Monday, Already? Mote to Ponder

Did I get this right? You can’t stop a manmade virus, but we can control the climate by raising my taxes. Huh?

Clean and transparent: Tens of thousands of prison and jail inmates, including convicted serial killers have carried out what prosecutors described Tuesday as possibly the largest fraud scheme in California history. The alleged crimes, which center on pandemic unemployment payments could total as much as $1 billion, Sacramento County District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert said. But the elections were totally secure.

When Trump leaves office, who are all the night show not-funny’s, washed up Actress’, and rock-but no-roll non-stars going to insult?

Sad good-bye: Last week we lost country great Hal Ketchum, 67. His career spanned 30 years, 10 albums, and numerous awards. His best-known song, “Small Town Saturday Night”. His voice and talent will be missed.

So tired of reruns: Tonight, is the rising of the “beaver moon”. This is when the beaver goes to his den and stays until spring. By then the new tv season should be starting.

Time to heal: It was just a couple months ago that Alyssa Milano was calling for Republicans to be “tried for treason.” And now, just weeks removed from the election, and after years of smears and attacks, the left-wing activist and actor is ready to “extend an olive branch to Trump supporters.” Alyssa, for the past 4 years you have called me a racist, a Klan member, a deplorable, and many other “mean” things. What I haven’t heard is an apology. Now you want to “heal”.   K M A

Sunday Rant – DTI Nov 2014

21 Nov 14

The Amazing Vlad P!

Russia’s Vladimir Putin has made a landmark decision to trust ordinary, plain-vanilla Russian citizens to keep and bear arms for, of all things, “self defense” and to “protect lives, health and property” Included are “long-barreled  weapons, pistols, revolvers.”

He said, “You can get a lot more done with politeness and a weapon, than with politeness alone!” Vlad P’s detractors are forecasting carnage in the street.  When it  doesn’t happen, like liberal hypocrites over here, they’ll all predictably develop amnesia! (They did)

What is the world coming to?  While liberals over here can only talk  about suffocating us with endless layers of new restrictions, Russians are talking about expanding individual freedom and liberty!

Could it be that the fact that armed citizens are the only credible deterrent to violent crime has finally become clear, even in Russia, if not in Washington?

Vlad P, for all his faults, at least genuinely cares about the people he is  committed to protecting enough to courageously make this major change.  I have to give him that!

“An efficient and valuable man does what he can, whether the community pays  him for it or not. The inefficient offer their inefficiency to the highest  bidder, and are forever expecting to be put in office.”

Henry David Thoreau

John

Again, this post is as pertinent today as it was in 2014. Only now, we have a “president-elect” that has already told us taking away our firearms is one of his goals.

Saturday Story

Convoy

I’ve mentioned that I was a country music disc jockey. I was actually at the changing of the “ways”.

The station used mostly “CD’s” but was also set-up to use cassettes, cartridges, vinyl LP’s and a reel to reel tape player. Both old and new technology.

I learned to work all of them and since I worked the overnight shift I got to “play” a little and would sometime merge 2 or 3 songs and systems into one.

I once merged Patsy Cline and Garth Brooks, both doing “Walking After Midnight” and it worked so well I had people calling in to ask where they could buy the CD or album. I had to tell them no such luck, but I had told them to get their recorders ready.

One of the most fun things I did was an interview, on “air”, with C.W. McCall of “Convoy” fame.

It all started when I got an idea I wanted to track C.W. down, for some reason.

So I approached the program director and asked if I could do and “on air interview”. She agreed, as long as I did the hunt on my own time and money. This was in 1993 so there was no internet, etc to use, so I did it the old fashion way, by telephone.

It was a labor of love and I finally got a home address from a “Post Mistress” in a little town in Colorado. She knew “C.W.” by his real name Bill Fries, as he had been the town mayor.

I mailed him a letter asking for an interview, included a list of questions I wanted to ask and gave him the stations telephone number (remember no cell phones).

A couple of weeks later I received a letter from Bill giving me his home number, the best times to call, Colorado time of course, and saying he’d be happy to  do the interview.

The station program manager almost fell over when I presented it to her with a request to record the interview that weekend. She said she had been sure I’d never find him.

My worry was I’d never be able to keep Bill talking, as C.W., long enough to fill a one hour show, including commercials and music inserts.

Oh boy, I couldn’t have been more wrong. I called on a Saturday. And by the time I hung up, we had more than 2 hours of taped conversation.

C.W. was a pro, he’d let me lead him into a conversation that would lead right into the music and he even did a couple of the commercials.

Then he recorded 9 or 10 introductions to include all the disc jockeys. Alas, I’ve lost the recording of the interview but I still have an 8 track cassette of his promo, a signed LP cover, and a very nice autographed picture and letter from him. It was a good show and suddenly the other disc jockeys started coming up with who they wanted to interview. But it was not to be.

