TUTU’S AND MARY ELLEN’S

Left the house a little late last night. On my way to Aqua’s Dueling Bartenders followed by La Trattoria.

Never made either.

As I was walking to Dueling Bartenders, I passed Tutu’s. Tutu’s is a relatively new bar on the side street side of Aqua. Small. Tiny. A half dozen people and the bar is crowded.

There appeared to be a half dozen people inside.

I heard “Louis!” Came from Tutu’s. Went inside.

Ever run into someone you have not seen in awhile and cannot remember their name? My problem last night. Stayed about an hour chatting away with those in the bar. Never learned anyone’s name. Good time, nevertheless.

Came 8 o’clock and I was hungry. Went to Mary Ellen’s. A while since I was last there.

Specialty of the house grilled cheese sandwiches and tomato soup. Two grilled cheese sandwiches for me. No tomato soup. Not a fan.

Then home.

Cockfighting. A favored sport for many years in the lower keys. Less and less exhibitions. Outlawed. Last time I heard of one about 5 years ago.

Though a dying sport in the Key West area, cock fighting has continued in popularity in Puerto Rico. Such will end December 20. Congress passed a bill ending the practice in U.S. territories.

Though personally not a fan of cockfighting, many are. Another old time sport comes to an end!

Over the centuries, Key West employment has changed like the weather. In 1890, the two biggest employers were those making  cigars and sponge fishermen. The cigar makers employed 2,000, the sponge fishers 500.

Neither exist today.

President Kennedy visited Key West this day in 1962. He was here to review military installations and troops that had been part of the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Do you realize Christmas is less than a month away? One day less. Today, November 26.

Trump on the receiving end of another adverse court decision.

All federal employees who have claimed executive privilege will probably end up testifying.

A federal court ruled late friday that former White House Counsel Don McGahn must testify before the House of Representatives. The court ruled there is no blanket immunity available to those working for the President. The court clearly indicated “Presidents are not kings.” Authority for the position James Madison and Alexander Hamilton.

Trump continues to get himself embroiled in matters that are not  his direct business. Reference the Navy SEAL matter involving Eddie Gallagher.

Trump saved Gallagher’s ass initially by granting him a pardon for a war crime he committed. He had been found guilty of one by a military court.

SEAL’s wear on their arm what is referred to as the Trident Pin. Only Seal’s wear it. The world knows immediately that the person wearing it is a special warrior.

Navy Secretary Richard Spencer prohibited Gallagher from wearing the Trident Pin.

Trump got involved again. Said Gallagher could wear it. He was ordering it.

Though commander in chief, I do not know whether a President is allowed to get into this tiny item involving Naval authority. He claims he is the “power.” He had promised a strong military and his actions re Gallagher represented a partial fulfillment of his word.

Spencer disagreed and resigned. He felt Trump had gone beyond his scope of authority.

The United Nations issued a bleak report re climate change. Warned that drastic action is required. Advised the world is behind in working at the problem and had to play catch up. The solution to drastically cut greenhouse gas admissions.

Otherwise, Armageddon.

Armageddon on the way. Evidenced by recent devastating hurricanes, relentless wildfires, and crippling heat waves.

Another U.N. report came out yesterday. The report indicated globally averaged concentrations of carbon dioxide reached record breaking 407.8 parts per million in 2018. Surpassed 2017 which was the previous hughest year.

To the U.N., such reflected there had been no slow down in greenhouse gases.

Thanksgiving is always the fourth thursday in November. We have Franklin Delano Roosevelt to thank.

Prior to his signing a bill officially establishing the fourth thursday, the holiday was celebrated on different days every year.

Casablanca is considered one of the greatest movies ever made. Some list it as #1, the best.

Casablanca opened in movie theaters across the country this day in 1942. Starred  Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman.

The movie has some great lines which are still remembered to this day. Recall, “Here’s to you , kid.” Or, “Round up the usual suspects.” And my favorite, “Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.”

We all recall December 7, 1941. The Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor.

This day in 1941 was important to the Japanese fleet involved in the bombing. Six carriers and other vessels left Japan for Pearl Harbor. The fleet arrived 11 days later on December 7.

Dracula! What historical figure formed the basis for Dracula? From whence did Dracula come?

His name Vlad III. He was the ruler of Wallachia. A part of what became Romania.

A warrior, his excessive cruelty made him famous. He “impaled” his enemies.

Vlad is most famously known for his patronymic name: Dracula. Vlad inspired the name of the vampire Count Dracula in Bram Stoker’s 1897 novel “Dracula.”

Tonight, my blog talk radio show. Tuesday Talk with Key West Lou. Nine my time. A fast moving interesting half hour. I rant and rave about this and that. Join me. www.blogtalkradio.com/key-west-lou.

Enjoy your day!

 

 

 

5 comments on “TUTU’S AND MARY ELLEN’S

  1. Just to add a little flavor to your Thanksgiving musings…

    Alexander Hamilton said, “No citizen of the U.S. shall refrain from turkey on Thanksgiving Day.”

    President Abraham Lincoln declared Thanksgiving a national holiday by presidential proclamation in 1863. He is also given credit for the first presidential pardon of a turkey.

    Have a nice Thanksgiving and bon appétit

    Kokomo Man

  2. Trump is not a king yet, but according to right wing evangelicals he is a god, or is god, or was sent by God, or something like that.

  3. and to think he criticizes Elizabeth Warren for claiming to be a small amount Indian, yet he’s claiming to be the chosen one.

  4. “Trump got involved again.”

    Trump has his chance to get involved, he chose to fake an injury to avoid it. Enough is enough with this clown, he disgraces and soils this nation at every turn.

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