Veteran performers dominate Merrie Mo...

Veteran performers dominate Merrie Monarch - News

There are 27 comments on the Honolulu Star-Bulletin story from Apr 19, 2009, titled Veteran performers dominate Merrie Monarch - News. In it, Honolulu Star-Bulletin reports that:

Two veteran kumu hula participants of the Merrie Monarch festival came up on top at an especially memorable competition that wrapped up Saturday night at Hilo's Edith Kanakaole Stadium.

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Hooray

Kaneohe, HI

#1 Apr 19, 2009
Glad to see Hilo getting the economic stimulus, even if it is stained with the Kam School-Kanakaole-Kult (KKK), over-shadowing the contributions of founding members and respected elders, Dottie Thompson and George Naope.

In case you all don't know, Kam School is using the Kanakaoles and their foundation, to put a Hawaiian face on Kam Schools make-money, enriching schemes, particulary in the Kona area.

So, while they dance, twirl and prance in Hilo, and the two Kanakaole sister judges go about marking down points, busting out their calculator, just keep in mind their judging (both addition and subtraction) all comes down to a subjective, personal, "I like that but I no like that" one, or that guy, or "he not mahu enough," or "that one is pono" because we pono and we no what pono was, or whatever.

Main thing is have fun.

Mahalo Dottie and George: You da best.
mahalo

Waianae, HI

#2 Apr 19, 2009
Congratulations to Brian Eselu's group for being the overall winners.
I would like to suggest in the future to make the competition fair, that groups of 5 to 8 performers be put in a different category. Sonny's Chings group had about 15 dancers in the men's kahiko.
What am I saying, it is easier to present a 6 men dance than a 15 men dance. With more dancers the degree of error increases.
The female divisions were awesome, but the male. We need to recuit more dancers.
Mahalo to all participants.
confused

Ewa Beach, HI

#3 Apr 19, 2009
Hooray wrote:
Glad to see Hilo getting the economic stimulus, even if it is stained with the Kam School-Kanakaole-Kult (KKK), over-shadowing the contributions of founding members and respected elders, Dottie Thompson and George Naope.
In case you all don't know, Kam School is using the Kanakaoles and their foundation, to put a Hawaiian face on Kam Schools make-money, enriching schemes, particulary in the Kona area.
So, while they dance, twirl and prance in Hilo, and the two Kanakaole sister judges go about marking down points, busting out their calculator, just keep in mind their judging (both addition and subtraction) all comes down to a subjective, personal, "I like that but I no like that" one, or that guy, or "he not mahu enough," or "that one is pono" because we pono and we no what pono was, or whatever.
Main thing is have fun.
Mahalo Dottie and George: You da best.
brada? what are you talking about?
elijahhawaii

Greer, SC

#5 Apr 19, 2009
Your inflammatory posts need to be reported to TOPIX as abuse. You just try to incite trouble and then cry foul once you have provoked others. You need take your troubled trouble-making self elsewhere.

Everyone who has posted icons against you should report you below at the "Send us your feedback" link under the numbered TOPIX code.
great show

Kahului, HI

#6 Apr 19, 2009
the dancing was beautiful, the people were beautiful, hilo got needed tourist dollars. i don't care what goes on behind the scenes, it was presented beautifully and for me as a viewer, that's all that matters.
Da kine

Bronx, NY

#7 Apr 19, 2009
Bruddas and sistas keep da tradition strong!!!!!!!!,hea in New York,I lived dea for almost 19 summers,went single,came married to a local girl from Kailua.I said back to da roots!!!!.Aloha to you all.
Da kine

Bronx, NY

#8 Apr 19, 2009
What did someone smell"corruction"? no worries they already pay off dos dirty rats[politicians]so they make da kine--->no can see ya.
enufalready

Wailuku, HI

#9 Apr 19, 2009
elijahhawaii wrote:
Your inflammatory posts need to be reported to TOPIX as abuse. You just try to incite trouble and then cry foul once you have provoked others. You need take your troubled trouble-making self elsewhere.
Everyone who has posted icons against you should report you below at the "Send us your feedback" link under the numbered TOPIX code.
Please ... how can you complain about all of the posters so generally? There were many comments made that expressed a variety of opinions, which is the purpose of the forum. If you cannot handle open discussion of topics and are not big enough to debate issues, perhaps you should not be reading the posts. It is well known that weak debaters attack their rivals personally rather than argue the points. This is called "ad hominem" attack, translated as "to the person." Taking this route signals that the debater has no valid counterpoint to the argument made by the opposition.
Hard Truth

Germany

#10 Apr 19, 2009
They should call this event the Merrie Diabetic. Did you see how fat the ladies were? The winner was a huge, no...h-u-g-e...girl. I expected to see my dream island girl but the dancers frankly looked ghetto booty to me. Maybe I lack the cultural sensitivity to a race that worships weight but all i could think of was the incidence of heart problems and diabetes and early death from cholesterol blockage, etc. I know I'll be flamed but c'mon...lose the pork ladies! The gay guys (all the male dancers apparently) are in good shape. Merrie Monarch? Merrie Plate Lunch maybe and pass around the extra mac salad.
elijahhawaii

