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• Whites tried to steal the election • Try some positivity • Life lesson from a fish hawk • Brazile has her facts wrong
Whites tried to steal the election
For the record, while listening to public radio back before the 2012 election, an announcer recommending seeing the “2016: Obama’s America” movie playing at Kukui Grove Cinemas.
In case you did not get the news, the book and two movies, which introduce thinking like “King” Obama, were fakes and in fact Barack Obama himself was not part of production, the information was largely inaccurate and insinuation.
Those were the efforts of rich white supremacists to undermine truth and freedom in America by lying publicly, spreading propaganda and buying the election.
The 2012 election strikes a new low for the whitey righty’s efforts in that not only were the two movies, book, and other propaganda like billboards “put the white back in the White House” used, the candidate himself, Willard Romney, made it a point to lie openly on record at most public appearances about his and/or Obama’s plans and efforts as well.
Obviously two whites like Willard and Paul make a wrong, especially when everything they stand for is a lie.
Barney Blankenship, Kapa‘a
Try some positivity
With great respect for the right of freedom of speech and the liberty that was earmarked as a right to all to exploit ones opinions, Glenn Mickens, you have become the voice of babble and negative reasoning on issues that have very little thought before you pen your ideas.
My I suggest that you try to refrain from pointing the finger at government officials and try to write or speak before the council with more of a responsive solution to items that you believe in and not be the “know it all on every subject that comes before the council.”
Have you ever used the bike path?
If indeed 1 percent have according to your letter, try to put a positive spin on that 1 percent or at least take a walk on it, ride a bike or just people watch from your car. Believe me, you might change your thinking a tiny bit.
Have you ever considered a person on the path in a wheelchair and the joy they must feel?
Have you ever given any thought to those tourists that leave the island and share the bike rides and walking path with others?
Come on Glenn, write something positive. You can do it.
Ron Horoshko, Kalaheo
Life lesson from a fish hawk
I golf at Wailua twice weekly with a good friend. On the 11th hole, there is a pond. My friend always brings a bag of freshly diced bread to feed birds and the fish in the pond.
As soon as we reach the pond, a Heron flies over, wades into the pond, and bobs for fish as they come up to eat the bits of bread my friend tosses into the water. Locals call this Heron a “fish hawk” since its diet consists of mainly catching and eating fish.
For years, this fish hawk would catch two or more small fish and swallow them whole. Last year a second fish hawk began showing up and things changed. The first Heron now spends his time chasing away the new Heron, and by the time he has accomplished this and returns to the pond, the fish have eaten all the bread, and are no longer available for breakfast.
As months passed, neither bird got any fish, and finally the second bird gave up hope and no longer vies for pond privileges. Now the original fish hawk is back bobbing for fish. The only problem is that the fish have all grown on their diet of bread, and are now too big for the fish hawk to swallow.
Life lesson for the birds: How to turn a win-win into a lose-lose. My question is why don’t more Congressmen play golf?
Rand Becker, Kapa‘a
Brazile has her facts wrong
Democrat operative Donna Brazile (Jan. 15 “Leading by Example”) claims Republicans are the big D.C. spendthrifts. But her annualized growth rate stat avoids Obama’s ruinous bottom line. That figure dwarfs any previous president, and by the end of his 8-year orgy, it will exceed all previous administrations combined.
Bush II and (for the most part) Democrat congress added $4T to the total, taking it to $10T. That alone is an inexcusable pile of unnecessary waste. A campaigning Obama himself called it “unpatriotic.” But the first two years of Obama’s reign (with Dem. control of both houses) took the debt to $16T. His spending already on the books will take it to $20T by 2016.
The feds borrow 46 cents of every dollar spent — on top of a tripling of the money supply.
Long-term unemployment (40 weeks-plus) stands at the highest level since WWII, double what it was in the last three recessions. One person in 16 is now on federal disability. That figure was one in 36 in 1992. Since the beginning of Obama’s tenure, Congress has extended benefits ten times, adding $500B in money we don’t have.
And now the Republican side of the Senate Budget Committee warns that federal welfare will increase 80 percent in 10 years.
But Obama said, “we don’t have a spending problem, we have a revenue problem.” Really? It appears he’s not interested in a virile economy. He knows that would mean less dependence on government. And that’s anathema to statists like Obama.
John Burns, Princeville
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