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Tuesday, August 29, 2017
McDermott withdraws--Rep Andria Tupola to Run for Governor?
By Rep Bob McDermott @ 4:14 PM :: 1828 Views :: Politicians, Republican Party

...McDermott said that, after talking to my family, friends, and members of the Ewa Beach community, the general consensus was that my voice was still needed to represent the residents of West Oahu....

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Thursday, August 10, 2017
Governor needs to step up and fix Maui school bus crisis
By Rep Bob McDermott @ 7:43 PM :: 1000 Views :: Education K-12

...students and parents of Maui are being held hostage to bureaucratic bumbling that would make the keystone cops envious....

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Friday, July 21, 2017
AG Chin Politicizing Office and ignoring his real job
By Rep Bob McDermott @ 2:04 AM :: 1627 Views :: National News, Hawaii State Government

...a hyper-partisan, publicity-seeking, grandstander....

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Thursday, June 08, 2017
GE Tax Hike Cornerstone of McDermott Plan to Rescue Rail
By Rep Bob McDermott @ 12:32 AM :: 1186 Views :: Rail, Taxes

...McDermott calls for Special Session....

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Friday, April 28, 2017
Chaos: Rail Tax Bill Suddenly Turns into ‘Illegal’ 2.75% TAT Hike
By Rep Bob McDermott @ 9:55 PM :: 2781 Views :: Rail, Taxes, Tourism

...Shifting Burden to Hotels Will Hurt Tourism and Employment....

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Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Ige Speech “Unfocused, Disappointing, Lacking in Details”
By Rep Bob McDermott @ 10:10 AM :: 1244 Views :: Hawaii State Government

Okay, the same guys who brought us 42 air conditioners are going to solve the housing crisis....

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Friday, January 13, 2017
Hawaii State Capitol Korea-Vietnam Veterans Memorial Vandalized With Excrement
By Rep Bob McDermott @ 3:47 PM :: 2575 Views :: Homelessness, Military

The accumulation of excrement and hundreds of flies have now become a serious public health problem in the front yard of the Hawaii State Capitol....

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Thursday, September 01, 2016
Hawaii First State in the Nation to mandate Sexuality Education for Kindergarten
By Rep Bob McDermott @ 5:24 PM :: 3817 Views :: Education K-12, Family

...they have no standards, they have no curriculum, they have had no public vetting or review process of any proposed new curriculum; but it's on the books and ready to go....

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Friday, May 13, 2016
McDermott calls for special session to address Campbell HS construction funds
By Rep Bob McDermott @ 2:33 AM :: 1275 Views :: Education K-12

...Otherwise we shall be stuck with chaos and an embarrassment in two years....

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Wednesday, April 27, 2016
HB2084: Your Insurance Rates Will Be Going up to Pay for Trannies
By Rep Bob McDermott @ 4:43 AM :: 1891 Views :: Family, Health Care

... people who promote sexual reassignment surgery “are collaborating with and promoting a mental disorder” ....

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Tuesday, April 26, 2016
New Schools? Zero Guidance from DoE
By Rep Bob McDermott @ 5:39 PM :: 1600 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics

...legislators are allowed to simply carve up the Capitol Improvement Budget by political favoritism....

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Thursday, April 21, 2016
McDermott, Fevella: Building a New School for Ewa Beach
By Rep Bob McDermott @ 12:10 PM :: 1343 Views :: Education K-12

Representative Bob McDermott discusses the building of a new school for Ewa Beach with Kurt Fevella President at The Ewa Beach Lions Club....

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Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Ige releases $5 million for design of new West Oahu high school
By Rep Bob McDermott @ 9:24 PM :: 1406 Views :: Education K-12

...“Sometimes you have to make waves to catch a wave,” said McDermott....

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Thursday, February 25, 2016
New School Construction: Intentional misuse of taxpayer money
By Rep Bob McDermott @ 2:28 PM :: 2056 Views :: Education K-12

According to new DOE information the building of a $150 million high school planned for Kihei is not what is needed....

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Saturday, January 16, 2016
Priorities not Politics for New Schools
By Rep Bob McDermott @ 2:42 AM :: 1409 Views :: Education K-12

West Oahu is currently drowning under exigent overcrowding....

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Wednesday, December 30, 2015
New High School? What is DoE’s top priority?
By Rep Bob McDermott @ 9:18 PM :: 1650 Views :: Education K-12

The State is breaking ground on a new high school in Kihei....

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Thursday, November 05, 2015
McDermott: Get the Politicians out of School Construction
By Rep Bob McDermott @ 5:50 PM :: 1909 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics

State CIP money is going to political cronies’ districts, not where it is really needed....

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Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Keeping Track of Sex-Ed in DoE Classrooms
By Rep Bob McDermott @ 2:05 PM :: 2156 Views :: Education K-12, Family, Health Care

The new policy also requires that a description of the curriculum used by the school to be made available to parents before instruction starts....

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Thursday, August 13, 2015
Six DoE Sex Education Curricula Reviewed
By Rep Bob McDermott @ 8:46 PM :: 2229 Views :: Education K-12, Family, Life

...six available options for teaching sex education to middle school students....

