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Vets group spending $100,000 on Gabbard campaign

By B.J. Reyes

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LAST UPDATED: 09:03 a.m. HST, Jun 27, 2012



A group that seeks to elect Iraq and Af­ghani­stan war veterans to Congress has committed an additional $100,000 to television ads supporting Tulsi Gabbard in the race for the 2nd Congressional District.

The latest round of ads by VoteVets.org was scheduled to begin Tuesday and run for two week during morning and evening hours on local broadcast networks.

VoteVets.org said it plans to run the same commercial it ran in May, when the group committed $75,000 for a week of air time.

The ads are classified as an independent expenditure, which are not coordinated with a campaign, but can focus on issues that benefit a candidate.

Gabbard is in the Demo­cratic primary for the 2nd Congressional District representing rural Oahu and the neighbor islands. Others in the primary include former Hono­lulu Mayor Mufi Hannemann, former Office of Hawaiian Affairs Chief Advocate Esther Kia­aina, Hilo attorney Bob Marx, Hono­lulu attorney Rafael Del Castillo and Miles Shiratori of Kaneohe. The Republican primary field includes small-business consultant Matthew DiGeronimo and activist Kawika Crowley of Hilo.

Tyler Dos Santos-Tam, Hannemann’s deputy campaign manager, said their campaign was “energized” by grassroots donations from all corners of the state “and the endorsements we've received from dozens of organizations representing Hawaii's middle class families.” 

“As we travel the state and listen to voters, we hear their frustrations about independent expenditures and the influence of SuperPAC money,” he added. “If elected to Congress, Mufi Hannemann will join with his colleagues to institute common-sense reforms to our campaign finance laws.”

Hannemann has been endorsed by labor and business groups including the Hawaii Government Employees Association and the International Longshore & Warehouse Union.

The ads for Gabbard were paid for by the VoteVets.org Action Fund, the nonprofit advocacy arm of the veterans group, which was founded in 2006.

Gabbard, a former state representative who is in her first term on the Hono­lulu City Council, is a captain in the Army National Guard and was deployed to Iraq in 2004 and to Kuwait in 2008.







