Week’s End Motes

Sedition: /səˈdiSH(ə)n/ noun; conduct or speech inciting people to rebel against the authority of a state or monarch.

Recent revelations: Some 9,000 children died in Ireland’s church-run homes for unwed mothers, a government published report on Tuesday has found. This is equivalent to 15 percent of all children who were born or lived in the institutions over nearly 80 years.  Several years ago we watched a fantastic movie on this called “Philomena”. This is a 2013 drama film based on the 2009 book The Lost Child of Philomena Lee by journalist Martin Sixsmith. Starring Judi Dench  and Steve Coogan It tells the true story of Philomena Lee’s 50-year search for her forcibly adopted son and Sixsmith’s efforts to help her find him. It is a brilliant movie, not a particularly “happy” movie. It will cause questions and conversations.

I’m screwed: The Biden administration will prioritize distributing coronavirus aid to small businesses owned by those in specific minority groups, according to a clip President-elect Joe Biden’s transition team shared Sunday. So, as a male, over 70, married to the same woman for over 30 years, father of 3, grandfather of 2, cancer survivor, I don’t get the vaccine because I’m white. Isn’t there a nasty name for that?

You know unity: Joe Biden has not even taken office yet, but he appears to be jettisoning his promise to restore bipartisanship in Washington, DC. Since being declared the winner of the 2020 contest, Biden has moved quickly to name the senior members of his cabinet. Biden’s cabinet, in fact, will be the first since President Bill Clinton’s initial term to not have a member of the opposing party at the head of an administrative department.  And yet, the MSM is proclaiming the wonderfulness of his choices. Remember when Uncle Joe said :”I represent all of you, whether you voted for me or against me. And I’m going to make sure you’re represented.” You know, unity.

Remember Ashli Babbitt. Remember her name.

Don’t do it: There is a warning out telling people NOT to attend any “armed protests” in the coming days. They claim it is a “trap” to give cause to new firearms regulations and restrictions. I am not espousing these un-named warnings. But I also warn against any “armed” actions unless you are ready to “start the dance”. In Hawaii we do NOT have any open carry rights and doing so will result in your immediate “arrest” and potentially the lose of ALL your firearms rights. We already know there will be the double standard of law enforcement. BLM/Antifa were allowed to carry openly in public without repercussions and conservatives will not. It will continue. Don’t go to stupid places. Don’t be with stupid people. Don’t do stupid things.

Going home to Hilo this weekend. Mow the lawn, pick up the dog poop, and all that other “homeowner” stuff. Enjoy the weekend writings.

Thursday Motes For Comment

Did anyone else notice Uncle Joe’s halo? Think this is a coincidence?

Probably the most published photo of Uncle Joe used by the MSM.

Snitch line: Almost every city has a “Covid” snitch line and now the fbi has a snitch line for the “rioters” from D.C. last week. Boy, remember how many people they identified and found by the fbi when the Detroit, Minneapolis, Seattle, and Portland snitch lines worked? Me neither, they never put any out.

Remember Ashli Babbitt.

History re-written: From HonoluluCivilBeat.com;”The brazen mob-led attack on the U.S. Capitol last week forced a sudden pivot from planned lessons in some Hawaii classrooms to discussion of the violent siege. In an AP English class at McKinley High School, a planned Thursday discussion on the book, “Into the Wild,” shifted to a spontaneous hour-long dialogue about the previous day’s events in Washington, D.C. “A bulk of my students said they wanted to talk about current events,” the teacher said. “Most shared how they’re feeling: sad, disappointed, embarrassed for our country.” I wonder, does/did the class discuss the other 44 “protests” in the Capitol since 2016? At least 17 of those resulted in property damage, injury, and deaths. Do they discuss the causes and perpetrators of these? Do they discuss how our country is based on protest? I thought not. Do they only teach/discuss things as the “teacher” guides them? That’s what I thought.

Weekend score: Chicago, 31 shot, 5 dead. So, how’s that lockdown working for you?

When did it happen: Can anyone tell me when the “Speaker of the House” became the, seemingly, most powerful person in America”? Someone who can “demand” things, threaten dire consequences, and do so without repercussions.

