Thursday Motes With Feeling

Academy Awards: Didn’t watch ‘em. Don’t care.

Yes: I have seen the trailer to Steven Spielberg’s “West Side Story”. Yes, I will see it. I remember when West Side Story came out in the ‘60’s. After it came out, you needed at least 2 years of formal dance training just to join a street gang.

Ride “share”: (Manchester Evening News) A UK woman named has spoken out about her recent Uber trip in which the driver crashed into a canal in Salford, a trip the Silicon Valley ridesharing giant still charged her for. Lavelle was a passenger in the vehicle when the incident took place in Eccles in the early hours of the morning on April 11. After the accident received media attention, the Silicon Valley ridesharing giant later refunded the passenger who had to walk home from the accident scene through “not the nicest area.” I once caught a cab that didn’t even get out of the parking lot before the driver was stopped by a police officer. During the 23-minute citation I decided to get out and take another cab, the driver insisted I pay the “meter”. I kept walking, and the cop kept writing.

Response to a lawsuit: “Apple claims ‘no reasonable consumer would believe’ hitting ‘buy’ button means you forever own the digital content it sold you.” So, what they really mean is “rent”. This is one of the problems I have with streaming. If I “buy” the movie and then end my account with that service or the service goes out of business, I no longer have access to the movie I “bought”. If I like the movie, song, or book enough to “buy it”, I get a solid copy. That way I know it’s mine as long as I want it.

It’s not about the money: A legislative conference committee has approved an additional $2 million for a program aimed at catching motorists who run red lights at intersections. The DOT is choosing from 14 intersections, all in the downtown area, for the two-year pilot program to install red light enforcement cameras. It’s something several other cities have done. None in Hawaii. “So there’s no financial incentive whatsoever. It’s rather how you capture people who knowingly run red lights and provide a penalty to those so we have a safer traffic situation overall,”said Senate Transportation Committee Chair Chris Lee. “This is about having people think about going to intersections and stopping.” It’s for your own safety. Riiiggghhhttt.

Clear and transparent: White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki on Monday was asked why migrant children brought to US shelters are being given copies of Kamala Harris’ children’s book. Psaki retorted “I’d have to certainly check on that. I hear it’s a good book.”. White House Press Secretary  Jen Psaki shut down a reporter asking about the  leaked audio of John Kerry telling Iran’s foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif about Israel’s covert operations in Syria. Jen Psaki’s response; “We’re not going to comment on leaked tapes.” But Psaki did verify, well nothing.

No, I am not afraid of the bullet with my name on it, I’m concerned and worried about all those other bullets addressed “Occupant” or “to whom it may concern”.

Wednesday Motes, On Wednesday

Sorry about mon/tues motes. Sometimes I get the darn calendar mixxd up.

Call them true: “George Floyd” was a third-rate thug. “Daunte Wright” was a third-rate thug. “Ma’Khia Bryant” was a junior thug.  “Iremamber Sykap” was a junior thug. Quit making them saints.

Venezuela to Texas.

Sure they did: A law enforcement source, speaking on a condition of anonymity, reported the illegal entry of 106 Venezuelan nationals south of Del Rio, Texas, on Thursday. The group consisted of 56 family units and was quickly apprehended by the Border Patrol. These people haven’t walked 2,776 miles as reported. Look at the spotless white t-shirts. The clean children. The guy on the left in the green t-shirt, he ain’t missed many meals. And how about the guy, front and center, with the walker. Who is paying their way? How do they eat? Bathrooms? These people were bussed or trucked. Who is paying for that transportation?

Wrong on so many levels: Pressley Stutts served in the Navy as a chaplain for 30 years. Now retired from the military, he owns a small business in South Carolina. He voluntarily agreed to speak with FBI agents about standing on the steps of the Capitol building on January 6, 2021. Pressley explained that he heard women shouting, “Antifa! Antifa!” as the men dressed in black bashed out the windows of the Capitol. Because of his going against the “Trumper” narrative, it appears the .gov has singled him out for extra scrutiny every time he wants to travel. Not only is every inch of his body patted down, but his suitcase is completely investigated, including a search for gun powder residue. This includes being “searched” on layovers and plane changes. A TSA Agent told Pressley: “Get used to it, you’ll probably be on this list for a long time.” The targeting of innocent Americans should NEVER be allowed to happen in the United States of America.

