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Waimea, HI

#42 Sep 17, 2009
Righteous wrote:
About time us white people got to tell it like it is. Confer with GW, otherwise known as the Imperial Grand Wizard. God is mighty!
Tsk, tsk. Caught you doing naughty things again.
Barbara F

Honolulu, HI

#43 Sep 17, 2009
In response to Mark Yasuhara, I do not believe the protestors are completely racially biased. I looked at photos from the Washington protest and I saw many faces that were black and oriental. I don't know what photos you saw but it is not just white people who are protesting. I am a caucasian, I am not a racist and I have very good friends I dearly love that are black and also some who are Oriental. I am protesting because I am against abortion, and that is the main issue I am upset about. To me, President Obama is our President, and I think of him as our President, not a black man who is President. I also respect his office and do not approve of those who hurl insults or make up cartoon photos of him. God would not approve.
Barbara F

Honolulu, HI

#44 Sep 17, 2009
Righteous wrote:
About time us white people got to tell it like it is. Confer with GW, otherwise known as the Imperial Grand Wizard. God is mighty!
I hope you are joking, although that would be a really bad, in poor taste joke. God's name should never be mentioned in the same context as the name of the Grand Wizard, there is no connection between God and the gw or kkk. God is no respecter of persons, which means He loves everyone and does not want anyone to perish. That is not to say that He approves of all that people do. We will all have to answer to God on Judgement Day for what we have done while alive.
Keith Haugen

AOL

#45 Sep 17, 2009
Aloha:

Yes, Mark, racism continues to raise its ugly head in our country, and columnist Maureen Dowd put it very well.

The examples she gave, such as the GOP activist Rusty DePass who said that an escapted zoo gorilla was "just one of Michelle's ancestors," is so typical of how the rabid, rightwing, Republican racists really think ... and we know how they act.

Perhaps one of the saddest aspects of this most recent example of racism in our U.S. of A. is that the rednecks are being encouraged by talk show hosts on FOX/CNN -- Sean Hannity, Glenn Beck, Lou Dobbs, Bill O`Reilly, and a handful of GOP leaders like Rush Limbaugh.

I hope everyone in our country reads Ms. Dowd's column, and that they all heard President Jimmy Carter's comments about racists like South Carolina's Congressman Wilson, whose track record confirms that his disgraceful remarks were inspired by deep-seated hatred of Black people.

It is sad to think that this kind of thinking still persists in a wealthy, white minority party in our own country.

Me ka pono,

Keith Haugen
Nu`uanu
Honorably Discharged

AOL

#46 Sep 17, 2009
Not all those protesting against Obama and who are against giving health insurance to the 50 million Americans who are uninsured are Republicans. Not all are white. Not all are racists. But, judging from the signs they carry, the angry racist comments they were shouting, many or maybe most of them are. I have to ask of those who say they are not racist: Would you stand alongside and be photographed with racists who hate Obama because he is Black? I would not.
Righteous

San Diego, CA

#47 Sep 17, 2009
Barbara F wrote:
<quoted text>
I hope you are joking, although that would be a really bad, in poor taste joke. God's name should never be mentioned in the same context as the name of the Grand Wizard, there is no connection between God and the gw or kkk. God is no respecter of persons, which means He loves everyone and does not want anyone to perish. That is not to say that He approves of all that people do. We will all have to answer to God on Judgement Day for what we have done while alive.
My God, woman, you are mistaken. And I'll be Goddarned before I accept the blasphemy of the Order of the Klan. I'll mention God any way I wish. And, God bless you too.
Pau

Los Angeles, CA

#48 Sep 17, 2009
Barbara F wrote:
In response to Mark Yasuhara, I do not believe the protestors are completely racially biased. I looked at photos from the Washington protest and I saw many faces that were black and oriental. I don't know what photos you saw but it is not just white people who are protesting. I am a caucasian, I am not a racist and I have very good friends I dearly love that are black and also some who are Oriental. I am protesting because I am against abortion, and that is the main issue I am upset about. To me, President Obama is our President, and I think of him as our President, not a black man who is President. I also respect his office and do not approve of those who hurl insults or make up cartoon photos of him. God would not approve.
I have a couple questions. No sarcasm is intended either. Did you ever protest against abortion while we had an 8 year stint of Republican leadership?

Why are you against a women right to choose?
Hawaiian Republican

Berwyn, PA

#49 Sep 17, 2009
Honorably Discharged wrote:
Not all those protesting against Obama and who are against giving health insurance to the 50 million Americans who are uninsured are Republicans. Not all are white. Not all are racists. But, judging from the signs they carry, the angry racist comments they were shouting, many or maybe most of them are. I have to ask of those who say they are not racist: Would you stand alongside and be photographed with racists who hate Obama because he is Black? I would not.
What "angry racist comments" did you hear them shouting in the photographs? I didn't realize you could "hear" people in photographs.

