Letters for Sunday, December 9, 2018

Great season, Kapaa Warriors

As a disabled veteran from the Vietnam War era and a supporter of the Second Amendment, I appreciate the support of Rosa’s Arms LL. However, the picture of the AR15, in my opinion, is in poor taste.

Craig Johnson, Kalaheo

Don’t ignore Hawaiian history

On Wednesday, Nov. 28, I celebrated Hawaiian Independence Day with a Native Hawaiian warrior.

How sad that our only newspaper didn’t say one word about that great day in 1843. Shame on The Garden Island for its willful omission, or was it ignorance of the history and the big picture in the fake state? Whatever the excuse, it is inexcusable!

Instead, the front-page headline story was about the continuing genocide of government forces evicting a homeless Hawaiian in his native land.

Fred Dente, Kapaa

New mayor, please fix long lines

It’s 2019. You would think by now we would have satellite city halls like real counties.

Yesterday the line was backed up to the door. I left and came back two hours later. It was half that size and only three clerks working.

As I stood in line for one hour, I told the 85-year-young woman with her cane behind me to come lean on the pillar. An elderly lady in front of me was doing yoga stretches to keep circulation in her feet. Three guys behind me was someone in his 90s and he got a swivel chair for the first lady. Then he sat in it because she was falling asleep.

I made four new friends and luckily everyone was in the holiday spirit with a sense of humor so we joked and laughed for an HOUR. Others were conversing in groups also to pass the time to get our minds off of what the heck is really going on around here.

So whoever is in charge now after winning this election, don’t just shrug it off and turn a blind eye. Don’t pretend you didn’t read about this problem just now. Get on it and fix it now. Why wait?

Dorothy Logsdon, Lawai

  1. RG DeSoto December 9, 2018 9:48 am Reply

    Really, Fred? Eviction = genocide? Get a grip.
    RG DeSoto

  2. Kona December 9, 2018 10:52 am Reply

    Aloha Fred:

    You need to read your history, and a bit of English. Genocide? Fake?

    I laugh.

    Plus, please tell me how many people who are calling themselves Hawaiian are truly 50%? (To me that’s really not “Hawaiian”)

  3. numilalocal December 9, 2018 11:36 am Reply

    Dorothy, maybe you should apply for a job at MVR? More clerks would certainly help reduce lines. I register my car via the mail. Just gotta plan ahead, make sure you get current safety check and insurance, and put a stamp on the envelope. Online registration is also available but I haven’t mastered that yet.

  4. manongindashadow0711 December 9, 2018 7:08 pm Reply

    What long line? Is it at the DMV?

  5. sheeples December 10, 2018 4:36 am Reply

    We have already decided that kauai is good how it Is! Sounds like you were all fine. We all have backroom deals to make, we can’t be bothered about a line unless it is one for our pockets! Silly sheeples

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