Well, it’s taken a mere six months but I already have a problem in my private preserve. Two miles south of our lanai, there is an outside NRA range that Governor Rick Scott allowed to build with absolutely no sound barriers or protective walls.
Today, I had a housewarming party on my lanai and the range was so noisy, my guests left because they “didn’t feel like drinking cocktails in the middle of Baghdad.” As many of you know, gunshot noise has an incredibly wide range; particularly AKs.... [Read More]
One of the most glaring changes from moving from SoFL to NoFL (South Georgia) is the lovely surprise of the socio-demographics of the residents. This is not only about my neighbors who are both quiet and inclined to live among natural wildlife and mind their own business, the community also refuses to install sidewalks, street lamps, allow motorcycles or even golf carts. In other words, the key word is serenity.
As with every new home, nothing ever gets done specifically right so today we had to replace our front door entry hard wear because the head designer (“Mr. Dennis” – my husband) did not get what he wanted. Complaints? No. Profuse apologies? Yes.... [Read More]
Was watching Sean Hannity and Tucker Carlson last night and was impressed with some of the ideas they expressed.
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?
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]
Between weather.com and the local weather channel, this is what drives me insane:
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.
Mandatory evacuations. Exactly where? The entire state of Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas are apparently within “the cone.”
Chats with locals who are boarding up their properties. Again, who cares?
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.
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]
The Regent Hotel lobby bar, the Peninsula Hotel, Mikimoto pearl shopping, Beggar’s Chicken, the Star Ferry and spectacular views are six reasons why I love this country so. My heart is breaking right now for the fiercely freedom loving citizens living there.... [Read More]
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]
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]
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]