Force Majeure

June 30, 2015

Date: Sun, 28 Jun 2015 13:22:11
Subject:
A Desperate Time, A Desperate Measure
From: Zeke Krahlin
To: Eleanor Cooney

Besides sending my “Vested Interest” letter to Larkin, I mailed a
signed copy to my brother and requested that he append it to my last
will and testament. But here the plot thickens as I realize what my
next step should be:

I now have many good friends, mostly on the streets, with whom I will share this letter, and make them aware of how Medi-Cal has destroyed any chance of receiving affordable health care (which on my low income should be $0.00). They will then spread my words via their own extended street family…after which time several will approach Larkin outside of Twin Peaks Tavern, and say something like:

“We are aware of Zeke’s difficult situation, your relationship with
him, and your continued harassment towards him. It is time to be a
good friend to him, keep him in good health, and end your wrongful
gossip. We will be watching.”

Also:

“Larkin, you have to invite Zeke into the same bars you frequent,
after making it clear to customers and workers alike, that Zeke has
never stalked you.”

At intervals–say, twice per week–they’ll come up to Larkin and ask:

“Have you seen Zeke today?” And if he says no, they’ll persist: “Why not?”

If he doesn’t do what I requested in my letter, my street buddies will
shame him in public and hang around him outside of Twin Peaks or any
other bar, when he steps out for his smoke.

That was just one example of how they can embarrass and annoy him w/o crossing into the illegal. I’m sure they’ll come up with various and effective /other/ schemes all on their own. If Larkin never complies (though I’m sure he will) he’ll wind up being ridiculed out of my neighborhood, where he also resides. He is well connected with rich gay bar owners, patrons and the like…so I’m sure he has access to funding my medical needs.

And goddess forbid I should ever suffer major, debilitating illness,
injury, or death! Can you imagine the wrath that shall befall My
Wonderful Warlock then? I think Larkin will quickly get a clue.

– Zeke


Date: Sun, 28 Jun 2015 13:48:49
Subject:
Re: 6/26/2015 – A Great Day in History
From: Zeke Krahlin
To: Carlyle Lambourne

On Sun, Jun 28, 2015 at 12:08 PM, Carlyle Lambourne wrote:

{{ Yes, this is a great relief and a major life event for all of us. Might be able to die someday with at least a degree of sense of life-mission accomplished. }}

We shall both accomplish great deeds on behalf of LGBT Rights, now
that this albatross has fallen from our necks.

{{ We need to keep momentum on job/housing anti-discrimination parity, and need to turn more attention to fellow gays in more oppressed areas such as Africa, the Islamic world, Russia. I hope that American gays will not become so complacent that they will fail to feel a sense of shared struggle with the rest of the world. }}

Don’t forget that some of us here in the USA remain threatened with an early death, needless suffering and social isolation. For we are low income, and Obamacare has failed to expand Medicaid w/o charging an absurd and cruel monthly share of cost. Mine is $518!!!

Now how do you think I’ll fare in my “golden” years, as I will need
more and more health care. I am denied even preventative aids,
including what’s required to stave off blindness.

– Ezekiel


Date: Sun, 28 Jun 2015 14:49:22
Subject:
Re: A Desperate Time, A Desperate Measure
From: Zeke Krahlin
To: Eleanor Cooney

On Sun, Jun 28, 2015 at 2:28 PM, Eleanor Cooney wrote:

{{ Can you depend on these guys to carry through?? }}

Several, yes…and they have their own friends outside my circle. And
they’d just love to stir things up and make their days less boring and
harsh. These fellows are intelligent, sweet natured, handsome and
(best of all) quite mischievous! But I will tell each of them it’s
just an idea, no one has to comply. I’ll still love them, won’t be
disappointed or angry.

Besides, I’m sure this is exactly how Larkin wants me to retaliate.
He’s playing King of the Hill, challenging me to best him. I think
Larkin will have the time of his life, pretending I successfully
blackmailed him, and he has no other choice but to obey.

Me and Gregory (my newest street pal) had a hilarious encounter
w/Larkin just a few days ago. I plan to write about it soon. Suffice
for now, to say that Greg was sporting my sign (instead of myself)
that said “I am not Larkin’s stalker, I’m his boyfriend,” when Larkin
showed up.

