Kauai candidates vow Superferry oppos...

Kauai candidates vow Superferry opposition

There are 135 comments on the Honolulu Star-Bulletin story from Aug 7, 2008, titled Kauai candidates vow Superferry opposition. In it, Honolulu Star-Bulletin reports that:

LIHUE Kauai County candidates received a standing ovation last night at the first political debate of the year by noting they would oppose the return of the Hawaii Superferry without an independent ...

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kalelani

Wailuku, HI

#1 Aug 7, 2008
Lets see how long the people of kauai can hold out. Tourism numbers are down, people will get laid off, leading to decreased spending. Thats ok, the rest of us will spend our money on Maui and Hawaii. We dont care about the unemployment on Kauai!!!!
Island Boi

Fort Wainwright, AK

#2 Aug 7, 2008
The sun comes up for another day in the third world of Hawaii Nei as Kauai residents voice their displeasure about the superferry. No problemo, the other residents of Hawaii Nei know the superferry is good, welcoming it. Soon when the second ferry arrives and serves the Big Island, they will forget about the lost island of Kauai, watching it sink to below third world status, forever to remain in the dark. Yes, all is good.
dry

Brookings, OR

#3 Aug 7, 2008
Island Boi, you are so right. I moved from Hawaii to an elitist community where the 'new residents' thought they knew what was good for the community. Next thing that happens is that regular people without six figure incomes or pensions cannot afford to live there anymore. But since Kauai will now be the Maui for thousands of tourist who say Maui is not like Hawaii anymore they will have more transients than residents that don't care about their environment
Dan

Rochester, MN

#4 Aug 7, 2008
I think you need an economic impact statement. With air fare going up by huge amounts, you need all the visitors you can get. No, wait I forgot about all that manufacturing that is done on Kauai. Isn't the ferry a boat? Doesn't it use existing harbors? I don't get the oposition.
As for the trash problem, you You use state of the art pollution controlls. You cut down on landfill volume by a huge amount. But what do I know, I come from a place that encourages commerce and we have low unemployment rates.
Aloha Aina

United States

#5 Aug 7, 2008
I feel sorry for good people of Kauai. The image of Kauai takes a dive every time they allow there is a news repot like this. Your politicians are afraid to take a stand against the fringe element of the island, then say something else to reporters after the crowd goes home. Pretty cowardly, but that's politics...

I took the Superferry to Maui last week and it was pretty full, especially on the trip back to Oahu. There were a lot of Maui kamaaina coming to Oahu for work, attending weddings in Aiea, all with their own cars. During the trip back, we visited the north shore of Molokai, a sight that will remain in my memory forever.
Kauai, you will get your Superferry too, just make sure you elect the right people that won't embarass you in the future. Aloha!
sonofhawaii

Honolulu, HI

#6 Aug 7, 2008
You have to look at the context.
The venue was at a eco roundtable with the attendees wanting to hear that you are concerned about the environment. What else will the candidates say? Some candidates even admitted that they really did not really mean to vote that way.

Also, a poll that is conducted there is obviously skewed and is not necessarily representative of the entire voting population on Kauai.
veteran

United States

#7 Aug 7, 2008
yes, keep the kamaaina out of Kauai and save it only for the rich landowners or newcomers who wants to keep others out, no matter if they are locals or not. what happen to the Hawaiian spirit-the aloha.
daRebel

Makawao, HI

#8 Aug 7, 2008
sonofhawaii wrote:
You have to look at the context.
The venue was at a eco roundtable with the attendees wanting to hear that you are concerned about the environment. What else will the candidates say? Some candidates even admitted that they really did not really mean to vote that way.
Also, a poll that is conducted there is obviously skewed and is not necessarily representative of the entire voting population on Kauai.
Well that just tells me the candidates are "spineless, run of the mill" politicians !
How Sad

Montgomery, AL

#9 Aug 7, 2008
"Cristobel Kealoha, a Council candidate, said she was pressured by the audience to raise her hand in support of the anti-Superferry majority in the audience."

