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  • BLIZZARD WARNING in Hawaii As Obama Vacations

    12/24/2014 4:14:33 PM PST · by Steven Tyler · 25 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Dec 24, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    Weather.com reported: Yes, there are blizzard warnings on Christmas Eve in Hawaii, where the two highest mountain peaks on the Big Island will see a White Christmas. Lower elevations will see thunderstorms and heavy rain and are under flash flood watches through this evening. There is also the risk of mudslides in steep terrain. Up to 7 inches of snow possible on Hawaii summits http://t.co/oJffrB28Ax
  • Obama to Remain in Hawaii as Biden Attends Slain NYPD Officer's Funeral

    12/24/2014 5:05:38 AM PST · by don-o · 51 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | December 24, 2014 | DANIEL HALPER
    Vice President Joe Biden will attend the funeral of a slain NYPD officer, the White House announced. “The President has asked Vice President Biden to attend the service for Officer Rafael Ramos and is grateful that the Vice President and Dr. Jill Biden will be traveling to New York City to attend the service on Saturday. Additional details will be forthcoming from the Vice President’s office,” said spokesman Eric Schultz. The president was on the golf course, in Hawaii, when the announcement was made. He's scheduled to return to Washington on January 4.
  • Presidential Vacation In Hawaii Begins With An Obama Staple: Golf Obama In Hawaii

    12/20/2014 7:42:00 PM PST · by Steelfish · 22 replies
    LATimes ^ | December 20, 2014 | MICHAEL A. MEMOLI
    Presidential Vacation In Hawaii Begins With An Obama Staple: Golf Obama In Hawaii President Obama's motorcade leaves his vacation residence in Kailua as he goes to play golf at nearby Marine Corps Base Hawaii. By MICHAEL A. MEMOLI A familiar start to President Obama's Hawaii vacation: golf Obama will spend more than two weeks in Hawaii for holiday getaway Far removed -- at least physically -- from the concerns of Washington, President Obama commenced the familiar rituals of his annual holiday getaway to his home state of Hawaii on Saturday, starting with a round of golf. Roughly 12 hours after...
  • Splash: Obama 'eagerly looking forward to' 17-day Hawaii vacation

    12/15/2014 12:02:54 PM PST · by PROCON · 56 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | Dec. 15, 2014 | Paul Bedard
    The first family is returning to Hawaii for their seventh straight Christmas vacation, a 17-day break President Obama is “eagerly looking forward to.” The White House has announced that the president and his family with depart Washington on Friday and is expected to return Jan. 4. “On Friday, the first family will depart the White House en route to Honolulu, Hawaii — a flight that I know the president himself is eagerly looking forward to,” said spokesman Josh Earnest.
  • Rand Paul: America Partly To Blame For Pearl Harbor, World War II

    03/31/2014 8:24:21 AM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 129 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 03/31/2014 | Caleb Howe
    At the Washington Post, Jennifer Rubin this weekend highlighted a video of Rand Paul speaking in 2012 about sanctions on Iran. In it, Paul disparages the notion of use of force, and for some reason claims the United States was partly to blame for World War II! “There are times when sanctions have made it worse. I mean, there are times .. leading up to World War II we cut off trade with Japan. That probably caused Japan to react angrily. We also had a blockade on Germany after World War I, which may have encouraged them … some of...
  • Hawaii envisions presidential library on the beach

    12/11/2014 6:22:02 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 60 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 11, 2014 7:55 PM EST | Audrey McAvoy
    Hawaii hopes it has an offer Honolulu-born President Barack Obama won’t be able to turn down. It hopes to build him a presidential library on the ocean, with a dramatic view of his hometown’s famed Diamond Head volcanic crater. The state’s abundant sunshine would generate solar power and support vegetable gardens on site. Hawaii officials predicted Thursday that the prime, 8-acre spot on a rocky shoreline between Waikiki and downtown Honolulu, combined with the state’s many tourists, would make the facility one of the nation's most heavily visited presidential centers. …
  • Unforgettable Photos From The Attack On Pearl Harbor, 73 Years Ago Today

