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Monday, December 4, 2017

"Hawaii sells itself, it's time to follow Costco's genius...Plus a black conservative woman's perspective of why player's kneel during the National anthem" 'James "Kimo" Rosen" (Kimo's world #218)

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!

Blog #1971~Kimo's world's #218

Hawaii sells itself, it's time to follow Costco's genius

The way to keep tourism down  in Hawaii
is to circulate photos like the above!
Big island's Mauna Kea Summit 12/02/17

I believe the HVCB (Hawaii Convention and Visitors Bureau) has done such an awesome job they
Traffic at a standstill in
North Kapaa. Hawaii sells itself.
Does Hawaii really need to market herself?
The infrastructure can only handle so much.
are no longer needed, along with the Hawaii Tourism authority and the Kauai visitors bureau.

 The Hawaii Convention and Visitors Bureau has directors, marketing people and offices on all four major islands that cost taxpayers major money.
Why are we the taxpayers paying to promote tourism when tourism sells itself for Hawaii? The lines at the supermarket are out of control, the traffic is at a stand still, and getting an appointment at your doctor is almost impossible because they are  booked with out of town appointments.
Hawaii sells itself!
As does Costco!

The Hawaii Tourism Authority says on its on web page, "HTA is responsible for supporting programs that enhance and showcase Hawaii's people, place and culture in order to deliver an incomparable visitor experience."  They make it sound like they will really enhance the visitor's experience?  How?  In traffic, pot-holes on the roads,  public restrooms without toilet paper, dirty, plus to top it off being packed like cattle onto air flights both to and from the islands?
Hawaii does not have to sell itself especially with the influx and over population that is currently happening and affecting our infrastructure in such drastic ways.
Read Garden Island news article- "Flights to Kauai to increase by 42.6 percent in 2018"
Just wait until 2018 when according to the Garden Island news, arrivals of flights to Kauai are said to increase by 42.6%, which will also have a huge trickle down effect on the car rentals that already over occupy the few roads on our island.
Tourists are misled when they spend
hours in traffic thinking they are

coming to "PARADISE!."
                                                    It's time to put an end to the Hawaii tourism  agencies and the state feeding them money to advertise for people to come here.  Hawaii sells itself. No need to oversell and ruin our infrastructure even more. The taxpayer monies being used to fund tourism should be abolished and used for more important matters facing our state.  More roads, fix the existing roads and the homeless situation being priorities.
Costco has never advertised in print,
radio or TV. They do it with great deals
and word of mouth. The $4.99
rotisserie chicken, the size of a small
 turkey that is sold below cost which
gets people in the store. The strategic

 location at the very back of the store
 makes you pass tons of merchandise 
before picking up your chicken. 
 Did I mention they also have
a $1.50 quarter lb plus all beef hotdog
with a refillable drink for a $1.50!

Let Costco be an example, they never advertise. Costco sells itself. You never see them advertise on TV or in print. Why? They get people in by word of mouth with their great deals! Who doesn't know about the $1.50 hot dog and refillable drink? Likewise who doesn't know about the $4.99 rotisserie chicken the size of a small turkey?  In the same essence  who doesn't know that Hawaii has great weather and it's moniker is "Paradise?"

Mahalo visitor organizations, you have more
The best deal on Kauai!
Costco's $1.50 all beef dog
with refillable drink! ;-)
than done your jobs, time to retire before traffic comes to a standstill and everyone becomes insane.

Hana Hou, (Encore)

Mahalo to Carrie Kneubuhl-Eckert for bringing this to our attention!
 The enclosed article about the current situation in the NFL of players kneeling during the National anthem was written by a black women. Please read, this is a great perspective!
Sylvia Thompson is a black conservative writer whose aim is to counter the liberal, leftist spin on issues pertaining to race and culture.
Ms. Thompson is a copy editor by trade currently residing in Tennessee. She grew up in Southeast Texas during the waning years of Jim Crow-era legalized segregation, and she concludes that race relations in America will never improve as long as the voices of many are stifled by intimidation from the few. She believes the nation needs resounding voices of opposition from true patriots and Bible-oriented Christians, to stem the forces that would transform this nation into something it was never intended to be.

