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  • Ford's 'Too Afraid to Fly to DC' But She Plotted Move to NZ After 2016 Election & Attended U Of Haw

    09/22/2018 6:05:11 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 74 replies
    Information Liberation ^ | 09-22-2018 | Chris Menahan
    In a bid which further delayed a vote on Judge Kavanaugh, Christine Blasey Ford's associates claimed earlier this week that Ford's too afraid to fly to Washington DC from California and instead needs to drive. As ABC News reported on Friday: [L]awyers for Ford are asking the Senate Judiciary Committee to schedule a hearing for her to be heard on Thursday, allowing time for Ford to make the drive from California to Washington D.C. Ford's friend, Kate Devarney, told CNN this week that Ford's fear of flying is directly related to her allegation of assault, and that an airplane is...
  • Expected: Hawaii Files For Ninth Circuit En Banc Ruling On Right To Bear Arms

    09/22/2018 3:06:26 AM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 18 September, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    On 24 July, 2018, a three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit upheld the right to bear arms outside the home. As expected, the State of Hawaii waited until the last possible day, then filed a petition for the Ninth Circuit to hear the case en banc, that is, by the whole court.Because the Ninth Circuit is so large and awkward [President Trump should break this court up] compared to other circuits, an en banc hearing of the Ninth involves 11 judges chosen at random, out of the 23 or 24 judges (depending on confirmation hearings) on the Ninth Circuit....
  • Democrats don't want to confirm anyone to the Supreme Court until after 2020 election

    09/19/2018 4:10:00 PM PDT · by kevcol · 72 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | September 19, 2018 | Emily Jashinsky
    Democrats have an endgame in mind when it comes to thwarting Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court confirmation. Sen. Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii, revealed as much in an interview this week. Speaking to Politico, Hirono said Senate Democrats will try to keep retired Justice Anthony Kennedy's seat vacant until after the 2020 elections, should Kavanaugh's confirmation ultimately fail.
  • James Woods drops a Twitter MOAB on Dem senator who told men to ‘shut up and step up’

    09/19/2018 11:17:51 AM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 75 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 9/19/18 | USA Features
    Identity Politics: Democrats, and especially Leftist feminist Democratic women, hate men, and especially white men, whom they blame for all problems not just in the United States but the world over. And another one of them, Sen. Mazie Hirono of Hawaii, made that perfectly clear again on Tuesday in her defense of Christine Blasey Ford, the Leftie activist professor who is accusing Judge Brett Kavanaugh of sexually harassing her 36 years ago at some party, somewhere, at some point. In lambasting critics of Ford’s accusation, which is chock full of holes, is being refuted by scores of people who have...
  • Sen. Hirono: Men Need To "Shut Up," Kavanaugh Accuser Needs To Be Believed And I Believe Her

    09/19/2018 4:39:40 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 83 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | September 18, 2018 | Ian Schwartz
    Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI) told men to "shut up and step up" when it comes to Brett Kavanaugh's sexual assault accusation. Asked whether her being one of four women on the Senate Judiciary Committee impacts the Kavanaugh confirmation proceedings, Senator Hirono says, "I just want to say to the men of this country: Just shut up and step up. Do the right thing for a change." "Not only do women like Dr. Ford, who bravely comes forward, need to be heard, but they need to be believed. They need to be believed," Hirono said. "We cannot continue the victimization and...
  • 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...
  • 'So... I'm gay': Tadd Fujikawa becomes the 'first pro golfer to come out...

    09/13/2018 1:29:02 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 96 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 9/13/18 | Alex Raskin
    Professional golfer Tadd Fujikawa has come out as gay, and may be the first men's pro to do so. 'So...I'm gay,' the 27-year-old announced on Instagram. 'Many of you may have already known that. I don't expect everyone to understand or accept me.
  • Ted Cruz: Democrats Haven't Laid a Glove on Brett Kavanaugh

