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  • Hawaii progressives dump Obama: “How soon can he be impeached?”

    01/08/2009 3:13:19 PM PST · by AndrewWalden · 36 replies · 1,732+ views
    Hawai`i Free Press ^ | January 8, 2009 | Andrew Walden
    Big 2004 Kucinich supporters who switched to Obama in 2008, some Hawai`i Progressive Democrats are already calling for Barack Obama’s impeachment. The call is in response to hints that Obama would cut Social Security and Medicare spending—both of which are critical to the funding of the Hawai`i ‘progressive’ lifestyle.... Remember: Hawai`i Progressive Democrats aren’t just “progressive” -- they are also “enlightened” and “conscious”. So they naturally get "tired of him talking too slow." It also means that when they say Obama is “Bush with some color” there is nothing racist about it. Really.
  • Obama bristles as the bubble closes in on him

    12/28/2008 7:25:20 AM PST · by Joiseydude · 131 replies · 5,312+ views
    HONOLULU – The media glare, the constant security appendage and the sheer production that has become a morning jog or a hankering for an ice cream cone – it’s been closing in on Barack Obama for some time. Now the president-elect appears increasingly conscious of the confines of his new position, bristling at the routine demands of press coverage and beginning to chafe at boundaries that are only going to get smaller. Obama even took the unusual step Friday morning of leaving behind the pool of reporters assigned to follow him, taking his daughters to a nearby water park without...
  • Obamas Visit Hawaii Aquatic Park, Elude Reporters

    12/27/2008 7:09:32 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 27 replies · 1,052+ views
    CBS 2 CHICAGO ^ | 26 DECEMBER 2008 | CBS 2 CHICAGO
    WAIMANALO, Hawaii (AP) ― President-elect Barack Obama points out different flavors of shave ice to youngest daughter Sasha (right) as his oldest daughter Malia (left) looks on at Kokonuts Shave Ice and Snacks at Koko Head Marina shopping mall on Dec. 26, 2008, in Honolulu, Hawaii. A day after spending a quiet Christmas evening at their vacation retreat, President-elect Barack Obama and his children watched a dolphin show at an aquatic park and then picked up some shave ice, a local treat. Obama and his two daughters, Malia and Sasha, visited Sea Life Park on Friday. Reporters were not allowed...
  • Obama’s Zen State, Well, It’s Hawaiian (ugh)

    12/25/2008 5:23:34 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 31 replies · 1,085+ views
    New York Times ^ | December 24, 2008 | Jeff Zeleny
    KAILUA, Hawaii — Even at the end of his long journey to win the White House, one question about Barack Obama came up again and again: How did he appear to stay even-tempered and levelheaded while traveling such a grueling road? At least part of the answer can be found here on the island of Oahu. As Mr. Obama walks along the beaches while on vacation, returning to the place of his birth and his adolescence, he is relaxing after the most trying year of his life and recharging for the responsibilities that await. In both cases, friends say, he...
  • Network Morning Shows Fawn Over Obama Vacation Photos

    The Tuesday morning shows of NBC, ABC, and CBS all promoted Barack Obama’s celebrity status as hosts and reporters ogled the latest paparazzi photo of Obama in swim trunks while on vacation in Hawaii, as NBC’s Matt Lauer declared on Today: "And fit to serve, Barack Obama photographed shirtless in Hawaii and a lot of women are giving him the presidential seal of approval."
  • Obama contacts Lingle to gauge status for stimulus (Hawaiian Governor)

    12/15/2008 7:02:31 PM PST · by Red Steel · 29 replies · 988+ views
    Star Bulletin ^ | 01:30 a.m. HST, Dec 10, 2008 | B.J. Reyes
    A week after being criticized by Democrats for skipping a meeting with the nation's governors and President-elect Barack Obama, Gov. Linda Lingle said she received a letter from Obama saying he is looking forward to talking with her more about Hawaii's potential economic stimulus projects. "I did get a letter from the president-elect today letting me know that he understood that I wasn't able to attend, but he wanted to reach out to me and he wanted to hear, especially, what our proposed projects are," Lingle said yesterday. In the letter, dated Dec. 3 and opening with "Dear Linda," Obama...
  • SCOTUS SOUTER TELLS OBAMA TO PRODUCE BIRTH CERTIFICATE DECEMBER 1 (Unconfirmed, see thread research)

    11/07/2008 6:47:37 PM PST · by mnehring · 706 replies · 27,606+ views
    This is interesting. Souter tells Obama to produce the vault copy by December 1, 2008. I believe the messiah will defy the Justices. Who will force the issue? Who wants to open up that pandora's box?  Imagine if there is something on that birth certificate that  disqualifies Obama from the office of the President.  What are you going to do? Start a civil war? There will be blood in the streets you try to enforce the rule of law. This should have happened before the election. Obambi knows it too. Here is the fraud report first reported at Atlas. The...
  • Blogger admits Hawaii birth certificate forgery, subverting Obama claims (Uh-oh)

