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By Andrew Walden @ 2:27 PM :: 7485 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, DHHL, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development

FULL TEXT FBI Warrant: Honolulu Muslim busted allegedly trying to join Taliban

Early Voting open Oct 19-30: Find your polling place

Closing Argument: Djou vs Hanabusa (video)

Fund Race: Aiona-Finnegan pull in $484,158 in 30 days

Aiona unveils College Tuition Assurance Program

Future of Hawaii: Djou winning 2/3 of independents, young voters

Hawaii Family Forum: iVote to improve the future of Hawaii

Gov. Lingle releases $140M to build UH Cancer Center

Japanese Chamber of Commerce endorses Aiona-Finnegan

The Segregated Sisterhood of Neil Abercrombie and Nancie Caraway

Progressives busted on lies about Aiona’s Religion

CB: "We know now that Aiona is not a member of Transformation Hawaii. We've seen no solid evidence that the organization supported anti-homosexual activities in Uganda. And it's clear that Aiona would not tolerate or endorse such policies.

"That's good for us and everyone to know.

"But lost in the search to verify the details of his story is a larger issue. The issue is not the candidate's private religious life. That is between him and his God. The issue is the principle of separation of church and state and what Aiona's actions and statements tell us about how he believes the principle should be applied."

In other words, "yeah we've been lying for months and the lie is now exposed--but we were right anyway."  They are nothing without their arrogance.

Political Radar:  `Despicable proposition’

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Rep Coffman and Democrat Buckstead could face prosecution

Hawaii County Democratic Party Vice Chairman for West Hawaii John Buckstead said Monday that Republican District 6 candidate Becky Leau's name appeared in a Votebuilder database twice, with one entry showing an okina in her last name and the second entry showing no okina, which prompted party claims that Leau had not voted. The record initially provided by the Democratic Party was incomplete and revealed only partial record of her voting.

Leau's opponent, Democratic incumbent Denny Coffman, referenced the missing okina as well, in a letter sent to West Hawaii Today Monday morning. (WHT patiently waited though it took them this long to come up with a lie.)

Sources within the Democratic Party provided information to West Hawaii Today with several printouts of aggregated voting registration and voting information, including one for Leau, one for Coffman and one for the newspaper's editor. The other records were verified by the voters; Leau during a candidate forum last week said she had voted in General Elections since 2002. The registration and voting information was taken from the voting database compiled by the national Democratic Party via a registration database called Votebuilder; that information is purchased each election year by political parties from the Office of Elections.

(And like good little Democrat media slaves, WHT eagerly went to the front page with these Democrat lies.  No need check facts.  We’ve got an election to win.)

Hawaii County Clerk Kenneth Goodenow reiterated Monday voting information is only available for political or governmental uses. Candidates who purchase the information must swear an oath that they will not use the information for other purposes, Goodenow said.

(In other words, Coffman and Buckstead have committed a crime.  Now they must face prosecution.  And WHT Editor Reed Flickinger should be investigated as an accessory.)

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Voters favor an appointed school board: The proposal has broad support, but undecided residents' blank votes could prevent its passage

Support in the poll for an appointed school board was broad -- likely "yes" votes won out among Democrats, Republicans and independents, union and nonunion members and voters in households making less than $50,000 and more than $100,000.

But the percentage of undecided voters was significant in some groups -- 19 percent among Filipinos, 15 percent among women -- which means blank votes (which count as "no" votes) could still combine with "no" votes to shoot down the amendment.

Overall, 53 percent of Hawaii voters support moving to an appointed board, whose members would be chosen by the governor, while 35 percent said they would vote against the change and 11 percent were undecided.

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GOP ad attacks Hanabusa's corruption

Here’s how the Democrat media slants an article.  Start by quoting Democrat whining almost as if it were fact instead of a content-free complaint….)

A new television commercial by national Republicans against Colleen Hanabusa and her husband ranks among the "dirtiest Hawaii has ever seen," the Democrat's campaign says.

"There is nothing lower in politics than launching unfair attacks on a candidate's family," Hanabusa campaign spokesman Richard Rapoza said in an e-mail. "Every time we think the Republicans can't sink any lower or get any dirtier, they find a way to get even uglier.

"But this ad has to be the dirtiest Hawaii has ever seen, trying to sway voters with false and defamatory statements about Colleen's husband," Rapoza said. "We're confident that voters will see through this and turn away from the politics of character assassination."

(ETCETCETC for entire article.  That’s how it’s done.  This allows Hanabusa to save lots of money.  And yes, if you read the hard copy, you are PAYING to be lied to by Hawaii Democrats.)

Nothing lower than … REALITY: 

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Abercrombie Raises Twice As Much As Aiona

Abercrombie brought in $703,119 while Aiona raised $325,163 in this reporting period. Abercrombie reports he still has $328,679 in cash left while Aiona has $127,341 left….

Aiona brushed off Abercrobie's criticism that he is being helped with millions of dollars from outside groups whose donors remain anonymous, and whose efforts are wrongfully coordinated with Aiona's campaign. (Democrat flack Denby Fawcett wrote this, natch.)

Aiona said, "You gotta be kidding me. Abercrombie said that? Abercrombie just got a big infusion from the Democratic Governors Association and a whole bunch of other people. I am just beside myself. I can't believe Abercrombie said that."

