I’m mad as hell, and I’m not going to take it anymore. A great line from a great movie.
Network the film. Hit the screen 1976. Won 4 Academy Awards. Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Actress and something else. Starred William Holden, Faye Dunaway, and Peter Finch.
Finch played a TV news broadcaster who turned into some radical nut in a news show where he yelled and screamed. His words whatever turned him on at the moment.
He claimed he was inspired by the Almighty. God woke him from his sleep and instructed him to be His spokesperson.
America went crazy for him.
He did the mad as hell monologue every night. Told his viewers to go to window and shout out: “I’m mad as hell, and I’m not going to take it anymore.”
And they did! Picture for example New York apartment building windows open, with people yelling “I’m mad as hell, etc.”
Finch’s character felt the nation was going to hell. Things were bad. Something had to be done. He took being God’s messenger seriously.
Another line in the movie: “I don’t have to tell you things are bad. Everybody knows things are bad.”
We could use the Finch character today. People know things are bad, fools are running the show, and people are suffering.
Donald must be having a field day. Putin did something bad again and Trump has the opportunity once more to let the world know Putin is his friend.
It was reported yesterday that Russia has been hacking U.S., U.K., and Canadian coronavirus vaccine trials.
I await Trump’s response. Probably, “He’s my friend!”
A strange connection the 2 have. I continue to believe it has to do with money and sex. Truth has a way of surfacing. It will all come out in the end.
It was only 2 weeks ago that we were told Russia was paying Afghanistans to shoot and kill American soldiers in Afghanistan. Trump has been silent so far on that issue.
If someone hits you and you fail to hit back with even greater force, your enemy/assailant is going to keep hitting you.
Secretary of Education DeVos is Trump’s lap dog with regard to reopening the schools. Her approach to Trump similar to that of Florida Governor DeSantis. Her recent TV appearances a disgrace. I doubt she is even as smart as the President.
Two incompetents. The reason we are in trouble. Our President and his appointments leave much to be desired.
Trump and DeVos insist schools must be “fully operational” this Fall.
Intentionally exposing America’s children to coronavirus incomprehensible.
Randi Weingarten is President of the American Federation of Teachers. She said, “It’s as if Trump and DeVos want to create chaos and want to jeopardize reopening…..There’s no other reason why they could be this reckless, this callous, this cruel.”
“Callous, reckless, and cruel” fit!
Mary Trump is the President’s niece. Her book about Uncle Donald and the family was published tuesday: “Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man.”
Many interesting comments and observations in the book. Much better than John Bolton’s which is thought to be good.
Mary’s observation about cousin Ivanka interesting: “She doesn’t do anything.”
Italy suffered big time before it got coronavirus under control.
A report from one of Italy’s top medical authorities interesting as far as high blood pressure is concerned. The report claimed 75 percent of all people who died from coronavirus in Italy had high blood pressure.
Key West and Monroe County are not doing enough to combat the virus. The two try to please everyone. Primarily bushiness and the public.
Sometimes it cannot be done.
A new announcement from Monroe County. Beginning July 24 and running through August 19, new changes have been adopted re restaurant hours, bar hours, and alcohol package sales.
Restaurants and bars will be closed from 11 pm to 5 am. Alcohol package sales will be prohibited from 11 pm to 7 am.
I have 2 complaints. Not enough being accomplished.
Close the restaurants and bars 24 hours a day till Covid-19 is behind us.
Second and perhaps most important, barricade U.S. 1 again. Southern Florida’s mainland is rampant with the virus. Miami-Dade and Broward the 2 most infected counties in all of the U.S. Quite a distinction!
Key West will be open during times mainland ones are not. Mainland residents will still want to party. Key West will be their destination every weekend.
We don’t need their germs!
While I think of it, close the hotels.
Anything that would attract visitors should be closed down!
More information re William Hackley’s baby: “Baby well except for some sores in the throat which are nearly well…..Paid William Pickney for the goat that was brought from Havana $12.50.”
Twelve dollars fifty cents a lot of money in 1855. In addition to which the goat failed to produce much milk.
Enjoy your day!