What exactly is 'leftist' writing style?
I highly resent the letter from the person commenting about how someone misled readers in the "characteristic leftist style" (Star-Bulletin, Oct. 21
). I did not know there was any characteristic style from either the right-wing letter writers or the liberals. Personally, I find the right far more vocal and nasty in their letters, misleading or not.
Port Angeles, Wash.
Former Hawaii resident
Bush believes he's on mission from God
Last Saturday's cartoon depicting Supreme Court nominee Harriet Miers saying "Bush is God" was right on. That's the next step above God just telling Bush what to do.
In a recent three-part broadcast, the BBC reports that President Bush told Abu Mazen, the Palestinian prime minister and others in the room, "I'm driven with a mission from God. God would tell me, 'George, go and fight those terrorists in Afghanistan.' And I did, and then God would tell me, 'George, go and end the tyranny in Iraq.' And I did. And now, again, I feel God's words coming to me, 'Go get the Palestinians their state and get the Israelis their security, and get peace in the Middle East.' And by God I'm gonna do it."
Fantastic! We now have a president on a par with Abraham, Moses, Joshua and all the prophets.
Let us pray: "Oh, Lord, deliver us from leaders who claim you told them to start a war where we have murdered 150,000 Iraqis, mostly innocent women and children."
Paul J. Stam
Dishonor befits Times and talented reporter
Is it not sad when a skilled or talented person uses his or her gift for dishonorable purposes? I don't know if it is hubris, greed or stupidity that leads to this, but we have seen it throughout history. And now, in our current events, New York Times reporter Judith Miller and the Times management have added themselves to the annals.
Sometimes people can earn their way back into the good graces of the public; perhaps this will be one of them, but so far, there has been little or no effort to do so.
Lawmakers should repeal gas cap law
How the Democrats can continue to claim the gas cap is working is beyond comprehension. It has continually driven gasoline prices up well above the national average since the day it was implemented. Gas prices remain high with no relief in sight. When will the legislators understand that they were wrong, and they need to repeal the law? Will only voting them out of office make them realize how poorly they have represented the people of Hawaii?
Tell legislators how you feel about gas cap
Regarding "Isle drivers resigned to see rise in prices
" (Star-Bulletin, Oct. 10): It is certainly sad that some Hawaii consumers feel they are at the mercy of the gas cap law with no hope for change. No consumer should feel they have no choice. They can let their legislative representatives know just how severely the gas cap has affected their lives by contacting them directly to complain. They also can let those legislators know how bad the gas cap law really is by voting them out of office.