Food for thought.

There was a time when we blamed Russia and/or China for American unrest. No more. Today, it’s home grown.

An example is present day college campus unrest.

David French is an attorney who specializes in campus protests. He generally represents the protesters.

Following is a small portion of his Opinion piece which appears in today’s New York Times titled “Colleges Have Gone Off the Deep End. There Is A Way Out.” The portion reads: “What we’re seeing on a number of campuses isn’t free expression, nor is it civil disobedience. It’s outright lawlessness. No matter the frustration of campus activists or their desire to be heard, true civil disobedience shouldn’t violate the rights of others. Indefinitely occupying a quad violates the rights of other speakers to use the same space. Relentless, loud protest violates the rights of students to sleep or study in peace. And where protesters become truly threatening or intimidating, they can violate the civil rights of other students, especially if those students are targeted on the basis of their race, sex, color or national origin. The end result of lawlessness is chaos and injustice. Other students can’t speak. Other students can’t learn. Teachers and administrators can’t do their jobs.”

Biden provided his usual competent performance last night at the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner. One of his best lines was that he was “running against a 6 year old.”

Two thousand six hundred attended the event. They had to enter through a large crowd of Gaza protesters.

Today is April 28. Its significance historically.

On this day in 1789, a mutiny on the HMS Bounty actually occurred. Not just a movie script. The Bounty story involves Fletcher Christian and Captain William Bligh.

Three movies have been produced based on the factual happening. The first in 1935 starring Clark Gable and Charles Laughton. The next in 1962 starring Marlon Brando and Trevor Howard. The last in 1984 starring Mel Gibson and Anthony Hopkins.

On this day in 1945, Benito Mussolini was executed. Il Duce and his mistress were shot by Italian partisans as they attempted to flee to Switzerland. Their bodies were transported by truck to Milan where they were hung upside down on a gas station pole where they were reviled by the masses. Disgustingly.

Some 20 years ago on one of my Milan trips, Anna took me to view the gas station pole. It had become a tourist attraction.

April 28 also has Key West significance.

On this day in 1968, National Airlines made the first jet landing at Key West International Airport. 

April 28 also a day of concern re Fantasy Fest nudity in 1994. A never ending issue.

The Key West Chamber of Commerce met to figure out how to make Fantasy Fest fun again. In the previous year 1993, Key West had crashed on nudity. Kept it down. As a result, the 1993 Fantasy Fest proved to be a “bummer.”

Vaccine opposition is an issue of concern.

Those that are anti-vaccine are endangering themselves and their children. You do not have to be an authority to understand it.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued a statement which clearly establishes that in the 50 years since 1974, vaccines have prevented 154 million deaths. The number represents a 40 percent decline in infant mortality since 1974.

I take the time to report WHO’s findings since two “prominent” political figures are anti-vaccine. Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Ronald DeSantis.

DeSantis has already clearly established his lack intelligence. Kennedy is moving in that direction.

Makes me wonder if people like DeSantis and Kennedy are so arbitrary and off base merely to attract the political support of the small group who are anti-vaccine.

I was leafing through the internet yesterday and came upon a lengthy interesting article re MASH. The U.S. Army medical unit functioning in Korea during the Korean War. Alan Alda starred.

MASH was and still is one of TV’s finest moments. Seventy percent of TV viewers watched MASH’s last show. Says it all.

Whereas the Korean War lasted 3 years, MASH ran for 11. Bespeaks the quality of the show and its popularity.

Enjoy your Sunday!


  1. I don’t think these so called “dirty thugs” protesting at Columbia University are what they are being made out to be. These are COLUMBIA University students, a school your grandkids probably couldn’t get in to (on merit).

    There’s more to it than meets the eye Lou, in this time of elections. Riots are needed and what better than at someplace Republicans can call a Liberal College.

    and you’re falling for it?

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