    09/06/2018 10:51:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies ^ | September 6, 2018 | Katie Pavlich
    After more than twelve hours of questioning on Capitol Hill Wednesday, Judge Brett Kavanaugh is back in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee today for a second round. Democrats like Kamala Harris, Cory Booker and Richard Blumenthal have done their best to attack Kavanaugh's character, with little substance on his record. Republican Ted Cruz, also a legal scholar, says his far-left colleagues have been unsuccessful in their repeated attempts to derail Kavanaugh's nomination."In two days of hearings in the Judiciary Committee the Democrats have not laid a single glove on Brett Kavanaugh. There's been a lot of screaming, a lot of protesting,...
  • 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...
  • I do, really: Naalehu couple married in 1982 officially ties knot after documentation snafu

    09/03/2018 2:47:46 PM PDT · by texas booster · 10 replies
    West Hawaii Today ^ | September 2, 2018 | Tiffany DeMasters
    KEALAKEKUA — Casually dressed and holding three purple orchids, Leigh Mitchell walked into the District Courtroom, Tuesday, with her husband Randy of the 36 years to get married. As they waited briefly by the courtroom door Randy and Leigh, now both 60 years old, were all smiles and laughs as they told curious onlookers the short version of their story. Two years ago, the couple learned their marriage license was never filed with the courts when they were married in California on Feb. 14, 1982. As a result, they were there that Tuesday to officially record their nuptials... Their daughter,...
  • U.S. soldier pleads guilty to trying to help Islamic State

    08/30/2018 1:11:03 PM PDT · by Innovative · 16 replies
    LA Times ^ | Aug. 29, 2018 | AP
    A soldier based in Hawaii pleaded guilty Wednesday to trying to help Islamic State, telling a judge he provided secret military information, a drone meant to track U.S. troops and other support to undercover agents he believed were members of the terrorist organization. Sgt. 1st Class Ikaika Kang, handcuffed and wearing a prison jumpsuit, spoke in a clear voice when he told a U.S. magistrate judge that he was guilty of all four counts against him.
  • Tourists rescued from flooded home as storm hits Hawaii

    08/24/2018 3:20:04 AM PDT · by robowombat · 27 replies
    Gulf News ^ | Published: 11:08 August 24, 2018
    Emergency crews rescued five California tourists from a home they were renting in Hilo HONOLULU: Sirens wailed while workers piled sandbags in front of hotels and police blared warnings to tourists to leave the world-famous Waikiki Beach as Hurricane Lane barreled north after dumping nearly 2 feet of rain on Hawaii's mostly rural Big Island. Emergency crews rescued five California tourists from a home they were renting in Hilo after a nearby gulch overflowed and it flooded Thursday. Suzanne Demerais said a tiny waterfall and small stream flowed near the home when she first arrived with four of her friends...
  • 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
  • Sixty nine major earthquakes hit the Pacific's Ring of Fire in just 48 hours driving fears that ...

    08/21/2018 6:25:30 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 48 replies
    (UK) Daily Mail ^ | August 21, 2018 | Harry Pettit
    Complete Headline: Sixty nine major earthquakes hit the Pacific's Ring of Fire in just 48 hours driving fears that the 'Big One' is about to hit California Sixteen tremors above magnitude 4.5 shook the Pacific 'Ring of Fire' on Monday This followed a cluster of 53 quakes that hit the geological zone on Sunday The quakes rattled Indonesia, Bolivia, Japan and Fiji, but failed to reach the US Scientists have previously warned California is long overdue a major quake Fears that a deadly earthquake may soon hit California have emerged after a swarm of quakes rocked one of Earth's major...
  • Watch Out California! 53 Major Earthquakes ... Just Hit The Ring Of Fire In A 24 Hour Period

    08/20/2018 2:55:47 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 86 replies
    Economic Collapse ^ | August 19, 2018 | Michael Snyder
    Complete Headline: Watch Out California! 53 Major Earthquakes (Including A Magnitude 8.2) Just Hit The Ring Of Fire In A 24 Hour Period Is something unusual starting to happen to the crust of our planet? The USGS defines any earthquake of at least magnitude 4.5 as "significant", and there were 53 earthquakes that met that criteria along the Ring of Fire on Sunday alone. If you would like to verify that information for yourself, you can so do right here. Not too long ago, I wrote about how "Earth changes" seem to be accelerating all over the world, but even...