DOUBT I AM MAKING ANY FRIENDS

Key West bar owners have asked the City Commission to allow bar seating.

Pure insanity! Absolutely NO!

The only way coronavirus is going to be defeated is to follow the rules to keep the numbers down till a vaccine is available. Does that mean bar seating has to wait forever. No. However, till there are next to no new cases in the Key West area.

This move for bar seating is by bar and strip club owners.

The problem is a U.S. one. Americans don’t want to give up pleasures such as bar seating. We are a selfish society. Other countries did not mind. And most have basically resolved the virus problem. To a point where manageable.

Take New Zealand for example. Killed the problem! Went 3 1/2 months without any new cases. Then 4 in one day. The next day the number up to 17.

New Zealand immediately opened quarantine camps. Not only does the afflicted person go into the camp, his personal family also. Harsh, but makes sense. New Zealand’s President said we are not going back.

The bar owners had 2 other nonsensical requests.

The tourism council be asked to launch an advertising campaign targeting visitors who can reach Key West in a day’s drive. That would include as far north as North Carolina.

In addition, the bar owners want local residents to welcome returning tourists with appreciation and hospitality, rather than deriding them as contributing to the spread of coronavirus.

Make sense? To me reflects selfishness, also. The bar owners concern is money, not the health of employees, patrons and Key West residents.

Word is the City Commission favors the bar seating move and will vote approval for it at the Commission’s 9/1 meeting.

Too bad the local election has passed. Only 2 weeks ago. Those elected might not have had won had their position on the issues been known.

I voted for Mayor Johnston who was reelected decisively. I would not have had I known her position and that she would be giving in to the desires of the bar and strip club owners. There are far more residents than bar owners in Key West.

Another local move I believe should not be at this time. The School Board has decided to reopen the schools. The openings will be on a phased in approach beginning 9/8 and ending 9/14.

Consideration will be given to those whose parents or the children themselves who might not want to return. No child or teacher will be forced to return. Virtual teaching will be continued.

Universities seem to be opening for 1 or 2 weeks and then closing because of coronavirus surges. I may be crazy. However, my gut feeling is surges are going to occur in our local schools.

Why are our children being placed in danger?

There is a time for everything. This is not the time for the schools nor the bar seating problem to be addressee other than in a negative fashion.

The result of doing things wrong is sickness and perhaps death.

U.S. deaths now 180,000.

There has been a surge of new cases in the Midwest. Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota.

One reason South Dakota’s numbers are up is the result of the massive annual motorcycle rally in Sturgis 8/7 – 8/16.

Key West had the wisdom to close down Fantasy Fest for this year. Sturgis did not have the same gumption.

Andrew Cuomo handled the coronavirus pandemic well in New York State. He got it beat. Infection numbers are now under 1. Something like .06.

He is a hard ass. Not afraid to do what has to be done.

He is dealing with the college/university problem at the moment. He has warned that colleges and universities in New York State will have to stop in-person classes and switch to remote learning temporarily if coronavirus cases rise above 100 or a number equal to 5 percent of their on-campus population of students and faculty.

Cuomo said he refuses to return to where New York once was.

A leader! An unafraid politician!

Unemployed numbers keep going up.

One million more Americans filed jobless claims this past week.

Last week represented the 22nd out of 23 weeks that jobless claims have reached or exceeded one million.

Experts believe the worst is yet to come. Many believe September will find an upsurge in those not being able to make mortgage payments. Additionally, the food problem will increase. Food scarcity already at elevated levels.

Key West heat yesterday was where it is supposed to be this time of the year. I had to go to the doctor’s. Opened the front door to leave. The blast of hot air was horrible. The humidity extremely heavy.

Since I am self-quarantined, this was the first time I really experienced such humidity this summer.

United Airlines announced it is cutting 2,850 pilots this year. Amounts to a 21 percent reduction in United pilot positions.

This day in 1963 a significant one in the civil rights movement. It was on such day that Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his ” I Have a Dream” speech before 200,000 people in front of the Lincoln Memorial. The speech was delivered as part of the March on Washington.

Several months ago, I wrote an article on sex trafficking in the United States. Interestingly, most of the girls involved are residents of the U.S. Very few from foreign countries.

In Metro Atlanta alone, each month 300 young girls are lured into sex trafficking.

This past week, 39 missing children ages 3 – 17 were rescued. Fifteen had been into sex trafficking. The 39 missing had been missing anywhere from 2 weeks to 2 months.

Sex trafficking is extensive in the U.S. Every 40 seconds a child is abducted. One sixth of those abducted will become sex trafficking victims.

My concern for May Johnston continues to grow. She is a damsel around town. Supposedly in love with Ernesto who works out of town.

Me thinks she might be cheating.

May makes reference almost daily that she takes a “car” here or there. I thought it was a motor vehicle.

Not so. This morning’s Key West Citizen ran a photo of a “car” May might have been using. A long mule drawn cart.

Enjoy your day!

