Update! on “Going Green” in Hawaii

I could start a whole NEW blog post on this but keeping it all together works better I think so:

WHT Feb 24, 2012 tells us our State is spending $400,000 (Taxpayer money) to send out letters telling BI residents how to cut back on our electricity consumption. 

Are you ready for this? The STATE, with the help of Helco, is trying to get us to save electricity. As we’ve seen already, once we’ve ‘followed their simple recommendations’ and cut back on the amount of electricity we use,  Helco will come back again and raise our rates because of the cutbacks in our energy use is killing their profits. SO – someone tell me how this actually helps us as residents of the Big Island?

We recently found via our local paper WHT that “going green” in Hawaii is going to cost more hard-earned money for any “non-green” or not TOTALLY green household in our State! The Big Island will be hit the hardest because we are doing a better job of “going green”. Helco plans to raise our electricity rates even though they are having record profits.

This story is being heard all across America! Even though we keep hearing “Going Green is the RIGHT thing to do”. The forget to add a FEW interesting words to the sentence “but it’s going to COST and YOU – the TAXPAYER are going to pay for it!”

Anyone with a brain could see this coming, from the very beginning of the “Green Push” we have known that it was going to cost us. The “greenie, environmentalists and conservationists” keep trying to shove their “big plan” down our throats, not caring what the cost is to our country or the people who live here.

They keep crying: 

  • WE MUST REDUCE OUR CONSUMPTION OF NON-RENEWABLE RESOURCES.
  • WE MUST REDUCE THE GREENHOUSE GASES WE RELEASE.

If you actually believe that the people of our planet can actually affect how and what “greenhouse gases” are doing to the world I won’t argue the point because I too believe we are contributing to change. BUT if you BELIEVE that AMERICA carrying the burden by ‘going green’ will reverse the problem I think you need to wake up.

Check out google and The history of our planet show us that our planet goes through stages where temperatures rise and fall every ten thousand years (give or take a few).

During the last three (3) years we have seen Obama and his gang give hundreds of millions of dollars to companies pushing their “green” products that have failed and they aren’t the first. I’m NOT saying we should stop trying, I am saying that we need to take a step back and think it through before we further bankrupt our Country. Green Energy is NOT an easy thing to pursue in ANY economy but in todays it actually SUX!

We hear today that America is currently producing almost 80% of the energy we need, and we are increasing production all the time. (Not talking about Hawaii) It’s proof that our dependence on foreign oil in America is on the decline.

The numbers would get even better if Coal production and use were increased, but more regulation is being thrust on them every time they turn around.

Most of us are trying to do our part to help the environment but when you do what you think is right then you get kicked in the teeth by the Government or Electric Companies as a reward – how should we respond or feel?

What would happen if everyone on the island shut off their MAIN circuit breaker for a few hours or even the day? What would the result if it happened across AMERICA??  Would it ‘shock’ them and wake Helco or our State or Federal Government up and let them know we are not happy with what is going on?

Something to think about.

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Hawaii Legislators need Drug Testing!

In a State that is Taxed to the limit to fund all the insane ‘benefits’ the Democrats shower upon the people to make us the most in debt WELFARE STATE in the United States,  these numbskulls want to add yet MORE NEW TAXES!

1) They are proposing an “offset fee” another of their fancy ways to avoid the actual WORD “tax”.  This TAX will be on Plastic AND Paper bags. First the BAN plastic then the decided they should TAX both, “just in case”.  So the only way you COULD avoid the tax is BUY re-usable bags from someone or back your care or truck up to the check out counter and throw your purchases into the back/trunk.

2.) As if they isn’t enough to pucker you undies, they want to put a new “beverage tax” on businesses. Who do they think are going to pay THIS tax?  Is the ‘Tax Fairy” going to come by and give us all money to offset the additional charges?

3.) Then in today’s paper we read that the ELECTRIC COMPANY is going to raise our rates BECAUSE WE ARE GOING GREEN!  Is this great or what! We get conned into “going green” because it is ‘GOOD FOR OUR NATION AND STATE’ then we get it in the butt by private companies raising rates to keep their profits high!

So my friends – tell me what GOOD the Democrats are doing for our Nation and State? Please feel free to provide me a list that we can be proud of. To my way of thinking the politics and policies of the Democrats are just perpetuating the decline of our country into 50 true welfare states supported by the working class – be they top or bottom or the pay scale.  If we/you pay taxes, we/you are supporting the Dems “new and improved”  Welfare plan!

Do we need a REAL Change yet???

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Unions vs Education

Our schools stink – ask anyone. One of the most amusing things I continue to hear for our Teachers in Hawaii is “our children first”. 

So, a few days ago 67% of those SAME teachers that say “our children first” voted against the new contract BECAUSE they don’t like the idea of being evaluated and having raises condition awarded on/for their lackluster performance when it comes to educating the children under their care.

Just how does that fit in to the “CHILDREN FIRST” logic they are spouting if I might inquire?

