So much news to share. My preparatory notes this morning overwhelming. Too many to organize properly. Ergo, it’s Morning Stew time!
Trump announced late yesterday that he had told the Republicans to withdraw from any further stimulus negotiations. As far as he was concerned, the talks were over till after the election when he would give the people the best stimulus package ever!
Who is he kidding!
Reminds me of Little Jack Horner. Donald being Little Jack Horner, of course: “Little Jack Horner / Sat in his corner, / Eating his Christmas pie; / He put in his thumb / And pulled out a plum, / And said, ‘What a good boy am I!'”
Word this morning is Trump is reconsidering. Appears steroid psychosis was the driving force in his statement last night.
Pence/Harris tonight. The battle of the Vice-Presidential candidates.
Don’t expect a sweet calm exchange. Both are skilled debaters. Pence calm and a skillful liar. Reminds me of Trump on occasion. Harris an experienced former prosecutor. Blood will flow. One will be on the ground when it’s over.
Pence has a heavy burden. He has to answer for the 210,000 Covid-19 deaths. He was #2 in command. He also was the head of the Commission Trump appointed to manage America’s war with the virus.
He never took command of anything in his 4 years as VP. His leadership of the Commission a disaster. Trump would lie and Pence would support him.
Remember the children that wee separated from their parents at the southwest border? Babies ripped from their mother’s arms?
It was revealed yesterday that Jeff Sessions and top Justice Department officials were the “driving force” re the “migrant children separation.”
Sessions’ orders were that age of the children did not matter. Separate them all, even babies.
Greece. My beloved Greece.
During my first two visits, there seemed to be a secondary police force. Dressed in all black. The Golden Dawn. A neo-Nazi group.
Scared the hell out of me. Day or night, they looked at you and followed you with their eyes. Always in a group. Aryan appearing. Young, tall, fair skinned and blond.
Greece were hurting. No work, no food, etc. They took over.
The regular police were still there. They turned their backs whenever someone was being beaten on the streets. I discovered half the police force were also members of Golden Dawn.
People eventually were able to work again, put food on their tables,etc. Golden Dawn’s popularity diminished.
Some 6 years ago, the head of Golden Dawn was arrested and charged with forming and running a criminal organization. The trial took 5 1/2 years.
The jury has returned. The leader was found guilty.
If we do not resolve our problems with neo-Nazis, white supremacists, and other far right radical groups, people similar to Greece’s black shirts will be walking the streets of America all day, every day.
Under Trump, the rich got richer and the poor poorer. Something we all know.
Billionaire fortunes increased dramatically. To dizzying heights.
On July 1, 2019, the billionaire fortune totaled $8.9 trillion. One year later on July 1, 2020, it had increased to $10.2 trillion.
The group were all happy to say, “Thank you, Donald!”
In October 1927, work began on Mount Rushmore. Took 12 years to complete at a cost of $1 million.
Rushmore is located in the Black Hills of South Dakota. The scene of many Indian battles in the last half of the 19th century.
The Indians who still live where Mount Rushmore is located, initially strenuously opposed the project.
The faces of the four Presidents are constructed in the following order: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, and Theodore Roosevelt.
Jefferson presented a problem. Two years after beginning work on Jefferson, the stone began to crack. Jefferson’s face was totally removed. His new head was located on the other side of Washington.
I wrote recently that we are on a path to scarcity as far as food is concerned. It has become impossible to grow enough, feed the animals, transport the finished product to the stores, etc.
The reason our super markets are beginning to evidence less items on shelves is not because people are hoarding.
They don’t have the money to hoard. It is because coronavirus has made it impossible to get the food produced and to super market shelves.
More and more food banks are opening. Not to feed the homeless and normally poor. There is a new group. The “formerly comfortable” who today do not have the money to put food on the table.
I have written to the issue at least twice. Each time people commented I did not know what I was talking about. The validity of my words is now becoming obvious.
Key West for example has 2 food banks rapidly going to 4.
In the past year, those needing food in Key West has almost doubled. The new high points being food packages provided: 13,500 and 14,035 in August and September respectively.
A new hurricane. A big one! Delta. Already a Category 4 and has not hit land yet.
It is heading toward the Mexico Yucatan. Then to the U.S. gulf coast. Anticipated it will be a 4 also when it hits U.S. shores sometime next week.
The DOW dropped 600 points yesterday after Trump’s announcement he was ceasing stimulus negotiations.
We live in an age of distrust. Even with 210,000 dead from coronavirus in less than a year, Trump cannot accept the horrors of Covid-19.
Trump has been tweet crazy the past 2 days. Result of the steroids. He wrote some obviously wrong comments re coronavirus. Facebook deleted them. Twitter hid them.
Cornell came out with a study yesterday. The study indicated 38 percent of American people believe as Trump does that coronavirus is a hoax, will soon disappear, etc.
A hefty number. No wonder many do not wear masks.
The crazies are out there.
The most recent Donna Lorraine. A former candidate for a California Congressional seat. Now a conservative commentator.
Newsweek carried her story.
Lorraine claims the Democrats deliberately infected Trump’s microphone and podium prior to the debate a week ago yesterday. With the coronavirus bug.
Lorraine could provide no evidence to support her claim.
Pence has been drinking Trump’s Kool Aid too long. He initially refused a plexiglas shield between he and Harris for tonight’s debate. Also wondered why the desks could not be closer together.
Last night, he changed his mind. I suspect only because he looked stupid in the positions he was taking.
Guy de Boer, publisher of KONK Life, E-Blast, and morning radio show host on Station WPIK. The show is Keys Talk-In the News.
Guy’s 8 o’clock guest called in. She coud not-make it. Guy called me 3 minutes before air time: “You’re going on this morning!”
We did 10 minutes re Trump.
I enjoyed it.
I have many more notes. Blog already long enough. I am saving them till tomorrow.
Enjoy your day!
Trump promised to end the California wild fires and drought if elected. Will he also command the Earth to cool off?
Food for thought:
Perhaps it’s not ‘roid rage driving The Donald at all. He has done stupid stuff for a long time. I think many of them have just been temper tantrums. So, consider that maybe his curent actions are another series of temper tantrums when things aren’t going well for him.
Haven’t You Had Enough
They look to me like chemical;y induced outburst and I know what I am talking about – Adderall probably.
He may not be the first presidential junkie, but believe me when I tell you this truth – He’s a junkie.
Read your email
Tom and Fran
Trump’s antibody treatment was tested using cells originally derived from an abortion. Even though the Trump administration has looked to curtail research with fetal cells. But when it was life or death for the president, no one objected.
GOP paranoia in a nut’shell:
Cruz said his new book, “One Vote Away” shows “how the Supreme Court is on the ballot, how free speech is on the ballot, how religious liberty is on the ballot, the Second Amendment is on the ballot, how school choice is on the ballot — that all of those, we’re one vote away from a left-wing justice taking away our fundamental rights, and I think the confirmation battles will really underscore that.”
They’d have a 5 to 4 majority on the court, even IF Biden got to appoint the next judge. What’s their problem?
Maybe Trump is hoping the Court will keep him in power and out of jail.
The commission that runs the Presidential Debates has announced that the second debate, scheduled for next Tuesday will be held virtually due to the President’s positive coronavirus diagnosis.
Trump then announced he will NOT participate saying: “I am not going to waste my time on a virtual debate.”
Apparently Donald want’s to ‘infect’ in person. I hope that Americans see this for what it is, a tantrum by an irresponsible president who would rather risk himself and many other people to his foolish (and criminal) ways.