Letters for Sunday, May 5, 2019

Thank you for your efforts

Thank you Sen. Mazie Hirono. Thank you Nancy. Thank you Joe.

We will soon discover whether we are a democracy or a dictatorship.

Bettejo Dux, Kalaheo

People taking foolish chances

All the safety and warning videos, warning signs and barriers are not a guarantee to keep tourists and adventurous people safe. It’s been too many times we hear of and see tourists climbing over barriers or ignoring warning signs. The latest proof is a man going over the barrier and falling several hundreds of feet into the rim of a volcano on the Big Island.

Howard Tolbe, Eleele

‘The Shadow’ cares, it shows

After reading Sunday’s TGI Talk Story with “The Shadow,” one thing is for sure. When the mayor put together his team he forgot to include what could have been a tremendous asset to his team. With people like “The Shadow” there wouldn’t be mismanaged or broken parks and public bathrooms and facilities. I think he does what the county and state should be doing, only better, because with him the most important thing is he cares and is driven to do what he does. Thanks, Shadow, for what you do.

Steve Martin, Wailua Homesteads

Mel Rapozo would be a fine auditor

OK, Mr. Parachini, your spiteful perspective on Mr. Mel Rapozo’s qualifications for county auditor comes as no surprise, considering some of your previous commentaries. Yet, who really put you up to the task? It is hard for me to believe that someone who just moved here is truly fraught with the sanctity of the Charter Commission.

For my tax dollar, I can think of no one else to be a better man for the job than Mel Rapozo. His meaningful service to improve security and welfare of island citizens has earned my trust.

How can his years of experience reviewing county budgets and interactive governmental funding not be an asset? I feel if movie and television stars can be mayors, governors and presidents, why can’t a councilman be an auditor?

William Hartsell, Lawai

15 Comments
  1. YouFool May 5, 2019 4:01 am Reply

    You fool and hypocrite calling a person out to just moving to Kauai but your surname has no direct connection to Kauai. You are really a fool if you believe Melvin Rapozo would be a good auditor for the county of Kauai. He’s one of the least trusting person that you’ll ever find on Kauai and this is through personal experience. He’s a con-man though and what’s missing is why did the county of Kauai refuse to hire a certified CPA 3-4 years ago? The applicants wife wrote a letter to the editor on TGI explaining that the county of Kauai informed her husband that they have a better and more qualified candidate that they had hired for the job. Another lie by the worst and most crooked administration Kauai has seen under the Carvalho lack of leadership.

    So Stop being Fools and educate yourself about local island style politics.


    1. tunnels May 7, 2019 1:06 pm Reply

      YouFool, sir, are the epitome of a transplanted fool. You’re probably in there with Parachini who is another fool. You fools act you own the place. Well guess what? You don’t. People like you folks ruin it for the rest of us transplants who’ve lived here for over 40 years. I’ve seen your type come and go only start the same crap wherever you go.


  2. ruthann jones May 5, 2019 5:28 am Reply

    William, try again….uhh….’island citizens=US citizens.


    1. Native May 7, 2019 7:21 am Reply

      You Fool, you are the real fool. You transplants move here and want to dictate what happens here. Go back.


  3. rk669 May 5, 2019 7:34 am Reply

    Investigating the Investigators! Gotta Love It,can U say Boomerang?
    Orange Prison Attire Ready and Waiting! LOL Hillary First?


  4. truth be known May 5, 2019 7:47 am Reply

    One of the reasons our political system is in such disarray is because movie and television stars think they are qualified to be mayors, governors and presidents. The news has become a never ending soap opera with endless opinions rather that stating the facts. Hollywood has infested the news media and reduced it to trivial pursuit. An auditor needs to be free and clear of entanglements with government personnel in order to be effective.


  5. gordon oswald May 6, 2019 7:16 am Reply

    So Bettejo Duck likes Hirono? HAHAHA! We’ve known it for years. Insanity coupled with senility is a dangerous mixture! You go Duck!


    1. Pete Antonson May 6, 2019 2:43 pm Reply

      Petty disrespect regarding names coming from a supporter of the serial molester in the WH. “I’m surprised!” says absolutely nobody.


    2. c'mon May 6, 2019 2:52 pm Reply

      Who approves these posts? It seems that personal attacks like this one are – at best – poor examples of aloha and certainly violations for the site: “An insightful discussion of ideas and viewpoints is encouraged, but comments must be civil and in good taste, with NO PERSONAL ATTACKS.”

      Gordon, please use more respect and show more consideration to your neighbors when writing here.


    3. gordon oswald May 6, 2019 10:28 pm Reply

      You are right C’mon! Thank you for the reminder. But I’m sure you would agree that any time an America hating, miscreant uses letter space to spew hate and avarice towards highly respected and wonderful people, including those who have achieved the highest levels of success in everything touched, all gloves are off. That goes for little Petey who has been spewing insanity for years out of his hatred of self, Country, and all that is good. Bettejo is obvious. Petey is even more obvious. Never accomplished anything in real life, moved to the Philippines for sex, drugs and rock and roll because he couldn’t cut it in the USA, and now makes a fool of himself writing to a little Newspaper he has no business vomiting all over. Find a newspaper in the Philippines Petey. There, you can work hard to destroy that Country instead of the one many of us have fought and died for. On second thought, leave the Philippines alone! They don’t deserve you!


      1. c'mon May 7, 2019 2:45 pm Reply

        So Gordon, you felt the need to double down?

        Again I ask, who moderates these posts?


  6. ruthann jones May 7, 2019 6:07 am Reply

    BetteJo is right on! Maize Hirono is a fantastic woman…courageous and truthful. Is that the problem?
    Disrespect appears to the the theme lately. I am happy to hear the sage voice of BetteJo and welcome it!


  7. Jim May 7, 2019 11:29 am Reply

    Come on, “C’mon”…. Gordon is just stating the truth. Crazy Mazie and BJD are two peas in a pod. Truth hurts sometimes. Did you see Hirono’s disrespect for The AG a few days ago? Pathetic at best. Geez, go educate yourself!


    1. c'mon May 8, 2019 5:34 am Reply

      I’m pretty well educated, thanks. Still educating, though. I do appreciate your concern. That aside, why perpetuate the violation of the site’s rules? I’ts not “truth” when you are posting personal attacks. Hirono wasn’t on this site, so that is a different matter, not the subject of these posts.

      Please stay on topic.


  8. Pete Antonson May 9, 2019 3:15 pm Reply

    Talk about learning at the feet of the Master, Gordon uses the same 5th grade male language, taunts, and petty nicknames for his lying as the WH dwelling serial molester he worships! I’m not going to argue that two careers that saved countless lives, including many at Wilcox Hospital who Gordon may know, is an accomplished life, because Gordon only values being an easily replaced cog in a corporation or perhaps someone who starts a business and vehemently writes in, using their 70’s Economics education, every time someone suggests respecting workers or paying them a living wage. Just enjoying retirement for 8 years , which Gordon will never do, is an accomplishment these days; let alone doing it where $400/mo gets you a 6 bed/7 bath castle with views, another $150 covers all utilities including ac, around $100 more puts you in a restaurant or brings catered delivery every evening, and a short drive takes you to the equal of Kokee or Poipu. Would I take that “lack of accomplishment” over Gordon’s life of mean spirited resentment? Oh, you betcha!


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