Major Wednesday Motes

Headline: “Former Afghan president gives reason for fleeing, says he wants to return” What, is he broke already?

Trust the fbi after “the search”: Former (disgraced) FBI Counterintelligence Deputy Assistant Director Peter Strzok defended the FBI Monday morning during an appearance on MSNBC after the agency raided former President Trump’s Mar-A-Lago home last week to recover classified documents. “Absolutely the American public should trust what the FBI is doing,” Strzok said. Why should I trust the fbi now? I didn’t trust them before “the search”.

And tell me it’s raining:  Secretary of the Treasury Janet Yellen claimed that the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) expanded auditing power would only target the wealthy in a Thursday letter to the agency, outlining the ways the Biden administration intends to use funding provided by the Inflation Reduction Act. Okay, there are 2.8 million families that earn over $400,000 a year, which is the “declared” level.  Hiring 87,000 new irs agents means each agent would have 32 people to audit. Thirty-two EACH YEAR! That does not count the agents already employed. Janet, don’t pee down my back and then tell me it’s raining.

It’s not supposed to work that way: On Thursday, the Facebook account of the Thrall Police Department in Williamson County, Texas, posted a picture of an unidentified deputy with Kyle Rittenhouse. The initial Facebook post featured a picture of Rittenhouse and a Thrall police officer. A swarm of critical comments then ensued.   A wave of outrage and hate followed.  The police department doubled down and added the following message to the original post: “I must have missed something, I believed that this young man was arrested, charged, indicted and then found not guilty by a jury of his peers. Is this not how our country works anymore? The hate in these comments is terrible, if you have information that is contrary to that I would honestly love to hear it.”(Underline is mine.) That’s the way it is supposed to work. But today everything is guilt by accusation. The louder the screaming accusations, the more guilty you must be.

Stand-up for yourself: Smith & Wesson fired back at the House Oversight and Reform Committee subpoena filed by Democrats, which seeks details on its modern sporting rifles (MSR), issuing a stinging rebuke of crime in Democrat-run cities with strict gun control on law-abiding citizens and “soft-on-crime policies.”   “Some have had the audacity to suggest that after they have vilified, undermined and defunded law enforcement for years, supported prosecutors who refuse to hold criminals accountable for their actions, overseen the decay of our country’s mental health infrastructure, and generally promoted a culture of lawlessness, Smith & Wesson and other firearm manufacturers are somehow responsible for the crime wave that has predictably resulted from these destructive policies.” “To be clear, a Smith & Wesson firearm has never broken into a home; a Smith & Wesson firearm has never assaulted a woman out for a late-night run in the city; a Smith & Wesson firearm has never carjacked an unsuspecting driver stopped at a traffic light,” Smith’s statement continued. Yeah, and kiss my subpoena.

Storage wars, gone badly: An unsuspecting family in New Zealand bought suitcases at a storage facility auction last week. The family that had purchased the bags as part of an online storage locker auction in Papatoetoe was involved in what is now being investigated as a suspected homicide. The unlucky bidders called police to their home on Moncrieff Avenue in South Auckland on Thursday afternoon after opening their newly purchased luggage to find dismembered human body parts stuffed inside. It  was reported the suitcases possibly contained multiple sets of remains, and police were trying to determine the exact number of victims and identify them. Probably not what they thought they bought.

Tuesday Motes, Ain’t Much Better

Why “Take the Fifth”? : Because anything you say can and will be misused against you at any and all possible times.

A sad Good-Bye: “Judo” Gene LeBell, a renowned stuntman who trained Bruce Lee and inspired the likes of Quentin Taratino died in his sleep last Tuesday morning at his home in Sherman Oaks, California. He was known by many as the “Godfather of Grappling,” and influenced fighters around the world. LeBell was 89 years old. I had seen him in demo’s the early 70’s, he was mid 40’s. Several police black belts could not take him down. His talent and teaching will. be missed.

It ain’t just the .gov banning things: OnlyFans squashed competitors in the online porn industry with the help of a bizarre scheme that bribed Meta employees to throw thousands of porn stars onto a terrorist watchlist, according to a group of explosive lawsuits. “When I heard that my content may be listed on the terror watch list, I was outraged,” Alana Evans, an adult performer and one of the plaintiffs in the California suit alongside Kelly Pierce and others. Evans and others were all allegedly placed in a database of terror-linked accounts run by the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism, or GIFCT, a nonprofit group intended to stop the spread of mass shooting videos and other terrorist content across social media sites. The lawyers claim they have acquired a list of more than 21,000 Instagram accounts they say were unfairly tagged as potential terrorists. And once you get on one of those lists there is now way to get off that list. And they will just point to the list as if it were somehow proof of something.

