Letters for Sunday, November 1, 2020

Let’s see who shows up

Alright Kimo, just how many quarts of Trump cult Kool-Aid are you drinking per day?

So the mainstream media has bias and hatred for Trump? Well to a fair degree, probably so. After all, the me-me, lying little-boy president only cares about himself, doesn’t like facts, logic, honesty and certainly won’t stay on subject. Everything that comes out of his mouth is misinformation and pandering to his base, which are only pawns to him. The town-hall that you and Trump whine about wasn’t for the moderator to lob soft tennis balls, it was to scream fast baseballs in the strike zone, and he couldn’t hit them.

So let’s go to FoxFixed News and see if there’s any fairness. A great deal of the time between Carlson and Hannity it’s a lovefest. To Fox’s credit, once in a while someone with backbone and integrity punches Trump in the gut and he whines and lashes out like a littleboy, which he is.

OK let’s talk about the Nobel Peace Prize. In Biden’s town-hall he did give credit to Trump’s brokering of peace between UAE and Israel. On the other hand, several years ago what did Trump do in light of a horrific murder of a journalist by the crown prince of Saudi Arabia? There was way too much money involved with armament contracts to be bothered with it. I think you have to look at the whole person for a Nobel Peace Prize. You did write about a lot, and I’m not going to address everything. I will sign off with one more item.

Trump supporters waiting in the wings, probably.

As for Biden, suburban women, retired military officers, ex-administration officials, college-educated males and white males over the age of 65. Let’s see who shows up?

Mark Perry, Lihu‘e

Voter fraud a possibility here

An open letter to the Office of Elections

Would somebody please explain to me how the county/state/country is dealing with multiple ballots this year? And what exactly will prevent people from voting multiple times? One friend of mine received six (6!) ballots in the mail. What would happen if she were to submit all six of them? Thankfully, she is conservative and would NOT do that. She has a higher power to answer to — higher than the government, that is.

Personally, I received a mail-in ballot, and then I walked into the polls and voted in person. What if I mailed that ballot in and THEN voted in person? No one asked for my SS#. The entry clerk looked at my license but didn’t check my signature with the signature on my application.

What if I came back again and again, using my maiden name or first-marriage name? I have a record of voting in both of those names, and in my current married name. I would NOT do that either because, like my friend, I answer to a higher power. But I know there are plenty of unscrupulous people who would do anything to steal this election. What kind of system is set up to guarantee that it won’t be?

The staff, both employees and volunteers, were unable to give me a satisfactory answer. The man at the front entry went so far as to say that no one would do that on Kaua‘i. He is a naive one. With all the talk about “ballot harvesting” and “voting fraud” this year, one would think that there would be a fool-proof system to secure voting integrity. It shouldn’t be that hard on a small island like Kaua‘i, but no one seems to know how that will be achieved.

Please advise.

Janet Eisenbach, Kilauea

Florida results may help predict Tuesday’s winner

We are all eager to find out who is going to be our next president. However, 2016 showed that polls are not very helpful.

Florida is one of the few states that is releasing its vote count early. It is also a swing state, which means it is a good representation of the nation. One week ago (10/23), Biden had a lead of 427,000 votes in Florida. At one point on 10/30, Biden’s lead was down to 115,000. Election-day voting is also expected to go Trump’s way, as it did in 2016. Using the estimated remaining votes and the current trends, Trump will win Florida by around 220,000. This is better than his 113,000-vote win four years ago.

At this point, Biden seems to have a very-slim chance of holding a lead in Florida. However, Biden does not need Florida to win. Trump won three other swing states by smaller margins than Florida last time: Pennsylvania (by 0.7%), Wisconsin (by 0.7%), and Michigan (by 0.3%). If Biden picks up all three of these states and the other states stay the same as 2016, Biden would win.

However, some of the best data we have right now is these real voting results in Florida. This data indicates that President Trump is now doing even better than he did in 2016.

Mark Beeksma, Koloa

Civility begins at home

Gary Hooser’s whiney missive of Oct. 28 was so typical. Every Wednesday we are bombarded with his left-wing, progressive view of the how the world should be according to Gary Hooser.

While I do not agree with the use of profanity in an email, calling him a Democrat, socialist or even communistic is totally accurate, based upon his writings. His calls for a progressive destruction and overhaul of our way of life surely fits the bill. People of his political persuasion have gleefully called those with conservative views “white supremacists,” “racists,” “xenophobes,” “homophobes,” “religious fanatics,” “Nazis,” “facists,” and applied any other negative name they can think of.

His call for civility is both amusing and hypocritical. He has called our president a litany of names over the past years. He has lambasted those who dared to have an opinion that differs from his. So, I have a suggestion for Mr. Hooser. Civility begins at home. Perhaps if you tempered your unbridled criticism and dismissal of those who disagree with you, and tell those of your political persuasion to stop the name-calling, then you have the right to ask for the same respect that you fail to offer to others.

It is difficult to have a respectful conversation with someone who calls you nasty names.

Until that happens, Gary, I suggest that you get a thicker skin. To quote the Bible, “you reap what you sow.”

Barry Dittler, Wailua

Some ideas for the undecided voter

If you’re a die hard and know who your man is for the presidency of the U.S., because you had already made up your mind, no reporters, reports, lies or truths, debates, newscasters, TV stations will ever change your mind. You had already made up your mind.

But if you’re the person who is undecided, maybe I can help you. You’re not indecisive, just confused, and let me try to make it simpler for you how not to be indecisive. I may be wrong or maybe not, but this would and could be a deciding factor for you.

First, you must gather all the facts from both sides and be truthful to yourself. Your indecision is because YOU ARE a Trump person. You love him, and you’d vote for him, and not Biden. Think about why you’re undecided. You want Trump, but by voting for him, it would mean another four years of the same thing and more. You don’t care for Biden, because he is not the man you want to be the president. Only Trump. So let me post some of the things that may or may not help you.

If you believe that whatever Trump is doing or had done already, like separating kids from their parents, trying to get rid of the Affordable Care Act, kissing up to Putin and the Russians, demeaning women and showing disrespect to them, destroying what our previous presidents have done to make America great for over 400 years, losing our NATO friends and our trusts from other countries plus making us the laughing stock of the world, cutting down our leaders but trusting Russia more and, above all, lie to the American people about everything, then, by all means, vote for Trump.

The main thing here is for you to make a choice, decide who you want, good or bad, right or wrong, VOTE. Make yourself known and be heard and make yourself be the difference. Whatever you do will decide who will be the POTUS.

So gather the facts, but be truthful to yourself, but VOTE.


Ray Domingo, Lihu‘e

  1. Lawaibob November 1, 2020 8:27 am Reply

    Conservatives are more likely to engage in voter fraud. Fact.

    1. behappy November 3, 2020 4:37 am Reply

      HaHa – We all remember ACORN!

      1. betruthful November 3, 2020 8:00 pm Reply

        But most of us probably remember it differently than you apparently do.

  2. Uli Roth November 1, 2020 9:17 am Reply

    LMAO! Janet, they say red hatters don’t have a sense of humor, but your letter was hilarious! 6 ballots and thank goodness she’s an honest trumper! Now that’s funny!

  3. I saw a Vampire once November 1, 2020 9:21 am Reply

    Easy choice for the average Kaua’i voter. They’ll stick to party politics. Democrat. But for the few who’ll vote for Trump. Because the democrats don’t fare to well anyway. Who the heck is Bernard P. Carvalho jr. playing football at UH and now running for county councilmen. This absolutely doesn’t make sense for the important people who pay bills and need to get things done on Kaua’i. Trump is the man to vote for all the way. Not party politics.

