McKinley's magic moment - Hawaii News

McKinley's magic moment - Hawaii News

There are 40 comments on the Honolulu Star-Bulletin story from Sep 17, 2009, titled McKinley's magic moment - Hawaii News. In it, Honolulu Star-Bulletin reports that:

For two weeks, McKinley High School has been abuzz with speculation about who would be the special guest speaker at an assembly yesterday -- everyone from Kobe Bryant to President Barack Obama.

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northshore resident

Eton, GA

#21 Sep 17, 2009
Yeah me 2 wrote:
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Give it a break, it's only Thursday. Why is he only talking at McKinley? Is this school really lacking in educating and mentoring kids--look around there are worst schools with just as bad students. Are there any other public schools on his "Inspiration Speech" tour? Oh, I forgot, he'll be hitting the private schools--that's where the money is at. You're probably going to tell me that he's liberal and not capitalisic minded, right!! Conservative or liberal, everyone's out to make a buck. It just so happens, that it's the Liberal's turn. How many students do you really think were listening. It just another period in school to get out of class and burn a couple doobies or do a couple of 8-balls.
Read the article again and see if you can understand what it says: He is in Hawaii on business - he agreeed to speak to one school - McKinley was the first to respond - therefore, that is where he spoke. He is not going to private schools. Your comments make little if any sense at all!
Tsk Tsk Tsk

Waipahu, HI

#22 Sep 17, 2009
All those bashing Magic Johnson, saying he is not a hero, he has not been shot at in war, he has slept with thousands of women, blah blah blah. Give me a break, he has created thousands of jobs for the inner cities where no other business would dare go. He has donated millions to the UNCF. He brought HIV to the forefront, prior to his announcement, HIV was only for gays, remember?
He is a success, regardless if he "only played basketball", how many athletes do you know that does anything remotely close to what Mr. Johnson does?
Johnny Bouy

Honolulu, HI

#23 Sep 17, 2009
Bucko wrote:
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What? You have something against doing well in life despite long odds? And, what does Mr. Johnson's outreach have to do with transfusions? Transfusions are a major problem. No one gets one on a whim. It can lead to other infections, alzheimer's and coronary problems. They are dangerous and a measure of last resort.
America delusional? Where have you been? If getting shot at qualifies you to be an icon, then there's one heck of a lot of icons in the world today.
You talk of the glory of war in which, really, there is little glory, but there is a lot of gory death. Mr. Johnson speaks of peace and advocates for saving lives.
What? You have something against peace and saving lives?
That's the kind of "liberal vomit" and spit on our veterans get from such a wimp like yourself....and others like you who have no respect for those putting their lives on the line so that you can "speak" from a "protected" glass bubble you hide in!

One day that "bubble" may crack from an aggressor...then don't expect the Marines to come save your behind...
Bucko

Palm Springs, CA

#24 Sep 17, 2009
Johnny Bouy wrote:
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That's the kind of "liberal vomit" and spit on our veterans get from such a wimp like yourself....and others like you who have no respect for those putting their lives on the line so that you can "speak" from a "protected" glass bubble you hide in!
One day that "bubble" may crack from an aggressor...then don't expect the Marines to come save your behind...
Aw. Now you've gone and hurt my feelings. NOT! How about you? Vitriol and name calling are the last refuge of a man with no real answers.

I've lived through several wars. Served my country in one, and my opinion of war has not changed. It's stupid, and for what. Religion? Nearly always.

From what I've observed, the marines might be deployed to save Iraqis or Viet Namese, or oil, or land, or the Bishop of Self Indugenc, but the good ol' boys like you would never deploy them to save us.

The flag doesn't look good on anyone, so you might consider stop wrapping yourself in it. It's disingenuous (look it up) and ignorant. People who truly love their country don't have to criticize Magic Johnson and drape their patriotism out there, like underwear, for everyone to see.
Lefty

Makawao, HI

#25 Sep 17, 2009
This is front page news? C'mon.
puna boy

AOL

#26 Sep 17, 2009
I wonder how many of those thousands of women "transfused" by him contracted aids? And how many of these women in turn transmitted aids to their partners. This could mean, by compounding, Johnson could be responsible for generating an epidemic involving thousands upon thousands of individuals. Hero? Probably a hero to two teenagers from Kam school.
kusogigi

Honolulu, HI

#27 Sep 17, 2009
All those negative comments about Magic are from Boston Celtic fans. Lakers whip 'em again in 2010.
Anti-cynic

Wahiawa, HI

#28 Sep 17, 2009
all of the hateful people come out when someone has the bravery to do something positive for others. as its been said before, " When you do something for somebody else, that's when you become someone people want to be like."

This guy goes out of his normal busy day to do something good for these kids,... and what, its not enough for YOU? He has a business to run like so many others,... how many of THOSE business people took time out to give back to anybody? He has more money, and thus more BILLS not to mention "Mo' Problems" and he does a guest speaking gig at a school free of charge and all people can do is criticize someone for his past mistakes that he's paid for dearly I might add. Granted he'll use it as a tax write-off for the business but who fkin cares? He got to brighten the days of a few thousand kids, whats the harm in that?

Oh the lives of the ego-driven, self-centered bloggers and star-bulletin posters who can only give negative comments because they dont have the fortitude, drive, OR time to do anytihng for anyone but themselves because they don't see anyone else as worthy. You people should be ashamed of yourselves.

Magic is a great role model. He's made HUGE mistakes AND paid dearly for them,.. That a GREAT lesson to teach kids: No matter how high and mighty you get, remember that for every decision you make, there will be consequences, and some might leave a lasting mark.... what better a lesson could be taught to unruly and slutty girls/boys? FYI, I used a derogatory slang for promiscuous figuring the anti-anything-good posters could feel a bit more comfortable reading this reply.