 

42 comments on “DOUBT I AM MAKING ANY FRIENDS

  1. 2020 primary vote totals:
    Trump 18,032,651
    Biden 17,660,139

    Since 1912, only 3 incumbents have received more votes than their challenger. Eisenhower 1956, Nixon 1972 and Clinton 1996. All of them won re-election in landslides.

  2. Arcane flame post, worthy of a bored (night school) political scientist major, stuck in a job where his coworkers hate him and he’s bored with a miserable life.

  3. A new Harris poll, Aug 22-25, finds African American approval of President Trump has risen 9 points since the last poll, Aug 8-11. The poll now shows Trump getting 24% of the “black” vote. Devastating news to the Biden campaign.

    • I agree with you Lou, this Covid reopening mess is a recipe for disaster. But then we live in a society where the idiots are uncharge and we will suffer for that forever. When those in power and those who finance them all feel they are immune from disaster, the people who got them there will be the ones who suffer most.

  4. I agree with you Lou, this Covid reopening mess is a recipe for disaster. But then we live in a society where the idiots are incharge and we will suffer for that forever. When those in power and those who finance them all feel they are immune from disaster, the people who got them there will be the ones who suffer most.

  5. Did you know that a new Rasmussen poll says a full 1/3 of registered black voters are now “less likely” to vote the democratic ticket? It’s because Kamal Harris was chosen as VP. Black folks hate her for what she’s done to their communities in California. Biden would have been better off picking his beloved basement for the nod. He’s very loyal to that basement, and that basement to him.

    • Yes indeed. Black folks all love Trump. They love him because of all he has done to be sure they are treated fairly and he has gone out of his way to prove in both words and deed that black lives matter.

      Why, Trump has done so much for people of color that I don’t think a single one of them will vote for Biden. I mean, look at the primarys. Biden probably didn’ any of the black vote.

      Yes sir. it’s the black vote that will carry Trump to victory in November.

      And now that I’ve said that, there’s probably hoards of Trump supporters that are saying, “dann right”.

      Well Duh

  6. Hey Louis! Great blog today. Especially the parts about Gov Cuomo. I liked when you said “A leader! An in afraid politician!” The only thing I’d add is “unafraid to put covid infected people into nursing homes to kill the elderly!”
    Otherwise, right on!

    • Black voters do hate Biden. That’s because Biden is too old and because his son works for the Russians and the Chine’s. We need Trump to clean up this mess with violence.

      • Wrong! You are a Troll! Black voters are dismayed with Joe Biden because he didn’t want his kids growing up in a racial jungle.

        We dislike him because of his 1994 crime bill that put black fathers, uncles and kids in prison for meaningless crimes.

        You troll!

        We don’t like Biden because he cozied up to The Clan. His bff was a racist! We don’t like Biden because his VP on the ticket put and kept, non-violent POC’s in prison! Keep trolling loser.

        • No, No, you are the Troll, it’s you, us black voters don’t want Biden because he’ll make life to good for us and we won’t have anyone to complain about keeping us down. Besides, he’s not sexy like Trump and he’s no looser.

  7. Lou, thanks for including the paragraphs about sex trafficking in your blog today. I didn’t know the numbers were so high. It’s an ugly subject, but every young person, especially girls, should know about the danger.

        • I think that must be to a reference you made on Lous blog, 23 Aug., about your personal predicament, after being challenged for having written some rather bizarre posts that day, about a phony son. You know the posts where you tried to make it look like YOU were being persecuted and how Trump was saving everyone with a stimulus check that incidentally he never actually did.

          Incase you want to deny that, I list it here for you to read now that you might be sober?

          Thomas J. on August 23, 2020 at 3:24 pm said:

          It’s not a secret. I’ve mentioned here before that I’m an inmate in a federal lockup. It has nothing to do with my posts here. Just a way to Help the time go by.

          Please tell us again why we should believe you now after all the sh*t you and your playmates try and pull on Lou’s blog.

          • I believe my posts on Aug 22 & 23 were mainly about federal aid for wildfires in CA. The posts did not seem bizarre to me, and I never mentioned a family member. I made no posts during the previous ten or more days.

            You quoted me about my incarceration, which was accurate. I don’t believe it is relevant to any comments I make here. We might all be surprised by the varied backgrounds of Lou’s readers.

            • change the subject about your post only having to do with California or California disasters. You were caught lying about that and about so many other things in previous posts (August 16th comes to mind).

              I am asking you again, Please tell us again why we should believe you now after all the slipery sh*t you and your playmates try and pull on Lou’s blog.

              And your incarnation goes to your character, just as do my actuations. You have a horrible track record with your posts on Lou’s blog filled with dishonesty, misrepresentations and outright lies, probably like what got you incarcerated, in the first place.

              and wipe the smirk off your face, you ain’t that clever.

              • That should read: The issue here is not about anything but your constant need to post dishonest and misleading nonsense on Lou’s blog. Quit trying to change the subject about your post only having to do with California or California disasters. You were caught lying about that and about so many other things in previous posts (August 16th comes to mind).