– Zeke


Date: Mon, 29 Jun 2015 10:12:43
Subject:
The Plot Coagulates
From: Zeke Krahlin
To: Eleanor Cooney

Eleanor:

Here’s another idea: have all the homeless in The Castro wear the same sign: “I am not Larkin’s stalker, I’m his boyfriend.” Easy enough to accomplish, as cardboard, string and even pens are freely accessible. A group of them congregate daily about Twin Peaks Tavern, one or more of whom is a dedicated ally. I can imagine Larkin arriving one afternoon to witness the street bums lolling about his turf with that sign flung about their necks. Tee-hee, I /am/ a scamp! But I want to make one thing perfectly queer:

If your desire for vengeance is justified (as is mine), you must achieve that /only/ with compassion and humor a la The Buddha’s guidance. And I think I’m doing a pretty damn good job of it! Why /is/ Larkin putting me through all these difficult tests, if indeed his goal is kind rather than hostile? Here’s your answer:

That I may be challenged to always find a loving solution to seemingly-nasty attacks, so that I grow very strong in spirit, to finally crack open life’s concrete like a victorious, brave little sprout. As well as to become a true hero in my own right.

I LOVE ALL THIS BRAINSTORMING! Here comes my next manic high, yippee-doo!

BTW did you view yet, my “Scooby-Doo Porn” page that I printed out and sent to Larkin? It will crack you up.

http://www.gay-bible.org/truetales/Z_scooby-doo-porn.htm


Vested Interest

June 27, 2015

I have sent the following postcard to Larkin on June 24th, followed by a letter two days later:


June 26. 2015

Dearest Larkin:

When I said in a recent postcard that you have a vested interest in keeping me healthy, etc., what this refers to is: my last will and testament mentions how badly you’ve treated me, and have kicked me out of the local gay bars (by falsely accusing me of being your stalker) which I planned to use to promote my novel, that could result in my book taking off. Then I could (once the money comes rolling in) open my home for severely disabled LGBT veterans, as well as provide you with high quality health care and other good things.

Whether I become desperately ill or injured, or perish as a result, I have arranged that you, Larkin Kelsey, will be noted to the public as a hostile contribution towards my demise. If such should occur, you will end up being the most hated person in the gay community, since Daniel White. No gay bar (or other queer establishment) will allow you to enter their premises.

With much love and sincerity,

Zeke Krahlin


The Pink Flea Bites

June 25, 2015

Date: Wed, 24 Jun 2015 12:19:23
Subject:
Charleston Church Massacre (a different viewpoint)
From: Zeke Krahlin
To: My E-frenz

This image I am posting to various social media, and hopefully the
hands of my allies will spread it further.


Date: Wed, 24 Jun 2015 12:41:51
Subject:
Re: Charleston Church Massacre (a different viewpoint)
From: Zeke Krahlin
To: Eleanor Cooney

On Wed, Jun 24, 2015 at 12:32 PM, Eleanor Cooney wrote:

{{ It would be interesting to look at the actual record on gay issues, rights, etc. for the people killed in the church. I know for a fact that there are lefty, progressive “Christians” (a semantically damaged, useless word, I know) who are strong supporters of LGBT life, freedom, safety. }}

Of course I am fully aware of that. Still, majority of churches remain
solidly anti-LGBT, especially black congregations. And the gay-friendly
religious groups do very little to challenge the evil ones.

{{ Whether this congregation was one of those I don’t know. Black churches tend to be depressingly conservative on such issues, I’m aware, but you raise an interesting question and it might actually be possible to find out where the Rev, at the very least, stood. }}

“Conservative” is way too kind a word…BRUTAL is more the truth.

The Emanuel AME Church (there in Charleston) is part of the umbrella
group: African Methodist Episcopal Church. Which group is definitely against gay equality. Quote:


Earlier in the year, before marriage became legal for same-sex couples
in Massachusetts, the Rev. Gregory G. Groover Sr., an AME pastor in
Boston, explained why AME preachers opposed the move. He was quoted in
the Boston Globe on Feb. 10, 2004, as saying:

“As black preachers, we are progressive in our social consciousness
and in our political ideology as an oppressed people we will often be
against the status quo, but our first call is to hear the voice of God
in our Scriptures, and where an issue clearly contradicts our
understanding of Scripture, we have to apply that understanding.”