LIST: MAX DONORS 

Abercrombie max donors include Woody Hunt of Hunt Building Corp, profiled HERE: Follow the money: $10B Guam pork project benefits Abercrombie contributor

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SA: Candidates to keep us moving

» House District 29 (Kalihi-Kapalama): Incumbency doesn't sway in this race; independence does. We see Republican challenger Ken Harding as the stronger candidate for his life and professional experience: he's been an educator, former Kauai economic development director, and involved with neighborhood boards and the Peace Corps. Incumbent Joey Manahan has been a reliable Democratic vote -- and yes, his cultural roots are strong in this district -- but the House could use more independent thinkers.

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2012: Lingle vs Case or Hannemann

It’s a delicate matter, but there are legitimate concerns that having two 88-year-old senators sets up Hawai‘i  for a punishing nosedive in federal spending here when they pass from the scene and leave Hawai‘i with no senator of any seniority.

If Akaka steps aside, Democrats who likely would run against Lingle such as Case and Mufi Hannemann are coming off big losses and have favorability problems of their own.

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HD11:  Molester’s ally Bertram whines about “old news”

"Some people may view it as being negative (campaigning), but I don't," Fontaine said. "The voters have to be reminded about the child molester issue. I'm simply informing the voters on what he's done. I think it's more of a fact than negative campaigning."

Bertram's name rang out nationally last year when he asked a 2nd Circuit Court judge for leniency for a friend who was convicted of trying to entice a police officer - posing as a 14-year-old girl online - for sex. At sentencing in March 2009, Bertram told the judge that he did not believe Mark Marcantonio should go to prison for an "imaginary crime," and that the Internet stings are "a slippery slope" for undercover police work.

Bertram said he has seen Fontaine's campaign fliers resurrecting the issue with the South Maui voters of District 11.

"He's throwing the kitchen sink, too, at me," Bertram said. "I'm not hiding anything. It was all front-page news, but it's all old news. . . . (Yeah.  Old as in April, 2009).

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HD 12: Exposed by Rinaldi, Yamashita denies he’s party ‘puppet’

Rinaldi said she is a strong small-business proponent, which she said led to her endorsement by the Maui Chamber of Commerce, of which she is a member.

"I know what it's like to balance accounts," she said. "I understand what it takes to be a leader and make difficult management decisions."

In walking door to door for the campaign, Rinaldi said she's heard residents talk about the need to improve the state economy, ease regulation, reduce taxes and improve the public education system. She said she agrees that the economy and education are top priorities.

"I will work hard to make sure Maui keeps its portion of the TAT (transient accommodations tax) and not bow to special groups. I will work to reduce the size and scope of government, not increase it for the sake of power," she said.

Rinaldi said she also supports the GOP's call for an audit of the state Department of Education.

"I believe it is money well spent, as in the long run it will target waste and save money," she said. "We should work to have an audit in all areas of government, to eliminate waste and corruption."

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SD2: Incumbent Kokubun faces Hale for state Senate seat

GOP candidate Michael Hale, of Pahoa, a self-employed website creator, technology trainer and computer repairman, is promoting a plan to front homeowners money to switch to renewable energy, allowing them to repay as part of their property tax bills.

He also wants legislation to allow Puna Geothermal Ventures to operate at its full capacity of at least 40 percent of area energy needs, instead of the current rate of 15 percent allowed by the Public Utilities Commission.

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Maui: Looser home business law sought

A popular idea among the dozen or so testifiers was a one-page permit that would notify the county that a home-based enterprise was under way, confirm that general excise tax and other required licenses were in force and, otherwise, let 'er rip.

The idea was that, so long as the business didn't bother the neighbors, what's the problem?

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Kauai: County still eyeing 2% fuel tax to expand bus service

Sullivan said the Kaua‘i County Council is looking into implementing a two percent fuel tax, which would generate funds to be used in improving services.

Councilmembers said during the budget review meetings that halfway through the fiscal year they would look into an ordinance that would implement the fuel tax to support bus service expansion. Rapozo said she thinks the next council — to be elected Nov. 2 and sworn into office in January — is expected to take up the issue.

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Honolulu Police Officers Charged In Overtime Abuse Case

The prosecutor's office has so far dismissed at least 12 DUI cases that were being handled by the officers charged in the overtime case.

HPD said the seven officers are still on the job, although they have been reassigned and their police powers are restricted.

If convicted of the misdemeanors, the officers face up to 30 days in prison and a fine of up to $1,000.

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Hawaii Medical Board Takes Action Against Three Doctors

One pervert, one drunk, one secret.  All licenses yanked.

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Opportunity lost: HPR survives NPR fallout

Among the myriad ways of spinning the facts surrounding the firing of National Public Radio political analyst Juan Williams, surely this one is rising to the top of the list: The wrong person got fired here.

Maybe NPR President Vivian Schiller is painfully aware of this, too. Yesterday she apologized for "the process following the decision," (but not the firing itself, in which she again showed herself to be a proud servant of Islam) including firing the 10-year veteran over the phone.

Schiller couldn't have timed it worse better, in the midst of national pledge drives at NPR affiliates.

Hawaii Public Radio seems OK, though, finishing its drive Friday without repercussion.

(Let the enlightened, progressive, and conscious masters pay for their own propaganda outlet without our tax dollars.)

RELATED: NPR’s blacklist: More than Juan Williams

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KGI: Meet your candidates for U.S. Senate

HR: Pamela Young for Board of Education

HR: County by County Charter Amendments Detailed

SA: Inouye: 48-year Senate veteran; Cavasso undeterred

SA: Extended online guide to candidates


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