Monday, Already?

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/ˌäksəˈmôrˌän/

noun 1. a figure of speech in which apparently contradictory terms appear in conjunction

       2.    A moron that uses up oxygen.


I live on the 11th floor. If I can hear your car radio music; IT’S TOO DAMN LOUD.

It will be a made for tv movie:  Four people from the St. Paul area were found shot to death Sunday in an SUV abandoned in a western Wisconsin cornfield. The Sheriff’s Office said they were alerted Sunday afternoon by a farmer who called 911 about a black SUV with Minnesota plates left in a cornfield off a rural road near the town hall on County Road VVV in the Town of Sheridan, about 65 miles east of St. Paul. among the dead were Matthew Pettus, 26, and Jasmine C. Sturm, 30, both of St. Paul. The others killed were Sturm’s boyfriend, 35-year-old Loyace Foreman III, and 30-year-old Nitosha Flug-Presley, of Stillwater, a close friend of Sturm’s.  I can see the opening camera shot.

He deserves more: The oldest known living World War II veteran celebrated his 112th birthday with a socially distanced, drive-by celebration at his home in New Orleans Sunday. Lawrence Brooks was honored on his birthday, September 12, with a Jeep parade, cake, and performances from the National WWII Museum “Victory Belles” as well as other local musicians. Brooks served in the predominantly African American 91st Engineer Battalion, which was stationed in New Guinea and the Philippines during the war. God Bless Lawrence. God Bless.

This is a wrong decision: The Minnesota Supreme Court has reversed the third-degree murder conviction of former Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor. Noor was convicted of second-degree manslaughter and third-degree murder for shooting and killing Justine Damond in 2017. The state’s supreme court ruled Wednesday that Noor’s actions were directed “with particularity,” and therefore did not meet the “depraved-mind” requirement for third-degree murder. Noor could potentially get credit for time served and be released. He could also be released in late 2021 or early 2022. He killed a woman because he was afraid of the dark. He was a token hire and it cost a young woman her life. He should have never been a leo.

Last week: The widow of U.S. Marine Lance Corporal Rylee McCollum, who was one of 13 servicemembers killed in a terror attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, last month, gave birth Monday to a baby girl, Levi Rylee Rose, at Camp Pendleton in California. Welcome to the world Levi Rose. Be assured your Dad sits at the Table of Heros.

In a time long ago, people met in parks, pubs and churches to formulate a revolution. Consider where you are not allowed to meet now.

Sunday Rant – Those Who Fail To Learn From History

The Nazis established many new anti-Jewish laws. These were introduced slowly at first, so that the civilian population would not realize the extent of the Nazi party’s anti-Semitism. From 1933 to 1934, laws were passed focused largely on limiting the participation of Jews in German public life. From April 1933 to April 1938, “Aryanization” effectively reduced the number of Jewish-owned businesses in Germany by approximately two-thirds. Including, in April 1933, a “boycott” of Jewish owned shops. In 1938 The government set out to impoverish Jews and remove them from the German economy by requiring them to register their property. In the autumn of 1938, all Jewish passports were stamped with an identifying letter “J” and Jewish children were expelled from “public” schools. In 1939 the restriction of movement begins. In 1939 the Polish “Ghetto” is established. 1940 Auschwitz concentration camp is established.

What happens if you substitute “Unvaxx’d” for “Jews”? That puts us at about 1936?

And from John Farnam DTI……………………………………………….

13 Sept 21

“We simply traded one repressive state for another. 

The only difference was that this one was our own” 

Viet Thanh Nguyen, speaking of the Communist takeover of Vietnam

We will now see a continual series of JRB-manufactured  “crises,” one or two per month, each designed to grant additional powers to the federal government, at the expense of individual freedom. 

Right now, Democrats would lose the House and Senate by large margins, assuming fair elections, but fair elections are probably a thing of the past!  This series of crises are specifically designed to promote voter fraud and thus permanently corrupt our election process. 

Their aim is to take complete control of our “elections,” or delay them permanently.

