Hawaiian Electric CEO Constance Hee Lau and Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett: Cruelty vs Competency

Hawai'i has been a chain of islands characterized by theft of land, exploitation of human beings and unbridled greed since Polynesian warlord Kamehameha I kicked off his 30-year war (1780-1810) to create his kingdom. Plantation owners and business interests colluded to continue the oppression of workers and ordinary families. These beautiful islands of Paradise with … Continue reading Hawaiian Electric CEO Constance Hee Lau and Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett: Cruelty vs Competency

Hawai’i Policies Keep Talented Professionals Out; Do Not Keep You Safe

Steward Yerton, writing in Civil Beat today, featured a recommended policy change that would make it easier for dentists to move to Hawai’i. State Rep. Sean Quinlan, who chairs the House Committee on Economic Development, plans to introduce legislation to put Hawai'i on the same footing as 46 other states, the District of Columbia and Puerto … Continue reading Hawai’i Policies Keep Talented Professionals Out; Do Not Keep You Safe

People Ask Why Am I So Angry?

An acquaintance of mine, a sincerely decent human being and kind soul, Alan Kim, posts many comments on social media about god, serving god or living a godly life. He claims Jesus is coming soon. Unfortunately, he's been making this claim for years. Others have made this claim for hundreds of years. Jesus has not … Continue reading People Ask Why Am I So Angry?

Rush Limbaugh Mocked Gays. Hawaiian Electric CEO Connie Lau Scorns Disabled Patients

Funny how life seems so easy and obvious in hindsight. Sports fans know the right plays after the game is over. Stock investors are certain about the best deals last year. WOKE culture looks backward and shames those who supported slavery or the traditional family. These moral certitudes appear "no brainers" to most today. Our generation … Continue reading Rush Limbaugh Mocked Gays. Hawaiian Electric CEO Connie Lau Scorns Disabled Patients

Happy Valentine’s Day: Go Smash the Patriarchy Beautiful Flowers

Good friend of mine, Nedi McKnight, one kind and compassionate local girl, posted this meme today: Roses are red; knowledge is power. Go smash the patriarchy, you beautiful flower. SMASH the Patriarchy??? Responded to the meme. I didn't want to go to war; didn't want to work deep in the mines; didn't want to leave … Continue reading Happy Valentine’s Day: Go Smash the Patriarchy Beautiful Flowers

More Cannabis Aloha in Republican Idaho than Democrat Hawai’i

Betsy Russell, writing in Idaho State Journal, detailed action of an Idaho House committee that voted yesterday to introduce a "very restrictive bill" to legalize medical cannabis (marijuana) in the state. This moves the measure forward to full hearing on the bipartisan proposal from Reps. Mike Kingsley, R-Lewiston, and Ilana Rubel, D-Boise, which they title the … Continue reading More Cannabis Aloha in Republican Idaho than Democrat Hawai’i

Hawaii Needs Aloha Like Senator Charles Schumer

Collectively we're in the most stressful, challenging and frankly frightful time of our lives. Must be similar to what our grandparents, The Greatest Generation, experienced during the depression and war. Labeled this crisis the Third World War in early 2020. As in times of war, millions of Americans now battle effects of Pandemic PTSD. We … Continue reading Hawaii Needs Aloha Like Senator Charles Schumer

All I Want for Christmas is My Rapists Held Accountable

Testifying before subcommittees of the U.S. Senate in April 1971, John Kerry posed the questions: How do you ask a man to be the last man to die in Vietnam? How do you ask a man to be the last man to die for a mistake? When U.S. officials committed to military engagement in Vietnam, … Continue reading All I Want for Christmas is My Rapists Held Accountable

Do Not Come to Hawaii If You Are Black

Cooking at complex community grills about a month ago when a Black couple walked up to the unit next to me. We exchanged a polite hello and continued with food preparations. After a few minutes, the male, Mr. M, offered me a cigar. Not a smoker so I politely declined. He and his partner, Ms. … Continue reading Do Not Come to Hawaii If You Are Black

Michelle Obama: Let a White Male Teach You About Being Invisible

A month ago, was chatting with my good friend, John. He's a Black entrepreneur here in Hawai'i. We both liked Susan Rice for Biden's VP. Neither of us were comfortable with Kamala Harris. I told John, "Frankly, there's one woman I would select before either of these two." He asked who. "Michelle Obama, and I … Continue reading Michelle Obama: Let a White Male Teach You About Being Invisible