See the article here: http://www.hrc.org/resources/entry/stances-of-faiths-on-lgbt-issues-african-methodist-episcopal-church

So whatever is the policy of the African Methodist Episcopal Church,
is also the policy of the Emanuel outpost.

I refuse to have /any/ sympathy whatsoever, for /any/ group that
spreads homophobia, whether they do so aggressively or with the subtleness
of the snake from the Garden.

– Zeke


Date: Wed, 24 Jun 2015 14:57:47
Subject:
Re: Charleston Church Massacre (a different viewpoint)
From: Zeke Krahlin
To: Eleanor Cooney

On Wed, Jun 24, 2015 at 1:11 PM, Eleanor Cooney wrote:

{{ Yep, I can dig it. I’d bet my left nut (if I had one) }}

Why not phrase it “I’d bet my left ovary”? I often do that myself!

{{ that Dylan Roof hates queers, too…. }}

May even be queer himself.

{{ it so often goes along with the White Supremacist mentality, in a pathologically repressed, psychotic-closet-case sort of way….like = the S.S. tier of the Nazis back in the day. }}

Per my claim of many years now–that homophobia is the root of all
violence including war–the nature and level of anti-LGBT bigotry can
be a red flag for one who may become insanely violent. The gov’t
should build a list of aggressive homophobes and their organizations.
Ignoring the homophobic aspect as a key indicator of potential treason
is a big mistake, but exists in many so-called progressives…thus it
puts up blinders from seeing things clearly. But it looks like those
blinders are dropping post haste, as these RW nut jobs expose
themselves to the world by their own irrational condemnation and
persecution of queers. On a related note:

As of 2:54 PM today, 108 Facebook users like my comment re. that article “California judge agrees to dismiss proposed ‘shoot the gay’ ballot initiative.” Now, this is a breakthrough for I have never received more than two or three likes on /any/ of my comments previous (and usually, zero)! I am hoping this will lead to more interest by a growing number of folks, as to my ideas and writing. The link to my favored comment is:

https://www.facebook.com/lgbtqnation/posts/10152870541006717?comment_id=10152870558716717&notif_t=like

Though I’m not certain that URL will work for anyone but myself, due
to FB’s internalized system. So I’ve attached two images that show you
what the link shows me. You’ll see that, as an afterthought, I also
posted my “pink flea” declaration. Let’s see the reactions I get, if
any.

– Zeke




ADDENDUM

From: Carlyle Lambourne
To: Zeke Krahlin
Subject:
RE: Charleston Church Massacre (a different viewpoint)
Date: Wed, 24 Jun 2015 20:23:18

Ezekiel,

Sounds like this particular church was a friend, not one of the bad ones, which might have been one of the very reasons why the racist killer chose it. I think that he also chose it very intentionally because Clementa Pinckney was both a friend of Obama and was working for the campaign of Hillary Clinton. Which makes me suspect that the GOP’s partisan-motivated hate-propaganda machine and its 24/7. around-the-clock smear campaign to whip up hatred against Obama in every way possible had something to do with
the genesis of this event.

The Slaying of Charleston Leader Clementa Pinckney Hits Gay Rights Advocates Hard

As South Carolina gay rights advocate Jeff Ayres lobbied lawmakers earlier this year to stop a wave of anti-gay bills in the statehouse, hewent to speak with state Sen. Clementa Pinckney, the charismatic legislator and church pastor slain alongside eight other congregants in last week’s racially motivated mass shooting.

“He gave me his assurance then that he was on our side,” says Ayres, the chairman of South Carolina Equality. The South Carolina Legislative Black Caucus, of which Pinckney was a member, “always has our backs, and has always been there unconditionally to support the LGBT community,”Ayres told me in an interview, echoing sentiments from other gay rights advocates and two lawmakers who worked with Pinckney.


