Thursday Motes?

At this point, what does it really matter: Hillary Clinton is famous for repeatedly flaunting the law, deleting evidence, and abusing the legal system and getting away with it. On Monday night following the FBI raid Hillary flaunted her lawlessness and introduced new Swag merchandise for her supporters. The hat reads, “But her emails,” in reference to the 30,000 emails she illegally deleted from her server and got away with. Historically, communists always delight in flaunting their power. Coincidence in the timing for her “swag” launch. She just happened to have them ready. Yeah, sure.

Not a good idea: New York City Mayor Eric Adams (D) this week said he is “deeply contemplating” busing New Yorkers to Texas to knock on doors in retaliation for Gov. Greg Abbott (R) sending busloads of illegal immigrants to the blue sanctuary city. “I already called all of my friends in Texas and told them how to cast their vote,” he said during a Tuesday press conference.  “We have to get him out of office.” Who the heck does he think he is? And since when does NYC give orders to the citizens of Teas? Who does he mean when he says “we have..”? And I’d be careful about having a bunch of new yorker’s “knocking on doors” in Texas. Might not turn out the way Eric wants.

In my experience: “Search Warrants” are very limited in scope and very specific in what is being looked for. “On view” evidence usually must be left and another warrant gotten. Personal safe’s usually are taken to a holding facility or left in place until an additional warrant issued. There is a report the fbi searched through Mrs. Trump’s belongings. I know of at least 2 searches’ ruled invalid and all the evidence found rules inadmissible because the “officers” searching exceeded the warrants limits. One was thrown specifically due to just these kinds of actions, going through a female’s belongings when the warrant did not name her or here belongings.

Concerning the fbi/demorat abuse of power: They are coming for you and me. Trump is just in the way. “Show me the man, I’ll show you the crime.” J.Stalin

Sometimes karma gets there first: Authorities have been looking for Dekenta Parchman since late July for having allegedly tortured and sexually assaulted his ex-girlfriend at her Van Buren Township apartment in Michigan. When U.S. Marshals finally tracked him down on August 9, they found the 30-year-old suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Police attribute Parchman’s seven wounds to a shootout in Inkster. Oh, and I know this will come as a complete surprise, but in 2012, he was convicted of first-degree home invasion and unlawful imprisonment, for which he was sentenced to five and a half to 20 years’ imprisonment and four to 15 years’ imprisonment, respectively. Granted his recent alleged crimes, it appears that he served no more than the minimum amount of jail time demanded by the court.

Gas 8/9/22. Same as last 3 weeks.

What are you paying?

Motes, Wednesday, That’s All

A tough week for Sad Good-Byes: Clu Gulager, a multifaceted actor known for his roles in “The Virginian” and “The Last Picture Show,” has died of natural causes. He was 93. // Actor Roger E. Mosley, who appeared in all eight seasons of the original Magnum P.I., has died aged 83. He portrayed Theodore “T.C.” Calvin, the helicopter pilot and friend of Tom Selleck’s character. Mosley died from injuries sustained in a car accident in Lynwood, Los Angeles last week. // Olivia Newton-John who starred in the smash-hit 1978 film “Grease,” has died, her family confirmed Monday. She was 73 years old. Newton-John “passed away peacefully at her Ranch in Southern California this morning,” her husband, John Easterling. Their talents will be missed.

Fishing expedition: When an ATF inspector showed up at Black Metal Firearms in Mesa, Ariz., a few months ago and began taking photos of the gun shop’s sales records using her personal phone, owner Dave Nagel couldn’t believe his eyes. ATF Industry Operations Inspector (IOI) Pamela Scott methodically photographed every page of the A&D books, rather than documenting specific errors, which is common practice. Nagel says; ” Most dealers don’t even know this is wrong or are coerced into letting it happen. Help us fight this grotesque ATF overreach and abuse!“  Go to “pjmedia” for additional contact info.

