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Friday, June 11, 2010
Hannemann in Pittsburgh "Whacking the rail transit piñata"
By News Release @ 8:32 PM :: 7226 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

"The Honolulu Mayor has used taxpayer dollars to advocate for the reckless rail transit project, he raked in more than $200,000 from donors linked to government contractors in the last six months of 2009, and now he's raising big money from consultants seeking rail contracts.  While he's whacking the rail transit piñata for all the goodies he can get, he's raising property taxes and increasing fees on just about every other service the city provides.  Is this the kind of leadership Hawaii deserves?"

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Friday, June 11, 2010
Philippine Independence Day: Rep. Djou calls for more visas for family reunification
By News Release @ 7:52 PM :: 8968 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

“We must ensure that the connection between the United States and the Philippines remains strong. One of my priorities in Congress is to strengthen our nation’s ties to the Philippines and expand the number of visas that our government issues, particularly to the Philippines,” Djou continued.

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Friday, June 11, 2010
RTTT: Prolonging Education's Race to the Bottom
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:22 PM :: 5617 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

But unlike the federal takeover of the banking and health care industry, this time around Obama and his liberal allies are shrewdly avoiding another public fight by moving their education agenda forward without even going through Congress. The administration is supporting a move to implement national education standards, using the $4.35 billion Race to the Top grant program to secure those ends. National standards will give the federal government – not parents – more power over education. Now, instead of petitioning their local schools boards for curriculum changes, parents will have to trek to Washington to lobby D.C. bureaucrats for input in the content taught at their children’s school.

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Friday, June 11, 2010
Full Text: Hawaii Business Roundtable calls for veto of HB444 Gay Civil Unions
By News Release @ 1:33 PM :: 5891 Views :: Energy, Environment

The Executive Committee of the Hawaii Business Roundtable, respectfully recommends the veto of HB444....

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Friday, June 11, 2010
Bloomberg: Hawaii will run out of pension funds in 2020
By Selected News Articles @ 12:52 PM :: 7559 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

June 11 (Bloomberg) -- Seven states will run out of money to pay public pensions by 2020. That hasn’t stopped them from hiring new employees.

The seven are Illinois, Connecticut, Indiana, New Jersey, Hawaii, Louisiana and Oklahoma....

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Friday, June 11, 2010
Study: Hawaii ERS to go broke in 2020
By News Release @ 12:27 PM :: 9856 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

The pension plans sponsored by states and municipalities will place a substantial burden on state and local public finances in the near future. My recent work has estimated that the present value of already-promised state pension benefits is over $5 trillion when the benefit payments are discounted using Treasury yields, compared to a little over $2 trillion in pension fund assets. Most state constitutions offer special protections to pension benefits that state workers have already earned.

This analysis raises the question of how soon such a situation might lead to an all-out state and municipal fiscal crisis. One important day of reckoning is the day that the state pension funds run out of money. At that point, pension payments to retirees will have to come out of general revenues. This day of reckoning is in fact not as far away as some might imagine. For Illinois, it could be as soon as 2018.  (For Hawaii it is 2020.)

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Thursday, June 10, 2010
Aiona: AECOM selected to conduct EIS for undersea cables
By News Release @ 8:57 PM :: 5923 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

The undersea interisland cable is one component of the Interisland Wind Initiative, which includes the development of wind farms in Maui County, the development of the undersea cable, and the utility infrastructure upgrades that would allow the integration of a renewable energy electrical grid. 

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Thursday, June 10, 2010
VIDEO: Djou floor speech “We need to put our fiscal house in order”
By News Release @ 8:35 PM :: 7397 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

RepCharlesDjou — June 10, 2010 — Congressman Djou gave the following speech from the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives discussing the nation's fiscal situation and the need for a budget that puts our nation's fiscal house in order.

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Thursday, June 10, 2010
Lingle: Strengthening Partnerships in Guangdong Province
By News Release @ 7:58 PM :: 7871 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

The seminar also provided potential investors with detailed information on how Chinese students can enroll in local educational institutions, how to retire in Hawai‘i and buy a place to live, and business opportunities in areas such as medical clinics, golf and tennis facilities, and retailing.

In her remarks, Governor Lingle noted that Hawai‘i can serve as an entry point for the U.S. mainland and is an excellent location for a headquarters operation for Chinese companies because of our language and cultural ties, as well as being a safe place to do business and live.

