The Georgia Congressional result rang out one clear message: Trump is a force who remains acceptable to the people.
During Handel’s victory speech, the audience shouted: Trump! Trump! Trump!
Handel’s victory substantiated my fear that Trump remains strong. My listening post is the Chart Room. A crossroads. Trump supporters are not down on Trump in spite of all the bad stuff flying about concerning him. Their cry is give him time, he’s new to the job, everyone is against him, he cares for us, etc.
I get the same thing from others I speak with.
The Senate healthcare bill is supposed to come out tomorrow. It will reflect how much Trump and the Republicans care about the American people.
Busy day yesterday. I did servile work. Cleaned out the garage. In all the humidity, besides. Knocked me on my ass. Thought I never would stop sweating.
Then prepared my blog talk for the evening show Tuesday Talk with Key West Lou.
I had a great show prepared. I was cut off after 15 minutes. Show came to its normal end, but 15 minutes early. Sloan looking into the problem.
I decided to do less Trump and more other matters. Never discussed a Trump issue in the 15 minutes I was on air.
A welcomed breather!
Tavern ‘n Town again last night. A quick bite to eat before the show.
Glad I went. Tavern ‘n Town has a new Tapas menu 1/2 price plus 2 drinks for 1 from 5-7 on tuesdays and thursdays. A bargain!
My bill was $18.
Carmen Rodriquez was singing. A lovely voice. A lovely woman.
Strange, I have seen and watched her for 20 years. I nod a polite hello each time. She has never reciprocated with a nod back or a hello.
Must have offended her way back when. Don’t recall. On the other hand, perhaps she is just not social.
The local Mosquito Control Board has had a string of unfavorable decisions. The Board decided to limit their terms as a concession to the public. Board members are elected.
The Board voted to limit their terms to 3 terms of 4 years each. a total of 12 years. Some concession! A lifetime!
Courts can be strange. Sometimes a decision comes down I find hard to accept/understand.
The U.S. Supreme Court rendered its decision yesterday in Packingham v. North Carolina. Packingham was a registered sex offender. He used/participated in social media. The Court’s decision included sites like Facebook, You Tube and Twitter.
Packingham set up a Facebook account under a false name and posted a message that praised God for the dismissal of a traffic ticket. North Carolina said it was a no no. Registered sex offenders could not use social media.
The Supreme Court in a unanimous decision said North Carolina was wrong. Its law violated first amendment free speech rights. Even a sex offender has them. They were not lost because Packingham was a registered sex offender.
Justice Kennedy wrote the primary opinion. There were two concurrent ones. Kennedy said social media is a powerful mechanism available to a private citizen to make his or her voice heard. Should be available to all.
Suppose Packingham was using Facebook for sex banter or to induce friendship with a female minor?
It seems to me the decision would encompass that situation, although not specifically spelled out in the decision.
Betsy Dietz much loved. Passed away recently. A celebration of Life is scheduled for 5 today at the Ocean Grill.
The place will be packed!
Key West humidity is a killer this year. About a month early. Heavy!
In 1902, Willis Carrier invented what might be described as modern air conditioning. He assembled the first large scale electrical air conditioning system. Controlled both temperature and humidity.
What we enjoy today is derived from Carrier’s invention, whether in a large building, residential property or automobile.
Enjoy your day!