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Thursday, April 22, 2010
Hanabusa Can't Stand Up To Local Bankers—How Will She Tackle Wall Street?
By News Release @ 2:20 PM :: 5285 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Honolulu - Charles K. Djou, Republican candidate for Hawaii’s 1st Congressional District, questioned Senate President Colleen Hanabusa on Earth Day on her claims that she will hold Wall Street accountable given the Legislature’s failure to pass a proposal to use state bonds to finance loans for homeowners to install rooftop solar panels, solar hot water heaters and energy-efficient appliances.  The measure passed both chambers and had community support, but last-minute opposition from the Mortgage Bankers Association of Hawaii contributed to the failure of the measure.

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Thursday, April 22, 2010
VIDEO: Charles Djou on Sean Hannity show
By News Release @ 1:05 AM :: 6847 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

VIDEO: Honolulu Special Election Congressional candidate Charles Djou appearing on the Sean Hannity show Wednesday April 21.

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Wednesday, April 21, 2010
DCCC continues to spread false information in Hawaii race
By News Release @ 2:26 PM :: 5190 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

MYTH: It also mentions, “Djou supported cutting thousands of teachers, increasing class sizes across the state.”

FACT: This claim is FALSE. Charles Djou supports keeping teachers’ jobs and smaller class sizes. The DCCC does not show any evidence to substantiate this claim. In fact, according to Djou’s campaign website, “We need a reformed education system that puts children first. … Principals in turn must have the resources they need, including adequate funding and the ability to remove underperforming teachers. The cost of the Educational bureaucracies must be reduced to insure that education dollars are spent in the classroom and teachers have the tools they need to educate our children, including continuing teacher education and training. That’s how good school systems work. We cannot continue to limit our children’s potential in school systems that don’t teach.”

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Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Mainland Dems’ new ad attacking Djou: “Completely False -- again”
By Andrew Walden @ 1:19 AM :: 6858 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Even if stimulus had increased the DoE budget, it is dishonest to pick out a solitary provision of a $800B spending bill and declare that to be what Djou “opposed.”

By the same logic, if Charles Djou stopped Pueo Trucking from dumping a stinking heap of garbage--with a two dollar bill hidden in the pile--on the front yard of an elementary school, the DCCC headline would be “Djou blocks Hanabusa from donating money to school.”

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Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Ed Case's record of tax increases
By News Release @ 12:31 AM :: 7290 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

In 2004, Case did not support a bill that would have lowered the total taxes paid by middle-class families with children and military personnel with children.  He voted against extending a $1,000 per child tax credit given to families with children and against allowing military personnel to include combat pay in their gross earning in order to calculate eligibility for the child tax credit. (House Roll Call 209, 05/20/04)

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Tuesday, April 20, 2010
VIDEO: National Dems launch new attack commercial against Djou
By Selected News Articles @ 5:32 PM :: 5295 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Another blast from the same DCCC which produced the “False” attack ad upon which this ad seeks to build.  Now the DCCC is attacking Djou over Obama's stimulus program--but they don't mention "stimulus' even once in the commercial, instead we are to believe it was all about saving teachers' jobs.

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Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Mayoral Candidate Prevedouros joins GOP
By News Release @ 5:02 PM :: 5284 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Hawaii is going down with its one party politics. Hawaii needs more balanced political checks and balances. There are simply too many Democrats and too many Lawyers. There are too few Republicans and too few Engineers. I wish to tip the scales by one.

Tax and Spend does not work. Too many wrong projects are being done at huge cost to taxpayers. Hawaii's affordability is moving in the wrong direction. More taxes and poor policies lead to accelerated brain drain, labor losses and unemployment.

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Monday, April 19, 2010
Former Abercrombie staffer infiltrates GOP
By Selected News Articles @ 1:14 PM :: 6655 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

  Former Abercrombie staffer George 'Skip' Roberts at GOP conference in Minnesota.

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Sunday, April 18, 2010
Advertiser Endorsement: More Case family media manipulation?
By Andrew Walden @ 4:45 PM :: 9597 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

The Advertiser is being bought out by Black Press, owner of the Star-Bulletin.  Among Black’s local partners is Ed Case’s uncle, Dan H Case.  

Six hundred Advertiser employees are on tenterhooks waiting to see if they will be rehired by the new entity.  Their new bosses are still running the Star-Bulletin as the purchase passes through various procedural hoops.  Who will stay and who will go depends on the good will of Dan H Case, Black Press, and the other members of the Star-Bulletin Editorial Board.

