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  • Pickup drivers block Tesla chargers in widening trend

    01/02/2019 3:09:13 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 112 replies
    E&E News ^ | 01/02/2019 | Maxine Joselow
    Forget "rolling coal." A new trend called "ICE-ing," in which pickup truck owners purposefully block electric vehicle charging stations, appears to be gaining ground around the country. The practice, whose name is derived from "internal combustion engine," was observed over the holidays at a Sheetz gas station in Hickory, N.C. Reddit user Leicina shared a photo on Dec. 23, 2018, of three large pickups blocking access to Tesla Inc. charging stations. The drivers apparently chanted "----Tesla." "I've never had a supercharging experience like this one," wrote Leicina, who owns a Tesla Model 3. "These trucks blocked all the chargers, chanted...
  • Obama ‘new blood’ remark has different meaning for Biden

    01/14/2019 10:02:23 AM PST · by billorites · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 13, 2019 | Amie Parnes
    Former President Obama's talk about how politics need “new blood” is being seen as a blow to Joe Biden, the former vice president that Obama did not back to succeed him in 2016. Sources close to both men describe Obama and Biden as friends who share an admiration and respect for one another. But they also acknowledge recent remarks like the one Obama made this week in Hawaii represent a sort of threat to Biden, who has told allies in recent days that he’s likely to enter the 2020 presidential race. Obama was speaking broadly about the need for new...
  • Tulsi Gabbard once touted working for anti-gay group that backed conversion therapy

    01/13/2019 7:19:26 PM PST · by ameribbean expat · 84 replies
    Rep. Tulsi Gabbard in the early 2000s touted working for her father's anti-gay organization, which mobilized to pass a measure against same-sex marriage in Hawaii and promoted controversial conversion therapy.
  • Hawaii’s humpback whales to be counted despite fed shutdown

    01/13/2019 2:03:54 PM PST · by mdittmar · 29 replies
    ap ^ | 1/12/2019 | ap
    <p>KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) — An annual humpback whale count in Hawaii will take place despite the federal government shutdown.</p> <p>West Hawaii Today reported Friday that volunteers from the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation will coordinate this season’s Ocean Count, a community citizen science project that occurs during the peak of whale season.</p>
  • Congresswoman Blasts ‘Religious Bigotry’ Against Knights of Columbus, Catholic Nominees

    01/11/2019 6:38:21 PM PST · by marshmallow · 10 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 1/10/19 | Ed Condon/CNA
    Democratic lawmakers are divided over questions some see as a religious litmus test applied to candidates for the federal bench. The debate has turned into a war of words between members of Hawaii’s Congressional delegation “We cannot and will not tolerate prejudicial treatment of those with whom we disagree, any more than we would tolerate such treatment of those with whom we agree,” Rep Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) wrote in a Jan. 8 op-ed for The Hill. Gabbard accused senators screening judicial candidates of “religious bigotry” and warned against legislators “weaponizing” questions of personal faith. At least two judicial candidates in...
  • Tulsi Gabbard, Hawaii Democrat, says she will run for president in 2020

    01/11/2019 4:57:17 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 113 replies
    Fox ^ | 1-11-2019 | Alex Pappas
    Another Democrat is jumping into the quickly forming 2020 Democratic presidential primary contest. Hawaii Democratic Rep. Tulsi Gabbard said in an interview on Friday that she has decided to run for the White House and will be make a formal announcement over the next week. "There are a lot of reasons for me to make this decision,” Gabbard told CNN. “There are a lot of challenges that are facing the American people that I'm concerned about and that I want to help solve.” Gabbard, 37, was elected in 2012. She was a major in the Hawaii Army National Guard and...
  • Singapore, Vietnam shortlisted for second Trump-Kim summit: Report

    01/10/2019 8:28:13 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Channel News Asia ^ | January 11, 2019
    Shortlisted venues for a second summit between United States President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un are likely to include Singapore and Vietnam, South Korean media reported on Friday (Jan 11). “(The venues you should pay attention to) are those mentioned by media including Vietnam, Singapore and Hawaii,” a South Korean foreign affairs ministry official told the Korean Herald, speaking on condition of anonymity. “But Hawaii is said to be an unrealistic location as it doesn’t have a North Korean embassy there,” the report quoted another official as saying. Although the South Korean government hoped the truce...
  • Trump pleads on TV for wall; Dems say he ‘stokes fear’

