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Monday, October 31, 2016

"Don't be surprised if Mr. Trump is hired..." 'James "Kimo" Rosen' (Kimo's world #153)

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 Obama Da Dog!
Kimo's world #153~Blog #1852
Editors note;

This YouTube video produced by liberal radical film maker Michael Moore shows why so many support Trump. A must see! Please watch! ;-)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YY-CiPVo_NQ&feature=player_embedded

This blog was written before the FBI reopened their criminal investigation into Hillary Clinton’s secret email server. The election has taken a turn in favor of Mr. Trump.

"Hillary Clinton once said someone who was under FBI investigation shouldn't have been allowed to buy a gun. Now someone who is also back under FBI investigation should not be allowed to run for President of the United States either."  (The feelings of many)




This blog appeared as an opinion column in the November 5, 2016 edition 
of the Kaua'i Garden Island News;
http://thegardenisland.com/news/opinion/mailbag/letters-for-nov/article_7193c7cf-52a4-57f7-a51d-a1e5b10d0dc1.html


Don't be surprised if Mr. Trump is hired!

The FBI reopened their criminal investigation into Hillary Clinton’s secret email server. Many feel  the election has taken a turn in favor of Mr. Trump.

Hillary Clinton once said, "someone who was under FBI investigation shouldn't have been allowed to buy a gun." Now someone who is also back under FBI investigation should not be allowed to run for President of the United States either.  (The feelings of many)

As of this writing Hillary Clinton has just over 7 million likes on her Facebook page.

Donald Trump has just over 11 million likes on his Facebook page.


What does this tell us?

In the past  I was always able to pick the American Idol winner by going to Facebook to see who had the most likes, views.

 I know what the polls say predicting Hillary the winner in most cases?  However everything has changed since the reopening of the FBI investigation into Hillary's emails. 

However I believe the polls are wrong. I believe there are still many closet Trump supporters hanging out there that when the curtain is pulled they will vote Trump even though they told their wives or husbands they were voting Hillary. 

Many men will say, "yes dear, yes dear," just to have peace in the house. Many other men are just lap dogs to their woman's faces.  Many woman are afraid to admit to other woman that Trump is their choice. Remember behind the privacy curtain in the voting booth anything can and will happen.


Don't be surprised if Mr. Trump is hired! With over 4 million more Facebook likes than the competition and so many closet supporters frothing at the mouth to get into the privacy of the voting booth---this is going to be some election. 

Hanging chads will be child's play compared to whats about to happen! 

This blog appeared as an opinion column in the November 5, 2016 edition 
of the Kaua'i Garden Island News;

http://thegardenisland.com/news/opinion/mailbag/letters-for-nov/article_7193c7cf-52a4-57f7-a51d-a1e5b10d0dc1.html

Something to ponder?









Michelle Obama said if Donald Trump is elected: "We're telling our sons it's okay to humiliate women. We're telling our daughters this is how they deserve to be treated.".... that's funny. So does that mean that if Hillary Clinton is elected, we are teaching our sons and daughters that it's OK to murder, lie, cover up, be corrupt, demean women, use racial slurs, and stay with a spouse that openly rapes women and cheats on you? Hillary Clinton should drop out of the Presidential race immediately.

Nothing beats a Kaua'i Sunrise!
iPhone photo by
James "Kimo" Rosen


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
Editors note;

This YouTube video produced by liberal radical film maker Michael Moore shows why so many support Trump. A must see! Please watch! ;-)


Hana Hou, Encore!



The question remains? Is this Bill Clinton's
or Donald Trump's first car?  ;-)

Friday, October 28, 2016

"Small towns have a lot to offer..." '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

Small towns have a lot to offer

I must admit, my husband and I like to frequent local restaurants at least once or twice a week; whether it be for breakfast or dinner, we prefer locally owned and operated places.


One of our favorite local places near the flight #3407 plane crash several years ago, Mardees' is still owned and run by the same family along with the same waitress staff.
Mardees Restaurtant
 


They provided free meals for all the emergency help during the plane crash that no one will ever forget. 

