A lot to cover this morning.
The eve of every Memorial Day, PBS holds a concert on the lawn of the U.S. Capitol. Patriotic.
Last night’s was extremely emotional, as well as patriotic. I shed many a tear. We need more events like last night to remind us what our men and women are going through in Afghanistan and Iraq. What has and is happening to their minds, bodies and families.
The 30th Annual Minimal Regatta at Schooner Wharf yesterday afternoon. I missed it this year. However, this morning’s Key West Citizen carries many photos of the boats and participants.
The boats all looked fantastic. Evidencing the degree of work that went into preparing the vessels.
Only in Key West. Two women fighting because one could not give an orgasm to the other.
For real. Reported in this morning’s Crime Report. Two reunited female lovers staying at Margaritaville. Four in the afternoon. In their room. One of the women told the police her girl friend was inept at helping her to achieve an orgasm.
No arrests were made.
Sloppy Joe’s. On this day in 1937, Sloppy Joe’s celebrated its grand opening at Joe’s newly acquired bar on the corner of Duval and Greene Streets. Had to be a hell of a party! Can you imagine…..Hemingway one of the participants!
The Key West City Commission continues to have their heads up their asses! One of the worst bunch of civil servants I have seen in my lifetime.
Mel Fisher Museum is part and parcel of Key West. Funded originally by Mel Fisher himself after he struck gold. Now dependent on a small souvenir operation and donations.
The Museum applied for a zoning change so it could add some minimal fund raising activities. The City Commission unanimously voted no.
I do not understand. New construction and remodeling is being permitted all over Key West contrary to existing codes and laws. Yet the City Commission does not oppose. An outdoor amphitheater is under construction. Approved by the City Commission quickly and without sufficient analysis. A disaster in the making when finished.
Strangers/outsiders get more favorable attention from the Commission than locals.
I could go on ad infinitum.
These oracles of wisdom decided to blunt the Museum’s request. One that was no big deal in comparison to others approved by the Commission.
Remember Roy Schneider in Jaws when he said, “We’re going to need a bigger boat.” A similar situation confronted a 73 year old fisherman in Australia.
He was in a small boat. Very small. Without warning, a 9 foot 440 pound white shark jumped in the boat. Knocked the fisherman over. Caused injury to one arm. A lot of bleeding.
The fisherman was on his knees eye ball to eye ball with the shark. He scurried to the front of the boat. Not much room in the boat.
Modest, the fisherman described the event as “just a mundane thing.”
The fisherman survived. The shark died.
Merkel can be a pain in the ass. A tough woman. An even tougher political leader. Many the time I have disagreed with her. Not however with regard to her recent comments re Trump at the NATO meeting.
Merkel said yesterday that Europe is basically on its own. The U.S. cannot be depended upon. She said, Europe “must take our fate into our own hands.” Europe cannot rely on “others.”
The result of Trump continuing to suck up to our enemies and defecating on our friends. You do not turn your back on nations that have stood with us and we with them for more than 50 years. A relationship that has insured neither a European war nor world war during that time.
Evangelicals have become big Trump supporters. Lance Wallnau is an evangelist who is an author and preacher. He says he has some Jewish blood running in him from a long distant relative.
Wallnau compares Trump to King Cyrus. A leader found in the Biblical Book of Isaiah. Cyrus was in power during the 500s BC. He was supportive of Jews. A Moses, in effect. History claims he delivered the Jews. Questioned by some historians.
Wallnau refers to Trump as “King Cyrus under siege.” Also, as the “anointed one.”
Wallnau met with Trump last year. He claims he “heard from the Lord” while meeting with Trump.
He views Trump as “a wrecking ball to the spirit of political correctness.”
Wallnau is popular in evangelistic circles.
God help us!
Enjoy your day!