I have been writing recently how terrific the Key West weather has been for this time of the year. 80 by day, low 70s in the evening. This is normally Key West’s cold time.
The cold finally hit yesterday. Just like that! High around 70. Night temperature in the high 50s.
As I write this blog, it is 59 degrees. The high today projected at 66.
As cold as it is (and it is cold to us who live here), the sun is shining brightly and not one cloud in the sky.
The cold wave will be with us through monday.
I started Christmas shopping yesterday. Immediately knew why I have always disliked it. Hordes of people! A zoo!
After shopping, I wrote this week’s article for KONK Life. I liked it. Decided to publish it on Amazon Kindle, also.
The title: The Conscience of a Nation. Concerns itself with the NRA’s reaction to the Newtown shootings. Wayne La Pierre spoke on national television yesterday on behalf of the NRA. I did not like his looks. I disliked his comments even more.
The presentation was from left field. Lacking in common sense. Connecticut’s Senator Blumenthal described it as “tone deaf.” I had a further thought. La Pierre spoke as the Romneyites did in the campaign. They did not get it. He does not get it. All from another era.
Let me share a few numbers with you.
In 1957, 54 per cent of households had guns. In 2010, only 32 percent. Which means we are dealing with a minority. A vocal one, however. Typical of our country, those that shout the loudest seem to get the most attention.
The mix of this minority is further interesting. Most are white middle aged men from Southern states. Fifty per cent are Republicans, 22 percent Democrats.
The numbers make sense.
I got out last night! Mingled with the rest of the world!
I went to the movies. Saw Lincoln. Excellent!
The movie left me with two thoughts. First, politicians are politicians regardless of the era. Second, Lincoln was an adept politician who did what he had to do to get things done. Including lying.
I did not stop at the Chart Room, Don’s Place, or anywhere else. I know my temptations.
Syracuse basketball today! Syracuse plays Temple at noon at Madison Square Garden.
Syracuse presently ranked #3 nationally. The team has a 10-0 record. Temple has a decent record, also. 8-2. One of Temple’s loses was against Duke.
Should be a good game. Showing on ESPN2. I can watch it from my home which is what I plan doing.
Last night was the first night in almost a month that I was out. I liked it! Plan on going out again this evening.
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Enjoy your day!