Little Monday Motes

Way too far: In New York City a “man” has been accused to “pushing” a 92-year-old woman to the ground. If you watch the recording he clearly strikes her. She falls and strikes head head on a fire hydrant. The attacker has been identified as a 31-year-old “career” criminal with over 100 prior arrests. The real “too far”, he was given a court appearance ticket and RELEASED. This PC crap has gone way too far.

Great headline; From the Daily Beast: “Who Gives A Sh*t What John Stewart Thinks About The Police?” Or anything else for that matter.

Really?: Am I the only one getting a lot of pop-up ads for body armor, bullet resistant vests and backpacks and similar? Was it something I said?

Huh?: Click-bait headline, ”Why my wife and I aborted our unborn gay son.” No, I didn’t. It’s just too stopid to even discuss.

Well done: A young woman made history Saturday as the first observant Sikh to graduate from the United States Military Academy West Point in New York. Twenty-three-year-old Anmol Narang was just one of 1,107 other graduates who came together for the academy’s annual commencement ceremony. Well done young lady, well done.

About time: President Trump has announced the PREVENTS (The President’s Roadmap to Empower Veterans and End the National Tragedy of Suicide) Initiative. Led by Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie. The president will announce the results of the task force and detail the plan to implement recommendations. I have read between 17 and 23 vets commit suicide every day. Hopefully it gets something done.

Really TNT?: I don’t know if they were celebrating or just making do with movies already scheduled, but watching TNT’s “Watch, Listen.Learn” special featuring “Just Mercy” and “The Black Panther”. Okay, I get the meaning of “Show Mercy”, a good movie with some real ;life connections. But what the hell should I learn from a movie about a “super hero”, an unbelievable country, in a make-believe world? HUH? Let’s just call it what it is, pandering.

My bad: A lot of noise about “Aunt Jememia” and “Uncle Ben”. Hell, I thought they disappeared the same time “Sambo’s” closed up. My bad.

Sunday “Rant”

In my time, I have probably “choked out” 5-6 hundred people. Once they went out, they were cuffed and placed in a patrol vehicle. I’ve also taken a few people out as a civilian, and once they went out, they were moved safely to the side, except for one that was placed gently into a dumpster, and that was the end. Nobody ever died or suffered additional injuries, unlike those that I was forced to “subdue” by other means. They got injured more times than not. If you fight, you get hurt. But, if they’re in cuffs, you stop. I once took a 1 day suspension when a Lieutenant saw me punch another officer. The officer had struck my prisoner, who was subdued and cuffed. The Lieutenant only saw my punch. Had I chosen to tell the Lieutenant why I hit the other cop, that cop could have been fired. I stated it was a personal problem between me and the other officer, and he quickly agreed. I took “the day”, but the other officer never laid a hand on one of my prisoners again.I accepted responsibility for my actions, he didn’t. Fine with me.
Once they are under control, as in unconscious or restrained, it’s your job to protect them. If you can’t, you’re in the wrong profession. I never had a Internal Affairs “excessive force” complaint substantiated, but have seen plenty of it. I also didn’t care whose brother’s uncle’s sister’s best friend’s third cousin somebody was, if it was called for, they got arrested.
No point here, just sayin’. Did I do things I’m not proud of? Yes. Would I do the same thing now? Don’t know. As long as you have to hire human being’s as cops, you’re gonna get racism, prejudice, and special treatments. It’s just human nature.

Saturday Story

Cops today carry a lot of equipment and gear, but nothing is more important that the body armor now used. Often refered incorrectly as a Bullet Proof Vest, they don’t just stop bullets; they do save lives in other ways.

The first occurred while I was working on Hotel Street. There was a building fire with lots of people gawking and looking around.

