It’s hot! No question about it. The hottest July ever. August will probably be hotter. Followed by historically the hottest of the hot…..September.
Yesterday, the weatherman said relief would be available. It was going to be breezy. It was. Learned something. Hot and no breeze, hot. Hot with breeze, still hot. Perhaps worse.
As I was walking yesterday with the hot air blowing in my face, I was reminded of the 1940’s when our house was heated by a coal furnace. My job to keep the coal fire burning. Replace the burned out coal.
Every time I opened the furnace door, a blast of hot air hit me in the face. Yesterday, the same sensation.
Spent part of the afternoon reading. Still with Madeleine Albright’s Fascism. The primary fascists of almost a 100 years ago were Mussolini and Hitler. Trump so much like them.
Aqua for Dueling Bartenders at 6. Tom Luna and Rick Dery doing the entertaining.
Tom has not been present for 3 weeks. He was diagnosed with diverticulitis. Treated for it. Not diverticulitis. Kidney stones. Had surgery for the kidney stones a few days ago.
Liz and Josefina at the bar when I arrived. Liz looked lovely. She was happy to be there.
Jean Thornton came in. We sat together. She looked good and smelled good. Told her so. Love the lady!
Jean complained about the heat. Said she has begun staying in during the day to avoid it. Sounded familiar.
Normally, Jean and I would have had dinner together. I had to beg off. My podcast is tonight and I had to work on the show last night.
Join me at 9 tonight for the podcast. Tuesday Talk with Key West Lou. A fast moving, interesting, and eye opening account of how I see things. You do not have to agree with me. It is good however to hear what might be a different set of thoughts. www.blogtalkradio.com/key-west-lou.
I am a poor sleeper. Leave the TV in the bedroom on all night so I can watch something during the hours sleep escapes me. The bedroom TV went kaput about 2 monday morning.
I called Comcast. Had to wait 30 minutes for a live person. We had a communication problem. I could not understand her. Probably from east Istanbul.
After another hour of her directing me to do this and that, TV still not working. Comcast needs to send a repair person over. No one available till thursday morning.
The battle between the 2 Sandy Cafes has been resolved. Settled. Details of the settlement unavailable.
A significant election in Ohio today. A special election in Ohio’s 12th Congressional district. Takes in Columbus and a wide suburban swath surrounding it.
Republican country. Thirty five years since a Democrat has held the seat. Trump won the district by 11 points.
Today’s election has become a testing ground for November. The Democratic candidate was far behind at the beginning. Today, a dead heat. Trump was in the area over the weekend campaigning for the Republican candidate.
Politicos believe suburban wives will decide the election. Most are Republicans. However, most are upset with Trump’s child separation policy.
If the Democrat wins, it foretells a blue November. If the Democrat loses by 3 points or less, the same.
We will know tonight.
A new national poll indicates Trump’s largest bloc of supporters are white persons without college degrees. Fifty four percent.
I believe the group supports Trump because they feel the country has left them behind. They believe they need governmental programs that will help them. Most are middle aged and older. They are disappointed with how life has treated them. There has been no American dream.
Dorothy Downs is an interesting woman. Among other things, an author. An expert regarding certain Indian tribes. She and her husband lived in Miami and had a second home in Key West. He has passed on.
Dorothy continues to inhabit the homes in both locales. A frequent Key West visitor.
Dorothy has a political streak in her. She is supporting Gwen Graham in the Democratic primary for Governor. Personal friends for years.
She recently wrote and asked how the race looked in Key West. I replied I did not know who was running, except for a fellow by the name of Green. His TV ads were excellent.
Dorothy made me feel ashamed that I was not paying attention and did not know of her friend.
Let me share with you what I have learned about Gwen Graham.
She is way ahead in the polls. Burying her opponents. Her father is former Florida Governor and U.S. Senator Bob Graham. A distinguished statesman of the old school. Knew how to negotiate with the opposition and was not afraid to do so.
Dorothy wrote, “Being a public servant is born in Gwen’s DNA.”
Gwen is an attorney, was a stay at home Mom for 13 years, a PTA president, a school administrator, and a one term Congresswoman.
I will be paying close attention to Gwen. The primary is August 28.
They say this is the Year of the Woman. Probably so. I for one would like to see all women elected to every post. Men have done enough damage.
I close with a recent Trump tweet.
California is being devastated with fires. Trump indicated that the fires were ongoing due to a shortage of water. He claimed water that could be used to fight fires was “foolishly being diverted into the Pacific Ocean.”
No one understands the statement. Water supply has been sufficient. No one has complained of a lack of water causing the fires to spread, etc.
Many believe climate change is the cause of more severe and destructive fires. This has been the hottest summer across the U.S.
Perhaps Trump does not wish to acknowledge climate change. He has consistently been on the side of those who deny it.
Enjoy your day!