Tuesday Down The Road Motes

Where the rubber meets the road: We cannot praise the St. Louis husband and wife that protected their home with firearms after the “peaceful protesters” tore down a locked entry gate and marched down a private street, and then condemn the Oklahoma man that shot a woman for stealing a “Nazi” flag from his yard. Freedom of speech and the Bill of Rights, means that no matter how abhorrent the speech or action, we must protect them equally. If the shooting was legal, we must speak up in his defense, even though the subject, protection of a Nazi flag, makes us want to puke. If the shooting was illegal, he should face judgement for that, and that only, not for the defense of his property. I will be criticized for this stance, I will be called a “Nazi lover” and probably much worse, but I will not be a hypocrite. He has as much right to defend his home and belongings as the St. Louis couple have to defend theirs, within the law.

Sad Good-Bye: If you’re anywhere near my age, you remember sitting down to watch “MASH” every week. It had that catchy lively opening music that seemed not to match the often-somber storylines. Recently the composer of that piece, and many others, Johnny Mandel passed at age 94. He won Oscar’s, Tony’s, and Emmy’s for his music. In case you didn’t know, the title for the MASH opening song is “Suicide Is Painless”. His talent and music will be missed.

It’s a personality thing: Says something about me when I have to keep reminding myself “rpg” stands for “role playing game” and not always “rocket propelled grenade”.

We are watching: “London’s Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) is currently hiring so-called ‘racism spotters’ to examine whether prospective police officers are prejudiced, as the city’s leftist mayor, Sadiq Khan, prepares to cut the budget of actual police.” I wonder if they are anything like the old “Political Commissar” the USSR’s NVD used to plant everywhere. You know, professional snitches.

Things that make you say, HUH: University of California scientests have developed an glove that will translate “American Sign Language” into actual speech. ?? Why don’t you listen to the person making the speech? What’s next? Oh, I know, let’s transcribe all the audio books so those that are hard of hearing can see the words.

Oh Damn, It’s Monday Motes

Insurance company’s always win: The family of the first known South Florida first responder to die from COVID-19 was crushed by his loss. Now, they feel like they’ve been dealt another blow, after the AIG insurance company twice denied their claim for an accidental death in the line of duty. The company noted the death “was caused in whole or in part by, or resulted in whole or in part from sickness or disease, specifically excluded under this policy.” Would he have been infected if he were in any other job? That’s the question that should be used in this decision. If no, then the family should be paid, it was line of duty.

Another messed up View: Joy Behar is worried about the next election. She tells Jill Biden, ”He (Trump) has other tricks up his sleeve, potential help from Putin. Maybe a little smattering of voter suppression. Now your husband, our beloved Joe Biden, he said his biggest feel is that Trump would find a way to steal the election. I’m afraid of that also. I’m very scared. We don’t have that much time left!” Hey Joy, how about we demand federal voter id, we all vote in person, and ensure everyone voting is a US citizen. Boy, that would teach him. And make his fraud impossible.

Love(Head)Line: “I AM cheating on my boyfriend with my boss – a woman. We are having amazing sex and can’t keep our hands off each other. I’m a 29-year-old woman and my fella is 31. Sex can be predictable and a bit on the boring side. I feel totally amazing when I am with her and the sex is always fantastic.” Maybe you could “teach” him what she does you like. Or maybe introduce them to each other, threesome’s can be nice. And why is cheating sex always “amazing” or “mind-blowing”?

Head count please: Almost weekly we are advised Trump said this or that while on a telephone conversation with some other world leader. I just have to ask; how many damn people listen in to the “confidential and classified” conversations of our President?

Silly me: During a recent conversation, the topic turned to the destruction of statues. I, rather loudly I’m sure, commented that the Lenin statue in Seattle was still standing and unbothered. From the back of the room came the comment, ”That’s because it’s on private property and can’t be touched.” So, that means all we have to do is put all the statue’s on private property and everyone will leave them alone. Right? I’m sure that’s the only reason nobody has removed it, yet

Timely Rant – DTI

It appears to me this is as timely now as it was 6 YEARS ago. Some things don’t change, they just get worse.

