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Fri Jan 6, 2012, 12:04 PM

 

‘Wild Old Women’ Close San Francisco Bank Of America Branch

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A group calling themselves ‘Wild Old Women’ protest outside the Bank of America Bernal Heights branch in San Francisco, January 5, 2012. (CBS)


‘Wild Old Women’ Close San Francisco Bank Of America Branch
January 5, 2012 3:24 PM

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) – It was a slow-moving Occupy Wall Street protest, but it was an effective one. A dozen senior citizens calling themselves “the wild old women” succeeded in closing a Bank of America branch in Bernal Heights Thursday.

The women, aged 69 to 82, who live at the senior home up Mission street from the Bernal Heights Bank of America branch, decided to hold their own protest by doing what they called a “run on the bank.”

Tita Caldwell, 80, who led the charge of women with walkers and wheelchairs, said that they’re demanding the bank lower fees, pay higher taxes, and stop foreclosing on, and evicting, homeowners.

KCBS’ Doug Sovern Reports:

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http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2012/01/05/wild-old-women-close-san-francisco-bank-of-america-branch/

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Reply ‘Wild Old Women’ Close San Francisco Bank Of America Branch (Original post)
Huey P. Long Jan 2012 OP
comipinko Jan 2012 #1
Hell Hath No Fury Jan 2012 #2
dixiegrrrrl Jan 2012 #3
primavera Jan 2012 #4
Bozita Jan 2012 #28
Delphinus Jan 2012 #30
JDPriestly Jan 2012 #5
Delphinus Jan 2012 #31
perdita9 Jan 2012 #6
sarcasmo Jan 2012 #7
DeSwiss Jan 2012 #8
Surya Gayatri Jan 2012 #9
yellowcanine Jan 2012 #10
yellowcanine Jan 2012 #11
loudsue Jan 2012 #14
Cleita Jan 2012 #12
irisblue Jan 2012 #13
Uncle Joe Jan 2012 #15
JustAnotherGen Jan 2012 #16
Ecumenist Jan 2012 #17
valerief Jan 2012 #18
horseshoecrab Jan 2012 #19
lunatica Jan 2012 #20
Dont call me Shirley Jan 2012 #22
DirkGently Jan 2012 #21
Dont call me Shirley Jan 2012 #23
etherealtruth Jan 2012 #24
bottom line Jan 2012 #25
aquart Jan 2012 #26
Mr_Jefferson_24 Jan 2012 #27
suffragette Jan 2012 #29
joanbarnes Jan 2012 #32

Response to Huey P. Long (Original post)

Fri Jan 6, 2012, 12:05 PM

1. Damn dirty hippies.

 

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Response to Huey P. Long (Original post)

Fri Jan 6, 2012, 12:20 PM

2. I love those ladies!

 



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Response to Huey P. Long (Original post)

Fri Jan 6, 2012, 12:53 PM

3. Would even the SF cops dare to lay a hand on those women?

Methinks not.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #3)

Fri Jan 6, 2012, 01:00 PM

4. Oh dear, pepper spraying grandma

That would be a shot for CNN.

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Response to primavera (Reply #4)

Sat Jan 7, 2012, 01:01 AM

28. CNN would have to get it off of Youtube.

Cuz they wouldn't have the balls to cover the event and piss off their corporate masters.

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Response to Bozita (Reply #28)

Sat Jan 7, 2012, 09:02 AM

30. Boy,

I sure wish you were not correct. Sadly, I think you are.

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Response to Huey P. Long (Original post)

Fri Jan 6, 2012, 01:27 PM

5. We older women should fight for ourselves and for our children -- now.

Most of us are mothers. All our lives, we have defended and nurtured those we love. We nursed our babies, changed their diapers, wiped their noses, fed them, packed their lunches, put on their socks and their shoes and made sure they got to school.

Now we need to remind society that not just our children but all God's children need to be taken care of. Each of us needs shoes -- and a home -- and food -- and clothing -- and opportunities in life.

The greedy banks and 1%ers, the people who live only to watch the bottom line on their personal balance sheet grow have forgotten how to behave toward others. They need to sit in the corner for a while and think about what they have done. Maybe they should go without dessert until they start minding their manners at the table.

We grandmothers need to speak up louder.

If you look back at the history of the Bush administration, you see over and over again in the commodities market, the stock market, everywhere, that among the first to warn, to try to blow the whistle and to stand still to stop the impending economic disaster were women.

And over and over, these smart young women were looked at and heard but then silenced.

I applaud the elderly women who closed the Bank of America branch. They showed courage and understanding.

I hope that not just the Bank of America but all the financial sector pays attention.

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Response to JDPriestly (Reply #5)

Sat Jan 7, 2012, 09:03 AM

31. Beautiful!

Thank you for the reminders of all we have done.

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Response to Huey P. Long (Original post)

Fri Jan 6, 2012, 01:32 PM

6. Let's hear it for the Grandmas!

Maybe they can get through to those nitwit CEOs.

