Letters to the Editor - Editorials

Letters to the Editor - Editorials

There are 237 comments on the Honolulu Star-Bulletin story from Dec 10, 2008, titled Letters to the Editor - Editorials. In it, Honolulu Star-Bulletin reports that:

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Big J-Hawaii Kai

United States

#1 Dec 10, 2008
I'm not sure our government is ready to run business, or oversee it for that matter. Let's take a look at recent earmarks (nice to have) to the budget.
$100M for security for DNC and RNC conventions next year.$38M for restoration of Jefferson Davis house.$4M for Beverly Hills Veterans Park.$3M for East Coast Drag Racing Hall of Fame.$2M for Rangel Monument to Him.$1M for river walk in Mass.$1M for Hippie (Woodstock) Museum.$1M for new scoccer field.$500K for Teapot Museum.$700K for bike trail.$500K for facelift for a ski lift.$212K for Olive Tree Fruit Fly Recearch in Paris, France.$200K for Post Office Museum in LV.$200K for American Jazz Museum.$150K for Old Pickle Shed restoration. 98K for walking tour of Boyoton, Va. Pop: 474. 50K National Mule and Packers Museum. And on and on.
Total of all earmarks: a staggering $11,000,000 as in Billion Dollars. Your tax dollars at work.
informed

Sierra Vista, AZ

#2 Dec 10, 2008
PT, it is called common sense run amok!! There is way too much PC going on.
The American Way

Fort Huachuca, AZ

#3 Dec 10, 2008
Dr. Char, I don't know where you go for medical services, but here in America it's normal to spend 30 minutes waiting to see the doctor (despite having scheduled an appointment) and then only spend 10 minutes talking to him or her before getting a prescription.

Anything that takes away the drive and the waiting room is a good thing, and I suspect in most cases it will deliver the same end result.

Since: Apr 08

Kaneohe, HI

#5 Dec 10, 2008
informed wrote:
PT, it is called common sense run amok!! There is way too much PC going on.
I'm with you both on this issue! When you visit a country that is predominently Muslim, guess what customs you'll follow? Islamic customs! This country was founded by Christians and while everyone should be free to practice whatever religion they wish, the PC crowd needs to stop eroding our AMERICAN customs. It's just like speaking English, if you don't like it, you're more than welcome to return to your country of origin where they speak your native language. I apologize for sounding inflamitory, but I'm really just sick of our nation loosing its culture all in the name of political correctness!
Calling All Cars

United States

#6 Dec 10, 2008
Anyone see Corky lately? Corky? Corky? Where are ya' Corky? Heck, this rag's no fun a'tall without Corky.
jus love it

Honolulu, HI

#7 Dec 10, 2008
Jim, I hope you catch that punk and TEACH him a lesson cause his Parents won't. First a bike...then this is just a start...imagine if its your car.
kalapaki

Honolulu, HI

#9 Dec 10, 2008
Calling All Cars wrote:
Anyone see Corky lately? Corky? Corky? Where are ya' Corky? Heck, this rag's no fun a'tall without Corky.
I beg to differ. Corky's cartoons are generally shallow, slanted to the left, and grammatically spotty. I don't miss him at all.
FAAer

Kaneohe, HI

#10 Dec 10, 2008
Jim, too bad you Gerry Jervis wasn't drving you around you know you gots to be more aggressive in these situations if you want any positive resolution.
alice

Honolulu, HI

#11 Dec 10, 2008
We need single payer universal health. Canadian health is so much better than ours. Millions here get no health care at all.
informed

Sierra Vista, AZ

#12 Dec 10, 2008
alice wrote:
We need single payer universal health. Canadian health is so much better than ours. Millions here get no health care at all.
you're kidding me right? i heard this clip on neil boortz (you can check his archives) where this pollster was trying to push nationalized healthcare and he was touting canada and all when he asked if there was anyone from canada four people raised their hands and he decided to do an on the spot poll with them. he asked if they preferred their healthcare to ours and NOT A ONE raised their hand!! HAHA. it was really funny to hear the pollster try and backpeddle and laugh it off as he should have done it in a more private setting. why? maybe to never report it.

our healthcare is better than canadas. go there and see for yourself. i personally know of two associates who speak out against their country's healthcare.

btw, if gov't cannot take care of vets you really think they will provide you with great healthcare? i am married to an active duty military guy and although our healthcare is "free", it comes with a cost. trust me, YOU DO NOT WANT GOV'T IN YOUR HEALTHCARE!!
alohadude

White House, TN

#13 Dec 10, 2008
alice, go home hon, ND has better health care fer 'ya. U need yer roots to grow back. pua ting
alohadude

White House, TN

#14 Dec 10, 2008
alice, go home hon, ND has da bestest care fer 'ya
pua ting.
WestKauai

Kalaheo, HI

#15 Dec 10, 2008
And let us not forget the finest holiday of all...FESTIVUS !!
alice

Honolulu, HI

#16 Dec 10, 2008
ND has a more intelligent population than here. But I love these people who compare their own doctor and then universalize their experience. 50,000,000 in America have no doc at all. Candad looks mighty good to them. And no hon,, I lived close to the canadian border and every canadian i met prasied their system and were worried about even traveling in thre USA.
alices dad

Honolulu, HI

#17 Dec 10, 2008
alice wrote:
We need single payer universal health. Canadian health is so much better than ours. Millions here get no health care at all.
alice is right, her mental helath coverage has run out. alohadude don't encourage her to come home, good gracious you got got her keep her

and joe, your a brave man
thom1s

Keaau, HI

#18 Dec 10, 2008
alice wrote:
We need single payer universal health. Canadian health is so much better than ours. Millions here get no health care at all.
Come visit sometime.

You can try to advance this theory to my bride of 48 years. Almost a third of a century ago, as a board certified OR nurse, she was a 'plank owner' member of the team that kicked off what became the Northern Virginia Heart Institute at Fairfax Hospital. Ask her about the number of Canadians she dealt with who were unable to wait their turn for rationed health care back home.

On the other hand, maybe you better not visit as you may not be prepared for the medical recommendation she might give you for an elective rectal craniomoty procedure.
alohadude

White House, TN

#19 Dec 10, 2008
We all beg u alice, please, please go back to ND or maybe Canada, hon...they will take care of 'ya.

We'll all write 'ya hon, please go.
alice

Honolulu, HI

#20 Dec 10, 2008
thom is an unattractive alternative to nihilism. His reasoning is a joke. Why compare the excellent medical treatment that SOME get to the very adequate good treatment EVERYONE gets. Sorry thim...you do not cut it.
Pat

Kaneohe, HI

#21 Dec 10, 2008
Walrus wrote:
<quoted text>
I'm with you both on this issue! When you visit a country that is predominently Muslim, guess what customs you'll follow? Islamic customs! This country was founded by Christians and while everyone should be free to practice whatever religion they wish, the PC crowd needs to stop eroding our AMERICAN customs. It's just like speaking English, if you don't like it, you're more than welcome to return to your country of origin where they speak your native language. I apologize for sounding inflamitory, but I'm really just sick of our nation loosing its culture all in the name of political correctness!
I believe that what you refer to as AMERICAN customs, were really formed over the years from the input of the the many cultures that came to America. These American customs differ family to family and region to region.
thom1s

Honolulu, HI

#22 Dec 10, 2008
alice wrote:
thom is an unattractive alternative to nihilism..
Au contraire!

I am a VERY attractive alternative to nihilism.

Indeed I am known to my admirers and detractors alike as "entropy's little helper."

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