VOICES: I drank the Kool-aide

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    James “Kimo” Rosen and his dog beam in Kapa‘a.

I drank the Kool-Aid and will continue drinking it. I do not like sweet, sugary drinks. However, if they help the country, I will overlook the bad for the overall good.

This column is not your normal Forum column.

I will not mention how Kamala Harris slept her way to the top.

Nor will I tell you about Hunter Biden’s illegal dealings with Ukraine and China.

I am not going to mention Hillary’s 30,000 emails that disappeared, or Benghazi.

I will tell you:

Everyone wishes their favorite team wins. That’s human nature. How many times has your favorite team lost in the last seconds of a championship game?

My favorite football team, the Buffalo Bills, went to four consecutive Super Bowls in the 1990s and lost. The worst loss was against the NY Giants in the last seconds of the 1991 Super Bowl when the Buffalo Bills field-goal kicker, Scott Norwood, missed a 47-yard field goal with 8 seconds remaining in the game. The ball went wide right and, ever since, the phrase “wide right” has become synonymous with the game itself, and has since been used in other sports.

I believe this last presidential election went ‘wide right’ for President Trump. My guy didn’t make it this time. It’s not so bad when you lose by a landslide, but what really hurts is fraud, fake ballots and dead people voting that can’t be recalled or re-examined on instant replay.

Over the years there have been many bad calls by the refs, pass interferences that should never have been called, roughing the passer that should not have been called, and political elections that should have never been called.

No matter what the outcome of the game, in sports, fans get over it.

Elections are much harder to get over, since they affect our lives, our pocketbooks and our relationships with family and friends.

I am hoping politics is not like sports and somehow President Trump pulls a major chess move such as marshal law as suggested by Gen. Michael Flynn to suspend the Constitution and hold an election re-vote overseen by the military.

Sports enthusiasts eventually survive the loss and look forward to the next game or the next season to do better with new players and draft picks.

Politics is anything but perfect. I am bummed when my politician did not win. However, I am not going to let my life be dictated by this one event. Just as when my favorite football team loses, I get over it. Although I am hoping for that revote, the reality is it most likely won’t happen. Nonetheless, I still don’t believe Biden won the election.

I reflect back on the rallies of Joe Biden with 50 people showing up in contrast to president Trump’s rallies of 20,000 plus. I look at Biden’s Twitter following of nearly 14 million to President Trump’s Twitter following of 88.5 million followers, a difference of 74.5 million. That means President Trump has nearly 75 million more Twitter followers than Joe Biden. Facebook has very similar stats. Joe Biden on Facebook has 18 million to Trump’s 130 million. Mr. Trump has also outpaced Biden on YouTube in the last 30 days, getting 207 million views on his videos to Bidens 29 million.

There’s a joke that holds true, Trump had more people standing in line to use the restrooms at his rallies than Biden had at his rallies. For me and many others, there’s no doubt there was election fraud. Just like in football when the refs are obviously favoring one team over the other.

I am proud of what president Trump did for America and the world.

I hope the Democrats can someday realize all the good Trump did and put aside his cocky bedside manner and look at the end result.

There were many examples of dead people voting by mail, primarily in Biden’s favor. Was this election rigged by the fake news media and dems? That’s what the Trumpsters and far-right are saying. How can someone who stayed in their basement prior to the election, had drive-by rallies with at times fewer than 100 people showing up, and to boot on Thanksgiving gave a speech on YouTube that got less than 1,000 views, be the next president? A candidate who allegedly received 80 million votes would garnish more than 1,000 views. I get more than 1,000 views when I write a decent blog.

I am not a rocket scientist. However, there is no way Joe Biden, a sleeper cell who barely campaigned and barely has a presence on social media, won this past presidential election. There’s no way he received more votes than President Obama did in 2012.

I do not see this unwritten, virtual civil war ending anytime soon. We will continue to be a nation divided.


James “Kimo” Rosen lives in Kapa‘a with his dog, and blogs as a hobby at dakinetalk.blogspot.com.

  1. Citizen Cane December 27, 2020 4:27 am Reply

    I can’t begin to address all the falsehoods in your latest middle school level unsupported, unscientifically anecdotal wackadoodle analysis, Kimo. But I will point out that what you and the Kool-Aid Brigade keep missing, is that what the majority of this country wanted from this election wasn’t to crown our own mania-inducing snake-oil fact-free rally-showman populist Cult King. We just wanted our democracy back—in one piece. And we wanted to get rid of Trump, and hopefully go a good way toward burying Trumpism for good. So our candidate didn’t need to break the internet, or whip crowds into a frenzy. He just had to be what the country needed after 4 years of destruction. He needed to be decent, and honest, forthright and intelligent, and to put the needs of the country and all its citizens first. For a change.

  2. Rachel Bergman December 27, 2020 4:29 am Reply

    You know, I used to think the worst possible combination was guava and peanut butter. But after reading James Rosen’s drivel, I now realize the worst possible combination is ‘bitter and stupid’.

  3. Uli Roth December 27, 2020 4:48 am Reply

    Jimmy Rosen! How dare you come in our beloved Garden Isle, and spew such horrific and Proven Lies! Shame on your
    Unamerican, Unpatriotic okole!
    You and your KKKult lost!
    donalds own appointed FBI said most secure election Ever! Barr, donalds favorite pattner of crime, said Clean election, and, no need investigate Hunter Biden! That was Barr! But let me guess, he’s gone Deep State!
    Your upset that Kamala likes sex? That’s being a Normal person Jimmy! Just because you have chosen to be incel doesn’t
    mean it’s right for everyone!
    These rallies you brag about, or as I call them, Orgies of Ignorance, ended up having spikes of Trumps Virus every time! So one thing is correct in you op, you are no rocket scientist! Don’t forget that Jim!
    Good luck with the Bills

  4. Prentiss December 27, 2020 5:10 am Reply

    So, here comes Kimo again with yet another cockamamie claim – WITH ZERO EVIDENCE EVER FOUND – that Democrats somehow stole the election from Trump. I’d just laugh it off but for one sign the Kimo has gone dangerously ’round the bend. And that is where he says he hopes Trump “suspends the Constitution” in an effort to steal the election back. Those are dark, dangerous thoughts, and anyone who thinks them is a potential danger to the country. You do NOT suspend the Constitution because you’re upset that your guy lost. You do NOT suspend the Constitution based on claims of election fraud THAT NEVER HAPPENED. You DO suspend the Constitution to declare marshal law when the country is divided and already at war with itself. And THAT is the real goal of dangerous thinkers on the right. Yes, it sure does seem like Rosen has drunk the Kool-Aid. Far too much of it in my opinion.

