Republican values: I learned during last night’s Key West city commission meeting that we must save housing for the rich, otherwise they will take it from the poor, while earlier in the day I watched a young black female Birmingham, Alabama native explain in a Donald Trump for president YouTube commercial why she worships him – plus the Loon Party ticket

Peary Court 2

$2400 a month, plus utilities, 2 BR “affordable” work force housing

After almost 2 hours of citizen comments, developer comments, city staff comments, housing and land authority comments, and mayor and city commission comments, Peary Court Plan B was approved 4-3. In favor: Mayor Cates and Commissioners Weekley, Payne and Lopez. Against: Commissioners Kaufman, Wardlow and Romero.

There is no way to do that part of the meeting justice by writing about it.

Click on this link to get to the city’s video of the entire meeting: http://keywestcity.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=1&clip_id=484

The Peary Court Plan B agenda item (31) begins at the 1:53:44 mark. To get there, scroll down the agenda index under the video to 31 and click on it:

31 16-9506 Nominating the property located at 541 White Street, Commonly referred to as Peary Court, to the Monroe County Land Authority for funding for the purpose of acquiring an interest in the property in the form of Affordable Housing Deed Restriction

And there is no way to do justice to the two You Tube videos Sancho Panza sent yesterday, without watching them. In the first video, the narrator says she is from Birmingham, Alabama, which also is my hometown.

Sancho Panza

Sancho’s first offering:

Lynne Patton “The Trump Family That I Know” – A Black Female Trump Executive Speaks

I replied:

Thanks, after watching/listening to the video, I submitted this comment:

Sloan Bashinsky

Lynne Patton, I’m a much older than you white guy from Birmingham, Alabama, who, shamefully, did not speak out during the time of troubles in our home city. It was some time taking me to wake up. I am not a Democrat. I will not vote for Hillary, nor for Bernie. Nor am I a Republican, nor do I belong to any political party. I agree pretty much that Ted Cruz is “Lucifer in the flesh,” and I think your boss, Mr. Trump took leave of his senses hiring his new campaign chief, who, as Cruz said, made your boss out to have been lying to us all along. Long before that, I knew I would not vote for Trump. All the women, including yourself, I recall seeing in the video accompanying the letter you decided to sit down and write, look like they could be Playboy centerfolds. I do wonder if you just sat down and wrote your letter, or if it was part of a larger production, such as I just watched, which I confess caused me to tear up a couple of times. I think the unruly demonstrators at Trump rallies made themselves and the Democrat candidates look awful, trailer trash comes to mind just now. I think they helped Trump’s candidacy. Threats by Americans against Trump and his family are beyond the pale, un-American, in the ilk of ISIS. The Nazis. Stalin. In America, Americans behave that way? Wow! I have written on my own blog, goodmorningkeywest.com, that Trump is appealing to deep beliefs, emotions, thinking in many Americans. He is reaching people in ways no president candidate since, well, Barack Obama, who turned out to be not all what he was cracked up to be, or cracked himself up to be. Perhaps Trump will learn from that; not be a chameleon; remain real, even if I don’t care for it. Better to know what you are and be it, than pretend to be something else than you are. If Trump wins the Republican nomination and in the November general election, he probably will have plenty of tests. He might end up thinking he lost his mind running for president. I hope he has a relationship with God, in which he actually hears from God, and does in accordance with what he hears. I hope he does not pretend God told him to do something, such as G.W. Bush did: he said God was telling him to invade Iraq. Trump said Bush lied about Iraq, which he did. Bush lied about a lot of things, actually. Am reminded of something I once read about Abraham Lincoln, that he had said something like, “If the Lord wants me to do something, then He finds a way to let me know. And if He doesn’t want me to do something, He finds a way to let me know.” From what I read about Dr. Martin Luther King, that was how he tried to conduct his political affairs. Sloan Bashinsky

Sancho’s second offering:

Very nicely said, Sloan… now for a little comedy relief here is this….

“This is what happens when you mention his name. Lucifer drags you down to the underworld.”

Fiorina drops like Cruz polls

I replied

Ha! I wonder if Fiorina took that as an omen? Or if she even thinks in that way, ever? Or if she even knows what an omen is?

P.S. this morning to Sancho:

From a dream last night, I don’t think the angels cared for my comment to the Trump family video. I revised it a bit just now. Maybe the angels will like this pass at it better, never know for sure going in now they will come down on what I write.

