2014 April

Thursday, April 17, 2014

The-Coconut-Telegraph-w-CoconutsThe Original Unsocial Media
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gear17The police have warned us on Summerland Key to make sure all our fishing gear is locked up. It seems there are some thieves out there making the rounds. The cops said they have suspects but would not give us anymore information such as what the suspects look like, vehicle type, etc. I know they are not allowed to profile, but a hint of what we should be looking for in our neighborhood would be helpful.
Someone was going down Key Deer Blvd this morning at 8 shouting, what sounded like, “Rita, Rita, Rita …” over a loudspeaker.
refrigirator door opens[Refrigerator Woes] I need my refrigerator fixed and the two local numbers I called went to voice mail. Who is the professional in this area who will answer his phone? I called another and he never showed up like he said he would and didn’t even give me a call to apologize. Are they all Key Diseased too? There used to be an appliance guy next to the hardware store on BPK. Is he still around? Business Directory > Appliance
dog-sick[“Dogs poisoned at Venture Out”] When did this happen to these dogs? I ask because I walk my dog 3x a day at Garrison Bight Marina in KW, and when I got home from work yesterday, he had left me a big ‘present’ in the living room which has never happened before. When I took him right out, he seemed lethargic, and when he finally ‘went’ it was very soft and had blood in it. He seems to be feeling better now, not 100 percent, but has a Vet appointment tomorrow. I’ll mention the Cudjoe Key poisoning to the Vet.At any rate, sickos that do these kinds of things to our family companions need to be found and force-fed the same poison, with the stuff the dogs left behind as their dessert.
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I have a beautiful butternut squash plant that is growing all over the place and loaded with blossoms.  But when the blossoms become squash, they get to about 2 inches long then shrivel up and turn brown.  It gets plenty of water. Can some gardener out there tell me what might be wrong?

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peeing in waterThe water company in Portland, OR is draining their reservoir of 38,000,000 gallons of water because a kid peed in it.
[Job Training] The Government is spending $600 million in new competitive grants to spur creation of targeted training and apprenticeship programs that could help people land well-paying jobs without the need for a college degree.
chained to drugs needleHeroin deaths in the US total more than auto and violent crime deaths combined.
The Velvet Underground — Heroin
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The people at Fordare celebrating Mustang’s 50th anniversary.
Mustang Sally – Wilson Pickett (BPK’s most hated theme song) Link

[“Did Mark Goldman sell his Goldman’s Deli in Key West”] I was wondering the same thing because it just isn’t the same anymore. Not nearly as good as it used to be a few years ago.
hate-crime17[Right-wing extremist attacks on the rise]  Former KKK leader kills 3 in  Kansas synagog. Right-wing extremists have carried out more domestic terror attacks than jihadists since September 11th. Video
BP Oil is suspending cleanup operations after spending $14 billion to fix the mess they caused.
[Sewer Tax Abused Again] What a slap in the face for the County Commission to put another 1.7 million out of the penny sales tax towards the park in Key Largo instead of gravity system for all they are now going to spend almost 5 million to fix the park and I have to pay for permits to get an electric hookup for a pump that most of the public doesn’t need. Thanks County Commission somewhere, somehow, we are going to find out where the money comes from to get your votes.
meteor blue tailThe Lyrid Meteor Shower will be visible April 16-25, but will peak the night on the 22nd with 20 meteors per hour! These meteors will appear very dusty and have bright tails that seem to linger in the air.
Happy Thursday from Springers Bar and Grill. Today’s special is pesto chicken on a fresh baked ciabatta rolls. Totally Delish and sure to be a new favorite.
Fridays special: stuffed shrimp
doug17Did you miss Doug Yeomans Tuesday night? Well don’t fret, he’s back on our patio Friday night. In 2004 Doug Yeomans was inducted into the Buffalo music Hall of Fame. The Buffalo Music Awards have named him the best bluegrass, country and all around guitarist. He has played lead guitar for the broadway shows Ring of Fire and Ain’t Nothin But the Blues. This is a musical event not to be missed. So join us Friday night for a toe tappin, boot stompin good time.

There’s Always Something Special at Springers.

[Apocalypse] I’m not sure about global warming, but impending doom is on the horizon and all you parents who are not teaching your kids how to deal with real life instead of sitting behind a computer, gaming, are in big trouble and you have only yourself to blame.

