2022 July

Friday, July 29, 2022

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[R.I.P. Bill Blue] I’ll miss Bill Blue, he was a good guy and my sympathy goes out to Beverly. I remember one time when Bill was talking about Backing up Chuck Berry at an old hotel on the Boulevard. He said him and the Nervous Guys got there about two hours early so they could warm up with Chuck and get comfortable with each other.  They waited and waited, the Nervous Guys got more nervous thinking they had the wrong day or something. At about one minute to showtime Chuck come rushing in and Bill asked him if they are going to rehearse and what they’re going to play. Chuck replied indignantly, “We gonna play Chuck Berry. What’d you think we gonna play.”  Another time Bill was waiting for a plane and was sitting by the gate to the private aviation area at the KW airport with his guitar and Elvis Presley drives up, waves and says, “Rock on.”
Bye Bill—rock on!
I hate this new CT input bs! (Editor: I think he’s referring to the new contact form that allows you to send a photo. Plus it’s more secure with a better and easier to use captcha check box. I apologize for your frustration as I’m still tweaking it.)
[Lottery] My uncle won a lottery for several hundred thousand dollars and wish he never bought that damn ticket. He told me it is not worth the aggravation and fear of criminals!
[Friday Joke] “We’re taking United,” was the reply. “We got a great rate!” “United!” exclaimed the barber. “That’s a terrible airline. Their planes are old, their flight attendants are ugly and they’re always late. So, where are you staying in Rome?”
“We’ll be at the downtown International Marriott.” “That dump! That’s the worst hotel in Rome. The rooms are small, the service is surly and they’re overpriced. So, whatcha doing when you get there?”
We’re going to go to see the Vatican and we hope to see the Pope. “That’s rich,” laughed the barber. “You and a million other people trying to see him. He’ll look the size of an ant. Boy, good luck on this lousy trip of yours. You’re going to need it!”
A month later, the man again came in for his regular haircut. The barber asked him about his trip to Rome. “It was wonderful,” explained the man. “Not only were we on time in one of United’s brand new planes, but it was overbooked and they bumped us up to first class. The food and wine were wonderful, and I had a beautiful young stewardess who waited on me hand and foot. And the hotel! Well, it was great! They’d just finished a $25 million remodeling job and now it’s the finest hotel in the city. They were overbooked too, so they apologized and gave us the presidential suite at no extra charge!”
“Well,” muttered the barber. “I know you didn’t get to see the Pope” “Actually, we were quite lucky, for as we toured the Vatican, a Swiss Guard tapped me on the shoulder and explained that the Pope likes to meet some of the visitors, and if I’d be so kind as to step into his private room and wait, the Pope would personally greet me. Sure enough, five minutes later, the Pope walked in. As I knelt down he spoke to me.” “What did he say?”
“He said, ‘Where’d you get the shitty haircut?”


[Brittney Griner] Everything we know about the WNBA star detained in Russia. The USA should make her serve the ten-year sentence in our prison system. Link

Really enjoyed this site. Really. Thank you! Keep writing.

[Litter] Hey Alexandria Suarez, Maybe next time install your door hangers on actual doors not every mailbox in my neighborhood. The wind has blown your pamphlets all over and littered the street. Don’t worry, we’ll pick them up off the lawns and out of the refuge. You just made my vote very easy.

[Contact Us] I hate this new msg tool. Big Bro bit you, Ed? (Editor: I believe you are referring to the new Contact Us form that is faster, more secure and able to send photos too. I did some tweaking and I think you’ll like it now.)


Hollywood movie set—I hope.

[Medical Debt] They should look at forgiving medical debt for cancer patients instead of student loans. Education is a choice, cancer is not!

[Lottery]  The Mega Millions lottery is now $1.02 billion. The next drawing is this Friday at 11 pm Eastern.

