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Friday, October 18, 2013
Abercrombie, Legislature Say: “The People Choose on Marriage”
By Andrew Walden @ 3:18 AM :: 5126 Views :: Family

...the legislature and governor have already mandated their own interpretation of the Constitution –one which is at odds with Louie’s....

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Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Ewa, Kona, Hilo, Nanakuli, Mililani, Kahului, Lihue: Local Communities Organize Against Gay Marriage
By Andrew Walden @ 2:12 PM :: 10526 Views :: Family
Here are some upcoming events....
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Saturday, October 12, 2013
Civil Rights: What’s Worse than Being ‘Forced’ to Conduct Gay Marriages?
By Andrew Walden @ 8:41 PM :: 7738 Views :: Family, First Amendment
"The list would include churches that charge commercially for, say, a community group's use of its facility...."
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Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Photos: Organizers Estimate 1000 at Kickoff Rally Against Gay ‘Marriage’
By Andrew Walden @ 9:33 PM :: 2724 Views
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Saturday, October 5, 2013
Secret Chart Reveals HMSA Individual, Family Rates-- $873 Per Person for Non-Smokers
By Andrew Walden @ 10:48 PM :: 11504 Views :: Health Care
HMSA, Kaiser, and the Hawaii Health Connector continue to refuse to make these rates public, but we've got them here....
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Thursday, October 3, 2013
Hawaii Health Connector Secret Rates Revealed? HMSA Premium Jumps 44%
By Andrew Walden @ 11:59 PM :: 6466 Views :: Health Care

Under their current small-business group coverage they are paying $810.56 per month.  Their new price effective July 1, 2014 will be $1,166.24 per month....

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Monday, September 30, 2013
Taking Effect Today: Honolulu Property Tax Hikes Target Elderly
By Andrew Walden @ 8:12 PM :: 5889 Views :: Honolulu County, Taxes

...thanks to a Christmas Tree Clause in 13-33, developers and wealthy individuals with 10 acres or more have been given an easy out for upzoned properties....

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Friday, September 27, 2013
Report: Anti-GMO Activists Cause Cancer on Kauai
By Andrew Walden @ 1:29 PM :: 5481 Views :: GMOs

The only thing resembling a 'cancer cluster' consists of surfers in Hanalei who spend too much time in the sun....

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Thursday, September 26, 2013
Lawsuit: Ratepayers Challenge Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative
By Andrew Walden @ 3:09 AM :: 4335 Views :: Energy

...ratepayers complaining of bills as high a $1600 and frequent power outages caused by termite-ridden overhead power poles are suing the State of Hawaii ....

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Thursday, September 26, 2013
ECrim: Hawaii Political Criminals Now Protected by $1000 Paywall
By Andrew Walden @ 12:40 AM :: 7194 Views :: Ethics, Politicians

Meanwhile—purely in the interest of saving time and money for fellow investigators--this writer will be obligated to search through the files and make a complete list of the criminal records of all Hawaii’s elected officials and post it online....

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Sunday, September 22, 2013
First Amendment: 14 Gay Marriage Laws vs Abercrombie
By Andrew Walden @ 9:46 PM :: 8997 Views :: Family, First Amendment, Religion
... the religious freedom clauses of Abercrombie’s proposed gay marriage bill are substantially weaker than the language used by other states....
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Friday, September 20, 2013
Gentry Pacific Deal: Akana Sues, Alleges OHA Abuse of Executive Sessions
By Andrew Walden @ 10:34 PM :: 5478 Views :: OHA

After months of criticism of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs purchase of the Gentry Pacific Design Center, Trustee Rowena Akana has filed suit....

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Friday, September 20, 2013
Obamacare Plans: Four Things the Health Connector Isn’t Telling You
By Andrew Walden @ 10:07 PM :: 6349 Views :: Health Care, Cost of Living
  1. Deductibles
  2. Family rates
  3. Smokers' rates
  4. What's not covered
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Saturday, September 14, 2013
Anti-Aquarium Nuts Attack Big Isle Fisherman For Catching Delicious Tiger Shark
By Andrew Walden @ 4:40 AM :: 8323 Views :: Environment, Second Amendment

...a few weeks ago the puppy-murdering phonies of "People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals" (PETA) hounded a Kauai fisherman whose close call with a giant ahi was captured on video.  Now the national spotlight is focused on a Big Island youth...

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Friday, September 13, 2013
Gay Marriage Bill Violates First Amendment
By Andrew Walden @ 11:23 PM :: 9477 Views :: Family, First Amendment, Religion

Gay marriage on the line in the October 28 special legislative session, but apparently Governor Neil Abercrombie is willing to risk losing the vote for a crack at imposing government dogma on Hawaii's religious believers....