Have at it then you *ssholes, because that's exactly what you are,... selfish *assholes with nothing good to say because you don't care enough about the well-being of others. You only care about yourselves, and unless YOUR'E getting something out of it, then you don't give a damn about it.

P.S. the back of the Fitted Hawaii "Aloha Means Hello" shirt was MADE with YOU people in mind you ignorant fools.

Aloha to you, AND everyone else who isnt as selfish as you folk.....
Anti-cynic

Wahiawa, HI

#29 Sep 17, 2009
kusogigi wrote:
All those negative comments about Magic are from Boston Celtic fans. Lakers whip 'em again in 2010.
NO CHANCE! KG just wanted Kobe to stop crying, so he sat out the finals this past year. Next year, its back to business!! And this time Ron Artest can lose one too! HAH!
Celtics baby!
Monroe

Mililani, HI

#30 Sep 17, 2009
So many unhappy posts here. Sad. What are you folks doing to inspire our youth? Thumbs up for Magic for telling kids to hit the books and warning of the dangers of unprotected sex.
just a thought

Mililani, HI

#31 Sep 17, 2009
Why are people with the "aloha spirit" commenting so negatively? He is a SPORTS STAR who speaks from the heart not from a scripted speech with well chosen words. How many people here complaining has ever bothered to help any school with anything? My younger sister used to speak to schools WEEKLY about the negative affects of drugs after school. Shouldn't complain about someone TRYING to help. To add insult to injury, they are attacking him personally. Very shameful. ALOHA. p.s. so what if he had sex with lots of consenting adults; that is not a crime. how many people have had 1 night stands based on a lie? a guy with younger 2 sisters.
just a thought

Mililani, HI

#32 Sep 17, 2009
surfbound wrote:
So, Magic Johnson is a hero. Why is that? Because he slept around and was unfaithful to his wife?
Let's try and pick real heroes - people who make a real difference.
For instance, although Jim Brown, former Cleveland Brown superstar, had troubles in his past, he has worked for decades to solve the gang problem in Los Angeles. Jim Brown is a hero.
So why isn't Jim Brown speaking to school students to instill insperation? Maybe he doesn't want to be attacked by such mean spirited attacks such as this and CHOSE NOT TO. I am sure if he wanted to, a school among the thousands that exist would let him speak. HE CHOSE NOT TOO vs Magic who probably realized beforehand the critism he would get is worth the inspiration he could instill.
Alan Cummings

Port Angeles, WA

#33 Sep 17, 2009
surfbound wrote:
So, Magic Johnson is a hero. Why is that? Because he slept around and was unfaithful to his wife?
Let's try and pick real heroes - people who make a real difference.
For instance, although Jim Brown, former Cleveland Brown superstar, had troubles in his past, he has worked for decades to solve the gang problem in Los Angeles. Jim Brown is a hero.
Are you talking about the same Jim Brown who beat the you-know-what out his wife on several occasions and was a celebrated boozer when he was with the Cleveland Browns. Doesn't sound too heroic to me.
mike 96816

Saint Albert, Canada

#34 Sep 17, 2009
Old proverb from Hawaii--'No good deed will go without a lot of stink talk'

I have always had the highest regards for Magic...

Sorry-Me bad.
Johnny Bouy

Honolulu, HI

#35 Sep 17, 2009
puna boy wrote:
I wonder how many of those thousands of women "transfused" by him contracted aids? And how many of these women in turn transmitted aids to their partners. This could mean, by compounding, Johnson could be responsible for generating an epidemic involving thousands upon thousands of individuals. Hero? Probably a hero to two teenagers from Kam school.
Magic...he can't even qualify for depositing at the sperm bank, but has already harmed all those women he bragged about, including any offspring he may have "fathered"! Yeah...what an icon of degenerated scum.
Kaimukirich

Honolulu, HI

#36 Sep 17, 2009
hey, Johnny Bouy: you must be part crab, based on your posts, you seem to enjoy pulling people down to your level instead of trying to lift and inspire like Magic did...that and your overall crabiness. maybe you got crabs too!
Daddy Herr

Honolulu, HI

#37 Sep 17, 2009
Michael A Herr wrote:
Did anyone remember to ask him how many women he had sex with, unprotected sex, in order to catch the AIDS virus? I believe he bragged of having had sex with thousands of women before getting AIDS.
I do not consider him a role model for youth.
Son, we felt there was no place for that question and, thus, did not inquire. Many youths walked out of the auditorium with a sense of renewed motivation to be their best. Looks like MJ's visit was successful.
Sperm Bank

Honolulu, HI

#38 Sep 17, 2009
Johnny Bouy wrote:
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Magic...he can't even qualify for depositing at the sperm bank, but has already harmed all those women he bragged about, including any offspring he may have "fathered"! Yeah...what an icon of degenerated scum.
Yeah...how many women did this scum infect with no intention of caring for any child by his infidelity, but to get that "satisfaction" of releasing his sperm into thousands of women?

How many more people are infected with HIV by this degenerative animal and who is paying for his epidemic he created....certainly not him, but us taxpayers? He should be arrested and made to pay for his crimes...not be celebrated by school aged students.
Bucko

Palm Springs, CA

#39 Sep 17, 2009
Sperm Bank wrote:
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Yeah...how many women did this scum infect with no intention of caring for any child by his infidelity, but to get that "satisfaction" of releasing his sperm into thousands of women?
How many more people are infected with HIV by this degenerative animal and who is paying for his epidemic he created....certainly not him, but us taxpayers? He should be arrested and made to pay for his crimes...not be celebrated by school aged students.
I see you've changed your posting name. God forbid you should change your tactics.
DADDY LAU

AOL

#42 Sep 18, 2009
Far out!!!!!!!!

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