Couldn’t finish: Tried watching a couple of movies this weekend. Couldn’t finish either one. “Everything Everywhere, All At Once” was just too convoluted for me. Maybe I just wasn’t in the right mood. “Road To Revenge” was sooo slooow I gave up. I found out the acters, producers etc for “Road” are the same ones in several other very slow westerns. $$$ only movies.

Rules for thee, not me: Seeking “balance and fairness,” U.S. Sens. Mazie Hirono and Brian Schatz have introduced a new measure that would do away with lifetime appointments for Supreme Court justices. The TERM Act would require a new justice to take the bench every two years and spend a total of 18 years in active service. Both have loudly spoken out against term limits for federal Senators/Representatives.  Hirono has done nothing but politics since 1980 (42 years) and Schatz has been a professional candidate since 1998 (24 years).  I know they can spell hypocrisy.

Knowledge about one thing, is not knowledge about all things: Jalen Rose co-host of Jalen and Jacoby on ESPN said in a video posted to his Twitter account on Wednesday that the sports term “Mount Rushmore” should be retired. This term, Rose insists, is offensive to certain groups of people, especially Native Americans. Mr. Rose has a B.A. in “Management Studies” (whatever that is.) I cannot find just what it is that makes him an “expert” on “certain groups” of people. He is another “know it all” celeb that should just sdastfu. Nobody wants your opinion on anything but basketball.

WTF?: Not sure which one wins the “Stupid” award this week. Uncle Joe talking like he had marbles in his cheeks, Kamala and her usual word salads, but I think it should go to Nasty Nan Pelosi. She actually stood in front of a group “intelligent” people and claimed she felt a connection to China because someone, once upon a time, told her she could dig straight through the earth and reach China. HUH? Please world, remember Nan was elected as a representative of a small district in Calipornia, and that’s all she is, a representative.  Just who or what she really represents is still unclear at this time.

Juast a little late : Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library has led to Governor Mike DeWine of Ohio to declare August 9 honorary Dolly Parton Day ahead of the country singer’s visit to the state.The Imagination Library is a book gifting program. The program mails free books to children under the age of five, regardless of the family’s income. According to the Imagination Library website, the program started in 1995 in Sevier County, Tennessee, Parton’s hometown. So happy belated DOLLY PARTON DAY. Maybe the classist lady I ever met.

Tuesday Motes,

In the “Well Duh” category: Amber Luke,nicknamed “Dragon Girl”, who has covered 99 per cent of her body in ink, has admitted that her work options are “limited” by her unique appearance. After splashing £200,000 on tattoos and surgery she can’t land herself a job. She has also spoken about how her tatted body attracts a lot of unwanted comments from strangers. Amber’s hundreds of tattoos are inspired by satanic symbols and dedications, including the word “death” on her hand. Just what does she expect? Sorry, shallow as it may seem, I wouldn’t want to interact with her either.

A very good question: Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) is wondering why the IRS bought “nearly $700K in ammunition earlier this year” and why IRS agents need guns in the first place. On June 19, 2022, Breitbart News indicated that Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) pointed out the IRS spent approximately $700,000 “between March and June 1” purchasing ammunition. Gaetz suggested a scenario where federal entities are buying up ammo puts citizens in a place where the exercise of the Second Amendment is limited due to the inability to get ammunition. This is something I have remarked on in prior motes and has been ongoing for the last several years. The amount of ammo being purchased by Federal “law enforcement” is staggering. The real question is why?

You vill show your papers. Ya?: The City of Orlando will be adding in ‘controlled entry’ checkpoints in its downtown area following  a shooting on Sunday that injured seven. Mayor Buddy Dyer made the announcement on Monday, saying it would help prevent shooting situations while the checkpoints are in place.   Each point will be manned by law enforcement with police dogs who are trained to detect weapons. Those carrying firearms illegally will have them seized on the spot. They have a bigger problem with the Constitution. So, the citizens of Orlando are NOT protected in their right to freely come and go. Those pesky civil rights amendments again.

