Sunday Rant

Happy Mothers Day. My mother was a stern woman, who did her best. It’s not her fault how I turned out. I lost her 2016, and truly miss our bi-weekly talks. Speaking of Mom’s;

Triggered leftists are reportedly threatening a group of moms opposed to mandatory vaccines in California who have formed a pro-Second Amendment group empowering women called the “Mamalitia.” What has happened to personal choice?  

On Sunday, 5/2 the Mamalitia group announced it would have to cancel public meet-and-greet events after receiving terroristic threats following media hit pieces which mischaracterized the group as “dangerous radical extremists”. Is that part of “Oh, if you don’t agree with me, I’ll blow you up” right to free speech?

Last week, the group was covered in a report by CBS Sacramento, which framed the organization as part of the January 6 event at the US Capitol and accused them of using inflammatory language which could incite violence. Not really citing any exact statements, nor proof, CBS relied on Dr. Richard Carpiano a professor of public policy and sociology at the University of California, Riverside.  Carpiano says ”When you’re showing pictures of you with weapons, you are advertising services to train people in firearms.” No, you are showing pictures of people with guns. That’s all. You actually have to read the mission statement to get to the training part.

The article also cited state Senator Richard Pan (also a former UC professor), who claimed the group had bullied and harassed lawmakers. Again without citing actual incidents.

Denise Aguilar, defended Mamalitia, saying, “We are not violent, we have not been on a watchlist. We are simply a group of women who are training each other and networking together.” Mamalitia’s purpose, Aguilar says, is to arm women with guns, knowledge and survival skills.

The group says despite the attacks they’re still encouraging women to join their growing movement. “The tyrants have created women who are ready to go like it’s 1776,” the group proclaims. Notice accusations without evidence of proof.

That is not journalism, that is opinion and , in my opinion, slander. Just remember, Antifa is just a “idea” and BLM is only there to help.

DTI Quip……………………..

3 May 21

Western European update, from a friend there:

“Two months ago, the EU announced that they’re going to implement a ‘vaccine passport,’ that will be mandatory for travel across Europe.

The proposal has been accepted by EU’s Parliament, but with a ‘sunset provision’ that it go away after twelve months.

Of course, no one believes that!

‘Government programs’ (always designed to take away our individual freedom, and accomplish little else), once implemented, never go away. Quite the contrary. They grow and expand exponentially, providing limitless employment opportunity for an ever-expanding army of erstwhile unemployed bureaucrats!

Recently, Belgium and France proposed a ‘COVID Pass.’ This pass (taking the form of a ‘badge’ that is always worn on the outside) will allow one to go into restaurants, movie theaters, hotels, get on airplanes, etc.

Vaccination is not currently ‘compulsory,’ but it is painfully obvious that when you want to travel and engage in other normal human activities, you get their medicine, and any other ‘medicine’ they decide you need, or be shunned like a leper!

The more we move away from WWII, the closer we get to it!”

“When you demand that the collective pay your medical expenses, then be prepared for the collective to demand that they make your medical decisions for you.”

AE Samaan /John

Used with permission. Something I have been bitchin’ about the whole time. Very soon those young men in black uniforms will be asking for “your papers.”

Saturday Story

My Life Law

Once upon a time, long long ago, in another land, I sat with a large number of other young men.

We were in an aircraft hangar, it was zero three hundred (3 am to you civilians), it was September, it felt it was about one hundred degrees, and we’d all been on airplanes for twelve or eighteenhours.

All we wanted to do was eat, and get some sleep. Instead we had to sit through an “orientation” before we could do anything.

A military orientation is boring at best, mind numbing at worst, and this one was exceeding the requirement at all levels.

But there we were, trying to stay awake and at least look like we were trying to pay attention. All of a sudden, in the middle of somebodies canned lecture, a tough looking Tech sergeant walked up to the podium and very loudly announced; “All right. Listen up!”

