2021 May

Friday, May 7, 2021

Letters to the editor with pictures since 2002.
Published on Big Pine Key’s garbage days, Tuesdays and Fridays.
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[No More Masks] I just read that Gov. DeSantis signed an Executive Order that forbids local government’s from Implementing mask mandates. Citizens of Monroe County, take your masks off!
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis suspended all local COVID-19 emergency orders by executive order on Monday, while signing a law that restricts what both governors and mayors can do during pandemics. “I think that’s the evidence-based thing to do. I think folks that are saying they need to be policing people at this point, if you’re saying that, then you’re really saying you don’t believe in the vaccines.” Link
Hello everyone, Wetsock 16, a day of peace and music will be on Sunday May 30. Memorial Day weekend. The band line up is
Popeye & Friends
Bobby Howard & The Ukeholics
Ray West Band
Kick off around 12:30 (Keys time of course) in the waters off Picnic Island. Come enjoy a day of fun, sun, peace, and music!
See you there,
Your friend,
Flip Flop Bob
[Smart TVs Steal Info] Millions of Chinese smart TVs scanned wifi every 10 minutes, sent personal data to company.
That might be disturbing, but in other news, the US Customs and Border patrol bought software that combines the information stored in your cars “black box” monitor with extensive information stored when you connect your smartphone to your car. These innovations are not just for your convenience. Tech geeks claimed that they gained access to Dominion voting machines through a wifi enabled air conditioner thermostat at one polling place and through a wifi aquarium thermostat and smart tv at another. Video
[Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame] I think the RnR hall of fame needs a new name. It’s outdated. Most rockers have already been inducted. Most every one of this year’s nominees are not rock and rollers. The list is hip hop and rap artists and easy listening. I suggest the new name of “Pop Music Hall of Fame”. Link
[Friday Joke] A Native American child goes to his father and asks, “Father, how do parents think of names for their children?” The father answers, “Well, son, the night before the mother gives birth, the father goes into the woods and camps for the night. When he wakes the following morning, the first thing he sees is what he names his child, which is why your sister is named Soaring Eagle. Why do you ask this, Bear Poop?


[New Business] Decks and Docks is now at the old Skeeter’s Marine building on Big Pine Key across from Tom Thumb.

[“Bill and Malinda Gates getting divorced”] Another rich guy leaves his rich philanthropist wife. Proof that money can’t buy happiness. There sure are a lot of very rich tech ex-wives floating around.



Are TV’s female talking heads having a contest to see who can have the longest false eyelashes?

[Insulting Twit] “Fake mosquitoes inject the COVID-19 virus with their noses” Answer: Zero. That was h-u-m-o-r you insulting twit.


A rather svelte Jersey girl enjoying her beach time.

[Mooring Fields] The state Legislature has approved a bill that would require boaters in the Florida Keys who are not in a mooring field to move their vessels every 90 days. The bill now awaits the governor’s signature. The bill was recently amended to require 300 new mooring balls be placed about a mile around Key West before the legislation is implemented. The amendment calls for the city of Key West to increase its mooring field by 50 moorings and that 250 new moorings be added around Key West. Link
[Spectacular Carousel in China] China’s new extreme ride, the tallest carousel and quadruple turning observation deck in the world, is grabbing everyone’s attention.  It is being dubbed the “Flying Kiss.” It is two giant statues, overlooking a 3,000 ft. cliff – one of a man & the other a woman. The ride begins with the man & woman bending down to the ground to pick up passengers from a rooftop platform.     Once on board, the giant statues, holding you up on observation decks with one arm, bring you up into the sky for a spectacular view that is unforgettable.  For safety, there is simply a waste-high gate.  You are free to move about during the ride as the carousel turns and rises.  As the pair reach their highest elevation, the two statues “kiss!” Video
[Friday Joke] I was at the grocery store earlier with my service dog. The lady in front of me at checkout had about $200 worth of toilet paper in her shopping cart. With an attitude she asked me what type of dog I had. I told her it was my service dog. Then she got real snarky and said, “I knew that. What type of service?” I said he was a BLD. By now he was licking her face and hands being super friendly. She said, what is a BLD? I told her it stood for Butt Licking Dog. She said Butt Licking Dog? I said yeah, he has been trained to lick my butt clean because I can’t seem to be able to find toilet paper because of hoarders (the cashier completely lost it).


The earth pulsates every 26 minutes – always has. The pulse originates in the Gulf of Guinea off the southwest coast of Africa. No one knows why. Could that place be Earth’s heart? Link



[Butts] Picking up one million cigarette butts. Video



[Clit Stimulation] I know. That’s how I read it at first.

[Keys Are Dead] Keys is the source for what is happening in the Keys, but is it? Reading that blog sheet tells me the Keys have had it as far as real cool humans go and that they have been replaced by sissies, castrated dreamers, the dysfunctional and fruit-loops that see things through their pink Vaseline. The Keys are dead and good riddance! Go ahead builders, scrap them off and build the gated communities you want. UGH!
[How the Rover got to Mars] This is awesome! The first robot rover to land and travel on Mars was the Mars Pathfinder’s Sojourner Rover. It rolled onto Mars’ surface on July 6, 1997. The Sojourner Rover was a six-wheeled vehicle that was controlled remotely by an operator here on Earth. Because of the distance to Mars, (34 Million miles) commands sent to the rover from Earth took about 10 minutes to reach it.

There has been, I think, 4 rovers to Mars in the past 20 years or so. I can’t determine which this is – no matter, America’s technology and achievements are the best in the world!  Be proud of this, I certainly am.  May God continue to bless our America. Video

[Breaking Quarantine] Like my puppy, I have had all my shots. I am fully protected now so I broke my 14-month quarantine this week and went inside a bar. The first time in over a year. I chose the Brass Monkey in Marathon to break my quarantine. It was the same as it was for the last 20-30 years. Cold beer, same people. I asked the bartender if people were starting to come back yet. She said, “What do you mean? I said, “The virus.” She replied, “Oh [that]? They never left.”
I’m so glad when things don’t change. Some things I like the way they are.


[Cleaning Fish] When cleaning your catch, don’t throw fish carcasses into canals or boat basins. They can add excess nutrients into the water. Instead, wrap the fish in newspaper and throw it away. Excess nutrients use up oxygen that is needed by living fish and may cause undesirable algae blooms


Doesn’t Fred Astaire look a lot like Stan Laurel?

[Schedule Your COVID-19 Vaccination Online] The website now includes a streamlined scheduling platform that will make getting a COVID-19 vaccine easier than ever. It’s easy! Link