Another really good question: If words matter, then why do top officials use them so poorly?” One of the more annoying and disturbing aspects of the Biden puppet presidency thus far is the complete inability of so many of the people at the top to use their words well. When they’re not mouth-barfing them into an incoherent jumble, they’re forming them into understandable sentences that say stupid things. he standard for declaring a recession has long been “two consecutive quarters of negative gross domestic product.”  Now that we have had those two quarters, and are clearly in economic distress for most wage-earners, it has become politically expedient for the Democrat administration to change the definition. Kamala Harris is the poster child of “word salads”. Kamala’s verbal blunders are only incrementally worse than Joe Biden’s, which are clearly due to his cognitive deficiency, worsening over time. Janet Yellen is increasingly making her decisions as head of the treasury based on woke absurdities, resulting in her non-answers to specific questions.   The top officials refuse to directly answer yes/no questions. Don’t worry about what you really see, just believe the man behind the curtain. 

I have a secret vice; I love Battle Bots. This season is dynamite with pieces flying everywhere. Last week’s battle between “Hypershock” and “Gigabyte” was just freakin’ glorious. Give it a watch if you get the chance.

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.

Sunday Rant – D T I

3 Aug 22

German-born musical genius, Richard Wagner, revolutionized music in Europe, particularly opera, during the Nineteenth Century. His contribution to the Art can hardly be overstated.

He did all this while, for most of his life avoiding the “political mainstream,” and he thus found himself in exile much of the time, and otherwise continuously reviled, harassed, and pursued by police and creditors alike!

As with most geniuses, “fitting-in” was probably impossible, and did not interest him in any event!

Since sometime in 2014, Vlad P appropriated Wagner’s name for his private army of ruthless mercenaries, which he uses to enforce (with unchecked violence) his agenda around the world, routinely engaging in atrocities his “regular army” is seldom accused of. There is no official oversight, nor any species of accountability.

Richard Wagner and his works were greatly admired by both Hitler and Stalin, which is where the connection probably comes from.

The “Wagner Group” is basically a resurrection of the NKVD!

Active in Africa, Ukraine, and other places, the Wagners’ (whose very existence is nonchalantly denied by Vlad P) reputation for gratuitous terror inflicted upon non-combatants and “political outsiders” rivals that of the ancient Assyrians!

The Wagners have no regard for international borders, since they don’t officially exist!

There is scant doubt that Wagners will continue to be used to ruthlessly subjugate all of Eastern Europe and much of Africa.

They are of course, individually expendable, and no record of casualties, no record of any kind, is ever maintained, at least that anyone knows of.

The Wagners represent an ominous trend in geo-politics:

Atrocity and subsequent denial

This is the way political agendas will be remorselessly enforced, at least by Russians, probably for the rest of our lifetimes!

“Protection” will continue to be a cruel joke!

/John

It used to be “mercenaries”, and it was an ugly word after 60’s and 70’s Africa.Now the are “civilian military contractors”. Make no mistake, Denard and Horare were no angels, but the Wagner Group takes it to a whole new level of evil.

Saturday Story

Watch The Movie

At one time there were five movie theaters in Waikiki. The biggest and best known was the Waikiki #3 on Kalakaua.

It had a huge open area in the front with a fish pond full of koi and a water fountain. The walls of the pond were filled with small plagues engraved with replica signatures from the movie stars that had been in the movies shown there.

Inside there was a church style pipe organ on a platform that raised and lowered the organ between shows for many many years and was played expertly by the late Johnny deMello. During the 40’s it was part of many radio shows coming from Hawaii.

Inside the roof of the actual theater was painted with clouds and star constellations were projected on the ceiling during intermissions. There were actual palm trees and banana plants growing against the side walls.

For many of the years I walked foot beat, the manager was “Buck” Richards. Mr. Richards could have doubled for the late Duke Kahanamoku. He was tall, well built, with skin the bronze color of Hawaiian “Alii”. The entire time I knew him he had the most beautiful head of snow-white hair. It was for people like Buck that the word “gentleman” was coined as he was a gentleman in every sense of the word.

