Even without the election of Republican Donald Trump to be President of the United States, this was a monstrous year. We’ve had to deal with job losses, outrageous giveaways to big business and just a general slide away from democratic protections and open government assurances. We like to think of Hawaii (and Maui especially) as existing outside the world’s troubles, but it’s … [Read more...] about MauiTime 2016 Year In Review
A man who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself. -John Stuart Mill I enjoy democracy immensely. It is incomparably idiotic, and hence incomparably amusing. Does it exalt dunderheads, … [Read more...] about MauiTime 2016 Hawaii State Primary Election Endorsement Guide
You can add Hawaii to the list of states Donald Trump has won in his quest to seize power–sorry–win the nomination to be the Republican presidential candidate in 2016. With 100 percent of precincts reporting in, the Associated Press reported that on Mar. 8 Trump won 5,677 votes–roughly 42 percent of the Hawaii Republicans who cast ballots this year. Senator Ted Cruz–who’s … [Read more...] about Yep, Donald Trump won the 2016 Hawaii Republican Presidential Caucus
What a time to be a Republican in the United States. It’s the first open election since 2008, general voting doesn’t take place for 10 months and the party’s nomination process has already become a reality TV circus in which the star attraction is a world-famous billionaire who decided to run on a platform that could have been written by Benito Mussolini. Not that the other … [Read more...] about Are we ready for the Hawaii Republican Presidential Caucus?
And so now the Republicans are in change of the entire U.S. Congress. Good! Let the paralyzing gridlock commence! Oh wait, that’s already been going on for years. Well then, at least we’ll be treated a lot more hilarious headlines. Many of those are sure to originate from the office of U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, R–Texas. Yes, one of the most outspoken climate change deniers in … [Read more...] about Having Fun With New Appointments For U.S. Senators Mazie Hirono, Ted Cruz