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Americans Are Tiring of Being Called Names; “The Squad” Succeeding In Destroying Dems

Last Saturday, July 20, Peggy Noonan devoted her weekly Wall Street Journal opinion column to America’s need to rediscover tact, citing Democrat NY Governor Mario Cuomo’s “rubbing their noses in it” act of lighting up New York City skyline landmarks in pink following his Democrat controlled state legislature passing one of the country’s most pro-abortion laws, Nike’s decision to pull its Betsy Ross American flag sneakers off the shelves, and other not so subtle acts.

She also cited Democrat members in Congress who visit the country’s southern border and then lie to the American public saying they saw concentration camps and people drinking out of toilets there. They implied that the U.S. border guards are Nazis, and just like good German soldiers, follow their orders. They’re OK with girls claiming to be boys and vice versa, and puppies being more sacred than babies. Tolerance they say is the moral code of the day – unless it involves Christians and conservatives.

Americans don’t like it when they hear this kind of crap from politicians, corporations, or anyone else. Americans are not stupid or heartless, just the opposite. And they don’t like people and companies who say otherwise and lie to them.

Ms. Noonan said that tossing out terms like racist and lying, saying white males are inherently racist and so is the United States, doesn’t sit well with most Americans. She’s right. But I don’t think she picked the right word.

More appropriate ones might be respect, appreciation, or gratitude. Maybe even ethics or morality. Or all of them. Because from what this Canadian immigrant and naturalized American citizen has observed, the American far left (these days meaning the entire Democrat Party) has gone over the top with its angry, hysterical and relentless bashing of this country. The Democrat Party is eschewing the very measures that made the United States the most successful and compassionate country in the history of the world.

When that is pointed out to them they become more hysterical and go even further by bashing the bastions of American culture that are traditionally defended by conservatives, particularly President Trump, whose name alone sends these social warriors into spittle-flecked rages of incoherence. Americans who oppose same-sex marriage, pre-pubescent transgender rights, open borders, social services for noncitizens, bathrooms for genders that don’t exist, champion traditional family values, and want immigration laws enforced are mocked, smeared and lied about. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s senate judicial hearing was a prime example of how far these psychotic lunatics will go to destroy anyone who opposes their fanatical socialistic agenda.

Nope, tact was not the correct choice of words.

Think about the quartet of freshman congresswomen who call themselves “The Squad.” Even in Lenin’s wildest imagination he probably never envisioned four elected U.S. Congresspeople becoming such “useful idiots.”

Was President Trump using tact when he tweeted that if the four didn’t like it here then they should leave, go back to their place of birth or their ancestral homes, fix them, and then come back and tell us how they did it? Nope. But due to his impulsive and indelicate tweets he now has the entire Democrat Party defending these four nitwits and their nonsense, coming out of the closet to publicly embrace their socialistic Marxist beliefs. And these four wackos are driving the out of control Democrat bus that crashed through that closet door.

The socialistic claptrap spouted by these four women and their defenders is a like a plague. If it spreads the results will be needless and massive human suffering. Young people, who are so enraptured of communal ownership of this country’s economy, have never learned or have forgotten what happened to countries wherever it’s been instituted. It’s never once worked, failing dramatically, ensuring misery, starvation and persecution on a colossal scale.

Bugs Ocasio-Cortez?

When it comes to these four slapstick twits, most Americans are able to cut through the fog of the Democrat Party’s propaganda, media bias and college campus nonsense. Americans aren’t stupid as evidenced by a recent national poll indicating that these four gals aren’t looked upon favorably. New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who — (I know I shouldn’t say this, but I can’t help myself) with her prominent front teeth, resembles Bugs Bunny in a dress — already has four Republicans vying to oppose her in the 2020 election. Americans have given her only a 22 percent approval rating while Minnesota’s 5th District embarrassment, Ilhan Omar, picked up a whopping nine percent.

Ocasio-Cortez has yet to bring home a single rasher of bacon to her district, just the opposite, she has succeeded in singlehandedly running thousands of high-paying Amazon jobs out of it. She doesn’t appear to give a whit about the folks that elected her and proves daily that she is undoubtedly the dimmest bulb in the congressional chandelier. I think she’s aiming for a job as a CNN commentator, she wouldn’t be any worse than that cable network’s current lineup of ill-informed left-wing gasbags.

America-hater and vocal anti-Semite Somalian-born Omar is a total fraud. This week government watchdog Judicial Watch filed an ethics complaint with the U.S. House of Representatives Office of Congressional Ethics against her over numerous allegations of fraud and repeated criminal action.

