2020 August

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Letters to the editor with pictures since 2002. Published on Big Pine Key’s garbage days, Tuesdays and Fridays.


[“I can’t breathe”] White cops did it again. They shot an unarmed black man in his car 7 times – in the back – because he wouldn’t obey them. His two young children were in the back seat watching, terrified. The cop grabs the unarmed man by his t-shirt with one hand and fires 7 shots into his back with the other. The problem is that many of us think it’s okay because if he’s black he must be wrong. Video

Do they still sell flight insurance or were there too many people blowing up planes to collect the insurance?


… and I thought it was a nasal swab!

[Raising the Roads] Monroe County has previously dedicated $320,750 to design the road elevation and drainage improvement project for Twin Lakes. The design is currently 90% completed and will be shovel-ready for construction if grant funds are received. The Twin Lakes and Big Pine Key Sands Subdivision pilot road raising projects have been kicked around since at least the beginning of 2017. A public hearing on seeking $8.5 million to elevate and improve drainage on Father Tony Way as part of the Sands project will precede the Twin Lakes discussion.



If tomatoes are a fruit than ketchup has to be a smoothie.

[Frankenskeeters] Release 750 million genetically modified mosquitoes into the wild, they said. What could go wrong, they said. (modified mosquitoes are called “flying syringes”) Link



[Bounty on Scalps] After the Civil War the government rescinded the bounty they had placed on American Indians.

[Brainwashing] The trend of school officials is asking parents to sign waivers that they (parents) won’t be eavesdropping on virtual classes without asking permission from the teachers. Also, they are forbidding them from recording the lessons. Now perhaps the parents are interested in what is being taught to little Johnny and Maria in public schools. So why the unreasonable request for a waiver? Is it perhaps they’re afraid of not teaching the 3 R’s but social discord and gender equity? Are our children being brainwashed behind our backs?


[Conventions] I can’t think of one reason to watch either convention. If you want to hear speeches go to the politician’s website. Conventions used to have a purpose, but today everything is resolved and made public well before the convention. They used to be exciting and full of surprises, now they are just staged performances. If you want to see the famous contestants just turn on your TV, they’re on every channel every day and night. No need for a convention.

[California Wildfire] Watch this video of people driving out of the California fire in a town inappropriately named Paradise. It’s like driving through hell! Video
Islam is based on not forgiving. Catholicism is based on forgiveness.
[Colorado Wildfires] The second largest wildfire in state history grew slightly to 189,177 acres by Sunday, even as the nearly 900 firefighters – aided by air support – managed to increase containment to 19%. The fire has been burning in sparsely populated areas northeast of Grand Junction since a lightning strike sparked the original blaze on July 31. Link



[New Russian Vaccine] Russia confirms its new Covid-19 vaccine has no known side effects.

[Lock Her Up] If Trump really wanted Hillary locked up, he should have just hired her.
Afghanistan has only been conquered by one, and that would be the religious myth of the Koran.


[Sex Song & Dance] Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s smash hit song WAP has inspired TikTok users to create their own dance routines – some of which have caused the dancers to injure themselves. Link

[Privacy] My wife asked me why I spoke so softly in the house. I said I was afraid Mark Zuckerberg was listening! She laughed. I laughed. Alexa laughed. Siri laughed.


Why does the Tramastar helicopter toke patients with similar injuries to different Miami hospitals? How do they decide which hospital to take them too?