Biden visited a U.S. cemetery in France as part of the Normandy D-Day celebration last week. The Aisne Marne American Cemetery.

Trump bypassed the site in 2018 after reportedly referring to the troops buried there as “suckers” and “losers.”

Who is Presidential timber? Biden or Trump?

Trump the worst in every respect. America needs a “true American” as Presidnet. Not a deviate like Trump.

Trump was eligible age wise for Vietnam. He avoided the danger with 5 deferments. Four were because he was in college. A common deferment at the time for those working towards a Bachelor degree.

As he was set to graduate from the University of Pennsylvania in 1968, he appeared to be and had been healthy. Six feet two inches tall, he claimed he was an athlete in college. However at that time, he saw a doctor and was diagnosed with an affliction that that kept him out of Vietnam: Bone spurs. In later years, Trump said the bone spur condition healed itself. The bone spurs did not affect the many rounds of golf he played over the years either.

The “claimed” bone spurs made it possible for Trump to avoid military service and Vietnam.

He made sure he would not be a “sucker” or “loser.”

The date has been set for Netanyahu to address a Joint Session of Congress. July 24th.

It is wrong he is appearing. Republican Speaker Johnson invited him. However it is to be noted that both Houses in effect have extended the invitation. Many Democrats included.

I view the invitation as an insult to President Biden. I believe no leader of a foreign nation should appear to speak before Congress without the invitation having first been extended by our Presidnet.

This is the second time Netanyahu has played the game. Netanyahu last spoke before Congress in 2015 when both Chambers were controlled by Republicans. He used the opportunity at that time to criticize President Obama for pursuing a deal with U.S. allies and Iran to curtail Tehran’s nuclear program.

Netanyahu is a political pig at heart. Especially this time when Biden has gone out of his way to support Israel in the Gaza dispute.

It would not surprise me if Trump in some fashion participated in welcoming Netanyahu.

I came across a short simple quote yesterday that said much. The quote: “Friends are the siblings God never gave us.” Its author a man named Mencius. I never heard of Mencius. Dug a bit to find out who he was that could come up with such a brilliant phrase.

Mencius was a Chinese Confucian philosopher who has often been described as the “second sage.” Second to Confucius himself. He is part of Confucius’ fourth generation of disciples. Mencius inherited Confucius’ ideology and developed it further.

His basic belief was that “human nature” was good.

He lived 83 years. Born 372 B.C., died 289 B.C.

The heat wave is extremely oppressive. I find it very bothersome. First time in my life. Is it my age? The result of my surgeries? I don’t know. Or, is it just that hot?

Anyhow, I spend my afternoons inside. The heat is too much for me. I have no choice.

The heat is reported to be much worse in the western part of the U.S. Hope it ends for the people there and fails to make it east.

Fresh water a Key West problem yesterday and today. Today, we primarily pipe it in from the mainland. Problems constant. Renovations required. Completed on a here and there basis.

A problem in 1909 also. On this day in 1909, S.O. Johnson contracted to have a well dug 1,000 feet in the hope of finding a source of fresh water. No fresh water was found.

Like digging for oil and no oil comes up.

Sally Rand, the famous fan dancer, was a Key West resident in the late 1940s and early 1950s. She was in debt to the IRS who ordered her two pieces of Key West property sold to pay back taxes.

Key West was home to a national war hero during the Korean War. Captain Manuel “Pete” Fernandez returned home to Key West to a hero’s welcome this day in 1953. He was the second ranking jet ace in the Korean War having shot down 14 MIGs.

As a follow up to my heart surgeries, physiotherapy was required. I should have started several weeks ago. Put it off a bit, however. Began today. My first 1 hour session. I will have 2-3 one hour sessions per week for the next few months.

I am having the physiotherapy at Select Physiotherapy in Key West. This morning’s 1 hour session was excellent. Detailed. Steven my therapist. 

I left confident that the attention I will receive from Select will richly contribute to my staying alive.

Enjoy your day!


  1. I was listed as color blind and some other vision problem I don’t remember anymore, at my draft physical, even though I never had any color blind issues and did not wear glases. They then stamped the paperwork “qualified for Air Born” ad summarily drafted me.

    I don’t remember ever seeing any rich kids in Nam. It was widely accepted you could medically buy your way out.

  2. Hey Lou, let’s not forget Biden not only received deferments for his undergraduate days at the University of Delaware, but for three years of law school at Syracuse University. When his education deferments expired in 1968, Biden requested a deferment based on the fact he had asthma as a teenager. He did this in spite of the fact that, according to his own book, he was a star athlete in high school and in college played intramural sports and was a lifeguard in the summer.

      • USA Today: Biden got 5 deferments.

        And after a medical exam in April 1968, he received the “1-Y” clazzification, which meant he could only be drafted in a national emergency.

        a spokesperson said he was “disqualified from service because of asthma as a teenager.”

        Look it up lazy azz… it’s true.

        • Not lazy Nate, realistic! If you want to smear Biden, get real. A national emergency would have bee if Viet Nam invaded us. Not the other way around.

          His service exposure after “college” deferments was NEXT to Zero, too old. The fact he had a medical deferment is moot and pejorative only in YOUR mind and not really relevant (apart from intended smear).

          Besides, the real point of Lou’s remarks were about Trump making sure “HE” would not be a “sucker” or “loser.”

          • Did Donald Trump have a record of Bone Spurs as a child, or at any other time apart from when that podiatrist, who was renting an office in a building from Donald’s father, wrote that letter?+

            Lazy Nate? Perhaps YOU should do your homework before YOU play ‘Gotcha” with real truths.

  3. Biden just hit a new all-time low in approval (37.4%) yesterday. Dropping out would be a big risk. But there’s some threshold below which continuing to run is a bigger risk. Are we there yet? I don’t know. But it’s more than fair to ask

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