Rats in the White House. Not what you expect. However, interesting.
There was an early morning press conference yesterday. The reporters were seated in the press room waiting.
Peter Alexander is known to most of us. An NBC and MSNBC reporter.
Suddenly a mouse fell onto Peter’s lap from the ceiling.
Panic ensued. Some running to get out of the room. Others trying to catch the mouse.
The mouse won. He found the door out. The last anyone saw of him he was running down a long hallway.
A rat/mouse expert I am not. Looked to see if a small mouse could possibly be a rat. Yes. Turns out there are several species of rat. One is small like a mouse.
Whatever, I give the White House a gold star for cleanliness and assume it was merely a mouse. A mouse who inadvertently found his way in and was now looking for a way out.
To those of you who tuned into my blog talk radio show Tuesday Talk with Key West Lou last night, as you found out there was no show. Irritated me!
There was a technical glitch at the studio’s end. When I tried to connect at 5 minutes to 9, things were not right. I was blocked.
Called Sloan. God’s gift to me. Within minutes, she had ascertained the problem. Ergo, I had a night off. Sorry. Not my fault however.
The reason for the irritation is that it takes about 4 hours for me to prepare for the one half hour show. If no show, the 4 hours are wasted. The material will be dated and of no value next week.
I became exercise conscious again yesterday. I am in and out of exercise. Mostly out.
It was lunch time. I was driving by the White Street Pier. Decided to stop and walk the Pier. The outside perimeter.
Took me 15 minutes. I walked slowly. It had been some time.
The water was moving. Tide high. At certain spots, it was coming over and onto the Pier. Pleasant to look at. Had to move my ass each time.
A slight bit of news. A Key West man was arrested for sending $87,000 to Nigeria. Part of a money laundering scheme.
No further details available this morning.
Key Westers are good people all! It is one month post Dorian hitting the Bahamas. A category 5. Did a number on Key West’s sister city Green Turtle Cay. Beside 4 days of hurricane wind, the Cay was deluged in a 20 foot surge.
Key Westers ae good and generous people. Absolutely no question. I have seen them respond many times to someone else’s disaster.
Immediately following Dorian, a group of Key Westers formed a group to help. Called themselves Key West Cares.
Here is what Key West Cares has accomplished in one month. Fifty three thousand pounds of supplies shipped via charter cargo planes. Things like power generators, food, water, and clothing. The cost of the flights underwritten by Key West citizens and businesses.
The Star of the Sea Mission sent a shipment of food to the kitchen providing hot meals on Green Turtle Cay. The Conch Republic Navy has been collecting bicycles to be sent.
Kids on Big Pine (1st to 5th grade) raised more than $2,500 with 3 lemonade stand events. A group of local women founded heartpack.org. Purpose to send Bahamian children backpacks filled with educational materials, emergency supplies, and care kits with notes of love and support.
The City of Key West sent 2 decommissioned fire trucks. A benefit at the Key West Theater raised $18,000. A Billy Currington concert $25,000.
Good people all!
How many recall drive-in theaters? A big deal back when.
It was announced on this day in 1952 that construction would soon begin on a drive-in theater which was to be located on Stock Island.
Drive-ins were part of our lives back when.
When courting, boys and girls would take Dad’s car and go to the drive-in to see a movie. Never saw much. The whole purpose was to have a place to park and neck.
Drive-ins continued to be an integral part of our lives as we got older. My wife and I would take the children, pillows and blankets and go to the drive-in. The kids were small. They slept on the back seat. Mom and Dad watched the movies. It was the only way we could get out.
Some businesses are naturals! Think of the Dairy Queen on United. It has been there for 68 years. On this day in 1951, the Key West Planning Board approved a zoning change for the Dairy Queen to be built on United.
The Dairy Queen continues to be one of the most popular places on the island.
There is a second whistleblower. Another whistleblower complaint. Claims “inappropriate” steps taken to influence an audit of Trump and Pence’s tax returns. Apparently the law requires a President’s tax returns to be audited.
The charge involves “inappropriate efforts to influence.”
Trump’s nature is reflected by his actions. A mean, heartless man. Has to do with the wall.
Trump has suggested to staff several ways of keeping the “aliens” out.
One was a water filled trench stocked with snakes or alligators. He was serious. Even had cost estimates worked out.
Another was the electrification of the wall. Burn ’em! The top of the wall to be lined with spikes that would pierce human flesh.
How about soldiers shooting any migrants who threw stones at border guards. Told no. Illegal.
His alternative, just shoot them in the legs. Still illegal.
Key West normal. We do not subject people to snakes, electrification or shootings.
Enjoy your day!