Trump sounds the drums of war. Bombs Syria and Afghanistan. Threatens North Korea with…..Everything is on the table!
Trump, Secretary of Defense Mathis and Press Secretary Spicer announce a carrier fleet is on its way to North Korea waters. Video is shown on TV of the USS Hornet and other ships steaming for North Korea.
A mistake big time! The Hornet fleet was 3,000 miles away and traveling in the opposite direction. On its way to the Indian Ocean for scheduled joint exercises with Australia.
Who the hell is running the shop? Who knows what is going on? If not the President and Secretary of Defense, who?
Who will be scared next when the cry to arms, to arms, the Yankees are coming, is heard?
Suppose North Korea had bombed Seoul in anticipation of the Hornet carrier fleet arriving?
Spent yesterday afternoon fine tuning last night’s podcast show. Tuesday Talk with Key West Lou. One of my better shows. Initial four segments devoted to China.
An early dinner at Roostica.
Harlem Suarez, the Key West beach bomber, was sentenced yesterday in Federal Court. Life in prison. Suarez had planned to bury a backpack nail bomb at Smathers Beach.
A proper result. Many people would have been on the beach at the time the bomb blew. Possibly even Lisa and the grandkids.
Ozitec out. MosquitoMate in.
Yesterday killing ZIKA and dengue carrying mosquitoes began. On Stock Island.
Process referred to as Wolbachia mosquitoes. The male is infected with a bacterium that will screw up their semen. When the male mates with the female mosquito, the resulting eggs do not hatch.
It is claimed this process has been utilized for years, is safe, and works.
We shall see.
Big day in American history! The American Revolution began this day in 1775. The first shots at Lexington.
I reported yesterday re the Doolittle raid on April 18, 1942. Eighty American warriors bombed Tokyo and other Japanese cities. Their 16 bombers took off from a carrier 650 miles from the Japanese coast.
Of the 80 who participated in the raid, only one remains alive. Former Lt. Richard E. Cole. He is 101 years old. Cole was Doolittle’s co-pilot.
No question China is our number 1 competitor in every regard today.
China is significantly more populous than the U.S. As with all other countries.
Fourteen percent of the world’s population speak Mandarin Chinese. Only 5.5 percent speak English.
The John Calhoun College name change at Yale University eats at me. The student body forced it on central administration. African-Americans and their supporters at Yale and elsewhere want anyone connected with slavery to no longer be honored/revered.
Four Presidents were slave owners. A reflection of wealth in their times. George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison and Andrew Jackson.
Punish one, punish all. One example, Washington. Takes his name off Washington DC, picture off the dollar bill, and rename the Washington Bridge in New York City. As to Jefferson, take down the magnificent statue honoring him in Washington.
As to Jackson, remove all things honoring him. Jackson is Trump’s hero. I would love to see Jackson’s reaction.
Enjoy your day!