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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

"Arthur, such a mischievous boy..." 'Robert Bitos Gandia' ( Source of comedy relief)

Guest-blogger,Robert Bitos Gandia is back!
.Robert is an avid cook (ono gandule rice) and always laughing!!
Robert lives in Kekaha on Kauai's west-side and loves football!!
Bitos is an avid Cheeseburger connoisseur!
 Arthur, such a mischievous boy


 A small boy named Arthur lived in the local village . None of his classmates liked him because of his stupidity, especially his teacher, who was always yelling at him "You are driving me crazy Arthur!!!!!"
One day Arthur's mother came into school to check on how he was doing. The teacher told his mother honestly, that her son is simply a disaster, getting very low marks and even she had never seen such a dumb boy in her entire teaching career!!!!


The mother was shocked at the feedback and withdrew her son from the school & even moved to another town!!!!!
25 years later, the teacher was diagnosed with an incurable cardio disease! All the doctors strongly advised her to have an open heart operation, which only one surgeon could perform...... Left with no other options, the teacher decided to have the operation, which was successful......

When she opened her eyes after the surgery she saw a handsome doctor smiling down at her! She wanted to thank him, but could not talk. Her face started to turn blue, she raised her hand, trying to tell him something but eventually died!


The doctor was shocked and was trying to work out what went wrong, when he turned around he saw Arthur, working as a cleaner in the clinic, who had unplugged the oxygen equipment to connect his Hoover !!!!!

…don't tell me you thought that Arthur became a friggin doctor!



Hana Hou, (Encore) 





Monday, May 22, 2017

"Trump would be wise to resign with dignity..." 'James "Kimo" Rosen' (Kimo's world #187)

James "Kimo" Rosen is a retired professional photographer
 and amongst other things lived in a tent outdoors for 7 years.
Rosen currently resides on the tropical island of Kaua'i
with his best friend and spiritual adviser Ivanka-Obama Da Dog!
Ivanka is her first name and Obama is her last name
she is  a bipartisan dog!


Kimo's world's #187~Blog #1938
Publishers note,
This blog was written with a hint of tongue-n-cheek humor.  ;-)
 Note, currently as of this writing President Trump is on his first overseas sojourn and
is leaving  lucrative and impressive impressions on behalf of our great nation.
James "Kimo" Rosen
Publisher/Blogger-n-chief, dakinetalk blog
 Trump would be wise to resign with dignity

President Trump maybe the most hated president in American history. Since inauguration day there have been scandal after scandal and protests galore.
 Every day morning TV shows on major networks are interrupted  with breaking news, all about the newest Trump scandal of the day.  Some may be warranted and some just witch hunts by the fake media and progressive liberals.

The question I often ask myself is why would anyone want to be president?
You give up so many freedoms. 

President  Obama missed being able to take walks at night.

President Trump misses  driving and going out to eat with family and friends without a huge entourage of secret service.

Basic things like going to the restroom or a personal phone conversation are non-existent.I would have a hard time while doing my personal business in the
morning and having a team of secret service waiting and listening outside the door, it would make it awfully hard to do my business.

"The Donald" proved he could be president!  Many Americans were sick and tired of lying and cheating politicians and were willing and wanting to give an outsider a chance. Trump promised to drain the swamp.   It seems like the swamp is standing room only and is anything but drained?


America can not go on like it is with daily scandals.Every day when I see breaking news interrupt my favorite TV show, my heart goes one step deeper into arrest.  I do not like some of the things Trump has done, however with that said,  I believe he is a better business man than a politician. 

This is what I hope Mr. Trump does before legal proceedings to impeach  him may commence sooner than later.  President Trump should resign with dignity.
His speech could go something like this;

"I am proudly stepping down from the presidency and feel perfectly competent leaving my friend and VP Mike Pence in charge. Mike has learned a lot watching me, the great Trumpster,(sic) The Donald, The Bigly of all Biglies (sic)Now that I have the Republicans back in the white-house, I feel I have accomplished my goal, who ever thought Donald Trump could be president, is that really something?"

