It Is Friday Motes

Not THE answer: Singapore on Wednesday executed a man accused of coordinating a cannabis delivery, despite pleas for clemency from his family and protests from activists that he was convicted on weak evidence. Tangaraju Suppiah, 46, was sentenced to death in 2018 for abetting the trafficking of 2.2 pounds of cannabis. Under Singapore laws, trafficking more than 500 grams of cannabis may result in the death penalty. Maybe not a great answer but he will not be trafficking dope anymore.

A sad Good-Bye: Harry Belafonte, singer, actor, and civil rights advocate. His songs were popular when I was a child. He appeared in movies and television. He stood-up when others stayed silent. His voice, talent and courage will be missed. The Table of Heroes will sing tonight.

Chip chip chip: U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz (D-HI) is at the forefront of an effort to ban kids under 13 from having social media accounts on platforms such as Facebook, Instagram and TikTok. On Wednesday, Schatz unveiled new legislation that seeks to regulate who can have access to social media and require tech companies to put strict age restrictions in place to ensure that minors are not creating their own accounts without parental approval. That’s the way to destroy your rights a little at a time. First take them away from those that can’t complain. Just one little step at a time.

Not related to prior mote: For years, advocates have argued that patients face too many obstacles to take advantage of Hawaii’s law allowing medically assisted death. The procedure will likely become more accessible after a bill got a boost on Tuesday to bypass the Legislature’s chaotic conference committee stage. If House Bill 650 is signed into law, the waiting period would immediately shorten from 20 days to five, and could be waived if providers agree that the patient would die before it elapses. Prescriptions for life-ending medication could be made by advanced practice registered nurses, rather than just physicians. Licensed marriage and family therapists could fill the role of counselor to evaluate a patient’s mental capacity. So Hawaii is following the Netherlands in making it easier to end your own life, not a great step forward in my opinion.

Big brass ones: The Rev. Al Sharpton (D-Racebaiter) is demanding an explanation from CNNLOL over the disgraced, basement-rated outlet’s decision to fire Don Lemon (D-unemployed). I demand the “reverend” explain how much he owes in state and federal un-paid taxes. I demand he explain why he has never explained his part in the Tawana Brawley hoax. Seems to me with all these unanswered questions, Big Al has big balls demanding anything from anyone.

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