FEMA…..ARE YOU THERE?……ARE YOU DOING THE JOB?

I worry. Are we going to fall on our face once again when it comes to helping our own? Katrina a Bush failure. Puerto Rico Trump’s.

Florence here. Trump assured us he was ready. FEMA was ready. Both had enough time to get ready. We knew Florence was coming for days. We knew it was going to be a big one.

I am concerned that Trump fails to understand the magnitude of the Florence assistance required. We will know in a week.

FEMA puts out reports constantly. Bureaucratic bullshit. The official FEMA report published at 7 am September 14 spelled out in detail what was being done and would be done. The report was titled the Hurricane Florence Lifeline.

I hope everyone involved read it and are prepared to take on one of the largest natural disaster recoveries in U.S. history.

Last night the Chart Room. Quiet. John bartending. I wanted to say bon voyage and wish him well. He leaves sunday morning for a 10 day Jamaican vacation.

Mary was seated at the bar. I normally see her at Blue Macaw. Spent some time chatting with her. An intelligent woman.

Mary is a tour guide at The Little White House. I consider myself extremely knowledgeable re Harry Truman. Mary has me beat. I learned several new Truman things from her.

I left Mary at the Chart Room and headed over to Blue Macaw. Packed! No room at the bar! So I left.

It was Sandy’s Cafe for dinner. Cuban cheese toast with tomato and a cup of Cuban coffee. The bill $5.03. Can’t beat it.

Home in bed before 9. A good boy was I.

The Tropic Cinema is Key West. Conceived, constructed and operated by locals. A life like statue of Marilyn Monroe sits in front of the theater. Her skirt blowing upwards from a subway vent beneath her feet.

Monroe laughing.

On this day in 1954, the “skirt” scene was filmed. The Tropic Cinema did well in capturing that moment for Key West.

The VIP Gentlemen’s Club is at the quiet far end of Duval. 1221 Duval. There has been some sort of “club’ there for years. Young ladies siting on the front porch enticing men as they walk by. Young ladies inside.

It appears to be a house of ill repute. I do not think so. More of a rip off place. Men pay a fee to get inside. Once heard $300. Any service by the girls extra. Paid for. Not provided. The ladies do not engage in that sort of thing.

Credit car bills occasionally have a 0 or 2 added on.

The police rarely get involved. They view the problems as contractual/civil rather than criminal.

The place should have been closed years ago. It is a taint on Duval and Key West. No better than the hustlers at the other end of Duval ripping off customers in perfume shops.

Yesterday, the police did get involved. Not for the normal problems, however. Ashley Barrett, age 26, is a “stripper” at the club. She apparently got drunk during the day. Threatened her coworkers first with a knife. Later in the day with an iron.

She was arrested.

Paul Manafort buried Trump yesterday with his plea. He flipped. All the way. Caused Humpty Dumpty to fall off the wall. Ended up with Manafort’s heel on Trump’s throat.

Donald Jr and Jared next. Then, the big one! Deservedly so. He has brought America to the brink of disaster in many ways. Possible shooting wars, the tariff wars, etc.

A pleasurable afternoon awaits. Syracuse/Florida State at noon. Florida State a 2 1/2 point favorite. Syracuse’s first real competition this season. I am excited. Hope Syracuse wins!

Enjoy your day!

 

 

 

15 comments on “FEMA…..ARE YOU THERE?……ARE YOU DOING THE JOB?

  1. Paul Manafort buried Trump yesterday with his plea. He flipped. All the way. Caused Humpty Dumpty to fall off the wall. Ended up with Manafort’s heel on Trump’s throat.
    Donald Jr and Jared next.

    A very bad day for the Trump Family

  2. Florence, a Cat 1 hurricane, now tropical rain storm. Really? largest ever?

    Fake News, showed weather man faking his being unable to stand up in “Hurricane Winds”. meanwhile, in the background shot, two teens stroll by casually. Hilarious!