During the years I walked the foot beat, I would often escort Mr. Richards and the night deposit bag to the bank a short distance away. If I couldn’t be there, or was off, I would ask one of the other beat men to make the walk. It was only a block or so, but why tempt fate.

It was the opening week of “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid”, the original with Newman and Redford. It was one of those weeks when my days off were in the middle so my first wife, Maura, and I decided it probably wouldn’t be too crowded, so we went to see it at the Waikiki Theater number 3.

We couldn’t have been more wrong. The front area around the pond was packed and there was a line down the stairs and onto the sidewalk.

We walked up to the ticket booth, and I had just about decided to skip the whole thing when the girl in the booth called out to me.

I turned and greeted her, then told her we’d come back when it wasn’t as crowded. She asked me to wait a minute and picked up the house phone to the manager’s office. After a very short conversation she turned and told us to go up to the front door and Mr. Richards would meet us.

We climbed the stairs, walked past the koi pond and all the people standing in line, and just as we started up the last few stairs the exit doors flew open and Buck Richards stepped out. He was dressed, as always, in a dark suit, spotless white shirt, and had a matching tie and breast pocket hanky.

Holding the doors open wide he open his arms in welcome and in a big voice greeted us with; “Alooooohha. So glad you’re here. Come in, come in”. As he ushered us inside, he was giving his undivided attention to us and none of the surrounding crowd.

You can be sure this gathered a lot of hard, surprised and just plain puzzled looks from the crowd standing there.

We were allowed to choose our seats before the doors were opened so we continued getting looks and questioning stares as the rest of the crowd came in.

Nobody said anything to us directly until Maura went to the concession stand about 30 minutes into the film. While she was standing there a young woman approached and asked;

“Who are you?”

Maura, not really knowing how to answer replied; “Why?”

“Well”, the young woman explained. “We were standing in line when you and your boyfriend…”

“Husband”, Maura corrected.

“Of course, husband”, she continued.” You both walk past everyone in line, the manager opens the doors to greet you both and let you in. Who are you?”

The girl attending the concession stand at that time was the same girl that had been in the ticket booth. At this point she decides to head off any problems.

“Excuse me ma’am”, she spoke up. “Have you been watching the movie?” said the counter girl.

 “Well, of course I have”, came a kind of snotty response.

“Maybe you should watch a little closer.”

Turning to Maura she topped it all off by sliding our refreshments across the counter and said,” It’s on the management. It’s really nice to meet you.” She turned to the other woman she asked “And what can I get you?”

Without saying anymore Maura took our snacks and got back into the theater before the young woman spotted the big grin on her face.

I don’t know if that woman ever spotted me in the movie I was never in, but I bet she wasted a lot of time trying. Maura and I waited a few minutes into the next showing before leaving.

I hate autograph seekers.

It’s Aloha Friday,Motes For The Beach

A good date night movie: “Purple Hearts” is currently the most popular movie on Netflix, according to the streaming service’s public ranking system. The romantic drama tells the story of a struggling musician and a Marine who agree to marry strictly for military benefits but find themselves falling in love for real. We watched it last week and it was really kind of enjoyable. Like I said, a good date night movie.

Splitting hairs: I love how the facts checkers can rule something “mostly true”. Isn’t that like “partially false”?  So, if I say Barrack Obama is our first black gay president, isn’t that “mostly true”? So, does it matter which part is true or false for it to be “mostly true”? If it’s a semi-automatic rifle, I can still call it a “weapon of war” because it looks like an automatic rifle? I’m so confused.

It’s happened before: Ivana Hrynkiw, a journalist for Alabama-based news outlet “AL.com”, traveled to Atmore on Thursday to cover the execution of death row inmate Joe Nathan James Jr., but prison officials told her when she arrived that she couldn’t view the execution because her skirt was too short. A dress code posted on line for prison visitors says that “all dresses, skirts, and pants shall extend below the knee (females only).” Reminds me of an incident in the late 70’s when a Honolulu Public Defender was sent home to change into “more court appropriate attire.” Yeah, that went over like a….well, it didn’t go well.