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Sunday, April 18, 2010
Loyal Democrat? Hanabusa helped GOP against Hirono in ‘06
By Andrew Walden @ 1:04 AM :: 8040 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Two sources with first-hand knowledge describe a series of September, 2006 post-Primary talks between Hanabusa’s defeated campaign and that of Republican Primary winner, State Senator Bob Hogue.  Although Hanabusa did not personally participate, the sources say her campaign’s leaders, including her now-husband John Souza, offered the Republican candidate extensive unofficial support.  One pro-Hanabusa union came on board with Hogue after receiving a commitment that, if elected, Hogue would work to increase immigration quotas from the Philippines.

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Saturday, April 17, 2010
Ed Case hires advisor tied to Blago impeachment, sale of Obama’s Illinois Senate seat
By News Release @ 12:20 PM :: 8950 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

“Case has hired well-respected Dem pollster Fred Yang, who was tagged as an advisor in the criminal complaint against ex-IL Gov. Rod Blagojevich (D). Yang was ‘Advisor B,’ who suggested Blagojevich leverage Pres. Obama's open Senate seat in order to win a top position at Change to Win, the labor federation headed by SEIU.” (Reid Wilson, “Wednesday’s Starting Lineup,” Hotline On Call, 04/14/10)

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Saturday, April 17, 2010
Ed Case Wants to Bring Change to Hawaii: More Taxes
By News Release @ 11:11 AM :: 5743 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

"While Hawaii taxpayers struggle amid a fragile economy, Ed Case continues to be complicit with the job-killing, tax-hiking policies of Washington Democrats by supporting the Democrats’ healthcare takeover. As the nation’s economy teeters on the edge of disaster, more and more jobs are shed each month and the national debt continues to climb to new highs, the last thing the people of Hawaii need is a representative with an insatiable appetite for taxing and spending. Unfortunately for Case, Hawaii voters don’t want another Pelosi rubberstamp in Congress – they want jobs," said Erin Kealoha, Communications Director, Hawaii Republican Party.

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Saturday, April 17, 2010
HGEA vs HSTA? SOS plan: “Pits education against other public services”
By News Release @ 10:59 AM :: 4491 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

“Under this proposal, students, parents, teachers, other school employees, Department of Education officials, legislators and the general public would still be left with the looming uncertainty of the remaining six furlough days in the second half of the next school year. 

“Further, this plan once again pits education against other public services, as legislators struggle to find money in 2011 for the myriad of programs operated by the State. 

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Friday, April 16, 2010
Photos: 2,000 Rally against Tax Hikes at Capitol, 300 in Kona, 150 in Hilo, 100 in Lihue, 100s in Kahului
By Andrew Walden @ 3:01 PM :: 12200 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Honolulu County, Democratic Party, Kauai County, DHHL, Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

  

SB: The Hawaii rally was aimed squarely at state lawmakers—majority Democrats who approved this week an increase in the tax on a barrel of oil. The increase from a nickel to $1.05 per barrel is expected to increase the cost of gas and energy bills….

One candidate, Republican Charles Djou, attended the rally and took the occasion of tax deadline day to launch an appeal for votes....

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Friday, April 16, 2010
HD 18: Builder Joe Pandolphe to challenge for seat abandoned by “Islam Day” cosponsor Rep. Lyla Berg
By News Release @ 2:29 AM :: 4315 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

“The people are frustrated with business as usual in our government. Our Hawaii public school system is not putting the children first which is an outrage. Tax increase bills are advancing in the legislature which will lead to more business failure. Home sales are down and many owners are facing foreclosure. Unemployment is higher than ever. What people want is stability and that’s the choice I represent for the voters."

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Thursday, April 15, 2010
Djou raises $700,000 for Congressional Campaign
By News Release @ 12:50 AM :: 5560 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

“We are excited about Charles’ campaign to change the direction of Congress.  Having made over 20,000 volunteer phone calls and knocking on over 15,000 doors in Mililani, Ewa Beach, Hawaii Kai, and everywhere in between, we have heard that Charles’ message of fiscal responsibility and government accountability is resonating with the people of Hawaii.  People are tired of elected officials who care more about themselves, than they do about the people they represent,” stated Dylan Nonaka, Djou for Hawaii campaign manager.  “Our strong finance numbers are one of several indicators of the growing enthusiasm and momentum for Charles in this special election.  Charles understands, however, that the only number that counts is the number of votes cast in the election.”

