Thoughts on Gun Control

Was watching Sean Hannity and Tucker Carlson last night and was impressed with some of the ideas they expressed.

  1. 100 kids were shot in the south side of Chicago last weekend alone which falls within a ten block radius. Gang banger crime constitutes 70% of all gun shootings/murders in this country. They buy on the black market from drug cartels and due to the suspension of “stop and frisk” (a wildly  successful strategy in NYC in the 90s under the reign of the G-man), it has become far easier to buy and own an illegal weapon. Any hand-wringing on these types of purchases?
  2. Let’s own up to this: There is a mental illness issue going on in this country and many people pass through background checks because and -I DID NOT KNOW THIS- MDs are prevented from (due to doctor/patient privilege)  releasing mental records to the public. I believe in personal privacy but there are many instances when you deserve to lose those rights- applications for FBI/CIA/ NYPD/FDNY and the purchase of an AK-47 and AR-15 which are deadly military weapons.

What Tucker and Sean were trying to express is that we have good rules on the books but they are not being executed properly. Gun ownership is certainly an American right but without proper oversight, it will be taken away- mark my words.... [Read More]

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Hurricane Dorian

Between weather.com and the local weather channel, this is what drives me insane:

  1. Recommendations on filling gas tanks, stocking up on canned goods and bottled water, taking patio furniture inside, filling up bath tubs ahead of time, re-filling propane tanks for generators. Um… Duh.
  2. Mandatory evacuations. Exactly where? The entire state of Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas are apparently within “the cone.”
  3. Chats with locals who are boarding up their properties. Again, who cares?
  4. Not all that interested in the damage incurred in the Bahamas. My bad. All I care about is my state and country.

What I don’t see enough of are the spaghetti models of the hurricane’s path. Just give me the story and stop telling tired Floridians how to prepare for the 4th hurricane in 15 years. We know already; just give us the facts ma’am.

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Protect Yourselves

I just finished a long conversation with my husband about our financial strategy going forward:

The Don is in the midst of making some long overdue corrections in our economy especially in reference to China. Clinton, Bush 43, and Obama  allowed a Communist superpower to fund a strong military and intellectual robbery.... [Read More]

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Trump: Al Sharpton ‘Hates Whites’

I always agree with the Don because he is a frank man with an unequaled knowledge of the world basically because of his entrepreneurial spirit. It has been a true education for Americans to see one tough capitalist change the world in 2 and 1/2 years. We’re more than merely fortunate to have him.

However, for the first time I’m going to have disagree with him re: above statement.... [Read More]

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Gotta Love the Chutzpah

Tonight, I was in the middle of a conversation with my best pal in NYC when the phone went dead. Apparently, she was experiencing the annual summertime black-out and then I read this on Twitter:

I guess this is what they call a New York moment. After being trapped on the F (train) for an hour because of the power outage I emerged to see dark restaurants & traffic lights, civilians directing traffic, & an evacuated Carnegie Hall concert happening in the street. #nyc #Blackout... [Read More]

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The True Definition of Diversity in America

Bear with me y’all; I’m experiencing severe culture shock here in No FL.

Let me just say right off the bat; I love native Northern Floridians! They have been unbelievably helpful and shown exemplary skills in building our home and designing our landscape. ... [Read More]

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American Icons

Since it is July 4, I would be remiss for failing to acknowledge the death of one of America’s greatest “car guys,” Lee Iacocca. He died on the 2nd and it saddened me not only because I grew up in the Detroit area, but his accomplishments were many: the Mustang, the minivan, and the rescue of Chrysler. He was a charismatic promoter (see his Chrysler commercials) but also an innovator with great leadership skills. He clashed with the infamous Whiz Kids headed by everybody’s favorite liar Robert McNamara and lost the fight at Ford.

My mother bought one of the first 1964 Mustangs in bright red with bucket seats. I instantly became the coolest kid on the block and insisted she drive me around everywhere. :)... [Read More]

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Three Cheers for Small Entrepreneurs!!!

Today I ventured out into my new neighborhood to get a manicure. This will sound unbelievably trite to every male on this site, but I promise there is a bigger point to be made here. (And if you’ve ever read my comments, you know I always have one!)

I asked around for recommendations and begrudgingly took the advice of a young female construction worker who had helped build my house. “My bad” but it was a salon run by a large Vietnamese family and I had visions of all those cheap places I went to in NYC and ended up with nail infections.... [Read More]

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Everyday Observations

As my husband and I are traveling back and forth between our two homes, I rely upon my favorite Chinese delivery restaurant in Naples because nearly all of our kitchen utensils are in Amelia Island as we will be officially moving on Saturday.

I’ve never become more proficient with chopsticks. :)... [Read More]

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