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allie wrote:
I like her. She is classy, smart and has good character. Mufi looks like a loser here. People have to recall his history and character.
on June 27,2012 | 06:35AM
LanaAloha wrote:
I agree she has the character and the strength of conviction to represent Hawaii. She's a regular person of modest means who can identify with the problems and struggles that most of us face. I don't trust Mufi at all.
on June 27,2012 | 01:05PM
Jsato wrote:
True - the last thing we need to happen in Congress is for Mufi to be re-elected. He was a disaster on the environment and he created so many problems with the rail. Did you see the Hawaii News Now article about rail PR $$? The same PR company that is doing MUFI's campaign has been getting $1 million dollar contracts to do PR for the rail over and over again and we don't even know what the money is going for! Typical cronyism, back-slapping politics while people's hard earned money goes to their high end lifestyle.
on June 27,2012 | 01:07PM
EssieMedero wrote:
One of the reasons Mufi turned so many people off in the Governor's election is because of his negative campaigning and his history of trying to bully people and push people around. I live in Kauai and Muf's supporters are vandalizing 4 to 8 of Tulsi's signs every day. Not only that he is threatening people they will lose their jobs if they don't support him. On top of that his supporters who own property on Kauai are forcing their renters to take down Tulsi Gabbard's signs and put up Mufi signs or they will kick them out of their homes! I am very well connected locally and Kauai is a small place. We are sick of this kind of Mafia Politics and that's why we are supporting Tulsi Gabbard!
on June 27,2012 | 03:39PM
Changalang wrote:
' Inouye ignored the resolution even at the convention. During a 21-minute speech wrapping up the three-day event, he told the delegates that either former Mayor Mufi Hannemann or City Council Member Tulsi Gabbard are good choices for the open seat in the U.S. Congressional election, district 2. “Both of them are fine people,” Inouye said. His remarks excluded other Democratic candidates - such as Bob Marx and Esther Kiaaina - who are actively campaigning for the nomination. And led supporters of Esther Kiaana’s congressional campaign to shout out “Kiaaina!”, “Kiaaina for Congress!” ' (28MAY2012; Hawaii Reporter from the 2012 Hawaii Democratic Convention).........News for you geniuses; Tulsi is the new Mufi. Check the product re-gifted in Sen. Inouye's same old wrapping paper. Vote for the People; No Tulsi, No to Mufi. Yes, to an Independent Representative. Pick one from the remaining.
on June 27,2012 | 04:28PM
LanaAloha wrote:
Tulsi is the new Mufi? That's a tough one to stick. Sounds like you're still campaigning for Mufi - the only way he can hope to win is to get Tulsi's supporters to vote for the other candidates and divide the vote.
on June 27,2012 | 04:41PM
Changalang wrote:
Sounds like I am still campaigning for Mufi by encouraging everyone to vote for neither Mufi or Tulsi; for the second time? LOL. Sounds like you have NO problem with the New Mufi , but still have problems with the Old Mufi. To play it safe; I am leaving both behind and going with Auntie. Where is your Hawaiian Pride? No Hawaiians; no Aloha.
on June 27,2012 | 05:28PM
Changalang wrote:
' he told the delegates that either former Mayor Mufi Hannemann or City Council Member Tulsi Gabbard are good choices for the open seat in the U.S. Congressional election, district 2. “Both of them are fine people,” Inouye said. His remarks excluded other Democratic candidates '.............Use your freewill people of Hawaii; Rage Against The Machine ! Free mind, free will, and free choice !
on June 27,2012 | 05:33PM
LanaAloha wrote:
This race is between Tulsi and Mufi and everyone knows that. A vote for anyone other than Tulsi is a vote for Mufi.
on June 27,2012 | 05:58PM
Changalang wrote:
Tulsi is not barn storming in the polls, as Tulsi j!had! would mislead people to believe. It is not too late for an honest Democrat to represent C.D. 2. If Princess Lana and Emperor Dan don't want to give Hawaii free choice; then to he11 with the both of them. Lana's a Republican anyway. Why do Republicans and the Goombah of the Rail Mafia want us normal folk voting for Tulsi. Something is fishy here, other than Lana's breath. Vote with your hearts Hawaii. If it doesn't feel right, vote for someone who makes you feel proud to color in the bubble; WHOEVER THAT IS.
on June 27,2012 | 06:46PM
livingaloha wrote:
I completely agree. If Mufi gets elected, we'll know how to thank. People like Changalang as well as Kiaaina and Marx. All the sudden he's saying to vote for Esther? Obviously the strategy is to divide the vote because as of today Mufi's deputy campaign manager is supporting Kiaaina on her Facebook page.
on June 27,2012 | 06:08PM
Changalang wrote:
Vote for Bob Marx, then. All Mufi and Tulsi supporters need to big ONE better untainted candidate that they can trust. Clearly, no poster here trusts Mufi; and all honest posters here SHOULD NOT trust Tulsi for the same reasons. Don't let the Tulsi family in the Rail Mafia change the caboose on you when you are not looking !
on June 27,2012 | 06:52PM
Jsato wrote:
Lana's point is relevant to us "Anybody but Mufi" voters. The key is to back the strongest candidate so Mufi doesn't get in by a split the way we let Djou win Congress by splitting the vote between Hanabusa and Hirono. It makes sense Mufi's campaign would try to split the vote for that reason.
on June 27,2012 | 09:07PM
sailaway wrote:
This Midweek article says it all for me. "For Honolulu City Councilwoman Gabbard, 31, this recently announced distinction puts her in the national spotlight as someone who “exemplifies the best attributes of the nation’s young people.” http://www.midweek.com/tulsi-gabbard/
on June 27,2012 | 01:25PM
MikaSatomi wrote:
Impressive. It looks like she's taking Mufi by surprise and so he's trying to play hardball.
on June 27,2012 | 04:16PM
Anonymous wrote:
Just the fact that Tulsi has erased the huge lead that Mufi had over her in the beginning of this campaign shows that she is a fighter and that people trust and like her. The more they get to know her, the more they like her and see she is the best candidate to represent Hawaii in Congress.
on June 27,2012 | 01:27PM
Changalang wrote:
It is not a fact. It is a figment of your imagination. Pretending that Tulsi is the only second choice amongst more qualified and honest Democrats is a crime against We The People. The current CB poll was not cited with Merriman River, as their other precedence of accurate polling does. Q mark has her way behind. Tulsi's campaign is based on deceit and lies. Tulsi Hannemann must be stopped.
on June 27,2012 | 06:58PM
livingaloha wrote:
Changalang the Qmark poll surveyed mostly Republicans that's why it was skewed to look like Mufi was leading. We can expect as much from a poll paid for by his campaign.
on June 27,2012 | 08:53PM
Maneki_Neko wrote:
The jury is still out on whether she has courage of her convictions or is simply playing the political game of sniffing the wind and then going that direction. Rail will be a threshold issue. None of us know where Tulsi actually stands. On the one hand she talks about accountability and cost control but the real issue is that rail never should proceed at all and on that issue, the "Yes With Reservations" responses are worrisome.p>If Tulsi stands up, barks like a big dog and states she is opposed to spending $5.3 billion on a non-solution to traffic I will throw my huge and highly sought political support behind her. This will guarantee her victory. But if she keeps mealy-mouthing and straddling the fences, she will be toast and the tall guy will be the toaster.

