All of a sudden Christmas has arrived in Key west!
It is the Christmas decorations outside homes. I have traveled. The best home decorations are found in Key West.
Not sure why. I suspect because many came to Key West to live from some other place. Their prior homes were well decorated I am sure. I believe it is the fact many many who have opted to live here miss Christmas back home. There too were homes decorated. Covered sporadically with snow.
Now Key Westers, they want and need a touch of back home. The decorations do it.
Not to be ignored are some of the commercial buildings and their decorations. One especially stands out already this year. The Key West Butterfly and Conservatory on Duval. A beauty.
The outside of the building glitters with the enchantment of Christmas. In a different way.
Santa is without a sleigh. Flys through the sky hanging on to the reindeer pulling him. The reindeer are not reindeer, however. They are huge blue butterflies.
An unusual but spectacular Christmas rendering.
A day or two ago, I wrote concerning the iguana problem.
Some of our local political leaders must have had the problem in mind also. The Monroe County Commission meets today. One of the agenda items involves the iguana situation. My sense is today’s discussion is not to resolve. It is a beginning. Hopefully to a resolution of the problem.
One which has arisen because of iguana overpopulation. Government at whatever level failed to identify it till now. Probably too late. It is a replica of the overpopulated pythons.
The meeting agenda item is to discuss extermination of the iguana population. They have reached the point where they cause much damage to land and landscaping. And even worse, carry salmonella.
A couple of Citizens’ Voice comments today.
“Poison spreading in Key West during the powerboat races. Confederate flags, homophobic T-shirts and white lives matter T-shirts being sold in the park in Bahama Village.”
Another comment: “An unvaccinated Floridian spreads two things: disinformation and a preventable disease.”
Another comment of interest found in today’s Feedspot concerning hotel rates: “I’ve been visiting Key West for years but can’t recall seeing the kinds of rates I’m seeing right now….wow.”
Harry Truman loved Key West and Key West loves Harry Truman.
On this day in 1946, Truman arrived in Key West to spend his first vacation at the Little White House. He stayed one week.
It was the first of 11 Truman visits which overall totaled 175 days.
Tuesday Talk with Key West Lou last night was one of my better shows. Topics and tone worked well together. Join me some tuesday evening at 9. www.blogtalkradio.com/key-west-lou.
This final topic concerns me greatly. It involves school boards, parents and outside forces that want to change American history. A situation which will only take a solitary spark to ignite a roaring wildfire.
The place a school board meeting in Fort Worth Texas on November 9.
One of the parents in attendance was Malikk Austin, an African American. Most of the parents were white. They had been brainwashed by troublemaking dissident Americans to the effect that books and school teaching had to be changed. From their perspective, to reveal the truth. The “truth” being to make kids learn at an early age “lies” about the Civil War and race in general in the U.S.
Rewriting history. Parents had bought the guile that “we have to protect the children.”
Austin spoke out. He said, I have “over 1,000 soldiers ready to go” and they’re going to come back “locked and loaded.” Austin spoke as the pro-critical race activist he is.
He further commented, “For those who got an issue with this critical race theory equity, this is something I fight for, for my children. How dare you come out here and talk about the things that my daddy and my grandparents went through, the lynchings, the oppression, Jim Crow, and my kids are still being affected by this. We are not our ancestors. I got over 1,000 soldiers ready to go.”
Be concerned. Not an idle threat. People of color are being pushed to the wall on the issue. They will retaliate. This is not 1921. It’s 2021.
The problem is nationwide. However as with other things, Texas is one of the States in the forefront to change the teaching curriculum, what children read, etc.
Since Texas is part of the topic at the moment, let me provide a Texas comparison to what could occur. You may think I am far afield. If so, tell me whether you anticipated there ever would be a January 6.
The scenario could turn into another Alamo. As with the Alamo, it will be people of color who will win the battle. Such does not necessarily mean people of color will win the war. A questionable. However should an Alamo occur, a significant number of whites will be wiped out.
If Texas whites are looking for trouble, they will get it. To the detriment of both blacks and whites.
Enjoy your day!