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Thursday, June 10, 2010
Gov. Lingle to host 7th Annual International Women’s Conference
By News Release @ 7:53 PM :: 8092 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

HONOLULU – Top women leaders from seven nations will gather in Honolulu, Hawai‘i this fall to share their personal and professional stories at the 7th annual International Women’s Leadership Conference (IWLC).  Hosted by Governor Linda Lingle on Tuesday, September 21, 2010 at the Sheraton Waikīkī Hotel and Resort, the conference will build on the success and growth of the past six years.

Online conference registration is now available at www.hawaiiwomensconference.com.

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Thursday, June 10, 2010
How the White House is Making Oil Recovery Harder (Jones Act)
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:34 PM :: 4824 Views :: National News, Ethics

According to one Dutch newspaper, European firms could complete the oil spill clean up by themselves in just four months, and three months if they work with the United States, which is much faster than the estimated nine months it would take the Obama administration to go it alone. The major stumbling block is a protectionist piece of legislation called the Jones Act which requires that all goods transported by water between U.S. ports be carried in U.S.-flag ships, constructed in the United States, owned by U.S. citizens, and crewed by U.S. citizens. But in an emergency this law can be temporarily waived as DHS Secretary Michael Chertoff did after Katrina.

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Thursday, June 10, 2010
Full Text: Water Commission decision on Na Wai Eha water flow
By News Release @ 2:18 PM :: 7156 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment

HONOLULU -- The State Commission on Water Resource Management (Commission) issued its final decision and order in the contested case to set interim instream flow standards for four west Maui streams –Waihe‘e, Waiehu, ‘Iao and Waikapu -- known together as “Na Wai ‘Eha.”

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Thursday, June 10, 2010
Fed Chair Calls Dems’ Spending ‘Unsustainable’ As Hanabusa's Party Refuses to Budget
By News Release @ 1:32 PM :: 7545 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Washington- The nation’s chief economist warned yesterday that America’s fiscal path is unsustainable and called for swift action to manage a growing national debt crisis, but Democrat candidate Colleen Hanabusa's Washington friends still refuse to do the necessary work to lead the country back to fiscal stability. While Democrats still refuse to create a budget for the upcoming fiscal year, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke testified to the House Budget Committee yesterday that it’s time for Congress to act....

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Thursday, June 10, 2010
Hawaii Meth Project Launches New Statewide Campaign
By News Release @ 1:37 AM :: 6967 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Honolulu, Hawaii—June 8, 2010—The Hawaii Meth Project today announced the second wave of its public education campaign, unveiling a new series of television, radio, online, and outdoor advertisements that will launch statewide this week. The high impact campaign will reach Hawaii teens three to five times per week throughout 2010 with four television commercials, nine radio spots, and six print and online ads that graphically communicate the risks of using Meth.

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Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Guangdong: Lingle addresses business execs at “Experience Hawaii Forum”
By News Release @ 8:12 PM :: 7457 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Today the Governor is in Guangzhou in Guangdong Province, where she will address Chinese business executives at the “Experience Hawai‘i – A Place for Vacation, Education and Business” forum sponsored by Bank of Hawai‘i.  Governor Lingle will also participate in an “Invest in Hawai‘i” seminar coordinated by the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism.  The seminar is designed to provide potential investors with information on Hawai‘i’s economic outlook and investment climate, as well as the “State’s EB-5 Immigrant Investment Program” in which foreign nationals who invest $500,000 or more in Hawai‘i and create 10 or more full-time jobs can obtain permanent residency. 

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Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Kaauwai: Apo, Donohue rubber stamp Hannemann’s tax and spending increases
By News Release @ 8:02 PM :: 5287 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

“Charles Djou built his career fighting for limited government and against raising taxes.  In his first major act as Djou's replacement on the City Council, Lee Donohue voted to dramatically expand government spending and increase taxes.  Councilmember Donohue's votes are so typical of politics as usual in Hawai'i and a perfect example of how unique, important and needed Congressman Djou's voice is in our government."

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Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Video: Djou questions Bernanke on Deficit
By News Release @ 5:02 PM :: 9413 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Rep. Djou: Second series of questions, Dr. Bernanke, and that is I have been frustrated and disappointed that there have been a number of free trade agreements languishing in Congress. Do you believe that were the Congress to pass free trade or expansion of free trade, it would help the economy?