One guy, for an unknown reason, caught my interest. I may have subconsciously spotted the way he carried his shoulders and that gave away the fact he was wearing a shoulder holster. If I remember, it was a Bianchi vertical “Dirty Harry” type holster.
I followed him around for a few minutes and he realized I was following him and tried to duck around a corner.
As I turned the corner his right hand was under his left arm, under the jacket. He was drawing the gun to ambush me.
In those days I was fast, very fast. In the moment it took me to understand what he was doing, he was stopped with his hand on the gun butt. I took a stand and made as smooth and fast a draw as I ever did.
But in the moment, his hand is frozen on the gun butt, his jacket is open and I can see the gun and holster, I am in a solid Weaver stance and the muzzle of my gun is centered on his chest, my finger is on my revolver’s trigger. This young man is 8 pounds away from dying. There is no way he can complete his draw before I fire. If he moves, I’ll shoot.
He turns a little and in the light I see the protruding ring cap I know is on a Crossman pellet revolver. I know it’s not a real gun. I take my finger off the trigger as he continues his draw, pulls the pellet gun from the holster throwing it into the alley beside him.
When the pellet gun cleared the holster, I could have fired and no one would have blamed me. It looked like a real gun. But because of the vest, I took an extra heartbeat, saw it wasn’t real, and didn’t have to shoot.
Turned out, he was trying to get rid of it before I stopped him. He almost got stopped permanently.

A second incident was only a few weeks later. On south King, just Ewa of the entry to Straub, was a skating rink, roller skating rink. Roller/Disco skating was making a big come back.
Across the street were a little drive-in restaurant and an empty lot.
These had been some kind of altercation inside that had spilled into the street and parking lot. Units were dispatched to the scene until things could calm down.
Much the same sequence. One guy, with a coat walking around talking to no one, caught my attention. Watching him I caught the big telltale print in the small of his back. Really a poor place to carry a weapon unless you know what you’re doing. But it looks really cool in the movies.
I had just called for back-up when I realize he’s trying to avoid me and keeps looking at me as he walks toward a vehicle. Again, I see his hand go under the jacket and time stops.
My gun clears the holster, I have a good 2 handed Weaver, barrel centered on his chest, finger on the trigger, a deep breath, and again I see the CO2 end cap on the gun butt, same type of pellet gun.
I do remember screaming “No” to this one. He stopped in mid draw, and just let it fall to the ground.
But as it did, he yanked open the driver’s side vehicle door, jumped in, in what appeared to be an attempt to run away.
It never occurred to me he might have a “real gun” in the car. I knew he’d dropped a pellet gun and was trying to get away.
I speed dropped my revolver back into the holster while running up to the car. He was putting the key in the ignition when I got an arm around his neck and dragged him out the driver’s side window.
My back-up pulled in the lot in time to see me drag this guy out of his car, through the driver’s window, by his neck. I then choked him out (and I mean out) threw him on the ground, and cuffed him.
When he came to he started crying and saying it wasn’t real and he wasn’t going to shoot anyone.
I keep screaming at him because I was angry, because he almost made me kill him. I was a raving madman, I was so angry. He almost made me kill him, because he wanted to be a “tough guy”.

The funny end to both of these stories, neither guy was charged with anything. Back then, the 70’s, there were no laws against carrying a pellet gun like it were a real gun.

But both these men survived the night because I had on a bullet-proof vest and could take an extra heart beat to identify their “weapon”.

