Thursday, August 5, 2021
Some taxpayers on Maui are getting a nasty surprise this year because they didn’t do anything, and their real property tax rate doubled.
John Adams, later to become the second President of the United States, enshrined the concept of “a government of laws, not of men,” in the Massachusetts state constitution of 1780.  Those words were supposed to convey a fundamental idea:  Government should be based on clearly written laws,...
Vice President Kamala Harris (D), was rightfully castigated for her insulting and arrogant – albeit unwitting – assault on Memorial Day when she tweeted, ‟Enjoy the long weekend” without uttering a word about those who died for our freedoms. President Biden’s tweet – ‟Stay cool this weekend”...
If you weren’t actively looking for this item you would think the only threat to our military from the Marxists who now control the seats of power in Washington, DC, was from the battle sphere of Critical Race Theory. But those who have been tapped to vet...
This week, we focus on House Bill 613, another bill that has undergone radical metamorphosis while in our Legislature. As introduced, the bill was a “short form” bill; Its operative language was simply; “The Hawaii Revised Statutes is amended to conform to the purpose of this act."
Two pressures, both based on false-narrative and self-serving fear-mongering, saw cryptocurrencies dive overnight. The first in an announcement by China, a known currency manipulator, and the second by a continuous drip of smear by the US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen.The Communist Chinese government, which is all-in on...
CNN issued a questionable response to revelations that a frequent contributor from Pakistan to the network had, on many occasions, issued glowing adoration for Adolf Hitler and the Nazis in their relationship with the Jewish community during World War II. In the most outrageous...
House Bill 58, the “Frankenbill” that we wrote about before, has cleared the Legislature and is on the Governor’s desk waiting to become law.  It suspends some General Excise Tax (GET) exemptions in calendar years 2022 to 2023.  In this article we’ll explain some of them and...
A decade ago, my father handed me The New Yorker profile of Mike Nichols, the iconic stage and film director. “He’s our cousin. He’s a Landauer,” he informed me. I was vaguely aware Mike Nichols directed The Graduate and other films. As a child of the '60s, I...
Folks of a certain demographic may recall a TV ad where some old guy proclaims “when you've got your health you have everything”. As kids we rolled our eyes on that one. What advice could some old fart give us anyway?