Needless to say, the 300 young girls abducted in Nigeria is disturbing. Watching the scenario play out difficult to understand.

First, it took two weeks for the international media to pick up on the event. After the oh how terribles, the four week search has yet to find and recapture the girls. Whereas millions were spent and are still being spent on the Malaysian plane that went down, the dollars to find these youngsters does not compare.

The 5/13/14 Miami Herald had a column by Frida Ghitis on the abduction issue. Ghitis is a world affairs writer for the Miami Herald. Certain portions of Ghitis’ column were directly to the point informationwise and otherwise.

Re the Islamic radical group Boko Haram responsible for the abductions, she wrote: The group’s name Boko Haram means “Western education is a sin…..but …..the kidnapping and selling of girls – most likely into sexual – is somehow acceptable.” She further wrote, “The gang of radicals want to impose…..their twisted version of Islamic law, Sharia.”

Why do I write about this situation. Simply, it bothers me. As it must you. The girls are reportedly 3-17 years old. Even if all were women, it would be bothersome. Certain interpretations of Islamic law permit young girls to be married and permit sexual slavery. Such situations in Nigeria and the Middle East are religiously motivated and/or justified.

How can the Western world combat such beliefs which are in direct contradiction to their own? I do not know. The problems reflected have been ongoing for many years. Attempted solutions in the past have failed. The differences may not be reconcilable.

Enough. Off the soapbox!

It was Blossom’s for lunch yesterday. I was the only customer till I was leaving. I lunched there two weeks ago and noticed fewer customers. I suspect a problem.

One problem is the new owners are not making the sandwiches the same as the former ones. The former ones made them as they had been prepared for some 20 years at Paradise Cafe. There is an old adage…..Never screw around with something that works.

My Cuban toast with tomato is never the same. Different size, never enough butter, sometimes on the cool side, not always crushed. The same with the Cuban coffee. Sometimes warm, sometimes luke warm. Never hot.

A greasy sandwich to eat. Fingers become licking good. Two napkins  before, only one now.

I have not had the courage to share my experiences with the new owners. They seem so happy and confident in what they are doing. As a result, I have gotten into the habit of going to Blossoms for lunch less frequently.

I spent the afternoon fine tuning last night’s blog talk radio show Tuesday Talk with Key West Lou. The show went well. I spent the first half beating up Tim Geithner, banks, big corporations with off shore deposits, and insurance companies. Deservedly so.

Robert’s picture was in the Key West Weekly. There were a series of photos of the miniature golf event last week. Robert and a classmate were responsible for erection of hole 9. The hole was described as “…..one of the most artistic.”

A proud grandfather am I.

Enjoy your day!




Show time! Nine this morning. The Key West Lou Legal Hour. Television and internet.

Topics to include the most northern point in the United States, Andrew Cuomo, the cruelty of Sharia law, and Ho Chi Minh. Plus other goodies. One of the most revealing will be how brand name pharmaceutical houses and generics get together to screw the American public.

The show is available via television from Key West through Miami-Dade County on Comcast Channel 87 and U-Verse Channel 19. Via the internet world wide. Note there is a new site address for the internet portion. www.weyw19.com.

Join me for a most interesting show.

I was in a lazy mood yesterday. Fine tuned today’s show and otherwise laid around doing nothing.

My ankle water problem continued. I was to see the heart doctor at 4:30. While driving to his office at 4, I received a cell call. His office was running behind…..could I come in at 6? No. Bocce at 6. So it is this afternoon at 3.

I returned home. All of a sudden, I felt lousy. Telephoned Captain David and told him I could not make bocce. Immediately went to bed and slept whatever it was off.

I feel fine this morning.

A short blog. I did little yesterday so I have little to report today. That is the way it goes.

Enjoy your day!


Show time this morning!

The Key West Lou Legal Hour.

Ten o’clock this my time. Worldwide. www.konkbroadcasting.com.

Join me for some interesting and many times thought provoking comments. Today’s show will include the Romneys and their London trip, two new ways the American public is being screwed by banking institutions, the announcement that the U.S. poverty level is at its highest in 50 years, Amish/Mennonite screw ups, a fantastic June 27 in history, and more.

I started my yesterday with a haircut. Lori has a new job. Trimming my beard. She shaped it a bit. I am beginning to like the beard. I am becoming accustomed to my face.

Then to Eye Eye Eye to fix one of my glasses. Eye, etc. is located on Fleming. Between Duval and Simonton. Owned and run by Linda. Nice lady. She does good work.

The afternoon was spent finalizing this morning’s internet show. Took longer than expected.

Lisa and the grandkids showed up late in the afternoon to swim. Robert and Ally are fish.

The Chart Room last night. Several people. Knew none of them. It was Emily and me.

Had a craving for wings. Went to Kelley’s. The best wings in Key West.

Walked around Duval after dinner. Did some people watching. A good crowd. A jumping weekend ahead.

Enjoy your day! If you can, watch my show.


My internet show tomorrow morning at 10. Ten my time. World wide. The Key West Lou Legal Hour. www.konkbroadcasting.com.

Join me.

In addition to topics set forth yesterday, I am going to chat a bit once more about Sharia law. There have been some recent interesting revelations. Some time will also be dedicated to a discussion of puppy mills and the Amish and Mennonite involvement with them.

An interesting show. Miss it not!

Babysat all day yesterday.

Robert, Ally and I drove to No Name Pub for lunch. We destroyed ourselves. Robert and Ally enjoyed foods their mother Lisa keeps away from them. It is a grandfather’s responsibility to provide such pleasures.

No Name Pub is an interesting place. it is located in the woods no where. Hard to find. Always packed. No Name Pub also has a distinctive history. In the 1930s, a brothel operated on the second floor.

After lunch, we were off to Boondocks for miniature golf. Robert and Ally played. I refereed and offered suggestions. They played equally well. They ended in a tie. Robert and Ally enjoyed the competition.

Some how Robert won a free ice cone. We had two. One for each. I tried both. Tastey and refreshing.

Then to my house for swimming. Lisa arrived later to pick them up.

I took a quick half hour power nap. Needed it.

I was scheduled to have dinner with Billy and Cindy Schoot last night. Met them at the Chart Room. Sheila was there. With family and friends from Indiana. Talked a bit with them.

Dinner was at Hot Tin Roof. A long leisurely dinner. Great conversation. Many laughs.

Yesterday was National Tequilla Day. I ordered Patron Silver shots for the table. It was that kind of evening.

Have to hustle. I have a ten o’clock hair appointment.

Enjoy your day!