“Substantial, compelling and, to date, unrefuted evidence has been uncovered that Rep. Ilhan Omar may have committed the following crimes in violation of both federal law and Minnesota state law: perjury, immigration fraud, marriage fraud, state and federal tax fraud, and federal student loan fraud,” Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton wrote in a letter to Congressional Ethics Chairman David Skaggs.  “Rep. Omar’s actions in this suspected immigration fraud, marriage fraud, perjurious statements on her Minnesota divorce filings, and falsifications on her tax returns, merit your immediate investigation.”

Where’s the mainstream media on this story?

The other two members of this motley crew, Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan, are equally disgusting and vile. And in another gift to the Republicans, Tlaib and Omar are headed to Israel, a country they hate and want to destroy, thus assuring the GOP of some electrifying 2020 election sound bites as this duo will almost certainly be meeting with and praising terrorist organizations Hamas and Hezbollah and berating America’s strongest Middle East ally and the only democracy in that region during their tax-payer funded bash-the-Jews trip.

When you pause to think how far out of touch this quartet is from the average American and the damage they have done to the Democrat Party, it seems almost probable that Republicans in some secret meeting somewhere created these loons to scare the hell out of 2020 voters thus assuring Trump of a Nixon-McGovern-like landslide victory next year.

Where else could this quartet of otherwise obscure nutjobs, who mysteriously appeared all at once following the November 2018 elections, have come from? Did they escape from the U.S. government’s top-secret Area 51 in the Nevada desert that allegedly investigates crashed UFOs? No matter, the GOP should hope all four continue on their hysterical path nonstop until the November election because they’re the gifts that keep on giving.

This fruit loop quartet brings to mind a famous scene from the 1931 movie “The Public Enemy.” In it James Cagney, playing a Chicago hoodlum, shoves half a grapefruit in the face of actress Mae Clarke, playing his girlfriend. I think there are a lot of Americans out there that would love to see halves of grapefruits shoved across the table into the faces of this crowd. But that might be tactless.

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Can You Repeat The Question Please? Based on his performance in front of  two Congressional committees Wednesday I’d be surprised if Special Counsel Robert Mueller can find the way to the bathroom in his own house. He appeared confused, dazed, and uncertain of what he was being asked. He didn’t appear to have any understanding of the report that bears his name, refusing or unable to answer questions about it more than 100 times. In fact it became obvious the poor guy was nothing more than a figurehead in the investigation and learned more about his own report Wednesday than he did during the two years he was supposedly in charge. I wonder who actually wrote the report he was being questioned about as it’s now obvious he didn’t. It didn’t appear that he’d even read it. And this phony baloney “investigation” cost American taxpayers more than $30 million. Based on Mueller’s stammering, stuttering performance I’m sure those currently investigating this “investigation” are going to shift their focus to the investigators, Mueller’s staff of partisan Democrats, which is going to get a lot more scrutiny as it’s now clear they ran this operation. Democrats who demanded he appear before their committees should be charged with elder abuse. I actually felt sorry for the poor guy and fully expected him to be picked up by a Council On Aging bus after the hearings and be taken back to the center in time for Bingo. No wonder he never made public appearances. The only other person in Washington equally delusional and doddering as Mueller is House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Democrats aren’t patting themselves on the back after this sad episode, they’re busy gulping down handfuls of antidepressants. And they’re going to need more once the real investigations are complete.

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Sounds Like A Plan! Wait, No It doesn’t! Maybe the City of Fernandina Beach can raise money by conducting a yard sale or an auction and sell some of the Amelia River waterfront proposals and plans it has paid hundreds of thousands of tax dollars for over the years and has never implemented. The problem is it would have to find another city government dimmer than the one currently populating our city hall to buy them. Instead of dusting off and updating one of the many plans on its shelves the city commissioners voted, 3-2, July 2 to buy another one, this time from Passero, a company that as far as I know specializes in airport design. This one I hear will cost about $240,000 and basically it’s a plan to plan how future plans should be planned. Got that? Yeh, me either. But it involves more plans and more money. And this is on top of similar plans and studies currently underway. The city is addicted to plans and studies and, like a junkie, it can’t stop. Since Passero helped give us the airport terminal that looks like an airplane, maybe they’ll suggest that all future waterfront plans should involve things that look like boats. Aside from the silliness of the it-looks-like-an-airplane-airport-terminal, another example of the city’s planning stupidity is the tiny Shrimp Museum without any restrooms that currently sits on the waterfront?  When the contractor was told to build a “shrimp museum” he obviously thought the city was speaking figuratively, because that’s what he gave them. You can tour it before you finish listening to Frederick Chopin’s Minute Waltz or while cooking a three-minute egg depending on the speed of your walking pace. Who planned that plan? The folks at City Hall need some adult supervision and an intervention forcing them into a plan addiction program.

