HUMPTY DUMPTY

I just completed my Key West Lou Live show on Facebook. Three minutes of rambling on a particular object. This morning…..Humpty Dumpty. The Mother Goose rhyme.

Remember the words: “Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall, / Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.”

In 1925, the song I’m Sitting On Top Of The World was written. It was later popularized by Dean Martin, Doris Day and Bobby Darin. A phrase in the song: “…..just like Humpty Dumpty, I’m gonna fall.”

Donald Trump is Humpty Dumpty. He’s gonna fall!

Even though 89 percent of his party love him and a good percentage of the American people do also, his failures are mounting. Most recently, Kim at Singapore, Putin at Helsinki, and the tariff wars.

I have been predicting the tariff wars would take their toll. A recession by next year. It is beginning. Soy bean farmers, lobster fishermen, potato farmers, and car manufacturers, amongst others, are complaining. They are hurting and will hurt worse.

The Mueller investigation is at Trump’s door.

He is in his last mile.

Dueling Bartenders last night at Aqua. Terri my date. She was not working. A customer, though she did sing a song or two. Donna arrived later. She had been working.

Rick Dery and Heather-May performing. Tom Luna not for some reason.

Jean Thornton was there. My friend forever. I am indebted to her.

The girls from saturday night at Blue Heaven. Debbie, the other half of the Golden Girls, Sharon, Megan and Mary. Kevin and Holly experienced Dueling Bartenders for the first time. Good friend Joseph arrived with Linda and Barbara.

Hank came over to say hello. He was in the Hemingway Look-a -Like contest this weekend. One hundred fifty one Hemingways participated.

He said we had met 5 years ago at the Chart Room. Hank has been participating for 25 years. Says he will never win. But fun!

He gave me a gift. A Hemingway chain he received during the competition. Inscribed on it: “Write drunk, edit sober.” Signed, Ernest Hemingway.

A pleasing gift. I will wear it on occasion. I an Italian-American who never wore neck jewelry in his life!

Thanks again, Hank.

Dinner at Hard Rock Cafe with Donna and Terri. Ribs. So good! I could not finished them. My lunch later today.

Tonight, my podcast show. Tuesday Talk with Key West Lou. Nine my time. A slew of interesting subjects. Join me for a quick moving half hour. www.blogtalkradio.com/key-west-lou.

Lauri, Lauri, Lauri. Seventeen years worked at Aqua. She gave her notice. She is moving on. To the Rum Barrel. She will be working the bar wednesday, friday and saturday nights.

A new watering hole for me.

Key West is experiencing budget problems. In all my years in Key West, this is the first time I have heard it. Irma a contributing factor.

City Commissioners are doing the right thing. They are cutting the budget. I have no objection. Every now and then, we all have to tighten our belts.

My concern is that if one is to suffer, all should suffer. Ergo, I do not understand why City employees are scheduled to get a 4 percent pay raise.

BOB is recovering from last night. Says he plans on completing the Fantasy Fest portion of his story tomorrow. Recommends it be read.

One portion will cover that time when women walked about nude with their bodies covered only with paint. From the hairline down to the toes. Breasts and genitalia merely painted over.

Trump is upset with Kim. The results of the Singapore summit not as Trump thought or reported. What really got to Trump was that he and Kim shook hands on whatever was purportedly agreed to.

Makes me laugh. How many hands did Trump shake in construction deals and then screw people in the end. Not making full payment, claiming work was improperly performed, etc.

His way of doing business. Kim’s also.

The Singapore Summit is turning out to have been a colossal failure and utter waste of time.

When Pompeo flew to North Korea to see Kim and straighten things out, Kim did not meet with Pompeo. He was busy in the fields picking potatoes.

I wrote recently that if China were to sell off U.S. Treasury bonds or fail to purchase new ones as others reached maturity, it would have a dire impact on the American economy.

If we are to believe Trump, Putin is our friend. Friends help, not hurt each other. In March, Russia held $96.1 billion in U.S. Treasury bonds. In April, that number was down to $48.7 billion. In May, $14.9 billion.

