Short Mote Friday

How come:  People have no problem believing that Russia influenced the 2016 election, they’ve been talking about it for 3 1/5 years, but they just cannot believe there was anything wrong with the 2020 election. Huh?

Just one more law: Wauwatosa police and now the FBI investigating the shootings inside Mayfair Mall on Friday afternoon. The city Mayor laid all the blame on the shooter violating the mall’s “gun free zone” rule. Yes sir, “if the shooter had just respected the gun free status none of those people would have been shot.” I believe this exceeds to amount of dumb allowed to any one person. You know what they call people in gun free zones? Soft targets.

Don’t forget, you are the only one that can save your family from Covid. Snitch on your neighbors.

Sure: If you voted for Trump, you’re a racist, if you think the election was tampered with you should go to jail, “America first” is no way for an American to think, cops beat black people just because they’re black, if you don’t vote democrat illegal aliens will die, and suggesting people move to a state just to vote is not illegal. Now is the time for “healing”.

Optimum word here: Failed Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams announced Monday that “more than 750,000 Georgians have requested their ballots” for the Senate runoff election. My question is, How Does She Know? She’s not an election official. She has no authority and since she is involved in a “voting rights” group that has already spent a reported 2.7 million dollars promoting Demo candidates, I’d say she has a partisan position and should not be getting this information. Or does she just make it up?

Additional info: I mentioned the fraudulent overtime submitted by the Honolulu “Covid Enforcement Unit”, now we are told that of all the citations that unit issued, and it was in the tens of thousands, only 1 in 50 actually results in any action. Monday the courts dismissed almost 60,000 citations. Seems like a lot of wasted effort.

Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving

I am thankful; for every morning my feet hit the floor and I get up; I am thankful for the love, continued good health, and companionship of my lovely wife; I am thankful for the success and good health of my children and grandchildren; I am thankful to be living in the greatest country on this green Earth.

Stay aware. Stay safe.

Wednesday Motes On Wednesday

Really really stupid: Pope Francis met with a delegation of NBA players in the Vatican Monday to discuss economic equality issues.” According to a report by ESPN, at the pope’s behest, the Vatican reached out to the basketball players’ association last week because the pontiff wished to know more about how players “had recently brought attention to pressing social justice issues and economic inequality,” in reference to players’ taking a knee to protest “systemic racism” and other issues. Just to point out, the AVERAGE NBA salary is $7.7 million dollars a season. Yep, they should know about “economic inequality”.

Hey Chicago, you’re on lockdown, have some of the toughest gun laws in the country and yet you managed to shoot 50 and kill 5 over the weekend. Good work.

Another has-been should stfu: Bette Midler is speaking pout about capital punishment, because “Trump.” According to Midler, the six prisoners, scheduled to be executed before the “inauguration”, all of whom have committed despicable crimes and murders, is typical of the “sadist” individual Trump is. Midler’s opposition to the death penalty comes despite the fact that she has repeatedly advocated violence against her own political enemies. Last year, she deleted a tweet praising the man who attacked Sen. Rand Paul back in 2017, a beating that left the Kentucky Republican with lung tissue damage and multiple broken ribs. And a search shows not a single Midler comment on capital punishment in the last 45 years. NOT ONE, but you know, Trump.

Because science, that’s why: Pennsylvania Health Secretary Dr. “Rachel” Levine issued a one-night suspension of alcohol sales on Wednesday, just one day before Thanksgiving. The Democrats have brought back the prohibition in order to combat Covid, because science. On Wednesday, Nov. 25, restaurants and bars are ordered to suspend alcohol sales at 5 p.m. until 8 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 26. Gov. Wolf says the Wednesday before Thanksgiving is the “biggest day for drinking” and acknowledged bars and restaurants have been hit hard by the pandemic, but this one-night ban is needed. Honolulu bars have been closed for 8 months, because adults can’t be trusted to “social distance” after drinking.

Spending the holiday and weekend in Hilo. You all stay aware and stay safe and enjoy the time with your families.

Motes For Your Tuesday

The New York Times has done it again: On the heels of its infamous 1619 Project, a “culture reporter” at the so-called newspaper of record writes that Alexander Hamilton “bought, sold and personally owned slaves” and was an “enslaver.” Hey guys, IT WAS 300 YEARS AGO.

Unintended consequences: The Honolulu Police department assigned officers to “enforce” the Covid edicts from the governor and mayor. (Yes, I use lower case on purpose.) The “special” unit has been stopped when overtime fraud was discovered. This is my shocked face. According to reports, 2 officers managed to put in 300 hours of overtime in a 5-week period. According to my math, that means they put in 14/7. Not likely.

