Sloan, so cute hope you are keeping all this information on Brenda and hoodoo witch as a chapter in your book actually you sent me two chapters worth of information you could entitle your book Key West lives.
best to you take care of yourself, best, Virginia
Hi, Ginger -
It does seem a book, TV sitcom, Hollywood movie, something, perhaps intergalactic slapstick comedy theater are separately and severally circling me like love-starved turkey buzzards, distant cousins of moths to flame?
Based on how my innards started feeling yesterday afternoon after I put up this post to which you responded, the angels seem inclined to heap a bit more wood on the fire.
I suppose this is where I am supposed to say,
Stay tuned ...
Perhaps that was a heads up for
my erstwhile homeless girlfriend Kari Dangler calling this morning to ask if I'm following the Virginia situation?
Somewhat, I said.
White Supremacist Terrorist reaction to taking down statue of Robert E. Lee.
I saw online last night that President Trump had said it's very, very sad.
You know, don't you, that it's those people who got Trump elected president?
Probably, Kari said, but he and his wife spoke against it, he told those people to leave Virginia, go home.
Then good for him and his wife, but does he know it's those people who got him elected?
Kari said she doesn't understand why the statue was taken down.
Because what it represents.
But that was a long time ago.
Yes, and the northern states were buying the southern states' cotton picked by black slaves.
Because of her felony conviction, Kari was not able to vote in 2016 for her candidate, Donald Trump.
Kari once told me that she had a US Armed Forces black boyfriend in Missouri, where she was born and raised. She got pregnant by him, had an abortion at her parents' insistence. Awful battles were fought in Missouri over slavery: Missourians against Missourians.
Key West was a Confederate city controlled by the Union Army and Navy. The various brick forts on Key West were Union forts built to prevent the Confederacy from importing through Key West what it needed to fight the Union forces.
Today, there remains racial tension between black and whites in Key West, but it tends to simmer beneath the surface.
I have black native Key West friends, who do not feel they are viewed as "Conchs", which is what white native Key Westers call themselves.
Key West calls itself, "The Conch Republic".
Many Key West residents and the city government hold forth that Key West is the city of
but I don't hear that from my black Conch friends, nor from the city's homeless people, nor from the poor working stiffs in Key West, nor, for that matter, from my white Key West friends.
As one of them and I discussed just yesterday, One Human Family sounds great, it's good advertising, but it ain't real.
Hardly coincidence, a Key West area amigo commented on yesterday's post at this heah website.
To the people who don't listen
To the things that you are saying
Who do you thinks gonna hear?
And if you should die explaining how
The things that they complain about
Are things they could be changing
Who do you thinks gonna care?
There were other lonely singers
In a world turned deaf and blind
Who were crucified for what they tried to show
And their voices have been scattered by the swirling winds of time
'Cause the truth remains that no one wants to know
A mockup of the Fat Man nuclear device. Wikimedia, U.S. Department of Defense, Public domain
Responses to “Don’t Trust Trump’s North Korea Bluff, Bluster, and Brinksmanship”
Since it's illegal pass the collection plate on the streets of Key West, here's my official panhandling zone link: