June 6, 1944 was a dark ominous day on the beaches of northern France. The precise location, Normandy.
Allied troops landed on the beaches. One hundred seventy six thousand. Accompanied by 14,000 aircraft. The invasion of Europe had begun.
Ships involved constituted the largest armada ever. The largest amphibious military operation in history.
June 6 is considered by many as the most important day of the 20th century. The first step on the road to Germany. To a victory of good over evil.
Americans fought side by side with Canadians, British, and French. Among the same people Trump is defecating on today.
The admonishment to keep enemies close does not mean disregarding friends.
Were it not that today is D-Day, the lead topic would have been: I LOST 41 POUNDS! Wow. Took 7 months and 1 week.
I have been stuck at 38 pounds for a month. Previously, I have gone 2-3 weeks without losing a pound. Then 3-4 in one day. The scale does not lie. Today, the elusive 3 pounds.
Tuesdays generally a stay at home day. My podcast Tuesday Talk with Key West Lou is in the evening. I spend the afternoon fine tuning the show. So it was yesterday.
Two topics especially interested me as I thought they would those listening. The turmoil of 1968 and Bayer buying Monsanto.
Nineteen sixty eight found Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr. being killed. The Vietnam War was at it speak. Ripping our Nation. Riots in the streets. Johnson opted not to run for a second elected term. The Vietnam War would have made his reelection impossible.
Monsanto not the best of companies. Its pesticide Round Up and certain of its products grown unhealthy. Monsanto opposed world wide. While the U.S. was welcoming and protecting Monsanto with legislation, many countries were throwing them out. Even Russia. Putin told them to go do their thing in the U.S. who apparently did not care if its people were killed.
The news this week is that Bayer is buying Monsanto. The closing tomorrow. Bayer has advised the name Monsanto will never be used or uttered by it. Also that certain of Monsanto products would be reevaluated for safety.
We shall see.
What have we become? Who are we? Presently, 11,000 children taken from their parents by immigration authorities. To temporary detention and then something a bit better. Too many, however. No where enough places to send them. Not even enough beds and blankets to comfort them.
Children involved run from babies to teenagers.
Attorney General Sessions is pleased. His plan. To discourage people from attempting to enter the U.S. Even those trying to enter legally.
The program cruel. Appears the children are being caused to suffer because of the sins of their parents. Trying to find a better life for themselves and their children.
Sessions has 3 children, 10 grandchildren. How would he and his wife have felt if his 3 children were taken away when young. Or, any of their 10 grandchildren today under authority of some asinine stupid mandate.
Paul Butler had a right on article in today’s Vanity Fair. Its title: “The Policing of Black Americans Is Racial Harassment Funded By The State.”
Many things bother me. Most difficult to understand. Today’s involves Trump/Putin and war with Russia.
Trump said yesterday he speaks regularly with Putin by phone. Sounds like the two are buddies. Everything kumbaya.
Yesterday, Secretary of Defense Mattis advised NATO to prepare for a Russian attack with planes, ships and troops.
A happy recollection. On this day in 1933, the first drive in movie opened. Called a Park-In Theater at the time.
Drive ins enjoyed their hey day in the late 1950’s into the mid 1960’s.
Drive ins during high school and college were a good place to neck. Loved it! Half the parking area were teenagers and young adults kissing.
As the young people got older, they became parents. The drive in still a good place to go. Young Moms and Dads had an evening out. The kids in the back seat with pillows and blankets sleeping. Parents in the front seat. Watching the movie, not necking.
So it was.
Enjoy your day!