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We are tracking Tropical Storm Erick today which appears to be heading towards the islands. The storm is 2,055 miles east of Hilo as of 11AM HST. It could reach sustained winds of 40 MPH and is expected to reach the islands by late next week. The storm has not organized into anything but a tropical depression, but that could change over the next few days. I’ll keep you informed as time marches on.

Speaking of storms. U.S. Representative Elijah Cummings, the Democratic chairman of the House of Representatives Oversight Committee, who has called Trump a racist and sharply criticized his immigration policies, was scolded by the President to clean up his own city of Baltimore.

With typical democrat knee-jerk reaction, Nazi Piglosi jumped to Cummings defense saying, “We all reject racist attacks against him and support his steadfast leadership.”  The problem is that cities and States that are run by democrats are suffering from neglect and ruin. If you look at Kalifornia, Los Angeles and San Francisco (Piglosi’s district), have changed in the worst of ways. In my past life I did business in both cities and the change is frightening. Seattle Washington and Portland Oregon are in the same mess. With mayors and governors that simply don’t care.

When you criticize these leftist liberal people, you are called a racist. Which is what happened after the President tweeted his remarks. So it’s racist to point out the faults of these misrepresentatives? The President is running the country, people like Cummings are representatives for their districts. The representatives are responsible for their districts. Nazi Piglosi, Mad Maxine Waters, Ted Wheeler, Mario Cuomo, and other democrats that have failed their States and cities. Why do people continue to vote for these idiots?

In Hawai’i, both Crazy Mazie Hirono and Brian Snotzs are more concerned with their image at the Washington D.C. cocktail parties than our State. Tulsi Gabbard has delusions of grandeur believing she’s qualified to be President. No one knows who she is. Then there’s Ed Case who took over for the inept Colleen Hanabusa in 2019. Been there, done that. What has changed this time? More single party democrat failure.

Storms come in different forms. They all have something in common: they expel a lot of hot air.

Have a happy Saturday! See you all tomorrow.

 

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Happy Aloha Friday

Happy Aloha Friday this July 5th, 2019. President Trump organized a spectacular Independence Day Party! The military flyovers were amazing! The crowds were overflowing and standing room only! The President’s speech was inspiring. The leftist critics were boo-hooing, gnashing their teeth, and desperately trying to protest. Idiots even burned an American Flag. The democrats looked small and impotent.

Overall, a fantastic historic event! Of course, we watched it all on TV, even the fireworks display. Truly phenomenal. A return to patriotism and national pride. Long since overdue. The fake news media refused to cover the event, but then again, who watches the MSM?

Hurricane Barbara has faded away, quickly. We’re not expecting any rain till Monday of next week. The weather here is sunny and hot. Curiously, the local media is ratcheting up the global warming alarm. Like summertime clockwork. Environmentalists are claiming rising sea levels will flood habitable areas. They claim frequent King Tides will cause more flooding and erosion.

NOAA defines King Tides as: A King Tide is a non-scientific term people often use to describe exceptionally high tides. Tides are long-period waves that roll around the planet as the ocean is “pulled” back and forth by the gravitational pull of the moon and the sun as these bodies interact with the Earth in their monthly and yearly orbits. Higher than normal tides typically occur during a new or full moon and when the Moon is at its perigee, or during specific seasons around the country. 

That’s hardly the result of global warming. The fake news media then wonders why they have a credibility problem when they push the climate crisis alarm. I’m disappointed because I expected to have beachfront property by now.

Did you know that Hilo Hawai’i is the second largest city in the island chain? Honolulu being the largest, and it feels like Los Angeles whenever we’re there. Hilo has many unique attributes. Surrounded by farms and a vibrant downtown area, Hilo is small as cities go. It only takes us 10 minutes to get to the downtown area, when the traffic is light. During rush hours, the drive time can be 15-20 minutes long. The population is growing, you can tell by the amount of traffic on the roads.  In the picture above is the newly constructed Hale Hoʻokolokolo, or courthouse.

Life is good and it just keeps getting better. The weekend outlook looks good. Grillin’ and chillin’!

 

Arrivals And Departures

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Arrivals and departures at the Hilo airport is a daily occurrence.  The busy little airport is a hub of tourism and cargo transportation.  One of the pleasant, and attractive features, about Hilo airport is its local feel and character.  Originally known as “General Lyman Field“, the airport was renamed as Hilo International Airport after the Hawai’i department of transportation took it over the operations.

The airport is nestled along the Waiakea and Keaukaha Hawaiian homelands in south Hilo.  The airport is small enough to handle large traffic, yet small enough to preserve that small town feel.  No large presence of most major airports like Honolulu, with long lines and crowded terminals.  Departure terminals are open air waiting areas free from hanging televisions broadcasting 24 hour news stories.  It’s quiet and reflective, roomy and comfortable.  It keeps that small town feel found nowhere else but in Hawai’i’s second largest city.

From Hilo Bay, you can watch arrival and departure flights while casting a fishing line into the bay.  From the flight you can view the landscapes of east Hawai’i coastline.   Revealing small town villages, water falls, surfing shorelines and rocky cliffs.

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What I love about Moku o Keawe (The Big Island) is the ruralness.  East Hawai’i island is still very much country life with sprawling farms and vast landscapes of empty country side.  If you’re looking for night-life and big city life, you won’t find it here.  Crowded highways and stacked apartment skyscrapers don’t exist here.  You can witness a night sky crowded with stars, and the outline of the Milky Way.  You can get lost watching the waves roll in from the shore line.  You can find quiet places here just to reflect.  It’s the biggest small town life you cannot find elsewhere.  Lucky you live Hawai’i.

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E Komo Mai

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday Trade Winds

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Hot Summer Day At The Ice Pond

 

 

Hilo Rain

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Nui ka ua o Hilo! Pololei aka, maika’i kēlā, “Ue la lani, ola ka honua.”

Monday starts with pouring rain.  So much rain that waterfalls popup everywhere.  However, rain is always welcomed here.  It rains a lot in Hilo, but that’s good. When the sky weeps, the Earth lives. 

 

Ice Pond

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In Hilo, there is a place called the “Ice Pond”

 

 

Mauna Kea

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Riding along Hilo Bay road towards Mauna Kea.  It’s a beautiful day with cool trade winds and fluffy white clouds.  Hilo is a perfect city, not too large, and not too small.  Not too crowded, but with plenty of people of all kinds.  We don’t have traffic congestion.  Here, the language of Hawai’i is spoken, ka ‘Olelo.  Here, the dance of Hula is performed.  Here, the family spiritual reflections are known as the ʻaumakua.  It is amazing, kupaianaha.

 

 

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