What racist signs did you see? Now, I've seen signs where Obama was called a Maxist, a Communist, a Socialist, but none of those are racist? I have not seen one sign yet that commented on him being black.

Most people at rallys don't even carry signs, so how do you come about to judge them as racist? I was once photographed near a person who held a pro-abortion sign....but I'm no proponent of abortion. I've also been photographed near other Hawaiians demanding sovereignty, but I'm no proponent of Hawaiian sovereignty. I don't know how you can come to such conclusions because someone happens to appear in a photo with a sign.
Hawaiian Republican

Berwyn, PA

#50 Sep 17, 2009
Pau wrote:
<quoted text>
I have a couple questions. No sarcasm is intended either. Did you ever protest against abortion while we had an 8 year stint of Republican leadership?
Why are you against a women right to choose?
I'll be rude and inject my own views on abortion.

First, and most importantly, a child's right to life SUPERCEDES a women's right to choose to kill it.

Second, the vast majority of abortions are done as a matter of convenience, in other words, after consensual sex. The women (and man) made a CHOICE already: she (they) chose to have sex. Even if she has "protected" sex, no form of birth control, with the exception of abstinence, provides a 100% guarantee of not conceiving.

Third, no one has total rights over their own body. The government regulates our bodies in a number of ways. You can't drive in a car without a seatbelt, though you may be willing to risk injury to yourself. You can't sell your organs on Craig's List without the government butting in. You cannot legally commit suicide or mutilate yourself. If you do, the government will have you committed. You can't take illicit drugs. You can't prostitute your body. There are many ways that the government regulates what we do with our own bodies. No one has total freedom to chose.

That all said, men should be held equally responsible and accountable for the children they father. By no means do I imply that an unwanted, untimely pregnancy is soley the responsiblity of the mother. As the old adage goes: It takes two to tango.

In my humble opinion, if abortion was illegal, there would eventually be less teen pregnancies, less unwanted pregnancies, less promiscuity, and less single-parent mothers.

By the by, I was raised by a single-parent mother who got pregnant at 19 years, had no money, and very little family support. My father denied me as his own and was never involved in my life or provided child support to my mother. Abortion was illegal at the time, but my mother never regretted getting an illegal abortion or giving me up for adoption. And, I'm pretty glad too.
Lefty

Honolulu, HI

#51 Sep 17, 2009
Keith Haugen wrote:
Aloha:
Yes, Mark, racism continues to raise its ugly head in our country, and columnist Maureen Dowd put it very well.
The examples she gave, such as the GOP activist Rusty DePass who said that an escapted zoo gorilla was "just one of Michelle's ancestors," is so typical of how the rabid, rightwing, Republican racists really think ... and we know how they act.
Perhaps one of the saddest aspects of this most recent example of racism in our U.S. of A. is that the rednecks are being encouraged by talk show hosts on FOX/CNN -- Sean Hannity, Glenn Beck, Lou Dobbs, Bill O`Reilly, and a handful of GOP leaders like Rush Limbaugh.
I hope everyone in our country reads Ms. Dowd's column, and that they all heard President Jimmy Carter's comments about racists like South Carolina's Congressman Wilson, whose track record confirms that his disgraceful remarks were inspired by deep-seated hatred of Black people.
It is sad to think that this kind of thinking still persists in a wealthy, white minority party in our own country.
Me ka pono,
Keith Haugen
Nu`uanu
Darn right! Time to do something about them racist republicans. Lets check with Sen Byrd and see what to do about them. He could give us some insights based on experience as a leader of the KKK and his recollections of his close association with other democrat segregationists like Smathers, Fulbright, Eastland and Stennis. That's the ticket.
Pearl City Senior

Aiea, HI

#52 Sep 17, 2009
According to the House website, Abercrombie did not vote and Hirono voted against stopping federal funding to ACORN.
Now, why would she want to continue support to that bunch? Anybody?
Is there an ACORN office in her District?
Pau

Los Angeles, CA

#53 Sep 17, 2009
Hawaiian Republican wrote:
<quoted text>
I'll be rude and inject my own views on abortion.
First, and most importantly, a child's right to life SUPERCEDES a women's right to choose to kill it.
Second, the vast majority of abortions are done as a matter of convenience, in other words, after consensual sex. The women (and man) made a CHOICE already: she (they) chose to have sex. Even if she has "protected" sex, no form of birth control, with the exception of abstinence, provides a 100% guarantee of not conceiving.
Third, no one has total rights over their own body. The government regulates our bodies in a number of ways. You can't drive in a car without a seatbelt, though you may be willing to risk injury to yourself. You can't sell your organs on Craig's List without the government butting in. You cannot legally commit suicide or mutilate yourself. If you do, the government will have you committed. You can't take illicit drugs. You can't prostitute your body. There are many ways that the government regulates what we do with our own bodies. No one has total freedom to chose.
That all said, men should be held equally responsible and accountable for the children they father. By no means do I imply that an unwanted, untimely pregnancy is soley the responsiblity of the mother. As the old adage goes: It takes two to tango.
In my humble opinion, if abortion was illegal, there would eventually be less teen pregnancies, less unwanted pregnancies, less promiscuity, and less single-parent mothers.
By the by, I was raised by a single-parent mother who got pregnant at 19 years, had no money, and very little family support. My father denied me as his own and was never involved in my life or provided child support to my mother. Abortion was illegal at the time, but my mother never regretted getting an illegal abortion or giving me up for adoption. And, I'm pretty glad too.
Last paragraph is an encouraging outcome.

