Fire ants are part of our Key West existence. You cannot be here any length of time without being bitten.
For Japan, it is a new experience. Nary a fire ant till May 20 of this year. They came in on a cargo ship hidden away in cargo boxes. Shortly thereafter, more arrived in a different vessel. Now fire ants immigrate to Japan with frequency and reproduce once there.
The Japanese are not handling the fire ant invasion well.
A Japanese newspaper reported early on that a fire ant epidemic in the United States killed 100. Obviously erroneous. Corrected, but the damage had been done. The Japanese people are convinced fire ants are murderers, assassins, and infiltrators.
An over reaction big time.
Additional sanctions have been levied by the U.S. against 13 high ranking Venezuelans.
Maduro and his government may be bad people. However, it is for the Venezuelan people to change the government. Not the U.S.
Thousands protest. The streets are jammed. In the hundreds of thousands. However, the people stop there. They do not go to the next step and take up arms to depose Maduro.
It is their problem, not ours. Especially when the Venezuelan people are not willing to fight for themselves.
When will we learn to keep our noses out of another country’s business?
McCain showed his independence and courage last night with his no vote. I take back any negative statements I made a few days ago re his failure to stand up when the first vote was taken.
Where did this Anthony Scaramucci come from? He is an embarrassment to our government and to the people of the United States.
I am personally embarrassed. The man is Italian-American as I am. He is a throwback to the 1920-1930’s.
Now for my yesterday.
Dropped the car off to be detailed. Needed a thorough cleaning.
Walked over to Lori’s at the other end of the block for a haircut.
Needed to kill an hour after the haircut while the car was being finished. Stopped into the Sunshine Grill for lunch. Where Mattheson’s was formerly located. On White Street, across from Fausto’s.
Great food! Go!
Diner type food. Wholesome.
I enjoyed a Reuben. One of the best I have ever eaten.
Checked the menu out. Breakfast, lunch and dinner. Very reasonably priced. My next visit will be for dinner some evening soon.
Met Karen. The front house manager. Charming and lovely.
The bill carried a comment on the bottom: Eat here or we both go hungry.
Picked up the car. Seven years old. Looked new inside and out.
Dinner was with Donna and Terri last night. Terri had to work late. I stopped at their home and enjoyed a drink and political chatter with Terri. Yesterday was definitely a Trump day!
Terri is more than a vocalist. She understands. Everything. Our conversation ran deep.
Donna finally arrived. Her ass dragging. It had been a 12 hour day.
We had dinner at the New York Pasta Garden. Donna and Teri enjoy the place. Last time I was there was 20 years ago with three of my grandchildren. I thought the food was terrible. Never returned! Last night’s meal was excellent.
I had egg plant parmigiana and pasta. The parmigiana with my Mother in mind. She used to make it frequently.
John owns the Pasta Garden. He also owns the Ocean Grill across the way. Word on the street is he is in the process of buying Camille’s.
Enjoy your day!