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Thursday, May 13, 2010
Can We Avoid Becoming Europe?
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:18 PM :: 3065 Views :: National News, Ethics

The Treasury Department announced yesterday that the federal deficit for April soared to $82.69 billion, more than twice the $40 billion deficit that Wall Street economists had predicted. An April deficit is rare for the federal government (there has been a surplus in 43 out of the past 56 years) and the announcement marked a record 19th consecutive month that the Treasury has posted a shortfall. Like those who said there was no housing bubble, some on the left who crave an ever larger federal government are still saying that Americans have nothing to worry about--that we can borrow and spend forever.

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Thursday, May 13, 2010
Supreme Court Nominee Elena Kagan: "Where I grew up nobody ever admitted to voting Republican"
By Selected News Articles @ 5:17 AM :: 4981 Views :: National News, Ethics

Where I grew up — on Manhattan’s Upper West Side — nobody ever admitted to voting Republican. The real contests for Congress and the state legislatures occurred in early September, when the Democratic primary was held. And the people who won those races and who then took the November elections with some 80 per cent of the vote were real Democrats — not the closet Republicans that one sees so often these days but men and women committed to liberal principles and motivated by the ideal of an affirmative and compassionate government.

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Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Honolulu 5th most indebted US city
By News Release @ 4:45 PM :: 13161 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Honolulu has the fifth highest debt per capita of America’s larger cities (See list below).  Note that this debt does not include our inevitable shortfall in rail taxes, the $1.2 billion liability for secondary sewage treatment (the city lost both the suit and the appeal to EPA) or the funds needed for our roads which are some of the worst in the nation and will require billions for restoration (as opposed to the wasteful two inch overlays currently done in a hurry in order to “buy votes”).

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Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Obamacare: The Road to Repeal is Well Under Way
By Heritage Foundation @ 4:08 PM :: 3018 Views :: National News, Ethics

"We have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it," Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) told us just weeks before Congress passed President Barack Obama's health care plan. Well, the nation's post-passage Obamacare education continued yesterday when the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) confirmed that the federal government will have to spend an additional $115 billion implementing the law, bringing the total estimated cost to over $1 trillion. . . .

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Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Untold story: The Racist Roots Of Gun Control Laws
By Selected News Articles @ 12:27 PM :: 3986 Views :: National News, Ethics

81-year-old Robert Hicks passed away April 13, and is remembered for being, among other things, the last known surviving member of the Deacons for Defense and Justice.

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Tuesday, May 11, 2010
KITV fact check blows hole in latest Case ad
By News Release @ 7:16 PM :: 5977 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

KITV ran a segment in last night’s 10pm news where they picked apart the latest misleading ad from the Case campaign.  Political analyst Neil Milner called the Case commercial, “fancy political footwork in the sense that it suggests a more explicit link between Case and Obama than really exists.”  Milner goes on to say “I’m not making an ethical judgment here; I am just saying it isn’t what it says it is.”

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Tuesday, May 11, 2010
VIDEO: New Djou Advert “Hawaii Families First”
By News Release @ 12:08 PM :: 7358 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

“Hawaii families work hard, pay their taxes and play by the rules,” said Djou. “During these tough economic times, the people of Hawaii do not need another representative who will fall prey to the demands of Washington insiders. Instead, they deserve a representative who will stand up for them in Washington and put Hawaii families first. In Congress, I will fight corruption, stop wasteful government spending and control tax increases so that the people of Hawaii may have a better tomorrow. ”

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Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Democrats on the Run in Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 11:56 AM :: 7712 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

If you’re looking for a sign that Republicans’ message of fiscal responsibility and government accountability will win this November and Democrats will struggle to defend their reckless agenda, look no further than Obama's home district in Hawaii.  In the very-blue first district, a rising-star Republican candidate is leading two Democrats in a peculiar and enthralling three-way, vote-by-mail special election to fill the vacancy left by Congressman Neil Abercrombie.

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Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Djou raises $525K in April
By News Release @ 11:38 AM :: 6942 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Djou reported raising $525,150 in the month of April from 2,983 donors.  Since his entry into the race, Charles has raised $1,217,339 from 4,680 donors.  The campaign reported having $362,711 cash on hand at the end of the reporting period.  In addition to the tremendous financial support, the Djou campaign has 4,150 Facebook fans, 1,207 Twitter followers and a volunteer list totaling over 1,100 supporters.  The Djou team has assembled one of the largest grassroots efforts the State of Hawai’i has ever seen. 

