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Thursday, June 14, 2012

"The Blog must go on..." 'James "Kimo" Rosen (Aloha Friday)

"Time for a sabbatical, a rest from writing opinion articles for the local paper. Time to go on a fishing sojourn, for how long, nobody knows..?"
I have taken a sabbatical from submitting letters to the editor for my local newspaper, "The Kaua'i Garden Island News."

It seems many people no matter what I say in an opinion article (LTE) will take it out of context and  go on and on and on in the comments section spewing non-truths.  I know how President Obama must feel with so many nut cases accusing him of being a closet Muslim and not being a US citizen. Although I am not a politician, I am criticized as one since I have had over 300 opinion articles published in the last five years alone. I guess I get the benefit of being a politician without being elected. I really don't enjoy it, although many have told me  I bring it on myself by submitting so many opinion articles, which in reality is the truth.

I wrote an opinion article last March about food trucks and the prices being high and portions small. I went on to say, I believe the trucks could improve their business by lowering their prices and relying on volume sales. Many interpreted my article as I was saying  do not support food trucks, when in essence I was trying to coach the food trucks into doing more business.

Another example, I said Obama  made a mistake in support of gay marriage, I went on to say I still support Obama but don't believe the majority of voters will. This had a rash of commenter's believing I was homophobic and against anything gay.

They say familiarity breeds contempt. Therefore for the time being, I have decided to take a much needed rest from my prolific letter writing.
Remember, rain, sleet, vog and fog, the blog must go on!  ;D)

For those who approach me  on the street and enjoy my articles, mahalo. For those who don't enjoy my rest... 

added note, an opinion article of mine appeared on 06-17-12 in the Kaua'i Garden Island News "Let's hear it for the  professional hand wavers"
This article was submitted on 06-02-12. I  had no idea they would sit on a story for two weeks. Usually articles are published  around the time you submit them....

Special note, (Vog looks like fog but is a sulphur compound put off by the Hawaiian volcanoes on a frequent basis.)

Michael Herr dakinetalks regular Aloha Friday contributor is on vacation and will hopefully resume his awesome weekly column upon his return...


Harmony Bentosino said...

Harmony Bentosino said via facebook
"Are you quitting your blog or just letters to the editor? Ironically, as you're quitting, I just got one published about how dishearteened I am that Ho'opili wasn't stopped."

KimoRosen said...

Harmony as the title say's" The blog must go on, dakinetalk is alive and well, and taking a rest from Letters to editor, for how long depends... maybe 2 weeks, one month two months well see... Send me your letter, can you copy and paste? or tell me what day it appeared? I subscribe to the Staradvertiser online.

Harmony Bentosino said...

Harmony Bentosino said via facebook;"It appeared today, the 15th. I don't know how to access it for FB. If you could do that I would really appreciate it!"

KimoRosen said...

I found it! However if I post the URL you will need a password to view it, therefore I have copied and pasted it below, enclosed is Harmony's LTE, Honolulu Staradvertiser 06-15-12 Ho‘opili a threat to our future "I am so upset about the decision to develop Ho‘opili.

This will destroy Oahu’s best farmland, which we will need if there were ever problems with shipping food from the mainland. We have here only a few weeks’ supply of food to feed us.
Ho‘opili will also be bad for tourism because tourists don’t come here to see housing developments. They come for the beauty of our oceans, our mountains and our farmlands.

I am worried about our future.
Harmony Bentosino Makakilo3 minutes ago · LikeUnlike.

KimoRosen said...

James Kimo Rosen try this too, it might work http://staradvertiser.newspaperdirect.com/epaper/viewer.aspx2

KimoRosen said...

BTW, I agree, way to crowded over on Oahu, we need what land is left, otherwisw everthing will turn into highrises like Waikiki, On Kauai, 3 stories is the tallest allowable building...