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Jeep “Big Game Blitz” | OneRepublic | “More Than Just Words” – YouTube

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Losers & More Losers: In his latest “Ross Rant” investment banker, CEO, soldier, educator, and pundit Joel Ross explains why some of the two dozen Democrat Party presidential hopefuls don’t have a chance of getting their party’s nomination. He starts with South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg saying: “Question – Budabug is openly gay. Arab countries arrest and kill gays. So how would a president Budabug have any discussion or negotiation with Iran, Saudis, Iraqis or any of them? I dare a moderator to ask that one in a debate. In case you missed it, the cops in Ft Wayne are in revolt because he does not support them in a shooting incident, and all he talks about is apologizing for being white. He has minus zero chance to get nominated. Then we have Pocahontas claiming falsely that we are about to have another crash unless she can pass a whole new set of regulations on banks and break up corporations. She has no clue at all about finance or economics and can’t even produce accurate data which is publicly available. She has no chance. Old Joe might get nominated if he stays moderate, but he has already blown that. And Kamala is a left wing radical, maybe she is nominated to be Old Joe’s VP. Should be fun to watch them make fools of themselves.”

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Drinking, Dining & Dancing: Next Thursday, August 1st, is the opening date for KP’s  in the former Horizon Restaurant location at 5472 First Coast Highway (A1A) in the Park Place Business Center area. Horizon owner and chef, Cortney Thompson, has accepted a position at a senior assisted living’s south end location. This will be the third time KP (aka Kenny Picket) has opened an Amelia Island restaurant and it will feature at least three of the dishes he’s well known for hereabouts including his open-faced wild turkey sandwich with melted cheese and banana peppers; Swahili Wings, a spicy sweet combination, and Calypso chicken breast, among many more.  He will serve a variety of beers and wine and a happy hour will be announced soon. KP says a full bar is a future possibility.  He will be open Monday-Friday 5-9 p.m. for dinner, Saturday 11 a.m. -9 p.m. for lunch and dinner and Sunday for brunch 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Call ’em at 904/432-8394.  Piano-man John Springer and his sidekick drummer Rob Taylor picked up another gig recently at Yulee’s Dick’s Wings on State Highway 200, where they’ll appear Friday evenings starting tonight from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. They also appear every Wednesday evening at the Ash St. and 5th St. South Patio. I’m betting John is the first person to ever step into the Dick’s wing joint wearing a tuxedo. Speaking of wings, a handful of regulars at PJD’s Beer & Wine Garden at 12 S. 2nd Street downtown think they have finally discovered the best flappers on the island after almost two years of sampling those from various locations during their weekly Wing-Wednesday evening taste testings. Publix wings were flying high with this group until the discovery of Greg & his Grill, that has been sitting right under their noses, beneath a canopy on the patio between the South 3rd Street Green Turtle and the Florida House. Greg is there every Wednesday – Saturday beginning at 5 p.m. until closing or whenever he runs out of things to grill. The wings are spicy, large and very tasty and only cost five bucks for 10, maybe the best price anywhere. In fact Greg also grills a huge burger that this blog’s Fat Men From Space would rate highly and it also costs just five bucks.  Greg’s a tall, lanky and very affable red-bearded guy who appears to really enjoy being a grill-master and cranks out some very good food for more than reasonable prices. This coming Wednesday an organization called the Amelia Island Bourbon Society will sponsor an adult-only Amelia River Cruise featuring bourbon tastings, snacks, and the popular Honey Badgers from 7-9 p.m.  for $60 a person. Call ’em at 904/261-9972 for reservations or go to ameliarivercruises.com.

Americans Are Tiring of Being Called Names; “The Squad” Succeeding In Destroying Dems

Last Saturday, July 20, Peggy Noonan devoted her weekly Wall Street Journal opinion column to America’s need to rediscover tact, citing Democrat NY Governor Mario Cuomo’s “rubbing their noses in it” act of lighting up New York City skyline landmarks in pink following his Democrat controlled state legislature passing one of the country’s most pro-abortion laws, Nike’s decision to pull its Betsy Ross American flag sneakers off the shelves, and other not so subtle acts.

