Vick isn't the only one who has done wrong
I don't condone cruelty to animals but check this out. Michael Vick is held responsible for killing seven dogs in his dog-fighting business and is sentenced to almost two years in jail. Meanwhile, the Constitution and oath of office violator President Bush is responsible for the needless killing of about 4,000 U.S. troops and an estimated 1 million Iraqis with an agenda that's has helped his campaign contributors from companies like Blackwater USA and Halliburton rake obscene profits. Why isn't Bush being held accountable? Where is the justice, America?
There is no point in trying to impeach
It disturbs me that some people fault Speaker Nancy Pelosi for not initiating the passage of the Articles of Impeachment in the House. Although with a lot of debate and occupation of House time, it would be possible to pass them, but then what?
Actual impeachment needs a two-thirds vote in the Senate to pass. Do you really think that 51 senators in the Democratic caucus could find 16 Republicans to join them in voting to impeach a Republican president who is the head of their party?
Besides, are you ready for President Dick Cheney?
Heisman numbers don't add up
Let me make sure I understand this.
Florida's Tim Tebow passes for 29 TDs, Chase Daniel of Missouri for 33 and Colt Brennan of Hawaii for 38.
Hawaii is the only undefeated major college football team in America. Brennan has the best QB rating if you subtract one no-play game and one two-plays game.
But AP and New York Times writers call Tebow the best quarterback in college football? Nuts!
It doesn't take much to be labeled 'expert'
Regarding Monday's article "City lists transit experts for panel
I trust you know the definition of an expert? He's the guy from out of town carrying an attache case.
End of expert story!
A little concern for UH fans would be nice
Depending on what newspaper you read or what radio station you listen to or even what newscast you watch, the numbers given seem even worse than the BCS.
So did the University of Hawaii have 17,500 tickets or 8,500 tickets to sell? Did UH hold back 3,000 tickets or 5,000 tickets for the UH team and administrators? Why does UH need 3,000 tickets for the team and officials while Georgia has held back only 1,361 tickets? Is it 160 waitlisted or 352 waitlisted?
It seems that UH is either trying to flim-flam people or has a serious shortfall in counting ability. Just to help out, 8,500 divided by 17,500 is equal to 48.5 percent of the total allotment that was made available to season ticket holders -- the very group that has been asked to support the UH program. A little reciprocity would be appreciated.
Think what you want, commit no violence
These incidents of haoles being beaten or hated in school is nothing new. I'm 56 years old and during my middle and high school years at Roosevelt it was a yearly thing to do, called Kill Haole Day. What a shock to me that this was happening, for being brought up not hating anyone it was unjustified.
It is everyone's right to think what they want. To perform violence to express what one feels is not their right. If they chose to do so then it is the responsibility of the school and the law to prosecute those who do so. Finding the person to be a juvenile, the parents also should be held accountable.
Everyone just turns the other cheek and sees this as an isolated incident. What excuses the schools have is beyond common sense. They are also to be blamed for they are not solving the problem.
Stop whining about a little name-calling
It seems like nobody is more sensitive to name-calling than us haoles. Who knew that a race of people that has been so historically adept at domination and control of wealth and resources, even at the expense of the freedom, survival and sovereignty of indigenous populations, could be brought to its knees by an epithet?
I hope my brothers and sisters of European descent can wipe the tears from their eyes long enough to read a history book or two and recognize that about the only thing we really suffer is the occasional indignity of name-calling. We still manage to control most of the nation's wealth and exercise most of the influence.
I have heard it stated, "The cry of the oppressed is not always just, but if you do not hear it, you will never know what justice is." Name-calling should be evaluated in context. It might be insensitive and hurtful and ignorant of individuality, but unless a name also reflects real social and institutional oppression, then it is just a name. Even in Hawaii, with a diverse local population well-represented in government, white people on the whole enjoy tremendous power and privilege. Instead of whining about hurt feelings, more whites should be examining why resentment exists, and working for justice to repair historical and present wrongs.