After a two year absence, I am returning to write a weekly column for KONK Life. My first article hits the stands wednesday. A timely topic. The Post Office’s debt. Titled: Congress To Blame For Post Office Debt.
Sloan came over around noon yesterday. I could not structure the article on my computer. She got me set up.
I wrote a detailed column concerning the issue. The bottom line is Trump should get off Amazon’s back. Congress the blame. Congress saw a cash cow in 2006 and legislated the scenario leading almost immediately to Post Office insolvency.
Prior to Congress getting greedy, the Post Office was solvent. One year before the legislation in 2005, the Post Office was debt free.
You will enjoy the article. Informative.
My sunday got screwed up. I wanted to do Hot Dog Church, the Chorale and the Gardens. Due to time constraints because of writing the Post Office column, I thought I might only make the Gardens.
I made none.
The Gardens was still an option when I received a call from Donna. Terri was to sing at the Gardens. Terri told me the Gardens was cancelling. A rainstorm coming in at 6.
The rain did not arrive till 7. Heavy, Even at that time would have had a couple hundred people scurrying for cover.
So, I took a nap around 4.
My big evening was James Comey’s interview.
One of the points he drove home was that Trump is not morally fit to be President. I agree. Especially now that “pee sex” is becoming part of the national debate.
How low can political discourse get? Trump brings us to a new level with everything he does.
I discussed the pee sex/morality issue during my Key West Lou Live video on Facebook this morning.
The Cow Key Bridge Race was yesterday. One thousand strong participating. Most costumed.
A new record established for the 300 foot event: 22.2 seconds. The previous was 23.1 seconds.
The athletes guzzled pints of beer the night before preparing for the race.
This morning busy. A business meeting at 10. A doctor visit at 11:15. First meeting preparatory to setting up a colonoscopy and endoscopy. The tests I mind not. It is the prep for the colonoscopy which is bothersome.
Jean Thornton’s trip of trips continues.
Yesterday, she and Joe still in Barcelona. The day began at 7 with a delicious breakfast. Then a brisk morning walk around the ship’s decks watching Barcelona wake up.
At 9:30, a tour of Barcelona with Julio.
Seven mountains surround Barcelona. The bus took them all the way up one. Jean reports the view of Barcelona below amazing!.
Following the bus tour, Jean and Joe took a walk around the old Gothic quarter. Discovered an old Cathedral and Roman ruins. Then discovered the famous Las Rambla Boulevard.
They lucked out. Ran into a political demonstration. Hundreds marching and chanting in support of Catalan independence. Flags, yellow attire.
Lunch time. Stopped at a tapas restaurant. Standing outside waiting for a table.
Jean and Joe must look like rich Americans or stupid tourists. A woman tried to pickpocket Joe. His turn.
He felt someone bump him. Felt a hand go into his back pocket. Fortunately, his money was in a pouch on his stomach.
Joe turned. Saw a nicely dressed woman. She immediately pointed forward. Joe looked ahead. When he turned back, she was gone. Lost in the crowd.
The story gets more interesting.
Immediately, a young nervous man was upon Jean and Joe. Flashed a badge quickly. Started asking about the confrontation. He was going to report the incident.
Jean and Joe wary by this tine. When the man asked Joe for ID, he said bring me a uniformed police officer. With that the man went one way and Jean and Joe the other.
The found another restaurant down a pedestrian walkway. After being assured there were no pickpockets, they were seated. Enjoyed tapas and wine.
On the walk back to the ship detoured onto a side street. A street that once housed Paul Guell’s private residence. The house was one of architect Gaudi’s famous works. Jean described the house as amazing.
Then back to the ship. A safety drill. Following which they set sail for Cartagena.
Between jet lag and a lot of walking, the Thorntons were dead. It was early to bed for the both of them.
The Trump administration announced yesterday additional sanctions on Russia. Sanctions on Russian companies and persons who were involved in making or helping with the chemical gas dropped on Syria.
I don’t know if I approve. We hit Syria with over a 100 missiles. Now chastise Russia with these sanctions?
I see John Bolton’s influence. Hit, hit, hit.
Russia is only a second or third rate nation military wise. However, Russia has a ton of nuclear weapons. The situation should not be aggravated more than it is. The U.S. made its point with the missile attack.
Sanctions can lead to war. Any war between the U.S. and Russia would be fought on U.S. soil also and affect our 300 million plus citizens very personally.
On this day in 1917, Vladimir Lenin returned from exile to Russia. He was the head of the Red Bolshevik Party. He returned home to take rein of the Russian Revolution. The Revolution up to that point was led by Alexander Kerensky and the White Bolshevik Party who were doing an ineffective job.
Lenin took over. Kerensky’s life as in danger. He fled Russia.
Many years later, I was a student in college taking courses in Russian history from Kerensky. It was exciting to hear first hand the happenings and intricacies of 1917.
Enjoy your day!