  5. Steven McMacken December 27, 2020 5:18 am Reply

    Ohhhh, did poor widdle Kimo’s candidate lose the election? That’s just terrible! And now Mr. know-it-all can’t figure out why? So sad. Well, cheer up, Kimo sabe, you can take solace with the fact that your blog gets “. . . more than 1,000 views.” Wow! Now, that IS something, don’t you think? Then, again, maybe it’s not ALL that surprising . . . rumor is that there are a lot of slow learners on Kauai.

  6. Kapa’a Ken December 27, 2020 5:47 am Reply

    One only needs to watch the compilation of Jordan Klepper’s Trump Rally interviews to understand the Trump supporters mind. It’s only a google search away. Enjoy a painful laugh along the way

    1. Uli Roth December 29, 2020 5:57 pm Reply

      Jordan is a Rock Star! Lol

  7. chip nelson December 27, 2020 6:03 am Reply

    Yes Kimo you drank the Kool-Aid, along with the Jim Jones crowd and the group in southern Calif who had to have a certain brand of tennis shoes before they entered the spaceship.
    I used to enjoy your whimsical tirades over the years but lately when they go a certain way I scroll down , find your name , and move on. I don’t know what caused the change but Kool-Aid seems to be your poison of choice.
    I’ve been voting as long as you have and I still feel that even though the election didn’t go the way you wanted, I’m still thankful that the system held to the onslaught of lies and wails of an immature rich schoolyard bully and his followers.
    His rallies were larger because his followers were the self righteous and therefore immune.
    The other side took it seriously and stayed apart. Who was right. You decide.
    Yes, you are not a rocket scientist. That takes science and linear thought. Your thought is continue the war crusader like and damn the torpedos.

  8. Peter Morimoto December 27, 2020 6:25 am Reply

    The fact that the Garden Island would run “opinion” pieces like this is the reason why I won’t pay for this rag.

    1. Keale December 28, 2020 3:36 pm Reply

      But you still reading it! Just because someone disagrees with you, its not wrong, its like you’re in elementary school.

      1. Guy December 30, 2020 7:14 pm Reply

        But if it’s wrong, you should definitely disagree with it.

  9. Skippy December 27, 2020 6:27 am Reply

    Well, I guess I didn’t need those brain cells.

  10. RastaBob December 27, 2020 6:35 am Reply

    “Kimo” has been drinking more than kool-aid…..

  11. Carmel December 27, 2020 6:37 am Reply

    Kimo, do us all a favor and change your reading material from political websites back to the Sunday comics section. Mahalo !

  12. Kurt Last December 27, 2020 6:43 am Reply

    “Kamala Harris slept her way to the top.” This is just part of perhaps the most idiotic op-ed piece ever written.

    Mr. Rosen will mention Benghazi, where four Americans tragically died, but he does not mention how more than 300,000 Americans tragically died due to the relentless ignorance and depravity of his hero, Donald Trump.

    This explains how a worthless sociopath was elected President. His cult worshipers and sycophants will believe and write anything.

  13. Local J December 27, 2020 6:47 am Reply

    How pathetic….here we have a typical “bad loser”…..spewing out his lies he believes are true.

    Get over it. Trump was a piece of poop running this country, and the voice of the American people have been heard with our votes.

    Thankfully Trump has been rightly terminated of his duties

  14. Peter Morimoto December 27, 2020 6:51 am Reply

    James Rosen should sue the Garden Island for posting his imbicilic opinion in a public forum and exposing him to ridicule.

  15. james December 27, 2020 6:55 am Reply

    Wow! Talk about delusional. Luckily, we depend on facts, science and evidence in our republic. You have none of them on your side. You are whining as much as Trump. Go away. Time for us to forget the disaster that is Trump and get back to being Americans.

  16. Kawika December 27, 2020 7:05 am Reply

    Even with the clue “I drank the cool aid” many people will miss the point of your humorous parody pointing out so many illusionary truths. Adolf Hitler famously wrote about the ability to use the “big lie” — a lie so outlandish that it would be believed on the grounds that no one would think anyone would lie so boldly — as a tool of political propaganda.

  17. YuCalJoe December 27, 2020 7:11 am Reply

    Mr. Rosen, I enjoyed reading your opinion piece. Well written, and it points towards keeping the faith in the future. Candidates from all political parties will do good and bad things. It is disappointing when someone you voted for does not perform well in their position. And we think that when someone who we didn’t vote for does not perform well that it serves as affirmation of our beliefs. I for one have learned to never expect perfection from anyone, and that no candidate elected to any position is the best leader. God is the only true leader, and if we can do a better job of implementing His plan for us we can live without distrust, illness, pain, and hate. Pray for our elected leaders that they are lead by God’s wisdom, and not man’s.

  18. jake December 27, 2020 7:15 am Reply

    I’m glad you posted your picture “Kimo.” Now we know exactly who we can’t trust.

  19. kauaiboy December 27, 2020 7:18 am Reply

    James “Koo-koo” Rosen-

    You are a sick, sad man, a loser like your man-child-God tRump.

    Just go way and stop sowing your stupid conspiracy theories. They are NOT entertaining anyone with the ability of critical thinking.

    BTW, TGI, you are risking losing more of your readership if you continue to print this man-child’s bizarre diatribes. Let’s get back to intelligent and constructive discussions about reality, and not a reality carnival barker show.

  20. Barney December 27, 2020 7:18 am Reply

    I hope you don’t hurt anyone’s feelings. Those people? Will always hate the truth. We should all embrace the slimy dark lies of the left.

    Where’s my mask anyways?

  21. Dinkydao December 27, 2020 7:30 am Reply

    Kimo, what the general said was “martial law”, not “marshal law”. Suggest that you take some time to research the difference between the two. Your article reflects what trump supporters really are……………….

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  23. Paulo December 27, 2020 8:20 am Reply

    Mr. Rosen, I stopped reading at ‘Kamala Harris slept her way to the top.’ How very juvenile to parrot the lies that are the epitome of what’s wrong with politics in the US, as if Ms. Harris is not an accomplished individual. These are the things that further divide the country, needless, ridiculous falsehoods. Does it make you feel better keeping them alive? The rest of us are tired of being lied to.