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Tuesday, May 11, 2010
What's Worse Than Energy Taxes? Renewable Electricity Standards
By Heritage Foundation @ 11:00 AM :: 8051 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

On March 15th, appearing with labor and environmental leaders, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa unveiled a new alternative energy plan that he said would ensure the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power would meet his goal of securing 20% of its energy from renewable sources such as wind and solar by December 31st. At the time, he claimed it would create 16,000 jobs and only raise consumer electric bills between 8.8% and 28.4%. But less than two weeks later those energy rate hike estimates had skyrocketed with the DWP saying it needed to raise rates by 37% in order to meet the renewable energy standards. Los Angeles' already shrinking business community revolted and by April Mayor Villaraigosa's plan had been soundly defeated.

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Monday, May 10, 2010
National Dems give up on Obama’s home district
By Selected News Articles @ 12:20 PM :: 7434 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

WASHINGTON — House Democrats are abandoning efforts to win a special election in Hawaii as a party feud threatens their prospects in President Barack Obama's native state.

Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee spokeswoman Jennifer Crider today said the organization would stop spending for the May 22 contest to replace Rep. Neil Abercrombie, who left Congress to run for governor.

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Monday, May 10, 2010
CENSORSHIP: ‘Progressives’ call on FCC to reclassify Internet as telephone system, take control of content
By News Release @ 10:53 AM :: 4320 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Most of the dbte on "net neutrality" is arcane, but one fact leaps out.  If the Federal Communications Commission grabs regulatory ovesight of the Internet, it will be able to begin subtly controlling content as it does with TV nd radio broadcasts.  The Internet equivalents of radio>>>satellite shock jock Howard Stern will not be their only targets.... 

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Sunday, May 09, 2010
Hawaii's new political reality: Akaka Bill becomes an election issue
By Andrew Walden @ 3:34 PM :: 10238 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

As the Akaka Bill, S 1011, languishes before the US Senate, the Special Election Hawaii First Congressional District race marks the first time a Hawaii election has been fought between major candidates with differing views on the Akaka Bill. It is telling that the candidate who favors the bill's current version--Colleen Hanabusa--appears to be far behind.

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Sunday, May 09, 2010
Obamanomics: A Recovery Only Washington Could Love
By Heritage Foundation @ 11:26 AM :: 3239 Views :: National News, Ethics

The U.S. economy has now lost a net of 2.6 million jobs since President Barack Obama signed his $862 billion stimulus plan. We are 7.6 million jobs short of the 137.8 million he promised the American economy would support by 2010.

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Sunday, May 09, 2010
Primary, General Election: Hawaii to allow overseas, deployed military voters to fax-in ballots
By News Release @ 11:25 AM :: 8107 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News

Complete details for Hawaii military and overseas voters....

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Saturday, May 08, 2010
UPDATE--Jihadi murderer of Big Island man captured in Iraq: Navy Seals acquitted after facing prosecution
By Andrew Walden @ 9:54 PM :: 11934 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

For five and a half years, the US has hunted for Ahmed Hashim Abed--code-named "Objective Amber."  Abed is the alleged ring-leader of an Islamist mob which murdered four US military contractors--including Pa`auilo resident Wesley Batalona--in Fallujah, Iraq on March 31, 2004....After being tracked for five and a half years by US personnel, Ahmed Hashim Abed was captured by Navy SEALS at the beginning of September....Then the complaining began. 

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Saturday, May 08, 2010
Aiona saves State Science & Engineering Fair
By News Release @ 1:43 PM :: 4399 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

“We have some of the best and brightest minds right here in Hawai‘i,” said Lt. Governor Aiona. “Our long-term economic diversity and growth will depend in part on our ability to transform Hawai‘i into an economy based on knowledge and innovation.”

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Friday, May 07, 2010
Case “voted for the Bush tax cuts before he voted against them”
By News Release @ 2:32 PM :: 7174 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Hawaii GOP Chairman Jonah Ka’auwai responded to the new television ad: 

“Ed Case will do absolutely anything to get elected.  In the course of this campaign, Case has described himself as an Independent, a strong Democrat, a moderate and a conservative.   During Monday night’s OHA, Honolulu Advertiser and Hawaii News Now debate, he told us he voted for the Bush tax cuts before he voted against them.  The truth is, Case has voted for dozens of tax increases and seems to have a hard time keeping his positions straight in his own head.

