Inouye praised as humble leader at Ha...

Inouye praised as humble leader at Hawaii Capitol

There are 115 comments on the Northern Michigan News story from Dec 23, 2012, titled Inouye praised as humble leader at Hawaii Capitol. In it, Northern Michigan News reports that:

The late U.S. Sen. Daniel Inouye is being praised as a humble leader who embodied honor, dignity and duty during a public visitation at Hawaii's state Capitol.

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Kekela

Mililani, HI

#83 Dec 28, 2012
Not even in the ball park.
Be Fair

Wahiawa, HI

#84 Jan 3, 2013
mad hatter wrote:
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Judging by your posts, you don't sound like a Republican to me. You're more RINO-ish or a liberal pretending to be a Republican. Hawaii voters are ignorant and gullible if they listen to lies of the media and the so called horror stories of the old Republican party . They don't take the intiative to educate themselves of what the Republican party really stands instead the buy into.the bull, the hype, the stereotypes,etc because they're too dumb to know any better.
Interesting charge you place there. RINO-ish

Allow my to place something up for your consideration.

If the standard of which a republican was before the neo-conservatives took over the party was a person of objective, reason, intellect and measured character that could not only be civil in their disagreements with another person while not behind disagreeable.

Judging from that standard. It's not I that is the RINO. That my friend, would be you.

By simply Labeling whole swaths of people as ignorant and gullible without yourself understanding the facts is greatly RINO-ish. Republicanism and Conservatism isn't the act of calling populaces lacking in good judgement. It's the act of bringing a political ideal to how we govern. That my friend can not be done without votes.

Without understanding history in it's context how then can you bring about people to new ideals? You choose boogie men like the media and "lies" of stories about Hawaii's past as your rational to be lazy about the pursuit of truth.

Let me ask you. Would you consider the National Review a liberal media bias? How about the Rush Limbaugh Show? What about Redstates.com ? I ask you this simply because the proof of those "lies" being in fact true comes from such publications as this.

The Hawaii Local news papers were all of these things as recent as the mid 80s. They were own, operated, and edited by only members of the old Big 5 companies and the wealthy family network that they built.

Imagine if you say to someone "it was all lies, the media is trying to trick you about what the Republican Party of Hawaii was like, it's all made up horror stories" and people go down to the local archives and read the newspapers of the past and see things like educational standards to be lowered for all children of plantation workers, not to teach them US History or the constitution. That simple addition and subtraction was enough because the children won't need any other education while they work the fields?

The people reading those articles might think

What arrogance to order such limits to be place on a population for no other reason that they are the kids of your workers. Who are they to say how much a child can learn. And when they look up the owner of the newspaper and see the local plantation owner and his partners as owners, that their children or inlaws or other friends are the editors and not connect the two?

Don't you think if that person that took "initiative" to read up on the past would think how absurd the charge of liberal media bias would be after that effort?

I understand your point of view. But Hawaii is a different case than much of America. If we are to win here, we are to owned the mistakes of the past and not try to pretend that it didn't occur and work our tales off to prove that such abuses of power are to never occur again under our governing.

This is just one example of a fairly long list of history explains Hawaii's voting habits. I believe that through steady and hard work that can change.

Much of Hawaii's culture today is prime for Republican ideals. Hard work is valued deeply, Military service is a great honor and is encourged, Ohana or family values is extremely important, faith is a strong part of everyday life.

All those strong indicators are here in Hawaii, so what is stopping Hawaii from becoming Republican? Past History and a national republican platforms that supports ideals similar to those of Hawaii's past.
Be Fair