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Thursday, April 15, 2010
April 15 No New Taxes Five Rallies on Four Islands: Honolulu, Hilo, Kona, Maui, Kauai
By Andrew Walden @ 12:10 AM :: 13991 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Honolulu County, Democratic Party, Kauai County, DHHL, Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Hawaii Legislators want to raise the GE Tax by as much as 25%. They propose to raise the barrel tax on fuel 3000%.  But they refuse to even consider abolishing the BoE and placing the DoE under the direct control of the next Governor.  On April 15, Hawaii voters will have their say at rallies planned for Honolulu, Kahului, Kailua-Kona, Hilo and Lihue.  Here are the details and contact information for each rally. 

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Wednesday, April 14, 2010
KALO-TV to host Great Stem Cell Debate
By News Release @ 12:49 PM :: 4257 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

 “Lines that Divide: the Great Stem Cell Debate” will be broadcast on KALO-TV, channel 38 (cable channel 25).

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Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Will Hanabusa allow flag to fly? Flags Placed on State Capitol Lawn Wednesday, Rally Thursday
By News Release @ 8:02 PM :: 3803 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

On Wednesday, April 14th at 10:30 a.m. a group of veterans will place about 100 small flags on the front lawn of the State Senate next to the replica of the Liberty Bell.

On Thursday, April 15th, they will hold a Flag Rally at the State Capitol from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. (separate from Tea Party events) and will deliver petitions to Senate President Colleen Hanabusa asking her to pass language in any Bill that would ensure their right to fly Old Glory.

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Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Can YOU make it balance? Introducing interactive online State budget planning
By News Release @ 7:39 PM :: 5443 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

If you want to get familiar with the budget, this is a good place to start because it will allow you to make your own choices by simply placing an ”x” in the left column next to the  proposals. The fiscal impact of the proposal will then be added to the ending balance.

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Monday, April 12, 2010
VIDEO: Tied for lead, Djou launches new campaign commercial
By News Release @ 3:08 PM :: 5991 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

“I understand that times are tough for Hawaii families right now and I promise to work tirelessly to ease the burden of heavy taxes and excessive government spending and control,” said Charles Djou. “The age of the spend-and-tax mentality are over, Hawaii families need a Representative that will fight to rebuild Hawaii’s economy and create jobs. I’ve never voted for a tax increase, because I understand that crippling taxes only hurt small businesses and stifle economic growth. I will open Hawaii’s doors to new markets, which will boost Hawaii’s tourism and trade and bring millions of dollars in revenue to our sluggish economy.”

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Monday, April 12, 2010
SB2434: Furloughs? Legislature finds funds to raise Matayoshi's salary
By News Release @ 2:27 PM :: 4977 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

This is the reward to Matayoshi for holding the line against reform and protecting the HSTA....boost to 150% of highest Principal's salary, thus making her effectively tied to the HGEA's contract for Principals. 

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Monday, April 12, 2010
Lingle to SoS Protesters: DoE selected furlough schedule to “maximize disruption to the school calendar”
By Gov. Linda Lingle @ 2:46 AM :: 5597 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Despite the continuing willingness of our residents to generously support our public education system, it has not produced meaningful improvements or demonstrable progress toward improved systemwide education outcomes.  The record is clear that the answer to the problem of an underperforming school system is not solely the amount of money being spent.  We have dramatically increased public education spending between the time I took office and the present, and our school system still fails to show meaningful improvement in national test scores.  We should not tolerate perpetuating a system that results in situations such as Nanakuli where only 14 percent of the children are proficient in arithmetic.

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Sunday, April 11, 2010
Poll: Djou tied for lead in Congressional race
By Selected News Articles @ 10:18 PM :: 5619 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

...Right now, the race is close: according to a Democratic source, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has conducted an internal poll showing Case at 32%, Djou at 32%, Hanabusa at 27%, and 9% undecided.