  4. Uli Roth November 1, 2020 9:36 am Reply

    Hey Barry, have you ever heard of guilty by association? If you support a “human” who is a white supremacist, racist, xenophobic, homophobic, religious fanatic, nazi, and fascist, chances are you will be called those names as well. If the shoe fits!

    1. behappy November 3, 2020 4:41 am Reply

      Are you speaking of Biden? Read of his racist comments! Party of slavery!

      1. betruthful November 3, 2020 8:01 pm Reply

        No one has any question about who Uli Roth was speaking of.

  5. Uli Roth November 1, 2020 9:42 am Reply

    Mark, Aerosmiths’ Dream On is one of my favorite songs also.

  6. kauaiboy November 1, 2020 10:04 am Reply

    Hey Janet why not try to vote for tRump twice this year and see what happens. Then report back. I doubt you will be successful. And even if you are, the man-boy will, thankfully, lose by a landslide here on Kauai.

    Hey Mark, if tRump wins any state by a greater margin than in 2016, we are witnessing the largest dumbing down of the electorate in the history of our nation, and we are doomed.

    Hey Barry, if you vote for tRump and, by chance, he wins, may you reap what you sow, a divisive nation on its way to autocracy. Kiss his okole now, but do not wait for him to care about you or yours or we or us.

    Hey Ray and Mark, where did you manage to take a course on critical thinking? Here on Kauai? Well said…

  7. nothings free November 1, 2020 10:20 am Reply

    Wow! Ray and Perry the fake news media loud speakers! Isn’t it interesting that when Socialists and Democrats talk about Trump they say he’s a racist, narcissist, orange, child, but forget that he’s done more good for more American citizens than any President in their lifetimes! Great handling of the fake Pandemic (the total deaths for all Americans is no higher for 2020 than for the past 5 years! So the “Pandemic” hasn’t changed our yearly total death rates at all!) However, in caution Trump reacted decisively while the Democrats called him names and scoffed when he closed China and Europe until we could identify exactly what the virus was! He created more ventilators and masks in a shorter period of time than the Democrats thought possible! He balanced the shut down of industries, businesses and jobs better than the Democrats could have done in their wildest dreams. And we have a vaccine in final trials ready to go now in 2020 when the Democrats said it would not be possible until 2022 or 2023! He did it in a shorter time than than it has taken any vaccine in history. President Trump fast tracked the vaccine and gave the correct incentives to our Pharmaceutical companies. Something Democrats wouldn’t have a clue how to accomplish! Not to mention the best President for minorities, the best President for job creation, the best President for handling Russia by standing up to them, killing the Russian soldiers in Syria, shutting down the Russian oil flow into Europe, and the other things needed to be tough on Russia. He has orchestrated peace in the middle east the Democrats said was impossible, he gave women and men more home leave after childbirth, he gave working women more access to childcare, he closed the borders and drug/child sex trafficking is at it’s lowest level in many years, he is building the wall he promised, and so much more. He’s the best President in my lifetime at making promises in a campaign and then keeping them. Obama was the worst! So keep living in your “feel” good dream world and spew all the negative Propaganda you want. History will prove you to be buffoons.

    1. Nobody ever says they are November 2, 2020 3:36 pm Reply

      Wow, at least one person left who believes these things are true! Think how many times we could have sold him the same bridge!

    2. Ikashibi November 2, 2020 3:42 pm Reply

      Nothing free is obviously lacking critical thinking skill. Try:


    3. james November 3, 2020 7:54 am Reply

      There’s a rube born every minute. That’s how con-men stay in business. Some people believe what makes them feel good regardless of the truth or facts.

  8. LTEreader November 1, 2020 11:03 am Reply

    Janet Eisenbach: “Thankfully, she is conservative and would NOT do that.”