Let's see what this girl is made of.


on June 27,2012 | 07:03AM
hawaiinui wrote:
I'd vote for that...with reservations.
on June 27,2012 | 07:20AM
kainalu wrote:
It will be a problem if the electrate considers rail a "threshold issue" at the Federal level. We have so many other and significantly more important issues to address at the Federal level than "rail", whose only involvement of the Feds would be for subsidized funding. Furthermore, nearly all our candidates at the Federal level support rail, specifically on the Democratic side. The candidate running on rail as his single-issue would be Ben, and that's at the City and County level.
on June 27,2012 | 07:26AM
Kalaheo1 wrote:
While I'm personally opposed to this rail project, I also understand that if Tulsi stepped up now to try to kill this monstrosity, she'd find Dan Inouye and his powerful political machine's support gone. Then we'd all get served up Mufi Hannemann, and have him forever. Tulsi has a career to do the right thing; I'm giving her a pass on this one.
on June 27,2012 | 08:31AM
Maneki_Neko wrote:
Irrespective of his view on rail, Mufi is no favorite with the Dans. Remember that Dan & Dan refused to endorse Mufi against Abercrombie even though the ever-sly Mufster ran a double truck newspaper ad (9/12/2010) suggesting he had bagged their support. There's scant little Mufi-love in DC.

If Tulsi has to kowtow from Day One then just write her off since she will be kowtowing forever. Stand for something or fall for everything. This is her moment....the time when courageous.... (I'm warming to my battle speech).

If Tulsi came out against the way rail is being done right now, I suspect the worst would be that no endorsement of either candidate from the sacred, holy offices of Dan, may his name be always exalted hallelujah, hallelujah, fruit of the loom.


