Letters to the Editor

Lord works in strange and wondrous ways

It’s my desire to be like the Lord — in a place where our Lord is the only king on the premises and his ways prevail; in a place where aloha and pono are evident and are practiced unwaveringly, 24/7; and, in a place where a stellar contribution to his cause is not only praised but is duly ...

Imbalance apparent in judicial system

As mentioned previously in letters to the editor, knowledge of the felonious crime of terroristic threatening was absent prior to being arrested for it. In a simple act of self-defense, I prevented the threat of bodily injury by a man much larger by presenting visually a kitchen knife and it ...

While not perfect, cattle ranching has benefits

There’s a lot of good to be said about a meat-free diet. Vegetarianism can be beneficial for your health and for the environment, and you don’t have to kill an animal to eat. But critics of cattle ranching on Maui are making the “perfect” the enemy of the “good.” With an estimated 2 ...

Through true listening and prayer we can change lives

I challenge you every day to help someone find a way to get back on track. Just as it happens, I don’t always have all the answers but I take an extra moment to truly listen. Then with a prayer, I find a way to make a difference to control their negative emotions. Through encouragement and ...

Traffic situation did not evolve, it was created

The medical profession’s ethical dictum, “first, do no harm,” should become an accountability standard for public officials who permit developments touted to improve our communities, but which ultimately create public hazards and diminish our quality of life. Few would discount the ...

Nation must stand firm against dictator wannabe

Having studied history, political science and philosophy in college, I have an in-depth understanding of what has formed the regimes of our world in the past, and present in which we live. The attitude and empowerment of the Trump administration and the direction in which it wishes to take ...

Time for the rebirth of the birther movement

According to former acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe, in 2017 President Trump appeared to be operating under the influence of the Russian government and could even have been a Russian agent. Could the president of the United States be a sleeper agent? Sounds like the plot for an airport ...

Longtime visitor has a couple suggestions

Over the last 30 years I have visited this lovely island many, many times and while I’m here today I’d like to make two suggestions: First, the Kapalua Coastal Walk — it’s really great but now that I’m getting up in years it occurs to me that a bench or two along the route would be ...

Being a grouchy, bossy internet addict is in vogue

Being a grouchy, bossy, highly sensitive internet addict is in vogue. Don’t miss your chance to get your way, rally around the rants of your internet circle of sycophants (fireworks are a hot topic, particularly among imports with no local ties). Move here, then demand that everyone else ...

2019 Whale Tales was informative, fun, exciting

There are not enough positive adjectives to describe the four days of Whale Tales hosted by Whale Trust (Feb. 15-18). Hawaii’s premier whale research and education event was informative, fun and exciting. We also went on a whale watch with Jim Darling, Ph.D., one of the founders of Whale ...

Mahi Pono cows lacking adequate shade protection

Mahi Pono made grand claims at the recent Haiku Community Association regarding their cows above Hookipa. In reality, their cows are being housed in paddocks with little shade and no way for the cows to escape wind-driven rains. In December, A&B tried to remove protections for cows on ...

There’s no question about underpass for new school

The underpass to the new Kihei high school is also in our open space master plan that is part of our community plan. There is no question about the safety or desire of the community, there are just the cavalier decisions made by state bureaucrats to do what they want. Mahalo to everyone who ...

New program helps individuals navigate the judicial system

To commemorate National Judicial Outreach Week (March 1-10), Hawaii state judges are reaching out to our communities to foster better understanding of the rule of law — the legal principle that every citizen is subject to the law, that no one is above the law, and that everyone is equal ...

Trump is comically impotent and psychologically deranged

Americans are aware of but do not reckon the significance of the group of dark souls who have surrounded Trump. Men in power, who possess selfish, materialistic and separatistic attitudes, purposes and goals, have always gathered less powerful men around them, but those who possess equally ...

Bullying at council meeting appalling

Last campaign season I worked hard to get council members in office who were going to make decisions that didn’t support overdevelopment, who will stop the mismanagement of water and natural resources, and instead make decisions based on aloha aina principles that benefit the community, ...

Donald Trump finally goes to Vietnam

Donald Trump finally went to Vietnam, where he met with the North Korean Dictator Kim. Does this mean that the bone spurs that kept him out of the Army, and probably a free trip to Vietnam 50 years ago, have finally been cured? There was no mention of bone spurs in the reports about his latest ...

New movie demonstrates that random evolution is possible

Two humans, two contrasting “cubicles” assigned at birth — two opposite behaviors! Then they began a journey, affecting them equally — same road, same obstacles — and their differences yielded to common grounds. Their teamwork will ensure survival, no poison pill stifling compromise! ...

Isn’t this a heinous abuse of the probate process?

OK, local boy enters a partnership to get out of foreclosure situation. Partner dies. Partner’s executrix uses the probate process to transfer the property to herself and her brother. They keep the property for 10 years. Operate it illegally as a bed-and-breakfast for that time, taking ...

Applied for Mexican passport and here’s why

Hola. Just applied for the Mexican passport, and here is why. Trump proclaimed that he will build the wall and Mexico is going to pay for it. The paying part obviously is not going to happen. It’s therefore every taxpayer’s civil duty to protect the president from being called a liar by ...

The irony of President Trump and his wall

Irony is, if the president gets his wall, not one more person will support him. Conversely, if the president doesn't get his wall, not one less person will support him. Michael Blaz Kihei