I don’t understand: American Holocaust Museum has opened an exhibition about the death of George Floyd. The Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center in Florida, which educates about the extermination of six million Jews, is hosting an exhibit about the murder in Minneapolis.  This is for a person that could be best described as a career petty criminal.   He was under the influence of fentanyl and methamphetamine at the time of arrest. He went to jail for at least 5 times for drug abuse, theft, criminal trespassing, aggravated robbery as well as entering a pregnant woman’s home and pointing a gun at her stomach while looking for drugs. Floyd was not a “jew”, and I cannot think of any reason for an exhibit, especially at that locatioj.

Make’em play by their own rules: New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy (D) was confronted about his Covid lockdown orders and mask mandate while he was out dining with his family. A group of fed up people confronted a maskless Murphy dining with his family at a restaurant in Asbury Park over the weekend. Murphy just extended New Jersey’s Covid lockdown order for the NINTH time since March. Remember the Left telling everyone to confront, insult, and “tell them how you feel”? Hey Maxine, I suggest you eat at home.

It’s Friggin’ Monday, Again

Maybe It’ll just go away: In April 2019, J. Marte Maretinez, the woman in charge of training more than 1,500 of Hawaii’s deputy sheriffs and adult corrections officers (DPS) faced public scrutiny for allegedly being dishonest about her job qualifications. She had advanced quickly within the department and had been promoted three times in five years. It was alleged that her training and education certifications were all false. None of the schools she claimed could verify she had ever attended. Then, the whole thing seemed to vanish. No court, no action, no news coverage or reports. That is until 11/8/20, where a Lt. “Marte Martinez” with an Oregon DPS is under investigation, “as well as the questionable status of a lieutenant from the department’s management team. Lt. Marte Martinez was placed on administrative leave for undisclosed reasons at the beginning of the school year and is still off the job.” This also happens to be the school the “Hawaii” Martinez claimed her degrees were from. Hummmmm She was probably allowed to resign, join another department, and everybody hoped the problem would just go away. SOP.

Uh, no: Foreign Minister Abdullatif al-Zayani of Bahrain has said in an exclusive interview that he expects the Biden administration to consult Bahrain and other Gulf countries before moving toward a new nuclear deal with Iran.  Already the rest of the world is telling “the office of the president elect” what to do. The problem is, she’ll listen.

It could be worse: Peru swore in its third president in just over a week on Tuesday, after the nation’s unstable political system crumbled spectacularly. Francisco Sagasti became the fourth Peruvian president in less than five years. Sagasti will now have five months in office to steady the ship ahead of presidential elections in 2021. We thought it was bad every 4 years.

An actor I like: Kurt Russell maintains that Hollywood stars should not wade into politics publicly, as doing so only hurts their craft. That is not to say Russell believes that stars should not be well informed, it would just behoove them to keep their opinions to themselves. Man, I knew he was more than just a great mustache.

Sunday Rant(s)

There are hundreds of sworn affidavits stating votes were submitted by provably dead people. There are proven problems with voting machines going back to 2016. Votes, in the American elections, were sent to a foreign country to be counted. There are sworn, under the penalty of perjury, statements of “boxes of votes” arriving in the middle of the night, after some “poll watchers” had been sent home.

Mr. Biden, President Trump;

Is one proven fraudulent vote acceptable?

How about 1 hundred thousand?

A million?

How much fraud is acceptable and how much will it take to taint your election?

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Definition of representative

 (Entry 1 of 2)1: serving to represent 2a: standing or acting for another especially through delegated authority b: of, based on, or constituting a government in which the many are represented by persons chosen from among them usually by election

We have 2 years before the Hawaii Governor’s election. The two “major” democrat candidates will, of course, be Lt. Governor Greene and former Mayor Caldwell, both Democrats.  It’s time the Republican party gets off it’s dead attitude and shake things up. I’m tired of the usual “ghost” campaign. We need to know where the candidates stand, what makes them different than the Demo candidate, whoever it is. The people need someone speak out.

The GOP needs to keep reminding the people about the months(years?) of Ige “emergency proclamations” and the Lt. Governor and Mayor’s complicity.  Keep reminding the people of the over 300 stores, bars, and other business that are closed forever due to the EP’s.

It’s time to remind the voters that they elect these people to “represent” them, not “lead” them. It’s time to stop feeding the professional politicians and start electing representatives.