    12/07/2014 10:20:41 AM PST · by PROCON · 54 replies
    businessinsider.com ^ | Dec. 7, 2014 | Amanda Macias
    December 7, 1941 began as a perfect Sunday morning for the troops serving the US fleet at Pearl Harbor. Under a early morning South Pacific sun, softball teams were lining up on the beach. Pitchers warmed up their arms, while batting rosters were finalized and the wives and kids came over from seaside church services.
  • Mismanagement allegations at Pearl Harbor memorial

    12/07/2014 2:07:47 PM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Fox News.com via AP ^ | December 7, 2014
    PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii – The USS Arizona is one of the nation's most hallowed sites, an underwater grave for more than 900 sailors and Marines killed when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor and sank their ship in 1941. Now, it's the scene of alleged rampant mismanagement. An internal report from the National Park Service, which operates a visitors' center for a memorial at the battleship, said tour companies sold tickets with the knowledge of park officials even though tickets are supposed to be free. Another pointed to substandard maintenance, including scuffed museum walls that languished unrepaired and bird feces that wasn't...
  • American Flags Taken Down By Hawaiian Kingdom Advocates

    12/05/2014 8:49:09 AM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 91 replies
    Big Island Video News ^ | Dec. 4th , 2014 | Big Island Video News
    On Monday, a group of students and activists took down the American flag flying at main entrance of the University of Hawaii at Hilo, instead raising the Hawaiian flag that was beneath it. The action was related to what they say is the continued illegal occupation of the Hawaiian Kingdom by the United States. The American flag that was taken down was folded and handed over to university administrators. The group then went over to do the same thing at the flag pole of Hawaii Community College in Hilo. While there, they encountered security.
  • CLOUT? 35 Anti-Keystone Pipeline Senators Mary Landrieu Helped Elect

    11/20/2014 12:49:21 PM PST · by abb · 9 replies
    The Hayride ^ | November 20, 2014 | Scott McKay
    When it came time for the US Senate to vote on the Keystone XL Pipeline, Sen. Mary Landrieu’s (D-LA) “clout” did not have much of an impact on fellow Democrat senators. In fact, 35 of the senators who voted against the project were given campaign cash by Landrieu since the 2008 election cycle. Take a look here at the list of senators who don’t seem to acknowledge Landrieu’s “clout.” Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) $10,000 Sen. Richard Blumenthal (R-CT) $5,000 Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) $10,000 Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) $7,000 Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) $10,000 Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD) $3,500 Sen....
  • All 50 States Will See Freezing Temperatures

    11/13/2014 8:12:42 AM PST · by Red Badger · 74 replies
    CBS ^ | 11/13/2014 | Staff
    The Arctic chill is gripping the Rockies and Upper Midwest — and it’s crawling east. Sharp drops in temperature are expected in other parts of the U.S. in the coming days, thanks to a powerful weather system that hit Alaska with hurricane-force winds over the weekend before blanketing several state ins snow. CBS News reports that all 50 states will see freezing temperatures. A look at the system and its effects: ___ THE LINGERING COLD Dangerously cold weather was expected to linger until Thursday in eastern Montana, where temperatures could reach as low as negative 30 degrees. Denver’s high was...
  • Schatz wins U.S. Senate race [ Hawaii ]

    11/04/2014 9:01:47 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 15 replies
    Honolulu Star Advertiser ^ | Nov 3 , 2014 | Cathy Bussewitz
    Democrat Brian Schatz easily won Hawaii's U.S. Senate race Tuesday, holding on to the seat he was appointed to after the 2012 death of longtime Sen. Daniel Inouye. Schatz was widely favored to win in heavily Democratic Hawaii against Republican Cam Cavasso in a special election to finish the two remaining years of Inouye's term. Polls ahead of Election Day showed Schatz ahead by a wide margin. Schatz was not immediately available for comment, and Cavasso declined to immediately comment, saying he was still optimistic.
  • Obama declares Hawaiian lava flow to be major disaster (loot sent to protect communities)

    11/04/2014 2:18:47 AM PST · by Libloather · 28 replies
    MSN ^ | 11/04/14
    US President Barack Obama has declared a slow-moving lava flow from the Pu'u O'o vent of the Kilauea volcano in Hawaii to be a major disaster, the White House said. The declaration frees up federal money to help protect local communities from the lava flow, which began moving toward homes on the big island of Hawaii on June 27 and is threatening Pahoa village.
  • Lawsuit Seeks Removal of Schatz from Office [U.S. Democrat Senator from Hawaii]

