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Thursday, August 19, 2010
Djou working to resolve issues caused by Micronesia Compact
By News Release @ 2:17 AM :: 12301 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

“For too long, the State of Hawaii has had to bear a disproportionate burden in providing social services for Micronesian citizens who are legally allowed to travel to the United States without visas. While Micronesian citizens comprise less than 1% of Hawaii’s population, they consume over 20% of Hawaii’s social services. This burden is simply unfair to the taxpayers of Hawaii...."

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Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Full Text: Hawaii Family Forum/Hawaii Catholic Conference 2010 Voter Guide
By News Release @ 8:16 PM :: 7479 Views :: Energy, Environment

The Hawaii Family Forum | Hawaii Catholic Conference surveyed candidates running for the US Congressional districts, Governor and Lt. Governor, House and Senate and the Board of Education.  These are their answers ...

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Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Duke Aiona unveils jobs plan
By News Release @ 8:07 PM :: 5606 Views :: Energy, Environment

He will propose legislation to place time limits on the issuance of permits and approvals that will increase efficiency and effectiveness in state government. If a permit or approval is not issued within the allotted time period, the application will be automatically granted.

He will post online all updated permitting and approval guidelines and procedures, create an online tracking system, put all state permits and leases online in a searchable database and subject all tax credits and public grants to public quarterly reporting.

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Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Governor seeks public input on candidates to fill two Senate vacancies
By News Release @ 7:31 PM :: 8667 Views :: Honolulu County, Democratic Party, Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

 

The three names submitted by the Democratic Party to fill the vacant Senate District 22 (Mililani Mauka, Wahiawa, Hale‘iwa, Mokule‘ia, North Shore) seat are:  Laura Figueira, John Kampfer and Lei Learmont.

The three names submitted by the Democratic Party to fill the vacant Senate District 7 (Kaua‘i and Ni‘ihau) seat are: Ronald Kouchi, Barbara Robeson and Sandra Wright.

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Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Hawaii State Assessment: Complete school-by-school results
By News Release @ 5:05 PM :: 4685 Views :: Energy, Environment

Complete grade-by-grade results for math and reading in all DoE schools.  Some schools have grades in which ZERO students exceed expectations.

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Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Heritage: End Crony Capitalism
By Heritage Foundation @ 3:13 PM :: 5498 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Since taking office the Obama administration has used the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) and other initiatives to buy one car company, give another to union allies, punish non-union workers, undermine the bankruptcy code, enrich Wall Street at the expense of Main Street, bail out Mickey Mouse, keep unionized zombie firms from dying and generally terrorize the world economy. That is why, for the first time ever in 2010, the United States fell from the ranks of the economically "free," as measured by The Heritage Foundation's Index of Economic Freedom.

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Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Human Trafficking: Hawaii a standout on “Dirty Dozen” list
By News Release @ 12:29 PM :: 9076 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Standing out in the ratings are the “Dirty Dozen,” which include states that have not addressed the crime of human trafficking at all (Hawaii, Massachusetts, South Dakota, West Virginia, and Wyoming). The remaining states (Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Ohio, South Carolina, Oregon, and Virginia) criminalize only sex trafficking or labor trafficking but not both, only include human trafficking as a mere sentencing enhancement, or have laws that are too weak or so narrowly drafted that investigations and prosecutions of human trafficking cannot proceed. Conversely, states that have taken the most action to combat human trafficking in a comprehensive way include Connecticut, Minnesota, Texas, and Washington, among others.

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Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Ed Case -- "Election '10: Beyond The Machine"
By Ed Case @ 11:57 PM :: 5102 Views :: Energy, Environment

Editor’s Note: In other words, if Mufi Hannemann is the Democrats’ nominee for Governor, he will become the next Dan Inouye and  Hawaii will be under his thumb for the next 20-30 years.  Without a Hannemann victory, there is no Democrat ready to become the next Inouye and Hawaii will become a two-party democracy.

