Yesterday morning, I felt terrific. Later in the afternoon, lousy again.
Not the usual problems that had knocked me on my ass this week. Merely pain. Stomach pain. Here, there and everywhere. Stayed with me till about 4 this morning. Got no sleep.
I know I am healing. Forced myself to eat a light meal last night. Kept it down, enjoyed it.
Which brings me to Donald Trump and his health.
I am 83 and in relatively good shape….so my doctor’s tell me. Losing the 62 pounds helped. Trump is 72 years old. A fat ass. He should lose 62 pounds. Or, he might not be here at 83.
The Presidency requires extraordinary physical strength and stamina. It’s go, go, go.
Trump looks like a walking advertisement for a heart attack. His life style adds to it. His daily lunches of MacDonald cheeseburgers don’t help. His LDL cholesterol level has to be at the scary level.
I may not agree with Trump philosophically. However, I wish him no evil. He better get on a healthy regimen if he wants to finish his term, see Barron marry, etc.
Were you aware Key West has a nun cemetery? I did not know. Picked up on it this morning in the Shoestring Weekends blog.
The cemetery is located in the Gardens of the St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Church. Eighteen ladies of God lie there. The cemetery area is gated. A sign above the gate reads: Our Lady Of Lourdes Pray For Us.
There is a bust of a nun near the entrance. Appears to have been there for ages. Black hooded, her face pale. Pale enough to look ghostly.
Only nuns who have serviced the parish and school may lie there.
Stock Island is maturing. Its identity developing. Turning into a playland.
Tomorrow night at sunset a holiday tree lighting ceremony. At Fishbusterz on Maloney Avenue.
Former Congressman Ron Paul always watched the buck when in Congress. He opposed waste.
Paul says the military budget is out of control. Presently, $2.7 trillion. He claims spending could be 75 percent less and still keep us safe.
The Pentagon’s pissing money away has nothing to do with defense. He claims the money is wasted “prepping up” the lifestyles of those connected to the military industrial complex.
Recall Eisenhower warned us. In his speech when leaving the White House, he warned: “Beware of the military industrial complex.”
I have warned over the past several years of military waste. Billions cannot be found in an audit. Something amiss.
Franklin Roosevelt was confronted with a fear of wasteful military spending. It was 1940 and World War II was around he corner. The U.S. had started gearing up for it.
In March 1941, the Truman Committee was formed. One of Key West’s favorite people appointed to head it because he was honest and a penny pincher. Harry Truman.
The Committee was bipartisan. Never a problem. All votes unanimous.
The Committee began with $10 billion in defense contracts. Its responsibility to look out for waste, inefficiency and war profiteering.
A time, responsibility and attention to duty long gone. A different breed of people. Probably never to return again.
Big Syracuse game at noon. Football against Boston College. In Boston. For years, every other year when the game was played in Boston, a caravan of couples would drive to Boston for the weekend. Fun!
Boston favored by 7.
Thirty four years ago on this day, Boston College was playing Miami in the Orange Bowl. With 20 seconds left, Miami scored a touchdown to go ahead. With close to no time left on the clock, Boston quarterback Doug Flutie threw a Hail Mary pass. Let it go and hope!
Caught by his teammate and roommate Gerard Phelsan. Boston College won 47-45.
I missed that game.
An economist I am not. However I have lived a long life, made some money, lost some money, learned. I have been predicting a major recession for the end of this year or the beginning of next.
Since early in October when the DOW was at an all time high of 26,951.81, it has dropped 2,500 points. Significant.
Most economist are predicting a recession by the end of next year or early 2020. They also predict it could occur anytime if the DOW drops below 2000.
Causes include Trump’s tariff wars, interest rates on the rise, and Trump’s overall instability in world matters.
Note any recession will be worse than 2008 and probably worse than 1929. The whole world will be affected.
Enjoy your day! I am not sure yet which direction mine may take.