Democrat/Communists have made the decision to take over, now. And, just as in every Communist revolution, they need massive chaos, paralyzing violent crime, hyper-inflation, and ecumenical squalor. 

As planned and by design, all of the above will continue to accelerate. 

The Republic we save may be our own!

“Communists always killed independent thinkers first.” 

AE Samaan

/John

History is a repetitive circle, unless you learn from it. It appears we haven’t.

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Tuesday was my birthday. I thought a beer after work would be pleasant. The nice young lady at the bar asked for my name and phone number, for contact tracing. Then for proof of my Covid vaccination. She was asking for my personal information and medical history. Not even my boss can ask for that. Then she asked for my authorized identification to prove I was who I claimed to be. It was then I realized that beer wasn’t really important, and the past year had cost me more than just time. It had cost me my freedom. As I departed, she told me “But it’s the law”. No, it isn’t. We will probably never have “law” again.

Motes To Open The Weekend

This I would see: Beetlejuice is back from the dead (again). The musical adaptation of the Tim Burton film will reopen at a new home—Broadway’s Marriott Marquis Theatre—beginning April 8, 2022. You read that right, Beetlejuice The Musical. Beetle-mania has spread in recent months as well, with a South Korean production recently playing in Seoul.

chutz·pah /ˈho͝otspə,ˈKHo͝otspə/

noun: hutzpah

  1. extreme self-confidence or audacity.

The Taliban terrorists now governing the new Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan thanked the United Nations and its donors Tuesday after they promised hundreds of millions of dollars in aid before scolding America and telling it to join the donation frenzy and show some “heart.”  What, the $80B in weapons wasn’t enough?

A sad Good-Bye: Comedian and former Saturday Night Live ‘Weekend Update’ anchor Norm Macdonald has passed away at 61. Macdonald died after a 9-year, private battle with cancer. We need more people that can make us laugh. He will be missed.

BAWA: In August, there were 26 farm attacks and 9 farm murders in South Africa. January-August 2021 saw 191 farm attacks and 33 murders. Crime has skyrocketed this year in South Africa despite widespread lockdowns, with 5760 murders between April and June, up by 2294 from the same period last year. At least 330 people were killed during the widespread looting in KwaZulu Natal Province in July

Shadow of doubt: The FBI has fired Special Agent Richard Trask, one of the lead agents credited with thwarting a plot to kidnap Gov. Gretchen Whitmer after he was charged with beating his wife following a swinger’s party, The FBI used at least 12 informants in the Michigan Whitmer kidnapping case. There are 6 defendants and 12 FBI informants. After a “swingers” party? What, did she have too much fun? Or is he just used to blaming someone else?

This picture makes me want to cry to think someone would have to be told this.

Do not involve yourself in any kind of “protests” this weekend. Maintain a “Gray Man” profile.

Working this Saturday. Enjoy the story and the rant. Se ya monday.

Thursday Motes In The Hourglass

More like a scream than a whisper: LA new lawsuit alleges that a since-deceased pit bull belonging to Cesar Millan attacked and killed Queen Latifa’s pooch and the renowned “Dog Whisperer” covered it all up. A lawsuit, filed by a young gymnast who says she was attacked by the same dog, alleges Millan’s pit bull, Junior killed the rapper’s dog at a Santa Clarita dog-training facility. Instead of informing the star of the attack, Millan allegedly told his staff to tell Latifah that her dog had been hit by a car.  In 2015, a Florida nurse filed a lawsuit saying a pit bull trained by Millan attacked her. She allegedly was left with “disfiguring open wounds, deep muscle and tendon lacerations,” as well as bone fractures. So, this makes Millan appear to be the usual TV fraud.

Another CBS show I won’t be watching : CBS plans to launch “The Activist” to crown the world’s “best” sjw. It’s set to be a 5-week series produced by “Global Citizen”. Sorry, I’d rather watch puppy’s crap. I rather spend the day picking up puppy crap than watch this.

