Letters to the Editor - Hawaii Editor...

Letters to the Editor - Hawaii Editorials

There are 54 comments on the Honolulu Star-Bulletin story from Jul 31, 2009, titled Letters to the Editor - Hawaii Editorials. In it, Honolulu Star-Bulletin reports that:

What is Obama hiding from us? So the Star-Bulletin now calls those who would like to see the original Obama birth certificate idiots? Why does the Star-Bulletin simply dismiss this fundamental constitutional question and instead call its neighbors, subscribers and fellow citizens such mean-spirited names? Where is the aloha? Why not instead opine ...

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willie

Traverse City, MI

#1 Jul 31, 2009
Gee Michael care to let us know what those TSA abuses are that are causing tourism to be down 40%? Here I thought it was all the economy at fault.

“Live Love Laugh.. and Surf! :)”

Since: Aug 08

Kaimuki,Hilo,Ka'u, Kaupo

#2 Jul 31, 2009
"So the Star-Bulletin now calls those who would like to see the original Obama birth certificate idiots? Why does the Star-Bulletin simply dismiss this fundamental constitutional question and instead call its neighbors, subscribers and fellow citizens such mean-spirited names?"

That is typical. Instead of discussing the issue some people resort to argumentum ad hominem (personal attacks.)

So really... are we surprised? Of course not.

“Don't believe what you hear.”

Since: Sep 08

Wahiawa

#3 Jul 31, 2009
Young Brothers raised their rates in part to ensure they could meet the dockworkers demands. If they couldn't, the workers would be on strike.
Perhaps instead of railing against the business owners, you should investigate why it costs so much to ship something to Hawaii? Could it be due to some Americans insisting on making a wage that provides them the means to live comfortably whereas the rest of us are being reduced to minimum wage or ridiculously reduced hours?
glenn paul

Johnson City, NY

#4 Jul 31, 2009
-Lana- wrote:
"So the Star-Bulletin now calls those who would like to see the original Obama birth certificate idiots? Why does the Star-Bulletin simply dismiss this fundamental constitutional question and instead call its neighbors, subscribers and fellow citizens such mean-spirited names?"
That is typical. Instead of discussing the issue some people resort to argumentum ad hominem (personal attacks.)
So really... are we surprised? Of course not.
Good morning Lana. nice to hear from you. I believe that issue has been settled by the courts. In fact it was reported yesterday by people who have seen his birth certificate, it is real with the raised seal from Honolulu and...ONE REPORTER HAS FOUND IN THE HONOLULU ADVERTISER...his birth announcement. Everyone get over it. We have scraped the bottom of the barrel AGAIN looking for a President.
Hawaiian Republican

United States

#5 Jul 31, 2009
glenn paul wrote:
<quoted text>We have scraped the bottom of the barrel AGAIN looking for a President.
Glenn, just seeking clarification of that last sentence. What did you mean by that? I would interpret that to mean that you don't consider him a bad pick. Not that I necessarily disagree, mind you, just that I viewed you as an Obama supporter in the past.
Hawaiian Republican

United States

#6 Jul 31, 2009
Correction (too early in the morning):

"....interpret that to mean that you DO consider him a bad pick."

(drink more coffee...)
Pau

San Francisco, CA

#7 Jul 31, 2009
Hawaiian Republican wrote:
a bad pick."
(drink more coffee...)
lol. Maybe add a shot of espresso like I did since it's Friday....
glenn paul

Johnson City, NY

#8 Jul 31, 2009
Hawaiian Republican wrote:
<quoted text>
Glenn, just seeking clarification of that last sentence. What did you mean by that? I would interpret that to mean that you don't consider him a bad pick. Not that I necessarily disagree, mind you, just that I viewed you as an Obama supporter in the past.
"Hawaiian Republican" You are right. I was never an Obama supporter. I watched Sen Mc Cain over the years and could not imagine voting for him. His temper plus finishing second from his class at Annapolis Naval Academy. Obama came across as some common sense coming to our government which we needed. NOW..I just don't know what tothink or do...other that keep calling my US Rep and Senators trying to keep them remembering there is another election next year. We have scraped the bottom of the barrel AGAIN. Aloha from Northeast PA.
Bongo

San Antonio, TX

#9 Jul 31, 2009
OK, Rothman. You're an idiot for asking.
Mongo

San Antonio, TX

#10 Jul 31, 2009
glenn paul

Johnson City, NY

#11 Jul 31, 2009
Hawaiian Republican wrote:
Correction (too early in the morning):
"....interpret that to mean that you DO consider him a bad pick."
(drink more coffee...)
"Hawaiian Republican" Aloha., You are right, I don't need anymore coffee. woke up at 430 AM and had 3 cups of Folgers...miss the Hawaiian coffee...MUMMMMM...good. We only had 2 picks for President. Vote for who you think will do the best job..AND ONLY HOPE...Actually we had more that 2 picks for President...BUT...as you know after a third party, years ago, got, 21 million votes, it was decieded that would never happen again. BUT...if enough people rise up that could change. A huge Aloha from Northeast PA.
Alan Cummings