How low can you go: The man who has been arrested and charged after a drive-by shooting at “Duck Dynasty” ” star Willie Robertson’s  Louisana home is now suing him and his family members for defamation. Daniel King Jr. was booked into a correctional center in April 2020 after two homes in West Monroe were struck by gunfire.  Eight to 10 bullets he said were fired at the residence went through the bedroom window of a home where his son John Luke Robertson lives with his wife, Mary Kate, and their infant son.  King has filed a lawsuit, claiming the statements to police about the incident were “calculated, false and ultimately defamatory.” In the lawsuit, King accuses Willie and John Robertson of making defamatory statements about him that were intended to diminish his reputation, the report states. He’s now seeking damages from the Robertson’s, their Duck Commander business as well as the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office. That’s not the lowest part, that would be the attorney that agreed to file the lawsuit. That’s the lowest.

Chicago last weekend, 24 shot, 3 dead.

Not just when he’s wrong: I give Uncle Joe and Aunt Kama a lot of grief. But I am willing to say “well done” when they do something right. President Biden’s official recognition of the Armenian massacre as a genocide has received approval from Kim Kardashian, Cher and Storyteller. The Armenian Genocide resulted in the deaths of approximately 1.5 million people and the deportation of around 2 million between 1915 and 1925 by the now dissolved Ottoman Empire. The U.S. had not formally acknowledged the atrocity as a genocide until Saturday. I was in the military with a guy who told me of his family and the stories passed down that he told me, made me read up on the subject. Ghastly, just ghastly. Well done Mr. President.

It’s Tuesday Motes to Ponder

Just staged: When I depart from this ol’ world, I really don’t want someone who has no idea who I was or what I stood for, speaking at my “celebration of life”. I can’t understand anyone else doing that either. Which is why I question; “The Rev. Al Sharpton delivered the eulogy for Mr. Wright, the 20-year-old Black man who was shot and killed by a police officer in Brooklyn Center, Minn., last week.” Racebaiter Sharpton had no idea about the life of the third-rate thug Wright. So now he tells everyone what a grand and glorious life he led. Orange BS flag on this “play”. That’s all this is, a play.

Headline : “President Joe Biden warns that Fourth of July celebrations might no happen if Americans refuse COVID-19 shots.”

Get your vaccination by 4th of July.

Or the dog gets it..

 What’s really important: The man accused of killing 10 people at a crowded Colorado supermarket last month armed himself with 10 high-capacity ammunition magazines, devices banned in the state after previous mass shootings. Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa, 22, possessed the magazines that hold more than 15 rounds unlawfully but that investigators don’t believe the magazines were purchased illegally.The fact he had these magazines is deemed more important than the facts of the shooters ethnic background, Syrian Muslim,  or that the store was in a predominantly Jewish neighborhood. Those things don’t fit the narrative.

Geez talk about keeping a grudge: Remember when Conan McGregor “punched” an old man for refusing to drink whiskey? He was recorded sucker punching a 70+ year-old man in the pub. The blow didn’t even knock the old man off his stool.  Well, the word is McGregor has bought the bar and has “banned” the old man from entering. Talk about a “poor” sport.

Real life is not television: To all the experts that are claiming a “warning” shot could have stopped the action in Ohio.People like “Joyless” Behar, who says “Shoot the gun in the air, warning, tase a person, shoot them in the leg, shoot them in the behind”. You are not allowed to purposely injure a suspect. Thus, no shooting in the “leg” or “behind”.  There was not time to “tase” the suspect, the forward swing of the knife had already started. “ As for “shoot the gun in the air”; I would like to remind everyone that “What goes up, must come down”. I have personally handled 4 cases where a person was struck by a falling bullet. One fatally. No, a warning shot, unless you know exactly where that slug is going to stop, is not ever an answer.

