Trump’s personal attorney Michael Cohen was sentenced to 3 years in jail yesterday. Deservedly so.
The Good Book tells us “Whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.” Galatians 6-7.
Three years is a relatively light sentence. Consider the millions the man made while associated with Trump. His lifestyle, what he provided his family.
Time to pay the fiddler.
The Cuban Missile Crisis and the Monroe Doctrine are coming back into play.
When the Russians were placing missiles in Cuba, Kennedy had to confront the situation and get the Russians out. He did.
A sensitive encounter. Brought the U.S. to the brink of war with Russia. Were it not for Kennedy’s state of mind and that of his closest advisers, a nuclear war might have occurred.
The Monroe Doctrine came into being in 1823. President at the time was James Monroe. Interestingly, he did not father the document. It was his Secretary of State, John Quincy Adams.
Basically, the Monroe Doctrine was notice to European nations to stay out of the Americas. Invoked by many Presidents since. Not just Kennedy.
On monday, 2 Russian bombers capable of carrying nuclear missiles landed in Venezuela. To the welcoming arms of Maduro. This is Putin testing American waters. He recognizes Trump is in trouble and believes this might be the time to take advantage.
My concern is Trump. He is not presently stable. The noose is tightening, the walls are closing in. Not the time for a confrontation. Nor are most of his advisers capable to handle such a situation.
Amazing that Putin is making such a move. After all, we have been led to believe Putin is Trump’s friend. Never has Trump poorly spoken of his “friend.” Even though Putin has been sticking it to Trump every chance he gets.
Difficult times ahead. The bombers have to go.
Never made the Sons and Daughters of Italy Christmas Party last night. When the time came to get ready, the body was not. I stayed home.
Harpoon Harry’s a delightful place to dine. Especially breakfast and lunch. Good solid diner type food.
The restaurant is located on Caroline. A lovely 2 story pink building.
This morning’s edition of KONK Life E-Blast carries a photo of the building from another time. Then Fishermen’s Cafe. No date accompanied the photo.
A shack! Aged weathered wood in a state of disrepair.
Unquestionably, the Key West of old.
How things change! For the better in this instance.
Banana Bay gone. Yesterday’s news. Officially closed monday. A new resort under construction. Should be outstanding considering the magnificent bay view available.
Key West weather. As mentioned yesterday, fluctuating like the stock market. Yesterday weather in the 60’s. Today high 81, low 77.
Everyone needs money. governments included. Their money comes from taxes. Sometimes a governmental entity will overreach. California may be attempting to do so at this time.
Serious consideration is being given to taxing text messages. A one time flat tax per year. Not a per call tax. Anticipated the tax will raise $44.5 million.
Nothing is sacred!
Comments to this blog are many. One struck my attention this morning. By JustSaying. I would title it America Lost: Trump…..”found the pulse of his base. The Wall, lock her up, the swamp all grade school level–school yard offerings by a con artist and, guess what, the world. It speaks more to the quality and maturity of Americans than it does Trump. America lost.”
Though I rarely agree wit him, I read the Canadian blogger Ian Welsh. Just as I watch FOX News on occasion. Always curious what the other side are saying.
Stephen Jay Gould was a well read scientist. Died 2002 at the age of 60. Welsh quoted this morning something Gould wrote: “I am, somehow, less interested in the weight and convolutions of Einstein’s brain than in the near certainty that people of equal talent have lived and died in cotton fields and sweatshops.”
Welsh added his comment at the end: “These days, McDonald’s, Walmarts and Amazon warehouses.”
Anti-Semetism continues to be on the rise. World wide. Joseph Goebbels was Hitler’s facilitator when it came to the Jews.
Goebbels was not pleased with how Jews were treated by the Italians. Lax, he thought: “The Italians are extremely lax in their treatment of Jews. They protect Italian Jews both in Tunis and occupied France and won’t permit their being drafted for work or compelled to wear the Star of David.”
The Italians might not have been the greatest warriors in World War II. However, their treatment of the Jews was humane and proper. I am proud my ancestry stood up for them.
I close with the middle class. A diminishing breed.
A recent study indicated 2/3’s of Americans consider themselves middle class. They are not.
One half of American workers make less than $30,533 a year. A middle class lifestyle for a family of 4 cannot be sustained on that kind of money.
Enjoy your day!