And we did. This was what is known as the “command” voice, and tech sergeant Ryan had it and knew how to use it.

One by one we looked up and he waited until he had everyone’s attention.

“Understand this”, he started; “from here on a lot of  things can happen and life will get pretty tough. You can get hurt. You can get dead. Any number of really nasty things can happen.”

Nobody had any trouble paying attention. He had it all.

“But if you learn nothing else from this night, learn this; if you never give up, you can never be beaten. You can come in second or dead last. Makes no difference. You don’t give up, you can’t be beaten.” And he turned around and walked away.

At the time I didn’t realize how important that speech would be to me and the rest of my life. I was nineteen years old; a very very long way from home, and like every other young man in that building, more than a little scared.

Over the years I’ve told this story many times. 

My kids and wife are more than a little tired of hearing it. So are most of my friends and more than a few of my enemies.

In my life I have faced my share of adversity, and I’ve always kept this little speech in mind.

“If you don’t give up; you can’t be beaten.”

It’s my life law. I don’t give up.

Ever

It’s Friday ….Motes Of Happy

It’s my ball: In response to widespread criticism of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s demographics and conduct, which has threatened the very existence of the annual Golden Globe Awards, the HFPA’s board has written a letter to the organization’s members calling on them to approve a sweeping set of reforms. The board vowed that it will take “more serious measures,” including but not limited to resigning, if the membership does not approve and implement the reforms in a timely manner. So do it my way, or I’ll take my ball and go home. Well, Bye.

Is it true in some cities Target is only hiring door greeters with recent combat experience?

Probably watch a couple more: Recently watched a couple of the “Young Rock” shows, and enjoyed them. The script is written with a great deal of self-deprecating humor between Dwayne, his Dad, and his Grandmother Lia, who I worked for as an announcer and tv commentator. I even recognized a couple of the incidents included in the episodes I watched so maybe that added to the enjoyment. It’s not everyone’s type of humor, but it is mine. Only problem is the Rock IS a Biden backer, so maybe not.

Unequal justice: A Florida mother and her teenage daughter each face up to 16 years in prison after rigging a high school homecoming court competition, officials announced on Tuesday. In October,2020, 117 votes for Tate High School’s Homecoming Court all originating from the same IP address within a short period of time and were flagged as fraudulent 16 years? Hell, Biden only got 4 years. I hope.

I’ll watch this too: NBC has given a pilot order to Night Court, a follow-up to the classic legal comedy series, starring The Big Bang Theory’s Melissa Rauch and the original series’ co-star John Larroquette reprising his Emmy-winning role. Rauch will play the daughter of “Judge Harry Stone”. Heck, I’ll watch it just to see “DA Dan Fielding” as old (and still horny).

Not a TV mote:  Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) stated that there is emotional fatigue among black lawmakers because they have to have conversations with those “who want to turn a blind eye to the injustices that exist within our systems, who continue to insist that this country is not a country that is racist, that our systems don’t have racism embedded in them.” All I can say, that is a two way street. We who try to speak up for the other side of that argument often feel like we’re talking to a wall. Especially when the conversation always starts with blaming Trump for everything.

Spending weekend in Hilo doing lawn, hedge, and stuff. Probably, mostly stuff. Maybe some Woodford Reserve stuff. Definitely some Woodford Reserve stuff.

Thursday Motes, I can See Friday

.We don’t answer to them: (South Africa on Saturday) Officials began calling on the Biden Administration to investigate how the unarmed descendant of “Zulu royalty” was killed during a confrontation with three Honolulu Police officers. “We call on the U.S. government for a full report as speedily as possible and to conduct a thorough investigation into this tragedy, which should be condemned in the strongest terms.” Mounting international pressure is placing a harsh spotlight on the HPD’s use of force policies from a land nearly 12,000 miles away from Hawaii. On the same day, a South African farmer who was paralyzed 20 years ago when he was shot in the spine in a violent robbery, was tied up and brutally murdered in his wheelchair by attackers who had been hiding near the property waiting for the perfect time to strike. Let us also note SA averages 58 murders a DAY and solves less than 30%. Take care of your own house first.