It ain’t Carnivale: More than 5,000 indigenous women have marched through Brazil’s capital to denounce the historic assault on native lands they say is unfolding under the country’s far-right president. Female representatives of more than 170 of Brazil’s 300-plus tribes have gathered in Brasília in recent days to oppose highly controversial attempts to strip back indigenous land rights and open their territories to mining operations and agribusiness.  Alessandra Korap, an activist from the Amazon’s Munduruku people, speaking spoke against a slew of political initiatives she said threatened indigenous lands and lives. Foremost among those threats is the “marco temporal” or “time frame” argument: a legal challenge to indigenous land rights that is being “considered” by the supreme court. Inch by inch the rainforest is being destroyed mostly with the Brazilian .gov backing. It’s ironic the women warriors of old were known as “Amazons”, now it is the women fight for the “Amazon”.

Not the “Mile High” club: A visitor to an Auckland, New Zealand, hospital ward allegedly had sex with a patient behind a curtain, according to a formal complaint filed by another patient who said he witnessed the incident. The witness said he saw the visitor go behind a curtain and that “it was pretty obvious what was happening in there.” Staggered, in his words, he reported the incident to hospital staff, who stepped in. Yeah, I gotta go with the complaint on this one. Hospitals are for having babies, not for making them.

Geez, everyone is talking about how great it is Tom Cruise does his own stunts. I’ve been doing my own stunts for years and nobody puts me in the papers.

Some things in California never change: Accusations of election fraud, for example. On Saturday, poll workers informed 88-year-old Republican voter Estelle Bender. that she had already cast her ballot. The problem was, she knew she hadn’t. When Bender gave a recall election poll worker her ballot information to scan, she told Bender the computer said she’d already voted. “I said, ‘no, I haven’t,’ and she said, ‘This has been happening all morning.’” As reporter Chris Wolfe noted, “these ballot issues can certainly leave voters feeling ‘extremely concerned, suspicious, and wanting answers’” But they also beg some questions: How many voters got frustrated and gave up voting altogether? How many of these incorrect ballots were already counted in the recall election? Why are these issues still occurring? Remember, there is/was no voter fraud in Calipornia. Just ask gov Newsome.

Good news for a change: The Dude is going to be OK. Jeff Bridges said his cancer is in remission and he’s ready to return to filming his new FX drama “The Old Man.” The “Big Lebowski” actor is 71,

Wednesday, These Are The Motes Of Our Lives

We’re not the only one’s killing babies:  Mexico’s supreme court ruled on Thursday that the protection of “life from conception” was unconstitutional, doubling down on its decision earlier this week that abortion was not a crime. The ruling has implications for Mexican states that have laws to defend a right to life from conception and put women at risk of prosecution for aborting a pregnancy. The U.S. constitution does not specifically mention abortion or right to life, it appears the Mexican does.

Follow the money:  Russia’s embassy in Kabul said on Monday that Afghan President Ashraf Ghani had fled the country with four cars and a helicopter full of cash and had to leave some money behind as it would not all fit. Ghani’s current whereabouts are unknown. Now the u.n. reports Afghanistan’s population of 38 million people risks being plunged into near-universal poverty faced with a “catastrophic deterioration” of the country’s heavily aid-dependent economy. And guess who will come to their $$ aid, and who will benefit.

During his speech last week, Uncle Joe repeatedly stated, “This is not about your rights”. And he was absolutely correct. His mandates and never-ending Executive Orders have nullified all your rights. We no longer have a Republic. You no longer have any rights.

Really? : Portland, Oregon, has named its newest pedestrian crossing after Homer Simpson’s next-door nemesis, Ned Flanders. The city confirmed it had named the crossing after the character, who it described as a “beloved cartoon optimist, left-hander, beleaguered friend of Homer Simpson, and avatar of neighborliness.” A Cartoon Character. Portland. It Makes sense.

