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  • Senator Mazie Hirono Wants Men to ‘Just Shut Up’

    09/18/2018 6:00:17 PM PDT · by RevelationDavid · 63 replies
    JUST SHUT UP!!! As the attacks on the credibility of Christine Blasey Ford continue, and Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh repeatedly denies the allegations made against him, lawmakers are speaking out. Senator Mazie Hirono, for one, did not mince words. She held men — especially those in government — responsible for the harrowing experience of coming forward with allegations against a powerful man. “Guess who’s perpetuating all of these kinds of actions? It’s the men in this country,” she said at a press conference. “I just want to say to the men in this country: Just shut up and step...
  • Dem. Senator: ‘White House is Victimizing’ Kavanaugh Accuser

    09/18/2018 1:44:34 PM PDT · by detective · 61 replies
    National Review ^ | September 18, 2018 | Jack Crowe
    Senator Mazie Hirono (D., Hawaii) accused the White House Tuesday of “victimizing” Christine Blasey Ford by asking that she testify under oath before the Senate Judiciary Committee regarding her allegation that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when they were teenagers. “The White House is victimizing this person. She has no obligation to appear at a smearing. . . . I want to say to the men of this country: Shut up and just step up and do the right thing,” Hirono told reporters during a press conference on Capitol Hill. The White House has joined Republican lawmakers...
  • Hirono: Kavanaugh Is Fudging the Truth (Democratic Senator from Hawaii)

    09/18/2018 12:44:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    The Politico Magazine ^ | September 18, 2018 | Edward-Isaac Dovere
    Senator Mazie Hirono thinks Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is not telling the truth about the sexual assault he allegedly committed as a teenager. She thinks he wasn’t telling the truth to the Judiciary Committee when he claimed not to remember any sexual misconduct by a judge he clerked for who was forced to resign last year after allegations from more than a dozen women. And the Hawaii Democrat says that if she gets to question Kavanaugh in another hearing, she’s going to tell him that the revelations over the weekend—when Christine Blasey Ford came forward to accuse Kavanaugh of...
  • Bride threatens guests when only seven people said they'd attend her destination wedding.

    09/17/2018 5:14:26 PM PDT · by C19fan · 49 replies
    MSN ^ | September 17, 2018 | Ali Moore
    t seems that every other day, a Bridezilla meltdown goes viral. Last month, a bride “vented” on Facebook after her guests declined a $1500 donation towards her special day. And today, another bride has some… warped expectations about her wedding. In a viral Facebook post posted to Reddit, a bride has completely slammed her guests for not RSVPing to her $2000 destination wedding in Hawaii. She began by admitting that a $3000 wedding in Thailand might have been too much. But that a $2000 Hawaii destination wedding is “within everyone’s reach”. Except, erm… It’s not.
  • News Summary At This Hour-Tuesday 9/11/18

    09/11/2018 3:54:02 AM PDT · by Nextrush
    Nextrush Free ^ | 9/11/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    Good Morning on this Tuesday September 11th, 2018, the 17th anniversary of the Al-Qaeda terrorist attacks on the United States. In northern Syria 10-thousand or more Al-Qaeda fighters, thousands of Islamic State forces and other opponents of the regime of Syria's President Bashar Assad are under air and artillery attack ahead of a ground offensive. But the United States, United Kingdom and France are raising an alarm as the military action gets underway..... North Korea's ruler Kim Jong Un wants another summit meeting with President Trump.... President Trump urging residents of the east coast to stay safe as Hurricane Florence...
  • Hawaii Braces for More Rain as Hurricane Olivia Barrels Toward Island

    09/08/2018 2:28:23 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 11 replies
    “Although it is too early to pinpoint any details with regard to specifics related to potential impacts to the islands, forecast confidence is increasing each day as the guidance remains in very good agreement,” the National Weather Service in Honolulu said. Olivia would be the second tropical system to hit the Hawaiian Islands this year. Hurricane Lane dropped more than 50 inches of rain across the Big Island last month. The storm was the second-wettest tropical system to affect the United States and the wettest tropical system on record in Hawaii, surpassing Hurricane Hiki in 1950. Some rain from Olivia...
  • Hirono tweets 'confidential' Kavanaugh documents

