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Stop The Presses! BawldGuy Agrees With Arianna Huffington?!

Live long enough and you’ll pretty much see and hear everything. I’ve seen a pitcher strike out five — count ’em — five batters in one inning, standing right behind the catcher. I’ve seen a so-called conservative president actually increase the requested spending of a bill authored by Ted Kennedy. Hell, I’ve even seen, be still my heart, the Chargers in the Super Bowl and the Padres in two World Series.

I wonder what odds Las Vegas would lay on me agreeing with the Huffington Post that today is New Year’s Eve? Let’s just say she and I could save each other a buncha time on election days by not voting, since we cancel each other’s vote every time out on virtually every issue/office.

But then it happened. Huffington coauthored a post with Rob Johnson on the topic of what we, as regular folk, can do about the abusive conduct of most of the To Big To Fail banks. It’s both simple and brilliant. They even provide a pithy video and a link to a list of local banks in your community.

The idea? Let’s all take our money outa those thug-like banks and move it to local institutions. The money will still be equally insured. Imagine the message it’ll send to not only the TBTF’s but to Pennsylvania Avenue and Capitol HIll who, so far, have been the poster folks for clueless in D.C.

Anywho, thought it was worth sharing.

Happy New Year!!


8 Comments so far

  1. Lani Rosales December 31st, 2009 12:28 pm

    I think I’m going to go to the store and buy all of the bottled water and moon man food… this is one of the signs of the apocalypse…

  2. Gary Frimann December 31st, 2009 12:49 pm

    Great find. OK, I’ll bite. How did you see a pitcher strike out five batters in one inning. Were they traded in the middle of the inning to the opposing team?
    Other than that, I think I will move my accounts. It is a great idea. If, and I do mean if, everyone did it, it would be great. Could you imagine justifying one’s bonus after a bank lost 95% of their deposits overnight!

  3. Brian Brady December 31st, 2009 3:24 pm

    “How did you see a pitcher strike out five batters in one inning.”

    Two dropped third strikes by Catcher. Batter advanced to first

  4. Robert Worthington December 31st, 2009 3:46 pm

    Hey Jeff. I love the simple idea and I personally feel like a dee-tah-dee for not moving money already. It’s amazing how people like myself get caught up in the day to day activities to make money for the family and forget simple idea’s like this. Those evil capitalist who just don’t like government banks!

  5. Jeff Brown December 31st, 2009 5:32 pm

    Lani — glad I could move your food dish. 🙂

    Guys — Brian’s right, but there’s twist. Isn’t there always?

    The fifth strikeout was a hangin’ slider that obviously didn’t ‘slide’. The batter swung as the ball plunked him in the ribs. Since he did swing, he was still out (as the rule book clearly states), as it was the third strike. To say the batter had kittens would be a decided understatement. His head coach came out, but only to keep his player in the game, as he, of course, knew the rule was correctly called.

    Happy New Year everyone!!

  6. Ken Updegrave December 31st, 2009 5:46 pm

    We can have all the government regulation that they can shove down our throats and it isn’t going to solve any problems until people decide to start doing business with business’ that are serving the customers interest over their own.

    How in the world it takes a Huffington Post to get people to see that and act upon it is beyond me.

  7. Bruce Lemieux January 1st, 2010 9:18 am

    What a simple, brillant – and obvious – idea. Moving to a new bank is about as much fun as getting a colonoscopy, but worthwhile.

  8. Doug Quance January 2nd, 2010 12:45 pm

    When I agree with Arianna – it’s time to rethink my position.