Monday Motes In The Wind

You know, unity and respect: A group of 10 Milwaukee Black Panthers invaded an Asian-owned nail salon and threatened it. “You do not disrespect black women from our community…. You do not disrespect Black Lives Matter…. You ever disrespect a black woman again, we’re going to shut you down.” Later, they returned, and police arrived.  Instead of protecting the Asian owner, a female officer spoke cordially with the Panthers, addressing their leader as “General”. Then left. Following these confrontations, the nail salon has been shut down, its retail space vacated, a business (and jobs) no longer in existence. All of this is on video recordings, boastfully posted to Facebook by the leader of the Panthers, who styles himself “King Rick” and who refers to Black female customers as “queens.”  Farmer took credit for the nail salon business closing down and expressed jubilation. But “they” are not Black Supremacists.

This is different: White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki on Tuesday confirmed that Joe Biden speaks to Barack Obama “regularly and said it’s no one’s business what Obama and Biden talk about.” It just seemed like 37 people listened and recorded everything and everyone President Trump spoke to on the phone or in person.  And leaked it.

Ashli Babbitt was murdered. Change my mind? Doubtful.

Poor loser: A beauty queen contestant won the title of Mrs. Sri Lanka over the weekend — only to end up in the hospital with head wounds after Mrs. World ripped off her crown in a snit to bestow it on the runner-up. The current Mrs. World, Caroline Jurie, who is from Sri Lanka and was at the event, suddenly hopped on the stage and grabbed the microphone, claiming De Silva was actually divorced and thus disqualified from holding the title. Jurie then ripped the gold crown off De Silva’s head and put it on the runner-up, prompting tears and chaos, outlets said. Jurie has been arrested. Take that Steve Harvey.

We spend so much time inventing Artificial Intelligence, why not spend time on repairing Natural Stupid.

Hollywierd: Actor Morgan Freeman slammed people “refusing” to get the coronavirus vaccine, stating, “I will avoid you.” Well, that sure puts a crimp in my social planning.

Sunday Rant

Rant

There’s been a big story about the two New York doormen who closed the doors to their building’s apartment lobby while a 65-year-old Asian woman was punched and kicked outside. The security officers have been fired, according to the building’s owner. Had a conversation about this the other day. A young lady happened to comment on this saying “Good. They deserve it.” I suggested maybe it was a wrongful termination. She got offended. Then I explained that not knowing the building’s “rules of engagement”, this was a hard call. Most HOA’s say security is to protect the building and its occupants and are usually prohibited for engaging in any confrontations unless a building occupant is involved. I personally know of an incident where a security got involved in an event fronting his building but not involving an occupant, the initial antagonist responded, the security struck him once in self-defense, whereupon the aggressor fell, struck his head, and died. The Guard was fired, the HOA refused to provide any legal services or financing because the guard was “out of written policy”. The guard lost his house, family, and did 1 ½  years for involuntary manslaughter. I also handled a case where the security got involved, and got stabbed three times, damaging him permanently. This one was covered as he was assisting a building occupant. But he’s still disabled.  Security officers are not paid to do a police officer’s job. They are not paid to protect anything but their property. They are not obligated to defend or help anyone not a building occupant. Firing them for following the HOA guidelines is wrong. They maybe not have been morally correct in not getting involved, every man has to make his own choice there, but they probably shouldn’t have been fired. I don’t know all the facts here, just my opinion.

