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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 11:50 AM
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Illinois Governor Suspends Business With Bank Of America
Edited on Mon Dec-08-08 11:50 AM by babylonsister
Illinois Governor Suspends Business With Bank Of America
Katharine Zaleski | December 8, 2008 10:56 AM


Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich announced Monday that he is asking all Illinois government agencies to suspend business with Bank of America. Blagojevich contended that Bank Of America received a multi-billion dollar bailout from the government and should accordingly restore credit to the Republic Windows & Doors company in Chicago.

Watch Blagojevich/read more about protest at link~

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/12/08/illinois-gover...
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ChairmanAgnostic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 11:51 AM
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1. I cannot believe I am applauding Bloggo.
my gawd, am I dreaming or is it a nachtmare?
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dysfunctional press Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 11:52 AM
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2. if the banks won't loan after getting bailout money for that purose- it's time to nationalize.
nt
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Luciferous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 11:55 AM
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3. Not a big fan of the governor
but good for him! It's about time he stepped up and did something good for the people.
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Lochloosa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 12:23 PM
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9. Welcome to DU Luciferous
:toast:
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B Calm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 11:58 AM
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4. Three Cheers for Governor Rod Blagojevich !
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Radical Activist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 11:59 AM
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5. Holy - Shit
I've lived in four cities where the Bank of America building was the tallest building in town. Does he know who he's taking on?
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OffWithTheirHeads Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 12:02 PM
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6. Yeah! Now what can DU do to show solidarity with the workers?
I think sending them flowers would be kind of silly but maybe we could raise money to buy them food or X-mas presents or something. Any ideas?
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truedelphi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 12:10 PM
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7. Yippee!!
I am not that surprised. A significant sector of the Republican demographics did not want the BailOut and did want to insist that if the BailOut happened, credit be restored to the smaller buisinesses and not just the 20 Billion dollar institutions that are being befriended by Paulson over in places like Spain.
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mopinko Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 12:18 PM
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8. wow. blaggo does something right. how surprising!
:sarcasm:
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robinlynne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 12:30 PM
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10. RIGHT ON!
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trashcanistanista Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 12:39 PM
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11. Who do you think twisted his arm?
Rahm or Barack? My guess is Rahm did the dirty work, Obama gave the order.
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B Calm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 01:39 PM
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12. You might be on to something there! All that matters is, he did it!
Edited on Mon Dec-08-08 01:39 PM by B Calm
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trashcanistanista Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 02:01 PM
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13. Absolutely. He did it and it is all over the news.
The ball is in BofA's court. This is running non-stop now on CNN! I hope it is the start of a trend.
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Annces Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 02:16 PM
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14. Great

That took some real backbone. He was not be owned by corporate America.
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CoffeeCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 10:17 PM
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15. It's about time that the people of this country...
...started calling out corporations who have taken on the personalities of characters straight
out of "The Sopranos."

We need more of this! I applaud this Gov's actions, but maybe "We The People" need to start speaking
out and blacklisting companies who are in the business of screwing over the good citizens of this
country.

If small businesses and individual card holders threatened to cancel their BOA accounts--that would
be a nice first step in telling corporate America that WE control this democracy, not their greed
and their billions that are used to put politicians in their pockets.

It's ONE of the many ways that we can begin to take back our country!
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DeepModem Mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 11:31 PM
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16. K&R
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Kablooie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 10:17 AM
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17. And now he's arrested as a crook ... umm ... huh?
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mikelgb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 10:29 AM
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18. Bank of America: ARREST THAT MAN!
Feds: Right away boss.
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