Trump’s recent Key West visit gives me concern.
The Miami New Times videoed the Trump caravan as it passed City Hall and made the turn onto United. Short and shocking.
First, shouts of Love Trump’s Hate. Then boos and hisses. Followed by FUCK YOU! Loud. Several times. Topped off with a woman giving the President the finger.
Fuck You! is not Key West. I cannot believe Key Westers would utter such a profanity to a President of the United States.
Many lack respect for the President. Properly so. A man who does not give respect cannot expect it in return. FUCK YOU! goes beyond a mere lack of respect. It shows disrespect. The dis important. It requires affirmative action regarding the respect issue.
Key West would not disrespect.
I have been a part of the Key West community one way or another for 30 years. A homeowner 20. A resident 12. I know my friends, I know the people of Key West.
Contrary to thought, Key West is a conservative community. Take away several blocks of Duval and what is left is small town America. A blend of conservative and liberal values.
I read somewhere last week that organizers from outside our community were coming to Key West to organize an anti-Trump protest. I have to believe it was the outsiders who were dirty mouthing and fingering the President.
If correct, then we have to be careful in the future who we listen to with regard to protests.
I personally am anti-Trump. From day one. His record before and since President reflect him to be inept, corrupt, immoral, a racist, and homophobic. My hope is we survive his Presidency.
I spent the better part of an hour yesterday watching the Barbara Bush service. Touching. Moving. I cried.
What the world needs are more Barbara Bushes.
The Chart Room first to meet Buffalo’s Fran and Tom Dixson last night. Great people! Good friends!
Fran brought me 4 jars of sauce and pork. A couple loaves of low carb bread. And some other goodies.
Fran and Tom just returned from 2 weeks in Sicily and southern Italy. Fran, Sicilian. My former wife and her mother were Sicilian.
Sicilians tough people. I some time wonder how I survived my wife and mother in law.
From the Chart Room to the A&B Lobster House for dinner. Outstanding!
We did not have a reservation. Lucked out. Sloan’s daughter Shaina hosting. We were seated immediately. Great conversation, drinks and food. We chatted the evening away.
I have a long day ahead of me. This week’s KONK Life column due today. I have delayed to the last minute. Several topics in mind. Not sure which one yet.
Today is Earth Day. The first Earth Day in 1970. Always celebrated April 22.
The purpose of an Earth Day was to increase awareness of the world’s environmental problems. Such has constantly been accomplished since 1970.
Interestingly, 1970 also found the EPA being established. Its purpose to regulate and enforce national pollution legislation.
The United States a healthier and safer place to live and work because of the EPA. The same EPA today being torn apart by Trump. Years of safety regulations killed by the stroke of a pen. For the sole purpose of helping corporate America make more profit.
Corporate America generally comes out on top. Today’s example Wells Fargo.
Wells Fargo was fined by the Trump administration $1 billion for predatory mortgage practices.
No big deal for Wells Fargo. The company will be pocketing more than $3 billion this year as a result of Trump’s new tax law.
The World Bank is an international friend to business and countries.
The draft of its annual World Development Report came out this week. It recommends that countries eliminate minimum wage requirements, dismantle wrongful dismissal rules, and repeal laws providing contractual protections for workers.
More wealth and advantage for the rich based on the ashes of the working class.
The World Bank explains its decision. These drastic moves are required to discourage employers from rushing into robots and automation which would eliminate many human jobs.
A non-sensical excuse. The World Bank must think people are stupid.
Enjoy your Sunday!