Credit when due: One of my favorite character actors is Steve Buscemi. Very few know that on 9/11/01 he spent 5 days working as a volunteer fireman at Ground Zero. Buscemi has revealed that he has experienced post-traumatic stress disorder after heroically helping rescue survivors in the aftermath of the that terror attacks. Buscemi worked as a firefighter in the 80’s.  “I was only there for like five days, but when I stopped going and tried to just live my life again, it was really, really hard.” “Only five days”? Thank you, sir. Thank you.

Working hard for their money: They call them “public servants,” although that usage is a bit quaint in this age of staggeringly corrupt, self-serving politicians, and it’s good to know that Biden White House staffers are hard at work, doing everything they can to improve the lot of Americans and protect our nation and its allies. People in the Biden administration are huge Harry Potter fans” and are spending a lot of time choosing “magic spirit animals” for themselves. According to Politico, “rapid response director Mike Gwin is a bald eagle. Deputy press secretary Andrew Bates is a black stallion. Assistant press secretary Vedant Patel is an orca whale. Press assistant Natalie Austinis a Siberian husky. Deputy press secretary Chris Meagher is technically a bear. Personally, I think they should all identify as a magical turd.

Yeah, I put on a little weight. Why?

Actual Tuesday Motes

Going too far: Australians in lockdown in New South Wales are having their alcohol deliveries monitored by the government’s NSW Health Agency, because science. Residents in apartment blocks locked-down by NSW Health are having their alcohol deliveries policed as part of a policy to limit the number of drinks being consumed each day,” NCA News Wire reported. Government “representatives” are rummaging through private mail deliveries, confiscating alcohol and telling Aussies they can only receive a ration of “six beers or pre-mixed drinks or one bottle of wine.” But that could never happen here. We have the Constitution, well, except for the parts that aren’t “absolute”. But otherwise, we’re protected. Sort of. Sometimes. Maybe.

Don’t watch, don’t care: Late-night “comedian” Jimmy Kimmel said hospitals should not extend medical care and assistance to people who are unvaccinated and tried to self-treat at home. Kimmel kicked off his first monologue since he came back from vacation by amplifying yet another corrupt corporate media narrative about COVID-19 and medications used to treat it, such as Ivermectin. These people, Kimmel said, are “dimwits.” Kimmel, of course, dropped out of UNLV after 1 year, once advocated for health care rights for all, and claims to be a “practicing Catholic”. The REAL dimwits, are the one’s wasting their time watching this pos (Kimmel).

They have no shame: Ashli Babbitt was a Trump supporter who was murdered during the Jan 6 protest.  Her murderer’s identity has been protected from the public for months before he has been given a pass for any wrongdoing. Now the liberal Democrats are sending her three different ballots in the California recall election. But there is no voter fraud.

It’s not my fault: Biden’s administration is blaming meat packers for the rising cost of meat amid the coronavirus pandemic and surging inflation rates. The administration is planning a crackdown on the four companies that control 55-85 percent of U.S. chicken, beef and pork production for alleged “price fixing” during the pandemic. Of course, the fact that Inflation in the U.S. has surged to a 3 decade high since Biden took office has nothing to do with anything. Oh, and “the administration” offered no evidence of the alleged “price fixing”. They never do.

Another dimwit heard from: Howard Stern had some blunt words for people who are refusing to get vaccinated to stop the spread of the coronavirus, “Go fuck yourself,” Hey Howie, right back at ya baby.

Huh? : It was reported that Fort Hood murder Nidal Hasan has been allowed to praise America’s enemies. Why is this pos allowed to send mail to ask his attorney to contact the Taliban and tell them “Congratulations on your victory over those who hate for the Laws of All-Mighty God to be supreme on the land,” Hasan said in the letter from August 18. “I pray to Allah that He helps you implement Shariah Law fully, correctly, and fairly.” This is an individual (not “a man”) who betrayed his oath and country. This is a murderer of 14 fellow soldiers in violent betrayal and has been sentenced to death for over 7 years. Why is he still wasting my air? Why is he still alive? Why? Why? Why?  Even the Qur’an condemns this kind of betrayal.

