WE’RE THE WILD WEST

Our country is in “woe” shape. Everyone going in opposite directions.

Trump his way. Fails to listen to his own selected medical professionals just as has has done with our intelligence people. The elitists/rich financing and encouraging the “people” to raise hell about returning to work and eliminating restrictions. The nuts of our society playing soldier. Dressing in military fatigues. Carrying guns.

And more.

Wisconsin has a very serious problem. Governor Tony Evers issued a stay at home order. Republican legislators took it to court. Wisconsin’s highest court declared it illegal yesterday.

It was celebration time in Wisconsin last night! The bars were packed. No face masks, no distancing. All over the State. Chaos has been used to describe the partying.

Governor Evers said, “We’re the Wild West!” The Governor sees “more death” on the way.

AXIOS had an interesting article this morning: The Pandemic Broke America. I disagree. Trump broke and continues to break America.

It is in the way he has been handling the coronavirus crisis. Instead of bringing out the best in American people, he is bringing out the worst.

Michigan Governor Witmer is a stand up lady. Gutsy. Knows what her job is and tries to do it every day. In spite of the opposition.

Her latest problem involves her stay at home order. Pits her against a 77 year old barber.

Karl Manker practices his trade in Owosso, Michigan. He refused to close his barber shop. He considers what is happening because of the virus “all nonsense.” Says, “I only want to work”

A group of civilians who enjoy playing soldier have come to his aid. The Military Men. Dressed in fatigues and carrying guns.

They have been standing for days in front of Manker’s barber shop defying authorities to remove the man or try to close him down. They promise to defend Manker from “being hauled away in handcuffs.”

The State suspended Manker’s barber license. He continues to cut hair.

The Michigan Attorney General issued an order closing down the business. The order has not been able to be served because of the Militia.

The matter was in court before the Military Militia were on the scene. Still in court. The judge seems to be dispensing “local justice.” He will do nothing till the State shows ‘irreparable damage” if Manker is permitted to remain open.

Then there are those counties in Pennsylvania where businesses prohibited from doing so will open, stay at home orders out the window, etc. They care not what Governor West says or anyone else.

Trump is heading for Pennsylvania today to show his support for the rebellious counties. He is promoting confrontation by so doing. Not proper for a President to do in these circumstances.

Trump considers himself above the law. He is numero uno. He can do anything he wants. He believes he has the power of a King rather than a President.

The Supreme Court heard argument this past week re Trump’s tax returns. Some think the Court’s decision can establish without question that a President is no different from an ordinary citizen in the eyes of the law.

Christina Farsis in a recent article in Vanity Fair wrote the Court has the opportunity before November’s election “to reassert the notion that Trump is no different in the eyes of the law than any other person.”

I wrote yesterday concerning the protest by some Key West persons about opening U.S. 1 and letting people work.

Today’s Citizens’ Voice carried a reader’s comments re the protest. The reader observed that the protesters were not practicing social distancing nor were they wearing face masks. The reader raised the question as to what will tourists do if they are permitted to return at this time.

The reader posed another observation: “Greed has become very ugly in Key West.”

One time Key West resident Thelma Strabel wrote Reap the Wild Wind. On this day in 1940, she obtained a building permit to construct a home in Key West.

I wrote at length about Strabel, Reap the Wild Wind and Key West in in a 2013 blog. I summarize some of the details today.

Reap the Wild Wind was a novel about Key West wreckers. A successful novel. Strabel’s building permit allowed the construction of a new $12,000 home at 400 South Street.

A movie was made 2 years later in 1942. Starred John Wayne and Paulette Goddard. I did not like the movie. Wayne played a bad guy. The only movie in which he ever played a bad guy. The bad guy image did not set well with me.

Strabel’s novel was serialized in the Saturday Evening Post. Strabel built her Key West home with the monies she received from the serialization.

The house became known as the Southernmost Home in the U.S. The address 400 South street attracted many visitors. The view. It was the last house on South Street. There was a claim that Cuba could be seen from the house. False, of course. No one knew it till they went and took a look.

Strabel sold the house at some point in time. The purchaser tore it down to build a larger home.

I have no idea where 400 South Street was at the time and what, if anything, stands there today.

Medical marijuana is legal in most States today. In a few, even for social smoking purposes.

Not in 2001.

On this date in 2001, the U.S. Supreme Court in an 8-0 decision ruled there was no exception in federal law for people to use pot for medical purposes.

Time heals most things.

Doctors, nurses and other healthcare personnel stood tall and are still standing tall in this time of the coronavirus.

A problem gas arisen, however. Caring for virus patients not as financially rewarding for those involved in medicine. Not high paying care. And when paid, generally medicaid/medicare. Low paying and long times between rendering of the service and payment.

This year alone 1.4 million healthcare jobs have been lost nationally.

I don’t have to tell you. Grocery costs are shooting up because of the epidemic.

U.S. grocery cost the highest in 46 years. Leading the price rises, meat, eggs, cereal, and milk. April experienced a rise of 2.6 percent.