How about we just fire the 67% and hire some new blood (people) that actually want to work and do the job of teaching our kids! There are lots of teachers out there that would love to be working and more than happy to listen and work to bring our schools up to a standard to be proud of.

The first question my wife asked when she heard about he vote was, “what happened to ‘it’s all about the students’?” for which I had no answer.

My question is – why aren’t parents jumping on the UNION or the TEACHERS and demanding that they get their act together! Why aren’t they doing the job they are PAID to do? Why is the State on the verge of loosing $75 Million in Federal funds that could help us get back on track?

Any answers/excuses out there that WON’T make us LAUGH?

Come on people – everyone knows that we already have one of the worst school systems in America and you (our teachers) claim to be PROUD of the fact that our Prez is “from Hawaii” (a fact that doesn’t do anything for me but that’s for another blog) so why aren’t you doing the JOB of getting Hawaii OUT of the TOILET when it comes to education and back in the game?

Time to get it together and DO SOMETHING ABOUT OUR EDUCATION SYSTEM!   Think about it!

This is NOT my idea of caring for the kids:

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The ONLY choice for Senate!

If you live and vote in Hawaii you have an important decision to make in the coming months. We are about to elect a New Senator that could mean an important shift in the current downward spiral Hawaii has taken. The choices are “more of the same” OR a “finger in the POT”

Anyone that has been in Hawaii more than a week knows Democrats “control” Hawaii and all that happens here via the power/blessings of the Unions.  If you are NOT a Union member (or an unhappy one) you likely understand that it is NOT a good thing for the future of Hawaii to keep things going in this direction.

A recent post i made to Facebook addresses the young people of our Islands:

“Many of my FB friends have recently turned 18 or will be doing so before the election. With that milestone comes some very important responsibility that you can choose to ignore or face up to. The first – you have the legal right (and i think obligation) to help make ACTUAL changes in the way we live. What you do from the day you turn 18 can affect your life and those around you for years. In November you will have the opportunity to make a choice – more of the same or try something new. YOUR RIGHT TO VOTE COUNTS! USE IT!”

I am passionate about this “right” as much as i am Freedom of speech and have not failed to do my part at every opportunity.

With the retirement of Senator Akaka we have the fantastic chance to elect one of the most qualified people available to fill this position. She has been in leadership positions as Mayor of Maui and Governor of our home and proven herself as a caring and hardworking individual with knowledge of our needs and a genuine love for our islands. Find her on Facebook, get to know her.

http://www.facebook.com/#!/Lingle2012

If you are content with living in a “welfare State” where the people running for office buy you a free lunch (remember Ambercrombie and his 15,000 free vote-buying meals) then she is not your choice.

If you want to do a SMALL part in an effort to bring Hawaii into the 21st century and cast off the ever choking stranglehold the Democrats have on our beautiful State, this is the chance to make that decision.

I mentioned “a finger in the POT” a bit earlier. Any idea what that means? Think about this:

Each State has Two (2) Senators.  In our case they are currently BOTH Democrats. When the Dems have control of the Senate this COULD be a good thing – depending on the overall integrity of the Senate as a whole. BUT if the Republicans are in control, our Democrats are just sitting there collecting their paychecks as they do crossword puzzles or reading their email – while things are happening around them. If ONE of our Senators were ANYTHING but a Dem, (VOTE in SENATOR Lingle) we would STILL have a voice that WE could count on in what goes on.

As I said earlier – If you care about your State and its future or yourself, your Family and Children, Linda Lingle is not “A Choice” she’s THE CHOICE!

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Do we know our “Rights”

Any of you that actually KNOW me – realize by now that I love this Island and it’s people. You also know that I have different opinions than many of the local population.  You know that I am willing to talk about ANYTHING, even the things “friends shouldn’t talk about” ie: Religion and politics. If you’ve seen the back of my truck (the tailgate) you know that I freely share my opinion(s) and AM NOT ASHAMED OF WHAT I BELIEVE!

I am “retired” and enjoy life! I enjoy meeting new people and exploring our islands. I will answer any question asked of me and am NOT afraid to have people “google” my name and find out about me.

AND I BELIEVE STRONGLY IN OUR CONSTITUTION and the Rights of Americans – INCLUDING – Freedom of Speech!

My wife came home from work a couple of nights ago and was holding a “Lingle” bumper sticker in her hand and was just a little upset. She was parked behind Uncle Billy’s Kona Bay Hotel, where she always parks, and some Left Wing person decided she didn’t have the RIGHT to make her own choices when it comes to Hawaii Politics! They removed the sticker from her tire cover then stuffed the sticker down the ‘gutter’ of the windshield, drivers side, so she would be sure to see what they did.

How would YOU feel if someone did the same to you?

My question – since when is Hawaii or her residents above the law when it comes to the 1st Amendment? Why would someone who has an HONEST opinion be cowardly enough to use the dark of night to step on the rights of others and embarrass themselves and others by doing something this low?
If you’ve lived here for any length of time you know that the Democrats, backed by the power of the Major Unions, control our State and have for over 50 years.