  24. Paradise lost December 27, 2020 8:21 am Reply

    I have never watched a video on Biden’s channel.
    I have never gone to a political rally in my life.
    I don’t use twitter, but I’m aware from my experience of using twitter in 2016 that a significant number accounts that subscribe to Trump were just bots that retweet things he says to make it seem like he was more popular than he was.
    I certainly hope you never get passed over for a job because someone accused YOUR SON of doing something improper.
    Trump told his supporters to vote in person on election day rather than voting early or by mail. I voted for Biden, by mail, like everyone else in my family, because voting in person doing COVID is dangerous and irresponsible.
    So unlike you, my experience indicates to me that Biden probably won fairly.
    I’m glad you have sort of healthy attitude about it, Although I’m a little disturbed by this desire to use the military to take over the country by force and essentially start a civil war.
    That would also disenfranchise your immediate neighbors on the island.
    It is a sad day when the powers that be can turn neighbors against neighbors.

    If I speak in the tongues of mortals and of angels, but do not have love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. If I give away all my possessions, and if I hand over my body so that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing.

    Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice in wrongdoing, but rejoices in the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

    Where is the love?

  25. bill parker December 27, 2020 8:24 am Reply

    Well Mr Rosen, having drunk so much Koolaid, I hope you don’t stagger off the edge of the flat earth.

  26. Someyoungguy December 27, 2020 8:33 am Reply

    But you did…

    “I will not mention how Kamala Harris slept her way to the top.
    Nor will I tell you about Hunter Biden’s illegal dealings with Ukraine and China.
    I am not going to mention Hillary’s 30,000 emails that disappeared, or Benghazi.”

    Nothing worth reading here.

  27. Andrew December 27, 2020 8:37 am Reply

    Nice “Kool-Aid” reference, it refers to the Jonestown cult members that drank a mix of Kool Aid mixed with cyanide. 900 people died. Crazy leader, cult followers. “Don’t drink the Kool Aid”; that’s the saying that Ive always heard.

  28. commonsense December 27, 2020 8:41 am Reply

    The reason we are a nation divided is because of Donald Trump’s actions, beliefs and blind faith followers that believe his constant lies and childish behavior.

  29. Joe December 27, 2020 8:46 am Reply

    Heres one for you I voted Biden and I don’t use Twitter or follow him on facebook OMG!!!

  30. Matthew NF December 27, 2020 8:46 am Reply

    Boy you are sure one string of GOP fake news taking points. More than 50 court decisions reviewed these matters and found no significant instances of fraud in ANY of the 6 battleground states, and most were gop judges. Why you hate your freedom and our country so much, I just don’t understand. You and your ilk are trying to destroy democracy in America, all because you have spent a life not questioning, didn’t pay attention or work in school, and have no love of democracy or what it has given you. God help us. Your 100% unevidenced rant did not deserve to be published.

  31. Mina December 27, 2020 9:02 am Reply

    Kimo, in true form with just about every Trump disciple I know, your reality train has left the station, and you are left with a handful of lies, many of which you are spouting in your editorial as if they were fact. Well, here’s a taste of reality for you. We’re not going to forget about you or anyone else who voted for Trump. We’re not going to forget about the ignorance, lying, and willingness to forsake morality, ethics, and the rule of law for the almighty dollar. We’re not going to forget what you and your fellow Trump voters did this country, along with shocking the rest of the world with a revelation of just how awful Americans are. For the rest of life, Kimo, you’re going to be wearing that big red “T” on your forehead. You will never live it down, and it will follow your generational line right down to your great grandchildren. It does no good to present a liar with facts, because liars make up their own facts based on the odds of losing their argument. There is one absolute you can count on…you, Kimo…YOU, are going to be held accountable as a voter for what you did to our country. We’re not going to forget who you are or what you’re about. It will follow you to your grave.

  32. David Lilker December 27, 2020 9:05 am Reply

    By your own admission, you “drank the Kool-aid “, and continue to do so. Just know that most Americans acknowledge that there is zero evidence of fraud, and that Trump lost a fair election. His challenges of the results got laughed out of every courthouse where they were presented. Wake up and smell the coffee, man.

  33. Laura Matthews December 27, 2020 9:06 am Reply

    The issue of Biden’s vote being fraudulent because he did not campaign enough, or that he campaign was lacking in enthusiasm is false. Biden campaigned enough to win. Biden is a well known entity. Biden did not have to hold huge rallies or have millions of followers on social media. He is not a cult figure and this was not a popularity contest. This was about leadership and who is best able to navigate; Trump was found lacking.
    By questioning my vote and the votes of 80 million others with no evidence of widespread fraud you question our democracy and you are hollowing out our constitution. This is not a sports game and by the way “I drank the Kool-Aid” comes from Jones Town massacre, where the cult leader led his flock to mass suicide; maybe not the analogy you were looking for.

  34. Greg December 27, 2020 9:16 am Reply

    If crowd sizes determined who won the election, Clinton would have been elected president in 2016. Her largest rally had an an attendance of 40000. I believe Trump’s largest rally in 2016 was around 30000.

    The Biden campaign went out of their way NOT to invite people to their campaign events during the pandemic to keep people safe. Before the pandemic, Biden had an event with 6000 people.

    If we look at ratings, Biden beat Trump on both set of town halls. Town Hall 1: Biden drew 6.7 million on NBC, Trump drew 3.8 million on ABC. Town Hall 2: Biden had 15.1 million viewers on ABC, Trump had 13.5 million viewers on NBC/MSNBC/CNBC.

    Additionally the DOJ has stated they were unable to find widespread election fraud, and the department of homeland security has called this election “the most secure in American history.” There have only been two documented cases of voter fraud to my knowledge, both of which happened to be for Trump.

    The point is doubting our elections is an unhealthy path to go down as a country unless we have serious evidence that courts don’t reject.

  35. Uncleaina December 27, 2020 9:21 am Reply

    Aloha Joe. Every last bit of respect I ever had for you is gone. You don’t even work – you leech off the system you criticize. Martial law? Sure guy. Keep getting those free checks.

  36. awapuhi December 27, 2020 9:27 am Reply

    Mr Rosen, you are even more unhinged than trump. You need to talk to someone other than your dog, And for the record, did your dog write this column?

