I am in full sympathy with the lady!
"Our beaches"? Someone can't go to "your" beach?
Well, if I can speak for all Alaskans - PLEASE come and visit, spend yur money (and then go home).
We could use the cash.
Since we are forbiden by the FedGov and the Greenies (via the FedGov courts) to do anything remotly related to development, we might as well pick up some extra tourist ucs.
He is right, there doesn't seem to be too many native Hawaiian people in the pictures.
Look at it this way, the ferry brings them and takes them back. If folks find it easy to come visit, they may decide they DON'T want the expense of living there, and there may not be as big an explosion of construction of homes.
Too bad federal laws prohibit Kauai natives from buying the land on their own. < /sarcasm level 11>
I’m guessing that most of the people arriving on Kauai are there legally.
The opposition to the Superferry is not “local” opposition. Oh yes, you’ll see a token “hawaiian” for flavor in the news but this CAVE (Citizens Against Virtually Everything) action is not locally driven and Green financed.
The EAS study the CAVEs want is for the harbor addition/expansion, not for the users of the harbor. However, the Hawaii State Supreme Court has forced a Maui judge, by unanimous dccision, to require an EAS and that judged has said the Superferry cannot operate until the EAS is complete. This is the same Supreme Court, in a 2-3 decision, that the term “people of Kauai” in the Kauai Charter, does not mean the people but the elected council. Therefore, it is the County Council who has the last say on property taxes, not the people.
The democrat controlled legislature has been requested by the Republican governor to call a special session to settle the “law” in this case. However, the disfunctional legislature, unwilling to upset 5% of the population, has yet to act.
At first, I thought the article was about Richard Simmons running amok....
Sounds like those who recently found ‘paradise’ now want to pull up the draw bridge and fill in the moat.
Typical yuppies: They buy where they want then think no one else should be alllowed to move in.
We have that here in Colorado. People have bought in the foothills and thinks no one else should be allowed in.
Another depiction of the “we got ours, ef everyone else” type.
Sorry, I thought superfairy was John Edwards.
We lived in Hawaii. An extremely socialistic mindset. The natives desperately want haole dollars, and not only from tourists. Seemed that they counted on others in the workplace to do the hard work to provide tax dollars. If it was a good surf day, we didn’t expect a full staff. Natives complained that they were losing their culture (which they were, sadly), but it seems that was the tradeoff they were willing to make in exchange for the almighty dollar. Can’t have it both ways.
I love Hawaii and would return in a heartbeat if DH was so inclined — which he isn’t. It IS a stunningly beautiful place. The aesthetic changes HAVE been terrible from the ‘70s when I first visited until now; it IS way too crowded, industrialized, etc. Fie on the fat old men in their teeny-tiny Speedos! I miss the slower pace that used to be. But you can say that about almost any place in America. People call it “progress”; I’m not sure I agree. But we all have to suck it up.
Why do people who may own a small property think they own ALL the property and the land? If you want privacy buy 10, 20, 50 acres and you’ll have your privacy.
No doubt she is in the very low percentage of Hawaiians that still think Hawaii should never have become a state
What makes you so special that you can live and surf there, but other Americans can't visit?
Disney just announced that they are building a DVC resort in Hawaii. I think we’ll just have to take a vacation out there and jet-ski over to her beach and camp out.
How is this any different than all of the Southerners here constantly whining and moaning about all them “Damn Yankees” moving in and messing the place up?
She just had the nerve to do something about it instead of grouse on the internet. :p