Letters for Sunday, January 3, 2021

Teacher jobs to be eliminated

Some bad news. Seven of us employees at Kaua‘i High School were told our jobs will be terminated in June 2021 due to Hawai‘i Department of Education budget cuts from reduced revenues caused by the COVID pandemic. Four KHS teachers, one vice principal and two classified employees will be terminated, we were told.

The good news is Governor Ige has brilliantly balanced the state budget by creating furloughs for all state employees so no teachers will have to be fired. This was a miracle of mathematically calculating only about 10 % decreased work hours will mean zero/no Hawai‘i teachers have to be fired. Firing teachers brings financial devastation to their families.

The solution to this problem is our noble Ige has to communicate with our beloved Superintendent Kishimoto, who was misled to believe at least some teachers have to be fired to balance the state budget. Our response to the COVID pandemic is continually evolving, which means it is not too late to implement harmonious solutions like restoring lost jobs whenever possible.

Students love their teachers because teachers out of love and respect for their students teach their students the basic knowledge to live happy and successful lives.

I am a Massachusetts-licensed elementary teacher in good standing who taught traumatized special-education students. My teaching these champion kids brought them joy and success. I don’t believe the Massachusetts Department of Education would non-logically fire any excellent teachers during COVID-19 if the governor of Massachusetts balanced the Mass. DOE budget.

Everyone agrees. Governor Ige has balanced the budget by decreasing the work time of state employees by 10% so no teachers at Kaua‘i High School and at other schools have to be fired.

Now is the time, please, for Governor Ige and Superintendent Kishimoto to communicate and cancel the irrational teacher terminations in the healing spirit of creating a friendly, happy and successful community. This is the most intelligent strategy aimed at creating happier schools and a successful and safer Hawai‘i economy while the medical community vigilantly works to defeat the COVID virus. The governor has wisely explained he created furloughs so no state employees would have to be fired. This reduces the stress level of the families of the terminated teachers and the students who have lost their beloved teachers.

I was the manager of a men’s chronic-disease clinic. We had famous people come from all over the world to our successful clinic. One of the medical strategies to cure diseases like cancer was to work out making patients joyful and to reduce their stress levels. Like this, the governor’s furlough plan to prevent job firings makes teachers and students happier and less stressed, which is a good defense against the COVID pandemic. On the other hand, stressing out good employees by firing them when the budget is already balanced compromises the immune system, which makes it more difficult to heal.

Thus it is absolutely clear. Governor Ige’s furlough plan balanced the budget, and by reducing stress by eliminating job terminations helps to create a healthy, happy, loving and successful community.

Our hero Gary Hooser has also clearly explained that the Hawai‘i state Legislature can also create rational financial solutions to help the governor eliminate the state’s financial problems caused by the pandemic.

Will Davis, Lihu‘e

The Manchurian Candidate

A question barely asked and should be answered before Joe Biden takes office is “What was China getting from Hunter Biden for its money?” It’s a puzzle. Clearly Hunter has no skills or expertise that warrant payments of the millions he received.

The ongoing hypotheses — that it was for access to his father — “The Big Man” — or it was for “political favors,” doesn’t quite add up. First we have to ask, “What favors?” Second, much of the money was paid in the period of 2017-19 when Joe had little or no political leverage to speak of. There are too many puzzle pieces missing or that ‘don’t fit’ to satisfy that hypotheses.

Let’s consider another hypotheses where all the puzzle pieces do seem to fit: The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) was paying Joe to run for president of the United States — to be a candidate. That’s all. The CCP, with its partners, would employ its resources in the U.S. to get Joe elected.

Let’s look at some of the puzzle pieces for this hypothesis: The established strong ties between Biden and the CCP; the timing; the CCP discontent with Donald Trump; the $400 million that the CCP (reportedly) paid Dominion just weeks before the election; the masterfully-planned stolen election (alleged, of course); CCP infiltration of American institutions and digital systems; the ‘political’ aspect of China’s “Unrestricted Warfare” philosophy; Joe’s choice of all pro-China Cabinet members.

Then, of course, there’s Kamala Harris — a push-over for the CCP. These puzzle pieces, and more, fit snugly together to paint President-Elect Joe Biden as the real-live Manchurian candidate.