HYPOCRISY

Who’s a racist?

Racism

ˈreɪsɪzəm//1) the unfair treatment of people who belong to a different race; violent behaviour towards them; 2) the belief that some races of people are better than others’ .

Notice there are different rules for “White people in particular”. Who’s the racist?

Motes Again, Monday Again

Teach your children well: A mass shooting at a child’s birthday party in Louisiana left nine people wounded — including a 12-year-old, authorities said. The party had up to 60 people attending, most under the age of 16. The gunfire that broke out at the bash late Saturday in LaPlace was sparked by an argument according to the Sheriffs department. No fatalities were reported and no arrests had been made as of Sunday. Investigators believe two groups of young men involved in an ongoing feud met up at the party prior to the mass shooting, but witnesses have not been cooperative, Sheriff Mike Tregre said. “We have not one witness, not one person that saw anything yet,” Tregre said. “I’m going to be polite — it’s more than frustrating.” Nobody saw nuttin’.

Prophetic: A while back I posted a made up executive order saying the president will now pick his successor. Truth is stranger than fiction. On April 15, Uncle Joe Biden signed an Executive Order on Blocking Property with Respect to Specified Harmful Foreign Activities of the Government of the Russian Federation. Contrary to its title, this EO is not about Russia. It is designed to allow the Biden administration to deprive American citizens and organizations of their rights and property by arbitrarily linking those persons to real, imagined, or vaguely defined activities of the Russian government. The Biden administration unilaterally makes the determination and requires neither criminal acts nor intent. The punishment is blocking assets and a prohibition on any dealing with the accused person. Spouses and adult children of individuals found “guilty by accusation” under this EO are punished, too. It allows the Biden regime to eliminate its opposition, quickly and quietly.  It criminalizes speech and political activities, based on whimsical and arbitrary definitions. I have seen the last 2 party election in my lifetime, maybe in history.

Revenge, no other word: A police officer in Virginia who donated money to accused suspect Kyle Rittenhouse was fired, authorities said Tuesday. Lt. William Kelly, who worked in internal affairs for the Norfolk Police Department, was terminated after he expressed support for Rittenhouse and made an anonymous $25 donation to his defense fund. The officer’s message at the time read, in part: “God bless. Thank you for your courage. Keep your head up. You’ve done nothing wrong.” Chip Filer, the city manager of Norfolk, said in a statement. “His egregious comments erode the trust between the Norfolk Police Department and those they are sworn to serve. The City of Norfolk has a standard of behavior for all employees, and we will hold staff accountable.” So now you can be punished for doing something anonymously, off duty. How come nobody is asking who released the information? Isn’t that a violation of Lt. Kelly’s right to privacy? Am I the only one that sees this a as wrong? Isn’t it time we did something about “doxing”?

Not really: Does anyone, anywhere care about Jane “Traitor” Fonda’s greatest kiss? Me neither. Another reason to not watch Jimmy Fellon.

It won’t: In a shocking collection of interviews from the George Floyd memorial in Minneapolis, far-left extremists admitted to wanting another civil war and implied that white people need to be killed. Ami Horowitz interviewed several people who were attending the memorial to get their take on things. One woman said, “I don’t want to say we need to start killing all white folks, but it’s like…” one of the militant extremists said. “Maybe they need to feel the pain and the hurt,” she continued. At that will make the world, our county, or your city better, how?

Only remember what serves your narrative: Leftist protesters led by Code Pink’s token white male Tighe Barry and Extinction Rebellion D.C. marched through downtown Washington, D.C. Thursday morning pushing pink colored wheelbarrows filled with cow manure, heading to the White House to protest Joe Biden’s climate policies on Earth Day. On 4/22/21, the 36th anniversary of Earth Day, it is only fitting to speak of one of its founders, Ira Einhorn. Ira Einhorn was the man who could make Earth Day happen as, it seems, he did, A friend and contemporary of Abbie Hoffman and Jerry Rubin, and acquaintance of authors Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsburg, Timothy Leary, Alvin Toffler, and Isaac Asimov.   You won’t find Ira Einhorn’s name listed in any of the Earth Day promotional literature, as the organizers have taken great pains to distance themselves from this man, at least since he became better known for composting his girlfriend in a trunk in his closet for a couple of years in the late 1970s. Look up the “Unicorn Killer”.

