The Organic Lie

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While perusing the local markets here in Hilo, I started thinking about Hawai’i County Bill 113.  The people who are for this terrible law claim that farmers should use organic methods for growing food.  Of course, most of those people are not farmers, they might have a garden where they grow a few tomatoes; but they are not farmers.

The organic movement is a sham, a farce, it is a flat out lie.  It is a scheme to charge people more money for less quality.  It’s a lot like Obamacare, where you pay more for health care insurance and then get denied medical care because it’s too costly.  Making food more expensive by calling it organic is just a cruel way of ripping off people, especially poor people.

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Besides the local farmers markets, we also have four large grocery chains on Hawai’i Island: Safeway, Food Land, KTA and Malama Markets.  All the stores have an organic section in their produce section.  The organic sections are basically ignored by the shopping public.  The picture above is the organic section in the Safeway store in Hilo.

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Here we have organic Yams at $2.49 per pound.  This is one single variety of Yams.

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Contrast that with non-organic Yams and Sweet Potatoes at $0.99 per pound. That’s two and a half times cheaper!

The non-organics are plentiful, larger, cheaper and in a taste test – no different!  The organic yams are two and a half times more expensive.  It’s no wonder why the organic sit on the shelves and rots.  Fruit flies buzz around the organic produce that is noticeably bruised  and over ripe.  Unattractive and too expensive to have any value, either economically or nutritiously.

What Bill 113 does is to take choice away from both the consumer and the farmer.  It is an unnecessary law that was crafted by ignorant anti-corporate, anti-people, liberal loons.  It’s pure socialism disguised as progressivism.  It has nothing to do with science, technology, economic development; it has everything to do with big overreaching government.  It plays on the ignorance of people’s fears with false science.

In fact, there has never been a single credible scientific study showing GMOs to have harmful effects on humans, animals or our environment. But scientific consensus hasn’t stopped activists from demanding mandatory labeling on all genetically modified foods. Yet there already exists an effective and uniform way for consumers around the country to identify non-GMO products: the presence of a USDA-certified organic label.

Read more here!

However, you cannot change the mindset of the ignorant.  They do not want to listen to facts.  They only attack what they do not want to understand.  It’s isn’t so much about GMO’s, as it is more about the effort to damage American companies by communists extremists.   Who cares if low income people and the poor can’t afford to buy the food they need to feed their families!  Who cares if farmers cannot make money growing crops of their choice, and using the technology of  their choice!  Idiots dance with joy that their freedom are being chipped away!

It’s all about equality with these people.  Equal suffering for all and liberty for none!  So the next time you are in a grocery store purchasing produce and you’re wonder why the cost of living in Hawai’i is so high?  Thank a Liberal!

 

What’s For Dinner?

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Grilled Boneless Pork Chops Over Jasmine Rice with Sweet and Spicy Mango Pineapple Compote!

 

 

 

Friday Night Rant : Our Brave New World

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Enjoy the pictures and let me whine to you about the events in the news of today.  The irony, the logic, and the emotion, that governs our lives.  Maybe it’s how the news is presented today!  The amount of information, really accurate information, is really hard to get at.  So here’s what I do know!

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In this country we have several ongoing scandals going on, both political and social, but to the degree of sorting the information as relevant to either your daily life, or as trends to be wary of.  In other words, does this information mean anything to you the reader?  Do you even care?

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Government Banned Plastic Bags in Hawai’i

Si vis pacem, para bellum”, is Latin for “If you want peace, prepare for war”.  It seems perfectly apt regarding this regime’s effort to eliminate the second amendment rights granted to all Americans by the United States Constitution.  You know, that document the English twit on CNN calls “your little book”! But lies are the only truths that socialist democrats know; even when Vice President Joe Biden made bizarre claims about hearing guns committing crimes, and just like Notre Dame star Football player Manti Te’o make believe girlfriend, its all lies.

During the National Rifle Association’s meeting with Vice President Joe Biden and the White House gun violence task force, the vice president said the Obama administration does not have the time to fully enforce existing gun laws.

I suppose you get the government you voted for.  They never read the bills, and they don’t enforce existing laws; No, it’s easier to make more laws because that’s what we’re paying them to do!  What a waste!

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I write to you on this Aloha Friday, under blue sunny skies with cotton-like clouds slowly drifting overhead.  A slight cool breeze moves the bamboo wind chimes creating a sweet subtle melodic rhythm.  I’m listening to KHNR 690 AM, a News Talk radio station from Honolulu.  I have to listen to the station on the internet because the “over the air” signal strength is low for good reception in my geographic area.

It’s just after 11AM on this glorious Kakahiaka (Morning) and now slipping into “Awakea”  (Late morning, nearing Noon).  Currently, it is 76° degrees, partly cloudy winds out of the north with gusts of 12MPH.  Humidity is 63% and steady.  The cloud cover is 35% which makes the UV index a 6, that’s just below midpoint on the scale of low to high.

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Another attack on the Tea Party, this it is by time by outgoing failed Labor Secretary Hilda Solis.  Apparently, the regime’s policies are not the blame for the high unemployment and why more people aren’t working.  The policies of this regime have slowed the economy to a standstill.  Yet, she uses Obama’s strategy of blaming others for their lousy policies.

