Chickens abound in Key West. Tourists love them. Think they’re cute. Locals hate them. Dirty germ infested critters.

They are everywhere. Even at Date & Thyme where I enjoy my smoothie each day. Date & Thyme has two signs up advising customers to Please Do Not Feed The Chickens.

I have written about the chickens over the years. Key West has tried several times to rid the community of them. Failed in each instance.

One story I have mentioned several times is the rooster crowing. His cock a doodle do. Most believe it is the rooster’s call to awaken people. Not so. It is the rooster advising a hen he wants to get laid. His call announcing his desire for sex. Watch the next time you hear a rooster cock a doodle do. You will see a nearby hen perk up and run like hell in the opposite direction.

Can’t blame the hens. Gestation is a mere 29 days. They would be pregnant all the time and caring constantly for chickees.

Yesterday at Date & Thyme I observed a unique experience. Mother hen and 7 chickees were wandering about. The chickees in a straight line following Mom. A rooster was standing about 4 feet away observing them. Silent.

One portion of Date & Thyme has a 6 inch step to a higher level. The mother hen and 5 of the chickees went up and over the top of the 6 inches to the higher level. Two could not make it. They kept falling back down.

The rooster, who I assume was the father, went over and picked each up separately with his beak by the neck and lifted them up and over the 6 inches.

I never knew roosters felt a continuing responsibility for those they sired. I have developed a new found respect for the roosters.

This day on May 17, 1954 was one where the Supreme Court operated as intended. An historic decision was rendered. Brown v. Board of Education. Unanimously held racially segregated public schools were unequal and unconstitutional.

Harry Truman was one of our finest Presidents. Decisive. Made many difficult decisions swiftly and correctly.

On this day in 1946, he seized control of the nation’s railroads, delaying a threatened strike by engineers and trainmen.

Another Alito screwup exposed.

It occurred just after the 2020 election. Proof recently discovered and released by the New York Times in the form of a photo.

The facts simple. Following the 2020 Presidential election, Trump supporters were falsely claiming  Biden had stolen the election. Many displayed their position by flying outside their homes or on cars and posts an American flag flown upside down.

One of the houses flying the inverted flag was that of Supreme Court Justice Alito in Alexandria, Virginia. Proved by the photograph mentioned and interviews with neighbors.

The flag was aloft on January 17, 2021.

The January 6 riot had occurred a little over a week before.

Typical these days by Republican politicians, Alito emailed The Times  blaming his wife for doing it.

The flag being flown inverted…..A violation of ethics? Appearance of bias? Raises questions about the Justice’s impartiality in cases related to the election and Capitol insurrection.

Trump’s son Barron graduates at 10 this morning in South Florida. The Judge called a halt to the hush money trial today in New York City so Trump could attend.

Thereafter it was announced Trump would be attending a rally the same day (today) at a fund raiser in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Will Trump attend both? Will he skip his son’s graduation to do the fundraiser?

I would expect Trump to do both. Such is his nature. He’s a work horse.

We will see.

Give credit where credit is due. In this instance to Biden.

Biden advised in March the U.S. would build a pier and deliver much needed humanitarian supplies to Gaza. Supplies donated by a number of countries and organizations. He was criticized by many who claimed the pier was next to impossible to build and would take months, if not years, to complete if doable.

Two months later and the pier is a reality. Humanitarian goods being delivered today over the pier. Biden delivered! And did so with no U.S. troops setting foot in Gaza.

Scottie Scheffler was detained and arrested by police outside PGA Championship at 5:45 am this morning. He is scheduled to tee off at 8:48 am.

He was handcuffed and taken away.

He was later released by Louisville Metro Police. Further facts unavailable at this time.

Enjoy your day!

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