She also cited Democrat members in Congress who visit the country’s southern border and then lie to the American public saying they saw concentration camps and people drinking out of toilets there. They implied that the U.S. border guards are Nazis, and just like good German soldiers, follow their orders. They’re OK with girls claiming to be boys and vice versa, and puppies being more sacred than babies. Tolerance they say is the moral code of the day – unless it involves Christians and conservatives.

Americans don’t like it when they hear this kind of crap from politicians, corporations, or anyone else. Americans are not stupid or heartless, just the opposite. And they don’t like people and companies who say otherwise and lie to them.

Ms. Noonan said that tossing out terms like racist and lying, saying white males are inherently racist and so is the United States, doesn’t sit well with most Americans. She’s right. But I don’t think she picked the right word.

More appropriate ones might be respect, appreciation, or gratitude. Maybe even ethics or morality. Or all of them. Because from what this Canadian immigrant and naturalized American citizen has observed, the American far left (these days meaning the entire Democrat Party) has gone over the top with its angry, hysterical and relentless bashing of this country. The Democrat Party is eschewing the very measures that made the United States the most successful and compassionate country in the history of the world.

When that is pointed out to them they become more hysterical and go even further by bashing the bastions of American culture that are traditionally defended by conservatives, particularly President Trump, whose name alone sends these social warriors into spittle-flecked rages of incoherence. Americans who oppose same-sex marriage, pre-pubescent transgender rights, open borders, social services for noncitizens, bathrooms for genders that don’t exist, champion traditional family values, and want immigration laws enforced are mocked, smeared and lied about. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s senate judicial hearing was a prime example of how far these psychotic lunatics will go to destroy anyone who opposes their fanatical socialistic agenda.

Nope, tact was not the correct choice of words.

Think about the quartet of freshman congresswomen who call themselves “The Squad.” Even in Lenin’s wildest imagination he probably never envisioned four elected U.S. Congresspeople becoming such “useful idiots.”

Was President Trump using tact when he tweeted that if the four didn’t like it here then they should leave, go back to their place of birth or their ancestral homes, fix them, and then come back and tell us how they did it? Nope. But due to his impulsive and indelicate tweets he now has the entire Democrat Party defending these four nitwits and their nonsense, coming out of the closet to publicly embrace their socialistic Marxist beliefs. And these four wackos are driving the out of control Democrat bus that crashed through that closet door.

The socialistic claptrap spouted by these four women and their defenders is a like a plague. If it spreads the results will be needless and massive human suffering. Young people, who are so enraptured of communal ownership of this country’s economy, have never learned or have forgotten what happened to countries wherever it’s been instituted. It’s never once worked, failing dramatically, ensuring misery, starvation and persecution on a colossal scale.

Bugs Ocasio-Cortez?

When it comes to these four slapstick twits, most Americans are able to cut through the fog of the Democrat Party’s propaganda, media bias and college campus nonsense. Americans aren’t stupid as evidenced by a recent national poll indicating that these four gals aren’t looked upon favorably. New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who — (I know I shouldn’t say this, but I can’t help myself) with her prominent front teeth, resembles Bugs Bunny in a dress — already has four Republicans vying to oppose her in the 2020 election. Americans have given her only a 22 percent approval rating while Minnesota’s 5th District embarrassment, Ilhan Omar, picked up a whopping nine percent.

Ocasio-Cortez has yet to bring home a single rasher of bacon to her district, just the opposite, she has succeeded in singlehandedly running thousands of high-paying Amazon jobs out of it. She doesn’t appear to give a whit about the folks that elected her and proves daily that she is undoubtedly the dimmest bulb in the congressional chandelier. I think she’s aiming for a job as a CNN commentator, she wouldn’t be any worse than that cable network’s current lineup of ill-informed left-wing gasbags.

America-hater and vocal anti-Semite Somalian-born Omar is a total fraud. This week government watchdog Judicial Watch filed an ethics complaint with the U.S. House of Representatives Office of Congressional Ethics against her over numerous allegations of fraud and repeated criminal action.

“Substantial, compelling and, to date, unrefuted evidence has been uncovered that Rep. Ilhan Omar may have committed the following crimes in violation of both federal law and Minnesota state law: perjury, immigration fraud, marriage fraud, state and federal tax fraud, and federal student loan fraud,” Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton wrote in a letter to Congressional Ethics Chairman David Skaggs.  “Rep. Omar’s actions in this suspected immigration fraud, marriage fraud, perjurious statements on her Minnesota divorce filings, and falsifications on her tax returns, merit your immediate investigation.”

