Trump’s bravado and tough guy image have made him the hero of many Americans. Especially the older white uneducated male population.
Many have formed into alt-right groups. One is Cowboys for Trump. The group is located in New Mexico.
A video ran a week or so ago of a meeting in New Mexico. The speaker an Otero County City Commissioner. He was attired in western garb. Hat and all.
He said, “The only good Democrat is a dead Democrat.” Realizing he may have gone a step too far, he followed it up with the admonition he was speaking “figuratively,” not “literally.”
Two nights ago, Trump came upon the video which had been tweeted. Trump retweeted the video. He felt the video was the kind of message people needed to see. Trump said, “Thank you.”
The City Commissioner went even further. He suggested certain top Democrats be executed for treason. Naming as examples Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer and Virginia Governor Ralph Northam. Both Democrats of course.
His message to the 2 Governors included the following: “You pick your own poison. You either go before a firing squad, or you get the end of the rope.”
Trump’s kind of people! He encourages them!
I worry that someone or some group is going to go too far and actually cause physical harm to some persons.
Minneapolis is a disaster. The year 2020 and we are still fighting the Civil War.
Major fires as of this morning. A police station and a block of small stores. There will be more fires and damage. Someone will probably be killed.
Trump disparaged in no way the demonstrations, protests, their actions, etc. If anything, his conduct gave the distinct impression he thought them good.
Trump has threatened to call in the National Guard. I don’t think he has the power to do so. He promised to “take control” if the situation did not improve.
Uttered words that will be attached to him even after he is gone: “When looting starts, shooting starts.”
Twitter did not think Trump’s comments proper. Stated they violated Twitter Rules “about glorifying violence.” However, Twitter determined that it might be in the “public’s interest for the tweet to remain accessible.”
Twitter has no balls! They decided the day before to fact check Trump’s tweets. They found something wrong with the comment described. Instead of eliminating the tweet, Twitter merely added an admonition.
Jimmy Buffett. The man who made his fame in Key West and added to Key West’s exciting background in the process.
Buffett mentioned this week that he had stopped drinking margaritas. Horror of horrors! The song, the restaurants, the hotel chain.
Actually he stopped in 2018. His drink of choice now is straight tequila on the rocks. He only enjoys his drinks on the weekend.
Age has its drawbacks.
Buffett said the reason he changed drinks was because margaritas got too sweet for him.
Hurricanes, hurricanes, hurricanes. I am getting uncomfortable. The season begins in a few days on June 1. The media has been publishing various hurricane concerns for 2 weeks.
The experts say this season may be one of the worst.
One of the concerns involves coronavirus. How could any area handle coronavirus and a hurricane at the same time? Rescue shelters, travel, etc. all involve people grouping together in close proximity.
May the experts be wrong and the Keys miss a hurricane of any consequence this season.
Trump has had a good year thus far. One hundred thousand dead and forty million unemployed. All in 5 months!
He is responsible for a myriad of reasons. May we never have a President like him again. May our people not be so blind and stupid to elect such a person as President again!
Trump got mad at Twitter this past week. Signed an Executive Order which would negatively affect social media companies.
The law appears not to have any validity. It changes a statute and only Congress can do it.
Trump signed the Executive Order as a retaliatory action because Twitter decided it was going to fact check his tweets.
The blockade at the entrance to U.S. 1 did much good. A contributing factor to Keys numbers re coronavirus being as low as they are.
In the last 2 weeks, certain Key West business persons began protests, etc. to get the Keys open to business by removing the blockade.
A lawsuit followed. A Duval merchant and his wife said in the legal papers they were owners of 5 “apparel shops” on Duval, their business was being affected by the blockade, etc.
The County Commission capitulated. The blockade is or will be removed June 1 at the same time that Key West in is reopened.
This morning’s Key West Citizen in its Comments’ Section carried an interesting observation: “The guy with the five ‘apparel’ shops in the Duval lawsuit to open the roadblocks, is an Israeli with 5 tee shirt stores cheapening our main drag even more. His money is just heading overseas.”
Boeing was having financial problems even before the coronvirus hit. The virus made things worse.
Boeing announced yesterday it was cutting its work force by 12,000 immediately. It further announced it intended to cut several thousand more by the end of the year.
Reason given by Boeing: The company is “restructuring.”
Interestingly, Boeing received no stimulus monies. Better phrased, refused to accept any such funds.
I am assuming Boeing knew what it was going to do. Made financial arrangements so they did not need to take any monies. Now they can do whatever without any negative comments. The formula they followed did not involve taxpayer dollars.
Enjoy your day!