    ‘Nite all…

  73. okay, I just half-heard on the news that the “folks” that produced the film introducing Illiois to the leaders attending the NATO Summit screwed up. They must’ve been obama boyz. From hwhat I heard, they mis-identified the capital of Illinois (it is Springfield – not Chicago) and I think they also said that obama grew up in Illinois. What I heard was they had to “do some editing”. I only caught part of the report, and my guess is they won’t be reporting it again. I tried to look it up on these friendly intertubz. Couldn’t find it. If anyone wants to look, have at it.

  74. bellecat – I think this is what you’re asking about!

    http://news.yahoo.com/photos/obama-makes-surprise-visit-to-afghanistan-slideshow/

  75. Lorac!! That was a great post yesterday!

  76. I think they also said that obama grew up in Illinois

    geez, someone actually BELIEVED him when he said he was Lincoln lol

  77. Sophie, xxoo!

  78. Here’s his Mission Accomplished speech in Goatfuckistan. I guess at least he didn’t fly in and wear a codpiece, but it’s the same shit.

  79. Nice backdrop. Like you said, all he needed was a flight suit.

  80. What I thought was creepy was things like the color. They used those shades of blue from the campaign….like the “HOPE” posters. To me, anyway, it had a third world dictator-like propaganda feel.

  81. michelina – if I mailed you some of Ani’s books, would you have a library you can get to that you can donate to, and/or friends to give to? If you can help out, send your address to uppitybook@yahoo.com!

  82. PERFECT giF, UW!

  83. Shelby Fluffy talks to an Obama supporter.

  84. But do you not have to ask yourself exactly where the FDIC is getting all this money to cover these losses?

    Excellent post, UW! Fantastic reminder of just how bad things are financially on the national level. Something congressman and senators across the nation would rather sweeep under the carpet.

    The money comes from us, the customers, in the form of all sorts of “fees” and the like. Fascinating how the banks can call their charges on the consumer, yet they cannot keep themselves from going belly up. Well, at least those banks who have actually had problems. The other banks are creating ways of carving more out of the consumer at every turn. What glee for them. What pain for us.

  85. Yes Lorac, that was a great post yesterday. Where do you find the energy to write???

  86. Nah, Crier. They just print more money. Which is why the dollar isn’t worth shit.

  87. Lorac has the proficient writing gene. Like UW.

  88. Yes lorac is an excellent writer.

  89. So is imust, if she gets off her butt. And Mom, when she isn’t going from No Cat to 8 cats in one week.

  90. Henry Hudson is playing Nine Pins in the sky here, and my internet keeps going down.

  91. UW, PMM is attending to her brood. They are doing this right now.http://quipster.wordpress.com/2012/05/03/napping-kitten/

  92. imusthavepie, on May 3, 2012 at 11:50 PM said: Edit Comment
    Nice backdrop. Like you said, all he needed was a flight suit.
    *********
    They both wear the same cocky expression.

  93. xxoo towne. You ask, where I get the energy to write? Well, When I’ve gotten home at midnight on Monday from vacation, then have to go to work the next day, then get home from work Tuesday to write the essay for the next day (Wednesday) – well, I steal the energy from the next day’s alloted energy for work LOL

    Actually, I was working on the idea in my head over vacation, wanting to write about how the “feminist” was meeting with the Muslim Brotherhood, but it kind of morphed into something a little different, and then I totally forgot the link to the Muslim brotherhood meeting! oh, well lol

  94. Crier, I shamelessly stole that.

  95. I just unplugged my laptop and went to battery in case lightning strikes. It’s raining and the thunder is awesome.

  96. I have to say, it takes a LOT of time working with photos, because for some reason (for me, anyway) when there are more than one in a section, you put them each where you want them, then you click “update” – as if to “freeze” them in place – but it doesn’t work, they just go wherever they want. I even tried putting lines between them to keep the words from floating up between the pictures, but the darn lines broke up into little segments, and THEY floated up between the pictures!!!!! I finally gave up on making that look pretty lol

  97. Flight of ideas.

    So many, so little time…

  98. UW is a thunder type. Don’t forget to gather the animals to keep them from scurrying away in fright.

  99. And yours will be a great post, indeed.

  100. I miss thunder and lightening.

    I have four weather icons on my computer. It’s 62 and clear here, it’s 88 and theres a big planet where my mom lives, Iowa City is 65 and raining, and Barrington is 73, it was raining but is now cloudy.

    I win!!!!

  101. Imust and AF,

    They both wear the same cocky expression.

    But somehow, even if he were to wear a fllight suit, it would be missing from within it, the right stuff.

  102. There’s a great line from “Armageddon” as those roughneck miscreants approach in their flight suits for the first time…

    Bill Fichtner says “Talk about the wrong stuff!”

  103. Ah yes. Making layout in print, turns out not be quite the same as making layout in html. These comupter program writers need to hurry up and start writing the code in simpleton, bread and butter terms for the rest of us. Pictures did not detract from your post, Lorac.

  104. Speaking of excellent writers, it is rather impressive how they seem to congregate at UW’s. Such entertainment and mental floss.

    Kudos to all the writers and commenters. Always something new to learn and commiserate about here.

  105. I think townecrier has earned some points for a very fine looking penguin!

  106. I wish we’d get some rain here, been cloudy most of the week but just a sprinkle on Tues morning. So Cal needs rain!

    Loved the gif of barkalounger riding his trike! Too cute! Must go watch Shelby!

  107. I’m going to send Leslie some “tofu noodle soup”, and I have a feeling when the package (of soup) arrives, she will feel a lot better either Friday night or Saturday :)

  108. Crier it has been my long experience that pets react to thunder according to how their owner reacts. I have yet to have a thunder-fearful pet, as I simply love thunder storms. My dog and cats never scurry away because they see me seeing it as an enjoyable experience, and so……..likewise! Right now, the dog is passed out at my feet and one cat is on the couch with me, the other is bravely enjoying looking at the rain outside the window. I am tempted to throw open a door and stand on the deck for some fresh rain-air. There is no air like the air that accompanies a good rain.

  109. New trade agreement will take away “Buy American” clauses and worse:

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/03/obama-trade-congress-buy-american_n_1475277.html

    Why can’t we ever get a prez that looks out for Americans first? Is that too much to ask? Apparently.

  110. So is imust, if she gets off her butt.

    Hey! I resemble that remark!

  111. Loved the Shelby video and the Barry on a trike gif!

  112. Failing banks have no business calling themselves a Badger State Bank (Cassville)…..pisses off Wisconsin. Speaking of storms, the Midwest is sending a bunch more toward NE.

    On another note (get this, Ani), they are holding a recall election for Wis Gov Walker (Wis leads the nation in lost jobs, while Walker promised to add 250,000 jobs). One of his biggest opponents is Katherine Falk and billboards are up in major cities= “Wisconsin is WORKING….let’s not FALK it up!” Verrry classy.

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