They have spent all these years running this beautiful group of Islands into the ground in the name of ‘providing everything for everyone’.  All at the expense of the people who are actually paying taxes.

Our legislative system stinks but those of us that don’t like it aren’t running around defacing public or private property to get that point out. We obey the laws, shake our heads as we look at bumper stickers or signs promoting Democrats that continue to cause our problems and we do our best to help friends and neighbors understand that the OLD ways are not always the BEST way of taking care of business.
One of the most important things that can happen for our state is to get the “lifer” Dems out of office and get new people who actually care about the future of Hawaii into those positions.

“Lifers” are NOT your friends, they are more worried about getting re-elected and paying back the favors they promised for Union votes.

Gov Lingle is a good replacement for ANY Democrat currently seated.

She cares about Hawaii and, as Governor, tried hard to keep a lid on the massive amount of money the Dems were eager to spend as they pass Bills without proper funding. Obviously our Legislators while she was Governor weren’t happy with her veto’s and over-rode them more often than not, bringing us to our current state of affairs.
Regardless of who is running for what office, it is the individuals choice on who they want to support. The 1st Amendment was written to guarantee us that freedom.

To the one who abused this ‘RIGHT’ that my wife shares with the rest of us,  I have things to say that I won’t print because some young people actually read my Blog.

Just so YOU know – actions like that will NOT change our mind about who is best for the job at hand.  If anything what you did reinforces our thoughts that the ideals that YOU support are NOT the good side of Hawaii politics and we have the ability/choice to think for ourselves. You and those like you are running scared. You should!

Aloha

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Fixing Congress!

Tired of seeing or hearing about things like this?

This is one idea that really should be passed around.

*Congressional Reform Act of 2011*


 1. No Tenure / No Pension.
A Congressman/woman collects a salary while in office and receives no pay when they’re out of office.


 2. Congress (past, present & future) participates in Social Security.  All funds in the Congressional retirement fund move to the Social Security system immediately. All future funds flow into the Social Security system, and Congress participates with the American people. It may not be used for any other purpose.


 3. Congress can purchase their own retirement plan, just as all Americans do.


 4. Congress will no longer vote themselves a pay raise. Congressional pay will rise by the lower of CPI or 3%.


 5. Congress loses their current health care system and participates in the same health care system as the American people.


 6. Congress must equally abide by all laws they impose on the American people.


 7. All contracts with past and present Congressmen/women are void effective 1/1/12. The American people did not make this contract with Congressmen/women.


Congressmen/women made all these contracts for themselves. Serving in Congress is an honor, not a career. The Founding Fathers envisioned citizen legislators, so ours should serve their term(s), then go home and back to work.


Talk to friends and family about this, it’s something we CAN do if we push it. Don’t you think it’s time?


 THIS IS HOW YOU FIX CONGRESS!

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Obama & Pelosi – AGAIN!

I know a lot of you actually like Obama and ACTUALLY think he is doing something good for our country. YOU are able to look past the lies he’s told America since well before he became President. YOU have no problem with the fact that he’s played golf 90 times since he’s been President or the FACT that he has NOT slowed down his campaigning since he’s taken office. The man is a pest that needs to be swept out the BACK door of the White House as soon as possible.

As for Pelosi, “the Bitch of the House” and card-carrying member of Americas ugliest and most arrogant politicians, is once more spending $10,000 a night for accommodations in a local resort. She pretends to be supportive of the “OWS” people yet flaunts the fact that SHE is one of the 1% that these same people are protesting against. Is is possible for her to be MORE of a Hypocrite?!? The picture of her and Amberdork made me want to puke on my keyboard!

Millions of dollars of taxpayer dollars to get these Liberal dumbbells to Hawaii when we are having so many money problems in our Country  – of course it’s ONLY Millions, NOT the TRILLIONS that our economy is currently regurgitating.

Pelosi has plenty of allies in our Democrat owned Hawaii, including Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie, who she defended during his successful campaign for governor in 2010. When Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Mufi Hannemann claimed during the primary that Abercrombie was not effective in Congress, Pelosi issued a statement calling Abercrombie “outstanding, effective and courageous.”

Pelosi has been escorted by local police during her last two holiday visits to Hawaii Island at a cost of $34,000 to local taxpayers.

Obama’s trip to the island of Oahu has proved much pricier to state and federal taxpayers.

In a Hawaii Reporter story published last week, the total cost (based on what is known) for a 17-day round trip vacation to Hawaii for the President and his family and staff and security is an estimated $4,113,038.

That includes $3,629,622 for separate travel for the president and his family, $151,200 for housing for security, $72,216 for staff to stay in one of Hawaii’s most luxurious resorts, the Moana Surfrider in Waikiki, and local police protection and ambulance detail for $260,000.

2012 – time to dump these turkeys and move on!

Aloha

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