  37. Peter metcalf December 27, 2020 9:38 am Reply

    Anthony, I am deeply concerned that you are correct about the polarization of the electorate, and probably many who do not vote.

    I have a different perspective.
    My aspiration is to live from my heart. I have a 98% success rate in the presence of others, including waiting in line, and to a large extent when I’m alone. These experiences teach me then when I am not living by my heart or highest aspirations when I drive! Baby steps. I also learned that living habitually in one’s heart opens a person to the sensitivity to people which I always wished I possessed. I dislike mysteries about people as much as scientists crave to solve mysteries of the cosmos or nutrition. What I have understood since I was 19 or so is that one can recognize personality defining the way someone loves, and how a person loves is the very definition of their personality. Now I know much, much more.

    If you had known scientists, you would appreciate the passion some people have for discovering truth in physics, biology, etc. It’s quite real; very few scientists would crack an egg and not expect to see the yolk and white, but I guaranteed that if that occurred, they would be more excited than you would believe, and share the news in the relevant peer reviewed journals so that other scientists could challenge the discovery. Time and again I read in the news how scientists learn something new that overturns their prior expectation and cannot be explained without rethinking their former theories. They are tremendously excited. And so too, do they continue to prie into Einstein’s theories to disprove or confirm it. Anyone who disproves some aspect of it probably just made themselves a candidate for the Nobel Prize in the physics category. This is the grist of science and scientists.

    So it is in life among people who quest for the truth. If you move into your heart and live from that center of consciousness – in your chest, in other words, the same place where as kids we said “cross your heart and hope to die,” and where in American Sign Language people sign “I’m sorry” as a big S (over their chest) – living from there except when “operating heavy machinery” such as a car, or using a cutting board, doing math, (but not art) – then you would know by and large what drives or motivates people in their lives and in the moment.

    I would hope that if ever we meet, we would be good friends, regardless of our perceptions, but I know it’s more likely if we are both in our heart center.

  38. Zoltan! December 27, 2020 9:48 am Reply

    You sir, continue to believe foolish lies. The “there’s no way” argument is one that children would routinely use, not discerning adults. None of those statistics you mention mean a damn– when it comes to elections, the only numbers that matter are votes. From there, it’s simple arithmetic. Your forefathers would be ashamed of your willful ignorance.

  39. Sue December 27, 2020 9:53 am Reply

    …… well, I can say this for you, at least you put your dog on a leash!

  40. Daniel D. COATE December 27, 2020 10:02 am Reply

    The ‘author’ of thus drivel hates America and if he likes communism so much, he should go to Russia thus entire article is treason and James Risen will be jailed the rest of his life for his illegal attacks upon America. I will ensure that the ‘Gordian Journal’ is shut down for this crime and that the so-called publishers of this treason are imprisoned for their treasonous crimes against America.

  41. Ikashibi December 27, 2020 10:06 am Reply

    Is there a basic disconnect by TGI that allows this garbage to be printed? Mr. Rosen’s proto-fascist rants insult all critically thinking citizens. What a disgrace.

  42. conservatives have no real convictions except themselves December 27, 2020 10:58 am Reply

    Since clowns like you always want to bring up Benghazi let me remind you of a little something. Yes, three people died which you claim was a tragedy and full of lies of a coverup. So what do you call over 1000 American troops killed in an war with false motives. Oh, how soon we (want to) forget. Change the subject as if a the world financial meltdown happened while conservatives ruled.

    Y’all have no creds or a soul, for that matter. There is a special place in hell waiting for you people.

  43. BooHoo December 27, 2020 11:34 am Reply

    Cry cry cry for your cult leader wasn’t able to use the Russians to steal another election.

    Go drink the koolaid like them crazies at Jonestown or Waco Tx and dream about your paths to righteousness.

    All of you Dump supporters can go back to your racist cave now and wait until another of your racist and dividing Hilter conquerors can win another election and destroy parts of the US constitution.

    I am neither a demoncrat or repulsiverepublican.

  44. semperubisububi December 27, 2020 12:02 pm Reply

    There are no words……!!!!
    A responsible newspaper would not print rubbish like this.

  45. ruthann jones December 27, 2020 12:17 pm Reply

    We can agree that you ‘are not a rocket scientist’. Since you are o.k. with the cruel atrocities that the outgoing president committed and continues to inflict……I have to wonder how you have been helped? I, however do not sleep well and probably won’t until the children who are currently held in cages make it back to safety of their families.

  46. Maiman Mike December 27, 2020 12:31 pm Reply

    And there’s not a darn thing we can do about it. ☹️

  47. Pete Antonson December 27, 2020 12:45 pm Reply

    First of all, it is “Martial Law” if conducted by the military and “Marshall Law” if conducted by local law enforcement. Both types allow indefinite incarceration without cause and the imposition and enforcement of curfews. Law is sacrificed for the sake of order. There is no authorization for conducting elections or other such functions. Governors of States are authorized to declare this; but, there exists no authorization for the President It is considered possible from an Act of Congress; however, when President Lincoln obtained such an act, the Chief Justice announced it as illegal and the singular case affected was quietly granted bail and a legal challenge was avoided.
    As for the tiresome charge of fraud, this is how that works: The conservative Pittsburgh Gazette suggests in oped that voter fraud could be the reason for a lead reversal being reported rather than the simple order in which votes are counted that gave one candidate an early lead and the other a late lead. The Philadelphia FOX affiliate reports “People are talking about voter fraud in Pennsylvania!” The Honolulu FOX affiliate reports to Mr. Rosen: “News agencies within Pennsylvania itself are reporting widespread voter fraud!” This becomes a “brick” in Mr. Rosen’s Wall. The reports, including 6 of 7 specific frauds reported by the Trump Campaign, were debunked by government agencies, independent agencies, fact checkers and journalists. These reports bounced off the “Fake News” shield positioned in front of Mr. Rosen’s Wall. All lawsuits filed with the hope evidence would surface, were thrown out due to lack of evidence.
    The contrast in Campaigns was not a case of one person working harder and showing greater and more deserving results through his rallies, it was the perfect display of how to conduct oneself as a leader during a Pandemic. One superspread the virus, caught it himself, and even killed a former candidate. The other behaved like the majority of common people had to behave themselves and the majority voted for that perfect contrast. One was brilliant, the other, idiotic! The idiotic will end in 24 days!

