He’s stolen everything ELSE, but he can’t steal my HOPE!

Take a little trip with me down memory lane…..

Yes, that’s right.  Sophie and UW got me reliving the past on the last thread.  Not *remembering* it, because none of us has forgotten.  But *reliving* it.

…. and the backstabbers….

….and the rampant, well-docmented caucus fraud….. We Will not Be Silenced 1-4

…. and MORE thugs……

…. and the teachers contributing to the delinquency of youth…..

…. and the attempts to fight back by the creative among us….

……..and our love and respect expressed in song….

….and last BUT NOT LEAST, the inimitable Sophie B. Hawkins!

….. and a new video…. a dentist from Chicago who has the right idea!

The stock market plunged today to lose all the gains it had made in 2011, and they ALL seem to want to get rid of social security.  I understand that today, in speech# 5 millionth, The Leader from Behind says that now that the darn Tea Party made him vote for this republican bill that he wanted to vote for anyway, he’s now going to work on jobs.  He’s been “working on jobs” since he was “elected”.  PLEASE – STOP “working” on it! 

So he’s stolen so many things.  But, yes, I still have hope.  Now, I know there’s very, very, very little chance that Hillary will run again, challenge a sitting president.  But here’s my hope – I hope that 2-3 other people step up to the plate to challenge him.  That’s a fair “hope” to have, right?  Not “too” out there…..

And THEN Hillary can jump into the race!!!!!!


Update #7: Check your bank’s rating and list of closed banks to-date

Brace yourself.

This is the 7th Update of this post since early 2009.  In 2009, 140 banks were shuttered by the FDIC. To-date in 2010, 139 banks have been seized. I guess you could call that an improvement, but that it’s only November.

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.

As you review the failed bank list below, I know you will find it hard to understand why the electorate punished Barack Obama in last week’s elections. After all, Happy Days Are Here Again!

But not to worry! Barack is on it!

He’s on it in India.

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. Why, the FED just printed up another $600 billion to pump into the economy. 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. 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 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 closed bank list intact because it contains some valuable information that has not changed. Please read it and use the links to check your 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.


money-catRight now, we all feel like we don’t know what to do with cash if we have it.

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 2010. 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. In fact if you click on that link, you will see that there were bank Closings all the way back to 2000, with Penny Pritzker’s Superior Bank as one of the early, avoid-the-rush  sub-prime lender seizures.

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.


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


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


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

Only 610,000 people filed for unemployment last week. Things must be better.

unemploymentThe word is, only 610,000 people filed for unemployment last week (a holiday week). That’s a drop from previous weeks. 

Let’s all go out and buy a car.

Of course, let’s face it, the number would almost have to go down at this point, simply because there are fewer people left out there who are actually employed so that they can be layed off.

Then there’s that pesky news about home forclosures that are on a serious rise, since that temporary Presidential AKA “Bandaid” moratorium on foreclosures expired on March 31.  Nothing like putting off the inevitable, eh? The bandaid fell off, look for the scabs brought to you by the same Wall Street industry that took hundreds of billions from your children and grandchildren, and then doubled your credit card rates in mid-stream– and got away with it. Boy those political contibutions to Congress sure must be rolling in, because Congress is making sure they drag their feet on stopping those credit card interest rate increases.  But don’t worry, just as soon as everybody’s credit scores are trashed and just as soon as all the interest rates are at the Loan Shark level, Congress will be outraged.  Why….they will have had NO idea this was happening! If they had only known!

Like I said, Don’t Worry!

Really, be patient. It’s all just simple math. Using Government statistical methods, just as soon as unemployment reaches 100%  and everyone has collected his or her last unemployment check, everything will level off , and the official unemployment rate will be zero.

Everything is under control folks. Fed Bagmen Tim and Ben are on the job.  They are going to arrange to give another hundred billion to launder to your bank as a reward for raising your interest rates– and everything well be just fine. And the Global Warming people are On The Job. They will save the earth. Too bad nobody living in it will live to see it, but hey, small price to pay, right?

Don’t worry! Be happy!

Alan Greenspan’s shorts

Here’ s alan_greenspan200 Casper Greenpants  Alan ‘The Federal Reserve is above the law” Greenspan helping you wave goodbye to your life savings. He’s doing just fine, thank you.

He has declared that he now knows the definitive predictor of how things are going with the economy.

The Gift From God, Alan Greenspan,  whom the Lord Himself created just to be In Charge. All you have to do is ask Casper and he will tell you so.

The decrepit walking carcass who screwed up the economy by making his stupid senile decisions,  probably while sitting in a bathtub with a rubber ducky.

The guy who is currently on his “Don’t Blame Me” tour, the fossil who missed predictors that could have warded off what is happening to our economy today.

The man who presided over the ’87 market crash,  a dot com bubble and a housing bubble, neither of which he bothered seeing on the horizon,  and got himself a little something while everybody else sunk.

The fossilized eccentric who did nothing for a living for nearly a decade but lower interest rates every quarter, until finally, one more cut from this fool and those of us who saved money would have had to pay the banks to save our money for us. The guy who basically said Well Golly I guess I Goofed Up, So Screw All Of You.

greenspansshortsWould you like to know the Gift From God’s definitive predictor for how the economy is going now?

Men’s underwear.

That’s right, folks. The old fart who was the most powerful man in the world for decades, without even being elected,  needs to ask Andrea to put some Ginkgo Biloba in his baby food.  He is currently monitoring sales of men’s shorts.

“If you look at sales of male underpants it’s just pretty much a flat line, it hardly ever changes,” Krulwich recounted after the publishing of Greenspan’s book, “The Age Of Turbulence.” “But on those few occasions where it dips that means that men are so pinched that they are deciding not to replace underpants. And [Greenspan] said ‘that is almost always a prescient, forward impression that here comes trouble.'”

