January 20, 2021. The day could not come soon enough. The U.S. will officially have a new President. Joseph Biden.
Timely. Wish he could have been sworn in earlier. The problems he faces are monumental. They seemed to get worse with each day leading up to the Inauguration.
Our country is at a sensitive stage. Divided. Trump leaves the U.S. in shambles. He has wrought that which none of us conceived could occur.
Will there be violence as on January 6? I am not sure.
The insurgents have indicated there will be. On the other hand, the Biden/government forces have geared up for all types of violence. Fences surrounding the Capitol, 25,000 National Guardsmen brought in, etc.
One might think the insurgents having such knowledge would pass on tomorrow. Wait till a day when opposing forces would not be so great.
However, the insurgents have made it clear tomorrow is the day! January 6 has added significantly to their confidence. So they might meet what they perceive as the “enemy” head on tomorrow.
Violence! Pure and simple! Blood definitely. More deaths almost a certainty. Tomorrow the main battle. Not a skirmish.
It will not be an inauguration day like all inauguration days. No thousands of people cheering the new President on. No parade with the President, Mrs. Biden, and the family leading it.
The winds of war mandate against such.
In lieu of the throngs of Americans, a huge “field of American flags” will stand.
A new poll came out yesterday. It was done January 15-17. Revealed new startling information.
The issue was how many Republican senators would vote to find Trump guilty of the impeachment charges. Twenty percent “strongly” or “somewhat” approved of the Senate finding Trump guilty.
A dramatic increase. Twenty percent represents 10 votes. Seventeen Republican votes required to find Trump guilty.
Makes sense with all the additional bad news coming out of the White House daily. Trump is not going out quietly. His ill conceived contributions have continued.
There are times we do not appreciate the freedoms we have. Freedoms for example to speak adversely re the Presient and his staff, as well as elected officials.
Not so in every country.
Things are different in Thailand.
Thailand has a law that makes it a crime to defame senior members of the royal family.
Anchan Preelert was a civil servant. Middle aged. She made inappropriate statements re the royal family.
She was sentenced to 87 years. Since she pled guilty and waived trial, her sentence was cut in half. To 43 years.
Imagine what would have happened to thousands of the insurgents on January 6. They do not know how good they have it living in the U.S. If January 6 had occurred in Thailand, most of the demonstrators would probably have faced the death penalty.
Rand Paul is a Republican senator from Kentucky. I find him on the fringe when he speaks. Somewhere between a “normal” senator and Ted Cruz.
He does not agree with the January 6 attack on the Capitol. He also voted against turning the election on the fraud ballots issue.
Rand is concerned with Trump’s eventual trial before the Senate. His position is if the Republican members go along with a guilty result, the Republican Party will be destroyed. He projects one third of the entire Party would leave.
Keep in mind that McConnell has freed his Senate Republicans to vote their conscience. He also advises he has not yet made up his mind how he will vote. Recall the poll referred to earlier. If the Democrats vote as a block, it will only take 17 Republican Senators to vote guilty for Trump to be convicted.
A Tom Hanks movie The Terminal was released in 2004. It involved a man who could not get into the U.S. However the authorities could not arrest him if he never left the Kennedy Airport. So he resided there. Hiding by night, wandering around by day, being fed by Airport employees.
A similar situation has been discovered at the Chicago Airport. A man lived in the Airport for 3 months before being discovered.
The man involved feared coronavirus. He would not go home nor take a flight for fear of the virus afflicting him.
He hid in a secured area. Wandered about the Airport when safe to do so. He was fed by Airport employees.
Shades of the Tom Hanks movie.
Key West has been the locale for many movies. Two were in the news on this day in different years.
In 1956, The Rose Tattoo. The play written by Tennessee Williams. The movie starred Burt Lancaster and Anna Magnani. It opened in Florida at Key West’s Strand and San Carlos Theaters.
In 1959, the filming of the comedy Operation Petticoat began in Key West. Starred Cary Grant and Tony Curtis.
I conclude with an actually funny story.
Someone opened an account on Go Fund Me for the Pier House. The Pier House’s plight a financial one due to many vacancies as a result of the Pandemic.
Don’t believe it. The necessity for the Account, that is. The Pier House has remained open. Maybe not fully occupied. However a sufficient number of rooms occupied to keep the Pier House profitable.
Though the Chart Room still remains closed. However a hotel makes its money off rooms and not its bars.
It is suspected a Citizens’ Voice reader set up the Go Fund Me account.
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Enjoy your day!
Chairman Xiden brings us MAO: Make America Obey.