  48. Barney Blankenship December 27, 2020 2:16 pm Reply

    Quote, Mr. James Rosen, “I will not mention how Kamala Harris slept her way to the top.”

    The TGI Forum provided 5 columns above the fold for Mr. Rosen’s repetition of the very worst lies and propaganda, all stated as fact, that are now, this very day, placing this country in dangerous chaos.

    That these divisive lies would appear in any publication would be a disgrace. However, here on Kauai we have reasonable citizens who wear masks, agree to quarantine and plan to get vaccinated.

    Why is TGI Forum allowing these disproven opinions to be presented as facts and giving the very worst, most divisive lies such prominence?

    This was not a reasonable presentation of opinions and ideas. Quite the opposite. You should know better. You should be ashamed.

  49. LTEreader December 27, 2020 2:17 pm Reply

    FACT: 81,283,582 (51.38%) of the Country saw through Trump. And many, including myself are shocked that Trump got as many votes as he did = gullible Republicans!
    Of the more than 50 post election lawsuits filed by Trump et al, most have been thrown out. Why? Because they’re baseless nonsense with no proof whatsoever, cooked up by his bruised ego and buddy Rudy Giuliani who’s getting paid $20K per day from Republicans wallets. The Supreme Court, the Electoral College, and the people have spoken. Trump, and ALL his supporters need to accept reality and move on. He LOST the election.
    And President Elect Biden didn’t need to host mask-less, super spreader rallies. He, and his voters are educated enough to know this behavior was totally inappropriate during a pandemic that’s out of control in this Country. We already know who he is after 8 years as Vice President, and voters didn’t need to risk their lives to stroke his ego.
    So far Trump has cost taxpayers approximately $142 MILLION for golf trips > the man who, while campaigning said he’d be too busy working to golf. Uh huh. At 400K per year, that’s 355 YEARS worth of salary, and almost 1/4 of his Presidency spent at one of his golf courses.
    He’s also been promising for over 4 years that he’d release his tax returns. Then he said he’d release them once the IRS finished their audit. Funny thing is the IRS said long ago this audit does NOT prevent him from releasing any of them, yet his fan base continues to gobble it up.
    As for Harris sleeping her way to the top? FACTS James, get some. She was already assistant DA in Alameda County when she met, and dated Willie Brown. He appointed her 2 positions. The first was six-months at the California Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board; the second was a role on the Medical Assistance Commission. She ended the relationship in 1995, more than a year before he became Mayor of SF, and she didn’t run for political office until well after her relationship with Brown had ended. You’re obviously someone who can’t accept that women ARE capable of earning a prominent position on their own merits. Shame on you for repeating Trumps trash nonsense!

    Keep drinking that Kool-Aid James. Am assuming it’s green – as in green with envy! LOL

  50. Erasmus December 27, 2020 3:18 pm Reply

    You know what does it mean to drank the kool aid. The kool aid is 100% artificial flavors, odours and colours. It’s fake, it’s not real fruit. You drank the kool aid of a fake Presidency, a real President who doesn’t love the USA, but pretends.
    His last joke, that there was a massive fraud IS a HUGE jar of kool aid. You drank it. I have nothing more to say to you.

  51. I saw a Vampire once December 27, 2020 3:21 pm Reply

    So we’re having a lady vice president Kamala Harris. I think it is good for our local economy. All those run down places in the south and ghettos, she’s a voice heard for them. And Joe Biden will agree. I will give the democrats credit for being savy and smart. Now let’s see how Joe Biden does as president. Far from the cry Barak Obama, which represented Hawai’i and his youth as a Punahou High School graduate, class of 1979. But that is another story. I’ll say this that this country will be united under a democratic systems that buys into freedom. Do as you please. Way to go.

  52. Michael Diamant December 27, 2020 4:01 pm Reply

    TGI has given Kimo Rosen a preferred soapbox, of late, “Other Voices”. His latest ramblings, which contain at least one cheap shot ie, “Kamala Harris slept her way to the top” is as far from decent as one can get. Willie Brown, whom she dated (he was estranged from his wife for 10 years) remarked, “So what?”, which sums it up very nicely. Using his professional sports analogy, Kimo has fouled out. It’s time for him and his bipartisan dog to hit the showers and accept their new assignment in the minors, which is where minor players belong. This opinion piece is a thinly veiled attempt for the pseudo-oracle Rosen to be humerus, all-knowing, talented, and anything but professional and truthful. And shame on TGI’s continued participation in condoning Kimo’s literary follies. Kimo is a local oddity, who, by his own admission has had too much to drink!

  53. Keale December 27, 2020 4:03 pm Reply

    Totally agree!!

  54. tunnels December 27, 2020 4:16 pm Reply

    Bwahahaha! Seriously? For one, trump has no clue how to play chess. And two, speaking of dictionaries, ya shoulda looked up “marshal law” LOL cuz bro, any 3rd grader can define it for you, then tell you how to spell ‘Martial’ law. So hard to take you seriously buddy. lol!

  55. Fishman December 27, 2020 4:25 pm Reply

    No you drank the bleach, the whole toxic bottle because you obviously don’t believe in reading labels, just another conspiracy right? I have to wonder if by that comment he was trying to make america white, but I know he is incapable of any deeper meaning…

  56. a. kauaian December 27, 2020 4:31 pm Reply

    Kimo, shame on you! “Kamala Harris slept her way to the top.” What a misogynistic (look it up), sexist, disrespectful, uneducated, not to mention (a phrase that you like), disgusting comment! Would you say that about a man? Does your interpretation of “slept” refer to having sex? Is having sex illegal? Do you know with whom Kamala Harris might have had sex? If you do, did it get her “to the top” — whatever that means to you? I challenge you to verify even one single episode of Kamala Harris’ sexual experiences. While you’re at it, please let us readers know all about your sex life. Inquiring minds want to know. Oh, and let’s not forget that Donald Trump has been publicly accused by many women of their having had sex together, even while his loving wife, Melania, was pregnant with their child.
    As to the rest of your article, not only have you been drinking the Kool Aid, yours has clearly been laced with hallucinogens. Get a grip, man

  57. Robin Clark December 27, 2020 4:54 pm Reply

    James (hold the Kimo please) Rosen- Wonderful piece of satire. Perhaps the best ever for TGI. I am still laughing! Conduct all future elections on social media. Why didn’t I think of that? You may just be the next Dave Barry!

