I DON’T WANT TO BE YOUR GUINEA PIG

Last night was the first major battle in the war. The war to keep genetically modified mosquitoes out of Key Haven. A meeting was held. Monroe County Mosquito District and Oxitec representatives in attendance. And tons of Key Haven residents. The residents furious over the proposed use of GM mosquitoes on the island. The natives properly incensed.

I am a resident of Key Haven. I could not be at the meeting because of my blog talk radio show.

My voice was not required. My neighbors did the job well. Especially neighbor Ed Swift.

Ed is a nice guy. A tough business man. An important figure in our area. He spoke out loud and clear: “I don’t want to be your guinea pig.”

He went even further. Members of the mosquito control district are elected. Swift swore he would work to defeat each of them in the next election. Properly so. What they have connived to do is dangerous and with out thought.

This morning’s Key West Citizen reports something that came up at the meeting I did not know. The chemicals used to screw up the male mosquitoes contain fragments of E-coli and herpe viruses.

There is another meeting scheduled next week.

My face was still a mess. Only the second day. I had it covered with Neosporin. Three quarters covered. I looked strange.

Ergo, I stayed in, except for a manicure appointment with Tammy.

My blog talk radio show was scheduled for 9 last night. It is a half hour show. It ended after 15 minutes. Automatically ended.  Screw up again. Sloan is looking into it with the station.

It did not take long for listeners to contact me. Within minutes, I received four e-mails and several telephone calls wanting to know what happened, did I know, etc.

One of the items in yesterday’s blog concerned breakfast clubs. Bars that have drinkers waiting for the doors to open at 7 in the morning. Several readers e-mailed me. From outside the Key West area. They had never heard of a breakfast club. Neither had I till I moved to Key West.

Bebe Clark. My friend of many years who I do not see enough. Bebe is to be congratulated. Her granddaughter Allyssa Nicole Sawyer is running in the Boston Marathon on April 18th. She is an experienced runner. Will come in under four hours.

This week’s KONK Life hits the stands today. My column this week is Shakespeare Incidentals. One of the items discussed is Shakespeare’s contribution phrase wise to today’s speaking culture..

“Knock, knock! Who’s there?” I thought something the grandkids came up with. Not so. It was Shakespeare. How about, “It’s Greek to me.” Shakespeare again.

There are similar phrases outlined in the column.

Tiger Woods won his first Masters on this date in 1987. Seems like yesterday.

Enjoy your day!

 

2 comments on “I DON’T WANT TO BE YOUR GUINEA PIG

  1. And here I thought Dekkar in his Patient Grissel used that statement before Shakespeare.

    Mosquito’s, ain’t going there again.

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