Happy Father Fucker’s Day

June 20, 2015

I enjoy any holiday–no matter how irrelevant to our friendship–as an excuse to present My Beloved Dragon Guardian (Larkin), with a gift. Seeing as he is obviously the “Daddy” type, I find Father’s Day a most appropriate time to celebrate his presence in my life…though I am 12 years his senior. Has nothing to do with the defunct theory that a boy turns gay due to lack of fatherly attention. He is very tall (6-foot-4), handsome, masculine, and always wants to run the show no matter the situation.

It took me some time to come up with the right gift, but I have recently been reintroduced to that great comedy troupe, The Firesign Theatre. Their inspiration is based on the radio media of the 30’s and 40’s, though they take it to surrealistic heights. Their star rose rapidly in the 60’s and 70’s, though they are still going strong (God bless ’em). So I ordered one of their CD’s from Amazon, entitled “I Think We’re All Bozos on this Bus.”



The CD arrived just five days before the holiday, so I had to do some quick thinking on how to create the total package. So I ambled on down to Walgreens and selected a diminutive pink gift bag, along with a small greeting card (which was blank inside, and displayed a picture on the front of a juicy hamburger with caption “Nice buns!”). Inside I wrote the following words:

“Wishing you the loveliest Father’s Day ever.” And signed it: “Your psycho ex-boyfriend, Zeke.”

I embellished the gift bag with a Scooby-Doo sticker, and did something similar to the front of the card’s envelope. Then I printed out the first two pages of Wikipedia’s article on The Firesign Theatre, and folded it to quarter size, just in case he isn’t familiar with this group.

Don’t know if Firesign Theatre is his cup of tea; nonetheless I think it’s a very nice gift to present to someone I love, who means the universe to me. Then I opened the gift bag and plunked the CD, greeting card and printout into it. The love token was now complete and ready to hand deliver to Larkin at Twin Peaks Tavern, or perhaps elsewhere. But if worse leads to worst, and Father’s Day comes and goes without me seeing him, I’ll simply mail it belatedly.





The statement “Happy Father Fucker’s Day” is in reference to a joke he cracked about two years ago, when I came up to him as he departed Twin Peaks Tavern, and declared:

“You’re the handsomest mother fucker on the planet!”

To which he replied: “I’m not a mother fucker, I’m a father fucker!”

The image with caption I printed out and taped to the gift bag is probably too small for you to clearly discern, so right below is a larger version. I think it’s quite funny, and you probably will too.



Scooby-Doo Porn

June 17, 2015

!!! WARNING. ADULT MATERIAL !!!

If you are underage, or in any way forbidden by your government or religious laws from viewing X-rated subject matter, please do not go there. If, however, you are not restricted by any laws in your geographical location, by all means click on the image above, to read my salty tale.


Obamacare Defecates on the Poor

June 9, 2015

[ Conflated Reader: I just sent this letter (certified) off in rage to my congressperson, Nancy Pelosi. My life is on the line, but as a low-income person I am treated like a joke. Fuk this nation! Just want you to know: if I disappear off the face of this pathetic little orb of a planet–due to this bold missive–you’ll know that Homeland Security has something to do with it…or as I like to call them: “Homoland Security!” ]

The Honorable Nancy Pelosi
235 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515

June 10, 2015

Dear Representative Pelosi:

I am grossly disillusioned by President Obama’s so-called “Affordable Care Act,” which claims to give relief to the low income as well as the middle class. I number among the former, as I have been a long term disabled man subsisting on a meager income. Which, as you well know, is especially challenging here in uber-expensive San Francisco.

Until the restoration of many Medi-Cal services, I had to do without decent and regular health care, including dental (causing deterioration and loss of most of my teeth) for more than a decade. Which reductions actually started in a big way under Bill Clinton’s watch, and only got worse from there, till it finally hit bottom during “Dubya’s” presidency. Thus I was overjoyed when Obamacare stepped in to rectify these egregious losses…supposedly.

So last year in December, I reapplied for Medi-Cal, after being off it for almost three years, seeing as those services I require were all eliminated (dental, psychiatric and preventative therapy, etc.). Yet to my dismay, only several days ago, I received a notice from Medi-Cal that my monthly share of cost will jump from $0.00 (zero dollars) to $518 (five hundred eighteen dollars) starting in July! (My Social Security income by the way, is $1,243 per month.)

