April 9, 2009

Nationalize the Money Machines!


When cutting a porn film for maximum impact, there's an old bromide that the folks in the editing room know only too well: "Cut to the f**king." It seems to me that getting from here to there is taking entirely too long for this adminustration. It's time they quit diddling around will bailouts, TARPS, and Zombie banks, and just give the people what they want -- money machines that will never, ever, run dry.

You may be worried about your 501K. I may be concerned about my position in US steel. But the hard core of the Obama constituency is fretting over one thing and one thing only, the terrible specter of a Government check that hits the bank but doesn't come out the business end of an ATM.

You think you've seen trouble when the stock market augers into the ground like a poleaxed pigeon? Wait until a day arrives when the ATMs don't stand and deliver. That's when canned goods and ammo will seem like manna from heaven.

So the Omen might as well "cut to the f**king" and get the ATMs firmly under government control. Once that happens, who needs banks?

Posted by Vanderleun at April 9, 2009 8:24 PM
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I quit contributing to my 401(K) almost three years ago.

My 7.62X54R account, on the other hand, has doubled in value (literally) based on purchase price one calendar year ago v. today's hot deal at Gunnies, an establishment where they certainly know my name.

I also have positions in 5.56 and .30. And Libby, Dole, and Dinty Moore.

These times... it's like somebody won't turn the fucking Fellini off. Always the malevolent clowns.

Posted by: TmjUtah at April 9, 2009 9:02 PM


Posted by: vanderleun at April 9, 2009 9:41 PM

If we had crashed from 1-year ago to here in days, rather than months, it would have been SHTF. I think the ATMs & gas pumps were the first brick in the face in Iceland, right? Speaking of gas... I have reasons for stocking a few tanks worth for that day when SHTF. But 20g & .32s are damned prolific here too.

Posted by: egoist at April 12, 2009 3:05 PM

There is a joke in here somewhere about a "money shot", but I refuse to acknowledge it.

The Arrogant Infidel

Posted by: Dan Patterson at April 13, 2009 8:34 AM

Damn. I wish I'd thought of that.

Posted by: vanderleun at April 13, 2009 9:07 AM