Inouye confident Akaka Bill issues will be resolved - Hawaii News

U.S. Sen. Daniel Inouye said changes in the Akaka Bill that drew opposition from the state administration earlier this month are being ironed out in Honolulu meetings during the congressional holiday recess. Full Story
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Since: Jan 09

Honolulu

#1 Dec 31, 2009
<"Certain changes had to be made because of constitutionality," said Inouye.>

The entire Akaka Bill is unconstitutional. The Hawaiian people will be a people without a constitution nor a bill of rights. The State and Federal government will appoint a government body with absolute rule. We will have no freedom. They did it to the Native American Indians and Eskimos. With Obama as president they will now do it to the Hawaiians. What will stop them from doing it to everyone? The wheels are already in motion.
yeah right

Hauula, HI

#2 Dec 31, 2009
Inouye press release gets full article---withoput criticism or analysis by the Star Bull

Anybody notice how ridiculous is the PR machine of the Bull? It is a rag for Hawaii's politicians...as ther Bull puts it

Inouye says everything is ok...slight misunderstanding...everything will be worked out ....AND THE BULL PASSES IT ALONG TO ITS READERS LIKE MUSH

NO SERIOUS JOUIRNALISM HERE!!
STOPINOUYESAKAKA BILL

Kailua, HI

#3 Dec 31, 2009
SHIBAI! Try holding PUBLIC HEARINGS here in the Islands. Like your friends Lingle and Bennett said, No Public Hearings were ever held!!!

No matter what all you crooks "iron out" All people of Hawaii DEMAND Public Hearings!!!

DO IT!!!!!
Jerry Okamura

Kapolei, HI

#4 Dec 31, 2009
Anyone else see any inconsistency here? On one hand he wants to give Native Hawaiian some rights, and on the other hand, seems to have no trouble taking away the rights of a whole lot of Americans when it comes to this healthcare reform bill going through Congress.
Hiloan

Carson, CA

#5 Dec 31, 2009
Not surprised by inouye's comment that dictator hussein obama "acted responsibly" in response to an apparent terrorist bombing attempt aboard an airline flight last week." I know for a fact that all democrats, including inouye and the dictator hussein obama media, would be UP IN ARMS if President George W. Bush reacted the same as the dictator!!!!
allfedup

Kailua Kona, HI

#6 Dec 31, 2009
dan inouye is finally become ....SENILE....please get rid of him before he destroys this state and country.he is rapidly losing his respect in washington.VOTE HIM OUT.
realist

AOL

#7 Dec 31, 2009
Boy, this guy knows how to spin things!! Akaka Bill issues all ironed out? Come on. Ironed out only if you accept the Indian Tribe mentality Inouye and Akaka are pushing. Lingle has no standing to stop this shibai since she drank the cool aide years ago and is now too deep into the Akaka Bill to stop it. Obama and the other Dems. would love to have an Indian Tribe here in Hawaii to donate lots of bucks to their campaign slush funds. What a crock. We taxpaying and law-abiding non blood quantum Hawaii residents are stuck paying the bill, losing the state public assets, or just leaving with our tails between our legs. Thanks to the two DAN'S we are screwed.
Westsideray

Waipahu, HI

#8 Dec 31, 2009
Homemade device explodes in Maili.

For some reason there are alot less of those BIG KABOOMS out here.The KABOOM got the KABOOB.

“Kokokahi -We are all one blood”

Since: Mar 08

United States

#9 Dec 31, 2009
<"Certain changes had to be made because of constitutionality," said Inouye.>

Let's rephrase that slightly.

"The Akaka bill we have been pushing for ten years was unconstitutional all along, despite our claims that it was perfectly fine; so now we're putting in some new language to try to cover up that small problem," said Inouye.
alice

Hanalei, HI

#11 Dec 31, 2009
Surprme Court will toss this illegal bill out. It has been a totally dishonest process based on a mythical history.
Respected Inouye

Honolulu, HI

#12 Dec 31, 2009
When powerful US Senator Inouye (Titular Head of the Hawaii Democratic Party) speaks, almost everybody listens. It's just that not everybody believes him.

Inouye is trying to invent a make believe Indian tribe, and clever to stamp "Native Hawaiian Self-Governing Entity" on a product he fabricated himself.

Skilled at using resources, Inouye used Akaka as a front man to put a Hawaiian face on this Akaka bill effort.

Inouye and his Democrat hacks invented the State of Hawaii's office of Hawaiian Affairs back in 1978.

Justices Kennedy and Breyer in the 2000 US Supreme Court Rice decision, cleaned OHA's clock, ridiculing their "1/64th" and "one ancestor out of 500" OHA definition of a "Hawaiian."

Same with this Akaka bill. You cannot arbitrarily collect a list of disconnected individuals, never previously organized, let alone know each other, and gather this make-shift group of 1/64th part "Native Hawaiians" slapped together, then stamp "Self-Governing Entity" on it, and think it will pass the smell test before the High Court.

Maybe in Congress, but not The Gang across the street. The Supremes are brilliant.

The High Court warned Congress not to arbitrarily bring within its ambit of plenary authority to deal with tribes, a group of people, and try to call them an Indian tribe.

Sandoval, Rice and Ceded Lands US Supreme Court decisions seal the fate of Inouye's misguided invention.