Quoting Labor Secretary Hilda Solis: Solis also said that in many ways the Obama administration “did not get the kind of support we needed originally when he took office for the American Recovery Act funds” and blamed “a small group known as the Tea Party movement” for not engaging with the president and “hurting the American public, our economy, and the future of our country.”
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So here is the quandary, what exactly did the Tea Party do to prevent job growth?  All we did was ask for limited government, which has been responsible for slowing the economy and the high unemployment rate.  All we asked for is for low taxes, so we could invest in creating jobs; the only jobs being created are government jobs.  How sustainable is that?  Growing government and raising taxes only reduces private industry job growth.  All we asked for was less regulations so we can expand our businesses and create jobs.  So what does Obama do?

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Obama’s gave an Executive Order for pay raises: Under an executive order issued by President Obama on Thursday, members of Congress will join federal workers in seeing their pay rise by 0.5 percent after March 27.

That’s your tax dollars paying your government’s salary.  How much do they get paid?

Congressmen and senators make $174,000 a year and will see an extra $900 in their annual pay packages before taxes next year.

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Actually, many of our Congress people make much more than that.  Some have used the power of their office to enrich themselves greatly.  Nancy Pelosi and Maxine Waters are just two of the most corrupt socialist democrats that have used legislation to enrich members of their families and spouses.  So with a wave of Obama’s pen, he commands an increase to these corrupt politicians salaries.

Maybe the good news is that the GOP, and probably with the help of those pesky Tea Party people, are demanding a proper budget with spending cuts or deny Congress their pay.  Seems fair to me!

“We are going to pursue strategies that will obligate the Senate to finally join the House in confronting the government’s spending problem. The principle is simple: no budget, no pay.”  House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said in a statement Friday.  Has the GOP grown a pair of bolus?

“Next week, we will authorize a three month temporary debt limit increase to give the Senate and House time to pass a budget. Furthermore, if the Senate or House fails to pass a budget in that time, Members of Congress will not be paid by the American people for failing to do their job. No budget, no pay.”

It’s about time don’tcha think?  But will the Republicans cave like they usually do?

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Well, it’s coming up on 10PM HST and ‘Aina awakea (lunch) was ono (good)!  Plus Red Eye is coming on Fox TV!  As I scourer the internet for news, I am bombarded by stories of legislators rushing to provide that emotional cork on the tragic Sandy Hook event.  New York’s Governor Andrew Cuomo made an emotionally disturbing demand and got legislation that makes the State of New York the toughest gun controls in the nation.  Like most socialist democrats, they fail to read and comprehend the law they are writing.  As a result:

But because no loophole for law enforcement was included in the law, every police officer in the state is technically in violation of the statute

Read more here:

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Is this a good example of bad governance or what!  Desperate to do anything, but think about what they are doing, New York State enacted a law that puts their own law enforcement in violation of the law.  They didn’t read their own law, they didn’t think of what they were crafting.  Waste of tax dollars, but that’s New York State, a bastion of liberal rule.  Heavily in debt and taxes, New York is the East Coast example of California, whereas the population and businesses are dwindling and leaving for greener pastures.

Then there are the 23 unconstitutional Executive Orders that Obama issued this week to curb gun violence.

These are our kids.  This is what they’re thinking about.  And so what we should be thinking about is our responsibility to care for them, and shield them from harm, and give them the tools they need to grow up and do everything that they’re capable of doing — not just to pursue their own dreams, but to help build this country.  This is our first task as a society, keeping our children safe.  This is how we will be judged.  And their voices should compel us to change.

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If that were true, abortion would be illegal.  Are we as a society going to draw the distinction between the two tragedies? Both are taking a life, it’s just the means on how it is done.  There are 1.2 Million abortions done in the United State’s every year.  Are these children any less worthy than the ones taken at Sandy Hook, or anywhere else for that matter?  As a society, our first task to keep children safe, said Obama.  I guess that doesn’t apply to “all” children, just some children.  Is it because the killing is done behind the antiseptic walls of make believe healthcare facility and not by the hand of a crazed killer where everyone can see?  If we are going to apply that liberal logic in its literal sense, then we would all be hypocrites.

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It’s funny though; there are people that would fight to prevent the death of a dog or cat at the humane center, rather than the abattoir that is Planned Parenthood.  It is funny though; our government gave the same guns they don’t want Americans to have to Mexican drug lords.  The same guns that have killed thousands of Mexicans and several Americans, including an American border guard.  Then there is the Benghazi tragedy which has never been answered.  Why did this regime and the media ignore such a event?  I guess Obama and his regime believes the lives of those people are not as worthy as the children of Sandy Hook.  Now that Obama has issued 23 Executive Orders to restrict Americans from owning firearms, I wonder if the Mexican drug lords won’t use the weapons they got from our government against Americans.  Who will cry for them?

Holder’s and Obama’s desire to continually hide these Fast and Furious documents is “ironic” now that they’re so gung-ho on gun control. “It is beyond ironic that the Obama administration has initiated an anti-gun violence push as it seeking to keep secret key documents about its very own Fast and Furious gun walking scandal,”

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I see our society going down the wrong path.  There seems to be an emphasis on the destruction of family and religion by the government.  By introducing restrictions on people’s conscience and religious beliefs and forcing people to accept immorality as commonplace.  Even calling Pedophilia acceptable!