It’s Wednesday Motes, Hurray

Crazy Years: Uncle Joe sits on a stage and brags about how he used the threat of withholding US aid money until a foreign country does what he wants, crickets. President Trump expresses his personal feelings and urges peaceful protesting and he’s guilty of “insurrection”. Heinlein was right, these are the crazy days.

False Flag/Black Swan: Was the “riot” in D.C. on January 6, 2021 the equivalent of the February 27, 1933 “Reichstag Fire”? The Nazi Party used the fire as a pretext to claim that communists were plotting against the German government, which made the fire pivotal in the establishment of Nazi Germany. The “riot” took all the attention away from the Electoral College vote, and all the blame is being directed on those not supporting the Democrat party. Yes, it was.

Ashli Babbitt, remember her name.

Use their words: For all you folks in the leftist (but that is obvious) media Remember what your darling Hillary once said: Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.”

Consequences of your actions: University “Professors” can say “damn all white people” for sins they didn’t commit, Hollywierd actors can demand conservative voters be jailed, democrat politicians can claim anyone wearing a MAGA hat should be dragged off, to never been seen again, all without penalty or consequence. Patriots go to the White house to demand justice, and they lose their jobs. As of this writing, a teacher, a lawyer, a real estate agent and a marketing company employee have all lost their jobs for expressing their First Amendment rights while “off duty”. None of them were involved in the damages or assaults. And this is just the start. I’d really like to know how many BLM/Antifa “protesters” lost their jobs for burning, looting, and shutting down cities. For that matter, how many even got arrested? No, really I would.

Tuesday Motes To Ponder

Yes, of course: We must unite. We must make a stronger America. We must identify all Trumpsters, destroy them as quickly as possible, so we can unite.

Remember Ashli Babbitt.

A sad Good-bye, last week: Baseball GREAT Tommy Lasorda, 93. Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame, Lasorda suffered caridopulmonary arrest at his home Thursday night. Lasorda had a record of 1,599-1,439 while managing the Dodgers from 1976-96. One of the truly greats. His joy and love of the game will be missed by all fans.

A smart actor: As many on the left applaud Mark Zuckerberg’s decision to indefinitely ban President Donald Trump from Facebook and Instagram, some are realizing that the Silicon Valley billionaire’s decision sets a dangerous precedent for the freedom of speech. One such person is actress-model Emily Ratajkowski, who risked the scorn of her Hollywood peers and the mainstream media by expressing her concern about Zuckerberg’s decision to blacklist the president. “This gives Facebook/tech/Zuck THE MOST POWER. If he can shut the president up/off he can shut any of us up/off.” I usually have nothing but snark for Hollywierd, but I agree with her and applaud Ms. Ratajkowski and her courage to go against her peers. 

Not again : The lt. governor of Hawaii is again “asking” for everyone to stay at home and not gather due to Covid cases. Hey Seth, we’ve been staying at home since March 2020. This is getting kinda old.

Law non-enforcement: The KGB NVD fbi has issued a list of the “MAGA Most Wanted”. Big fan fare and roll-out. Then they hinted that President Trump might be added to the list. I have several copies of the BLM/Antifa wanted posters. Oh wait, those are blank pieces of paper, they never issued any. I don’t have to list all the hypocrisy committed by the fbi, it would take too long and too many motes.

You will not change the world by asking politely.

It Will Happen – AAR* Motes

Not a chance: Bet we don’t see any investigations into just who the “front lines” were at D.C. Nobody will look into the possibility of BLM/Antifa activists infiltrated, filled the front, and then started and pushed the violence. Even after several persons have claimed they did so.

Please define:  ABC News Political Director Rick Klein called for the “cleansing” of Trump supporters Thursday following the Capitol Hill chaos, which featured the president’s “loyal followers” storming the complex. Would that be like “Ethnic Cleansing”? So, are conservative Hutu’s or Tutsi’s? Serb’s or Croat’s?                 jour·nal·ist /ˈjərn(ə)ləst/ noun: a person who writes for newspapers, magazines, or news websites or prepares news to be broadcast.  (Notice, it doesn’t say anything about non-biased or fair.)

