Monday Motes, So It Starts

Funny: You can now buy  mifepristone and misoprostol over the counter. These are the so-called abortion pills. Over the Counter, without a prescription or identification! You still can’t buyIvermectin or hydroxychloroquine over the counter. In some cases you can’t get them even with a Doctors script. I take that back, it’s not even a little bit funny.

What First Amendment: Despite laws generally protecting journalists under the U.S. Constitution’s First Amendment, a Honolulu investigative reporter may have to provide deposition testimony and documents related to a story she reported about a Maui police officer accused of sexual misconduct in a civil lawsuit. The judge’s comments made in a court hearing, will be memorialized as a written order, and could widen the door for lawyers to use reporters as tools in litigation, hauling journalists into court and forcing them to testify or turn over documents.   

Hero: Former NFL running back Peyton Hillis is reportedly in critical condition after saving his children from drowning. Hillis, 36, is said to be in critical condition after rescuing his children from drowning in the Gulf of Mexico on Thursday. The former football player’s son and daughter are said to be safe. No information on the actual incident seems available. My prayers out to a real hero.

Everybody else too: I am sooo tired of “Harry and Meghan”. Really tired.

The unasked question: Why are people so angry about asking for NFL player Damar Hamlin’s vaxx status? IIRC it was acceptable, neh mandatory, to ask this information to eat or drink at a bar or restaurant, to board a plane, or go to school. What changed?

I hope everyone enjoyed the full Wolf Moon this weekend.

A sad Good-Bye: Danny Kaleikini, a legendary musician and entertainer in the islands who rubbed shoulders with dignitaries and stars over his long career and was widely known as Hawaii’s “ambassador of aloha,” has died. He was 85. Kaleikini is survived by his wife of 64 years, Jacqueline; daughter Leonn, grandson Nicholas, and a sister. I had the pleasure to meet Danny many years ago and have spoken with him numerous times. We had the same favorite Italian restaurant. He will be missed.

Not the brightest bulb; Only one day after being released on bail for fireworks and drug offenses, a 31-year-old Waimea man was arrested and charged for threatening a Hawai‘i Police Department officer. On New Year’s Eve, the suspect and his girlfriend were charged with numerous offenses relating to drugs, endangering the welfare of a child and illegal fireworks violations. While out on bail, he contacted a police officer, making threatening statements to the officer.

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