on June 27,2012 | 09:45AM
Changalang wrote:
Yes, we need to say goodbye to Sen. Inouye and any of his chosen political heirs for a Hawaii to get a fresh start for the next generation. Think independent and vote for the best candidate with a record that does not compromise your principles, Hawaii. Do not forgive; and never forget.
on June 27,2012 | 04:33PM
LanaAloha wrote:
By trashing Tulsi, people like Changalang are only helping to get Mufi get elected. For weeks Changalang has been Mufi's lone supporter on this board - now he's supporting Esther? Anyway what would you call a person who is helping Mufi get elected other than a supporter?
on June 27,2012 | 05:53PM
Changalang wrote:
People like you are attempting to deceive free thinking Democrats of THEIR choice; rotten Republican. Tulsi is not being trashed. Tulsi is having to face her would be district under full illumination of the light of truth.
on June 27,2012 | 06:55PM
KING_CRABBE wrote:
Nothing Like Stepping to the Plate, vote Mufi
on June 27,2012 | 08:33AM
Publicbraddah wrote:
I believe Mufi stepped ON the plate. His political ambition has not served the public well.
on June 27,2012 | 09:03AM
aiea7 wrote:
maneko - wow, are you the godfather of voters? how often are you going to vote? stuff the ballot box, like cayatono tried to do on a recent poll? who are you, from our blogs, you appear just be a nondescript anti rail blogger - with below average intelligence. you like talk big like hawaiihonolulu - who has to brag about himself because no one believes him.
on June 27,2012 | 03:39PM
Changalang wrote:
Look at the Pro-Rail blogger attack the man of wisdom for asking people to look closer at Mufi; I mean Tulsi. Same smell.
on June 27,2012 | 04:30PM
kainalu wrote:
Tulsi has run an excellent campaign. I've nearly forgotten that she's a Gabbard. She may yet earn my vote despite that.
on June 27,2012 | 07:21AM
Kuniarr wrote:
Of course Tulsi Gabbard earns your vote. Gabbard has ties and financial interests in rail.
on June 27,2012 | 12:14PM
sailaway wrote:
Tulsi's had a ton to deal with because of her father's shadow and despite that, quoting Kainalu--Tulsi's run an excellent campaign. I don't want people in government telling me what i can say and believe. I feel our country is based on certain liberties that is beneficial to everyone. That's why she's got my support.
on June 27,2012 | 01:45PM
mcc wrote:
She gets my vote! Mufi rammed the train down my throat. I will never vote for Mufi.
on June 27,2012 | 07:23AM
Anonymous wrote:
Well I know why you should vote for Mufi -- he's very, very TALL! Haven't you realized what an IMPORTANT qualification that is? :)
on June 27,2012 | 01:54PM
Changalang wrote:
Then, you are as guilty for what happens to the people of Oahu as HART, Mufi, Carlisle, and Tulsi.
on June 27,2012 | 07:01PM
blackmurano wrote:
I retired from the Hawaii Army National Guard a few years ago. Never Met Tulsi, but I know her Dad, Mike Gabbard. As an Evangelical born again Christian, I am NOT going to vote for Tulsi Gabbard because of her stand on killing the unborn (Abortion) and her support for same-sex marriage. Those of you who are military retired (like myself) and are Christian, I ask you not to vote for Tulsi. According to the Bible, God gave each of us a "conscious" to know what is right and what is wrong. Voting for Tulsi Gabbard is wrong. As the Apostle Peter said in the book of Acts, "I'd rather obey God than men." I ask you to support the candidate that support our Godly family values of "marriage" and saving the unborn whether the candidate is a Republican or Democrat.
on June 27,2012 | 08:00AM
kainalu wrote:
What do you get when you mix politics with religion? - IRAN! What are you, the U.S. Military Taliban? - trying to force your religion and beliefs on the rest of us. Keep you Christian nonsense to yourself.
on June 27,2012 | 08:29AM
blackmurano wrote:
Kainalu by your comment, obviously I wasn't speaking to you. Read my post again. I am speaking to Christians.
on June 27,2012 | 12:19PM
aiea7 wrote:
blackie -- what kind of christians preach hatred for others? sounds more like the muslim jihad.
on June 27,2012 | 03:43PM
Kuniarr wrote:
This is a free country. Anyone is free to urge people to vote for any candidate even based on that person's belief.
on June 27,2012 | 12:19PM
Denominator wrote:
