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  • (61) Members of Congress Skipping Netanyahuís Speech (Iran Lobby says 61 will boycott!)

    03/02/2015 7:01:25 PM PST · by Dave346 · 51 replies
    NIAC ^ | March 2, 2015 at 9:24 PM
    Currently, 61 members of Congress have confirmed they will not attend the speech. Arizona Rep. Raķl Grijalva (D-AZ) California Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA) Rep. Lois Capps (D-CA) Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) ó ďI am disappointed Speaker Boehner chose to irresponsibly interject politics into what has long been a strong and bipartisan relationship between the United States and Israel. As President Obama has noted, it is inappropriate for a Head of State to address Congress just two weeks ahead of their election. I agree that Congress should not be used as a prop in Israeli election campaigns,...
  • Pearl Harbor sub commander is relieved of duties

    02/28/2015 2:33:34 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 81 replies
    Honolulu Star Advertiser ^ | 2-28-15 | William Cole
    The commanding officer of the Pearl Harbor-based Virginia-class fast attack submarine USS Mississippi was relieved of his duties Friday due to a loss of confidence in his ability to command, the Navy said. Cmdr. Tory Swanson was removed from his position by Capt. Harry Ganteaume, commander of Submarine Squadron 1. A command investigation into the circumstances leading to Swanson's relief is ongoing, the Navy said. Cmdr. Brook DeWalt, a spokesman for the U.S. Pacific Fleet submarine force, said he was limited in what he could say, but that the removal "was a matter of professional nature ó not a personal...
  • 'Knives are out': Hawaii Dem faces backlash for taking on Obama over 'Islamist' extremism

    02/28/2015 4:46:49 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 33 replies
    FOX News ^ | February 28, 2015 | By Malia Zimmerman
    She was Hawaii's golden girl after winning a seat in Congress with support from top liberal groups, but now that Democratic Rep. Tulsi Gabbard has been critical of President Obama, her political reputation in the bluest of blue states is taking a hit. That isnít stopping the twice-deployed 33-year-old Army veteran from continuing to challenge the president, her home state's favorite son, over his refusal to identify terror groups like the Islamic State as driven by "radical Islam.Ē ďEvery soldier knows this simple fact: If you don't know your enemy, you will not be able to defeat him,Ē Gabbard told...
  • The Dem Congressmen Boycotting Netanyahu are the Same Old Hamas Supporters

    02/27/2015 4:49:06 AM PST · by SJackson · 11 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | February 26, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    The Dem Congressmen Boycotting Netanyahu are the Same Old Hamas SupportersPosted By Daniel Greenfield On February 26, 2015 @ 6:02 pm In The Point | 12 Comments There are a lot of stories about the Dem members of Congress boycotting Netanyahu’s speech. But most of the names on the list are longtime opponents of the Jewish State.The boycott lists consists of two groups. Congressional Black Caucus members who are offended on Obama’s behalf and can smell racism anywhere.The other consists of opponents of Israel.It’s instructive to compare the list of boycotters to the 54 members of Congress who signed...
  • 30 Democrats skipping Netanyahu's speech (4 days away)

    02/27/2015 5:40:21 AM PST · by Dave346 · 33 replies
    CNN ^ | 9:55 PM ET, Thu February 26, 2015 | Alexandra Jaffe
    A full list of the Democrats who have confirmed they're missing the speech follows: SENATE - 4 members Sen. Tim Kaine (Va.) Sen. Patrick Leahy (Vt.) Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) Sen. Brian Schatz (Hawaii) HOUSE - 26 members Rep. Earl Blumenauer (Ore.) Rep. G.K. Butterfield (N.C.) Rep. Andre Carson (Ind.) Rep. James Clyburn (S.C.) Rep. Steve Cohen (Tenn.) Rep. Peter DeFazio (Ore.) Rep. Diana DeGette (Colo.) Rep. Donna Edwards (Md.) Rep. Keith Ellison (Minn.) Rep. Raķl Grijalva (Ariz.) Rep. Luis Gutiťrrez (Ill.) Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D.C.) Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (Texas) Rep. Barbara Lee (Calif.) Rep. John Lewis (Ga.)...
  • The War on ISIS: Tulsi Gabbard, Semantics and the Real Conflict

    02/23/2015 9:40:45 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 6 replies
    Civil Beat ^ | Feb. 20 , 2015 | the Civil Beat Editorial Board
    By attacking President Obama over word choice, Hawaii's congressional representative is losing sight of what really matters. The unseemly and very public semantics battle that U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard has been waging this year against President Barack Obama had largely been one-sided. Gabbard, a second-term Democrat, has become a relentless critic over the past month of the presidentís restrained characterization of terrorists from the self-proclaimed Islamic State (or ISIS or ISIL). And her criticisms have come through some surprising channels: The bright-red Right, where this sort of thinking has long been a staple for Fox News, talk radio and the...
  • Figures. #ObamaLovesAmerica So Much He Just Made an Internment Camp a National Monument

