It’s FRIDAY :)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Almost Friday Motes

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesday Motes For Thought

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

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

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

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

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

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

Little Tuesday Motes

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

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

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

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

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

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

It’s Mote Monday

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

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

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

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

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

Remember: ALL LIVES MATTER

Sunday Rant- From Monster Hunter Nation, Larry Correia

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

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

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

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

Saturday Story

Las Vegas Magic

In life, like magic, perception is often “reality”.

I spent most of ’95 living and working in Las Vegas. The job market in Honolulu was in the toilet but was wide open in Vegas where my parents were living. Julie and I had decided to check on the possibilities of moving there so I went first to try and set up some ground work.

My Dad wasn’t doing too well, physically, and was in and out of the hospital during my stay there. Some days I’d go to the hospital with Mom after work. I was working for one of the largest collection agencies in the country, making decent money, but they required shirt and tie from male employees. I’d dump the jacket soon as I got in the car.

For some reason, I didn’t take the jacket off this day.

Mom picked me up after work and we drove over to the hospital on basically the other side of town.

As we were driving, a male and female on a motorcycle passed us weaving in and out of traffic. I couldn’t tell their ages as both were wearing full face helmets, no colors, and it was only the short shorts that gave me the clue the passenger was a girl.

At the next stop light the bike cut left across several lanes and into the left turn lane. As we all waited for the light, a four door sedan, a Japanese car of some sort or another, also pulled into the lane. The car was directly behind the bike but stopped several lengths away. This caught my eye, especially in Vegas where nobody leaves an open space. The car driver opened his door and stepped out and stood next to the front of his car and was yelling at the couple on the motorcycle. The bike driver got off and began yelling back. The car driver was acting very aggressive and acted like he wanted to fight. The bike driver wasn’t backing up a bit and looked ready to go.

In fact, he held the helmet by the strap and I know they make real good clubs when held that way.

I was watching all this happening and making comments as Mom was telling me not to get involved.

I had no intention of getting involved until I saw one of the vehicle occupants slip out of the right rear passengers door. He was crouched very low, moving very slow as to not attract attention with his movements, and had either a knife or screwdriver in his hand down and kind of hidden by his leg. But I was on the outside of him and could see he had something in his hand.

I started to open my door when my Mom says, “Jim, don’t get involved”. Sure, like that was gonna happen.

I opened the door, put my right hand under my jacket hopefully simulating reaching for a gun in a shoulder holster. My arm reaching across my chest was even more visible with the white shirt and dark jacket. I pointed with my left hand toward the guy moving slowly down the passenger’s side of the car, and yelled,

“Hey you, drop the knife”.

The whole group, bike riders, car driver, and sneaky passenger all looked at me as I moved to in front of Mom’s vehicle. I figured if the light turned green she wouldn’t run over me. At least I hoped she wouldn’t.

My action had worked. They all thought I was a cop of some kind, or some other guy carrying a gun, because they had all come to a complete stop.

They spent 2-3 heartbeats looking at me and then someone pushed the “start” button.

The bike driver handed his helmet to the passenger, jumped on the bike, and hit the gas. They made a left turn, jumped the medial strip, crossed the intersection, and rapidly sped down the road. I noticed they were still weaving in and out of traffic.

The other two guys, jumped back into the car, also jumped the medial, made a tire screaming U turn, and roared off in the opposite direction.

The light turned green as I got back into the car and we drove off to the hospital. My Mom was busy chipping her teeth at me for “getting involved in something that’s none” of my business. And what would I have done if the passenger had decided to come after me instead of running off.

What happened is just what I expected to happen. I wasn’t carrying a gun, but I counted on neither group wanting to get involved with any kind of cop and would decide to get out of the area as quick as possible.

Let’s face it, in Vegas it’s all about what the audience believes they see. That’s the magic baby. That’s the magic.