    09/06/2018 8:53:34 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 35 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/06/18 | Jordain Carney
    Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) on Thursday tweeted screenshots of documents from Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's time in the Bush White House that are stamped "committee confidential." "These are the docs Rs don't want you to see—because they show that Judge Kavanaugh wrongly believes that Native Hawaiian programs are Constitutionally questionable. I defy anyone reading this to be able to conclude that it should be deemed confidential in any way, shape, or form," Hirono said in a tweet. Hirono's tweet includes two pages of an email thread from 2002 about "Treasury testimony on Capital Investment in Indian Country." "I think...
  • Hirono (Hawaii US Senator) cancels meeting with Kavanaugh and will oppose Supreme Court nomination

    08/23/2018 1:11:17 PM PDT · by MplsSteve · 47 replies
    Honolulu Star-Advertiser ^ | 8/22/18 | Some Staff Reporter
    U.S. Sen. Mazie K. Hirono announced today that she will oppose the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court. “Donald Trump long ago announced his intention to nominate a judge off of a list prepared by the Federalist Society and the Heritage Foundation,” said Hirono in a news release. “When it became clear he chose the one person from that list who believes presidents should not be subject to criminal investigations or civil suits, I knew that nominee would have a very heavy burden of proof. Given his lengthy record of partisan political activity, I could...
  • Cat-4 Hurricane Lane Heads for Hawaii

    08/22/2018 10:56:33 PM PDT · by American Quilter · 63 replies
    Hawaii News Now ^ | 22 Aug 2018 | American Quilter
    A hurricane warning has been issued for Oahu as Lane continues to track toward the islands as a massive Category 4 storm. The Big Island and Maui County also remain under a hurricane warning, while Kauai County is under a hurricane watch. Lane was centered about 260 miles south of Kailua-Kona — or 385 miles south-southeast of Honolulu — and has slowed to just 8 mph. Hurricane Lane passed just south of the Big Island on Wednesday morning and is now marching northwest, bringing it "dangerously close" to the island chain as a hurricane Thursday through Saturday. Heavy rains from...
  • Dem Senator Cancels Kavanaugh Meeting, Calls Trump an 'Unindicted Co-conspirator' After Cohen Plea

    08/22/2018 1:58:35 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 143 replies ^ | August 22, 2018 | Lauretta Brown
    Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI) announced Wednesday that she has cancelled a planned meeting with President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Judge Brett Kavanaugh, in light of former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen’s guilty plea and testimony.In a scathing statement during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing and in a tweet Wednesday morning, Sen. Hirono called President Trump an “unindicted co-conspirator.”“This president who is an unindicted co-conspirator in a criminal matter does not deserve the courtesy of a meeting with his nominee, purposefully selected to protect, as we say in Hawaii, the President’s okole,” she said, employing a crass, colloquial Hawaiian term.“These are not...
  • Ruggles ejected from council meeting after refusing to vote (Hawaii)

    08/22/2018 5:55:29 AM PDT · by texas booster · 47 replies
    West Hawaii Today ^ | August 22, 2018 | Nancy CooK Lauer
    HILO — Puna Councilwoman Jen Ruggles was twice asked to leave council committee meetings Tuesday, after she abruptly announced she would not be voting because of her concerns over Native Hawaiian sovereignty and whether her votes constitute war crimes. Ruggles, ... after dropping her re-election bid in June, left Kona council chambers following tense exchanges with Corporation Counsel Joe Kamelamela ... At issue for Ruggles is a letter Keanu Sai of the Kingdom of Hawaii sent to elected officials. The letter included a Feb. 25 memorandum from an independent expert to the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for...

    08/21/2018 3:55:15 PM PDT · by topher · 34 replies
    1100 AM HST Tue Aug 21 2018 Location: 14.3N 153.2W Max sustained: 155 MPH Moving: WNW at 9 MPH Min pressure: 941 MB Hurricane Lane
  • Editorial: Strong democracy needs a free press

    08/16/2018 6:05:39 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 55 replies
    Honolulu Star-Ad ^ | August 16th , 2018 | Our View
    The Boston Globe has urged newspapers across the country to publish editorials today promoting the value of a free press, and to defend it against criticisms by President Donald Trump. It’s reasonable to ask why. It’s not news that a president of the United States doesn’t like the news media. Most presidents don’t. Thomas Jefferson, who was routinely attacked by the press of his day, once said the only truths in a newspaper were in the advertisements. What’s disturbing today is the bitter vitriol and open contempt directed toward the news media.
  • Democrats Ed Case, Tulsi Gabbard win congressional primary battles