Chicago last weekend, 46 shot, 7 dead.

Headline: “After President Joe Biden’s first 100 days, two-thirds of Americans believe US headed in right direction”. The newest ABC News/Ipsos shows 64% are optimistic a few days after Biden reached the early milestone This based on a poll of more than 500 were surveyed across the country. That means this conclusion is based on .0000015152 % of voters. They make the poll say what “they” want it to say. And they really want you to believe what they tell you.

Ashli Babbitt, where’s the outrage?

Asking for a friend: Special agents from the state Attorney General have been conducting “compliance checks” on over 3,000 quarantining visitors at 10+ hotels in Honolulu. The line that caught my attention was “Violators face arrest and a hefty fine”. I want to know if these “special agents” have arrest powers, which makes them Law Enforcement Officers. Do they carry firearms? How were they hired or promoted? Are they permanent employees or contract employees? If contract, how long? What training do they have? Are they conducting their “check” under the mantel of one of .gov Ige’s numerous “emergency proclamations? And I can’t find anyone who will or wants to answer these questions. How come?

The inmates are running everything: An employee petition at Simon & Schuster demanding that the company stop publishing authors associated with the Trump administration collected 216 internal signatures and several thousand outside supporters.  The petition demands that the company refrain from publishing a memoir by former Vice President Mike Pence. The letter asks Simon & Schuster not to treat “the Trump administration as a ‘normal’ chapter in American history.” It has now been formally submitted. A spokesman for Simon & Schuster on Monday declined to comment. You work hard, create a great business, you build an unparalleled reputation in your business, and suddenly your employees tell you how to run your business. They don’t advise, suggest, or recommend. They Demand. The only answer is, to me, tell them to find another job. The company’s job is to print and publish books, not decide what is “normal”. If you don’t like what the company publishes, go someplace else, start your own company, and go into competition. Otherwise, SDASTFU.

It’s doubtful: Central Intelligence Agency Director William Burns sent an internal memo to agency staff praising the jury in former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin’s trial and sharing his willingness to indulge the whims of the “racial justice” movement. If I remember correctly, and I do, The CIA is prohibited from becoming involved in domestic law enforcement affairs. Given the trial was a local and not even a federal charge, this is far away from his prevue. But very much within the “progressive” attitude that now prevails. I suggest he watch “The Spook That Sat By The Door.” Maybe he’ll learn something. Or maybe not. 

Midweek Motes

She’s not funny, ever: Anti-Trump un-funny comedian Kathy Griffin has revealed she stopped seeing a  prosthetic dentist because he was “lecturing” her about the bestselling book Clinton Cash by Breitbart News senior contributor Peter Schweizer. Clinton Cash delves into the financial dealings of the Clinton family after they left the White House and during the time Hillary Clinton served as Secretary of State. The book focuses on the Clinton Foundation, which has been accused of being a pay-for-play organization, as well as the couple’s lavishly paid speaking engagements. The book was so popular it was adapted into a documentary and a graphic novel. The best thing going for that book, the Clinton’s didn’t sue. Truth is the best defense.

Her opinion matters, just ask her: Sunny Hostin actually Asunción Cummings Hostin , listed as an American lawyer, journalist, and television host,  on “The View” tore into Americans who’ve indicated they won’t get the COVID-19 vaccine by saying we should “shun” them — and the co-host specifically called out “white evangelicals” and “Republicans.”  Hostin in her soft-spoken rant went on to target and blame specific groups. Then she added, that unvaccinated Americans should be refused entry into certain places. But you know, unity and togetherness.