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Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Cam Cavasso Ad: “Inouye gave $93M to campaign contributors”
By News Release @ 7:57 PM :: 6072 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

FACT: Since Senator Inouye took control of Government Spending as Chairman of the Appropriations Committee in 2007, the Federal Debt has grown 50% and the Federal Deficit has grown 900%!

FACT: Twice in the past year, Senator Inouye voted to increase the Debt Ceiling by a total of $2.1 TRILLION.

FACT: Senator Inouye has voted AGAINST a balanced budget amendment four times.

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Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Prop. 8 ruling ignores precedent, evidence and common sense
By Heritage Foundation @ 11:16 AM :: 6687 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Regardless of whether one agrees with the result, structurally sound opinions always confront binding legal precedent. Walker's is a clear exception because the U.S. Supreme Court has spoken on whether a state's refusal to authorize same-sex marriage violates the equal protection and due process clauses of the 14th Amendment. In 1972, Baker v. Nelson, a case over whether Minnesota violated the Constitution by issuing marriage licenses only to opposite-sex couples, was unanimously thrown out on the merits, for lack of a substantial federal question. The Supreme Court's action establishes a binding precedent in favor of Proposition 8. But Judge Walker's ruling doesn't mention Baker, much less attempt to distinguish it or accept its findings.

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Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Heritage: Solutions for America
By Heritage Foundation @ 11:04 AM :: 5579 Views :: National News, Ethics

On every issue, the left has only two answers: more federal spending and more federal control. Conservatives have not, and should not, shy away from opposing these policies. But conservatives also must offer an alternative vision of America's future; one that is consistent with our nation's founding principles and empowers the people to compete in the 21st century. Today, The Heritage Foundation is releasing just such an alternative: "Solutions for America".

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Monday, August 16, 2010
Mismanagement Zoo: Is Honolulu burning $3M to demolish kiosk and put up sign?
By News Release @ 8:01 PM :: 5326 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

$3million to tear down $3M demolition job?

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Monday, August 16, 2010
Djou in WSJ--“Birthright Citizenship: A GOP Achievement”
By Rep Charles Djou @ 1:55 PM :: 8518 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

I am the child of immigrants, a citizen by birth, and at age 39 I proudly placed my hand on the Bible and swore to protect our Constitution as a member of the U.S. Congress. My story is not unique. For more than 200 years our ancestors abandoned their homes and risked their lives to come here, work hard, and provide a better life for their families. The opportunity to do so is part of what makes our country the greatest on Earth.

I understand that our immigration system is broken and share the frustration of so many Americans with our porous borders. America needs comprehensive immigration reform; it is critical to our nation's future. But it is simply unrealistic to believe that we can fix the problem by amending the Constitution.

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Monday, August 16, 2010
Hawaii Progressives target Gabbard, express “enthusiasm” for molester’s buddy Rep. Joe Bertram
By News Release @ 1:14 PM :: 6830 Views :: Energy, Environment

Here is the Gay-Athiest Lobby campaign target list. 

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Monday, August 16, 2010
Great news: Rep. Lyla Berg still taking grief for “Islam Day”
By Andrew Walden @ 1:01 PM :: 13074 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

It took 15 months, but the Advertiser has finally slipped up and mentioned the possibility that the scheduling of Hawaii Islam Day had something to do with celebrating Islam on September 11.  Even better, Volcanic Ash columnist David Shapiro August 11 ruefully admits:

“state Rep. Lyla Berg is still taking grief in her campaign for lieutenant governor for a resolution she sponsored declaring last September 24 as Islam Day.”

If confirmed by the results of the September 18 Democratic Primary, this will be good news.  It is also a teachable moment. 

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Sunday, August 15, 2010
CJ-Appointee Recktenwald: Eleven Supreme Court Opinions
By Selected News Articles @ 11:15 AM :: 5198 Views :: Energy, Environment

Justice Recktenwald has served on the Hawaii Supreme Court since May 11, 2009. Prior to that he served as Chief Judge of the Intermediate Court of Appeal from April 30, 2007 until his confirmation to the Hawaii Supreme Court.

