'Chevron Democrats' now against the cap
Look who is supporting whom. I remember when Gov. Linda Lingle threatened to veto the gas cap bill, the Democratic Party called her "Chevron Linda," saying that she favored the big oil companies. Now, six months later, it's the Democrats who want to repeal the gas cap law
We need the gas cap simply because the oil company will raise the prices to get the most profit possible. The big oil companies know how dependent we are on oil, and we are willing to pay anything to get our gas. And the gas cap will prevent any type of price gouging. But the Democrats want to repeal the gas cap law and give power back to the oil companies. So whose side are the Democrats on? Maybe we should call them "The Chevron Democrats."
Stop the lies, there will be no second city
There was a tragic accident at Renton and Fort Weaver Roads last Saturday morning
. Traffic was tied up for approximately six hours in the entire Ewa plain area. Why? The City and County and state are supposed to be creating a "second city" in Kapolei, but there are no new roads, no power, water or telephone lines. So ... stop the lies! There will be no second city, no second campus of the University of Hawaii, no nothing to relieve the misery of the leeward coast.
The political system wants them to be miserable, it seems. If not, then why so many one-way-in, one-way-out communities in the Leeward area? When a single traffic accident can cripple the region for six hours, why hasn't the C&C or state built additional ingress/egress venues, especially if they want to create this second city on the Ewa plain?
It wasn't the first time, nor will it be the last. Stop all the lies about anything moving to Kapolei, except more miserable folks who simply can't afford to purchase a home anywhere else.
Children can learn about islands from art
I think Hawaii's schools, from elementary through high school, should start posting more paintings in their school libraries. I was thinking more Hawaiian culture paintings that reflect our island history. This would start to get more local kids interested in themselves and who they are and where they're from. I also think that parents would also feel good about their children learning about their culture.
An idea good enough to stop traffic
Regarding Art Frank's support of legislation proposing that pedestrians carry flags when they cross the street (Letters, Feb. 24
): What kind of flags are we talking about?
American flags? No one would dare run over a pedestrian waving an American flag.
A white flag? It would be so wrong to run over someone who is surrendering to the power of a mighty SUV.
A pirate flag? Who doesn't love an old scalawag?
The flag of the Hawaiian nation? Drivers wouldn't dare offend someone carrying one of those.
I guess waving a racing flag near a crosswalk wouldn't work.
Therefore, I propose pedestrians wear a polka-dotty clown suit with spinning, flashing lights on top of the pointy hat and a "Clarabell Cow" horn.
Here's an idea: Teach responsibility for our actions in the schools first. We wouldn't need this discussion. We wouldn't need to fear for our lives (as much) while crossing a street. If we look first, of course.
And we wouldn't need all of the lawyers in their silly outfits as well. Send in the clowns? Don't bother, they're here.
Hillary and Condi, what a great match
Wouldn't it be interesting to see Sen. Hillary Clinton go against Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice for president? Right now it seems that Clinton is the front-runner for the Democratic Party, but Rice has not made any commitment for the Republican Party. Maybe she realizes that President Bush has lowered the esteem of the Republican Party so bad that it's against the odds right now. Maybe all the other candidates in the Republican Party should also think twice.
President Bush's approval rating is at an all-time low of 34 percent for the war in Iraq. It should be much lower overall for his sorrowful handling of all domestic affairs!
I wonder if those who voted for President Bush are happy now? I did not vote for him but have to live with him for another three years unless he resigns or gets impeached.
Francis K. Ibara