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Why didn't Superferry just do the EIS? The state Supreme Court might rule that Act 2 is unconstitutional and thus the Superferry must cease operations until it complies with the law . Full Story
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willie

Farmington, MI

#1 Dec 24, 2008
Karen Chun - stop the sour grapes, the Super Ferry is here to stay.

Shelly Brown - Obama rarely mentioned Hawaii during his rise to power, why would you think anything is different today for the nations number one tourist from the windy city?

Merry Christmas to all the forum posters!

Since: Mar 08

Aiea, HI

#2 Dec 24, 2008
"Chicago topper shows Obama's true feelings"
by Shelly Brown
Honolulu

I'am sure Obama has other things to deal with than baseball caps.

In these hard times with his grandma passing away and the bad economy situation a baseball cap is kind of trivial.

You should not waste so much time worrying about baseball caps and work together in turning around this economy.

He is not even president yet and you are already pulling him down.

Shame on you.
Happy

Honolulu, HI

#3 Dec 24, 2008
Eh, Shelly Brown, get off your pygmy pony.

Obama can wear whatever hat he like when he on vacation.

Hello?

He came Hawaii!

I never vote for Obama but it sounds like just because you did, you think he gotta wear one UH hat and dance the made-up "Haka" they when copy-cat from the Maoris.
manini

Honolulu, HI

#5 Dec 24, 2008
Karen Chun. The reason the SF didn't do an EIS is because the State of Hawaii told them they didn't need one. If you can't take the word of the people who regulate your business then whose word do you take. The passage of Act 2 was supposed to give the SF and the state time to complete the EIS. I would've hoped it could have been completed by now but when people keep throwing up stumbling blocks, the process gets drawn out.
And I'm sure that once the EIS is complete, there are still going to be those who will oppose it. Just remember, one of the biggest opponents to the SF was Young Bros. Also remember that YB has raised their rates every year and intends to hit shippers with a nearly 20% rate increase in early 2009. Wouldn't it make sense to have some competition for YB so they are compelled to compete rather than dictate.

Since: Nov 08

Kaneohe, HI

#6 Dec 24, 2008
What? A Cubs hat? What's next: boxers or briefs? Get a mind.
Walker

Fairfax, VA

#7 Dec 24, 2008
Shelly, why don't you give me a break. The last time I checked Hawaii did not have a major league baseball team. So when Obama visits Hawaii is he only allowed to wear a blank baseball cap? Chicago is his home. Chicago is where he started his political career. And without Chicago he would not be President-Elect right now. What are your favorite major league teams Shelly? Favorite NFL team? Favorite NBA team? Using your logic since Hawaii has none you are officially banned from rooting for any of them!
Mason Rea

Pearl City, HI

#8 Dec 24, 2008
To Shelly Brown of Honolulu who writes "Mr. Obama, we are here to embrace you as a favorite son"

It's just sad that the Hawaiian starry-eyed disciples of Obama continue to call him "favorite son" and suggest that he has "come home" for a vacation.

BREAKING NEWS: Obama calls CHICAGO home! If you don't believe me just ask his hometown 'peeps' like Rod Blagojevich, Rahm Emanuel, George Ryan, Arenda Troutman, Jesse J. Evans, or John A. D’Arco Jr.(well, better ask Blagojevich or Emanuel...they’re not in jail – yet. The rest are in jail or on probation!)
Jim L

Kaneohe, HI

#9 Dec 24, 2008
willie wrote:
Karen Chun - stop the sour grapes, the Super Ferry is here to stay.
Shelly Brown - Obama rarely mentioned Hawaii during his rise to power, why would you think anything is different today for the nations number one tourist from the windy city?
Merry Christmas to all the forum posters!
Willie I agree, since Barrak is from Chicago what do people expect him to wear, a L/A Dodgers hat. And the super ferry is the best transportation option for Hawaii residents since the introduction of inter-island air service. For those who haven't used the S/F you are missing a very good experience that is environmentally sound, convenient and cost effective.