The following is a brief run down of the cases Justice Recktenwald authored during his time on the Hawaii Supreme Court ....

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Sunday, August 15, 2010
State Zoning Statutes As "Environmental" Laws - More On HAWSCT's Ala Loop Decision
By Robert Thomas @ 11:09 AM :: 7243 Views :: Hawaii County , Education K-12, Environment

In County of Hawaii v. Ala Loop Homeowners, (July 9, 2010), the Hawaii Supreme Court held that certain state zoning laws are "environmental" laws that may be enforced by private plaintiffs. The court held "[w]e further conclude that article XI, section 9 of the Hawai'i Constitution creates a private right of action to enforce chapter 205 in the circumstances of this case."

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Saturday, August 14, 2010
Federal Policy Landscape Is Now More Favorable to Wind Energy than at Any Other Time in the Past Decade
By News Release @ 11:49 AM :: 7979 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Companies including AIG, Lehman Brothers, Wachovia, JP Morgan, Morgan Stanley, Union Bank, Wells Fargo and others essentially buy tax benefits from solar (and wind) companies that don’t have enough taxable income to use those credits on their own. Tax-equity investors get to use those tax credits as part of a strategy to shelter otherwise taxable income. (Sounds just like Hawaii ACT 215/221)

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Friday, August 13, 2010
Lingle nominates Recktenwald Chief Justice
By News Release @ 9:10 PM :: 2996 Views :: Energy, Environment

In both of his prior confirmation proceedings, Recktenwald was unanimously confirmed by the State Senate (25-0 for chief appellate judge and 22-0 for associate justice).

Prior to his appointment to the Intermediate Court of Appeals, Recktenwald served as the director of the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs (2003-2007).  During his tenure, he focused on expanding protections against identity theft and enforcing Hawai‘i’s consumer protection laws, including guarding against unfair and deceptive trade and business practices, and insurance and securities fraud.  He also worked to make the department’s services more convenient for the public by expanding and enhancing on-line services.

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Friday, August 13, 2010
Djou on KITV: "Voters voted against the establishment...I look forward to November"
By News Release @ 8:48 PM :: 8104 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

“My responsibility is first and foremost to represent the people of Hawaii and that is absolutely what I have been doing. I think what you saw in the special election is that the majority of the people didn’t vote against me. The overwhelming majority of the voters voted against the establishment. They didn’t like the status quo and felt that the current representation in Congress needs a fundamental change. That’s what I’ve been doing, and that’s who I’m representing. I look forward to the judgment of the voters again in November.”

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Friday, August 13, 2010
Rasmussen: Only 26% of Americans strongly approve of Obama
By News Release @ 2:51 PM :: 8349 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

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Thursday, August 12, 2010
Flip-Flop-Flip: Hannemann again refuses to take position on Gay Civil Unions
By Andrew Walden @ 1:30 PM :: 5927 Views :: Energy, Environment

After months of tortured evasions, Mufi Hannemann July 16 finally came out of the closet and announced that if he were Governor, he "guesses" he would "probably" have vetoed HB444 gay civil unions.

For just a moment, it appeared as if Hannemann had sort of taken a position--after refusals dating back to September, 2009.  But in yesterday’s Democrat Gubernatorial debate, Hannemann again reverted to his old waffly ways refusing to take any firm stance for or against HB444. 

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Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Stimulus: Dems take $708/year from poor families
By News Release @ 5:49 PM :: 8108 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

This Bill will have the dubious distinction of being the first ever to lower SNAP benefits from one period to the following period. For the first time ever, SNAP recipients will see their monthly benefits shrink. A family of four can expect their benefits to drop about $59 a month starting in April 2014. ($59 x 12 = $708/yr)

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Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Abercrombie part of Democratic Socialists of America Caucus at Democratic National Convention
By Selected News Articles @ 8:45 AM :: 7616 Views :: Democratic Party, Politicians

Despite a categorical denial, evidence is mounting that leading Hawaii gubernatorial candidate Neil Abercrombie, is a covert socialist. What is worse, he may be lying about it.

