Mosquitoes are a problem in the Keys. We protect against them. In certain areas, pay taxes for the purpose.
For us in Key West and nearby, there is a Mosquito Control District. Professionally run. Governed by officials elected directly to the Board.
The Mosquito Control District does a good job. It would be hell living here without the organization’s assistance.
It is constantly drummed into our heads that the smallest accumulation of water can be a breeding place for mosquitoes. Can you imagine if we experienced a flood?
North Carolina has because of Florence. Flood waters for about 10 days.
The mosquitoes have gone crazy!
They are reported to be 3 x’s the size of a normal mosquito. They have reached an epidemic level. Began flying around 3-4 days following initial flooding.
Experts tell us that the eggs being hatched now would normally not have been hatched for a year. Accelerated the process. Sending billions into the air.
Last night, Blue Macaw. Joined up with Andrea and Joe. Lovely Montana and Philadelphia Paul bartending. Doug, Angie, John Fiona, Mary, and Alicia drinking along in the back bar area.
I only had one drink. Still a bit run down from the cold. Left after about an hour.
The diet has shrunk my stomach. I stopped at Five Guys on the way home. One large cheeseburger. Did not eat the buns. Only the meat and cheese. Could not finish it.
Iguanas have been a pain for at least 10 years. Tourists say….Oh, they’re beautiful! I tell them, try living with them.
They eat your flowers and shrubbery. Defecate in the pool.
They should be shot!
Key West has finally formally recognized the problem. The iguana population grows daily. An invasive species. No natural predator. Roam freely as the chickens do. Except, more iguanas than chickens.
The City announced it will begin dealing with the iguanas October 1. One problem. They are not sure how.
Typical Key West.
Today’s weather forecast is for sun, showers or thunderstorms. It is only 10 in the morning and we already have had all three. The weatherman’s humorous byline following the forecast: Be ready for anything!
I look forward to the afternoon. Syracuse/Clemson football beginning at noon. Syracuse a 25.5 point underdog. Yesterday I reported the spread as 13.5 points. Read the wrong line in the newspaper.
This is the best team Syracuse has had in years. I am curious to see how the team fares against a mighty one such as Clemson.
Watched the Ryder Cup yesterday. Up at 3 this morning to watch the 2nd day. The U.S. sucks! Europe whipping our ass.
I do not understand. The U.S. rarely does well in the Ryder Cup. Yet we have the same competent players as the Europeans do.
It has to be embarrassing for our players. Something is lacking.
Big day today. National Coffee Day. Many coffee providers are offering free coffee.
I wrote a major article for KONK Life several years ago re the issue of giving a police officer the finger. Not grounds for an arrest. Extending the middle finger, giving the finger, flipping the finger, is Constitutionally protected free speech.
The issue continues to come up every few years.
A police officer stopped a woman for speeding. Instead of a ticket, he gave her a warning. As she left, she gave the officer the finger. He stopped her again. Gave her the speeding ticket this time. For the same act of speeding for which he had given her a warning.
A federal court said no way. The woman merely expressing herself. Protected free speech. The judge threw the speeding ticket out.
Sheldon Adelson is a prominent American. Extremely wealthy. A casino billionaire. A Zionist and a conservative.
He is recognized as the largest donor in U.S. politics. He was the top donor to Trump’s campaign and the Republican Party in 2016. In recent months, he is reported to have donated $55 million to help keep Republicans in control of both houses of Congress.
Too much money power in the hands of one man!
I close with a few random thoughts re the Kavanaugh/Judiciary Committee hearing.
With the one week delay and FBI investigation, America will now learn the truth. Good, bad or indifferent for those involved. The chips will fall as they may.
If Kavanaugh guilty or misrepresented in any significant way, he could also lose his present Circuit Court judicial seat.
Senator Flake deserves a medal and our thanks. Merely for making the way for the FBI to get involved. It took courage for him to stand against Tump and his Republican colleagues. Don’t bother telling me he was not going to run and so courage does not come into play. There is always another day when he might have wanted to return to politics.
The Committee hearing was additional proof that the wheels of government are breaking down. Citizens should not have to go to Washington and fill the halls fronting on their representatives offices to be heard. To get right things done.
Enjoy your day!