Trump’s record regarding women is well known.
Trump appears to enjoy and respect the company of totalitarians. One being Turkey’s Erdogan. Both reflect anti-female sentiments. Erdogan far worse.
Turkey is moving towards the passage a Marry Your Rapist law. Controversial. Expected to pass.
Muslim women in most Islamic countries are poorly treated. Definitely second class citizens. Even worse.
The Marry Your Rapist bill helps protect men accused of having sex with underage girls. The men would be able to escape punishment by marrying their victims.
Most Turkish families are poor. The rapist would be able to “buy out” of punishment by making a financial deal with the girl’s parents.
Should not be a surprise. Endrogan has been known to say a woman who did not bear children was “incomplete.” He is well known for his statement that women’s equity with men is “against nature.”
Obviously sex and women treated differently where a man is concerned. For example, Turkish clerics insist girls as young as 9 are ready for marriage.
Grocery shopped at Publix yesterday. Ran into Dink. I have not seen him in several months. He has been ill.
Dink’s Dad was a close friend of Ernest Hemingway. He was his driver and fishing companion.
Dinner at Roostica last night.
An interesting experience.
A pleasant woman sat next to me. A local. Enjoyed our conversation.
When she was ready to leave, she took her napkin and wiped her plastic straw. Then she took a plastic bag out of her purse and placed the straw in it.
She saw I was looking at her with a strained expression. I asked why, pointing to the plastic bag and straw.
Her explanation simply was this was her way of protecting the reef and contributing to climate control.
All I could think was a little bit here and there can go a long way.
As I frequently comment, Key West is going to kill the goose that lays the golden egg. The City Commission is money hungry. Pigs when it comes to raking in more dollars to the City’s coffers.
Someone commented to this blog recently that in recent years, parking at Smathers Beach was free. No more. Pay station kiosks.
Four dollars an hour! Four hours at the beach costs $16.
Syracuse won again yesterday. That makes 5 victories in a row. All against ACC opponents. Syracuse beat Pitt 69-61.
Our country is on a march to madness. Caused by Trump and his Republican supporters. Trump screws everything up and the Republicans blindly follow him.
California has passed an abortion coverage mandate. Newly found supporter of anti-abortion and now a pro-lifer Donald Trump says if California does not change its position, he is going to cut off some federal funding to the State.
Roe v. Wade is still the law of the land. Has been for 47 years. All must have respect for the law. Not Trump, however.
Reagan and the 2 Bushes were pro-life. None however threatened or cut off funding because some State took an action consistent with Roe v. Wade.
The Republicans owe us a good President down the road. This one has been bad!
Recall a few weeks ago the Iran retaliation to Soleimani’s assassination. Missiles fired at 2 U.S. air bases in Iraq.
Trump announced no American personnel injured. Several days later, we learn 7 soldiers were injured. Brain concussions. They were sent to hospitals in Kuwait and Germany for treatment.
Now we learn that the total injured is 34. All with traumatic brain injuries. Some are being treated at Walter Reed Military Hospital in Washington, others at their home bases.
My question simply is why lie about the number injured. From 0 to 11 to 34. Does anyone tell the truth about anything in Trump’s administration?
Trump is about to benefit Israel again probably to the detriment of the Middle East.
Trump announced yesterday he has a Middle East Peace Plan. It will be announced either before monday or on monday. Netanyahu will be in Washington for the announcement. His political opponent Gantz has been invited also.
The plan is purportedly the brainchild of Jared Kushner. It primarily resolves the Israeli-Palestinian situation. So claims Washington. The Palestinians have already said no, suggesting it aids Israel over them. The Palestinians will not be at the meeting.
The Plan is being touted as “the deal of the century.” Trump said, “I love doing deals.”
I sense another screw up in the making.
Hollywood keeps making Jesse and Frank James movies. All good. Reflect part of America’s history..
Each movie has their mother being killed when the Pinkerton men threw flares in the window of the house she was in. They thought the James brothers were inside. They were not. Only their mother and half brother.
Truth is their mother was not killed. Both her arms were blown off. Their half brother was killed.
Whatever, the result was bad.
The U.S. Congress passed the 18th Amendment in December 1917. Prohibition was the law of the land. Liquor outlawed for 15 years.
Many believe the 18th Amendment was the first attempt at prohibition anywhere in the U.S. It was not. The first was a law passed by Tennessee on January 26, 1838. It made selling alcoholic beverages in taverns and stores illegal. Misdemeanors.
Drinking not prohibited, merely sales. I assume the Tennessean frontiersmen continued making their own hooch.
Enjoy your Sunday!