What is Manchin’s problem?

Someone tell me.

I do not understand him.

I am concluding it may be one of following: He is a Republican to be in disguise or he has lost it mentally.

Representative Cori Bush (D-Mo.) said Manchin’s opposition to the reconciliation bill is “anti-Black, anti-child, anti-woman, and anti-immigrant.”

Can’t argue with Bush. Once again, I ask why has the man become the strange and demented person we see today.

Chilling events occurring. U.S.manufacturers are commenting about what they describe as “everyday stagnation.” Referring to demand, prices, and supply chain chaos being experienced.

The manufacturers seem to be united on one point: Things are not going to get better anytime soon.

I listened yesterday to the Supreme Court arguments in the two Texas abortion cases. Each dealing with the new law.

Interestingly, the arguments never mentioned abortion. The arguments had to do with the procedures involved under the new law.

My thoughts.

Questioning rarely gives an indication of how a judge may be thinking. I’ve argued appeals where I thought upon finishing that Judge X was with me. Rarely the case. The judge generally ruled the other way.

I make the point because Justices Kavanaugh and Barrett clearly would lead one to believe they were going to vote against the new law. Two staunch conservatives joining the Court’s liberal voting block?

If they do, I suspect it is there way of trying to get themselves back in the good graces of the American public. Recall they both supported the earlier shadow decision.

Appeals are really judges asking questions of the attorneys. I always found it a pain in the ass. I would be making a strong point for my client and suddenly one of the judges would interrupt with a question that had nothing to do with the issues in the case.

Questioning was heavy yesterday. Most of the questions seemed to be on point. Some from left field. However not being that versed in the minute legalities involved, I nevertheless am sure some were from left field. There always is.

Justice Kagan in a comment and not a question, knocked whoever the “genius” was who wrote the law.

The Los Angeles Times in an editorial written following the argument yesterday wrote, “The legitimacy of the high court and the integrity of the U.S. Constitution are…..at stake. Is the Supreme Court really going to let a state ignore the Constitution with a diabolically novel enforcement scheme?”

The Chinese and their government do many things not consistent with the way things are done in the U.S. Such does not necessarily mean the U.S. is correct in everything.

Missteps by the Chinese government have become obvious.

Saturday at the Shanghai Disneyland one person tested positive for coronavirus. Disneyland immediately shut down, locked the gates. No one could get out. There were 33,863 persons so confined.

The reason was those 33,863 had to be tested and questioned re whether near someone who had come down with the virus.

It took hours, but it was done.

The result: Not one of the 33,863 were infected. Impossible! There had to be some.

My suspicion is that the Chinese government must have directed the statement that no other person was infected. The only logical conclusion I can arrive at.

The woman killed in the scooter/auto accident saturday night has been identified: Kira Saner. Age 39. Resided on Stock Island.

I was talking on the phone with my manicurist Tammy yesterday. She sounded sad. She was. She told me Kira had been her customer.

An interesting editorial in the Key West Citizen this morning: “On COVID DeSantis Losing Touch With Reality.”

No question about it. He is worse than Trump and as arbitrary as Manchin. What I fear most is that if Trump does not run in 2024, DeSantis by a wide margin is considered the leading Republican candidate.

Tonight, tonight. Love tuesday nights. My blog talk radio show: Tuesday Talk with Key West Lou. A fast moving half hour of me ranting and raving about the previous week’s happenings.

Guaranteed you will enjoy. www.blogtalkradio.com/key-west-lou.

Enjoy your day!


  1. America produced Joe Manchin, Lou, no one else.

    We have to start to understand that we can no longer avoid the truth that we as a nation created him and so many more like him. He is not the exception. Something is terribly wrong and we must figure that out and find a way to fix it. There can be no more excuses.

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