Motes Of My Own

Seems all the normal political pundits are having trouble believing the President when he blames Iran for the recent attacks on freighters in the Gulf of Oman. May I point out these same people had no problem believing a “you tube” video caused the siege and deaths in Benghazi during the Reign of His Grace, Barrack the Magnificent.

Pride : A high school in New Jersey has banned the wearing of military sashes during graduation. These sashes are worn by graduates who have enlisted in the US Military already and are waiting to graduate before beginning their military career. Sashes were “issued” by the recruiter of the branch the grad enlisted with, and then confiscated by the school. It used to be called a “military commitment” and once upon a time people were proud of sons or daughters enlisting’ It appears the mothers and fathers of these students are proud, just not the school.

The Bully Wins Again : Remember when David Hogg, the rabid teen-age anti-gun “survivor” from Marjory Stoneman Douglas shooting was accepted to Harvard even tho’ his SAT’s were somewhat “low”? Well, Second Amendment supporter Kyle Kashuv, also a survivor of that shooting, has been un-accepted to the Harvard class of 2023 due to some social media comments he made, sometime before the shooting, when he was 16. The social warriors have raised such a hew and cry that Harvard caved. Remember what I said about bullies.

A new low in Entertainment: NETFLIX is planning a new show that will “punk” unemployed people. Hosted by a 16-year-old somebody I never heard of, it will bring together two unemployed people that think they are starting a new job. Then the pranks and hilarity begins. I mean, what can be funnier than wasting the time of someone looking for employment, by having them work at a job that doesn’t exist, for laughs for a bunch of, dare I say, real punks.

Says Everyone: “Only with real transparency will the FBI be trusted again.” Me, I believe that ship has sailed long ago. I have had my share of dealing with the febe’s, but there was a time I respected the agents. Now, not so much.

Just a reminder. The first week of July. And maybe the whole month.
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Motes From An Open Mind ?

For me, not thee: “Lack of gun control is a huge problem.” Because Madonna says so, that’s why. Does anybody know how many bodyguards she travels with? Is it true she sends bodyguards with her daughter on dates?

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Picture of Alyssia Milano standing at a podium giving, gasp, isn’t that a white power salute? Is that a Nazi Tattoo on her forearm? Does that mean she’s a white supremacist after all ? Milano is just the beginning. The actress is reportedly teaming with Atlanta mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms to develop a mobile app producers in Georgia can use to “guarantee we can spend money in places that will not fund voter suppression, inequality and the stripping away of anyone’s rights.” In others words, she wants to direct who spends what, where, in another state, where she does not reside and we better listen to her because she once was somebody. ? The industry employs around 90,000 people in Georgia. And they all better agree with her.I’m really glad she led the sex strike. Yes sir, that’ll show them all.

Does anyone remember James T. Hodgkinson ? Sure is easy to change or erase history.

Actress and comedian (?) Tiffany Haddish has “postponed” her scheduled show in Georgia because of the states abortion law. I’m sure this has broken many hearts. Oh, she doesn’t live in Georgia either.

Mote For A Weekend

Comment I can get behind: The left has won the cultural wars, now it’s just driving around shooting survivors. (Joe Rogan)

When is it sharp? Almost without fail, every time I talk knives with someone, somebody else has got to chime in with how they spend hours sharpening their knives with 15 grades of Japanese water stones and how the exact bevel is maintained during each stroke and if it is off they start all over again. Basically, they act as if this somehow turns them into a hero or that they are more “knifeyer” than me. They always act as if I am a heretic when I say I use my Worksharp system, spend three or fours minutes getting a razor-sharp edge, and don’t even own a water stone. Hey folks, sharp is sharp. I got no argument if you want to do the zen thing and spend all day, or all week, sharpening one knife. Me, I got too many other things to do.

Why do I have to “unsubscribe” from something I never “subscribed” to in the first place.

Did you see the head of that Siberian prehistoric wolf? How’d like that chasing you to gradma’s house? Run Red, Run.

A bully is a bully. Doesn’t matter if it is an individual, a group without a name, or a “political” or “social” action group with a stated purpose. A bully is still a bully, and if you give in once, they have won completely. Example, the U.S. Army War College has completely submitted to CAIR’s demand the college not let a specific speaker make his presentation. The reason? CAIR claims the speaker, Raymond Ibrahim, author of Sword and Scimitar: Fourteen Centuries of War Between Islam and the West, CAIR claims Ibrahim is a “racist”, a “white supremacist”, and his rhetoric will “incite” American soldiers to randomly killed Muslims everywhere. Pretty good trick for an ethnic Egyptian and native speaker of Arabic. The War College canceled the presentation at CAIR’s demand. The bully won.