22 Jan 14

Three days ago, the governor of the State of NY actually said, out loud:

“… if that’s who they are, and if they are the extreme conservatives,
they have no place in the state of New York”

So, what are you going to do with all those pesky conservatives, who dare
to think independently, Governor? Round them up and herd them all into gas
chambers?

I better not say that too loud, as I’m sure he would love to!

With personal degradation becoming the norm of modern politics, it may be
well to remind us all of something:

I’m an American citizen, and I can be a “bigot” if I want! Being ”
bigoted” is not a crime, although the governor would sincerely like to make it
so.

For example, as an American, it is okay if you don’t buy-off on “global
warming,” (now “climate change,” because leftists don’t want to look silly
when it becomes obvious that the planet is actually entering a new Ice
Age). And, it is okay when you want to own a military rifle (and still can in
most parts of America). And, it is even okay when you sincerely believe
homosexuality to be a disease, and people so infected should realize they’re
sick, and should want to be well!

The foregoing may be all BS, but, as an American, you get to believe
anything you want, and you get to articulate your beliefs without fear of the
governor’s “thought police” dragging you off to a gulag.

What makes this governor’s comments, and comments of most leftist
Democrats, so scary is that they are declaring all who disagree with them to be

enemies of humanity!”

We all wonder what fate awaits all these “enemies of humanity” Joe Stalin
used the same term to describe his detractors, and we know what happened to
them!

/John
Used with permission from John Farnham and DTI.

Friday Story,

Lately, I’ve been posting a lot of my old cop stories, maybe just trying to show both sides of the coin. There is one thing every cop must learn to handle, pain.

Lady in Waiting
The call said “possible suicide, overdose”. It was correct.
The victim was lying face down on the floor when I got there. The paramedics were right behind me. They went right to work and I started getting the story.

She was sixteen. The family was Chinese, from Hong Kong, the parents didn’t speak English but the victim and her sister were raised in Honolulu and considered themselves American.
I couldn’t see her face while the medic’s worked, but from the pictures on every wall I could see she was pretty. The pictures showed a shy looking, pretty girl just reaching the first bloom of womanhood.

Her sister was translating for the mother. Little sister was about 13 or 14 and when the mother stopped, the sister starting telling me the real background. The real story the parents would never acknowledge.
She told me her sister had finally gone on a “real” date and the boy treated her really well. He was older, he would graduate that year, but had already been accepted to the University of Hawaii. He seemed to have a good sense of where he was going.

The problem was he was Filipino. Mother and Father could not stand that. They told her she wasn’t to see him anymore. She tried to tell them how good he was and how he made her feel. They didn’t want to hear it.
She just knew it would be okay if they just would meet him and talk with him. They would see.

So she invited him over for dinner last night. She didn’t tell her family until just before he was to arrive.
Her father answered the door. He then shut it in the boy’s face, refusing to let her speak to him. He then locked her in her bedroom.

So the next day she left school early, about 9:30, and went home. She went home alone and swallowed 15-20 of her mother’s prescription sleeping pills. It was almost 5:00 before anyone came home and found her. That’s when they called.

I watched the paramedics working on her and thought what a waste. Then I realized one of the paramedic’s was looking at me from where he was air- bagging the girl. When he was sure no one else was looking, he slowly shook his head. She was already dead; they were just going through the motions for the family.
They put her on a gurney and took her to the hospital where it was made official. I made all the proper calls and notifications. Then I headed back out on patrol.

She was only 16, and had her whole life ahead of her. But because of some petty prejudices she was now and forever dead. Life wasted.

Every beat cop has some place he likes to go to write reports, maybe have a cup of coffee while he does his paperwork. I went to mine where I sat down and started to write up the report.
I couldn’t seem to get anything down on paper. I couldn’t concentrate on the report.
I couldn’t explain the tears that seemed to come on their own.
After 7 years of street patrol, it happened. I couldn’t think, I couldn’t write. I had reached a point where my soul was full.
Instead I had the first drink I ever took on duty.
The first.

Tomorrow is the Fourth of July. I will be in Hilo checking in with the wife, the dogs, and the gardenia’s. I may even do a Bulleit or 2.