  58. (The real KIMO) December 27, 2020 5:31 pm Reply

    I feel sorry for you rosen, I don’t know where you get your info but you are what is wrong with this Country. Do you believe everything you get from fox news, or do you listen to the orange stain lies. Everybody is entitled to there opinion but yours is totally off base and totally not accurate. I hope some day you will grow up and be a person of charactor. If those are your signs in Kapaa it time to take them down you lost.

  59. Jkh December 27, 2020 5:37 pm Reply

    I’ll give the Biden administration the same amount of respect the democrats gave Trump’s administration.

    1. james December 31, 2020 6:55 am Reply

      Which will be much more than the Republicans gave the Obama administration.

  60. Sarah Rienzi December 27, 2020 5:39 pm Reply

    As a Joe voter I think I can help you with a few things.
    Many of us followed your guy on Twitter just to see what he what he was going to say.
    We didn’t go to Joe’s rally’s because there was a pandemic and we were afraid. We knew who were voting for. Joe wasn’t going to say or do anything unusual. Worth risking our lives
    We – and when it came to voting many were Republican, they voted for Biden for President and Republicans in other offices.
    Democrats and many independents voted straight ticket democratic.
    There was such an extraordinary turn out because so many people believed that Mr Trump was the worst President in history and he was killing us.
    You had 50 Generals all the Republicans of the Lincoln project and EVERY living President endorsing Joe Biden.
    People stood in line for 11 hours from the first day they opened early voting, and they weren’t waiting to vote for Trump.
    You and I both know that because they wouldn’t make it so hard to vote in a white neighborhood. Trump started laying the ground work for reasons he could lose way before the election.
    It was a pandemic. People voted by mail. There is little to no evidence to back up Mr Trump’s story’s of dead people voting.
    This is something that he has been talking about since before the election.
    One of Mr Trump’s techniques is to repeat things over and over again until people believe them like hypnosis. If you listen to his former lawyer he says this.
    Listen to his former lawyer. His niece.
    People who really know him.

  61. Kimo December 27, 2020 6:41 pm Reply

    Biden/Harris = The True Manchurian candidate(s) put in place by the Deep State, Big Tech and the Electoral fraud by the Democrats. We have witnessed the biggest crime in US history!

    Wait until the Republicans blow this out of the water on January 6th. VP Pence is going to have his hands full, to control “The Great Fiasco” to throw out the still not confirmed President Elect “Cheater in Chief” and claim victory for President Trump and his second rightful term.

    1. Uli Roth December 28, 2020 9:53 pm Reply

      Another delusional Kimo

  62. Paul C December 27, 2020 7:01 pm Reply

    There are many people, I believe, that wish politics were present much less on social media. Trump made very extensive use of Twitter, Biden less so, so it’s natural that Biden would have less followers. I do not follow either Trump or Biden or any platform, yet I voted for Biden. Biden discouraged most gatherings, so it was natural that Trump would have larger ones (which I consider a horrible idea). Particularly when there were these widely divergent variables, you can’t extrapolate from followers/attendees to legitimate votes.

  63. Mr. FORD December 27, 2020 9:37 pm Reply

    They are all sycophantic. It’s like telling someone who is a fan of WWE thats its fake wrestling and its for show. Yeah the hits are real but they are not intent to win. The plot is planned and it’s one big mischif party and you’re not invited. You know some jews won’t even say the name Jesus the son of Mary? Thats the kind that rule the world. And thats the kind that Others make friends with. And thats the kind of ignorance most people love to follow. I hope your bird is down because it wont be flying on the Day of Judgment. Find a bird thats Fglys on the Day of Judgment, if God wills it.

  64. Gary keeth December 27, 2020 9:47 pm Reply

    James aloha
    How refreshing to read your post. I am saddened to see what our country has become!

  65. andy johnston December 27, 2020 10:24 pm Reply

    In this edition of TGI, a very interesting and informative article from a guy who is ALWAYS interesting and informative. I’m referring to Terry Lilley and the story about the Imperial Hawaiian Nudibranch. As a long-time diver on Kauai, I have learned so much from Lilley’s series of articles on the amazing critters that inhabit our reefs. As for this op-ed by Mr. Rosen, just more of the same old delusional nonsense about the slimiest moron to ever inhabit the White House.

  66. Matt W. December 27, 2020 10:28 pm Reply


    Normally I don’t try and debate with mainland Trump supporters as I am aware of the futility, but it looks like you and I live on the same small island so I feel like it is my duty to at least engage. I don’t discourage anyone from having their own opinion, but much of what you have written is not opinion, in my opinion at least. So here goes!

    Let’s start with Harris. She has been in elected positions since 2003. She’s done a decent job in each of them, that’s why she keeps getting re-elected. I don’t see how it would be possible to “sleep (your) way to the top” via elected positions — at a minimum it would be very difficult. Most that have worked with Harris or know her state that she is very dedicated to a life of service. I should mention, I am a white guy so I can’t even comment on how hard it must been for her as a black female to advance as far as she has in politics.

    About Hunter Biden and China, I agree there probably is something going on there, but multiple prosecutors including William Barr have indicated that it does not deserve a special counsel. By the way, have you been watching Trump or almost any of his inner circle over the last four years? They have engaged in legal shenanigans on roughly the same order as the Hunter affair on almost a daily basis. Why are you suddenly so concerned about alleged illegal activity when actual illegal activity has been going on at such a massive rate that the press cannot even keep up? The same could be said for Hillary’s e-mails. What is it exactly that your fellow Trump supporters think is in there that could be relevant today? Honestly I find it comical how focused some are on the “e-mail server” when so much else of major negative consequence to our country has happened over the last four years. And BTW, I am pretty sure that Wikileaks has had the entire server contents for at least four years, but they will never release it because the stuff you guys make up — pizzagate etc. — is much juicier than anything that would actually be on there.

    Benghazi, yes, it happened on Hillary’s watch. It was a mistake, a series of mistakes of the sort that happen all the time in war unfortunately. What more is it that you want from that? Do you expect our leaders to be perfect? Do you think Trump has been perfect? Have you ever heard Trump take responsibility for even one single thing? Do you feel that his leadership during COVID — which has cost the US thousands of lives — exceeds the leadership of Hillary at the State Department? Do you think that Trump’s rejection of all of our allies, and his allegiance with many of our enemies, has been more effective than Hillary’s leadership as Secretary of State? Do you feel that his understanding of diplomacy — which is at a grade school level — has served us well?

