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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 :: 11096 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
State Zoning Statutes As "Environmental" Laws - More On HAWSCT's Ala Loop Decision
By Robert Thomas @ 11:09 AM :: 5941 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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Friday, August 13, 2010
Djou on KITV: "Voters voted against the establishment...I look forward to November"
By News Release @ 8:48 PM :: 6624 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 :: 6898 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

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Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Stimulus: Dems take $708/year from poor families
By News Release @ 5:49 PM :: 6824 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
Job Killer: Latest Bailout funded by $11B in taxes on US exporters
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:45 AM :: 6555 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 :: 5132 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 :: 7181 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 :: 5975 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 :: 8535 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 :: 6561 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 :: 6823 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 09, 2010
Djou attends Iraq mobilization ceremony of former unit
By News Release @ 1:39 PM :: 9026 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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Saturday, August 07, 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 :: 7296 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 06, 2010
Rejected 14-8 by Senate Democrats: Judge Leonard had more judicial experience than Elena Kagan
By News Release @ 4:28 PM :: 7206 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 06, 2010
Djou, Micronesian Ambassador: “Status quo is not working”
By News Release @ 12:57 PM :: 9469 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 06, 2010
What Happened to the “Recovery Summer,” Colleen Hanabusa?
By News Release @ 12:12 PM :: 6034 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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Thursday, August 05, 2010
Kaauwai: “Democrats try every trick to keep Lingle from appointing next Chief Justice”
By Jonah Ka`auwai @ 9:52 PM :: 4695 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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Monday, August 02, 2010
Poll: Djou leads by 8% margin
By Selected News Articles @ 2:37 PM :: 9297 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Just two-and-a-half months after winning his special election in HI-01, a new poll from Rep. Charles Djou's (R) camp shows he starts the general election in a rather strong position. In the survey, Djou led state Senate Pres. Colleen Hanabusa (D) 50-42%.

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Monday, August 02, 2010
Legislative races: Mainland “Gay Victory” money flowing to molester’s buddy Joe Bertram and HB444 sponsor Blake Oshiro
By Andrew Walden @ 3:44 AM :: 13546 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Mainland gay activists are doing everything they can to make sure that Hawaii remains under the thumb of child-molester advocate Rep Joe Bertram (D-Kihei) and HB444 sponsor Rep Blake Oshiro (D-Aiea).  The multi-million dollar Washington, DC-based Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund names Oshiro as one of its “featured candidates” pumping mainland gay money into Oshiro’s campaign as he faces off against a strong Democrat Primary challenge from Honolulu Councilmember Gary Okino, a firm opponent of HB444.

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Friday, July 30, 2010
Djou: Fiscal Restraint Necessary at All Levels of Government
By Selected News Articles @ 4:07 PM :: 5951 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Hawai‘i has become one of the least business-friendly states in America. Having served in the Hawai‘i State House and on the Honolulu City Council, I know that we cannot continue to punish businesses and still provide for a prosperous Hawai‘i.

But the anti-business policies that I fought in state and local government are dwarfed by the tax-and-spend agenda that I am battling in the United States Congress. It seems that for every problem facing our nation, the government’s answer is to spend and spend some more.

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Thursday, July 29, 2010
Nat’l Dems on Hanabusa: "We now have sweetness and light in Hawaii — or at least we don't have a lot of darkness."
By Selected News Articles @ 9:22 PM :: 7082 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Hawaii state Senate President Colleen Hanabusa, who split the Democratic vote with former Rep. Ed Case in the May special election, is the party's presumptive nominee against Djou.

"We now have sweetness and light in Hawaii — or at least we don't have a lot of darkness," Hoyer said.

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Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Djou: Not realigning forces to Guam a “major geopolitical mistake”
By News Release @ 11:03 PM :: 8498 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Congressman Djou’s amendment would’ve restored, through offsets, the necessary funding to one of the largest movements of military assets in decades while helping to maintain a robust military presence in the Asia-Pacific region.

Congressman Djou’s amendment would’ve increased funding for military construction projects necessary to realign Marine Corps forces to Guam.  The funds would come from offsets within H.R. 5822....

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Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Djou renews call for Free Trade with South Korea
By News Release @ 9:11 PM :: 9389 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Washington, DC — Congressman Charles K. Djou (HI-01) gave the following speech today from the floor of the U.S. House, advocating for a stronger and deeper relationship with the Republic of Korea...

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Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Djou: “Truth in Spending Act would force Congress to live by financial forecasts”
By Selected News Articles @ 1:10 PM :: 7308 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

The Congressional Budget Office employs talented economists whose job it is to study every aspect of every bill and predict how much each will cost – or how much each will save – years into the future.

