Boris Johnson is Great Britain’s new Prime Minister. A friend of Trump. Actually both are fond of each other. Birds of a feather in their ways of thinking.
Dominic Cummings is Chief Special Adviser to the Prime Minister. He has been advising Johnson re persons for high profile appointment. He said he would stock the offices with “misfits and weirdos.”
Cummings is a man of his word.
Andrew Sabisky has been appointed Adviser to Johnson. He is 27.
Sabisky advocates eugenics, mandatory contraception, and giving children mind altering drugs.
His motivation behind eugenics is that such would help breed a “good class of people.” Mandatory contraception would assist in stopping the creation of a “permanent underclass.”
The use of mind altering drugs on children is to improve their mentalities and make them acceptable to government teachings. Sabisky recognized that the use of such drugs might cause the death of one child a year. His opinion, “Worth a dead child” once a year.
Sabisky also has a problem with the ladies. As to the female gender, “Women’s sport is more comparable to the Paralympics than it is to men’s.”
Stopped by Lisa’s yesterday afternoon to have my new cane adjusted. It was 2 inches too long. Most canes are sold with the understanding that the purchaser might have to shorten the cane.
Corey did it for me. Not easy.
Now I have 2 canes. A metal one and a wood one.
I suspect I will purchase 1 or 2 more. Different styles. To wear with different attire or in attending different events.
The cane has become a mainstay in my life. I should have begun using one 2 years ago. I fought it! From my perspective, a concession to old age.
So I continued falling.
I finally gave in. Better the cane than a fractured hip or skull.
I have been religiously using the cane for 2 months. Love it! Sorry I did not begin earlier. I have not had one occasion of even a sense I was going to fall.
The cane is my new best friend.
Decided to skip Hot Dog Church and the Gardens. Went home.
Last night I watched the new Washington mini series on TV. I love history! Not sure yet how enamored I am with the series. I will know better after I have viewed the next 2 parts.
Washington’s history up to the Revolution interesting. I learned things I did not know. It may be the mode of presentation that I dislike. Slow and boring.
Tourist frequently visit the Key West Aquarium. Especially those with children. One of the features is a small round pool containing small sea urchins. Like star fish and small alligators. The children are permitted to touch. In certain instances, remove from the pool and hold.
Robert and Ally were thrilled each time they attended in their younger days.
Today is the Aquarium’s birthday. Eighty five years old. It was on this day in 1935 the Aquarium was opened.
May Johnson’s diary entry for February 17, 1896 interesting.
As to dentistry, shows how improved procedures have become.
I can recall my first visit to the dentist. I was probably 4 years old. The dentist hurt me! I jumped out of the chair and ran out of the building. Refused to go back!
Pain was part of the process in 1896 also. May went to the dentist. She had 4 teeth filled and was to return in a few days to have another done.
May’s comments” “Horrors. How it did hurt. It really killed me.”
So it was.
The pain apparently went away or subsided. May went to La Brisa in the evening. She danced every dance with numerous young men. Miguel not mentioned, however.
Tino wrote he worked only 2 days last week. Big hours! Fifteen one day, 12 the other.
Note Tino gets paid for every hour he sits and waits and does nothing. Not a bad deal.
No photo today. There will be 2 tomorrow. And a surprise.
Police and child sexual abuse quite common. Not knocking the men in blue. Merely stating a fact.
Last wednesday, a Louisiana State Police Trooper was arrested. The charges involved producing child porn and distributing it to his own network.
The officer is Jason Boyet. An 18 year veteran.
The pain of it all: Boyet was Louisiana State Trooper of the Year in 2018.
Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell appeared before Congress last wednesday. He basically admitted the economy was in a bad way. Described by some as “screwed.”
Powell advised low interest rates were baked into the U.S. fabric. They cannot be lowered or raised if a problem occurs. Raising interest rates would topple the economy. The government would be forced instead to print more money. A bad move in itself.
Present economic conditions have been created by the banking industry since the recession of 2008.
The banks again!
The repo market is in full use. Healthy only for a short time, however.
Since June, central bank has been purchasing short term Treasuries and mortgage backed securities to save the overnight repo market from imminent doom. The size of the repo generations has exploded since the start of 2020.
All a clear indication that something is wrong with the financial system.
Smaller banks are in the worse trouble.
The market may be booming. The economy is not. I am not an economist. However as I have been saying for more than a year, bad days are ahead.
The U.S. Supreme Court in 1964 decided Wesberry v. Sanders. The decision held Congressional districts within each state had to be roughly equal in population.
In spite of the decision, the unfairness problem continues to exist. Gerrymandering and outright fraud the reasons.
Election fraud is an issue in this year’s Presidential election.
Do not forget Aqua Idol wednesday night. At Aqua, of course. Lynda Frechette’s baby for 14 years. A major fundraiser for Waterfront Playhouse. A fun time. Don’t miss it.
Tonight for sure, Dueling Bartenders. Followed by dinner somewhere.
Enjoy your day!