Is it absolute madness to even consider such behavior, but like any immoral behavior, a corrupt lifestyle is being pushed onto society. You must accept this behavior as mainstream, or else, you are called a bigot. Even so far as to call such activity, a Civil Right.  Accept immorality or be labeled a bigot.  Those are your only choices!  Conform or be called an extremist! Another example is in the Affordable Patient Care Act where a child can get free sterilizations, even without parental consent.

Thanks to an Obamacare regulation that took effect on Aug. 1, health care plans in Oregon will now be required to provide free sterilizations to 15- year-old girls even if the parents of those girls do not consent to the procedure.

 Yet, you are led to believe that the Republicans have a war on women.  How do you define what war is then?

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Yet, we are told by those dictating what morality is and how it should be, and how we as a society will be judged.  There’s no confusion when it comes to prolife issues, but in this society, abortion is called prochoice.  Except it’s not really a choice for the unborn is it?  Still, the outrage over Sandy Hook like tragedies tends to take the attention away from real society ills.  How often do such tragedies happen?  How could it have been prevented?  Questions that may never be answered; however, the weight of such tragedies against what could be prevented is ignored and considered commonplace.

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One in a Million!

I do pray for this society that preys on the helpless, and then call it, “a choice“.  It is a choice, as with all choices, is it a wise choice?  We are destroying our future, our society and our morals; sounds depre4ssing doesn’t it?!  History is repeating itself, there is no doubt about that.  What brave new world have we have again brought ourselves into?

 

 What’s For Dinner?

 

 

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 Bread, it’s like Freedom! Once Tasted, Never Forgotten!

 

 

 

 

4 Years After

What If Obama Was Reelected?  How might things change in the United States by 2016?  Would we still recognize the United States?

I am listening to the Republican speeches on the cable news because the Big 3 Dopes, ABC, CBS and NBC have decided to limit their coverage of the convention.  However, I am also watching the Democrat convention scheduled for the first week of September, and there is a disturbing event that seems to be unfolding.  It involves a group called BIMA or Bureau Of Indigenous Muslim Affairs.  This flyer has been circling the Internet from their website.

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Notice on the poster the Conference Issue (center right of poster).  Islamaphobia, Mashd zoning laws, Anti Sharia bills, Patriot Act, NYPD surveillance and NDAA.

So I went to the DNC website to see the schedule of events, and I I’m still looking for any mention of it.  However, the blogsphere exploded with reputable first newsers that started posting these links about the event.  The DNC hasn’t denied it as far as I know.

 

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Hmmmm, where is the Islamic community?

This pull-down menu of communities on the DNC website set my curiosity.  It does go along with the Democrat party’s platform of racial division and support for extremist groups.  They’ve divided people into categories, into special interests groups, marginalizing the electorate into a multicultural soup of intolerance.  Yet, all this week the DNC operatives and the News media would have you believe the Republicans are all extremists.

 

 

Let’s assume for the moment that this Islamic event is real and the Islamic platform of Sharia Law is adopted by the DNC.  That would be in line with this regimes policy.  We can imagine what new world the United States would be once Sharia Law replaces the U.S. Constitution.

Public schools would be turned into Saudi style Madrassas.  Men and women would be forbidden to comingle under penalty being stoned to death.  Women would be forced to wear the burqa.  Honor killings would be common place within families.  Morality police would roam around shopping malls looking for any violation of Sharia law.  The LGBT community, well, that’s rather problematic isn’t it?

 

 

Churches, Synagog’s and Temples would be replaced with Mosques.  Religious practices other than Islam would be taxed and regulated by the Islamic Caliphate government.  Non-Islamic people would be required to wear identifying clothing that reflects their religion.  There will be two highway systems, the Islamic way and Infidel way.  Infidels caught violating Islamic Sharia Law would be harshly punished.

 

 

Dr. Zuhdi Jasser warns about this group and their connection to Islamic extremist groups.

Dr. Zuhdi Jasser, a devout Muslim and the Founder and President of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy, wrote:

The leaders of this event – Jibril Hough and Imam Siraj Wahhaj [are not] moderates. They are radicals. These individuals embrace Islamist supremacy and have demonstrated support for radical ideologies.

A quick Google search by the DNC would have shown them that Hough and Wahhaj are leaders in the separatist American Islamist movement. While they may be able to get a few thousand Muslims to attend the event, they are NOT going to be mainstream Muslims.  Most will likely come from Hough and Wahhaj’s radical networks that have long been entrenched in the Charlotte area. Make no mistake they are part of the Islamist movement.

Their jummah (group) prayer is…about empowering their Islamist and MB sympathetic groups into the very fabric of the political system so that Americans become anesthetized. We need American Muslims to speak up and marginalize these radicals. The DNC needs to understand and reject them because of their radical history and ideas.

 Learn more here!

What does “Indigenous” Muslim Affairs mean?  Indigenous to where?  Why isn’t there an indigenous community in the DNC?  What kind of message is the DNC boasting?  More questions than answers.

 

 

What’s For Dinner?