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Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Job Killer: Latest Bailout funded by $11B in taxes on US exporters
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:45 AM :: 7983 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Today the House of Representatives is expected to approve yet another bailout for those states that have proved incapable of controlling their spending on government worker pay, benefits and pensions. The $26.1 billion price tag will be funded in part by $11 billion in tax hikes on U.S. companies that compete internationally.

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Wednesday, August 11, 2010
How much GE Tax Hike did Hannemann, Schatz and Caldwell promise HGEA?
By Jonah Ka`auwai @ 1:21 AM :: 6425 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

"The HGEA Union Bosses have made it clear that a prerequisite for their endorsement is a commitment from candidates to raise the GET tax in order to pay them off.  Hannemann, Schatz and Caldwell need to come clean with Hawaii voters and tell them how big of an increase they promised so we know just how much more in taxes we can expect to pay if they get elected."

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Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Lingle: Latest Federal Bailout slashes Hawaii food stamps and highway funds
By Gov. Linda Lingle @ 12:57 AM :: 8681 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

"... in order to pay for this latest $26 billion bailout of states, the Democrat-controlled Congress cut almost $12 billion from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly known as food stamps), at a time when a record number of Americans – including almost 141,300 Hawai‘i residents – depend on this assistance to subsidize their food purchases.

“In addition, Congress rescinded $2.2 billion in unobligated highway funds, including an estimated $10 million that would have been used for Hawai‘i highway projects. 

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Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Does Colleen Hanabusa Support Her Party’s Spending Addiction?
By News Release @ 12:43 AM :: 7201 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

With unemployment at 9.5 percent and the national debt at an all-time high, the last thing middle-class families need is more of the Democrats’ reckless spending agenda. Instead of calling Congress back into session to create private-sector jobs, House Democrats have once again dismissed an opportunity to rein in runaway government spending and provide the fiscal discipline needed to create jobs.

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Tuesday, August 10, 2010
City, State, EPA agree to Federal consent decree for Honolulu sewage treatment
By News Release @ 9:45 PM :: 10193 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

(08/10/10) HONOLULU – A comprehensive settlement has been reached with the City and County of Honolulu that will address Clean Water Act compliance at Honolulu’s wastewater collection and treatment systems, the Justice Department, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Hawaii Attorney General’s Office, Hawaii Department of Health, and three environmental groups announced today.

The settlement which also resolves lawsuits brought by the Sierra Club, Hawaii’s Thousand Friends and Our Children’s Earth Foundation, includes a comprehensive compliance schedule for the city to upgrade its wastewater collection system by June 2020. Under the settlement, the Honouliuli wastewater treatment plant will need to be upgraded to secondary treatment by 2024. The Sand Island plant will need to be upgraded by 2035, but could be extended to 2038 based on a showing of economic hardship.

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Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Djou on FOX Business News: “Congress is willing to spend any amount of money to protect a government job”
By News Release @ 12:49 PM :: 7986 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

“The problem in Congress today is that it seems that the universal answer to every one of our nation’s problems is spend, spend, and—if that doesn’t work—spend some more. And this particular bill that we’re voting on today fits exactly in that genre—‘Spending can fix all of our nation’s woes.’

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Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Showdown in DC: Djou says “no” to $26B in federal pork
By News Release @ 12:06 PM :: 8222 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Editor's Note: For decades, Hawaii Democrats have based their power on their ability to get federal pork from DC.  Charles Djou is directly challenging the desirability of their pork.  This vote is probably the most direct challenge in decades to Hawaii Democrats' basic strategy.  Will it be a winning issue for Djou?  Election Day is Nov 2.

