Welcome to August!
The year moving too fast. More than half gone already.
A portion of a James Bond movie was filmed in Key West and the Keys. License to Kill.
On this day in 1988, filming began. The name of the movie at the time License to Revoke. Name changed post production to License to Kill.
It was the 16th James Bond movie.
Key West and Keys locales involved included St. Mary Star of the Sea Church. Bond and the groom parachuted to the Church in time for a wedding. In addition, Route 1, Key West International Airport, the Hemingway House, the then Thai Restaurant at Eisenhower and Palm, and the Garrison Bight Marina.
Gender neutrality existed in Key West in the 1940’s and 1950’s. Women and men treated equally. The Navy had an ax to grind with B-girls, prostitutes, and gays alike.
I have written many times re bars and clubs closed because of B-girls and prostitutes. Now, one for homosexual men. The Navy was involved as with the ladies. The Navy did not consider it healthy for sailors to hang out with gay men.
The bar was the Duval Club on Greene Street. Also referred to as the Silver Slipper.
The bar was declared “off limits” by the Navy.
The bar in 1958 became Captain Tony’s. As far as I am aware, Tony Tarracino was not part of that related.
Amazing how things change! Today gaiety not even a consideration. Key West has a lesbian Mayor. A homosexual is running for President of the United States.
The new Farmers Market opens today from 10 to 2 at the Truman Waterfront. I hope it is a success. Even I enjoy a farmers market! If it fails, it will be because of the location.
Three important war events occurred on August 1, though in different years.
In 1914, World War I erupted. Twenty million soldiers and civilians died.
In 1943, Lt. John Kennedy’s PT-109 was sunk. Two of the crew killed immediately. Eleven survived. Many with serious injuries. Kennedy was instrumental in saving them.
In 1944, the Warsaw Revolt began.
A new term in the making. Monday, Burger King will introduce its Impossible Whopper. Everywhere in the U.S.
Its significance is that it is plant based. A plant based protein. They grow the “meat.” The patty meatless.
Supposed to taste like a regular Whopper.
The cost of the Impossible Whopper $5.95. One dollar more than the regular Whopper. Both will be available for sale.
The President speaks again tonight at a rally in Cincinnati. His first rally since the “Send her back” cry arose on July 17 in North Carolina.
Media reports Trump does not want to hear the words. If they occur, he supposedly will speak out against them.
Lets see what happens.
I left last night’s Democratic Presidential Debate for last.
Better than the first. The participants probably more comfortable.
Most beat up Obama and Biden. Biden, ok. Obama?
Seemed like everyone was after Biden. Understandable. He was under a must have a good evening. Not quite. He did scrape by, however. A week or two from now, it will make no difference.
One of them will run against Trump. It was forgotten last night. They were after Biden.
Issues involved the splitting of hairs on legislation and activities that occurred years in the past. The best they could do in attacking Biden.
I must be frank. I was all for Biden before the debates. Now, I am not certain. His responses in most instances slow. Must be more volatile. Destroy the enemy! They were all his enemy last night.
I have come to the conclusion I do not consider Kamala Harris Presidential material. She took down Biden in the first debate. Hit him hard last night, but nowhere as she did in the first. She threw a lot of punches. Landed few.
Her attitude leaves much to be desired. She is all over the place. Talks too much. Too emotional. Seems to lose it during her responses. Reminds me of Trump. Not as volatile. Never the less so.
Cory Booker. Needs maturing. His attacks on Biden more than too much, more than a step too far.
Where was racism? It should have been discussed and explored at length after what has arisen in the past 2 weeks.
Again the enemy was Trump, not Biden. They could have hit Biden a bit and then crushed Trump.
The infighting plays into Republican hands. Yet the infighting was that which provoked much of the evening.
I understand it is early to project who will come out on top. However let me stick my head out. Not hard. At this time I see Biden, Sanders and Warren leading the pack. One will be the Democratic candidate..
Enjoy your day!