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|[South Florida Symphony] Rediscover the thrill of live music. Single tickets and subscription packages on sale now for in-person concerts in Ft. Lauderdale, Miami and Key West! South Florida Symphony brings you a 24th Season of exceptional concerts you don’t want to miss: Beethoven’s monumental “Eroica” Symphony; Piazzolla’s response to Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons — with an Argentinian tango twist; Tchaikovsky’s ﬁnal symphony, the haunting “Pathétique;” a World Premiere by SFSO Composer-in-Residence John Gottsch, Princess Yurievskaya; the beloved holiday tradition, Handel’s glorious Messiah; and so much more! Link
|[Booster Shot] One should be careful about calling other people liars when one is ignorant about the facts. If you have certain underlying health conditions, you can get a booster shot. This 70 year-old got my Moderna booster shot 3 weeks ago at Winn Dixie. Nobody has to provide their health history to you.
[Fake Quote] Nope, Benjamin Franklin never said it: “Never trust a government that doesn’t trust its own citizens with guns.” Link
|[Kill The Losers] How does the poster propose we “cull out the non-producers”. Kill them? Whom decides which ones are on the death list? Is killing them really a solution? Perhaps the final solution? You are despicable; I order you to leave the Keys now!
|[National Refuge Week] Meet us out on Long Beach (park on Long Beach Drive) Friday, late afternoon, October 15th and watch the sunset. Bring your cameras, beach chairs and picnic items and we’ll have a lovely evening, weather permitting. Check the website: Floridakeyswildlifesociety.org for updated info. Free and all are welcome! ~Marianne
|[FU Variant] I just read there is a new variant of covid coming out of DC called the FU variant. Fortunately they have developed a vaccine for it and you only need 30 doses. The vaccine company has warned that this variant is a nasty one. If you are an un-vaccinated white male and get the FU virus your Johnson will fall off in two days. The vaccine company’s marketing department projects that within a month all white males will have received the jab.
[No Brain] As a kid, I used to watch The Wizard of Oz and wonder how someone could talk if they didn’t have a brain. Then I got social media.
|[Democracy Ending] Most people in this country truly have no idea how much we are at risk of losing a 245-year-old democracy
|[Rats Come Out At Night] 45 year old man was beaten by a group of six men Tuesday in the wee hours on Duval Street, Key West. Any surprise? The lower the business address number, the later it is, the worst it gets.
I moved out of downtown Key West some months back, but I will return to visit family and friends every so often.
Yes, there’s good and bad wherever you look, but I personally believe Duval St after 10 or 11 pm brings out the scourge of society.
|[More Ammo To Stop Shootings] Mass shootings in the USA are becoming commonplace. And usually, the thug offs himself after the carnage. I just hope ammunition for law abiding folks doesn’t dry up to try and stop the violence. Pray for a more civil society and less crazies.
[Name The Dead Bird] This poor critter committed suicide by flying into our upstairs door. I know it’s some kind of a heron.
|[Bring Back The Hate] Why does the CT spin everything and not print what people send in? Seems all you print is airheads and advertisers. The CT was better when everything was posted on one page!
|Bronze bust unveiled at Burt Reynolds‘ Hollywood gravesite. A bronze bust of Burt Reynolds, featuring his famous cowboy hat and even more famous mustache, now adorns his grave. The bust was unveiled at a small ceremony Monday night at Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles, three years after the death of the “Smokey and the Bandit” and “Boogie Nights” star. His ex-wife Loni Anderson and their son, Quinton Reynolds, commissioned the bust. Anderson told The Associated Press they couldn’t decide which era of Reynolds to use, so the sculpture is meant to be ageless. Reynolds died in hometown of Jupiter, Florida, in 2018 at age 82.
[Name That Mushroom] This yellow beauty was growing in the pot with the hibiscus.
|أطيب تحياتها وأمنياتها بدوام التوفيق نحيط علم سيادتكم بعزم الدار العربية على عقد تطـويـــر أســـاليـب الشـــــراء المـهنيـــة ورفــع كفـاءتهـــا التنظيميــــة القاهرة – جمهورية مصر العربية حضور افتراضي عبر منصة زوووم في حال تعثر الحضور الفعلي أهداف الدورة
I’m offended, I think. What do they mean by that? Are we getting Afghan spam?
|[“Insulting an insulting poster”] Oh My… on Tuesday, I seem to have put a distaff (I think) poster’s panties in a massive wedgie. Sweet! Let’s review. he/she/whatever called me a liar, stating that my wife and I have not had our Moderna booster shot. He/she/whatever is flat wrong. Our Doc urged it. CVS delivered the poke.
Then the thin-skinned lady/gentleman/whatever accused me of “telling women to ingest (birth control chemicals). That simply is untrue. I correctly pointed out that birth control pills work and work well.
Unlike the lady/gentleman/whatever, I do not believe that anyone should be forced to permit the government to flood their bodies with chemicals, you know, like vaccines. On the other hand, taking the vaccine makes one helluva lot of sense — kinda like birth control pills.
BTW Deer Lady, Sir, or whatever…here is a direct quote from your posting on 9/14 regarding avoiding pregnancy: “Wear a mask. Get vaccinated. Wear a condom. Stop impregnating women!” The fact is that you did suggest that getting vaccinated and wearing a mask is prophylactic for pregnancy.
How to turn your garden into a tortoise sanctuary. Encourage these slow visitors to stay a while. Link
|The Mosquito ‘copter has sprayed my house every day for the last 5 days. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
What are the best foods to eat for a healthy life. Link