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Friday, May 07, 2010
Psychiatrists: Obsessive-compulsive patients still fear Global Warming
By News Release @ 2:26 PM :: 6747 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

A recent study has found that global warming has impacted the nature of symptoms experienced by obsessive compulsive disorder patients. Climate change related obsessions and/or compulsions were identified in 28% of patients presenting with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD).

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Friday, May 07, 2010
RNC: Obama’s ‘New Normal’ unacceptable
By News Release @ 1:46 PM :: 3435 Views :: National News, Ethics

As Unemployment Rises, White House Waves White Flag On Creating Jobs While Pushing Job-Killing, European-Style Agenda--White House to allow high jobless rate to be 'new normal'

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Friday, May 07, 2010
National Democrats to 're-evaluate' participation in Hawaii Congressional race—Advertiser: “So what?”
By Selected News Articles @ 11:56 AM :: 7146 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Asked if the committee would continue to spend money in the 1st District special election, Van Hollen responded: “We’ll have to re-evaluate based on the situation. The Democrats haven’t been able to come together and resolve this issue. Right now, it’s extremely difficult. So right now, we’ll have to re-evaluate that.”

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Friday, May 07, 2010
Taxes and Insurance make Hawaii most expensive State to own a car
By News Release @ 11:02 AM :: 7233 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

A study by, the premier resource for automotive information, shows that owning a vehicle in Alaska, California or Hawaii over a five-year period is about $10,000 more expensive than owning the same vehicle in New Hampshire, South Dakota or South Carolina for the same duration.

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Friday, May 07, 2010
WaPo still desperately trying to come up with excuses for Djou victory
By Selected News Articles @ 12:45 AM :: 7193 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

This is how the Dem media will spin a Djou victory.  It is not going to be acknowledged as an expression of changing voter attitudes, it is just Democrat infighting.  Yeah, right—liberals should just keep on believing that.  Their self-deception will prevent them from recalibrating their message as they go to their political demise.

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Wednesday, May 05, 2010
Book Review: The flight of the Intellectuals
By IPT News @ 9:29 PM :: 7386 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

 Twenty years ago, the liberal intelligentsia in Europe and the United States rallied around Rushdie and denounced the murder threat. That took real courage. One of Rushdie's translators was murdered and another stabbed. Several Norwegian bookstores were bombed, a British hotel was attacked by a suicide bomber, and more than 50 people were killed in anti-Rushdie rioting around the world.

Despite the danger, Berman writes: "A good many intellectuals reached out to their endangered Arab and Muslim counterparts and colleagues, and celebrated the courage of everyone who refused to be intimidated."

In contrast, today, the intellectuals' reaction often is to target the victim.

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Wednesday, May 05, 2010
Stimulus architect Obey quits Congress but Case, Hanabusa hold out for failed policy
By News Release @ 7:38 PM :: 5802 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

HONOLULU--Chairman of the Hawai'i Republican Party Jonah Ka'auwai responded to the announcement by U.S. Rep. David Obey that he would not seek reelection this November:

“Today, House Appropriations Chairman David Obey, the author of $862 billon failed stimulus, has announced he will retire from Congress.  Clearly an entrenched Congressman like Obey who has been in Congress for over 40 years is afraid to face his constituents because his hallmark bill failed to keep the national unemployment rate under 8 percent, like he promised.  Which poses the question: Why do Ed Case and Colleen Hanabusa still support the so-called stimulus that failed to create real jobs and only drove our country deeper into debt?”

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Wednesday, May 05, 2010
Heritage: Defending American Exceptionalism
By Heritage Foundation @ 11:23 AM :: 3459 Views :: National News, Ethics

In April 2009 in Strasbourg, France, President Barack Obama was asked at a press conference if he "subscribe[d], as many of your predecessors have, to the school of American exceptionalism that sees America as uniquely qualified to lead the world, or do you have a slightly different philosophy?" President Obama then responded: "I believe in American exceptionalism, just as I suspect that the Brits believe in British exceptionalism and the Greeks believe in Greek exceptionalism."

