Superdelegates should represent the people
My friends say I am naive. They are too kind and considerate to use the word "dumb" or "stupid." A former 5th-grade teacher, I grew to believe in the beauty of our Declaration of Independence and Constitution. Representative government, under God.
It seems to me now that should our superdelegates blatantly say that they would vote for Hillary Clinton, after the people of our state overwhelmingly, forcefully showed they preferred Barack Obama, then we do NOT have representative government in our state. We now have people in power who, like many business people all over the world, in power, represent their own personal interests for their own personal gain and prestige. Such a terrible, misguided misuse of power!
Our Declaration of Independence and our beautiful Constitution are now just pieces of paper to admire. They no longer guide or govern us. Is it any wonder, then, that our country is in such a terrible condition?
Inouye said aloud what many are thinking
Sen. Dan Inouye's mistake was saying publicly what generations of island folks have said quietly for at least three generations. Times have changed for all, and Barack Obama is a shining example. But please folks, cut Dan some slack. He is a product of the greatest generation. He has served long in the best interests of the people of Hawaii. I don't always like what he does, but I admire what he has done for all of the people of Hawaii. Give Sen. Inouye a break. He is us ...
Such support could only be in Hawaii
Mahalo to the voters of Hawaii who fought the afternoon traffic to get to a caucus location, circled endlessly to get a parking space, then waited patiently in long lines and hot, stuffy cafeterias, libraries or district parks to finally cast their vote for Sen. Barack Obama. What an incredible show of aloha from the people of Hawaii.
I was so impressed and humbled by the patience and kindness shown that night. People saw the caucus volunteers struggling to manage the huge volume of voters and decided to step in to help however they could. Those in line kept their cool and waited patiently for their turn to vote. This was the scenario in all the districts. Only in Hawaii could it have happened this way. Only in Hawaii do people show their support like this for one of their own. Just ask Jasmine Trias in "American Idol" and the University of Hawaii Warriors in the Sugar Bowl.
Hawaii you are the best! Thank you for showing your aloha for Barack Obama.
North Shore can keep seven miles of Heaven
Those "seven miles of Heaven" composing North Shore surf breaks and the surf colony there can be preserved without disturbance even if the Turtle Bay Resort grows.
Anyone driving to and from Turtle Bay would do so from the Kaneohe/Kailua side, not from the Waihiawa/Haleiwa side; traveling on an improved highway safely without disturbing the North Shore surf colony.
The North Shore Neighborhood Board could restrict Kamehameha Highway from Kewala Bay to Haleiwa to horses, horse-drawn carriages, bicycles, motorized electric skateboards, Segways, scooters, electric motorbikes and hybrid autos or any means of transportation powered by hot air.
All bulk deliveries of consumer goods would have to be transferred to wagons drawn by mule teams (driven by Teamsters) before being delivered. Equine manure could be scooped up by homeless beach dwellers, then recycled by Green Fabian volunteers. The Office of Hawaiian Affairs could have fundraising hay rides and rent out sightseeing buggies to eco-tourists originating in Waimea Valley, where stables could be named the "Mufi Hannemann Equestrian Facility."
Incessant beeping of Coca-Cola and produce trucks backing up on the wrong side of the road at 5 a.m. could be replaced by the pleasant clippity-clop of hooves on asphalt. Some mellow eco-surf singer could pen a ditty using the clippity-clop beat instead of a synthesizer, extolling love, horses and surf: "My Baby Left Me for a Surf Bum Stranded on Seven Miles of Heaven."
The preserved seven miles could be renamed "Lingle Lane."
Frederich Nicholas Trenchard
No lapel pin? That guy must be a terrorist
Have you noticed? Barack Obama is NOT wearing the American flag pin that President Bush, Vice President Cheney, Sen. John McCain and other true patriots would never appear in public without. On Feb. 25, the New York Times called our attention to that fact.
Think about it! Fidel Castro never had the American flag in his lapel. Few if any terrorists ever wear it.
Thank you, New York Times, for helping us put two and two together.
John A. Broussard