A few months later the station, at least the country AM side, was sold and became an alternative rock station.

The C.W. McCall interview was the most fun I ever had on radio and he was genuine gentleman and a professional. He remains an e-mail and letter friend to this day.

I’d ride in his convoy any day.

I’m a little late on this but,

HAPPY BIRTHDAY CW.

Short Mote Friday

How come:  People have no problem believing that Russia influenced the 2016 election, they’ve been talking about it for 3 1/5 years, but they just cannot believe there was anything wrong with the 2020 election. Huh?

Just one more law: Wauwatosa police and now the FBI investigating the shootings inside Mayfair Mall on Friday afternoon. The city Mayor laid all the blame on the shooter violating the mall’s “gun free zone” rule. Yes sir, “if the shooter had just respected the gun free status none of those people would have been shot.” I believe this exceeds to amount of dumb allowed to any one person. You know what they call people in gun free zones? Soft targets.

Don’t forget, you are the only one that can save your family from Covid. Snitch on your neighbors.

Sure: If you voted for Trump, you’re a racist, if you think the election was tampered with you should go to jail, “America first” is no way for an American to think, cops beat black people just because they’re black, if you don’t vote democrat illegal aliens will die, and suggesting people move to a state just to vote is not illegal. Now is the time for “healing”.

Optimum word here: Failed Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams announced Monday that “more than 750,000 Georgians have requested their ballots” for the Senate runoff election. My question is, How Does She Know? She’s not an election official. She has no authority and since she is involved in a “voting rights” group that has already spent a reported 2.7 million dollars promoting Demo candidates, I’d say she has a partisan position and should not be getting this information. Or does she just make it up?

Additional info: I mentioned the fraudulent overtime submitted by the Honolulu “Covid Enforcement Unit”, now we are told that of all the citations that unit issued, and it was in the tens of thousands, only 1 in 50 actually results in any action. Monday the courts dismissed almost 60,000 citations. Seems like a lot of wasted effort.

Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving

I am thankful; for every morning my feet hit the floor and I get up; I am thankful for the love, continued good health, and companionship of my lovely wife; I am thankful for the success and good health of my children and grandchildren; I am thankful to be living in the greatest country on this green Earth.

Stay aware. Stay safe.

Wednesday Motes On Wednesday

Really really stupid: Pope Francis met with a delegation of NBA players in the Vatican Monday to discuss economic equality issues.” According to a report by ESPN, at the pope’s behest, the Vatican reached out to the basketball players’ association last week because the pontiff wished to know more about how players “had recently brought attention to pressing social justice issues and economic inequality,” in reference to players’ taking a knee to protest “systemic racism” and other issues. Just to point out, the AVERAGE NBA salary is $7.7 million dollars a season. Yep, they should know about “economic inequality”.

Hey Chicago, you’re on lockdown, have some of the toughest gun laws in the country and yet you managed to shoot 50 and kill 5 over the weekend. Good work.

Another has-been should stfu: Bette Midler is speaking pout about capital punishment, because “Trump.” According to Midler, the six prisoners, scheduled to be executed before the “inauguration”, all of whom have committed despicable crimes and murders, is typical of the “sadist” individual Trump is. Midler’s opposition to the death penalty comes despite the fact that she has repeatedly advocated violence against her own political enemies. Last year, she deleted a tweet praising the man who attacked Sen. Rand Paul back in 2017, a beating that left the Kentucky Republican with lung tissue damage and multiple broken ribs. And a search shows not a single Midler comment on capital punishment in the last 45 years. NOT ONE, but you know, Trump.

Because science, that’s why: Pennsylvania Health Secretary Dr. “Rachel” Levine issued a one-night suspension of alcohol sales on Wednesday, just one day before Thanksgiving. The Democrats have brought back the prohibition in order to combat Covid, because science. On Wednesday, Nov. 25, restaurants and bars are ordered to suspend alcohol sales at 5 p.m. until 8 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 26. Gov. Wolf says the Wednesday before Thanksgiving is the “biggest day for drinking” and acknowledged bars and restaurants have been hit hard by the pandemic, but this one-night ban is needed. Honolulu bars have been closed for 8 months, because adults can’t be trusted to “social distance” after drinking.

Spending the holiday and weekend in Hilo. You all stay aware and stay safe and enjoy the time with your families.

Motes For Your Tuesday

The New York Times has done it again: On the heels of its infamous 1619 Project, a “culture reporter” at the so-called newspaper of record writes that Alexander Hamilton “bought, sold and personally owned slaves” and was an “enslaver.” Hey guys, IT WAS 300 YEARS AGO.