I am not a sports enthusiast. But I am an American black citizen, and I have had it up to the gills with black people who embrace victimhood.

I must admit I have never in my life purchased a ticket to a sports event. I am not a sports enthusiast. But I am an American black citizen, and I have had it up to the gills with black people who embrace victimhood. I also highly resent my being expected to do the same in order to affirm my “blackness.”

Black victims these days, for the most part, are the product of decades of Black Americans being used primarily by white progressive leftists to advance an anti-American agenda.

The current brouhaha surrounding the despicable behavior
of NFL athletes toward the National Anthem and the American flag is a prime example of what the Left has done to my race.

One must assume these players and their guilt-conflicted white coaches and owners (and victimhood-inflicted black coaches) are being manipulated by the Left, because no intelligent, thinking people would deliberately cut themselves off at the knees. Essentially, what these young misguided mostly black men are doing is ensuring the demise of their lucrative paychecks. Further, I would wager that if these teams consisted of all white athletes, none of this idiocy would be allowed. We are witnessing this travesty because the vast majority of players are black and can whine “oppression” if appropriate action is taken against them for their unconscionable behavior.

The twisted reasoning that claims these protests are to highlight “injustice” and “police brutality” is a laughable crock. What they do in fact is dishonor valued symbols of this nation’s heritage and cover over truth about black crime.

Black males bear the brunt of police encounters because black males commit disproportionately more crimes. Police encounters with black men are so often confrontational because so many of these men, especially the young, don’t think “compliance” applies to them. They foolishly assume they are above the law and disrespect for police officers is an act of honor.

These young blacks, sadly, took much of their direction from racists Barack Obama and Eric Holder during Obama’s destructive, eight-year regime and Holder’s corruption of the Justice Department. These two men, abusing their federal powers, gave young blacks the impression they need not heed the law, because laws are somehow unjust when they are applied to black Americans. The NFL lot, and any other athletes taking a similar stance, are also influenced by Obama’s and Holder’s disdain for law and law enforcement.

I am not familiar with one case where a black suspect to a crime was not proven legally to have caused the behavior against him, particularly in cases where the police officer involved was exonerated by facts. Michael Brown of “hands up, don’t shoot” infamy is one good example. Blatant lies were spread to cloud the truth about Brown’s case.

Back in the day when I was growing up in the racially segregated South, the opposite prevailed in many cases. There was much injustice particularly toward black men, but not today. Today, too many blacks have been fed the notion that it is now “pay-back” time, and they can flaunt their lawlessness because some whites flaunted theirs during an earlier time in our nation’s history.

Although Obama and Holder no longer wield power in this country, some of their minions continue on the pernicious path of “paying back” American whites for wrongs, real or imagined. But as the saying goes, there is a new Sheriff in town and he is not guilt-conflicted. He expects fair play under law and tolerating pay-back is not part of his agenda. Black Americans, when they break the law, can no longer claim victim status simply because they are black. Those days are over.

American laws and law enforcement personnel will be respected in America, again; our traditions and values will not be impugned in America without consequences, again. Anybody unsettled about this turn of events is welcome to leave this country. I suggest all the black players try a country in Africa, and see how successful they will be at making millions playing games. They will all soon learn what oppression really means.

Some self-directed, independent-thinking blacks (and there are many of us) have offered that if these millionaire protestors want to tackle some real problems, they might consider the thousands of black children killed in abortions annually (by the progressive Left), or perhaps the many, many young blacks murdered routinely on inner-city streets by other young blacks (in cities run by progressive, leftist Democrats), or the downright criminal state of education of black inner-city children, orchestrated by the progressive leftist National Education Association (NEA). The NEA’s aim is to produce unintelligent pawns to feed the cause of progressivism.

I am annoyed by the expressions of “sincerity” gracing the faces of the NFL protestors—as if to convey the “hallowedness” of their cause. In actuality, they provide a picture of grown men allowing themselves to be made fools of by the progressive Left. I don’t doubt, however, that some of these men have been coerced into compliance with this lost cause, either through threats of violence or shunning (from coaches and players). Alejandro Villanueva of the Pittsburgh Steelers and former Army ranger is very likely a victim of such threats. He was publicly castigated by his leftist coach for his patriotism. The coach demanded unity behind an ignorant cause.