They are good, but they are not infallible soothsayers. Economic predictions that are off just a little in a year can become wildly inaccurate over the course of decades.... 

When costs are higher than or savings lower than predicted, the Truth in Spending Act creates a fast-track process to reduce excess costs through legislation.

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Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Djou cosponsors legislation to help small business with tax relief
By News Release @ 1:33 PM :: 5978 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

“To stimulate the economy and help small businesses, I am proud to join my colleagues in co-sponsoring the Small Business Assistance and Relief Act. Whoever is in the majority—whether Democrats or Republicans—we need fiscal responsibility in Washington, D.C. and tax relief for every working family and small business to get our economy moving again.”

H.R. 5554, the Small Business Assistance and Relief Act, will help small businesses thrive by providing tax relief, reducing regulatory burden and boosting lending in the currently tight credit environment.

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Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Would Colleen Hanabusa Support Obama’s Small Business Tax Hike?
By News Release @ 1:31 PM :: 6243 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

“After supporting a Democrat agenda that has buried Hawaii taxpayers under a mountain of reckless government spending and record-high debt, it looks like Colleen Hanabusa could once again support a job killing tax hike that would devastate the economy even further,” said NRCC Communications Director Ken Spain. “Small businesses are looking for some much-needed relief, but all they’re getting from Washington is the uncertainty that comes from the Democrats’ harmful agenda. If Hanabusa can’t finally stand up against the Democrats’ tax-hiking agenda, it will prove once and for all that her loyalties do not lie with Hawaii businesses and families.”

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Tuesday, July 27, 2010
VIDEO: Djou on Fox Business News
By News Release @ 2:57 AM :: 7127 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

“Raising $3.8 trillion in new taxes at any time is a bad idea. Raising these taxes in the middle of an economic downturn is a terrible idea. The current majority in Congress has spent hundreds of billions of dollars to try and turn around the economy with the so-called ‘stimulus’ package. It has utterly failed.”

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Monday, July 26, 2010
Gov. Lingle appoints retired Moanalua Principal Wong to BoE
By News Release @ 2:47 PM :: 4446 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

HONOLULU – Governor Linda Lingle today appointed Caroline S. Wong to the Board of Education to fill the seat vacated by Breene Harimoto, who resigned last month.  Wong will serve on a temporary basis until a new member is elected in the November General Election to serve out the remaining two years of Harimoto’s term.  Her appointment takes effect immediately.

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Monday, July 26, 2010
Djou cosponsors Iran Sanctions: Bill becomes Law
By News Release @ 12:13 PM :: 5670 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

The legislation penalizes entities that assist Iran in importing refined petroleum or in maintaining or expanding Iran’s domestic refining capacity. These sanctions penalize foreign financial institutions that do business with Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, aid Iran’s nuclear program or support Iran’s sponsorship of terrorism. I was proud to join my colleagues on both sides of the aisle in supporting these sanctions.  

The bill that I co-sponsored has now become law, signed by the President on July 1, 2010.  

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Sunday, July 25, 2010
DoE spends $50M for free software
By Selected News Articles @ 12:00 PM :: 9691 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics

The DoE is paying millions of dollars to contractors for software when equal or superior alternatives are available elsewhere at lower cost--often free of charge. This wasteful spending is the direct result of the cozy, revolving door relationship between the contractors and the DoE officials who direct business their way.

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Friday, July 23, 2010
Hawaii lawsuit challenges use of racial identification on birth certificates
By Selected News Articles @ 9:51 AM :: 8992 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Setting snark aside, there is a real issue here: Is it appropriate for a state to require parents to declare their races so they can be stamped on to their children’s birth certificates, where they will remain in perpetuity? As of 1993, only five states had such policies in place. Now, over 15 years later, we have a multiracial president in the White House. Is it still necessary to insist upon racial identification on birth certificates — or is it time to discard such policies as outdated and counterproductive?

What valid purposes are served by such policies? Don’t they just exacerbate the problem of excessive race-consciousness in this country? To quote the wise words of Chief Justice John Roberts, “[t]he way to stop discrimination on the basis of race is to stop discriminating on the basis of race.” And the way to stop discriminating on the basis of race is to stop knowing or caring what race a person is. [FN1]

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Friday, July 23, 2010
Will rail plan collapse before November?
By News Release @ 2:09 AM :: 5570 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

The FTA has said that the City’s current financial plan is insufficiently robust to warrant entry into the next stage, Final Design. The Governor has said that she needs to see a plan that is robust enough to warrant entry before she will “accept” the Final EIS.

Mufi can continue this standoff by not having the City produce a new financial plan; Caldwell will do what he is told. Mufi can then continue to blame the Governor for holding up the project while deflecting blame from himself.