As with Onward Christian Soldiers, the price of groceries will continue to rise.

Last week, 3 million more unemployment claims were filed. In the last 2 months, a total of 36 million.

One of America’s greatest entertainers died this day in 1998. Frank Sinatra.

Michael Flynn’s case is going to become even more interesting. Trump and his cohorts are picking on the wrong Judge He will not put up with their games.

Judge Sullivan will go down in history for his actions regarding what is to come. He is cut from the same cloth as Watergate’s Judge Sirica.

Enjoy your day!

22 comments on “WE’RE THE WILD WEST

  1. Owosso is pretty close to Flint. Maybe those barber shop guards drank some of that poisoned Flint water and it affected their brains. Close to Lansing too.

  2. So called “Judgement Day” in Michigan turned out to be pretty pathetic, with only a handful of rather scrufty people with guns turning out. Seem more like a vote for those who want to really do this recovery thing in a much smarter way then trial by bunch of far right bullies.

  3. Paid astroturf sissies don’t want to work in the rain, it gets their shoes dirty and there’s a chance their guns will jam.

  4. Brandished Law and Legal Definition

    Brandishing defined.

    Federal law defines brandished as, “with reference to a dangerous weapon (including a firearm) means that all or part of the weapon was displayed, or the presence of the weapon was otherwise made known to another person, in order to intimidate that person, regardless of whether the weapon was directly visible to that person. Accordingly, although the dangerous weapon does not have to be directly visible, the weapon must be present.” (18 USCS Appx § 1B1.1)

  5. A great quote from Joe Biden Today:

    “We’re in the middle of a pandemic that has cost us more than 85,000 jobs as of today. Lives of millions of people, millions of people, millions of jobs.”

    Yikes!

    • Quote from Donald Trump yesterday:

      “So we have the best testing in the world. It could be the testing’s, frankly, overrated? Maybe it is overrated,” the president continued on Thursday. “You know, they always say we want more, we want more because they don’t want to give you credit.”

      Double Yikes

      • “When you give a crazed, crying lowlife a break, and give her a job at the White House, I guess it just didn’t work out. Good work by General Kelly for quickly firing that dog!”

  6. Lou posted -Wisconsin has a very serious problem. Governor Tony Evers issued a stay at home order. Republican legislators took it to court. Wisconsin’s highest court declared it illegal yesterday

    My first reaction was, how stupid. To be fair, as an attorney you should appreciate this, WI State Constitution limits the power of the governor to 60 days- to be extended by legislature vote only.

  7. The many examples of militia behavior and lawlessness found in Lou’s recent post is more proof of Trumps plan to deconstruct and destabilize this nation is taking hold. Heed the warning of The Lincoln Project- America’s future is at stake.

  8. The Supreme Court heard argument this past week re Trump’s tax returns. Some think the Court’s decision can establish without question that a President is no different from an ordinary citizen in the eyes of the law.

    Louis, what exactly would “no different from an ordinary citizen in the eyes of the law” to mean in this case? Kindly, clarify.

  9. Michael Flynn’s case is going to become even more interesting. Trump and his cohorts are picking on the wrong Judge He will not put up with their games.

    Judge Sullivan will go down in history for his actions regarding what is to come. He is cut from the same cloth as Watergate’s Judge Sirica.

    Twice guilty Flynn- is rewarded for his loyalty to Trump by Barr’s DOJ and Manafort is off to home confinement(Trump has no issue with THAT form of a stay at home order). Next up–A pardon for Stone? Trump and Co., continue to stain this nation.

  10. Trump visits another mask manufacturing facility without wearing a mask — this time in Pennsylvania

  11. Looks like the number of cases of CaronaVirus has spiked dramatically in Virginia, especially in the Central Virginia Health District including Lynchburg where Liberty University is located.

  12. “Medical marijuana is legal in most States today”, but not at the federal level! Just one more example of the split between the States and National Governance and the split in the people. We are not “ONE HUMAN FAMILY” in this Town , State or Country.
    Some of the money called for in Nancy’s bill today to fight the killer virus is to be used to kill the unborn and just born. Just think about that. Money to protect the elderly and kill the children. Not natures plan for the environment.
    Is it all about self pleasure?
    Please do not think about it , it is above your pay grade.

    • More misleading and incorrect Bull Sh*t from Sandy Feet who has openly admitted to posting crap on Lou’s blog just to agitate and annoy Lou’s readers,

        • The point is that the person who calls himself Sandy Feet, who has openly admitted to posting crap on Lou’s blog just to agitate and annoy Lou’s readers, is posting more misleading and incorrect Bull Sh*t on Lou’s blog and directly insulting Lou’s readers as he does so!

          Does that help clear up your inability to comprehend simple sentences, Sandy?

          • Not Sandy, but show me where Lou commented that he doesn’t want Sandy posting here. You’re not the hall monitor on this site, so STFU.

            • Of course you are not Sandy! How stupid of ANYONE would think +that you, of all people, who is NOT Sandy would lie about NOT being Sandy, then not even… oh, just shut up!

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