 

 

Pork Stir Fry with Broccoli and Pineapple

 

 

 

May Day Is Lei Day

In Hawai’i, May 1st is Lei Day.  It was two writers from the Honolulu Newspaper “Ka Hoku Buletina” (Star Bulletin) Grace Tower Warren and Don Blanding who came up with the idea of a holiday on May 1 in conjunction with May Day.  Grace Tower Warren is also credited for the phrase, “May Day is Lei Day.”  The first Lei Day was held on May 1, 1928.  Musicians Leonard “Red” and his wife Ruth wrote the song “May Day is Lei Day” and it has been a tradition ever since!  We celebrate with family, friends, great food and great music!

While we celebrate Lei Day with flowers, parties, parades, good food and music.  The socialist democrats along with Obama’s army of Occupy Wall Street protestors are busy causing property damage, violating the law, raping people, defecating on the streets, and even murdering people.  This is the definition of what the Soviets call “Useful Idiots”!

Rep. Col. Allen West during an interview with CNN, the Communist News Network, said he knows of about 80 members of Congress that are communists.  Although, Rep. Col. Allen West didn’t actually name names, it is pretty obvious who the communists are.  The Progressive Caucus is made up entirely of communists.  The Congressional Black Caucus is either mostly all communists, or racist fools.

While we celebrate, Obama and his socialist minions are laying the ground work for class warfare and class envy!  While we welcome and embrace all cultures, Socialist Democrats are plotting race warfare.  May Day has been the communist slave (workers) holiday where an Oligarchy government of central planners try and convince the populace that they will grant their every wish!  Socialism has never worked, and this regime is trying to convince the American people that capitalism never worked.   That is simply a lie, and the present state of the economy should be proof enough for that.  They are desperate to hold onto their power and they will say anything to convince you so.

You see, this is what Marxism is all about!  Hating and envy of others!  Despising success!  We know who the Occupy leadership is!  But who are the Occupiers?  Unions, that are losing their control over institutional slavery, and College Students indoctrinated with the lies of socialist dogma.  They claim economic disparity, but they are unwilling to face the facts that this regime has made life worse for them.  Instead, they are being led like a donkey by the proverbial carrot on a stick.  They are willing to do the bidding of a false deity that continues to promise everything, but delivers nothing.  A false prophet that continues to blame everyone and everything his failed policies have brought.  Are they that stupid to believe that government can provide the solution to everything?  We will know tomorrow!  Stay tuned!

 

 What’s For Dinner?

 

 

Grilled Ono Over Jasmine Rice and Stir Fried Vegetables

 

 

 

USA Now A Racial Slur

National Pride and sportsmanship has reached a new low!  Chanting USA! USA! USA!  Now considered racist.

Apologizing for chanting USA!  Are people that sensitive to national pride that they have to equate it to racism?

This has got to be the largest load of Bull Hockey I’ve ever heard of.  We don’t teach civics in school any more.  We don’t teach American History anymore.  We don’t teach trade skills anymore.  We’re too worried about offending everyone, but ourselves.  We are becoming a nation of wussies!  Political correctness run amuck!

But we are racially sensitive to others that don’t consider themselves American.

As an immigrant to this great country, I am ashamed!

There is no where else in this world to go.  To live free.  To have opportunities.  All to see it go to waste because some moron was offended by chanting USA.  You are destroying this country from within!

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Democrat Racist History

History can be easily forgotten over time.  History is often rewritten by those that wish to distort their past.  Namely the Marxist Democrat party has been engaged in a propaganda war to convince minorities that they champion them.  Marxist Democrat’s who disguise themselves as Progressives seek to create a class of dependency.  They do that by creating government programs that keep minorities dependent on the government with the perception of “Free Stuff”.

Valerie Jarrett is a Marxist propagandist in the Obama Regime.  She propagates the fear factor by accusing Republicans of trying to take jobs and your freedoms:

Teachers, and firefighters, and policemen, whose jobs are now in jeopardy because Congress–well let me be specific–because the Republicans in Congress,” Jarrett told the crowd. According to the CBS affiliate in Atlanta, at this point, “Before she could finish her sentence, people in the congregation were laughing, and applauding.”

This, in a church, on Martin Luther King Jr. day.  If this were said by a Republican in a church, there would be howls by the Marxist Democrats on Church verses State, and calls to remove tax exemption status of the church.  Evidently, some minorities have either bought into this propaganda, or prefer to see their people bonded to government slavery.

But since when were teachers, firemen and police paid by the federal government?  What about the 80 thousand troops being laid off by the Obama regime?  The hypocrisy is so palpable, so why don’t minorities see it?  Minorities are locked in a cycle of dependency, by a government that claims to want to help them.  They believe minorities cannot help themselves, and they won’t think for themselves.  That is the definition of Marxist Democrat slavery.

This was not the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. envisioned.  So was Martin Luther King Jr. a Democrat?

It should come as no surprise that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a Republican. In that era, almost all black Americans were Republicans. Why? From its founding in 1854 as the anti-slavery party until today, the Republican Party has championed freedom and civil rights for blacks. And as one pundit so succinctly stated, the Democrat Party is as it always has been, the party of the four S’s: slavery, secession, segregation and now socialism.