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Friday, August 07, 2015
Illegal Lobbying by Planned Parenthood behind New Sex Ed Program?
By Rep Bob McDermott @ 12:30 AM :: 3159 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics, Life

...asking the IRS to investigate allegations of lobbying the State Legislature in order to gain valuable curriculum development contracts....

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Tuesday, July 28, 2015
McDermott: Investigate Hawaii Planned Parenthood Operations
By Rep Bob McDermott @ 6:42 PM :: 1755 Views :: Life

...involvement by Planned Parenthood of Hawaii in the illegal sale or transfer of infant organs....

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Wednesday, May 06, 2015
Rep. McDermott critical of new state budget for ignoring pressing needs at Campbell High School
By Rep Bob McDermott @ 6:20 PM :: 1383 Views :: Education K-12

...teachers are in essence nomads with no classroom to call their own; they must float to any open space....

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Wednesday, April 29, 2015
“The Indoctrination of our children” with Dr. Joe McIlhaney
By Rep Bob McDermott @ 11:01 PM :: 2596 Views :: Education K-12, Family, Health Care

Joe McIlhaney, MD is the Founder and Chairman of The Medical Institute for Sexual Health....

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Friday, February 20, 2015
House Bills for 2015: Sex, Drugs and a Place for the Kids to Hide Out
By Rep Bob McDermott @ 3:53 AM :: 2563 Views :: Education K-12, Family, Drugs

...bills that might have negative impacts on families or communities....

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Saturday, February 07, 2015
HB536 Imposes Massive New Payroll Reporting Requirements on Businesses
By Rep Bob McDermott @ 2:11 AM :: 1415 Views :: Small Business

...Establishes a wage reporting requirement. Provides penalties for violation. Prohibits retaliation against employees....

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Thursday, January 15, 2015
Pono Choices: Proposed Keiki Caucus Bills Would Undermine Parental Rights
By Rep Bob McDermott @ 10:22 PM :: 2167 Views :: Education K-12, Family
“This new and better approach has hardly taken hold, but the State Legislature’s Keiki Caucus is already planning to attack it.”
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Thursday, October 23, 2014
Elle Cochran Fired Staffer Because he had National Guard Duty?
By Rep Bob McDermott @ 5:03 AM :: 3283 Views :: Maui County, Military

At the least, this appears to be a violation of the Uniformed Services Employment and Re-employment Right Act....

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Tuesday, October 07, 2014
UH Bribes 'Pono Choices' Students With $52,200.00 in gift cards
By Rep Bob McDermott @ 5:39 PM :: 2775 Views :: Education K-12, Family, Health Care

...Students, the teachers, and community liaisons were given over $52,000.00 in gift cards in violation of Hawaii State law....

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014
McDermott Responds to “Revised” Pono Choices Program
By Rep Bob McDermott @ 3:51 AM :: 1897 Views :: Education K-12, Family

Rep Bob McDermott responds to 'revised' Pono Choices program....

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Thursday, August 14, 2014
Pono Choices May Violate State, Federal Laws
By Rep Bob McDermott @ 3:57 AM :: 2343 Views :: Education K-12, Family

...the DOE's implementation of Pono Choices violated several safeguards contained in the Federal Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment (PPRA)....

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Monday, March 24, 2014
Pono Choices Working Group Operates in Secrecy, Members forced to Sign Non-Disclosure Agreements
By Rep Bob McDermott @ 8:24 PM :: 2505 Views :: Education K-12, Family, First Amendment

Since his call for transparency, McDermott says the secrecy has gotten worse....

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Friday, March 14, 2014
New DoE Training Course: Teach Transsexualism to 2nd Graders
By Rep Bob McDermott @ 3:22 PM :: 3356 Views :: Education K-12

... McDermott says the payment of "stipends" to Hawaii teachers, for delivering SPLC's version of "Tolerance Training" breaks the law ....

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Thursday, February 27, 2014
More questionable social engineering comes to Hawaii’s public schools
By Rep Bob McDermott @ 8:25 PM :: 2762 Views :: Education K-12, Family, First Amendment

...like Pono Choices, there is a disproportionate focus on normalizing homosexuality....

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Thursday, January 09, 2014
Pono Choices not medically accurate, age appropriate, or complete on STD risks
By Rep Bob McDermott @ 8:08 PM :: 4705 Views :: Education K-12, Family, Health Care

After weeks of bureaucratic run-around McDermott finally received a copy of the requested materials....

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Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Rep McDermott Asks for Reconsideration of Gay Marriage Ruling
By Rep Bob McDermott @ 5:33 PM :: 2243 Views :: Family, First Amendment
State Rep. Bob McDermott has filed a new motion in court to ask the Judge to reconsider ....
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Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Lawsuit: Hawaii Constitution Forbids Legislature from Creating Gay Marriage
By Rep Bob McDermott @ 9:50 PM :: 4234 Views :: Family, First Amendment, Hawaii History, Hawaii State Government

Representative Bob McDermott filed a lawsuit today seeking a Declaratory Judgment regarding the 1998 ballot issue pertaining to same-sex marriage....

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Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Abercrombie admin and DOE have no answers for same-sex education issues
By Rep Bob McDermott @ 3:42 PM :: 2175 Views :: Education K-12, Family, First Amendment

Horner suggested that the BOE’s curriculum and civil rights compliance offices, with oversight by the Attorney General, would be the appropriate authorities to make these determinations....

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