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Sunday, April 11, 2010
Is your church ready to vote May 1-22?
By News Release @ 2:29 PM :: 6126 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Hawaii Family Forum and Hawaii Catholic Conference is committed to urge the faithful to

  1. Register to vote;
  2. Be knowledgeable about issues and where candidates stand on those issues and
  3. Motivate and get believers to go out and vote.
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Friday, April 09, 2010
Out of money, Puna DoE school shutting down next week
By Andrew Walden @ 3:54 PM :: 6868 Views :: Education K-12

According to a high level source within the DoE, the Charter School Review Panel (CSRP), at its regularly scheduled meeting Wednesday morning, voted to bring a nearly immediate end to the school year for Puna’s Na Wai Ola/Waters of Life Public Charter School.  According to the source, the decision will take effect Friday, April 16 leaving parents to scramble to find alternate placements for their children in the middle of the semester and in the midst of HSA testing. The semester for Waters of Life's 80 students was originally to have run until May 26.

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Friday, April 09, 2010
FactCheck.org: Dems attack ad against Djou “False”
By News Release @ 3:51 PM :: 7236 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

...to characterize Djou's opposition to raising taxes as protecting tax breaks that send jobs abroad is wrong. Any tax benefit can be eliminated and offset by a rate cut or by other benefits without raising taxes overall, and without violating the terms of that pledge. This attack ad is false.

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Friday, April 09, 2010
SB2401: Homeowners association dues to be taxed
By News Release @ 2:28 AM :: 6274 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

When HB2877 was defeated earlier within this legislative session, homeowners that pay maintenance fees were relieved and saved from having to pay another tax increase. This new tax would have unfairly targeted homeowners that reside in condominiums and planned community associations by taxing their maintenance fees. 

Then on March 30, in the House Finance Committee, a bill that had nothing to do with raising taxes on maintenance fees - SB2401 SD1, was gutted and replaced with the language from HB2877, the measure previously defeated.

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Thursday, April 08, 2010
Djou: False ad shows mainland Dems “afraid of how the people of Hawaii will vote”
By News Release @ 12:52 AM :: 5801 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

"This outside intrusion into a Hawaii political campaign is unprecedented and unnecessary.  There should be no need for a mainland Democrat group to be involved unless they are afraid of how the people of Hawaii will vote.  My position on issues is there for all to see, and the votes that I have taken are clear, honorable and correct.  For the DCCC to attempt to sway public opinion in this manner by defaming my character is clearly wrong."

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Wednesday, April 07, 2010
Politico: Inouye aide to assist Hanabusa (Inouye to DC: “Obama? Who’s Obama?”)
By Selected News Articles @ 6:20 PM :: 5983 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

The source said the move was in part intended as a warning shot to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, which is considering an endorsement for Case.

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Wednesday, April 07, 2010
House Fumbles Furloughs (Again)
By News Release @ 1:39 PM :: 4898 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Ward proposed an amendment to remove political appointees in SB2571's process of selecting the governor's BOE appointees. The amendment, along with one that proposed to lift the cap on Charter Schools would have made Hawaii more competitive for Race to the Top funds. All three amendments were killed by the House.

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Wednesday, April 07, 2010
ATR: DCCC’s attack on Djou, Claims about the Taxpayer Protection Pledge “False”
By News Release @ 1:37 PM :: 6542 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

...the DCCC should explain to voters why several current U.S. House and U.S. Senate Democrats, and numerous Democrats on the state level have already made the same commitment as Djou. The following Democrat members of Congress have signed the Pledge: Reps. Brad Ellsworth (IN-08), Rob Andrews (NJ-01), Gene Taylor (MS-04), Ben Chandler (KY-06) and Sens. Ben Nelson (NE) and Arlen Specter (PA). Interestingly, every single Democrat named has violated the Pledge on at least one occasion. Even more interesting is the fact that every House Democrat named has violated the Taxpayer Protection Pledge on multiple occasions.

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Wednesday, April 07, 2010
Abercrombie Promised He Would Not Reward Failed Banks with Massive Bailout – Then Did
By AtomicMonkey @ 12:06 PM :: 7861 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

In late 2008, Congressman Neil Abercrombie could not have been more clear in this letter to a Hawaii constituent, where he vowed to vote “no” on the $700 Billion bail out bill....Less than one week from the date of Abercrombie’s  reassuring assertions, he voted for the bailout anyway.

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Wednesday, April 07, 2010
POLITICO: National Dems still refuse to rule out Case endorsement
By Selected News Articles @ 2:08 AM :: 6093 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairman Chris Van Hollen said Tuesday he wouldn't rule out making an endorsement in the May special election in Hawaii's 1st Congressional District.

As two Democrats — former Rep. Ed Case and state Senate President Colleen Hanabusa — compete against a single GOP candidate in the three-way election, Van Hollen didn't reject reports that the DCCC may swing behind Case's campaign.

