With an unprecented two hurricanes taking aim at the Isles, yesterday’s Primary election was threatened, but, after the Big Isle shredded Iselle, the election happened with minimal impact. Two precincts in the Puna district, here on the windward side of the Big Isle, were forced to close due to the destruction from Iselle. And, their absentee votes will ultimately decide the Schatz-Hanabusa feud.
|By: Alvin McEwen Sunday March 16, 2014 12:00 pm|
It’s not farfetched to say that the Family Research Council doesn’t give a damn about the safety of Hawaiian students. Nor does the organization care about anything else but “settling the score” against the Southern Poverty Law Center.
|By: Laurel Ramseyer Saturday November 9, 2013 11:55 am|
The Hawaii state House passed the Hawaii Marriage Equality Act of 2013 (SB 1) Friday evening on a vote of 30 to 19 with two excused.
The vote came after 22 years of statewide discussion.
|By: Laurel Ramseyer Thursday October 31, 2013 7:35 am|
Hawaii is halfway to becoming the 15th marriage equality state. Last night the Hawaii state Senate passed the Hawaii Marriage Equality Act of 2013 (SB 1) on a vote of 20 to 4 with one abstention.
|By: Laurel Ramseyer Monday October 28, 2013 7:15 pm|
The Hawaii state legislature has convened in a special session this week for the purpose of debating and voting on a marriage equality bill. If the bill passes, as is widely expected, bad things will happen everywhere, forever. So says Hawaii Republican Assembly, in collaboration with the anti-LGBT hate group Massresistance, so it must be true:
|By: Laurel Ramseyer Monday October 28, 2013 7:35 am|
Where is the money to run the t.v. ads coming from? A handful of mega-donors like New York hedge fund manager Sean Fieler and former Gov. of Massachusetts Mitt Romney, most likely. Relying on a few deep pockets is NOM’s M.O.
|By: Laurel Ramseyer Friday September 20, 2013 4:00 pm|
Apparently the LDS leadership has calculated that it will suffer another public relations disaster if it engages in an all-out effort to block the marriage equality bill, so it’s going for second best. It wants Mormons in Hawaii to gut the state’s public accommodations law so that businesses can discriminate against gays planning to marry.
|By: Laurel Ramseyer Wednesday September 18, 2013 4:00 pm|
Hawaii’s First Assembly of God churches are so opposed to the passage of a marriage equality law during a special legislative session next month that they’re not only dedicating their main webpage to this political issue (right), they’re lying about the proposed new law’s effects on their institution.
|By: paiagirl Sunday July 21, 2013 7:00 am|
In D.C., Congresswoman Colleen Hanabusa of Hawai’i is known as a leader of the New Democrat Coalition. New Dems describe themselves as “centrists.” Pro Publica describes them as “the Coalition Pharma and Wall Street Love”. New Dems urge other Democrats to be more open to compromising with John Boehner, Michele Bachmann and other Congressional Republicans.
Not a popular position with progressives who see these far right extremists chipping away at their civil rights, social safety net and jobs.
|By: paiagirl Tuesday May 28, 2013 7:35 am|
In the ongoing squabble over former Hawai’i Senator Inouye’s seat, DINO (Democrat In Name Only) Representative Colleen Hanabusa (D-HI) continues to maintain her sense of entitlement and has announced she will primary Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI).