It’s Thursday Motes

A sad good -bye: Kevin Dobson,  a prominent presence on TV dramas in the 1970s and ’80s, died Sunday at age 77 in Stockton, California, according to reports. Dobson, who served in the Army, was active in veterans affairs. He was chairman of the United Veterans Council of San Joaquin County, which announced his death at an area hospital due to “medical complications.” I remember his character “Crocker” in “Kojack” . I can still hear Telly Savalas yelling “Crocker!! Get me a car.” He, and his talent, will be missed.

Read it : From “The American Thinker”, August 30 ( By Doug Lucas, “I Think I’m A Coward”. Go read it. It probably apply’s to a lot more people than you think.

Lockdown means open roads: The Alpharetta Department of Public Safety is urging motorists to slow down after a police officer clocked a motorcyclist going 178 mph on Ga. 400 on Sunday. (Holy crap) The Georgia State Patrol said in late April that tickets for speeding at 100 mph or more were up nearly two-thirds statewide from last year. Troopers wrote 140 citations during one two-week period. I’ve done 120 on my bike and that scared the hell out of me. A 178, no thanks.

That there is funny: MSNBC host and civil-rights activist Al Sharpton on Tuesday morning pushed back on the notion that rising violent crime in New York City has been overstated, claiming it does feel “more unsafe” in the city. Defunding the police, the reverend added, is something “latte liberals” in “the Hamptons” support and treat like an “academic problem.” Really Al, you’re criticizing liberals? And you don’t see the funny in that?

Wednesday Motes Are Here

Headline: A white Jewish lady from a Kansas City suburb has been pretending to be black her entire career as a Black History professor at George Washington University.” First of all, that would not be a LADY. And looking at the picture, I’m not even sure it’s a “woman”.

Asking for a friend: As rapper Kanye West’s presidential campaign races to get him on the ballot, I have a question. Why do all the current pictures show him wearing a bullet-proof vest? Is he that afraid? And what/who is he afraid? Inquiring minds want to know. Me, I don’t care.

News flash:  It’s been about two weeks since the end of the Sturgis gathering — August 16.  About 365,000 (!) attended, most without masks and with close social contact in the street, in bars, other places, and very few arrests. But now a German research group, that analyses cell phone pings (?) has announced the rally will cost about $12b (billion) dollars in medical costs. So far, there have been 260 reported cases and 1 death, a 60+ y-o man with several underlying problems. The “research” group offers no facts, statistics, or any other evidence to support their theory, except “cell pings”. Why does anyone listen, let alone publish, this drivel?

Out lived its usefulness: The ACLU is railing against a freshman entering the University of Transylvania. The ACLU have publicly stated the freshman is a “provocateur in training” and has “no intent to learn”. By the way, the student, Nick Sandman, just won several multi-million-dollar settlements and really will never need to work a day in his life. So really he has only one reason to attend a college. To learn.

Why? Just why: Entertainment Weekly has announced there is a plan to remake the “Golden Girls”, with an all-black cast. Do they have no shame? Or any new ideas?

Tuesday, feels like Monday Motes

Don’t really need another reason: Recently had a “pop-up” saying “Make Wayne Proud”. Wayne, as in Wayne LaPierre of the NRA. Almost weekly there are stories of mismanagement, fraud, financial waste, and out right thievery. If I needed any reason NOT to renew my NRA, it would be this pop-up. I really don’t give a ratzazz what “Wayne” thinks of me. He SHOULD be concerned with what I, and people like me, think of him. Its time go Wayne. Far far away.

Head in the sand(and covered with concrete); nearly 100 straight days of frequently chaotic protests, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown called for an end to the violence. “The violence must stop,” Brown wrote in the Thursday statement. “There is no place for white supremacy or vigilantism in Oregon. All who perpetrate violent crimes must be held equally accountable.” She didn’t specifically mention left-wing protesters, BLM, Antifa etc., who have thrown objects at police officers, vandalized and set buildings on fire. The Mayor’s condo in uptown Portland has become a target of BLM protests. Last targeted Monday, activists lit fires, set off fireworks, looted shops and blared music outside the $840,000 condo. Hey gov, get your head out of the sand and call for ALL rioters to be arrested.

I Don’t: Does anybody really care who Jane “Commie Traitor” Fonda did or didn’t sleep with. She’s 82, she only looks 95, and it appears she can’t even get arrested anymore so she’s writing (another) book. I really doubt you’ll find it on my shelf.

Refund is due: Lets face it, Nancy Pelosi deserves her money back. She went to a beauty shop and look what came out. Refund   Refund

It’s now official. During the 5 months of this pandemic, I know more people who have committed suicide than I know people who have been exposed to Covid. Not even tested positive, just exposed.

Praise where praise is due: Recently I praised the US Marshall’s officers And their recent operation resulting in the recovery of children. In Georgia there were 39 kids rescued, most with only the clothes on their backs. Guess who was the first group to step up for help, Bikers Against Abuse International (BAA International). Yea, a bunch of “black leather and denim clad” bikers. Way to go brothers.

Sunday Rant

All the talking MSM heads, radio and television, sit around arguing about the riots/protests. They bring on “experts” from “both” sides. Everyone talks about the black/white/police disconnect. Some stand in front of burning buildings and talk about the “mostly peaceful protests”. I’ll agree there needs to be something done. Burning down business, beating people in the street, and walking up and shooting someone who doesn’t agree with you, is not the answer.
That seems to be the point “they” all seem to miss. There is no excuse for looting and the destruction of property of people you don’t know. This is not helping or healing in any way. These are criminal acts. These acts should be condemned, in no uncertain terms, by everyone. Loudly. And no excuses offered.
Sitting around and talking about how people are fed up, reached the breaking point, and then not offering any solution is only political posturing. This is not helping in any way.
I don’t have any answer to the “disconnect”. I’ll leave that up to the many people that are far smarter and way more educated than me. I will defend my property, the property and security of my family and my neighbors. But I’m not marching downtown with a rifle over my shoulder, right next to the chip.
Calling people names, because they don’t agree with you, standing in front of people and yelling obscenities and making obscene gestures aren’t helping in any way. Neither is killing children.
We need to help more children that have to use the neighborhood Taco Bell wi-fi to do their homework. We need to help more single moms escape abusive situations and find safe decent places to live. We need to arrest and imprison the abusers, the looters, and the arsonists. Then maybe we can start some healing.
Maybe I do have an answer.

Additional Comment: To “The Lincoln Project’s” Steve Schmidt, who stated Thursday on MSNBC, “Make No mistake that the Hawaiian shirt-clad Civil-War fetishists want to see a second Civil War in this country.” You sir, are an idiot.  They can have my aloha shirt off my cold dead back.

Saturday Story

The Eyes of Madness

The doctors said he was dangerous to himself and others. The family was afraid of him so they filed commitment papers. They were afraid.
Just a year ago he tried to hurt his mother with a kitchen knife. Four months ago he hurt his brother with a piece of pipe. Three weeks ago he hurt his father with his fist and a bat.

So now the doctors said he was dangerous. After thirty-five years, in and out of the revolving door of the state mental institutions, they said he should stay in the hospital this time.
So the family called and requested the police stand by and wait until the ambulance arrived to transport him to the state hospital.

Being the junior officer, I had the blue and white vehicle with a cage between driver and “passenger.
We met the family a few blocks away and followed them to the house. They had all the papers, commitment order, state custody and all the rest. The sector sergeant checked them out; counter signed, and said we’d wait until the ambulance arrived.
I was young then, with only a few years on the street. I’d just follow the sergeants lead, watch and learn.

He was cooking when we got there.
First Mom and Dad tried to explain how this was all for his own good. He would be happier “there”.
As they were talking I got my first look at his eyes, they were the same eyes I’d seen in trapped animals. They darted from side to side looking for a way out. Looking for a place to run. Every third of fourth glance he would look at the dishes in the sink, there were several knives in there.
I moved slowly and managed to put myself in front of the sink and the trapped look becomes desperate and pained. There was a hint of betrayal in those eyes whenever he looked at his family.

The ambulance did not come. It turned out all of them were on calls and it could be two or three hours before one could be dispatched. So the sergeant decides I should take him to the Hospital. The family would meet me there and do all the paperwork. I was just the cab driver.
As I put handcuffs on him, the looks turned from fear and betrayal to anger and planned vengeance. I truly hoped they would keep him in the hospital.
After the cuffs, we put him in the back of the patrol car, in the back seat with the cage around him, like a trapped animal.

It wasn’t a long drive, 20 or 30 minutes. Every time I looked into the rearview mirror, he was looking at me. The eyes never stopped.
They say the eyes are the window to a man’s soul and mind. For that drive I looked into eyes I would remember for many nightmares after.

For many nights when the darkness and sleep began to seep into my soul, I’d remember looking into the eyes of madness.