Since: Mar 08

Aiea, HI

#10 Dec 24, 2008
Sid Hartha wrote:
What? A Cubs hat? What's next: boxers or briefs? Get a mind.
Maybe it's, a Cubs Cat?
Mason Rea

Honolulu, HI

#11 Dec 24, 2008
To Shelly Brown of Honolulu who writes "Mr. Obama, we are here to embrace you as a favorite son"
It's just sad that the Hawaiian starry-eyed disciples of Obama continue to call him "favorite son" and suggest that he has "come home" for a vacation.
BREAKING NEWS: Obama calls CHICAGO home! If you don't believe me just ask his hometown 'peeps' like Rod Blagojevich, Rahm Emanuel, George Ryan, Arenda Troutman, Jesse J. Evans, or John A. D’Arco Jr.(well, better ask Blagojevich or Emanuel...they’re not in jail – yet. The rest are in jail or on probation!)
Gordon L Radio Show

Hilo, HI

#12 Dec 24, 2008
Leaky tub.

...Watergate Plumbers
Give Me a Break

Fort Huachuca, AZ

#13 Dec 24, 2008
Actually it was a Chicago White Sox hat, but now that is just nit picking.
Big J-Hawaii Kai

United States

#14 Dec 24, 2008
Jim L wrote:
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Willie I agree, since Barrak is from Chicago what do people expect him to wear, a L/A Dodgers hat. And the super ferry is the best transportation option for Hawaii residents since the introduction of inter-island air service. For those who haven't used the S/F you are missing a very good experience that is environmentally sound, convenient and cost effective.
I wholeheartly agree with you that the Super Ferry has been a God send for this State. I was a passenger onboard when we were held hostage off the Kauai harbor by a group of surf bums, and the unenployed. All one has to do is look at the passenger/vehicle volume so see that it is a viable alternative transportation. I just wonder how much Young Brothers and other carriers are funneling into the effort to stop the Super Ferry.
jungle jim

AOL

#15 Dec 24, 2008
yes those poor legislators deserve a pay raise. the same amount the taxpayers are going to receive from the budget surplus = $1.00. merry christmas

Since: Jun 08

Douglas, AZ

#16 Dec 24, 2008
The international economy tanks and a lot of locals are on unemployment. Yet pet government projects are essential?

Sounds like private agendas.
bumpercrop

Ewa Beach, HI

#17 Dec 24, 2008
So Obama is a politician, Just where did he learn to be a politician? In Hawaii of course, the island of politicians.
Muffin Hanumanong

Honolulu, HI

#18 Dec 24, 2008
"Chicago topper shows Obama's true feelings"
well maybe he doesn't feel like HI is his home because when he lived here he was discriminated against, the same way HI discriminates against anyone not "local". once he got to Chicago, he felt more confortable thus calling Chicago his "home".
Ted Nugent Nation

Honolulu, HI

#19 Dec 24, 2008
Muffin Hanumanong wrote:
"Chicago topper shows Obama's true feelings"
well maybe he doesn't feel like HI is his home because when he lived here he was discriminated against, the same way HI discriminates against anyone not "local". once he got to Chicago, he felt more confortable thus calling Chicago his "home".
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He spent his years here being called papolo by thug locals. He comes here for the weather and the ocean people, get over it. He's not your native son.
enufalready

Wailuku, HI

#20 Dec 24, 2008
It seems that it is very hard for locals to grasp that not everyone who grows up here prefers Hawaii to other places. Also- there are lots of locals who, when they travel, never really go anywhere but to Vegas and, when there, only to the California Hotel to be with people just like them. Obama's home is Chicago, where he enjoys a more cosmopolitan city plus the support of a dynamic black community. Compared to the provincial atmosphere of Hawaii, Chicago and other major cities offer real diversity and opportunities to grow. Simply put, Obama outgrew Hawaii and does look at it as what it is - a vacation spot.
Mike Hu

Portland, OR

#21 Dec 24, 2008
Looks like nobody but grinches write letters to the editors anymore.

No wonder the newspapers are going out of business.

It'll be good for some of their editors to lose a little bit of weight not double-dipping into the pork barrel.

Merry Christmas!

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