Sunday Rant – DTI Quip

19 Apr 21

“To eliminate ‘local’ police, that is, police who serve their communities rather than The Party, is part and parcel of socialist takeover. It’s the one main goal of the BLM /ANTIFA socialist movement, to ‘de-fund’ police, that is, drive-out good cops, then systematically replace them with Party Loyalists who enforce ‘Party Agenda,’ not law.”  Vikman

 America’s (long-gone) orderly, clean, safe, free, and stable society, maintained (until recently) by the existence of righteous laws and the presence of dedicated police officers who enforced those laws, is rapidly slipping away, probably forever, replaced by leftist anarchy, non-productivity, and violent chaos!

 American law-enforcement officers have been designated “enemies” by Democrats

 Likewise, innocent American gun-owners, and our entire American firearms industry, are now designated “enemies” by Democrats

 Simultaneously, Democrat governors are emptying prisons!

 This orchestrated oblivion is, of course, delighting leftists/progressives/Communists/socialists.

 Moral, productive, tax-paying Americans are watching in horror as leftist politicians, like Maxine Waters, openly promote “increased confrontation” (AKA: violence) against political opponents.

 She is enthusiastically backed by the media and blatantly pro-criminal “prosecutors” in America’s Democrat-controlled metro areas.

 Violent criminals, along with leftist politicians who choose to speak for them, endlessly threaten city, county, state police officers, as well as all American gun-owners, as both are simultaneously attacked by well-funded goons, who compose the left’s growing and permanently-dependent underclass.

 Between now and “whatever-comes-next,” what do we do?

 >When in public:

 1) Be pleasant, polite, courteous, boring, invisible. Have a “normal,” but low-profile, appearance

 2) Take care of business quickly. Keep conversations short. Get to the point promptly. Don’t dawdle, dither.

3) Stay in motion.

 4) Remain alert. Keep looking around.

 5) Go armed. Pistol(s), blades, OC discretely concealed. Heavy weapons, out of sight but always nearby

 6) Drive conservatively.

 7) Stay away from unsafe places, people, circumstances. When you must go there, get in and out quickly.

 8) Disengage and separate quickly from people who want to talk with you, but that you don’t know.

 9) Be always ready to react decisively to danger

 >When in private:

 1) Lock doors behind you!

 2) Pull-down window shades.

 3) Stay armed.

 4) Keep personal details off social media

 5) Stay current with local, world events

 6) Shred/delete/erase discarded documents containing names, addresses, account numbers, other private information

 7) Part company with unstable, injudicious, volatile friends and acquaintances

 8) Keep phone conversations short

 >Don’ts, while in public:

 1) Become voluntarily involved in other peoples’ business

 2) Answer questions from people you don’t know. Politely dismiss them.

 3) Be loud, argumentative, confrontational, disrespectful, accusatory, rude

 4) Use vulgar language. Racial epithets are to be particularly avoided.

 5) Display confrontational body-language

 6) Ride in cars displaying political or religious bumper stickers, decals, custom license plates

 7) Ride in junky cars with trashy interiors.

 8) Use your car’s horn for any other reason other than to prevent collisions

 9) Appear personally disheveled, dirty, unkempt

 10) Appear disorganized, confused, lost, distracted, aimless

 11) Wear flashy/expensive jewelry, watches.

 >Don’ts while in private:

 1) Don’t open the door to visitors you were not expecting

 2) Don’t answer phone calls from numbers/people you don’t recognize.

 3) Don’t respond in any way to spam email, conventional junk mail, text messages, phone messages. Just delete/erase/shred and forget!

 We’re living in extremely dangerous times, and many won’t live through it!