Friday Motes Of Uncommon Beauty

Tell me this ain’t personal: On August 12th Los Angeles County filed charges prohibiting Grace Community Church from holding religious services. A local judge decided in favor of Grace Community Church to allow religious service if congregants wore face coverings and practiced social distancing. Factories, pot shops, liquor stores and department stores are allowed to stay open but not houses of worship. On Sunday Los Angeles County sent a letter of eviction to Grace Community Church from a county owned parking lot. They informed the church they can no longer use the parking lot they have used for over four decades. Since when does any County work on a Sunday, especially Los Angeles? Basically, don’t embarrass the powers that be. “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” I guess the Constitution doesn’t apply in California.

That’s stupid: The next time I ask someone a question, and they start of with; “That’s a really good question”,I’m going to climb over the table and rip their… I’m going to ask if they are reading from a que card or did they memorize that response. Which is better than telling them what I really want to say. I am so sick of hearing this canned response. Anybody else?

It’s still happening: I have spoken of the “Rwandan Genocide”. Around 800,000+ Tutsis and moderate Hutus were killed in the genocide, which was led by Hutu extremists. I watched “Shake Hands With The Devil”, and needed a strong drink after. The same with “Hotel Rwanda”. The real hero of “HR” ,Paul Rusesabagina, is currently being held at a police station in the Rwandan capital of Kigali, a spokesman for the Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB) told CNN. He gained prominence when his story was made into the Hollywood film Hotel Rwanda, starring Don Cheadle and Sophie Okonedo. The RIB announced on Monday that Paul Rusesabagina had been arrested in connection with terror-related offenses. The 66-year-old is accused of being the “founder, leader and sponsor of violent, armed, extremist terror outfits,” the agency said. This will not turn out good. Watch the movie, watch both movies, then have a strong drink. You’ll need it.

You go girl: I really liked Sarah Sanders Huckabee as Press Secretary. Now, I’m really beginning to like White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany . Earlier this week she singled out CNN anchors Chris Cuomo and Don Lemon for their coverage over the ongoing riots that have plagued cities across America. She called out several top Democrats and what they said about the unrest in cities throughout the country. The press secretary then also called out to CNN’s most prominent anchors. And she takes no prisoners.

It’s Friday, and a 3 day weekend. I’m headed home to Hilo, drink some “Sexton” Irish whiskey, mow the lawn, trim the hedge, and pick up dog poop. The main thing is, it’s MY lawn, MY hedge, and MY, well not really my, dog poop. You get the idea.

Thursday Motes With Bite

Recent headline in the Honolulu newspaper: “Tourism Is Down”. Hey, Einstein, the state has been “closed” for over 5 months. The beaches are closed. You can’t walk the scenic trails. The bars and nightclubs are closed. When you land, you have to stay in your hotel room for 14 days. The party luau’s have been shut down. Even the hookers are staying home. Just why would anyone come to Hawaii anyway? And how much are they overpaying you to come up with this “headline”?

Disturbing: I’ve been watching the Amazon Prime “The Last Narco”, the story of DEA agent Kiki Camarena’s kidnapping, interrogation, and murder. Some of the actual Mexican “police” officers and “Narco’s” appear on screen and tell their tales of murder, betrayal, and the Federal Police involvement. Most disturbing to me, is to watch this individual, Godoy, on camera dressed in a tactical ballistic vest with a badge, and a long-sleeved shirt with US Air Force staff sergeant stripes. He talks about torturing and killing innocent people with a look on his face that travels between seeming remorse, and almost pride. My only question, why is this pos still alive? Much of it I was familiar with as I knew some DEA people involved, but I was not aware of the extent of the involvement of the Mexican Government and the CIA. It is not for the weak of heart.

Just what did they expect: Cities are in flame, while the “news” tells us it’s mostly peaceful. Cops can’t/won’t get involved in groups demanding peaceful diners stand and deliver a “peaceful” power salute. People are being pummeled in the street for wearing the wrong hat. So when I see the headline,
“Vigilante group activity on the rise, worrying law enforcement and watchdog groups” All I can say is “What did you expect”?

Sick I am: Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) said on Monday on MSNBC that President Donald Trump “literally loves the chaos” going on in Kenosha, WI and Portland, OR. I am literally sick of people who can’t use the word literally, correct. Especially those that should know better, you know, people that literally speak for a living.

Just asking: According to a report via Pro Football Talk, a source with knowledge of the situation says that the NFL will allow players to display the names of those killed in officer-involved altercations on the helmet padding. Now, will that be the names of only black “victims”? Will they include the “victims” that shot at cops first? Will that include those “victims” that were under pursuit for killing or raping a kid? Just asking for a friend.

