Friday, May 27, 2022 |
Share this story
•I’m so sorry
• Leave Granny alone!
• Health care for all
•You too can serve
I’m so sorry
I have to apologize. I realize the visitor industry is hurting, yet I haven’t done my best to help. I blame my upcoming marriage.
When I looked for a reception site, I chose not to pay $3,000 just to use a lawn at a beautiful garden. I chose not to pay $75 per head to eat off of paper plates with plastic forks. I chose not to do business with the restaurant that refused to answer my e-mails.
I chose not to pay thousands of dollars to say “I do” at a hotel in front of 50 white plastic chairs. Nor did I want to buy a million-dollar insurance policy to use my own photographer.
For my out-of-town guests, I contacted hotels looking for discounts, only to be denied at every one. So now those hotel rooms will remain empty and my friends and relatives’ homes will be crowded.
So you see, I am to blame. I haven’t been trying hard enough to get businesses to take my money.
Ryan Kishida, Hanapepe
Leave Granny alone!
Pure evil is now being sold. Don’t buy into it.
Newsweek Magazine published a front-cover article written by Evan Thomas on Sept. 12 titled “The Case for Killing Granny — Rethinking end-of-life care.”
What is this nation coming to? Are we going to allow the totalitarian eugenics advocates to dictate our future? We are being sold propaganda and the ideology to accept death to “Granny.”
If we allow our nation to label a class of people as burdens ultimately infanticide and euthanasia will be applied to all who are deemed having lives not worthy to be lived.
To my critics, I have no fear speaking out and standing up for humanity and dignity, to preserve life and liberty… I am not the only person with this “opinion”
“… we must be wary of those who are too willing to end the lives of the elderly and the ill. If we ever decide that a poor quality of life justifies ending that life, we have taken a step down a slippery slope that places all of us in danger.”
The above quotation is taken from the book “Koop: The Memoirs of America’s Family Doctor” by former U.S. Surgeon General C. Everett Koop, M.D.
We are one nation under god, the best political position for this nation is on our knees praying.
Lori Patch, Kilauea
Health care for all
I feel the need to respond to Mr. Frank Kakazu’s letter to the editor regarding the public option. (“Health care bill flawed,” Sept. 30)
I must say that I feel kind of jealous because of the fact that he can have such an excellent health insurance, while mine is not so good, because I am self-employed and I cannot get or afford a better plan.
What really bothers me is how all these people can be so adamant against what President Obama wants to offer to all of us. Nobody will take his excellent insurance away, but the less fortunate could finally live at peace knowing that if we get the public option, we also could get the care we need.
Please get informed and don’t keep spreading incorrect information. Let’s all be able to get the care we need.
Lilian de Mello, Kapa‘a
You too can serve
In reference to Michael Levine’s articles (“Charter Review Commission loses 2 members” and “County Manager proponent quits,” The Garden Island, Sept. 29) I would like to encourage readers who are sincere in their conviction to improve the quality of county government through volunteer service on a board or commission to begin the process today.
No experience necessary. Go to the Office of Boards and Commissions to request an application form for whichever board you want to serve. Write a letter to the Honorable Mayor Carvalho; Boards and Commissions Administrator John Isobe and to the Chair and Membership of the commission you desire.
If you get no response, write again and pick up the phone to remind these folks. It will take a long while, but eventually, you will get results. Once appointed though, do not expect immediate impact within your commission, in fact, expect your influence to be received very slowly if at all.
It is likely, if your conviction is strong, you may find yourself “banging your head against the wall.” Conversely, after time and great effort, you may find a clearing and opportunity for you to march on to impact the commission you serve with your ideas.
Sometimes the banging and the clearing happen simultaneously and you will ask yourself if you should go on. At this critical point, only you can decide what to do next. In any case, perseverance is the key to getting what you want.
Rolf Bieber, Kapa‘a
Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *
By participating in online discussions you
acknowledge that you have agreed to the TERMS OF SERVICE. An insightful
discussion of ideas and viewpoints is encouraged, but comments must be civil and in good taste, with no personal attacks. If your comments
are inappropriate, you may be banned from posting. To report comments that you believe do not follow our guidelines,
send us an email.