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Wednesday, May 05, 2010
State Budget: Time running short for Medicaid help
By Selected News Articles @ 10:57 AM :: 6529 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

The Medicaid assistance, set to expire at the end of December, has become a critical component in many state budgets during a time of devastating deficits. So critical, in fact, that two-thirds of the states crafted 2011 budgets assuming that more of it would come through, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.

For a while, this looked like a safe bet. The House had included the states’ extension in its original version of health care reform. But by the time Congress produced a final bill for President Obama to sign in March, the aid to states had disappeared into the legislative ether. Now, with Congress ratcheting up its scrutiny of new spending, it’s not at all clear that the Medicaid assistance will ever materialize.

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Wednesday, May 05, 2010
Abercrombie missed 136 votes: Congress’ 18th-worst attendance record
By AtomicMonkey @ 10:50 AM :: 10061 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

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Tuesday, May 04, 2010
Djou “Tele talk story” reaches thousands
By News Release @ 11:16 PM :: 6875 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

The live Talk Story event embraced by the Djou campaign falls within their new media strategy that has enabled them to communicate directly with thousands of voters throughout the district through digital means.  The results of their strategy have resulted in 4008 fans on Facebook, 9 times more than Ed Case and 5 times more than Colleen Hanabusa.   

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Tuesday, May 04, 2010
GM papaya wins approval in Japan
By Selected News Articles @ 10:28 PM :: 13174 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Dennis Gonsalves, director of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Pacific Basin Agricultural Research Center in Hilo, Hawaii, and professor emeritus of plant pathology at Cornell, detailed to the 63rd annual meeting of the Western Society of Weed Science in Hawaii how Hawaiian agriculture has done what no other ag sector has; win approval to market a genetically modified food crop in the U.S. and Japan.

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Tuesday, May 04, 2010
Obama to Inouye: Dump Hanabusa
By Selected News Articles @ 12:12 PM :: 8691 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Voters are already casting their ballots in the May 1-22 Special Election and the Democrats are still fighting over who should be running.  National Democrats think that all Hanabusa voters would automatically go to Case or vice-versa, but that’s not the way it works.  There are two parties within the one party and a faction which loses by these Chicago-style tactics will not line up to vote for Case in November.  Likewise Case voters will not line up to vote for Inouye’s Hawaii-style union thugs in November and many will cross over.  Either way Charles Djou wins.  Think “1986.”

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Tuesday, May 04, 2010
Debate Fact Check: Ed Case vs. Reality
By News Release @ 3:39 AM :: 8208 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

MYTH: Ed Case said tonight he 'understood' DC and talked about his 'experience' representing Hawaii's other district. Case also attempted to defend his 148 missed votes, stating 148 was not that much.

FACT: Ed Case was rated one of the least effective members of Congress and missed numerous important votes:

“Two members of Congress ranked as some of the least effective – Rep. Ed Case [D-Hawaii] and Sen. Dan Akaka [D-Hawaii] – 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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Tuesday, May 04, 2010
New National Democrat Poll Confirms 8-Point Lead For Djou
By News Release @ 2:57 AM :: 7552 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

The poll, conducted by the mainland Democrat polling firm Harstad Strategic Research, Inc., and paid for by the Democratic National Committee, shows amongst likely voters Djou actually does better than reported by the Honolulu Advertiser poll yesterday.  Among likely voters, the poll shows:

  • Djou - 39%
  • Case - 31%
  • Hanabusa - 20%
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Tuesday, May 04, 2010
Djou: Debate underlines true difference between candidates
By News Release @ 1:42 AM :: 6676 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

See VIDEO clips from debate...

"Unlike my opponents, I am the only major candidate to live in the first Congressional district. Also unlike my opponents, I am not in this race for political gain; I am in this race to do what is best for the people of Hawaii.”

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Tuesday, May 04, 2010
WaPo: How Djou is winning Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 1:25 AM :: 6203 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Last month the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee tried to raise Djou's negatives by arguing that his signature on Americans for Tax Reform's pledge meant he'd honored a "special interest group" to protect tax breaks for evil corporations.  ATR punched back immediately and nonpartisan groups fact-checked the ad, finding it wanting.  (And I'm told that the many D.C. groups that try to get GOP candidates to sign their pledges are on notice to behave the same way when one of those candidates get hit.)

It's a simple story of the conservative base engaging while the Democratic base squabbles or sleeps.