Where’s the mainstream media on this story?

The other two members of this motley crew, Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan, are equally disgusting and vile. And in another gift to the Republicans, Tlaib and Omar are headed to Israel, a country they hate and want to destroy, thus assuring the GOP of some electrifying 2020 election sound bites as this duo will almost certainly be meeting with and praising terrorist organizations Hamas and Hezbollah and berating America’s strongest Middle East ally and the only democracy in that region during their tax-payer funded bash-the-Jews trip.

When you pause to think how far out of touch this quartet is from the average American and the damage they have done to the Democrat Party, it seems almost probable that Republicans in some secret meeting somewhere created these loons to scare the hell out of 2020 voters thus assuring Trump of a Nixon-McGovern-like landslide victory next year.

Where else could this quartet of otherwise obscure nutjobs, who mysteriously appeared all at once following the November 2018 elections, have come from? Did they escape from the U.S. government’s top-secret Area 51 in the Nevada desert that allegedly investigates crashed UFOs? No matter, the GOP should hope all four continue on their hysterical path nonstop until the November election because they’re the gifts that keep on giving.

This fruit loop quartet brings to mind a famous scene from the 1931 movie “The Public Enemy.” In it James Cagney, playing a Chicago hoodlum, shoves half a grapefruit in the face of actress Mae Clarke, playing his girlfriend. I think there are a lot of Americans out there that would love to see halves of grapefruits shoved across the table into the faces of this crowd. But that might be tactless.

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Can You Repeat The Question Please? Based on his performance in front of  two Congressional committees Wednesday I’d be surprised if Special Counsel Robert Mueller can find the way to the bathroom in his own house. He appeared confused, dazed, and uncertain of what he was being asked. He didn’t appear to have any understanding of the report that bears his name, refusing or unable to answer questions about it more than 100 times. In fact it became obvious the poor guy was nothing more than a figurehead in the investigation and learned more about his own report Wednesday than he did during the two years he was supposedly in charge. I wonder who actually wrote the report he was being questioned about as it’s now obvious he didn’t. It didn’t appear that he’d even read it. And this phony baloney “investigation” cost American taxpayers more than $30 million. Based on Mueller’s stammering, stuttering performance I’m sure those currently investigating this “investigation” are going to shift their focus to the investigators, Mueller’s staff of partisan Democrats, which is going to get a lot more scrutiny as it’s now clear they ran this operation. Democrats who demanded he appear before their committees should be charged with elder abuse. I actually felt sorry for the poor guy and fully expected him to be picked up by a Council On Aging bus after the hearings and be taken back to the center in time for Bingo. No wonder he never made public appearances. The only other person in Washington equally delusional and doddering as Mueller is House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Democrats aren’t patting themselves on the back after this sad episode, they’re busy gulping down handfuls of antidepressants. And they’re going to need more once the real investigations are complete.

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Sounds Like A Plan! Wait, No It doesn’t! Maybe the City of Fernandina Beach can raise money by conducting a yard sale or an auction and sell some of the Amelia River waterfront proposals and plans it has paid hundreds of thousands of tax dollars for over the years and has never implemented. The problem is it would have to find another city government dimmer than the one currently populating our city hall to buy them. Instead of dusting off and updating one of the many plans on its shelves the city commissioners voted, 3-2, July 2 to buy another one, this time from Passero, a company that as far as I know specializes in airport design. This one I hear will cost about $240,000 and basically it’s a plan to plan how future plans should be planned. Got that? Yeh, me either. But it involves more plans and more money. And this is on top of similar plans and studies currently underway. The city is addicted to plans and studies and, like a junkie, it can’t stop. Since Passero helped give us the airport terminal that looks like an airplane, maybe they’ll suggest that all future waterfront plans should involve things that look like boats. Aside from the silliness of the it-looks-like-an-airplane-airport-terminal, another example of the city’s planning stupidity is the tiny Shrimp Museum without any restrooms that currently sits on the waterfront?  When the contractor was told to build a “shrimp museum” he obviously thought the city was speaking figuratively, because that’s what he gave them. You can tour it before you finish listening to Frederick Chopin’s Minute Waltz or while cooking a three-minute egg depending on the speed of your walking pace. Who planned that plan? The folks at City Hall need some adult supervision and an intervention forcing them into a plan addiction program.