    02/20/2015 2:34:31 PM PST · by Nachum · 14 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 2/12015 | Jim Hoft
    After Rudy Giuliani made his comments this week that Barack Obama does not love America the White House tweeted this out: The White House¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†‚úĒ @WhiteHouse Follow Obama: ¬ďI¬ím using my powers as President to announce America¬ís 3 newest National Monuments." #ObamaLovesAmerica 12:11 PM - 19 Feb 2015 ¬ďObama loves America¬Ē because he announced three new National Monuments.The only problem is that one of Obama¬ís national monuments is the Japanese internment camp in Hawaii.¬†
  • Communists Thank SEIU for Help in Releasing Cuban Mass Murderer

    02/19/2015 1:52:11 PM PST · by george76 · 6 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 19 Feb 2015 | Spyridon Mitsotakis
    Gerardo Hernandez, a spy for Communist Cuba and the man responsible for the murder of four humanitarian workers (three of whom were American citizens) over international waters, was freed from prison last year by the Obama administration, due in part to the Service Employees International Union (SEIU). This was revealed at a February 6, 2015, celebration of Hernandezís release, along with two of his fellow Cuban agents (collectively known as the ďCuban 5.. At the beginning of the event, an IPS official thanked all who who took part in the 17-year campaign and singled out a number of organizations that...
  • Hawaiian Nation may team up with China to oust U.S. military from islands

    02/11/2015 6:43:20 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 48 replies
    Inteelihub ^ | 2/10/2015 | Shepard Ambellas
    U.S. HAS NO PLANS TO LEAVE THE REGION PENTAGON SAYSHAWAII (INTELLIHUB) ó China is making a push to arm independence activists on the islands to oust the U.S. military from the region after bitterness over annexation still exists within the Hawaiian Nation. Now Chinese Ying Pai are ready to arm several groups of Hawaiian independence activists after catching wind of recent U.S. arms deals made with Taiwan which the U.S. military now sees as a threat. Bill Gertz reporting for the Washington Free Beacon wrote: Another indicator of Chinese interest in fomenting unrest in Hawaii surfaced in 2012, when then-Secretary...
  • China Suggests Arming Hawaiian Independence Movement

    02/10/2015 7:36:36 AM PST · by Stayfrosty · 70 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | February 10, 2015 | Bill Gertz
    HONOLULUóChina has suggested arming Hawaiiís independence activists in retaliation for U.S. arms sales to Taiwan and recently threatened to challenge American sovereignty by making legal claims to the Pacific islands as its territory.
  • Hawaiian Independence Movement Attracts Chinese Interest

    02/10/2015 6:29:57 AM PST · by shove_it · 16 replies
    FreeBeacon ^ | 10 Feb 2015 | Bill Gertz
    HONOLULUóChina has suggested arming Hawaiiís independence activists in retaliation for U.S. arms sales to Taiwan and recently threatened to challenge American sovereignty by making legal claims to the Pacific islands as its territory. Chinese threats to back several groups of Hawaiian independence activists who want to restore the islandsí constitutional monarchy, ousted in a U.S.-backed coup over a century ago, has raised concerns that military facilities on the strategic central Pacific archipelago are threatened at a time when the Obama administration is engaged in a major shift toward Asia as part of its military and diplomatic rebalance. Michael Pillsbury, a...
  • Large fresh water supply discovered on HawaiĎi Island - conventional Model was way off

    02/03/2015 7:09:18 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 18 replies
    School of Ocean and Earth Science - University of Hawaii- Manoa ^ | February 3, 2015 | Donald Thomas, Geochemist, Director of Center for the Study of Active Volcanoes
    Large fresh water supply discovered on Hawai'i Island ... The stable water table in the saddle is not 500 feet above sea level. It's more like 4500 feet above sea level.Ē Watch the video in the UH System News, Hawaii ... Alexandra Roth narrates: Video [aprox 4 minutes]
  • Cirrus SR22 Pilot Releases Selfie Video from Ditching

    01/31/2015 10:58:18 AM PST · by smokingfrog · 15 replies
    flyingmag.com ^ | 1-29-15 | Pia Bergqvist
    The Cirrus SR22 pilot who pulled the Cirrus Airframe Parachute System (CAPS) and was saved by a cruise ship about 250 miles east of Maui this week has released a selfie video of the incident. Leu Morton's facial expression is incredibly calm despite the stressful situation and, through an open door, Morton's video shows the parachute above the airplane moments before it hits the water. In a "Good Morning America" report, Morton describes how he used his satellite phone to report his emergency, which he described as a malfunction in the fuel system. Whether it was the airplane's fuel system...
  • Dem lawmaker: Islamic radicals at 'war' with US (visa waivers for terrorists?)