And finally, this issue has nothing to do with First Amendment rights. President Trump’s speaking out against the clownish behavior of the athletes, on behalf of the majority of American citizens, does not mean he can or would stop any of these misguided people from making fools of themselves. To restrict them, as a government entity, would indeed be a violation of the First Amendment. But their employers, if they were to develop even a modicum of testicular fortitude, could and should fire them for doing major damage to the bottom line of the business. The rest of us non-millionaire “Joes” would certainly be pink-slipped by an employer if we dared to be so clueless about the necessity of profits and so disdainful of the sensibilities of customers.

I will wait patiently for the true sports enthusiasts to vent their rage by simply boycotting the games. It will be sweet revenge to witness the slain goose cease producing its golden eggs.
 Sylvia Thompson

Monday, November 27, 2017

"2018 elections- Let's make Kauai Great again..." 'James "Kimo" Rosen' ,(Kimo's world #217)

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!

Above photo, Kauai Mayor Bernard Carvalho Jr.
consulting with Ivanka Obama Da Dog

Blog #1970~Kimo's world's #217

 2018 elections- Let's make Kauai Great again

The 2018  elections are one year away. This will be an exciting time for the Cosmic Garden island.
Mayor Carvalho with
unidentified fan!  ;-)
After a 10 year tenure as Kauai's leader Mayor Carvalho is leaving because of term limit requirements and is going on to pursue his goal to run for Lt. Governor.

Kaua'i will elect a new Mayor and at least 3 new County council members with Mel Rapozo and Derek Kawakami relinquishing their Council seats to run for Mayor , while JoAnn Yukimura's  term limit's expire.  
There is much speculation as to whom might  run for Council, maybe another run for chief
County Council chairman
Mel Rapozo is running
in a cliffhanger race for Kauai Mayor
against Derek Kawakami.
of police, Darryl Perry--from previous council members, Gary Hooser, Kipu Kai Kuulili, to last election newcomers who did quite well, Juno Ann Appalla and Norma "Doctor" Sparks to frequent council testifier, who also ran for council in 2016,   Matt Bernabe? Plus maybe you?

I consider myself somewhat of a  local political nerd and this is what I would like to see happen and change
Former State representative
 and current
Kaua'i councilman
 Derek Kawakami
one of the state's most popular
 politicians is running for
the position of Kaua'i Mayor
 in what is said
to be the most exciting Mayor's
race ever, unless
something changes?
before the election takes place.   Many including myself believe Mr. Kawakami is the most popular politician in the whole state of Hawaii. I believe he is ready to run for Governor.  He could easily defeat Governor Ige and his opponent Colleen Hanabusa, and with Derek's friend, Mayor Bernard Carvalho  Jr. already in contention for Lt. Governor--- I believe this is the perfect political marriage awaiting a blessing.

Mr. Kawakami running for Governor would secure the Mayor's race between the two Rapozo's, Mel Rapozo vs. Lenny Rapozo, although I believe that race would be a landslide in favor of Mel Rapozo.
Lenny Rapozo Director of parks
and recreation announces his  bid
to run for Kaua'i mayor

I highly recommend Mr. Lenny Rapozo change his game plan and run for County council, an almost slam dunk for the Director of parks and recreation. This would leave County chair, Mel Rapozo unopposed against an announced republican candidate yet to announce their candidacy.  (Maybe me?) Had you worried, not really, nobody can win against Mel!

Everyone who reads the Garden Island forum page and especially all those being critical in the comments section now's your time to shine. There's never been a better time to run for politics, anything is possible, look what happened last presidential election! Now's the time to do something!   If not now when? If not you, who?
We are hoping our friend
Norma "Doctor" Sparks
a first time contender
in the 2016 County council
race decides to take a shot
at it again. We feel her chances
are that much greater this time
around, who knows?