"I feel the country will function better with Mike Pence as president , there are too many people on a witch hunt for me and I have already proven all I need to prove. I proved I can be president, there is nothing else to prove. I can go back to living a much more luxurious and comfortable life knowing that I Donald J. Trump accomplished it all."

"One more thing, folks I can't even take a dump without three secret service guys outside the bathroom door listening. If I fart too loud they get alarmed. All my personal freedoms have been stolen since being president. This lifestyle really isn't for me, however I have proven that Donald J. Trump could defeat the Clinton machine and become President. I have appointed Neil Gorsuch to the supreme court and have started the ball rolling on a new health care plan. I feel Mike Pence and a team of his choosing is now capable of continuing in a much less scandal free environment."

"I hereby relinquish and resign my duties as President of the United States of America in dignity to  Mike Pence in return Mike Pence has agreed to pardon any charges that the FBI, fake media or  the witch hunt in Washington may try to throw my way."


"It has been my honor to serve the American people and Mike Pence is now your President. One more thing, Mike if you have any bigly problems you need any consulting on, I will always be a phone call away at the N.Y. state mental hospital. Just kidding, gotcha fake media." 
Donald J. Trump

Epilogue;
Please note;
US Congress woman Tulsi Gabbard

on her recent town hall meeting on the sleepy island of Kauai said be careful what you wish for when someone asked about the possibility of the impeachment of President Trump. She insisted America would be sorry because a President Pence would be so much worse?





Throwback-1984
James "Kimo" Rosen (Jim Rosen back then ) in his portrait studio
Real Life Images-Homer Alaska

Hana Hou, Encore!





More dakinetalk reading on Donald Trump; (Great reading!)
(All Trump related  blogs by James "Kimo" Rosen unless otherwise indicated)
1-Trumped by "The Donald" 'Obama Da Dog' (Special political edition)
2-Trump supporters must come out of the closet! (Kimo's world #118)
3-Trump, the election and the Jewish connection...(Kimo's world #119)
4-Trump-fulling... (Kimo's world #120)
5-A poem about Donald J. Trump...
6- Trumps Failing businesses are his strengths...
7-Extra! Extra! Read All About It!--Trump Hijacks Republican party into Hell
8-Trump and the race for President, a nasty one fueled by the media (Carrie Eckert)
9-Win or Lose, Could Trump Be A Secret Agent For Hillary
10-Raccoon's and Trump~Larry Arruda~(Source)
11-Definition of Trump
12-Hillary and Donald Trump walk into a bakery
13-Kaepernick and Obama, trump this Kool-Aid
14-Hoping one thing will remain after the election
15-Undecided voters
16-Don't be surprised if Mr. Trump is hired
17-Biggest Hail Marry of all time, Obama Da Dog to change name to Ivanka
18-Mazol Tov Mr. Trump!
19-Just Give Trump a Chance
20-Wishing Hillary well and why all the protesting?
21-The election is over (and)Trump is our captain and is on our side..!
22-Trump's Political Chess
23-Who would you rather kiss goodnight, Obama or Ivanka..?
24-Bet you thought I was going to blog about Trump
25-Fake News~It's hard to believe the news these days
26-Heed the words of Michelle Obama
27-Trump era off to shaky start
28-It was a beautiful Inauguration yet I am scared for my country
29-Fasten your seat-belts for the Trump era
30-America's second civil war has begun
31-Immigrant ban and the real definition of civil war
32-TRUMP,The most charismatic man in the world
33-Trump's buyers remorse
34-Never a dull moment with Trump as Potus
35-Trumps vetting good for the dogs, why not the people?

Thursday, May 18, 2017

"Sample For Final Exit..." 'Chester "Unc" Lau' (Important Information)

Dakinetalk's favorite Uncle (Chester Lau)
Unc's really passionate about creating
 a National day To Help US Veterans
  and  their families for their risks
 and sacrifices to keep America FREE . 
'Unc' currently resides on the Hawai'ian Island of Oahu. 
He is a retired cinematographer,
 and  enjoys giving the politicians a bad time...