Racism by democrats takes place every day, and right under the noses of the very people they say they are fighting for.  Minorities have been taken advantage of by Democrats and they will continue to suffer under their Progressive policies.  Be sure to click on the link above and read the full article written by Frances Rice.  Ms. Rice is chairman of the National Black Republican Association (NBRA).

Democrats have been running our inner-cities for the past 30 to 40 years, and blacks are still complaining about the same problems. More than $7 trillion dollars have been spent on poverty programs since Lyndon Johnson’s War on Poverty with little, if any, impact on poverty. Diabolically, every election cycle, Democrats blame Republicans for the deplorable conditions in the inner-cities, then incite blacks to cast a protest vote against Republicans.

In order to break the Democrats’ stranglehold on the black vote and free black Americans from the Democrat Party’s economic plantation, we must shed the light of truth on the Democrats. We must demonstrate that the Democrat Party policies of socialism and dependency on government handouts offer the pathway to poverty, while Republican Party principles of hard work, personal responsibility, getting a good education and ownership of homes and small businesses offer the pathway to prosperity.

Those that forget history are doomed to repeat it.  This is the case with minorities today.  The Liberal Media has been working with the Marxist Progressive Democrats to keep repeating this message, this lie, this evil propaganda that the Republicans want to take your rights away.  When the opposite is true.  For black clergy to invite openly racist people into their church to listen to them spew disparaging remarks against Republicans, then the question needs to be asked: Do Blacks enjoy living in Slavery?   It is slavery, it is economic slavery.

Republican Thaddeus McCotter explains the language of Marxist Democrats:

Now Marxist Democrat Debbie Wasserman Schultz assumes that minorities gravitate to their party of Slavery because there are more minorities in their party.

Wasserman Schultz says minorities feel “comfortable” because the Democratic Party stands up for “the issues that matter to those communities and Republicans shun them.”

“Just look at the chamber at the State of the Union. Look at the side of the chamber that the Democrats sit on and the side of the chamber that Republicans sit on. And you can notice a dramatic difference in who chooses to affiliate as Democrats and who chooses to affiliate as Republicans. The diversity in the Democratic Party is remarkable. We truly are the big tent party.”

“There is a reason that the Democratic Party is far more diverse than the Republican Party, because the natural home, politically on major issues to Hispanics, to women, to Jews, to Asian-Americans, the diverse spectrum, to African Americans.”

If you believe that, then you do deserve to be as kept slaves by the Marxist Democrats.  Ask any black conservatives what they go through by other blacks.  Ask Angela McGlowan, David Webb, Star Parker and other black conservatives who are under attack for being members of the Tea Party.

From Andrew Breitbart:

They’ve been called Oreos, traitors and Uncle Toms, and are used to having to defend their values. Now black conservatives are really taking heat for their involvement in the mostly white tea partymovement—and for having the audacity to oppose the policies of the nation’s first black president.

“I’ve been told I hate myself. I’ve been called an Uncle Tom. I’ve been told I’m a spook at the door,” said Timothy F. Johnson, chairman of the Frederick Douglass Foundation, a group of black conservatives who support free market principles and limited government.

“Black Republicans find themselves always having to prove who they are. Because the assumption is the Republican Party is for whites and the Democratic Party is for blacks,” he said.

Johnson and other black conservatives say they were drawn to the tea party movement because of what they consider its commonsense fiscal values of controlled spending, less taxes and smaller government. The fact that they’re black—or that most tea partyers are white—should have nothing to do with it, they say.

Conservatives do not see a difference between Black and White.  We only see success, prosperity and freedom for all.  Marxist democrats have a history of discrimination.  When democrats couldn’t stop blacks by forceful means, they resorted to alternative means to discriminate against minorities.  Today, that discrimination is dependency and no opportunity.  Courtesy of the Democrat Party.

Margret Sanger, the creator of Planned ParentMurderHood, was on a genocide mission to kill as many blacks in America as possible.  Today, there are more black children murdered by Planned Parenthood.  There are more blacks on government assistance, food stamps, poverty, homeless and jobless than any other demographic in this country.  Why?  Because Marxist Democrats like keep slaves.  Think about it, your slave masters are the very people that don’t want to succeed, and you vote into power every election cycle.

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What’s For Dinner?

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Sesame Crusted Ahi Tuna with Wok Charred Vegetables over Saffron Rice

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Remembering Veterans Day

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EO13575 & UN A21

 

‘A’ole ike pono i na mea e lawelawe  ‘ia ana – Not clearly seeing what’s going on

 

It began quietly, not everyone saw it coming.  The periphery of liberty was fading.  Our basic human rights as defined in the Constitution were being taken away and no one saw it coming.  Some did, some raised the alarms, but the vast majority of us didn’t.  It came when we were distracted by other issues of the day.  What the buzz was all about.  While preoccupied with the minutia of a loud mouth congressman indiscretion with sexting pictures of himself, Obama issued executive order 13575.

What is executive order 13575?  Watch this video to learn how this effects you.

On June 9, 2011, President Obama issued a sweeping executive order for a White House Rural Council that purports to exert broad municpal powers over the food, fiber, and energy production of Rural American. Where’s the Line, America to how much power the president can amass by executive order?

