Key West Lou / A DIFFICULT FOE…..THOSE WILLING TO DIE FOR WHAT THEY BELIEVE IN
Another QAnon star who said only “idiots” get vaccinated died of COVID.
Cirsten Weldon told her fans not to get vaccinated and wanted Dr. Anthony Fauci executed. She died as a result of COVID thursday.
Weldon was a leading QAnon promoter. She told her followers and strangers on the street not to get vaccinated.
Weldon had tens of thousands of followers across right wing social media networks. Her screen name “Cirsten W.”
Re Dr. Fauci, she said he “needs to be hung from a rope.”
Her favorite rant: “Vaccines kill, don’t get it.” She described those getting vaccinated as “gullible. “Weldon started showing COVID symptoms late in December.
Her last video was made December 28. She “struggled” through her remarks about the coming overthrow of the U.S. government, coughing and complaining she was exhausted.
Three days later, she was hospitalized.
She posted a picture to Instagram of herself wearing an oxygen mask. She claimed at the time she had “bacterial symptoms”. She refused to take the COVID treatment remdesivir.
Other “believers” have died refusing COVID treatment. Friends and supporters allege dead QAnon figures are being “murdered” because they were refused ivermectin or hydroxychloroquine. The cause of death includes a new cry also” Anthrax attacks.
When Weldon died, certain of her QAnon supporters proposed “the hospital staff be sentenced to death, or be murdered in vigilante violence.”
Forget not one of the lessons of history. People willing to die for a cause are difficult to defeat.
On one of the MSNBC talk shows yesterday, an interesting factor was revealed. Not all the January insurrectionists were members of QAnon or some other terrorist organization. The number of persons part of organized groups relatively small in comparison to those not. It was agreed by those on the panel that 4 out of 5 of the January 6 attackers were not part of any formal group.
Investigation has revealed they came because “the President asked them.” They thought they were being good citizens. Many considered themselves “part of 1776.”
Solitary citizens not connected to any terrorist group will be hard to beat, also. “Good citizens” heeding their President’s call a mighty group unto themselves.
Key West’s Mayor Johnston delivered this year’s State of the City message tuesday. Her plate was full. She detailed each plan nevertheless.
One of the items she discussed “touched me.” Something I was not aware of.
Key West has many homeless. That I knew. What I did not know was 51 died last year, 5 of whom were infants.
As the Mayor said, “We can do better.”
The main story front page in yesterday’s Key West Citizen had to do with the violation of the Southernmost Point Buoy.The two suspects will be surrendering.
They had been identified: David Perkins, 21, Leesburg, Florida and Skylar Rae Jacobson, 21, Henrietta, Texas.
There are “silent rumblings” that Biden was behind the uprising in Kazakhstan. The action was recommended in the 2019 Rand Report financed by the Pentagon. The purpose was to “unbalance the adversary” should the Ukraine be threatened.
Putin is reported to be upset. He never saw the rebellion coming. His thoughts were 100 percent on the Ukraine. Russia is not prepared to fight two wars at one time.
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FEMALE TERRORIST GROUP BOMBED CAPITOL AND PLOTTED HENRY KISSINGER’S MURDER
An all female terrorist group bombed the Capitol and plotted Henry Kissinger’s murder. America’s first and only all female terrorist group. A sisterhood of bomb and gun.
The ladies participated in various anti-war and civil rights activities beginning in the 1970’s. They continued to operate into the mid 1980’s. They developed into openly advocating the overthrow of the U.S. government through armed struggle and the use of violence.
Initially, the ladies were part of the M-19 Communist Organization. At some time, branched out on their own.
The day of the bombing November 7, 1983. The northern part of the Capitol building. A Republican cloak area. Damage $1 million. In today’s money, $3 million.
The women a small knit group. Never more than 12 at any one time.
They were essentially middle class, well educated, white people who made the journey from anti-war and civil rights protest to terrorism.
Over a 20 year period, the ladies robbed armored trucks, abetted prison breaks, bombed an FBI office, Israeli Aircraft industrial building, the South African Consulate in New York City, Washington D.C.’s Fort McNair, and on 2 occasions a Naval yard.
In the 1970’s, a new cigarette hit the market. Sales directed at women. Name of the cigarettes Virginia Slims. Its advertising slogan: “You’ve Come A Long Way, Baby!”
The female terrorist group certainly did.
Whereas most illegal and unsavory terrorists acts today come from the far right, back in the time of the female group’s terrorist activities, it came from the far left.
At some point, all of the female terrorists were caught, except for two. Those caught received extremely long jail sentences. The two not apprehended are thought to have escaped to Cuba.
Another thank you in order for Florida’s Governor DeSantis. He has done it again. A major screw up.
COVID-19 tests have been in great demand the past few weeks. Not enough available.
It was reported yesterday 800,000 to 1 million expired while sitting in a Florida warehouse. DeSantis announced the faux pas at the same time he announced a plan to send up to a million COVID tests to nursing homes, long term care facilities, and other residences with high numbers of seniors.
A DeSantis aide blamed the “expiration” of the tests on a “gaffe.”
COVID numbers have positively jumped in the Keys. Highest ever in Monroe County, the home of the Keys.
Dr. Mark Whiteside said, “Stay home!” It will help cut down the transmission.
The surge obvious. From 12/24 – 12/30, 951 new cases. In the two weeks prior, only 106 new cases.
At this time, 1 out of 3 persons in Monroe County are testing positive.
The entire state is in a surge, also.
It was reported omicron is different from the initial coronavirus attack and the Delta variant one. Though increased in number of infections, omicron has not resulted in a surge of cases in hospitals or deaths. The statement applies to those who have been vaccinated. The unvaccinated continue to fill hospital beds with a number dying.