It has been 100 days since someone leaked the SCOTUS Roes decision, and they seem still no closer to know who did it. 

Chances are low, but never zero: A woman was killed on Wednesday after being struck by a beach umbrella that was being blown in the wind in an unincorporated area of Horry County. According to the report, witnesses said an umbrella from the Sea Watch Hotel had been blown from the ground into the air. Tammy Perreault, 63, was impaled by the umbrella while at Beach Access 14, according to a Horry County Emergency Management incident report. He said the victim died on the way to the hospital. Chances of getting killed by a beach umbrella, Low, but never zero.

 Oh, we’ve heard this one before: White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre on Friday said we need to pass the Bidenflation scam Inflation Reduction Act to see how it will work. More than 230 economists, you know, the people that study this type of thing, wrote letters to Congress warning that the ‘Inflation Reduction Act’ will make inflation worse. “Let’s get this bill passed and then we’ll see how the mechanics and all of that’s gonna work,” Karine Jean-Pierre said. No, let’s not.

I’m thinking yes: Headline “MSNBC’s Beschloss, former CIA director Hayden ‘suggest’ Trump be executed for having nuclear documents”.  There have been no charges, no trial, and no conviction and this idiot is suggesting an execution? Did somebody drop him on his head at an early age?

Mote, Had Better Monday’s Than This One

Not guilty by reason of a lying cop: Prosecutors and judges at the Leighton Criminal Court Building in Chicago had a busy day on Tuesday. Seven murder convictions were overturned in a single day. All because of a single cop’s involvement. Former Chicago police detective Reynaldo Guevara was once in charge of the cases made against them. “The bitter fruit of the poisoned tree” sort of thing. At least 70 inmates have claimed that Guevara engaged in police misconduct during his investigations against them. Thus far, 31 of their convictions have been overturned. As of now, Guevara has not been charged with any crime.

Just ‘cause I was loaded, it ain’t my fault:  Last week, a refugee from Ukraine with a prior drunk driving conviction was acquitted by a New Hampshire jury on all charges of negligent homicide for the deaths of five United States Marine Corps Veterans and two of their loved ones. Following the fatal June 2019 crash, 26-year-old refugee Volodymyr Zhukovskyy of Ukraine, was charged with seven counts of negligent homicide for allegedly killing five U.S. Marine Corps Veterans and two of their loved ones when his trailer, hitched to his pickup truck, hit the motorcyclists. During his trial, the prosecution argued that Zhukovskyy took heroin, fentanyl, and cocaine before he swerved back and forth, and crashed into the motorcyclists. But a judge dismissed eight charges related to whether he was impaired, and his attorney had blamed the lead biker, Albert “Woody” Mazza, saying he lost control of his motorcycle and collided with the truck while driving drunk. By all the gods, how could a jury make this decision?  How?

On the same trial: First he was an “impaired driver”, then an “undocumented immigrant”, and now he’s a “refugee truck driver”. And how in hell can they call him a “refuge”? It was shown Zhukovskyy has an extensive criminal history including three prior convictions of charges that included possession of cocaine and heroin, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving under suspension, furnishing false information to an officer, and larceny. He’s not a refugee, he’s a freakin’ thug and we don’t need him in America.

More lousy people: In what’s thought to be one of the biggest dog rescue efforts in the U.S., nearly 4,000 beagles are looking for forever homes after being saved from a Virginia facility that bred them to be sold to laboratories for drug experiments. Federal officials accused Envigo of a chain of animal welfare violations at the facility – including dogs receiving insufficient food, inadequate medical care, housing in filthy conditions and some being euthanized without anesthesia. Between January and July of last year, more than 300 puppy deaths were attributed to “unknown causes” – with the facility not taking any additional steps to investigate the deaths or prevent similar losses in the future. These dogs had never seen or walked on grass before the rescue. There has to be a very special deep hole in Hell for those responsible for this.

Geez, get a life: A Florida Woman this year has made more than 11,000 harassing phone calls to a police emergency communications center, according to cops who say the defendant admitted that she “loves playing this game.” Carla Jefferson, 50, was busted Monday evening on a misdemeanor charge of placing a torrent of phone calls to the St. Petersburg Police Department and the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office., The complaint says Jefferson–during a single 24-hour period last month–called the police department’s emergency communications center 512 times. Jefferson, investigators say, “harasses, belittles, swears at, argues with” police employees who answer her calls. “The content of these phone calls are vulgar, threatening, or obscene” and “contain extreme expletives, sexual innuendo, and belittling remarks. Some people really need to get a life, or do life, whichever. 

