A sad morning.
Sad for the people of the United States.
Republican Congressmen were shot at early this morning while practicing for a baseball game tomorrow morning. Against Democrats. An annual charity fundraiser.
Steve Scalise, the Majority Whip, was shot. In the hip. In surgery at the moment. Several others shot, including two police officers.
I am not a Scalise fan. He is a right wing conservative. However, that does not mean I want him shot. The philosophical battles between my side and his are fought in the halls of Congress and at the ballot box.
One observation. I place part of the blame on the venom and in your face bully type comments spewed by Trump. It invites reaction. In this instance, against Republican Congressmen.
An attack against a Congressman is an attack against me and against you. We are all Americans.
My yesterday a busy one. Running around all day taking care of the mundane.
Tuesday Talk with Key West Lou last night. My podcast. Dwelt on Sessions’ testimony, the Cabinet meeting (the ass kissing one), and Boeing building or planning on building plants in China, Saudi Arabia, and India.
Forbes March edition reported there are 2,043 billionaires in the world. Their combined net worth $7.67 trillion.
Our national debt is three times that amount!
This Qatar thing is having effects. I once again blame Trump for emboldening the Saudis.
Qatar is one of the richest nations in the world. However a financial crisis is looming. The Saudis have shut off Qatar’s outside its borders bank transactions.
Another problem is milk. A problem of more immediate consequence. Milk. Milk is generally imported. Saudi Arabia and several other Arab nations have blockaded Qatar.
Local Qatar entrepreneurs have started a cow paradropping campaign. The Berlin Airlift on a minor scale.
The Key West Citizen carries columns by national columnists several times a week. One appeared today. By the Washington Post’s Kathleen Parker: Wishing for a Trump Tweetectomy.
More than any other President, Trump has increased material for use by comedians.
Comedy Central’s Daily Show is opening this weekend the Donald J. Trump Presidential Library. The featured subject: Trump tweets. The Library is at 3 West 57th Street in Manhattan. It will be open friday-sunday. Admission free.
Some 20 years ago, a waitress at Square One had a sister who was afflicted with some rare disease. The sister was in Philadelphia. The waitress walked from Key West to Philadelphia to bring attention to the disease and to raise money to assist in finding a cure.
Another such venture. This one in the water rather than on land.
Three women are paddle boarding from Havana to South Florida. Hopefully, Smathers Beach.
One paddle board. three women. Each will take turns of two hours or less paddling. One of the ladies said, “Our arms are our engines.” Actually, the ladies cup their hands and use their hands to cut the water.
A vessel will lead them.
The trip is anticipated to take 25 hours.
Purpose: To bring two charities to the forefront. Ocean of Hope and Special Olympics 305.
Brave, tough ladies. Not an easy trip. Beside crazy waters and sharks, jelly fish could be the most significant problem. The ladies expect bites. They believe they can mentally as well as physically handle the pain.
Enjoy your day!