Find a piece that doesn’t fit and we can strike this hypothesis out. Until then, we should take it very seriously. It wouldn’t do to have the Chinese Communist government controlling the commander in chief of the United States armed forces. That would be worth $ billions to the CCP, wouldn’t it? If this hypothesis turned out to be the case, the day that Joe Biden is sworn into office is the day that Red China conquers the United States of America.

Sources:

• NY Post — “Hunter Biden and China: A timeline of his business ties to the Far East” nypost.com/article/hunter-biden-china-timeline-business-ties/;

• NTD —”$400 Million SEC Filing Links Dominion, UBS and China” ntd.com/400-million-sec-filing-links-dominion-ubs-and-china_536295.html

Richard Morse, Kilauea

23 Comments
  1. I saw a Vampire once January 3, 2021 2:10 am Reply

    Why would the CCP Chinese government be interested in U.S.A. and Joe Biden? Hunter Biden gaining millions of dollars from the Chinese businessmen named Patrick Ho is far reaching. And Joe Biden declining his son’s involvement only means his son is a rich man. Patrick Ho was accused of monetary laundering on a global scale to help the Iranian invasions by using Chinese companies to sell weapons to Libya. Patrick Ho was sentenced to prison in March of 2019. Hunter Biden to represent Patrick Ho and his dealing with CCP and the energy leader of China. But this leader have since disappeared in China. This is a complicated deal made by Hunter Biden and Patrick Ho. Who has been sent to prison since March 2019. What mess Hunter Biden is in and his relationship to the new president elect of United States? Of course I see how they believe President Joe Biden and his relations to China and CCP is real. Very much on the burners and ready to fry Hunter Biden along with Joe for being his dad. It make sense. But Joe is declining all involvement.


  2. Uli Roth January 3, 2021 2:45 am Reply

    Hey Richard, no need for an investigation on Hunter Biden.
    Source: Bill Barr
    Richard, you have to accept this loss and move on. Just like the majority of America had to do 4 years ago. It’s a Plain and Simple Fact!


  3. HARPER January 3, 2021 4:32 am Reply

    Eyes rolling. Trump has been controlled by China and Russia for years. Make a legitimate argument backed by facts.


  4. Citizen Cane January 3, 2021 4:47 am Reply

    Mr Morse puts a lot of cart before the horse. Turns out Trump’s Justice Dept. has been investigating Hunter Biden—not his father—since 2018, though whether properly and free of political (ie. Trump’s) influence still needs to be established. So far nothing illegal or actionable has emerged against Hunter, and you can bet had there been a scintilla of malfeasance Trump would’ve hyped it prior to November and used it to try to defeat Joe. Hunter was working on some energy projects in the US (Louisiana) that involved legal investments by some Chinese businessmen and others. He is a capital investments professional with a law degree from Harvard, who has worked for the Commerce Dept. and was appointed to the board of Amtrak by President George W. Bush in 2005. If there’s any fire beneath the smoke it’s not been found yet, but you can be sure the hounds will keep yapping and baying, since it appears the effort is more of the Benghazi/Clinton Foundation-style endless taxpayer-sucking draw-it-into-the-next-election-cycle investigorama-palooza the repubs just love to sink our dollars into and milk for all it’s worth for as long as they can. In fact they’d love a special counsel so they can hang a ‘giant Mueller’ around Joe’s neck as he steps into the White House, but even sycophant William Barr said no way to that piece of tit-for-tat on his way out the door.


  5. YuCalJoe January 3, 2021 6:09 am Reply

    “A great civilization is not conquered from without until it destroys itself from within.” – Durant.

    The demon seed of socialism has sprouted within.


    1. Uli Roth January 3, 2021 3:57 pm Reply

      Grow Up


  6. Patrick H Flores January 3, 2021 6:23 am Reply

    Mr. Richard Morse respectfully posed a very valid statement that I and others would appreciate seeing answered by the highest level of authority.

    Patrick H Flores, Wailua Houselots


  7. Rev Dr Malama January 3, 2021 7:07 am Reply

    Dear Garden island news.
    Thank you for printing the nonsense of foreigners who deem they know better than our generations of Hawai’i people how to think, act and adore self proclaimed authorities on education and world diplomacy because they were not taught or prefer to ignore the INCREDIBLE HISTORY OF THE HAWAI’IAN KINGDOM FOR 300 YEARS!!!!
    We are having the last laugh before the “fat lady sings”…..


