Letters for April 10, 2016
Kawakami serves island well
Aloha, Rep. Derek Kawakami. It was with mixed emotions that we read about your upcoming retirement from the Legislature. You will be greatly missed in that position. Over the years you and your office have been consistent in always replying to our issues and questions. No matter what, you took the time to reply with a polite, factual and informative response. Thank you for your devoted time and assistance; you will be missed.
But on the other hand, we look forward to your return to Kauai and our County Council. Without a doubt, you will be a positive force for our residents and island.
Stuart and Mika Hollinger
Who is stating false facts?
A writer on Tuesday, April 5 (TGI, Forum) writes about Donald Trump and espousing hate. Apparently, this writer has taken a page from Trump’s own playbook and created his own false reality from made-up data.
He writes that for every job created by President Obama’s administration, 75 new food stamp recipients have been added to the roles. This is not possible and totally ridiculous.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 10,847,000 jobs have been added since January 2012. Multiply that by 75 and you get 813,525,000. There are only about 300 million residents of the USA.
Maybe we need a fact checker for letters to the editor to keep people from misleading other readers who believe everything they read. But alas, many readers also want our next president to be a racist billionaire.
Play much like a banana split
Attended “It’s only a Play,” directed by Arnold Meister. I was entertained and amused by the subject matter. In live theater the value is like a great banana split. A little chocolate, a little vanilla, a little strawberry, whipped cream, nuts, creamy caramel, hard chocolate, real whipped cream and the stem of a cherry.
This play was a 126-foot-long “banana split.” Enough to feed the cast, crew and the sold-out audience. It has it all — real life drama, vulgarity “used when needed as a tool to a create emotional stress due to drug addiction.”
Sexual content and gestures that was somewhat a stimulant for the mind brought out laughter at a high pitch. As the show came to an end, you either stood to applaud the cast, the play itself, the “penthouse snobbish upper class,” or in my case, I was blessed by the real gentle soul of the doorman and balance he intertwined with a desire to live a dream.
The cast was brilliant and brave. The costumes played a key role. Every detail had the soul of the director and its cast.
Bravo to all and to Lollie’s lemon bars and beautiful smiles!