Thursday One-Liner Motes

Fasten your seal-belt please: As many as a third the pilots in the Pakistan International Airlines have phony license’s. Think of that the next time you hear, “This is your Captain speaking”.

Let’s make a deal: Blackmail is such an ugly term, I prefer “extortionary bargaining”.

No, Joe Biden: H1-B visa holders did not “build this country.” Hard working, tax paying, Americans built this country. Something you know nothing about. Does anybody really think Biden will be “the” president, even if he’s elected? That would be like electing Howdy Dowdy, someone else will always be pulling the strings.

Bernie wants to spend more of your money: The pandemic spreads. “One way to help save lives and prevent illness is for Congress to pass my amendment which calls for the production and distribution of free, high-quality masks for every American household,” Sanders said. Would that include “non-American” households? Why not free masks for the world?

Two party system: Why is the Hawaii Republican party so quiet? There is 1 telephone number listed, and no names. Why? Well, the Hawaii national vote is meaningless. By the time Hawaii voting is close, the national winners are already being announced. Hawaii Electoral votes go to the Democrat candidate. As far as local votes, remember the standing nail gets hammered. Wither anyone wants to admit it or not, it’s better for a Hawaii businessman to come out as a “furry” than it is to come out as a Republican. To be a Republican Candidate, you need to be completely $$ independent, or not really a “Republican”.

Congratulations to all: After months of delayed naturalization ceremonies due to the Chinese coronavirus crisis, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) agency has restarted the “swearing in” ceremonies. So far this month, at least 2,000 immigrants were naturalized. Well done all. Well done.

Masks are not about health and safety, it’s ALL about power.

Wednesday Mote With Meaning

Unasked Question: During these few weeks of “unrest”, statues toppled, monuments defaced, and churches burned, supposedly much of this is the work of “white supremacist”, because the BLM/Antifa folks are all non-violent so it had to be disgruntled whites. Someone has to ask how many mosques have been defaced, burned, or destroyed? I can’t find a report of a single incident. I can find lots of Christian Churches damaged, a few synagogues, but not 1 single mosque. I thought it was about white hatred.

Just asking: How come, with all the recorded video, nobody from CHAZ or Chomp, are being Arrested and charged with, anything? Move in, drive the legal owner out, destroy the property, and then just walk away.

We’re different: Once again Hawaii politicians show they will only enforce those things they agree with. The Honolulu police chief does not agree with all of the proposed changes expected to pass in upcoming state Legislature police reform bills. Chief Susan Ballard said she does not believe all the measures required to comply with a presidential executive order are necessary. So, since we do not agree, we won’t enforce the President’s executive order.

Not a two-way thing: All these white actors are falling all over themselves because they appeared, or acted, in “blackface”. What about black actors that have appeared in “white face”? How come none of them are gnashing and wailing? Because it’s not a 2 way street.

Funny, yeah: I’ve been reading the “profiles” on all the candidates here in Hawaii. I never knew there were so many “nonpartisan” politicians here. It’s like nobody was to be associated with a specific party, even when they’re known lifelong party members. And again, the usual “ghost” campaigns are in full swing. I call the “ghost” because nobody says what they stand for, what they’re going to do, or what makes them different from the other candidates.

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Trying Tuesday Motes

Really: Racial and ethnic terrorism, particularly white supremacist threats, are “on the rise and spreading geographically” according to a State Department report released Wednesday. “The threat posed by racially or ethnically motivated terrorism (REMT), particularly white supremacist terrorism, remained a serious challenge for the global community,” the report reads. Now that makes sense, after all, most of the people you see pulling down statues and taunting cops, are young whites. Otherwise, this just sounds stupid.

Silly me: The NBA and the National Basketball Players Association said Wednesday that dealing with racial matters will be a shared goal during the resumed season. The league and union announced they will “take collective action to combat systemic racism and promote social justice” when the season restarts. Silly me, I thought they played basketball for the entertainment of the fans.

I could join these guys: From theepochtimes.com; ‘Cut Red Tape Coalition’ Piling Up Deregulation Wins While Flying Under Washington’s Political Radar. Reminds me of the Hank Williams Jr. song, “The Coalition To Ban Collations’.” Another good idea.

