I’m not sure why she is a Democrat (aside from the fact that she would never get elected as a Republican in Hawaii) because she has too much common sense and actually thinks for herself. Not to say I always agree with Representative Tulsi Gabbard, but she’s a breath of fresh air when compared to 99% of the rest of that gang.
Here are a couple of examples illustrating what I mean.
I mean what’s to argue with here?
And another Tulsi moment:
We should all hope that Tulsi will challenge lazy Mazie Hirono who will have to defend her seat in the Senate come 2018. I call her lazy because she is too dumb or lazy to think for herself, joining the Dems in calling for Trump to denounce Steve Bannon because he had “demeaned women, advocated for white supremacy and promoted anti-Semitism.” If she weren’t just a stupid, lazy follower she would know that Steven Bannon is a passionate Zionist and supporter of Israel who felt so strongly about the Jewish state that “he opened a Breitbart office in Israel to ensure that the true pro-Israel story would get out.”
Aloha, Mikie ~just a blogger (fightin’ like a girl)
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I nearly spewed my coffee this morning reading our paper’s rendition of the candidate forum held yesterday for Hawaii’s opening U.S. Senate seat.
Following is my rebuttal to the article in our morning paper:
Reporting Critique on Candidate Forum
The candidate forum was very well attended considering its Sunday afternoon venue on a beautiful West Hawaii day. But I feel compelled since I was in the audience to make a couple quick comments regarding the forum as reported in West Hawaii Today by Carolyn Lucas-Zenk.
She nailed the subhead, ‘HIRONO A NO-SHOW’ accurately characterizing Mazie’s overall performance in this very important race for U.S. Senator. The headline however, “Lingle attempts to woo W. Hawaii voters at forum” makes it sound like she missed the mark when that certainly was not the case.
I didn’t like everything Lingle did in her eight years as governor, but I was happy to have the teacher furloughs clarified since she’s taken heat for the furlough Friday fiasco since 2009. But we didn’t learn the truth about the furloughs directly from Lingle yesterday so much as her mention of the latest issue of Honolulu Magazine calling out Hirono’s misleading campaign video laying blame for Furlough Fridays entirely on Lingle. The article states the union (HSTA) and the DOE themselves chose to cut 17 instructional days -all Fridays (presumably to most negatively impact students and parents) when Lingle wanted planning and waiver days cut. Additionally, Lingle secured a $10 million line of credit from local banks trying to avoid the furloughs, but the union and teachers were firmly dug in and so we got Furlough Fridays.
Lastly, had you not been at the forum you would surmise from Lucas-Zenk’s reporting that when elected Lingle would be calling for a constitutional amendment banning abortion when in fact Lingle (who is pro-choice) made it clear she believed that would never happen and that social issues like ‘who can marry who and abortion’ were distractions when there were far more critical issues like the economy and national security needing our full attention.
All I can say is make sure you attend the next Lingle/Hirono forum October 10th in Waimea and see for yourselves who we need most in the Senate.
Michelle “Mikie” Kerr
Aloha, Mikie ~just a blogger (fightin’ like a girl)
Here’s why people voted the old guard out last month. I’m so mad I could spit! I just called both Hawaii’s Representatives on learning that the Dream Act (to be voted on this afternoon, maybe an hour from now) looks like it will be defeated in the Senate but still has a chance in the HOUSE.
But here’s what tees me off big-time. They don’t want to hear from you. They’ve already made up their mind how they’re voting. Mazie (as in lazy-‘why think for yourself when you can just vote along party lines?’) Hirono’s office flunky answering the phone said she did not know how Rep. Hirono would be voting, but she’d be happy to take a message.
Me: “No, I want to speak to someone who knows how the Representative intends to vote. They are voting this afternoon and I want to know!”
She: “Just a minute please” (with a barely disguised sigh), then “I’m sorry there’s nobody here you can speak with but I can take a message”.
Me: “This is bogus, the vote is in an hour, she knows and you know how she’s voting. She represents us, we pay her salary. Please tell her I strongly urge her not to vote for the Dream Act, it’s nothing more than amnesty for illegals. Tell them to shut the border then begin a legal systemic way for people to enter this country and become citizens.”
But you know what? It’s not going to change unless we’re all willing to push back, and keep doing it until we become more than simply a nuisance. The very future of our country depends on it. So here it is again. No matter where you live:
$250,000 does not equal a millionaire! At least not where I went to school. And from now on, let’s tell the truth – they are not the Bush tax cuts, they are the- Obama tax increases!
Never mind what happens on Jan 1, 2001 if this isn’t settled PDQ – (higher taxes for everyone!) why did they wait to take care of business until the absolute last minute? They had the White House and control of both houses. I’ll tell you -lack of leadership!
Charles Rangel was convicted on 11 of 14 ethics violations including forgetting to pay income tax for 17 years on his Dominican Republican villa, improper financial disclosure, fund-raising violations, among others. Rangel protested his punishment to the very end. You could maybe feel for him were it not for the fact that he was the chair of the Ways & Means Committee and basically wrote the laws he walked all over for so long. But Hawaii’s beloved Lazy-Mazie Hirono was right there for him, voting for the lesser punishment of a reprimand. Fortunately, the vote was not close (333-79) despite Rangel’s supporters and at least he’ll lose some of his power along with the chairmanship of the WAMs committee. But, no he is not going to jail like other tax cheats. Don’t forget, he and the other members of Congress are above the law.
You may remember my optimism several weeks back when Scott Brown broke the barrier by being elected to the US Senate representing Massachusetts taking the “Kennedy” seat, which Scott Brown vehemently pointed out,
“This is the people’s seat!”
This was one of the biggest political upsets in modern history. Massachusetts has been Democratic for donkeys years and Kennedy held the seat himself for nearly 5 decades. At any rate, I was thrilled thinking if Scott Brown can pull this off in Massachusetts, then there is a chance for Hawaii. We get to tag along on the momentum as Congressman Abercrombie had to resign in order to run for Hawaii’s governor so on May 22nd we get a special election to replace him!
The Big Island though is in the 2nd Congressional district along with the other outer islands and we don’t even get to vote in the special election as it is only to replace the 1st District’s representative. He was the long shot in the beginning opposing again, 2 entrenched Democrats. Luckily however all it takes in the special election is a simple majority to win and the 2 democratic opponents are splitting the vote. Djou is now neck and neck about a month out -just like Brown was at this time. SO WE CAN ALL & SHOULD ALL SUPPORT CHARLES DJOU FINANCIALLY!
Hawaii is almost as Democratically entrenched as Massachusetts if not more.Our Senators, Inouye and Akaka together HAVE A TOTAL OF EIGHTY-TWO YEARS IN CONGRESS, and nobody ever expected that a Conservative like Charles Djou had even a glimmer of a chance -until that fateful day in January when Scott Brown turned things on end by winning.
We are stuck with Lazy Mazie Hirono -who cannot be bothered to answer an email except with a form letter arriving weeks later full of political greats accomplished by herself. She doesn’t believe in town hall meetings, preferring the tried and true democratic party functions. But we need to pull together and vote and/or support Charles Djou for the Congress. If you can vote for Charles, be sure you are registered to vote by April 22nd (get forms at your post office). If you cannot vote for him, please support him financially -I did!
I can't stand it anymore! What is becoming of our country, our basic liberties?
After two careers (18 yrs as a dental hygienist, then 20 as a Realtor) I have to stand up and try to effect some change. I want to make it easier for you to do the same. We have to Get Off Our Butts and spread the word. There are more of us than they think, but we have to make ourselves known before it's too late.