Thursday Motes Without A Doubt

Forget Florida man, now there’s Florida monkey:A roving band of feral, herpes-ridden monkeys is roaming across northeast Florida.The STD-addled rhesus macaques had previously been confined to Silver Springs State Park near Ocala, Florida, but are now being spotted miles away in Jacksonville, St. Johns, St. Augustine, Palatka, Welaka and Elkton, Florida.Over a quarter of the 300 feral macaques — an invasive species native to South and Southeast Asia — carry herpes B, according to a 2018 survey, National Geographic reported.The monkeys were introduced to the area in the 1930s by a local cruise operator, Colonel Tooey’s Jungle Cruise, which released 12 monkeys over a series of years onto a man-made island inside Silver Springs State Park. The monkeys swam to freedom and reproduced at alarming rates and are now wandering around residential areas.(Dave Barry) How did these monkey’s catch herpes B? Who tested them? Just asking for a friend.

You can justify anything: Lots of adverse comments on the SB half-time show. Most of what I’ve read are unhappy about the R-rated performance by “J-Lo” and Shakira. Have no fear, you all just don’t understand how much higher their thinking is. Actress and singer Jennifer Lopez claims that her scantily clad, pole-spinning halftime show was all about “working moms and single mothers.” I guess all single working mothers should be “pole trained” so they can live the “J-Lo” life-style.

How not to get witness’: It’s being reported that recent crime victims and witness’ are being arrested for any outstanding warrants, even misdemeanor, as they show up at the courthouses to testify, and now even at the Grand Jury hearings. At least one victim, of an assault and car-jacking, says he won’t come back and testify. The prosecutor’s office says it’s a new policy, effective now. Someone else pointed out the “sheriffs” are no longer at Mauna Kea and are dealing with the warrant “backlog”. “Dealing with the backlog” means they have to justify their funding.

Deepest heart felt sympathy to Rush Limbaugh and Shannen Doherty both have disclosed they have stage 4 cancer (Rush’s is lung cancer and Shannen’s is a return of breast cancer.) I have some small experience with damn cancer. My prayers for both of them.

em>I don’t usually promote “Go Fund Me” . My Big Island friend and good neighbor Neal Peterson has been diagnosed with CMML, Chronic Myelomonocytic Leukemia. It is a rare but treatable cancer, but treatment is in Seattle. Neal is a good neighbor, always willing to help or just talk story. He is a martial arts instructor of some renounce and has shared his knowledge and secrets to many young people. He even taught me a couple of things. So if you can spare a few bucks, drop by https://gf.me/u/xat4uv and leave something.

Wednesday Motes of Choice

No, I didn’t watch the Super Bowl, I had no dog in that fight. No I didn’t watch the commercials, I read a good book. I do not have an opinion of the “half time show”. The NFL is all but dead as far as I am concerned. Just not for me.

Let’s make the world safe, from us: Proposed House Bill 2507 would forbid the sale or furnishing of tobacco and tobacco products to persons under 25 of age. The current age is 21. Electronic smoking devices would be included under the proposed legislation. The bill, introduced by Reps. Richard Creagan and John Mizuno. But let’s lower the voting age to 16.Senate Bill 4, introduced by Sens. Stanley Chang and Karl Rhoads, proposes a constitutional amendment that would ask voters if Hawaii’s voting age should be lowered from 18 to 16 for state and local elections. Hey guy’s, how about you stop protecting me from me. There are much bigger problems.

That’ll never happen: I keep hoping a political candidate, any political candidate, would start telling me what he intends to do when elected, instead of just telling me what the other guy is doing wrong. Example is Bloomberg’s Superbowl ad. Or just saying that Trump is evil. Or how white men are destroying America. Just one.

Just how stupid are the people elected? Not too sure, but Adam Schiff has warned that if not impeached, Republicans were setting a precedent that would only encourage Trump to pursue “unacceptable” actions if exonerated. “Trump could offer Alaska to the Russians in exchange for support in the next election,” he said. “Or decide to move to Mar-a-Lago personally and let Jared Kushner run the country, delegating to him the decision whether to go to war.” Huh???? Move along, no fear mongering here. Oh, and evidence for for the little guy.

We’ll catch up:
“Group thefts” have been happening in cities all over. NYC, Detroit, Memphis, and Chicago to name a few, and now they’ve come to Hawaii. A Honolulu store manager is looking for answers after he says his store was victim to a brazen theft perpetrated by a large group of teens. Surveillance footage from Original Grail on Waimanu Street shows sixteen teens shoplifting multiple items. One of the teens is also seen swinging a skateboard at store manager Nicholas Kim when Kim tries to confront the group. Kim says the group was organized and “knew exactly what they were doing.”He says the teens are well-known in the area, and believes them to be students of nearby middle or high schools. Honolulu police have opened up a fourth-degree theft investigation. Now, if I remember my training, taking anything by “force or fear” is a robbery. That would make the theft, by the skateboard swinger, and all the others that participated, a robbery. I guess if you rate it low, nobody asks you to follow up.

Without a doubt the most disgraceful and disrespectful performance by a political figure was Nancy Pelosi’s temper tantrum during the State Of The Union speech. Standing and pointedly tearing up her copy of the speech, like a petulant child breaking his toy so no one else can use it. I wish I could vote against her.

I don’t usually promote “Go Fund Me” . My Big Island friend and good neighbor Neal Peterson has been diagnosed with CMML, Chronic Myelomonocytic Leukemia. It is a rare but treatable cancer, but treatment is in Seattle. Neal is a good neighbor, always willing to help or just talk story. He is a martial arts instructor of some renounce and has shared his knowledge and secrets to many young people. He even taught me a couple of things. So if you can spare a few bucks, drop by https://gf.me/u/xat4uv and leave something.

Tuesday Terrific Motes

There’s a market someplace: Chinese custom’s authorities have recently seized a 12 ton shipment of Beaver “penis’” in transit. They claim between 400,000 and 600,000 animals were killed to provide the “merchandise”. I’ll bet you can’t guess what they were going to be used for, that’s right, “beaver penises are used in traditional Chinese medicine to cure erectile dysfunction and increase sexual vigor”. Many years ago, Lake Wilson was covered with a freshwater plant that covered the entire lake and was killing the fish. We started a rumor that the plant, when dried and used in a tea, was a cure for “e d”. The lake was cleared in 3 days. (Not really.) Is there anything that isn’t used in “traditional Chinese medicine” for “that”? (Dave Barry)

Judge by their actions: Well, we only have 12 years left before we run out of everything. The ice caps will melt, and the polar bears will die. The forests will burn, and the people will starve to death. If all this is true, why do these soothsayers still go to work, go to class, or (shudder) get married? Because even they don’t “believe” what the claim. Some even claim they won’t have children because the “end is near”. But really, do we want them having kids? Uh, no.

Love (Head)Line
: “I slept with 10 men in one night at a swingers club.” Sweetie, if you had sex with 10 men in one night, it sounds like you didn’t “sleep” with anyone, you just had sex. If this was a private residence, it lends a whole new meaning to love thy neighbor. But seriously, you need help. Bouncing from bed to bed, partner to partner is no way to find happiness. I spent a whole lot of my life chasing my dix around, but I didn’t find happy till I found “her”.

Her hits just keep coming: Lately Mazie has been just dropping some great clues as to how she has “representing” the people of Hawaii for the past 39 years. Her response to the Senates vote last week was that she did not “care” about the “legal” and “constitutional defenses” that President Donald Trump’s legal defense used during his Senate impeachment trial. Now that reveals how she feels about “truth, justice, and the American way.”

I don’t usually promote “Go Fund Me” . My Big Island friend and good neighbor Neal Peterson has been diagnosed with CMML, Chronic Myelomonocytic Leukemia. It is a rare but treatable cancer, but treatment is in Seattle. Neal is a good neighbor, always willing to help or just talk story. He is a martial arts instructor of some renounce and has shared his knowledge and secrets to many young people. He even taught me a couple of things. So if you can spare a few bucks, drop by https://gf.me/u/xat4uv and leave something.

