Up till now, the Chicago window factory sit-in was pretty much the usual crap ... workers with placards and slogans, Comrade Jessajackson jumping in and running his usual street-theater routine.
It has become truly dramatic and historic with the intervention of Illinois Gov Blagojevich. Because the company's shutdown resulted from Bank of America stopping its credit, the Gov has ordered his state agencies to stop doing business with BoA.
An excellent example of a growing phenomenon. Because Sultan Bush is using the Federal government solely to serve the interests of his Saudi and Chinese bosses, state governors have been forced to take over many functions that are traditionally or constitutionally Federal. In this case, bank regulation is definitely a Federal job, but Sultan Bush has chosen to shower criminal bankers with a monstrous Hanukkah gift instead of punishing or removing them. So the job of punishing bad banks must be done by states and localities if it's to be done at all.
Sidenote: Since Blagojevich has invented a new technique, perhaps we should name it the Blagojcott? No, probably not.....
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12/9: The plot thickens, as they say. Blagojevich was hauled off to jail today, ostensibly
as a result of a three-year-long investigation of corruption.
Sorry, doesn't wash. The Feds don't arrest people for crimes, they arrest people for being wise guys. Any one of us, just by living and breathing, has violated enough Federal laws or "court" "decisions" to be worthy of jail. We're all in violation all the time; only a few of us get annoying enough to be worth the trouble of arresting, bombing or sniping.
And Blagojevich was terminally annoying.
He tried to cancel out Shotgun Paulson's great Hannukah gift. Blagojevich had the gall to use his state government for the interests of Americans, when we all know that government exists solely to serve the interests of Bahrain and Shanghai billionaires.