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An Ad That Works: I’m not in the market for a new vehicle and even if I was I never thought I’d consider buying a jeep. I drove one when I was in the army and it was fun and it could go just about anywhere. It has changed a lot over the years but it’s still not a practical form of transportation for me today, particularly when I have a wife who needs two suitcases, a hanging bag, makeup bag, a cooler full of snacks, a bag of groceries, a large purse, magazines and assorted gifts, for a two-night stay at our son’s home in Asheville. There’s hardly any room left for my change of underwear and three cases of beer. However, my attitude toward jeeps has changed as much as the jeep has since someone sent me the following ad. Even though I don’t want one or need one, this ad inspires me to consider one. See what you think.

Jeep “Big Game Blitz” | OneRepublic | “More Than Just Words” – YouTube

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Losers & More Losers: In his latest “Ross Rant” investment banker, CEO, soldier, educator, and pundit Joel Ross explains why some of the two dozen Democrat Party presidential hopefuls don’t have a chance of getting their party’s nomination. He starts with South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg saying: “Question – Budabug is openly gay. Arab countries arrest and kill gays. So how would a president Budabug have any discussion or negotiation with Iran, Saudis, Iraqis or any of them? I dare a moderator to ask that one in a debate. In case you missed it, the cops in Ft Wayne are in revolt because he does not support them in a shooting incident, and all he talks about is apologizing for being white. He has minus zero chance to get nominated. Then we have Pocahontas claiming falsely that we are about to have another crash unless she can pass a whole new set of regulations on banks and break up corporations. She has no clue at all about finance or economics and can’t even produce accurate data which is publicly available. She has no chance. Old Joe might get nominated if he stays moderate, but he has already blown that. And Kamala is a left wing radical, maybe she is nominated to be Old Joe’s VP. Should be fun to watch them make fools of themselves.”

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Drinking, Dining & Dancing: Next Thursday, August 1st, is the opening date for KP’s  in the former Horizon Restaurant location at 5472 First Coast Highway (A1A) in the Park Place Business Center area. Horizon owner and chef, Cortney Thompson, has accepted a position at a senior assisted living’s south end location. This will be the third time KP (aka Kenny Picket) has opened an Amelia Island restaurant and it will feature at least three of the dishes he’s well known for hereabouts including his open-faced wild turkey sandwich with melted cheese and banana peppers; Swahili Wings, a spicy sweet combination, and Calypso chicken breast, among many more.  He will serve a variety of beers and wine and a happy hour will be announced soon. KP says a full bar is a future possibility.  He will be open Monday-Friday 5-9 p.m. for dinner, Saturday 11 a.m. -9 p.m. for lunch and dinner and Sunday for brunch 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Call ’em at 904/432-8394.  Piano-man John Springer and his sidekick drummer Rob Taylor picked up another gig recently at Yulee’s Dick’s Wings on State Highway 200, where they’ll appear Friday evenings starting tonight from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. They also appear every Wednesday evening at the Ash St. and 5th St. South Patio. I’m betting John is the first person to ever step into the Dick’s wing joint wearing a tuxedo. Speaking of wings, a handful of regulars at PJD’s Beer & Wine Garden at 12 S. 2nd Street downtown think they have finally discovered the best flappers on the island after almost two years of sampling those from various locations during their weekly Wing-Wednesday evening taste testings. Publix wings were flying high with this group until the discovery of Greg & his Grill, that has been sitting right under their noses, beneath a canopy on the patio between the South 3rd Street Green Turtle and the Florida House. Greg is there every Wednesday – Saturday beginning at 5 p.m. until closing or whenever he runs out of things to grill. The wings are spicy, large and very tasty and only cost five bucks for 10, maybe the best price anywhere. In fact Greg also grills a huge burger that this blog’s Fat Men From Space would rate highly and it also costs just five bucks.  Greg’s a tall, lanky and very affable red-bearded guy who appears to really enjoy being a grill-master and cranks out some very good food for more than reasonable prices. This coming Wednesday an organization called the Amelia Island Bourbon Society will sponsor an adult-only Amelia River Cruise featuring bourbon tastings, snacks, and the popular Honey Badgers from 7-9 p.m.  for $60 a person. Call ’em at 904/261-9972 for reservations or go to ameliarivercruises.com.