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Thursday, July 22, 2010
Star-Advertiser afraid Prevedouros might win
By News Release @ 3:40 PM :: 3303 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

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Thursday, July 22, 2010
AtomicMonkey Reincarnated, picks up Abercrombie DSA story: Abercrombie supporters--“Its just going to get nastier”
By Andrew Walden @ 2:04 PM :: 5637 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Bob Jones: Absent evidence otherwise, we have to take his word. It’s just hard for us skeptically-inclined old-timers in journalism to accept that a man with a City job and a history of doing “opposition research” didn’t even ask some high Hannemann campaign official if it was okay to portray Abercrombie as a brain in a glass jar controlled by former Gov. Ben Cayetano, as a “flailing gasbag” and his wife, the scholar Nancie Caraway, as “a witch.”

…And it’s just going to get nastier at least until the primary, perhaps beyond.

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Thursday, July 22, 2010
Djou on Fox News: “Every single dollar the government spends comes from a family”
By News Release @ 12:49 PM :: 6581 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

VIDEO of Djou interviewed on Fox News...

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Thursday, July 22, 2010
In DC: Hanabusa not invited to White House, lectures National Democrats on “Bum Information”
By Selected News Articles @ 12:01 AM :: 7828 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Hanabusa said that the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee's preference for former Rep. Ed Case (D) in the special election was based on "bum information" in an interview with the Fix Monday. "I'm president of the Senate. I'm not a neophyte when it comes to understanding political alignments and misalignments," she added.  (Is that why she "aligned" with Mehau against Bronster?)

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Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Prevedouros: Mayoral election “a referendum on way City has been run”
By News Release @ 6:20 PM :: 4822 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

The four politicians running for this office all have clearly represented their support of the status quo with even prosecutor/politician Peter Carlisle pledging to have rail all over the island and through the Koolaus. Is Peter's 30 Billion Dollar Rail Plan prudent fiscal policy for our Oahu?

I am the only candidate who is an engineer, not a politician, and I will stop the rail project, repeal its tax, and work with everyone who wants to make Honolulu the great city we all know it deserves to be.

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Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Secret "DSAer"? Abercrombie’s Denial Raises More Questions
By Selected News Articles @ 2:34 PM :: 8710 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Here are some questions for Abercrombie and Caraway:

  • If Neil Abercrombie was never a member of Democratic Socialists of America, why did Democratic Left’s editors indicate otherwise?
  • How does Abercrombie explain the 16-year record of his involvement in D.S.A. activities?
  • Is the erstwhile First Lady of Hawaii still a member of D.S.A.?
  • Has she ever openly acknowledged her D.S.A. membership to a Hawaii audience or publication?

The voters of Hawaii deserve to know the answers.

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Wednesday, July 21, 2010
How Charles Djou can do it
By Selected News Articles @ 11:52 AM :: 6960 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

At first blush, Hawaii’s First Congressional District doesn’t look like a potential Blue to Red conversion target. Obama did carry HI01 by a lopsided 70-28 percent spread, but that margin seems to be grossly distorted in favor of Honolulu’s Favorite Son. President Obama was born and spent some of his schoolboy years in this very district. 

Djou’s Honolulu-based district is historically Democratic, but it is not utterly inhospitable to Republican candidates. As the Washington Examiner’s senior Political Analyst Michael Barone mentions in his Almanac of American Politics, HI01 is home to “many military families in modest neighborhoods who may vote for Democrats but can be attracted to Republicans.”  

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Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Djou: “We need more private sector jobs, not more public sector programs”
By News Release @ 9:02 PM :: 6534 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

“Mr. Speaker, the American people expect Congress to act responsibly and to be trustworthy. But how can this happen when this Congress has no plan?

“No plan for a budget. No plan to create jobs. No plan to turn around our economy other than to spend, spend, and spend some more of the people’s money.

“We spent more than a trillion dollars to ‘create jobs,’ but as of yet our unemployment rate still languishes at over 9.5%. Our nation is plagued with debt and not creating a budget further amplifies the problem."

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Monday, July 19, 2010
Djou “Rapidly becoming one of most active and outspoken US Reps”
By News Release @ 12:37 AM :: 6423 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Despite having served for less than two months, Hawaii Congressman Charles K. Djou is influencing national policy in Washington.  He has rapidly become one of the most active and outspoken representatives in the U.S. today.

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Saturday, July 17, 2010
Mufi checks poll, decides on HB444
By News Release @ 11:56 PM :: 4897 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

“After more than 10 days of political maneuvering, Hannemann must have reviewed his polls and discovered that taking a clear stance on HB444 was politically beneficial. 

"Is this the kind of pono leadership Hannemann promises in his latest television ad?  Hawaii deserves a principled Governor who is not afraid to make decisions and take positions on controversial issues.”

