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  • After Gabbard's Anti-LGBT Past Revealed, Here's How She's Responding

    01/15/2019 9:19:20 AM PST · by rktman · 41 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 1/15/2019 | Leah Barkoukis
    It didn’t take long for progressives to turn on Democratic Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (Hawaii) after she announced Friday that she was throwing her hat in the ring for 2020. Her cardinal sin? Not only did she previously hold anti-gay views—she actively worked against the LGBT community through her father’s organization, The Alliance for Traditional Marriage and Values, in the early 2000s.
  • Obama ‘new blood’ remark has different meaning for Biden

    01/14/2019 10:02:23 AM PST · by billorites · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 13, 2019 | Amie Parnes
    Former President Obama's talk about how politics need “new blood” is being seen as a blow to Joe Biden, the former vice president that Obama did not back to succeed him in 2016. Sources close to both men describe Obama and Biden as friends who share an admiration and respect for one another. But they also acknowledge recent remarks like the one Obama made this week in Hawaii represent a sort of threat to Biden, who has told allies in recent days that he’s likely to enter the 2020 presidential race. Obama was speaking broadly about the need for new...
  • Tulsi Gabbard once touted working for anti-gay group that backed conversion therapy

    01/13/2019 7:19:26 PM PST · by ameribbean expat · 84 replies
    Rep. Tulsi Gabbard in the early 2000s touted working for her father's anti-gay organization, which mobilized to pass a measure against same-sex marriage in Hawaii and promoted controversial conversion therapy.
  • Hawaii’s humpback whales to be counted despite fed shutdown

    01/13/2019 2:03:54 PM PST · by mdittmar · 29 replies
    ap ^ | 1/12/2019 | ap
    <p>KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) — An annual humpback whale count in Hawaii will take place despite the federal government shutdown.</p> <p>West Hawaii Today reported Friday that volunteers from the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation will coordinate this season’s Ocean Count, a community citizen science project that occurs during the peak of whale season.</p>
  • Tulsi Gabbard, Hawaii Democrat, says she will run for president in 2020

    01/11/2019 4:57:17 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 113 replies
    Fox ^ | 1-11-2019 | Alex Pappas
    Another Democrat is jumping into the quickly forming 2020 Democratic presidential primary contest. Hawaii Democratic Rep. Tulsi Gabbard said in an interview on Friday that she has decided to run for the White House and will be make a formal announcement over the next week. "There are a lot of reasons for me to make this decision,” Gabbard told CNN. “There are a lot of challenges that are facing the American people that I'm concerned about and that I want to help solve.” Gabbard, 37, was elected in 2012. She was a major in the Hawaii Army National Guard and...
  • Singapore, Vietnam shortlisted for second Trump-Kim summit: Report

    01/10/2019 8:28:13 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Channel News Asia ^ | January 11, 2019
    Shortlisted venues for a second summit between United States President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un are likely to include Singapore and Vietnam, South Korean media reported on Friday (Jan 11). “(The venues you should pay attention to) are those mentioned by media including Vietnam, Singapore and Hawaii,” a South Korean foreign affairs ministry official told the Korean Herald, speaking on condition of anonymity. “But Hawaii is said to be an unrealistic location as it doesn’t have a North Korean embassy there,” the report quoted another official as saying. Although the South Korean government hoped the truce...
  • The 10 Most Liberal States in America

    01/10/2019 1:38:58 PM PST · by EveningStar · 55 replies
    YouTube ^ | January 10, 2019 | Nick Johnson
    America is more and more divided these days. In this video, we analyze the most liberal states in America, taking into account recent voting patterns, agendas, laws and regulations.
  • Trump pleads on TV for wall; Dems say he ‘stokes fear’

    01/09/2019 9:11:15 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 14 replies
    West Hawaii Today ^ | Wednesday, January 9, 2019 | AP
    President Donald Trump urged congressional Democrats to fund his long-promised border wall Tuesday night in a somber televised address that was heavy with dark immigration rhetoric but offered little in the way of concessions or new ideas to break the standoff that has left large swaths of the government shuttered for 18 days. Speaking to the nation from the Oval Office for the first time, Trump argued the wall was needed to resolve a security and humanitarian “crisis,” blaming illegal immigration for what he said was a scourge of drugs and violence in the U.S. and asking: “How much more...
  • Hawaii leaders find hope in Obama workshops

    01/06/2019 2:13:21 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 37 replies
    Honolulu Star-Ad ^ | January 6, 2019 | Sophie Cocke
    It was a message of hope that carried Hawaii-born Barack Obama into the White House a decade ago, and it’s that same message he is continuing to carry through his post-presidency work to inspire and empower a new generation of international leaders. That was clear Saturday as 21 young people chosen by the Obama Foundation as emerging leaders gathered at the East-West Center in Honolulu for a day of workshops and conversations about how to design a leadership program for the Asia-Pacific region. (snip) Obama was not present for yesterday’s activities but is expected to meet today with participants, who...
  • Striding for equality: Women’s March set for third consecutive year in Kona

    01/02/2019 3:29:20 AM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 21 replies
    West Hawaii Today ^ | Wednesday, January 2 | Max Dible
    KAILUA-KONA — Their boots are made for walking. And that’s just what they’ll do Saturday, Jan. 19, at the third annual Kona Women’s March. Set for 2 p.m. at the Lanihau Shopping Center, the march will flow up Henry Street, circle down Palani Road, hang a left at Kuakini Highway and finish with a climb back up Henry Street and into the center’s parking lot.The entirety of the route is equipped with sidewalks and was chosen in the name of both being safe and being seen, explained Yvette Kay, an organizer of the event. This year’s theme is “Women’s Wave,”...
  • Knights of Columbus issue a pitch-perfect response to the anti-Catholic bigotry to Senators Hirono..

    01/01/2019 9:18:04 AM PST · by jazusamo · 74 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 1, 2019 | Thomas Lifson
    Full title: Knights of Columbus issue a pitch-perfect response to the anti-Catholic bigotry to Senators Hirono and Harris Readers of American Thinker ( here, here, and here) are familiar with the appalling religious test for office that seems to be lurking in the questions submitted in writing to a nominee for a federal judgeship by Senators Hirono and Harris. In sum: In a series of questions sent to Buescher, Hirono asked whether his membership in the Knights of Columbus would prevent him from hearing cases "fairly and impartially" and, if confirmed, whether he would end his membership in the organization....
  • Nancy Pelosi office stonewalls on her shutdown vacation in Hawaii

    12/30/2018 4:22:43 PM PST · by Libloather · 40 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 12/28/18 | Claude Thompson
    Nancy Pelosi, the next speaker of the House of Representatives, is reportedly spending the government shutdown at a Hawaiian resort. A person answering the media contact number for Pelosi's office identified herself as "press desk." When asked about the vacation, she told the Washington Examiner: "I'm not allowed to talk about that." She said she would pass on a message on to the deputy chief of staff, Drew Hammill, who did not respond. According to the Washington Free Beacon, the California Democrat was seen Thursday at the Fairmont Orchid resort, which features accommodations up to almost $5,000 a night.
  • Harris, Hirono accused of anti-Catholic 'bigotry' for targeting Knights of Columbus

    12/30/2018 3:14:07 PM PST · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 30, 2018 | Valerie Richardson
    Democratic senators quiz judicial nominee over membership in men's Catholic charitable groupSenate Democrats are facing renewed charges of anti-Catholic discrimination after quizzing a federal judicial nominee about his membership in the Knights of Columbus. Democratic Sens. Kamala Harris and Mazie Hirono were accused of “religious profiling” after they zeroed in on judicial nominee Brian Buescher’s membership in the 137-year-old fraternal Catholic charitable organization earlier this month in written questions. “The Knights of Columbus has taken a number of extreme positions,” said Ms. Hirono, Hawaii Democrat, citing the group’s opposition to same-sex marriage. “If confirmed, do you intend to end your...
  • Kellyanne Conway mocks Nancy Pelosi over Hawaii ‘vacation’ amid shutdown

    12/30/2018 1:17:21 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 31 replies
    New York Post ^ | Dec. 30 , 2018 | Mark Moore
    White House counselor Kellyanne Conway mocked Democratic House Leader Nancy Pelosi for reportedly vacationing at a luxurious Hawaiian resort during a partial government shutdown caused by a stalemate over President Trump’s demand for a border wall. “Nancy Pelosi needs to come back from Hawaii. Less hula, more moola for the [the Department of Homeland Security] and Customs and Border Patrol, funding our border security,” Conway told “Fox News Sunday.”
  • A Drunk and a Bigot (Obama's father was a muslim polygamist)