Wahiawa, HI

#85 Jan 3, 2013
mad hatter wrote:
<quoted text>
Judging by your posts, you don't sound like a Republican to me. You're more RINO-ish or a liberal pretending to be a Republican. Hawaii voters are ignorant and gullible if they listen to lies of the media and the so called horror stories of the old Republican party . They don't take the intiative to educate themselves of what the Republican party really stands instead the buy into.the bull, the hype, the stereotypes,etc because they're too dumb to know any better.
Interesting charge you place there. RINO-ish
Allow my to place something up for your consideration.
If the standard of which a republican was before the neo-conservatives took over the party was a person of objective, reason, intellect and measured character that could be civil in their disagreements with another person while not behind disagreeable.
Judging from that standard. It's not I that is the RINO. That my friend, would be you.
By simply Labeling whole swaths of people as ignorant and gullible without yourself understanding the facts is greatly RINO-ish. Republicanism and Conservatism isn't the act of calling populaces lacking in good judgement. It's the act of bringing a political ideal to how we govern. That my friend can not be done without votes.
Without understanding history in it's context how then can you bring about people to new ideals? You choose boogie men like the media and "lies" of stories about Hawaii's past as your rational to be lazy about the pursuit of truth.
Let me ask you. Would you consider the National Review a liberal media bias? How about the Rush Limbaugh Show? What about Redstates.com ? I ask you this simply because the proof of those "lies" being in fact true comes from such publications as this.
The Hawaii Local news papers were all of these things as recent as the mid 80s. They were own, operated, and edited by only members of the old Big 5 companies and the wealthy family network that they built.
Imagine if you say to someone "it was all lies, the media is trying to trick you about what the Republican Party of Hawaii was like, it's all made up horror stories" and people go down to the local archives and read the newspapers of the past and see things like educational standards to be lowered for all children of plantation workers, not to teach them US History or the constitution. That simple addition and subtraction was enough because the children won't need any other education while they work the fields when they grow up.
The people reading those articles might think
What arrogance to order such limits to be place on a population for no other reason that they are the kids of your workers. Who are they to say how much a child can learn. And when they look up the owner of the newspaper and see the local plantation owner and his partners as owners, that their children or inlaws or other friends are the editors and not connect the two?
Don't you think if that person that took "initiative" to read up on the past would think how absurd the charge of liberal media bias would be after that effort?
I understand your point of view. But Hawaii is a different case than much of America. If we are to win here, we are to owned the mistakes of the past and not try to pretend that it didn't occur and work our tales off to prove that such abuses of power are to never occur again under our governing.
This is just one example of a fairly long list of history explains Hawaii's voting habits. I believe that through steady and hard work that can change.
Much of Hawaii's culture today is prime for Republican ideals. Hard work is valued deeply, Military service is a great honor and is encourged, Ohana or family values is extremely important, faith is a strong part of everyday life.
All those strong indicators are here in Hawaii, so what is stopping Hawaii from becoming Republican? Past History and a national republican platforms that supports ideals similar to those of Hawaii's past.

“HILLARY OR TRUMP”

Since: Mar 09

WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE?

#86 Jan 4, 2013
It was wrong and selfish for him to say his last dying wish is to have Hanabusa replace him.

Seriously, How selfish is that?? Its not his place to say anything. Its not his decision to make.

50 years of hogging the seat, this is the only way we'll see the old school regime step down either passing from old age or retirement.

Oh noes Akaka and Inouye no stay...who you going pick now sheeples?

Don't hurt your brain trying to figure that one out.

LOL

Since: May 08

Location hidden

#87 Jan 5, 2013
American_Infidel wrote:
<quoted text>
as you chant:
Seig Heil mein fuhrer, Odumba!!
LOL!!!
Drunk ass pig! Shut up and take your nazi azz to the political forum after you finish up all the liquor in your house, LUSH!

“HILLARY OR TRUMP”

Since: Mar 09

WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE?

#88 Jan 5, 2013
bappie wrote:
<quoted text>Drunk ass pig! Shut up and take your nazi azz to the political forum after you finish up all the liquor in your house, LUSH!
Fck you....and make me, LIBERAL SCUM!!!

Speaking of pig....is Moochelle still at the all you can eat lobstah buffett?

ahahahahaha

“HILLARY OR TRUMP”

Since: Mar 09

WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE?

#89 Jan 5, 2013
bappie wrote:
<quoted text>Drunk ass pig! Shut up and take your nazi azz to the political forum after you finish up all the liquor in your house, LUSH!
Awwww, pua ting....did I ruin your day because I criticized your puke leader??

Too bad.

ahahahahaha

Since: May 08

Location hidden

#90 Jan 5, 2013
American_Infidel wrote:
<quoted text>
Awwww, pua ting....did I ruin your day because I criticized your puke leader??
Too bad.
ahahahahaha
Join AA and due your family and this forum a favor, you drunken BUM!

“HILLARY OR TRUMP”

Since: Mar 09

WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE?