    11/01/2014 3:05:33 PM PDT · by kaehurowing
    Hawaii Free Press ^ | November 1, 2014 | News Release
    Lawsuit Challenges Legality of Senate Special Election From Text of Lawsuit filed October 31, 2014 ...Plaintiffs bring this action challenging the election being conducted by Defendant Nago and the State of Hawaii Office of Elections in relation to filling the vacancy caused by Senator Daniel K. Inouye's death as unconstitutional under the Seventeenth Amendment because the election is not pursuant to a writ of election issued by the Governor and because Defendant Nago's proclamation states that the candidate elected at the special general election to fill the vacancy shall not take office until January 3, 2015. Despite the passage of...
  • 500-Year-Old Traces of Monster Hawaii Tsunami Discovered

    10/22/2014 8:31:25 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 33 replies
    Discovery News ^ | 10-21-14 | Laura Geggel
    A powerful earthquake in Alaska sent towering waves up to 30 feet (9 meters) tall crashing down on Hawaii about 500 years ago, leaving behind fragments of coral, mollusk shells and coarse beach sand in a sinkhole located on the island of Kauai, new research finds. The quake, likely a magnitude 9.0, sent the mighty waves toward Hawaii sometime between 1425 and 1665, the study found. It's possible that another large Alaskan earthquake could trigger a comparable tsunami on Hawaii's shores in the future, experts said. The tsunami was at least three times the size of the damaging 1946 tsunami,...
  • Grimes campaign shows Democratic women of the U.S. Senate supporting her in new ad

    10/16/2014 7:28:46 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 30 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 10/16/2014 | Jacqueline Pitts
    Half of all the Democratic women in the U.S. Senate are featured in a new video voicing their support for Kentucky Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes. The video, released Thursday after first being shown at Grimes’ event with Hillary Clinton Wednesday evening, shows six women in the U.S. Senate saying “Shatter the glass. Break the ceiling. It’s time for Alison!” Of the twelve women in the Senate Democratic caucus, U.S. Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND), Patty Murray (D-WA), Mazie Hirono (D-HI), Maria Cantwell (D-WA) and Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) are shown...
  • Early snowfall on the big Island of Hawaii seen on satellite

    10/16/2014 4:27:09 PM PDT · by Islander7 · 17 replies
    Watts Up With That? ^ | Oct 16, 2014 | Anthony Watts
    Here is something you don’t see every day, a satellite image showing a sizable amount of snow cover on the big island of Hawaii. While snowfall on the big island is nothing new, commonly seen on the mountains on Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea, (top and bottom arrows respectively in the photo) seeing snow this early in the season on the mounatins is somewhat rare.
  • Life’s a Beach: ‘Bad Luck Obama’ Sees Childhood Home of Hawaii Reject Proposal To Honor Him

    10/10/2014 8:50:00 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 30 replies
    IJ Review ^ | 10/9/14 | By Kevin Boyd
    Honolulu, Hawaii, city officials have ended a plan to rename a beach after President Obama, who was born and grew up there. Two Honolulu City Council members proposed renaming Sandy Beach Park after President Obama; however, residents strongly came out against the proposal. From the AP: The beach is a popular [sic] for bodysurfing on Oahu’s east side. It was a favorite for the president as he grew up. He bodysurfed there while on vacation during his 2008 campaign. Martin says in a statement that he heard historic and cultural sensitivity concerns from the community about the name change. He...
  • The Public forces dropping of plan to name Hawaii beach after Obama

    10/08/2014 8:11:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/08/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    After six years of his presidency, Barack Obama has become an anathema, a “historic first” president too radioactive to name stuff after, even in Democrat-dominated places like Hawaii and Chicago. First, Chicago dropped plans to name a school after him, and now his native Hawaii has dropped a plan to name a beach – one where he body surfed as a child – after him. AP reports: The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports Councilman Stanley Chang and Council Chairman Ernie Martin decided to withdraw the proposal after hearing from the public. The councilmen last week introduced a resolution to change the name...
  • Hawaii officials drop plan to name park for Obama