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Tuesday, April 06, 2010
Fact Checking: Anti-Djou attack ad “Simply false”
By Andrew Walden @ 10:41 PM :: 8584 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

To hear the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee tell it, Republican Congressional candidate Charles Djou “signed a pledge that protects tax breaks for companies that send jobs overseas” and “Djou still supports tax breaks for big corporations who would export our future.”

But the DCCC’s support for this claim rests entirely upon a single US House of Representatives Rules Committee vote held in July, 2007--while Djou was on the Honolulu City Council.  The DCCC's commercial is even more dishonest than Colleen Hanabusa's claim to have cut legislative salaries. 

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Tuesday, April 06, 2010
VIDEO: National Democrats' anti-Djou commercials starting tonight
By Andrew Walden @ 6:15 PM :: 7550 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Starting tonight, the National Democrat commercials will run through the end of this week.  According to one Honolulu TV advertising sales exec interviewed by Hawai’i Free Press, the commercials will target Republican Congressional candidate Charles Djou.  Djou is the only Republican facing off against Democrats Colleen Hanabusa and Ed Case in the May 1 –22 mail in special election.  The same source tells Hawai’i Free Press the DCCC message will be anti-Djou—and will not make reference to either Ed Case or Colleen Hanabusa.

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Tuesday, April 06, 2010
Dan? Who’s Dan? National Dems sabotage Hanabusa to help Case
By Selected News Articles @ 12:13 PM :: 7408 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Determined to avert that result, the two sources said the DCCC is providing under-the-radar organizational support to former Rep. Ed Case against Democratic state Sen. Colleen Hanabusa, including assistance from DCCC Western Regional Political Director Adam Sullivan.

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Monday, April 05, 2010
Aiona: Waianae’s Kaupuni to be nation’s first net-zero-energy community
By Lt Gov Duke Aiona @ 7:58 PM :: 5494 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

This unique 18-unit subdivision is an affordable-housing project by the State Department of Hawaiian Home Lands. The homes will consume little electricity and have a low environmental impact, and were designed with a blend of the newest energy technology and traditional Hawaiian practices to support a self-sufficient and sustainable lifestyle.

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Monday, April 05, 2010
NRO: In Hawaii, a cheery Republican is inching closer to a Scott Brown–style upset
By Selected News Articles @ 12:52 AM :: 6059 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

“I’m the only one who actually lives in the congressional district,” Djou says. “I have two opponents who are running insider themes. Case is running on his experience, his seniority, and [the fact that he] knows the corridors of Congress. Hanabusa is running on how she’s going to be a team player with Democrats in Congress. It’s clear that voting for Case or Hanabusa will not change Washington, D.C. My election will mean change, not just here, but if I win this race, we’re going to have a very big impact across the country.”

“I have never voted for a tax increase, and neither of my opponents can say that,” Djou says. “In five debates so far, both of them have repeated that they will not take a pledge to not raise taxes. They have both said they believe that there’s even an appropriate time to raise taxes, even in a recession.”

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Saturday, April 03, 2010
As “momentum shifts to Djou”, Hanabusa’s “boldly deceptive” campaign implodes: Ads, mailers pulled
By Andrew Walden @ 2:43 PM :: 7390 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

The National Journal writes: "National Democrats are tempted to pick a favorite, sources say, and perhaps get the White House involved to avoid the embarrassment of losing in President Obama's hometown urban Honolulu congressional district."

But the Dan’s won’t let them pick Ed Case, so they are stuck with Larry Mehau associate Colleen Hanabusa.  The National Journal article points the finger at Inouye, while pretending to point the finger at Obama, who, perhaps retaliating for Inouye’s support of Clinton in the Primary, washes his hands of the mess caused by Inouye’s retaliation against Ed Case and Neil Abercrombie....

Meanwhile..."Democratic strategists sense a momentum shift for Djou."

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Saturday, April 03, 2010
Dems Wary Of Hawaii Special Election
By Selected News Articles @ 2:54 AM :: 7638 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Case led in the last public poll, but that was nearly three months ago. Privately, Democratic strategists sense a momentum shift for Djou.

"The onus is on the White House. ... Can you imagine how bad it would be messaging-wise if we lost Obama's home district after losing Massachusetts?" one strategist said.

White House officials did not respond to requests for comment.