Floridaman: I do really dumb shit. London Man: Here, hold my pint. Nottinghamshire Police are piloting the scheme where around 100 ‘no point’ knives will be handed to victims who have either been threatened or attacked with a knife. Police are concerned about the high level of knife-related incidents that happen in the home, and are hoping the new scheme has the potential to save lives. Is this the dumbest thing ever tried?

Sailor Jerry

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In the 70’s I was a rookie cop, walking a foot-beat in the downtown and Waikiki areas. During the early morning hours I would often stop by “China Seas Tattoo” shop on Smith street, just around the corner from Tammys Topless Titty Emporium , or just Tammys. I’d sit, talk story, and drink coffee with Jerry Collins, the shop owner. I met hard core bikers, a couple of Tokyo Yakuza, some mid-eastern gentleman with had something to do with the Shah of Iran, that’s another story in itself, and a whole cross section of many cultures. All coming to Honolulu with the express purpose of getting a tattoo from “Sailor Jerry“.
I don’t think Jerry ever slept because all I ever saw was him drinking black coffee, you know, the “keep you awake for a week” military coffee.
After he died, Jerry left the shop to Mike Maloney, who continued Jerry’s traditions and styles for many years, until time also took him.
Recently I was downtown and spent a little while inside the old shop talking with the new artists. What I saw of their work was really good and would have made Jerry smile. If you get a chance, attend the party. Jerry would have liked that.

Motes As I See ‘Em

Forty-nine people were murdered and more than 50 others were injured at the downtown Orlando nightclub on June 16, 2016. Several of the 2020 Democratic candidates honored the third anniversary of the attack on Wednesday, including Sens. Cory (I am Sparticus)Booker (D-N.J.) and Kamala (
I own a gun but you shouldn’t) Harris (D-Calif.) and Rep. Eric (We’re going to kill everyone who doesn’t surrender their guns when we tell themSwalwell (D-Calif.), all who have made gun control legislation a primary campaign issue. But they all forget, or just ignore, the shooter repeatedly told authorities he was a soldier of ISIS, and referred to himself as an “Islamic soldier.” In other words, let’s blame the object, not the actual cause, the shooter. You see, the gun fits their scenario and the shooter, being a privileged class of non-American does not. Oh, and let’s make it about the victims sexual choice, and not worry that the shooters “religion” demands anyone making that “choice” be “stoned unto death”.

CNN’: “CIA operates it’s own world, You don’t investigate them.” Sounds like Air America during the 60’s and 70’s. You remember, when the Honolulu Chief of Police was also an officer, in the Army Reserve, in “Military Intelligence.” , and that crazy Asian War was in full swing. And Air America, that paragon of truth and Freedom had dozens of cargo planes full of whatever, parked at the old Lagoon Drive Hangers. Not to mentioned the several, to my personal knowledge, “federal agents” who were “unarrested” over firearms and other charges.

Forgot to mention: the anniversary of the passing of a truly great American. John Wayne, the Duke, passed away June 11, 1979.

Presidential Candidate Saunders says: “Socialism will spike taxes but Americans will be delighted to pay more” This from the guy with three houses, and life long pension and paid medical care,paid by those same taxpayers.

Very sorry to see that Sarah H. Sanders is leaving as white house spokesperson at the end of June, 19. She has stood straight and tall against the winds and gales of outraged press, the immature hazing in her private life, and the decidedly unclassy “comic” references from our late night “entertainers”. And she withstood all of it with class and style. She will be missed.

Pope Francis says “God” will destroy the walls between nations. What about those walls around the Vatican? Maybe He should start with those.

Prediction : The prerecorded disc market is about to disappear. At some point in the near future, UHD Blu-ray, Blu-ray, and standard DVDs will no longer be sold by Amazon and other retailers. When the day comes that only a handful of major streaming services, Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and soon Disney and Apple will control the content that you are able to view. Then some films and television series that are now or in the future considered politically incorrect will begin to disappear. Think “Blazing Saddles”, or most of the movies made before 2000. This is why I literally have thousands (yes ‘s) of flims, “B” grade movies, top class movies, and favorite or obscure television shows on disc. Hey, someday I’ll retire and get to watch them.

