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Saturday, January 2, 2010
Your picks: Our Top Stories from 2009
By Selected News Articles @ 2:30 AM :: 8967 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Here is a complete list of all 38 Hawai`i Free Press stories with unique hit counts over 1000 views.  These are YOUR picks for the most interesting stories of 2009--unedited and in reverse chronological order.   Of these, 28 are Hawaii state or local news stories and 10 are national news stories. 

Monday, December 28, 2009

Pelosi enjoys privacy at Hualalai after Palin is hounded off Maui
By Andrew Walden :: 109131 Views

Guarded by US Capitol Police bolstered by officers on loan from the Hawaii County PD, Pelosi is enjoying what Hollywood Reporter calls: "...a picture-perfect stretch of beach on the Big Island's chic Kona Coast....a private Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course and Pahu'ia, an award-winning oceanfront restaurant, $40 million worth of enhancements...20 new suites and ... its lauded Hualalai Spa."

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Monday, December 14, 2009

Cayetano: Hanabusa's Broken Trust connections lead to Ko Olina
By Andrew Walden :: 1154 Views ::

SB Photo 1999: Jeff Stone's sister Mari Stone Wong and his then-brother-in-law, ousted Bishop Estate Trustee Dickie Wong, needn`t be as worried as they look--they're on trial in the courtroom of Judge Michael Town.

About Hanabusa's 2002 push for developer Jeff Stone to receive $75 million in Ko Olina tax credits, Cayetano writes:

"As I watched all of this, I wondered if there were any legislators who had the guts to ask the hard questions.  There was not a peep from the Democrats--or from conservative Republicans like Slom and Hemmings who had made careers in opposing social programs for the needy, or from young legislators who were learning quickly the politics of "going along to get along."  The only legislators who raised questions about the credibility of Stone's claims were Republicans Charles Djou of O`ahu and Jim Rath of Kona, Hawai`i."

If Hanabusa enters the congressional race and defeats Democrat Ed Case in the Primary, she will face off with Charles Djou in the General Election next November.

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Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Follow the money: $10B Guam pork project benefits Abercrombie contributor
By Andrew Walden :: 1197 Views

As a hippie transplant from Buffalo, Neil Abercrombie was in the late 1960s and early 1970s involved in a scandal over tearing down military facilities--fighting to drive the ROTC out of what 1960s anti-American war activists called “the shacks” on the UH Manoa campus.

Four decades later, as a Congressman, Abercrombie could become embroiled in a scandal over building up military facilities--steering construction contracts of a military base on Guam towards a major campaign contributor.

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Friday, September 11, 2009

Hawaii “Islam Day” secretly marks September 11
By Andrew Walden :: 4179 Views

Islamists have just tricked the Hawaii Legislature into celebrating Islam on September 11.

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Friday, September 04, 2009

Furloughs vs Layoffs: The union no-solution strategy
By Andrew Walden :: 1131 Views

The Democrats’ electoral strategy for 2010 is an attempt to manufacture chaos knowing it is Lingle who “needs to make the tough call."  Their goal: to replicate the labor-management strife of the Cayetano era—and blame Lingle--so a Democrat can re-take the Governor’s seat in 2010.  Their playthings?  Government employee jobs--and your wallet.

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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Antonio Gramsci Reading List
By Selected News Articles :: 2069 Views

Gramscian ideas are far advanced in America. You see them in "hate crimes" laws, in gender equity legislation, in forced corporate "sensitivity" training, in the menace of coerced "right thinking" in the universities. You feel the nuances of it in casual conversation. It's an attitude at a cocktail party.

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Friday, August 07, 2009

Obama calls out union goons to townhall meetings: "Punch back twice as hard"
By Heritage Foundation :: 1119 Views

Opponents of President Obama’s health care plan try to get into a heated town hall meeting in Ybor City on Thursday night.

"Presidential" leadership:  In Tampa, Florida, protester Barry Osteen was pushed in the face by Democratic Club Treasurer Karen Miracle and union members allegedly assaulted another concerned citizen. Both of the events were organized by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU). Asked about the possibility of people concerned about Obama showing up at their event, in Tampa, SEIU spokeswoman Kim Diehl told the St. Petersburg Times: “We’re prepared. We have strategies to deal with it if it should come up.”

