Lunch yesterday could not have been better! Lazy and long. Great company. Excellent food.
Donna, Terri and Louis at Louie’s Backyard. We lunched as one. Too many bloody marys, followed by Maine lobster rolls.
It was catch up time. We have not been together in at least three years.
My lesbian wives are returning. In six weeks they will be back in Key West. Forever.
They have already rented a lovely condo near Salute’s. Two blocks off the ocean.
My blog talk radio show Tuesday Talk with Key West Lou last night.
I stayed away from politics. The primaries are crushing.
I mentioned Venezuela’s Maduro had shortened the public employee work week two weeks ago to four days a week. Not enough electric power.
This morning a news flash popped up on the internet. Maduro has further slashed the work week to two days. No bargain. The employees only get paid for two days.
Maduro says it is because of a drought which is affecting water necessary to produce electricity. A crock. It is because Maduro has not spent monies to keep the dam and electrical system in good shape. Everything is falling apart.
Shades of what could happen to our infrastructure.
Keep in mind that Maduro’s first debacle was running out of toilet paper four years ago. Still not enough toilet paper.
I share this item with you, also. I got into government waste again. Congress authorized and the President approved $600 million to boost the Afghanistan economy.
Part of the money went to transport nine blond male goats to Afghanistan. Female goats were waiting in Afghanistan. Purpose to help the wool cashmere business.
Monies also went to build a laboratory to certify that the wool cashmere was the best ever. The scenario was to produce 350 jobs.
There is no record of monies spent. Where the money went, etc. unknown. There also is no cashmere business. It is suspected the Afghans ate the nine goats. Could be. Goats are the number one dish in Afghanistan.
Manatees in the news. Tomo-Belle is a female manatee that has been under observation since 1993. She recently gave birth to twins. Tomo-Belle and her two calves were seen swimming this past week in a Siesta Key canal.
The shame of it all. On this day in 1867, John Milton was blind and broke. He sold his copyright of Paradise Lost for ten pounds.
Greece has a special place in my heart. When in Athens, I stayed at the Grande Bretagne. The finest hotel I have ever spent time at anywhere in the world.
I recall one of the staff telling me that the Germans used the Hotel for their headquarters during World War II. I thought at the time and still do, a shame!
On this day in 1941, the German Army ended Greek resistance throughout Greece. Except for Crete. Fifteen thousand seven hundred Greeks died defending their homeland.
The Cretes would not give up. They fought the Germans forever. Ultimately, they too were overcome.
My KONK Life column this week is Lincoln: Nomination and Election. Hits the stands today.
Wednesday! Love wednesdays! Wednesday is my screw off day. I write almost full time saturday through tuesday. Wednesday is the start of my weekend. My friday.
Enjoy your day!