Thanks Sandy, but aren’t you repeating yourself and with the same disrespectful spelling error?
Please don’t ever pretend to be a patriot again Sandy.
Fools Rush In
The spelling is correct in the change to honor his Communist China handlers.
That’s not true Sandy, he unlike Trump, has NO China handlers.
Do you remember Trump’s first trip, it was to China, some banking issues and talks w the chairman. Ivanka was with him and got two or three trademark deals.
Funny how you can criticize Biden for not going but sad NOT A WORD, when Trump did.
Always the azzhole aren’t you troll?
And then there is the Hunter Biden laptop from hell with many blackmail photos while Hunter was “working” in China.
Where is Hunter anyway? Why didn’t he campaign for China Joe?
Sandy, you do know that Hunter worked in China before Joe was president and that Hunter is not the President. You also know that the laptop you refer to is only a accusation (myth) and probably a smear, like ANY blackmail photos that likely don’t exist, and none of which rise to the level of what Trump and his daughter dd early in his presidency in China, right, RIGHT?
How quickly we forget. Remember Biden’s trip to China on Air Force Two with Hunter aboard as a guest? Hunter came away with a deal from a Chinese bank worth $100 million. Makes you wonder if Uncle Joe got any of that money, doesn’t it?
All proven to be untrue and never anything but a smear. No charges ever brought and no investigation by either a house committee or a Senate committee. All a nothingburger, only sleazy political operators, Like Sandy Feet, want to talk about, because there was NOTHING there. Nothing honest Americans would pursue
Lou- think you have misinterpreted the post in today’s KW citizen re go fund me account.
On Jan 14th someone posted in citizens voice that they were not going to buy a winter home in Key West and jokingly said they had set up a go fund me account to pay for 2 week stay at Pier House to thank them.
Many of us who read your blog also read the KW citizen everyday.
Now Mitch McConnell is saying that the Capitol rioters were provoked by Trump. With both the Speaker of the House and the Senate Majority Leader, we have full, bipartisan agreement of Trump treason.
Any one denying this must face the possibility of censure, complicity, or ridicule.
Yes, and his public statement in front of the Senate was: “The mob was fed Lies. They were provoked by the president and other powerful people, and they tried to use fear and violence to stop a specific proceeding of the first branch of the federal government which they did not like.”
I guess McConnell will now be a marked man to the insurrectionists traitors. Wonder how long he has to live.
The ironic part is that without Mich McConnell’s butt licking complicity, Trump would not only have not been able to do this provoking, but most else of what he did in four years to bring this country down so horribly.
Remember this day. No wars in 4 years. Job security. Oil independence . Gas is at under $2.10 gallon. Stock Market above 30K.
Post for reference.
And vaccine going in the arms in under a year and no dead voters
Over 400,000 dead voters, with a Covid Vaccine developed first by Pfizer who played NO role in Trump’s effort to speed things up. The other vaccines also not American and the roll out completely botched according to all experts.
Sandy you are a dishonest troll who no one believes with your spun alt facts. You should stick to hateful comments, rather than spun BS that anyone can verify.
Except for the war in Libya, where we retaliated,
Except for the war in Afghanistan, where trump made a symbolic reduction then sent in more then he took out.
Except for the “Police” increase to eliminate ISIS that didn’t work
Except for the huge troop build up in Korea while trump put us on a collision course.
Except for the War in Yemen
Except for the buildup in the Gulf.
How many times did the Stock Market tank during Trumps tenure – more that any other time in recent history. So many that it no longer is any kind of reliable marker for the US economy.
Oil SUBSIDIES increased over a half trillion dollars since Trump took office (paid with Nation Debt) to reach cheap gas prices
Sandy, you are full of sh*t, as always
Good grief dude, do some research if you are going to post some crazy crap. There was more action in Seattle than all those quoted above. I guess I need to do some more teaching.
No Sandy – it stands. I know you have problems with facts and the truth, so how would you know. Second. My facts come from official documents and not wacko right wing blogs, no FOX news or even Qanon newsletters. You on the otherhand, have a long history of lies and spins. Everything you post is either false or laughably dismissable.
So take you garbage and see if you can’t save the Kurds from slaughter with it.
Sandy you insufferable twist doctor – Wrong again
From Trump’s inauguration day, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose from 19,827 to 30,930 on Tuesday, his last day. That’s a 56 percent increase.
That increase is below the 73.2 percent rise the Dow saw in Obama’s first term, or the 105.8 percent increase under Clinton’s first term.