Sample For Final Exit

Death is inevitable,be glad that your turn will come so live life to the fullest every minute, no regrets. It has been a good ride.To ease the burden of your loved ones or executors,you must prepare a list of your important documents in writing; readily show them where to obtain them when needed. It is best in a safe deposit box in a bank with authorized permission and a  key to obtain them and  with a revocable trust to avoid probate .


 Prepare for the Final Exit ,your survivors will appreciate it.
Don't forget a  REVOCABLE LIVING TRUST to Avoid Probate!

Organizing Paperwork for an Aging Loved One.

Observe changes in their capabilities may signal a need for a “care plan.”

Federal Citizens Information Center When you start noticing changes in mental and physical ability of a loved one or friend, it may signal a need to develop a “care plan.”As a relative or friend ages, you may see a decline in mental and physical capabilities, even though the changes are likely to be slow and subtle. You wonder what can be done if a senior you know needs additional care or support. A “care plan” will help define the services and support needed to provide appropriate assistance. A major part of that plan is the assembling of key documents.


Organizing Documents and Paperwork.Encourage your loved one to organize important medical information and other papers. Offer your help in a tactful way. It’s critical that this be done while your loved one is medically and mentally competent. For example, if he or she has specific wishes for end of life, they need to be documented in one place. The following items should be assembled in one place so they’re available when needed:·Medicare card ·Social Security card ·All health insurance ID cards ·Copy of birth certificate ·Names, phone numbers, and addresses of doctors ·List of current medications, the prescribing physician, and pharmacy ·Will, living will, and power of attorney ·Copies of insurance policies ·Contact information to reach the person’s tax preparer, if one is used Laminated Reference Sheet: It is a good idea for every senior to have a complete list of emergency telephone numbers and information. Laminate the list and put it an obvious place, such as on the refrigerator door or by the telephone. Put it in a place where Emergency Medical Technicians or others can access it.

Sample of Information by Chester Lau

No one lives forever , be thankful that you have the good fortune to enjoy. Love family and friends while they are alive, to ease the pain for survivors  every one should prepare a step by step "What to do in the event of  one’s demise  in advance."
 Here is one for you. Never be afraid of dying, it will only happen when it's supposed to and when it does happen, it will be all right. The memory of dying should be comfort rather than grief "(Readers Digest) "Better if you owe Government taxes and they can't collect!  Let your loved ones benefit from your blood and sweats instead of the government who don't even say "  THANK YOU  " but wants more !!!  (Chester Lau).BE NICE TO ME WHEN I AM ALIVE, NO TEARS AFTER I AM GONE !!!
Please notify my Executors IMMEDIATELY with this step by step instruction for them to follow in the event of my demise with priority as follow:
1-Executor         Ph:--------------------Cell:--------------------        
                    SSN: _ _ _  _ _ _ _ _ _Email:-----------------------------
Address-----------------------

    I appointed three (3) Executors,because in time of need,not all are available due to work or health issues.


Think about it and remember to enjoy every second of your life, because time races by so much quicker than you think.

So take care of yourself, be happy, love deeply and enjoy life!

Here's wishing you a wonderful and beautiful day.

  DON'T COMPLAIN ABOUT GROWING OLD…

FEW PEOPLE GET THE PRIVILEGE

Are you prepared for the FINAL EXIT ? In a Disaster,you will know who are your real friends .

Remember New Town ,Connecticut !!! Oklahoma Tornado !!! Storm Sandy ?   LIVE LIFE TO THE FULLEST. ENJOY EVERYDAY but Prepare for the FINAL EXIT for the benefit of your loved ones. Put all assets in writing or best consult estate planning attorneys for legal documents . Death and Taxes are inevitable so prepare for your loved ones or the government will do it for you and that you may not want.
For every day you live is a day closer to your demise--so eat dessert first

Chester Lau   AKA   L'oncle Amusant -

The Fun Uncle in French, in doubt, leave everything to Uncle C! ;-)
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P.S.
More reading from Unc on this subject; Warning to seniors and will be seniors.
http://dakinetalk.blogspot.com/2015/10/warning-to-seniors-and-will-be-seniors.html

