Letters to the editor with pictures since 2002.
Published on Big Pine Key’s garbage days, Tuesdays and Fridays.
The Un-social Media with 60,000 Followers
|[Vaccines] Thank god there wasn’t any social media when health officials were trying to kill the measles, smallpox and polio viruses. If there was social media spreading misinformation and lies about those viruses, we’d all be in iron lungs with measles bumps all over our bodies. Wake up America. Don’t believe your mechanic or your sister’s online research, believe your doctor. If the vaccine is bad why do all credible doctors stress the importance of getting jabbed? Why are the unvaccinated 99% of all Covid deaths? Yes, almost all death are from the unvaccinated.|
|Amazon has purchased a vacant site in south Miami-Dade County where the commerce giant plans to build a distribution facility, likely its biggest in South Florida. They are expanding operations in Miami-Dade County and will be opening a new fulfillment center in 2022 that will employ 1,000 full- and part-time employees. Link|
|I can’t attach a pdf file to a text I’m sending, only jpeg files. Is that normal?
|[George Floyd Statue] New Jersey’s most populous city paid tribute to George Floyd on Wednesday, unveiling a 700-pound bronze statue in his honor outside Newark’s City Hall June 16, 2021. After almost one year of burning cities and taking down statues of patriots and Christopher Columbus. They have erected a statue of Floyd. No, not the barber of the Andy Griffin Show, although he probably deserves it a lot more than this one. Let’s hope they included the needle marks on it. Not sure if this is to honor his drug dealing or not.
After 6 burglaries, 3 car thefts, committing 2 violent home invasions, 3 armed robberies, beating 4 victims senseless, passing counterfeit money, and being arrested 23 times since 1998. (Note: George Floyd hasn’t committed a crime in over one year)
His family has received $27 million from the state and $20 million from “go fund me”. Also, President Biden and his VP met with the Floyd family on May 25th, the one year anniversary of his death. Nancy Pelosi in June of 2020, gave the Floyd family a folded American Flag that had flown over the Capitol on the day he died –as a fallen hero. Think about that one!
[“5G, What Is It Good For”] The only difference I see with my 5G setup is more ads in my apps. I don’t see improved speed or performance only more ads. I think we’ve been duped once again. I have two phones. The one with 5G all of a sudden is filled with all kinds of ads. The phone without 5G has very few.
|[Crook] Former Keys Boys & Girls Club exec faces 12 counts of misappropriating funds. Dombroski was arrested by Monroe County Sheriff’s Office deputies at his home on Big Pine Key a little after 11 p.m. Friday, June 16, after a two-year investigation by the Key West Police Department Criminal Investigations Unit and the federal Internal Revenue Service. The arrest warrant lists 11 counts of fraud and one count of forgery, all felonies, and states that Dombroski wrote nine checks to himself from the Boys & Girls Club (BGC) bank account worth $4,239 that he claimed were reimbursements for club expenses he had paid out of his own pocket. Link|
|[Bugs] These insects have 80 times the suction power of an elephant and pee at an alarming rate. Meadow froghoppers, also known as spittlebugs, are about the size of a pinky nail. And yet, their tiny bodies are able to pull off some remarkable feats. Link|
|[Speaking Cuban] In the paper there’s a woman holding a sign that reads, “Diaz-Canal SINGAO”! What it tells me is there is not one Spanish speaker working at the “Keys Weekly. Not a Cuban for sure. In an area where the relationship with Cuba is portrayed as close, on an island that tries so hard to be accepting of One Human Family – there’s not one Spanish speaking journalist on staff at any of the mullet wrappers who realized the swear word that was published – yet if it was in English, there would be an uproar from Cuban-Americans. As an American – a bilingual American with no Cuban blood, but born in Miami when Cubans fled the island in the 60’s, and as an American who has rescued countless Cuban rafters in the early 90’s – I know what the word means, and I find it hilarious that the media in the Keys has dissolved into gringos from the north with no cultural background except to say they eat at 5 Brothers or grab sandwiches at Sandy’s. When I was coming up in Miami, we’d yell “Singa te” at each other as kids, because we learnt all the bad words first. There’s a new level of dumb in the Keys that’s taken over since the smugglers, shrimpers and treasure hunters have been all but run off. It’s infected the pandering press in paradise, just as it has in the mainstream media. No, I’m not offended.|
[College Fun] Gainesville may legalize public alcohol drinking. Now students can get a buzz before class. Link
|[“Lawyers”] There is only one plague killing this world and that is the plague of lawyers.|
|This blog is not working right. It goes blank if you try to correct your write up! (Editor: If you want to add anything click on Contact Us in the menu).|
|[Unsafe America] Padres-Nats game suspended after shooting outside DC stadium. D.C.’s game between the San Diego Padres and Washington was suspended in the sixth inning Saturday night after a shooting outside Nationals Park that caused echoes of gunfire inside the stadium and prompted fans to scramble for safety in the dugout.