    01/17/2015 6:24:51 PM PST · by Libloather · 31 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/16/15 | Kristina Wong
    Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii), a member of the House Armed Services Committee, said Friday that Islamic extremists were at war with the United States, and urged the Obama administration to adopt the same view. "I'm upset that the president and the White House...is not actually saying this is a war that the Islamic extremists are posing against the United States and against the West," she said during an appearance on CNNís ďThe Situation RoomĒ Friday. In the same interview, Gabbard referred to the threat posed by ďthis radical Islamic extremist agenda." The White House has tried to avoid using the...
  • Obamaís Hawaii vacation is over, now itís time for taxpayers to pay massive tab

    01/12/2015 7:59:06 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 12 replies
    Hawaii Reporter ^ | January 9th, 2015 | Malia Zimmerman
    Ė President Barack Obama and his family just spent their Christmas and New Yearís holidays in Kailua. Now itís time for taxpayers to pick up the tab. While the Obamas and friends who accompany them pay for their own private vacation home rentals on or near Kailua Beach, taxpayers foot a multimillion dollar tab for everything from a stand-by ambulance to the fuel for Air Force One.
  • Obamaís Hawaii vacation is over, now itís time for taxpayers to pay massive tab

    01/09/2015 10:55:35 AM PST · by PROCON · 25 replies
    watchdog.org ^ | Jan. 9, 2015 | Malia Zimmerman
    HONOLULU ¬Ė President Barack Obama and his family just spent their Christmas and New Year¬ís holidays in Kailua. Now it¬ís time for taxpayers to pick up the tab. While the Obamas and friends who accompany them pay for their own private vacation home rentals on or near Kailua Beach, taxpayers foot a multimillion dollar tab for everything from a stand-by ambulance to the fuel for Air Force One.Local taxpayers pick up the bill for Honolulu Police Department escorts who guard Obama, first lady Michelle and daughters Malia and Sasha around the clock. Figures just released by HPD spokeswoman Michelle Yu...
  • For Obama, reunion with pals a link to simpler times

    12/30/2014 7:07:44 PM PST · by John W · 30 replies
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | December 30, 2014 | Josh Lederman
    HONOLULU (AP) ó Since returning to his childhood home this month on vacation, President Barack Obama has spent a good part of most days cloistered with three people whose company puts him at ease. They're not his wife and daughters, who came with him, but a trio of pals whose friendship dates back to Obama's high school days in Hawaii. The three men ó Mike Ramos, Bobby Titcomb and Greg Orme ó are among the few people still in Obama's life who knew him long before he was famous. Although their paths have long since diverged, they've made it a...
  • BLIZZARD WARNING in Hawaii As Obama Vacations

    12/24/2014 4:14:33 PM PST · by Steven Tyler · 26 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. ďThe 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 Presidentís office,Ē 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 ďeagerly looking forward to.Ē The White House has announced that the president and his family with depart Washington on Friday and is expected to return Jan. 4. ďOn Friday, the first family will depart the White House en route to Honolulu, Hawaii ó a flight that I know the president himself is eagerly looking forward to,Ē 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! ďThere 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 Ö 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 wonít be able to turn down. It hopes to build him a presidential library on the ocean, with a dramatic view of his hometownís famed Diamond Head volcanic crater. The stateís 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 stateís many tourists, would make the facility one of the nation's most heavily visited presidential centers. Ö
  • 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 Ė 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 Landrieuís (D-LA) ďcloutĒ 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 donít seem to acknowledge Landrieuís ďclout.Ē 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 ó and itís 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. Denverís 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 Grimesí event with Hillary Clinton Wednesday evening, shows six women in the U.S. Senate saying ďShatter the glass. Break the ceiling. Itís time for Alison!Ē 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 donít 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.
  • Lifeís a Beach: ĎBad Luck Obamaí 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 Oahuís 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 ‚Äúhistoric first‚ÄĚ 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 ‚Äď one where he body surfed as a child ‚Äď 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 didnít attend a hearing on veteransí 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 ďdelayed in another meeting.Ē 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 ó 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 Queenís 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 weíre 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 Queenís...
  • Patient in isolation at Queenís 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 Queenís 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 Cruzís bill on Thursday, a bill that would revoke citizenship from Americans who join ISIS. Cruzís bill is very similar to one that then Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA)ówho is now running in New Hampshire against Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH)óand then Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT) offered a couple of years ago.ďAs then-Secretary of State Hillary...
  • Civil Beat Poll: GOPís 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. ďDonít lose too much weight now," one "of my favorite older members of the Senate" told her, squeezing her waist. "I like my girls chubby!Ē
  • 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 ó 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 Obamaís 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: ďAll 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 Senateís scheduled consideration Thursday afternoon of a proposal to arm and train Syrian rebels, part of President Obamaís 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...