There is something else going on in Washington besides Congressional oversight of Trump. Government still goes on. Bills are passed by the House. At the present time, Trump, Pelosi and Schumer are scheduled to meet concerning the budget.
Re the budget, Trump announced yesterday if he does not get his wall, he will shut the government down. Monies for the wall have to be spelled out in the budget.
The man is crazy. Power crazy.
My podcast show last night. Tuesday Talk with Key West Lou. I enjoyed doing the show. Great topics. Including Alabama and abortion, life in the 2040’s, Don McGahn’s lack of character, and Trump and the Lincoln Memorial.
Once a year, Key West replenishes the sand on its beaches. The operation this year begins today. Expected to take 2 weeks. Smathers Beach first.
This is nesting season for turtles. Their safety a concern. Volunteers each morning will walk the beaches to identify and mark new nests.
‘KONK Life’s E-Blast ran a series of photos of Marvin Keys these days. What a difference from when I use to frequent Marvin Key. Howard Livingston (before he became “Howard Livingston) used to take me out.
I have not been in 20 years. When I was a frequent visitor, my friends and I were generally alone. Sometimes, another boat or two, though rarely.
E-Blast’s photos this morning show the difference. Tons of boats.People enjoying.
Marvin Key was a secret when Howard took me. No more.
The shame of it all. The Farmers Market at Bayview Park is no more. I have not been able yet to find out why.
Many the thursday I would stop at Farmers Market. My purchases the same. Bread and tomatoes.
The Market always had a steady group of customers. I find it strange that it is no more.
Words of wisdom many times can be found in the Citizens Voice column of the Key West Citizen.
A gem this morning: “What did you people do to this island? It was like St. Barts in the ’70s. Quiet, friendly, no traffic, a laid back paradise. Now it reminds me of Tijuana. I hope you all got rich!”
A photo of a Great White Shark appears in both E-Blast and the Key West Citizen this morning. On this day in 1956, Captain Tony Lones caught the Great White. Weighed 2,300 pounds.
Big! Too big! Appeared it could swallow a person in one or two bites.
Think things are bad with Congress today? No way. Far worse in the 1850’s leading up to the Civil War.
In 1856, a Southern Congressman went onto the floor of the Senate. He beat a Northern Senator with his cane. The hot issue of the day was the continued observance of Kansas as a free state.
The caning a symbol of uncompromising hostility over an issue. Just like today.
China’s President XI recently said, “China is embarking on a new long march.” Such signaling no resolution to the tariff war with the U.S. in the near future.
Recall Trump’s campaign words: “Tariffs are good. I know how to win tariff wars.”
Tell it to the farmers in the midwest who cannot sell their soybeans and corn, tell it to the public who soon will be paying more for most things. All because of the Trump inspired China tariff war.
Enjoy your day!