In our neighborhood alone are several restaurants, dinners and small mom and pop places that are all a treasure to the area. The food is always home cooked and the staff are familiar and friendly. 
Judy and son Jacob enjoy
some grindz at Mardees


Don't get me wrong, there is a place for chain restaurants as well and in Buffalo there are quite a few. Buffalo is known for its variety of eating restaurants and choices to pick from, but it is always great to see new growth in the area; now more than ever new small eateries are springing up in all parts of towns including beer and “small plate” choices.

These great places are “putting Buffalo back on the map” so to speak. For many years we had many young people leaving the area for opportunity in other cities but now I see people returning and preferring the small town living and comforts of a small yet renewing community. The cost of living here is still a bargain compared to other cities and if you can make a living here, you have it made.

A few years ago my son and his wife bought a craftsman home set in a park like setting with character and charm for an affordable price. Young couples can own property here in Buffalo and in the suburbs now. Several years ago my younger son moved to a large city on the West Coast and returns home a few times a year to enjoy the “smallness” of Buffalo along with the “real” people that still live here.


We complain of traffic here which pales in comparison to the hours of wasted life sitting on a freeway every day. A small town offers genuine people and improved quality of life.

We like to travel a few times a year – check out new sites, and visit with family across the country but do enjoy after a time returning to our routine we have developed here in Buffalo. 

I guess with familiarity comes comfort and after beginning the second half of our lives, we place a greater importance on family and friends than we used to.

I still have distant family and friends that I am now able to reconnect with as I have cut down to a 4 day work week and greatly enjoying reminiscing with them about the “good ole days”. Facebook has a page for all those who grew up in the old neighborhood and reminds all of us about how simple those times really were before technology took over our lives.

So...whenever I feel like moving to a larger town such as Los Angeles – I pay them a visit and after a week of spending $3.50 for a cup of Joe and $15.00 for a small chicken, sitting in traffic for an hour to get to a place that should take 20 minutes, and feeling drained after a long day, I am cured until my next trip.
Judy enjoying time in
warmer climate LA

Spending time in a warmer climate is always an appreciated distraction but living their full time probably won't ever happen. - and I return to my small town of Buffalo.
Home sweet home! 

Hana Hou, (Encore)






Wednesday, October 26, 2016

"Childbirth at 65..." 'Chester "Unc" Lau' (Source)

Dakinetalk's favorite Uncle (Chester Lau)
"Unc"  is really passionate about creating a national Caregivers day.
'Unc' currently resides on the Hawai'ian Island of Oahu. 
He is a retired cinematographer,
 and  enjoys giving the politicians a bad time...
Above photo of Unc with his boss
Wm F.Sullivan at a Waikiki Foto shop,

Childbirth at 65

 With all the new  technology regarding fertility recently, a 65-year-old friend of mine was able to give birth. When she was discharged from the hospital and went home, I went to visit.

'May I see the new baby?' I asked.

'Not yet,' She said 'I'll make coffee and we can visit for a while first.'
Thirty minutes had passed, and I asked, 'May I see the new baby now?'
'No, not yet,' She said.
After another few minutes had elapsed,
I asked again, 'May I see the baby now?'
'No, not yet,' replied my  friend.


Growing very impatient, I asked, 'Well, when can I see the baby?'
'WHEN HE CRIES!' she told me.
'WHEN HE CRIES?'  I demanded, 'Why do I have to wait until he CRIES?'
'BECAUSE I  FORGOT WHERE I PUT HIM, O.K.?'


L'oncle Ammusant  AKA~ Chester "Unc" Lau



 Hana Hou, (Encore)  Shared From Facebook...




Tuesday, October 25, 2016

"It's called Respect..." 'Glenn Mickens' (Kaua'i County Watchdog)

Glenn Mickens has lived on Kauai  with his wife Ruth for the last 26 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...


Mr. Mickens is locally known
as one of Kauai county's
political watchdogs
and Nitpickers...
Mahalos Glenn!
 It's called Respect


Editors note;
My good friend, fellow blogger and
opinion writer Mr. Glenn Mickens was
recently harshly criticized by a fellow
opinion writer in the Garden island news.
Enclosed is the link to the Letter that appeared in The Kaua'i Garden Island news.
This blog is Glenn's response to that Letter.  Dakinetalk backs our friend Mr.
Mickens in the Aloha spirit and as a county watchdog and thanks him for caring and doing all he does pro bono from his heart because he cares for the people and  aina (land) of Kauai!
Mayor, County Council and KPD Chief, I appreciate you~Aaron K. Ellegard,Sr.
http://thegardenisland.com/news/opinion/mailbag/letters-for-oct/article_f7e95da2-ef77-54bd-84db-32db57e83d44.html     (The letter cutting down our friend)

It's called Respect
  I have the greatest respect for the opinions of others even if I may not always agree with them. But since Mr Ellegard makes some false statements about me and my views (TGI 10/23) I wish to correct them.


