Wednesday Mote With A Difference

Do have good friends? Really good friends? : Boon Peng is a 60-year old elephant in the Mae Sa Elephant camp in Thailand. After showing signs of distress it was diagnosed that Boon had a “blockage”. Boon’s mahout (manager), Kiettisak Kawekan, donned shoulder length rubber gloves, got in position, and “assisted” Boon in relieving himself. About 48 lbs. later Boon was feeling his young self again. It’s good to have friends.

Return the rule of law: We are either a nation of laws, or no laws exist. Cities, or states, that direct their law enforcement to NOT enforce legal federal laws (ie: immigration) are directing those officers to violate their oaths. We, the electorate did not elect these people to decide what laws they should and should not enforce, we elected them to enforce all the laws and to “represent” us, the people. If they disagree with the law, they should work to change it, not ignore it. It’s time to take back our laws, and our representation. Elect those that will represent you, not themselves and their “party” (ideology).

Something good from everything: Since the outbreak of the Coronavirus things have changed in China, at least for a little while. Example; Coal use at power stations is at a four-year low; Output of key steel product lines at the lowest level for 5-years; NO2 pollution over China is down 36%, and CO2 emissions are down 25%. A worldwide pandemic maybe isn’t the best way to lower these things, but it works. Kinda like have a near death illness to lose weight.

A really great American: 20 February 1966: Brigadier General James M. Stewart, United States Air Force Reserve, flew the last combat mission of his military career, a 12 hour, 50 minute “Arc Light” bombing mission over Vietnam, aboard Boeing B-52 Stratofortress of the 736th Bombardment Squadron, 454th Bombardment Wing. His bomber was a B-52F-65-BW, serial number 57-149, call sign GREEN TWO. It was the number two aircraft in a 30-airplane bomber stream. That’s something to remember.

Why just white guy’s?; MSNBC’s Katy Tur suggested that the FBI should be tracking young white men online to radicalize them, provide resources for creating explosives, and then arrest them. Tur was comparing young white men to ISIS terrorists. She is basing this off a report by the “New Jersey Office Of Homeland Security and Preparedness”. Just to clear things up, it is not a federal agency, was created by the NJ Governor, and does not reflect information from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. So, she is basing her “recommendations” to the FBI based on a report from a single state organization. But, it does comply with the narrative of “bad white men”. Just remind me, how many white guys were involved in 9/11? What if I were to suggest the FBI do this to african-American groups? Or Hispanic groups? Oh yeah, I’m the racist.

Tuesday Winning Motes

And they call for civility: White House Aid Stephan Miller and Vice President Press Secretary Katie Waldman got married. A simple, for them, ceremony. Nothing earth shaking or kingdom making. But you’d never know it by reading the MSM reporting. A wedding. One report had to call the groom a “white nationalist”, and another had to bring up “immigrant families being separated”. Let’s not forget the HuffPo who interviewed Stephen’s deranged and estranged uncle. How come nobody just say’s “Congratulations”? Oh, and I’m the uncivil one.

This is a really good idea: Park officials in Florida have put up caution tape and are warning park goers to be aware of the annual snake orgies. Yep, snake orgies. Seems like this time of year the slithery little critters all get together, make a large ball of snaky bodies, and have at it. The Florida ‘water snake” is non-venomous but they still suggest not bothering them. I think that’s a really good idea. If you only get “it” once a year, you don’t want any interference. I know I don’t.

Prediction bad: Well it looks like my pick of Warren was premature and unlikely. I still say keep you eye on who is picked for V-P. They will be the 2024 choice and will have 4 years to build their base and bona fide. They will be younger, a minority, and charismatic when speaking from a prepared speech, like Obama. The handlers will never let them go off script and any “debates” will be more of a prepared interview. Just watch.

There’s that word again: What word your ask? Hypocrite! Ilihan Omar, constantly flouts her Islamic Faith. Islam says no alcohol, and she hosts “Happy Hour with Ilihan” at the DuNord Craft Spirits Distillery. Islam speaks against homosexuality, and Ilihan is seen dancing with lesbians and tweets out “LBGTQ rights are human rights.” The faith Islam says a woman should be faithful to her husband and Omar is caught, by her husband, having an affair with a married man. And speaking of her married lover, Omar’s election committee has paid the boyfriend over $500K for “services”. Personal observation: Once clean shaven, the boyfriend now sports the scraggly chin whiskers of a jihadi want-a-be. H-Y-P-O-C-R-I-T-E !!

