Letters to the Editor - Letters

Letters to the Editor - Letters

There are 33 comments on the Honolulu Star-Bulletin story from Nov 29, 2009, titled Letters to the Editor - Letters. In it, Honolulu Star-Bulletin reports that:

The governor displays a lack of knowledge on the process of government. She announces a solution to furloughs without acknowledging that the Hawaii State Teachers Association must look at it and give back further rights that they had bargained for.

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Stumpy II

Las Vegas, NV

#21 Nov 29, 2009
Stumpy, I bet you charge taxes, which you do not report.
akamon

Hilo, HI

#22 Nov 29, 2009
I live on a st. in Kaneohe . On said st. one person owns 3 houses ( polehomes) cut up into rentals (6 each). Talk about nonstop traffic , crime , periodic squad cars , and very temporary renters .
I was not in favor of B&B's .... Till now.
SmokeNmirrors

United States

#23 Nov 29, 2009
Sandy, Sandy, Sandy - another illegal operator who distorts facts all so you can be greedy. Perhaps if you had ANY facts or reasonable justification to why the tourist industry should be expanded into our neighborhood you wouldn't have to go around making things up. I guess when you have no offense - is best to go home.
Get the truth out

Pearl City, HI

#24 Nov 29, 2009
Alan Urie wrote:
Egan Kawamoto
Ewa Beach
hahahaha I have to laugh spinning the furloughs blame on Lingle is laughable.
She cut a percentage from the doe so she could obey the law and turn in a budget. The powers that be decided to do the worst possible they could think of to try to make the govenor look bad with careless disreguard for our Keiki.
This backfired big time. Because most people dem or repub or independ seethis farce for what it is and theres just no spinning it. You are welcome to try but most people know the democratic majority has total control as they have overide power on the govenor.
The governor took a state of hawaii economic crisis and made it a state employee of hawaii problem. Her only remedy to the problem was to make state workers only foot the bill for the state of hawaii economic crises. She then in a matter of unthought out haste decided to include the state of hawaii public school children to also pay their fair share by robbing them of 10% of their education, she didn't stop there, now she is making the pre-school age children pay their part by making it impossible for their parents to keep them in subsidized pre-school. Now the school aged children are again hit by more than tripling of school bus fares. It is a given that she doesn't like state workers, but now it is ever more apparant that she doesn't like children either. Don't even start to talk about the government services such as state lab security which is deemed critical by the state civil defnese, but she says we don't need it. Security, services, education, we don't need any of these useless endevors according to her tract record. All this to keep from temporarely raising revenues for a short period of time. But it don't matter in the near future she and Duke will not be in government anymore.
Localgirl

Kailua Kona, HI

#25 Nov 29, 2009
akamon wrote:
I live on a st. in Kaneohe . On said st. one person owns 3 houses ( polehomes) cut up into rentals (6 each). Talk about nonstop traffic , crime , periodic squad cars , and very temporary renters .
I was not in favor of B&B's .... Till now.
Spoken like a true bigot, prejudice against locals. You don't think crime and traffic occur in tourist areas? Did you miss the KITV news that said tourist rentals were being targets of crime and that it was on the rise. If you don't want to live in a residential area and want to live next door to tourists, move to Waikiki. I am sure the traffic and crime are great there. Good luck.
same smell

Kailua Kona, HI

#26 Nov 29, 2009
akamon wrote:
I live on a st. in Kaneohe . On said st. one person owns 3 houses ( polehomes) cut up into rentals (6 each). Talk about nonstop traffic , crime , periodic squad cars , and very temporary renters .
I was not in favor of B&B's .... Till now.
I have 3 B&B's on my street. Talk about nonstop traffic!! Noise, up-all-night loudness, and very temporary renters. Your proplem does not justify my problem. Plus the B&B's are NOT legal, PERIOD.
Unk

AOL

#27 Nov 29, 2009
One of the problems with the illegal B and B's, is most of the money goes to off island and the amount of tax money this state loses is astronomical.
We stayed at one once on Maui, No business license posted, all the money went to a very rich area of LA. This particular rental was rented out every day for years andyears, we read their log book.As soon as we figured out our state was losing so much, we decided to never stay again.
Less tax money, means the year round locals have to make up the difference.
Alan Urie

