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  • Supreme Court sides with Muslim job applicant turned down after wearing hijab (Sharia at SCOTUS)

    06/02/2015 2:22:22 PM PDT · by GodAndCountryFirst · 49 replies
    Alaska Dispatch ^ | June 2, 2015 | David G. Savage - Tribune Washington Bureau
    Finding a civil rights cause that increasingly brings together conservatives and liberals, the Supreme Court told employers Monday that they had an "affirmative" duty under federal anti-discrimination law to accommodate the religious practices of employees and job applicants. By an 8-1 vote, the justices sided with a 17-year-old Muslim girl who was rejected for a job at Abercrombie & Fitch because she wore a head scarf. The court's liberal justices have long championed religious minorities in discrimination cases. But as Christian conservatives have more frequently been put on the defensive over issues such as abortion and gay rights, the court's...
  • Why Would A Devout Muslim Want To Work At Abercrombie And Fitch

    06/02/2015 1:43:48 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 54 replies ^ | June 2, 2015 | Pamela Geller
    The Supreme Court ruled Monday in favor of Samantha Elauf, a Muslim woman who sued for discrimination after not being hired by Abercrombie & Fitch, because her insistence on wearing the Muslim hijab conflicted with their dress code.
  • Hawaii Gov. Abercrombie ousted by Ige in primary (Friend of Mr. Obama's parents)

    08/10/2014 2:44:10 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | August 10, 2014 | Cathy Bussewitz, Marco Garcia, Lorin Eleni Gill, Kalani Takase, Manuel Valdes and Juliet Williams
    HONOLULU (AP) -- In a stunning defeat for an incumbent, Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie was unseated by a fellow Democrat in Saturday's primary election, as voters chose state Sen. David Ige as their nominee in one of two marquee races that have divided the party. Abercrombie had tried to hold onto his seat while disgruntled voters turned their allegiance to Ige, who promised to bring a less confrontational political style. Voters rewarded Ige with a decisive victory....
  • Obama supports Hawaii’s governor in radio ad

    07/24/2014 1:53:49 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 23, 2014 7:30 PM EDT
    Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie launched a radio ad Wednesday featuring President Barack Obama supporting the governor’s bid for re-election. In the ad, Obama uses the Hawaiian word for family, saying Abercrombie is “like ohana to me.” The president says Abercrombie knew his parents “before I was a twinkle in their eye.” Obama says the governor has made gutsy decisions leading Hawaii, tackled a budget crisis, made smart investments in education and fought for middle class and working families. …
  • Montgomery Sibley Updates Obama Felony ID Fraud Case And SCOTUS; Fuddy Paid $50K

    05/08/2014 3:57:35 AM PDT · by GregNH · 90 replies
    Birther Report ^ | 5/7/14 | Erik Rush
    “……additionally there’s some forensic accounting investigation of Loretta Fuddy’s personal finances which resulted in a disclosure that she received a substantial - I believe she received a $50,000.00 dollars in cash shortly after she verified the Obama’s birth certificate as being legitimate. And, [I] may your listeners remember that it was late last year that Loretta Fuddy died in a very peculiar plane accident off the coast of Hawaii, shortly after Doug filed that sealed affidavit [ah] in the federal District Court in Washington………”
  • Hawaii Health Connector director steps down amidst controversy over troubled exchange

    11/25/2013 10:16:31 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The Hawaii Reporter ^ | November 25, 2013 | Staff
    Gov. Neil Abercrombie with Coral Andrews of the Hawaii Health Connector HONOLULU — The woman charged with implementing the Affordable Care Act in Hawaii through the insurance exchange Hawaii Health Connector will step down amidst controversy over its failed launch. Coral Andrews, executive director of Hawaii Health Connector for the past two years, said Friday she will not seek to renew her contract. She will leave her post Dec. 6. Hawaii Health Connector received $200 million in federal funding to set up the website and network of more than 30 providers where individuals and small businesses can sign up for...
  • Hawaii governor calling special session of legislature on Oct. 28 to pass "gay marriage."