Sloan Bashinsky

Lynne Patton, I’m a much older than you white guy from Birmingham, Alabama, who, shamefully, did not speak out during the time of troubles in our home city. It was some time taking me to wake up. I am not a Democrat. I will not vote for Hillary, nor for Bernie. Nor am I a Republican, nor do I belong to any political party. I agree pretty much that Ted Cruz is “Lucifer in the flesh,” and I think your boss, Mr. Trump took leave of his senses hiring his new campaign chief, who, as Cruz said, made your boss out to have been lying to us all along. Long before that, I knew I would not vote for Trump. Way too much ego, testosterone, boasting, taunting, bullying. He appears totally devoid of introspection, self-analysis. He comes across as thinking he incapable of doing wrong. He comes across as a dictator. He doesn’t seem to have a clue what is really great about America, which is freedom of speech, expression – unless it’s his freedom of speech, expression. He’s a different version of Lucifer in the flesh, and that he has so many ardent followers speaks volumes. The women in Trump’s family, in the video, look like could be Playboy centerfolds. You say in the video that you decided to sit down and write this letter. Looks to me you sat down and wrote it as part of a larger political propaganda production, which I confess caused me to tear up a couple of times. You speak in the video of you and others in the Trump family having had trouble with drugs, and Trump gave you another chance. But was it because of your abilities, your person, or because of your looks? I think the unruly demonstrators at Trump rallies made themselves and the Democrat candidates look awful, trailer trash comes to mind just now. I think they helped Trump’s candidacy. Threats by Americans against Trump and his family are beyond the pale, un-American, in the ilk of ISIS. The Nazis. Stalin. In America, Americans behave that way? Wow! But it seems it’s okay for Trump and his fans to behave in ways that remind me of the Hitler phenomenon in Germany. I have written on my own blog, goodmorningkeywest.com, that Trump is appealing to deep beliefs, emotions, thinking in many Americans. He is reaching people in ways no president candidate since, well, Barack Obama, who turned out to be not all what he was cracked up to be, or cracked himself up to be. However, I never viewed him as another Hitler. He was supposed to get America out of the war business, but instead he continued the wars of G.W. Bush and was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for it, which was unbelievable, as was his accepting it. But I never heard him talking about carpet-bombing Muslim women and children relatives of Islamic jihadists. Even Ted Cruz drew a line there, said America does not carpet bomb women and children. I’m wondering, Lynne, if you have something like the Stockholm syndrome? Saved by Trump, you now worship him? I wonder if you have forgotten Dr. Martin Luther King, who preached and lived non-violent, respectful civil disobedience? Who learned of that from Gandhi and Jesus? Trump appears to have no relationship with God. He appears to think he himself is God. After last night’s crushing victory in Indiana and Cruz’s withdrawal from the race, Trump appears a cinch to be the Republican candidate. Unless something as yet unforeseen happens, he will face the Democrat’s nominee in the November general election. The Republican Party is in tatters right now. It brought it onto itself, and Trump is the result. It has no one to blame but itself. If Trump becomes the next U.S. president, I think he will take America to the cataclysm faster than otherwise would have happened anyway, as things have been going. Trump said Bush lied about Iraq, which he did. Bush lied about a lot of things, actually. Trump lies in other ways. He says what people want to hear, to win them over. He has developed a very large cult. You are but one of his ardent disciples. Am reminded of something I once read about Abraham Lincoln, which I will share with you. Perhaps it will affect you, I doubt it would have any effect on Trump. What I read was that Lincoln had said something like, “If the Lord wants me to do something, then He finds a way to let me know. And if He doesn’t want me to do something, He finds a way to let me know.” From what I read about Dr. Martin Luther King, that was how he tried to conduct his political affairs. Nelson Mandela also seemed cut from much that same cloth. Donald Trump is cut from a very different cloth. I have not been kind to Barack Obama in my various writings about him. I was told in my sleep before he won the Democrat nomination in 2008, that he had the potential to be the Anti-Christ. He had a very large cult following. He did not succeed. But recently at some kind of journalists dinner, he praised them for telling it as it is, no matter how bad it is, and to keep doing it. I don’t like Hillary any better. Bernie isn’t grown-up enough, mature enough, to be president. Lucifer likes them, but Donald Trump is Lucifer’s first choice in this year’s U.S. president race. Sloan Bashinsky

Kari at Ft. Zach

Last night, my lady Kari, who has been for Trump, said she does not understand why he’s lying on TV. He shouldn’t be doing that. I agreed.

I think Kari and I would be terrific candidates for the Loon Party ticket. Toss a coin to determine which of us is on top.

sloanbashinsky@outlook.com

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