    Now let’s talk about the election since I think that was the main point of your column. You mention that it would not be so bad if Trump had lost by a landslide. Are you aware that Biden beat Trump by a wider margin (popular vote) than Trump beat Clinton? Did you question that result? You question Biden getting more votes in total than Obama in 2012. You really don’t know why that is? It’s because of your man Trump! Many people recognize the unbelievable damage that Trump has done to our country on the world stage, and o the ‘aina by his support of coal and oil and his rollback of environmental rules. Many recoil at his explicit, vocal support of racist and violent groups. Many of us are devastated at how our country stands completely and utterly divided by a man-child who has no respect for truth or any form of equality. That is what brought out voters for Biden — not a great love for Biden, but a deep disappointment, frustration, and feeling of revulsion towards Trump. Many military leaders and other top republicans are in that group by the way.

    Finally, you mention that the social media differences between Trump and Biden are stark, and that Biden’s lack of rallies and poor social media standing should have made it impossible for Biden to win. Are you aware that some pollsters actually think Trump’s pre-election rallies — with little to no following of CDC guidelines — may have caused enough supporter deaths to actually cost him the election? Every one of those rallies was against not just the medical community’s advice but also common sense. Many of the states where those rallies occurred have had COVID outbreaks since then. Biden was right to avoid causing supporters to gather. That is what a leader does though, protect those that he or she has been trusted to protect. Trump made it clear from the start of COVID that he had no interest in protecting Americans — he specifically stated it was not his responsibility — and he continues in that mode right up to today. And speaking for myself, I don’t track how many youtube views or IG followers a politician has, instead I look to how they behave, how deep their understanding of world politics is, and mostly, how strong their commitment to a healthy planet is.

    I’m tempted to say that your last line is your most accurate, that we are and will stay divided, but in fact I am not sure that is correct either. Trump was the first president, and I believe only president so far, to vocally and specifically only represent those who voted for him. He did his best to hurt those that voted against him and he has raised his army of minions to do the same. He found the fault lines and made them into cracks. I did not like George W. Bush’s policies very much, but he represented me exactly the same as he represented you. Same for Reagan and George H.W. Bush. None of them ever expressed any animosity towards those that voted against them, in fact each of them tried to unite the country. And I don’t think anybody would ever claim that Obama only tried to represent those who voted for him, in fact he went out of his way to try and represent all Americans. I believe that Biden will do the same, and I am hoping every president after Biden will do that as well — represent the entirety of the country. Once we get back to at least that level of civility in our highest office, I think those cracks will close up at least a little bit.

  67. John Smith December 28, 2020 2:36 am Reply

    It makes me sad that content like this even gets posted to the public. Twitter followers do not equate to votes, millions of those don’t even represent people (bots, companies..). The same thing with facebook, and what could the number of views of a video possibly mean, maybe Trump supporters are so infatuated that they play his youtube channel on a loop views do not equate to people.
    As usual, there is no evidence, just blanket statements made from ‘feelings’ and belief in an alternate reality created around Trumps lies.
    You do have two things right, the nation will be divided for a generation while the brainwashing can be undone and the Bills were totally robbed.

  68. Jay December 28, 2020 2:47 am Reply

    Where is your proof? Way to play off Kamala’s rise to being a whore…again, unsubstantiated. What is substantiated, though, is Trump’s raping his way to the top. There wasn’t fraud, only a grifter still the top milking you for every dime on his way out of town. You are a fool.

  69. innoway December 28, 2020 3:19 am Reply

    Lots of bad football teams outdraw some really good ones. Some really bad celebs have huge followings on social media but that does not translate to support. Saying you won’t menton specific things by mentioning specific things is yet another set of flawed logic you’ve used. I truly understand wanting to win, but wanting to undercut the legitimacy of our democracy without any demonstrable facts…and such arguments have lost in every step of the court system in may red and blue states alike, as well as the Supreme Court. I’m glad you’re not letting the election results define you. I hope you come to grips with the actual facts: your team lost. Legitimately.

  70. Woody December 28, 2020 4:42 am Reply

    In the spirit of the same fairness and restraint shown by the author, I will similarly fail to point out that the most famous Buffalo Bill by far was OJ Simpson; and how that detail itself is rather fitting given the extent to which brazen felons have eluded justice in ever larger numbers by dint of being famous, rich, famous for claiming they’re rich, and/or relying on the blind loyalty of hoi polloi minions to ceaselessly bray about their purported innocence — when not, of course, being pardoned by fellow criminals holding high office.

    Also unmentioned will be the appropriateness of the Kool-Aid reference, which of course was the libation with which the diseased, mind-controlling cult maniac Jim Jones poisoned over 900 of his willing and eager followers, convincing them to to provoke their own deaths as the immediate downside of the far greater good of being lorded over Jones for all eternity (presumably amid the hellfire he merited).

    Also unspoken is the less than fanciful supposition that the endless lines of people eager to use the restrooms at Trump rallies were composed of poor souls experiencing an urgency to throw up.

    The US is indeed a divided nation, on that we agree. It is, alas, certain to remain so as long as a large minority insists that its psychotic delusions are hard, fact-based reality — the volume with which its members shout those supposedly reflecting their veracity, rather than masking serious and well-founded doubts.

  71. CentristVetUSMC December 28, 2020 6:59 am Reply

    What’s really sad is the Dunning-Kruger effect that dominates and distorts your diseased psyche. Are you too mentally and intellectually lazy to research the facts for yourself?

    Dead people voting? – False

    Missing Ballots- False- But we do now have a totally dysfunctional USPS thanks to Trump and Dejoy’s attempts to corrupt it for his own electoral fantasies.

    You suffer from cognitive dissonance and the really sad part is that you are completely unaware of it because you think too highly of yourself and never entertain the fact that you are a human and are often wrong and make mistakes of judgement. Your ego is arrested at the 3 yo stage of human development, just like your insane psychotic criminal president Trump, who is now directly responsible for over 350,000 Americans deaths.

    The Republicans want to desperately pretend that 350,000 Americans have not died due to Trump’s gross criminal negligence and endangerment of the public health. “Covid is a hoax…Covid does not kill…take Clorox injections….take hydroxychloriquine” and countless other false statements and lies that directly led to the Covid nightmare. Even N. Korea and Iran managed the Covid pandemic better than dumb bell Donny Fraud.

