Friday Motes, At Last

“You just don’t understand Communism like I do”: Tamika Palmer, the mother of Breonna Taylor, slammed her local Black Lives Matter chapter for being a fraud, money-grabbing organization that “has never done a damn thing for us.” Palmer continued her rant by claiming Black Lives Matter and the people involved in it have “lost focus” of what they are trying to accomplish. Palmer’s frustration with BLM comes shortly after the national organization’s co-founder Patrisse Cullors bought at least four luxurious homes in predominantly white neighborhoods for approximately $3.2 million. Remember, blm is just an idea.

From ”I have seen America’s future. It looks a lot like Hawaii. The future includes internal travel restrictions—on Americans moving around inside their own country—never before thought possible, or even constitutional. Hawaii, an American state, had to decide if they accepted American me, much as a foreign country controls its borders and decides which outsiders may enter. Despite my two vaccinations, Hawaii required a very specific $119 COVID test, which, after I clicked “Accept” several times, sent my DNA information to everyone buried in the Terms of Service. For them who don’t think good, today it’s a COVID test, tomorrow other criteria may be applied. Aloha!” This is not a pretty article, in fact it’s downright depressing and dismissal. Problem is, it’s very accurate. Ouch. Landing in Hilo, now, it still looks like Cam Ranh Bay circa 1966.

Ashli Babbitt was murdered: Is it too much to ask to know the name of the federal government employee who, on our behalf, shot an unarmed veteran who was, at worst, trespassing in a public building? All we know about Wyatt Twerp, who shot the super-scary Q person for climbing through a window, is that the DoJ thinks it’s A-OK to cap misdemeanor suspects if they oppose the ruling caste and clear him. The dummy who can’t tell her taser from her Glock got charged though, even though it’s absolutely clear she was stupid rather than malicious. Two systems of justice – gee, how could that go wrong?

Suspicions confirmed: The United States Postal Service (USPS) is monitoring Americans’ online social media activity beyond the scope of its stated jurisdiction, according to a new blockbuster report in Yahoo News Wednesday. The mail agency’s Internet Covert Operations Program, known as iCOP, is a surveillance program not previously reported which includes combing through social media platforms to identify “inflammatory” posts and disseminating them across federal agencies. The bulletin, Yahoo reported was distributed through the Department of Homeland Security. The article (TheFederalist) mentions several “white supremacists” groups the USPS was monitoring, but no mention of Antifa/BLM being watched. Hmmmm

Always compare your enemy to a negative image: Texas “Representative” Ann Johnson (D-what else) says gun owners who want to carry their firearms in public are just like “pimps”. On the floor of the Texas House of Representatives, Johnson predicted that lowering the punishment for inadvertently carrying a gun onto private property would have dire consequences. She complained that small-business owners may have to confront non-felon “pimps” flaunting their guns. “That pimp can roll into whatever small business is in your community with their stable of girls and they can flaunt it,” she said. “And if you don’t have the courage to stand up and say, ‘Mr. Pimp with your stable of girls, I really don’t want you in here in my business in this manner.’ If you don’t want to confront them, you got to call the police and say, ‘Guess what’s going on in here.’” See the image she creates. Always treat the other side as evil. Whether they are or not.

A sad Good-bye: Tempest Storm was one of the most famous burlesque stars of all time, known for her headline shows on the Las Vegas Strip. She died at her home in Las Vegas at the age of 93. he began working at the Follies Theater in 1951, and by 1956, she had become the highest paid burlesque performer in history, making $100,000 per year. The following year, she insured her breasts for $1 million.  I had the privedilge to see her perform back the the mid-70’s. at the old Hubba Hubba Club on Hotel Street, before it became gentrified. She would finish her act wearing more than the “strippers” today start with, and she still turned you on. She will be missed.

It’s Friday. I’ve finished my quarantine, and going to Hilo for the weekend. I’m gonna mow the lawn, trim the hedge, drink some beer, and listen to some real country music. And I’m not going to watch a single minute of news. Enjoy the Saturday Story, and read the Sunday Rant, it’s important.


Late addition: Billionaire athlete LeBron James on Wednesday threatened the Columbus police officer who shot 15-year-old knife-wielding Ma’Kiyah Bryant. LeBron James posted a photo of the police officer and said, “YOU’RE NEXT” with an hourglass sand clock emoji. James later took the tweet down. LeBron James should read a little. Specifically R.A.Hienlien; “There seems to have been an actual decline in rational thinking. The United States had become a place where entertainers and professional athletes were mistaken for people of importance. They were idolized and treated as leaders; their opinions were sought on everything and they took themselves just as seriously—after all, if an athlete is paid a million or more a year, he knows he is important … so his opinions of foreign affairs and domestic policies must be important, too, even though he proves himself to be ignorant and subliterate every time he opens his mouth.” Robert A. Heinlein,

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