Candidates filing for the 2018 election runs from February 1, 2018 through June 5, 2018. The candidate filing process allows qualified individuals to have their names appear on the ballot. A nomination paper must be signed by a minimum number of 15 registered voters for both Council member and Mayor of properly registered voters.It is recommended you get 20 or more signatures  because some people will say they are registered and are not. 

The age requirements for County council are as follows; According to the County charter, a person must be a citizen of the United States and must have been a duly qualified elector of the county for at least two years immediately preceding such person’s election or appointment." (Which means voting age is 18, so if you are registered to vote at 18 years and stay a county and US citizen for two more years,you are eligible to run for county council at age 20.)
The current 2016-2018 Kauai county council;
Mason Chock, Arthur Brun,  Chair-Mel Rapozo, JoAnn Yukimura,
Ross Kagawa, Derek Kawakami and Arryl Kanashiro
 The age requirement for Mayor are as follows; 
Any citizen of the United States not less than thirty
years of age who has been a duly qualified resident elector of the county for at least three years immediately prior to the citizen’s election shall be eligible for election to the office of mayor. 
Many are expecting
former councilman
Kipu Kai Kuulii
to run again for
county council,
stay tuned? There's
never been a
time for newcomers
to get involved!

You must live and be properly registered to vote in the district from which you seek office.
The filing fee for councilmember is $25.00 and $50.00 for Mayor.
The deadline to file a nomination paper is June 5, 2018, 4:30 pm.

For further Questions contact  the office of elections at  toll free 1-800-442-VOTE (8683) or email at; www.elections@hawaii.gov

The county charter can be read at; 
Good luck. You can make a difference, that's right you, quit making all those hateful comments in the Garden island news  online edition comments section and Facebook and do something, there's never been a better time!  Let's Make Kaua'i great again and then some!

Councilman Arthur Brun
James "Kimo" Rosen
and Hawaii's future Lt. Governor
Bernard Carvalho J

Hana Hou, (Encore)

Are we blessed to live in Kaua'i or what?

Monday, November 20, 2017

"Colin Kaepernick, Caitlyn Jenner , Blake Shelton and Donald Trump, OY..!" 'James "Kimo" Rosen' (Kimo's world #216)

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!

Blog #1969~Kimo's world's #216

 Colin Kaepernick,   Caitlyn Jenner , Blake Shelton and Donald Trump, OY!

 I  read  Colin Kaepernick is man of the year according to GQ magazine.

Wow, anything is possible, then I remembered a few years back Bruce "Caitlyn" Jenner was
Vanity Fair woman of the year. 

And this year features country and western star and reality TV personality Blake Shelton as  the sexiest
man alive according to People magazine.  

This goes to show anything is possible--This leaves Donald Trump open  to be the world's
smartest man award.

This is  why I love America! 

What people would you like nominated next year for these awards and other awards not mentioned?

Happy Thanksgiving to all the readers and contributors of dakinetalk blog. Although we all do not agree on all issues, I hope we all agree that America is the greatest, and are all blessed to live here.

Remember to keep peace at the Thanksgiving table. No politics on Thanksgiving. I vote Turkey!  ;-)

Hana Hou, (Encore)

May everyone have a Great Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 13, 2017

"The Angel at the Bus stop arrested and back within 48 hours..." 'James "Kimo" Rosen (Kimo's world #215)

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!

Above photo;
 ElAina Danine occupying the  bus stop fronting the Kapaa neighborhood center
where she has resided the last year... 
Photo copyright, James "Kimo" Rosen, all rights reserved

ElAina  Danine with James "Kimo" Rosen
Rosen hopes his friend gets the help she so
desperately needs...

Blog #1968~Kimo's world's #215

Publishers note, 
This is part 2, in a series on a house-less friend I call- "The Angel at the Kapaa
bus stop." In this column I come down a little hard because of my spiritual love for my friend in hopes she finds the help she so desperately needs.
Part 1, can be read at the link below;  "The Angel at the Kapaa Bus Stop"

This blog also ran as guest column in the Garden Island news on November 10, 2017
Let’s get help for angel at bus stop

This is part 2 of a series; part 1 can be read at;

 The Angel at the Bus stop  arrested and back within 48 hours

My Angel at the Bus stop fronting the Kapaa neighborhood center  was arrested  Thursday November 2nd for open lewdness for being exposed while cleansing her body under a tarp that had blown away.   ElAina  has lived
at that bus stop the last 11 months. She eats there, bathes there and discreetly performs her bodily functions there. After being arrested a water truck was there spraying and disinfecting  the area at county expense.