    09/17/2013 10:04:51 AM PDT · by massmike · 7 replies ^ | 09/17/2013 | n/a
    It's been fifteen years since Hawaii overwhelmingly voted against "gay marriage." Last Monday, Sept. 9, the Governor decided to go for broke to try to make it a reality in in that state. He has called a special session of the Legislature to convene on Oct. 28, for the sole purpose of taking up his new "gay marriage" bill. A "gay marriage" bill had already been introduced in this year's session. But by the time the session ended on May 2, it had failed to gain sufficient support and was never brought to a vote. Much of that was due...
  • Hawaii Governor Won't Fix Home Loan Obstacle for Veterans

    09/07/2013 1:43:12 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1 Sep 2013 | AWR Hawkins
    Hawaii Governor Neil Abercrombie, who once participated in a 1960s anti-Vietnam War rally where a U.S. soldier was hung in effigy, has dropped the ball on getting Veterans Administration mortgages in Hawaii. This is happening because water coming from catchment water systems was deemed non-potable by a state bureaucrat in 2011, and veterans whose homes have such a system or who want to buy a home with such a system cannot get VA loans. Abercrombie has had the power to change this since 2011 but has refused to do so.
  • Time for Another Abercrombie Boycott

    05/15/2013 7:04:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 37 replies ^ | May 15, 2013 | Ashley Herzog
    Several years ago, I was browsing the racks at Abercrombie & Fitch when a store employee approached me. “Hey, do you want to work here?” she asked, over the store’s notoriously loud (and obnoxious) music. In case you didn’t know, no one applies to work at Abercrombie. They offer jobs to good-looking, stylish patrons. For a brief moment, I felt anointed. I shouldn’t have. It turned out the store had dozens of teenaged and twenty-something employees—all of whom could expect to work five hours a week, if that. But there was a catch: in order to secure the job, you...
  • Part Four: Three Bizarre Events

    04/05/2013 9:15:38 AM PDT · by butterdezillion · 125 replies
    Butterdezillion's Blog ^ | April 5, 2013 | butterdezillion
    Three events that made no sense at the time now make sense. I'll C&P the substance in the first comment so the HTML will (hopefully) transfer.
  • Hawaii: Governor to Appoint Democrat to Serve Until 2014

    12/17/2012 4:47:21 PM PST · by SMGFan · 8 replies
    Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie, a Democrat, will have a limited choice of successors to appoint to succeed the late Sen. Daniel K. Inouye. According to Hawaii election official, the governor will choose from a list of three candidates submitted to him by the state Democratic Party. The appointee will serve until November 2014, when a special election will be held to fill the final two years of Inouye’s current term.
  • Hawaii goes radioactive on Obama's eligibility

    06/16/2012 5:01:41 PM PDT · by Brown Deer · 31 replies
    WND ^ | 6/12/2012 | Bob Unruh
    Upon taking office, Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie once declared he was going to solve the mystery of Barack Obama’s missing birth certificate. But after searching for it, he suggested it might not exist. If the governor couldn’t find it, how is it that the Hawaii Health Department produced it so quickly upon the request of the White House? That’s a question Abercrombie is no longer eager to address. In fact, in Hawaii, questions about the authenticity of the document released by the White House are still considered radioactive. In Abercrombie’s office, spokeswoman Donalyn Delacruz expressed that she was happy to...
  • Democratic governors discuss bypassing Congress with Obama

    02/25/2012 2:08:01 PM PST · by Da Bilge Troll · 55 replies · 1+ views
    The Hill ^ | 02/24/12 | Alicia M. Cohn
    President Obama met with a group of Democratic governors on Friday and discussed plans to work around Congress toward policy goals. Gov. Jack Markell, the Democratic governor of Delaware and the vice chairman of the National Governors Association, told The Hill that the meeting was “very good” and said many of the governors were responsive to ideas about bypassing Congress. “There was a sense that none of us should wait, we can’t wait for things to happen in Congress,” Markell said of the meeting. “We’re going to do what we can do [now].” Obama has positioned himself against Congress as...
  • State hobbles Army training

