On this day in 1960, the FDA approved the “pill.” The birth control pill.
The pill dramatically changed sex in America. It freed women to enjoy sex without fear of pregnancy.
Married and unmarried women.
Men obviously benefited also.
It was a new world.
I am back into doctors. Tired spells again. Very tired. Began with my primary care physician Dr. Norris yesterday. A lot of blood work. Communicated with my heart doctor’s office. Dr. McIvor has a great staff. I am scheduled for a series of tests next week.
I have additional blood work to do today.
Last night an early dinner with Diana Millikan. A great mind, though we rarely agree. She thinks Trump is great.
We had dinner at the VFW on the Boulevard.
Diana leaves today for her Michigan home. Will return in July.
Busy day ahead. Haircut, the additional blood work, Laurie’s radio show 4-5:30. Then, I know not what.
Listen to Laurie’s Party Time. Station 107.5 FM, WGAY FM. She and I mix it up pretty good. Enjoy working with her.
Tuesday, Key West got hit with a huge unexpected down pour. I reported it as 1.92 inches. Today, there was an article in the Key West Citizen saying 3.14 inches.
A big difference.
Did a little digging. Rainfall is measured at 5 different spots in the Key West area. Three in Key West, 1 on Cudjoe Key, and 1 on Ramrod Key. Ergo, the varying reports.
The 1.92-3.14 difference does not surprise me. As just about every Key Wester will tell you, it can rain on one side of a street and not the other. The way it is.
Trump spoke at a political rally last night in Panama City. Panama City is in the Panhandle area devastated by Hurricane Michael.
Crowd estimates varied. The rally was held at an amphitheater. The facility holds 7,500. There were more on the lawn beyond the amphitheater seating area. Including the overflow, should be more than 7.500. Another report said almost 7,000. Another, 7,500.
They loved the President!
Surprised me. Panama City and the Panhandle have been ignored by Trump since Michael hit. The people feel “forgotten.” Federal assistance has come in at a snail’s pace.
Michael struck 7 months ago on October 7, 2018.
Trump announced he was “allowing” $448 million immediately from recovery funds to Florida communities affected by Michael. He said, “Today, I’m doing the most allowed by law to support the people of Florida…..The money is coming immediately. No games, no gimmicks, no delays, we’re just doing it.”
Good luck! I guarantee it will flow in ever so slowly. Monies that should have been there immediately following Michael.
Additionally, $448 million is a drop in the bucket. The Panhandle is a disaster area similar to Puerto Rico.
The President also spoke of Puerto Rico. Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico in October 2017. Nineteen months ago.
Trump claimed last night “he” had already spent $91 billion on Puerto Rico. Suggesting no more.
He misrepresents. I did some digging again. Fifty billion represents anticipated future disbursements to Puerto Rico. Forty one million has been approved. Of the $41 billion, only $11 billion has actually been given to Puerto Rico.
U.S. and China sitting down today and tomorrow hopefully to resolve the tariff war. If the meeting fails, Trump has said he will immediately move the U.S. tariff on China from 10 percent to 25 percent. This would happen in the next 24-48 hours.
I am concerned. The talks have a better chance of failing than succeeding.
Recall when Trump was campaigning. He understood tariff wars, loved tariff wars, etc.
Typical of most things Trump attempts, he has done it again. Screwed up! He did not understand tariffs then nor does he now.
An example of what will happen if the war continues and Trump’s increase to 25 percent takes effect, U.S. consumers will face an immediate increase in the price of a vehicle of approximately $2,750. Imported cars, $3,700 dollars. Domestics, $1,900.
Good job, Donald!
Re present Washington ongoings, my continued recommendation is to get these matters before a federal judge. Hopefully, a tough one. Similar to John Sirica who was involved with Watergate. The bullshit will cease. There also has to be an accelerated appeals process. Otherwise, it could take 4-5 yeas to resolve all the problems.
Too little, too late, if so.
A key to resolution is public sentiment. The public is not yet aroused either way. The Democrats have to mobilize public sentiment. They know. They are not accomplishing it, however. People are more concerned with medical bills, salaries, etc. than a Constitutional crisis they do not quite understand.
Abraham Lincoln said it best, “Public sentiment is everything. With public sentiment, nothing can fail, without it nothing can succeed.”
Yesterday, the people of Colorado voted to legalize magic mushrooms.
Too soon. Marijuana has only recently been legalized for medical use. Not sure if approved for recreational use as yet. Whatever, lets see how the present pot legislation works out. None of us want zombies walking down the streets.
Enjoy your day!