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Monday, July 16, 2018

"The truth about visiting Hawai'i..." 'James "Kimo" Rosen' (Kimo's world # 249) ~Plus an award winning iPhone photo by Mimi Tolva~

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 #2,002~Kimo's world's #249- (Plus an award winning iPhone photo by Mimi Tolva)
"Neighborhood watch!"
an iPhone photo by my friend, Mimi Tolva, Homer, Alaska

 "I just love this photo! 
Also the fact that a work of art can be created
 with a cell phone still amazes me. 
I remember not so long ago we needed a camera, 
film, and had to develop it and wait for the results."
James "Kimo" Rosen

The truth about visiting Hawai'i

There are many people I haven't seen in decades or only know by being friends on Facebook and because I live in Hawaii  they
have asked for a place to
A rainbow appears outside my
backdoor after a recent rain...
stay when they come on their vacation.  Just because I live in Hawaii, people I barely know think I am a free hotel?

This leaves me in precarious situation.  I live in a tiny small one bedroom apartment plus I am somewhat of a hermit by nature. I am one of those people that needs space and am a confirmed bachelor for many years, set in my ways.
I am also getting  on in years with my share of medical setbacks.   

Family and close friends cannot be denied however when someone that is a casual acquaintance wants to crash
When I was young, everyone
crashed on my floor....
not anymore...
with you for 5,7,10 days or even more, what do you say?   I have a hard time getting through an hour lunch with people, let alone spending days with someone 
I barely know in close quarters.
It's  hard to say no because when I was in my youth I was a free spirit and I crashed on people's floors and people crashed on my floor, in my closet, my couch or anywhere there was room.

I know appreciate the friends that come on vacation prepared with their  vacation rental and car rentals , call me on the phone and ask if I have time to have lunch and catch up!

This actually happened twice, and I truly  relished those hour's of my life!

Don't get me wrong, I enjoy company, just not for days on end with people I haven't seen since high school. How do I know if we will still get along?  Good chance we won't,  people change, especially in these days of political unrest.

  Advise to people intending to
visit Hawai'i and stay with friends, DONT! 

Many of us who make Hawaii  home don't have swimming pools or make drinks with umbrellas

in them or  have hula dancers hanging out. The  friends your visiting in Hawaii may have 3 generations in one house or live in cramped one bedroom or studio apartments and  would most definitely welcome the opportunity  to visit you on your next vacation to their island at your hotel. Now that's Aloha!

Make your own caption!   ;-)

Hana Hou, (Encore)

Monday, July 9, 2018

"Trumpsters still in closet..." 'James "Kimo" Rosen' (Kimo's world #248)

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, having a meeting with my Russian friends,
no collusion here, just good friends
"talkin story" and enjoying each other!   ;-)

Blog #2,001~Kimo's world's #248

Trumpsters still in closet

It's going on
2 years since Donald J.Trump won the presidency. Many still have a difficult time  accepting the reality of  having “ The Donald,”as the leader of the free world.

To my astonishment there are still many closet supporters.

I have found in my personal  research, newspaper employees, clergy, and even politicians you would never suspect who support Trump, but not  publicly.
They are afraid of public ridicule.
 For me, I am called Nazi.   I have been unfriended by many on social media and in real life and given stink eye in numerous business establishments.   I was even called an idiot and ethnic slur.

There are many clergy that support Trump however remain anonymous. I asked them why? It's basic economics, churches are non-profit entities and survive on  tithing  and donations, these non-profits do not want to  forfeit any potential donation.

If you support Trump get out of the closet.  We must stand proud and united! 

I have agreed to run a social experiment, then write a column for
a prominent periodical. 
I will go into 6 business’s at random donning my "Make America Great again" hat.

I will document the results, did they ask me to leave, did they put ex-lax in my food, did they throw profanities my way or did they say right on? Or? Stay tuned!

Don't forget to vote! 
Whose that old guy 'talkin story' with the presumed
 future Mayor of Kaua'i?

Hana Hou, (Encore)
Believe it or not,  I just Googled it!   ;-)

It's a joke!   ;-)
The main stream media always tells us how unhappy
the first lady is with the President?  Well?
Even the carrots are getting more action than me!
Or as my friend explained, this is where
 those baby carrots come from!  ;-)

Monday, July 2, 2018

"Politics and Football, America needs to stand United..." 'James "Kimo" Rosen' (Kimo's world #247)

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,
James "Kimo" Rosen
with press pass at Aloha stadium at the 1998
Pro-Bowl with Buffalo Bills Quarterback
Doug Flutie

Blog #2,000~Kimo's world's #247

2,000 blogs, Wow! 

Politics and Football, America needs to stand United

America's second Civil War is in full bloom.

The President's press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders  recently went out to dine
at the Red Hen restaurant in Virginia with 7 family members  and was asked to leave because she worked for Potus.

This incident created fallout on the Red Hen's Yelp page, where comments were so bad by Trump supporters, the page was shut down.

The immigration crisis is in dire need of repair, however all anybody wants to do is point fingers at one another and not work to fix anything.

Politics has become like a playoff  football game, where if your team doesn't win, it seems like the end of the world.

I have friends  if their team doesn't win the game they can't even  go out to a planned dinner, instead they stay home and sulk. Others will curse and wish death and injury on opposing quarterbacks, calling opposing teams every 4 letter word in the book.

I have a favorite team and of course I always hope my team wins, however I am an NFL fan and can appreciate a great play even by the opposition.