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So the WH has issued it’s first, and most assuredly not last, words on gun control. The actions were unveiled in the wake of a recent spate of mass shootings across the country, including a deadly attack Thursday in South Carolina. The House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force, Chaired by Mike Thompson (D-CA), sent a letter to President Joe Biden asking for the president to take executive action on ;”Concealable assault-style firearms that fire rifle rounds pose an unreasonable threat to our communities and should be fully regulated under the National Firearms Act consistent with the intent and history of the law.” Common Sense” gun control seems to always be in response to an illegal action. Example, “bump stocks” came under they hue and cry of the left after the Las Vegas shooting. The shooter, Stephen Paddock, had 22 semi-automatic rifles and 14 of them were equipped with bump stocks. There has been no proof shown that the shooter had used any of those “equipped” weapons. Despite the facts that “KTW” ammunition had never been available to the general public and that no police officer has ever been killed by a handgun bullet penetrating their body armor, the media incorrectly reported that the Teflon coated bullets were designed to defeat the body armor that law enforcement officers were beginning to use. The myth of “Cop-killer” bullets was born. Following significant media hype and widespread misconceptions, Congress got into the act and thus the bullets were “outlawed”. It’s always a high knee jerk reaction. Now it’s on background checks, “ghost guns”, and stabilizing arm braces. Nobody has ever defined “assault weapon” correctly and now they want to do something about “concealable assault style” weapons. What the hell is that? Uncle Joe’s “executive actions”, which I guess are different than “executive orders” or “mandates”, will make no difference or stop a single crime. Biden also called for a national red-flag law. The “red flag” will be used as a revenge and control on people that speak up and criticize, or just pizz someone off. Just to top at all off., he says “We should also eliminate gun manufacturers from the immunity they receive from the Congress. If I get one thing on my list, Lord came down and said, ‘Joe, you get one of these,’ give me that one.” The sentence makes no sense, is really hypocritical, and will open a flood gate. If we can sue the gun manufacturers, why not the car makers after the dui? Why not the brewers and distillers after alcoholism? We sued the cigarette makers, why not everyone else? McDonalds for obesity? Where will it stop? Short answer, when everyone gets tired of it. Me, I’m already tired of it.

Saturday Story and Lesson

NEVER PROMISE

One of the major things cops have to learn is to never promise to “catch that guy”, or any variation. Never.

In Hawaii the capture rate is no better or worse than anywhere else. Doesn’t matter, you still don’t make that promise.

“Fat Boy” Jim is a perfect example.

Jim was a really good cop. His dart team gave him the nickname and he didn’t mind it. Kind of wore it with pride.

I knew Jim for years and there were 2 incidents that affected him deeply.

He was throwing “league” darts at a bowling alley bar when he and another off- duty officer spotted two guys fighting out in the bowling lanes. No punches, but some serious shoving and pushing.

With some “I’ll get you-you just wait”, one guy walked outside to a car parked at the curb.

Through the window Jim spotted this guy pull a revolver from the vehicle trunk and start back into the bowling alley.

Jim and the other cop didn’t hesitate. Jim headed out of the bar while his partner told the bartender to call 911 and tell them what was happening. He then went out to join Jim.

They stopped the gunman in the entry hallway. There was no conversation, the gunman raised the revolver and both Jim and the other cop engaged in fire.

The gunman fired one shot into the wall next to Jim. The gunman was pronounced dead at the scene.

Jim handled all the who-ha-ha over the shooting. It didn’t seem to affect him much, then. He made the required visits to the department shrink and went back to work.

A few years later, 1985 something happened that I think destroyed him.

He was working on the Windward side an evening shift on a Sunday. He had just picked up his dinner, a plate lunch, when he got a missing child call.

There was a family party and 6 year old Maile was missing and hadn’t been seen for some time. Like any good cop would do, he threw away the plate lunch and headed for the house. Jim handled the call, started the paperwork and put out the alert. In short, he did everything he was supposed to and was trained to do. Everything he could do.

During that investigation, Jim told the family he’d find their daughter and bring her home. The Promise.

She was found in a shallow grave far away from her home. She had been brutalized and then murdered.

Working backwards, Jim figured out that the killer and child had driven past the drive-in where he was picking up his dinner. At the time he was picking up his dinner. This timeline was his figuring. I never saw anything to support his figures. Didn’t matter, he believed it. He deeply thought it would have turned out different if he had been on patrol instead of getting that plate lunch.

That he couldn’t keep his promise was something he couldn’t handle. He started drinking more and playing darts less.

He was diagnosed with stomach cancer and given a few months. He had surgery.

He lost so much weight he always looked bad. They had gutted him like a fish.

He passed 3 years clean, and then the cancer came back. Six months later he was dead.