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Friday, April 02, 2010
Ed Case: “A reliable vote for imposing higher taxes on middle-class families and small businesses”
By News Release @ 8:12 PM :: 4900 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Democrat congressional candidate Ed Case is attempting to portray himself as someone who is fiscally responsible.  A look at his record, however, uncovers the truth: While in Congress, Ed Case was a reliable vote for imposing higher taxes on middle-class families and small businesses....

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Friday, April 02, 2010
Case highlights time in Washington, forgets to mention ineffectiveness
By News Release @ 2:50 PM :: 6361 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Ed Case has been ranked as one of the most ineffective members of Congress: “Two members of Congress ranked as some of the least effective – Rep. Ed Case [D- Hawai'i] and Sen. Dan Akaka [D- Hawai'i] – are battling over who has the worse rating on a national political Web site.” (Richard Borreca, “Case to Akaka, Akaka to Case: You’re ineffective,” Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 08/29/06).

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Thursday, April 01, 2010
HSTA spreads “non-essential” falsehoods to manipulate DoE employees
By News Release @ 5:29 PM :: 6288 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Honolulu – Thursday, April 1, 2010 "I'm very disappointed that the HSTA leadership, BOE, and DOE allow the general public, parents and classroom teachers to believe incorrect information," said Minority Leader Lynn Finnegan.

"I'm hearing that teachers are under the impression that front office staff, nurses, cafeteria workers, special education assistants, janitors and security are on the non-essential employees list. This is simply not true," stated Finnegan.

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Monday, March 29, 2010
Abercrombie Woka Woka’s His Way Through Congressional PAC Money
By AtomicMonkey @ 6:38 PM :: 5349 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

 

Congressman Abercrombie, the ultimate PAC Man, displayed an insatiable appetite for special interest money during his twenty years in Washington.....

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Friday, March 26, 2010
Finnegan continues push for Furlough compromise
By News Release @ 8:47 PM :: 3984 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Wil Okabe, the HSTA President, said that negotiations would cease if their proposal failed. This would leave parents, teachers, principals, and students with 21 Furlough Fridays in place until the school year 2010-2011 is over. The HSTA will vote next Wednesday to approve or disapprove a new supplemental agreement between HSTA, BOE, and the DOE.

“HSTA is treating this as if it is the end of the road. There is more work to be done, but I’m hopeful there can be further compromises to end this Furlough Friday fiasco,” Finnegan said.

The difference between bringing back only essential employees and also bringing back non-essential DoE employees is $1 million per day.   Representative Finnegan continues to advocate bringing back only essential personnel in order to keep the cost of restoring Furlough Fridays reasonable and something the State can afford.

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Friday, March 26, 2010
Vanload of thieves snatching Djou signs inside of four hours
By News Release @ 8:35 PM :: 6912 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

An indication that our campaign is a threat to the status quo is the number of yard signs stolen on a regular basis.  We know that it happens in every election, but the rate that our signs are stolen surpasses anything we have ever seen before.  In some areas, we will put up a yard sign and the sign will be taken in a matter of hours.  One of our supporters reported last week that she was in her yard when a white van drove up to her house.  A man jumped out of the van and pulled her yard sign out from where it was planted in her yard.  When she asked him what he was doing, he said that he was from the Djou campaign and that the sign was needed in another location.  This was completely untrue - the campaign never relocates signs to "better" locations.  We value every single person willing to indicate their support for Charles with a yard sign.

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Friday, March 26, 2010
Debate: Djou only candidate to oppose failed stimulus spending
By News Release @ 12:10 PM :: 4355 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

“It is more important that our next Congressman fight to lower taxes and allow Hawaii families to keep more of their money than to elect a Congressman who wants to spend all of your money,” stated Djou.

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Thursday, March 25, 2010
VIDEO: Capitol rally against tax increase
By Andrew Walden @ 6:05 PM :: 4324 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Here is video from the March 23 rally at the Capitol. 

More anti-tax rallies are planned for Honolulu, Kona, and Hilo April 15.

  • Honolulu Rally 4-7PM at Capitol
  • Kona Rally 1-5PM along Queen K Hwy near Mormon Temple
  • Hilo Rally 4-6PM along Bayfront at Kamehameha Statue
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Thursday, March 25, 2010
Finnegan proposes furlough compromise
By News Release @ 6:03 PM :: 5007 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Today the House Finance Committee will be hearing a bill (SB 2124 SD2) that appropriates $86.1 M to end Furlough Fridays. Representative Finnegan will be offering an amendment to Finance Chair Marcus Oshiro, reflecting her proposal to decrease the appropriation to $77.5 M.