Additional Information you didn’t need: And it says something about politics in general when one of those attempting to unseat Omar is running a campaign while ducking felony shoplifting warrants. To quite one of my favorites; “Man what a country!” (Bonus stars if you know who said it.)

A sad good-bye.: Katherine Johnson, a mathematician who was one of NASA’s human “computers” and an unsung hero of the space agency’s early days, died Monday.She graduated from high school at 14 and finished college with degrees in math and French. Once she started working for NASA, she used her extraordinary computing skills to move up the NASA chain. She hand-computed the trajectory of the first manned launch and continued to be important to the astronauts. Before John Glenn flew Friendship 7 in 1962, becoming the first American to orbit Earth, he asked Johnson to double-check the math of the “new electronic” computations. President Barack Obama awarded her the nation’s highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, “In her 33 years at NASA, Katherine was a pioneer who broke the barriers of race and gender, showing generations of young people that everyone can excel in math and science, and reach for the stars,” I did not have the pleasure of ever meeting this extraordinary person. Her story, and those that worked with her is told in the movie “Hidden Figures”. See it.

Moteing Monday

Ban all the guns, everybody will be safe: France now averages 120 knife attacks, a day. Sweden had 97 bombings 2019 and this year is ahead of that score. Mexico, there were 35K murders, last year. In the United Kingdom, assault has increased 39%. By the way, how are those “gun free zones” working?

If you don’t like here, move: People in Eastern Oregon are becoming so fed up with the liberal laws and policies coming from the “progressive” state government, they’re considering joining Idaho. The movement, if it succeeds, would leave only 14 counties, out of 36. It’s hard to imagine that that small area controls the state and the votes. Kind of like having Hollywierd and New Dork City running the country. That’s what will happen if they remove the Electoral College and that’s what “they” want.

Let’s give the law back to the people. Example, if I have a chunk of ground, it and its house, and other structures are mine. I have built a fence, keep the yard semi-trimmed, I live in the house. You don’t live there. You have never lived there. Why do I have to post signs saying, “No Trespassing”? It’s my ground. Why do I have to tell you not to come into my yard and into my house? Unless you are raised in a cave, you know you don’t have any business in my home or property. Hell, even if you were raised in a cave, it was your cave, not mine. But the law says unless I post the signs, I didn’t make it clear you are not welcome on or to my property. That’s not laws for the people, that’s law for the lawyers. Let’s start getting back to sanity and self-responsibility.

Aloha: Lt. Gen. Charles Pitman Jt., U.S.M.C. Ret., 3 tours Viet Nam, numerous awards for bravery and combat. Remembered for his involvement in the New Orleans sniper attack of 1973. He was a man to be honored. The table of warriors in Valhalla will have another filled seat. He will be missed.

Thank you and good-bye.: After being the town’s Chief of Police, and only police officer, for 20 years Richard Lee was told by the Town Council that they had decided to close the police department and he needed to turn in his keys, firearms, and uniforms. So, he did, right then and there. Lee then walked out of the meeting in his boots, underwear, and hat. This dedicated police officer was being paid a whole $18.76 an hour, for an average of 32 hours a week. After 20 years, this is his reward. Hey Richard, I’ll ride a car with you any day.

After being a fan for over 40 years,I was looking forward to seeing John Prime on March 25th. Alas he has had to cancel the appearance. Hope he gets better very soon.

Sunday Rant

This is my view, prove me wrong.:Rob Reiner, aka Meathead, seems to have a lot of names he likes to use when speaking of the President. Her has called Trump “unqualified”, “like a white supremacist”, “clearly a criminal”, and totally “supported by the mainstream, media”.The great thing about being Rob Reiner, you don’t have to prove anything you say. Now Mr. Rob Reiner has urged voters in a tweet to vow to elect a president in November who isn’t a “Malignantly Narcissistic Pathologically Lying Misogynistic Racist.” Since Rob doesn’t have to show anything to back up his claims, or show proof, I say “Rob you are a fat, obnoxious, bald, elitist son, who has no idea what it would take to make a living in a real world. You have no idea how to govern your own tongue, let alone how to govern a country.” And I don’t have to prove anything, but I will.

