Key West Pride Week is coming to an end. Today and tomorrow remain. Perhaps the best of days. Today, the Key West Pride Street Fair. Tomorrow, the Key West Parade.
Both fun times.
Key West’s first Pride Parade took place in 1982. The parade was cancelled 2 days before. Many people at the time still uncomfortable with gayness. Those who cancelled the Parade said it was not necessary. Key West was accepting of gays.
If so, why did they cancel it?
A small group of gays disagreed. Without the City’s permission or a parade permit, they went ahead.
Twenty participated. Small. However, big trees from little acorns grow. It was the beginning of Key West Pride!
Still taking it slow. Only went to dinner last night. Drove up the road to Geiger Key. Enjoyed a piece of fish. Absorbed by the view and other customers.
A relaxing place to dine.
Neither booze nor cigarettes for me. A good boy was I!
The moon is a part of Mars. Donald Trump told the world it was so yesterday.
My education obviously neglected. I never knew.
We have been told an agreement has been reached with Mexico. We should be ashamed. Trump should be ashamed. It was shoved down their throats!
What choice did Mexico have? Go to war? Militarily, not a choice. A comment this morning to one of the articles compared Mexico to the U.S. militarily as an ant attacking a human.
Typical Trump approach. The bully approach. A big guy picking on a little one.
The agreement is not finalized. The tariff suspended for 90 days. Trump can do whatever he wants during the 90 days or at its end. He is holding a hammer over Mexico’s head.
You don’t treat a neighbor like that.
Mexico has agreed to send 6,000 National Guard troops to Mexico’s southern border to stop immigrants at that point. Humorous!
I am not certain Mexico is in a position to deliver the 6,000 National Guard troops.
On December 1, 2019, the newly elected President of Mexico in his inaugural address to his Congress asked that the Congress reactivate the National Guard. They did so in February. In name only. Still had to staff it, provide regulations, fund, etc.
Mexico has taken some troops from its Army and Navy to begin the process. Congress authorized 60,000 troops. Those taken from the other services obviously not sufficient. The Guard is nowhere near formalized at this point.
My impression is Mexico was pushed into agreeing to many Trump inspired items in order to avoid the tariff that was to take effect monday.
What happens in 90 days?
No blog tomorrow. I have a 9 am ultrasound scheduled of my abdomen. Precautionary, my doctor says.
Tomorrow is Sunday. I went to schedule the ultrasound tuesday. Sunday the first time they could take me. A shortage of ultra sound machinery or a shortage of technicians? Whatever, a long time to wait.
Enjoy your day!