George’s Good-By

I mentioned the Brother that gave me my road name, Storyteller, was George Boston.
George was a good rider and a real brother, but like all of us, he was human. He died at an early age, much too soon for those that loved him.
I was pleased when his club planned a memory ride to the Pali Lookout where they intended to scatter his ashes. I was even prouder when his wife asked if she could ride with me, carrying his ashes, and would I give a short eulogy. I could only say yes.
It was a Saturday morning and there were 35 or 40 bikes and riders lined up for the run. Many were his club brothers but there were a lot other clubs represented as George was well liked. When we pulled out, his wife and ashes sitting behind me, we rode in the # 3 position with an empty space next to us. George’s spot. The rest strung out behind us.
The weather was cloudy and there had been short rain showers all morning, but none on the ride. But the clouds were there.
Everyone had forgotten what a tourist attraction the Lookout was, especially on a Saturday morning. So when we get there, we see 4 large busloads of tourists walking around, taking pictures of the windward coast, and talking. And looking at all the bikers pulling into the parking lot.
Of course, as soon as we stop, put the kickstands down, and the tourists start loading, it rains. Hard. By the time the last bus rolled out, everyone is wet. But we were there on a mission, to say good-by to our Brother. A little rain wouldn’t daunt us. So we all walked out to the lookout.
The widow stood next to me, holding the urn, and I delivered my eulogy. I spoke of George’s spirit, his brotherhood, and his sense of humor. I don’t recall the whole thing, but I ended by expressing my desire to have just one more beer with my friend and Brother, George Boston.
At that moment there was no rain, so everyone gathered close as we removed the urn lid and the widow prepared herself. We forgot to take in account the funny winds at the Lookout.
The moment she cast the ashes, the wind came up, reversed, and blew George’s ashes all over the crowd standing there. We were all wet from the rain, and, well, that meant that if the ashes touched you, they stayed on you. In a matter of seconds the entire crowd, especially the widow and I, were painted with ash. George.
Everyone sort of stood there, stunned, until someone started laughing. Someone else cursed George and his damned sense of humor. Pretty soon, we’re all laughing at the last joke Boston would ever play on us.
We returned to the bikes, rode down the Pali to one of the patch holders homes for some lunch and beer. Eventually everyone started telling George stories.
As I sat there, sipping my beer, I realized I was having one more beer with my Brother George. I used the last sip of beer to wash the last of George’s ash off my leather jacket.
Good-By George

Motes On A Clear Day

Charlie Kirk of Turning Point USA (TPUSA) told Breitbart News on Saturday at the Young Women’s Leadership Summit in Dallas, Texas, that “one of the greatest threats” to the United States is a well-funded effort from the left to make the Electoral College obsolete and effectively allow for “tyranny of the mob” to decide the outcome of presidential elections. The main thing we have to fear is the majority of the stupid.

I do not think that means what you think it means: How about the new term “marginalized New Yorkers“? It appears to be the basis of a new FX series. What the heck is that? Is it like calling a burglar an “uninvited guest”, or like “undocumented migrant“??

Hell Yes: Former U.S. Army Staff Sgt. David Bellavia will become the only living Iraq War veteran to receive the Medal of Honor, the White House announced Monday.

Heinleins Crazy Years: Twerking 11 year olds, Drag Queen Story hours, John Dean instructing Congress on right and wrong, CAIR telling a Pennsylvania College who they can or can’t have speak. It’s” National Pride Month” you can be proud of anything except being a white straight male Christian,

Buttibig, what ever his name is wants to give illegal aliens separate identification cards. Seems like a good idea to me. Make it easier to apprehend and send them back. The optimum word here is “illegal”.

Minnesota campaign finance officials said last week that U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar misused campaign funds in violation of state rules. They also revealed that she had filed joint tax returns with her husband years before they were legally married and at a time when she was married to another man. This information was public at the last election, but they elected her anyway.

There is another movement to enable victims to sue gun manufacturers if one of their products is used in a crime. Why stop there? How about suing the manufacturer of the automobile used by the drunk driver that killed you third aunts second husband. And we’ll sue the dealer that sold the driver the car, the counter clerk that registered the vehicle. We can already sue the bartender and the establishment, but how about the distillery that made the liquor. After all, they did have knowledge that their product could make an individual intoxicated and therefor had foreknowledge that their product was directly responsive for dear aunty’s husbands death.