  8. Lawaibob January 3, 2021 7:26 am Reply

    Trump for Prison 2021


    1. Uli Roth January 3, 2021 3:59 pm Reply

      Imprisonment 4
      Impotus!


  9. james January 3, 2021 7:27 am Reply

    If you are looking for fraud and corruption, you are barking up the wrong tree. You should focus on the Trump family and his cronies. There, you will find PROVABLE wrongdoing, not conspiracy theories. The next few years should be interesting.


  10. Dinkydao January 3, 2021 7:39 am Reply

    Where were you during tRUMP’s tenure? What you are saying is apropos in the case of Putin’s puppet. Your letter reeks of conspiracy theories for president-elect Biden. How about Ivanka and Jared’s ties to China and the near east? Don’t be sour because your candidate lost.


  11. Paulo January 3, 2021 8:52 am Reply

    Mr. Morse your far right wing references are malarkey. Of course it was questionable for Hunter Biden to accept the Ukraine Energy job, but to embellish that with unreliable nonsense diminishes your whole premise. New Tang Dynasty? NY Post?

    https://mediabiasfactcheck.com/ntd-tv-new-tang-dynasty/
    NTD TV (New Tang Dynasty) – Media Bias Fact Check
    NTD.TV (New Tang Dynasty) – Right Center Bias – Not Credible –

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_York_Post
    New York Post – Wikipedia
    The New York Post is a conservative-leaning daily tabloid newspaper in New York City. The Post also operates NYPost.com, the celebrity gossip site …


  12. Kauaidoug January 3, 2021 9:10 am Reply

    So, now that the russian attempt through Ukraine didn’t work let’s throw the Chinese spaghetti against the fridge?

    We had the loser president establish that if you say a falsehood often enough people will believe obvious lies eventually. That means someone needs to say hold on a minute!

    Hold on a minute, Manchurian candidate!


  13. Old Fart Haole January 3, 2021 9:16 am Reply

    “Our hero Gary Hooser”

    Thanks for the morning laugh to start the day


  14. andy January 3, 2021 9:27 am Reply

    If Biden is a communist, then the Brady Bunch were Muslim terrorists. Delusional much?


  15. Ginger Doll January 3, 2021 9:58 am Reply

    All of the charges against Hunter Biden must be investigated along with charges against the Trump family, including Donald’s children and son-in-law.
    Any one of them found guilty of violating federal or state laws must be punished to the full extent of the law.


  16. Ikashibi January 3, 2021 12:04 pm Reply

    Richard Morse seems to have a problem understanding the global economy. He also needs to be reminded that Ivanka won a patent from China for…voting machines! He forgets that Donald the Loser pays a lot of taxes to the Chinese government. Get real.


  17. semperubisububi January 3, 2021 12:06 pm Reply

    How can anyone citing the NY Post and NTD as sources for his “hypotheses” be taken seriously? This would be hilarious if it wasn’t so sad.


  18. Steven McMacken January 3, 2021 1:26 pm Reply

    Outstanding, Richard. Thank goodness we have alert individuals such as yourself — James Rosen and Frank Sinatra also come to mind — sniffing out and exposing the rampant corruption being carried out by certain individuals in our political system. Keep up the good work and be sure to get back to us with any new developments.


    1. Uli Roth January 3, 2021 4:04 pm Reply

      Don’t forget Q! Oh wait, is Q dead now that donald Lost?
      Does the conspiracy live on?


  19. Benny January 3, 2021 6:52 pm Reply

    Sooo, help me out Richard. The Senate leader is married to the daughter of a high seat in China. The current president is Putin’s seat. So what is the issue with no connections in China or not being Putin’s foot stool?


  20. lyra January 3, 2021 10:57 pm Reply

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bXLnUJMZ5K0&feature=youtu.be

    I would post some more here but perhaps not appropriate. Just search for Hunter Biden sex tapes and get some popcorn.

    All of this has nothing to do with Hawaiian history, just pure corruption.


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