21 Comments

Vince Cavallo

29 July , 2019 at 10:33 am

Dave, Regarding the airport terminal/welcome center, come on Dave, if someone were going to build you a club house would you not want it to be the best as it could be?? On the matter of Trump's demeaning individuals, I guess the individuals who rant incessantly about him carefully turn a blind eye on the issue of how many of the dems have accused Trump of being everything from a traitor to a tax cheat without any substantiation to their delusions. For instance they point to Trump's willingness to discuss points with Putin, a leader with a larger nuclear stockpile than our own, as if he were chatting with some dictator on an isolated island nation. Same with North Korea whom we are still technically at war with. We have given up nothing in those chats as opposed to some prior administrations that paid billions to Iran, sent exclusive missile technology to China, approved sales of uranium mines to Russia, amongst others. Lastly, Trump was criticized here for doing nothing about ...."Russia did and still is hacking into our system".... Voting systems in the US are controlled at the state level. Interestingly yesterday our former governor, Scott, said while the alleged hacking of our voting system was on going, he was never made aware of it by the Obama administration. Of course Obama said he told Putin to "knock it off". That coupled with they did nothing further is tantamount to admitting his administration was lax about it so why is it now such an issue? Politics is the answer. Keep up the good work!

J. Winston Pettigrew

28 July , 2019 at 4:03 pm

Regardless of anyone’s point of view, no one can credibly accuse Mr. Dave Scott of originality.

Tony Crawford

28 July , 2019 at 1:06 am

Patrick you are absolutely right there is no law requiring tax returns by Trump to be released. You might have overlooked the fact that Congress and their role in oversight has a law that says any American citizen shall turn over their tax returns upon the request of Congress. Contrary to many people's belief Trump is an American citizen

Jeanne Wyatt

27 July , 2019 at 6:41 pm

Where's the "LIKE" button? Tell it like it is. And, I agree with Joe Murphy about the military reserving the right to call a squad - a squad!!!

Les Marshall

27 July , 2019 at 3:42 pm

OK, Dave. We get it. You don't like the "looks" of the Airport terminal building and I'm sure some agree with you, and of course, some don't. "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder"--as the old saying goes. My only question for you (and those who agree with you) is, have you been inside and seen the final product? If not, I encourage you to do so. Its very well turned out with 1st class amenities that has proven to be very popular/well-used by the community as a whole, in addition to the aviation community. The upstairs conference room, for example, gets lots of use. Suggest you introduce yourself to the Airport Manager and take a tour of the building. You might be pleasantly surprised and even schedule your next group get-together there.

Robert Warner

27 July , 2019 at 3:17 pm

Saddest of all is this quote from your "Blog"... Seems an apology might be in order, to all who have walked in Robert Mueller's shoes - and worked, risked much, and actually cared about our nation and it's future. "Based on his performance in front of two Congressional committees Wednesday I’d be surprised if Special Counsel Robert Mueller can find the way to the bathroom in his own house. "

Robert Avila

27 July , 2019 at 11:13 am

It seems all your ranting is about people saying "hey, something is very broken in our Republic. " Instead of examining the broken aspect you demeaned the people saying this. Ok we get it, you like the way things are. In my world that is self induced stagnation. I think I will look more closely at the broken adpects and see if solutions can be had.

Tony Crawford

26 July , 2019 at 4:38 pm

Another wonderful post completely stating one side of every fact. I still wonder David why Trump is going to such great lengths to keep us from seeing his tax return. That would be both his Federal tax returns and his New York state tax return. I also wonder why when every intelligence agency and the Mueller investigation has stated unanimously that Russia did and still is hacking into our system he or his buddy Mitch McConnell will not take steps to prevent it. These are questions that should interest everyone whether you're Republican or Democrat. When it comes to the squad when he tells them to go back to their own country didn't he know they were all Americans and three of them were born here. Actually I can understand how he can make a mistake like that after all he did not know where his father was born. And that's not fake news that's just a fact. You see when it comes to Trump facts are actually fake news. You can knock the Democrats all you want and I cannot Trump all I want but at the end of the day the facts will still be facts. Hope you're doing well and enjoying Fox

Patrick J. Keogh

26 July , 2019 at 10:48 pm

President Trump does not make his tax returns available because no law requires that. No doubt his returns are complex and all the Trump haters would use them to bash the President just like they do all other information about our President. His tax returns are between him and IRS just like mine and yours are. The President’s father, Fred, was born in New York City. Incidentally, our President’s Mom, Mary Anne, was an immigrant from Scotland who came to the US as a maid. The President has made it clear his Administration considers it a priority to prevent foreign interference in our elections. If only Mr. Obama had done the same we might have been spared the Russian collusion charade.

Skeet Taylor

26 July , 2019 at 4:26 pm

I had a couple of Jeeps including CJ 7 (the “rollover” model). Jeeps are great and good on the beach. If we can keep driving their that is.