Bernanke: Yes I do. I think we need to be part of the globalized economy, I think trade is an important source of demand for our goods and also a source of materials and imports as well. So I think that generally speaking, you ought to push forward on the DOHA round and on the free trade agreements that we’re looking at.

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Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Djou: In six years Lee Donohue has never spoken to me about district
By News Release @ 3:42 PM :: 5718 Views :: Honolulu County, Politicians

Congressman Djou was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives last month after seven and a half years on the City Council. To date, Lee Donohue has never spoken to Congressman Djou on issues concerning the council district, or any other matter since retiring as police chief nearly six years ago. 

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Wednesday, June 9, 2010
WSJ: Djou questions Bernanke on stimulus--Dow rises 115 points
By Selected News Articles @ 3:20 PM :: 8532 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

WSJ: It took Charles Djou, the new Republican Congressman from Hawaii, to put it bluntly to Bernanke. Should there be “additional fiscal stimulus?” 

And Bernanke answered as bluntly as a Fed Chairman ever will, “If you (Congress) decide to do more fiscal stimulus, then it would be very helpful to combine that with a plan for a fiscal exit strategy.”

Everyone in that hearing room got the joke. Congress not only has no plan for a fiscal exit strategy. It can’t even be trusted to come up with one. That’s why we now have a presidential bipartisan debt commission.

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Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Deficit Reaches New Heights: Hanabusa’s Democrats Refuse to Stop
By News Release @ 3:11 PM :: 5922 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Washington Democrats continue to push forward with their reckless spending agenda. Just last week, they passed another spending bill that will increase the deficit by an additional $57.4 billion. Now, economists are warning that an additional one million jobs are at stake and that the country is venturing on an unsustainable path. Instead of creating a budget to address the country’s economic crisis, Hanabusa's would-be Democrat colleagues continue to push full-speed ahead with their runaway spending.

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Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Acting Governor Aiona vetoes suspension of High-Tech Tax Credits
By News Release @ 2:46 PM :: 3524 Views :: Energy, Environment

HONOLULU Lt. Governor James R. “Duke” Aiona, Jr., as acting governor, today vetoed Senate Bill 2401, which would have suspended the Act 221 investment and infrastructure renovation tax credits for three years....

“This bill would damage Hawai‘i’s reputation as a place to do business,” said Lt. Governor Aiona. “It will discourage individuals and companies from investing in our state by changing the rules with little notice or rationale.”

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Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Super Tuesday Primaries: Unions Flush $5 Million of Your Tax Dollars Down Toilet
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:50 PM :: 2898 Views :: National News, Ethics

It is not every day we get to agree with the Obama administration. But after Sen. Blanche Lincoln defeated Lieutenant Governor Bill Halter in the Arkansas Democratic Senate primary runoff election, after the AFL-CIO, SEIU, AFSCME poured millions of dollars into Halter's campaign, a senior White House official told Politico: "Organized labor just flushed $10 million of their members' money down the toilet."

But it wasn't just "their members" money that those unions were wasting....

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Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Hawaii TEA Party proposes “Contract From America” for 2010 Elections
By News Release @ 1:48 PM :: 8258 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

We, the undersigned, call upon those seeking to represent us in public office to sign the Contract from America and by doing so commit to support each of its agenda items, work to bring each agenda item to a vote during the first year, and pledge to advocate on behalf of individual liberty, limited government, and economic freedom....

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Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Nanakuli Park: Hannemann pounds Hanabusa in proxy fight between Waimanalo Gulch and PVT landfill
By Andrew Walden @ 11:45 PM :: 13576 Views :: Honolulu County, Politicians

Waianae Coast residents, upset that all of Oahu is literally "dumping" on them, have been fighting for years to close down Leeward Shore landfills. But, the Honolulu City Council Planning Committee, with the support of many residents on the Waianae Coast, has cast a vote which may very well keep Waimanalo Gulch Landfill open.

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Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Shanghai: Governor Lingle opens “Hawaii Week” at 2010 World Expo
By News Release @ 7:14 PM :: 7938 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Governor Lingle in China Update - June 6, 2010

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Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Gallup: Debt ties terrorism as most worrisome issue
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:51 PM :: 5610 Views :: National News, Obama

the latest Pew poll shows that for the first time ever, more Americans now believe that the president's economic policies have made economic conditions worse than made them better.

