Crap, Monday Motes Already

I am not a morning person: I am a safety officer, so I’m always checking vehicles and pieces of equipment for their “back-up” signal as required. Somewhere near my apartment there is a truck, with a back-up signal, that sounds just like my alarm clock. The problem, he backs-up and leaves 20 minutes before my alarm goes off. So, I am awake when the alarm goes off, even if I don’t want to be awake. My quandary? Do I go down and unhook that friggin’ alarm?

From the safety of her limo: Cardi B says the notion of Trump supporters in Los Angeles, who were there for a rally to support President Trump, terrifies her. She made the remarks while apparently being driven near a recent parade. She even complained about the supporters “big azzed trucks”. Wow, you’d think she was in Detroit, Chicago, or even Philly. I was worried, but she arrived at her destination safely.

Nobody can: Many years ago the great Country singer George Jones did a song titled “Who’s Gonna Fill Their Shoes?” It was, of course, about all the “greats” of Country Music. Well, we seem to be losing all the “Outlaws” this year. John Prine, Jerry Jeff Walker, and now Billy Joe Shaver. Shaver was known for such songs as “Honky Tonk Heroes,” “Georgia on a Fast Train,” “Old Five and Dimers Like Me,” Willie Nelson called him “the greatest living songwriter.” Shaver lived the outlaw lifestyle that others only sang about. In 2007, he was charged with shooting a man in the face at a bar near his home in Waco. The trial drew friends including Nelson and the actor Robert Duvall in support. Shaver, who was ultimately found not-guilty, went on to turn the ordeal into a song, ” Wacko from Waco”.

Speaking of Philly: After the first night of violent rioting Governor Wolf defended “peaceful protests.” Even with over 30 police officers injured. So looters hit at least 20 more stores in the second night of looting. It was so bad a looter with a car full of stolen merchandize was robbed by looters. Police were called. The irony is sooo deep.

We are now 223 days into the “15 days to flatten the curve” in Honolulu.

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