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Letters to the Editor

Political climate worse in Johnson impeachment

If you think the political climate is vituperative these days, it was actually more contentious during the impeachment process of Andrew Johnson (the first in American history) in March 1868. Johnson became president when Abraham Lincoln was assassinated in April 1865, just a week after Lee ...

Trump’s impeachment blew up in Democrats’ face

Trump isn’t impeached yet, Nancy Pelosi has to send it to the Senate. She’s terrified to do that because she knows that it will head directly to the shredder when it does, or if there is an impeachment trial (unlikely due to Nancy stalling) will bring to light more corruption by Joe Biden, ...

Right to choose equal to the right to murder

On Dec. 17, yet another letter proclaiming a woman’s right to choose. The problem with these types is the insensitivity, callousness and casualness with which they write off the life of another whose continued existence would be an inconvenience. Do they ever think before speaking? Do they ...

Thanks to firefighters for extinguishing blaze

We want to send out a big “thank you” to all the firefighters, including the helicopter pilots and police, who responded to the Paia brush fire. For many of us in Skill Vill, we have an extra reason to be thankful this holiday season. Some of us were stuck on the outside of the ...

Credits ‘superb’ cardiac unit for saving his life

I came to Maui nine weeks ago thinking I was a fit, trim 75-year-old. On the Sunday afternoon before Thanksgiving, I climbed out of the Lahaina public swimming pool and had a heart attack. My wife drove me to the urgent care center at Honokowai Marketplace. After an immediate EKG, I was ...

Doubts that corruption allegations debunked

Your Dec. 19 article on Tulsi Gabbard incorrectly states that Trump “asked Ukraine’s president to help investigate already debunked allegations of corruption against former Vice President Joe Biden.” This is a false statement in more than one way. Please, read the phone call ...

Jeopardy category: Serious mental illness

The scene: Jeopardy game show soundstage. The category: Serious Mental Illness. The answer: This person obsessively brags about himself, berates and criticizes others by projecting his own malicious intent and character flaws on them, refuses to accept responsibility for his misdeeds, ...

Only one rep couldn’t figure which way to vote

The U.S. House of Representatives voted to Impeach Donald Trump. Only one member of the House couldn’t figure out which way to vote. So Tulsi Gabbard just voted “present.” If a Congress member can’t figure this one out, she probably doesn’t deserve to be in Congress. Oh yes, she ...

Gabbard cowardice shows in voting lack

Tulsi Gabbard the coward, a photo-op veteran who has completely failed her oath to the Constitution of the United States. She’s a coward for voting present when she could have stood up for the Constitution. This woman will never be president if she has the lack of courage to vote in Congress. ...

Feeling sorry for the digitally challenged

Is it irony, just the new era — or both? A few years ago, while attending the PGA Tour’s Tournament of Champions at the Plantation Course in Kapalua, there was a sign at the entrance stating “No Cell Phones Allowed on Property” and you were required to “check your phone” at the ...

Impeach Gabbard, an embarrassment

Tulsi Gabbard is an embarrassment to our state and nation. Time to find a real Democrat replacement. Vote by mail, no excuse not to. Jeff Bigler Wailuku

Grateful that investigation focused on EMI purchase

Mahalo ke akua, the rain is back, and surely Maui does need it. Maui knows Ola I Ka Wai. Also, mahalo to the hardworking Maui County Board of Water Supply for publishing a Temporary Investigative Group report on Oct. 17. Purpose of investigation: Explore the Feasibility of Purchasing and ...

County manager system successful if right person

In regard to the renewed debate over county managers, we have also supported this throughout my life in different communities I have lived in. Which is a very successful idea, if in fact, if it’s the right person put in place. Gay male, maybe. Organized. During the last County of Maui ...

Ninety-one hours in a work week to live comfortably?!

Recently, the website howmuch.net, a financial literacy website with interesting visualizations about various financial topics, came out with a comparison called, “This is How Long You Need to Work to Live Comfortably in Every State.” Those folks tried to calculate, for each state, the ...

Makawao association thanks holiday sponsors

Makawao Community Association would like to thank our Christmas event sponsors: Haleakala Ranch, Komoda Store, Calvin and Betty Shibuya, JKT Maui and Sotheby’s International Realty. The free event included face painting, a keiki art zone, hot chocolate and cookies, and pony rides in ...

Supported injection wells, vehemently doesn’t now

Have you been hoodwinked by our politicians? According to the nonprofit Maui Nui Marine Research Council, in the last 20 years 25 percent of Maui’s surveyed reefs have died and 50 percent are declining in health. I used to love snorkeling at our reefs. I’m glad the U.S. Supreme Court ...

Disappointed in Gabbard decision on impeachment

I’m genuinely disappointed in Rep. Tulsi Gabbard’s decision to “sit this one out” on the vote in the House of Representatives to impeach the president. The most important quality of any leader is that person’s ability to make a decision, right or wrong. When Gabbard announced that ...

Sarento’s on the Beach kindness appreciated

Every year in a quiet way, a very kind and happy Christmas party takes place at Sarento’s on the Beach (sarentosonthebeach.com) when owner Aaron Placourakis hosts the clients and workers of Ka Lima O Maui for an annual Christmas Luncheon. The restaurant is closed to the public as the workers ...

Mother Nature’s plants often protect the dunes

Mother Nature’s dune plants often protect the dunes without blocking the ocean view. That is true for both the primary dune plants and for the back dune plants that protect the mauka areas from sand blowouts. The larger and taller back dune plants often need to be hard trimmed due to ...