Greer, SC

#11 Apr 19, 2009
enufalready wrote:
blah blah blah.
That is what I hear from you, or do I have to tag it with a name because you cannot figure out that it's directed to you?
enufalready

Wailuku, HI

#12 Apr 19, 2009
elijahhawaii wrote:
<quoted text>
That is what I hear from you, or do I have to tag it with a name because you cannot figure out that it's directed to you?
It is well known that weak debaters attack their rivals personally rather than argue the points. Rather than try to pick arguments by personally attacking individuals, why not address the issues being discussed? If some people find overweight hula dancers to present a questionable image and others find the contest boring, how does this constitute abuse of the forum?
Lolly

Honolulu, HI

#13 Apr 19, 2009
Hard Truth wrote:
They should call this event the Merrie Diabetic. Did you see how fat the ladies were? The winner was a huge, no...h-u-g-e...girl. I expected to see my dream island girl but the dancers frankly looked ghetto booty to me. Maybe I lack the cultural sensitivity to a race that worships weight but all i could think of was the incidence of heart problems and diabetes and early death from cholesterol blockage, etc. I know I'll be flamed but c'mon...lose the pork ladies! The gay guys (all the male dancers apparently) are in good shape. Merrie Monarch? Merrie Plate Lunch maybe and pass around the extra mac salad.
Ugghhh, that soooo unreasonable and illogical... You shouldn't even deserve to watch such a beautiful event... Stupid HAOLE!!
LOL

Honolulu, HI

#14 Apr 19, 2009
elijahhawaii wrote:
Your inflammatory posts need to be reported to TOPIX as abuse. You just try to incite trouble and then cry foul once you have provoked others. You need take your troubled trouble-making self elsewhere.
Everyone who has posted icons against you should report you below at the "Send us your feedback" link under the numbered TOPIX code.
What did Alice say now? Was it post #4? It's missing.
afanforlife

Kahului, HI

#15 Apr 20, 2009
To "Hooray":
Usually, when one makes accusations of such a heinous nature against two reputable organizations, a little evidence and wehewehe is in order.
Otherwise you just sound like a kook with "issues."
You wouldn't want that to happen, would you?
afanforlife

Kahului, HI

#16 Apr 20, 2009
To "Hard Truth":

You're absolutely right. Everybody is entitled to their own opinion. It's what makes the internet such an engaging place.

For instance, I hate, no H-A-T-E people who live in Karlsruhe, Germany that post ignorant posts about other cultures without having an ounce of credibility or respect for world cultures.

Wow, I'm glad I'm such an expert on the subject of idiots from Karlsruhe, Germany.
pikolani

Honolulu, HI

#17 Apr 20, 2009
Hard Truth wrote:
They should call this event the Merrie Diabetic. Did you see how fat the ladies were? The winner was a huge, no...h-u-g-e...girl. I expected to see my dream island girl but the dancers frankly looked ghetto booty to me. Maybe I lack the cultural sensitivity to a race that worships weight but all i could think of was the incidence of heart problems and diabetes and early death from cholesterol blockage, etc. I know I'll be flamed but c'mon...lose the pork ladies! The gay guys (all the male dancers
apparently) are in good shape. Merrie Monarch? Merrie Plate Lunch maybe and pass around the extra mac salad.
THIS IS NOT A BEAUTY PAGEANT. No where in the rules is there anything that says you can't be overweight. She let her inner beauty shine forth that night. She told her story with her whole body, mind, heart & soul. That's why she won. She worked hard like every other dancer that took the stage over the weekend. Whether you agree with the judges or not, there should be some amount of respect. The people need to remember that they are not the judges or the experts. That's why they're sitting in the seats or in front of the televisions and not in the judges seats.
KIlla Wiffa

Honolulu, HI

#18 Apr 20, 2009
Geev 'um Sonny!!!!!!!! Winna, brah!!!!!!!!
Manti Mama

Honolulu, HI

#19 Apr 20, 2009
Womens Auana should have gone to Halau Hula Olana. Hands down! They were beautiful, the crowed was cheering for them even before they left the stage. Brought me to tears.... they were robbed!
elijahhawaii

Old Fort, NC

#20 Apr 20, 2009
LOL wrote:
<quoted text>
What did Alice say now? Was it post #4? It's missing.
Yes, it was alice with her usual antagonistic diatribes trying to pick a fight. I finally had success with TOPIX to delete her post.(post 4)

Now if everyone would report her....
Hula in CAlifornia

San Francisco, CA

#21 Apr 20, 2009
As usual the politics won over the actual performances.

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