United Airlines. As far back as I can remember…..Fly The Friendly Skies With United.
No more. Screwed up their reputation big time two days ago.
Dr. David Dao a passenger. Flight not overbooked. Full, however. United needed 4 seats to transport a United crew to another city. Passengers all seated when request and offer made.
No one willing to accept the money United offered. Four passengers had to go. Dr. Dao one of them. He refused. Chinese, he thought he was being profiled.
You saw the video. Security yanked him out of his seat. His head hit the arm rest hard. Knocked him out. Head cut. Blood running out of his mouth.
Dragged off the plane.
Everyone videoing what was going on.
Stupid! Uncalled for! United not friendly!
Melania Trump in the news!
Nine months ago on August 20, 2016, a British newspaper the Daily Mail printed unkind and untrue statements about Melania. The Daily Mail is digitally available in the U.S.
Statements sordid and untrue.
Melania sued for libel. She recently settled. For $2.9 million and an apology.
I thought it was a cheap move when she sued. Some people do not believe in suing. Philosophically opposed.
I could see husband Donald in the background telling her to go for it. Not so cheap as it turns out.
Lunched alone at Mangrove Mama’s yesterday. Bought some newspapers and drove up US 1.
Mangrove Mama’s has a flavor all its own. Old and rustic. Woodsy. A pleasant place to spend a couple of hours.
Spent some time later in the afternoon prepping for last night’s blog talk radio show. Tuesday Talk with Key West Lou.
My report re female genital mutilation a bit lengthy. Sad and revealing.
I do not understand the City of Key West. i refer to the Mayor, City Commission and others involved in the operation of Key West.
A never before problem has arisen. I sometimes think they create problems for the sake of doing so. The problem has to do with what a City employee may say if questioned by a reporter.
The dialogue by many concerned as reported confusing. Certain however is that transparency will ultimately take a hit.
Even in Key West, the people’s right to know is being diminished.
Politicians are prone to making stupid statements. the latest is Secretary of State Tillerson’s re the Ukraine at the G7 Conference in Europe. Tillerson asked his fellow attendees why American taxpayers should care about Ukraine.
An oil company CEO should not be Secretary of State.
The last 24 hours have found Trump being lauded for his missile bombing of Syria and his tough handling of world problems. Especially calling to task world despots.
I think Trump is doing wrong. He is challenging certain world leaders to war. Bringing us to the brink of war. The U.S.’s public statements about Putin and Kim Jong-un the fuel that initiates wars.
Putin and Kim Jong-un crazy. Trump, also.
Not a healthy situation.
What goes around comes around. Recall during the State of the Union address in 2009 when a Congressman shouted out to an Obama statement: “You lie!”
The person in question Rep. Joe Wilson.
Wilson held a Town Meeting this past week. His constituents continuously shouted out in unison: “You lie!”
Attorney General Jeffrey Beauregard Sessions is a bigot and hater. A man whose head is still back in the 1860’s.
Note Sessions middle name is Beauregard. Sessions is so named after Confederate Civil War hero General P. C. T. Beauregard. Beauregard led the Confederates in the attack on Fort Sumter, the attack that began the Civil War.
Carsten Flemming Hansen was a 75 year old Dane. He was hospitalized with an aortic aneurysm and internal stomach bleeding problems. Non operable because of his age. He was told he had only hours or a few days to live.
Hansen asked if he could have a last request. He asked for a cigarette and a cool glass of wine. The hospital, though non smoking, accommodated him. He was taken out on the balcony to his room in a wheel chair as the sun was setting. Cigarette and wine in hand. His family with him.’
He died a few days later.
Enjoy your day!