The anchor around our necks is a compilation of Joe Manchin, Krysten Sinema, House Progressives, and Republicans.
Their attitudes…..Our way or the highway! If any fail to get what they want, they are prepared to tear the government down.
Joe Manchin thinks he is glorified. Knows everything. When actually knows little.
Manchin does not make sense. His tune changes daily as to what is important.
He represents West Virginia. Coal country. Understandable he wants to protect the coal industry. Not the reason he is anti-climate change however. The media continues to hide the fact that Manchin and his family own good portions of two West Virginia coal plants. Enersystems Inc. and Farmington Resources.
He is protecting his own economic base when he is anti-climate control.
Kyrsten Sinema is one of the U.S. Senators from Arizona.
She is cashing in on her opposition to the $3.5 trillion infrastructure bill. Today for example 5 lobbying groups, who have asked her to oppose the bill, are sponsoring a fundraiser for her.
The shame of it all. The lobbyists could not wait till after the social infrastructure failed. Sinema could have told them to wait. However, everyone involved including the Senator apparently wanted the nation to know whose side Sinema is on.
Sinema has additionally let it be known she is opposed to paying for the $3.5 trillion bill by increasing taxes on major corporations and the rich.
The Progressives, especially in the House,cannot be blamed for playing hardball. FDR was probably the last time progressives achieved anything significant.
Problem is the size of the bill. The Progressives assume this may be the last time for years when they will be able to get anything of significance. So they want it all! May not be the correct way. A bit here and there every year may continue to be the best way.
Republicans. Useless. A destructive force. A dying entity. Playing out their last hurrah.
Ford is to be complimented. Putting their monies on the line.
Ford announced yesterday that together with a South Korean supplier they will spend $11.4 billion on 3 plants to produce electric cars and 1 truck plant.
Eleven thousand jobs will be created.
Got to love New York’s new Governor Hochul. She spoke sunday before worshipers at the Christian Cultural Center in Brooklyn. She told the worshipers, “God wants you to get vaccinated.”
Pfizer’s CEO said “normal life” will not return without continued coronavirus vaccines. Shots will be required on an annual basis as is the flu shot.
Good friends David and Marilyn live in Kentucky. For many years, they owned a second home in Key West. They sold it a couple of years ago. They thought Key West was changing, etc. David told me they planned on becoming world travelers.
Received an e-mail from David this morning. He and Marilyn are leaving for Greece. Fly first to Athens for 3 days. Then onto a cruise ship for a trip through the Greek isles and other European ports.
I envy them! I miss Greece! Of course, I sent them an immediate response recommending some of my favorite Athens’ places to visit, dine, etc.
Enjoy, my friends!
I cheated for the second time yesterday on my new quarantine. Enjoyed a late lunch at Geiger Key with Tom and Fran Dixon.
They leave Key West today to return home to Buffalo. In two days, they fly to France to spend one week visiting the French wine country.
Ted Williams will forever be known as one of the greatest baseball players of all time.
This day in 1941 was one of the most significant in his baseball career.
It was the last day of the baseball season. A doubleheader. Williams made 8 trips to the plate. Got 6 hits. He ended the season with a .406 batting average. The first player since Bill Terry in 1930 to hit .400.
Williams was a fisherman. He purchased a home on Islamorada, the Fishing Capital of the World. Spent well over 20 years living there. Most in retirement.
He wrote he sold his home on Islamorada when he had to wait to cross U.S. 1. The town had become too busy for him.
Syracuse plays its first ACC game saturday against Florida State. Kick off 3:30.
Syracuse is 3-1, Florida State 0-4. Nevertheless, Florida State is favored by 4.5 points. Two of Florida State’s losses were against ACC teams, whereas Syracuse’s first ACC game will be against Florida State.
Tonight, I rant and rave. Tuesday Talk with Key West Lou. Nine my time. www.blogtalkradio.com/key-west-lou.
Join me. The show is fast moving and interesting.
Enjoy your day!
Manchin is on a “trip.” Among other things, a mental case. He considers himself glows everything