Some people fear mosquitoes. More than just not liking them. Actually fear them. It is called insectophobia. Also, entomophobia. Defined as an unrealistic fear of one or more classes of insect.
Mosquitoes are insects. The phobia is linked with fear of itching.
Those afflicted with the phobia are prone to say: “Kill them all!”
Never knew some feared simple mosquito bites merely because of the itching. Yellow fever I could understand.
I became interested in the topic the past few days. Some TV programs showed pictures of Trump during the campaign and since elected swapping mosquitoes who were flying around him. He generally referred to them as no good. Said, “Kill them all!”
Our President has the phobia!
Spent yesterday afternoon fine tuning last night’s podcast. Tuesday Talk with Key West Lou. I had the program organized. My intent was to begin with some non-Trump items. Then move on to Trump re immigrant children and tariffs.
The U.S. Supreme Court screwed me up. They decided Trump v. Hawaii yesterday. Had to work the decision into the show.
I do not agree with the decision. The Supreme Court has become as politicized as Congress and the Nation. Our government is not working at any level.
The issue in the case was religious freedom. Not Presidential power.
I have read portions of the decision and listened to various TV persons analyze it. Associate Justice Sotomayer had it right in her dissent. Chief Justice Roberts majority decision read like Comey explaining his decision re Hillary Clinton and her computer usage.
Another case was decided yesterday. One of importance re immigrant children. The case was decided in a California federal court by Judge Dana M. Sabraw.
The case pin pointed separating children from their parents.
Judge Sabraw ruled that authorities cannot split families who illegally cross the border. Those already separated must be reunited within 30 days. Two weeks for children under 5. All children must be allowed to speak with parents within 10 days.
The Judge hit certain things right on. He wrote property is accounted for with more efficiency and accuracy than immigrant children. Also, adults may not be deported from the U.S. without their children.
He observed that chaos existed. The chaotic circumstances of the government’s own making.
The government will probably appeal.
I had time to sneak out for a bite to eat before the show. Hurried to Roostica. Arrived in time for Happy Hour. Did not know they even had a Happy Hour.
A good deal! Eight limoncello wings for $8. The full meal of 10, $12. Two less and save $4. A good deal!
Chatted with the man who sat next to me. From England, he has worked at Byrd’s 15 years. Byrd’s is where Cheryl and Roger used to park their RV on Stock Island.
He knew Cheryl and Roger well. Agreed they were the best of people. Said Roger had stopped by in the morning to say hello.
Americans do not tolerate taxation without representation. It caused the Revolutionary War.
The U.S. Supreme Court decided last week that internet sales could be taxed. I believe the issue not yet resolved. It will be litigated ad infinitum till it reaches the Supreme Court again.
“Leave my husband alone!” Like “Don’t tread on me!”
Trump administration officials and supporters are being harangued. People feel they are being abused. They have begun pushing back. Last week saw Secretary Kristjen Nielsen and Sandra Huckabee Sanders confronted. Both in restaurants.
Yesterday at Georgetown University, Georgetown students approached Majority Leader McConnell and his wife Transportation Secretary Chao as they were leaving dinner at the University. The students played the recording of the now famous immigrant children voices, cries of woe, etc. They also shared their thoughts. Directed at McConnell.
His wife came to his defense: “Why don’t you leave my husband alone?” Followed by, “Leave my husband alone.”
This is but the beginning. Confrontations will continue. Again, people are upset. Even some conservatives. Government is not being run as it should. I worry about the demonstrations nationwide which are to take place this saturday. Emotions are running high with the children situation. The fuse is lit. I hope nothing of a serious consequence occurs.
Suicides on the rise. This we have heard for several weeks. A recent article indicated that farmers are the occupation group with the highest suicide rate. Five times more than the broader population.
Blame is attributed to economics. Farmers are living on the same income as they earned 15 years ago.
Things are expected to get worse. As they do, farmer suicides are expected to increase.
Causes will include retaliatory tariffs from China, the EU set to further undermine U.S. crop prices, and the Federal Reserve expected to soon raise interest rates making loans upon which farmers depend increasingly expensive.
My KONK Life article re Sand hits the stands today. It will appear in E-Blast friday.
The world is running out of sand. Getting expensive. Black markets popping up to handle sales.
Note that sand is a non-renewable natural resource.
The article interesting. If you have the opportunity, read it.
BOB has a day off.
Enjoy your day!