Monday Monday Motes(think Mamas and Papas)

There are no innocents:The body of a missing Mexican butterfly conservationist and activist was found in a well, authorities confirmed. Homero Gomez Gonzalez, 55, had been missing since January 13. Mexico’s President called Gomez’s death “lamentable and painful” and vowed to continue to fight criminal groups believed to be behind his disappearance and death. Gomez, known as the “Defender of the Monarch Butterfly,” might have come into conflict with illegal loggers while carrying out his conservation work. I can see some badazz Sicario bragging how he whacked the “Butterfly Protector”. Like Billy Martin bragging about punching out the marshmallow salesman in a strip club.

As if Coronavirus wasn’t enough: The time-tested method of repelling locusts from crops in East Africa is to bang on a metal bucket and whistle loudly. When swarms afflict five countries and swell to the size of Moscow, more drastic measures are needed. In Kenya, police facing the country’s largest outbreak in 70 years have fired machine guns and tear gas into swarms in an effort to prevent them from consuming fields. Ethiopia is spraying pesticide from small planes to displace hovering throngs, though swarms have forced passenger jets in the region to make emergency landings. In Eritrea and Djibouti, teams in the hundreds are chasing swarms with hand-held pesticide pumps and truck-mounted sprayers.I believe flame-throwers would be useful here.

A few words to remember her by: Mazie says Trump thinks he’s king now and is a threat to our country. Remember when she claimed; “We’re really good at shoving out all the information… . we Democrats know so much, that is true. And we have kind of have to tell everyone how smart we are…(12/5/18) This from a woman who has been in politics since 1981, but wants to fix everything now. So the question is, what has she been doing for the past 39 years?

Not sure I agree with ruling, but they are effective: US President Donald Trump has lifted restrictions on the deployment of anti-personnel landmines by American forces. The decision reverses a 2014 Obama administration ban on the use of such weapons. The Trump administration said Obama’s policy could put US troops “at a severe disadvantage”. Thousands of people are injured and killed by landmines every year. I don’t like land mines, but I cannot deny they are effective, but far too many innocents are killed and maimed.

Hypocrisy unchained: Everyone is all butthurt that Kamala Harris appears to be laughing during a “somber” impeachment press conference held by Chucky Schumer. Schumer appears to have stopped and stared at Harris until she stopped laughing because this is “somber”. All I can think about is the jocularity at Pelosi’s office as she handed out the different pens she used to sign that piece of paper. I guess it’s all in the timing.

On a lighter note; My Friend Ashley is a wonderful clothing designer, but she needs some help. We’re looking for a “large” mannequin. As large as we can find. She can pay but lets see what you folks have out there. Drop me a line and I’ll put everyone together. Mahalo for any help we can get for her, she is a terrific person. Hey, even if you’re on the mainland, we can pay shipping. Let me know.

Sunday Rant From Breitbart

From Brietbart: For your consideration.

Outsports, a sports news website that focuses on LGBT issues in sports, named Fox the “bravest athlete in history” in a recent article written by Cyd Zeigler. Fox, who is a biological male fighting physically weaker females and inflicting life-altering harm, apparently qualifies as brave because, according to Zeigler, “she was the target of a torrent of hatred I have literally never seen targeting an LGBTQ athlete.”
As intense as the “hatred” Fox may have been subjected to, it’s highly unlikely that the social media comments directed his way ever fractured his skull. The title of bravest athlete would have been much more appropriately bestowed on the biological females who dared to enter the cage with a fighter they had no hope of matching in terms of power and athletic ability.
The Post Millennial posted a commentary on Fox and the women he was in the ring with:
Fox, a male to female transgender athlete, destroyed Erika Newsome in a Coral Gables, FL, MMA fight during which she “secured a grip on Newsome’s head… With her hands gripping the back of Newsome’s skull, she delivered a massive knee, bringing her leg up while pulling her opponent’s head down. The blow landed on Newsome’s chin and dropped her, unconscious, face-first on the mat.” That was Newsome’s last pro fight.
To Outsports, a male-bodied person beating a female bodied person unconscious constitutes bravery. Not only has Fox beat up women in the ring, won every match but one, but has weathered online attacks from the likes of Joe Rogan. I think we can all agree that getting back online after Joe Rogan has knocked you down is far braver than facing another male-bodied of your own muscle mass and size in a fight.
Fox also beat Tamikka Brents, giving her a concussion and breaking 7 orbital bones. But that’s super brave, too, taking an unfair, male-bodied advantage and using it to give female-bodied opponents brain injuries.
“There are no cohesive federal laws in the U.S. to determine what makes a male eligible to compete against women, and while males have won women’s championships, female-bodied athletes have not risen to the upper levels of male competition,” the website.