I was happy for my friend after she was arrested, I finally thought  she would get the help she so desperately needs--however now she is back at the bus stop  after the minimum  48 hour incarceration period. 

 ElAina was sent to the hospital and medical professionals found nothing wrong with her besides  diarrhea.

 You can physically look at my friend and see her legs and feet are inflated like balloons, 4-5 times
their normal size.  She cannot even walk across the street to the  Chinese restaurant on her own since her legs are in such pain. Plus anyone living at a bus stop needs help, in my opinion. This does not take a medical degree to diagnose her. These doctors  should have their licenses revoked as far as I'm concerned. The judge released her without prejudice. 

Political correctness will not improve the situation for this lovely angel.

If every homeless person decided to take residence at a bus stop what would happen? Would the county still do nothing and say their hands are tied? That's what they say when you call and talk with them. 
I  also guarantee that an attorney could find a technicality in the law to get her off the street and find her the help she so desperately needs.
An attorney could also pursue a case against the County of Kauai should something happen to El Aina while occupying county property.  
I rest my case.

"The Angel at the Kapaa Bus Stop" is a must read to have further knoeledge of this story

This blog also ran as guest column in the Garden Island news on November 10, 2017
Let’s get help for angel at bus stop


Hana Hou, (Encore)

November 8, 2017 marked the 1 year anniversary since Donald J. Trump was elected president of the free world.  My editorial  appeared that day in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser...        "Liberals should show respect for presidency"

The November 10, 2017 edition of the Honolulu Staradvertiser  complimented  my above  letter form November 8th. This is a nice change from the usual getting my chops busted. Check it out! 
Mahalo Ms. Lundberg

Mahalo Kauai!

Monday, November 6, 2017

"Da Bus-"If it ain't broke, don't fix it..." 'James "Kimo" Rosen' (Kimo's world #213)

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!

Blog #1967~Kimo's world's #214

Da Bus-"If it ain't broke, don't fix it!"

When I started riding the Kauai bus 16 years ago a monthly pass for unlimited travel  any where on the  island was $15.00, it is now $40.00. It is still one of the best deals anywhere on the island except for maybe for the $1.50 hot-dog and refillable drink at a popular big box store on our cosmic island.
The Kauai Bus picking up passengers at
Kukui Grove shopping center

Now into the winter of my life I qualify for para transit. My para transit  service has never been more than 10 minutes late, in fact more times than not they are right on time and sometimes even early. The drivers are always friendly and know all the passengers on a first name basis. I have seen para transit drivers help those in wheelchairs get their goods on and off the bus, even  helping those with walkers and canes navigate their positions on the bus. Kauai bus drivers are filled with the aloha spirit in so many ways, too numerous to mention them all.
Para transit driver, Lucy along with Ivanka
await my arrival on the bus...

I once asked the director of the bus if the drivers had special training on how to treat passengers because they are all so friendly, she replied, "Oh Kimo, they're just being nice because you are so charming." Yea right!  I almost believed her for a second, but I knew that I wasn't that delightful all the time.

So why all the talk of changes to the bus? I have been on buses in many cities around the world and I have never been more impressed than with  the Kauai bus. There's that old expression that applies to the Kauai bus, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it!"
Para transit bus  at Costco,
Costco and Kauai bus, my two
favorite things about Kauai

To my friends on the Kauai county council;
The Bus needs annual cost of living increases for things like their experienced and aloha spirited staff  that all deserve raises, with these minimum budget increases I propose the county budget be used  for more roads, affordable housing, and to help the homeless situation.  If I had to rate the Kauai bus service on a scale of 1-10, I would give it 11! 

Hana Hou, (Encore)