Hemingway Days begin next tuesday July 18 and run through sunday July 23. An exciting time!
Two events especially appeal to me. The Hemingway Look-Alike Contest and the Running of the Bulls.
The Look-Alike Contest will have 125 or more contestants. They come from all over the world. Most will be exact replicas of Hemingway. A friendly crowd. All over the lower end of Duval during the contest. Meeting and greeting everyone.
The Running of the Bulls is “almost” for real. The bulls will run down Duval. Plywood and cardboard. The flavor the same as if for real. People yelling and screaming along Duval. Some running in and out of the rushing bulls.
A great summer party!
Most parts of the U.S. are encumbered with heat or rain or heat and rain. Disasters each.
Can global warming be denied?
I read this morning…..If you get too hot, you will die. Heat is the invisible killer that is ruining the summer.
Someone in Austin, Texas was asked how the weather was. Response: “Relatively cool outside…..in the 90s.”
Says it all.
Inflation dropped to 3 percent in June. It was 9 percent one year ago.
Slowly but surely, the dollar killer is being reduced.
Biden is responsible. His goal is 2 percent. Hopefully he will make it by this time next year.
One thing people neither realize nor understand. Inflation this time is a world wide problem. Slowly but surely, Biden is kicking it in the ass in the U.S.
The Key West Airport is undergoing a much needed reconstruction. Part of the money is coming from Biden’s infrastructure law. The Biden law allocates $1 billion spread over 99 airports. The Key West International Airport one of the beneficiaries. The Airport is receiving $13 million.
Our airport is in dire need of the work being done.
Congressional Republicans, including Florida House and Senate members, are committed to slashing funding in the law. Even after it has been passed.
Wise up Key Westers. Those voted in to represent us now want to take that money or some portion thereof away from us.
Who needs these people? Forget about woke. Lets go back to running government like it was. Things like the airport are more important.
A bit of history re teaching about gays and lesbians in public schools. In 2011, California became the first state to add lessons about gays and lesbians to social study classes in public schools. Jerry Brown was Governor.
The HOLLYWOOD sign in huge bold letters on the side of a hill in the Los Angeles area was constructed in 1923. The letters 50 feet high.
The original sign actually HOLLYWOODLAND.
In 1949, the LAND portion was removed.
This day in 1960, John F. Kennedy won the Democratic nomination for Presidnet on the first ballot at his Party’s convention in Los Angeles.
Kennedy was not Presidnet long enough for us to know whether he would have been a great one. I was impressed however with his handling of the Cuban missile crisis. It could have been war with Russia. His skillful handling of the situation saved the day.
Fran and Tom Dixon are back in town. We are having dinner together tonight at La Te Da.
A manicure at 12:30.
Enjoy your day!