Sunday Rant

We all agree the “new” 725 page “Inflation Reduction Act” will do nothing to stop or reduce inflation. Nothing will do that until Uncle Joe and his handler stop sending 1 billion dollars to Ukraine every week. It also includes things like a $8 million dollar study of cow farts, numerous revisions to national tax policies, $1.6 million for “equitable growth of shellfish aquaculture industry, and a $925,000 for a “freshwater mussel hatchery”, in Pennsylvania.

But the most egregious item is the section for hiring 87,000 new “irs” agents. This is to beef up the existing 74,000.

If you think these will be accountants and pencil pushers, sit down because your wrong. They will be the ARMED center of the new federal law enforcement. Look at the current “requiting” help wanted on the irs website. Applicants should,

  • Adhere to the highest standards of conduct, especially in maintaining honesty and integrity.
  • Work a minimum of 50 hours per week, which may include irregular hours, and be on-call 24/7, including holidays and weekends.
  • Maintain a level of fitness necessary to effectively respond to life-threatening situations on the job.
  • Carry a firearm and be willing to use deadly force, if necessary.
  • Be willing and able to participate in arrests, execution of search warrants, and other dangerous assignments.

This has since been taken down, but does that sound like any irs agent you’ve ever met? No mention of accounting proficiency or CPA degrees.

With 87,000 new armed agents, who will supervise these “agents”? Is there that many senior agents? Will they go to a training academy or a boot camp? With that many new hires, who will conduct the background investigations? Will there be any background investigations?

In March of 2022, the “accountants” of the irs purchased 3,353,000 rounds of handgun ammo, 350,000 rounds of shotgun ammo, and almost. 1.5 million rounds of rifle ammo. That’s over 2,000 per employee. In 3 months. Practice? Training?

Make no mistake, these will not be irs agents auditing your tax papers, a firearm is not needed for that. They will become the core of the new federal police that will do the bidding of those in power. The fbi, dea, atfe, nwe, air marshals, U.S. Marshalls service, federal doc and all the others, will all be rolled up into the new command and have national authority. Sound familiar? Sound scary? Damn right.

Saturday Story

BIRD OF PARADISE

As a “Rookie”, you got stuck with some not so glamorous or police-like assignments.

Hawaii is known for its lush landscapes, incredibly beautiful flowers and the “South Pacific” experience. For a time, there was a park that catered to the tourist looking for that experience, named Paradise Park. It was filled with plants from all over, but its main attraction was the incredible birds.

A visitor would walk the marked trails and stop by the numerous cages and aviaries to see parrots, cockatoos and toucans, chickens (some very beautiful), and the “duck show”.

Actually it was often billed as an exotic trained bird show, but seldom was.

My assignment was to be the uniformed escort for the Police Wives Club, and small children for a special mid-week tour, show and luncheon. Regulations being what they were, the wives had to be escorted by a uniformed officer. I was the lucky guy.

Most of the children, since it was “mid-week”, were 6 years and under and like all wives they were all shapes, sizes and ages but the ladies were dressed up and so were the kids.

Because so many of the birds were “trained” they were allowed to basically be free in specific areas of the “trail”.

There was a warning sign at the entrance telling you the birds could be attracted to shinny objects like necklaces, bracelets, earrings and visitors should take those things off. So everybody did. Well, almost everyone.

The walk itself was mostly down-hill, surrounded on both sides by cages with multi-colored, brightly feathered birds from around the world.

Along the pathway there were assistants and volunteers that would try to answer questions about the birds, where they came from, what was their natural setting stuff like that.

Sometimes the “guide” would let the visitor hold a bird, let the bird sit on their shoulder, or have the bird do a trick. That’s how a bird ended up sitting on the shoulder of a Captain’s 4 year old daughter.

Remember when I said almost everyone took off their jewelry? The daughter was the exception. Everybody in the beginning was so concerned with their jewelry they forgot the little girl was wearing small gold-ball earrings.

The guide gently placed a medium sized cockatoo on the girl’s shoulder, everyone began ohing and awing, taking pictures, and she was giggling with joy.