Hana Hou, (Encore)





Tuesday, May 16, 2017

"How many more years of Mt. Trashmore..?" ' Glenn Mickens' (Hawaii's Watchdog)

Glenn Mickens has lived on Kauai  with his wife Ruth for the last 27 years. Born July 26, 1930 in Wilmar, California, USA) was a pitcher in Major League Baseball. He pitched in four games (two of which were starts) for the 1953 Brooklyn Dodgers. He also played for five years in Japan, from 1959 until 1963 for the Kintetsu Buffaloes. There, he compiled a record of 45–53 with a 2.54 ERA.  Glenn also  served in the Army for 2 years and coached baseball at UCLA for 25 years. 
Last but not least Glenn would really like to see Kaua'i give the county manager style of Government a chance.
Above photo of Glenn Mickens courtesy of Kauai Garden island news, used with permission...


How many more years of Mt. Trashmore

Mr. Mickens is locally known
as one of Kauai county's
and state of Hawaii's
political watchdogs
and Nitpickers...
Mahalos Glenn!
                 
How many more years must the public wait to see a true recycling and solid waste program get operational on Kauai?

Where is the curbside pick up for cans, paper, and green waste that we were promised long ago? Where is the MRF that  Council woman JoAnn Yukimura has worked so hard to get for years? I have lived on Kauai for almost 27 years and heard when I got here that our landfill only had 5 more years before capacity was reached. That 5 and 20 more have come and gone and all that has been done is heighten and widen Mt Trashmore with no new landfill in place.


So what is causing this problem with not only our solid waste program but with so many other ills that are permeating our county?

Our late council member Tim Bynum had the courage to say before an election rally that, "we are not hiring the right experienced people to head our departments and thus problems are made and do not get solved."
The late councilman Tim Bynum
along with Ed Justus
campaigning for re-election
This may not be the only cause of our multitude of problems but, it is certainly one of the major ones. The person in the "trenches" cannot be expected to do their job right if the person leading the department does not have the proper skills to tell them what to do. 


Our Council certainly found the right person for our Auditors position, Ernie Pasion. And, for me he was the best, most efficient person they ever hired. He did his job by following his Yellow Book  without fear of uncovering anything that could cause his job loss.  The 8 audits that he did were outstanding and hopefully they will be publicly reviewed to see if all his recommendations have been incorporated to make our county more efficient.
Mayor Carvalho
with dignitary
Ivanka Obama
 

The Mayor hired Larry Dill as our county engineer who was doing a fine job but for some reason he left and took a job with the State Highways Dept. 

The point is that there are a lot of very experience, qualified people out there who could deal with our problems and solve them but we are not hiring enough of them.
Grocery stores all over America
have Kiosks to return bottles and cans.
The state of Hawaii is
acting like a third world country

 in returns.
Elect politicians with brains.

Photo above;
Linda Gross returning cans
at a supermarket in Buffalo N.Y.
 


Our solid waste program certainly needs help and both the Administration and the Council share in the responsibility of finding out what needs to be done. 

2016-2018-Kauai county council; Left to right
Mason Chock, Arthur Brun, Mel Rapozo
JoAnn Yukimura, Ross Kagawa,
Derek Kawakami, Arryl Kaneshiro

P.S.
Check out Glenn's Wikipedia page;
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glenn_Mickens

Editor's note, Dakinetalk guest bloggers do not necessarily represent the opinions of dakinetalk. Guest bloggers are given space to express their beliefs and or opinions. We feel there are many roads and like to give people space to express their thoughts,after-all that's what dakine is...
Aloha, James "Kimo" Rosen---Blogger-n-chief, dakinetalk blog---


Oahu on a clear day as seen from
Kimo Rosen's Lanai in Kapaa
i-Phone photo by James "Kimo Rosen

Hana Hou, (Encore) 





Monday, May 15, 2017

"Where do we draw the line on Political humor..?" 'James "Kimo" Rosen' (Kimo's world #186)

James "Kimo" Rosen is a retired professional photographer
 and amongst other things lived in a tent outdoors for 7 years.
Rosen currently resides on the tropical island of Kaua'i
with his best friend and spiritual adviser Ivanka-Obama Da Dog!
Ivanka is her first name and Obama is her last name
she is  a bipartisan dog!


