God bless America! Two hundred forty four years old today. It was on this day in 1776 that the Declaration of Independence was signed whereby we declared our independence from Great Britain.
Except for the Civil War era, July 4 was a happy day. Partying, parades, etc. Last year a relatively normal one, also.
Not this year.
The scab has fallen off, the wound is open again. Race relations.
My positions on the various issues are known. Set forth in detailed fashion in recent blogs. Today, I wish only to make 2 observations.
The blacks believe it is their time. To all appearances, it seems like they want to take over. Their time to run things.
The U.S. has a population approximately 76 percent white. Includes Hispanics who make up 12 percent of the white population. Remove the Hispanics, and the whites still are the major group with 64 percent.
Blacks constitute 13 percent.
How can a group decide it is their time to rule when they have no where near the numbers required to be the majority group? Equality, yes. Rule, no.
Observation two is the coronavirus epidemic. It is screwing everything up. Race a legitimate part of the issue from the virus perspective. The problems must be corrected. Blacks are entitled to the same assistance and concerns as whites. They have not been getting it.
Trump is not helping. He is screwing everything up by his lack of handling the pandemic in a proper fashion.
Today is the holiday! I wish you each a Happy Fourth knowing full well it cannot be because of the race and health problems confronting our nation.
Idiocy continues to reign supreme! The GOP is reportedly eyeing Tucker Carlson for the 2024 Presidential run. He is as bad as Trump, if not worse. Lies equally as well.
The reason Carlson is under serious consideration is that his FOX news show is the most watched cable news program in history.
Would you believe!
Donald was at Mount Rushmore yesterday. Probably thinking how great it would be if his face were sculptured on the side of the mountain.
He spoke to 7,500, all closely seated. Very few face masks.
Nearby Native Americans were upset Trump was to appear. They asked he not do so.
The tribes fear a coronavirus spike among its members. They had done well up to this time.
One of the tribal leaders said the “President is putting our tribal members at risk to stage a photo op at one of our most sacred sites.”
Trump spewed his usual poison during his speech. Like “the left wing cultural revolution is designed to overthrow the American revolution.” Some on the political left hope to “defame out heroes, erase our values, and culture to be taken from them…..Our children are taught in school to hate their own country.” The left represents “far left fascism.”
This past week Trump questioned Biden’s mental capabilities. Claimed he would fail or not do as well as Trump did on the congenitive/dementia test given as part of a physical.
Trump claimed he “aced” it.
You would have to be an idiot not to. The test is the Montreal Cognitive Assessment. Tests for early signs of dementia. Part of most annual physicals. I have been taking it for years.
The test requires all of 10 minutes.
Things like identifying 3 animals in a picture, asked to relate why certain things are common, draw a clock with the hands at 11:10, repeat 5 words 3 different times, etc.
Glad you “aced” it Mr. President. I would not expect less from you or any President.
Chechnya is a southern Russian republic. The scene of a horrifying humanitarian crisis. The site of a social cleansing. A place where terror reigns supreme for LGBTQ people.
Since 2017, the government has been trying to exterminate all gay people. A state sanctioned purge.
Putin is directing the human destruction.
Trump is fully aware. Trump has failed to speak about or criticize the situation.
Outright killings on the streets. Also, family honor killings of lesbian females.
Forget Trump for the moment. No one in Washington is talking about this slaughter either.
The blacks are deprecating John Wayne, also. He was known to speak strongly about problems similar to those confronting us today. His feelings anti-black in a sensitive fashion. Made his position clear, however.
Another part of Wayne to be shared are his religious beliefs.
He was born and raised a Presbyterian, believed in God, and occasionally taught the Bible.
Wayne was known to hand write letters to God as a way of praying. He refused to take part in movies he thought were immoral, even during the times film immorality was on the rise and acceptance.
He died on his deathbed at home from cancer. Two days before he died, he converted to Catholicism.
I don’t know what all this means. I am merely sharing another part of John Wayne with you.
A bit of Keys news and information.
The lobster mini season is the last wednesday and thursday of July. Islamorada is asking the County and State to cancel the event. To close all of the Keys. In an attempt to further protect against coronavirus.
A good idea. Visitors come to the Keys in droves to lobster fish those 2 days. I used to sit on my dock in Key Haven and watch them. Reminded me of that scene in Jaws where everyone went out to capture the shark. Big boats, little boats, in between size boats. Boats overloaded with people.
A bit of history. Monroe County was the sixth county established in Florida. June 3, 1823.
Way back when.
Florida not even a state. The county established by the territorial legislature, signed by Governor William P. Duval.
Dengue fever is on the rise in the Key Largo area. It comes around some where in the Keys every few years.
Someone recently asked in Citizens’ Voice: “Now that dengue fever is rising, will Key West require that we all wrap in mosquito netting when we go outside?”
A little humor never hurt!
Cocktails at 7 last night with Cathy in Seattle. Skype works wonders for a person like me quarantined now for over 100 days.
Made a friend over the internet early on. Cathy used to live in Key est in the 1980’s.
We now get together one night a week for 2 or 3 hours. Sort of like a date. We chat away. Cathy drinks alcohol, I diet soda.
She told me last night she was having a cook out at her house today with 2 friends. You are aware I have two lesbian wives. Donna and Terri. Cathy has gay husbands. Two, also. One colored and blind. Terri is colored and blind.
How very unusual! I would like to put together a Skype party for all of us.
A well liked and respected American died yesterday. Hugh Downs. Newscaster and announcer. Ninety nine years old. Died from natural causes.
One of the greats in television news casting.
Enjoy your holiday!