Nov. 3 – Anger, Angst, and Apprehension
This time next week it will all be over. At least I hope and pray that is the case, and that the Biden/Harris ticket win’s by a landslide. Anything less than a decisive victory in both the popular vote and the electoral college will result in a contentious and potentially very dangerous, hot mess.
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I am tired of being called a CHUMP and DEPLORABLE and other disgusting words by you, your friends and your. leaders!
How dare you!
I also think it’s a slap in the face to end your column with a Spanish phrase when we are Hawaiians. I will be polite and not to call you a hypocrite.
The many negative comments in this forum are a disgrace and embarrassment to this community. Someone with a record of public service posts a heartfelt plea for reasonableness and unity…and his words are met with invective and rancor? I think we can be better than this.
Thank you for this information. I will print it out and spread it in my garden so that its contents can promote growth like other waste product fertilizers do.
Hooser is either totally blind to political corruption or corrupt himself to be able to back the Biden ticket with all that has come to light in the past few months. I would put my money on him adding to the narrative that the Russians did it if Trump wins. Hooser is a politician with the strongest type of bias is a state that only elects bias politicians. I pray that we can drain the swamp here in Hawaii and give our keiki a bright future. Please do your research and vote for the best candidates fit to do that. Out with politics and in with stewardship. Less talk and more action.
Gary I looked up your article “Open letter to Kamala Harris” on your blog and Facebook to see what vile responses you got and didn’t see “triggered many on the right to unload their anger. The mordant, corrosive, and virulent language displayed a bitterness that words cannot do justice.” Did you delete the responses? I didn’t see anything negative from a conservative.
And thus, in one single letter to the editor, Gary Hooser completely obliterates any credibility he may have once laid claim to. Not a single word about the “mordant, corrosive, and virulent” actions of Biden-Harris (or Harris-Biden) voters in their violent riots in liberal cities. Not a word about the complete selling out of America by Biden and his increasingly-insane son. Instead he lays everything at the feet of Trump and his supporters and concludes with a phrase from the Latin American communist movement. Bye bye, Gary. You’re not worth the time it would take to make any further response.
Gary, I believe the opposite where President Donald J. Trump will win re-election as President of the United States, and the GOP will retain the majority in the Senate. The House results will be interesting. And, the possibility of a Trump electoral college vote in a landslide, is a reality.
Please don’t ask why I both to respond to those of you who are afraid to use your real name, and then post ranting nonsense. But…for whatever reason…today I will respond to some. Kauai Tutu…I have no ideas what you are talking about as I have never called you or anyone that I can think of those names. And the Spanish phrase you refer to is a historically famous one. Joan Frank – a good and reasonable question. The comments I refer to came via email and I deleted most without responding. Hutch your comments are so similar to so many I get…they are totally misinformed as if you did not even read what I wrote but just immediately went to the comment section so you could vent…you say ” Instead he lays everything at the feet of Trump and his supporters…” When I actually say “I will not blame President Donald Trump for this, as he is but a symptom of the disease. ” Thank you James for being willing to use your real name, and to make a comment that is relevant and rational even though we disagree. That is refreshing in the comment section!
Grow up, Hooser. You’ve made a career out of vilifying your political opponents near and far, and are now complaining when you get some of the same in return. C’mon man, karma!
I love this irony.
Gary you deserve everything you get. A good idea here stop writing your column and just write to all your radical lefty friends who like you have no respect. Instead of a column in the paper Next week, how about posting the photo of you taken right after our President Donald Trump gets another four years to finish His term to make America great again. Now that my friends would be “Priceless”!!
It is fairly obvious that the reasonable , sane people of Kauai reject you and your progressive nonsense. I totally agree with Steve that we are all sick of your weekly nonsense , rambling, leftist garbage articles. Please do us all a favor and fade into the obscurity that you deserve !!! And, I am proud to use my real name !!!!! What happens now, your leftist comrades try to destroy me and my reputation ?? Good luck since I don’t care what you think !!
Gary, don’t bother. I have two figures for the voting public
I have two figures to sum up Trump’s administration and the man himself and why no one should vote for him
Gary, we’ve had enough Leftist nonsense. It is that simple.
Great letter Gary! I couldn’t agree more, and especially this part…
“In the past few weeks however, the incoming hate, anger, and vitriol have reached levels that are beyond disturbing.”
Honestly I have never seen so much anger in an election year! The minute anyone says something negative about Trump, his supporters turn into keyboard killer bees that behave like they just had their nest knocked down! There’s been no such thing as a ‘civil’ political conversation with a Republican in 2020. Most are percolating with anger and ready to pounce with their horrible insults and vile name calling. Behavior very much like the person they worship, which falls in line with the saying…sh*t rolls downhill.
I read this morning that now Don Jr. is mimicking Dad with statements like “We’ve gotten control of this thing” and “Rising case numbers are because they’re testing more” and then there’s this doozie – “Why aren’t they talking about deaths? Oh, oh, because the number is almost nothing.” Meanwhile back in reality land, the U.S. is experiencing record breaking cases, approximately 1,000 deaths per day, and some hospitals are at crisis levels! How anyone can be in such blatant denial is beyond comprehension. As the lies continue to flow this should be a yuuge wake up call for any human being with common sense!
Thank you for your passion and willingness to put your views here in this newspaper. The negative responses sure do indicate how upset folks are. I’m upset for the status of our country, the lack of moral compass and the pure hatred exhibited by those who disagree with you. Please know that many of us who have not responded do agree with you and are thankful that you speak up.
Trump models incompetent vitriol and fake reality and his followers eat it up and spew it back out just as he does, without ever a moment of reflection or applied intelligence. Had they paused to truly see this man they might have noticed that he would throw them away the moment he no longer has any personal use for them. He truly only considers what he thinks is good for himself and no one else.
Thank you for your willingness to put your thoughts out there to be taken and appreciated or critiqued and ridiculed. I love your openness.
Many of your statements are proved by the comments posted here. Our inability to disagree civilly and with respect is one of the great losses in these current times. I do believe that economic injustice and scapegoating “the other” to help ease the pain and frustration are part of the cause of our current situation.
Fellow Kauaians: please let’s work together to find areas of shared concern and work to find solutions that raise everyone to a better place (not just the 1%). Kauai is a small island and we could do this.