Some can say these things aren’t related, but I think the cancer was caused by Jim eating himself up. For the promise he couldn’t keep.

The promise you never make.

Weeks End Motes for the Weekend

Doomed to repeat history: All the Hollywierd Elites are jumping onto the “Infrastructure” bill by Uncle Joe. I’ll bet none of them know that Adolph came to power with that same thing in 1933. It was when Adolf Hitler came to power in 1933 that the Nazis realized they could use the autobahn for their own ends. So, he pushed the idea to build the roads, mass employment, great photo-ops, and of course, it was for the good of the people.

Train-train-train: Lots of disturbing images coming out of Africa’s newest hot spot Mozambique. Isis controlled groups are steadily killing Christians and non-Muslin’s all over the country. There is a shooting drill called the “Failure Drill”. That is; 2 shots to the chest, and one to the head “and then you know then you know, the fuxker’s dead”. That drill was originally called “The Mozambique”. Maybe it should be again. Something needs to be done.

Don’t need no stinkin’ truth: Egypt’s first female ship captain has been blamed after a massive ship became wedged in the Suez Canal last month, hobbling global trade. It doesn’t matter that she was hundreds of miles away at the time, commanding a ship called the Aida IV in the city of Alexandria. The online rumors were propelled by a doctored image of a news headline that said she was involved in the Suez accident. I’m sure it doesn’t help that she an attractive woman in a 99% men’s profession.

Everyone is an outlaw: Gavin Newsom had his “French Laundry”  (who names a restaurant “Laundry”?) scandal. Now, a secret recording of an opulent clandestine pop-up restaurant in a private Paris mansion, with patrons flouting mask mandates, has sparked outrage and a police inquiry in France. Paris chief prosecutor Rémy Heitz has ordered the judicial police’s Brigade for Repression of Personal Delinquency to investigate the underground dinners. “Brigade for Repression of Personal Delinquency”? HUH?

Her murderer still walks free. Remember her name; Ashli Babbitt.

It’s not just a Tom Hanks movie: In January, local authorities arrested a 36-year-old man named Aditya Singh after he had spent three months living at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport. Since October, he had been staying in the secure side of the airport, relying on the kindness of strangers to buy him food, sleeping in the terminals and using the many bathroom facilities. It wasn’t until an airport employee asked to see his ID that the jig was up. Singh, however, is far from the first to pull off an extended stay. Perhaps the most famous involuntary long-term airport resident was Mehran Karimi Nasseri (pictured at the top of this story), whose story reportedly inspired the movie “The Terminal,” starring Tom Hanks. Keep this in mind if they evict you. Just go to the airport

Off to Hilo this weekend. Gonna need two native guides and a gun bearer just to find the front porch. Haven’t mowed in 5 weeks. Maybe I’ll just have a Rolling Rock instead. See ya Monday.

Thursday Motes Off The Top

Good show: Read an article about an armed robber in Texas that needs to find another line of work. Seems he decided to hold-up a local convenience store, and 4 customers shot him.  He did survive, but obviously needs to find another line of work. He’s not too good at this one.

Chicago weekend: 34 shot, 7 dead. Hey, where is the Rev. Jackson? Sharpton? Hogg? How come nobody seems to care.

Nobody cares that Ashli Babbitt was murdered either.

 You needed a study to figure this out: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, member of Congress representing the Bronx, is a proud Puerto Rican/Hispanic/Woman/ green/ socialist. According to a study by the non-partisan Center for Effective Lawmaking, she’s also an incompetent radical. AOC was rated 230 out of 240 Democratic congresspeople.  You gotta wonder what states get numbers 231 to 240. 

Joe Biden is going to get “unity.”: He will get it even if he has to just make stuff up.Case in point: bills proposed by a Democratic president, rammed through Congress by Democratic lawmakers, and voted on exclusively by Democrats are actually “bipartisan” according to the White House. bi·par·ti·san /bīˈpärdəzən/adjective//involving the agreement or cooperation of two political parties that usually oppose each other’s policies. I don’t think that word means what you think it means.

