SLOAN – as usual interesting. I too have lived with a lady , that was perfect for me, but she was afflicted with being paranoid. When that demon strikes, it can present it’s self in the most evil contorted face that you will ever see. I think there is medical help for that problem now, but the trick is convincing those people that they are what they are and they need help.
as for the Bash, why do you feel compelled to let people know that the angels direct certain of you actions. I know that I certainly don’t let folks know when the devil tells me what to do. It should be enough that you know what to do and move forward with it. I see all of your self descriptive analysis, and I cannot disagree. Most folks in this land of the free, do not want to be told what to do by something that they don’t believe in or cannot comprehend. So, I ask again, why do you choose to let them know where your thoughts come from. And on another tact, you are profane. Key West has a lot of profane folks and a lot of folks that don’t go to church. Key West has a lot of people that make up the unique fabric of that community, that are unique unto themselves. Like it or not, you fit the mold, but clearly, you are smarter than the average bear and could be of great help to the unwashed, that are too lazy to fend for themselves in political and governmental matters. I would love to see you run the type of campaign that you know you need to prevail. I have little doubt that you would get elected.
Wishing you the best. Ron
Hell, Ron, since you mention profane . . .
You plowed right through my physical inability to do the job of being an elected official. I think I get it, though. You expect the angels you tell me I should not mention to fix me so I can hold office, and, of course, I should not tell anyone that angels did it, right?
Beyond being resurrected from the mostly dead, I have no clue what kind of campaign I could run that would put me in office.
Re what most people don’t want to hear about, the home pages of goodmorningkeywest.com and goodmorningfloridakeys.com lay bare my reputation with the angels and God, in the interest and spirit of full transparency, which so many people clamor for in Key West and Keys politics. Often have I written in posts, and said at candidate forums and in newspaper and radio interviews, that I run for office because angels tell me to run, or else. My reputation precedes me. Nothing I now could do or say would erase it from people’s minds. My only hope is to win people over who never heard of me? But how? I don’t spend money on media advertising, putting out “vote for me” crap, which tells people nothing about me but I want them to vote for me.
Here’s my problem, which I found myself mulling yesterday, and again after I put up today’s post without remembering to name the problem, which tells me the angels didn’t want me to name the problem in today’s post because they had you lined up to remind me of it, so it could be examined in my reply to you and be in tomorrow’s post.
Lots of times I am told by people that I have really great ideas. The problem is, I know where the really great ideas come from and if I take credit for them, then that makes be a big, fat liar. Which makes me just another politician, which ain’t something that appeals to me. Maybe next time somebody tells me something I said or wrote was brilliant, or I would make a great mayor for Key West, I will say, “Get thee behind me, Satan!” For truly, what they are really doing, even though unawares, is trying to get me to claim it is my doing and not God’s.
I have wandered America and sometimes other parts of this planet. During my wandering, I found white one-nation-under-God Americans reacted most adversely to my talking of being led by angels. I never wrote that before now. I never said it before now. I never thought it before now. It was put into my thoughts. Now the question: Was it angels of the Lord or Lucifer who put it into my thoughts?
After napping on the above, I find myself reminiscing when I ran for mayor of Key West the first time, in 2003. I said nothing about angels during that campaign. I said I ran because God had told me in dreams to run. And then God had told me in a dream, if I knew what was good for me, I would do everything I could to get Jimmy Weekley reelected. So I ran and I did all I could to get Jimmy Weekley reelected, and he won 60 percent of the votes in a 5-candidate race, which returned him office without a run-off.
The point, perhaps I erred in switching over to saying angels make me run for office, and angels tell me what to do and not to do, even though I know that is what is happening because God is far too busy with stuff far beyond my ken and relevance to personally ride herd on me, or on anybody. So angels are used.
My good ideas, which the angels give to me; my way of penetrating the scams people run against local government, which the angels enable me to recognize; my immunity from political, social and economic pressure, and threats against my body and life; my interest in only doing what seems best for Key West with nothing to gain from it for me - none of that will ever get me elected, and not only because I talk about angels and God. I am a total wild card. I don’t play by the rules. There is no telling what will come out of my mouth next, or out of my pen. People can’t deal with that. They want something predictable and familiar, and predictable and familiar I definitely am not.
