2022 January

Tuesday, January 11, 2021

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[“Big Pine Stink”] You asked what it was. There is what I call sea gas depending on the wind. This year I notice it more on garbage pickup days. It’s the garbage juice flowing out of the trucks. It stinks & is a pollutant. Some cities require trucks to not leak. You see it laying on the streets. A truck went by me Thursday & the garbage juice came pouring out.
[Holy Evolution] Christianity started out in Palestine as a fellowship; it moved to Greece and became a philosophy; it moved to Italy and became an institution; it moved to Europe and became a culture; it came to America and became an enterprise. ~Sam Pascoe
For local readers:  Popa Jim’s Pizza is for sale.  I am considering buying it but see the horrible labor shortage so my question to you is this:  would you work there?  Email me your requirements (hourly wage, number of hours per week and whether you are a full-time resident or just looking for a job for a few months).  Would you like to work in the store or be a delivery driver?  Please, no drug users or people who can’t put down their phones. Thanks.
[Goldfish Taught to Drive by Israeli Scientists] How will they reach the pedals? Link

[AARP Senior Center] The County has no money to demolish the crumbling Senior Center. And it has no money to spiff up the Littons Way place to use in its stead

[PanDAMNit] I heard a 5 year old telling people “Were in a panDAMNit” and now I’m totally convinced we’re the ones saying it wrong
[Moon Warning] Have you ever really thought about how, when you look at the moon, it’s the same moon Shakespeare and Marie Antoinette and Van Gogh and Cleopatra looked at. They all looked at the moon and they’re all dead. The moon is killing people. Wake up America. Don’t look at the Moon!
When stupidity is considered patriotism, it is unsafe to be intelligent.  ~Isaac Asimov

[The University of Facebook] After 4 long and hard days of doing my own research, I finally got my PhD in Virology from The University of Facebook.  Video
In England, “booster shot” is spelled “borchestershire shot”.

[Liars] If liars’ pants really did catch on fire, watching the news would be a lot more fun!

Snowbirds & RV Travelers magazine is here. Link
[Wounded Warrior Bicyclists] VFW Post 10211 Officers. Setting up their Post with Dunkin Donut donations to nourish Wounded Warrior Bicyclists. Left to Right (VFW Commander Dennis Ward, VFW Trustee John Donnelly, VFW Adjutant Dominick Tomeo and VFW Trustee Brian Mundey) An extremely large and spirited crowd assembled at our VFW Post 10211 in Key Largo, to welcome the Wounded Warrior Bicyclists as they disembarked from their bus to begin their cycling trek through the Florida Keys.

Except for COVID cancellations, we’ve maintained the Wounded Warrior Ride for 18 consecutive years. The masterful management and coordination of this event by our State Attorney Dennis Ward and Sheriff Rick Ramsay are significant reasons why it survives.

Dunkin Donuts donated deliciously made bagels, donuts and coffee for all support personal. Sheriff’s and FWC Deputies, along with Key Largo and Islamorada Fire and Rescue; protected and assisted the injured riders on their ride. EMT and First Responder Ambulances were at the ready to lend additional care for these disabled cyclists.

Crews from the Florida Keys Electric Cooperative and Aqueduct Authority, magnificently displayed the flag and manned watering sites to keep everyone hydrated and alert. Citizens lined the highway with their signs, salutes and outpouring of love. It was indeed a cathartic and healing experience for these combat wounded warriors.

Coral Shores High School and Plantation Key School students, teacher, staff and parents were beyond awesome. It was breathtaking to witness and experience the bountiful expressions of love and gratitude they shared with these war veterans. American Legion Islamorada Post 145 members  were majestically brilliant, as they painstakingly delivered  an authentic military vehicle for the high school students and staff to enjoy.

Great day, great healing. Thank you. Sincerely ~John Donnelly

[“Duval St. 1822”] I think not. First off, practical photography of this sort did not exist in 1822; nor did telegraph or telephone poles as pictured.
In 1887 the Key West Gas Light Company amended its charter to permit the company to produce electricity and changed its name to the Key West Gas and Electric Light Company.
[Water Quality] I’ve been staying in Key Largo for a spell. The water quality is top notch! Key West nearshore waters are disgusting.
[?] Something stinks in these sand dunes, maybe it’s just time to change the sheets.
[Sidney Poitier] February 20, 1927 – January 6, 2022) was a Bahamian-American actor, film director, and ambassador. In 1964, he was the first African American and first Bahamian to win the Academy Award for Best Actor. He also received two competitive Golden Globe Awards, a competitive British Academy of Film and Television Arts, and a Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album. Stream These 11 Great Performances by Sidney Poitier. As an actor and filmmaker, he strove to bring layered Black individuals to the screen at a time when that was rare. Link
Charges dropped against Monroe County deputies. Punch and Chubbs are back on the beat. It’s OK to be off duty and drunk in Monroe County. Keep your phone cameras turned on during LEO interactions. Vote for change at MCSO. Link

[Winn Dixie Out of Hamburg for 2d week] What is going to happen if the food stores in the Keys cannot get supplied and we have to go to the main land for food?
[Drinking Pee] ‘Vaccine Police’ founder claims drinking your own urine is Covid-19 antidote. Believe it or not, Republicans are drinking urine to fight COVID-19 is actually on my 2022 bingo card. Link