Don’t ask for problems: The police officer who posted a hilarious video mocking LeBron James was suspended from his job. Nate Silvester, an officer in Bellevue, Idaho, was suspended for a week over his viral TikTok video responding to the basketball player’s threat against the cop who was involved in the fatal shooting of an armed teenager who was in the process of trying to stab another girl. The suspension is his own fault, he recorded the video in uniform, with his name and badge of authority clearly visible. I’m sure his command was sympathetic, but rules have to be followed. Mostly. Sometimes.

Maybe it’s just me: Live event organizers are demanding the State of Hawaii develop a clear plan to bring back concerts and other large gatherings. The people who put on big shows in Hawaii say we’re at risk of losing access to host big names like Bruno Mars, Janet Jackson and Cardi B for a long time if the state doesn’t take action now. First, I wouldn’t spend a dime to see any of those named. Second, since when do private entities “demand” anything from the state. You can ask, you can request, or you can even beg, but you don’t demand.

Why run on real issues if you don’t have to: Republican Wyoming Rep.  Liz Cheney said Thursday that she will defend her vote to impeach former President Donald Trump every day of the week during her primary race for reelection. The Wyoming Republican Party censured her in February over her vote to impeach former President Donald Trump and ongoing criticism of him. What this means is she will be able to ignore everything else someone asks. Any bets on how many ways she’ll come up with to always turn the conversation to this?

Tuesday Mote With A Smile

 You don’t want me, I’ll leave: Jason Rantz (pretty good name for a radio reporter) of KTTH radio in Seattle, reports that the police brain drain continues apace with 66 cops giving notice of their leave so far. A total of 100 police officers are expected to flee the approximately 1,200-person force by the end of May.  The far-left Seattle council has continually denigrated the cops and cut the police budget. As a result, violent crime has gone up. Among the anti-cop council members is Kshama Sawant, who called police officers “murderers.” Officers not even close to retirement age are seeking and finding jobs elsewhere in the state. After all, when you tell people you don’t want them, libel them, and then cut the budget, it’s not a mystery why they leave. You don’t need Sherlock Holmes to figure that out.

Can you?: Cuomo’s former ‘vaccine czar’ Larry Schwartz resigns after repeal of ethics exemption. A former top aide to New York Gov.  Cuomo who reportedly called county executives around the state, inquiring about their “loyalty” to the embattled Democrat, has resigned. This was precipitated by the state Legislature’s repeals this week of three Cuomo executive orders related to the pandemic. Schwartz followed other recent departures from the Cuomo administration. So Cuomo gave his employees an “ethic’s exemption”? How do you exempt someone from ethic’s? And this guy Cuomo wants to be president?

Trust your government: The FBI once again spied on American citizens without court-ordered FISA warrants. The FBI went around the FISA court and looked through NSA communications in search of ‘far-right domestic extremists’ despite being warned several years earlier it was unconstitutional (Fourth Amendment violation). The presiding FISA judge said he discovered “apparent widespread violations of the querying standard.” According to a heavily redacted FISA report dated November 18, 2020 and declassified on Monday 4/26/21, seven FBI field offices were implicated in violations. The FBI was warned by a federal judge in 2018 and 2019 that searching through NSA electric communications to evade warrants was unconstitutional but they did it anyway. Why would the FBI follow the law? Trust…Nope.

Sometimes I can’t add anything: Headline “Hunter Biden to teach class on ‘Fake News’”. What could I possibly add to that?

The Reverend $$$: A D.C. pastor who received more than one million dollars in coronavirus relief funds has been charged with federal wire fraud for falsifying documents relating to his application for the funds. CBS Baltimore reported that Rudolph Brooks Jr., of Cheltenham, Maryland, may have more than $2.2 million seized as well as his 2018 Tesla Model 3. Further, the pastor used the money to allegedly purchase 39 cars, one of which was the Tesla, and a house in Baltimore. Brooks is the pastor and founder of Kingdom Tabernacle of Restoration Ministries. And he opened his own church. Isn’t that special. Makes you wonder where he got his “divinity” training

Daily Beast, Headline : Upper left, first column story: “The Chickens Come Home to Roost for ‘Treasonous Traitor’ Rudy.” Not a single word of John Kerry giving information to an enemy. Not. One. Single. Word. Think I’m done with the Beast.