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Monday, August 9, 2010
Same-Sex Marriage Judge Finds That a Child Has Neither a Need Nor a Right to a Mother
By Selected News Articles @ 7:23 PM :: 7386 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

U.S. District Judge Vaughn R. Walker, who ruled last week that a voter-approved amendment to California’s constitution that limited marriage to the union of one man and one woman violated the Fourteenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, based that ruling in part on his finding that a child does not need and has no right to a mother.

Nor, he found, does a child have a need or a right to a father.

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Monday, August 9, 2010
Blaming Bush Doesn't Create Jobs
By Heritage Foundation @ 7:13 PM :: 4307 Views :: National News, Ethics

Last Friday, some 19 months after the stimulus bill became law, the Labor Department issued its monthly jobs report showing the U.S. economy shed 131,000 jobs and unemployment tread water at 9.5% as 181,000 workers left the workforce entirely. These numbers are so terrible that the Federal Reserve is expected to downgrade its assessment of the U.S. economic outlook when it meets tomorrow.

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Monday, August 9, 2010
Excess of $1.4B found in 186 Hawaii Special Funds
By News Release @ 4:51 PM :: 5580 Views :: Energy, Environment

According to the study, 186 special funds spread across twenty different departments hold an estimated $1,412,357,203 in unspent revenues over and above their operational requirements. Some of the special funds were tagged by the auditor almost a decade ago for repeal.

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Monday, August 9, 2010
BoE Chair Toguchi speaks out against appointed BoE
By News Release @ 2:33 PM :: 5197 Views :: Energy, Environment

Here are a few words from the individual most responsible for invention of Furlough Fridays.  How much money will be put up to promote the status quo and promulgate these arguments for continuing the structure which makes the waste, fraud, and corruption in the DoE possible?  Will the HSTA spend $100K in NEA money to oppose an appointed BoE just as they did in opposition to local school boards?  We will soon find out.

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Monday, August 9, 2010
Djou attends Iraq mobilization ceremony of former unit
By News Release @ 1:39 PM :: 10898 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

“I was honored to attend the mobilization ceremony today (Sunday Aug 8, 2010) for the 305th MPAD/9th MSC. It was a particularly special honor to be with a number of soldiers from the 1101st GSU, my former unit in the Army Reserve, who will be deploying to Iraq with the 305th."

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Sunday, August 8, 2010
Individual right to sue for “clean and healthful environment”? State moves for reconsideration
By Robert Thomas @ 10:38 AM :: 6418 Views :: Greenmail

The State argues: ...the Court has made new law that will significantly affect multiple sectors of our community, all levels of state and county government, and countless administrative and judicial proceedings that are pending in the courts and before state and county land use and environmental regulatory agencies." 

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Saturday, August 7, 2010
Leonard Appointment: How they voted
By Selected News Articles @ 3:11 PM :: 6039 Views :: Energy, Environment

The words “Colleen Hanabusa” appear in almost none of the coverage of this charade.  We’d just like to point that out.

KHON: "I cannot just trust that she will grow into this position. I cannot just trust that she will become a good leader and administrator," said Sen. Rosalyn Baker (D-Kapalua, Lahaina, Kihei).  (BTW: Sen Roz Baker showed who she CAN trust in an administrative position when she hired convicted child molester Leon Rouse as a committee aide in 2006.) 

SA: "Sen. Clayton Hee, in opposition, raised concerns about whether Leonard would be open enough to Native Hawaiian rights. A court that strictly follows the rule of law may not have led to the recognition of customary Hawaiian rights, he said."

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Saturday, August 7, 2010
The 'Birthers' Began on the Left
By Selected News Articles @ 3:02 PM :: 7385 Views :: Obama

Investigations for my new book, Wingnuts, revealed that the Birther conspiracy theory was first concocted by renegade members of the original Obama haters, Party Unity My Ass, known more commonly by their acronym, the PUMAs. They were a splinter group of hard-core Hillary Clinton supporters who did not want to give up the ghost after the bitter 50-state Bataan Death March to the 2008 Democratic nomination.

In the early summer of '08, message boards on sites like PUMAParty.com began lighting up with the ultimate reversal-of-fortune fantasy—that their party's nomination could be overturned on constitutional grounds....

