Letters to the Editor - Hawaii Editor...

Letters to the Editor - Hawaii Editorials

There are 29 comments on the Honolulu Star-Bulletin story from Nov 21, 2009, titled Letters to the Editor - Hawaii Editorials. In it, Honolulu Star-Bulletin reports that:

Your recent articles on pedestrian and crosswalk fatalities made me ponder how our Department of Transportation maintains its head so deeply in the sand.

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Union Greed

Honolulu, HI

#1 Nov 21, 2009
Wendy and Jim Hoglen of affluent Kalaheo, place before us a well written and articulate letter that displays an almost if not out right private school education.

Lots of helpful pointing in the direction Hawaii should go, but no specific detailed solution as a to the destination we should arrive at.

It is a generalized complaint with no definite spelling out as to exactly what to do.

In other words, these two are against raiding the Rainy Day Fund but do not provide specific relief the State should seek.

I can help them out. Let's gut the entire DOE, and fire each and every single one of the bloated DOE and their BOE, pencil-pushing, tuck in cheap aloha shirt and polyester pant wearing dweebs and dweebettes that drive cheap foreign import Toyotas, Mitsubishis, Nissans, Hyundai to their cubicle every morning.

A FULL AUDIT OF THE DOE AND FIRING EVERY USELESS STIFF TAKING TAX MONEY IN THAT ANT FARM.
Come on

Aiea, HI

#2 Nov 21, 2009
Union Greed, tell us how you really feel.{:>
Seriously, you have a good suggestion that no one in authority will listen to.
Common Sense

Wailuku, HI

#3 Nov 21, 2009
The Big Eyed Tuna story is another ecological disaster in the making. If you follow what has happened on "farm raised" salmon in the Northwest it has been a disaster with a complete change in the enviroment where these pens are located. I for one will not buy salmon that are farm raised due to this and their lack of wild salmon benefits in vitamins and fish oil. Its DLNR and the local establishment at their best with another horror story on the horizon!

Since: Nov 09

Keauhou, HI

#4 Nov 21, 2009
Come on wrote:
Union Greed, tell us how you really feel.{:>
Seriously, you have a good suggestion that no one in authority will listen to.
Agree, "Union Greed" seems to have a lot of pent up frustrations and seems to want to take it out on everyone. He/She has many comments in todays forums under differing names but all with the same theme.
He/She may be right about the bloated DOE but why take it out on the letter writers who point out the fallacy of raiding the RDF.
Hookaumaha

Kapaa, HI

#5 Nov 21, 2009
The real ecological disaster is happening right now, with the depletion of "Big Eyed Tuna", beyond a the rate that they can reproduce at sustainable level.Profits over resource management,has always been the downfall of many industries. Alternatives must begin now to avoid a complete collapse of the Pelagic fish stocks in the oceans.(Remember the Cod on the Grand Banks.)
Pearl City Senior

Aiea, HI

#6 Nov 21, 2009
Mr Rodgers, Presidents have been 'pardoning' turkeys officially since 1989. You make it sound like Pres. Obama is being overly gracious when, in fact, he is merely following a tradition.
I personally know some vegans who have to take large amounts of supplements to maintain their health due to their diet. What's up with that?
Humans are omnivores. We need to eat both animals and plants.
While you're grazing this Thanksgiving I, along with millions of others, will be feasting on the bounties of this great country and its long tradition of roast turkey, masked potatoes with giblet gravy, corn and cranberry sauce. So, we get our protein along with the veggies. Bon appetit.
Fisherman

Lanai City, HI

#7 Nov 21, 2009
What a nice Saturday morning, and, 4 letters worthy of a comment.
Good letter Wendy and Jim.
When do you think something might change?
Our lifetime?
Our children's lifetime?
Our grandkids lifetime?
Specific goals and a plan are needed.
Step #1- Dismantle DOE and make small, autonomous school districts.
Fisherman