“Surely this must be an error in their database,” I concluded, so on the afternoon of June 8th, I marched on down to San Francisco’s Medi-Cal office in order to rectify what seemed to me, a major glitch. The case worker was clueless, as was her supervisor who declared (most unprofessionally I should note):

“A mistake was made in your application many years ago.” (To which I responded in disgust: “There was no mistake, dear.”)

The case worker explained that this change is due to my reaching retirement age on July 1st (my birthday). But I explained:

“I’m still disabled, and no change has occurred to my income or my living situation in any other way, since I reapplied in December. This doesn’t make any sense.”

Neither the supervisor nor case worker showed any desire to assist me further. Realizing then I could get no correction in what to me is obviously an error in their system, I walked on out in a huff. I have been receiving Medi-Cal most of my adult life (starting in 1974), and my share of cost has always been zero!

This incident has therefore caused me to wonder if Medi-Cal is taking advantage of Federal funding, by ripping off the poor. For no way can I afford preventative care, dental services, or any other medical help, when the share of cost is $518 per month! And I’m sure I’m not the only low income resident who is being fleeced, and must do without decent health services that the middle class and rich can easily afford.

Obamacare is of no use to me, thus I am no better off than before, when I could not receive health services due to major cutbacks before the ACA existed. While I will never turn Republican, I cannot in good faith be a happy member of the Democratic Party. Outrage has a way of changing a person’s heart.

On the off chance that Medi-Cal has erred regarding my status, I suggest you look into this matter. Though I have no expectations that my terrible situation as a disabled, low-income person will actually be restored to fairness…which is $0.00 share of cost. I therefore have no choice but to limit my health care to the emergency room, and become a burden on the state because I cannot pay any bills that might incur.

For your information: I could go blind as a result of this sudden and cruel expense, since I suffered an almost-detached retina in 2009, and must go for an annual checkup every year to prevent sight loss. But I can no longer afford these checkups.

Citizens who are forced to live in fear of losing their jobs and becoming homeless, and others who will likely suffer misery and even an early death due to lack of respectable health care…cause me to wonder if these United States is actually a terrorist nation. And that its accusations of “terrorism” upon Middle East and other countries, is nothing more than a distraction from the ugly truth!

I will be contacting various news agencies to expose this egregious wrong dumped on the poor, in spite of Obamacare’s claim otherwise. I have also just posted a blog entry called “Obamacare Defecates on the Poor:”

http://tinyurl.com/oplmvle

Enclosed is a copy of Medi-Cal’s statement of this ridiculous share-of-cost increase, that you see I’m telling the truth.

Most sincerely (and angrily),

Ezekiel J. Krahlin

P.S.: You may remember me from years ago, when I flew to D.C. and appealed to you and other California politicians, to reach out to gay Nam Vet Randolph Louis Taylor:

http://www.gay-bible.org/somalia



ADDENDUM

Date: Thu, 11 Jun 2015 13:42:15

Subject: Did Medi-Cal just punk me?

From: Zeke

To: Eleanor

A funny thought skated across my brain pan only moments ago. What if some Medi-Cal employees nd Nancy Pelosi also belong to this secret society that I believe Larkin runs, and which has been guiding me for many years?

Larkin obviously loves to rake me over the coals…which results in getting me so overwrought that new tales spill from my fingers. So I’m thinking that those clowns at the Medi-Cal office wanted to goad me into posting a letter to my representative.

Ms. Pelosi knows of me, thanks to my Randolph Taylor imbroglio of 1985. Application of a bit of telepathy on their part made sure my outcry would reach Nancy. (And yes, I believe This Orphic Cabal was already shaping my world long before even then.)

So “voila!” another mini-masterpiece was born, by name of “Obamacare Defecates on the Poor.”

I can see them guffawing in hebephrenic mirth right now, some rolling on the carpet as they pass my ink-printed diatribe around…eventually to fall into the President’s hands.

Curse you again, Larkin Kelsey!