[Don’t Play In Traffic] Watson Blvd near Doctor’s Arm.

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[“Bloomberg’s $50M challenge to the NRA”] I hope he does better this time than the last time he tried to talk reason to the NRA– it was a total bust. Hopefully he learned from his mistake and now that he’s no longer Mayor of NYC he’ll be able to give it the initiative attention it deserves.
[crtl16Keyboard  Shortcuts] In addition to Ctrl+B (bold) and Ctrl+I (italics), there is Ctrl+U (underline), Ctrl+C (copy), Ctrl+V (paste what you just copied), Ctrl+X (cut), Ctrl+Z (undo whatever you just did) and Ctrl+A (select all the items in the current window).Most people don’t know to save ink and paper, just highlight what you want to print, then select Print and the Radio Button “Selection” and it will print only what you have highlighted. Link
[Booze Primer] How much do you know about your beverage of choice from that magical shelf behind the bar? Whether you’re a whiskey connoisseur or just a gin enthusiast, it’s always good to keep a few little-known facts under your belt, because you never know when the right piece of trivia will come in handy. After all, if you can’t do a magic trick, you might as well dazzle your drinking partners with your knowledge of good spirits. Link
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golf cart rental 

Crane Point Hammock wants visitors to experience the natural Florida Keys hardwood hammock and identify the hammock trees, native flowers and plants and insects, however you have to do it while you walk the 63 acres.  That’s ridiculous.  If they offered golf carts then when I have guests in town, it’d suggest it.  I never even think of them, when my guests come into town.  Go karts are a bit much, but golf carts are a better suggestion.

[Healthcare] In total, 9.9 million people got insurance since the last quarter of 2013, bringing the number of uninsured Americans down from 43.5 million to 36.3 million, Gallup says. Link

[Don’t Slap The Monkey] Jehovah’s Witnesses want deaf people to stop masturbating. Now add a soundtrack from rapper 50 Cent. This is sure to offend a lot of people, that’s why I like it. WARNING! Adult language! (Well duh, what do you expect from a rapper named 50 Cent.) Video

In 1991 The Dow Jones closed above 3,000 for 1st time. It’s now 16,000, ironically. in this ‘bad’ economy.
[Gun Nuts’ Threat] “Bloomberg’s $50M challenge to the NRA”  What is wrong with “Doomberg”? Look what happened in Connecticut,  tens of thousands refused to register guns.  As a lifetime member of the NRA, I have never registered a gun.  If they don’t know who has them, they can’t be confiscated. Look what has happened in cities with the strictest gun laws.  (Chicago, New Orleans, New York, DC).  No Mr. Doomberg, I will keep all 26 of my unregistered rifles and handguns and thirty round magazines.  Registration leads to confiscation (England, Canada, Australia, not to mention third world countries). Molon labe (come and take them).
btomiliads17Monthly Plant Sale at the Key West Botanical Garden. Native, rare, and endangered plants will be offered for sale at The Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden, 5210 College Road, Stock Island Saturday, April 19th, from 10 am to Noon. Choose from over 150 species of butterfly and bird attracting plants propagated by the Garden’s volunteers. See our newly expanded section for larger plants. Garden members receive a 15% discount. All proceeds benefit the Garden’s conservation program directly.The Garden also welcomes all volunteers to “dig in the dirt” at the Nursery & in the Garden every Wednesday and Saturday mornings.

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Today in 1993 Police officers found guilty of violating Rodney King’s civil rights.
[Africa] There was a girl on Morning Joe this morning who wrote a book about all the good things in Africa. I switched channels and saw the story of the 100 girls kidnapped from a girls school in Nigeria.
intel17In 1986 IBM produces the 1st megabit chip. Now Intel’s Core i7-2600K has a quad-core processor that runs at 3.4 Ghz, with an 8 MB cache!
[Dirty Big Pine] From what I’ve seen, “Downtown” Big Pine is already a cesspool. There is always garbage thrown all over the grass area between US 1 and the bike path. I know a guy who works on the bike trail, and he says that he picks up more garbage from CVS to Strike Zone Charters, than the rest of his area combined. He doesn’t even try to pick up all the cigarette butts, there are too many of them to even try.
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