The third case was a reported robbery in Waikiki. An off duty soldier was stopped by 3 black men in the middle of Ft. Derussy. One of the 3 brandished a small handgun and took the soldier’s wallet, keys and ran off laughing.
Problem was the “gun man” was wearing a L.A. Raiders football jersey (Black and Gray) and with a big white number on the back, 19 I seem to recall. That’s dressing for armed robbery success.
I hear the A.P.B. broadcast as I was driving down Ala Wai Blvd. It was about 8:30pm on a Friday night. I look over on the makai sidewalk and what do I see, 3 black guys walking together, and one of them is wearing a L.A. Raiders jersey with number 19 on the back. What are the odds there’s 2 groups like this. I guessed slim.
I was next to them and they were walking fast, there was no time to use the radio, they’d get out of sight and someone else would get robbed, maybe hurt.
I made a sharp left turn, slammed the car into park while it was still rolling and bailed out. As I was standing up #19 was lifting the bottom of the jersey with his left hand, and reaching for the small handle of a revolver with his right hand.
But this time I didn’t see any CO2 cap. I locked on them, the flashlight in my left hand lighting all 3.
As his “gun” cleared his waist band I started to squeeze my trigger. As his became visible I could see the large opening in front of the cylinder. It was a “starter” pistol, a blank firing gun used to start races. I also knew with a little work you could drill them to take a .22 cartridge. But I knew the vest would stop a .22 if he had converted it.
Again, I knew I didn’t have to fire. The other 2 guys had already thrown up their hands and as the “weapon” came clear he could see I already had him in my sights.
He literally screamed like a girl, high pitched and fearful, and tried to toss the gun into traffic. It just wasn’t his night; it bounced off the side of a taxi and lay in the gutter where I could see it.
As with the others, because of my faith in the Second Chance Vest, I could take the time to ID the weapon and knew I didn’t have to shoot.

Unlike the other 2, this guy was charged with Felony Robbery. He used the make-believe gun to take items of value by “Force or Fear”.
He must have made a plea deal because I never went to court on him.
I hope he knows how close he came to dying.

What all these have in common is the fact choices had to be made in split seconds, I had faith in the equipment and could take an extra heartbeat to make that choice.

It’s FRIDAY :)

From “Way Up North” blog: (Caution, do not drink anything until you’ve finished)”I was in the McDonald’s drive-through this morning and the young lady behind me leaned on her horn because I was taking too long to place my order.
“Take the high road,” I thought to myself. So when I got to the first window I paid for her order along with my own.
The cashier must have told her what I’d done, because as we moved up she leaned out her window and waved to me and mouthed “Thank you”, obviously embarrassed that I had repaid her rudeness with a kindness.
When I got to the second window I showed them both receipts and took her food, too. Now she has to go back to the end of the line and start over. Don’t honk your horn at old people.”
h/t Tom S.

And don’t PO E-bay: the Department of Justice charged six former executives at eBay with cyberstalking two tech reporters who were critical of the popular sales site. Wired reports the extreme lengths that executives at eBay took to silence and intimidate critics, including a sustained harassment campaign that included physical stalking, attempting to track the target’s car, sending dead animals and scary items to the home, and online threats of violence. Reading what these people did is horrifying and should be cause, to me, for violent reprisal.

Just Freaking wrong: In Massachusetts a 62 year-old veteran and long term care Caritas Communities resident was reported missing on May 13. He was found one month later, dead, in one of the buildings stairwells. ONE MONTH. Just so wrong. Nobody checks these stairwells? Security?

Just a reminder: There is no such thing as a “fair fight”. There are no winners or losers, there are just survivors. If someone attacks you or yours, destroy them as that’s what they plan on doing to you. Read the Project Veritas posts on Antifa and their mind set. Watch how the “protesters” continue to head kick and stomp, way after their target is down, barely moving, but certainly no threat. This is what is in store. Be aware, don’t get caught by a group, don’t seek confrontation but should it find you, destroy it and leave.

Father’s Day is Sunday: Let’s all send a card to Diego, the nearly 100-year-old Española tortoise, who copulated so much that he fathered around 800 offspring. That’s nearly 40% of the tortoise population on the island now.

Going to Hilo for the weekend and probably going to trip on some Rolling Rocks. Stay safe and enjoy the weekend.

Almost Friday Motes

How quickly they forget: Driving yesterday, I saw a mural on a building front. Two massive pictures of Martin L. King, and Malcom X with the words “Stop Racism”. Everyone seems to forget Malcom X was not “peaceful” and from his adoption of the Nation of Islam, Malcolm X promoted the Nation’s teachings. These included beliefs: that black people are the original people of the world; that white people are “devils”; that blacks are superior to whites, and that the demise of the white race is imminent. Seems pretty “racist” to me.