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Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Acting Governor Duke Aiona signs Monk Seal Protection bill
By News Release @ 2:10 PM :: 5018 Views :: Energy, Environment

HONOLULU Lt. Governor James R. “Duke” Aiona, Jr., as acting governor, today signed into law Senate Bill (SB) 2441, making it a felony to harm a Hawaiian monk seal, which is on the federal endangered list....

Numerous environmental groups testified in support of this measure, including the State Department of Land and Natural Resources, Hawaiian Humane Society, Hawaiian Monk Seal Response Team, Conservation Council of Hawai‘i, Save our Seals, Animal Rights Hawai‘i, Audubon Society, KAHEA-Hawaiian Environmental Alliance, Ocean Law and Policy Institute, Earthjustice, and Maui Tomorrow.

Eighty-five pieces of testimony from individuals were submitted in support of SB 2441, which had no opposition.

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Tuesday, June 8, 2010
The Hill: New members Critz, Djou start off in campaign mode
By Selected News Articles @ 1:56 PM :: 7195 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

For Reps. Mark Critz and Charles Djou, the Washington axiom of a “permanent campaign” has never been more apt.

The capital’s newest congressmen have been in office less than a month, but the looming November election has forced them to begin their legislative careers in full campaign mode.Click here to find out more!

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Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Flotilla: Islamist Turkey Overreaches
By Daniel Pipes @ 1:52 PM :: 4246 Views :: World News, Family

As typical Islamist-leftist theater to delegitimize Israel, late May's Turkish-sponsored "Free Gaza" flotilla was tediously repetitious. As an illustration that Israelis don't understand the kind of war they now must fight, the outcome was drearily predictable. But as a statement of Turkey's policies and an augur of the Islamist movement's future, it bristled with novelty and significance.

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Monday, June 7, 2010
Abercrombie on Marijuana: “Of course it should be utilized”
By Selected News Articles @ 11:10 PM :: 8980 Views :: Energy, Environment

In a June 3 Maui Time interview, former Rep Neil Abercrombie tells Maui Time readers he wants marijuana to be utilized, he thinks TEA Parties are manipulated “by cynical sociopaths”, and he “helped to keep sugar alive in this state for 20 years.”  And Charles Djou’s Congressional victory…well see for yourself.  

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Monday, June 7, 2010
Report from Shanghai: Hawaii Day in China
By News Release @ 6:35 PM :: 7191 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Today (Tuesday in China) is “Hawai‘i Day” at the USA Pavilion at the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai.  Governor Linda Lingle, legislative leaders, representatives from the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority, the visitor industry and entertainers will officially kick off “Hawai‘i Week” at the Expo.  The Expo is expected to attract more than 70 million visitors, 86 percent of whom will come from China.

Yesterday (Monday in China), Governor Lingle spoke to over 300 members of the American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai (AMCHAM) at its Distinguished Speakers Series.  The Governor covered a wide range of topics including Hawai‘i's progress in promoting clean energy, the status of direct flights from China to Honolulu, and the steps her Administration has taken to improve travel visa issuance procedures with the assistance of U.S. Ambassador Jon Huntsman.

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Monday, June 7, 2010
Aiona visits 100 small businesses in 100 days
By News Release @ 6:28 PM :: 4573 Views :: Energy, Environment

DSC_0173 by Duke Aiona. 

Duke Aiona at Gina’s BBQ in Honolulu

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Monday, June 7, 2010
Why Obama's Stimulus Failed
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:38 PM :: 5011 Views :: National News, Ethics, World News, Family

This morning on MSNBC, former Rep. Joe Scarborough (R-FL) pressed prominent Keynesian economist and director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University Jeffrey Sachs on whether it was too early to declare President Obama's stimulus a failure. Scarborough had to ask the question twice, but Sachs finally relented: "Obama’s stimulus failed."

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Sunday, June 6, 2010
Advertiser closes out by considering self-censorship
By Andrew Walden @ 2:23 PM :: 4663 Views :: Energy, Environment

In its final edition, the Advertiser’s editors reprinted the 154 year old first editorial of the first edition of the Pacific Commercial Advertiser.  Apparently they thought about censoring it but relented.

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Sunday, June 6, 2010
CONFIRMED: Star-Advertiser planned over 15 months ago
By Andrew Walden @ 2:21 PM :: 5637 Views :: Energy, Environment

As the official story goes, David Black, majority owner of the Star-Bulletin initiated negotiations for the purchase of the Advertiser on February 25, 2010. 