Rule, please: When does a mandate become a law? If I can be arrested, fined, or jailed if I violate it, is it a law? If a mandate becomes a law without the legislative process, why have that process? (man·date)  /ˈmanˌdāt/ noun// 1.an official order or commission to do something. “a mandate to seek the release of political prisoners” 2.the authority to carry out a policy or course of action, regarded as given by the electorate to a candidate or party that is victorious in an election. “a sick leader living beyond his mandate”. Just have our “elected representative’s” mandate everything. Oh, then we wouldn’t need them. That’ll save tax $$.

What are you paying for gas? In Honolulu;

Ouch! About the same was when Obama started. It will get worse.

Happy Birthday Cliffy: Actor John Ratzenberger, Cliff Claven of Cheers. He’s 74.

** New information: Biden to unveil long-awaited executive action on guns. The announcement, expected for Thursday, comes amid a spate of high-profile shootings and as some advocates have grown frustrated in the White House’s delay. Will probably include “concealed assualt-style weapons”, and “ghost gun” background checks. More laws that can’t be enforced, until they really want you. ***

Mid-Motes For Mid-Week

Further destroying America: A provision of President Joe Biden’s proposed $2.3 trillion infrastructure plan, the American Jobs Plan, would erode “right-to-work” laws in states that do not force workers to join a union, and would include a controversial “card check” system. “Card check” does away with the secret ballot, and it could allow union organizers to intimidate workers — which is why even former Democratic Party presidential nominee George McGovern oppose the idea in 2008. Democrats claimed they were helping workers’ rights, calling “card check” the “Employee Free Choice Act.” This will continue to keep the unions in power, with your money.

It’s not journalism anymore: In accepting the Edward R. Murrow Award for Lifetime Achievement in Journalism on Tuesday, NBC News anchor Lester Holt gave a monologue on why “fairness” in journalism is “overrated.” Holt is squarely admitting what those on the right have recognized for quite some time. It’s not journalism. It’s propaganda.

Ashli Babbitt was murdered. Her killer still walks free.

Don’t let Uncle Joe read the news: Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday signed a law allowing him to potentially hold onto power until 2036, a move that formalizes constitutional changes endorsed in a vote last year. Nobody tell Kamala either.

Has America been overloaded with “mass shooting” : After Atlanta (3/16), Boulder (3/23), and Houston (3/20), it seems like shootings just aren’t getting the media time they were. Could be everyone is just fed up? Or was the gun ban feedback so hostile they’ve decided to drop it for a while? They Dropped the Ashli Babbitt murder fast enough. Oh wait, they never followed it.

New words I like: Seems like everyone is coming up with new terms, names, and words. Like, “cisgender, heteronormativity inflicting violence our communities” or “my name is Blackwater Person”. But the best I’ve heard lately is “Herbacious inhalations”. Yeah, that one I could get behind.

Motes For A Second Monday

Not a Big scoop: Biden pooch craps in the WH. Well, his owner has been doing it for some time. Why should the dog be any different?

Yes, yes she is: Is AOC the dumbest “college graduate” ever? She says the use of the word “surge” with migrants at the border, is to summon images of Nazi “insurgents” and is a white supremist viewpoint. This means it’s a racist point of view and you should be ashamed.

Language sheriff: On Monday, Arkansas’ legislature passed a bill preventing minors from receiving sex change surgery, puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones, and other medical procedures. Actress Sophia Bush has blasted Arkansas’ new law banning minors from receiving sex-change operations, puberty blockers, and other life-altering medical procedures, saying the legislation is “tantamount to murder.” The law only applies to minors. ˈtan(t)əˌmount/adjective; “equivalent in seriousness to; virtually the same as.” So, no Sophia, it’s not. You are literally using that word incorrectly. 😊

Ashli Babbitt was murdered. But nobody seems to be speaking up for her.

Part of the oath:  On his application form to join the Metropolitan Police, Ben Hannam was asked if he had ever been in the far-right British National Party or any organisations whose aims “may contradict the duty to promote race equality”. He ticked “no”. Now it appears he was a member of the neo-Nazi movement. I’m not commenting on the lack of background check, or the lack of anyone discovering Hannam was autistic before hiring him as a police officer. What I want to point out the oath includes “the duty to promote race equality”. A police officer’s job is to enforce the laws of the city, state, and nation. Not to enforce “right-think”.