 Take reasonable precautions (see above)

 Many among the unprepared/clueless will be injured and/or die for stupid reasons.

 Don’t be one of them!

“Perfer et obdura. Dolor hic olim proderit olim.” (“Be patient and enduring. This pain will serve you one day.” )Ovid

 /John

I thank my friend John Farnam for his permission to use these quips.

Saturday Story

All In A Nights Fun

Now don’t get me wrong, being a biker Charter President did mean some fun moments.

There was a small club on Beretania my group began going to on Saturday nights. It had a big parking lot, glass windows to watch the bikes, reasonable prices for food and drinks, and internet jukebox and 2 pool tables.

We’d go here 2 or three times a month, spend 5-6 hours, pay our bill and go home. It wasn’t like the chapter “claimed” the bar as its own. We’d show up, have a good time, and leave. Like many bars there were “buy me drink” girls looking for a customer, a surly bartender who’d pad a tab any chance she’d get and of course tough guys thinking they’d kick some bikers ass to prove how tough they were or some such.

That sort of thing happens were ever bikers hangout. It usually ranges from loud mouths seeing how far they can push, drunks that seem to think they’re really much more important than they  are, and all the way  to guys that take a cheap shot and suddenly find all the brothers taking a piece of their ass.

A lot of those you can see coming and be ready to respond. Sometimes you just got to be confident.

We showed up at the small place to find almost the whole parking lot full, but very few people could be seen inside through the windows. What we didn’t know is the bar wasn’t doing that well so they open a small casino on the second floor. That floor had no front windows so it couldn’t be seen. They’d also put in heavy steel gates at the bottom of each stairway, hired a couple of organized crime boys to run it, and away they went.

Due to the now, heavy traffic, one of the OC guys hired one of his wet brain, muscle bound nephews to watch the parking lot, so when we pulled into the usual spot he started telling us where we could, and couldn’t, park. Since he’s trying to tell us to park around the corner I politely said no thank you and directed the crew to park in front of the windows. Hey, the space was open.

Wet brain didn’t like that. He starts yelling, then starts cussing, and starts telling he’s going to fuck me up. Since I was with 11 other guys, who rode for me, you can probably figure out this was not something that could be considered a good idea. Don’t tell an M/C charter P, in front of a large group of his members that you’re going to fuck him up. You’ll be in for a big surprise finding yourself surrounded by a bunch of angry bikers who really want to start hitting you, a lot.

Wet brain didn’t get it. He starts kicking off his rubber slippers and pulling off his t-shirt to show he really means business.

There must have been somebody with some sense watching from upstairs because a big, black, Ford F-250 pickup pulls into the parking lot, fast, and pulls to a very hard stop.

As the driver gets out, I was pretty sure this was the guy in charge so I turned my back on Wet brain and directed my attention and conversation to the new arrival.

The driver was about my age, and somewhat larger, but he had to look of a “businessman”, someone that is respected, used to giving orders and knows when to pick his battles

I stepped forward, introduced myself and the crew, shook his hand, and told him we weren’t there for any trouble, just a few drinks and some pool.

It surprised him when I told him we hadn’t know the place was protected and certainly wasn’t there to upset anything or anyone.

He responded in the same polite manner, and apologized for “his man” getting out of hand. If all we wanted were some drinks, the first round was on him. The conversation was going well until Wet brain starts yelling real loud, about how he’s going to teach the “fucking haole (me) a lesson”.

At this exclamation, Hyde walks between Wet brain and the two of us talking. Facing Wet brain, Hyde asks me if he can handle this problem.

Background, Hyde was a former U.S.A.F. officer, a Para-Rescue Officer. He also graduated from Harvard, taught military unarmed combat, and ran marathons for fun. Hyde was a very tough, well trained SOB.

Wet Brain is now dancing and making “big body” while moving side to side but not forward. He’s obviously waiting for the ok from his boss, the guy standing next to me.

I quietly, because the only one being loud was Wet brain, ask Hyde;

“You want him?”

“Sure Boss”, Hyde responded.