YOU HAVE TDS – Trump Denial Syndrome
Sandy – You mention ‘Job security’ this past 4 years as something to remember.
You do know that there are OVER 12 million unemployed right now, an astronomical number during any times. Furthermore the unemployment rate during Trumps 4 years was at one point the highest it has EVER been since the great depression. Why on earth did you list that as something to be proud of during Trumps years in office.
You really are just a schill without a conscious, aren’t you? Just not a very honest one!
Anon, may I remind you that US unemployment was at an all time low before the pandemic business closings. How quickly they forget.
The unemployment rate ending on 2019 was indeed quite good, at least the first three months, especially before the 500,000 downward ‘adjustment” made to 2019 after that new year clouded things a bit. But the original statement being responded to, was not for 2019 either, rather an overall general statement for Trump on all subject. That’s called apples to apples, isn’t it?
Sandy, if you wanted to impress us with labor statistics, you should have said 2019 was a good year for unemployment, rather that trying to spin things by bragging about trumps overall unemployment figure, which turns out to be abysmal.
BTW, Republicans bashed the hell out of Obama for having a too high a figure of executive decisions, FALSELY claiming he was the highest in history, when in fact he wasn’t even as high as Bush or Clinton. However not mention of that in your ‘remembrance’ or for that matter in any ‘remembrance’ of Trump’s tenure. Why was that sooooooo important with Obama and not even mentioned with Trump?
Trump banned from politics for life? He should be in jail for life.
Anybody hear which aisle the vaccine will be on in Publix.
The one with the long line and people without masks that talked about never needing a vaccine
Hunter is small potatoes.
Hunter did not try and steal an election like Trump did.
Hunter Biden was only a Trumped up issue, not anything other than a smear for issues that were never illegal. Or at least not as illegal as Rudy with HIS hands in his pants.
The Flag looks different now after what the Trump cult did with it.
Yes, old glory never looked better representing the great American spirit.
Sandy – You personally should NEVER refer to the American flag again. It is NOT your flag and NOT something you need coment on with out asking permission from at least three other official AMERICANS.
You Sandy are a traitor, get used to the idea.
Hey Sandy – Still waiting for the names of those people you literally said were being Lynched on Lou’s blog a few days ago. It is NOT nice to lie about things like that, especially during an insurrection and especially using such a dog whistle term. Might not have been such a big deal by you kept insisting there were lynchings and kept repeating that accusation.
Just give us the names please, or perhaps you’d like to apologize for your mistake?
Don’t expect Sandy to apologize for anything, creeps don’t apologise. Some of us are still waiting for him to apologise for INSISTING (repeatedly, over several posts) that Joe Biden actually Raped (his word) Tara Reade, something even the so called victim (or anyone else for that matter), didn’t even allege. Sandy clammed up and tried to claim he never said that, although somebody pointed out the several times he did with references to Lou’s archives. Sandy is worse than “a piece of work” he is an out of control ,suck up Republican and an azzhole childish twerp.
Maria, just ignore him and maybe without the attention he will retreat.
Sergey, we ALL remember your posts on Lou’s blog. Not something you should be proud of or feel would be appreciated by Lou’s readers. Many people believed you and Sandy to be the same person.
We now have another migrant caravan heading for the border due to Biden’s claim of an open border. During a pandemic this may be problematic. If they are told no and riot, will it be blamed on Biden for inciting riots?
Sandy – please try and get your scare tactics facts straight. There is NO caravan headed for the border. That’s something you just wish was true,
Thousands of people overran a blockade at the Guatemala/ Mexico border yesterday. They are now moving northward through Mexico toward the US border. Sure looks like a migrant caravan to me. What would you call it?
No, not accurate. No caravan coming – lot’s of scare taticts as usual. Besides more people die with covid EVERY DAY then any caravan of Filthy Mexicans from Honduras ever does.
We need to prioritize our fear and hate – more AMERICANS stormed the Capitol in Washington, with intent to kill cops and other Americans, than any caravan arriving at our southern borders with intent to work, EVER does.
Qanon and the GOP, all the same now.
People in Key West really do seem to care for each other, more than anywhere else in the Keys that I’ve ever seen. They are like one big human family. I always like coming there. I should spend more time there, probably should have moved there in the first place. It’s just that I would probably become a different person, no longer a dick, and probably not hate everything so much.
After Trump’s last trip today Air Force One will have to go into a 14 day quarantine lock down.
Or destroyed for have been over used and worn out. Can you imagine what it is going to take to get all those McDonalds wrappers cleaned out of that plane?