    10/07/2014 1:37:03 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 53 replies
    Hawaii News Now ^ | October 7, 2014
    HONOLULU (AP) - Two Honolulu city councilmen have dropped plans to rename a popular beach for President Barack Obama. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports Councilman Stanley Chang and Council Chairman Ernie Martin decided to withdraw the proposal after hearing from the public.
  • Hawaii Dem Skipped VA Hearing to Surf the Waves

    10/06/2014 4:02:32 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 30 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | october 6, 2014 | Pete Kasperowicz
    A House Democrat from Hawaii didn’t attend a hearing on veterans’ access to healthcare back in August because she was being profiled for an article and video profile about surfing by Yahoo News. According to the Honolulu Civil Beat, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) originally told the paper that she missed the August 19 hearing because she was “delayed in another meeting.” But the paper later realized the hearing and her surfing interview were on the same day. When asked again, her office acknowledged that Gabbard was hoping to attend both the surf profile and the hearing, but said the Yahoo crew...
  • Colorado welfare recipients withdraw money in Hawaii, St. Thomas, Vegas

    10/06/2014 7:56:10 AM PDT · by george76 · 52 replies
    Watchdog ^ | October 6, 2014 | Arthur Kane
    Taxpayers are apparently buying welfare recipients booze and cigarettes for the road — at times a very exotic road. A Watchdog.org analysis of a Colorado Department of Human Services welfare ATM withdrawals database shows that $3.8 million was withdrawn by Colorado welfare recipients outside the state in the past two years. There were withdrawals at out-of-state liquor stores and tobacco outlets, as well as vacation destinations like Hawaii, Las Vegas and even the Virgin Islands. ... Colorado welfare withdrawals at liquor stores and casinos despite federal and state law banning such actions and welfare recipients taking out money at the...
  • Honolulu Councilmen Propose Obama Beach Park

    10/04/2014 7:12:12 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 26 replies
    ABC News ^ | October 4, 2014
    Hawaii News Now reported Councilmen Stanley Chang and Ernest Martin introduced a resolution to change the name of Sandy Beach Park. The beach is a popular bodysurfing spot on Oahu's east side. It was one of Obama's favorite spots growing up. He bodysurfed there while on vacation during his 2008 campaign for president. If the name is changed, it would be the first time something has been named after Obama in the state of Hawaii.
  • Hawaii Department of Health rules out Ebola in Honolulu patient

    10/02/2014 8:05:59 PM PDT · by bgill · 15 replies
    khon2.com ^ | October 2, 2014 | Kristine Uyeno
    The Hawaii Department of Health has ruled out Ebola in a Honolulu patient. The patient was in isolation and undergoing testing at Queen’s Medical Center.
  • BREAKING: Hawaii Department of Health Confirms Patient in Isolation With Ebola Symptoms!

    10/02/2014 7:06:00 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 43 replies
    www.libertynews.com ^ | 12:24 am October 2, 2014 | By Eric Odom
    LibertyNews.com has been on top of reports surrounding Ebola throughout the day. Our last report pointed to the fact that a plane identified as the aircraft carrying the Dallas Ebola victim later landed in LA, and both planes he traveled on have since landed in 27 cities. Now we’re getting reports from Hawaii that an individual is in isolation with Ebola symptoms. This is confirmed by Hawaii health officials. Insert: The Department of Health has confirmed a patient is currently in isolation and undergoing testing in Honolulu. The Hawaii Nurses Association said the person is being treated at The Queen’s...
  • Patient in isolation at Queen’s Medical Center, officials say Ebola a possibility (Hawaii)

    10/01/2014 10:27:30 PM PDT · by kaehurowing · 48 replies
    KHON2 ^ | October 1, 2014 | Kristine Uyeno
    The Department of Health has confirmed a patient is currently in isolation and undergoing testing in Honolulu. The Hawaii Nurses Association said the person is being treated at The Queen’s Medical Center. Officials told KHON2 Ebola is a possibility, however the patient has yet to be specifically tested for the virus.
  • Senate Democrats Block Ted Cruz Bill Revoking U.S. Citizenship of Terrorists