When you mix politics and religion you get the United States. In God we trust. One Nation under God. With God given rights. Take away religion and you get the USSR, Nazi Germany and a bunch of left wingers floating around talking about dreams and falling off cliffs.
on June 27,2012 | 05:48PM
HEARTOHEART wrote:
TULSI got a pretty face and some charisma ......she as been hiding all the secrets of her homophobic father and that the famaly belong and his finance to the HARE KRISHNA cult of meglomeniac guru CHRIS BUTLER ... VOTEVETS...is a phoney 6 year old veteran organisation that pour money on her from the Sierra club and AL GORE and the GABBARD machine is moving forward with a candidate that as but very little experience in running anything...I MEAN ANYTHING MUFI got the POLICE endorsement ...the realtor endorsement ...he as manage a large city for many years he does not hide that he is a mormon ...a man that as gone to HARVARD university while TULASI was listed a a message therapist not to long ago . Keep smiling TULSI you do not have much more to offer What a great smile and lots of publicity can accomplish ..HEY ?
on June 27,2012 | 08:18AM
Maneki_Neko wrote:
What ever happened to Tamayo?
on June 27,2012 | 09:46AM
kainalu wrote:
Dang! That's an excellent question. I almost forgot.
on June 27,2012 | 11:54AM
Changalang wrote:
It has been replaced by Inouye.
on June 27,2012 | 07:01PM
Kuniarr wrote:
There are seven council members who have financial interest in rail like the infamous Nestor Garcia. One of them is Gabbard.
on June 27,2012 | 12:21PM
blackmurano wrote:
Tulsi's dad, Mike Gabbard a "homophopic"? In 1998, Hawaii voted overwhelmingly (70 percent) to banned same-sex marriage in the State of Hawaii, we all can thank Mike Gabbard, now Senator Gabbard who had spearheaded that drive with thousands of supporters. Although Mike Gabbard is not a Christian, he supported marriage that God of the Bible ordained as a Covenant for one man and one woman. Even though his daughter, Tulsi, convinced her dad to switch political party, Senator Gabbard will still defend marriage despite being in the Democratic party that supports same-sex marriage and abortion. Unfortunately Tulsi Gabbard supports both anti-Christian doctrines of her party.
on June 27,2012 | 12:31PM
EssieMedero wrote:
I think it's ridiculous to say Tulsi Gabbard is anti-Christian. Go to places around the world where the government dictates people's morality - say Iran, for example. They're totally against homosexuality, etc. Well try practicing Christianity there. You might last a week before you get your head cut off. Tulsi Gabbard is trying to work for a society where people can practice their personal beliefs without the government trying to control everything. If you feel people shouldn't have abortions, it's better to persuade them rather than to try to get the government to force your beliefs on everyone else.
on June 27,2012 | 02:26PM
blackmurano wrote:
EssieMedero it is true that there are places in the world where homosexuality is totally opposed. In fact, they execute anyone who has homosexual behavior the same as they did during the Biblical times or when Jesus Christ was on earth. Don't you read the newspapers or watch the news on cable television concerning abortion? Barack Obama is the Abortion President who signs all the bills into law concerning a woman's right to kill her baby. Isn't that government? God has established three institutions: the home, government and the Church. He also said life begins at conception. So Barack Obama who doe not believe in the Bible, signs law that permits the killing of the unborn. He also signs bill to kill the baby when its close to nine months. Imagine that? How about marriage? Barack Obama says he support same-sex marriage a slap in the face to God who created marriage for one man and woman. He refused to defend traditional marriage in the courts. Tulsi Gabbard follows her party doctrines that are anti-Christian. Maybe it's because she is of the "Hindu" religion like her dad, Mike Gabbard. Chrisitanity and Hindu religion is like apples and oranges, they are not competible.
on June 27,2012 | 04:37PM
leihana wrote:
