The Bible tells us the way things are. It speaks as to the consequences of bad deeds. Do bad and bad will come back at you. St. Paul’s epistle to the Galatians, Galatians 6:7: “Be not deceived, God is not mocked: for whatever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.”
Future consequences are inevitably shaped by present actions. We all pay for our sins.
Trump has a big misdeed to pay for. He should pay every day of his life.
I refer specifically to the father and daughter who drowned recently in the Rio Grande. A photo of their bodies is everywhere.
Father, mother and daughter left El Salvador for the United States. The daughter 23 months old.
The family waited 2 months in a migrant camp in Matamoros. The temperature hit 113 degrees some days.
The family had received a humanitarian visa from the Mexican government. They could not enter the U.S. however. The ports of entry were too crowded.
They were desperate to get to the U.S.
The father swam across the Rio Grande carrying his daughter. He reached the American side. Placed his daughter on the bank. Admonished her to stay there.
He then turned and began swimming back to the Mexican side to retrieve his wife. His daughter went into the water to follow him.
He got to her in time to save her. However the current was too strong. Both died. Their bodies washed up on the Mexican side of the Rio Grande.
The photo mentioned was taken of them. Both lying face down in the murky water. Beer bottles and reeds about them.
The saddest part of the photo: The little girl had her bare arm around her father’s shoulders…..It’s ok Dad.
The little girl and her father died because of events Trump had put in place. Some not even legal. All in his effort to keep asylum seekers out of the U.S.
A fitting punishment would be for the photo to be enlarged and hung in the President’s bedroom. Opposite his bed. So every time he looked up, he would be reminded.
I am not sure it would bother him.
Tuesday Talk with Key West Lou last night. Unfortunately most topics involved Trump. He has taken over our lives.
I was able to cover Hezbollah, Archduke Ferdinand, Saudi Arabia on U.S.’s blacklist for human trafficking, Nicholas Kristof’s column on child malnutrition, Trump imposing additional sanctions on Iran, the sunday ICE raid that never took place, the detention center were 330 migrant children were maltreated, and several thousand American soldiers still at the border wall with nothing to do who were painting the border fences.
The half hour went by swiftly.
A Key Wester died on Higgs Beach.
It was mid-afternoon monday. A woman went on the beach. Saw a man lying on a towel snoring. She took some sun several feet away. Suddenly dawned on her he was no longer snoring. She thought nothing of it.
A little later she walked over to him. She was concerned he was in the sun too long and might burn.
The man Jerry Earl Hickerson. He appeared dead. She and several others gave him CPR. To no avail.
I wrote yesterday about Julius Stone, the WPA, and Key West. I forgot to mention that Diana Millikan wrote about Stone and the Pirates of Penzance. She wrote a play. Took her a year. It presently sits on a Key West director’s chair with many others. He has to read it and decide if it is worthy of producing.
I hope it is. Diana worked hard on it. She is a talented woman. It has to be good!
First Democratic debate tonight. At 9. Can’t wait. Love politics!
The Clint, Texas migrant children detention center. in the news big time the past few days. Properly so. Things were in a disaster state. As a result, 300 of the 330 children were moved yesterday to another detention center.
My concern: One hundred of them were returned in the afternoon.
The House worked late into the night. Fine tuning for the border bill to sufficient monies for Clint and other detention centers. Trump claimed he had no money to properly provide for the children. A lie. He could have taken from one account and loaned it to the detention centers account. He has done it for many things already. Like the wall, troops, etc .
The bill totals $4.5 billion.
It is different from the Senate’s bill. Means the bills go to a conference committee for resolution.
Trump says he will not sign it. The House bill only covers humanitarian needs. It strictly prohibits use of the money for ICE raids or the border wall. It is for toothbrushes, food, blankets, medical attention, etc.
Everyone better move their asses. Congress gores home shortly for the July 4th holiday. Trump probably to Mar a Lago. If so, their attitude will have been the children can suffer a bit longer.
James Bond. 007.
A new Bond movie being filmed. Bond 25. A new fresh Bond younger obviously than those of yesteryear.
It was announced yesterday that Mueller had agreed to honor the subpoenas served him and appear before 2 House Committees on July 17.
I worry about Mueller. I was all excited he was investigating Russia and Trump. A top quality man from what I understood.
His report grossly disappointed me. He did not take a final position re Trump’s involvement. Which placed the Russia/Trump issues in limbo.
I fear he may not do on the 17th what he should have done in his 400 plus page Report.
If so, it will only make matters worse.
Enjoy your day!