Happy Birthday

Clayton Moore

Clayton Moore (born Jack Carlton Moore, September 14, 1914 – December 28, 1999) was an American actor best known for playing the fictional western character the Lone Ranger from 1949 to 1952 and 1953 to 1957 on the television series and two related movies from the same producers. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during WWII.

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He was inducted into the Stuntman’s Hall of Fame in 1982 and in 1990 was inducted into the Western Performers Hall of Fame at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Moore also was awarded a place on the Western Walk of Fame in Old Town Newhall, California.

I have a copy of Moore’s auto-biography “I Was That Masked Man” and several signed pictures. Oh, did I mention we share a birthday? So Happy Birthday Ranger, and to , well, me

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Monday Motes, On A Monday

The Purge has started: The Biden administration told 11 officials to resign from their appointed positions on military service academy advisory boards or face dismissal, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki confirmed last Wednesday. These people were appointed for a 3 year term, not a term of the Administration convenience.  “The President’s objective is what any president’s objective is — to ensure you have nominees and people serving on these boards who are qualified to serve on them and who are aligned with your values.” Presidential puppet Psaki remarked.  Notice the “aligned” remark. It should not matter who you are aligned with, are you doing a good job and do you have the best interests of America at heart. Oh yeah, that leave Uncle Joe, and Psaki, out. Several have indicated they would not resign. You may be sure he WILL fire them.

Good news for the 2nd Amendment: President Biden has pulled David Chipman’s nomination to lead the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives in the face of opposition from gun rights groups, Republican senators and a few Democrats. The result means the ATF will be without a Senate-confirmed boss yet again. The agency hasn’t had a confirmed director in six years. It’s had only one since Congress made the position Senate approved in 2006.

Something wrong here: A veteran Honolulu police officer has been put on leave without pay for defying the city’s vaccine mandate ― and is now facing likely termination. Honolulu Police Corporal Mark Kutsy was pulled off the streets of East Honolulu while on patrol Tuesday night. He was forced to turn in his gun and badge, and was suspended without pay. He was also told he will be fired. Kutsy said he’s “disappointed,” and does not want to get the vaccine because he fears side effects. He added that he wouldn’t qualify for a religious or medical exemption and didn’t want to lie to get one. They are going to fire this officer, yet they won’t (or can’t) fire Officer Scott Valdez who shot a 29-year-old man to death in an allegedly stolen truck under questionable circumstances. Michael Green, attorney for the dead man’s family, also said there was evidence that Valdez lied about what led to the shooting. Valdez remains on the police force, in the training division. Valdez had a history of misconduct, and lawsuits including several allegations of excessive force. But they are going to FIRE Kutsy, did I miss something here?

Only the news they want you to know: A leftist white woman in a gorilla mask hurled an egg at the head of gubernatorial candidate Larry Elder in Venice, California, nearly hitting him, as did another leftist later as Elder was hustled off by his aides into an SUV. Since Elder has been termed “the black face of white supremacy,” the msm has covered the incident. Well actually no they haven’t. One “news” source claimed that Elder was leaving based on the “hostile reception” he drew as if he were the bad guy here who somehow brought on a bad reaction from some displeased voters because he somehow brought it on himself by his unpopular ideas.

One more chain of control: Hawaii residents vaccinated in the state soon will be able to use an electronic pass to show proof of vaccination, Gov. David Ige said Wednesday.The electronic Hawaii Smart Health Card system will launch Friday and will be available to people who have had two doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or one dose of Johnson and Johnson, followed by a 14-day waiting period, Ige announced. People will be able to download a code showing proof of vaccination onto their mobile phone, said Hawaii’s chief information officer. First question to me, who has access to the information? What information will be available? Name? Adress? Work place? My personal information is really nobody else’s business. Period.

Sunday Rant

From John Farnam and DTI;

8 Sept 21

“Betrayal is the only truth that sticks.” Arthur Miller

 After our hopelessly bungled Afghan withdrawal, proposals for an “EU Army” re-emerge, in earnest!

