Yesterday’s blog interesting. Thomas Paine’s American Crisis. Wrote and published it yesterday morning. One problem. It did not publish.
I was not aware till 12:30 this morning. I could not sleep and decided to do some research. Checked blog Comments first. Someone advised he could not get the blog and assumed I did not do one yesterday.
Problem same as a few weeks ago. Something now involving Go Daddy. Needed Sloan. Would not wake her at the late hour.
I was up at 5 this morning. Checked the blog. I could get in. Noted Thomas Paine blog had not published yesterday. Republished it this morning.
Everything working well. Yesterday’s blog now available for reading.
Sloan cannot deal with Go Daddy as to why the recurring problem. Go Daddy can only investigate if problem exists at time they are contacted.
We wait for another day.
Today’s blog a bit short. To keep your attention. Two days worth of blogs to read!
Today’s blog title asks the question…..Who is a deeply immoral person? Donald Trump, of course.
I did not phrase it that way. A leading evangelical did. Mark Galli. Mark is Editor in Chief of Christianity Today. A top evangelical magazine. Billy Graham founded Christianity Today in 1956.
Galli’s editorial may be his last. He had already tendered his letter of resignation to be effective in 2 weeks.
Whatever, there appears to be a crack in the evangelical duke.
Note that 80 percent of evangelicals supported Trump in 2016.
Galli admonished Trump’s evangelical supporters: “Remember who you are and whom you serve…..The facts in this instance unambiguous.” Trump using his political power to coerce a foreign leader to harass and discredit one of the President’s political opponents. “That is not only a violation of the Constitution; more importantly, it is profoundly immoral…..Trump is a deeply immoral person.”
Galli further wrote, “Remember who you are and whom you serve.. Consider how your justification of Mr. Trump influences your witness to your Lord and Savior…..It will crash down on the reputation of evangelical religion and on the world’s understanding of the gospel.”
Rain has discovered a new winter friend. Key West.
Rained again yesterday and will rain again today. The rain yesterday biting. Constant. A strong wind from the northwest. Accompanied by 66 degree weather mid afternoon.
I was out in the rain. Got wet again.
Had the heat on in the car to get the chill out of my bones. The heat on at home during the night.
Temperature back up today. Seventy nine high with an evening low of 72.
It was haircut time at noon. I am losing it. No question. My appointment was last thursday, not yesterday. The hairdresser not concerned. Immediately worked me in. Be aware it takes all of 5 minutes to run a #1 electric razor over my head.
Then to Harpoon Harry’s for lunch. It was around 2. Packed. I was surprised. Key West generally dead the week before Christmas. I got the last seat at the bar.
Decided to do some Christmas shopping. I am a last minute person. Thought I would be early this year.
Key West is not replete with great stores. Tops for clothing would be Ross’ and Sears and Roebuck.
I stopped first at Ross’. All the people. Lines long at checkout counters. Not for me. I turned around and left. I will give checks.
Key West loves Harry Truman and Harry Truman loved Key West.
Truman left Key West this day in 1949 for Washington after a 3 week vacation at the Little White House.
The Democratic Debate last night from Los Angeles. Sponsored by Politico and PBS.
The debate the best yet. Could be because of the smaller number of candidates. Everyone had sufficient time to make their points.
The moderators left much to be desired. They all do during Presidential debates. Their 15 minutes of Presidential exposure brings out the worst in them.
Tough persons all. Their tone and conduct insulting. Appears they want the country to know how smart they are as inquisitors.
Last night the worst of the worse was Tim Albert. Hope he enjoyed himself.
The only moderators I would credit for having performed their responsibilities well were the 4 ladies who moderated the November debates. Andrea Mitchell, Rachel Maddow, Kristen Welker, and Ashley Parker.
It has become increasingly clear to me over the years that if you want something done correctly, let the women do it!
I mentioned several days ago about the gigantic Fed bailout in place these 2 weeks. The Federal Reserve is expected to flood banks and hedge funds with overnight funds. Pay today, money repaid tomorrow.
Referred to as “repos funds.”
In the present 2 week time period, $365 billion will be loaned to banks and financial institutions on a repos basis. Overnight loans.
Does not make sense? Why do the banks need such short term funding? Is there a problem again with the banks?
What is occurring is a “bank bailout.” Similar to 2008, though over a much shorter term. The problem is with Wall Street’s trading houses.
The problem primarily involving “collateral” for short term loans. Generally between banks and hedge funds.
There is a lack of good quality collateral. The Fed repos loans hide the problem and assures there will not be bank failures large enough in magnitude to bring the U.S. economy down in a matter of days.
I am concerned. However my concern goes deeper. Why has the media failed to share this information with the public? The people have a right to know the banks are screwing around again.
M I C K E Y MOUSE. Mickey Mouse!
Remember? The Mickey Mouse Club.
I bring those days to your attention because Tony Cole, one of the original Mouseketeers, is celebrating his 78th birthday today.
Happy birthday, Tony!
Enjoy your day!