As I write this, I am listening to Bill Maher interview guests about political matters, while he freely uses the F and other politically incorrect words on national television, and beats Christians up horribly for not doing what Jesus taught people to do. Yet for using the F and other words in public settings, and in what I write, I am labeled a bad person. For calling people who behave like Nazis, Nazis, I am called all sorts of horrible names. For saying developers and their captured elected officials are the cause of the economic woes in Key West and the Keys, civic organizations, Realtors, the Chamber of Commerce and local contractor and trade organizations tell everyone they know I will bankrupt the local government. For saying angels of the Lord lead and correct me, I am called a lunatic, a liar, an ego maniac.
When it comes to angels, er, God, Key West is no different than Birmingham, Montgomery or Mobile. Although Key West promotes people being who they really are, coming out of the closet, if you run for office and say angels, er, God lead and correct you, you are ridiculed and shunted into gadflydom and much worse. Yet I bet if Sarah Palin moved to Key West and ran for mayor, don’t forget all those churches, she would win by waving the American flag and her Bible, and by beating up on gay people, who make up maybe 25 percent of the registered voters in Key West.
Coming back to your suggestion that I know how to run a successful campaign, the only thing I can think of that should cause anyone with half a brain to vote for me and put me in the mayor’s office is, if I am elected, there will be a media sensation that will pale any attention Key West has received in the past. My election will put the Tourist Development Council on vacation in Key West. Local businesses, all except for developers, will love the impact on their revenues and bottom lines. The two websites, goodmorningkeywest.com and goodmorningfloridakeys.com, will provide daily world-wide western key and beyond updates for a whole lot of curious people not burdened with the provincial, backward, in-bred thinking that has America, especially white America, so tied up in knots that it can’t shit straight, much less think straight.
If you have traveled overseas, and I don’t mean to Nassau or Cancun, but even if you only traveled to those places and actually mixed with the local people, ate in their restaurants, stayed in their homes, imbibed in their bars and discos, attended their cockfights, you know they view white Americans as really screwed up people. Whereas, if you did the American plan, the Club Med outing, you got the honky Holiday Inn treatment, the aryan Chamber of Commerce and Rotary Club perspective, and you came back to the States having missed the whole reason for going overseas.
As Mayor of Key West, I would tell screwed up Americans they should come to seriously bizarre, off-the-wall, profane, international Key West. I would tell them the tap water is safe to drink. Nearly everyone speaks English, but we have plenty of Spanish and lots of East European and Asian language speakers. So far, we have had no terrorist attacks, or even threats. Our night life is plentiful and colorful. We have a living coral reef and all sorts of wonderful related water sports activities. We have many galleries and museums, unique architecture, restaurants galore with a variety of tastes, more bars and churches per capita than any city anywhere, street performers, musicians, artists and crafts workers, and the best selection of dirty T-shirt shops in the Universe. We are perfect place to have fun during the day, do sunset at Mallory Pier or other choice spots, or on a sailboat, and then let your hair down at night and be who you can’t be back where you came from. And to top it all off, you can go to the church of your choice on Sunday morning and repent your many wonderful sins nobody back home need ever know about. We are a full-service, English-speaking Caribbean city where you don’t need a passport or visa, or have to go through customs. Best of all, lunatics can live in Key West without having to worry about being locked up for everyone else’s own good.
If the angels, er God, want me to be Mayor of Key West, it will come to pass, just like David Kaminski found me in Costa Rica because the angels, er, God, wanted David to find me there, so I could absolve him from divorcing my daughter and also give him my blessing, as he was like a son to me.
If I get elected, the angels, er, God, will have to lift the physical load enough for me to be able to do the work the job entails. I know they can lift the physical load because they have done it before when I was given something to do I could not have done with the physical load on me.
Best of all, if I get elected, I will live by my own personal creed: RE-Elect No One. I will not seek a second term. Meaning, in two years, I’m rid of.