 

Look at all the agencies involved in this executive order and ask yourself, why do you need all this bureaucracy?  (a) The Secretary of Agriculture shall serve as the Chair of the Council, which shall also include the heads of the following executive branch departments, agencies, and offices:

(1) the Department of the Treasury;
(2) the Department of Defense;
(3) the Department of Justice;
(4) the Department of the Interior;
(5) the Department of Commerce;
(6) the Department of Labor;
(7) the Department of Health and Human Services;
(8) the Department of Housing and Urban Development;
(9) the Department of Transportation;
(10) the Department of Energy;
(11) the Department of Education;
(12) the Department of Veterans Affairs;
(13) the Department of Homeland Security;
(14) the Environmental Protection Agency;
(15) the Federal Communications Commission;
(16) the Office of Management and Budget;
(17) the Office of Science and Technology Policy;
(18) the Office of National Drug Control Policy;
(19) the Council of Economic Advisers;
(20) the Domestic Policy Council;
(21) the National Economic Council;
(22) the Small Business Administration;
(23) the Council on Environmental Quality;
(24) the White House Office of Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs;
(25) the White House Office of Cabinet Affairs; and such other executive branch departments, agencies, and offices as the President or the Secretary of Agriculture may, from time to time, designate.
(b) A member of the Council may designate, to perform the Council functions of the member, a senior-level official who is part of the member’s department, agency, or office, and who is a full-time officer or employee of the Federal Government.
(c) The Department of Agriculture shall provide funding and administrative support for the Council to the extent permitted by law and within existing appropriations.
(d) The Council shall coordinate its policy development through the Domestic Policy Council and the National Economic Council.

 

What’s eerie about this executive order is that it similar to the United Nations Agenda 21.  It is preceded by Clinton’s 1993 creation: President’s Council on Sustainable Development.  Sustainable development as defined is the cornerstone of UN Agenda 21 which mandates for theft of property by the government from the individual property owner.  Basically, if you, the land owner, are not using your property to the governments liking, then the government has the power to seize and confiscate private property and give it away to someone else.  That’s why they need all those agencies in this executive order.  For example, if one agency cannot remove you from your private property for breaking some bogus rule violation, there are dozens of other agencies to attack you.  So everything from national security to global warming could be used against you to unlawfully confiscate your property.

So what is UN Agenda 21 and how is this related to EO13575?  Watch this video.

 

It sounds like something out of Nazi Germany.  Notice the flowery names; Sustainable, Renewable, Global Development, with the implementation of this policy, is essentially surrendering our liberties to a collective government.  It’s communism, plain and simple.  It takes the liberties of the individual and gives that to the state.  With a stroke of a pen, Obama has brought us closer to this evil agenda.

Steps to implement this social engineering into a socialist Marxist state are already happening.  Notice that these are not Laws, but regulations by government agencies.  The first part in this executive order is to restrict farmers by restricting what crops they can grow, and what fertilizers and pesticides they can use.  California has already started this by preventing water to flow into the central valley.  By reasoning that a small fish is more important that growing food for human consumption and growing the economy, the government with its agencies have put people out of business.

This is not new news though; it has been going on for quite awhile.  Stealthily chipping at the foundations of the Constitution has been the agenda by the socialist democrats for years.  The idea that a centralized government control has always been the end goal for the socialists.  They manufactured the housing crisis by forcing the banks to give home loans to people that couldn’t afford it.  So now we have all these homes either in foreclosure, or at risk of foreclosure, and since one of the goals of Agenda 21 is to eliminate private property, what better way for the government to aid homeowners but to become their landlords?

The Obama administration may turn thousands of government-owned foreclosures into rental properties to help boost falling home prices.

The Federal Housing Finance Agency said Wednesday it is seeking input from investors on how to rent homes owned by government-controlled mortgage companies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and the Federal Housing Administration.

At the end of last month, the government owned roughly 248,000 foreclosed homes, officials said. About 70,000 of those are listed for sale. But officials expect the number of foreclosures to soar in the coming months.

Many foreclosures have been stalled so attorneys general and federal regulators can investigate whether lenders cut corners and improperly handled thousands of cases. Once a settlement is finalized, foreclosures are expected to pick up again and further depress home prices.

Converting the homes into rentals may reduce “credit losses and help stabilize neighborhoods and home values,” said Edward DeMarco, acting director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency, which oversees Fannie and Freddie.

So, if your landlord doesn’t like your politics, they can find a way to evict you, but that’s the whole point, isn’t it?

 

What’s For Dinner?

Barramundi en Papillote

 

 

 

A Government That Does Not Fear

The people that believe the government owns everything

 

“When the government fears the people,
there is liberty.

When the people fear the government,
there is tyranny.”

Thomas Jefferson

 

And tyranny is rampant in our government.  From the Socialist agenda of the Obama Regime; to the corruption of democrats, and the complicity of journalists, that deliberately distorts and hides the truth.

When politicians refuse to answer questions about their actions, then it’s time ask, what are they hiding?  That’s what happened when Dick Durbin (Dumbass – IL) was asked about his responsibility for the Standard and Poor’s downgrade of the U.S. economy.

