Bank failure Friday

June 12, 2010

Just one tonight it appears…


–Failed bank: Washington First International Bank, Seattle WA
–Acquiring bank: East West Bank, Pasadena CA
–Vitals: assets of $520.9 million, deposits of $441.4 million
–Estimated DIF damage: $158.4 million

On another, far more important topic — the U.S. match against England tomorrow — a British friend suggests the stakes be increased. To wit:

IF THE US WINS: Britain officially becomes the 51st state; the queen becomes a charwoman at the White House and American rock stars are forbidden by law to affect English accents.

IF ENGLAND WINS: American Independence is revoked and you revert to being a colony with Her Gracious Majesty as your head of state. Frisbees, Rollerblades and Jerry Springer-type TV shows are then made illegal.

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