Non-stop laughing last night. Howie Mandel performed in Key West. Glad I went. A long time since I laughed that much.
Almost missed the show. I had purchased my ticket last week. Intended to go with Kevin and Holly, Art, and John. Forgot. Was getting ready to go to Dueling Bartenders when Kevin called to say lets meet at La Concha first for a drink.
Glad he called!
I did a little research on Mandel this morning. Apparently born a comedian. He was expelled from high school for impersonating a school official and hiring a construction company to build an addition to the school.
Stephanie Kaple opened for Mandel. I have known Stephanie for years. She is now CEO of a large Key West company dealing with the homeless. Never knew her to be a comedian. In fact, to the contrary. A rather serious individual.
Last night her first time before an audience. I was overwhelmed! Shocked! She was fantastic! Her material outstanding!
Perhaps a new career in the making. I saw her briefly after the show. Pointed to her and said “Martha Raye.” Stephanie exhibited that degree of talent last night.
My group met at La Concha for a drink before the show. Then to the relatively new bar Roost on Fleming after the show. A nice place. Small. Well done. Annette from Ireland the bartender. Brogue and all.
Some Trump comments. To be expected after his disgraceful performance yesterday at the press conference with Putin.
Trump likes to keep people waiting. He is always late. Even kept Queen Elizabeth waiting 12 minutes last week. Guess it makes him feel important.
Yesterday, he waited for Putin. Trump was on time. Putin late. Trump apparently did not mind. Putin his hero.
Trump campaigned that it was time to Stand Up for America. He did not stand up for America yesterday. He bowed.
The meeting was a Putin success and Trump failure. Domestic reactions in their countries reflect the same.
Trump was especially offensive when he described America as having exhibited “foolishness and stupidity” over the years causing the rift between Russia and the U.S. Would you believe!
“America First!” Trump’s slogan. I would reword it to “Me First!”
Trump was very much off base. His staff had given him 100 pages of material so he could confront Putin in a tough fashion re the election hacking. Trump ignored the material. Instead took the position he believed Putin when he said Russia was not complicit in any way.
Why is Trump always up Putin’s ass? Either Putin has sexually explicit photos of Trump taken on a Moscow trip several years ago or Russia has arranged for billions in loans to Trump over the years after U.S. banks would no longer loan him money. Could be both. Time will tell.
Recall following the NATO meeting last week, Trump said he was a “very stable genius.” He fools himself!
Trump bugged me when he said the U.S. and Russia should be close friends since the two countries are super nuclear powers. What a basis for a marriage!
Trump does not realize Russia is not a first rate nation. In deep trouble economically. If I recall correctly, ranks 30th economically. Its military pre and World War II.
Putin has Trump bullshitted all the way!
Trump has a propensity to label everything stupid. Only he is smart. Forrest Gump was correct when he said…..Stupid is as stupid does.
Some stupids labeled such by Trump include people, laws, other countries, White House staffers, FBI, National Football League, Democrats, filibuster, journalists. I probably missed a few dozen more.
Trump promised to “drain the swamp.” Get rid of all corrupt Washingtonites.
He was not the first to so promise. Many politicians preceding him used the same words. Examples being Ronald Reagan, Pat Buchanan, and Nancy Pelosi.
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