You either may or may not know of Dick Durbin’s pertinacious attitude to lavishly point his finger of blame at everyone, make fictitious accusations, and wraps himself in a faux layer of virtuous innocence.  However, when confronted with the record of his actions, he feigns guiltless responsibility.  Here’s Dick Durbin surrounded by his media minions that do the dirty work of hiding his true record of accomplishments.  He won’t answer the question, because he knows he’s guilty.  Guilty of misusing his position in congress and adding to the misery index of Obama’s regime.

 

 

He’s the Senator that hysterically compared the treatment of the Gitmo detainees to Nazis, Soviet gulags, and Pol Pot. While calling for an end to “hateful” rhetoric, he’s the one who wrongfully pointed his crooked finger at the Tea Party Movement and Gov. Sarah Palin, blaming them for the Tucson massacre and the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. Recently, he’s the one that, hypocritically, accused the Tea Party Republicans of “political extortion” in the debt ceiling debate.

 

Durbin is not the only one with a crooked finger of blame, there’s also Nazi Piglosi.  The chief architect’s to Obama’s plan to destroy the health care system in America, to bankrupt the nation, and to transform our country into a version of European socialist utopia.  Here, Piglosi uses the ire of racism to blame the GOP for the budget debacle.  Ironic, she voted against Obama’s budget.

 

 

Remember that Nazi Piglosi called the Tea Party “Astro Turf ” implying that the grassroots wasn’t real.  She also said unemployment benefits are good for the economy.  Well, how’s that working out?

 

And most, if not all, the democrats in congress and in government are either communists or socialists.  Their answer to our nation’s problems is to spend more of your money.  They want to increase taxes, not on just the corporations, but on everyone.  Their philosophy has been to spend our way into prosperity.  They justify that by saying that lowering taxes only makes the rich richer.

Well, yes it does.  It also allows the rich invest, and that investment creates jobs, and more jobs create tax revenue.  That has been proven over and over again.  When more people are working, the more tax revenue flows into the treasury.  Socialist democrats called that voodoo economics.

So let’s look at this budget that was passed and got us a downgrade by S&P.  First, it didn’t stop spending; it increased spending by raising the debt ceiling $2.4 Trillion.  Second, the spending cuts are not immediate, they occur over 10 years.  That’s not a spending cut when it’s pushed down the road.  With this irresponsible budget, it’s no wonder why S&P downgraded us.  You cannot increase your spending and say you’ll cut spending later.  That just doesn’t make sense.

During the GOP debate, the question asked was, “would you agree to raise taxes with a spending cut ratio of 10:1?”  Meaning, for every ten spending cuts, allow one tax increase.  Every republican refused to agree to that idea.  An idea proposed by the media, the Fox media no less.  I found that to be a gotcha question because if anyone had agreed to that, their campaign would have been over.

Taxes are already destructively too high, so any tax hike of any kind will kill more jobs.
Tax hikes would have been immediate.  The promised spending cuts won’t ever actually take place.

Yet, the spending continues to be out of control.  For example, Democratic Hill staffers head to Maui on taxpayers’ dime for Senate Indian Affairs Committee field hearing.

“It’s outrageous that Senate Democrats have so little respect for the American taxpayer that in the same month they buried our credit rating, they’re heading to Hawaii to celebrate,”
Sleight of hand government. The government doesn’t fear the people.  This must change.  These people cannot be shamed into doing the right thing for the country.  They must be removed from office.  The fate of our nation’s health and future depends on changing the face of the presidency and the congress.  I fear we will not last as a nation unless this is done in 2012.

What’s for Dinner?

 

Shrimp Fri Diablo with Micro-Green Salad and Seared Diver Scallop

 

 

 

 

 

How Free Are We?

Hō'ike no ke Kū'oko'a

 

How free are we, and how do we define freedoms?  We can define freedoms as being able to worship how and where we want.  The freedom to grow our wealth and to cultivate our own economic prosperity.  Having the freedom as an individual to decide our own destiny.  These choices also bear the individual’s responsibility.  Maybe a better question is; “How are we Free?”  What is the measurement, the benchmark, of being free?  To what degree or percentage can you call yourself “free”?

Without Leaves

A tree without leaves will not grow, and that’s only what you see above the ground.  The roots of the tree find nutrients in the ground to grow and produce the leaves.  It is the leaves on the tree that absorb the sun’s rays and consumes carbon dioxide as nourishment.  An analogy could be made about freedom and the tree.  Freedom is analogous to the health of the tree.

Recently, the Mercatus Center at George Mason University did a comprehensive study on the fifty States and ranked them on their degree of freedom.  The study looked at each State’s public policies that affect individual economic and social freedoms.  It examines the state and local government laws and regulations that affect a wide range of public policies, from taxes to homeschooling, from gun control to drug policy.

 

 

Hawai’i ranked 47th overall, 46th economic, and 43 personal.