    01/30/2007 10:50:15 AM PST · by lqclamar · 48 replies · 5,282+ views
    EXCERPT: Yet an investigation by The Mail on Sunday has revealed that, for all Mr Obama's reputation for straight talking and the compelling narrative of his recollections, they are largely myth. We have discovered that his father was not just a deeply flawed individual but an abusive bigamist and an egomaniac, whose life was ruined not by racism or corruption but his own weaknesses. And, devastatingly, the testimony has come from Mr Obama's own relatives and family friends. ... Grandfather Obama sent his son to a missionary school but after completing his education, the youth could find little work except...
  • Nancy Pelosi Is Spending Shutdown at Hawaii Resort

    12/28/2018 3:46:43 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 33 replies
    Nancy Pelosi Is Spending Shutdown at Hawaii Resort Trump canceled Florida trip for shutdown, went to Iraq to visit troops BY: Brent Scher Follow @brentscher December 28, 2018 5:00 am Democratic House leader Nancy Pelosi is spending the government shutdown at a luxury resort in Hawaii, the Washington Free Beacon has learned. Pelosi, who has put blame squarely on President Donald Trump for the current government shutdown, was spotted Thursday vacationing in Hawaii at the Fairmont Orchid resort, where room accommodations range from $899-a-night for a standard room to $4,899-a-night for the presidential suite. The resort, on Hawaii's Big Island,...
  • Nancy Pelosi Is Spending Shutdown at Hawaii Resort

    12/28/2018 5:22:52 AM PST · by Liberty7732 · 45 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 12/28/18
    Democratic House leader Nancy Pelosi is spending the government shutdown at a luxury resort in Hawaii, the Washington Free Beacon has learned. Pelosi, who has put blame squarely on President Donald Trump for the current government shutdown, was spotted Thursday vacationing in Hawaii at the Fairmont Orchid resort, where room accommodations range from $899-a-night for a standard room to $4,899-a-night for the presidential suite. The resort, on Hawaii's Big Island, features a golf course, six restaurants, and a 10,000-square-foot oceanfront pool. It also features a "Spa Without Walls," where the 110-minute Ali'i Royal Experience is available for $369 and a...
  • Dem senators flirting with a religious test for judicial nominees

    12/25/2018 7:52:36 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/25/2018 | Thomas Lifson
    The ugly specter of religious bigotry reared its disgusting head during Senate confirmation of the nomination of Brian Buescher for a federal judgeship. The Constitution’s Article VI, Clause 3 clearly specifies that “no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States,” but that must be news to Senators Mazie Hirono and Kamala Harris. Ed Condon of the Catholic News Agency reports:  A judicial nominee faced questions from Senators this month about whether membership in the Knights of Columbus might impede his ability to judge federal cases fairly. The...
  • City plans homeless sweep on Christmas Eve (Honolulu)

    12/23/2018 1:37:21 PM PST · by lowbridge · 36 replies
    kitv.com ^ | December 22, 2018 | Diane Ako
    The city is planning another homeless sweep in urban Honolulu- and it's happening on Christmas Eve. Police officers will be at the Kakaako Makai area before dawn - from 3 to 5:30 a.m. - on Monday. The city posted the notice to its website on Friday. The city periodically removes homeless from public areas when the parks get overrun with homeless people and their tents, tarps, and dogs.
  • OPINION: Pearl Harbor Day One For Which Franklin Delano Roosevelt Shoulders Infamy

    12/08/2018 2:26:02 PM PST · by rktman · 102 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 12/7/2018 | Daniel Oliver
    On Dec. 7, 1941, the Empire of Japan bombed the U.S. Pacific Fleet which was stationed in Pearl Harbor on the Hawaiian island of Oahu. In addressing Congress the next day, President Roosevelt called it “a date which will live in infamy.” But Roosevelt’s reputation should live in infamy too. The line that Roosevelt enthusiasts and left-wing historians have peddled for so many years is that the attack was a complete surprise. Here’s a sample from The American Pageant, a typical left-wing American history textbook widely used in American high schools: Officials in Washington, having “cracked” the top-secret code of...