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The State Government, like the Federal Government, is not a business. It does not provide any goods, only “services”. It has no income, except your tax money. Your taxes pay for everything the State does or provides. Every cent spent, or wasted, by the government, is a cent out of your pocket. Start acting like it.

Saturday Story

I was watching “Chicago P.D. this week, the story line seemed awfully familiar. Here’s why.

Working Alone

Probably the worst thing a cop can do is arrest or testify against another cop. Or make a case against another cop, or a favorite ex or retired cop. That story has already been told, but not the repercussions.

After something like this breaks, you start to understand how well liked you were or weren’t.

I know of guys that were not that well liked and after they were arrested, nobody cared who made the case.

But after I was instrumental in another, and much better liked and connected, officer’s arrest, I found out how ugly the Blue Line can be.

This arrest was the beginning. I suddenly wasn’t real welcomed at the after shift bar sessions, card games that I used to be invited to every week and even the bowling league was stand offish.

When I made traffic stops at night, there was no back-up.

Basically I was an officer alone.

But nothing brought that more to home than that Thanksgiving.

I was sharing an apartment with my best friend Paul’s sister-in-law, yes, sometimes it did get a bit complicated and stressful, but it was worth it. She had a 14 year old son that also lived with us and I tried not to be a Dad, but rather an older uncle.

It was one of those weekends, right after the arrest, the boy was with his father, and she and I were having a romantic evening together.

When I get a call at about 10:30 pm on my night off to order me to the station “immediately” I know it can’t be good. Since I was in the middle of a date it was inconvenient to say the least. The news was even more inconvenient.

The FBI had notified the department that they had intercepted a phone call of “a known criminal character” soliciting another known character to have me killed. So, at 10:30 on my night off, the department calls me into the station to tell me someone has taken out a contract on my life.

And the individuals involved, including the cop I had just “set up”, were known and fully capable of completing this assignment.

Upon my returning to my apartment, after being told to watch myself, I had to explain to her what the call was about, it didn’t set well. It did end the “romance” of the evening.

Later that month was Thanksgiving and my Paul, and my girlfriend, wanted to invite me to the family holiday dinner but were told;

 “What if something happened and there’s shooting or something?”

 In other words, he’d be a danger to the family. Don’t bring him.

I spent that and many other evening dinners, with Mrs. Swanson. And the Lady and I broke up. Paul remained my best friend.

A short time later I became involved in an incident less than 1 mile from the police station and found myself with a handcuffed prisoner and surrounded by several members of his family talking about taking him “away”. I had requested back-up and suddenly everyone was busy giving parking tickets or something like that.

I was just trying to not to lose my weapon and not get my ass handed to me.

Finally another officer showed up. If you had asked me to name the one guy that would back me up, he would probably not have been on my list.

 George, thank you.You may have actually saved my life.

At this point it becomes very clear that you have no friends in the department, the word gets around the entire department very quickly, and that’s when Internal Affairs comes down to be “your friend.” They have a valid sales point; nobody likes you anyway, so you might as well get a little payback by working with IA.

If you have any hope to being welcomed back to the streets, you do not join the “rat squad”, the cops that “rat out” their beat partners for real or imagined crimes. Many cops have gone down that road and it just never works out. I did not feel like I had been a “rat”. He’d contacted me, he set himself up.

So I didn’t buy what they were selling and tried to tough it out. History is history, you can’t change it. I didn’t make it alone, and I finally gave them enough rope to hang me out to dry. 

But, that’s another story isn’t it?

Yea, It’s Friday

Been binging on “Farscape”, an Aussie sci-fi show from the 90’s. The evil ones are called “Peacekeepers”. They can’t shoot any better than “Imperial Storm Troopers”.

Headline I never thought I’d see: “Former Harvard Fencing Coach Accused of Accepting $1.5 Million Bribe in Admissions Scam.” A former Harvard fencing coach was arrested Monday for allegedly taking a bribe from a parent who wanted to secure spots for his two kids at the Ivy League school, prosecutors said Monday. No, I’m not surprised at someone bribing a school to gain admission for their kids. I just never thought it’s be a “fencing coach”.

Am I the only one: That does not find women in holey, ripped, and torn jeans attractive? It does nothing for me, in fact, it detracts.

Headline I don’t like: “Executives from Fortune 500 corporations say they are planning to intervene if Democrat Joe Biden is not inaugurated into office by January 20, 2021.” Who the hell elected them spokespersons of America? They want to run the country, let’em run for office. Otherwise, sit down and shut up.