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Tuesday, May 04, 2010
WaPo: Republican hopes in Hawaii special rise with new poll
By Selected News Articles @ 1:14 AM :: 5431 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

The result of the special election is likely to be interpreted as a national referendum on the state of play in advance of the November midterm elections. But, remember that Democrats -- even if they lose later this month -- are likely to win the seat in the fall due to its strong lean toward their party and the fact that it will be a one on one race rather than a three-way battle….

(Obviously the Washington Post doesn't know what "1986" means.)

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Monday, May 03, 2010
Media: Djou’s message of “lower taxes, limited government and fiscal responsibility is resonating”
By News Release @ 1:08 PM :: 6690 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Also this weekend, the Honolulu Advertiser released a poll showing that Djou’s message of “lower taxes, limited government and fiscal responsibility is resonating” throughout the district.  Here is just a sampling of recent headlines on the race . . . 

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Monday, May 03, 2010
Another Bullet Dodged in New York
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:30 PM :: 5068 Views :: National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Whether Saturday's failed attack turns out to be connected to Islamic radicalism or is the work of a lone wolf, there have now been 31 foiled terrorist attacks in the United States since 9/11, eleven in New York City alone. Yesterday's plot was foiled by sheer luck and quick-thinking civilians. But luck is not an adequate strategy for protecting a nation.

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Monday, May 03, 2010
Federal Reserve Bank: Hawaii among three “least free” states
By Heritage Foundation @ 9:37 AM :: 4724 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

According to the Fed research, “states with greater economic freedom – defined as the protection of private property and private markets operating with minimal government interference – experienced greater rates of employment growth.”

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Sunday, May 02, 2010
Abercrombie: Gay Rights Trump Will of the People
By AtomicMonkey @ 4:10 PM :: 11015 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

According to retired Congressman Neil Abercrombie, long time advocate for gay marriage,  “moral authority” should be the exclusive realm of the gay minority and state legislature.  The general public is of little concern to him and their “religious” views make their opinions illegitimate anyway.

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Saturday, May 01, 2010
An Appetite for Real Immigration Reform
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:38 PM :: 2800 Views :: National News, Ethics

In a very rare visit to the press cabin of Air Force One yesterday, President Barack Obama told reporters that the White House will not be leading any immigration reform efforts in 2010. Obama said: "…I've been working Congress pretty hard. So I know, there may not be an appetite immediately to dive into another controversial issue." Obama went on to assert that energy taxes were a higher priority, and that the election in November would make tackling immigration tough.

Apparently, Majority Leader Harry Reid didn't heed the President's advice. Several hours later, Reid, Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and their colleagues from the left introduced an immigration reform framework that on the surface is identical to the legislation America rejected in 2007. When you dig down, it may be worse.

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Saturday, May 01, 2010
As ballots are mailed, Djou pushes to get out the vote
By News Release @ 11:52 AM :: 6521 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

With Charles Djou clearly positioned as the only Congressional candidate opposed to Gay Marriage and Gay Civil Unions, the CD1 Special Election will be voters' first opportunity to register their reaction to the Legislature's vote.  

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Friday, April 30, 2010
Djou: Hanabusa, Case, legislature ignore will of people on traditional marriage
By News Release @ 1:46 PM :: 8196 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

"Hawaii voters have spoken very clearly in support of traditional marriage.  I am very disappointed that Colleen Hanabusa and the Hawaii State Legislature have clearly and blatantly ignored the will of the people of Hawaii on this issue.  Unlike both Ed Case and Colleen Hanabusa, my two major opponents in this congressional campaign, I will not ignore Hawaii voters and look forward to their judgment in our upcoming special election."

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Wednesday, April 28, 2010
John Carroll: I believe Larry Mehau supports me for Governor
By Letters to the Editor @ 7:43 PM :: 12245 Views :: Hawaii County , Ethics, Law Enforcement, Republican Party

You are correct about the Abercrombie sign being on the Mehau fence.  You may know that Mufi was endorsed for the Governor’s race by the ILWU.   Larry Mehau is friends with Yoshito Takamine, Bobo Lapena, and Takashi Domingo.  The three have ties to ILWU and do not like Mufi.  They asked Larry to put the Abercrombie sign up on his fence.  He consented.

