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David, you’re a treasure.
Yes. And these days he stands tall atop a Mauna Kea sized mountain of satirical material, grinning from ear to ear and humming softly…
and the writing is easy.
HART is crashin’,
and the taxes are high.
and Tulsi Gabbard’s good lookin’.
So hush little David,
don’t you try (too hard).
Local politicians keep stealing, and we keep allowing it. We deserve everything we get.
This rail situation was very predictable – all the info was well above board before the we voted for anyone who was paying attention. The majority voted for rail so it looks like we’re stuck with an overpriced, under-delivered mess at this point. The dig on Tulsi is ridiculous but not surprising. Personally I admire her principles stand to back Sanders to help keep us out of endless regime-change warfare in the Middle East. I don’t see why teachers should have to pay to take their students on a trip – doesn’t sound like much of a vacation to me.
Always enjoy your column Dave. Too funny but all true which is kind of sad in a way. But what you do you expect from our banana republic.
A few connected do well and most everyone else gets the shaft.
David, you have been putting your digs into rail for as long as I can remember. Bad mouthing it, like you did with Neil. You have also attacked Caldwell. Caldwell is at least trying to do something, like reducing our homeless population, trying to get rail built, repairing our streets and highways. It is so easy to sit on your high horse and criticize others.
Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. Fool me three or more times, shame on rail.
Just a feeble attempt to try to find some humor in all of this.
I say cut out have the rail stations and they will save a fortune. Just get it done and on budget.Oh, wait it keeps changing!
Entertaining article , to bad its the truth and the lies have hurt all the Oahu residents and will long into the future. The best thing we can do now is STOP THE CHOO CHOO AT THE STADIUM & TURN THE GUIDE WAY INTO A REVERSABLE HIGHWAY—–WAKE UP HONOLULU
I really would like to know who is responsible for this mess we are in right now, now they are asking for an additional two billion to finish five miles of track to Ala Moana, wow I wonder how many people will actually ride the rail to middle street.
Ridership is not the only purpose of rail metro. Directing urban growth along the rail guide way, instead of sprawling over the entire islland. Building affordable housing and rentals in the vicinity of the rail stations and along the guide way. Providing jobs for the planners, designers, contractors, subcontractors, construction workers, and all the people connected to the rail Metro project. Creating new businesses, shops, restaurants, around the rail stations, thereby, creating more jobs, incomes, and being a catalyst for more economic activity, and revitalizing the neighborhoods and communities arounder and near the rail stations. Rail is an investment in our island economic development.
Rail is a bottomless pit of financial encumbrances and Oahu does not have the economic base to support the yearly maintenance requirements. In its present form, this was ill-conceived and ineptly constructed. To go all the way to Dillingham and not know there was infrastructure that would have to be relocated to facilitate construction until after you get there is ineptitude at its worst. How can you undertake a project without knowing the obstacles to be dealt with before you get to them? does the words “Survey” or “Research” mean anything. Everyone was told this would not be what it was presented to be. A large number of people were so concerned with being fashionable they couldn’t envision logic and common sense as things to be embraced, so here we are.