But a whois search for StarAdvertiser.com shows that Black’s Oahu Publications reserved the domain name www.StarAdvertiser.com over one year earlier--on February 14, 2009.

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Saturday, June 5, 2010
VIDEOS: Flotilla “Peace Activists” chant “Oh Jews, the army of Mohammad will return.”
By Andrew Walden @ 11:39 AM :: 8407 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

VIDEO: On the boat, the “peace activists” chant the popular Islamic battle cry, "khaiber khaiber ya yahood jaish muhammed saya'ud".

Khaibar was the last Jewish village defeated by Muhammad's army in 628. The battle marked the end of Jewish presence in Arabia.

Remember, they’re just piece activists.  Some are two-pieces activists, and others are many-tiny-little-pieces activists.

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Saturday, June 5, 2010
Tracy Nakano Bean: “Hawaii Legislature has never met a tax it didn’t like”
By News Release @ 10:31 AM :: 6484 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

“Hawaii needs legislators that understand that the States created the Federal Government and that the Tenth Amendment exists to ensure that Hawaii is run by the people of Hawaii and not entrenched politicians half a world away. Hawaii needs leadership to say that we will not give up our state sovereignty and individual liberty for a few dollars more and courage to make hard decisions like cutting taxes and admitting that government shouldn’t be responsible for every aspect of our lives from cradle to grave."

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Saturday, June 5, 2010
Lingle, Ward: Ka Iwi saved from Development
By News Release @ 7:43 AM :: 5148 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

“This is a great day for East Honolulu,” said Rep. Ward.  “In the beginning, we were told that such a reclassification couldn’t be done due to a lack of resources and time, plus it hadn’t been done anywhere for more than a decade.  But we all worked together as a community with the Governor’s office and now the preservation of the Ka Iwi coast has become a reality.”

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Saturday, June 5, 2010
RS: Introducing Cam Cavasso, Candidate for Hawaii’s Senate Seat
By Selected News Articles @ 2:36 AM :: 5737 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Cam Cavasso, a former Hawaii State Representative and small businessman from Oahu, has announced that he will challenge Senator Inouye in this upcoming November election....

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Saturday, June 5, 2010
Aiona: “I am committed to making Hawaii the greenest place on Earth”
By Lt Gov Duke Aiona @ 1:49 AM :: 4620 Views :: Energy, Environment

I believe that Hawai`i is on the path to a clean energy future, and I am committed to a long-term vision of making Hawai`i the greenest place on Earth - the greenest environment, the greenest energy, and the greenest economy - in a way that keeps down our cost of living, increases our quality of life and, of course, includes all of our citizens.

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Friday, June 4, 2010
Djou: “With Ed gone, we are alone in being voice for mainstream in Hawaii”
By News Release @ 1:22 PM :: 7285 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

This weekend, however, the forces who want Hawaii's government to maintain the failed status quo consolidated their opposition to our campaign at the Democrat Party convention.  This is not unexpected. We never thought the establishment would simply give up without a fight - they have too much to lose.

I personally wish Ed Case well.  However, with Ed gone from this race, we are alone in being the voice for the mainstream across Hawaii. I look forward to this critical fight for Hawaii's families against entrenched special interests.

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Friday, June 4, 2010
Jobs: Tax-n-spend policies favored by Hanabusa fail to deliver
By News Release @ 1:12 PM :: 7349 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Washington- A temporary boost in government hiring has padded jobs numbers for the month of May, but the 9.7 percent unemployment rate belies just how badly the runaway spending agenda pushed by Colleen Hanabusa’s Democrat friends has failed Hawaii families. The spike in jobs is simply a reflection of over 410,000 new census workers being added to the government’s payrolls at the taxpayers’ expense.

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Friday, June 4, 2010
The Jobless Obama Recovery
By Heritage Foundation @ 9:03 AM :: 2971 Views :: National News, Ethics

This Wednesday in Pittsburgh, President Barack Obama defended his administration's economic policies telling the audience at Carnegie Mellon University: "Now, I've never believed that government has all the answers. Government cannot and should not replace businesses as the true engine of growth and job creation." But that is exactly what the President's big government policies are doing.