Thanks you old fossil. Like we needed you to tell us that shit has hit the fan after you worked on helping to make it happen for a number of years.

May none of us ever have to see this perpetually remiss crackpot in his underwear for real. I myself  just know I would go blind. But you can bet that Casper Greenpants can afford to replace his dribble-stained shorts every day with brand new ones, because he is just one more in a long line of overpaid, overrated on-the-take DC misfiring big shots who is doing just fine for himself after having screwed up your life.

Alan Greenspan,  Central Bankers’ and NWO bag man. I can’t decide whether he belongs in jail or a nursing home. Wanna see Alan go Commando? Blind yet?

Check out this big shot telling you he’s above the law at 7:40

Now check out the old bastard telling us about his “flaw” in decisions he made regarding the economy that he helped to screw up royally. You can bet Alan is very well financially set,  though.  Count on it.


Somebody put him in a home.


***Alan in his shorts by Freedom Fairy. She removed the pee stains.

Had a Chase card for a few decades? Never missed a payment? Have great credit? Then you are a toxic asset

Welcome to what Daily Puma calls Soiled Green.


Soiled Green is the act of banks trying to SOIL your credit rating by increasing your monthly minimum payment 250%. When you can’t afford this 250% increase ( 600 dollars a month for some customers) the banks then report your Toxicness to the credit bureaus and then charge you obscenely higher interest rates on the very same debt you previously had been paying down for years, on time.

There’s more.

Plus, ALL OF YOUR OTHER DEBTS will most likely get hit with much higher interest rates as well. Only then will Wall Street Be Happy because it means these robber baron banks have created more profit.. At this point, you become a frightened worker bee whose only mission is to try and pay bills, nothing else matters nor do you care to get involved or protest basically illegal credit card actions out of fear you will fall further behind with your bills

moneyhappiness_vl-vertical1And in Congress, the Band Plays On.

America, Wall Street and Congress are screwing you so badly, it is time to take matters into your own hands. These people are starting to look like bedfellows. Either that or everyone in Congress is inept. You pick.

Our Congress looks the other way every single day while you get screwed.  All those contributions to their election buckets have turned them against you. They are not protecting you from these sharks.

capone_alIf you have stellar credit, you are being screwed.

They are deliberately trashing your credit rating, and your Congress doesn’t give a rat’s ass.  Neither does the White House. This is starting to look like one big party.

As I mentioned before, I’ve had a 5 % Capital One card for nearly two decades and got a letter saying they would arbitrarily raise my rate to 11% in April. I called and protested and they offered me an “Opt out” that would keep my rate but freeze my card.  This was a deliberate effort to shitcan my FICO score. I refused and told them I would just keep their card for spite and never use it again till they returned my original rate. They decided to let me keep my rate for awhile. Then they had the AUDACITY to remind me to use the card and take advantage of their great rate! I will never use their card, I don’t care if they put it down to 1%. Just for spite.

Do you realize what these pigs are doing while Congress hums along? Your credit score can influence a whole boatload of things. Your car and home insurance premium for starters.  If these racketeers continue to go unchecked, Corporations everywhere will profit and you will lose! They will have the benefit of a responsible payer as a customer with the added benefit of a nice high interest rate!

America, you are being shafted. Not just by Tim Geithner, Goldman Sachs and  International Bankers, but by your own elected officials. They are letting this happen and doing NOTHING about it. If they can fire CEOs they can protect you. But they don’t. What part of this is hard to understand?

There is a shakedown going on here! They are deliberately trashing good credit scores so that they can rape the wallets of ALL Americans.

You are going to have to fend for yourself, because sooner or later, this is going to affect YOUR wallet.

Go here to see what other fed-up Americans are doing. And while you are there, read what some other banks like Citbank and AMEX are up to. Sooner or later, you are going to be raped.

I am more convinced every day that this is deliberate wallet rape. Don’t be silent! Cramp your credit card company’s phone lines with complaints.  If they announce that they are changing your rate, pay off cards if you can and then tell them in person that you will never use their card until they re-instate your original agreement. Do not cancel the card! Make them do the work it takes for you to keep it!  They deserve to have thousands upon thousands of unused registered cards that give these pigs nothing but an echo.

If you can’t pay off your card, go to your Congress Rep’s web site and tell him or her to start paying attention to their constituents instead of greedy international bankers who write them campaign checks. Don’t email them just once. Do it every day and get as many people as you can to do it every day. Jam their email servers. Tell them you vote and that they will NEVER get your vote unless and until they put a complete stop to the harassment of Americans by the credit card companies.  Tell him or her that you are sick of hearing congress say they care and you expect Congress to prove it! It’s time that voters harass them in the way these banks, that have gouged the treasury have the audacity to harass us.

Incidentally, just in case you don’t think this is deliberately contagious,  Bank of America has just announced that they too are going to gouge the hand that kept them alive. They are also raising rates on anyone with a balance, and particularly on anyone who has less than a ten percent interest rate, regardless of your credit rating.

The Federal Reserve and other bank regulators passed rules in December that would limit banks’ ability to raise credit-card interest rates. But that doesn’t start until July 2010.

Now, Congress is considering separate bills that would impose stronger restrictions on banks much sooner. Last week, the Senate Banking Committee approved its version of the legislation, which is waiting for a full Senate vote. A House subcommittee passed similar legislation last week.

Thataway Congress! Jerk around and play with yourselves, while your banking buddies do all their damage to Americans first. You know, give em that time to crank up those rates and get your campaign contribution, wink wink. You hypocritcal bastards!