I slept late.
What a great morning!
Sun up. No clouds. Sky absolutely blue. And a terrific breeze.
Another great Key West day has been born.
Yesterday’s American soccer game was terrific. I know it is called football. However, I feel strange using the term.
It was a great World Cup event. America has a new hero. Landon Donovan! His goal will live in memory forever!
When I was young boy, no one knew soccer. When I was a young lawyer, I noticed a soccer field and some players near my home. It sort of appeared over night. The players were mostly Italian immigrants.
I thought at the time this game is never going to go anywhere.
When my children were in school, soccer was nothing. Then when my grandchildren were in grammar school, they all played in organized soccer leagues for little ones. Most of my grandchildren are young adults today. So it was a while back.
I thought at the time that if a whole generation was being trained in soccer, the game had to take hold.
And it has! And will even more so after yesterday’s exciting victory!
President Obama did the right thing yesterday in the General saga. He was correct to replace McChrystal. The chain of command has to be followed. Civilian control of the military has to be respected.
I dislike a professional army. And we have one. There is always the danger of a military take over. Trust my concern. That is how revolutions occur in many countries. And with all the crazy factions out there today, it is a possibility.
I have spoken of this concern on the radio show and in this blog in the past. Just beware. Ever cautious.
The solution to the possible danger is simple. Return to the draft. Or perhaps one or two years of compulsory service starting at 18. If such occurred, our military would be less a possible danger to democracy. It would also result in less wars. Politicians would be less inclined to get us involved if their contstituent’s children would definitely have to serve.
Last night was dinner at Michael’s. Emmett bartending. I played golf with him last week. Sorry I could not make it yesterday.
I stopped at Lisa’s on the way home. She said Robert is practising golf in the backyard morning, noon and night. Who knows! Perhaps another Tiger in the making!
Radio show toimorrow. KONK 1500 AM. On the internet worldwide at http://www.konkam.com/. An interesting show! Many great issues have arisen this week begging for discusion.
Enjoy your day!