“Unbiased” media: CBS proudly released a poll last Thursday claiming 85% of Americans approved of Uncle Joe’s address to a “joint session” of Congress Wednesday night. “Most viewers who tuned in to watch President Biden’s speech liked what they heard and came away feeling optimistic about America.” CBS reported. The poll is a big lie. CBS interviewed 10,420 US adults and then cut it down to about 1,000 viewers for their sample. Of the 943 people, 54% were Democrats (510 viewers), 25% were Independents (235 viewers) and 18% were Republicans (169 viewers). In other words, CBS made sure their “poll” gave them their desired results favorable to Joe Biden. Key words here, “viewers who tuned in”, which would only be those who are inclined to approve of Joe anyway. Me, I watched re-runs of “My Mother The Car”.

It’s in the name of your safety: The C&C of Honolulu has announced the implementation of “red light cameras” in downtown Honolulu. And they have announced that it doesn’t matter who is driving the car, if it gets a picture going through the light, the registered owner will have to pay the ticket. It has a provision that says the owner is responsible for the violation, not the driver. What happened to the right to face your accuser and the presumption of innocence? Oh yeah, that’s for those other guys.

Monday Motes, Darn.

A sad Good-Bye: Actor Johnny Crawford  known for playing Chuck Connors’ son in the ABC series “The Rifleman” from 1958-63, has died. He was 75.”He passed away peacefully this evening, April 29, 2021 with Charlotte, his wife, by his side.” He was nominated in the best supporting actor (continuing character) in a dramatic series category at the Primetime Emmys in 1959. He was 13 at the time.Crawford also had a musical career, including a recording contract with Del-Fi Records. His song “Cindy’s Birthday” was at No. 8 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1962. Other tracks by him include “Rumors,” “Your Nose Is Gonna Grow” and “Proud. ” Tho’ he hasn’t been active for some time, he and his talent will be missed.

Pavlovian response: A former police dog in Australia has rocked TikTok with the reminder that law enforcement is never off duty after the pup’s concerned reaction to hearing the word “cocaine” went viral. The handler said; “Bread, milk, pasta, eggs, mayo, and cocaine.” Instantly, the smart shepherd whipped his head around to shoot his owner a concerned, quizzical look. Hell, I knew some girls at the bar, upon hearing that word, their panties fell down. Or so I’ve been told.

A sad Good-Bye: Michael Collins, the NASA astronaut who was the command module pilot for the Apollo 11 mission to the moon, has died at age 90 after battling cancer. “He spent his final days peacefully, with his family by his side. Mike always faced the challenges of life with grace and humility, and faced this, his final challenge, in the same way,” the family said. Men of his strength and courage will always needed. He will be missed.

Do as I say, not as I do: Even as he goes on repeated rants targeting the police, it should be remembered that L.A. Lakers star LeBron James hired off-duty police officers to guard his Southern California mansion. To protect against criminal activity, James hired “at least 10 armed security personnel,” some of which were off-duty police officers. James’s decision to hire off-duty police officers to protect his multimillion-dollar home seems to contrast sharply with his recent targeted assaults on police officers. Let me see if I got this straight, while King James attacks the police with his unassailable intelligence, and wants them eliminated for everyone else, he has hired them to protect his own property.  What’s that phrase everyone keeps using…oh I remember, money equals privilege. He gots some.

 Bad neighbor:  Even though he city of Honolulu has set a goal of planting 100,000 new trees by the year 2025, the city is forcing dozens of homeowners to cut down trees on city sidewalks fronting their homes.  “We are responding to a citizen’s complaints, which is part of our duties,” the city Department of Planning and Permitting said. The complaints, according to the DPP, came from a single person who filed a total of 261 complaints during a two-day period back in October. Wow, someone really ticked that neighbor off.