    So you’re saying MORALS are irrelevant, it’s about what side of the political fence you’re on? Funny, but typical. Janet, the one who lacks morals, decency, compassion, integrity, honesty, and civility is sitting in the White House right now with people like you blindly ignoring, and excusing the vital characteristics of a decent person that Trump lacks.
    Earlier this week Trump said if Biden is elected there will be Christmas, however Trump will still be President Dec. 25th. Yet, he has the audacity to question Biden’s cognitive skills? LOL. And, 2 days ago he said if Biden becomes President “there will be no heating in the winter, no air conditioning in the summer, and no electricity whenever the hell you want it” Say what? How on earth can you, or anyone vote for that man? Shame on you, shame on all of you!

    Barry Dittler: Below is my comment to Gary on the 28th. Civility does being in the home, especially the home taxpayers are providing!

    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!

    1. LTEreader November 3, 2020 9:36 am Reply

      TYPO…Trump said if Biden was elected there would be NO Christmas, yet he’ll still be President at least until Jan. 20, 2021. SMH. And poor Melania will have to “work her *** off” decorating again. Ho Ho Ho.

  9. Rev Dr Malama November 1, 2020 12:20 pm Reply

    Oh k ray and all the other political experts commenting here…. I give up!
    What really matters to me is the local elections where our vote counts….. the next POTUS is elected by the ELECTORAL COLLEGE and in Hawai’i being 4 Democrats (it doesn’t take a brain surgeon to figure out how Hawai’i votes) your vote really doesn’t matter!!!
    Brains that function properly can educate a person’s ability to understand the need for community representation and provide a law and order society that we so desperately need to survive these times.
    I pray that you seek higher education and spiritual guidance so do your best to understand that Hawai’i is unlawfully occupied and must be liberated from the fraud…..

  10. Kauaidoug November 1, 2020 12:45 pm Reply

    “It is difficult to have a respectful conversation with someone who calls you nasty names.

    Until that happens, Gary, I suggest that you get a thicker skin. To quote the Bible, “you reap what you sow.””

    So, Me Dittler. You say leftist say nasty things and yet your parting shot to Hooser is a typical nasty comment and one of several you threw into your letter, I would call it a rant but I don’t want to offend you.

    This president is all about roiling up the electorate, not promising a peaceful election, and saying the Biden campaign bus slowed down on that texas highway was “protecting ” the bus. This is so Orwellian it’s hard to believe if not for the video.

    Our country has devolved so far in just 4 years and 4 more years will leave this country changed in ways that Putin must be gleeful with the idea of a Trump regime leading America.

    Think about it.

  11. Kimo November 1, 2020 5:22 pm Reply

    Perry, Boy are you going to be disappointed in a few days.

  12. Ikashibi November 1, 2020 6:40 pm Reply

    Mr. Dittler is a classic example of a proto-facist. Look it up, Barry.

  13. hutch November 1, 2020 8:39 pm Reply

    Thanks, Ray Domingo.

  14. Everythingisawesome November 2, 2020 5:14 am Reply

    Mark, Antifa/BLM “Peacful protest” or a Trump rally; where would you rather be? Come on over to the fun side of the island, man!

  15. MisterM November 2, 2020 7:54 am Reply

    I know a cousin’s friend of a friend who’s an evil Democrat who received 16 ballots. And they voted 16 times! Plus voted in person. When Trump loses we all know it’s because evil Demonrats stole the election!!!

    And this is the nonsense driven into the feeble brains of hapless Trump supporters. Proof that you can fool half the people all the time – because they want to be fools.

    Please vote to stop these willfully delusional people from further ruining a great country.

  16. Kimo November 2, 2020 12:10 pm Reply

    To the GI News, Please stop censoring conservative viewpoints. You’ve “dropped” me way too many times to count. I am NOT in violation of the R&Rs on this website. So much for fair and balanced.

  17. Pete Antonson November 2, 2020 3:30 pm Reply

    After 4 years of support for Jabba the Hutt in the White House, Mark Beeksma’s favorite Bible story has become the time Jesus kicked the leper to the side of the path and announced: “Keep away, I ain’t no Libtard” (this account may be found in the Conservative Christian Standard Bible available through FOX and Friends, $18.95).

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