Last summer the violent protests were called “a movement”, now it’s called “insurrection”. Then it was “peaceful protest” and now it’s “domestic terrorism”.

Unneeded headline: “Analysis: Media Have Hypocritical Double Standard on Trump vs BLM Protests”. I say unneeded because, let’s face it, we already knew they (the media) were hypocrites.

Okay, this is all about the D.C. action last week. Now a prediction, more of our rights to gather, talk, and defend ourselves will be stripped and made punishable. This is the premise they needed.  Then, it will get worse. Some American people are fed up, others don’t care, and some revel in big gov. I don’t want my country falling apart, but not much can be done. It has started. It will happen.

*After Action Review

Monday Motes, Not War Yet

Go watch: Watched the final episodes of “Vikings”. Wow. During the whole run, I sat in awe.  Lagertha’s funeral was one of most spectacular show’s I ever watched. Ragnar was a MAN. Bijorn was a worthy son. Ivar was the one everyone loved to hate. I will be watching the whole thing again and again. Hey, you know why there were so many beautiful Viking women? Vikings didn’t bring back any ugly captives. (I know, I’m going to hell for that one.)

They really don’t want to start this: “Please just fucking shoot them all. Please,” said Rod Blackhurst, speaking of the “protesters” in D.C. “ Shoot ‘em like y’all shoot us,” said rapper Snow Tha Product, stage name of Claudia Alexandra Madriz Meza. Erick Erickson, a conservative blogger and radio host who called Donald Trump a “racist” and “fascist” in 2016, also said that those involved in the discord at the capitol should be shot. Vincent Frank, a sports contributor for Forbes said “Shoot the protesters. Waive the rules. Impeach. Waive the rules, convict. Waive the rules, deny the ability to run for election again,” said Erickson. (He later deleted the tweet.) Where were these people when Portland started, when Detroit exploded, or when Minneapolis erupted? Oh yeah, this is different. Remember, Twitter censored the president during the summer for allegedly suggesting that Antifa and Black Lives Matter-aligned rioters could be shot. Remember, unity.

Just occurred to me : How come nobody ever uses the term “black supremacists”?

Remember Ashli Babbitt.

A sad Goodbye: Ed Bruce, 81, country singer/song writer/actor. His deep voice was unforgettable. He wrote “The Last Cowboy Song, ” Mama’s Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys “, and one of my favorites, ” Girls, Women,and Ladies”. His wonderful songs and beautiful voice, and gentle soul will be missed.

You can count on no fingers: How many “peaceful protests” will be held related to the shooting of Ashli Babbitt? Well, she was conservative and white so I guess, None. Will anybody remember her name in 2 weeks? Funny, at the D.C. protest, the only ones setting things on fire, or shooting, were the police. But this was “deplorable”. We’ll be told endlessly what a problem she was and how she did this or that in the past. You know, like they did for Brianna and George. Sorry. Check your Portland Privledge at the door.

Fantasy or real life: Am I the only one that see’s the resemblance between Uncle Joe and the “Walter the Grouch” puppet? And like Walter, when Joe speaks, you can’t see Kamala’s lips move.

Yes, I got a ride in on New Year’s Day. And yes, it rained.

Sunday Rant – Borrowed

From “instapundit”; by Sara Hoyt, 1/7/21

“And for the record, no, I will not condemn the protesters. Should they have gone into the Capitol? I don’t know. Why shouldn’t they have? It’s not like they went and hanged the corruptocrats using their own intestines as ropes. They might — or might not. Really, do you trust the reporting? In this time, in this place? — have broken windows. And then walked, carefully between the ropes? Sure, why not. Let’s roll with that narrative.  They might have made a mess of Nancy Ice Cream Pelosi’s office. Maybe. Again…. reporting?
You know what they didn’t do? They didn’t kill anyone. That was reserved for someone who shot through a door sidelight at a protester.  You know what else they didn’t do? Use live ammo.  You know what else they didn’t do? Trample the flag, which the capitol police did, while being begged not to. You know what else they didn’t do? shine lasers in cops eyes, set fire to the building, loot it, or shoot fireworks at people.

