2021 December

Tuesday, December 21, 2021

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Today is December 21, the winter solstice, the longest night and shortest day of the year. The first day of Winter. Astronomical winter begins and the days gradually get longer again. Link
[“Springsteen sells his music catalogue”] John Fogarty of Credence Clearwater Revival sold his songs years ago and hasn’t performed even one song in public since, because he refuses to give the “song bandit” one more cent until he re-owns the songs. “I don’t own them, still,” Fogerty says. “But hopefully I’m going to live long enough that they finally revert to me. It’s a period of about 56 years, and so far, we’ve been celebrating the 50th anniversary of ‘Proud Mary,’ so you do the math. It should be pretty soon. Link

American Legion
Post 145-Islamorada joins in celebrating together at the decorative Tavernier Elks Lodge #1872 during their festive Christmas dinner 2021.
Two Deputies in Key West vs two military guys.  A third sailor, James Black, 27, wasn’t booked but instead airlifted to Kendall Regional Medical Center after suffering a brain bleed and loss of consciousness, Pike was also charged with a felony count of battery for allegedly punching Black in the face. Police said that after the punch Curry pushed Black to the ground. Black hit his head on the sidewalk and began to lose consciousness. It appeared that “blood was also coming from the back of James’ head onto the sidewalk,” police reported.
These two cops are bullies with badges – and I’d be in fear for my life if I was ever stopped by these two. Always turn on your cell phone camera when stopped. That will document everything. Link


Not everyone will get this.

[Covid Passport] People in Sweden get microchips implanted that include vaccine records amid new Covid restrictions. Video


It’s Christmas! More happy! More happy!

[Voting Rights Erode] Oklahoma lawmakers have passed a new measure, stiffening penalties for protesters who block roadways and granting immunity to drivers who unintentionally hit them. This is just one of dozens of statutes restricting the right to protest that have been enacted around the country since 2017, and many more are pending.
Operatives have been building an apparatus of election theft. They are fine-tuning a legal argument that purports to allow state legislators to override the choice of the voters.
States are enacting laws and installing loyalists in positions allowing elections to be certified regardless of the vote count. Meanwhile, Tens of millions of Americans perceive their world through black clouds of their smoke.
I wish this was just a conspiracy theory!


Solar Probe survived its closest encounter yet with the sun. Link

[Smell] One big difference between men and women is that if a woman says, “Smell this” it usually smells nice.

Happy birthday to Jersey girl at Easy Does It Hair shop in Marathon!

New commercials for Prevagen memory loss tablets. 1/2 off per bottle. I can’t remember the location of the ad or I’d post it.
Have the Florida Keys outgrown the Overseas Highway? The Overseas Highway has seen increased traffic as more visitors make their way down to the Florida Keys. Now, some are questioning whether the archipelago has outgrown the highway. Link
Plain Kellogg’s cornflakes. Good for you, taste great. Added sugar during production. Just when you think you found the good-for-the-body-cereal
Why aren’t Covid tests free and readily available. How do I get a test? Do I have to stand in line? Are they free? Why do I have to make an appointment? Why can’t I just walk in at my convenience?
If they really want us to get tested they should make it so easy, fast and free that everyone will do it.


[Military Coup] Generals warn of divided military and possible civil war in next U.S. coup attempt. Link

[Crooks] Florida men helped ring rip off federal loan program for $35 million, took cut of proceeds. Link


Welcome to a Chinese Walmart. Definitely not the same products as the USA. They even sell rice in large bins. Link

[Vaxx] Are those who won’t get vaccinated trying to kill us? I know people are crazier than they’ve ever been, but actually trying to kill us is far-fetched even for those who can’t tell truth from a lie
To all of my neighbors. I don’t mean to be a Grinch, however, to those of you who are placing Christmas lights/decorations in your yards, would you please avoid anything that has red or blue flashing lights together! Every time I come around the corner, I think it’s the police. I have to break hard, toss my beer out the window, swallow my drugs, fasten my seat belt, throw my phone on the floor, turn my radio down, and push the gun under the seat. All while trying to drive. It’s just too much drama, even for Christmas. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding. Merry Christmas to you all!
[Downtown Brawl] Is the chubby Connor Curry, the MCSO cop who was picking on the sailors the other night related to MCSO Detective Spencer Curry?

[What Could Go Wrong Department] If I saw this I just might be tempted to stick around to see what happens when he drives off.

[Love] Why is this old man lifting a kettlebell? This video is from Germany, no dialog. None needed. The message is clear and for everyone. A nice, encouraging Christmas message. You’ll be glad you watched. Video

Serious fight downtown this past weekend. Head injury. The lower the block, the later it is, the worse Duval Street gets.