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March 17, 2009 by GayPatriotWest
ALASKA DODGES BANKING COLLAPSE.
The Livewire says
March 17, 2009 at 8:58 am - March 17, 2009
That reminds me. We’ve not seen a rally of people cheering the stimulus for the recent (slight) rally. Of course I think it’s coming from people not taking the money any more…
March 17, 2009 at 9:04 am - March 17, 2009
I keep hearing about these two states in the Union that seem to be avoiding large job losses… Louisiana and Alaska. I wonder what could be different about them. For example, I wonder who their governors happen to be.
(for the slow kids: that’s tongue-in-cheek)
March 17, 2009 at 9:10 am - March 17, 2009
I was wondering how Alaska was doing, since it would be most effected by dropping oil prices. I am glad it is doing well, and not suffering like other major oil powers. It sounds like its doing better than most states at the moment
Personal Failure says
March 17, 2009 at 9:24 am - March 17, 2009
Local banks everywhere have done well for the most part. It was only large, national banks that were capable of getting involved in the shenanigans (for the most part).
It’s also not too hard to prevent a budget crisis in a petro state when oil is over $100 a barrel.
Would you like to do a post on the starving Alaskans that exist right now because the price of oil has plummeted and Ms. Palin doesn’t have the slightest idea what to do with that?
March 17, 2009 at 11:27 am - March 17, 2009
I guess the snowbillies in Alaska and their really, really deficient governor don’t understand the nuances of fine banking.
Doesn’t it just make your skin crawl when the little people and cyphers come out ahead?
And to think that Harvard with all its economic prowess lost 40% of its endowment. There is just no justice. That Palin woman should be hauled before Barney and Chris and made to come clean. Something really smells about all of this. Waxman should have an investigation. Wexler should call for a recount. Gore should make them buy carbon credits and offsets. Where is the UN? We shouldn’t rest until we see Trig’s birth certificate.
V the K says
March 17, 2009 at 12:31 pm - March 17, 2009
Would you like to do a post on the starving Alaskans that exist right now because the price of oil has plummeted and Ms. Palin doesnâ€™t have the slightest idea what to do with that?
Unnecessary, because unlike the idiot governors in the lower 48, Mrs. Palin was smart enough to set aside revenue for a rainy day fund when prices were high, instead of squandering it like Democrats do.
March 17, 2009 at 12:33 pm - March 17, 2009
Wow. Oil prices go down, and a governor can’t wave her wand and make them go back up. Imagine that!
Ever hear of “supply and demand”? Maybe you should google it…..
March 17, 2009 at 12:59 pm - March 17, 2009
Meanwhile, Feds attack bank for not giving out enough bad loans. You know that “Community Reinvestment Act” that leftist trolls insist had nothing to do with the mortgage crisis? The Feds are reprimanding a bank for not making enough bad loans under CRA. The bank in question, by the way, is stable and profitable precisely because it didn’t make the loans Barney Frank wanted it to.
March 17, 2009 at 2:21 pm - March 17, 2009
citibank is a multinational bank. Last September they purchased two banks in El Salvador at the same time. One an old established institution Banco Cuscatlan, with branches in Honduras and possibly Guatemala; the other a more recent entity, Banco Uno. It was announced on the same day both were now citibank. Five weeks later, they needed bailout funds. If they were in poor financial staiits, why were they using depositorsÂ´and stockholdersÂ´money to buy what, in essence, they couldnÂ´t afford.
When Congressman Boehner had announced they would be investigating how TARP money was being used I wrote to him but received the standard response. The other day I heard Congressman Dennis Kucinich on Fox saying his subcommittee would be investigating citibank. I tried to forward my letter with additional comments to his e-mail address, email@example.com but it was returned undeliverable. If anybody has another address, I would appreciate it.
March 17, 2009 at 4:04 pm - March 17, 2009
Anyone find it kind of infuriating that politicians are up in arms over $165m in AIG bonuses, but they shrug off $60 billion in annual Medicare fraud?
March 17, 2009 at 5:04 pm - March 17, 2009
Re: Comment Number 9
House of Representative email addresses go to mail.house.gov not house.mail.gov as you have listed above.
