Daily Archives: October 13, 2013

The lingering worldwide genitalia crisis

Whether it's John Kennedy or Madonna in the room behind her probably isn't an issue worth fretting about.  Besides, she mightn't even be female.

Whether it’s John Kennedy or Madonna in the room behind her probably isn’t an issue worth fretting about. Besides, she mightn’t even be female.

A person would think all this would have come to a climax by now.  Heck, the ancient Greeks used to already cross genitals with anything that could walktalk or crawl.  Even Alexander the Great couldn’t figure out which he liked best. 

For a lot of centuries the Ottomans couldn’t make a distinction between little boys and little girls come dark.  The noble Romans, both male and female  spent so much time admiring the muscles of Roman men they lost track of what countries they were losing their grip over.

Centuries, centuries centuries Catholic priests were diddling other peoples’ wives anytime they couldn’t find little boys to amuse them.  From Rock Hudson to Liberace the US entertainment industry has taken a wide-angle view of the whole mess almost from the beginning.  Today the whole arena of female celebrities are fornicating with anyone with a nutsack and an eighball, and probably there’s a smattering of males among them discovering their female sides.

Every fundamentalist and politician in the country happyhappyhappy sending young men off to get gang raped in prison for toking up or owning the wrong controlled substance.   While the fundamentalists, patriots and politicians sit home masturbating with fantasies of being on one side or the other of the whole thing.

Nobody raising any eyebrows.

But suddenly in Israel and Russia they’ve discovered homosexuality and figure it’s something needs some posturing about.  Worse than a bunch of damned Baptists preachers looking up from whatever they’re sneaking around the red-light districts doing.  Noticing there are people out there who don’t make good judgements regarding genital placement.

Fact is, when the USSR was running over Germany as it retreated from the Red Army during WWII no anus of either gender was safe from invasion by Red Army penetration.  

And while they mightn’t be Zionists, there’s reason to suspect a plethora of successful, well-known Jews worldwide can’t be accurately portrayed as heterosexual.

Seems likely given the fact it’s been going on so long and the people doing it are otherwise frequently good folks, that nothing much is going to change.  People are going to do pretty much whatever they want with their genitals.  All social pressures, government, religious damnation can do is make them try to find darker places to do it.

In a world where Chinese kill off one hell of a lot of their girl-babies and US women get so drunk or stoned they forget to use contraceptives and need the right to abort fetuses it’s hard to reconcile the whole thing.  Too confusing to assimilate.

Maybe Cher or Madonna could clear it all up.

Old Jules

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Craigslist buyers coming home to Jesus

"Hello.  I want that generator!  Tell me how to get there.  Be there in a couple of hours.  Don't sell it to anyone else."

“Hello. I want that generator! Tell me how to get there. Be there in a couple of hours. Don’t sell it to anyone else.”

Getting a lot of response trying to sell that Onan generator on Craigslist.  Heck, everyone wants it.  All I’ve got to do is walk up the hill and wait, they’ll be there before you can say Jack Robinson.

Reckon why someone would do something of that sort?  Lying through their damned teeth, saying something of that sort, obviously never intending to do it?

And not just one.  Floods.

Space aliens, I figures.  Setting me up for the big one.

Old Jules

401Ks and IRAs touring Atlantis

Speaking of savings and shell games.

Privatizning the Social Security Administration ought to seal things up.  Close the doors and call the law to get the vagrants off the streets.

Privatizing the Social Security Administration ought to seal things up. Close the doors and call the law to get the vagrants off the streets.

My friend Rich worked most of his life for one of the phone companies going around testing and fixing whatever the hell goes wrong with them.  Spang came nigh unto getting runned over by out-of-control cars, getting electrocuted, all the dangers of being a working man.

But he was prudent.  Constantly did the wise, advised thing every month, investing in 401K and IRAs just as wise advisors said a person ought to so’s to have some security in old age retirement.

Had himself a comfortable pile of money in there when it came retirement time, looked forward to his remaining years without financial worries or woes.

Then he noticed his money was going away without him touching it.  Spang, suddenly the value of his 401Ks and IRA shrunk, then shrunk some more, vanished into the Twilight Zone.

Hell of a bargain for him because he didn’t have to go to the trouble of spending it.  Whatever the hell happened to that money, evidently someone somewhere else who didn’t go to the trouble of saving it must have stuck in his pockets, bought a new Mercedes, snorted some really good stuff.

So now old Rich draws his Social Security pension and tries to live on it, same as so many others.  Doesn’t have to worry about what kinds of things he might buy if he had that money.

All he has to worry about now is whether the US government will keep paying him his Social Security pension, or whether they’ll turn it over to the same people who handled his 401Ks and IRAs.

Life goes on.

Old Jules

Twilight Zone banking – 1% interest on your savings! Get it while it’s hot.

The US Federal Reserve and its branches oversee these matters, while staying in the background and keeping a low profile.

The US Federal Reserve and its branches oversee these matters, while staying in the background and keeping a low profile.

Hi readers.  Thanks for coming by for a read.

An acquaintance of mine sold off his home and land elsewhere a while back, carried the note.  But the buyer payed off the whole thing unexpectedly far in advance of when it was due.

So my acquaintance suddenly found himself with almost a million bucks rolling around in his wallet wondering what to do with itself.  Checked out money market, certificates of deposit, all the usual suspects figuring to make some interest on it as savings.

And suddenly found himself in Twilight Zone.  Nobody’s paying interest on savings anymore, to speak of.  The best interest he could find was 1%.  Lucky to get that much.

So what the hell does that mean?

Heck, I’m clueless.  My whole life it’s been background culture and policy, tradition, that savings were a good thing to do, prudent, wise, encouraged by government and banks alike.  I think the worst interest I’ve ever known of in my life for savings was US Savings Bonds they hammered us into buying when I was in the military.  Those paid 3% or so, and we all believed we were being raped.

About all I can figure is that banks are making all their money these days off high interest and fees on credit card debts, so much so they don’t need savings of investors to loan out.  Don’t want to be having to share their profits in the form of interest payments with people who just save money in their institutions.

But I also think it must all go back to the smoke and mirrors of the Federal Reserve ghosthood, and who-knows-what-else involving stuff I can’t begin to imagine.

But if they’re only paying 1% interest on a million bucks, seems to me the government ought to be getting off fairly light on interest payments for the deficit loans.  The folks loaning the government to keep going ought to be able to feel rich drawing 2% increase, say, on umpty-ump trillion quadrillion buzzillion dollars.

Somewhere in all this Economics 101 circa 1970 flees to Atlantis and sinks into oblivion.  We’ve entered the Twilight Zone where no man has gone before.

Old Jules