Nudity once again in the news. A 47 year old man went swimming in Dante’s Pool bare ass yesterday afternoon. Initially, funny. Not really, however. Half the people in the pool many times are children.
The individual was arrested. Properly so.
Nudity has its place in Key West. Private homes and private guest houses where permitted and out of sight of children. Not in one of the largest public pools in Key West!
Tourists are leaving Key West faster than I thought they would. I noticed half of those here last week gone. Makes walking and driving safer and easier.
My day was simple yesterday. Started with a haircut with Lori. Always pleasurable. Lori is good company. She has been doing my hair some 15 years. We have become friends.
Did some shopping at Publix afterwards.
Then home for what I assumed was to be rest before bocce. For whatever reason, my body became wracked with pain. Bones. The discomfort disappeared around 10. No way could I have played bocce. Did not even go.
Keith reports we lost all three games. We #2 ranked lost to #1 ranked.
I knew it would be close. If we won one game, we would have been happy. The scores were 16-12, 16-13 and 16-15. Not bad. Competitive. Not enough, however.
The #1 team is exceptionally good. Perfection. There is a big difference in this instance between #1 and #2. We were playing a team a step above.
Donna and Terri are in town! We are having dinner together tomorrow night.
The Citizens’ Voice had an interesting comment yesterday….. Old men send young men to war…..let those who vote for war be sure their children and grandchildren get to fight in that war. The best was it is “…..easy to fight a war with other people’s kids.”
I have been talking about ticket quotas and the evil of the system for three years. The Florida Senate last week passed what is known as the Waldo Bill. It would be illegal to have quotas.
The evil of quotas is not the giving of an improper ticket alone. The revenue from the fines generally goes to support the judges’ salaries and costs of operating the court system. Speaks for itself!
Harry Truman again! On this day in 1950, Truman left Key West after having spent a month vacationing here. Presidential vacations are working ones. Still better to work in the informal and relaxing atmosphere of Key West rather than Washington. Truman obviously thought so.
Today would have been my father’s 101st birthday. Happy birthday, Dad!
He did not do bad, however. Made it to 98. We should all be so blessed!
This week’s KONK Life column Money Corrupts is available also on my Key West Lou blog page. keywestlou.com.
Only one way to say what I am going to say. It takes balls! I saw advertised on television yesterday Monsanto’s pesticide Roundup. I could not believe it. Several countries have outlawed the pesticide as carcinogenic. Last week the World Health Organization said beware, possibly carcinogenic. The problem is the U.S. government loves Monsanto and supports Monsanto’s endeavors. A disgrace.
Enjoy your day!
“Old men send young men to war…..let those who vote for war be sure their children and grandchildren get to fight in that war.”
In Imperial Rome, as the empire ascended and the power grew the Emperor was expected to go to war as leader and have victories, personally. In today’s technologically robotic world, your “old men” wouldn’t last a day in a combat theater but have no problem creating wars for their own personal profit as they know they are immune from service. They then “glorify” war, combat and misinform on the extent of the enemy to brainwash the masses using the TV, cable, movie, online and other media outlets and celebrities they have bought an down.
It would be different if the President or Secretary of Defense were expected to be in the first wave of any attack. Suddenly, drones alone would be looking real good.
Home Depot is running a special. Bring in your empty Round up containers for a free refill.
OOPs, it was Lowe’s and required a purchase of another container of Round up. But the radio ad was not so clear that a purchase was necessary.