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Saturday, August 7, 2010
Djou on MSNBC: “We’ve lost 2.5 million jobs since the stimulus package was created. That’s not progress.”
By Selected News Articles @ 3:02 PM :: 8791 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Washington, DC — Congressman Charles K. Djou (HI-01) appeared on MSNBC today with guest host Cenk Uygur to discuss the current economy, today’s disappointing jobs numbers and the need to create more private sector jobs by enacting pro-growth policies.

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Friday, August 6, 2010
Lingle: “Senators revealed their true colors”
By Gov. Linda Lingle @ 9:58 PM :: 4685 Views :: Energy, Environment

“The 14 senators who voted down Judge Leonard’s confirmation represent the height of hypocrisy, given that earlier this year they all voted for a resolution calling on me to appoint more women to the bench.  Yet, when given the opportunity to confirm my nomination of a woman who is eminently qualified to serve in the highest judicial position in the state, these senators revealed their true colors that their so-called resolution was purely for show. 

“It’s also very telling that not one woman senator supported Judge Leonard’s confirmation, despite being so impassioned about getting more women on the bench.

“I commend Senators Espero, Gabbard, Galuteria, Green, Hemmings, Sakamoto, Slom and Tsutsui who recognized Judge Leonard was eminently qualified to be the next Chief Justice.

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Friday, August 6, 2010
Aiona challenges Hannemann and Abercrombie to speak up on Leonard confirmation
By Lt Gov Duke Aiona @ 9:30 PM :: 4589 Views :: Energy, Environment

“Judge Leonard was more than qualified, as evidenced by her unanimous approval as appellate judge and the outpouring of testimony from the legal community in support of her appointment to Chief Justice.

“I call on my potential opponents and Hawai‘i’s other candidates to join me in strongly objecting to this misguided decision.

“The people of Hawai‘i deserve principled decision-makers, not political partisans.”

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Friday, August 6, 2010
Rejected 14-8 by Senate Democrats: Judge Leonard had more judicial experience than Elena Kagan
By News Release @ 4:28 PM :: 8687 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Here's the real reason: "Sen. Clayton Hee, in opposition, raised concerns about whether Leonard would be open enough to Native Hawaiian rights. A court that strictly follows the rule of law may not have led to the recognition of customary Hawaiian rights, he said."

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Friday, August 6, 2010
April 7, 2010: Hawaii Senate “Urging Governor to use and consider gender equity when appointing judges”
By Selected News Articles @ 3:35 PM :: 4278 Views :: Energy, Environment

Shapiro: "First senators try to embarrass Lingle by criticizing her for not appointing enough women judges, then they try to embarrass her by rejecting the most prominent woman she does appoint.  Shame on them for polluting our Judiciary with their bush league politics."

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Friday, August 6, 2010
Mufi does it again in Debate: “Screaming, yelling, ranting, raving, finger pointing, name-calling” Abercrombie: I am Dan Inouye
By Selected News Articles @ 1:46 PM :: 8262 Views :: Democratic Party, Politicians

Mufi to Neil:  "You can't know the private sector...."

Neil on Mufi: "...name-calling and finger pointing there..."

Neil on Birthers: "(Obama) was born yesterday in Kapiolani Hospital in 1961, I can assure you...."  (Defeating birthers to become Gubernatorial priority???)   ...  and much, much more....

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Friday, August 6, 2010
Djou, Micronesian Ambassador: “Status quo is not working”
By News Release @ 12:57 PM :: 11397 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Congressman Djou articulated his concerns about the impact of Micronesian immigration to Hawaii on the City and County of Honolulu and the State of Hawaii's social service programs. Congressman Djou and Ambassador George both acknowledge that the status quo is not working.