    01/09/2019 9:11:15 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 14 replies
    West Hawaii Today ^ | Wednesday, January 9, 2019 | AP
    President Donald Trump urged congressional Democrats to fund his long-promised border wall Tuesday night in a somber televised address that was heavy with dark immigration rhetoric but offered little in the way of concessions or new ideas to break the standoff that has left large swaths of the government shuttered for 18 days. Speaking to the nation from the Oval Office for the first time, Trump argued the wall was needed to resolve a security and humanitarian “crisis,” blaming illegal immigration for what he said was a scourge of drugs and violence in the U.S. and asking: “How much more...
  • Hawaii leaders find hope in Obama workshops

    01/06/2019 2:13:21 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 37 replies
    Honolulu Star-Ad ^ | January 6, 2019 | Sophie Cocke
    It was a message of hope that carried Hawaii-born Barack Obama into the White House a decade ago, and it’s that same message he is continuing to carry through his post-presidency work to inspire and empower a new generation of international leaders. That was clear Saturday as 21 young people chosen by the Obama Foundation as emerging leaders gathered at the East-West Center in Honolulu for a day of workshops and conversations about how to design a leadership program for the Asia-Pacific region. (snip) Obama was not present for yesterday’s activities but is expected to meet today with participants, who...
  • Polishing Jonah Goldberg

    01/01/2019 9:12:51 PM PST · by an amused spectator · 36 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | December 29, 2018 | Ed Morrow - American Greatness
    Jonah Goldberg wrote a column for National Review before departing for his Christmas holiday in Hawaii. Was it a retelling of a long ago night before Christmas, when a tiny Jonah in footy PJs couldn’t sleep for hope of a pony under the tree? No. It was a screed titled “Conservative Facts.” What set off Goldberg was a column in American Greatness by Chris Buskirk titled “Death of The Weekly Standard Signals Rebirth of the Right.” Goldberg speckles his efforts with pop culture references to things like Star Trek. Example: in this column, he says Washington “picked a wrong week...
  • Knights of Columbus issue a pitch-perfect response to the anti-Catholic bigotry to Senators Hirono..

    01/01/2019 9:18:04 AM PST · by jazusamo · 74 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 1, 2019 | Thomas Lifson
    Full title: Knights of Columbus issue a pitch-perfect response to the anti-Catholic bigotry to Senators Hirono and Harris Readers of American Thinker ( here, here, and here) are familiar with the appalling religious test for office that seems to be lurking in the questions submitted in writing to a nominee for a federal judgeship by Senators Hirono and Harris. In sum: In a series of questions sent to Buescher, Hirono asked whether his membership in the Knights of Columbus would prevent him from hearing cases "fairly and impartially" and, if confirmed, whether he would end his membership in the organization....
  • Nancy Pelosi office stonewalls on her shutdown vacation in Hawaii

    12/30/2018 4:22:43 PM PST · by Libloather · 40 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 12/28/18 | Claude Thompson
    Nancy Pelosi, the next speaker of the House of Representatives, is reportedly spending the government shutdown at a Hawaiian resort. A person answering the media contact number for Pelosi's office identified herself as "press desk." When asked about the vacation, she told the Washington Examiner: "I'm not allowed to talk about that." She said she would pass on a message on to the deputy chief of staff, Drew Hammill, who did not respond. According to the Washington Free Beacon, the California Democrat was seen Thursday at the Fairmont Orchid resort, which features accommodations up to almost $5,000 a night.
  • Kellyanne Conway mocks Nancy Pelosi over Hawaii ‘vacation’ amid shutdown

    12/30/2018 1:17:21 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 31 replies
    New York Post ^ | Dec. 30 , 2018 | Mark Moore
    White House counselor Kellyanne Conway mocked Democratic House Leader Nancy Pelosi for reportedly vacationing at a luxurious Hawaiian resort during a partial government shutdown caused by a stalemate over President Trump’s demand for a border wall. “Nancy Pelosi needs to come back from Hawaii. Less hula, more moola for the [the Department of Homeland Security] and Customs and Border Patrol, funding our border security,” Conway told “Fox News Sunday.”
  • Nancy Pelosi is vacationing at Hawaii resort during shutdown