His presumption that I have no respect for our administration, Council, Chief Perry and his staff as well as all state and county employees is completely false.

I ask that Mr Ellegard call Chief Perry or any of his officers and find out what
kind of respect they believe I have for him and all those other officers who 
protect us. 

Call our council members and even with some of our disagreements see how many of them respect me and my fellow government "watchdogs" for our testimonies. 


Call our State DOT ( Larry Dill or Ray McCormick) and see what they think of my opinions and the means by which I try and correct what is wrong. 

I believe that he will find that they all respect my 20 years of involvement and opinions even if we do not agree. With no other interest or motive in mind, I and my watchdog friends only want what is best for Kauai and all its citizens. And, many of those friends are "locals" just as you are.




Please don't feel sorry for me, Mr. Ellegard, because I really do have a wonderful life including a wife and family, live in one of most beautiful places on planet earth, had the opportunity to play professional baseball and to coach in my late years. 


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---

Kapaa Sunset
Sleeping Giant from my backdoor 
i-Phone photo by James "Kimo Rosen

Hana Hou, (Encore) 




Monday, October 24, 2016

"Undecided voters..." 'James "Kimo" Rosen' (Kimo's world #152)

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 Obama Da Dog!
Kimo's world #152~Blog #1848
Editor's note;
This blog also ran as an opinion article in the 
October 21,2016 edition of the Honolulu Staradvertiser
http://staradvertiser.newspaperdirect.com/epaper/viewer.aspx

Undecided voters

How can anyone in America be undecided on who to vote for President?
Ken Bone an undecided voter in then 2016
presidential election got his 15 minutes
of fame for being stupid


For the last 15 months every  major network and cable news station has spent every day covering the two major candidates running for Potus.

Whomever is undecided at this point on whom they want for president has either been living in a bubble or just got released from solitary confinement.


Therefore I ask why do the networks concentrate  countless days on the undecided voter? Are there really undecided voters or is this really just a ratings game for the undecided network and cable executives who cannot figure out why ratings do so well with these two candidates no matter what you title the show?

I have heard through my sources after the election that Hillary and Donald may sign a contract for their own reality shows.


Stay tuned, just because the election may soon be pau,(finished)  this battle is far from over!

In God we Trust!
Kauai iPhone Sunrise photo
courtesy of
James "Kimo" Rosen


Editor's note;
This blog also ran as an opinion article in the 
October 21,2016 edition of the Honolulu Staradvertiser.
The Staradvertiser has a paywall so posted is their edit of this blog;

http://staradvertiser.newspaperdirect.com/epaper/viewer.aspx
How can anyone in America be undecided about 
who to choose for president?
For the last 15 months, every major network and cable news
 station has spent every day covering
the two major candidates running for the presidency.
Whomever is undecided at this point must either have 
been living in a bubble or just got released
from solitary confinement.
Why do the networks concentrate countless days on 
the undecided voter? Are there really
undecided voters, or is this really just a ratings game
 for network and cable executives who cannot
figure out that the ratings with these two
 candidates will be high no matter what?
I have heard that after the election, the candidates
 could sign contracts for their own reality shows.
Stay tuned. Just because the election will soon
 be pau, this battle is far from over.
James “Kimo” Rosen Kapaa, Kauai
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


Hana Hou, Encore!