Spare me your pearl clutching. How do you propose we get our republic back if demonstrations are “rude?” When they committed blatant fraud in two elections, right before our eyes, and thereby abolished the representative part of the republic, and with it the constitutional part, what are you going to do? Write them strongly worded letters? Or wait till they fraud 2022 just as blatantly, while you stand around being utterly stunned?

It’s time to ditch the Marquis de Queensberry rules.  It’s time to stop fighting with our feet in a bucket. Yes, what happened today was very very bad. Yes, it means that what comes next will probably come with a butcher’s bill. I have sons in military age. I’m not thrilled.

BUT the fault is not of the protesters. The fault is of the corruptocrats, yes, including the Supreme Court Justices, every one of them who found it easier to roll over for fraud and not let the ridiculous level of fraud in the elections have its day in court.

If you’re going to clutch pearls and tut tut do so at those who passed the buck, refused to do their jobs or sided with the left in the hopes of being eaten last.

The angry Americans, many of them despoiled out of their livelihoods by the elite’s Covid-19 fun and games designed to destroy the economy so they could steal the election, are the least guilty here. It’s quite likely — if G-d watches out for fools, children, and the United States of America — they’ll be held up as heroes some day.”

Perspective, please. Posted at 2:00 am by Sarah Hoyt 

I cannot argue with any of this. I would add, “Make them play by their own rules.” Remember, violence is not always THE answer, but it is AN answer.

Saturday Story

How We Got Here

I often get asked how the family ended up in Hawaii.

My step-dad, like my bio-father, was a window cleaner. Unlike my bio-father, Pop was his own boss.

In 1963 Fentron Aluminum asked Pop to check a job in Honolulu, They were building the Ilikai, which was going to be the tallest building in Waikiki and nobody in Hawaii knew how to wash the outside of a high rise building’s windows.

Pop came to Hawaii, realized Honolulu was going one direction, up, and there were no real window cleaners in Hawaii. So he decided we were moving.

Mom was pretty unhappy about the move, she was ready to turn professional bowler, had completed the qualification school, and it would be next to impossible for her to do so from Hawaii. But she went.

Me, I was finishing my junior year in High School, had friends and dreams of being a Seattle cop. I didn’t get a vote.

We moved that summer. Well, I moved that summer. Mom and Pop moved in March and I “lived” with our next door neighbors until the school year finished.

That summer two of my high school friends, Don and Nils, flew to Hawaii to spend the summer living and working with us.

Donny was the same age as I was; Nils was a year older and had just graduated.

Don left in the middle of that summer; I don’t remember just when Nils left.

I made a re-contact with Don a while back and we speak every now and then.

He says Nils turned into a “Hippy” and has basically just done nothing. Don says Nils best job was as a school bus driver. And he lost that with a bad drug test.

Don flew helicopters in Viet Nam and then flew for off-coast (US and Africa) oilrigs, He now lives in Arizona and Washington state.

Recently the Honolulu magazine did a story on the Ilikai’s 50th anniversary. I sent them a short letter describing how it was that my family and I came to Hawaii and they printed. Reading that little letter later that year gave my Mom a smile and a warm feeling. But that’s how all this started.

“It was a real pleasure to read the story on the Ilikai turning 50. It was early 1964 when one of the construction companies working on the Ilikai brought my father, Don Lynn, to Honolulu from Seattle. It seems that, at the time, there were no high-rise window cleaners in Honolulu. That summer, my family moved to Honolulu. As a family, we all worked on the Ilikai, washing windows and cleaning the aluminum railings. Pop could see Honolulu, and Hawaii, was going to go one in direction, up. For the next 25 years, Pop made a good living owning or managing window-cleaning companies. When he retired, Mayor Frank Fasi declared it “Don Lynn, Godfather of Window Cleaners” day. With a smile, of course. Alas, Pop passed in early 1996 and isn’t here to see the Ilikai turn 50. But most of the major window cleaners in Hawaii owe their starts to my dad. And my family owes a big thank you to the ‘Ilikai for bringing us here, 50 years ago. Aloha.”