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5 feet 10 200 plus pounds (fat) no hair (bald) elitist son ( son of Carl Reiner) attended UCLA “school of theater, film, and television” (that’s really a school?) sits on the boards of “non-profit” organizations (doesn’t know how to make a living) has never run for office (can’t govern)
The “obnoxious” is just my opinion.

Saturday Story

My Life Law

Once upon a time, long long ago, in another land, I sat with a big number of other young men.
We were in an aircraft hangar like building, it was zero three hundred (3 am to you civilians), it felt it was about one hundred degrees, and we’d all been on airplanes for six or seven hours.
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 and it 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 Youngman in that building, more than a little scared.
Over the years I’ve told this story many times.
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

Mote Moving Friday

Just because you say it, doesn’t make it so.: There was a story about a woman who celebrated her deceased son’s birthday. She did this to bring attention to the “Stand Your Ground” law in Florida. Her purpose is to pass gun laws that “would have saved” her son. Let’s make a couple of things clear. She is running for political office. Her son’s killer was convicted and sentenced to “life without parole”. This was not a stand your ground case. It was murder. And nothing short of complete confiscation and disarmament will prevent these things. That’s what she wants. But she did get a lot of sympathy and publicity for her political campaign.

Brokered and paid for: Looks like Little Mikey Bloomberg is getting closer to buying the Democrat Presidential nomination. Heck, they even changed the rules so he can qualify for the Nevada “debate”. I just hope more people find out what low regard he holds most of America. He does not want to be President to help his country and her people. He just wants to be boss. And that is how he will run everything. Just like he did New York, right into the ground. All that has been gained the last 4 years, will disappear in the first 6 months.

Well, another step closer to the toilet: Under Senate Bill 2793, possessing two grams or less of any dangerous drug would be a misdemeanor offense, instead of a felony. Depending on the offense, violators could still face jail time. Their justification?“As long as the person doesn’t commit other crimes to steal or to rob people to support their drug habit, there’s no point in treating (the offense) as a felony because what they really need is drug rehab.” Where do they think the money for their habit comes from? The money fairy. No.They steal it from family, friends and from you and me.This making it less illegal isn’t working out for other cities that have tried it. What makes anyone think it will work here.

Love( Head) Line : “My Husband Been Having Sex With His Cousins Wife Throughout Our Marriage Even Though He Promised To Stop.” They’ve been together for 8 years, married for 5, and he made the promise before they were married. You can’t fix this one.

Why yes, I do like books and movies. Why do you ask?

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Mote Truckin’ Thursday

No, she’s not.: Samantha Bee like to call herself a comedian. Recently she “attacked”, and that’s the only word that describes her rant, PragerU and its founder Dennis Prager. She’s very concerned that PragerU is reaching out to your people and teaching them conservative values. And to make sure we all know how irreverent Ms. Bee is, she makes a joke about having sex with God. Some young people are much more adult than many people like Ms. Bee. Samantha, sorry sweetie, you just aren’t funny.

Oh, the bitter irony:
This is just too good to miss. “Apple Engineer Killed In Tesla Crash- Had Complained About Auto Pilot”. Irony too thick not print. My first question, if he complained about the auto-pilot, why did he use it? Did he think it magically fixed itself? If the malfunction occurred at the same place each time, why didn’t he pay more attention?

Asking for a friend
: Is Kris Kristofferson’s album “The Silver Tongued Devil and I”, the GREATEST drinking alone album ever done? The simple answer, Yes.

Know your audience: We have another report of Girl Scouts selling cookies, outside a local pot dispensary. And selling out.

Suspicions confirmed : Rep. Maxine Waters (D., Calif.) said that California should have more influence over the Democratic primary process because the state has so many wealthy donors. “The thinking is that if we are supplying tremendous dollars to candidates, we ought to have more say,” she added. In other words, they’re for sale to the highest bidder. And you know what they call a woman that’s for sale.

This I gotta see :
Chicago mayor, Lori Lightfoot has vowed she will “end poverty” in the city. She described Chicago as a shrinking city that’s “dying from the inside out” because of decades of deliberate neglect and disinvestment. This from a mayor of a city that owes 20.1 Billion dollars. That’s a conservative figure. How is she going to do this, well that’s a little less clear. But she’ll come up with a plan for the citizens of Chicago for her to tax their way out of debt.