#91 Jan 5, 2013
bappie wrote:
<quoted text>Join AA and due your family and this forum a favor, you drunken BUM!
Typical lib when you don't know the facts just lie and make shit up...I don't even drink, you moron!!
Juvenile

Wailuku, HI

#92 Jan 5, 2013
American_Infidel wrote:
It was wrong and selfish for him to say his last dying wish is to have Hanabusa replace him.
Seriously, How selfish is that?? Its not his place to say anything. Its not his decision to make.
50 years of hogging the seat, this is the only way we'll see the old school regime step down either passing from old age or retirement.
Oh noes Akaka and Inouye no stay...who you going pick now sheeples?
Don't hurt your brain trying to figure that one out.
LOL
"Wrong and selfish" is not accurate. "Ironic and democratically inappropriate" is more like it. Ironic because this great man fought his whole life for democratic ideals, yet in his last wish, he requests to anoint, monarch-like, a successor.
More likely, it was Hanabusa and her handlers making a grab for power to preserve the Old Boys' interests. There are apparently at least two factions in Hawaii, those loyal to Inouye's regime, and those who question that regime (dissidents, whatever shape or form they may be). What Hawaii is about to see is the struggle to retain power by Inouye's in-group (Dods, Watanabe, Hanabusa and others) v. Abercrombie's minions (Schatz, Wong, Oshiro, etal).
Neil will prevail because he is the last man standing. Smart money is on Schatz to be regarded as Senior Senator in name and power over the next few years.

“HILLARY OR TRUMP”

Since: Mar 09

WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE?

#93 Jan 5, 2013
Juvenile wrote:
<quoted text>"Wrong and selfish" is not accurate. "Ironic and democratically inappropriate" is more like it. Ironic because this great man fought his whole life for democratic ideals, yet in his last wish, he requests to anoint, monarch-like, a successor.
More likely, it was Hanabusa and her handlers making a grab for power to preserve the Old Boys' interests. There are apparently at least two factions in Hawaii, those loyal to Inouye's regime, and those who question that regime (dissidents, whatever shape or form they may be). What Hawaii is about to see is the struggle to retain power by Inouye's in-group (Dods, Watanabe, Hanabusa and others) v. Abercrombie's minions (Schatz, Wong, Oshiro, etal).
Neil will prevail because he is the last man standing. Smart money is on Schatz to be regarded as Senior Senator in name and power over the next few years.
There's a third group...Tulsi, Case...the moderate Dems...

at the end of the day....we all lose out either way.

“HILLARY OR TRUMP”

Since: Mar 09

WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE?

#94 Jan 5, 2013
Holy crap, this could be the beginning of the end of the 50 year corrupt Hawaii regime as we know it....this is the ideal time to send in some Republicans while the Kremlin is falling!!!

LOL
Alakan

San Leandro, CA

#95 Jan 5, 2013
He did more than Mister Toxic did.

“HILLARY OR TRUMP”

Since: Mar 09

WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE?

#96 Jan 5, 2013
Alakan wrote:
He did more than Mister Toxic did.
He didn't do anything to reduce the outrageously expensive cost of living here, some say he did...well, its still outrageously expensive which means he didn't do enough and its because stupid people like you that keep voting for the same people who keep ripping us off, the problem is youre too stupid to know it!!

DUMBASS.

Joe Balls

Since: May 11

Location hidden

#97 Jan 5, 2013
Hawaii will be on the ass-end of anything that comes out of Washington for a long, long time. The gravy train is over.
YAWN

Mililani, HI

#98 Jan 5, 2013
So what else is new? No news here move along.

“HILLARY OR TRUMP”

Since: Mar 09

WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE?

#99 Jan 5, 2013
We'll get our fair share and nothing more...most of it is just funneled into the regime anyway.
Jill

Dallas, TX

#100 Jan 5, 2013
Yeah wrote:
lol! Don't worry about American Infidel.
He's a self proclaimed Hawaiian who thinks America owes him money and is waiting to get paid!
American Infidel is an uneducated conversative idiot.... not conservative, mind you, but conversative....

“HILLARY OR TRUMP”

Since: Mar 09

WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE?

#101 Jan 5, 2013
Jill wrote:
<quoted text>
American Infidel is an uneducated conversative idiot.... not conservative, mind you, but conversative....
Last night, Obama ate at Nobu's ...an outrageously expensive fine dining Japanee restaurant in Waikiki....

While Hurricane Sandy victims went to bed hungry.....AGAIN!

Joe Balls

Since: May 11

Location hidden

#102 Jan 5, 2013
American_Infidel wrote:
<quoted text>
Last night, Obama ate at Nobu's ...an outrageously expensive fine dining Japanee restaurant in Waikiki....
While Hurricane Sandy victims went to bed hungry.....AGAIN!
Obama said not to worry, it will be getting warmer in 6 more months.

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