Unintended consequences: The Honolulu Police department assigned officers to “enforce” the Covid edicts from the governor and mayor. (Yes, I use lower case on purpose.) The “special” unit has been stopped when overtime fraud was discovered. This is my shocked face. According to reports, 2 officers managed to put in 300 hours of overtime in a 5-week period. According to my math, that means they put in 14/7. Not likely.

I don’t understand: American Holocaust Museum has opened an exhibition about the death of George Floyd. The Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center in Florida, which educates about the extermination of six million Jews, is hosting an exhibit about the murder in Minneapolis.  This is for a person that could be best described as a career petty criminal.   He was under the influence of fentanyl and methamphetamine at the time of arrest. He went to jail for at least 5 times for drug abuse, theft, criminal trespassing, aggravated robbery as well as entering a pregnant woman’s home and pointing a gun at her stomach while looking for drugs. Floyd was not a “jew”, and I cannot think of any reason for an exhibit, especially at that locatioj.

Make’em play by their own rules: New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy (D) was confronted about his Covid lockdown orders and mask mandate while he was out dining with his family. A group of fed up people confronted a maskless Murphy dining with his family at a restaurant in Asbury Park over the weekend. Murphy just extended New Jersey’s Covid lockdown order for the NINTH time since March. Remember the Left telling everyone to confront, insult, and “tell them how you feel”? Hey Maxine, I suggest you eat at home.

It’s Friggin’ Monday, Again

Maybe It’ll just go away: In April 2019, J. Marte Maretinez, the woman in charge of training more than 1,500 of Hawaii’s deputy sheriffs and adult corrections officers (DPS) faced public scrutiny for allegedly being dishonest about her job qualifications. She had advanced quickly within the department and had been promoted three times in five years. It was alleged that her training and education certifications were all false. None of the schools she claimed could verify she had ever attended. Then, the whole thing seemed to vanish. No court, no action, no news coverage or reports. That is until 11/8/20, where a Lt. “Marte Martinez” with an Oregon DPS is under investigation, “as well as the questionable status of a lieutenant from the department’s management team. Lt. Marte Martinez was placed on administrative leave for undisclosed reasons at the beginning of the school year and is still off the job.” This also happens to be the school the “Hawaii” Martinez claimed her degrees were from. Hummmmm She was probably allowed to resign, join another department, and everybody hoped the problem would just go away. SOP.

Uh, no: Foreign Minister Abdullatif al-Zayani of Bahrain has said in an exclusive interview that he expects the Biden administration to consult Bahrain and other Gulf countries before moving toward a new nuclear deal with Iran.  Already the rest of the world is telling “the office of the president elect” what to do. The problem is, she’ll listen.

It could be worse: Peru swore in its third president in just over a week on Tuesday, after the nation’s unstable political system crumbled spectacularly. Francisco Sagasti became the fourth Peruvian president in less than five years. Sagasti will now have five months in office to steady the ship ahead of presidential elections in 2021. We thought it was bad every 4 years.

An actor I like: Kurt Russell maintains that Hollywood stars should not wade into politics publicly, as doing so only hurts their craft. That is not to say Russell believes that stars should not be well informed, it would just behoove them to keep their opinions to themselves. Man, I knew he was more than just a great mustache.

Sunday Rant(s)

There are hundreds of sworn affidavits stating votes were submitted by provably dead people. There are proven problems with voting machines going back to 2016. Votes, in the American elections, were sent to a foreign country to be counted. There are sworn, under the penalty of perjury, statements of “boxes of votes” arriving in the middle of the night, after some “poll watchers” had been sent home.

Mr. Biden, President Trump;

Is one proven fraudulent vote acceptable?

How about 1 hundred thousand?

A million?

How much fraud is acceptable and how much will it take to taint your election?

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Definition of representative

 (Entry 1 of 2)1: serving to represent 2a: standing or acting for another especially through delegated authority b: of, based on, or constituting a government in which the many are represented by persons chosen from among them usually by election

We have 2 years before the Hawaii Governor’s election. The two “major” democrat candidates will, of course, be Lt. Governor Greene and former Mayor Caldwell, both Democrats.  It’s time the Republican party gets off it’s dead attitude and shake things up. I’m tired of the usual “ghost” campaign. We need to know where the candidates stand, what makes them different than the Demo candidate, whoever it is. The people need someone speak out.

The GOP needs to keep reminding the people about the months(years?) of Ige “emergency proclamations” and the Lt. Governor and Mayor’s complicity.  Keep reminding the people of the over 300 stores, bars, and other business that are closed forever due to the EP’s.

It’s time to remind the voters that they elect these people to “represent” them, not “lead” them. It’s time to stop feeding the professional politicians and start electing representatives.

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The State Government, like the Federal Government, is not a business. It does not provide any goods, only “services”. It has no income, except your tax money. Your taxes pay for everything the State does or provides. Every cent spent, or wasted, by the government, is a cent out of your pocket. Start acting like it.