Lingle and Bennett are not Republicans. They are Republocrats for signing on to this Hawaii Democratic invention.
Carole

United States

#13 Dec 31, 2009
Ken Conklin wrote:
<"Certain changes had to be made because of constitutionality," said Inouye.>
Let's rephrase that slightly.
"The Akaka bill we have been pushing for ten years was unconstitutional all along, despite our claims that it was perfectly fine; so now we're putting in some new language to try to cover up that small problem," said Inouye.
Aloha, Ken!

riiiiiiiiight, only a SMALL problem in that the bill HAS BEEN AND IS UNconstitutional! What the hell is wrong with Inouye and 'Kaka'...... Reminds me of Jonathan Swift's MODEST Proposal........
Trash Gordon

Honolulu, HI

#14 Dec 31, 2009
Inouye doesn't want the bill to pass, he just wants to keep it alive in the land of limbo.
Carole

United States

#15 Dec 31, 2009
Hawaii's new name could become 'Dystopia' where conditions of life are miserable and characterized by poverty, oppression, war, violence and terror, resulting in widespread unhappiness and suffering..... sounds a bit like the Hawaii of today!
Mike

Ronan, MT

#16 Dec 31, 2009
Carole, Carole, Carole, how terribly cynical you sound. After all it's axiomatic that it's not just the emperor who has no clothes.
Johnny Kalanaka

Honolulu, HI

#17 Dec 31, 2009
Don't kid yourself, the Akaka Bill which appears to be helping Hawaiians will only marginalize them in the end. It will seal their fate, deny them parity with other Native people and prevent them from any future claims. Daniel Akaka [like our Mayor] only wishes to create a legacy for himself by attaching his name to dubious legislation.

ALL people with any Hawaiian blood need to wake up to this plan devised by non-Hawaiians & authored by an uncle Tom, two-faced politician with a Hawaiian name. Dan Inouye should butt out of the issue entirely. Both Akaka & Inouye have sold the Hawaiians out. It's time for two new Senators for the state of Hawaii.

Don't forget that the majority of Bills passed by Congress always have other provisions "tacked" on the back of them. The Akaka Bill is no differant folks. Already Lingle & Mark Bennet weren't aware of some of these "added points" that would give them less power so the bill had to be revised.So who's really looking out for the Hawaiians here?

The truth is if the Hawaiians could get similar gains as some of the Native Americans have, the powers that be [government & corporations] won't allow it. Because of Hawaii's beneficial strategic geographic location, the government cannot let the
Hawaiians have THEIR land back. Since when has the U.S. government ever taken orders from any native nation? They won't stand for it.

The first step is for All Hawaiians to come together and shelf their differances. Unity is what is important and they have to realize that there are many groups out there that DON'T want to see the Hawaiians get ANYTHING. They include politicians, business interests and the Federal government. The Hawaiians have to look out for themselves, don't trust those in power and be vocal & visable. We can't back down & our people are at a "crossroads" now.
Carole

United States

#18 Dec 31, 2009
Mike wrote:
Carole, Carole, Carole, how terribly cynical you sound. After all it's axiomatic that it's not just the emperor who has no clothes.
Mike....... yeh, after all it IS Hawaii we're talking about...... so Muffi ISN'T nekked??? What about Inouye? Oh yeah, he's in DC and it's cold there now..... Kaka, I don' know about..... that lil' Mini-Me probably uses the same taylor as Inouye......
Chinee Hawaiian

Kailua Kona, HI

#19 Dec 31, 2009
Respected Inouye wrote:
When powerful US Senator Inouye (Titular Head of the Hawaii Democratic Party) speaks, almost everybody listens. It's just that not everybody believes him.
Inouye is trying to invent a make believe Indian tribe, and clever to stamp "Native Hawaiian Self-Governing Entity" on a product he fabricated himself.
Skilled at using resources, Inouye used Akaka as a front man to put a Hawaiian face on this Akaka bill effort.
Inouye and his Democrat hacks invented the State of Hawaii's office of Hawaiian Affairs back in 1978.
Justices Kennedy and Breyer in the 2000 US Supreme Court Rice decision, cleaned OHA's clock, ridiculing their "1/64th" and "one ancestor out of 500" OHA definition of a "Hawaiian."
Same with this Akaka bill. You cannot arbitrarily collect a list of disconnected individuals, never previously organized, let alone know each other, and gather this make-shift group of 1/64th part "Native Hawaiians" slapped together, then stamp "Self-Governing Entity" on it, and think it will pass the smell test before the High Court.
Maybe in Congress, but not The Gang across the street. The Supremes are brilliant.
The High Court warned Congress not to arbitrarily bring within its ambit of plenary authority to deal with tribes, a group of people, and try to call them an Indian tribe.
Sandoval, Rice and Ceded Lands US Supreme Court decisions seal the fate of Inouye's misguided invention.
Lingle and Bennett are not Republicans. They are Republocrats for signing on to this Hawaii Democratic invention.
Slight correction: Inouye is trying to invent a make believe Indian Tribe should read: "Inouye is trying to invent an ASIAN Indian tribe.
respected and reviled

Kalaheo, HI

#20 Dec 31, 2009
Respected Inouye wrote:
When powerful US Senator Inouye (Titular Head of the Hawaii Democratic Party) speaks, almost everybody listens. It's just that not everybody believes him.
Inouye is not only the titular head but the "GODFATHER" of the corrupt democratic machine when organized crime entered the picture during the Ariyoshi regime.
alice

Hanalei, HI

#21 Dec 31, 2009
With Inouye sneaking this billa round, you can believe that there is a money deal behind it

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