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Response to Huey P. Long (Original post)

Fri Jan 6, 2012, 01:45 PM

7. Kick, for walkers and wheelchairs.

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Response to Huey P. Long (Original post)

Fri Jan 6, 2012, 02:04 PM

8. K&R

 

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Response to Huey P. Long (Original post)

Fri Jan 6, 2012, 02:06 PM

9. Being a female in that age demographic myself...

 

I just want to say:
GO WILD WHITE-HAIRED BROADS!
SG

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Response to Huey P. Long (Original post)

Fri Jan 6, 2012, 02:25 PM

10. ‘Wild Old Women’ Would make a great name for a rock band. Or a protest movement.

WOW for short.

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Response to Huey P. Long (Original post)

Fri Jan 6, 2012, 02:27 PM

11. WWWOWD....What Would Wild Old Women Do?

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Response to yellowcanine (Reply #11)

Fri Jan 6, 2012, 03:26 PM

14. Now THAT is a keeper!

WWWOWD....I'm going to use that a lot, being a wild old woman myself.

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Response to Huey P. Long (Original post)

Fri Jan 6, 2012, 02:57 PM

12. Hurrah for those senior citizens.

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Response to Huey P. Long (Original post)

Fri Jan 6, 2012, 03:11 PM

13. salute to my sisters!!

rock out my sisters!!! from the KCBS web site...
...SNIP>As they arrived, Bank of America closed and locked its doors, to the surprise and delight of the elderly protestors, who said that they had no intention of storming the bank.The women waved signs, but didn’t march or chant, with one woman on supplemental oxygen adding that the group was too old for that.<SNIP.....
so how dangerous where these Wild Old Women that a branch mgr had to lock their doors....and how many tums/rolaids/maloxx got chewed up and swallowed by BOAs mgrs.....

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Response to Huey P. Long (Original post)

Fri Jan 6, 2012, 03:30 PM

15. Kicked and recommended.

Thanks for the thread, Huey P. Long.

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Response to Huey P. Long (Original post)

Fri Jan 6, 2012, 04:35 PM

16. I love them!

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Response to Huey P. Long (Original post)

Fri Jan 6, 2012, 06:25 PM

17. I'm so proud of those sweet old Broads who have put themselves on the line

for others! This is the real California which has always been known to be a place where you could start over and have a good life. To the Wild Old Women, this young woman bows her head in deep respect! thank you, Ladies!

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Response to Huey P. Long (Original post)

Fri Jan 6, 2012, 06:26 PM

18. I love this story. nt

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Response to Huey P. Long (Original post)

Fri Jan 6, 2012, 06:54 PM

19. K&R because I love it!

Love it, love it love it! Walkers and wheelchairs! Fabulous. A toast to the ladies.

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Response to Huey P. Long (Original post)

Fri Jan 6, 2012, 07:05 PM

20. Don't fuck with Wild Old Women

We've got that 'mom' thing down. You all know what it is. It's THE look. Yes. THAT look. The one that reduces grown men to feeling like they're 5 years old and just got caught misbehaving. THAT LOOK!

And Wild Old Women remind everybody of their mother or grandmother. Everybody. So THE LOOK is universally known in all countries and all ages by everyone who ever had a mother or grandmother.

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Response to lunatica (Reply #20)

Fri Jan 6, 2012, 08:52 PM

22. The Look is called The Hairy Eyeball ;-\

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Response to Huey P. Long (Original post)

Fri Jan 6, 2012, 07:34 PM

21. Yeah!

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Response to Huey P. Long (Original post)

Fri Jan 6, 2012, 08:53 PM

23. Hooray to the Wild Old Women Who Run With The Wolves!

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Response to Huey P. Long (Original post)

Fri Jan 6, 2012, 09:31 PM

24. I'm hoping to be a wild old woman one day

... I can only hope to do wild the right way (as portrayed in the story).

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Response to Huey P. Long (Original post)

Sat Jan 7, 2012, 12:44 AM

25. How Incredible!

 

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To understand how funny this is!
That the original West was settled by people who left the East because the easterners had become too much like the rich British.
That the original west was a place where as long as you contributed the color of the skin was not as huge an issue as elsewhere.
That the Reagan Westerner image is co-opted plain bullhorseshit! His type MAYBE might have been hired one time to clean out the shit in a barn or stable, but that's about it!
Onward Wild West "LADIES" Lady's
spellin

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Response to Huey P. Long (Original post)

Sat Jan 7, 2012, 12:49 AM

26. WOW.

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Response to Huey P. Long (Original post)

Sat Jan 7, 2012, 12:53 AM

27. K&R. Inspiring!!!

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Response to Huey P. Long (Original post)

Sat Jan 7, 2012, 04:23 AM

29. K&R

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Response to Huey P. Long (Original post)

Sat Jan 7, 2012, 11:13 AM

32. Never underestimate the power of a woman.

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