2020 June

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Letters to the editor with pictures since 2002. Published on Big Pine Key’s garbage days, Tuesdays and Fridays.

The country is crumbling
underneath your feet. The signs of the continued destruction are available to see if you care to  look for them. The removal of the shotgun of Elmer Fudd and the six guns of Yosemite Sam, no more Land of Lakes butter maiden, goodbye Aunt Jemima and Uncle Ben, all the statues of historic figures, the painting of the Declaration of Independence with the slave owners painted out, changing the 4th of July from Independence Day to Black Lives Matter Day, cosmetics companies eliminated the words lightning and fair., lunatics in major cities burning and looting without officials attempting  to stop the violence. A generation who never heard the word “no”. Until someone has the stones to stand up to these law breakers and shows that there are serious penalties for their actions. Of course, our leaders are afraid that they will hurt someone’s feeling  Fortunately I’m an old geezer and don’t have much time left to watch the end of America.
[Testing] Why is there no drive-thru or walk-up testing on Big Pine or Little Torch? Is it because less testing means less virus?
[Mini Lobster Season] I wonder if there will be a legal mini-season this year?  Thirty-forty thousand east coasters will have an impact on the virus cases down here, but I guess the locals need the money.




This is what happens if you wear Crocs all the time.

[COVID-19] What if there is no cure? What if there is no treatment? What if there is no vaccine?



Antiques Roadshow valued a 1954 Fender Stratocaster $40-65K. It was model number 047.

My sister’s friend Liz died yesterday of the virus. I met her only once.  She picked me up at the Tucson airport & drove me to the hospital where my sister was having surgery. I may have seen her once more while I was in Arizona. My sister had played cards with her & ridden in her car the night before she fell ill.

Makes you remember how serious this thing is.  We  are not out of the woods yet by a long shot as long as people continue to take foolish chances. Please be super cautious for however long it takes, so stay home where you are safe (pants & bras are optional).



Even the corona virus can have its lighter moments.

[Think For Yourself] An open mind can assess all the information, both fake and real, instead of whatever is spoon fed by the mainstream. One soon discovers that none of the information from any source is probably 100% correct, and there are holes in almost every explanation. The holes are often highlighted by the anomalies, and huge questions arise when somebody is making a lot of money from the official story.
[Dengue Fever] Just when you thought it was safe to go back to the Keys 2 cases of dengue fever were reported in Key Largo. And about two dozen others report dengue-like symptoms.
This Donzi suffered a cracked hull and several of the passengers were sent to the hospital with broken bones. All this time I thought “Donzi” was Italian for “small penis”, but I guess it’s Italian for moron. Video
[Where Does It Stop] Can we all still get black coffee or is that an insult to some people?  Are fudge brownies still OK or is that now racial?  Will White Castle have to change their name?  It seems that Cracker Barrel is now screwed.  No more Black and Tan at the local pub.  Glad I don’t want to order a White Russian at the local bar.  I had black grouper for dinner tonight, should I start paying reparations.  Where does this nonsense stop?
[Restrictive Masks] Normal outside air is typically a little under 21% oxygen. OSHA requires a minimum 19.5% oxygen content for your environment to be considered safe. This video is under 2-1/2 minutes and demonstrates the unsafe oxygen level detected by an OSHA approved air analyzer behind a common face mask as required by brain dead authorities who apparently have been wearing a mask just a little too long. His available air oxygen level went from 20.6% without a mask to a hazardous 17.4% with a mask- in moments. Small wonder that my friends with COPD or asthma cannot even function for more than a few minutes with a mask on. Video
[Sick Reasoning] Are you willing to put other people in harm’s way to justify your false belief that there is no pandemic?  Admit your bad actions are only for political reasons? What those reasons are no one knows except a perceived willingness to die for the President and a futile attempt to prove science wrong.
[Computer 404 Error] Uninstall 2020, it’s got a virus!
[Reverse Discrimination] I worked for the government. They wanted to promote minorities. When I asked for a bid. The first question was are you a white male? Everyone else was a minority.




Krispy Kreme are giving away a free face shield with every 12 doughnuts! It even carries the warning “contains nuts.”

[Contagion] As of last Friday they’re shutting down the bars again in the Keys.  If the politicians hadn’t caved-in to the fat cat bar owners in Key West and allowed the Miami-Dade/Broward tourists and their germs to pour into our community we would be much better off.  We had a very low incidence rate of infection until KW reopened to the virus hot-spot to our North.  Thanks a lot to the wizards in charge.



The Flat Earth Society is reporting that the 6 foot social distancing measures are pushing some of their members over the edge.

[Losing Health Insurance] 27M Americans may have lost job-based health insurance due to COVID-19 downturn; and government wants to remove Obamacare causing another 20M to lose coverage. Link

[Mini Lobster Season] I sure hope they cancel the mini lobster season this year. It would be nice to get some lobster without worrying about some Miami person fighting you over “his” lobster spot.
[Spanish Flu Vaccine] Where Did the Spanish Flu Bacterial Pneumonia of 1918-19 Originate? When the United States declared war in April 1917, the fledgling Pharmaceutical industry had something they had never had before – a large supply of human test subjects in the form of the US military’s first draft. Pre-war in 1917, the US Army was 286,000 men. Post-war in 1920, the US army disbanded, and had 296,000 men. During the war years 1918-19, the US Army ballooned to 6,000,000 men, with 2,000,000 men being sent overseas. The Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research took advantage of this new pool of human guinea pigs to conduct vaccine experiments. Link
[Not To Worry, Only A Half Million Deaths] If I should be unlikely unlucky enough to get the disease, I’d rather have it here in the US of A than anywhere in the world.  BTW the mortality rate in Florida is 2.5%.  The CDC tells us that 40% of the deaths are from patients in elder care institutions, and that about 50% of the deaths are in the elderly.  BTW, I’m an octogenarian.  To put it in some perspective, your likelihood of dying in a car wreck in your lifetime is 1:114. Link

[Dive Flags] I wonder if I need not only the red/white stripe dive flag, but also the blue/white international flag from errant boaters and dumb ass jet skiers wearing fedoras.
The Flower Pot Men — Let’s Go to San Francisco


[Discrimination] I was a hippy. Everybody hated us. Long hair was out in the real world. What saved me was I was a very hard worker, so employers had to just turn their heads.

[Obamacare] During a pandemic is not the time to remove Obamacare and take health insurance from twenty million people. Now is when people need their health insurance more than ever. Expand and correct Obamacare, don’t remove it. The government offers nothing to replace it. They’ve never offered anything to replace it.


I didn’t know Mrs Butterworth was racially insulting! Is it because the syrup is brown? I really don’t know.

[Leadership] The President should wear a mask to set the example. Stop playing with us.



[Rock n Roll Baby] This baby is barely old enough to stand; watch her rock on! Video