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Saturday, July 17, 2010
Drunks, tax cheats, and other wannabees: Scary Democrat Lieutenant governor candidates air ideas
By Andrew Walden @ 8:44 AM :: 7956 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

 Brian Schatz at 2006 Akaka campaign rally in Larry Mehau’s barn.

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Friday, July 16, 2010
VIDEO: Djou calls for peace in Thailand
By News Release @ 4:46 PM :: 8135 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Thursday’s editorial in the Washington Post: “Wrong way in Thailand” highlights an issue of personal significance to Congressman Djou. He is the first Member of Congress of Thai descent and still has family living in Bangkok. 

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Friday, July 16, 2010
VIDEO: Djou on CNBC Worldwide Exchange
By News Release @ 3:38 PM :: 8028 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Washington, DC — Congressman Charles K. Djou (HI-01) appeared on the CNBC program “Worldwide Exchange” to discuss, among other things, the flawed financial regulatory reform bill that passed the U.S. Congress, the ballooning national deficit and debt, and Congress’ failure to pass a budget.

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Friday, July 16, 2010
Prevedouros: Ten Billion Dollars and Counting Spells MISMANAGEMENT
By News Release @ 3:21 PM :: 4720 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

“The sewer fix and the EPA consent decree (these are two different things) are likely to cost about $4.5 billion.  Add $5.5 Billion for the rail and Oahu taxpayers face a $10 Billion fiscal liability.  For a city with a typical capital improvement program (CIP) of no more than One Billion dollars per year this spells mismanagement.

“The rail project and the mismanagement of sewer and water mains leaves Honolulu with record tax increases, chronic homelessness, crumbling infrastructure, and some of the worst roads in the country. 

“And let's not forget corruption....

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Thursday, July 15, 2010
Djou: Unemployment increases under ‘stimulus’ spending
By News Release @ 11:29 AM :: 5322 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the so-called “stimulus,” was enacted in February of 2009 when the national unemployment rate was 8.2% and Hawaii’s unemployment rate was 6.3%. Today, unemployment is at 9.5% nationally and remains at 6.3% in Hawaii.

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Thursday, July 15, 2010
Djou campaign raises $935K in 2nd Quarter
By News Release @ 1:13 AM :: 6260 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Congressman Charles K. Djou is entering the general election with a strong showing of support from 4,137 individual donors for the quarter that ended June 30, 2010. The Djou campaign raised $935,435 in the second quarter, receiving nearly $200,000 of that in the five weeks after his special election victory.  Djou has entered the third quarter with $379,046 on hand.

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Thursday, July 15, 2010
Djou pushes Feds to cut red tape blocking Honolulu municipal waste exports
By News Release @ 1:10 AM :: 6719 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Washington, DC — Congressman Charles K. Djou (HI-01) today expressed his concern regarding the municipal waste buildup in Honolulu to U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and received verbal assurance that the matter would be resolved as quickly as possible.

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Hawaii State Data Lab

Hawaii Together

Heritage Foundation

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Inouye-Kwock, NYT 1992

Inside the Nature Conservancy

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Investigative Project on Terrorism

Iowa Meets Maui

Jackson v Abercrombie

Jihad Watch

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Kahle v New Hope

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Kauai Co GOP

Keep Hawaii's Heroes

KeyWiki

Land and Power in Hawaii

Legislative Committee Analysis Tool

Lessons in Firearm Education

Lingle Years

Malulani Foundation

Managed Care Matters -- Hawaii

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Mauna Kea Recreational Users Group

MentalIllnessPolicy.org

Middle East Forum--The Legal Project

Mililani Conservatives for Change

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Muslim Brotherhood in America

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Natatorium.org

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No GMO Means No Aloha

Northwest Economic Policy Seminar

Not Dead Yet, Hawaii

Now What I Really Think

NRA-ILA Hawaii

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OurFutureHawaii.com

Pacific Aviation Museum

Patients Rights Council Hawaii

PEACE Hawaii

People vs Machine

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RailRipoff.com

Rental by Owner Awareness Assn

Republican Party -- Hawaii State

Research Institute for Hawaii USA

Rick Hamada Show

RJ Rummel

Robotics Organizing Committee

Salvage The Rail

Save the Plastic Bag

School Choice in Hawaii

SenatorFong.com

SIFE Remington

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Smart About Marijuana--Hawaii

St Marianne Cope

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The Harriet Tubman Agenda

The Long War Journal

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Time Out Honolulu

Truth About Trade & Technology - Hawaii

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Valor in the Pacific

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Waagey.org

West Maui Taxpayers Association

What Natalie Thinks

Whole Life Hawaii

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