I look at the pickup truck and said;” You take real good care of your truck. Just like we do our bikes. Maybe we need to finish this so there won’t be any accidents while we’re inside.”

“Tell you what”, I reached into my cutoff’s pocket. “I got three hundred here that say’s Hyde will take him in out in less than 2 minutes if he doesn’t spend it all running away.” You could almost hear Hyde’s smile.

The Boss looks at me, looks at Hyde, and looks at Wet brain.

“Talu”, he said loudly. This was the first time he’d raised his voice. “Shut the fuck up and get upstairs. I’ll talk with you when the grown-ups are done.”

Wet brain looks liked he’d been bitched slapped. He started to open his mouth when the Boss spoke again. “NOW!”

This was the one guy Wet brain wasn’t going to argue with, ever. He headed upstairs looking like a kicked puppy.

I’m figuring this is about to lead to someplace between a couple of rounds of drinks and a business opportunity. But alas, it was not to be. Someone watching from the second floor said “five oh” just loud enough to be heard.

I turned my head to the side and told the crew;

“Light ‘em up. We’re leaving.”

Everyone headed back to their bike.

As the 2 patrol cars pulled into the parking lot, the Boss and I shook hands like old friends.

I stepped over to my bike, Julie was already seated, and as I swung my leg over he said, “Another time. I still owe you a round of beers”. He was smiling.

“Next time”, I responded.

Since everything was quiet and peaceful, the cops didn’t even get out of their cars. We just rode off into the night, to another bar.

Just a couple of additional notes to wrap this up.

We called our club Brother Hyde as in “Dr. Jekyll and Mister Hyde”. He had a quick fuse and was really very dangerous in “Hyde” mode. There had been no doubt of that outcome.

We never got those beers. It seems the nightclub had been under police surveillance the whole time. There was an undercover vehicle set up across the street. Two weeks later the bar, upstairs and downstairs, was raided. Somewhere between 40 and 50 people, including the Boss and the Wet brain, were arrested and the whole place shut down.

Damn, I hate not getting free drinks.

As we had ridden away that night Julie leaned into me and whispered into my ear, “Honey, did you know he had a gun between the seats in the truck?”

That would account for his hurry to roll up the windows when the cops had pulled in.

“No,” I said. “But you got my back, right?”

“Shut-up” she answered with a slap to the back of the head.

It’s probably better I hadn’t known.

 Damn, that could have gotten real interesting.

Just a quick Aloha to MadMedic who has started dropping by now and then.

Friday Motes, At Last

“You just don’t understand Communism like I do”: Tamika Palmer, the mother of Breonna Taylor, slammed her local Black Lives Matter chapter for being a fraud, money-grabbing organization that “has never done a damn thing for us.” Palmer continued her rant by claiming Black Lives Matter and the people involved in it have “lost focus” of what they are trying to accomplish. Palmer’s frustration with BLM comes shortly after the national organization’s co-founder Patrisse Cullors bought at least four luxurious homes in predominantly white neighborhoods for approximately $3.2 million. Remember, blm is just an idea.

From www.theamericanconservative.com/: ”I have seen America’s future. It looks a lot like Hawaii. The future includes internal travel restrictions—on Americans moving around inside their own country—never before thought possible, or even constitutional. Hawaii, an American state, had to decide if they accepted American me, much as a foreign country controls its borders and decides which outsiders may enter. Despite my two vaccinations, Hawaii required a very specific $119 COVID test, which, after I clicked “Accept” several times, sent my DNA information to everyone buried in the Terms of Service. For them who don’t think good, today it’s a COVID test, tomorrow other criteria may be applied. Aloha!” This is not a pretty article, in fact it’s downright depressing and dismissal. Problem is, it’s very accurate. Ouch. Landing in Hilo, now, it still looks like Cam Ranh Bay circa 1966.

Ashli Babbitt was murdered: Is it too much to ask to know the name of the federal government employee who, on our behalf, shot an unarmed veteran who was, at worst, trespassing in a public building? All we know about Wyatt Twerp, who shot the super-scary Q person for climbing through a window, is that the DoJ thinks it’s A-OK to cap misdemeanor suspects if they oppose the ruling caste and clear him. The dummy who can’t tell her taser from her Glock got charged though, even though it’s absolutely clear she was stupid rather than malicious. Two systems of justice – gee, how could that go wrong?