 Anxious Europeans are now talking openly about forming an “EU Army,” completely independent of Washington DC.

 Western and Eastern European nations have lost all confidence in the USA. Speaking bluntly, these nations are convinced that they can no longer rely on the USA as a political and military partner.

 “The need for more European defense has never been as much evident as today, after events in Afghanistan,” said EU foreign affairs representative, Josep Borrell

 The precipitous fall of Kabul has been a wake-up call!

 European nations, and the UK, were forced to hastily, haphazardly withdraw from Afghanistan with JRB’s sudden announcement and impossible timetable. Our allies depended on the USA for the safe evacuation of their troops and citizens.

 They were betrayed!

 They’re determined not to be put in that position again!

“The mistake was mine, for trusting you.”  David Levithan

 /John

We no only betrayed our army, we betrayed friends, and allies. It is obvious that the present administration cannot protect Ameica,

Saturday Story

Memories of An Ugly Place

I remember an ugly place from when I was a boy.

It was near the first house my parents bought. It was a working class neighborhood north of Seattle. Nobody was rich, but not really poor. A neighborhood of Boeing workers and their families, Korean War vets and the sons and daughters of World War Two soldiers now grown and starting families of their own. A pleasant enough place to grow up in the 1950’s.

But I remember one specific place. It was just blocks from our small home, a large fenced in area, surrounded by not one but two fences. They were eight or ten feet apart and at least ten feet high. Both fences were topped with barbed wire, on the inner the wire faced inward and on the outer it faced outward. One to keep people out, the other to keep them inside.

It seemed like a forbidden park. There were lots of trees and paths you could see from the outside. If you went all the way around you would see the gates and guards, and the Quonset huts for the offices and homes for those who lived and worked inside.

As kids, we had to pass the fence almost every day. There were all kinds of stories about who was inside that fenced area. Some parent said it was an asylum for the insane. Some others would tell you it was for “special” criminals. And there were only men. You never saw any women.

One look at these emaciated “inmates” and you truly did not know what story to believe. They reminded me of some pictures I had seen, in LIFE Magazine, of the camps of WW II and how the people looked when the Allies finally freed them.

There were no guard towers, but there were men walking around the paths during the daytime. At night you could sometimes see the glow of flashlights as the guards walked the grounds. They didn’t carry guns and wore white clothes, but they were guards just the same.

My early morning paper route took me down one side of the fence every day. Since I made my deliveries at 5 am, I seldom saw any of the people that lived “inside the fence”. Often on the way to school and on the way home, I would see them walking, silently, the paths of the wooded area. Sometimes, one would stand near the inside fence and just stare out at the passing cars, the yards, and the children on bicycles. Sometimes they would stand there until one or two of the white clothed guards would come, whisper in their ear, and walk them away into the trees. No kid, at least none I ever knew, claimed to have talked with any of the men.

 Not even Paul, the kid everyone knew was “crazy” and mostly avoided as much as possible. Truth be known, I think even he was afraid.

It was their eyes I could never seem to avoid. They had a look that frightened me and I didn’t know why. As a child I just thought they were “scary”. I didn’t know why they scared me, but they did. The problem was every time I saw one of them standing by the fence, I had to look.

The men walking the paths wore blue cloth coats, blue pants that looked like pajama bottoms, and cloth slippers, just like the ones I wore in the house during the winter. It wasn’t until years later I realized it was hospital clothing.

It was a hospital, and a prison. I was much older when I learned that was the way they treated vets who came back home from Korea with TB and other “illness’” they couldn’t cure. Even with that knowledge, I never forgot the haunted look in the eyes of those men. I also never forgot the nightmares when their eyes would visit me in my warm childhood bed.

But I grew up. I went to war and returned.  Now my children have children of their own.

The memory of that ugly place has never gone away.

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***Yes, I remember what day this is. I remember the whole day very clearly. I remember speaking to all the wives of my club brothers and what I told them. I remember speaking to the Brothers and what I told them. I remember what my country was like then. I see what it is like now. I weep now as I did then.***