Category: A Conservative Estimate

post thumbnail
0

The Economy And Government

The relentless assault of troubling news continues, and it’s understandable that angst and anxiety remain on the increase here at home and across the nation. Recent unemployment numbers are on the rise in Hawaii, now at 6.4 percent, the highest in 10 months. The national jobless rate still hovers at 9.1 percent despite some creative […]

post thumbnail
0

Trump’s Love Affair With Himself

“Our long national nightmare is now over,” said President Ford at the conclusion of Watergate. It’s the same thing many of us are saying after President Obama finally released his original birth certificate. Now, can we move on and tackle some of the important issues? I do have some final thoughts about the whole debacle. […]

post thumbnail
0

Poker Is A Good Bet For Hawaii

Shuffle up and deal! A bill that surprisingly is making its way through The Big Square Building in Honolulu would allow poker tournaments and “peer to peer” play. A parallel aspect of the proposal also would allow for domiciling computer servers to facilitate online poker play, too. All I can say is, “I’m all in!” […]

post thumbnail
0

A Compromise That Must Pass

A presumptive compromise on the extension of Bush era tax rates and other issues struck between President Barack Obama and the emerging Republicans in Congress signals a definitive change in political course from what we’ve seen over the past couple of years. First, it’s obvious that the midterm elections truly were substantive and not simply […]

post thumbnail
0

TSA’s Peep Show And Grope Fest

In light of the controversy regarding TSA inspections at airports around the nation, this question was posed recently on my radio program: Have the terrorists won? The responses were as varied as they were passionate. We have been aware of the impending widespread use of the full-body scan technology, which renders its subjects virtually nude. […]

post thumbnail
0

Hawaii Out Of Step With The Nation

Reaction to the results of the 2010 elections has been swift and sure. Supporters of the Democratic Party of Hawaii have reason to gloat since our state is now the most monolithic in one-party representation in the nation. GOP supporters are left scratching their collective heads and ponder what went so wrong. They would be […]

post thumbnail
0

An Emotional Visit To ‘Ground Zero’

WASHINGTON, D.C. – As of this writing, a group of listeners to my radio program, my family and I are touring New England and Canada via land and sea. Our travels include stops in New York City, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Niagara Falls and Montreal. We board our cruise ship in Quebec City, which takes us […]

post thumbnail
0

Voting As An Act Of Patriotism

Dear Citizen, It’s that time again. Our civic duty that occurs every two and four years is upon us, and you know what that means – less than half of you who are eligible to vote will, and more than half of you who can vote won’t. One question: Why? What is it that compels […]

post thumbnail
0

Primary Missteps And Memories

Let’s dip our toes into the stream of consciousness … The best thing about the end of the political primary season is the cessation of the omnipresent candidate commercials on TV, radio and print. I realize it’s a necessary evil, but after awhile you just want to scream. Do political commercials determine your vote? I […]

post thumbnail
0

Americans Can Fix This Mess Too

It’s tiresome to hear detractors of America forecast our ultimate demise. The emergence of China as the second-largest world economy is cited as the harbinger of America’s ultimate fall from world leadership. Our internal discourse, which can be seen as societal self-immolation, has become so coarse and so destructive that the line between honest debate […]