Kimo's world's #186~Blog #1935

 Where do we draw the line on Political humor?




There have been some pretty raunchy comedians in my day.

For anyone with cable and into comedy you can watch comedians telling sex jokes, using the "F bomb every other word and using words you never heard in the bible. I never really enjoy foul mouthed comedians, however they have what is know as the 1st amendment, freedom of speech. 
 https://www.law.cornell.edu/constitution/first_amendment
 I believe most foul mouthed comedians appeal more to men than woman. I cannot see most woman liking  these foul mouthed comedians, that's just me. I still look at woman as being more angelic than men, guess I still haven't learned?  ;-)

This brings two recent cases under investigation by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
https://www.theverge.com/2017/5/5/15564230/stephen-colbert-trump-insult-fcc-investigation-obscenity-laws   
Steven Colbert, Always
making fun of Trump
1- Steven Colbert ranting about President Trumps homosexual relationship with Putin on late night TV and using words I prefer to not use in this blog. You can check out for yourselves in this YouTube video I am enclosing below;
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g9pOQOnkfNY
2-The other incident is the case of comedian and HBO star of Real Time with Bill Maher making incest jokes about President Trump and his daughter Ivanka?
“A lot of us thought: Ivanka is gonna be our saving grace," said Maher. "When he’s about to nuke Finland or something, she’s gonna walk into the bedroom and say, ‘Daddy, Daddy…’” joked Maher while making a lewd hand gesture. “‘Don’t do it, Daddy.’”
read more: 
http://www.haaretz.com/us-news/1.787805
Bill Maher constantly disrespects
 the Potus,
How far is too far?

 When does a comedian cross the line?
Check for yourself;
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MqekOUJ35eg
We can't walk into a crowded building and yell fire, should we be able to call our president a man who makes incest love to his daughter, or call our president a homosexual who puts the Russian President's junk (sic) in his mouth on national TV.  Where should we draw the line?

If late night talk show hosts Jay Leno or David Letterman had ever said something similar about President Obama there would had been riots by the progressive liberals.

Jokes about the president are expected, it's part of the job, it comes with the territory. Joke all you want about Trumps hair, his fat stomach, his junk food diet,  his lies about the crowds at inauguration, his ego, etc...


 Imagine if late night comedians had made jokes about Obama having sex with his daughters? Imagine if late night comedians made jokes about Obama having sex with a same sexed foreign leader?     We can handle jokes on George Bush being not so smart, and Obama, being  a Muslim who eats bacon and drinks beer, that's funny. I believe the line has been crossed with Potus.

Americans do not have to agree with the President,being able to debate in a civil manner and have differences is all part of American culture. There is no need to be perverted about your public critiques and jokes of President Trump.

I love comedy,In my dreams I'd love to be a stand-up comic.  I am not a prude, I can handle an "F bomb" and dirty jokes. I do not care for Steven Colbert,
never thought he was funny. Bill Maher on the other hand  is one of my favorite comedians, with that said I believe both of these perverse affluent comedians and their appropriate networks deserve a hefty fine. 
Whether you agree with Trump's policy or not, it's time to start respecting the office of the President.


Throwback-1984
James "Kimo" Rosen (Jim Rosen back then ) in his portrait studio
Real Life Images-Homer Alaska

Hana Hou, Encore!