Hawaii has much room to improve. On the spending side, the state is highly fiscally centralized due to its unique statewide school system, but despite being freed from the burden of paying for schools, local governments have to raise over 80 percent of their funds through own-source taxes, the highest figure in the country. Sales, individual income, and motorvehicle-license taxes are high. Gun laws are among the worst in the country, and the marijuana regime is fairly restrictive. Hawaii has the second strictest gambling laws in the country, after Utah: The only type of gaming permitted is social. Educational regulation is excessive, with private schools having to obtain state approval to operate, significant homeschool regulations, and school attendance mandated through age 18. Smoking bans are universal in restaurants, bars, workplaces, and public places without any exceptions. On the other side of the ledger, the asset forfeiture regime is reasonable, limited same-sex domestic partnerships are recognized, and victimless crimes (excluding drug) make up just 3.5 percent of all arrests, while the drug-arrest rate is also much better than average. On labor law the state government is interventionist, with a prevailing-wage law, strict workers’ compensation requirements, mandatory short-term disability insurance, and a state occupational safety and health agency. Hawaii has not reformed eminent domain, and the state liability system is far below average. On health insurance the state is surprisingly laissez-faire, with no community rating and fewer mandates than average.

Where does your State rank?

Click on the map to find out

How International Regulations Hurt Our Island Economy

Hawai’i county council member Pete Hoffmann introduced another set of restrictive regulations to the building codes.  I’ve mentioned this Jackass, Pete Hoffmann before where he wanted to put a ban on plastic bags.  In this building code regulations, Hoffmann’s view of Socialist Engineering includes, a hurricane safe room, in-home sprinkler systems, hot water systems must be solar, and insulation to Post and Pier homes.

First, if and when a hurricane happens, the local government will force mandatory evacuations, so why do we need safe rooms?

Second, adding in-home sprinkler systems will increase the overall cost of building a home.

Third, solar hot water systems are only good where the sun shines.  That will require you to cut down trees in order to clear enough room for solar to work properly.  Windward residents have numerous cloudy and rainy days which make solar unreliable.  I use a propane hot water on demand system which is very energy efficient and very cost effective.

Fourth, insulation under post and pier homes is simply ridicules and expensive.  We live in the tropics, it’s simply not needed.  These are just some of the standards that Pete “The Jackass” Hoffmann wants to burden the homeowner with.

The regulations are based on the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC).  While this may be appropriate for State and County office buildings, it is also appropriate for some large businesses.  However, the regulations are too restrictive for homeowners.  It puts a larger cost burden on small business owners.  Why are we adopting standards when they don’t apply to us?

 

PostIt Campaign

The cost burden of government regulations does not stop at the State or County level, it also include the Federal governments regulations and taxes.  It’s bad enough that the government is picking and choosing which companies will succeed and which will fail, but some companies don’t pay any taxes as a result of government intervention.  General Electric was one of those companies that posted a profit of $5.1 Billion, but paid no taxes.  How could they do this?

In a regulatory filing just a week before the Japanese disaster put a spotlight on the company’s nuclear reactor business, G.E. reported that its tax burden was 7.4 percent of its American profits, about a third of the average reported by other American multinationals. Even those figures are overstated, because they include taxes that will be paid only if the company brings its overseas profits back to the United States. With those profits still offshore, G.E. is effectively getting money back.

Meanwhile, Boeing is prevented by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) from moving its 787 Dreamliner production to South Carolina.  Boeing could not get the no-strike concession from the hostile Labor Unions and decided to move its operations to South Carolina, a Right to Work state that does not require workers to be unionized.  It’s good for Boeing, it’s good for the State of South Carolina, and it’s good for Boeing’s customers.  Everyone, except for the labor unions, which are openly hostile towards businesses and the individual workers freedoms.  The unions would rather hurt Boeing, its workers and its customers for their own greed.

Freedoms are being decided by the government.  Who will succeed and who will fail.  The idea of any company, deemed by the government to be “Too Big To Fail“, hurts the freedom of the entire business community.  It puts an unfair disadvantage on other businesses competing against businesses supported by the government.  The government is using unions as political capitol.

On behalf of the small business owners in North Carolina, Mr. Geithner, you are wrong!

Geithner’s explanation of the administration’s small-business tax plan came in an exchange with first-term Rep. Renee Ellmers (R.-N.C.). Ellmers, a nurse, decided to run for the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010 after she became active in the grass-roots opposition to President Barack Obama’s proposed health-care reform plan in 2009.

The Obama Regime’s solution to our economic freedoms is to raise taxes on small businesses.  Then again, the Obama Regime thinks like Pete “Jackass” Hoffmann, they think we need more government making decisions in our lives.  More central planning by elected bureaucrats.  More government revenue through higher taxes.  It seems allowing the free markets to obtain more freedom isn’t in the governments idea of prosperity.  Obama said, “we cannot cut our way to prosperity“!

 

 

We can neither spend nor tax our way into prosperity either.  By doing so just takes more freedoms away.  If you keep pruning the leaves off the tree, it will eventually cease to grow.  This is just several examples of where the government has interfered with freedoms.

In the example of the tree, the states that enjoy the greatest freedom and prosperity are those that have the least amount of government regulations and taxation.  Allowing the tree the freedom to grow on its own will eventually bear the fruit of prosperity.  By clearing away the weeds and dead branches will allow the tree to continue to grow into a long and healthy freedom.

That should be the role of government in preserving and nurturing freedoms

 

What’s For Dinner?

 

 

Singapore Noodles with Shrimp

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