I agree, just not the way she’d think: Joy Behar told her co-hosts on Tuesday’s broadcast of ABC’s “The View” that President Joe Biden is like the actor Liam Neeson in the 2008 action film “Taken” while discussing the killing of al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri in a drone strike in Afghanistan. Neeson has had the same stunt double since 1999, Mark Vanselow. So, I agree in that they are both hypocritical, both need someone to write a good script, and they’re both  lousy actors.

Just a note: I do enjoy “The Mayans” tv show. Yes, it’s unrealistic and not really about bikers, I know. Did you know you can buy season 1-2-4 in dvd but you can’t find season 3? Not Amazon, e-bay, Best Buy, all don’t seem to have season 3. Huh? Wonder why.

Priorities mixed up; Calipornia Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) declared a state of emergency in response to the monkeypox virus. There have been 827 reported cases. Now in 2021 fentanyl accounted for 3,946 deaths and 16,537 E D visits, but that’s nothing to worry about, yet. 

No evidence needed: The Russian Supreme Court on Tuesday declared Ukraine’s Azov Regiment a terrorist organization banned in Russia, a designation that may expose Ukrainian prisoners of war held by Moscow to terrorism charges. Azov, which played a key part in the defense of the southeastern Ukrainian city of Mariupol, has been repeatedly portrayed by Russian officials and state media as a Nazi formation allegedly committing atrocities against Ukraine’s civilians. No evidence has surfaced to back up these assertions. No evidence is needed now, it’s all guilt by accusation.

Staying in town this weekend. Might just share some good Irish whiskey with some friends. You never know.

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?

Wednesday Motes, ‘Cause it’s Wednesday, Bro’

It’s an age thing: At 75 I was looking forward to retiring. Now, not so much. As a cancer survivor my spouse requires daily medications, that we will no longer be able to afford. About 17% of Hawaii is 62 and above. Daily drugs are a major part of those lives. The problem?  No Medicare/Medicaid coverage is available for medications.  You have to have “supplemental medical coverage”. And on a “fixed” income, it could be the difference between mortgage or meals. So Hawaii Senatorial and Congressional candidates, how about looking out or your constituents for a change? Spend some of that tax $ on a drug plan for the elderly. Just a suggestion, from a voter.

Speaking of politics in Hawaii: This season we’re being told who not to vote for and why some candidates are such horrible people they should be run out of town. Yes sir, let the mudslinging begin in earnest.

I got an old man’s GPS. Not only does it tell me how to get there, it also reminds me why I went.

For those too young to remember: It was thirty years ago this month that the DOJ entrapped Randy Weaver for his Christian beliefs, killed his dog, son, and wife, and shot Weaver and his friend. While living in Iowa, Weaver learned it was illegal to homeschool his children independently, so he moved his family to a cabin in remote Idaho, Ruby Ridge. Gus Magisano befriended Weaver. Magisano was a fed. What the feds really wanted was an informant. Weaver refused; he was no “snitch.” With facts withheld, a grand jury indicted Weaver. Before this exercise in “justice” was over, people died, including a wife clutching an infant at the moment she was shot. Weaver was not a “White Supremacist”, nor was he planning to overthrow the government. Weaver, charged with first-degree murder, though he never fired a shot at anyone, faced the death penalty. Weaver was found not guilty on all counts except minor charges for failing to appear. No one has been held accountable. And our government, under the Uncle Joe regime, is seemingly even further out of control. Know your friends. And your enemy.

Scared me white: “Michelle Obama 2024: Her Real Life Story and Plan for Power.” A movie by filmmaker Joel Gilbert.  It builds toward his thesis that Michelle has been planning for running for president, and that the Democrats now know she is the only person who can lock down the black vote for them, and who is popular enough with the general public to make an election victory plausible. And that scare’s the hell out of me. Check “americanthinker.com” for more info.