    12/28/2018 10:41:24 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/28/18 | By Alex Pappas
    House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi is spending the holidays vacationing in Hawaii, as a partial government shutdown grinds on with no resolution in sight. Fox News has confirmed that Pelosi, the House speaker-designate, is vacationing in Kona, Hawaii, and was seen there Thursday as well as Friday morning. Pelosi’s office on Friday did not return requests for comment about her whereabouts.
  • A Drunk and a Bigot (Obama's father was a muslim polygamist)

    01/30/2007 10:50:15 AM PST · by lqclamar · 48 replies · 5,282+ views
    EXCERPT: Yet an investigation by The Mail on Sunday has revealed that, for all Mr Obama's reputation for straight talking and the compelling narrative of his recollections, they are largely myth. We have discovered that his father was not just a deeply flawed individual but an abusive bigamist and an egomaniac, whose life was ruined not by racism or corruption but his own weaknesses. And, devastatingly, the testimony has come from Mr Obama's own relatives and family friends. ... Grandfather Obama sent his son to a missionary school but after completing his education, the youth could find little work except...
  • Dem senators flirting with a religious test for judicial nominees

    12/25/2018 7:52:36 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/25/2018 | Thomas Lifson
    The ugly specter of religious bigotry reared its disgusting head during Senate confirmation of the nomination of Brian Buescher for a federal judgeship. The Constitution’s Article VI, Clause 3 clearly specifies that “no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States,” but that must be news to Senators Mazie Hirono and Kamala Harris. Ed Condon of the Catholic News Agency reports:  A judicial nominee faced questions from Senators this month about whether membership in the Knights of Columbus might impede his ability to judge federal cases fairly. The...
  • City plans homeless sweep on Christmas Eve (Honolulu)

    12/23/2018 1:37:21 PM PST · by lowbridge · 36 replies
    kitv.com ^ | December 22, 2018 | Diane Ako
    The city is planning another homeless sweep in urban Honolulu- and it's happening on Christmas Eve. Police officers will be at the Kakaako Makai area before dawn - from 3 to 5:30 a.m. - on Monday. The city posted the notice to its website on Friday. The city periodically removes homeless from public areas when the parks get overrun with homeless people and their tents, tarps, and dogs.
  • 'Payback' for love: WWII vet, 93, has visited wife's grave 1,300 times

    12/21/2018 7:44:11 AM PST · by Red Badger · 22 replies
    www.boston25news.com ^ | Updated: Dec 20, 2018 - 12:56 AM | By: Bob D'Angelo, Cox Media Group National Content Desk
    HONOLULU - Six days a week, World War II veteran Ted Richardson visits the Honolulu gravesite of his wife at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. He takes three buses from his Waikiki apartment to get there, but for the 93-year-old, it is a pilgrimage he enjoys. "I always tell her when I go up there, 'Payback time,'" Richardson told KGMB. Richardson is usually the first visitor when the cemetery opens at 6:30 a.m., the television station reported. He has visited his wife’s grave more than 1,300 times. “Payback” is usually in the form of flowers, which he lays...
  • 'Farout!' Newfound Object Is the Farthest Solar System Body Ever Spotted

    12/18/2018 2:56:36 AM PST · by Candor7 · 39 replies
    SPACE.com ^ | December 17, 2018 01:00pm ET | Sarah Lewin, Space.com Associate Editor
    ( Video at Link) A newly discovered object is the most-distant body ever observed in the solar system — and the first object ever found orbiting at more than 100 times the distance from Earth to the sun. The discovery team nicknamed the object "Farout," and its provisional designation from the International Astronomical Union is 2018 VG18. Preliminary research suggests it's a round, pinkish dwarf planet. The same team spotted a faraway dwarf planet nicknamed "The Goblin" in October. A newly discovered object is the most-distant body ever observed in the solar system — and the first object ever found...
  • Pilot rescued off Honolulu, hospitalized after plane crashes during military exercise

    12/13/2018 5:10:44 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 16 replies
    A civilian contractor pilot hired by the Hawaii Air National Guard was in serious condition Wednesday after crashing his plane during a military exercise off the coast of Honolulu, authorities said. A private sailboat rescued the unidentified 47-year-old pilot about 3 miles south of Oahu near Honolulu's Sand Island where he was then transferred to the U.S. Coast Guard. The Hawker Hunter jet went down in the ocean around 2:25 p.m. after taking off from Honolulu's airport, Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor said. The Hawker Hunter is a British jet developed in the late 1940s and early 1950s, according...