You ought to be ashamed of your one sided letters to the editor article (“Feeling the Burn,” Sept. 27, 2012). Must have taken all of three minutes to write the intro and avoid any other complications associated with such skillful editorial work.
Be a man, state your agenda at the beginning of your article. Let your readers know this will not be a neutral argument but an argument that has less than one for every three days, letters you will utilize to supplant your work ethic for the week. For every 50 that complain, there is a silent majority, unaware that there was a problem until your “cover feature” what you declare to be one, that disagree with you. This was so biased as to be beyond belief.
Best to keep your skills where they belong. Isolated in the Pacific Ocean. I respected the MauiTime. No more.
-Adam Korbas, via email
Okay, I’ve had just about enough of these “Mainland Transplants” coming to Maui and thinking they can just change the status quo all because they felt “inconvenienced” that their visions of Paradise is ruined by cane smoke. Or whatever little nitpick that causes them and/or Maui Tomorrow to get a cum filled hard-on to keep their names in the limelight and look relevant. And these idiots seem to get their way at the expense of the rest of the populace that either doesn’t care or is against them.
Long before some of you folks came here, Maui had a sizable population that *SURPRISE* didn’t mind when the cane burning went on. And guess what else they did do? They swam in irrigation canals! They harvested cane! They worked the land! They got dirty! I have to wonder how many of these complainers do work that puts them in contact with the dirt that grows food? Or any dirty job period? Or do they coddle themselves in some A/C office space or living room with filtered HEPA air and glass three inches thick to deaden the outside sounds? And pay lip service to being vegan or gluten-free or whatever dietary buzzwords that make them feel like their special little snowflakes nowadays.
As much as I sympathize with you folks, I refuse to be kept down by a vocal minority that is only selfishly thinking about themselves rather than look at the whole picture. YOU FOLKS are turning Maui into your own personal fiefdom, the “natives” be damned!
I got a [suggestion]…oh wait, any reasonable attempt at debate and discussion with you folks will be met with yelling trying to drown out the opposition and you guys not willing to listen unless you get your way. Nevermind, you guys are a lost cause and I hope your idiocy doesn’t ruin it for the rest of us. Like fireworks.
-Dwight Moritsugu, via MauiTime.com