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Thursday, September 12, 2013
HMSA 'Dumping' Thousands of Policies, Blames Obamacare
By Andrew Walden @ 8:07 PM :: 10011 Views :: Health Care

"The Affordable Care Act...is bringing many changes.... Your plan is among those that won’t meet ACA requirements."

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Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Spontaneous Protests Against Gay Marriage
By Andrew Walden @ 3:34 PM :: 12693 Views :: Family
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Sunday, September 8, 2013
Geothermal: How to Divide Hawaiians from their Money
By Andrew Walden @ 10:31 PM :: 6925 Views :: Energy, OHA

How to Divide Hawaiians from their Money?  Put the charges on their electric bill....

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Saturday, September 7, 2013
Bones at the Convention Center: Mark Twain vs Mike McCartney
By Andrew Walden @ 3:53 PM :: 5619 Views :: First Amendment

"...we rode a considerable distance over ground so thickly strewn with human bones that the horses' feet crushed them, not occasionally, but at every step...."

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Wednesday, September 4, 2013
Abercrombie Risks Losing Vote in order to Force Gay Marriage into Churches
By Andrew Walden @ 5:28 AM :: 4896 Views :: Family

Lambda Legal began preparing the ground for Abercrombie’s proposed gay marriage  “religious exemption” as far back as 2007....

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Sunday, September 1, 2013
Gay Divorce: Abercrombie Special Session for Arizona ‘Pregnant Man’?
By Andrew Walden @ 11:41 PM :: 6616 Views :: Family

Abercrombie’s draft gay marriage bill would make Hawaii the only state in the nation to claim legal jurisdiction over divorces in which neither party is a resident of the state....

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Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Lech Walesa: “Gays should not impose themselves on the majority”
By Andrew Walden @ 4:59 PM :: 4607 Views :: Family

Like the Dalai Lama and Martin Luther King Jr, Walesa does not believe in the gay agenda.  Here are the quotes....

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Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Dalai Lama: “They want me to condone homosexuality…a relationship between two men is wrong.”
By Andrew Walden @ 4:07 PM :: 22466 Views :: Family, Religion
As with everything else, gay activists have been desperately working to make the Dalai Lama their own....
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Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Martin Luther King Jr Recommends Gay Conversion Therapy
By Andrew Walden @ 11:53 PM :: 11831 Views :: Family, First Amendment

...this is the only recorded comment by Rev. Martin Luther King Jr on homosexuality....

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Saturday, August 17, 2013
Mental Health: Can Reform Solve Hawaii’s Homeless, Prison and Unfunded Liability Problems?
By Andrew Walden @ 10:02 PM :: 17448 Views :: Health Care, Homelessness, Justice Reinvestment
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Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Star-Advertiser Gets it Wrong: Obama Cannot Act on ‘Sovereignty’
By Andrew Walden @ 1:58 AM :: 6887 Views :: Akaka Bill

...the Schatz and Hanabusa camps seek to outdo each other in hare-brained schemes to invent the Akaka Tribe.  And the Star-Advertiser editorial board has been suckered by the rhetoric....

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Sunday, August 11, 2013
Akaka Tribe “Disenrollment” -- 75% of Hawaiians “will not be acknowledged”
By Andrew Walden @ 9:00 PM :: 7667 Views :: Akaka Bill

The Akaka Tribe hasn’t even formed yet--but the expulsions have already begun....

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Saturday, August 10, 2013
Not Just Hawaii: Insurance Companies Reject Obamacare Exchanges--Reid Predicts Single-Payer Coming
By Andrew Walden @ 2:03 PM :: 4283 Views :: Health Care

Just as in Hawaii, the Obamacare Exchanges in other states are not attracting insurance competitors....

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Tuesday, August 6, 2013
Act 268 Hawaii Unfunded Liabilities Plan: Pot of Gold for Corrupt Union Leaders
By Andrew Walden @ 9:29 PM :: 9628 Views :: Ethics, Labor

OPEB-related corruption has been in the news for years.  For instance....

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Saturday, August 3, 2013
Ashford Nomination Challenged on Ethics
By Andrew Walden @ 6:20 PM :: 8179 Views :: Ethics, Judiciary

The ethical response is to try again, not to proceed in violation of Hawaii law and court rules....

