The Weekend Is Right Over There, Thursday Motes

Oh please, don’t do it: Prime (Amazon) has decided to destroy another cult movie by remaking “Road House”.   The new take follows a former UFC fighter ( Jake Gyllenhaal) who takes a job as a bouncer at a rough-and-tumble roadhouse in the Florida Keys, but soon discovers that not everything is what it seems in this tropical paradise. No No No.

Does anybody really think Trevor Noah is actually funny? I didn’t think so.

 Travesty of justice: January 6 defendant Guy Reffitt, an oil worker from Texas, was sentenced on Monday to more than seven years in prison for attending the January 6 protests in Washington DC. Reffitt did not engage in any violence. He did not enter the US Capitol. The FBI wired up his son and sent him into their home to record his dad talking smack. The FBI used the recordings to prosecute the oil worker. The Soviet Union was also famous for turning children against their parents. The term “cooperating defendants,”  means other people sell you out while walking away from their own actions. Reffitt will serve the longest prison term handed down to date to any defendant connected to January 6th — And he committed NO VIOLENCE and he DID NOT ENTER the US Capitol. America should weep.

Failure in the victim selection process: Surveillance from the Norco Market & Liquor in Norco, California, captured the moment the elderly owner shot at a would-be robber in the early hours of Sunday.The footage shows the masked male suspect entering the store with an AR-15-style rifle shortly before 3 a.m. and pointing it directly at the 80-year-old store owner behind the counter. In the footage, the assailant is heard repeatedly telling the owner to put his “hands in the air,” but he is ignored by the owner. The owner instead grabbed his own shotgun from behind the counter area and fired a single shot at the suspect, hitting him in the arm. The suspect immediately started screaming hysterically and ran out of the store, yelling to another armed suspect, “He shot my arm off! He shot my arm off”. Yep, for every action there are rewards, and in this case, consequences. Ain’t that right Lefty?

Movie of the week in a headline: “ Prosecutor Who Got Defendant Pregnant Wants To Be a Judge”. Yeah, No.

Credit where credit is due: Eighty-nine-year-old dancer Penny Starr Sr. surprised Simon Cowell and the other judges with a stars-and-striptease on “AGT.” Starr, whose real name is Janet Gaynor and is from Palm Bay, Florida, told the judges that she got her start when she ran away with the circus and eventually learned burlesque dancing there. She said she used to have breakfast with Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jr. when she worked at the Flamingo in Las Vegas back in the day. Eighty-nine years old and still dancing. Wow.

A Sad Good-Bye: Vin Scully, who was celebrated for his mastery of the graceful phrase and his gift for storytelling during the 67 summers he served as the announcer for Dodgers baseball games, first in Brooklyn and then in Los Angeles, died on Tuesday at his home in Los Angeles. He was 94. His death was announced by the Los Angeles Dodgers. It has been a pleasure to listen to his voice announcing one of the great loves in my life, baseball. His joy and talent will be missed. Hre now sits at the Table of Heroes.

Go F yourself: firearm manufacturer Smith & Wesson refused to provide the House Committee on Oversight and Reform panel with information about its revenue and business tactics. The committee is demanding documents about the company’s manufacture and sale of AR-15-style assault weapons. Smith & Wesson refused to disclose this information voluntarily. Come on, this isn’t a committee about anything, it’s a witch hunt looking for someone, other than the real villain, to burn at the stake.

Gas in Honolulu 8/2. Down .04 cents a gallon. Wow, that Biden economy is great. Wait, it was up $4.00? Never mind.

What are you paying?

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