Articles by Charles Memminger:

Our Shameful Media II

Monday, December 17th, 2012 in Guest Commentary

BY CHARLES MEMMINGER - In November I wrote a piece that was published in Hawaii and republished across the country about how shameful our national news media have become. That editorial focused on the obvious political leaning of supposedly objective coverage of the news. In that piece, I argued that members of this country’s “mainstream […]

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Our Shameful News Media

Sunday, November 4th, 2012 in Guest Commentary

BY Charles Memminger - As a former humor columnist, I usually take a lighter touch to issues of the day. But something seriously wrong is happening in our country and I want to put my position on the record BEFORE the election. No matter how the national election turns out, there has to be some soul-searching by the […]

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Wednesday, July 18th, 2012 in Business

BY CHARLES MEMMINGER - Aloha all, I'm stoked to announce that one of the best known TV personalities in the ... ah ... well ... world - Pat Sajak - has written a cover blurb for my novel "Aloha, Lady Blue." It's an honor to have such a entertainment icon on the "Aloha, Lady Blue" team. […]

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Well Known North Dakota Columnist Rips Off Humor Columns From Hawaii, Around the Country

Thursday, March 8th, 2012 in Today in Hawaii

BY CHARLES MEMMINGER - A few weeks ago, humor and travel writer Dave Fox was Googling some of his columns from Singapore when he discovered a column he had written in 2001 had been republished in 2005 in the Benson County Farmers Press in North Dakota with the byline “Jon Flatland,” a well-known regional newsman. […]

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CHARLEYWORLD: Flashback for 2011: The Best (or Worst) of Charleyworld!

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011 in CharleyWorld&Comics&Guest Commentary

BY CHARLES MEMMINGER - I’m taking off the rest of the year to mentally prepare for 2012. Here are some amusing, insightful and breathtakingly vapid observations that appeared in Charleyworld in 2011. Have a Merry Christmas and Relatively Crime Free New Year! Feb. 9: On Taxing the Virtuous: As governments struggle to balance budgets during […]

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CHARLEYWORLD: Queue And A? (Why Is My Line Always The Slowest? Because You’re In It!)

Tuesday, December 6th, 2011 in CharleyWorld&Comics&Guest Commentary

BY CHARLES MEMMINGER - “Nobody gets too much heaven no more It's much harder to come by I'm waiting in line ...” That’s the opening to a song by song by the Bee Gees, likely written by the brothers Gibb when they were waiting in a supermarket line holding a case of tequila while the […]

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CHARLEYWORLD: Consumers To Get The Picture On The Dangers of Cigarettes (And Who Knows What Else?)

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011 in CharleyWorld&Comics&Guest Commentary

BY CHARLES MEMMINGER - (Bloomberg) -- Images of a corpse and cancerous lungs are among nine graphic warnings that tobacco companies led by Altria Group Inc. must start placing on cigarette packs sold in the U.S. next year. The labels, required under a tobacco law to convey the health effects of smoking, also include pictures […]

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CHARLEYWORLD: Thanksgiving to Remember

Friday, November 25th, 2011 in CharleyWorld&Comics&Guest Commentary

BY CHARLES MEMMINGER - Ah, Thanksgiving! A holiday to remember when the first undocumented immigrants to America (the native “Indians”) sat down to celebrate nature’s bounty and harvest with America’s second undocumented immigrants (Pilgrims) in 1621 at Plymouth. The Europeans had a lot to be thankful for, not the least of which, according to stand-up […]

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CHARLEYWORLD: Occupy Wall Street Movement Has Been Fun To Watch But The Party’s Just About Over

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011 in CharleyWorld&Comics&Guest Commentary

BY CHARLES MEMMINGER - I’ve been keeping tabs the various Occupy Wall Street gatherings across the country, except for in Hawaii, where the “occupiers” seemed to be the same old perennial, graying, retread group of disgruntled left-wing academics and activists, some of whom I recognize from the days when my mother-in-law was a member of […]

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CHARLEYWORLD: It Was A Long Road Finding A Publisher for 'Kahala Road'

Thursday, November 10th, 2011 in CharleyWorld&Comics&Guest Commentary

BY CHARLES MEMMINGER - There are so many important things happening in the world like Israel getting ready to attack Iran, the financial meltdown of Europe, Republican presidential candidates self-imploding, the tragic and unforeseen divorce of Kim Kardashian and some tall guy, the displacement of homeless people in city parks across the country by “occupy” […]

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