Then giggles of laughter quickly turned to screams of pain and fear as the bird latched onto the earring with a beak strong enough to crack hazelnuts.

Of course, the louder she screamed the more afraid the bird became and the harder it clamped down on its prize, the earring and her ear. By now everyone was yelling, the women kept yelling at the guide, and me, to do something.

The guide was trying to calm everyone down. She kept telling them to quiet down and stop scaring the bird. I will not repeat what she was told to do, by the police officer’s wives.

Not being able to use a blackjack, mace, or a gun I just grabbed the damn bird by the neck and squeezed what I hoped was its jaw, hoping it would cause the beak to open.

The one thing nobody ever tells you, those birds have really fragile necks. Oh, and how do I know this? Okay, the damn bird let go of the earring because it was dead.

There, I said it, I killed the bird!

It wasn’t until later, after all the huhu and shouting died down that anyone, but me, bothered to check on the other victim, the little girl.

It was her I was worried about, so I was hugging her with one hand and holding that damn dead bird with the other. Then the wives and park personnel moved in and I was left holding the bird.

That’s pretty much the story. I’ll skip the report work, the fact not one wife bothered to ask how I was doing or say thank-you, and I’ll pass over the $3,000.00 bill the park sent me, and as far as I know, nobody ever paid.

I’ll just wrap this up by saying, that’s the story of how I killed,“The Bird of Paradise”.

Friiddaayyy Motes

And you thought your family was dysfunctional: A funeral meant to celebrate the life of an elderly woman in Northern California turned into comical mayhem after an uninvited family member stormed the service, ran over guests with a car, tipped over the casket, and struck a water main. The extraordinary sendoff was not, apparently, entirely unanticipated. Police said at least one guest brought a stun gun to the service, in apparent anticipation of family drama. In a completely unnecessary comment the director of the Rolling Hills park told Mercury News that the “bizarre incident” in no way reflects the standard operating procedure of the cemetery. Man, I’ll bet thanksgiving is a hoot at that house.

Inquiring minds are silenced: On August 10, 2019, Jeffery Epstein was found dead at the Metropolitan Correctional Center. His death came just a few weeks after he was jailed on accusations of sexual abuse and sex trafficking made by multiple individuals. His associate, Ghislaine Maxwell has been tried, convicted and sentenced. It’s been three years since Epstein was found dead in his jail cell, and we still don’t know the name of a single customer. NOT ONE. And it appears no one is asking.

I’ll listen again: Tuned into the Seb Gorka radio show yesterday. A caller started in by saying “check the Google Earth” and advanced to the “Uvalde shooting didn’t happen”. Man, Seb called him everything but legitimate. Loser and idiot were 2 of the themes Seb expounded upon. My kind of radio show host.

Not surprised at all: Fresh reporting in Newsweek on Wednesday revealed another revelation about the events that preceded this week’s FBI raid of President Trump’s Mar-A-Lago: there was an inside man (or woman). William Arkin reported that the FBI’s unprecedented Monday raid “was based largely on information from an FBI confidential human source, one who was able to identify what classified documents former President Trump was still hiding and even the location of those documents”  It seemed like there were 17 people listening to every call Trump made, I am not surprised it was based on info from a snitch.

In my o[pinipon: Lots of people unhappy with the recent fbi raid. Some are calling it the tipping point. Other’s point out a 5:30 SWAT like raid was uncalled for. There were numerous civil and criminal violations by fbi. Please, this is NOT  a call to revolution or violence. They’re giving us the rope. In November we’ll use it to hang them out to dry. Well, except here in Hawaii.

Baseball, the right way: The incident happened during a Little League Southwest Regional Playoff final. Righthander Kaiden Shelton of Pearland, Texas, was facing batter Isaiah Jarvis of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Tuesday when an 0-2 pitch got away from him and slammed into Jarvis’ helmet. Jarvis fell to the ground clutching his head as his concerned coaches ran to his aid.  After a few moments, Jarvis’ head cleared enough for him to walk unaided to first base. Meantime, Shelton stood on the mound staring at the ground in tears over what happened. After a moment, Jarvis walked to the mound and put his arms around Shelton, telling him, “Hey, you’re doing great. Let’s go.” Shelton’s teammates and coach gathered around the pair to join in consoling the young righty.

Who won? Don’t care. That’s why I’ll sit in an open parking lot watching some kids play and not sit and waste time on the “pro’s”. This is baseball.

Off to Big Island this weekend. Enjoy the saturday story and the sunday rant. See ya Monday.

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.