The shooting, an exchange of gunfire between people in two cars, left three people injured, according to Ashan Benedict, the Metropolitan Police Department’s executive assistant police chief. One of the people who was shot was a woman who was attending the game and who was struck while she was outside the stadium, he said. Her injuries weren’t considered life-threatening. Video
|[The Great Flamingo Uprising] Our zoo has several species of birds that pretty much have the run of the place. They started with a small flock of flamingos and some free-range peacocks that I’m almost certain came from my old piano teacher’s farm. She preferred them to chickens. At some point in time they also acquired a pair of white swans (Or as I call them, “hellbirds”) and some ornamental Asian duckies to decorate the pond next to the picnic area. Pigeons, crows, assorted ducks and a large number of opportunistic Canada geese moved in on their own… Link|
|[Telemarketer] Here’s how to get rid of me. Link|
|It doesn’t matter how flat you make a pancake, it always has two sides.|
[Unsafe America] A cute little 6-year-old girl was murdered by a drive by shooter. All because there is no gun control and we can’t even talk about it. Link
|[”Let’s kill all the lawyers”] It was a corrupt, unethical lawyers he was referring to. Shakespeare’s exact line ”The first thing we do, let’s kill all the lawyers,” was stated by Dick the Butcher. Dick the Butcher was a follower of the rebel Jack Cade, who thought that if he disturbed law and order, he could become king. Shakespeare meant it as a compliment to attorneys and judges who instill justice in society|
|[New Book] The Florida Keys Skunk Ape Files. In the summer of 1977, documents indicating the presence of a large, hairy, bipedal creature with a strong odor in the Florida Keys were discovered in the attic of a Key West home. The documents reported events dating back to the 16th century. The Southernmost Skunk Ape Society was established to investigate these found documents and augment them with additional research and analysis where possible. Link|
|[Keys Crime] I’m forever amazed by the amount of and types of crime I read about on the MCSO arrest sheet. Today I saw a man from Miami Gardens charged with murder while robbing someone. Gone are the old days many of us moved to the Keys for. It’s now “Miami south” with all the ills of the suburbs instead of being the retreat it once was. RIP Florida Keys.
|[Ignoring Covid] The battle for profit in Key West shows how humanity cares less for its health than for its greed.|
Receipt from a tourist resort.
|All most all Covid deaths, lately, have be to the un-vaccinated.|
|[“Forced to house illegals in our homes”] That has already been tried here and resulted in the American Revolution. On March 24, 1765, the British Parliament passed the Quartering Act, one of a series of measures primarily aimed at raising revenue from the British colonies in America. American colonists resented and opposed the Quartering Act of 1765, not because it meant they had to house British soldiers in their homes, but because they were being taxed to pay for provisions and barracks for the army – a standing army that they thought was unnecessary during peacetime and an army that they feared might be used against them. Link|
|[Overpriced] $140 for the Key West Citizen online edition. Are they for real?|