As this video plainly shows, one of those strategies is to lock out dissenters while letting in purple-shirted SEIU members. The desire to silence dissent on Obamacare goes all the to the top. At a Democratic rally in Virginia last night, the President told supporters: “I don’t want the folks who created the mess doing a lot of talking. I want them to just get out of the way so we can clean up the mess.”

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Friday, July 31, 2009

Congressional townhall meetings go wild (Coming to Hawaii next week?)
By Selected News Articles :: 1027 Views

Screaming constituents, protesters dragged out by the cops, congressmen fearful for their safety — welcome to the new town-hall-style meeting, the once-staid forum that is rapidly turning into a house of horrors for members of Congress.

On the eve of the August recess, members are reporting meetings that have gone terribly awry, marked by angry, sign-carrying mobs and disruptive behavior. In at least one case, a congressman has stopped holding town hall events because the situation has spiraled so far out of control.

We at Hawai`i Free Press care about voter participation, so here is a convenient list of upcoming Neil Abercrombie Town Hall events.  Don't be shy... 

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Friday, July 17, 2009

July 7, 1935: Moscow orders first Communists to Hawaii
By Andrew Walden :: 1178 Views

When the USSR collapsed in 1991, long-secret archives of the Communist International were thrown open to western researchers for the first time.  Many previously unknown details of communist history have been revealed--including the 1935 Comintern orders directing Communists to begin work in Hawaii.

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Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Guantanamo Greenwell: "If you voted for me you have to accept my position"
By Letters to the Editor :: 1113 Views

I inquired by email to Councilman Greenwell asking if the now infamous article on Guantanamo detainees was true.  In that email, I indicated that I would circulate his response to the same people.  Well here it is.

Mr. Greenwell opted to reply by phone on July 2.  My initial reaction to the call was “wow" “pleasant surprise”, “approval” and those kinds of feelings. But the pleasure was short lived. After but a few seconds, it changed to disappointment and dismay.

It wasn’t more than two or three sentences into the conversation that he became rude, arrogant, combative and boorish!

Here’s how it went…

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Sunday, July 05, 2009

Protesters gather at July 4 T.E.A. Parties across Hawaii
By Andrew Walden :: 1250 Views

Next protest July 14: Honolulu info>>>www.OvertaxedHawaii.com  and July 14 Hilo 4PM - 6PM Hilo Bayfront signwave 

Advertiser: 7 Hawaii 'tea parties' take aim at spending, increasing tax burden

WHT Kona: Protesters celebrate Fourth with TEA party

check back for updates...

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Friday, June 26, 2009

"95% water vapour" Global warming debunked by New Zealand Meteorologist
By Selected News Articles :: 5019 Views

Water vapour was responsible for 95 per cent of the greenhouse effect, an effect which was vital to keep the world warm, he explained.

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Thursday, June 25, 2009

Hawaii County Councilman: Release Guantanamo detainees in Hawaii
By Andrew Walden :: 2692 Views

Bermuda and Palau may not be the only beautiful tropical islands to host illegal Islamist combatants being released from US custody at Guantanamo Bay Naval Station. If a Hawaii County Councilman and a Kauai County activist get their way, some would get a new home—and complete freedom--on two of Hawaii’s most beautiful islands.

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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Sandwich Isles Communications: Political Connections Pay Off
By Andrew Walden :: 1846 Views

Unsurprisingly, Sandwich Isles is led by many politically connected directors and corporate officers. Robert Kihune, retired vice admiral and Vice-Chair of the Kamehameha Schools Board of Trustees, is SIC Chief Executive Officer. Kihune, who is also Chairman of the USS Missouri Memorial Association....

Al Hee, brother of former Office of Hawaiian Affairs Chairman (and current Democrat State Senator) Clayton Hee, is SIC President.

Sandwich Isles Vice president, Gilbert Tam is a former Director of P&C Insurance Company, Inc. and the former Administrative Group Director for Kamehameha Schools/Bishop Estate (KSBE).

