Satanism is a governmentally recognized religion. Would  you believe?

Sometime back around 2019 when Trump was President, the IRS officially recognized Satanism as a religion for its purposes.

Too much religion these days involved in our politics. Even Satanism popping up on a frequent basis. Iowa the latest place. In Iowa there is a Satanic organization known as the Satanic Temple of Iowa. It has on display in the State Capitol what it described as a “holiday” display. So erected with the State’s permission. It consists of a small altar on the Capitol’s first floor. Relatively near the Nativity setting.

It represents the group’s involvement in the forthcoming Iowa primary. A leader of the group said, “We’re going to really relish the opportunity to be represented in a public forum. We don’t have a church on every corner.”

Conservative God fearing Iowans, what is happening in your State?

I had to gas up yesterday. Cost was $2.91 a gallon. I was shocked! Cannot recall the last time gas was less than $3 a gallon in Key West. Hope it keeps going down.

I read yesterday of a way to recognize when Trump is lying: His lips are moving. Brilliant! He rarely if ever speaks the truth.

Which brings me to today’s podcast. It was done during Trump’s Presidency and involves Trump and COVID. His lips moved a lot in those days.



One of America’s most horrible days. This day in 2012. Twenty children and 6 staff members were murdered at the Sandy Hook Elementary School. Eleven years later, the gun problem still exists. If Sandy Hook didn’t resolve the gun battle, what will?

Pew Research came out recently with a startling finding which was part of its report re 2023 gun killings of U.S. children and teens. The number increased 50 percent in the 2 years between 2019 and 2021. Again raising the point that the gun problem continues even after Sandy Hook. In 2019 there were 1,732 children and teen gun killings, in 2021 2,590.

Gustave Eiffel, the man who built the Eiffel Tower, was born this day in 1832.

I came across a comment this morning: “You say why, I say why not?”

Brought to mind a Philosophy quiz I took in college. I found the course a bit difficult. Also, the Professor did not impress me. The quiz asked one question: “Why?”

I thought, how stupid! After meditating for awhile, wrote my answer: “Why not?”

The C grade I received adequately rewarded my “genius” which at the time I thought was equal to the Professor’s question. I actually expected an A or F, depending how Prof reacted to my response. I assume he was confused, not sure what to do, took the easy way out and gave me the C.

Dinner last night at Brady’s Irish Pub. Fish and chips and excellent company.

It was Carola’s 43rd birthday. Everyone Happy Birthdaying her. Two persons brought in cakes. I enjoyed a piece of one. Carola’s Mom in Ireland sent her a package containing a lovely necklace and ear rings and different candies. Carola gave me a bunch of the candies which I have sitting on my desk and will pick at during the day.

Met Kim again. More recently met her at the Thai Bar. She was having dinner alone. Her husband an attorney. He was busy with something. Kim worked years ago with the Blue Paper when it was Blue. Today’s mild in comparison. We talked long covering a multitude of sins and problems.

Kim left and Whalen came by. I met Whalen for the first time last week at Brady’s. He is from Wisconsin. A Key West contractor these days.

We both recalled we are on opposite sides of the political spectrum. He is a Trump supporter. Our chatting involved much political chatter. The interesting thing is we were able to discuss opposing viewpoints without getting upset with each other. Few exist today who are able to so communicate.

The proposed Missouri “abortion homicide” bill I discussed yesterday died a swift death in the Missouri House. It was withdrawn following bipartisan backlash. The Senate bill is still alive, however.

It’s 5:30 am. Lights just went out. All power gone, inside and out. Writing this note by flashlight for incorporation in the blog when power returns.

Power has returned. Off a bit less than 2 hours. I have a busy morning ahead so I am going to press with what I have.

Enjoy your day!


  1. Hey Lou, suggest to Linda that she lightens up a bit. It’s just conversation! Linda seems so filled with hate. I feel bad for her! Lou, PEW also stated blacks were 46% of teen gun deaths (mostly homicides) even though blacks are only 14% of the population. Lou, what new gun laws would stop the violence?

    • No, “In EYW” the hate is on YOU. And once again you show that with both your ignorance about what Lou was talking about (Republicans telling everybody else what they can and can not do ir think) and by your latest ignorant hateful post.

      EVERYTHING you do and say is nothing but trolling and ignorance.

  2. Satanism is a governmentally recognized religion. Would you believe?

    Why shouldn’t it be? Plus, it has caused far less death and destruction than Christianity.

  3. We both recalled we are on opposite sides of the political spectrum. He is a Trump supporter.

    There are two sides for certain. But only one stands for the well being of the Republic and it isn’t the Trumper.

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