This past weekend the Poker Run. A Key West annual event. Ten thousand bikers roll into town. Everyone has a good time. Rarely a problem. Many of the bikers doctors, lawyers, and CPA’s in disguise.
There was a bit of trouble this past weekend. The Outlaws came to town for Poker Run. I do not know if they were in Key West for the event in prior years.
Fifteen of them were at the Rumor Lounge on Greene Street. A fight began between the Outlaws and two men. 15-1. Then, 15-2. As soon as the police began arriving, the Outlaws were out the door hopping into cabs or running down the street.
No arrests were made.
The Outlaws are the original biker group formed in 1935. Logo, a small skull. The opening words of their motto, “God forgives.”
The Outlaws similar to the Marlon Brando bikers that roared into a small town in a long ago movie whose name I forget.
My blog talk radio show was last night. I spent the entire day preparing. I had let preparation slide.
Two things were hit big. Banks and police shooting blacks.
The people of the U.S. are disturbed by what they learned about Wells Fargo last week. Congress had a hearing yesterday. Wells Fargo’s CEO testified. Elizabeth Warren ripped him a new asshole. Only way to describe it. Warren is one tough cross-examiner.
Wells Fargo was fined $185 million for their wrongdoing. Plus, Wells Fargo paid the official who ran the bank unit involved a going away payout of $124.6 million when she retired in July.
I mentioned Wells Fargo briefly. It was not the thrust of my discussion. I brought Deutsche Bank to everyone’s attention. Our Department of Justice has recently fined Deutsche $14 billion for wrongdoing leading up to 2008.
Fourteen billion is a number to talk about!
The fine is negotiable. What bullshit! Fine them and let the number stand!
The U.S. has avoided jailing any banker for any significant wrongdoing. The too big to fail…..too big to prosecute thing. I disagree. Jail a few bankers and bank wrongdoing will become yesterday’s news.
Fine instead of prosecution is part of the bank/corporate America influence that permeates our government. The causes of the people set aside to accommodate the needs of the big guys.
Police shooting blacks. When does it stop? An unarmed 40 year old black pastor killed in Tulsa, Oklahoma. His arms over his head when shot.
Then yesterday, another shooting. In Charlotte, North Carolina. Another death. A question whether the deceased had a gun.
These shootings must stop! Both ways. Citizens should not be shooting police officers.
I do not know the solution.
October is National Bullying Protection Month. Tenth anniversary. Needed. Hopefully helpful.
Enjoy your day!