    09/27/2014 5:36:40 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 41 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 18 Sep 2014 | Matthew Boyle
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) on Thursday ripped U.S. Senate Democrats for blocking his bill that would revoke the U.S. citizenship of those who join the ISIS terrorist organization, noting that they are abandoning something Hillary Clinton supported when she was Secretary of State. The Democrats blocked Cruz’s bill on Thursday, a bill that would revoke citizenship from Americans who join ISIS. Cruz’s bill is very similar to one that then Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA)—who is now running in New Hampshire against Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH)—and then Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT) offered a couple of years ago.“As then-Secretary of State Hillary...
  • Civil Beat Poll: GOP’s Djou Up By 4 Points Over Democrat Takai in CD1 (Hawaii update)

    09/23/2014 4:16:54 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 21 replies
    Honolulu Civil Beat ^ | September 23, 2014 | Chad Blair
     Join the Discussion The man who represents Hawaii Republicans’ best hope to pick up a congressional seat has a 4 percentage point lead over his Democratic opponent. Charles Djou leads Mark Takai 46 percent to 42 percent in Civil Beat’s latest poll. Just 12 percent of voters are undecided. The state has only sent three Republicans to Washington, D.C., since statehood in 1959, and Djou, a former state legislator and a former Honolulu City Councilman, is one of them. He won a special election to replace Neil Abercrombie in 2010 when the longtime congressman resigned to run successfully for...
  • Senior Sen. Inouye told Kirsten Gillibrand he liked his girls 'chubby,' report says

    09/22/2014 10:59:06 AM PDT · by Menehune56 · 29 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 9/22/2014 | Dylan Stableford
    The senior senator who once told New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand not to lose "too much weight" because he liked his girls "chubby" was the late Hawaii Sen. Daniel K. Inouye, the New York Times reports. In a memoir published earlier this month, Gillibrand revealed that some of her male colleagues in Congress felt free to comment about her weight. “Don’t lose too much weight now," one "of my favorite older members of the Senate" told her, squeezing her waist. "I like my girls chubby!”
  • Colorado couple sues Hilton Hawaiian Village over bedbug dispute

    09/21/2014 10:00:21 AM PDT · by george76 · 66 replies
    Pacific Business News ^ | Sep 19, 2014 | Jason Ubay
    A Colorado couple are suing the Hilton Hawaiian Village Beach Resort & Spa, alleging that the resort had a bedbug problem and failed to tell them about it last year when they stayed at the hotel. Aaron and Sharon Tucker of Aurora County, Colorado, booked their stay at the Hilton Hawaiian Village on July 30, 2013, and were not told about a bedbug infestation, they said in the lawsuit. The couple claim they suffered from bedbug bites during their stay from Aug. 24-31, 2013, and claim they continued to be bitten after returning home, ... A search through bedbugregistry.com found...
  • Democrats Block Bill to Stop Americans Who Join ISIS from Returning to US

    09/20/2014 3:09:29 PM PDT · by walford · 26 replies
    The Minority Report ^ | 09/19/2014 | Staff
    WASHINGTON, DC — U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, today asked for unanimous consent on his bill, the Expatriate Terrorist Act of 2014, that would strip Americans who join ISIS of their citizenship. Senator Hirono, D-Hawaii, objected. In his remarks offering the bill, Sen. Cruz discussed the rising threat of ISIS, his concerns with President Obama’s plans to arm the Free Syrian Army, and the support then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton once gave to legislation, introduced in 2010 by former Senators Joe Lieberman and Scott Brown, that closely mirrors the ETA of 2014. Specifically Sen. Cruz said: “All too often the...
  • Dems block Cruz bill to strip U.S. citizenship from Islamic State defectors

    09/18/2014 5:08:33 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 55 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 18 Sep 2014 | David Sherfinski
    Sen. Ted Cruz tried to get the Senate to consider a measure Thursday providing that any American who joins the fight with terrorist groups such as the Islamic State would immediately renounce their U.S. citizenship, but a Democratic senator objected, saying more time is necessary to weigh the significant constitutional issues it raises. Ahead of the Senate’s scheduled consideration Thursday afternoon of a proposal to arm and train Syrian rebels, part of President Obama’s strategy to combat the terrorist group, the Texas Republican asked for unanimous consent to pass the Expatriate Terrorist Act he introduced earlier this month. The measure...
  • Breaking: (New) Gov't Report: Obamacare Funds Abortions

