Poker Run 2015 is over. Most of the bikers left Key West yesterday afternoon. Roaring. In greater numbers than they came in. As many as 40 at a time.
Those who did not leave yesterday will leave this morning. The roar again.
A successful weekend. No trouble. The bikers not a problem. Bars had to do a big business.
I spent many hours yesterday writing this week’s KONK Life column. It publishes wednesday. The column took unusually long to write. Details. The title: U.S. War Ready? I strongly suggest you read it. Not necessarily for pleasure. For information you may not otherwise be aware.
Roostica for dinner. Spaghetti with meatballs, sausage, and pork. Just like my Grandmother made!
Olga waited on me. Obvious she is from another land. She has an accent. Business was slow. We had a chance to talk.
I was interested in where she came from and details of life there. Olga was born and raised in the old Soviet Union and then under whatever the name of her free country. I could not catch the name. It was not familiar.
Her homeland is far to the east in Russia. Near the Chinese border.
We talked of education. Interesting. Most stories similar to Flora’s. Some different.
Olga loves the USA!
The New York Times carries a shocking front page news release this morning. Afghan village commanders have sex slaves they keep handcuffed to their beds. Young boys. Apparently part of Afghan tradition. Called bacha bazi.
American soldiers could hear the boys screaming at night. They were told not to pay attention nor interfere. It was part of Afghan custom and to be tolerated.
What the hell are we doing over there? Their ways are thousands of years old. We will change nothing.
Pope Francis arrives tomorrow. He will speak at some point to a joint session of Congress. Some Republicans are complaining. and not with the respect the Catholic leader is entitled to.
The complaining Republicans think the Pope is too liberal. He believes in climate change, equality of pay, is opposed to gun manufacturers. All social problems. All within the purview with which he should have concern. All matters Republicans prefer to ignore.
They fail to mention the Pope is anti-abortion.
Greek elections a surprise. Tsipras reelected. His Syriza Party won handily. A sign the Greeks respected his efforts in spite of the fact that he failed regarding the Eurounion debt. I am confident Tsipras will take another shot at the problem in due course. Never say die!
Oh, my Syracuse! Three consecutive wins. The true test next saturday. Against ranked LSU. The Vegas line is LSU by 24.
Enjoy your day!