A recent Danish study revealed some interesting facts. The study involved 12,000 households.
The result revealed omicron spreads faster than Delta among those who are fully vaccinated, and even higher among those who have received the booster shot. Speed the significant item.
The result is evidence of omicron’s “immune evasiveness.” It was reported omicron is three to six times as infectious as previous variants.
The omicron virus is rapid in movement. Jumps readily from one person to another. The Danes tested for omicron’s “doubling time.” The numbers vary worldwide, though all are close.
In the U.S., 2 days, the U.K. 1.8 days, Denmark 1.6 days, Scotland 2.4 days.
The report advised improved vaccines are required.
Some observations/criticisms of President Biden’s address to the nation yesterday.
Overall, good job!
The room was too large. Biden should have made the speech from his desk in the Oval Office. The size of the room created an atmosphere of no one is listening to me.
Vice President Harris was not needed. Biden is President. He needs no one to introduce him.
Harris no longer moves me. She is not the type VP I thought she would be. I suspect many think as I do in this regard.
Moving on to Attorney General Garland and Biden. I hope Garland does his job as he should. I am increasingly uncomfortable with him. If Garland fails, he will do irreparable damage to Biden, the Democratic Party and the nation.
Love the rebellion in Kazakhstan. Adds to Putin’s burdens. Relieves the Ukraine pressure.
I read yesterday Kazakhstan was part of a plan to meet Putin’s thrust should he play games with the Ukraine again.
The Pentagon in 2019 financed a RAND plan for a “soft attack” on Russia in the event. A 200 page report. The purpose to unbalance Russia.
Key West has had so many very successful enterprises over the years. Few survive. Perhaps none. However while active, big dollars. Another interesting observation is that as one type business fades out, another is there to replace it.
One of Key West’s most successful industries was the manufacture of cigars. No longer here. However when it was cigar making time, the numbers off the wall. Unbelievable. In 1922 for example, 49,396,675 cigars were manufactured in Key West.
I am a great fan of Nicholas Kristof, the former New York Times columnist. His articles always right on, supported by facts. He did his home work.
Several months ago, Kristof announced he was leaving the Times. He was going to run for Governor of Oregon.
Oregon’s Secretary of State yesterday announced Kristof was not qualified under Oregon law to run. He failed the 3 year residency requirement.
Kristof’s intends to appeal the ruling.
I find it hard to believe a person of Kristof’s stature and attention to detail would screw up re a basic such as residency. There has to be more to it.
Syracuse/Miami this past wednesday. Syracuse lost by one point: 88-87.
That makes for something like 7 losses so far this season for Syracuse. My recollection is Miami has only lost 1 game so far. Whatever, Syracuse must have played well to have lost by 1 point.
Something is wrong. Syracuse keeps losing. What I consider the best Syracuse team in more than 20 years is not doing the job. I am not wrong. They are the best in every regard, except winning.
I know that is what it is all about.
Just announced. Sidney Poitier died. Ninety four years old. A great actor. One of my favorites. May he rest in peace.
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ONE YEAR LATER…..ANNIVERSARY OF A REBELLION
The U.S.is a nation in transition.We will never be the same. Regardless of which side wins.
Biden speaks at 9 this morning. An address before Congress. The Chamber defiled by dissidents one year ago.
Biden will be taking the fight directly to Trump. He will say Trump holds “singular responsibility” for the “chaos and carnage.”
How will Congressional Republicans react? Many have opted not to attend. Will be out of town for one reason or another.
Late last night, I viewed a long and eye opening video. I can’t find it this morning. Search for it. You must view.
It is the story of West Virginia. The transition accomplished. Trump country. Dissident country. Most persons rebellious.
The video made me understand for the first time what Joe Manchin is doing. He sees where his state has gone. He does not intend being left behind. He is going with them.
Manchin knows exactly what he is doing. He has jumped the fence.
Recall yesterday’s blog where I reported a January 6 comment uttered by many of the young insurrectionists: The Founding Fathers would be proud.
These people are going to be hard to beat. They believe they are the Boston Tea Party’s Sons of Liberty and the Patriots at the Battle of Lexington and Concord.
How did this all come to be? Why didn’t enough see it coming?
One of the West Virginia January 6 insurrectionists considers himself a warrior. He has 2 young children. He believes when they are older, January 6 will be in the history books and they will know their father was there. Proudly said by him.
Merrick Garland addressed the nation yesterday. I was not impressed. My thoughts from day one continue to be the same. I hope I am wrong.
My sense he and Justice are doing little if anything to pursue the big guys involved in the planning and financing of January 8. For no other reason, it is the nature of the man. His judge years are directing him rather than those of a hard assed prosecutor.
Arianna. George Floyd’s 4 year old niece shot yesterday at 3 am in her bed at home by bullets from a car driving by. Seriously injured.
More disturbing news has come forth. 911 was called at 3 am. The police did not arrive till 4 hours later at 7 am. Arianna’s parents drove her to the hospital. Probably saved her life by so doing.
Arianna’s family believes they were “targeted” because of their involvement in the Floyd protests.
What goes around, comes around. Putin overnight has major problems. Sufficiently extreme that the Ukraine will quietly slide into silence for the time being. Putin cannot fight two wars at one time.
One of Russia’s neighbors is Kazakhstan. While Putin was playing games with the Ukraine, Kazakhstan has gone into rebellion. Moscow is in a frenzy. Putin never saw it coming.
Putin announced he was leading in sending Russian troops and those from 6 other former Soviet countries into Kazakhstan. He calls the group assembled “peacekeeping troops.”
Putin’s problem consistent with the old saying that while the cat’s away, the mice will play. Putin deserving of what is happening.
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