Sad Good-bye: A good family film is “A Street Cat Named Bob”. A good story of a man’s rescue by a homeless cat who became his friend. James Bowen, a recovering addict, first met Bob in 2007 when he found him abandoned and injured. He went on to take care of the cat and they quickly became inseparable. Bowen’s first book, A Street Cat Named Bob, which told his and Bob’s story, was published in 2017. Bob has past at the age of 14. He now plays at the rainbow bridge. He will be missed by many.

The drink, not the powder: Do you like coke? You’re a racist. It was invented by John Stith Pemberton (July 8, 1831 – August 16, 1888) an American biochemist and Confederate States Army veteran. He suffered from a sabre wound sustained in April 1865, during the Battle of Columbus; his ensuing morphine addiction led him to experiment with various painkillers and toxins. In the end, this led to the recipe that later was adapted to make Coca-Cola. Ooops.

Just a reminder: If you don’t like what is on the television, Cops, Live PD, My Friend Flicka, or whatever, just remember that remote has an OFF switch. Just freaking turn it off. It ain’t rocket science.

It’s not the man, it’s the job: Many people are espousing the “only a racist” want to become a cop. In 1977 a Professor named George Kirkham taught criminology at Florida State. He had never been a police officer, only an academic. He was challenged by one of his student, a street cop, that all the theory’s in the world go out the window when the crap hit the fan on the street. Kirkham decided to take the challenge and, not taking any shortcuts, became a police officer. The experience resulted in “Signal Zero”, a Book-of-the-Month Club alternate, it also blew his academic theories sky-high. “What happened in those months,” he writes, “made it impossible for me ever again to view the policeman’s world from the detached perspective of a social scientist.” I read this book during my own U of H classes and it had a profound effect on my actions as a police officer. And how I viewed the job. It is available from Amazon.

Wednesday Motes For Thought

One thing for sure, I have never been accused of being a racist. In 1970, as a white cop in Honolulu, I was the minority.

Once in a while: Have you ever met someone, and immediately felt sorry for their dog?

Just my thought: I’m not a big pro-sports follower. My Mom is in the women’s wing in Cooperstown, but I am a mediocre player, at best. All this hoo-haha going on, just cancel all the season and games. Let the over-paid “athletes” sit out the pandemic and maybe they’ll learn the value of their fans.

Some more than others: With all the monuments being torn down, statues being toppled, and the Seattle takeover, I find it humorous that the 16 foot statue of Lenin, in the Freemont district of Seattle, still stands. Untouched. The Seattle protests started over one black man, Lenin was responsible for the deaths of over 1 MILLION people. Yeah, that’s the guy to praise.

No, it doesn’t: Does anything get more hypocritical then the “View”? During a recent discussion, Joy Behar calmly explained that there is a difference between people voluntarily protesting outside against police brutality and the Trump campaign inviting them into an indoor arena and “forcing” them to sign a waiver that says they won’t sue if they get sick. First, I do believe the signing of the waiver is voluntary. And second, the difference is at Trump rallies there is nothing burned down, no stores are looted, and nobody gets beaten up or killed.

Take your own advice: Kevin Bacon appearing on a recent episode of The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, the actor expressed that “old white men” like himself need to “shut up and listen” to the people trying to educate them on race. Hey Kevin, I enlisted in the military, I wore a badge for 15 years, and I’ve lived for over 70 years. You have been an actor. Sit down, and shut the fxxk up.

Little Tuesday Motes

Reminder: Don’t forget Justine Diamond and Mohammed Noor. Oh that’s right, only “Black Lives Matter”.

Yes, yes he did: Recently Hawaii governor Ige decided to “loosen” up the restrictions on inter-island travel. Well, his idea was to go from a one page “travel statement” to a 2 page “travel and health statement form”, that also wants to know my medical history, travel history, employment, e-mail, race, and gender. All this is not about health or safety. It Is About Power!