Lanai City, HI

#8 Nov 21, 2009
Ron, it's not the traffic planners fault. We sure have a 'blame someone' attitude going.
Nothing can be reduced to a simple cause and effect (blamed and victim).
Individuals need to start accepting personal responsibility for their lives.
Come on

Aiea, HI

#9 Nov 21, 2009
Fisherman wrote:
What a nice Saturday morning, and, 4 letters worthy of a comment.
Good letter Wendy and Jim.
When do you think something might change?
Our lifetime?
Our children's lifetime?
Our grandkids lifetime?
Specific goals and a plan are needed.
Step #1- Dismantle DOE and make small, autonomous school districts.
Not in my lifetime. Dismantling the bloated DOE makes too much sense for the current politicians to ever consider.
What we need are some educators and accountants to run and get elected to office to replace the lawyers and union hacks who are now running the state into the ground. Then we might see some change to our education and fiscal maladies.
Ideas and suggestions are worthy and appreciated but useless unless we start the change where it does the most good and that is in the Legislature. Register and Vote!
Fisherman

Lanai City, HI

#10 Nov 21, 2009
Good letter Rob.
"Dramatically plunging populations of wild fish in our oceans, due to fishery mismanagement and long-line and factory fishing methods, are deeply troubling."
That is true. One thing I hope the public keeps in mind, is that the few tuna that small boats from Hawaii catch trolling is a 'drop in the bucket' compared to the amount the fleets of large vessels and factory ships with helicopters and satellite imagery harvest.

"We must support efforts to feed ourselves here in Hawaii first, before attempting to cash in on feeding the rest of the world."
Hopefully, they will start with one cage. Everyone can learn from it. Even if it doesn't work out and/or is not profitable, the technology might be able to be used in the future to supply Hawaii with food and jobs (even though this project won't).
This will probably go the way of the supperferry.
lukela

Hauula, HI

#11 Nov 21, 2009
Pearl City Senior wrote:
Mr Rodgers, Presidents have been 'pardoning' turkeys officially since 1989. You make it sound like Pres. Obama is being overly gracious when, in fact, he is merely following a tradition.
I personally know some vegans who have to take large amounts of supplements to maintain their health due to their diet. What's up with that?
Humans are omnivores. We need to eat both animals and plants.
While you're grazing this Thanksgiving I, along with millions of others, will be feasting on the bounties of this great country and its long tradition of roast turkey, masked potatoes with giblet gravy, corn and cranberry sauce. So, we get our protein along with the veggies. Bon appetit.
I thought I'd been eating "mashed" potatoes all these years.
Fisherman

Lanai City, HI

#12 Nov 21, 2009
That was a good ham omelet.
Saved the best for last, letter #4.

What timing Derrick. People have probably already bought their turkeys, and you try to ruin their traditional American dinner.
The way vegetarians are always trying to 'convert' people, maybe you could register yourselves as a tax exempt religion. You could go door to door, you could make billboards and cover sides of trucks with gruesome images.

"Turkey flesh is laced with cholesterol and saturated fats that elevate the risk of heart disease, stroke, and cancer." Laced= "To add a substance, especially an intoxicant or narcotic, to:". Does the farmer or the store "lace" them with cholesterol? When you go for the dramatic effect, try to keep it honest.

"This Thanksgiving,... the earth's bounty: vegetables, fruits, and grains."
Why did you leave out 'nuts'? You didn't want to bring up 'nuts'? hhmmmmm
Fisherman

Lanai City, HI

#13 Nov 21, 2009
lukela wrote:
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I thought I'd been eating "mashed" potatoes all these years.
If you don't like masked potatoes, you can put little paper bags over their heads before you stab them and cut them open.
Ironic Deficiency