A pretty good watch: Watched the Netflix, “The Stand At Paxton County”, claimed to be based “on actual events”. Normally such movies have barely any resemblance the actual events, this one is not so. These events actually took place on a Gladstone, N.D., ranch owned by Gary Dassinger. Gary, along with his daughter, Missy, faced the unthinkable when a hired man staged photos of neglect and abuse and made a report to authorities. With leads, Jacqueline Toboni, Christopher McDonald, and Michael O’Neill it is a tight well told story and movie. Especially to someone who, like myself, decry the lengths some organizations will go to, to destroy those over whom they claim moral superiority. A thoroughly engrossing 1 hour 44 minutes I recommend it be watched.

I’m surprised the police department hasn’t called me to return, just so they could fire me. Again.
Can I watch?? 🙂

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Please????

Monday, Motes to Make You Go OUCH!

I gotta put this in my stand-up act: In England a sicko perv sent unsolicited picture of his genitals to a young woman, Faye Kiney. Now there’s no information why the perv chose this woman but he was surprised when “she” sent a return picture of her package, which apparently is “much larger”. Ms. Kiney refers to herself as “that girl with the big dixx”. You can’t make this up.

Aesop was right: With all the “America was built on slavery, theft, and mistreatment” comments and the demands some people make amends to some other people, I am reminded of the Aesop fable; The Wolf and The Lamb; A Wolf seeing a Lamb drinking at a brook, took it into his head that he would find some plausible excuse for eating him. So he drew near, and, standing higher up the stream, began to accuse him of disturbing the water and preventing him from drinking. The Lamb replied that he was only touching the water with the tips of his lips; and that, besides, seeing that he was standing downstream, he could not possibly be disturbing the water higher up. So the Wolf, having done no good by that accusation, said: “Well, but last year you insulted my Father.” The Lamb replying that at that time he was not born, the Wolf wound up by saying: “However ready you may be with your answers, I shall none the less make a meal of you. Moral: The tyrant can always find an excuse for his tyranny. It’s too bad we don’t teach these anymore.

Where’s the outrage: On June 13, Hannah Fizer was stopped by a Pettis Count MO sheriff deputy. Six minutes later she was dead after being shot multiple times by the deputy, that was not wearing a body camera. There was no weapon recovered from Fizer’s body or from within the vehicle. Where are the riots? The outrage? Oh, Hannah was white. Never mind.

I work for you, you do what I say; Employees at tech giant Google are reportedly demanding that the company stop selling software to law enforcement agencies. Employees believe the company should be ” joining the millions who want to defang and defund these institutions.” It is reported that more than 1,600 Google employees have signed an internal petition calling for the firm to stop selling its software to police. If an employee doesn’t like the way a company does business, or who they sell their product to,the employee has the right to leave. They do not have the right to demand the company change it’s business model. The inmates are running the asylum.

Sunday “Guest” Rant

I don’t know the originator of this piece. But it is powerful.

If I say ‘all lives matter,’ I’m a racist. If I stand for my flag, I have to apologize for it. I’m not allowed to go to church, but I can burn churches to the ground. I’m not allowed to open my own business, but I can go loot and destroy other people’s businesses.”
“If I wear a badge, dressed in blue, I’m a racist pig. But if I walk around destroying my city with bricks and masks, I’m considered a peaceful protester.”
“If I wear a blue Aloha short, I’m a white racist, if I wear a black hood and mask I’m a freedom fighter.”
“I’m not allowed to peacefully protest the lockdown at my capitol, but I can go destroy and graffiti my capitol.”
“I’m not allowed to go to the park to play T-ball with my family, but I can destroy the park.”
“I’m not allowed to protect our historical monuments and history, but I can go tear them down and have them land on top of people.”
“I’m not allowed to have an opinion on racial matters because I’m white, but if I don’t have an opinion on it, I’m the reason why people are oppressed.”
“I can go riot in the streets with the BLM but if I go to a Trump rally COVID-19 magically appears.”
“Does anyone else not see the hypocrisy in all of this?”
“I am done with your bullsh*t!”

I COULD NOT AGREE MORE.