Friday, October 21, 2016

"Halloween is upon us..." '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

Halloween is upon us

Halloween is one of the biggest holidays celebrated next to Thanksgiving and Christmas in the United States of America. Not only is it celebrated by many people, it is a huge money maker for the retail business. Back in August the stores start to entice customers with sales on decorations and candy bags for a holiday that is about to be celebrated 2 months in the future. Now that Halloween is only a few weeks away, Thanksgiving and Christmas decorations are being displayed everywhere both mail order companies and retail stores offering big discounts in an effort to beat their sales from previous years.
Judith's front porch in the
spirit for Halloween


Halloween or all saints day is a pagan holiday which seems to be celebrated by all faiths. I must admit, we enjoy decorating our home outside and seeing the little ones who bang at the door starting early in the evening, most start at 5:30 pm. I start collecting bags of candy which get smaller every year with their contents and grow in cost every year months in advance.I store candy and hide it in the house to prevent the celebration early.. I use a Hallmark empty book of spells that holds the candy, that states different sayings as it is slowly opened for the trick or treaters -they actually hang around to hear what other sayings the box will say which is amusing to us.
The spirit of Halloween
thrives at Judith's place!


Our neighborhood is still a young one and we still will give out over 100 pieces of candy; when we first moved into the area the handouts surpassed 200 pieces. After about an hour, I pass the torch to my husband to continue the task. At that point the kids get older and come in “packs”.

By 9:00-P.M. we close the doors and are done both physically and mentally. The extra candy, if we have any, is thoroughly enjoyed by my best customer, my husband. He makes sure we buy the “good stuff” so he can enjoy the leftovers.

...So until October 31st....Happy Halloween to all kids young and old and be cautious and careful out there. Halloween not only brings out the little cute ones but it also is attractive to the others that are not such desirable people.


Hana Hou, (Encore)



Thursday, October 20, 2016

Respect and Patriotism..." 'Larry Arruda' (Special to dakinetalk)





Please welcome guest-blogger Mr. Larry Arruda.
 
Larry was born and raised in Lihu'e Kauai.Graduated from Wilcox Elementary in 1959
and Kauai High School in 1963. Larry is a Vietnam war veteran. Larry served 30 years in Costa Mesa California  as a highway design administrator. Larry Retired in 2002 and moved back home to Kauai in 2003.



Respect and Patriotism

I have struggled with my emotions and thoughts on the subject of professional athletes, and now others, demonstrating disrespect to the flag of our nation.
 
I'll begin this by saying that I whole-heartedly believe in the freedoms set down for us in our constitution and the reasons provided by our "declaration of independence ".  

I am a Vietnam war veteran who was 18 years old at the time and I did what I was told to do. Right or wrong?,  I don't know anymore, but I was told that I was defending the freedoms of a people that needed help. I was told that it was necessary to "put a stop to communist aggression".

While I believe that the original intentions of the Vietnam war may have been honorable, I now know that there were other ulterior motives by our government for escalating that war.  
With age, comes wisdom and with that wisdom comes knowledge. I now struggle with having confidence in the operations and motives of our government.  

We could not, and did not fly the American flag over our compound in Vietnam.  We were told that its was not permitted at the time because it was not a "declared war" and we were there in that country as "advisors" to the South Vietnamese military. (Some of us had small American flags
 posted inside our hootches.)


  An entire year with no reveille, no retreat, no pledge of allegiance.   And except for the American flag flying over the U.S. Embassy, unless you were lucky enough to get into Saigon, you never saw OLD GLORY against the blue sky. 

On the day that I got out of that country and landed at Honolulu airport, I walked out of that airplane, stepped down onto the tarmac,  looked up and saw our Stars & Stripes flying high over the airport terminal with the blue sky the background, I bent down and put my right hand on the ground and thanked the good Lord for getting me home in one piece.   A sight engraved in my mind, and a feeling engorged in my heart forever. 
Because of this, and my persistence of patriotism, I've come to this conclusion:
While our nations flag stands for the rights to do just what these protesters are doing, it also stands to represent the people of our nation. And it waves over those that have given their lives to defend those freedoms.
  

It DOES NOT represent the "government" that has so blatantly moved to cause those freedoms to perish. The government to which the protest is aimed.   A dishonorable gesture to the most patriotic symbol of our nation, possibly the ONLY patriotic symbol left, is disgraceful, and should not be tolerated.  Our democratic system provides for many other avenues to demonstrate your displeasure with the performance of our government. 


The Constitution of the United States of America also provides you with the right to vote. But it is  very important to be aware of, and educated on the issues involved in your selection.  

Please remember to vote!  

Hana Hou, (Encore)