A Morning Stew Day. All kinds of topics, issues, etc.
The Chart Room last night. Did not expect to see anyone. I was surprised! Jean Thornton! She had returned the day before.
Jean, one of the finest people I know. We chatted away. One of the items was how to cook sausages.
The post low fat high carb pancreatitis diet a pain to deal with. Tried some chicken sausages I had purchased at Publix. First went to the internet to see how to cook them. Then did it.
Jean thought I did well. Her admonition…..Cook well! Must beware of bacteria.
There was a time I might have talked to a woman about sex. No more.
This week the beginning of what might best be described as a disgraceful political war. The House Judiciary Committee and the next step in the impeachment inquiry. The Republicans are ready. Hopefully to draw blood. They will act as thugs in attacking the Intelligence Committee Report.
A pox on the Republican house. Leave well enough alone. Let the inquiry take its natural course. Let the chips fall where they may. Object where you must. However be statesmen and not animals off the street.
Trump will be in London today for the beginning of the NATO meeting. Seventieth anniversary of NATO. It has stood strongly until Trump became President. His goal is to destroy NATO. An act that would make his friend Putin happy.
Trump does not understand the “mutual security” NATO provides. Probably because he will stand with Putin and other dictators/despots in the event of a confrontation.
His failure to know or understand history contributes. He fails to realize Hitler, Mussolini and Tojo were the tough guys leading up to and at the beginning of World War II. The Allies stood together, provided mutual security to each other. The good guys won!
Strange things happen.
A woman needs an ass amputation after shots to enhance her derriere.
Courtney Barnes is a 22 year old model. Two years ago, a club dancer. The dollar bills were not readily forthcoming when she performed. A fellow performer told her she needed a larger butt. She needed “more booty if she wanted to make more money.”
Her friend knew just the person to do it.
Injections the method to purportedly give her a larger back end. Done at Courtney’s home. The results horrible!
Her butt grew. Beyond normal proportions. Looks worse than no butt at all. The injection areas leak. Her cheeks full of dimples.
All the result of $8,000 worth of illegal injections.
One of Trump’s toys to punish or get what he wants from another nation are tariffs.
Two years ago, Trump imposed a 25 percent steel tariff and 10 percent aluminum tariff on many nations. He exempted Brazil and Argentina from the tariffs. They were “our friends.”
No more. At least from Trump’s perspective.
Both nations have been experiencing economic problems. They weakened their currencies to survive.
Trump claims that as a result, American farmers are being hurt.
Such bullshit! He always blames something he is responsible for on others.
It is without dispute that Trump’s tariff war with China is hurting American farmers. As Trump killed farm sales to China, China had to look elsewhere.Especially for soybeans, corn and wheat. Soybeans the most important.
The Chinese could not wait for Trump to make up his mind as to when the tariff war would end. Note it is still ongoing 2 years later.
The Chinese wisely began buying soybeans, etc., from Brazil and Argentina.
The Chinese tariff war is killing American farmers. Badly! An election next year. Trump does not want the blame, though he is without question responsible. So he does what comes naturally. He lies.
He blames Brazil and Argentina and supports it with a bogus reason.
One thing that can be said of Trump is he is a “class” President.
Soon after taking office, Trump discovered that 2 FBI personnel shared negative tweets about him. Nothing more than he would in effect make in a lousy President. It also turned out the 2 were having a relationship.
Trump had them canned. He used the event to begin the “deep state conspiracy.”
Lisa Page was an FBI attorney involved in the tweets with her then boy friend.
Last month on October 11, Trump was at a rally in Minneapolis. He resurrected the Lisa page story. In referring to her, he enacted her having an “orgasm.” He made orgastic noises and contorted his body.
A real gentleman.
Lisa is fighting back. The first time she has spoken publicly since the tweets were discovered. She says the straw that broke the camel’s back was Trump’s “demeaning fake organism” of her.
Trump considers her tweets with FBI agent Peter Strzok to somehow have been involved with criminal activity. Lisa says, “There’s no fathomable way I have committed a crime at all.”
A federal investigative report is expected in 2 weeks which is expected to support Lisa’s position and exonerate her from any wrongdoing.
Trump claims there is no climate change. He refuses to support climate change advocates.
In the meantime, the world, which includes the U.S., is going down the drain.
A 2 week climate conference began yesterday in Madrid. Twenty nine thousand expected to participate. It is a COP25 conference. U.N. Chief Antonio Guterres was one of the first to speak. He said, We are at the “point of no return…..the end is in sight.”
The northern cold hits Key West this afternoon. Presently 78 degrees. It is projected the temperature will drop to 63 degrees tonight.
Wow! Cold! Definitely turn the heat on!
Two great football teams were embarrassed over the weekend. Alabama and the New England Patriots. Both defeated.
Such is life. Difficult to accept if you are a fan.
Trump should put the U.S.’s money where his mouth is!
Today is World Aids Day. Trump tweeted he and the First Lady have “support for those living with HIV/AIDS and mourn lives lost.”
His words meaningless. Trump’s proposed 2020 budget slashes funding for global HIV programs by $1.35 billion. A 30 percent cut.
An American hero. A civil rights hero. She did it alone!
I refer to Rosa Parks.
Sixty four years ago yesterday, she refused to give up her seat on a public bus to a white man. Her refusal changed the world.
“John Brown’s body lies a-moldering in his grave…..”
On this day in 1859, John Brown was hung having been found guilty of treason, murder, and insurrection.
It was October 18, Brown and his group had seized Harpers Ferry, a federal installation. The battle did not last long. Brown was defeated.
The U.S. forces were a group of U.S. Marines led by Col. Robert E. Lee and Lt. J.E.B. Stuart. Both would later become Civil War generals.
The day of Brown’s execution was 16 months before the outbreak of the Civil War. The morning of his execution Brown said, “The crimes of this guilty land will never be purged away but with blood.”
Enjoy your day!