    07/03/2008 4:35:19 PM PDT · by SE Mom · 9,496 replies · 131,028+ views
    Israel Insider ^ | 3 July 2008 | Reuven Koret
    Jay McKinnon, a self-described Department of Homeland Security-trained document specialist, has implicated himself in the production of fraudulent Hawaii birth certificate images similar to the one endorsed as genuine by the Barack Obama campaign, and appearing on the same blog entry where the supposedly authentic document appears. The evidence of forgery and manipulation of images of official documents, triggered by Israel Insider's revelation of the collection of Hawaii birth certificate images on the Photobucket site and the detective work of independent investigative journalists and imaging professionals in the three weeks since the publication of the images, implicate the Daily Kos,...
  • Obama's Grandmother's Vote Barely Made the Cut

    11/06/2008 11:25:18 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 17 replies · 1,055+ views
    Slate ^ | Nov. 4, 2008 | Chris Wilson
    Although Barack Obama’s maternal grandmother passed away late Sunday night, Hawaii’s chief elections officer says the absentee ballot she cast on Oct. 27 will still count in today’s election. At the risk of being callous about this sad story, the subject of whether Madelyn Dunham’s vote should count is open to interpretation. A similar case cropped up during the Democratic primary, when a South Dakota woman named Florence Steen voted by absentee ballot for Hillary Clinton but passed away prior to the state’s June 3 primary. (Clinton thanked Steen by name during a victory speech in West Virginia.) As Slate...
  • Sympaties for Obama Grandmother...with Deep Reservations

    10/21/2008 10:50:40 AM PDT · by jessduntno · 23 replies · 1,344+ views
    10/21/08 | Myself
    I am sorry if this sounds hard. However, this would not be an unusual ploy for sympathy this team of socialists. Both have used EXTREMELY radical statements about family for political gain in the past. That is a simple fact. I have read the following here and feel I should respond: "Ever had a parent or grandparent seriously ill? Do you really think you’d be thinking about how their illness would be good for your career? This is one area - illness of an opposing candidate’s relative, that should be off limits." Did you ever hear Joe Biden trying to...
  • Abercrombie to Lingle: don't disparage Obama's Hawaii ties

    10/20/2008 3:56:26 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 28 replies · 967+ views
    HONOLULU (KHNL) - Congressman Neil Abercrombie lashed out at Governor Linda Lingle Friday, after statements she made recently on the mainland. While campaigning in Colorado and Nevada for Republican presidential candidate John McCain and running mate Governor Sarah Palin, Abercrombie says Lingle questioned Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama's Hawaii ties. Born and raised in Hawaii, and a graduate of Punahou School, Barack Obama has always cherished, and embraced his connection to the islands. But this past week on the mainland, Lingle told reporters Obama has never voted in Hawaii, nor has he owned a business here. "Senator Obama likes to...
  • Hawaii ending universal child health care

    HONOLULU – Hawaii is dropping the only state universal child health care program in the country just seven months after it launched. Gov. Linda Lingle's administration cited budget shortfalls and other available health care options for eliminating funding for the program. A state official said families were dropping private coverage so their children would be eligible for the subsidized plan. "People who were already able to afford health care began to stop paying for it so they could get it for free," said Dr. Kenny Fink, the administrator for Med-QUEST at the Department of Human Services. "I don't believe that...
  • Hawaii governor says nation wouldn’t be safe under Obama (says Obama "touts" he is from Hawaii)

    10/16/2008 11:25:39 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 63 replies · 1,983+ views
    Echoing the theme of recent John McCain campaign ads that claim Barack Obama associates with terrorists, Hawaii Gov. Linda Lingle told a small Henderson audience that in this presidential election “it’s the protection of your families that’s at stake.” If the choice between the Republican and Democratic nominees is “posed in this fashion,” she said, then voters are “going to say McCain.” Lingle’s stump speech for McCain attracted only about 60 people to the Henderson Convention Center on Wednesday afternoon — chairs were taken away shortly before she arrived. By contrast, nearly a thousand came to the same venue to...
  • Hawaii Governor say USA would not be safe under Obama

    PLUS.....catch the line where she says Obama "TOUTS that he is from Hawaii" ( "touts" is a VERY interesting word choice..) and yet he has never called the governor of his "birthplace" to introduce himself. Hmm, he KNOWS this is one lady that could lay her hands on ANY official doc in a minute ( like a Hawaiian birth certificate). Gov Lingle is no doubt particularly radioactive to Obama. Tsk tsk Barry.
  • McCain-Palin Headquarters Opens in Hawaii

    10/04/2008 12:15:20 AM PDT · by Chet 99 · 33 replies · 1,182+ views
    Friday was the grand opening of the Hawaii McCain-Palin headquarters at the GOP annex on Queen St. The opening was put off a week, after John McCain put his campaign on hold after the turmoil with the economy. But volunteers say they're ready to work. "We will be reaching out to people in Hawaii," said Andy Blom of the McCain-Palin campaign. "We'll be calling, we'll be getting out the vote here, the few days remaining we'll be registering people." Volunteers were also sign-waving and handing out flyers outside.
  • Hawaii Governor Praises Palin (Sarah is a great friend of Israel)

