Letters to the editor with pictures since 2002.
Published on Big Pine Key’s garbage days, Tuesdays and Fridays.
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|[Marijuana Tourism] I saw lots of Florida license plates in Denver for my annual cannabis medicine buying spree. You guys may want to try this way of dispensary hopping, instead of being gouged for your medical weed. Airport security is only looking for bombs.
Imagine if you scored some strong hash, you’re sitting quietly in your bud n breakfast, higher than a kite, when the disturbed unbalanced “host”/thing demands that you vacate the premises immediately. Did you know they can do this for any reason? Even make-believe reasons, especially if you’re traveling solo. Beware of any weed tourism entity. You’d be better served paying for a regular hotel and to smoke your weed on nice long walks. This is my 3rd and final bud n breakfast stay. The first one in Denver was a house which would not pass an electrical inspection and had the grossest bath/shower with hard water that smelled so filthy along with the house host who did not use deodorant. The next place was a tool shed converted into a guest “cottage” (sic) next to I-70 with noise, pollution, the walls shake, with the loudest, oldest fridge which would freeze your craft beer in an hour and the oldest bed, probably encased in dust mites. Tool shed right next to their garden, where every hour, some kind of pesticide sprays chemicals which waif into the tool shed. My trip last year, I had Chicago pizzas delivered to the dark-triad of lesbian hosts, whom did not even say thank you. Their dog poop was all over the backyard and I picked up several piles. They were also anti-social to my little dog too, which should have been enough red flags to never give them another fifteen cents. Knowing how a hotel safe is not really safe (they have the back door password) I have traveled with a small, portable safe and this is where I stored cash and valuables. Instead of leaving my dispensary-bought valuables inside the tool shed, it all traveled with me inside my vehicle. This may be the reason they threw me out– there was nothing for this 700 pound couple to take. Zip!
|[Regulating Cruise Ships] City Hall was packed for Monday’s special meeting on cruise ships. Before a standing-room-only crowd of concerned residents and over a hundred more watching at home on Zoom, City Commissioners gave bold and clear direction to City Attorney Shawn Smith to draft an ordinance or set of ordinances that would apply uniform limits to all three cruise piers and meet the demands of the voters.|
Right now 99% of Covid deaths are from those who are unvaccinated. Are phony Facebook vaccine conspiracies worth dying for? Get jabbed, you’ll feel better.
|You’ve got to love the irony of a generation raised on making prank phone calls only to be terrorized by daily robo-calls now.|
|[Friday Joke] A child asked his father, “How were people born?” So his father said, “Adam and Eve made babies, then their babies became adults and made babies, and so on.” The child then went to his mother, asked her the same question and she told him, “We were monkeys then we evolved to become like we are now.” The child ran back to his father and said, “You lied to me!” His father replied, “No, your mom was talking about her side of the family|
|[Hammerhead Sharks] I read an interesting article in a recent Keynoter newspaper regarding hammerhead sharks. They are considered “apex” predators which mean nothing hunts them, but they hunt anything. I’ve never encountered a great white, but diving or snorkeling with hammerhead (s), sure do get the heart pumping.|
|[Intellectual Freedom] A new state law requires annual surveys to be conducted at public colleges and universities in Florida to “assess intellectual freedom and viewpoint diversity” at these institutions. After signing the measure into law last month, Florida Governor DeSantis suggested that colleges and universities would face budget cuts if they are found to be “indoctrinating” students. Link|
|[Vaccine] This is our shot! It’s for all of us.|
Can you overdose on weed? There are no deaths attributed solely to marijuana—but it’s not risk-free. Link
|My dive partner got MSRA from rental scuba gear when we dove the Vandenberg in April. I offered my dive partner a Clorox clean up wipe for the regulator and it was refused. What should I use for the next dive trip? Can I spray down the rental gear with Clorox Clean Up? The dive partner did not want to tell dive owner about this. Pretty scary! Maybe, I’ll just stop diving once and for all. It’s not like the reef is happening anymore.|
|[Free Money] The Community Foundation of the Florida Keys is awarding $215,266 in grants to 35 Keys nonprofits for community collaborative projects that will directly benefit residents from Key Largo to Key West. Link|
|[Racial Prejudice] Black issues are far more out of proportion to real life. 13.4% of the population gets a disproportionate amount of talk time, even though nothing will change. The only way things will change is if Blacks get rid of the stereotype Black person, the big “N”.
Stop speaking like slaves (it even has a name—Ebonics.
And pull up your pants and turn your hat around.
Obey a cop even if you disagree and are being unfairly treated.
Get rid of welfare mothers.
Fathers, stay with your family and be responsible.
These are the stereotypes and only represent a very small portion of the 13.4%. But that’s the person unenlightened Whites think of when they think of Blacks. When Whites see these cretins it destroys any racial progress that has been made by the vast majority of all the other Blacks. Yesterday Biden started giving parents money every month for child care. CNN interview a big fat black welfare woman surrounded by her 4 other children (she was also pregnant with a fifth). She was so happy she was going to get about $600 a month and she could now “take them to McDonalds”. That’s a stereotype. That’s what I’m talking about. Why aren’t all Blacks trying to remove the stereotypical Black person? They don’t even respect them. Those types just bring the whole race down. They never even talk about The List. Only Whites do and always in private.
|[Fear] I asked my neighbor what he would do if our government passed a law stating we citizens had to allow immigrants to live in our houses in the extra rooms and feed them. He laughed and said it could never happen. I fear he’s wrong!|
“The first thing we do, let’s kill all the lawyers” is a line from William Shakespeare’s Henry VI, Part 2, Act IV, Scene 2.
|[Deputy Petit Theft] Monroe County Sheriff’s Office Deputy charged following Key West parking incident. It would seem the good folks at KeysNews.com would rather have their money (pay wall) rather than alert citizens to a bad cop – what was Deputy Swogger arrest for really? Is he still carrying a badge? What was Deputy Swogger arrested for on July 12th; and why has there not been a published statement as to his arrest?
KWPD21OFF003700 Charges: 1 Misdemeanor Count(s) of 812.014.3a LARC – PETIT THEFT 2ND DEGREE 1ST OFFENSE
|[Too Much Black Stuff] Is anyone besides me sick and tired of the continuing assault on our senses by being continuously bombarded with BLACK Commercials. I mean what percentage of the 13% of the population actually spends money on the products advertised. Has the marketing staff gotten so WOKE with this alleged racism that they are ignoring the 87% of people who actually spend money on their products.|
|[Friday Joke] He ran as fast as he could up the path. Looking over his shoulder he saw that the bear was closing in on him. His heart was pumping frantically, and he tried to run even faster.
He tripped and fell on the ground. He rolled over to pick himself up but saw the bear raising his paw to take a swipe at him. At that instant the atheist cried out, “Oh my God!”
Time stopped. The bear froze. The forest was silent.
It was then that a bright light shone upon the man and a voice from heaven asked, “You deny my existence for all of these years, teach others I don’t exist and even credit creation to a cosmic accident. Do you expect me to help you out of this predicament? Am I to count you as a believer?”
The atheist looked directly into the light. “It would be hypocritical of me to suddenly ask you to treat me as a Christian now, but perhaps, could you make the bear a Christian?”
“Very well”, said the Voice. The light went out, and the sounds of the forest resumed.
And then the bear lowered his paw, bowed his head and spoke: “Lord, bless this food which I am about to receive and for which I am truly thankful, Amen.