Wednesday Motes of Stuff

Then it would be a good job: Sen. Bernie Sanders is calling to ban authorities from using non-lethal munitions, such as tear gas, pepper spray, and rubber bullets, on protesters as violent riots continue to dominate U.S. cities. “No more tear gas, no more pepper spray, no more rubber bullets on protestors. Ban them all,” Sanders wrote. Or you can be like Virginia’s Democratic Senate that passed legislation Wednesday (8/26) reducing penalties for assaulting police officers by allowing judges discretion to diminish charges from a felony to a misdemeanor. I got an idea, let’s take away their authority, guns, handcuffs, make it easier to fight arrest, and just let the cops sit at home. Since they can’t do anything anyway, we’ll just let them collect their paycheck by mail.

How about some positive Law Enforcement news: Dozens of missing children have been found in Georgia following a two week rescue operation by the United States Marshals Service (USMS).U.S. Marshals describe these missing children cases as some of the most ” at-risk and challenging recovery cases” in the area. Authorities say this is because of high-risk factors such as victimization of child sex trafficking, child exploitation, sexual abuse, physical abuse, and medical or mental health conditions. During “Operation Not Forgotten,” 26 children were rescued and authorities were able to confirm the safety of 13 other kids that had been reported missing. Then they went into Ohio and “found” 25 more. Seems like these may be the end results of a continuing operation. Well done Marshall. Well done.

Still not watching: NBA,MLB,WNBA,NHL etc. You’re paid, very very well, to play kids athletic games to “entertain” the fans. You are not paid to lecture the fans, decide how they should live their lives, nor are you paid to actively promote your political agenda. If you do these things, and are paid for it, you are NOT entertaining anyone but yourself. You are accepting your “paycheck” under false pretenses. To me, that makes you at least a hypocrite and at worst. a thief.

It’s about damn time: U.S. District Judge Justin Walker issued a blistering ruling against qualified immunity for a Kentucky Cabinet of Health and Family Services caseworker and a deputy on July 18. The mother went to get muffins while her children slept in her car on a cool day in 2017. The children were harassed by child welfare agents after Holly Curry ran into a store to get muffins and she left her children in a locked car for five to ten minutes. A do-gooder called the police, and when Curry returned to her car, she was informed by the officer that child welfare would be called and a report made. Then the nightmare began. Caseworker Jeanetta Childress and Deputy Michael Furnish forced their way into a private home, without a warrant, under threats of harm to the family, which ended in all six of the Curry children being strip-searched by strangers to “inspect their genitals.” It’s about time that judges started cracking down on violations of due process by child welfare agents. This is not a one-off, but a regular practice that goes completely unchallenged most of the time.

Great weekend: Chicago 52 shot, 9 dead; Detroit 15 shot,4 dead;Philly 30 shot, 5 dead;Minneapolis 21 shot, unknown dead; New York 51 shot 4 dead

Tuesday is Mote Day

Watching not-history: I like history, “those that do not..” etc. Tuned onto the “History Channel” the other night to watch “Cult’s, Hate Groups, and Secret Societies”. The entire hour was a “white man bad” propaganda fest. It went from the “White power” and American Nazi groups, to the KKK, with absolutely no mention it was started by militant southern Democrats. The show actually implied heavily they were Republican backed, and then linked these groups to “Outlaw Biker” groups. Then they brought out “OMG experts” Dumbass Jay Dobyns and Lyin’ Charley Falco to give their “expert” opinions on how bikers are all secretly racists. Not a single word on BLM, Black Panthers, the New Black Panthers, or La Raza. Only white people can be racists. I turned it off in disgust and promptly erased all the “HC” shows I had recorded. I’m getting really tired of this s…stuff.

Honolulu is dead: The new 2-week lockdown was started last week. That means that all the bars will have been closed for 5 weeks, not 21 days as the mayor promised. This is just three weeks after being closed for 3 ½ months. Many bars and stores will be declaring bankruptcy. Let’s see who starts buying up the leases and establishments. Then we’ll see “who profits” from the Ige/Caldwell incompetence.

Totally unexpected: I fully expected the late night “un-funny” guys to make a lot of jokes about the Republican convention, and I didn’t expect them to be funny. But to read what former Hawaii resident, and U of H dropout, Bette Midler ( von Haselberg ) said about the First Lady, made me want to puke. To make such disgusting comments, to use such a personal attack, it just defies’ s belief. The “Divine Miss M” is actually the “classless” bathhouse singer Bette.

What the Hell is going on at Fort Hood?

Still not watching NBA: The Milwaukee Bucks boycotted Game 5 of their NBA playoff series with the Orlando Magic on Wednesday, making a direct statement days after Jacob Blake, a Black man, was shot and paralyzed by police in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Just as a point of information the Bucks lost to the Grizzlies on Aug 14. You know, the day the Hinnant family buried their 5 year-old son Cannon.

GROP, That’s a movement I could get behind.