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Sunday, June 14, 2009

Obama's Other Controversial Church
By Andrew Walden :: 1573 Views

While John McCain was being tortured as a prisoner of war in Hanoi, First Unitarian Church of Honolulu -- at which the elementary-age Obama would later attend Sunday school after returning from Indonesia in 1970 or 71 -- was sheltering deserters and AWOLs recruited by ‘flirty fishing' coeds from a Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) group known as "The Resistance".  The deserters' exploits were front page news for months on end in mid-1969 Honolulu.  They were also proudly trumpeted by the Honolulu SDS tabloid, "The Roach". 

The contrast between the war hero POW and the Obama deserters' church would have made a pretty good campaign commercial.  But nobody in Honolulu spoke up to claim Obama's First Unitarian connection until after Election Day. 

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Thursday, June 04, 2009

Thomas Jefferson, Ben Franklin, John Adams and James Madison: Young America’s Fight with Islamism
By Andrew Walden :: 1581 Views

(In light of the reference to the 1796 "Treaty of Tripoli" in Obama's Cairo speech, we are re-publishing this January, 2007 article.  It details the levels of tribute excated by the Moslems after the signing of the treaty and the two wars which resulted.

Obama in Cairo: "In signing the Treaty of Tripoli in 1796, our second President John Adams wrote, 'The United States has in itself no character of enemity against the laws, religion or tranquility of Muslims.'"  How did these fine words work out 213 years ago?  How will similar fine words work out today?  See the story below.)

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Monday, June 01, 2009

N. Korea takes aim at Hawaii again?
By Andrew Walden :: 1101 Views

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North Korea is for the third time since 2006 preparing to launch a long-range Taepodong-2 missile from its base along the western shores of the Korean peninsula near the Chinese border.  Both previous tests were reportedly aimed at Hawaii. 

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Saturday, May 30, 2009

Debunking Carter-Ruck's defense of Iraqi billionaire tied to Rezko and Obama
By Andrew Walden :: 1537 Views

The Auchi-Rezko-Obama connection came to public attention with federal marshals pounding on the door of Tony Rezko’s Wilmette Chicago mansion in the early morning of January 28, 2008. They hauled Rezko to jail after his bail was revoked for concealing a $3.5 million Auchi loan from the court. The Times outlines the story in two sentences. It should be of tremendous interest to the American public and the world.

But there is more to this story than run-of-the mill political corruption. Nadhmi Auchi is alleged to have a long affiliation with Iraqi Baathism and Saddam Hussein—which his attorneys deny. How close were they? According to a 1960 US Embassy report, Auchi was convicted along with Saddam by an Iraqi court for his part in a failed 1959 assassination attempt against then-Iraqi Prime Minister Qassim. For his crime, Auchi earned a sentence of “three years rigorous imprisonment.”

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Friday, May 29, 2009

Liberal media mogul pleads no-contest in Oahu court
By Selected News Articles :: 1817 Views

MUGSHOT: Criminal who founded Air America Evan Montvel-Cohen

Evan Montvel-Cohen, a Guam media executive who co-founded the liberal national radio network Air America, pleaded no contest in Circuit Court yesterday to a charge of first-degree theft....His no-contest plea was part of a bargain with prosecutors who agreed to dismiss other charges of credit card fraud, forgery, money laundering and second-degree theft.....

(THIS WILL BE THE ONLY TIME COHEN HAS FACED JUSTICE FOR ANY PART OF HIS ALLEGED MULTI-STATE, MULTI-YEAR CRIME SPREE....)

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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

MRC Greenwood and "A Powerful Coterie of larcenous. . . ." (UH's next system President?)
By Andrew Walden :: 2075 Views

When the Star-Bulletin and Advertiser write about "ethical lapses" of public officials without actually describing the lapses it is a sure sign that a good story is lurking below the surface.  Of course that is the case with MRC Greenwood, one of the two finalists selected from 600 applicants for the job of UH system President. 

This hidden story involves money-grubbing lesbians, a $30,000 dog run paid for by the UC system, former Communist Party vice-presidential candidate Angela Davis, and one suicide.  Questions Hawaii reporters should be asking Greenwood include:  "If hired, will UH be expected to also hire Ms Goff and/or your son?"  and "Will you speak up in favor of  administrators arranging cushy high-paying jobs for their lovers at UH--or was that just a UC thing?"

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Monday, May 11, 2009

Congress votes to protect pedophiles against ‘hate speech’
By Andrew Walden :: 3217 Views

The US Senate Judiciary committee is now considering the so-called Hate Crimes Prevention Act passed by the House April 29, under the sponsorship of Rep John Conyers (D-MI) and 120 other Representatives. Dubbed the “Thought Crimes Prevention Act” by some House Republicans, HB1913 includes pedophilia as a protected sexual orientation.

Prior to approval by the whole House, a party-line 10-13 vote of Conyers’ House Judiciary Committee April 23 rejected a proposal by Republican Rep Steve King (R-IA) “to define the term `sexual orientation' as used in the bill to explicitly exclude pedophilia.” Wisconsin Democrat Tammy Baldwin, an open lesbian, called the amendment, “unnecessary and inflammatory."

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Sunday, May 10, 2009

Hawaii Islamic Holiday Resolution Is An Insensitive Embarrassment
By Sen. Sam Slom :: 1113 Views

HCR 100, the Islamic Holiday Resolution passed by the State Senate (22-3) on Thursday, May 7, is insensitive to patriotic Americans of all religions, outrageous, and an embarrassment (once again) for the State of Hawaii.

This resolution (which does not have the force of law) proclaims September 24 as Islam Day in Hawaii. How insensitive, no matter what the original intent, can anyone get, selecting a holiday just 13 days following the 911 Islamic terrorist attack on America? Is it just me that feels the stunning inappropriateness here?

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Friday, May 08, 2009

Islam Day: Rep Pine, Muslims denounce Senators Slom, Hemmings and Green
By Andrew Walden :: 1137 Views ::

From email distributed by the Islamic Information Office of Hawaii:

Islam day HCR100 Resolution was on the agenda yesterday (Wednesday). Senator Hemmings (Republican) gave a hate speech in opposition talking about the 10% of Islamic terrorists who want to kill Americans. The gallery was filled with the red shirts that are opposing HB444, the Civil Unions bill who all stood and applauded in support of Senator Hemmings speech against this Resolution. It was disgusting.

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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Pedophiles to be protected by federal hate crimes legislation
By Selected News Articles :: 1306 Views

When this subject came up last week in the House Judiciary Committee, an amendment to the hate crimes bill that would have excluded pedophilia from the definition of sexual orientation was defeated by Democrats along party lines, 13-10.

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Monday, April 27, 2009

Child molester back at work at Hawaii Legislature
By Andrew Walden :: 1261 Views

From left: Rouse, Cabanilla, Marcantonio, Bertram

With the recent media attention to Maui Democrat Rep Joe Bertram’s April 1 court room antics in support his “friend” 52-year-old child predator Mark Marcantonio, Hawaii’s other legislature-connected molesters might be expected to keep a low profile. Not Leon Rouse. Sources in the Legislature confirm that Rouse, a convicted child molester, was rehired earlier this year to work as office manager for Democrat Legislator Rida Cabanilla and has worked for her all session.  Rouse may be the only Legislative employee anywhere in the US to have a criminal record as a child molester.

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Thursday, April 16, 2009

Hawaii Tea Party Updates: 100s at Capitol, 250 at Kahului, 300 on Big Island
By Andrew Walden :: 1321 Views

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Friday, April 10, 2009

Hawaii Tea Party Update: Hilo, Kona, Honolulu, Kahului, Lahaina, Lihue SEVEN EVENTS SCHEDULED!
By Andrew Walden :: 1128 Views

SEVEN "Tax Day Tea Party" events are scheduled for Hawaii April 15  Here is a news release for the Hilo event as well as contact information and details for each of the seven events.

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Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Marc Klaas, GOP radio ads take aim at molester's ally: Rep Joe Bertram (D-Maui)
By News Release :: 1440 Views

I’ve seen some bad politicians. But State Representative Joe Bertram stands out. Just last week, Bertram went to court to help a child predator avoid prison-time. A 52 year old man tried to lure a 14-year old girl over the Internet for sex. And Bertram didn’t think he should go to jail. That hits close to home… Polly was 12 when she was killed. As she was kidnapped from her room, she asked her killer to please not hurt her mom. In the worst moment, my brave little daughter thought of protecting others. Shouldn’t we expect the same from our elected officials?

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Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Obama's Birth Certificate: Why the controversy won't go away (hilarious)
By Selected News Articles :: 2428 Views

ED NOTE: Front Page Magazine today posted the Hawai`i Free Press article "Barack Obama, born in Hawaii"--debunking conspiracy theories swirling around Barack Obama's Hawaii birth certificate.  The following was posted by an anonymous commenter "DadBode" in the comments section and we thought it was so spot-on and funny that it deserves wider exposure.  For readers working in State offices who have taken birth-certificate-related phone calls, this should be of special interest. 

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Friday, March 27, 2009

Hawaii "Tea Party": Push back against Obama's plan
By News Release :: 1072 Views

Rallies planned for Honolulu, Kahului, Hilo Wednesday April 15.

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Sunday, March 22, 2009

Ebay's Omidyar: Obama-backing Hamas-talking billionaire in Hawaii, expecting disaster
By Andrew Walden :: 3872 Views

Omidyar worries that a pandemic could cut Hawai'i's lifelines and leave it with an 11-day supply of food (or is that 12?).  To that end, he has made pivotal donations to local nonprofits dedicated to building sustainable local food supplies.  At the same time, he has stockpiled several months of food for his personal use at storage facilities on O'ahu....

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Monday, March 16, 2009

Obama to bill combat wounded for medical care
By News Release :: 2007 Views

"It became apparent during our discussion today that the President intends to move forward with this unreasonable plan," said Commander David K. Rehbein of The American Legion. "He says he is looking to generate $540-million by this method, but refused to hear arguments about the moral and government-avowed obligations that would be compromised by it."

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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Gov Jindal speaks to America
By News Release :: 1135 Views

As I grew up, my mom and dad taught me the values that attracted them to this country -- and they instilled in me an immigrant's wonder at the greatness of America. As a child, I remember going to the grocery store with my dad. Growing up in India, he had seen extreme poverty. And as we walked through the aisles, looking at the endless variety on the shelves, he would tell me: 'Bobby, Americans can do anything.' 

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Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Malu Motta: “I need one governor so he can pardon me.”
By Andrew Walden :: 1402 Views

EM: Someone got to win governor that we know, huh? My best friend is an emcee at, he on tonight, he’s on the mic…(unintelligible) ….Hawaiian braddah.

Informant: Yeah, yeah, you gotta be pushing that.

EM: David, they grooming him to be Governor. That’s my best friend, bah. They sign the work tomorrow. He could be governor in 20 years from now. Not tomorrow, you know.

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Saturday, January 17, 2009

Organic food tied to Puna Rat Lungworm outbreak -- more cases reported
By Andrew Walden :: 1222 Views

Another case or Rat Lungworm disease has been diagnosed in the Kapoho-Kalapana area of Puna and more unreported cases have been revealed. The outbreak has been tied to organic farming.

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Akaka Bill Reading List
By Andrew Walden :: 1142 Views

The Akaka Tribe vs Hawaiians and Hawaii: dozens of articles and informative links

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Thursday, January 08, 2009

Hawai`i progressives dump Obama: “How soon can he be impeached?”
By Andrew Walden :: 1129 Views

Writing at Disappearednews.com, Larry Geller of Kaua`i asks: “How soon can he be impeached?”

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Monday, January 05, 2009

News to Puna: Raw Food=Rat Lungworm
By Andrew Walden :: 1075 Views

Humans have been cooking food since before they were Homo sapiens....but ... There was a raw food festival in November 20-23, 2008 in Kalapana....and now ... an outbreak of Rat Lungworm disease....

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