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Saturday, November 1

We'll let Bloomberg and the Bank Implode-O-Meter fight it out.

Yep. Bloomberg says "Florida's Freedom Bank Is 17th in U.S. to Be Closed This Year" and The Bank Implode-O-Meter says there's been 20 bank failures this year. Oh well. I hope they don't quarrel about it.
Anyhow, it sure is a shitpotfull (that's a "gollywhomper bunch" fer dose o' youse blondes dat don't understand bald-headed geezereze): "Freedom Bank of Bradenton, Florida, became the 17th U.S. bank seized by regulators this year as the deepest housing slump since the Great Depression triggers record foreclosures and mounting losses.

"Freedom, with $287 million in assets and $254 million in deposits, was shut yesterday by the Florida Office of Financial Regulation and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. was named receiver. Fifth Third Bancorp of Cincinnati will assume the deposits and buy $36 million of assets, the FIDC said. Freedom's four offices will open Nov. 3 as Fifth Third branches."

Fodder Thyme, has youse got a recording of Bing Crosby singing "Brother, Can You Spare a Dime" that youse can insert somewheres around here? I'd look myself but I gots to check the help wanted ads. There's gotta be somebody out there who can use a "Knave of all trades and Jack of none" which is how PoLT fashions himself.

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