    09/16/2014 5:24:04 AM PDT · by xzins · 62 replies
    CBN ^ | September 16, 2014 | John Jessup
    A new government report confirms what pro-life advocates have long feared: President Obama's health care reform law allows for taxpayer-funded abortions. In a report to Congress, the Government Accountability Office found 28 states with no laws restricting qualified health plans that limit abortion coverage. In Massachusetts, only two of the 111 state-approved plans comply with the historic Hyde Amendment, which prohibits abortion funding except in cases of rape or incest. Five states (Connecticut, Hawaii, New Jersey, Rhode Island, and Vermont) don't offer any qualified plans that follow Hyde's precedent, in place since 1977. That directly contradicts the president's 2010 executive...
  • Pahoa within Pele’s grasp | Hawaii Tribune-Herald:

    09/15/2014 3:10:21 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 18 replies
    Hilo Tribune Herald ^ | Monday Sept. 15th , 2014 | Tom Callis
    Kalapana. Royal Gardens. And now … Pahoa? With a lava flow advancing steadily toward Pahoa village, Kilauea appears poised to claim yet another community as part of its 31-year-long eruption.
  • FEMA denies Hawaii’s post-storm disaster request

    08/28/2014 11:33:34 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 29, 2014 12:02 AM EDT | Jennifer Sinco Kelleher
    The Federal Emergency Management Agency on Thursday denied Hawaii’s request for a major disaster declaration after Tropical Storm Iselle. Iselle made landfall over the Big Island’s isolated and rural Puna region nearly three weeks ago, knocking down trees and power lines. FEMA denied the request because “it has been determined that the damage from this event was not of such severity and magnitude to go beyond the capabilities of the state, affected local governments and voluntary agencies,” the agency wrote to the state Thursday. …
  • Hawaii used kids as guinea pig for sex ed: state rep

    08/26/2014 6:49:27 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 27 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 8/25/14 | Rita Diller
    Led by state representative Bob McDermott, outraged parents in Hawaii continue to fight valiantly to get an explicit sex instruction program coauthored by Planned Parenthood out of their middle schools. Rep. McDermott has just released his second meticulously researched report detailing the impropriety of the curriculum and violations of state and federal law regarding the testing and implementation of the program. At the same time, television ads have begun airing that feature a Hawaiian grandmother extolling the virtues of Pono Choices—dubbed Porno Choices by those who are familiar with the content. It is the first instance of which we are...
  • This Obama Administration Proposal Would Effectively Authorize Some Americans Seceding

    08/26/2014 11:22:16 AM PDT · by NYer · 45 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | August 26, 2014 | Hans von Spakovsky
    In its latest assault on the U.S. Constitution, the Obama administration is proposing to recognize so-called “Native” Hawaiians as an Indian tribe entitled to separate and become an independent sovereign and to “reestablish” a “government-to-government relationship between the United State and the Native Hawaiian community.”Such an unconstitutional action would amount to authorizing secession for certain residents of Hawaii.It would also implicitly authorize government-sanctioned, discriminatory conduct against any other residents who don’t meet the explicit ancestry and blood-quantum requirements to be considered a “Native.” This would balkanize Hawaii, dividing the islands into separate racial and ethnic enclaves, and undo “the...
  • Hawaii's governor defeated in primaries clouded by storms

    08/10/2014 7:10:36 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 26 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 10, 2014 | BY MALIA MATTOCK MCMANUS
    Incumbent Hawaii Governor Neil Abercrombie was soundly defeated in the state's Democratic primary, results showed on Sunday. The loss by Abercrombie, who had been endorsed by Hawaii-born President Barack Obama, marked the first defeat for an incumbent Democratic governor in Hawaii since it was granted statehood in 1959, potentially re-arranging the political landscape before the U.S. general election in November. Final results showed Abercrombie with 30.8 percent of the votes and the winner, state Senator David Ige, with 66.1 percent.
  • Dems in Disarray: Hawaii governor ousted in primary