“Brave” is not one of the words I would use for this person. Bully and sadist come to mind. I also don’t think Nobel Peace Prize when I think of Obama or Thundberg.

Saturday Story

Road Name

People ask how I got the road name Storyteller. Everywhere you go you’ll meet Bear, Grizz, Snake, Half breed, Psycho and all the others. I have only heard of one other Storyteller. Gypsy Pete sent me a picture of a British Columbia biker everyone called Storyteller.

He was about 6′, 200 Lb, had a full beard and walked with a cane. We could have been related as that was pretty much my description at the time.

But the guy that “gave” me the name was George Boston.

At the time I was an independent and George rode for Tiger Wong and World Wide M/C. But he and I spent a lot of time drinking at the Kapiolani Bowling Alley bar. Don’t know how we ended there, but we did.

George was a SBU* officer at the time and was looking for something to give the bi-monthly newsletter something extra. I suggested some short stories I had written. He thought that might work.

A few days later I gave him 4 or 5 I had been working on. When he found out I had been a wrestling announcer, tried stand-up comedy and had stories and articles published in Biker and cop magazines. He said, “Jim you’re just a god-dammed Story teller, ain’t ya?”

And from then on he started calling me Storyteller. It stuck.

I would say there are many hundreds of people who know Storyteller, but if you asked them my real name, maybe 3 out of every 10 would know who you’re talking about.

When someone asks me how I got the name Storyteller, I usually say “After years of doing radio, television, professional wrestling, 2 movies, stand-up comedy, numerous published letters to the editor and several articles in Bike and Cop magazines, I got it the old fashioned way. I earned it.”

Then I smile and move along.

The truth is, I was given the name by a good friend and a solid biker brother, George Boston. I miss him sometimes, a lot.

*Street Bikers United

Friday, and am I glad, Motes

A good start, but we need in all fifty: New Jersey has just become the 17th state to require a conviction before there is a “civil forfeiture”. If there has been a “CF” and you are acquitted or the case dismissed, a everything must be returned. “Civil Forfeiture” is one of the most abused pieces of legislation in America today. “CF” is used by DEA, ATF, to confiscate money and property without convictions or, in some cases, even charges. They then abuse the legal system to postpone and delay return. It is a travesty and abuse of our legal system.

This is front page: Recent frontpage headline on the Chicago Tribune: “Trans man who gave birth to be listed as father”. This after a single weekend had 33 shootings and 5 deaths. But who is listed as a father is really important stuff. Inquiring minds go HUH?

Menu problems: China is reporting the Coronavirus was started by someone eating “bat soup”. Repeat after me, things like slugs, snails, and bats are not on the menu. Ever. I don’t believe it started the virus, but it still ain’t on the menu.

You can’t make this hypocrisy up: Elizabeth Warren is now proposing “criminal penalties” for spreading voting disinformation. She wants to hold “tech companies” accountable for their actions. Hey Liz, why aren’t you being held accountable for your actions? You know, like lying.

You can’t fix stupid: In Wilson County Tennessee, a youngish man was facing a “simple” marijuana charge so he decided to express his belief that pot should not be illegal. So, he lights up, in court. This resulted in a second “simple” marijuana charge, a disorderly conduct charge, and of course a “contempt of court charge”. Probably not the place to hold your protest.