[Rhonda Lopez vs Jim Mooney] I am extremely upset with the Florida House Republican Campaign Political Committee led by House Speaker Paul Renner for approving the slanderous mailouts and television commercials against the only woman in for Florida House District 120, true conservative Rhonda Redman Lopez.
It’s clear that many in Republican House leadership establishment have abusive bullying lying spendthrift, including Jim Mooney and the author of the advertisements he approves. Surely he is aware of this disgusting slander going on in his camp.
I think donors to his PAC should be made aware how their money is being spent, wasted on lies instead of advertising laying out the political case for Mr. Mooney and why he deserves reelection.
Our leaders are supposed to be upstanding gentleman, but we see them stooping low to attack a woman, Rhonda Rebman Lopez, who is an upstanding taxpayer, loves our community, and works hard to keep our community great.
What is going on in Tallahassee that they are so afraid of a true fiscally conservative candidate? Frankly, I think its terrible that the party is even allowed to give so heavily to a particular chosen candidate before a primary. We need to clean up the Republican Party in the Florida House and flush out the swamp that uses these disgusting tactics.
Clearly, the only method they have left in their arsenal to defend their weak incumbent is to place blame on others and propagate lies about other candidates.
Jim Mooney is the true “RINO” in bed with Democrats. Not once has he listed why he is a good candidate, and he can’t because he is a swamp creature who has been a predator his whole life. Yes, people can change, but Mooney has proven in this race and his last that mudslinging and dirty politics are his game through-and-through. He has demonstrated he is a good role model for criminal behavior but not as an upstanding tax-paying citizen. Meanwhile, Rhonda Rebman Lopez has one of the cleanest and most impressive records for any candidate to take on this district.
I call on our local and state leaders to root out the swamp monsters that are littering our neighborhood with disgusting false attacks against a woman (the only one in the District 120 race) who has given selflessly to conservative and local causes.
Ginny Donaldson
Summerland Key
[Bar Talk] Where can I see the real plans for the Florida Keys to rebuild them? I understand everything will be upgraded to multi high rise and four lanes. When will this start?


[“Who cares for dogs in Key West”] Dog care /sitting in Key West: Sustainable Pooch Pet Sitting. 305-923-1783

[Friday Joke] I thought the dryer made my clothes shrink. Turns out it was the refrigerator. Then I sat down to play the modernistic piano only to find it was a bureau.
[Changing Music Taste] Spotify is trying to figure out how our music preferences change as we age. The streaming service’s new research shows how our willingness to explore, and what we explore, can vary by age. Link
Monkeypox is a virus that causes a rash and flu-like symptoms. It can be spread by skin-to-skin contact and by sharing bedding, towels, or clothing with an infected individual. Meningococcal disease can cause meningitis (infection of the lining of the brain and spinal cord) and infections of the blood. Even when it is treated, meningococcal disease kills 10 to 15 infected people out of 100. And of those who survive, about 10 to 20 out of every 100 will suffer disabilities such as hearing loss, brain damage, kidney damage, loss of limbs, nervous system problems, or severe scars from skin grafts. The Menactra vaccine can help protect against most types of meningococcal disease.  In addition to routine vaccination for adolescents, the vaccine is also recommended for certain groups of people including those with HIV. The Menactra vaccine is readily available at the Health Department. Would you like to make an appointment to get it?  Please call 305-293-7500 now.


I tried this tonight. I have to be honest; it smells delicious but when I bit into the briquette it tasted like charcoal. On a positive note, I get to try hospital food in the morning.

A political fanatic took over the minds of what country, The USA or Germany?

[The myth of Marilyn Monroe] How her ‘sex bomb’ image buries the truth. Six decades on, the spectacle of Marilyn Monroe’s tumultuous life and death still holds us in its grip. With a major new biopic on the way, her biographer sorts fact from fiction. Link
[American War Power] In world war 2, Americans destroyed the Japanese fleet in just two hours.
[Trump’s Bleach Cure] Head of Florida ‘church’ that sold bleach as COVID-19 ‘miracle cure’ faces fraud charges. Link
[Turn Water into Fuel] Modern alchemists turn water into carbon-neutral jet fuel using solar radiation. A carbon-neutral synthesis of kerosene, or jet fuel, has been produced by scientists, made by combining sunlight with water. Link
[Mini Season] Two deaths reported in Florida Keys as lobster mini-season starts. Get rid of it! Link


Real cool cat.

[Friday Joke] As a group of robbers entered the bank, their leader went to the manager and asked him to open the vault. He threatened the manager by saying, “If you try to do anything smart, you’re fiction.” The manager was confused and asked him, “Don’t you mean ‘You are history’?” The robber angrily replied back, “Do not change the subject, okay?”


Rainbow frangipanni flower.

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