Mueller’s report came out friday afternoon. Barr’s report based on it sunday afternoon. Took Barr only 48 hours to consume and write his 4 page report to Congress.


I am uncomfortable. Uncomfortable with the way Justice seems to be working in this matter. Not just the speed of Barr’s report.

Justice in the U.S. has been on a downward trend the past 20 years. It has become increasingly politicized. In the past 4 years more so. In the past 2, especially.

Not the way the Founding Fathers intended.

The investigation of Trump has been the most serious of any President in the history of the U.S. Makes Nixon, Iran-Contra, and Clinton look like kid stuff. More information required. Information provided the public. Mueller’s report itself.

Called transparency. The people have a right to know.

Vengeance is mine…..saith the Lord. Romans 12:19.

I fear Trump will embark on a crusade of vengeance. It is the nature of the man. He believes himself to be God like.

The wrong tact. He should sit back and be happy he escaped what could have been a most disastrous situation. He beat the rap, so to speak.

Won’t happen. His call.

The result of the investigation a clear victory for him. To this point. The last chapter has not yet been written.

To the pleasant things in life. Good company and food last night.

Dinner at Donna and Terri’s. Barb with us. Stone crabs. Sooooo good!

You can understand my description only if you have had them.

Later today busy for me. Finally going to buy some new clothes. Sport shirts. Then to Dueling Bartenders. Followed by dinner at La Trattoria.

Key West house prices have gone crazy again. A 10 year high has been reported for 2018. The average sale price $675, 303.

The prices will drop. Nothing is forever. It will be like 2008. The prices will fall dramatically. Many will say…..I should have sold!

I shared the Manual Cabeza story with you yesterday. The final services he did not receive in 1921 were held yesterday at the Key West Cemetery. Twenty two of his descendants were located and came to Key West to attend the event. The Key West Police provided the honor guard. Many dignitaries and residents in attendance.

This morning’s Key West Citizen in its History Section has a photo of Herbert Hoover. A picture of Hoover fishing in the Keys.

Hoover annually visited the Keys. An avid fisherman. Generally stayed in the Key Largo area. Occasionally came as far south as Islamorada and Key West to enjoy the sport.

The interesting thing about Hoover’s fishing trips was the way he dressed. Always the same. Whether in a row boat or larger vessel, he wore a suit with shirt and tie or a sports  jacket, slacks, with shirt and tie. Rarely did he remove the jacket. It had to be extremely warm for him to do so.

On this day in 1959, Sugar Ray Robinson defeated Carmen Basilio to recover the Middleweight Championship Belt. Basilio had defeated Robinson in their previous match.

It was the fifth and last title Robinson would win.

My story is not about Robinson. It concerns Carmen Basilio.

Basilio was born, raised and spent a good portion of his life in Canastota, N.Y. Canastota 30 miles from my hometown Utica.

Canastota is known as the onion capital of the world. Basilio was referred to in boxing circles as the upstate onion farmer.

In his later year, Basilio served as Physical Director at Le Moyne College in Syracuse.

Winning the middleweight title a major event in Basilio’s life. He enjoyed 2 more events.

He was influential in having the International Boxing Hall of Fame built in Canastota. Today, the Boxing Hall of Fame a major tourist attraction.

Basilio was elected to the Hall of Fame in his later years.

Basilio’s nephew was Billy Backus. Backus followed in his uncle’s foot steps. He became Welterweight Champion of the World. Basilio worked closely with Backus. Basilio claims his nephew winning he title excited him more than when he became middleweight champion.

Trump’s “friend” Putin continues to push him in Venezuela. Yesterday, 2 Russian planes landed at the Caracas airport. One hundred Russian troops departed and apparently will remain.

Putin’s message to Trump clear: Do not invade Venezuela.

Powerball gets bigger and bigger. No one has won this one yet. The next drawing wednesday. $750 million.

A tidy sum.

I normally do not buy lottery tickets. I will for this one. Who knows!

Enjoy your day!


  1. Trump’s self proclaimed “landslide” victory boils down to him being 46th out 58 elections in electoral college voting, and 47th in the popular vote margin over the last 49 elections.

  2. Soon I will be handing over my Trump tax cut to H&R Block because I can’t figure out the new Trump crazy 1040 tax form. Thanks for nothing, Donnie.

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