I once had this guy for a neighbor.

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I guess he really liked his green onions.

Sunday Rant – I Am Shamed

The Rolling Thunder Washington, DC First Amendment Demonstration Run is an annual protest and gathering that first started in 1988. For the recent high school graduates, that’s 33 years. It was started by the Viet Nam Vets M/C. Motorcycle riders from around the nation, and even around the world rally in the Pentagon parking lots and then begin riding a designated route through the Mall area of Washington, D.C. Afterward, it is an opportunity to meet old and new friends, pay respect at the memorials and participate in the Memorial Day events. The event is an actual demonstration/protest to bring awareness and accountability for POWs and MIAs left behind. The ride, now called Rolling to Remember, will be Memorial Day weekend and “continue the tradition” of Rolling Thunder. The Pentagon has released a statement on Friday burying the bad news on the weekend. In the nation’s constitutional capital, which Biden wants to turn into its own state on a par with Texas despite the fact it has fewer people than Austin, the Pentagon has denied AMVETS a parking permit for their Memorial Day ride through the city they put their lives on the line to defend. American traditions don’t matter to Biden’s administration or its woke generals. COVID is the catch-all they’ve used to keep church congregations separate, release thousands of criminals from prison, threaten to cancel America’s birthday, and now deny veterans who want to honor our war dead something as simple as a parking permit. The statement says; ”If COVID-19 conditions permit, the department would gladly consider supporting a future event request from AMVETS, potentially as soon as this Labor Day weekend.” I say this is an out and out LIE and Biden, and his “party” have no intention of ever allowing it again. And “Labor Day” is NOT the day we remember the fallen. The permit denial is actually a revocation, and it comes as much of the rest of the capital is reopening. It is a blatant show of power. Veterans are obviously being singled out for denial of service here. I am shamed. I am shamed.,

Saturday Story

BIRD OF PARADISE

As a “Rookie”, you got stuck with some not so glamorous or police-like assignments. Oh, and I had pissed the Captain off, again.

Hawaii is known for its lush landscapes, incredibly beautiful flowers and the “South Pacific” experience. For a time, there was a park that catered to the tourist looking for that experience, named Paradise Park. It was filled with plants from all over, but its main attraction was the incredible birds.

A visitor would walk the marked trails and stop by the numerous cages and aviaries to see parrots, cockatoos and toucans, chickens (some very beautiful), and the “duck show”.

Actually it was often billed as an exotic trained bird show, but seldom was.

My assignment was to be the uniformed escort for the Police Wives Club, and small children for a special mid-week tour, show and luncheon. Regulations being what they were, the wives had to be escorted by a uniformed officer. I was the lucky guy. Did I mention I had pissed the Captain off? Again.

Most of the children, since it was “mid-week”, were 6 years and under and like all wives they were all shapes, sizes and ages but the ladies were dressed up and so were the kids.

Because so many of the birds were “trained” they were allowed to basically be free in specific areas of the “trail”.

There was a warning sign at the entrance telling you the birds could be attracted to shinny objects like necklaces, bracelets, earrings and visitors should take those things off. So everybody did. Well, almost everyone.

The walk itself was mostly down-hill, surrounded on both sides by cages with multi-colored, brightly feathered birds from around the world.

Along the pathway there were assistants and volunteers that would try to answer questions about the birds, where they came from, what was their natural setting stuff like that.

Sometimes the “guide” would let the visitor hold a bird, let the bird sit on their shoulder, or have the bird do a trick. That’s how a bird ended up sitting on the shoulder of a Captain’s 4 year old daughter.

Remember when I said almost everyone took off their jewelry? The daughter was the exception. Everybody in the beginning was so concerned with their jewelry they forgot the little girl was wearing small gold-ball earrings.