While Larry and his family have not openly endorsed my candidacy, they have allowed me to put my sign on that same fence and I believe that they are supporting my candidacy, not Abercrombie’s.

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Wednesday, April 28, 2010
The Senate's Goldman Kabuki
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:32 PM :: 3932 Views :: National News, Ethics

The American people just don't believe that Washington has any idea about why the financial crisis happened or how to regulate our financial system. According to Rasmussen Reports, 64% of Americans are not confident that policymakers in Washington know what they’re doing when addressing the current economic problems on Wall Street.

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Wednesday, April 28, 2010
The Tyranny of Guilt: An Essay on Western Masochism
By Daniel Pipes @ 1:57 PM :: 5389 Views :: Environment, Ethics, Family

"All of modern thought," he adds, "can be reduced to mechanical denunciations of the West, emphasizing the latter's hypocrisy, violence, and abomination."

He exaggerates, but not by much....

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Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Obama’s Justice Dep’t says no to Inouye: OKs purchase of Advertiser by group including Ed Case’s uncle
By Andrew Walden @ 7:33 PM :: 7667 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

The Obama Department of Justice has concluded its inquiry into anti-trust issues related to the purchase of the Honolulu Advertiser by owners of the Star-Bulletin.  The inquiry, which had been demanded April 20 by Senator Dan Inouye in a letter sent to the DoJ anti-trust division, found no reason for justice to block the sale.  Inouye had supported Hillary Clinton over Barack Obama in the 2008 Hawaii Democrat caucuses.

Interestingly, Inouye’s demand came immediately after the Advertiser’s April 18 endorsement of Inouye nemesis Ed Case, facing off in the May 1-22 Congressional Special Election against Republican Charles Djou and Inouye's favorite, Senate President Colleen Hanabusa.  Ed Case’s uncle, Grove Farm corporate attorney Dan H. Case, is among the Star-Bulletin minority owners participating in the takeover of the Advertiser. 

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Tuesday, April 27, 2010
The Obama Fiscal Responsibility Farce Continues
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:13 PM :: 3597 Views :: National News, Ethics

Today President Barack Obama's National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform will convene for the first time at the White House. Tasked with making recommendations to Congress that would put the budget in primary balance by 2015 and "meaningfully improve" our nation's long-term fiscal outlook, the commission meets a little over a month after Congress approved a new $2.5 trillion health care entitlement that the Obama administration now confirms will increase our nation's total health care spending.

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Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Democrats reek of George Wallace
By Selected News Articles @ 1:58 PM :: 3934 Views :: National News, Ethics

There was a time when majorities in both parties (even if narrower among Democrats) endorsed the equal treatment of all Americans, without regard to race. Public opinion shifted heavily and quickly in the same direction, perhaps because the moral and rational case was compelling. As sociologist John Shelton Reed wrote, "During the three years 1963 to 1966, support for de jure segregation became a minority view among white Southerners. The percentage of white Southern parents who completely opposed public school desegregation, for example, dropped from 61 to 24." That was a dramatic shift in a short time. It was permanent, too, the death rattle of Jim Crow.

Sadly, however, the ascendancy of "colorblind" politics in the Democratic Party was fleeting. The Democrats were the masters of racial patronage; with hardly a hiccup, they took the game to another level. Where once they played on the fears and prejudices of whites, they found new "victim" constituencies to "protect" with pledges of government largesse and favoritism.

So, blacks and perhaps Hispanics, among others, became the new and increasingly dependent beneficiaries of racial preference. Other "peoples of color," such as Indians and Asians, perceived as intent on self-reliance, generally were not among the favored. Thus, the same old game resumed, with a cynical new arrangement of pieces on the playing board. Once again, the Democrats sought gain through divisive means, playing on fear and resentment.

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Monday, April 26, 2010
Special Election: Dozens of articles in national media -- nearly none in Advertiser, Star-Bulletin
By Andrew Walden @ 3:18 PM :: 9218 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

The conflict of interest of Hawaii print media is obvious.  Dan H. Case, the uncle of Democratic candidate Ed Case, is a minority owner of the Star-Bulletin and is now part of the group of investors buying the Advertiser. 

So, for the benefit of news-starved Hawaii readers, we at Hawai’i Free Press have assembled dozens of articles—including a few about the Hawaii gubernatorial race--from national media of all political persuasions for your reading pleasure. 

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