June 6, 1944. D-Day. Allied troops landed on the beaches of Normandy. American, British, and Canadian. One hundred fifty five thousand strong. Within 11 months, Germany would surrender.
This past weekend, Trump and company publicized this week would be a national tour by Trump to share with the people his infrastructure plan. To privatize infrastructure.
I support infrastructure remediation. I do not support privatization.
Instead of infrastructure, Trump appeared in the White House yesterday morning telling us about his plan for privatization of air controllers. I figured tuesday would find Trump into infrastructure.
Apparently not to be. At least not today. Trump news this morning says he wants to work on healthcare and the budget first.
Why the switch?
Aqua first last night. Tom Luna and Rich Dery singing as only they can. Destiny their guest performer. A knock out voice, also.
Liz at the bar. With girl friends Josefina and Mary. First time i have seen Liz in a few weeks. She is still with cane. Looking questionable whether her second hip surgery worked.
Photographer Larry Blackburn at the bar. We exchanged hellos and shook hands.
Then down the block to Bourbon Street. Wanted to hear Bria sing. No Bria. Discovered she has left for New Hampshire for the summer.
I was disappointed. Not for log, however.
Rocky Bottom was filling in for Bria. A terrific entertainer!
Bourbon Street is a gay bar. One of the top ones in Key West. Rocky Bottom, a female. Kept the guys entertained. Her tip bucket filled up rapidly.
Rocky Bottom sings to a different tune. A little wild. One song had fuck every other word. She sang the tune not sensuously. Hard and tough!
Joe Schroeder opened Bourbon Street twenty plus years ago. He was looking to establish a Beads, Boys and Booze operation. He succeeded big time.
Stopped at the VFW for a bite to eat on the way home. The VFW is open to the public. Prior military involvement not a requirement for admission.
I was at one end of the bar. A mature couple came in and sat at the other end. About a dozen people at the bar.
The new guy bought for the bar. He knew no one. His first time in the VFW. His name Mark and he was from Michigan.
On my way out, I stopped to thank him and shake his hand. He said, “Thank you for your service.”
I never served.
My meal was meat loaf. Mother’s cooking.
You can tell the humidity is heavy. Glasses fog up immediately when you get out of an air conditioned car.
Tomorrow at 10 am at the Custom House, Dr. Cori Convertino is giving a walking lecture telling the story of Henry Flagler’s Overseas Railway. Dr. Convertino is the KWAHS curator who devoted months putting the Flagler Railway exhibition together.
Coomey appears before a Congressional Committee thursday. Too much hype. Expectations running high. Too much may be expected. Certain of his testimony will be classified. Additionally, Special Counsel Mueller may limit what Coomey may reveal.
We shall see.
The emblem of the Democratic Party is the donkey. From whence did it come?
Andrew Jackson was running for President. The Party’s mascot at the time was the Rooster. Shades of Key West 175 years later.
Jackson’s opposition used a play on Jackson’s name to make fun of Jackson and his followers: Jackasses. Donkey in due course became the more tasteful replacement for Jackasses.
The Rooster did not completely die. The Democrat Rooster remains to this day on ballots in some states.
Tonight, my podcast. Tuesday Talk with Key West Lou. Nine my time. www.blogtalkradio.com/key-west-lou.
Usually, I list topics to be discussed in the evening in the tuesday morning blog. Not this week. With Trump out there, things change hourly.
The past few weeks, I have spent my tuesday afternoons adjusting my topics to fit breaking news. Today, I am waiting till one to formulate tonight’s program.
Enjoy your day!