Why is it in politics that if our President does something great that the opposition can't appreciate it for the good of the country?    Just because he did something you didn't like in the past doesn't mean you have to hate on him for everything.

I am one of the few people that voted for Obama and Trump. Respect the office of the presidency, if you don't like whose president there is always another election. I have always respected the president even when my candidate was not elected. Politics has turned into a heated, hated football match where people believe there team is playing for a trophy and blood.

My musician friend in Alaska, 'Hobo Jim'  says it best in a recent post. 

"Hi Folks, I just received a post saying "if I was a Donald Trump supporter that they did not want to be my Friend and I could go to hell. "I should tell you that this post was not made to me personally but on my FB. I'm of the Dolly Parton school of entertainment I don't believe politics belong in your show. I know these are very turbulent times and people are packed full of emotion and misinformation. I'm sorry, but I don't want to know your politics, I don't want you to know mine,I keep mine to Myself. I have very firm convictions but I don't believe they belong in my show. I am here to entertain all of you. There are so many actors and musicians that I can't listen to or watch anymore Because I can't get by the things they say publicly."

" I have many friends who are master entertainers on both sides of the spectrum. Some of them have chosen to be activists in their music and I respect them highly for that, however, don't expect that of me. I'm here to entertain everyone of all sides. Those who wish to take a little break from all troubles they face everyday. We are one great Nation .
We Need desperately to find common ground .Please don't post this political stuff on my FB .I want to be the one you can come to and hear music.
Those of you that are fighting for your cause great.I hope you find it worth losing friends ,family and those that have held you dear.I don't want political replies, I just want to sing!"

It's time America stand united, no matter what side of the aisle your on, otherwise  if we don't stop this hate, there won't be a United States much longer.
I was at my Psychiatrist's today and told him ever since I became a Trump supporter everyone hates me. He said, that's not true, everyone hasn't met you yet!  ;-)
Vintage throwback, me on the right, 1976-Santa Barbara
Hana Hou, (Encore)

The Hate is out of control, the Civil war is ongoing.
This hate must stop!  ;-(

This needs to stop!
Owners of the Red Hen restaurant
wearing pussy hats at an anti Trump rally
after he was elected president. Even before he was in office
these people were protesting and wearing these
obnoxious hats. The woman on the left is the  one who
86'ed our secretary of state from her restaurant.

This also needs to stop!


The Garden Island news published on 06-28-18 one of the best letters to the editor ever  
on the current immigration crisis. It was penned by;
Arthur Hernandez, Native American of the Cherokee Tribe, Lawai.
  A must read! 
Read the comments-this guy almost gets beat up as bad as me, at least they don't call him a Nazi!)
Rally standing for wrong thing in border battle

I read your article on the protester group, “Families Belong Together” (Tuesday, TGI Forum). I disagree with what this group has stated.

My wife and I lived in Mexico City for seven years as missionaries. We applied for our visas every six months in order to remain in their country. We obeyed their laws in order to stay in Mexico. This group, “Families Belong Together,” is forgetting to include that the Mexican parents who are crossing our borders are illegal and do not have visas to enter into our country.

While living in Mexico City we had close friends who asked our opinion about crossing over to the United States (without papers). We told them that it is necessary to have proper papers in order to cross the border into the US.

I never heard of parents who crossed the border with their children. Most of whom crossed over were men. When these men arrived they began sending money to their families. Mexican men aren’t stupid! They wouldn’t put their own children in danger.

This group, “FBT,” is insinuating that the Mexican family unit is stupid by placing children in danger when they are protesting. There is a bigger picture here that is not being revealed.

Someone, on the other side of the border, is paying these Mexican men money to cross children into our country in order to undermine our country. What parent would risk their own child’s life by putting them in this kind of danger? Would you or anyone from Kauai do such a thing? The group, FBT, is being played and is also playing our own people here on Kauai!

Question, where is Margie Merryman from and when did she move here from the mainland? We will find out after Saturday what her agenda really is all about.

The fact that this group is continuing to protest shows me they have little regard of their action, which was successful in changing a wrong. This shows only the hatefulness for our president. As a nation we need to move forward — as one nation.

Arthur Hernandez, Native American of the Cherokee Tribe, Lawai

Monday, June 25, 2018

"Miss America denies the swimsuit..." 'James "Kimo" Rosen' (Kimo's world #246)

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 #1999~Kimo's world's #246

Miss America denies the swimsuit

The Miss America pageant
 will no longer feature the swim suit or evening  gown competition, prompted by the "Me Too" movement.

Miss America without the swimsuit competition is like Aunt Jemima's pancakes without her syrup.  This should never happen.  Will America slowly turn into what some mid-
eastern countries practice for their beauty pageants?

People need to get over whatever  little thing they are offended by today.    Political correctness is ruining America
A Tunisian beauty pageant.
 Is this what America wants?

    I remember when I could call a flight attendant a stewardess, an account executive a salesman and a custodial engineer a janitor.

I'm old school and forgot I  must use the word mentally or physically challenged in lieu of handicapped, God forbid you use the "R word" as an honest mistake, society will have you thinking you committed a major crime.  Words for
ethnic groups and gay people have changed over the years, I won't even get into that in fear of offending someone without even realizing it...

There is a movement
to get the phrase 'Senior Citizen'  replaced  In the name of 'inclusiveness  with 'Older Person'.


Hmm,there are some  that find  the "Miss America" swimsuit competition degrading and  defend working in porn as respectable? 
I'm confused. I say keep the swimsuits!

Hana Hou, (Encore)