Through a comedy of events yesterday morning, I arrived at the Delta gate in the Birmingham airport after the gate had been locked. The airplane was still at the gate, but I was not allowed to get on it. Nor was the plane still being at the gate given any consideration when I booked the same flight for today, for an additional $180 dollars. It was learned at the gate that I do know how to cuss. Yet, my homeless vodka addict prophet girlfriend Kari Dangler had reported dreaming before I left Key West for Alabama, that she was at the Birmingham airport trying to tell me not to get on that flight, but to take a later flight, but I was already on the plane and it was not able to get off the ground and crashed.
As fate had it, because I was late checking in, I had been allowed to carry my large piece of luggage to the gate, hoping it would be put in the plane's cargo hold by Delta staff, so I did not have to retrieve it when I was not allowed onto the plane.
As fate also had it, my daughter Nelle was leaving her and her husband John's lake house getaway somewhere near Birmingham, and she swung by the Birmingham airport and rescued me and drove me back down to her mother Dianne's home in Tuscaloosa. En route, we had the most interesting conversation about Mississippi State's head football coach leaving State to be Florida's head football coach, and her hubby John's kinda MI6 (British foreign secret service) maneuvers to find a suitable replacement coach for State. John is Mississippi State's Athletic Director. I complimented Nelle on John's "tradecraft" and wished John good hunting. I did not wish the departed Mississippi State coach a happy landing at Florida.
I turned out being glad I had missed the flight, and conversations with Dianne, later yesterday made me even more glad. Dianne has business in Birmingham this morning and we are driving back to the airport a good bit earlier today to make sure I don't cusss a lot after I get there. All that last-minute fun would not have happened if I had made that flight yesterday.
God indeed works in mysterious ways.
Meanwhile, down Key West and the Florida Keys way ...
During the 2008 county commission race, 3 of the sitting commissioners had gotten themselves labeled "The Gang of Three" because they were buying overpriced white elephant real estate and giving away the taxpayers' money to their friends, so when asked at a candidate forum what did I think were the 3 biggest threats facing the Florida Keys? I said, "The Gang of Three", thus the Key West Citizen editorial cartoon.
Hardly unrelated, reader comments under announced county commission candidate Rick Boettger's serial evisceration of today's "Gang of 5" grew a few more hairy legs since yesterday, so here is the whole of the latest massacre, which I imagine the Gang of 3 view as "fake news".
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They lost. And he was off by over $2 million plus 333 other errors.
11 Responses to “ETHICS VIOLATIONS / “It’s all Danny’s fault if we lose.””On the Alabama and White House "fake news" scene ...
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