Some interesting politically philosophical items. Related, yet different.
First however Louis’ day yesterday and other matters of interest.
Enjoyed last night! I am just getting back into enjoying myself. Did Dueling Bartenders and La Trattoria.
Rick Dery and Heather Mae providing the entertainment.
Few in attendance. Summer the slow season. Families not prone to enter a drag show emporium. Understandably not healthy for kids.
Tom and Claire came in. I rarely see them unfortunately. They have finally made Key West their home.
Mary and I walked over to La Trattoria for dinner. Carrie bartending.
I continue to be a good boy. No alcohol! Eight weeks now. I did cheat food wise, however. Enjoyed lasagna.
The break with alcohol and smoking still bothers me. The desire remains. One night it is alcohol. The next cigarettes. My body cannot make up its mind.
Tomorrow the beginning of one of Key West’s most popular celebrations. Hemingway Days. Will run through sunday. Activity centered around Sloppy Joe’s.
I consider Running With the Bulls and the Hemingway Look-a-Like contest to be the best items on the agenda. Will discuss them further in the next few days.
The British Open in Ireland this year. Begins thursday. Going to be interesting. A link course, on the ocean, strong winds. Course described as “mugged,” whatever that means.
This is the second time the Open is being played in Northern Ireland. The last time 68 years ago.
This will be the 148th British Open. The first in 1860. The years do not match up. I assume a few were missed here and there in the early years.
Wore the med-alert for the first time yesterday.
Did not even know I had something around my neck.
There is a small push button attached to each string/chain around the neck. One for indoors and one for outdoors. The indoor one will only operate within 150 feet of the house. The other one any where. It operates off my cell phone which has a special GPS connected to it.
Yesterday, I did some testing. Wore the indoor one in the shower. No problem. I also pressed the button. I wanted to run a test to see if everything was working.
The company is supposed to respond in 15 seconds. It did in 10.
Ran into a bit of a problem. Someone answered “Louis?” Wanted to know my problem. Told her none, just testing. She did not believe me at first. Why, I don’t know. I had to go through several questions and answers to prove it was Louis and I was merely testing.
Did not upset me. The company doing its job.
As to political philosophies, want to start with Nazism. Continues to be on the rise!
Nazism and an America story. The facts having played out in Whitefish, Montana. Can’t get more American than Whitefish, Montana.
Andrew Anglin is a devout Nazi. Through and through. Resides in the Whitefish area.
An anti-Semitic. Publisher and editor of the Nazi publication the Daily Stormer. An admirer of George Lincoln Rockwell, the founder of the American Nazi Party. When Trump was elected, he urged his supporters “to party like its 1933”. The year Hitler rose to power.
Remember Charlottesville? Anglin was the featured speaker at the Unite the Right rally.
No question, Anglin a Nazi through and through.
Tanya Gersh a resident of Whitefish, together with her husband and 12 year old son. She is of the Jewish faith. A realtor by profession.
Richard Spencer is a white supremacist leader. His claim to fame is he coined the term “alt-right.”
He too a resident of Whitefish.
Gersh was saying negative things about Spencer’s mother. Anglin did not approve. He used his paper the Daily Stormer to retaliate. The retaliation was far greater than any wrong committed.
Spencer published Gersh’s phone number and told his readers to call Gersh and otherwise harass her. That they did. Her husband and son also. The Daily Stormer’s article read, “Tell them you are sickened by their Jewish agenda…..This is very important. Calling these people up and/or sending them a quick message very easy.”
Gersh and her family were literally buried in messages and other abuses.
Gersh decided not to take it and sued the Daily Stormer and Anglin in federal court.
Anglin ignored the lawsuit. He failed to appear for a deposition. The court threw out his initial responsive papers and gave judgment to Tanya Gersh. The dollar amount $14 million.
Anglin has disappeared. Said to have gone underground.
The court referred to Anglin’s actions as “an old fashioned troll storm…..egregious and reprehensible…..online intimidation.”
We move now from Whitefish, Montana to Novara, Italy. My purpose to show that Nazism is on the rise all over the globe.
Novara is familiar to me. Those of you who are long time readers of this blog recall my Greece trips several years ago. Part of the trips included a few days in Novara visiting my friend Anna.
Novara is a tiny town a half hour train ride from Milan.
Italian authorities have a federal agency that deals solely with Nazi problems.
The authorities discovered air to air missiles, a rocket launcher, guns, and Nazi memorabilia in the Novara home of a Nazi sympathizer. The Novara raid was one of several conducted in various cities simultaneously.
The overall recovery unprecedented.
And so it goes. A new generation has discovered Nazism and all the evil that goes with it. They are on the rise. Beware.
A racist President. May have been others. No one open and flagrant in his views as Trump, however.
I don’t think Trump is reintroducing racism into our society. It existed long before his election. Half the U.S. population is and have been bigots. They kept quiet about it, however. Till trump. He sensed the racism or tripped upon it. Whatever, he has brought the issue to the forefront.
I saw it as an attorney. Judges! A number of them. Fortunately not half. One spoke extremely negative about them in private all the time. Jews included.
The past election brought 4 new Congresswomen to Washington. All young. Fearless. Consider themselves elected to do the job the federal government has failed to do in decades.
Outspoken! No question about it.
They are in major conflict with Trump at the moment. All are women of color. Trump a racist. Conflict was certain and it has begun. In an off the hand comment the other day, Trump said they should go back where they came from.
Another example of Trump not knowing what he was talking about. Three were born in the U.S. One in Somalia. However, a U.S. naturalized citizen.
Trump has met his match. They will leave him mumbling.
Trump and immigrants. An ongoing confrontation.
Recall how simple the issue was when Trump ran in 2016. He was going to build a wall and Mexico was going to pay for it. Still no wall and Mexico has made it clear they will not pay for one.
Trump’s actions have made the immigration problem get out of hand.
He is still at it.
It was announced yesterday that new asylum rules had been promulgated by Trump. They will be posted in the Federal Register today. Become effective tomorrow.
Basically, the new rule/law is to the effect that any person seeking U.S. asylum that passes through another country first on the way to the U.S., must seek asylum in that country. If such person fails to do so, that person will not be eligible for asylum protection.
Good luck! Those on the southwest border are limited. Some have only traveled through Mexico. Mexico cannot handle them. If some others first had to go through Guatemala, it would be the same. I read somewhere that Guatemala had all of 4 asylum requests last year. They too are not equipped to handle the throngs involved.
Voices have already risen against Trump’s new gimmick. Comments like “…..most egregious…..extreme…..fundamentally eviscerates rights.”
Attorney General Barr, Trump’s new puppet/licking dog, says the new way is “a lawful exercise of authority provided by Congress to restrict eligibility for asylum.”
The ICE raids this past weekend. What happened? We have heard nothing.
Obviously did not occur. In spite of Trump going on television yesterday and mentioning how successful they were. Following which he immediately changed the subject.
The right hand does not know what the left is doing in Washington. Ken Cuccinelli is the Chief of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service. He was all over TV last week speaking about the raids. In statement form. No substance. Details lacking.
On a national TV show yesterday, he admitted he was unaware of the details of the raids. He further said no one reported to him the results of the raids. The President said they were a success. It is obvious no raids took place. Left Cuccinelli hanging out there.
What a way to run a government!
Now to communism.
I used to respect Senator Lindsay Graham. He stood with John McCain on issues. Generally on the side of right.
No more. Another Trump lap dog.
Graham referred to the 4 Congresswomen that Trump said should go back where they came from in a different fashion. He called them “communists!”
Liberals, yes. Progressives, yes. Tending to socialism, perhaps yes.
No way communists.
An insult. The man should know better. His respect factor is dwindling. Trump is not worth it.
Tonight Tuesday Talk with Key West Lou. Nine my time. Join me. Lots of fun. I rant and rave about this and that. www.blogtalkradio.com/key-west-lou.
Enjoy your day!