, Honolulu, Hawaii

First Friday Of 2021 Motes

I have the answer: Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser responded to Rep. Lauren Boebert’s (R-CO) concealed carry video, suggesting Boebert “incites violence” by talking about carrying her Glock in the city.  In the video, Boebert detailed why she carries a gun for self-defense and said she will carry one in D.C. because the city is “one of the “top 10 most dangerous cities in our country,” where the homicide rate and violent crimes “are skyrocketing.” Hey Mayor. You don’t want “my video” to incite “violence”? Then leave me the hell alone and there won’t be any violence. Honest.

Prediction: When Biden takes office e there will be a lot of E.O.’s (Executive Orders) come out. With the emphasis on doing without U.S. oil (shale, fracking, and new pipelines etc) Oil will be 73-76 dollars a barrel. Gold and silver are going to be at all time highs as Trump supporters start buying to hedge their survival supplies. I predict this will all happen by 3/31.

“Entertainment” Headlines in the Huffington Post: “Late-night host Jimmy Kimmel called out President Donald Trump as well as those who’ve enabled him after a day of political violence rocked Washington.” “Seth Meyers says President Donald Trump must be ousted from office.” “Tonight Show” host Jimmy Fallon dropped the jokes for part of his show to deliver a moving statement about the attack on the nation’s capital.” “James Corden lamented the “crazy, sad day,” saying it would “go down as a dark one in the long history of America.” Okay, when do I get entertained?

Don’t watch: Watched “The Hunt” last night. To sum it up in one word, stupid. And that’s my last comment on it.

Moral High ground: Boy, Uncle Joe sure came out against the “Trump” violence at the National Capital, Wednesday. I remember when Biden/Harris came out and denounced the Antifa riots in Portland, condemned the BLM violence in Minneapolis, and prayed for the end of violence in Detroit. Of wait, no I don’t because they didn’t. Moral “high ground” my ass. Only when it fits their desired narrative.

Hold On, Almost Friday Motes

Just asking: How many people listen in to the Presidents private telephone calls? Seems like a lot if you consider how many people seem to know what was talked about in “private” calls. How come there are no transcripts of Biden or Harris conversations? Just asking for a friend.

 And so the year begins: There is nothing but malice and exorbitant legal fees in the story of the 27-year-old Temur Akhmedov and the divorce of his parents, the Russian billionaire Farkhad Akhmedov and Tatiana Akhmedova. It’s a mother testifying against her son, and vice versa, as she sues him for nearly $100 million in cash and assets.  Her ex-husband has refused to hand over a single ruble and has kept his money, and himself, far away from the United Kingdom and the reach of its courts. So Ms. Akhmedova and her lawyers tried a new approach. Temur, the older of the couple’s two sons, is a U.K. resident, which makes his holdings eminently seizable. 

All things are not equal: In Portland, antifa riots and burns buildings, Ho Hum. In Detroit BLM riots, protests, and burns buildings. Yawn. Gather on the lawn of someone who doesn’t agree with you, terrorizing the wife and new born child. Bottom of page A-7. In Washington D.C. Trump calls for supporters to come to the city, Call Out the National Guard. Board up all the business’. Close the streets. Huh?

Why does everybody want to be a “biker”: I was watching “Battle Botts” and had to wonder. Now, that’s as nerdy as you can get and about as far from “biker” as humanly possible, but at least 2 of the “Bott” teams were decked out in cutoff levi jackets (cut’s) with back center patches (colors) and pocket patches (tabs). To real bikers, colors are earned, honored, and protected. Wearing one you’ve not earned will get you a severe ass whipping. It’s all about respect but that answers my question, nobody today seems to care about respect.

One of my favorites: It seems that Ivanka Trump mis-sent a “tweet” to singer/actor Meatloaf, and the twitterverse  is all nuts. Hey, Meatloaf is a great singer/performer and I personally enjoy his music. I have sat in the garage, with cold beer in hand, and played the entire  “Bat Out Of Hell” cd loud enough the neighbor asked me to “Turn it the Fxxx down”. (I did.)