    Trump will remain President until his term ends, unless health issues (including, caused by others) ends it prematurely. Whole lot of nothing (regarding collusion) going on with probe.

      • Really? Cut this out and then put it on your fridge so you can read it again on January 2021, when Trump is still in office as President.

        No matter how much you don’t like Trump. He is the President and this left-wing, continuous, daily attack on him will change nothing.

  3. The part about Trump being able to fill out his term, may indeed turn out to be true, but the parts about hurricane Florence being called “Fake News” (and not just described as over blown, pun intended) is 100% a reported Russian meme. So is the mantra that the “probe” is not already producing evidence of collusion. It also doesn’t take a genius (stable pr otherwise) to see that the left-wing’s justifiable daily attacks on him and his inept administration, isn’t having any effect. Nor does it take much to see that anyone suggesting the opposite (or repeating Russian memes) isn’t anything but a mindless troll, goose stepping to a brainwashed and ignorant agenda.

    • It’s almost as if you have no connection to the internet. The Fake News I was referring to was the weatherman faking that he couldn’t stand up. Go ahead and Google it. The video has over a million hits.

      Although Florence is devastating with all the flooding. Florence was a category 1 hurricane when it hit land. That is a fact, not a Russian meme. Lou’s point was this was one of the largest disasters to hit the U.S. Not even close.

  4. Are you disappointed that hurricane Florence wasn’t the catastrophe it was expected to be? Because, that’s exactly how you sound. You sound like that weirdo guy who kept denying that the hurricanes in Puerto Rico weren’t actually that bad, only this time the other way around. You seem to be more interested in twisting things around just to start a fight, than anything else.

    • Patrick – yes I agree with you on that point. This guy Anonmous who is trying to claim that Lou was somehow complicit in all this clatter about hurricane Florence not being so bad after all, sure does have comprehension issues. At first I though that was you posting again under a different name, sure looked that way. Same disregard for clear thinking, etc., etc. BTW, lucky for us these weather guys weren’t on strike, right? After all, we got to see how humorous (your word?) this hurricane really was? (FYI Patrick, this is meant to be sarcasm)

      • Michael,

        How in the world do you construe my statement into “This guy Anonomous who is trying to claim that Lou was somehow complicit in all this clatter about hurricane Florence not being so bad after all, sure does have comprehension issues”.

        I clearly typed in response to Louis saying that “I hope everyone involved read it and are prepared to take on one of the largest natural disaster recoveries in U.S. history”.

        My point was and is…a Cat 1 hurricane/tropical storm, s not the largest natural disaster in U.S history. Nowhere did I say it was not bad for those living there or make humor out of it.

        Again, the humor came from the weatherman faking that the winds were so strong, while two kids casually walk by in the background.

        Patrick is correct, your reading comprehension is pretty poor. All you are invested in is attacking Patrick whenever he posts on this site. This is a common liberal device used to shut down any speech or person you don’t agree with. It’s clearly not working because Patrick is still commenting on this site and so am I.

  5. Hey Linda, no not at all. Different points of view are just that. Not understanding what is read/typed is quite another problem which many seem to have.

    Just how mickey did you get an opinion that I [ or anyone] thought any hurricane was humorous ? If thats the case you’re proving you do have serious comprehension issues.

    I’ll be away again for quite some time.

    • Oh Patrick, your never actually go away, you just post here on Lou’s blog under different names, then chime in with fake indignation every time somebody catches you at it. You are like that petulant only child who just can’t understand why he’s always being accused of eating the cookies. Like hey, we can see you, buddy!

      • Nice try Ron. I’m not Patrick and never again will use my name so you and your buddies have a target beside Patrick to go after. So you can quit trying to bait me and others into using our names.

        You can keep blaming Patrick, he seems to have broad shoulders.

        • Woah is you, eh Patrick, poor guy !!! A total crybaby. And what kind of weak little self absorbed ‘get’ announces that the won’t be around anymore “for quite some time” on someone else’s blog? Pathetic

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