Sunday, October 12, 2014

CARTAGENA, COLIMBIA,

A town, on the Carobbean Coast Region, a port city.  Population like San Francisco with beautiful beaches, the color of the water is as exotic and romantic as the sunsets. There are tons for tourists and prostitution is legal.  So, let's say you are advanced scouts from the White House staff or the (shhhhh) Secret Service and you are a dude, and need to kill a few hours before being pressed into service, so you pick up the phone and dial 1-800-Rent-A-Hoe.

A sultry voice asks you to dial 1 for English, and then you hear a whisper telling you what is available and who.  A few items your wife would be loathe to do and some you would not dare ask.  In a knee jerk reaction, you pick one from Group A and three from Group B.  With a sigh, you took a pass on Group C because you're economic status would have to be Hedge Fund Manager or the equivalent. The 3rd item from Group B, is the Bavarian Basket Twist, the details of which are outside of your knowledge base, but you can't resist a lifetime of bragging rights.

Now, one of your buds thought the quote was in Pesos and Roxy said it was Dollares.  Roxy was overheard saying, "no senior, ju no pay only 300 Pesos for being bound and getting a good spanking"
and he stiffs her and she dials up the government Hoe Complaint Departmrnt and the supervisor (who has a different title in the U.S.), in turn, calls Washington and all hell breaks loose.

CARTAGENA.... Wonder what the weather is like in November?









Thursday, October 2, 2014

THE SECRET SERVICE....... I HAVE THE SOLUTION.

I have a theory that the Sequester budget cuts took away the wrist watch phones and Cracker Jacks secret code rings severely impacting THE secret Service's ability to follow procedures, communicate and the morale took s hit.  If that wasn't bad enough, they couldn't even commiserate with with hookers without it making the headlines of the supermarket tabs.  One Hoe gets stiffed and she blows a whistle so to speak and it leads to a drunken stupor.  The leader of our SS was woman who wanted the service to be more friendly and cozy like Disneyland.

A guy with a knife jumps the fence and gets into the White House and runs around, a couple uses the White House like a reality show, bullets fired at the building. A dude rides up the elevator with the POTUS carrying heat, a deviant doing signing next to POTUS in South Africa. I mean WTF.  

At first I thought to bring in Paulie and Silvio, but I'm also thinking Robert Gates as the Skipper.









Tuesday, September 16, 2014

FINDING GOD''S MATCH FOR YOU

Christian Singles advertises extensively stating that you can find God's match for you. Of course if you believe in God, you might think that God personally did some steering on your behalf. Though you probably understand that Christian Singles may not have an insider agreement with god, that the dating service and God are not buds, you might think God will provide, and Christian Singles is as good as any other vehicle or tool enabling God to do his good work. The problem I have is that the TV networks who benefit from the advertising revenue do not insist on a more realistic ad copy. I have some issue with the service using terms and a diety to sell subscriptions to their matching service. It does not matter whether or not the Singles service goes on to refine their wording in subsequent literature. The fact that they invoke God as a hook. Aside from a problem I have with financially benefitting, even if it is a non profit, is the fact that some clients might make a decision contrary to their best interest and not practice lots of due diligence that they might do meeting someone on a lesser heavenly dating venue.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

WE LOST A NATIONAL TREASURE

Melissa lost her friend and mother,  Joan Rivers. We are blessed that It was a relationship they shared with the world, and to love one, you had to love both. Not to love either, in my opinion, you need a Primer on loving.

We, the people lost a national treasure today, at 1:17 PM on September 4th; I lost my maestro of comedy, my best source of laughter. I loved her edginess, her timing, and if she teased you, it was not a personal hit, it was confirmation that you were famous.

All on the people on her Fashion Police show, all of her guests, every audience and everyone at the "E" channel affirm the reason why I'm in a sea of tears.  Selfishly, I am pleased that she left a body of work we can all enjoy.  We were age contemporaries, from the same city, with the same ethnicity.  This really hit me personally.




Wednesday, September 3, 2014

AND HE HAS A WONDERFUL SOUTHERN ACCENT




          In South Carolina a 16 year old who dressed and wore make-up as a female, 24/7, was
          forced to remove his make-up or not get his driver's license.
This issue here is the need of the government to prevent disguise because a drivers license is a valid form of identification vs. the need of a person's valid form of gender identity and expression. Both entities have valid and compelling requirements.  I see no reason why the state cannot be flexible enough to accommodate both.

In California, I believe there is a non  discrimination law that covers sexual identity and expression and it does not materially hamper the government weeding out those who would defraud using a disguise. They probably do not have this same law in South Carolina.  In this case the DMV was doing their job and the boy took off the make-up.

In the U.S., the pursuit of happiness is a unique right non existent in most other countries.  This child is not a distraction but I feel is honestly following his heart and soul. It is not theatrical or a statement of defiance or weird lifestyle.  I personally believe the state should accommodate him.

The remedy is being handled correctly in a law suit so the constitutionality of the question can be settled.  I am happily the child's mom supports him and is fighting back in a legal manner. He will forever remember his mom's support.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

MANUFACTURING

In the infinite wisdom of our government, our so-called job creator 1% and our moronic concept of a global economy, over recent years, 65,000 businesses moved their manufacturing outside the country especially to communist China.  That is not 65,000 jobs. It is 65,000  businesses.  

Not to be outdone by manufacturing job losses, the 1% job creators now outsource service jobs, computer programming jobs, engineering and more.  The rape of Americans does not stop there.  I'll have to sharpen my pencil for future blogs.  The only one that benefits is the 1%.  Cheap products are an illusion. It is good to pay more but be paid much more.

You would think that countries like China, India and Mexico would be grateful that we gave them billions in business. He'll no, they trade unfairly, buy up American businesses and homes so our young people can't afford rents or homes.  

My partial solution.  1) Foreigners cannot buy businesses or land or homes unless we can do the same in their country.   2) If you want to sell things in this country, you have to make it in this country. This is done by specific industries and lists of product groups.

In no time, the U.S. Economy will enjoy full time jobs instead of the part time hand outs by the 1%.,  there will be millions receiving  good pay, we'll enjoy full employment, and affordable living.

Tell the government that the present version of the global economy sucks.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

I TARGETED TARGET STORES

I'm one of those guys who pays all of my bills on time and in full.  I don't like charging interest and don't like paying interest. I really hate finance charges.  So, I just don't buy more than I can pay in full

I do ask credit card companies to both Email me as well as mail a statement.  That way I always have the current statement.  I pay using my bank's "Bill Pay" facility.  I love bill pay. It is a total win-win for me and my bank.  Bill Pay is the best thing since Email.

In November, I did not get an Email or a snail mail statement from Target.  In December I also received  neither.  Then, I received a delinquent Email, researched and immediately paid in full.  In January, I received the Nov. and Dec. statements.

Target reported my delinquency to the Credit Agency and my FICA score, after about 50 good years, took a nose dive.  Target was delighted to refund all the charges, but refused to make it good with the Credit Bureau.  I, then, refused to make my customer relationship good with them. I know a balance is due even if you get no statement. But that is not real life. A statement or Email advice triggers payment.

I cancelled my red card, cancelled their prescription card, stopped buying groceries, stopped buying clothing, stopped buying housewares, but I do get cat food, but only the dry.

My FICA is roaring back, but Target lost me for life.  Their excuse, If we did this for you, we would not be treating others equally.  Brilliant!  Just screw everyone, right or wrong so you're equal.