Friend Putin is selling us out!

Enjoy your day!

 

 

 

 

 

 

18 comments on “HUMPTY DUMPTY

  1. “….Even though 89 percent of his party love him and a good percentage of the American people do also….”

    There were many conservatives in the mix that shared policy with Trump, frankly it was the circus act that truly carried him to victory. That is sad for America and american standards. Many people on both sides disliked the political landscape but dumping trash over the land will solve nothing. That is Trump in a nutshell.

    • Yes indeed, especially after the Republican Party endorsedhim and FOX news told everybody they should vote for him.

  2. Well, while I didn’t vote for Trump, I also couldn’t vote for Hillary. (Yes, I did vote). The Dem party ran the only opponent he could beat and that was with the unintentional help of the liberal media on each coast.

    Re China- it’s simply a function of economics. If/when they sell, the price is a function of the marketplace and depends on the interest rate and duration of the bonds. It is unlikely they can sell a very large amount at market rates. And yes, if they sell, even at a loss, the U.S. could be forced to resell at a higher interest rate and could lead to inflation. (However, many think rates have been artificially held at low rates for many years).

    Agree wholeheartedly on raises for city employees. Sort of like singing about low unemployment rates, yet actual income has fallen and fewer people are in the workforce.

    Tariffs are not something a true free market conservative supports. Except they are similar to affordable housing in KW- everyone supports it until it impacts themselves (NIMBY).

    I’m sure most on here will disagree with me but thanks for allowing my ramble. I enjoy your thoughts

    • Yes BUT, Trumps didn’t actually beat Hillary. More Americans (3 million more) voted for her. He gained the presidency by a quirk in our election system (and maybe with a thumb on the scale. as well?

      • It had nothing to do with a ‘quirk’. It is called the electoral college which was founded by our Founding Fathers.

          • Then you didn’t actually read the post.

            * No mention of the “Founding Fathers”
            * No mention of the “Electoral College”
            * No dispute about the presidency

            Only that more Americans voted for Hilary Clinton on “election day,” than did for Donald Trump and that the way our election system works still allowed for (a quirk by any name)the person with fewer votes to gain the presidency.

            Please read more carefully, before opening your mouth!

      • Karen, this is how our elections are actually done.

        During the general election, Americans go to their polling place to cast their vote for President. But the tally of those votes—the popular vote—does not determine the winner. Instead, Presidential elections use the Electoral College. To win the election, a candidate must receive a majority of electoral votes.

        It is not a “quirk”, it is how the President is elected. This is 7th grade Social Studies stuff.

    • You are correct. I misspoke. Rum Barrel on Front St. Closed. Rum Bar on Duval. 2-3 doors from La Te Da. A small place. Small house. Bar inside. Great front porch. Comfortable chairs. Enjoy a drink and watch the world pass by. Thanks for correcting me.

      • “Anonymous on July 25, 2018 at 6:07 pm said:
        Then you didn’t actually read the post.

        * No mention of the “Founding Fathers”
        * No mention of the “Electoral College”
        * No dispute about the presidency

        Only that more Americans voted for Hilary Clinton on “election day,” than did for Donald Trump and that the way our election system works still allowed for (a quirk by any name)the person with fewer votes to gain the presidency.

        Please read more carefully, before opening your mouth!”

        If you don’t understand, there is no hope for you. You are an idiot.

  3. Your personal attacks on me are only an insight as to your character.

    You inability to accept that more actual American people voted for Hilary than did for Trump and are willing to make countless overreaching arguments to the contrary, using weak spin arguments undermine any comprehension slurs you try and make on the rest of us. Proving “understand” as not YOUR strong suit. Give it up.

  4. Not about to give it up. You stuck your big nose where it didn’t belong. My response was regarding ‘quirk’. There was no ‘quirk’ about hillary losing the election and all intelligent people know that. There was no spin, only the truth. Keep your nose out of others business.

  5. Sooooooooo sorry to have interfered with your elitist and arrogant views. Apparently ONLY you know the “truth.”

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