March 17, 2009 at 5:15 pm - March 17, 2009
When Congressman Boehner had announced they would be investigating how TARP money was being used
There’s nothing to investigate. The government just handed out the money. They didn’t provide conditions on how it could be spent. Therefore, the PRIVATE companies have every right to use that money anyway they see fit. The only investigation ought to be into the total lack of competence of the liberals and the Fan/Fred kickbacks they received.
Don’t the feds pay people to live there?
March 17, 2009 at 5:18 pm - March 17, 2009
BTW, Roberto, I’m going to guess maybe they’re rejecting your e-mails because they’re coming from outside the country. If you go to individual Reps & Sens websites, there ought to be a form you can fill out and e-mail.
Don’t know how far it will get if you’re not a constituent though.
American Elephant says
March 17, 2009 at 5:21 pm - March 17, 2009
No wonder Sarah Palin is more popular with her constituents than Barack Obama is with his.
March 17, 2009 at 5:22 pm - March 17, 2009
liberal wailing and gnashing of teeth in 3…2…1…
March 17, 2009 at 6:33 pm - March 17, 2009
Thanks, but in accessing a legislatorÂ´s website, to contact it requires a zip code in his/her district. My mailing address is in Brad ShermanÂ´s district.
Thanks, I did have it backasswards. Will try again.
March 17, 2009 at 10:44 pm - March 17, 2009
Roberto touches on an interesting problem (contacting House members).
Did the Founders intend for House members to have the power to wreck the entire country? I mean, if Nancy doesn’t want something to come to a vote, it stays buried. (In fairness, Newt Gingrich had the same power.)
On average, a congresscritter’s district contains about 700,000 people (meaning the mayor of Austin, TX represents more people).
So characters like Barney Frank and Nancy Pelosi can screw up on an international scale yet they only accept mail from people in their districts.
Roger Godby says
March 17, 2009 at 11:17 pm - March 17, 2009
Attractive, photogenic, gun-owning, educated, driven by (for me, largely acceptable) personal beliefs not polls, not a whiner, not much older than I, and fiscally responsible. Oh, and the mere mention of her name causes leftists ans statists to foam at the mouth. What’s not to like?
March 18, 2009 at 1:26 am - March 18, 2009
It’s no wonder The Left attacked Sarah Palin so viciously and so consistently: she’s obviously not “our kind of people.”
Worse than governing her state in a way that doesn’t coddle the poor to the detriment of the self-sufficient, she’s so blasted upbeat and pleasant!
March 18, 2009 at 4:30 pm - March 18, 2009
I think you are correct. I resent the e-mails with the address in the right order and it still was returned undeliverable. You are correct in that my mailings are coming from out of the USA, so there is probably a block in their mailbox.
March 18, 2009 at 4:43 pm - March 18, 2009
The thing that really ticks me off is that I canÂ´t seem to get the information out. IÂ´ve even tried sending it to Lou Dobbs. If the purchase threw their balance sheet into a near bankrupt situation and taxpayer money was used stay solvent I believe that should become public information. I have had a credit card from the time I lived in L.A. and built a line of credit to five figures. Last September I was a little short of cash for small purchase and wanted to use the card. I was shocked when the store ran it through twice and it was denied. Only later did I learn that my credit line was substantially reduced to an ODD dollar amount; just enough to put my balance into an over limit status and I got slapped with a fee. Unfortunately, the whole situation will not get to a congressmanÂ´s eyes.
bob (aka boob) says
March 18, 2009 at 10:19 pm - March 18, 2009
*crosses fingers and hopes sarah palin becomes the leader of the (now regional) republican party*
Peter Hughes says
March 19, 2009 at 11:16 am - March 19, 2009
#22 – *Crosses fingers and hope boob finally gets a job, moves out of his mother’s basement and actually gets a life.*
March 19, 2009 at 7:11 pm - March 19, 2009
No doubt the FDIC will issue warning letters to the banks for not complying sufficiently with the Community Reinvestment Act. But Bravos to Gov Palin. For a dumb hick Governor she’s one smart broad.
March 22, 2009 at 3:45 am - March 22, 2009
What an interesting lot of comments. It is very interesting that in the State of Alaska there is little sign of the crisis that is being experienced elsewhere (including my own country Australia).
You are all making good points – no wonder I like this blog.