Swimmer pursues dream to reach England from Third Reich
Gotcha! Humberto Fontova style.... Jawhol, Herr Kommandant....sehr gut, aber schrecklich....
No, of course, this has nothing to do with the Second World War, or Nazis, but we've caught your attention.
You guessed it: totally clueless Diana Nyad is at it again. She intends to try her Cuba-to-Florida swim again.
Yeah. And, regardless of how that offensive attempt goes, she is also determined to reach for other personal goals, like swimming for 48 hours straight in Times Square, in New York City, in some fetid tank.
For Nyad, as for anyone who has dealings with the Castro Kingdom, it is always about something personal rather than about ethical absolutes, such as the line between right and wrong, evil or good, or slavery and freedom.
Yeah. It's all about ME. Me, me, me..... to hell with ethics, or monstrous regimes.
So, back to the headline..... Yeah, Nyad's attempts to swim from Cuba to Florida are immensely offensive.
Imagine what might have ensued if someone had proposed swimming from Nazi-occupied Calais to Dover in 1943, and the press had made no mention of the political and ethical implications of such a stunt.
Or, as Ripley's Beleive-it-or-Not cartoons in Cuba's Sunday newspaper comics used to read, before the so-called Revolution showed up: Crealo o no lo Crea...
(yours truly was addicted to this feature back in ancient times, and looked forward to reading it at his grandparent's house in Havana, along with the Katzenjammer Kids, Blondie, Li'l Abner, and Alley Oop -- all in Spanish, or, as his Gallego grandparents correctly pointed out, in the inferior but hegemonic "Castellano" dialect).
Swimmer intends to try Cuba-to-Florida swim again
CINCINNATI —Talk about a woman with big plans.
From helping victims of Superstorm Sandy to giving a swim from Cuba to Florida one more try, Diana Nyad doesn't know the meaning of the word quit.
"There's the magic of Cuba to Florida. We all know that passage of water," she said.
Nyad was in Cincinnati on Wednesday as the featured speaker at the YWCA’s Women of Achievement luncheon.
Many watched Nyad's fourth attempt to cross the Florida Straits as she was fighting everything the Gulf Stream threw at her.
"It's Mother Nature on steroids down there," she told WLWT News 5's Todd Dykes.
Nyad came up short in her quest in 2011, but that failure is clearly in her rearview mirror.
"This summer, one more time. I'm going to give it one more, hopefully valiant attempt," she said.
Regardless of what happens this summer. In the fall Nyad will set her sights on something especially personal.
"Hurricane Sandy hit my hometown, NYC last year, so this October, the anniversary of it, we're building a big pool and we're installing it in Times Square," she said. "No one's ever done it. I'm going to swim for 48 hours, just buzz back and forth for 48 hours."