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Schiff & The Dems: Can They Really Be That Clueless?

While it is easy to look upon Mr. Schiff as a brainless tool of today’s Progressive-Fascist movement, it would be wise to come to the conclusion that he is not politically stunted in his intellect, but rather arrogant and perhaps a little less tone-deaf than we would care to believe.

Jerry Nadler & His Predetermined Outcome

There is a lot of wiggle-room that was provided to partisan politicians in Robert Mueller’s statement, a statement made of the US Department of Justice even as he refused to voluntarily speak in front of Congress. Of course, that wiggle-room will super-charge the “I see bigfoot” impeachment crowd. But there are a few problems with their foaming at the mouth enthusiasm to...

The “Rail Skim” Suit: We Lost the Battle, Taxpayers Won the War

A long time ago, in October 2015 to be more precise, the Tax Foundation of Hawaii sued the State.  Why?  Because at the time, the State was skimming 10 cents off every dollar that was being collected for rail, and it plopped the money into the state’s general fund, where it was spent on everything but rail.  Its justification for pocketing the money...

Finally, Someone Serious Has Said the Word: Treason

Today, sensationalistic rhetoric is cheap in American politics. There isn’t a day that goes by when the most outrageous words are used in completely opportunistic ways in attempts to hobble the political opposition. Just last week House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (P-CA), called for President Trump’s family and inner-circle to execute an “intervention”, a term used for interceding with drug addicts and alcoholics....

Comey, Brennan & Crew: How Is This Different Than Watergate?

How is what the Obama Era FBI and DoJ executed during the 2018 Election any different than the crimes committed during Watergate; an event that brought down a presidency?

Gut-n-Replace 2019

This week we’ll discuss a couple of examples from this legislative session of the controversial but commonly used technique called “Gut and Replace” where a bill is amended so much that it looks nothing like its former self. Senate Bill (SB) 162, as originally introduced, would have provided tax credits for hiring elderly people In late February,...

A Threat to Judicial Independence

When we learn about our three branches of government, we’re usually told that the legislative branch makes the laws, the executive branch carries them out, and the judiciary branch interprets them.  Each branch serves as a check and balance on the other two. The legislative branch also has the power to raise money, for example by imposing taxes, and...

Carbon Credits

Today I have some help from the Hawaii State Watch Doggie’s wife, who is a passionate researcher.  Those who know them know who’s the brains in their family! Q:  I’ve been reading about our Department of Land and Natural Resources, which is doing a reforestation project in East Maui.  It’s hired a vendor to certify the project for “carbon credits.” ...

OHA’s LLCs: The Noose Is Tightening

Our Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) formed some limited liability companies (LLCs) a while ago and dropped significant assets into them, including some 1,875 acres in Waimea Valley on Oahu that were conveyed to Hi'ipaka LLC in 2007.  The LLCs’ governing documents all say that they are to be managed by individuals holding specified administrative positions at OHA, specifically the CEO, COO,...

HIDOE Achieves Success with Job Order Contracting

We’ve written a lot about the Hawaii State Watch Doggie.  Those who have visited our Twitter site have seen that the Doggie is a family man, with a wife and son.  His son is five and loves to ask questions.  He also really, really, really loves to eat. Q:  Are you reading something about my school, Dad?