Letters for Friday, December 28, 2018

Guinea grasses out of control

Has anyone wondered why and how those Guinea grasses came here to Kauai, and why hasn’t anyone tried to eradicate them? They are all over the places and, really, it is taking over the island. You could see them at the roadsides, in the fields, the overlooks, the pastures, and everywhere else you could think of here on the islands. If nothing is done, it will really take over the whole island.

Believe me, it will be like the chickens and the cats, uncomfortable, if we don’t do anything about this Guinea grass now it will be hard to get rid of this thing. Again, am I wrong to bring this up? Heck no. It’s unsightly and ugly. They cover up everything. So where are these people that are supposed to remove them?

You think that the albizias, the octopus trees, the strawberry guava trees, the autograph trees, and the African tulip trees are evasive trees, compared to the Guinea grasses, those trees at least show some beauty.

With our new set of leaders we just put into offices, state and the counties, they should start working to get rid of those grasses. Do it now. It might not be too late. Bah, humbug!

Ray Domingo, Lihue

Challenges remain, time to wake up

There has been a long struggle to get all flag poles equal in height, yet in the recent cases of flags at half-staff, the American flag continues in error and is still being flown above the Hawaiian flag. Myself and thousands of others are continuing to make attempts to teach reality, and others still are wanting the ruse to continue.

It all resembles the County of Kauai’s council prearranged choices of chair and vice chair, putting two in these seats that should not be.

Then, COK old admin tries to slide an adopt-a-park nonprofit corporation kumu as stewards to aina, not a park, when this crown lands site has been “claimed” and is being worked by the true stewards of all aina. This activity does not fit the protocol of the changes taking place that will be worldwide knowledge of what has been the longest war on record.

On Feb. 17, the 126-year anniversary, Iolani Palace will be hosting another peaceful demonstration. We are not a tribe and thus, federal recognition cannot exist under the special circumstances that occupation has “noosed” us with.

Whether you are awake or sleeping, we will prevail.

Debra Kekaualua, Wailuanuiahoano

  1. George December 28, 2018 3:40 am Reply

    Biggest challenge? Trying to decipher dk’s letter. Happy Holidays.

  2. Steven McMacken December 28, 2018 5:08 am Reply

    Glad to see that you’re back to “normal,” Debbie — still operating under the delusion that you’re native Hawaiian. But I do hope your long struggle to get all the flag poles the same height works out for you. That’s the one thing that has always bothered me about Kauai.

  3. manongindashadow December 28, 2018 9:10 am Reply

    RD, “you’re right!” However, “I think it’s to late.” And yes they still should do something about it.
    It’s my understanding that the grass was brought in to feed the cows. When I left for the mainland in the late ’70’s. there were no guinea grass. only to come home in the early ’90’s and to see the unsightly horror to take over the island.

    ht, eleele

    1. Jjjames December 28, 2018 10:38 pm Reply

      It is my understanding that Grove Farm brought in that grass. Maybe Grove Farm should look into getting rid of it.

  4. I saw a Vampire once December 28, 2018 12:12 pm Reply

    Iolani Palace home to the once Queen Liliuokalani. This was a short reign of about 2 weeks. I can respect remembering her. But to say that something must be done to give the Hawaiians back their land is something else. I don’t know where to start. We might as well give back all of King street where Iolani Palace is on. Or give back the whole ocean side of Kaua’i where the Ocean is. keep the inner part for other uses. I don’t think so. The best they’ll do is recognize her reign as queen.

  5. Jake December 29, 2018 4:04 am Reply

    8 generations have passed since “the overthrow”……get over it. Study some history….every territory has been conquered, reconquered, overthrown, occupied, since the birth of man. You only want to go back to 1893?….let’s go back 600 years. Can we get some more victimhood?

    The only people in 2018 that care about the “overthrow” are the unemployed millennials, and people that have nothing better to do with their time. I would really appreciate someone giving me a coherent, well laid out goal for the “reoccupation of Hawaii”. You want what exactly?……free land?……a payout $$$$? All of the “Overthrow Protestors” will lose their free US Government subsidies if we become the Kingdom of Hawaii. Stop the madness!

    1. Dt December 30, 2018 7:57 pm Reply

      When the state of Hawaii is annexed, all the haoles removed, where exactly will this kingdom make their money? What will the gdp originate from? Coconuts? The answer is it would fall apart and degrade without the income and investment of transients and tourists. No tourists would visit a land where haoles were thrown out. Every amenity (electricity, cellular phones, roads, mainland travel, television, protection) that has become beloved will be lost. To believe that people could overthrow the US government and survive only on the Aina is a far fledged dream. People like Debra need to wake up.

  6. Paid2Talk December 29, 2018 5:40 pm Reply

    Kauai would be boring without the writings and ramblings of Debra. I give her kudos for her tenacity but that’s about it…

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