My bologna has a first name: Committee Chairwoman Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.), (rhymes with bologna) has repeatedly shown how ignorant she is regarding firearms, their nomenclature, and their uses. Don’t confuse her with facts, her mind is made up. How come I can’t sue Ford? They made the car that was driven by a drunk driver that killed my sisters boy-friends third cousin’s brother-in-law. Ford should have known someone would drive drunk. It’s their fault. Show me the $$$$.

Somethings backwards: Inflation and crime have gotten so bad in NYC that even cheap meat like Spam has to be locked up. “I’ve never seen that before!” one cashier laughed while using a magnet to remove a can of Spam from its cage. The cashier was among the employees, tourists and store regulars stunned that the iconic blue-and-yellow cans are now being kept under lock-and-key. It’s a sad state of affairs when the Spam is locked up, and the criminals aren’t. 

For get this last weekend playlist. It was Vol. 3, “Ryman Country Homecoming”. Crystal Gayle, Lori Morgan, Dan Seals, Waylon and Willie, and 14 others. Done in 1999, it was a group of country greats, just sitting around playing for each other. If you are like me, and prefer the older country music, it is the very best, of the best.

Unheralded Tuesday Motes

At least he knows football: Last week Indianapolis Colts general manager Chris Ballard used his Tuesday press conference to criticize an 18-year-old American’s ability to walk into a gun store and “buy an AK-15 automatic weapon.” Ballard said, “I’m not anti-gun, but I’m anti-military style weapons. It blows my mind the way that an 18-year-old kid can walk in and buy an AK-15 automatic weapon,” Okay, maybe you’re not “anti-gun”. You are, like so many others, unaware of firearms, the state laws surrounding those firearms, national firearms laws, and the fact that your comment is 100% fuxxed up. SDASTFU. Go out play with a ball somewhere. (And I’m not gonna make a “Colt’s comment.)

No fries please: An Australian airport fined a traveler 2,664 Australian dollars, or about $1,874, after several McDonald’s breakfast sandwiches were discovered in their luggage. The two egg and sausage McMuffins and a ham croissant were identified by a biosecurity detector dog at Darwin Airport last week. The unnamed passenger was on a trip from Bali to Australia. The individual was fined only a few days after Australian authorities tightened security measures to address an outbreak of Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) in Bali.

Good news: There are more tigers in the wild than everyone thought. Almost 40% more tigers. The estimate is now 5,500+  tigers in the wild. Hoorayy.

Magic bullet: A Texas man who shot a woman in the neck was killed Saturday when the bullet also hit him, police said. Investigators believe the man, Byron Redmon, 26, shot the woman in the neck, but the “bullet then exited and hit Redmon in the leg.” Redmon died at the hospital. The condition of the woman, who has not been identified, is unknown. Okay, I’m going to have to follow up on this one. That seems like an awful lot of extra travel from the bullet. Well, except for JFK .

Poor victim selection: A woman with a concealed carry license shot at a group of males who pointed a gun at her as they attempted to steal her car in Chicago last week . Four to five males were trying to break into a parked car in the 1100 block of East 52nd Street in Hyde Park at 7:58 p.m. Friday, police told the station.According to her statement, the 34-year-old woman who owns the car confronted the group, after which one of them pulled a gun and pointed it at her. With that, the woman fired her own gun at the group and hit one of the would-be thieves, a 13-year-old male, police told the station. This shows poor victim choice for the would-be thieves. However, the injured boy also violated one of Farnam’s rules for life, “Don’t hang around stupid people.”

Crappy News Network: Early last week, CNN wrote an ugly, baseless trash piece titled “An ‘imposter Christianity’ is threatening American democracy” that argued American Christianity is being overrun by radical “white Christian nationalists” and supported that premise with far-left thinkers and biased New York Times best-sellers. Horseshxt. I didn’t see any “white Christian nationalists” burning buildings, destroying property, and sending cops to the hospital. Those were BLACK AND WHITE UNCHRISTIAN THUGS, acting under a false flag of “black live matter/antifa” and should be treated with contempt and jail sentences.