Am I the only one surprised there was no further problems with the ship stuck in the Suez Canal? I was pretty sure it getting stuck was just the start. Maybe it was just a test.

Destroying America: During an interview with ESPN aired on Wednesday’s “SportsCenter,” President Joe Biden said he would “strongly support” Major League Baseball moving its All-Star Game out of Atlanta over Georgia’s election law. What ever happened to States Rights? Since when does a sitting president urge financial repercussions against a state that actually (49.5 v 49.2) voted for his election?

Remember to always use the correct pronoun. Azzhole and shixhead are gender neutral.

Oh Crap, More Monday…Motes

Why is everyone (or anyone) surprised: It is reported NY Gov. Cuomo gave preferential treatment to family relatives and New York elites at state coronavirus testing centers. If you consider his other actions, and those of his brother, it should be absolutely no surprise. Likewise, it’s no surprise CNN is not covering the numerous “inappropriate” complaints being leveled at El Governor. He was elected to “rule” and “lead”, not represent. Just ask him.

They don’t even see their own Hypocrisy:  Al Sharpton predicted Monday on MSNBC’s “Deadline” that boycotts of Georgia-based companies for not publicly opposing Georgia’s new voting law would be successful. Then he comments, “Veterans gave their lives to protect the democracy, and to think that some of those veterans could be, from Georgia, or from one of the 43 other states that are changing election laws is to really make mockery of what veterans have given their lives for.” So, if my state makes a law that you don’t agree with, you don’t live in my state, and you financially force my state to change that law, that’s “DEMOCRACY”? No, that isn’t. As a veteran, which Al is not, I fought for everyone, and every state, to make up their own mind. Whether you like it or not.

Not equal under the law: Ashli Babbitt was the only person shot and killed at the D.C. peaceful insurrection. Since January 6th, 388 people have been arrested for their actions on January 6th at the Capitol. One of those charged is a member of Antifa. But nobody has been arrested or charged with Ashli’s murder.

Don’t call 911: Richard Pusey, who filmed four dying police officers at a crash last year while describing it as justice was “probably the most hated man in Australia,” a judge said Wednesday while considering his sentence. Stopped for speeding, the driver watched as the cops were struck by a passing truck then videoed the dying officers, with commentary. As other witnesses rushed to help, Pusey got out his phone and made two videos of the scene. He zoomed in on the faces and the injuries of the three male and one female officers and called the officers vulgarities. Others at the scene urged Pusey to help, but he shrugged them off, saying “they’re dead.” His attorney says Pusey has a severe personality disorder, including anti-authority traits. I say don’t call 911, ain’t nobody coming for you.

If I post a picture of me holding the severed head of Kathy Griffin, still dripping blood, is there anybody that doesn’t think I’ll be arrested and prosecuted? I didn’t think so.

Coopers Principles of Personnel Defense

Principle Six: Ruthlessness

Anyone who willfully and maliciously attacks another without sufficient cause deserves no consideration. While both moral and legal precepts enjoin us against so-called “overreaction,” we are fully justified in valuing the life and person of an intended victim more highly than the life of a pernicious assailant. The attacker must be stopped. At once and completely. Just who he is, why he has chosen to be a criminal, his social background, his ideological or psychological motivation, and the extent of injury he incurs as a result of his acts-these may all be considered at some future date. Now, your first concern is to stay alive.

Let your attacker worry about his life. Don’t hold back. Strike no more after he is incapable of further action, but see that he is stopped. The law forbids you to take revenge, but it permits you to prevent. What you do to prevent further felonious assault, as long as the felon is still capable of action, is justified. So make sure, and do not be restrained by considerations of forbearance. They can get you killed.

An armed man, especially if he is armed with a firearm, is dangerous as long as he is conscious. Take no chances. Put him out.

If you must use your hands, use them with all the strength you possess. Tapping your assailant half-heartedly, for fear of hurting him, will indeed make him mad, and since he has already shown that he is willing to kill you, he may try even harder now that you have struck him a painful though indecisive blow. If you choose to strike, by all means strike hard.

