Iguanas are not Key West favorites. I have never met a person who liked them.
I recall when they first began appearing some 20 years ago. First saw them on the golf course. Sitting in trees. A foot long at best. Small dinosaurs in effect.
Then they grew and multiplied. Some now as long as 5 feet. All over the island.
Why are they disliked? They are destroyers. Eat flowers and other plants on one’s property. Flowers are especially expensive to plant and grow in the lower Keys.
Eating gardens iguana’s number one past time. Number two is defecating in one’s pool. Cleaning and replacing the water an expensive proposition.
Why are they now falling from trees? The extreme cold the past few days is not healthy for iguanas. The cold causes them to lose their grip as they hold onto tree branches. Sometimes striking a human on the way down.
They do not die, however. Sad. The cold does not cause them to die or freeze. The iguanas go into a state of hibernation to return and aggravate the populace another day.
A good friend and excellent physician died. My heart doctor. Cardiologist Michael McIvor. Yesterday morning at Mount Sinai Hospital in Miami. He was 67.
Dr. McIvor operated The Keys Heart Center in Key West.
The good doctor retired 6 months ago.
A very sad loss.
Trump and those Republicans who support him are experiencing leaks in the dike. A few fingers help to keep the dike from caving in. However, in due course it will happen.
Trump spoke at a rally in Texas saturday. The newspapers reported “tens of thousands” attended. A very warm Trump crowd.
Trump’s mouth got in his way once again. He hinted should he run in 2024 and be reelected, he would pardon all January 6 persons convicted. He constantly talked about running and winning in 2024. Connected to he did not lose the election. It was stolen.
Trump also stood tall in opposition to certain criminal investigations against him which are ongoing. He warned were he to be charged/arrested, the streets in Atlanta, New York and Washington would overflow with demonstrators. supporting him. His suggestion without saying, another January 6.
A handful of Trump stalwarts came out with comments/statements following Trump’s talk in opposition to his statements. Senators Lindsay Graham and Sue Collins.
Their turn about does not surprise me. They both have tendencies to come out against something and soon thereafter sing a different tune.
New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu also came out in opposition.
Two observations I would like to share.
There were few if any major political figures at the rally. Another indication there are leaks in the dike.
Most in attendance were everyday Americans. They came from all over the U.S. to hear and support “their President.” Some came several days early. Partied. Their mood has been described as “festive.”
I read a few weeks ago and reported it in my blog and on my blog talk radio show at the time. The report was to the effect that 80 percent of the people demonstrating on January 6 in Washington were not part of any organized group. They were ordinary everyday Americans who came to Washington to stand with Trump because he asked them to come.
Those are the type people I believe were at the Texas rally saturday.
Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene attacked Lindsay after he came out with comments adverse to Trump. Especially where Lindsay called Trump’s ideas “inappropriate.”
One Republican chastising another. Two Republicans who hereinbefore had been on the same side. Another example of the leaks in the dike.
Maine’s Republican Senator Sue Collins came out with a blast against Biden. She accused Biden of being “clumsy”in the way he has handled the nominees for the Supreme Court. She said, “He has politicized the Supreme Court.”
What a joke!
Who has politicized the Supreme Court in the past few years more than Mitch McConnell and his Republican cronies? Collins is part of that team.
Her statement typical of Republican comments about most things in recent years. They talk out of both sides of their mouths. They lie/misspeak about most things.
Canada has had a very troublesome weekend. Specifically in the Ottawa area. Chaos, swastika flags, a woman dancing on the tomb of the unknown soldier, desecration of monuments, threatening of police and city workers, and surrounding of the Parliament building.
Defense Minister Anavul said the incidents were “beyond reprehensible.”
The purpose of the truck Freedom Convoy was to protest vaccine mandates.
Difficult to understand. Prime Minister Trudeau said those causing the trouble were a “small fringe minority.”
His statement supported by the fact that 90 percent of Canada’s truckers have been vaccinated. As have 90 percent of Canada’s adult population.
I sense here the same thing I wrote about yesterday. Affluent wealthy whites are financing with very big dollars these demonstrations. They want to control and run the government. Having made huge amounts of money not enough. Now, they want power. It’s a game of personal satisfaction.
A demonstration of the number of trucks and persons involved requires organization. The trucks came from everywhere. Who paid for the gas, food, motel expenses, etc.
And so it goes.
Enjoy your day!