The guide gently placed a medium sized cockatoo on the girl’s shoulder, everyone began ohing and awing, taking pictures, and she was giggling with joy.

Then giggles of laughter quickly turned to screams of pain and fear as the bird latched onto the earring with a beak strong enough to crack hazelnuts.

Of course, the louder she screamed the more afraid the bird became and the harder it clamped down on its prize, the earring and her ear. By now everyone was yelling, the women kept yelling at the guide, and me, to do something.

The guide was trying to calm everyone down. She kept telling them to quiet down and stop scaring the bird. I will not repeat what she was told to do, by the police officer’s wives.

Not being able to use a blackjack, mace, or a gun I just grabbed the damn bird by the neck and squeezed what I hoped was its jaw, hoping it would cause the beak to open.

The one thing nobody ever tells you, those birds have really fragile necks. Oh, and how do I know this? Okay, the damn bird let go of the earring because it was dead.

There, I said it, I killed the bird!

It wasn’t until later, after all the huhu and shouting died down that anyone, but me, bothered to check on the other victim, the little girl.

It was her I was worried about, so I was hugging her with one hand and holding that damn dead bird with the other. Then the wives and park personnel moved in and I was left holding the bird.

That’s pretty much the story. I’ll skip the report work, the fact not one wife bothered to ask how I was doing or say thank-you, I pissed off the Captain, and I’ll pass over the $3,000.00 bill the park sent me. As far as I know, nobody ever paid.

I’ll just wrap this up by saying, that’s the story of how I killed, “The Bird of Paradise”.

It’s Friday Motes

Even the blind bear: Left-wing pop star Cher is lamenting what she sees as the lack of kindness and justice around her, saying that at times she feels “so disappointed in America.” That’s ok sweetie, sometimes we feel the same about you and your opinions. However, like Uncle Joe when they do right I say so. So Cher, regarding your rescue of Kaavan the “Worlds loneliest elephant”, well done.

It ain’t brain surgery: It’s being reported that people are canceling their subscriptions to this service because they are making that program. Or people are urging other people to not watch that channel because they are offended by this show. People, use a little self-responsibility. If you don’t agree with the show, turn it off. It ain’t rocket science.

If only one person has a knife, it’s not a “knife fight”, it’s an armed assault.

Look before you leap: If you’re gonna off yourself, please think of others first. A woman was killed when an apparently suicidal man jumped off a parking structure and landed on her in downtown San Diego, police said.The 30-year-old woman was walking with a man in the East Village neighborhood Sunday evening when she was hit. The woman, whose name was not released, died at the scene. The man who jumped was taken to a hospital, where he died. He was not identified.

Huffy who? : Biden has appointed a committee to consider adding 4 new judges to the Supreme Court. Biden has signed 41 executive orders, 14 presidential memoranda, 48 proclamations, and 10 notices. What is the Huffington Post headline? “A Radical Right-Wing Dream To Rewrite The Constitution Is Close To Coming True.”  Sorry, which wing? As a friend on mine used to say, “Right wing, left wing, they’re all part of the same turkey.”

It’s not news if they don’t cover it: There’s been a widespread blackout in media coverage of the growing controversy surrounding “Presidential Envoy for Climate” John Kerry over his alleged sharing of Israeli intel with Iran. The Iranian leader admitted he was shocked by the purported admission, as reported by The New York Times. While Kerry has called the claims “unequivocally false” and such a conversation “never” occurred during or since his tenure as Secretary of State, GOP lawmakers are calling for investigations and for his resignation from the Biden administration if the allegations turn out to be true. There is a purported recording of the meeting(s). The really interesting part, ABC, CBS, NBC, MSNBC  all decided NOT to cover the story.

And to all my Legionnaire Friends, Happy Cameron Day.

In Honolulu this weekend. Moving and shaking. Or maybe not.