An another makes the list: Let’s add Stacy “Truth Don’t Matter” Abrams to the list of those who don’t care what the evidence shows. Her statement on the recent Atlanta shooting, on national television “A man was murdered because he was asleep in a drive-through. We know this is not an isolated occurance.” The program host did not challenge her version, ask for any proof, or in any way try to be “non-biased”. Well, we know the MSM is a joke. And this woman wants to be Vice-President. Ho. Oh hell No.

SDS: Our SDS (single digit salute .!..) goes to the governor of New Mexico who will not allow a veterans family to be at graveside when he is buried. Check the “Federalist”, 6/15 under the headline “New Mexico is open for restaurants, protests- but not for this lifelong Army family to bury Master Sgt. Velasquez”. To the governor, .!.. , salute.

In this modern world: The “three r’s” have been replaced with the “3 d’s”; deface, defund, and destroy.

Anyone, please: Can anyone explain to me why Hollywierd people seem to think their opinion or authority, is greater than the average American? I continuously read about some “star” “demanding” the President, mayor, governor, or what-have-you do “this” or “that” or the other thing. Where do they get the authority to “demand” anything from anybody? Supposedly, they have one vote just like I do. Is it money? Fame? Or just plain arrogance?

It’s Mote Monday

Well done; The U.S. Senate unanimously voted Tuesday to confirm Gen. Charles Brown, the current commander of the Pacific Air Forces at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Hawaii, as the next Air Force Chief of Staff and the U.S. military’s first black service chief. Well done Sir.

Just asking: The “Samantha Bee Show” is back on cable television.  Ms. Bee describes herself as a comedian. Has anybody ever heard her say anything actually funny? Anyone? Anything?

Did I miss something: We can all agree the antifa, BLM, riots and protests have resulted in millions of dollars in damages, destroyed the futures of countless business owners and the loss of numerous lives.  During all this the FBI has issued a national memo stating, “White supremacists and racist domestic terrorists pose the largest threat of violence in the United States amid nationwide protests across the country”. It barely mentions Antifa as a potential violent group. I think it’s time to replace the FBI with the Boy Scouts. At least the Boy Scouts claim to have “adult” leadership.

Well, it could have been life: In Thailand, two restaurant owners have been sentenced for selling vouchers to customers that entitled them to use their seafood buffet at an extremely low price.  They later reneged on the promotions, leading to complaints from hundreds of disgruntled customers. Their original sentence was 1,447 years in prison. It was reduced to 723 years after they pled guilty and confessed.

Another good rule: In training people to shoot, rule #4 is “ Always know your background and what’s behind your target.” In this age of video-meetings and schooling, you really need to remember what’s behind the target, you. We’ve seen naked people, dildos mounted in the shower, and in Maryland, a police raid because a gun was observed in the background during a home schooling video class. It was a b-b gun, a toy, but remember people are ready and willing to snitch you out in a heartbeat.

Remember: ALL LIVES MATTER

Sunday Rant- From Monster Hunter Nation, Larry Correia

WHERE ARE ALL YOU GUN OWNERS NOW?
JUNE 4, 2020 CORREIA45 67 COMMENTS
(Originally posted on the Facebook- Jack)
A friend of mine posted about seeing this: “Where are all you gun owners now that the federal government and police are attacking citizens in the streets?? Now that the National Guard is out oppressing citizens? I thought this was the moment you’re waiting for? So why aren’t you out there fighting them with your guns? You’re nothing but a bunch of fucking cowards!”