    08/12/2018 10:56:05 AM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 24 replies
    Honolulu Star-Ad ^ | Aug 12 , 2018 | Will Cole
    In the hotly contested 1st congressional district primary race, late entry Ed Case soundly defeated his opponents in Democratic Party voting today. Case, who jumped into the election in June and changed the dynamics of the field, had 44,788 votes to Lt. Gov. Doug Chin’s 28,284, a 39 percent to 25 percent lead, with most of the votes counted late last tonight.
  • Hawaii's false missile alert looms large in close Democratic primary

    08/11/2018 1:32:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 11, 2018 | Adam Shaw and The Associated Press
    Hawaii Gov. David Ige is facing a tough Democratic primary Saturday night -- and January’s false missile alert could be a deciding factor in voters’ minds. Ige faces a primary challenge from Rep. Colleen Hanabusa, and she is using the January false alarm as a key campaign issue -- particularly the fact that it took 38 minutes to correct the alert. Officials mistakenly sent an a warning of an imminent missile attack, promising “THIS IS NOT A DRILL,” to cellphones, radios and televisions on January 13. The move sparked panic across the state before officials corrected it, especially because it...
  • Socialist star Ocasio-Cortez strikes out: All endorsed candidates lose Tuesday primaries

    08/07/2018 7:56:28 PM PDT · by OneVike · 142 replies
    The American Mirror ^ | 8-7-18 | KYLE OLSON
    Too bad, so sad, NOT! Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s record on Tuesday night for her chosen primary candidates was as bare as a Venezuelan supermarket shelf. The socialist pulled off a stunning victory last month in New York, and is now attempting to parlay that win into helping other leftists win Democratic primaries.
  • Hillary vs. Alexandria! Clinton FINALLY campaigns in Michigan to help a Democratic House candidate

    08/07/2018 2:51:40 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 7 replies ^ | 8/6/18 | Emily Goodin
    Full title...................... Hillary vs. Alexandria! Clinton FINALLY campaigns in Michigan to help a Democratic House candidate as socialist star Ocasio-Cortez endorses a different contender.................Hillary Clinton is giving her nod of approval to a Democratic candidate in a key House race one day before voters go to the polls to pick their party's nominee as socialist star Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez endorsed an alternative contender. Clinton recorded a robocall for Democrat Haley Stevens, encouraging voters to pick President Barack Obama's chief of staff on his Auto Task Force in Tuesday's primary. And Ocasio-Cortez, a self-proclaimed socialist who had a shocking win against incumbent...
  • Socialist 'Future of the Democrat Party' Just Had a VERY Bad Night

    08/07/2018 9:42:42 PM PDT · by montag813 · 130 replies
    24News ^ | 08/08/2018 | Chuck Rudolph
    by Chuck Rudolph | 24NewsAlexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s record on Tuesday night for her chosen primary candidates was as bare as a Venezuelan supermarket shelf. The socialist pulled off a stunning victory last month in New York, and jet-setted across America for 3 weeks trying to parlay that win into helping other leftists win Democratic primaries. Cortez held a whirl-wind tour of the U.S., stumping for Abdul El-Sayed for governor of Michigan, Fayrouz Saad in Michigan’s 11th Congressional District, Cori Bush in Missouri’s 1st District, and is backing Congressional candidate Kaniela Ing in Hawaii. How did she do? BRUTALLY. Every single one of...
  • Hurricane Hector becomes Category 4 storm, heads toward Hawaii

    08/05/2018 9:23:35 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 4 replies
    Under the current forecast track, Hector is expected to pass south of the Big Island of Hawaii late Wednesday or Wednesday night. The center of Hector will pass just south of the Big Island by about 150 to 200 miles, close enough to the Big Island to bring enhanced showers and thunderstorms and gusty winds. Forecasters also said Hector is expected to maintain major hurricane strength for the next two to three days... Hector will bring increased surf and a high risk for dangerous rip currents to east- and south-facing beaches of the southernmost islands, especially the Big Island and...
  • Hurricane Hector closing in on Hawaii and volcano

    08/05/2018 5:05:44 AM PDT · by C19fan · 39 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 5, 2018 | staff
    Hurricane Hector became a Category 4 storm for a few hours early Sunday but then dipped back to Category 3, still a dangerous force, as it headed across the Pacific, threatening to hit Hawaii's Big Island and possibly its active volcano, officials said early Sunday. Hector's winds dropped to 125 mph from 130 mph, the diving line between Categories 3 and 4, early Sunday as it moved westward at 12 mph Sunday, the National Hurricane Center said in an advisory.