RTroxel

26 July , 2019 at 3:47 pm

Great blog Dave.Like you I was very puzzled by Mueller ‘s demeanor in the Congressional Hearing. He did seem confused and ill at ease. Who wouldn’t with that crowd. I had an opportunity to meet him and his wife when I was the Starter at the Golf Club of Amelia a few years back.They came several times yearly and played golf every day. We were not friends but we did have a good a rapport over a four or five year span. He was always very friendly and I enjoyed our conversations though they were brief. That was every mans dream job and I met many high placed people besides the Director. Most islanders would be amazed at the list of Who’s Who celebs that would play golf while a guest of The Ritz Carlton..One of my faves was the front office and team owner of the Indianapolis Colts, Bob Isray. They would stay at the Ritz when in town to play the Jaguars Mr.Isray would always shake my hand and ask how was I doing. Then he would ask if “his “ man had taken care of me, if not he would hand me a crisp C note. That never failed to happen.

JohnBoyM

26 July , 2019 at 2:20 pm

sn't it rich? Are we a pair? Me here at last on the ground, You in mid-air, Where are the clowns? Isn't it bliss? Don't you approve? One who keeps tearing around, One who can't move, Where are the clowns? There ought to be clowns? "Bring in the Clowns" Well, this is the feeling I get when I read what these folks say and propose. I feel sad that they are representing America over seas.

Stacey Manning

26 July , 2019 at 12:54 pm

Great blog Dave. I think you'd make a great Press Secretary for President Trump. Keep saying it like it is!! Thanks for the restaurant update!

chip ross

26 July , 2019 at 12:11 pm

After the previous City Commission meeting there seemed to be a great deal of confusion about what the study was to provide. I am not sure where you obtained your information but it appears to be misinterpreted. Passero was hired to perform a straight-forward, engineering-based approach to assess and recommend shoreline stabilization to the City’s waterfront on the Amelia River. This includes base mapping (which does not exist at this time) of 1.1 miles of riverfront, many alternatives for future stabilization methods within the project area, future assignment of both construction and life cycle costs for 10-20-50-100 year durations and a risk analysis related to the assignment of a protected “elevation” at the river’s edge. Regardless of what land uses the City chooses and assigns to the waterfront park, the results of the study will serve as the basis to provide a long-term, physically stabilized waterfront. chip ross

Robert Warner

26 July , 2019 at 10:46 am

Perhaps Scott should take his critique of the "Shrimp Museum" up with Nick Deonas.

Joe Murphy

26 July , 2019 at 9:58 am

Great Dave. Heard that the Squad has been renamed the "Squats". The military reserves to right to use the term squad, not to be defamed by the out of touch 4 Squats. For those who have not seen or understand the word implode, continue to watch the Democratic cabala.

Dave Lott

26 July , 2019 at 9:41 am

Dave, some background on the current "Shrimp Museum" might explain the lack of bathrooms. It was originally planned to be a lounge for the transient boaters berthed at the marina to do their next voyage planning, check email, etc. The reason there are no bathrooms is that the boaters bathroom's/shower facility is 20' away. As time went on and boater's usage was minimal, the railroad welcome center underwent renovation causing that operation to temporarily move to this facility. After moving back, the City worked with the Visitor's Center to staff this facility and it became a museum recording FB as the birthplace of modern shrimping. As Paul Harvey would say, "Now you know the rest of the story."

Robert Warner

26 July , 2019 at 9:23 am

A dose of reality. https://www.facebook.com/makecommonsensecommon/photos/a.265912390422596/907569859590176/?type=3&theater

Tom Yankus

26 July , 2019 at 9:16 am

LMAO..."Picked up by a Council on Aging bus after the hearings to the center in time for bingo!" Too funny.

Jeff McDowell

26 July , 2019 at 9:03 am

Hey David, a great blog this week. Peggy Noonan is brilliant! Perhaps we need to add Swahili wings into our Weds mix...btw, I think Picket has two Ts as in Pickett. Don’t ask me how I know that...Cheers!

Stephen Hall

26 July , 2019 at 8:25 am

"The Squad": it's unusual for you to restate the obvious and not plow new ground, but they will hopefully be a wonderful and thoughtful pre-election gift. And with their trip to Israel around the corner, I might actually watch TV news again during their congressional junket. * And, yes, the new Turtle Griller Greg is terrific. Positive attitude, good natured, and talented with a spatula. Ask for a medium burger, get medium.

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