    08/10/2014 11:10:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 62 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/10/2014 | NOAH ROTHMAN
    It’s only a matter of time before the political press picks up on this episode as part of a narrative about the larger Democratic Civil War… right? On Saturday night, The Aloha State’s Democratic Gov. Neil Abercrombie lost the battle for his party’s gubernatorial nomination to state Sen. David Ige. Badly. With 99 percent of precincts reporting as of this writing, Igy won 67.4 percent of Democratic primary vote compared to just 31.5 percent for Abercrombie. The governor’s loss was not unexpected as public opinion surveys in even this difficult to poll state had unmistakably shown for several weeks that...
  • Hawaii's Governor Ousted in Stunning Primary Loss [Obama's Boy LOSES!]

    08/10/2014 6:39:59 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 20 replies
    ABC ^ | 8/10/14 | CATHY BUSSEWITZ and JULIET WILLIAMS
    A 40-year political career came to a close after Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie lost his bid for a second term in a stunning primary-election defeat by a fellow Democrat and state senator who defied party leadership to challenge the incumbent. A second intraparty fight for U.S. Senate was too close to call. State Sen. David Ige, once seen as an underdog, cruised to a decisive 35 percentage point win in Saturday's primary after being dramatically outspent by Abercrombie, who also had high-profile endorsements including President Barack Obama. Ige said his win "proves that people power can be money power, especially...
  • Hawaii governor defeated, senator struggling in Democratic primary (Big Island Yet to Vote)

    08/10/2014 4:55:46 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 22 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | August 10, 2014 | Kurtis Lee
    Hawaii’s Gov. Neil Abercrombie was defeated and U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz was fighting to avoid a similar ousting Saturday after a Democratic primary vote that occurred as the state cleaned up from Tropical Storm Iselle and awaited an incoming hurricane. State Sen. David Ige took a broad lead over Abercrombie from the earliest returns Saturday night, and the incumbent conceded publicly little more than three hours after the polls closed. The Senate contest was a dead heat late into the night; at one point Rep. Colleen Hanabusa and Schatz were separated by a mere 11 votes.
  • Hawaii Dems face tough battles for gov, Senate

    08/09/2014 5:24:35 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 9, 2014 3:32 AM EDT | Cathy Bussewitz
    As the final days of campaigning drew to a close in Hawaii’s dramatic primary races, a pair of hurricanes thrashed toward the islands. The storms posed considerable risk, but for Gov. Neil Abercrombie, they also represented an opportunity to cast himself as a steady leader with a strong emotional connection to people in the state. […] … The incumbent governor faces a surprisingly strong challenge from a fellow Democrat and early voting was heavily encouraged. It’s not the only race splitting the Democratic Party establishment. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa is challenging U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz to determine who will fill the...
  • Hawaii Dems face tough battles for gov, Senate

    08/09/2014 5:24:34 AM PDT · by Olog-hai
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 9, 2014 3:32 AM EDT | Cathy Bussewitz
    As the final days of campaigning drew to a close in Hawaii’s dramatic primary races, a pair of hurricanes thrashed toward the islands. The storms posed considerable risk, but for Gov. Neil Abercrombie, they also represented an opportunity to cast himself as a steady leader with a strong emotional connection to people in the state. […] … The incumbent governor faces a surprisingly strong challenge from a fellow Democrat and early voting was heavily encouraged. It’s not the only race splitting the Democratic Party establishment. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa is challenging U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz to determine who will fill the...
  • Hawaii storms: Iselle set for direct hit; Julio looms behind

    08/07/2014 10:40:12 AM PDT · by Justice · 78 replies
    CNN ^ | August 7 | Ben Brumfield, Jason Hanna
    <p>Hawaiians are preparing for a potentially devastating one-two tropical cyclone punch, starting with Hurricane Iselle, which in a rarity for the state could make direct landfall Thursday evening.</p> <p>Iselle, on track to pass over the Big Island of Hawaii as a Category 1 hurricane with winds of 80 mph, could bring up to 12 inches of rain, life-threatening storm surges, flash floods and mudslides, forecasters say.</p>
  • Obama supports Hawaii’s governor in radio ad