– Zeke

Date: Thu, 11 Jun 2015 11:51:46

Subject: Re: Obamacare Defecates on the Poor

From: Zeke

To: Sean

On Wed, Jun 10, 2015 at 7:18 PM, Sean wrote:

{{ She’ll love that. She is a gross and grave embarrassment to both Boxer and Feinstein. }}

Ha! That did not occur to me! Thanks for the heads up. I am wondering, though if there is destiny’s plan to bring Ms. Pelosi and myself back together, for some reason that has to do with my Randy Taylor mission.

{{ Obamacare will be repealed in many states in a few years. I’d like to work, but not if I have to pay a fine for not participating. }}

The disaster of the “Affordable” Care Act is that it’s for-profit based.

Things are actually going well for me these days, in spite of Medi-Cal’s attempt to wipe me out.

– Zeke

Date: Fri, 12 Jun 2015 14:43:47

Subject: Well I’m boned…

From: Zeke

To: Eleanor

…I doubt Pelosi can do anything in my case. Quoting from shareofcost.com:

“The MNL has not changed since 1989 and is $600 for an individual. Thus, anything an individual earns over $600 a month becomes that individual’s share of cost. For example, if an individual earns $1,100 a month, that person must incur $500 in medical costs each month before receiving any coverage from the Medi-Cal program. For consumers with a high share of cost, Medi-Cal provides little more than catastrophic coverage and does not enable them to access health care services.”

Can you believe it…still $600/mo. for the MNL (maintenance need level). So I’m left out in the cold, as if I lived in Russia or some other backwater nation with no real health care. Were I homeless, I’d get better treatment at this point (including dental).

But a lot of folks are /not/ happy w/Obamacare, according to what I’ve just researched. Out of pocket expenses pretty much ruin the reasonably priced monthly fee.

– Zeke

Date: Fri, 12 Jun 2015 15:23:33

Subject: Re: Well I’m boned…

From: Zeke

To: Eleanor

On Fri, Jun 12, 2015 at 2:55 PM, Eleanor wrote:

{{ The message is clear. All you rabble, just go die. }}

No kidding! Considering how massive the offense, seems like a medical counterculture/underground will spring up soon. Larkin is likewise in the same horrid situation, in spite of all the affluent people he schmoozes with.

Yet at the same time, my personal life is going through a wonderful transition. Some really sweet men are now in my world, and we are forming long term friendships. Next step is to introduce them to each other, that we can develop a solid community…or “brotherhood” as I like to call it.

They have complimented me numerous times in the past several months, saying things like “You’re a life saver,” “I’m so glad I know you,” etc. Like a bunch of walking Hallmark cards!

Plenty of hugs and respect. So, my anxieties over health care are diminished as a result of so much compassion…and I am confident of my success on all levels…as a human being, a creative faggot, and as an inadvertent (though willing) puppet to my reptilian overlords.

– Zeke


Postcards in May

June 4, 2015

[ Brachiocephalic Reader: this latest salvo of postcards to Larkin were all sent out in the month of May 2015. Seven in all. Just use your browser’s “enlarge page” command for a better read. ]

Sent May 18th:


The following four postcards were mailed on the same date, May 24th (please forgive the typos in the Tweety Bird card):


And these last two postcards were sent on the 31st:


[ Then at the last moment I decided to post him the following letter June 1st. In hopes of shocking him into some sort of sane realization…though my great expectations are pretty much dashed at this point. His housemate Zachary is quite a boring plain-Jane with no talent or bright spirit whatsoever; I am just being facetious. ].

Dear ex-friend Larkin,

You’re just another piece of self-centered Castro Clone shit. Guess you think you had to become like that, in order to fit in. Zachary is such a handsome, intelligent and fun-loving fellow, I’m certainly no match! My apologies for ever intruding in your life; I am just a homely old faggot whose dreams were bigger than his stomach.

Thanks for the ride, though: it’s more than I ever expected in my entire life. Guess I’ll send another salvo of postcards to the gay bars, just for the heck of it. For in truth: all’s fair in love and war and Castro Street tackiness.

Ever hear the term “Pyrrhic victory?” Look it up, ’cause it’s yours.

More sincerely than you could ever imagine,

Ezekiel J. Krahlin


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