    06/28/2011 7:28:29 AM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 12 replies
    Honolulu Star Advertiser ^ | Jun 27, 2011 | William Cole
    Gov. Abercrombie requires a review of helicopters' environmental impact, forcing an $11 million move to Colorado. The Army is shifting at least some high-altitude helicopter training from Hawaii to Colorado — at a taxpayer cost of up to $11 million — following an additional environmental review imposed by the state. The regulatory process has already delayed training by four months, creating a tight deadline for Wheeler Army Airfield pilots preparing for a yearlong deployment to Afghanistan in January. Now Gov. Neil Abercrombie has informed the Army it must conduct a state environmental assessment in addition to a federal environmental assessment to use...
  • Governor eyes Hilo-Kona tax disparity issue

    05/22/2011 2:05:19 PM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies
    Hawaii Tribune-Herald ^ | May 22, 2011 | Chelsea Jensen
    Abercrombie vows to fix system. West Hawaii pays a disproportionate percent of property taxes on Hawaii Island, and "we Democrats have to do something about it, and do something now," Gov. Neil Abercrombie told party supporters Saturday in Kailua-Kona. Some 116 people attended the Hawaii County Democratic Party's luncheon held at Hualalai Academy's Bridge Building. Abercrombie also covered topics ranging from energy and sustainability, affordable housing and the failed soda tax legislation. The governor noted that property owners on the west side Hawaii Island pay around 70 percent of all property taxes, even though far more people live on the...
  • Hawaii governor hasn't found Obama's birth certificate yet (Is He Still Looking?)

    04/27/2011 8:47:02 AM PDT · by Rational Thought · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/19/2011 | Thomas Lifson
    Obama's birth certificate. How is that coming? A: I got a letter from someone the other day who was genuinely concerned about it; it is not all just political agenda. They were talking on Olelo last night about this; it has a political implication for 2012 that we simply cannot have. (Abercrombie said there is a recording of the birth in the State Archives and he wants to use that.) It was actually written I am told, this is what our investigation is showing, it actually exists in the archives, written down ... ...What I can do, and all I...
  • The ghost from birthdays past

    04/22/2011 8:58:03 AM PDT · by jdoug666 · 7 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 4/22/2011 | Wesley Pruden
    Only Barack Obama could take the birther controversy out into the deep woods and kill it graveyard dead. But he won’t, and that’s the mystery.
  • Trump, Abercrombie spar over "birther" issue

    04/19/2011 11:50:18 PM PDT · by Smokeyblue · 79 replies · 1+ views
    Hawaii News Now ^ | 04/19/2011 | Brooks Baehr
    There is evidence to refute the claim that President Barack Obama was not born in Hawaii, and therefore is not eligible to be president of the United States, but "birthers" persist with their claims that Obama is in office illegally. Donald Trump is the latest to question the president's birthplace. SNIP As for Obama's roots in Hawaii, Abercrombie told Hawaii News Now he first laid eyes on baby Barack Obama a few days after he was born. Abercrombie said Obama's parents introduced their newborn to friends at the University of Hawaii where Abercrombie was going to college with the president's...
  • Trump's Plan to Ride the Birther Issue Right to the US Presidency

    04/16/2011 3:45:20 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 123 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | April 16, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
    Can you imagine the utter humiliation of the GOP, Romney, MSM, and much of the American public when Trump proves Obama wasn't born here?  After these fools all gave Obama a free pass! It seems abundantly clear that Donald Trump plans to ride this issue and resulting constitutional crisis right to the White House in 2012... just you watch, he's spending millions and finding PLENTY in Hawaii, precisely as he told Fox's Neil Cavuto three days ago.  While he's at it, might as well have a good look at Obama family comrade and Hawaii's hippy governor, Neil Abercrombie... his...
  • Abercrombie Picks New OIP Director

    04/03/2011 9:51:07 AM PDT · by Smokeyblue · 11 replies
    Hawaii Reporter ^ | April 1, 2011 | JIM DOOLEY
    Governor Neil Abercrombie has named attorney CheryL Kakazu Park to head of the stateOffice of Information Practices, replacing ousted director Cathy Takase. Park is a 1981 graduate of the William S. Richardson School of Law at the University of Hawaii and has lived in Nevada since 1995, working as a Nevada Supreme Court staff attorney since 2003, according to Abercrombie’s office. Park earned a Masters degree in business administration from UH and previously worked for American Express and Wells Fargo Insurance, the governor’s office said. Takase was acting director at OIP when Abercrombie took office but the governor did not...