Port Angeles, WA

#12 Jul 31, 2009
Michael Rothmans,

Okay. You asked and I'll grant your request. YOU'RE AN IDIOT. I KNOW that at least half the country doesn't give two hoots in hell about this bad joke about Obama's birth certificate.
Why weren't you morons screaming about John McCain not being born in the United States? You DO know that the Panama Canal Zone was NOT part of the United States in 1936, unlike Hawaii which WAS a state in 1961. I'd like to see some screaming about John McCain producing his birth certificate. Don't you have to be a citizen to be elected to the senate?
Pearl City Senior

Honolulu, HI

#13 Jul 31, 2009
I've stated several times on this forum that I'm not a birther. I believe that Pres. Obama is legally in office. He's my President, just like he is yours. But, I started to wonder if those Obama backers, who are so vehemently opposed to the question of his original birth certificate being made public, just don't want to know the truth.
Could it be they don't want to face the possibility that they were fooled? Some of you might remember the saying that starts with, "Fool me once, shame on you..." Thoughts? Be civil, no need for name calling.
Bob_Mililani

San Diego, CA

#14 Jul 31, 2009
Birth certificate, birth certificate, birth certificate...OMGAWD! Give it up already, and get back to ranting about the more important issues America is faced with at this time.
Pearl City Senior

Honolulu, HI

#15 Jul 31, 2009
Alan Cummings wrote:
Michael Rothmans,
Okay. You asked and I'll grant your request. YOU'RE AN IDIOT. I KNOW that at least half the country doesn't give two hoots in hell about this bad joke about Obama's birth certificate.
Why weren't you morons screaming about John McCain not being born in the United States? You DO know that the Panama Canal Zone was NOT part of the United States in 1936, unlike Hawaii which WAS a state in 1961. I'd like to see some screaming about John McCain producing his birth certificate. Don't you have to be a citizen to be elected to the senate?
Mr. Cummings, Sen. McCain was born at the United States Naval Hospital in the Panama Canal. Operative words being United States.
Keith Haugen

AOL

#16 Jul 31, 2009
Aloha:

So now there is even a Hawai`i resident letter writer who does not believe President Obama, Kapi`olani Medical Center, The State of Hawai`i Department of Health, the Star-Bulletin and the Advertiser.

A sucker is born every minute, and there are hundreds of them now who actually believe that our President was born in Kenya, walked on water to Hawai`i where he miraculously appeared in his mother's arms. Then she paid everyone to lie because she "knew" he was going to become the 44th President of the United States. Great story, thanks to Rush Limbaugh, Bill O`Reilly, Sean Hannity, Lou Dobbs, and a handful of radical racist rightwing Republicans who can't stand the thought of a President from Hawai`i, who is also part-Black.

It will never end, so let's ignore them and get on with fixing health care, the economy, our position in the world, etc., under the leadership of Honolulu-born Barack Hussein Obama, POTUS.

FYI, the Barack Obama born in Kenya (yes, records prove it) WAS HIS FATHER.

Me ka pono,

Keith Haugen
Nu`uanu
Keith Haugen

AOL

#17 Jul 31, 2009
P.S. GOPers fail to mention that their main man, John McCain IS foreign-born, in Panama. His father, the Admiral admitted it, when he filed the required State Department "Report of Birth Abroad."
And, at that time, anyone born in Panama could never seek the Presidency of the United States. The law has been changed, but you should at least admit that your man is the one born in a foreign country.

Keith Haugen
Just wondering

Hilo, HI

#18 Jul 31, 2009
glenn paul wrote:
<quoted text>"Hawaiian Republican" You are right. I was never an Obama supporter. I watched Sen Mc Cain over the years and could not imagine voting for him. His temper plus finishing second from his class at Annapolis Naval Academy. Obama came across as some common sense coming to our government which we needed. NOW..I just don't know what tothink or do...other that keep calling my US Rep and Senators trying to keep them remembering there is another election next year. We have scraped the bottom of the barrel AGAIN. Aloha from Northeast PA.
Don't you mean second from the 'bottom' of his class?
Keith Haugen

AOL

#19 Jul 31, 2009
Aloha:

It does not matter that McCain was born in a U.S. military hospital. My eldest son was born in a U.S. Army Hospital in Japan and I was required, just like the Admiral, to file a "Report of Birth Abroad" with the U.S. Embassy. And I was informed that my son, who it turns out is smarter and with more common sense than McCain (he would never have picked "what's her name" as a running mate), could never run for President. The law has been changed to allow the McCains and Haugens born in U.S. military hospitals overseas to run for President, but by now my son is too smart to want that job, and with talent to do other things well.

Me ka pono,

Keith Haugen
Nu`uanu
Keith Haugen

AOL

#20 Jul 31, 2009
Aloha:

Yes, the records show that McCain was almost at the bottom of his class and with grades lower than those required to get into flight school. An exception was made because he was the son, and grandson, of Navy Admirals. R.H.I.P.

Keith Haugen
Nu`uanu

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