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• Don’t cry for me Joseph McCarthy
• ‘Swift boating’ Obama
• Eek! a Hussein
• Good motorists
Don’t cry for me Joseph McCarthy
In The Garden Island, March 23, there is an article on page A3 written by Matt Apuzzo of the Associated Press (“Obama campaign says Bill Clinton should know better than to attack patriotism).
In the article about Barack Obama, where he quotes former AF Chief (sic) as saying that Joseph McCarthy accused “good Americans” of being traitors: Late last year a book by M. Stanton Evans came out that documents in detail the fact that almost every thing about Joseph McCarthy in current history books is a lie.
The release of the Venona Papers in 1995 proved beyond any question that McCarthy was right, and that the only people he accused of being traitors actually were.
Since the staff at the The Garden Island are lacking in the ability to do any fact-checking before posting an article, I can see no need to renew my subscription to a paper that habitually prints false and misleading articles that quote people who don’t seem to have a clue as to what the actual truth is.
I’ll bet there isn’t a single person at The Garden Island with the moral courage and intellectual honesty to do some actual research to find the truth.
‘Swift boating’ Obama
Isn’t it interesting one of your readers would be upset by a cartoon showing Barack Obama hiding from his Pastor (“On race rantings,” Letters, March 20)?
The Barack phenomena is a fascinating lesson about the educational and intellectual health of our citizens. We know very little about this person and yet many of us want to see his “good” so badly we’re allowing hopes and dreams to overshadow common sense.
What are the good things we know about Barack?
He gives good speeches and has charisma. He went to a good school and achieved some good things. He seems to be a committed husband and father. He became a senator from Illinois. (Even his own campaign manager couldn’t think of anything else when asked on national television.)
What are our concerns? He was a junior senator who authored no bills and accomplished very little other than having the most far-left voting record in the entire Senate. He’s surrounded himself with many people of questionable ethics. His lack of judgement has led him to be a chain smoker of cigarettes (now trying to quit), with an admitted history of drug use. He worships and supports a separatist black church which is clearly racist in dogma (the church was instrumental in getting him elected Senator). He allowed his children to continue year after year hearing anti-American hate speech in “God’s house” and be around throngs of people who agree with that devastating message. He is the only Senator I’m aware of who refuses to wear an American Flag lapel pin. He does not hold his hand over his heart when the National Anthem is sung. He was able to purchase his new Chicago mansion only after a known crook and campaign supporter jumped in and saved the day by buying the adjacent lot which was part of the sale (and then tried to cover it up). His wife slipped and admitted that in her entire life she has never been proud of her country. We can stop there.
We know very little about Barack Obama, so how can we even speculate as to his qualifications to be ordained by us the most powerful human being on earth? What does attaching our hopes and dreams to a suave accomplished orator with anemic qualifications, apparent hateful disdain for America and potentially poor judgement reveal about the intellect of our nation. At least with Hillary or McCain we have some idea about what we’re getting.
Republicans must be praying Barack is the choice of Democrats. My guess is they’ll find out things about Barack Hussein Obama that will make the “swift boat” crew look like they were operating with a complete lack of information. Gordon Oswald
Eek! a Hussein
J. Manawai’s “Eek! His middle name’s Hussein” letter (“Can Obama proscribe rantings?” Letters, March 22) just proves Obama’s point: people of all races tend to pre-judge (and even fear and hate) others because their names, appearance, religions and behavior are different. But instead of using such stereotypes to divide us, we should try to get together to solve our common problems.
Thank you, Kaua‘i motorists, from a humble bicyclist.
I want to thank all of you for your patience and good driving skills.
Our roads are narrow with small shoulders and Kaua‘i motorists rule.
Your respect for people walking, bicyclists and loose animals is amazing.
I know the traffic is tough on all of us and you should all give yourselves a big pat on the back for making the best of it.
After all, we live and work on the best island in the universe.
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