    07/24/2014 1:53:49 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 23, 2014 7:30 PM EDT
    Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie launched a radio ad Wednesday featuring President Barack Obama supporting the governor’s bid for re-election. In the ad, Obama uses the Hawaiian word for family, saying Abercrombie is “like ohana to me.” The president says Abercrombie knew his parents “before I was a twinkle in their eye.” Obama says the governor has made gutsy decisions leading Hawaii, tackled a budget crisis, made smart investments in education and fought for middle class and working families. …
  • Meet the Republican Who Could Take Hawaii Away From Democrats

    07/12/2014 11:12:36 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 27 replies
    National Journal ^ | July 9, 2014 | Emily Schultheis
    The Republican nominee for governor of Hawaii stepped to the podium at a fundraiser for the state GOP, greeted by cheers and a standing ovation. Duke Aiona is the man who "will win, can win," a state senator insisted as he introduced the nominee. And the 200 donors and supporters in the audience apparently agreed. "I feel so confident right now," Aiona said in a pavilion lit by tiki torches, nestled in a valley on Oahu's North Shore. "This is a statement in and of itself, to have so many people here supporting the Republican Party." It's an odd sentiment...
  • Native Hawaiians to Federal Government: Give Us Back Our Kingdom

    07/11/2014 8:44:48 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 45 replies
    NBC News Online ^ | July 11, 2014 | Frances Kai-Hwa Wang
    The federal government posed a series of questions to Native Hawaiians, with whom it's seeking to reestablish nation-to-nation status. The answer it received, to all, was a resounding "no." This week, the Department of the Interior wrapped up two weeks of public meetings in Hawaii soliciting input from the Native Hawaiian community on setting up a similar structure to the one it has with Native American tribes. Kale Gumapac was one of the 130 people who signed up to speak in Hilo on the island of Hawaii. “[On] the questions that you raised for everyone to answer. It’s a trap,"...
  • First Potentially Habitable Earth-Sized Planet Confirmed By Gemini And Keck Observatories

    07/08/2014 4:08:20 PM PDT · by robowombat · 24 replies
    Space Daily ^ | Apr 23, 2014
    First Potentially Habitable Earth-Sized Planet Confirmed By Gemini And Keck Observatories by Staff Writers Hilo HI (SPX) Apr 23, 2014 The artist's concept depicts Kepler-186f, the first validated Earth-size planet orbiting a distant star in the habitable zone-a range of distances from a star where liquid water might pool on the surface of an orbiting planet. The discovery of Kepler-186f confirms that Earth-size planets exist in the habitable zone of other stars and signals a significant step closer to finding a world similar to Earth. The artistic concept of Kepler-186f is the result of scientists and artists collaborating to help...
  • NASA preps 'flying saucer' for high-altitude test flight (LDSD launch)

    06/28/2014 11:34:56 AM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 67 replies
    SpaceFlightNow.com ^ | 28JUN2014 | William Harwood
    NASA engineers in Hawaii readied a 3.5-ton flying saucer-shaped test vehicle for a 23-mile-high balloon ride Saturday, followed by a rocket-powered climb an additional 11 miles for a high-speed flight through the extreme upper atmosphere to test an inflatable entry body and a huge supersonic parachute for eventual use at Mars. The LDSD project aims to develop and test two sizes of inflatable drag devices and a large new, supersonic ringsail parachute. Credit: NASA Flying at four times the speed of sound in the thin air near the edge of space, the test vehicle was expected to experience conditions similar...
  • Inside the jealous feud between the Obamas and ‘Hildebeest’ Clintons

    06/21/2014 4:05:20 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 42 replies
    NY Post ^ | 06/21/2014 | Edward Klein
    Outwardly, they put on a show of unity — but privately, the Obamas and Clintons, the two power couples of the Democrat Party, loathe each other. “I hate that man Obama more than any man I’ve ever met, more than any man who ever lived,” Bill Clinton said to friends on one occasion, adding he would never forgive Obama for suggesting he was a racist during the 2008 campaign. The feeling is mutual. Obama made ­excuses not to talk to Bill, while the first lady privately sniped about Hillary.