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Monday, July 29, 2013
Skeletons in the Closet of the Wind
By Andrew Walden @ 8:44 PM :: 12143 Views :: Energy
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Monday, July 29, 2013
Hanabusa: Obama Considers Creating Akaka Tribe Without Congressional Approval
By Andrew Walden @ 12:27 AM :: 8801 Views :: Akaka Bill
"We know he will seriously consider our request to use his executive branch authority to achieve this elusive goal."
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Sunday, July 21, 2013
Solar Scam: DoE Overpays $612M for Athletic Supporter?
By Andrew Walden @ 12:27 AM :: 7862 Views :: Education K-12, Energy
“I don’t think you understand the gravity of the situation as it now stands.”
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Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Ikaika Anderson forms Congressional Campaign Committee
By Andrew Walden @ 3:26 PM :: 5763 Views :: Democratic Party, Politicians
Anderson is not obligated to resign his Council seat to run for Congress....
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Sunday, July 14, 2013
After Receiving Campaign Cash, OHA Trustees Give $1.25M to Insolvent Geothermal Company
By Andrew Walden @ 1:12 AM :: 10007 Views :: Energy, OHA
If OHA were more skilled at 'due diligence' it would have spotted the million dollar loan IDG's New Zealand partner wrote off last year....
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Tuesday, July 9, 2013
Sen David Ige to challenge Abercrombie for Governor
By Andrew Walden @ 2:04 PM :: 7162 Views :: Democratic Party, Politicians
Ige will not be running for reelection to the Senate....
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Thursday, June 27, 2013
Voting Rights: Hawaii Moves to Top of Enforcement List?
By Andrew Walden @ 10:40 PM :: 5685 Views :: Office of Elections
Why? Hawaii's consistently low voter turnout....
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Tuesday, June 18, 2013
NCTQ Report: UH Education Departments Among Nation's Worst
By Andrew Walden @ 9:52 PM :: 6127 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Higher Education

the National Council on Teacher Quality 2013 Teacher Prep Review has bad news for Hawaii Universities' Schools of Education....

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Sunday, June 16, 2013
Lawsuit: Hawaii Gambling Machine Contract Guaranteed ‘No problem from Vice-Squad’
By Andrew Walden @ 2:41 AM :: 8865 Views :: Gambling, Law Enforcement

Despite this assurance, the record also reveals that the parties also made jokes about being “locked up” because of these games....

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Sunday, June 16, 2013
Abercrombie Quietly Orders More Pay Hikes, Publishes HGEA, UPW Contracts
By Andrew Walden @ 1:24 AM :: 4302 Views :: Labor
Abercrombie’s office quietly slipped three more executive orders onto its webpage this week....
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Thursday, June 13, 2013
Email Chain Reveals Hawaii Obamacare Leaders Debating “Inevitable Failure”
By Andrew Walden @ 12:32 AM :: 7889 Views :: Health Care

... HHA continues to meet, without a budget, working on developing a universal, cost-effective health care system that will be ready for implementation when the Affordable Care Act inevitably fails....

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Sunday, June 9, 2013
Bottled Water Battle: A Decade of OHA Harassment Continues
By Andrew Walden @ 9:26 PM :: 7162 Views :: OHA, Small Business
OHA has served as the agent of an Oahu-based bottled water company seeking to destroy its tiny Kauai-only competitor, Kauai Springs....
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Saturday, June 8, 2013
Abercrombie Quietly Orders Pay Hikes
By Andrew Walden @ 12:17 AM :: 4027 Views :: Labor

Abercrombie’s office quietly slipped two more executive orders onto its webpage this week....

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Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Ed Week: Hawaii DoE Dropout Rate Jumps to 32.8%
By Andrew Walden @ 11:02 PM :: 9061 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics
...according to Education Week, the Hawaii DoE is 7th best in the nation when it comes to changing the numbers....
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Sunday, June 2, 2013
Feds Bust Sandwich Isles Com: $25M/year Funneled to Hee Company
By Andrew Walden @ 9:16 PM :: 17505 Views :: Akaka Bill, DHHL, National News, Ethics

The FCC order exposes more information on Hee than has ever before been made public....

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Sunday, June 2, 2013
HIRA Candidate for GOP Chair Stars in Gay Pride Parade
By Andrew Walden @ 5:37 PM :: 6448 Views :: Family, Republican Party
...Hayes, Miss Gay Pride 1987-88, "has been coming here to fight for a quarter century."
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Saturday, June 1, 2013
.05% Solution: Abercrombie Quietly Appoints DUI Taskforce
By Andrew Walden @ 4:11 PM :: 3961 Views :: Law Enforcement

...a mandate to cut the legal blood alcohol limit from 0.08% to 0.05%.....

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Friday, May 24, 2013
Census looks at 2012 Elections: Hawaii Worst Voter Registration, 2nd Worst Voter Participation
By Andrew Walden @ 9:51 PM :: 5472 Views :: Office of Elections
Hawaii will improve voter participation when Hawaii has a politically competitive two party system....
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Friday, May 24, 2013
Honolulu Muslim Leader Accuses Radical Muslim of Two Local Attacks
By Andrew Walden @ 2:12 AM :: 14145 Views :: Judiciary, Law Enforcement

Will Hawaii’s soft-on-crime Judiciary allow an insanity plea to a Muslim claiming a religious justification for acts of violence or terrorism?

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Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Filipino Veterans Equity Act Celebrates 20 Years of Pretending
By Andrew Walden @ 1:43 PM :: 5933 Views :: National News, Politicians

The idea is to talk about it, not to pass it....

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