... How Sad that a candidate cant stand on her own two feet. What a Joke. She might as well drop out now.
kapaa

Lihue, HI

#10 Aug 7, 2008
Not having the "Hordes" from Oahu and Maui is priceless. Get over it. Kauai wasn't conquered by King Kamehameha and won't be conquered by Lingles flunkies. Mel Rapozo won't be elected mayor because of his gutless response at the meeting. GO RAIL GO!!!
local

Honolulu, HI

#11 Aug 7, 2008
Put the superferry on the ballot. Let the people of Kauai vote on this issue. A lot of local people on Kauai want the ferry but are afraid to voice their opinion.
Grant

Honolulu, HI

#12 Aug 7, 2008
How Sad wrote:
"Cristobel Kealoha, a Council candidate, said she was pressured by the audience to raise her hand in support of the anti-Superferry majority in the audience."
... How Sad that a candidate cant stand on her own two feet. What a Joke. She might as well drop out now.
The politicians will be politicians, especially during the election cycle. What's really sad is the bullying of a few loud and outspoken anti-everything activists who think they know what is best for everyone. Don't want the ferry, don't want ag biotech, don't want the military, don't want tourism. Jeez, Kauai going be like Molokai soon.
uncle_aina

Honolulu, HI

#13 Aug 7, 2008
Classic..people from Oahu, Alaska, Minnesota and California all sitting here talking about how much Kauai needs the Superferry.
Know what, you smart people, it is NOT the rich kama'aina who oppose this...in fact they WANT it. It is the majority of the other people on the island who do not want it (thus the standing ovation they gave candidates opposing the ferry).
Glad to see how eagerly you will all sit somewhere ELSE and tell us what we need, but as someone who LIVES here...why don't you mind you own business, huh?
We made it this far with no ferry, and that's how it will stay.
uncle_aina

Honolulu, HI

#14 Aug 7, 2008
And yeah, all of us here on Kauai want light rail for Oahu, more nuclear power plants for Sacramento, more clearcut logging for Oregon, and The Mayo Clinic to be moved to NYC where it belongs.
Tama Samoa

Honolulu, HI

#15 Aug 7, 2008
Alright, if Maui no like the supa ferry, Kailua kona and hilo gonna get them.

Plenty rocks over the water fall. Plenty little kine noyse frogs too. lol

No be like hypocrite trying to do an enviromental study on the ferry and not the other local ones.
bret f

Kihei, HI

#16 Aug 7, 2008
so they wear different hats depending on who they are talking to,same old candidates.go jets

Since: Aug 08

Lihue, HI

#17 Aug 7, 2008
Does anyone knows if Matson Container ships and Young Brothers did a EIS?

If not, why not.

Thank you for reading my post
Dman

San Diego, CA

#18 Aug 7, 2008
Good for kauai at least the people there and the politicans took a stand. Have you been to Kauai, it is so beautiful, no high rise, a little selling out in Poipu, but that is for the white people anyway. Go Kauai, no need da superferry.
Kulafan

Hilo, HI

#19 Aug 7, 2008
What the people of Kauai who oppose the SF need to understand is that the SF goes both ways. The people of Maui are understanding the benifits of this. I took my son to the UH football camp which was 5 days long. There was no hassles that we usually go through at the airport. We saved a ton of money on a rental cars.It was a good trip to and from Oahu. I will now only travel the SF anytime I want to go Oahu. I Buy my gas at Lex Brodies when I am there and before I leave. Just on gas alone I save 40.00 dollars. Airlines will eventually cost more than most people can afford. If isolation is what you want think about what is happening to the people of Molokai. In this day and age progress rules. The global economy will dictate the future and effect will be felt by everyone.You can either ride the wave of progress or be sunk by it. There are no other options.
Dwood

Honolulu, HI

#21 Aug 7, 2008
Cristobel Kealoha has previously stated she was in support of the Superferry, she knows this as I wrote to her telling her why she wouldn't recieve my vote and I would tell my friends, now we know she also lie, well she's got 1 part of polotics 101 mastered!

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