Love(Head)Line I can’t believe: DEAR DEIDREAFTER spending more than £6,000 on a dating site, I’ve realised the beautiful young women on there are con artists. I’m a man in my fifties looking for a serious relationship. On these sites you chat to a “beautiful female” from, say, Russia or Ukraine and spend around £1,000 just to have her contact details. You are supposed to be given her email address and phone number – but the phone number never appears, only the email address, and the “lady” doesn’t even reply to the emails. I have gone through the same rigmarole with four different women. OH, I believe the headline, I just can’t believe any one in the world is this stupid.

Staying in Honolulu this weekend. Enjoy the Saturday Story and Sunday Rant. I’m going to drink some Sexton Irish, watch no football, and enjoy my weekend.

Thursday Mote Time

The Tulsi Gabbard school of representation: Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) said recently that she will be working hard to make sure Georgia Democratic candidates Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock beat incumbent Senators David Perdue (R-GA) and Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) in upcoming Senate runoff elections. Says AOC, we must make sure that we don’t have a Republican Senate majority, that we win these races in Georgia, that we secure a Democratic Senate majority.” So, a New York representative is working in Georgia, for several months, to make sure the people of Georgia do as she wants. How does that “represent” the people in NY?

Irony: Isn’t it funny that the 2 biggest, soul-sucking downers on television are named Joy and Whoopi ?

Nothing unusual, they all work that way: A cancer charity started by Joe Biden gave out no money to research, and spent most of its contributions on staff salaries, federal filings show. The Biden Cancer Initiative was founded in to “develop and drive implementation of solutions to accelerate progress in cancer prevention, detection, diagnosis, research and care and to reduce disparities in cancer outcomes,” according to its IRS mission statement. The money raised, “$4,809,619 in contributions in fiscal years 2017 and 2018. It gave out no grants in its first two years and spent millions on the salaries of former Washington DC aides it hired. Most of these “non-profit” are considered successful if they spend 18% on their stated purpose, most spend much less. Working for a non-profit organization is a great way to make a living.

Got to ask why: I have no problem with hunting or hunters. I have not been a hunter for many many years but have no anger with those that still hunt. Even those that hunt on preserves where the animals are raised just to be hunted. I do have a problem with those that kill for just the “joy” of the killing.  I really have an anger with those that kill animals that should, obviously, not be killed. Like the scumbag that killed the “white moose” in Timmins, Ontario. If you kill and take the “rare” animal, fine. But to shoot, and just leave it on the road is just friggin’ wrong. And who doesn’t know that white animals are special “spirits”? Special place in hell for you pal.


Unlikely: Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell said Oahu is unlikely to move to Tier 3 by Thanksgiving, which means gatherings for the holiday can’t have more than five people. “We all hope we can get to Tier 3 by Thanksgiving,” Caldwell said, speaking at a news conference at the Waikiki Shell on Monday. “It’s going to be really difficult if not impossible.” We are now in day 240 of the 2-week to flatten the curve” and into the 14th “emergency declaration”.

Mid-Week Musing’s

You expected help to be free: Black Lives Matter (BLM) co-founder Patrisse Cullors demanded in a letter Saturday that Biden and Harris need to prioritize the BLM agenda. “Black Lives Matter invested heavily in this election … We want something for our vote.” TANSTAAFL.”*

Just wondering: According to some “news sources” there are literally hundreds of people signing affidavits stating they witness this voter fraud or that voter fraud. Other sources are saying these are not true, it didn’t happen. So will all those people, signing those sworn court documents, be charged with false statements or perjury? Just wondering.

Sad good-bye: Aloha to country great Doug Supernaw, 60, after battling cancer. His 90’s hit, “I Don’t Call Him Daddy” was nominated for “Song of the Year”. His voice and talent will be missed.

I listen, maybe too much: Overheard one of those “radio” pundits talking about the Hunter Biden connection, and it’s trail to the White House. Their comment; ”Seems like the people don’t give a shat.” I got news for you, the people DO give a shat, the people don’t haver a voice. You do, stop using it to criticize the wrong people.

Logan’s Run:  Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, one of ten advisory board members named to self-identified president-elect Joe Biden’s coronavirus task force, is not a fan of seniors.  In his essay “Why I hope to Die at 75” he argues that “living too long … robs us of our creativity and ability to contribute to work, society, the world.”  Why wait until then. Why not 65? Hey, you can retire at 50, so let’s make it mandatory you die at 55. Oh hell, I’ve seen this movie. It did not turn out well.

*There ain’t no such thing as a free lunch.*