Kalaheo, HI

#14 Nov 21, 2009
Fisherman wrote:
That was a good ham omelet.
Saved the best for last, letter #4.
What timing Derrick. People have probably already bought their turkeys, and you try to ruin their traditional American dinner.
The way vegetarians are always trying to 'convert' people, maybe you could register yourselves as a tax exempt religion. You could go door to door, you could make billboards and cover sides of trucks with gruesome images.
"Turkey flesh is laced with cholesterol and saturated fats that elevate the risk of heart disease, stroke, and cancer." Laced= "To add a substance, especially an intoxicant or narcotic, to:". Does the farmer or the store "lace" them with cholesterol? When you go for the dramatic effect, try to keep it honest.
"This Thanksgiving,... the earth's bounty: vegetables, fruits, and grains."
Why did you leave out 'nuts'? You didn't want to bring up 'nuts'? hhmmmmm
Ironically - if it wasn't for our meat-eating and its beneficial effects on the development of our brains, we'd probably still be some ape-like hairy primates, unable to expound on the virtues of vegetarianism. I guess there would be both good and bad to that. Personally, I don't find hairy, smelly, dumb women to be attractive. But to each his/her own.

Vegetarians seem to always be promoting the health benefits of their lifestyle. But the ones I typically encounter don't look healthy at all. Instead, rather sickly - pale, losing their hair, and with that bruised look beneath their eyes (iron deficiency?), etc. Not exactly walking billboards for selling vegetarianism to others. They make me want to head straight to Blazin' Steaks.

Some of the girls are inexplicably fat, too. I suspect they're the cheaters. Well, I guess cheese and ice cream are not meat.
alice

Hanalei, HI

#15 Nov 21, 2009
Another mufi fiasco
Genie Canque Liddell

Lacey, WA

#16 Nov 21, 2009
Ron Kienitz's "Crosswalks offer little protection" is exactly correct. Having just returned from Kahuku visiting our mother, we were saddened, but not totally surpised of yet another pedestrian fatality.

Our City of Lacey, WA (I am the former Mayor of Lacey) does NOT put in any crosswalks without a traffic signal. We know that a traffic signal is pricey, but far cheaper than the cost of a life.

Genie Canque Liddell
Class of 1960 Kahuku...Go Big Red!1013

Since: Jan 09

Honolulu

#17 Nov 21, 2009
Anyone who has spent a fair amount of time in an underdeveloped country knows the risks of being a pedestrian. Hawaii is fast becoming the same.
Pearl City Senior

Aiea, HI

#18 Nov 21, 2009
lukela wrote:
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I thought I'd been eating "mashed" potatoes all these years.
That's what I call instant potatoes.(Typo for sure, eh).
Joe The Vice President

Honolulu, HI

#19 Nov 21, 2009
Every child should have a private education! However, it is more important to support big union/big bureaucracy, because they vote democrat and I need my job.
Fisherman

Lanai City, HI

#20 Nov 21, 2009
Ironic Deficiency wrote:
<quoted text>Ironically - if it wasn't for our meat-eating and its beneficial effects on the development of our brains, we'd probably still be some ****-like hairy primates, unable to expound on the virtues of vegetarianism. I guess there would be both good and bad to that. Personally, I don't find hairy, smelly, dumb women to be attractive. But to each his/her own.
Vegetarians seem to always be promoting the health benefits of their lifestyle. But the ones I typically encounter don't look healthy at all. Instead, rather sickly - pale, losing their hair, and with that bruised look beneath their eyes (iron deficiency?), etc. Not exactly walking billboards for selling vegetarianism to others. They make me want to head straight to Blazin' Steaks.
Some of the girls are inexplicably fat, too. I suspect they're the cheaters. Well, I guess cheese and ice cream are not meat.
Looking at your 'judge it's', I'd say you must have struck a nerve with someone.
I wonder if it was the 'smelly','hairy','dumb','fat' or 'cheaters'?
I'll check the 'fat' one (watch for the nuts and lemons).
Actually, most of them don't have fat bodies, just fat heads.

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