Motes For Your Friday

Available for your entertainment: At “American Thinker”, (6/9/20) is a very entertaining recording of a Chicago woman, evidently frustrated by armed guards at a local cell phone preventing her from looting during the recent rioting. The recording tells us a lot about the state of thinking in the riot-American community. She’s not showing a lot of intersectional solidarity with Muslim immigrants, whom she denounces as not real Africans because they are from “Morocco” and screams “Burn them Allah”. I have to warn the recording is several minutes of vile language and is kind of disturbing. more: https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/06/epic_video_rant_by_black_woman_unable_to_loot_cell_phone_store_because_its_guarded_by_ayrabs.html#ixzz6OteZcERJ

Is El Chapo out: I was flipping through e-bay the other day and I happened to notice there is a lot of “gold plated” parts for the Colt 1911, grips, slides, safeties, and such. I mean a lot of parts. Now just why anyone would want a “gold plated 1911” escapes me, but there has to be somebody out there.

As it always is: Regarding the “elderly” protester “knocked down” by Buffalo police officers. The officers have been suspended “pending investigation” of their actions. Of course, it was “all” captured on video. However, all it not as it seems. “Instapundit” links to an article by Jack Dunphy of the PJ News outlet. It shows some very interesting “tweets” by the elderly “victim”, including “fuxx the police”. It appears the “gentleman” in question was engaged in more than just a “peaceful” protest. But the two cops are screwed, their lives and careers are damaged beyond recovery. They are scalps on the alter of a social media trial.

Kind of funny: There seems to be a few small problems at the Seattle “Capital Hill Autonomous Zone “ or CHAZ. The problem, no food. Oh, and the rat police have taken back their barricades. Since CHAZ consists of 6 square blocks of asphalt, and other peoples homes, there is really no “infrastructure”. Just wait until there’s no light and no water. By the way, after they all move along, and they will, who is going to repair, replace, and reimburse the owners of those properties? Oh yeah, the taxpayer. And I bet none of those “occupying” pays any taxes. Prove me wrong. Anyone. Please.

And just to make myself clear, I kneel before no man.
Period. End of conversation.

Motes Down A Thursday

We are no longer a nation of laws: District Attorney’s are declining to prosecute some crimes as long as they are involved with protesting and don’t affect the elite or well-to-do. Some cities are not assigning bail for crimes, the crook just promises to show up for court. Many arrested are being tried by public opinion or the court of social media. It is no longer “guilt by preponderance of evidence” but rather guilt by “accusation”. This is not a nation of laws, but rather a nation of lawbreakers.

Desperately trying to stay relevant: Hollywood has-been Tom Arnold (the former Mr. Rosanne Barr) has taken to twitter to call for an armed confrontation with Trump supporters by urging black men and “us white liberal men” to borrow their dads’ hunting rifles and go “nose to nose with Trump’s gang of misfit tools.”2nd Amendment is for everyone including black men with long guns but it’s fucking time for us white liberal men to stand up for our brothers & sisters. Borrow our dad’s hunting rifles & go nose to nose with Trump’s gang of misfit tools. Let’s do it @robreiner #BlackLivesMatter https://twitter.com/bdaviskc/status/1268401251978563585 … Just my opinion Tommy, this would not end well for you and those who take-up your battle call. Not well at all.

Protesters do not speak for me: “The silence of the many, will always be drowned out by the outcry of the few”.

Chicago: 85/25. One weekend shooting/killing. Mayor Lightfoot, it ain’t white supremacists.

Where’s the “cultural appropriation” outcry: Democrat lawmakers, including Sens. Kamala Harris (D-CA), Cory Booker (D-NJ), and Chuck Schumer (D-NY), took a knee on Monday as a show of solidarity with Americans protesting police brutality Democrats could be seen kneeling in unison, with most wearing Kente cloth — a special fabric with deep and meaningful origins rooted in West Africa. How come none of the “woke” in Hollywierd are screaming? Oh, that’s right, it’s okay when….no, wait, it’s never okay. This is BS. And we all know it.

And just to make myself clear, I kneel before no man.
Period. End of conversation.