                I am asking you again, Please tell us again why we should believe you now after all the slipery sh*t you and your playmates try and pull on Lou’s blog.

                And your incarnation goes to your character, just as do my actuations. You have a horrible track record with your posts on Lou’s blog filled with dishonesty, misrepresentations and outright lies, probably like what got you incarcerated, in the first place.

                and wipe the smirk off your face, you ain’t that clever.

                • *sigh*
                  Anything I may have said back on Aug 16th was my opinion. The last time I checked we are still allowed to express opinions here. Your opinion seems to be that I post frequent lies and distortions here. Okay, I have read your opinion. Is your opinion now any more valid than mine?

                  Maybe it’s time for you to give us another exact quote containing what you believe is a lie, and then explain why it is a lie, and I can respond. That seems easier than bouncing around the calendar looking for random possibilities.

                  • You have been caught in too many factual lies to count. Starting with the BS about being incarcerated. Every time you are caught and criticized, you claim it was only your opinion, YOU don’t get to have an opinion about facts. Nor car YOU declare facts as opinions. When you no longer can defend your outbursts, you go all snowflake and threaten to stop visiting Lou’s blog. Only to prove later that too is one of your lies. What is iy about GOOD RIDDANCE you don’t get?

                    • I happen to know this person who posts under the name Thomas J, and other names you would recognize. He is NOT incarcerated. That is a lie, unto itself, as are the names he also uses.

                  • Hey “Thomas J” Yous said in your 8/23 post here on Lou’s blog and I quote you:

                    “Thomas J. on August 23, 2020 at 3:24 pm said:

                    It’s not a secret. I’ve mentioned here before that I’m an inmate in a federal lockup. It has nothing to do with my posts here. Just a way to Help the time go by.”

                    Could you please direct us to when and where you ever mentioned you were “an inmate in a federal lock up.” was that a fact, or an opinion, or was that a lie?

                    • It was mentioned in a post here on Lou’s blog. You can look it up if it interests you. I’m not inclined to do your research for you.

                    • I think you are lying. I have been reading Lou’s blog for the last 12-14 years and I have NEVER seen anyone ever say such a thing, ANYONE. But just to be sure, I went through every single blog post, back to 2009 and NOTHING from anyone about anything prison.

                      I’m calling you out as a liar about this, prove me otherwise and I will gladly apologize. Ignore me and I will continue to point out you lied on this subject, every time!

                    • To Bradley: you really went back ten years to check my posts? I’m sorry you went to all that trouble, but I’m sort of flattered by your interest. You needn’t have gone back so far. I think my first post on Lou’s blog was in the Fall of 2019. Somewhere around there. The thing about my inmate status didn’t come out until earlier this month (August). I didn’t mention it before because I didn’t want it to define me.
                      Apparently it now has.

                    • Yes I went back ten years, knowing that it is only recently you’ve posted under the name Thomas J. and I didn’t want you weaseling out with some sort of BS about your earlier posts under other names, etc., but finally you own up to at least some level of reality.

                      Thing is, when you now admit to coming clean you have to admit to having lied about any incarceration, itself a lie, was with a lie. I quote your August 23rd statement that “It’s not a secret. I’ve mentioned here before that I’m an inmate in a federal lockup. It has nothing to do with my posts here. Just a way to Help the time go by.” was in fact a lie, about a lie. You had never said anything about that before and were just BSing your way to cover other lies. Not true!

                      You are nothing but a phony and I ask again. please tell us why we should believe you now after all the slippery sh*t you and your phony playmates try and pull on Lou’s blog, always pazzed off as “opinions” when ever you get caught.

                      Truth is, your opinions are only based on lies, which makes you nothing but a two-bit agitator, far less clever that even an ordinary azzhole.

                    • To Benjamin F.
                      Did you overlook Lou’s blog from Aug 15th, with relevant replies made during the morning hours of Aug 16th?

                    • Of course I did and if you are referring to your cute little comment:

                      “My cellmate here in prison finds the attacks against me to be hilarious. And she is right. They are very funny.”

                      …as being construed as anything other than a reference to your wife, then you were then and now being more manipulative than I have accused you of being.

                      That isn’t even close to being what your are trying to defend “I’ve mentioned here before that I’m an inmate in a federal lockup.”

                      I don’t think anyone here would consider it my “opinion” for calling you a jerk for trying to pull this Bull Sh*t

  8. Hey Lou, how come you ain’t in an old people’s home. that wold help increase your chances of dying and that would be a good thing.

  9. I just read a new poll that said 88% of all Republicans said they believe 67% of all blacks are not going to be able to vote this next election.

  10. Sure you did. Sure. What you fail to realize is that I short order 67% of African Americans will be republican… again. We know all about the LBJ bull now. Good luck wimp. Blexit 2020

  11. “We are a selfish society”.

    Lou, I do believe you identified why America is faltering.
    The words of JFK, “ask not…”, would fall on deaf ears today.
    Any nation can declare itself a great nation, proving it is far more difficult.

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