Suspicions confirmed: The United States Postal Service (USPS) is monitoring Americans’ online social media activity beyond the scope of its stated jurisdiction, according to a new blockbuster report in Yahoo News Wednesday. The mail agency’s Internet Covert Operations Program, known as iCOP, is a surveillance program not previously reported which includes combing through social media platforms to identify “inflammatory” posts and disseminating them across federal agencies. The bulletin, Yahoo reported was distributed through the Department of Homeland Security. The article (TheFederalist) mentions several “white supremacists” groups the USPS was monitoring, but no mention of Antifa/BLM being watched. Hmmmm

Always compare your enemy to a negative image: Texas “Representative” Ann Johnson (D-what else) says gun owners who want to carry their firearms in public are just like “pimps”. On the floor of the Texas House of Representatives, Johnson predicted that lowering the punishment for inadvertently carrying a gun onto private property would have dire consequences. She complained that small-business owners may have to confront non-felon “pimps” flaunting their guns. “That pimp can roll into whatever small business is in your community with their stable of girls and they can flaunt it,” she said. “And if you don’t have the courage to stand up and say, ‘Mr. Pimp with your stable of girls, I really don’t want you in here in my business in this manner.’ If you don’t want to confront them, you got to call the police and say, ‘Guess what’s going on in here.’” See the image she creates. Always treat the other side as evil. Whether they are or not.

A sad Good-bye: Tempest Storm was one of the most famous burlesque stars of all time, known for her headline shows on the Las Vegas Strip. She died at her home in Las Vegas at the age of 93. he began working at the Follies Theater in 1951, and by 1956, she had become the highest paid burlesque performer in history, making $100,000 per year. The following year, she insured her breasts for $1 million.  I had the privedilge to see her perform back the the mid-70’s. at the old Hubba Hubba Club on Hotel Street, before it became gentrified. She would finish her act wearing more than the “strippers” today start with, and she still turned you on. She will be missed.

It’s Friday. I’ve finished my quarantine, and going to Hilo for the weekend. I’m gonna mow the lawn, trim the hedge, drink some beer, and listen to some real country music. And I’m not going to watch a single minute of news. Enjoy the Saturday Story, and read the Sunday Rant, it’s important.

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Late addition: Billionaire athlete LeBron James on Wednesday threatened the Columbus police officer who shot 15-year-old knife-wielding Ma’Kiyah Bryant. LeBron James posted a photo of the police officer and said, “YOU’RE NEXT” with an hourglass sand clock emoji. James later took the tweet down. LeBron James should read a little. Specifically R.A.Hienlien; “There seems to have been an actual decline in rational thinking. The United States had become a place where entertainers and professional athletes were mistaken for people of importance. They were idolized and treated as leaders; their opinions were sought on everything and they took themselves just as seriously—after all, if an athlete is paid a million or more a year, he knows he is important … so his opinions of foreign affairs and domestic policies must be important, too, even though he proves himself to be ignorant and subliterate every time he opens his mouth.” Robert A. Heinlein,

I Can See Friday Motes

Things may be changing : Honolulu just got a new Mayor, someone outside the usual political circles. Now we are looking for a new School Superintendent, the Kauai Police Chief is suspended, and the Honolulu Police Chief quits. “The times they are a-changin’”.

While the world laughs:  In a highly disrespectful and embarrassing move, Kamala Harris welcomed Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga to the White House on Friday.Joe Biden was nowhere to be found as Kamala Harris welcomed Yoshihide Suga, the first foreign leader to visit the Biden White House. No one met Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga at the door when he arrived. The only one standing there was a stationary Army Guard. But it gets worse. Then, when Vice President Kamala was sent down to greet the Japanese Prime Minister, she spent more than a full minute trashing the US as a violent place as Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga stood next to her waiting to be introduced.

