Wednesday Motes On Wednesday

Really really stupid: Pope Francis met with a delegation of NBA players in the Vatican Monday to discuss economic equality issues.” According to a report by ESPN, at the pope’s behest, the Vatican reached out to the basketball players’ association last week because the pontiff wished to know more about how players “had recently brought attention to pressing social justice issues and economic inequality,” in reference to players’ taking a knee to protest “systemic racism” and other issues. Just to point out, the AVERAGE NBA salary is $7.7 million dollars a season. Yep, they should know about “economic inequality”.

Hey Chicago, you’re on lockdown, have some of the toughest gun laws in the country and yet you managed to shoot 50 and kill 5 over the weekend. Good work.

Another has-been should stfu: Bette Midler is speaking pout about capital punishment, because “Trump.” According to Midler, the six prisoners, scheduled to be executed before the “inauguration”, all of whom have committed despicable crimes and murders, is typical of the “sadist” individual Trump is. Midler’s opposition to the death penalty comes despite the fact that she has repeatedly advocated violence against her own political enemies. Last year, she deleted a tweet praising the man who attacked Sen. Rand Paul back in 2017, a beating that left the Kentucky Republican with lung tissue damage and multiple broken ribs. And a search shows not a single Midler comment on capital punishment in the last 45 years. NOT ONE, but you know, Trump.

Because science, that’s why: Pennsylvania Health Secretary Dr. “Rachel” Levine issued a one-night suspension of alcohol sales on Wednesday, just one day before Thanksgiving. The Democrats have brought back the prohibition in order to combat Covid, because science. On Wednesday, Nov. 25, restaurants and bars are ordered to suspend alcohol sales at 5 p.m. until 8 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 26. Gov. Wolf says the Wednesday before Thanksgiving is the “biggest day for drinking” and acknowledged bars and restaurants have been hit hard by the pandemic, but this one-night ban is needed. Honolulu bars have been closed for 8 months, because adults can’t be trusted to “social distance” after drinking.

Spending the holiday and weekend in Hilo. You all stay aware and stay safe and enjoy the time with your families.

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