Three breaking news items last night. The most important and most sad was the death of Barbara Bush.
Wife of one President, mother of another. A class act. An independent women. Wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother. A political influence in her own way.
The world needs more Barbara Bushes.
Another breaking news item involved a Supreme Court case and Justice Neil Gorsuch. A Trump appointee. Trump’s only appointee so far. A conservative. Tipped the balance of power on the Court to 5-4 in favor of the conservative block.
A good Justice/Judge is one that cannot be depended on to vote the party line, so to speak. Gorsuch has generally been voting with his conservative brethren. Not in the Sessions v. Dimaya decision rendered yesterday.
Gorsuch voted with the liberal block. As a result, the Court struck down a part of one of Trump’s immigration laws having to do with the deportation of illegal immigrants who had criminal records. Thousands of immigrants affected.
Gorsuch wrote a decision saying the law was vague. What is a cime under the statue? Everyone? Traffic offenses?
Gorsuch wrote, “Vague laws invite arbitrary power.” I view Trump as an authoritarian figure. Arbitrariness part of authoritarianism.
Trump had to be upset. I can hear him now. I gave the guy the best job a lawyer can have. Made his career. And he does this to me!
May Trump experience more surprises!
The third breaking news item involved Sean Hannity. Turns out he has more than one Trump attorney. Victoria Toensing and Jay Sekulow have joined the club.
More interesting the nature of the representation.
On May 25, 2017, Toensing and Sekulow jointly wrote a letter to a Tulsa, Oklahoma radio station. They signed the letter as Counsel For Sean Hannity.
A conservative activist had said on a show that Hannity had been “creepy” towards her and invited her to his room.
The Toensing and Sekulow letter was a warning to the radio station to cease and desist from any further comment re the woman’s claims.
The woman’s name was reported.
I care not how many Trump lawyers Hannity uses. Though I do wish he would come clean on an issue that has nothing to do with anything.
By being silent, he may have opened the door to real aggravation. The woman’s statement. Time will tell.
Key West is to be honored tomorrow. Trump is visiting. Only for two hours. He is meeting with a military anti-smuggling group. An in and out trip.
This morning’s Key West Citizen says to expect protests. Meeting places include the White Street Pier and City Hall. Those protesting are asked to dress in black and carry signs.
Key West will not be behaving as One Human Family tomorrow.
KONK Life is a weekly publication. Covers the Keys.
I wrote a column for several years for KONK Life. The Key West Lou COMMENTARY. I considered the column the best writing I did.
I had too much on my plate and stopped doing the column two years ago. I have missed it. I believe I am better organized today.
My first column will be published in the KONK Life edition which hits the stands tomorrow. Concerns the Post Office. I believe the Post Office has been stomped upon in recent years. They are not at fault for today’s Post Office debt and insufficient help. Congress is the culprit.
The article is titled Congress To Blame For Post Office Debt. Eye opening.
Jenna Stauffer is a love of my life. My producer when I did my TV show for 3 years. Taught me everything.
Jenna continues to have a finger here and there in Key West life. One involves videoing for realtors houses they intend to sell. Her work professional. I know. She has videoed me several times over the years and each time I came out looking better than I did.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow wrote of our Revolutionary War in The Midnight Ride Of Paul Revere. He wrote the work in the 1860’s. The ride of Paul Revere took place in the 1775. It involved Concord and Lexington and the beginning of our war for freedom.
Longfellow made Revere hero of the day. He was a hero, though not the only one. There were other riders through the night shouting…..To arms, to arms, the British are coming.
Besides Revere, William Dawes, Samuel Prescott and a Dr. Peterson.
The British captured Revere early in his ride. Questioned him roughly for two hours and then let him go. Dr. Peterson is reported to have completed Revere’s ride.
Dawes was captured also. He escaped by jumping his horse over a stone wall. Subsequently, he lost his horse and had to walk to Lexington.
Prescott originally was not part of the ride. He was returning from a lady friend’s house at the awkward hour of 1 am. He was recruited for the ride. The British captured him, also. He escaped and rode on to Concord warning Patriots along the way.
Enjoy your day!