Honolulu, HI

#28 Nov 29, 2009
Get the truth out wrote:
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The governor took a state of hawaii economic crisis and made it a state employee of hawaii problem. Her only remedy to the problem was to make state workers only foot the bill for the state of hawaii economic crises. She then in a matter of unthought out haste decided to include the state of hawaii public school children to also pay their fair share by robbing them of 10% of their education, she didn't stop there, now she is making the pre-school age children pay their part by making it impossible for their parents to keep them in subsidized pre-school. Now the school aged children are again hit by more than tripling of school bus fares. It is a given that she doesn't like state workers, but now it is ever more apparant that she doesn't like children either. Don't even start to talk about the government services such as state lab security which is deemed critical by the state civil defnese, but she says we don't need it. Security, services, education, we don't need any of these useless endevors according to her tract record. All this to keep from temporarely raising revenues for a short period of time. But it don't matter in the near future she and Duke will not be in government anymore.
Apparently you are not aware The govenor saw this comming and have been trying to work with the legislature. Who flattly refuse to work with a republican govenor instead they prefer her to fail misserably no matter what the cost to our state. In fact the democratic majority can overide Lingle at will. That said you can put the blame where it belongs squarely on our irresposible democratic majority. The state workers were targeted not because it was easy but it was the place where their lies the most waste.
The private sector has been taking hits for the past two years now when the stateworker takes a hit they cry foul. I would rethink your rebuttal its full of holes. Lingle did what she was forced to do sinse by law the executive has to set a budget. She recieved no help from the legislature. The DOE is one the most wasteful bloated of all tyhe state departments they get more money per student then most any other state. Where does this money go not to teachers not for supplies not for maintenance where does all this money go....you answer that question and maybe we will find out why the furlough Fridays
oh and by the way why would a goverment tax supported employee need such a bloated selfserving union
Stumpy

Honolulu, HI

#29 Nov 29, 2009
stay in a resort area wrote:
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7 OR 8 CARS!!! You just don't get it do you??? THIS IS OUR NEIGHBORHOOD, NOT A RESORT. You are running a mini hotel in an area ZONED residential!! You need to STOP. If you don't, we will hassle your tourist guests and let them know they are not welcome unless they stay in a resort. listen up tourists.....STAY IN A VISITOR DESTINATION AREA,OR YOU ARE NOT WELCOME HERE.
Whoa there, Hoss! I don't have a B&B, I just have the space for my own vehicles. I just don't have the typical Hawaii urge to over-build my house right to the property line, or jacking it up and building under it. Sheesh, you think I live in Waipahoooos?
stay in a resort area

Kailua Kona, HI

#30 Nov 30, 2009
Stumpy wrote:
<quoted text> Whoa there, Hoss! I don't have a B&B, I just have the space for my own vehicles. I just don't have the typical Hawaii urge to over-build my house right to the property line, or jacking it up and building under it. Sheesh, you think I live in Waipahoooos?
IF you don't really have a B&B, then you are just clueless about the impact they have on our neighborhoods. It isn't just about the cars on the road. If you want to run a B & B, fine, just don't do it in a residential neighborhood. Your earlier post implied it was just about the cars parked on the street.
Stumpy

Honolulu, HI

#31 Nov 30, 2009
stay in a resort area wrote:
<quoted text>
IF you don't really have a B&B, then you are just clueless about the impact they have on our neighborhoods. It isn't just about the cars on the road. If you want to run a B & B, fine, just don't do it in a residential neighborhood. Your earlier post implied it was just about the cars parked on the street.
Yes, I think it's mostly about the cars taking up the parking. It would make me mad too, that's why I put in a huge driveway on my own property. Other than parking, I just don't see how tourists are any noisier than the local hillbillys swilling down Heinekens and blasting ghetto music.
stay in a resort area

Kailua Kona, HI

#32 Nov 30, 2009
Stumpy wrote:
<quoted text> Yes, I think it's mostly about the cars taking up the parking. It would make me mad too, that's why I put in a huge driveway on my own property. Other than parking, I just don't see how tourists are any noisier than the local hillbillys swilling down Heinekens and blasting ghetto music.
Well, for one, they are on vacation and don't have to get up for work at 5AM. Everyone has all their windows open (of course we all want fresh air). They are up all night laughing loud, talking loud, TV's loud. We who live here need to sleep to go to work. My kids have to get a good nights sleep to go to school early. These vacationers can't be expected to keep our schedule. That is one reason to not mix resort accomedations in local neighborhoods. And don't even tell me to close my windows....WE LIVE HERE!!!!!!
butch

Kailua, HI

#33 Nov 30, 2009
Alan Urie wrote:
Egan Kawamoto
Ewa Beach
hahahaha I have to laugh spinning the furloughs blame on Lingle is laughable.
She cut a percentage from the doe so she could obey the law and turn in a budget. The powers that be decided to do the worst possible they could think of to try to make the govenor look bad with careless disreguard for our Keiki.
This backfired big time. Because most people dem or repub or independ seethis farce for what it is and theres just no spinning it. You are welcome to try but most people know the democratic majority has total control as they have overide power on the govenor.
Wow! thats really, I don't know, inorant.

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