“We can refrain from raising taxes and get students back in school,” said Minority Leader Lynn Finnegan.

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Aloha Conservative Alliance

Aloha Life Advocates

Aloha Pregnancy Care Center

American Council of Trustees and Alumni

American Mothers of Hawaii

AMVETS-Hawaii

AntiPlanner

Antonio Gramsci Reading List

A Place for Women in Waipio

Audit The Rail

Ballotpedia Hawaii

Better Hawaii 

Blaisdell Memorial Project

Broken Trust

CAFR Hawaii

Castaway Conservative

Children's Alliance Hawaii

Children's Rights Institute

Christian Homeschoolers of Hawaii

Citizens for Recall

Cliff Slater's Second Opinion

Coffee Break

Conservative Forum for Hawaii

CSIS Pacific Forum

DAR Hawaii

DeedySupport.com

DVids Hawaii

E Hana Kakou Kelii Akina

E Māua Ola i Moku o Keawe

Farmers For Choice Hawaii

FIRE

Fix Oahu!

Follow the Money Hawaii

Frank in Hawaii

Front Page Magazine

Frontline: The Fixers

Genetic Literacy Project

Get Off Your Butts!

God, Freedom, America

Grassroot Institute

Habele.org

Hawaii Aganst Assisted Suicide

Hawaii Aquarium Fish Report

Hawaii Aviation Preservation Society

Hawaii Catholic TV

Hawaii Christian Coalition

Hawaii Cigar Association

Hawaii Coalition Against Legalized Gambling

Hawaii ConCon Info

Hawaii Credit Union Watch

Hawaii Crime Victims' Rights

Hawaii Crop Improvement Association

Hawaii Debt Clock

Hawaii Defending Marriage

Hawaii Defense Foundation

Hawaii Families for Educational Choice

Hawaii Family Advocates

Hawaii Family Forum

Hawaii Farmers and Ranchers United

Hawaii Farmer's Daughter

Hawaii Federalist Society

Hawaii Federation of Republican Women

Hawaii Firearm Community

Hawaii Fishermen's Alliance

Hawaii Future Project

Hawaii Gathering of Eagles

Hawaii History Blog

Hawaii Homeschool Association

Hawaii Jihadi Trial

Hawaii March for Life

Hawaii Meth Project

Hawaii's Partnership for Appropriate & Compassionate Care

Hawaii Public Charter School Network

Hawaii Rifle Association

Hawaii Right to Life -- Big Island

Hawaii Right to Life -- Oahu

Hawaii Shield Law Coalition

Hawaii Shippers Council

Hawaii Smokers Alliance

Hawaii State Data Lab

Hawaii Together

Heritage Foundation

HI Coalition Against Legalized Gambling

HIEC.Coop 

HiFiCo

Hiram Fong Papers

Homeschool Legal Defense Hawaii

Honolulu Homeless Crisis

Honolulu Navy League

Honolulu Traffic

Horns of Jericho Blog

House Minority Blog

House Republican Caucus YouTube

HPACC

Hump Day Report

I Vote Hawaii

If Hawaii News

Imua TMT

Inouye-Kwock, NYT 1992

Inside the Nature Conservancy

Inverse Condemnation

Investigative Project on Terrorism

Iowa Meets Maui

Jackson v Abercrombie

Jihad Watch

Judgepedia Hawaii

July 4 in Hawaii

Kahle v New Hope

Kakaako Cares

Kau TEA Party

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

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 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

Salvage The Rail

Save the Plastic Bag

School Choice in Hawaii

SenatorFong.com

SIFE Remington

SIFE W. Oahu 

Sink the Jones Act

Smart About Marijuana--Hawaii

St Marianne Cope

State Budget Solutions Hawaii

State Policy Network

Statehood for Guam

Tax Foundation of Hawaii

The Harriet Tubman Agenda

The Long War Journal

The Real Hanabusa

Time Out Honolulu

Truth About Trade & Technology - Hawaii

UCC Truths

Union Members Know Your Rights

US Tax Foundation Hawaii Info

Valor in the Pacific

VAREP Honolulu

Waagey.org

West Maui Taxpayers Association

What Natalie Thinks

Whole Life Hawaii

Yes2TMT