My response was the GIF of Nelson Muntz going HA HA. 😀

But I’ve seen this sentiment a lot too over the last few days, so please if you are so incredibly fucking dumb that you are actually wondering why America’s gun culture aren’t commuting into the democrat cities you have banned us from in order to get into gun fights with the National Guard on your behalf, allow me to elaborate.
Hypothetical Liberal “Ally” Who Lives in the Suburbs Which Aren’t On Fire – “Hey, gun owners! Here is some civil unrest! Why won’t you come and help us?”
Snort. Fuck off. 😀
“Pussies! Why not?”
Well, every single gun nut in America has spent their entire adult life being continually mocked, insulted, and belittled by the left. You’ve done nothing but paint us as the bad guys.
In Hollywood, we’re always evil, stupid, violent, malicious, redneck, racist, murderers. That’s so ingrained in the liberal religion that when “ally” Harvey Weinstein was trying to get out of being a sleazy rapist, his repentance consisted of promising to make more movies about how the NRA is bad.
In the news, everything is always our fault. If there is a mass murder, we can always count on the vultures to swoop in and blame America’s gun culture. They flog it for weeks on end, 24/7 coverage, hoping for gun control. And if the identity of the shooter doesn’t fit the narrative, it drops off the news in mere hours.
And then at the local, state, and federal level, legally speaking, the left fucks us at every opportunity. You ban everything you can get away with. You ban things that literally make no sense. You ban shit just out of spite.
When we fight back against gun control laws, you declare we are stupid because only the police should have guns (hey, aren’t those the guys you are protesting right now?)
“Stupid racist rednecks! We live in a civilized society! Don’t you realize the police will protect us?” until when your democrat cities are on fire, and you call 911 and the operator tells you sorry, the police can’t come to your house right now, please try not to get murdered… How is that strict gun control working out for you?
Then you did everything in your power to chase gun owners out of your sainted liberal strongholds. You passed laws. You banned everything we like. Forced all the shooting ranges to close. Forced most of the gun stores to close. And just generally let us know that our kind is not welcome there.
But now you’ve started some shit, YOU want US to go into democrat cities, with democrat mayors, and democrat police chiefs enforcing democrat policies which cause strife among democrats, in order to get into gun fights on your behalf?
How fucking gullible do you think we are? 😀 Like holy shit. Damn dude!
Because we all know that literally 30 seconds after a gun nut blows away a government employee on your behalf, then all the national media coverage of the riots will instantly cease (sorta like the Corona Virus coverage did) and it’ll be back to the news breathlessly reporting about right wing extremist gun nuts, and all you useless fucks would go back to whining for more dumb ass gun control.
You’ve already thrown the black community under the bus, cheering as their neighborhoods get burned and yours are safe. Seriously, white liberals are the shittiest “allies” in history, and your moral foundation has the consistency of Play-Doh. Your moral compass is a wind sock.
Just a little while ago, gun nuts had a massive peaceful protest in Virginia. Tens of thousands of people turned out to protest gun control proposals from a democrat with a penchant for wearing black face (he still considers himself an “ally” though!) They didn’t break any windows. They didn’t kill any puppies. They didn’t burn any horses. They didn’t flip any police cars or murder any security guards. They were downright boring. They were polite, and even cleaned up their litter.
Except then you called them domestic terrorists, and were super sad that they didn’t get massacred by the government (said government you are now mad at for killing people, because again, you fuckers ain’t exactly consistent)
Liberal “allies” are quick to call gun nuts the bad guys, but we’re not trying to disarm people. We want everybody to be able to defend themselves. It’s a common thing to see some meme on the internet, showing a black family shooting or posing with their guns, with some caption like “bet this offends the NRA”, which is liberal projection, because in reality in my social circles everybody is like, “fuck yeah, good for them”. And the harshest complaints I’ve seen have been about trigger finger discipline or lack of eye protection.
My side isn’t the one that wants the state to have a monopoly on force. We know the 2nd is for everybody, regardless of skin color or where you live. You fuckers are the ones who keep declaring we can’t fight the government with AR-15s because they have tanks and nukes, but then you bumbling fuckheads try it by throwing rocks?
So not only no, but hell no.

Let me repeat that; “HELL NO”. hanks Larry, you said it better than I could have. Thanks. Or Mahalo.