  72. Craig Millett December 28, 2020 7:51 am Reply

    Dear Jimmy,
    Once again you have exposed yourself as running on an empty tank going nowhere. Let go of the hot air and take a break. You could use it.

  73. Hope for tomorrow December 28, 2020 7:59 am Reply

    GIN, why would you post this filth? This kind of horrid print of conspiracy delusion is exactly what is destroying our culture. Let’s turn our conversation to compassion for our neighbors and our news to that which will inform and educate. Kimo, time to put the pen down.

  74. andrew December 28, 2020 8:12 am Reply

    censoring comments? 0 comments is hard to believe. Hopefully TGI is serving its readers, and not manipulating consent.

  75. commonsense December 28, 2020 9:27 am Reply

    If you can back up your assertion that Mr. Trump did great things for our country and that he has done more than any other president, I may change my opinion. I have yet to hear from one supporter of Trump any factually proven data they use to support their claims. When saying Trump created the best economy we have seen, give us proof in factual statistics, numbers and comparisons to past economies. When saying that he is the strongest president that cares about our country and its’ people, show us how instead of saying that he has made America great again. We have always been great, just less so the last four years in the rest of the worlds eyes and over 60% of Americans. When saying that he has accomplished so much because he is not a politician, but a successful businessman, explain why he has failed so much at business with bankruptcies, bail outs, money losing golf courses and other real estate.

    If these claims as well as many others can be undeniably proven, I, and many others would more than likely consider changing our opinion of your president.

  76. Scott Wardlaw December 28, 2020 10:08 am Reply

    Kimo, right on!

  77. kauaidoug December 28, 2020 10:35 am Reply

    Mr. Rosen,

    All I can say is WOW. Where to begin? On second thought I am just shaking my head but the really scary thing is there are a lot of people who mistakenly feel similar to the way you do.

    I believe in the years to come historians will look at this Kool Aide much as they have at the pre WW2 German population that brought Hitler into power. How so many people can be duped into believing fake news. Perhaps that, to me, is the most unbelievable aspect in these unbelievable times we all find ourselves.

  78. Knowologist December 28, 2020 11:57 am Reply

    This article fails to take into account that after 4 years of watching the “stable genius” absolutely destroy what good that the government does to any extent, that “most” reasonable people said ” vote this guy out”. It has nothing to do with how sleepy Joe Biden is or how he didn’t greet voters, but more on Trump is a stupid JERK and Anyone is better than this. Simple as that– no conspiracy theories, no deep state, just thinking “do I want 4 more years of this nuttiness”???? No.

  79. Jamie Rainbow December 28, 2020 7:39 pm Reply

    Kimo, Kimo, Kimo, I love you for your view of reality with some humor, I would love to buy you a beverage and talk over our differences, I feel that’s what we need to do to mend our society. With that being said, I voted Trump in 2016 (sorry to everyone but Kimo) and for Biden in 2020 and I consider myself a Patriot and loyal American. I would never condone or be part of a fraudulent election, It sickens me how quick people are to blame me and accuse me of being dishonest, just for being a democrat. There is no credible evidence of widespread fraud and at this point I don’t think you would even believe Trump himself if he said he was wrong.

  80. behappy December 29, 2020 1:14 am Reply

    Haters gonna hate! Kimo, you just hit the hornet’s nest! LOL! No aloha from them! The $900 Billion stimulus package is just the start of where this upcoming administration is going. Give our citizens $600 but give foreign countries billions. We are in for a real treat when Biden & Harris start messing with the economy. Taxes are going to soar to pay for this!

  81. What? January 1, 2021 11:10 am Reply

    I know exactly why Biden got as many votes as he did, election fraud claims aside.
    Here me out.
    I traveled for 3 weeks around Nevada, Arizona , and Calif during October. Put 2700 miles on the rental car just cruizin to get off the rock for a while. In all that driving I saw 5 Biden/Harris signs, And i looked for them, I saw more on Kauai then i did the whole trip. But i saw endless Trump/Pence signs and BBQ rallies, and cars with flags on them, but i traveled in mostly rural areas of these states.
    But what I saw the most of behind all the masks was FEAR. you could see it in almost everyones eyes and actions. They were afraid of air that they breath and everyone else around them.
    Basement Biden got the Urban votes because Trump could not understand or grasp the rational for being afraid. There were so many people hiding in their homes and apartments and basements in the Urban cities scared out of there minds, sitting in front of their Propaganda box all day long everyday. It doesnt matter what channel you watch its all propaganda, they just push the fear mongering from a different angle. They dont make the news, they just scare you into watching it.
    Basement Biden’s campaign crated and pushed the ultimate in Identity politics FEAR. Dont believe me? Try Antifa.com and see where it takes you. Its been that way since march.
    Trump’s campaign just couldnt wrap there heads around it, they didnt understand the level of irrational fear going on in the urban areas. Trump calling out basement Biden was the same as Clinton calling and dismissing trump supporters as a Basket of Deplorables. It had the same effect. After Trump got covid and was cured and the anger of all those people still hiding in there basements just boiled over. Trump couldnt understand it because he does not understand mass hysteria fear nor do I.
    This election was decided by Fear, Pure and simple

  82. Tooindependent January 2, 2021 2:38 pm Reply

    Mr. Rosen… Happy New Year… after reading a lot of comments here on your letter of opinion, I can for sure say that the last two sentences of your letter bests describes it as a long term factual situation at best.

  83. Ina Middle January 2, 2021 6:49 pm Reply

    Actually there was one attempted vote for a dead person proven. A man turned in a ballot for his dead mother. He had her vote for Trump. That’s so ironic.

    The reason Trump lost, was because people got sick of him. Sick of the weaseling. Sick of the pandering to the far right and the White supremacists and The proud boys. The problem is, Trump is not a good man and the country truly got to see it. And now we’re seeing it with all his lies about the fraud. Because they’re all just lies and either he knows it. Or he’s completely psychotic. I don’t know which frightens me more.

  84. WHOkauai January 26, 2021 1:02 pm Reply

    It’s unbelievable that this person’s unstable opinion was published in Kaua’i community’s newspaper. The transplants on staff must agree with him? Or possibly thought how the opinions, including misogynistic attitude towards women, would incite higher readership and engagement? The lack of professional in the editorial oversight is actually not surprising these past few years. I’ll still read the paper because it’s good to know who are the horrific folks who’ve moved here. There’s quite a few.

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