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Thursday, June 3, 2010
Djou: “Jonathan Lai is an excellent choice” for Council
By News Release @ 9:19 PM :: 6596 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Congressman Charles K. Djou (R-HI) reacted to the Honolulu City Council Executive Matters and Legal Affairs ("EMLA") Committee's recommendation of attorney and former HCDA Chair, Jonathan Lai, to succeed him on the City Council.

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Thursday, June 3, 2010
Ed Case to supporters: “Stay involved with some other candidacy”
By News Release @ 6:49 PM :: 7655 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Case: "Hanabusa has to understand the deep disillusionment and frustration that many of us of any political party or no political party feel in the system of politics in Hawaii today and in our country. We don't want power to be trumping principle and people. We don't want division, we want unity. We don't want extremism, we want consensus. We don't want exclusion, we want inclusion. And those are the things that we all want desperately." 

(In other words, she has to stop being Colleen Hanabusa.)

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Thursday, June 3, 2010
Hawaii Republican Assembly: Home to Hawaii’s moderate Republicans?
By Andrew Walden @ 2:48 AM :: 8827 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Meeting in convention at the Hilton Hawaiian Village May 15, Hawaii Republicans voted overwhelmingly in favor of a resolution expressing opposition to House Bill 444gay civil unions.  The smattering of opposition came from a surprising quarter: Paul Smith and his Hawaii Republican Assembly (HiRA).

HiRA, founded in 2009,  bills itself as “The Republican wing of the Republican Party” and the casual observer may view HiRA as a conservative group.  But HiRA’s website refers to the group specifically as “A home for Hawaii fiscal conservatives.” (emphasis added)

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Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Double Standards on Hamas Action Against Palestinians
By IPT News @ 8:23 PM :: 5794 Views :: World News

Any doubt that this week's "Freedom Flotilla" to Gaza was about politics – and not about providing aid to needy Palestinians in Gaza – was erased Wednesday when Hamas leaders refused to let the flotilla's cargo in.

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Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Lingle establishes Hawaii Surfing Reserves
By News Release @ 8:16 PM :: 5570 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

The Governor’s order establishes the Duke Kahanamoku Surfing Reserve, which includes surf breaks bounded by the Ala Wai and the Waikīkī War Memorial Natatorium, as well as the North Shore Surfing Reserve, which includes surf breaks from Ali‘i Beach in Hale‘iwa to Sunset Beach.  Both surf reserves are located off the waters of O‘ahu. 

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Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Honolulu Maoists & Holocaust Deniers protest against Israel: Star-Bulletin calls them ‘peace activists’
By Andrew Walden @ 12:56 PM :: 14999 Views :: Military

"Ann is so inspirational," said Carolyn Hadfield (Leader of Maoist Revolutionary Communist Party and “Not In Our Name” NION). "She has that military background, so she must have soberly assessed the risks and decided it was worth it."

Michael Rivero, webmaster of the activist (Holocaust denier and 9-11 trooother) website whatreallyhappened.com, said Wright is "a very well-liked, very well-respected peace activist." He likened the Israeli raid to piracy and called it "an act of war."

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Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Time to Change Course in the Middle East
By Heritage Foundation @ 6:30 PM :: 5953 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Early Monday morning in the international waters of the Mediterranean Sea, helicopters lowered Israeli Commandos onto a Turkish-flagged ferry carrying 600 passengers determined to break Israel's blockade of Gaza. Beset by activists armed with poles, knives and guns, the Israelis defended themselves, and the resulting violence left at least nine dead. Hours later, the International Atomic Energy Agency released a report claiming that Iran now has enough nuclear fuel, with further enrichment, to make two nuclear weapons. These two stories are not unrelated. And they ought to serve as a signal to the Obama administration that it is time to change its approach to the region.

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Muslim Brotherhood in America

NAMI Hawaii

NARTH

Natatorium.org

National Christian Foundation Hawaii

National Parents Org Hawaii

National Wind Watch

New Hawaiian

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

Save Dillingham Airfield

School Choice in Hawaii

SenatorFong.com

Sink the Jones Act

Statehood for Guam

Tax Foundation of Hawaii

The Real Hanabusa

Time Out Honolulu

Trustee Akina KWO Columns

UCC Truths

US Tax Foundation Hawaii Info

VAREP Honolulu

Waagey.org

West Maui Taxpayers Association

What Natalie Thinks

Whole Life Hawaii

Yes2TMT