Monday Motes To Catch Up

You can’t make this up: The irony here is absolutely painful. A Baltimore anti-violence activist who has painted hundreds of public spaces with gun-free-zone messages has now been shot. The irony, however, is that the neighborhood claims that the “anti-violence protester” had been causing trouble himself the last few weeks. Case search shows he’s been arrested several times over the past couple years for disorderly conduct, assault, property destruction. Yeah, so a guy with multiple arrests for violence may not have been the best representative for his position.

My thoughts: Brittany Griner: Not matter how many times you say it, she was not WRONGFULLY detained. She violated Russian law by bringing drugs into the country. It doesn’t matter if she was prescribed them in the U.S. (and that is suspect), once she entered their country, she plays by their rules. Furthermore, she pled guilty. When I worked as a bodyguard in another country, I abided by their rules. When I didn’t, I knew the consequences. She did too.

About time: House of the Dragon co-showrunner Miguel Sapochnik has confirmed that nine dragons will be unleashed in the first season of the HBO series and that each one will have “its own personality.” Sapochnik said that nine of the 17 dragons in HBO’s House of the Dragon will glide, swoop, and soar across our screens during the first season of the Game of Thrones prequel series. It’s about time someone realized that not all dragons are Puff, or Sean Connery.

Inquiring minds say HUH?: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s campaign registered a noncandidate committee in Hawaii Wednesday afternoon. Ocasio-Cortez has previously backed former state lawmaker Kaniela Ing’s run for Congress. She now supports Congressman Kai Kahele’s bid for governor. The scope of the new committee, according to its organizational report: “Ideological/Single-Issue.” She wants Hawaii to turn into New York? The New “Green Deal”? Either way, Hawaii loses.

Update: My recent mote post about the lack of drug coverage by Medicare/Medicaid was published as a letter to the editor in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Last Thursday a federal judge ruled that West Virginia Medicaid must pay for surgical treatment of “gender dysphoria”. And I can’t get my wife’s cancer/anti-rejection drugs covered unless I pay extra supplemental insurance. Anybody else see a problem?

When I win the Loto/Mega Bucks I will not tell anyone. But there will be signs.

They will be subtle, but there will be signs.

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