My legal career was spent in the court room. When ever I would catch a witness in a lie or a party’s case full of lies, I would start my summation to the jury by looking them in the eye and with all seriousness say…..Woe the web we weave when first we seek to deceive.
I would follow it up with the story of throwing a pebble into a still pool of water. The pebble would cause a small circle to surround it. The circle in the water would get bigger and bigger. As a lie got bigger and bigger and took in more people.
Yesterday it was Michael Cohen and Sean Hannity.
Trump’s lies ultimately bring everyone around him down. Including his children.
Will Trump throw them under the bus as he has others? Will he take the rap to save them? Interesting.
Saw Dr. Jones yesterday morning. He scheduled me for an endoscopy and colonoscopy for a week from tomorrow.
I am anxious for the endoscopy. For the past six months, food gets stuck in my throat. Cannot wash it down. Fluid shoots back out my mouth. Takes a bit of gulping to get the food to pass.
Till last night.
I was enjoying lamb chops at the La Trattoria bar. Carrie bartending. Fortunately.
A piece of meat got stuck in my throat. Carrie saw I was in trouble. She came running over and started with back blows moving to the Heimlich. Did not work. Gulping did not work.
I could breath.
I walked out. Gulped for two blocks. Finally the meat moved down.
A relief. The longest it has taken. Thank God I am doing the endoscopy next wednesday. Dr. Jones is aware of my problem and will stretch my throat and esophagus while I am under.
Lunch yesterday after the Dr. Jones visit at Sandy’s Cafe. My favorite snack. Cuban cheese toast with tomato and a large cup of Cuban coffee.
The waitresses at Sandy’s are a happy bunch. They spread that joy to the customers as they wait on them.
Last night Dueling Bartenders. Bobby Nesbitt guest performing. Tom Luna and Rick Dery doing their usual. The three singing a song together outstanding!
Many Bobby Nesbitt friends in attendance. Lynda and Bob Frechette, David, Lisa, etc.
We sang along with Tom, Rick and Bobby.
It was after Dueling Bartenders that I went to La Trattoria for dinner.
Marty Leshaw and I were Key West friends for years. We would meet at the Chart Room and then have dinner together somewhere. Marty left Key West. Returned to his primary residence in Fort Lauderdale.
Marty and I communicate infrequently. I heard from him yesterday. Did I hit 40 yet? Meaning pounds lost. Whatever the inquiry or statement, I always enjoy hearing from Marty. Though we disagreed on almost everything. Especially politics.
I have fond memories of our relationship.
Trump is visiting Key West thursday. For two hours. He flies into Boca Chica. Then he will be part of a caravan of cars taking him to the Truman Waterfront. He is visiting the Joint Interagency Task Force South. A military anti-smuggling center.
Some are thrilled by his visit. Others could care less.
Diana Millikan returns to Key West tomorrow. She e-mailed me she plans to stand on the corner of Truman and White and wave at Trump as he passes. She has been a die hard Trump fan since day one. Part of that 35-40 percent.
Global climate change a concern to us who live on the ocean. We have been warned for several years that the waters will rise and take away some homes built on the water.
Michael Mann is a climatologist. He says the change is coming and sooner than thought.
All has to do with currents. Southern waters, including the Gulf Stream, will flow northward. The colder deep waters of the north will flow southward.
I do not understand this changes things. The bottom line however is that the scenario will not be good. Our water levels will increase 1.6 feet. Surface temperatures will be warmer for most of the US east coast. Europe will be colder because of changes in the Gulf Stream.
Mann says “…..we’re close to a tipping point…..the changing currents are without precedent…..the event about a century ahead of schedule.”
He also says all this may not happen. That we are dealing with systems we don’t fully understand.
Love the Citizens’ Voice in the Key West Citizen. Readers say it the way it is.
This morning’s column had a note from a local. The iguana problem the subject.
The writer had the solution. Bring in about a hundred Jaguars and mountain lions. The natural enemies of iguanas.
My thought is the suggestion will help resolve another problem. The too many people on the island problem. Jaguars and mountain lions are the natural enemies of humans, also.
My podcast tonight. Tuesday Talk with Key West Lou. Join me at 9 my time. www.blogtalkradio.com/key-west-lou. I express my thoughts as to the conduct and sins of many. Guaranteed you will like the show. A quick moving half hour.
Enjoy your day!