This also applies to shooting. If you are justified in shooting you are justified in killing, in all but a few quite obvious circumstances. Don’t try to be fancy. Shoot for the center of mass. The world is full of decent people. Criminals we can do without.

We often hear it said-especially by certain police spokesmen who, it seems to me, should know better-that in the event of victimization the victim should offer no resistance, for fear of arousing his assailant. Perhaps we should ignore the craven exhortation to cowardice made here. “Honor” may in truth be an obsolete word. So let us consider only results.

The Sharon Tate party did not resist. The Starkweather victims did not resist. The La Biancas did not resist. Mitrione did not resist. The next time some “expert” tells me not to resist I may become abusive. Apart from the odds that you will be killed anyway if you submit to threats of violence, it would seem-especially in today’s world of permissive atrocity -that it may be your social duty to resist. The law seems completely disinclined to discourage violent crime.

The sociopath who attacks you has little to fear, at this writing, from either the police or the courts. The chief of police of our capital city has stated in print that, “The greatest real and immediate hazard that the hold-up man faces is the possibility that his victim may be armed and might shoot the criminal.” (U.S. News and World Report, 8 December 1969, page 35.)

The syntax may be a bit garbled, but the meaning is clear. If violent crime is to be curbed, it is only the intended victim who can do it. The felon does not fear the police, and he fears neither judge nor jury. Therefore what he must be taught to fear is his victim. If a felon attacks you and lives, he will reasonably conclude that he can do it again. By submitting to him, you not only imperil your own life, but you jeopardize the lives of others.

The first man who resisted Starkweather, after eleven murders, overcame him easily and without injury. If that man had been the first to be accosted, eleven innocent people would have been spared.

The coddling of murderers has brought us to an evil pass. If it is truly a wise and just policy (which we may have serious reason to doubt), leave it to the courts. When your life is in danger, forget it. If you find yourself under lethal attack don’t be kind. Be harsh. Be tough. Be ruthless.

Saturday Story

But of all the people I have ever known, the finest was the City and County, Prosecutor Charles Marsland. I first met him when he was serving as a deputy corporation counsel, City Defense Attorney, and I was being sued for the 1st time as a police officer.

It was a narcotics bust that had resulted in one of the sellers getting froggy and getting his jaw broken. Honest, Sid only hit him once but since Sid had arms bigger than the average mans thighs, it only took one.

Chuck had been assigned as our City Defense Attorney and he and I hit it off right away.

He was always very polite, nicely dressed, but you could always see a twinkle in his eyes.

He drove his signature Lincoln convertible as long as I knew him.

He wore a short, well clipped mustache that when he was really concentrating he would brush up and down with the fore finger of his hand. You could always tell when he was really thinking, that mustache would be brushed up and down faster and faster.

I shared a couple of community college classes with his son, Charles III. Chucker was also a doorman at a local club, The Point After. A club attended by both cops and crooks.

Charles III shared his father’s conservative attitude, was very pro-police and not afraid to speak up.

I’m not really sure which of these traits was responsible, but one of them resulted in Chucker’s murder. Her was found shot to death in 1975.

Charles Marsland was the 1st person “elected” as the City and County Prosecutor serving 2 terms in that position.

During those years, he took that office to a new level of competency and professionalism.

He would establish an investigative office and initiate cases outside or parallel with the police department.

Marsland will mostly be remembered for his crusade, vendetta, or investigations into Hawaii Organized Crime.

Objects of the investigations would claim harassment and vendetta.

The newspapers and TV reporters would use the words crusade and relentless investigations.

I guess it would depend on which end of it you were on.

All of this has been written to death. All the pros, cons, love and hate that surrounded Charles Marsland and his tenure as Prosecutor has been written to death.

To me Chuck was a kind, gentle man who loved life and his son.

He was aggressive and tenacious warrior for law and justice. For Chuck, those two weren’t always the same, but they were the goals he reached for.

Charles Marsland passed away 2007. He will be remembered.