    09/14/2008 1:49:30 PM PDT · by library user · 88+ views
    NewsMax ^ | September 14, 2008 | by Linda Lingle
    ** EXCERPT ** If there was any doubt that Sen. John McCain will shake up Washington and institute real change, the selection of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as the Republican vice-presidential nominee has put that question to rest. Few people can match McCain's maverick spirit and bipartisan nature like Governor Palin. I've known Sarah Palin since her election as governor in 2006. I am confident she will be a great friend of the Jewish community and Israel, as well as a terrific leader and great vice president. It is not surprising that her historic nomination has brought enthusiasm and excitement...
  • Barack Obama: The coincidental tourist

    08/12/2008 7:09:18 PM PDT · by ricks_place · 16 replies · 121+ views
    POLITICO ^ | 8/12/08 | CARRIE BUDOFF BROWN
    HONOLULU The oceanfront vacation home Barack Obama is renting this week is owned by a campaign contributor who, along with her husband, has given more than $62,000 to the Democratic Party and its presidential candidates since 2000.There’s nothing improper about that. Indeed, by renting the house, rather than borrowing one from wealthy friends, Obama is taking a more scrupulous approach than former President Bill Clinton, who was criticized for making a habit of vacationing for free throughout his presidency.But here’s the twist: According to the campaign, it is a mere coincidence that Obama, his family and friends from Chicago are...
  • Democratic jitters as Obama heads for Hawaii

    08/07/2008 4:17:34 PM PDT · by TommyDale · 48 replies · 181+ views
    FT.com ^ | August 7, 2008 | Edward Luce
    Few people are more likely to need a holiday than Barack Obama. Yet as he heads off on Friday for his first week-long break since he launched his presidential bid 19 months ago, Mr Obama is dogged by rising angst about his campaign’s direction. Although he has run what is widely acclaimed to be one of the most impressive campaigns in years, Democrats live in fear of Mr Obama falling prey to the kinds of accident that derailed predecessors in earlier cycles. With polls showing him neck-and-neck with John McCain at a stage at which many Democrats expected he would...
  • Communism in Hawaii and the Obama Connection (Special Report)

    05/23/2008 12:19:10 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 43 replies · 1,882+ views
    America's Survival ^ | May 22, 2008 | Cliff Kinkaid and Herbert Romerstein
    Of Barack Obama’s contacts and associations with anti-American political figures, none is more controversial than Frank Marshall Davis, a writer an poet identified as a member of the Communist Party USA by several sources, including some sources sympatheitic to him. Obama and Davis met in Hawaii, at a time when a young Obama was in need of a black role model and mentor. Obama’s relationship with Davis, including subsequent associations with radical, communist and socialist figures in Chicago, should be investigated for the benefit of promoting the public interest and the public’s right to know. Indeed, America’s Survival, Inc. believes...
  • Indonesia left deep imprint on Obama family

    03/23/2008 1:38:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies · 1,068+ views
    al Reuters via Yahoo! News ^ | March 22, 2008 | Ed Davies
    JAKARTA (Reuters) - A small group of Indonesians in their late 40s who attended the same elementary school in central Jakarta recently gathered for a reunion and to pledge their support for an absent former classmate -- Barack Obama. Obama's late mother came to Indonesia with her young son in the late 1960s to join her second husband knowing next to nothing about the huge, developing Southeast Asian nation. While her son left after four years to study in Hawaii, for the Kansas-born mother of the Democratic Party presidential hopeful the relationship with Indonesia was to grow into a lifetime...
  • Obama wins Hawaii caucuses

    02/20/2008 1:03:04 AM PST · by Alter Kaker · 83 replies · 364+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 20 Feb 2008 | Jason George
    Maybe they should've called it " Hawaii 10-0," as Sen. Barack Obama now has ten straight wins after besting Sen. Hillary Clinton in Tuesday's Hawaii caucuses. Neither Obama nor Clinton campaigned in person for Hawaii's 20 delegate votes, but both recently had surrogates in the 50th state -- Clinton employed daughter Chelsea and Obama had half-sister Maya Soetero-Ng appear on his behalf. Obama, who was born and spent part of his youth on Hawaii, ran radio ads in recent weeks stressing his "native son" credentials. On Tuesday night, in an e-mail to his supporters before the Hawaii victory was announced,...
  • Make It 10 Straight Wins: Obama Crushes Clinton In WI & HI -- Now What?

    02/19/2008 11:56:08 PM PST · by yorkie · 66 replies · 115+ views
    411 Mania ^ | 2/20/08
    Obama wins include very trouble signs for Clinton... Barack Obama continued his winning streak last night, winning the Wisconsin primary by over 15 points and destroying Hillary Clinton in the Hawaii caucus. Wisconsin was a state that Clinton really has no excuse for losing. Demographically, it was perfect for a Clinton win -- lots of seniors, lots of low income voters, lots of union households, very few African Americans -- and for her to not only lose but get crushed in a state so favorable to her may be a sign that her campaign is now crumbling.