Hawaii Solidifies Its ‘Keep Digging’ Policy

Hawaii Solidifies Its ‘Keep Digging’ Policy

As the rest of the country moves forward with the election of Americans that are willing to face the true depth of the problems we face economically, financially, and globally, Hawaii changed up to a Caterpillar Excavator with a sweeping slate of democrats that leave so much to be desired as to inspire heavy drinking and depression.  The bright side to what appears to be a dismal future is that democrats are on track to totally destroy Hawaii’s economy with higher taxes, bigger government, and new forms of corruption.  Maybe, just maybe (and that’s a really big maybe), the moos might wake up next time around.

Former US representative and ‘Democratic Socialist of America’ Neil Abercrombie was elected as governor with a massive plan for more spending and bigger government.  Mazie Hirono, a rubber stamp for the Obama progressive agenda and stalwart ACORN supporter retained her seat, and if the trend remains stable, she will continue to be elected by the uninformed and entitlement dependent moos until she dies.  Note that 86 year old, Daniel Inouye won re-election again last night, and will be 92 years old when he goes for re-election yet again.  Inouye was a founder of Central Pacific Financial who received $135 million in T.A.R.P. cash after Inouye’s office called bank regulators.  Add to that, Inouye ‘is the chairman of the influential United States Senate Committee on Appropriations‘ and he became President pro tempore of the Senate when skeckzi Robert Byrd finally kicked the bucket.

As President pro tempore of the Senate, Inouye is third in the line of Presidential succession (behind the Vice President and the Speaker of the House of Representatives), and signs all bills that are passed by the Senate, before they are sent to the President of the United States to be signed into law or vetoed.

But here’s the kicker; what most people on the mainland do not understand is that Hawaii became a state in 1959.  Inouye has been a Hawaii senator for 47 of the 51 years that Hawaii has been a state.  How WRONG is that? Has not his 47 year tenure enabled him and his cronies to steer situations for their own profit SINCE THE STATE BECAME A STATE?

Wrong, wrong, wrong…but I digress.

Let’s move onto Colleen Hanabusa, the higher tax loving, freshman congresswoman that does not even live in the district she now represents after defeating Charles Djou last evening.   It also appears that Hanabusa is following in Inouye’s deal-making steps:

Hanabusa and Souza at one time lived in an expensive Ko Olina townhouse bought by Souza from Stone after Hanabusa, a state senator who represents the Leeward Coast, championed a controversial $75 million tax credit for Ko Olina at the Legislature in 2002-2003.

In February 2005, less than two years after Souza bought the home, he sold it for a $421,000 profit, according to real estate records. Souza and Hanabusa, who were engaged at the time and married in 2008, then bought a $1 million home in another Ko Olina subdivision developed by Centex Homes of Texas.

That home, and the Ko Olina Resort, are actually in the 2nd Congressional District and Hanabusa is a candidate in the 1st District. District residency is not a legal requirement, although Hanabusa has said that, if elected, she would move to a new home inside the 1st District.

Now didn’t I say something earlier about stupid, entitlement-dependent moos?

Not every single candidate that won last night is on par with Allen West or Marco Rubio, but the universe’s balance of corrupt politicians and straight-shooters has to be met, and Hawaii is providing almost all of the corrupt quota in one shot.  This will be our historic contribution to the republic; how not to run a state.

It’s obvious that Hawaiians have not yet hit their ‘hopey-changey’ rock bottom moment yet.  They still believe there is a difference between Dems and Pubs, and that the democrats are going to take care of them.  Lalalalalalalalalalalala…

The Sharks Are In The Water In Hawaii’s Special Election

The Sharks Are In The Water In Hawaii’s Special Election

There is no time for surfing when the sharks have entered the water.  Sen. Inouye is dumping money into the DCCC in order to defeat Charles Djou’s bid for Neil Abercrombie’s congressional seat.  Keep in mind that Inouye is 85 years old, he started his House congressional career in 1958, and moved up to a continuous Senate career starting in 1962.  (I personally think that 52 years without a real job is OBSCENE!)

Mr. Inouye has $3.2 million in cash in his war chest and he really wants Hawaii’s entitlement state to continue with his backing of Colleen Hanabusa.  Sen. Inouye is an old war horse that is not beneath getting bailout money for the bank he started and keeps his wealth in. All of that being said, remember that every single seat is a “National Referendum”, and as such, you should donate to candidates that are trying to break the elitist monopoly.   If you can contribute to Mr. Djou’s campaign, go here. We will take our country back one seat at a time.

Hawaii special has Dems in knots

Sen. Daniel Inouye (D-Hawaii) has transferred $100,000 to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, money that will be used to bash the GOP candidate in next month’s House special election in the Aloha State.

Inouye’s action complicates the behind-the-scenes struggle between Inouye and House Democratic leaders, including Speaker Nancy Pelosi, over which Democratic candidate will get DCCC support in the May 22 election.

Inouye and Sen. Daniel Akaka (D-Hawaii) are backing Hawaii Senate President Colleen Hanabusa, but the DCCC is flirting with throwing its public backing to former Rep. Ed Case, who alienated the Hawaii Democratic establishment by waging an unsuccessful primary challenge to Akaka in 2006.

Case and Hanabusa are vying for the vacant seat of former Democratic Rep. Neil Abercrombie, who stepped down Feb. 28 to run for governor.

With the prospect of two prominent Democrats splitting the party vote — a scenario that would potentially enable Republican Honolulu City Councilman Charles Djou to capture the heavily Democratic seat — party sources say national Democrats have offered quiet organizational support to Case. That effort has coincided with the circulation of opposition research within Washington targeting Hanabusa.

But Inouye’s contribution to the DCCC is part of a broader push from the powerful senior Hawaii senator and Appropriations Committee chairman to sway the party from backing Case, whom he has sharply criticized in the past.

The contribution marked Inouye’s first donation to the DCCC since at least 1998, according to an analysis conducted by the Center for Responsive Politics.

A spokesman for Inouye’s 2010 reelection campaign confirmed the $150,000 donation to the DCCC, but he did not comment on the use of the money for an anti-Djou ad blitz.

“The senator’s campaign has made a contribution to the DCCC for its use to support its programs,” said Dale Snape, Inouye’s finance director. “With respect to the upcoming election in Hawaii, while Republicans in Hawaii and Washington are very good at saying no, they have offered no innovative solutions and shown no ability to lead Hawaii forward during these difficult economic times. Sen. Inouye supports state Senate President Colleen Hanabusa as the best person for the job.”

Inouye’s campaign had more than $3.2 million in cash on hand as of Dec. 31, according to his latest disclosure report with the Federal Election Commission.

Akaka said that, like Inouye, he is planning to make a contribution to the DCCC, although he has only $86,000 in cash in his campaign account, according to his FEC report.

“It’s on the record that Sen. Inouye and I are supporting Hanabusa,” Akaka told POLITICO. “She has a great background.”

Jennifer Crider, a DCCC spokeswoman, said the committee “appreciates Sen. Inouye’s support, as well as everything he is doing in Hawaii to defeat Charles Djou.”

An interesting tidbit about Colleen Hanabusa:

In November 1998, Colleen Hanabusa was elected as the State Senator from the 21st District. The 21st District includes Wai’anae, where her family has resided for four generations, as well as Ko ‘Olina, Kahe Point, Nanakuli, Ma’ili, Makaha, Makua and Ka’ena Point.

One of Hanabusa’s first acts upon being elected was to organize Senators to vote against second term confirmation of Hawaii Attorney General Margery Bronster. Bronster was investigating extensive corruption organized by Kamehameha Schools trustees. Hanabusa did this in concert with reputed Hawaii mafia boss Larry Mehau and with two of the five “Broken Trust” trustees. In his memoir, Hawaii’s then-Governor Ben Cayetano explians (p432-433:

“…Hanabusa had other reasons to oppose Bronster’s confirmation. (KSBE Trustee) Henry Peters and his influential mother, Hoaliku Drake, who had organized public demonstrations in opposition to Bronster’s confirmation, were both supporters who lived in her district. Politically, that alone would have been reason enough for her to vote against (Bronster). but, as the Honolulu Advertiser would later disclose, Hanabusa had a close relationship with developer Jeff Stone, whose sister was married to Bishop Estate trustee Dickie Wong and who, along with Peters and Wong had been indicted by a grand jury convened by Bronster. As the attorney general’s investigation would later reveal, prior to the confirmation hearing, Hanabusa had met privately with Larry Mehau and Wong. When confronted by a reporter, Hanabusa confirmed that the meeting had taken place, but, in a remarkable lapse of memory, she could not remember if Bronster’s confirmation had been discussed.” “Cayetano: Hanabusa’s Broken Trust connections lead to Ko Olina”, Hawaii Free Press, 2009, http://www.hawaiifreepress.com/main/ArticlesMain/tabid/56/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/978/Cayetano-Hanabusas-Broken-Trust-connections-lead-to-Ko-Olina.aspx </ref>

Remember what I wrote about every race now being a “National Referendum”? Charles has an uphill battle very similar to other races we have seen lately.  He needs all the contributions he can gather.

Charles Djou’s MoneyWave is taking pledges for the Tsunami on April 21st.

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