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Friday, August 6, 2010
What Happened to the “Recovery Summer,” Colleen Hanabusa?
By News Release @ 12:12 PM :: 7271 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Washington- The Obama White House promised this would be a summer of economic recovery, but after another disappointing month of high unemployment it is evident that is simply not the case. Now, Hawaii families can add another false promise to their growing list of grievances against Colleen Hanabusa's out-of-touch Democrat friends, whose runaway spending addiction has led the economy astray. With unemployment standing at 9.5 percent and over 130,000 jobs lost last month, Hawaii families are feeling burned by Hanabusa's Washington friends, whose trillion-dollar stimulus has failed to bring them out of this jobless recovery.

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Friday, August 6, 2010
Lingle: “I remain confident that the full Senate will do the right thing”
By Gov. Linda Lingle @ 12:25 AM :: 4093 Views :: Energy, Environment

“To ignore the Hawai‘i State Bar Association’s rating for Judge To‘oto‘o, but not for Judge Leonard makes no sense and creates a double standard. 

“Judge Leonard is eminently qualified, as evidenced by the overwhelming testimony and support from the legal community. 

“Both the Honolulu Prosecutor’s Office and the State Public Defender’s Office – who take opposing sides in the courtroom – testified in her favor, saying she is fair.  That’s exactly the type of chief justice that should be on the bench – someone who both sides consider fair." 

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Thursday, August 5, 2010
Kaauwai: “Democrats try every trick to keep Lingle from appointing next Chief Justice”
By Jonah Ka`auwai @ 9:52 PM :: 6039 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

“Democrats in the Senate have tried every trick in the book to prevent Governor Linda Lingle from appointing the next Chief Justice. They put a question on the ballot to change the retirement age for judges which was voted down by voters and now they are trying to vote down an obviously qualified judge, with Judiciary Chair Brian Tanaguchi telling the media after the hearing that the five men on the list were all qualified. This is height of hypocrisy."

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Thursday, August 5, 2010
Politico: Abercrombie leans on Pelosi for help
By Selected News Articles @ 8:53 PM :: 9138 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

But Pelosi agreed to offer her support when the Abercrombie camp sought to counter a tough ad that attacked Abercrombie’s attendance record in the House, his March resignation from Congress to run for governor, and calls him a “follower.”   (Gee. I wonder where they got THAT idea?)

“His early resignation cost President Obama critical support for healthcare and Wall Street reform,” the ad says. “Neil says to look at his record. We agree.”

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Malama Pregnancy Center of Maui

Mauna Kea Recreational Users Group

MentalIllnessPolicy.org

Middle East Forum--The Legal Project

Mililani Conservatives for Change

Military Home Educators' Network Oahu

Missile Defense Advocacy

MIS Veterans Hawaii

Muslim Brotherhood in America

NAMI Hawaii

NARTH

Natatorium.org

National Christian Foundation Hawaii

National Parents Org Hawaii

National Wind Watch

New Hawaiian

New Zeal

NFIB Hawaii News

No GMO Means No Aloha

Northwest Economic Policy Seminar

Not Dead Yet, Hawaii

Now What I Really Think

NRA-ILA Hawaii

Oahu Alternative Transport

ObamaCare Abortion Hawaii

Obookiah

OHA Lies

Opt Out Today

OurFutureHawaii.com

Pacific Aviation Museum

Patients Rights Council Hawaii

PEACE Hawaii

People vs Machine

Pritchett Cartoons

Pro-GMO Hawaii

P.U.E.O.

RailRipoff.com

Rental by Owner Awareness Assn

Republican Party -- Hawaii State

Research Institute for Hawaii USA

Rick Hamada Show

RJ Rummel

Robotics Organizing Committee

Save Dillingham Airfield

School Choice in Hawaii

SenatorFong.com

Sink the Jones Act

Statehood for Guam

Tax Foundation of Hawaii

The Real Hanabusa

Time Out Honolulu

Trustee Akina KWO Columns

UCC Truths

US Tax Foundation Hawaii Info

VAREP Honolulu

Waagey.org

West Maui Taxpayers Association

What Natalie Thinks

Whole Life Hawaii

Yes2TMT