More dakinetalk reading on Donald Trump; (Great reading!)
(All Trump related  blogs by James "Kimo" Rosen unless otherwise indicated)
1-Trumped by "The Donald" 'Obama Da Dog' (Special political edition)
2-Trump supporters must come out of the closet! (Kimo's world #118)
3-Trump, the election and the Jewish connection...(Kimo's world #119)
4-Trump-fulling... (Kimo's world #120)
5-A poem about Donald J. Trump...
6- Trumps Failing businesses are his strengths...
7-Extra! Extra! Read All About It!--Trump Hijacks Republican party into Hell
8-Trump and the race for President, a nasty one fueled by the media (Carrie Eckert)
9-Win or Lose, Could Trump Be A Secret Agent For Hillary
10-Raccoon's and Trump~Larry Arruda~(Source)
11-Definition of Trump
12-Hillary and Donald Trump walk into a bakery
13-Kaepernick and Obama, trump this Kool-Aid
14-Hoping one thing will remain after the election
15-Undecided voters
16-Don't be surprised if Mr. Trump is hired
17-Biggest Hail Marry of all time, Obama Da Dog to change name to Ivanka
18-Mazol Tov Mr. Trump!
19-Just Give Trump a Chance
20-Wishing Hillary well and why all the protesting?
21-The election is over (and)Trump is our captain and is on our side..!
22-Trump's Political Chess
23-Who would you rather kiss goodnight, Obama or Ivanka..?
24-Bet you thought I was going to blog about Trump
25-Fake News~It's hard to believe the news these days
26-Heed the words of Michelle Obama
27-Trump era off to shaky start
28-It was a beautiful Inauguration yet I am scared for my country
29-Fasten your seat-belts for the Trump era
30-America's second civil war has begun
31-Immigrant ban and the real definition of civil war
32-TRUMP,The most charismatic man in the world
33-Trump's buyers remorse
34-Never a dull moment with Trump as Potus
35-Trumps vetting good for the dogs, why not the people?

Friday, May 12, 2017

"It's never too late to return to School..." 'Judith Whitehead' (Inspiration Friday)

Judith Whitehead lives in Amherst New York
( A suburb of Buffalo, N.Y.)
 and has worked in the ophthalmology
 field of medicine for nearly 40 years

It's never too late to return to School

I think as teenagers we don't always know what is best for us and our futures; I haven't been a teenager since the 1970's but I think it is much the same for today' s generation. I thought I wanted to get married in my teens and no one could tell me otherwise.

I did take the time to obtain an Associates degree in Medical Assisting and shortly thereafter started a family with my husband. It wasn't until my late 30's that I began to regret not obtaining and finishing a Bachelors Degree. Life gets in the way sometimes with family commitments and financial responsibilities. Working full timeduring days, I decided to return to a state school and at night get a degree in Gerontology. Yes, it was much more difficult to concentrate at night after having worked a long day, but I was ready for it and committed. Many students I sat next to were teenagers
and seemed to appreciate my dedication and since they did not always attend class as I did, they aligned themselves with me with homework assignments and class notes. I felt at times like I was the “mom” of the class; always sitting in the front of the room and befriending the teacher who was closer to my age. It was an added burden financially for our family but well worth it.

Now that New York state will be affording some students financial help with their education, it is the time to take full advantage of this offer. Yes there are stipulations to this offer but considering the hundreds I had to pay at a later age, I would have jumped at the chance to have saved those mega bucks. Now that I am in my 60's I can once again take advantage of taking “free” classes as after age 65 in New York state, once can audit a class for free. Yes, although it's not for credit towards a degree any longer, but it is a great way to add to my education and expand knowledge that I can still enjoy.

Education is never a waste of time and can fulfill so many goals. It is personally gratifying and improves earning power in many ways. The satisfaction I felt was well worth the time and the effort I spent those many nights rushing to class to get a parking spot. I also noticed that at a later age I felt almost “smarter” and was amazed how much material I enjoyed and retained those days. As long as the spirit is willing and the body able, education is boundless.


My husband decided to return to school in his 30's as well, to obtain his Masters Degree. Attending at night and on weekends made his accomplishment attainable while working during the day as he did to finish his undergraduate degree after we had gotten married. We both graduated in June of 2001 and were able to celebrate our accomplishments together.

Yes, we were the ones easy to spot in the audience with our salt and pepper hair and were joined by a sea of young people, which made the moment even more sweet and gratifying.

Getting an education is never a waste of time at any age and can be accomplished with a little determination and gumption and dedication. If the mind and body is willing, there is always a way.

Judy, Judy, Judy....


Hana Hou, (Encore)