Voting counts. No question about it. Were it not for more votes for the Democratic candidate, Trump would not have been elected. Had he failed, Roe v. Wade and affirmative action would both still be law. So if you do not like what is happening, vote Biden. Tell your friends to do so also and why. Three members of the Supreme Court who voted anti Roe v. Wade and affirmative action were appointed by Trump.


The Supreme Court did it again yesterday. Overturned 50 years of precedent re affirmative action. Killed affirmative action with regard to college admissions.

 Justice Katanji Brown’s scorching dissent in one of the cases speaks out forcefully and dramatically re the wrong perpetrated by the majority: “With let-them-eat-cake obliviousness, today, the majority pulls the ripcord and announces ‘colorblindness for all’ by legal fiat. But deeming race irrelevant in law does not make it so in life.”

Jackson compared the Court’s majority members to ostriches sticking their necks in the sand adding “no one benefits from ignorance. Although formal race-linked legal barriers are gone, race still matters to the lived experiences of all Americans in unnumberable ways, and today’s ruling makes it worse, not better.” Continuing that the majority’s perspective in proceeding “ostrichlike” from the hope that “preventing consideration of race will end racism” is nothing more than the majority proceeding in vain.

Justice Thomas voted with the majority. Affirmative action resulted in his admission to Yale Law School. He would never have been accepted without it.

Thomas wrote a concurring opinion in effect claiming his Yale Law degree was of no value to him following graduation.

Let me say to the man: You would never have made it to the Supreme Court and achieved earlier legal success without it. Cut the bullshit!

Biden talks about correcting the Supreme Court problem, but does nothing. The longer today’s Supreme Court continues as constituted, the more destructive of American values it will be.

Biden must do something. I suspect he will do nothing till after reelected when hopefully he will have Democratic House and Senate majorities. 

Biden a Presidnet I highly respect. My message to him is fail us not!

The heat’s effect was obvious yesterday.

I was getting a manicure. A middle aged woman walked in. She was beat up and moaning because of the heat. 

It was obvious at Hogfish while I was having lunch. No air conditioning, of course. I was ok. Just came in from my air conditioned car. Things were different with Julia at the bar. She was showing stress. I asked her if the heat was getting to her. She said yes. To help, she had a special bag of ice in her back pocket. Whatever it takes.

Other female staff were evidencing the heat’s effect also.

Hot is hot!

There was a time when Key West was the largest and richest city in Florida. In 1890, the population was just short of 18,800.

Key West’s riches were achieved from wrecking and salvaging ships that crashed on the reefs and shallow waters offshore. Locals made their fortunes by auctioning off or reselling the salvaged cargoes.

Things changed rapidly for Key West, however. By 1928 when Hemingway arrived, Key West was run down and impoverished. Corey showed some photos the other night of Key West when Hemingway arrived. The town was comprised of run down shacks. Amazing that Hemingway sensed a flavor to the community and opted to remain.

Enjoy the long holiday weekend!


2 comments on “VOTING COUNTS

  1. No one can deny the inequity across racial lines. It is a part of American history and, while less an issue today, it still exists. The truth is throughout our history, a good swath of Caucasian’s wouldn’t have been selected on merit alone and that has been going on for a long time. Affirmative action is nothing more than having two equal candidates of different ethnicities and not selecting the Caucasian every time. Now, if that isn’t how it was utilized it really isn’t a systemic concern, but more evidence that humans will mess up just about everything that comes their way.

    • Apparently there are many, many people, Clarence Thomas and the majority of those on the US Supreme court who ARE denying inequity across racial (and gender) lines. That IS exactly the problem.

      Suggesting otherwise is nothing more than misguided libertarian blindness, or just plain political dishonesty.

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