She’s not that dumb: Everyone is slamming Mad Max Waters (D-CA) for going to Minnesota to urge the “peaceful protesters” to get “more confrontational.” Not  only is she “inciting riot” but she went to another state. There will be no repercussions, She requested a police escort for her trip to Minneapolis. Stop and think. Max ain’t stupid. If she did that in her state, Calipornia, the protesters might “accidentally” find her 6,000sf Windsor Gardens estate, that isn’t in the district she represents. Just think of what might happen. Hehehe

A sad Good-bye: Back in the 60’s (1960’s for you kids) Seattle had a night club called “The Spanish Castle”. Twice a month it would become a “teenage” nightclub. It was there I saw Jimmy Hendrix, and once a group called “The Kingsmen”. They did a song that became a “forever”, “Louie Louie”. The last original member, Mike Mitchell, co-founding guitarist died Friday at age 77. He will be missed.

And another sad Good-bye: Jim Steinman the composer, lyricist and record producer who worked with artists like Meat Loaf Celine Dion, Bonnie Tyler and more, died Monday, the Connecticut state medical examiner confirmed to Varity He was 73.  Steinman’s work appeared in a multitude of genres, such as adult contemporary, rock, dance and pop, in addition to musical theater and film scores. He composed rock singer Meat Loaf’s debut album “Bat Out of Hell” in 1977, which is one of the best-selling albums of all time with more than 50 million copies sold around the world. I have been known to put this cd on the player when working on the Harley. His talent and words will be missed.

Laws don’t matter: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) has backed Democrats’ effort to pack the Supreme Court by adding four new seats that would be filled by President Joe Biden, arguing the courts should not be allowed to overturn laws passed by Congress. Especially ones that “hundreds and thousands of legislators, advocacy and policymakers drew consensus on”. It’s all that “,advocacy and policymakers” that scares me. So now it’s the executive, legislative, judicial, and policymaker branches of government. Just when do we have a “department of policymakers”?

Wednesday Motes To Ponder

I don’t understand either: U.N. Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield’s has claimed that “white supremacy” is “weaved” into the U.S. founding documents. White House press secretary Jen Psaki seemingly defended Thomas-Greenfield’s remarks during the daily White House press briefing. When asked; “Is the president going to remove an African American woman with decades of experience in foreign service, who’s widely respected around the world, from her position as Ambassador to the U.N.?” Psaki responded. ““He is not. He is proud to have her in that position. She is not only qualified, he believes she is exactly the right person in that role at this moment in time.” Why should she, like everyone else in the WH she hates America.

Couldn’t happen to a nicer better person, I’m okay with this:  Aging Bull” Robert DeNiro is being worked to death to keep up with his estranged wife’s extravagant lifestyle — including her “thirst” for $1 million-plus diamond rings, his lawyer claimed in court Friday. The hearing came as the pair continues to squabble over how much money De Niro should have to pay to Hightower until the terms of their 2004 prenup agreement kick in, presumably after their divorce is finalized. For a guy that likes to throw rocks like DeNiro, I gotta root for the ex.

Don’t the facts get in the way: CNN anchor Chris Cuomo said Friday that if police were killing the children of white people, “this would have ended a long time ago.” This completely ignores the published facts that white men are killed in far greater numbers, every year. But that doesn’t fit the narrative, does it. Oh, and remember how Cuomo “quarantined” in his basement? He didn’t let the facts get in the way then either.

Gotta love karma: Breeding elephants trampled a suspected rhino poacher to death at the weekend in South Africa’s famed Kruger National Park, an official said Monday. Rangers on routine patrol spotted three poachers who ran into the elephant herd while trying to flee. The rangers later discovered a “badly trampled” man who had succumbed to his injuries. The rangers recovered a rifle and an axe according to South African National Parks (SANParks) spokesman. Sometimes karma jumps right up and bits ‘em in the azz.

Joe Biden: “Who in God’s name needs a weapon that can hold 2o rounds?”

Probably the guy that owns this store. Well, what’s left of his store.