I'm surprised by the stance since many GOP supporters seem to support less government intervention.

Still interested in Barbara's take since she appears to be a women, screen name and all?
GIVE ME A BREAK

Kaneohe, HI

#54 Sep 17, 2009
HEY HERMINE HARMAN----

MAYBE YOU GUYS FROM MAUI CAN CATCH THE SUPERFERRY TO GET TO OAHU FOR YOUR "DIRECT FLIGHT", TO WHERE EVER YOU WANT TO GO!!!!!!!!!

DON'T LAUGH TOO LOUD, GET IT?????????

Still from Kaneohe...
Dont Burst the Bubble

Waimea, HI

#55 Sep 18, 2009
Lefty wrote:
<quoted text>Darn right! Time to do something about them racist republicans. Lets check with Sen Byrd and see what to do about them. He could give us some insights based on experience as a leader of the KKK and his recollections of his close association with other democrat segregationists like Smathers, Fulbright, Eastland and Stennis. That's the ticket.
SHHH! You're not supposed to bring up stuff like that.

Put your hands over your ears, Liberals, and don't listen to that bad man!
Libvision

Waimea, HI

#56 Sep 18, 2009
Hawaiian Republican wrote:
<quoted text>
What "angry racist comments" did you hear them shouting in the photographs? I didn't realize you could "hear" people in photographs.
What racist signs did you see? Now, I've seen signs where Obama was called a Maxist, a Communist, a Socialist, but none of those are racist? I have not seen one sign yet that commented on him being black.
Most people at rallys don't even carry signs, so how do you come about to judge them as racist? I was once photographed near a person who held a pro-abortion sign....but I'm no proponent of abortion. I've also been photographed near other Hawaiians demanding sovereignty, but I'm no proponent of Hawaiian sovereignty. I don't know how you can come to such conclusions because someone happens to appear in a photo with a sign.
Liberals can just "sense" things about people. They can read their hearts and minds. If you say, "I oppose the Democrat's healthcare plan," they know that what you really mean is, "I hate blacks!"
Barbara F

Honolulu, HI

#57 Sep 18, 2009
Pau wrote:
<quoted text>
I have a couple questions. No sarcasm is intended either. Did you ever protest against abortion while we had an 8 year stint of Republican leadership?
Why are you against a women right to choose?
I was not going to reply then decided I would. I have only been a Christian for the past 8 years and only recently gotten involved in the abortion issue. Previously I did feel it was woman's choice and it was between her and God, but my continued growth in the Christian faith has shown me that Abortion is not what God wants. Every embryo that is formed is formed by God and is there for a purpose. If He decides it should not endure until a live birth, then He is the one who decides, not humans. We were all created by God in the womb because He has a plan for us all. I do not object to preventing pregnancy, in that case I do not agree with the Catholic church. There are many options available to women to prevent pregnancies, including abstinence. If a child is shown to be deformed or has other problems in the womb, again it is up to God to let that child not be born. I have seen many children that might have been aborted because of a deformity, or illness or disease, wind up living half-way normal lives and bringing joy to the parents who chose to keep them. Again, it is God's decision not ours, to keep a child from being born. Also there is always adoption. Actually I gave a child up for adoption several years ago and it was the best thing that ever happened to that child, who I have been reconnected with a couple years ago. If you do not believe in God, then I will pray that He opens your heart and your mind along with all those who are in favor of abortion.
Barbara F

Honolulu, HI

#58 Sep 18, 2009
Honorably Discharged wrote:
Not all those protesting against Obama and who are against giving health insurance to the 50 million Americans who are uninsured are Republicans. Not all are white. Not all are racists. But, judging from the signs they carry, the angry racist comments they were shouting, many or maybe most of them are. I have to ask of those who say they are not racist: Would you stand alongside and be photographed with racists who hate Obama because he is Black? I would not.
I would not either> Sad to say, there are many racists in this country still and I am proud to say I am not one of them. I know that God is going to deal with each of us on how we treat others, and I for one, have no worry that I will be condemend by Him. I am white and I sponsor 6 children in African countries, and I love each and every one of them who are much darker than I am, I wish more people would look around and see where they can do some good for someone else, if not in this country, how about the rest of the world.

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