Just FYI to anyone reading this article "HEARTOHEART" is actually a Canadian guy, Henry Joliceour, who is a former member of ISKCON (International Society of Krishna Consciousness) who apparently went off his rocker because he couldn't get anyone to become his follower there. Now he started his own religion and goes around convincing people minority religions (including Buddhism) are cults and he gets paid to kidnap their “members”. He also tries to make money by telling people he can “hypnotize” them and “rebirth” them so they can remember “past abuse” and sue people. Creepy. I just think if someone is going to go around attacking people's religion we should know who he is.
on June 27,2012 | 02:13PM
Jsato wrote:
LOL. Well that explains why "HEARTOHEART" so into Mufi! It's like the extreme example of Mufi's "my way or the highway". With this guy it's "Either you're into my religion or I"ll abduct you!"
on June 27,2012 | 02:15PM
HoldEverything wrote:
I'm a vet but for some reason it bothers me to see Tulsi Gabbard and Charles Djou use their service as a hook to get votes. Maybe because it's a blatant use of their service for political gain. Serving your country is something you can take pride in, for sure. But as a ploy for votes, it doesn't feel right.
on June 27,2012 | 08:20AM
Kuniarr wrote:
Why is it a "ploy" for anyone who say he or she has served? Serving the country is a record that one should be proud of and those who have not served our country has no business envying that record.
on June 27,2012 | 12:25PM
Jsato wrote:
I agree. The point of a campaign is to get your message out and let people know who you are, what you're about. She's put a huge part of her life in the military and it's important for people to know that. In Congress, they make huge decisions on war - I'd much rather have someone in that position who knows firsthand what war is than an armchair politician who puts other people's lives on the line based on political expediency.
on June 27,2012 | 01:33PM
aiea7 wrote:
waipahu - have you ever served your country? by he wha, what country is that? you sound like a draft dodger. the way you act, when the captain said charge, you ran the other way.
on June 27,2012 | 03:49PM
Changalang wrote:
Serving OUR country is not a qualifier for public office. Tulsi's proven tendencies to follow orders from the chain of command of the Rail Mob and betray the will of her Council district constituents by giving half a billion of sewer funding to the Rail Crooks demonstrates she is a ROBOT, not a hero. Sad, but true. Brothers in Arms now politics don't matter when your in the s-h-!-t. It doesn't matter when soldiers come home either; unless that is why they went to begin with. It is a form of stolen valor form the KIAs, in my humble opinion.
on June 27,2012 | 04:45PM
Changalang wrote:
Thank you. I thought I was the only one here disturbed by the flag wrapping campaign platform.
on June 27,2012 | 04:40PM
Macadamiamac wrote:
She appears to be the real deal, but as kainalu points out, she's a Gabbard et ergo bears watching.
on June 27,2012 | 08:22AM
Anonymous wrote:
Hey this is 2012. She's her own person not her father and she's made that very clear.
on June 27,2012 | 01:58PM
Changalang wrote:
Today. What about yesterday? Tulsi was anti-abortion and gay marriage before the Rail Mob bought her off. That leads us to the next question. Who will be running Tulsi tomorrow; her father, Uncle Dan, or worse?
on June 27,2012 | 07:04PM
HEARTOHEART wrote:
Look UP VIDEOs CRITICAL OF THE GABBARDs ON YOUTUBE just make a search for MIKE or TLSI GABBARD
on June 27,2012 | 08:29AM
leihana wrote:
Just FYI HEARTOHEART is mental. He thinks everyone that doesn't join his own personal religion (which he created himself) is in a cult and then he goes around kidnapping people in minority religions. See above post for more info.
on June 27,2012 | 02:15PM
KING_CRABBE wrote:
Tulsi is a breath of fresh air. Lets vote her in and make a better Hawaii!!!!
on June 27,2012 | 08:32AM
LanaAloha wrote:
Mufi has been a DISASTER for Hawaii and will only make things much worse if he's elected to Congress. He should stay in the private sector where he gets paid by private corporations for peddling his influence.
on June 27,2012 | 02:07PM
Publicbraddah wrote:
It seems like there's issues with both Gabbard and Mufi so unless someone else steps to the plate, we're STUCK with the lesser of two evils.
on June 27,2012 | 09:05AM
Maneki_Neko wrote:
Civil Brat interview with Tulsi. Key question:

Where do you stand on the city's planned rail-transit project? Are its funding mechanisms sufficient? Will it really attract riders and ease traffic congestion?

Answer:

Through the ballot box, the people have spoken in support of the rail, and it’s important for elected officials to listen and execute this initiative in the smartest, most cost-efficient way possible. Mass transit has been debated and talked about for decades. Now is the time to move forward. It will create jobs, stimulate the economy, and reduce traffic congestion. Transit oriented development will also help create more walkable communities, affordable housing, and improve our overall quality of life.

So unless she has had a change of HART, it would appear the "Yes With Reservations" stuff is just an act - there are no reservations just some politically motivated fence sitting and posing.


on June 27,2012 | 09:54AM
LanaAloha wrote:
That was before Mufi screwed up the whole project and the majority of Oahu was for rail. I was for rail then too. Many of us made the mistake of taking his lies in good faith.
on June 27,2012 | 02:09PM
Maneki_Neko wrote:
Lana, do you have some more recent evidence of a change of heart on Tulsi's part about rail? I'd really like to see that because this rail thing is a big sticking point for me about supporting her candidacy. The Yes With Reservations stuff bugs me a lot.
on June 27,2012 | 04:33PM
LanaAloha wrote:
I emailed Tulsi asking why she voted "yes with reservations" and this is her response: I believe Hawaiʻi needs a mass transit solution, but unfortunately because of Mayor Hannemann’s politically motivated, irresponsible and reckless actions, the present Honolulu rail project is beset with many problems. Whether you're pro-rail or anti-rail, I think one thing most of us can agree upon is that Mufi made a big mess and has divided our community... The mayor's race will determine the fate of Rail, but as long as the project proceeds, I will continue trying to do everything I can to minimize the negative environmental impact and the project’s financial burden on Oʻahu's taxpayers. I will work to eliminate the bloated bureaucracy of HART and make sure we get as much federal money as possible. I will also continue demanding complete transparency, efficiency, and cost effectiveness.
on June 27,2012 | 04:52PM
Changalang wrote:
Shibai Sistah ! How is gutting our EPA mandated fund to bring the sewers up to standard for the Aina a vote to "minimize the negative environmental impact and the project’s financial burden on Oʻahu's taxpayers." Somebody call HFD to put out Lana's and Tulsi's pants.
on June 27,2012 | 07:08PM
Maneki_Neko wrote:
Thanks Lana but that response is a major FAIL. She in effect says she is against the present rail but maybe in favor of some other kind of rail. There is no other rail on the table so the statement is weaselly. Next, as a congress person what the heck would she have to do with HART staffing levels except to monku, monku? "Making sure we get as much Fed money as possible" is pure poli-speak.

Wow. That was one politically calculated response that sounds nice and means absolutely squat. I am so disappointed. She trashed the Mufster but sat on the fence again as to the current rail situation. Yes with reservations again. Bah!


on June 27,2012 | 07:51PM
Changalang wrote:
She just voted last week to raid the sewer fund of half a billion dollars for the EPA settlement. WE are not going to pay ANOTHER $5 billion for sewer and Rail because the whack jobs hear want someone fashionable in office. Tulsi biggest defining action of her career is voting to fund Rail from the sewer. The fact that you support her despite of that expresses your strength of character, with reservations from those who stand by honor and principle.
on June 27,2012 | 04:39PM
LanaAloha wrote:
I agree with her vote, because if she voted "no" to Bill 37, then taxpayers would owe even more because there would be no chance of federal money. The rail will go forward unless Ben is elected. I think she made the best of a bad bargain. The rest of her email is too long to post, but I can email it to you if you want. The reality is, the best way to stop rail is to vote for Ben.
on June 27,2012 | 05:20PM
Changalang wrote:
LanaAloha wrote: I was for rail then too. Many of us made the mistake of taking his lies in good faith. on June 27,2012 | 02:09PM......................................................................What do you really believe Lana? What does Tulsi? Deeds and words are at odds with the both of you. The similarities are strikingly disturbing. Lana is a Republican that was Against Rail before she is for Rail supporting funding it with reservations? Hmmmmmm.
on June 27,2012 | 07:17PM
LanaAloha wrote:
I think a lot of us have changed our minds about rail, Changalang. By the way, I'm not a Republican. :) I'm not for rail, but I don't want Hawaii to have to pay an extra $1.5 billion if it goes forward. I'm voting for Ben.
on June 27,2012 | 09:31PM
Kuniarr wrote:
Mufi got his millions in political donations from rail. Gabbard is raking in political contributions for supporting rail in the city council.
on June 27,2012 | 12:26PM
Jsato wrote:
Where's the evidence? It's heresay. We know for a fact Mufi gave rail contracts to people who donated to his campaign.
on June 27,2012 | 04:39PM
Changalang wrote:
And Emperor Dan's girl just voted yes to raid half a billion dollars in OUR sewer fix money NINE days after Sen. "Rail Yoda" Inouye endorsed her at the Hawaii State Democratic Convention 2012. Hawaii needs a fresh start on re-setting political corruption. Time to cut the strings, Hawaii.
on June 27,2012 | 06:39PM
DemBones wrote:
Remember... she is her father's daughter.
on June 27,2012 | 09:38AM
EssieMedero wrote:
That is extremely chauvinistic to say a grown woman is a mouthpiece for her father. Tulsi Gabbard has very clearly shown that she is her own person. Of course Mufi's supporters will try to say otherwise, but it's just a game to try to turn people against her.
on June 27,2012 | 02:21PM
Changalang wrote:
LBGT UNITE against the hate behind the smile.
on June 27,2012 | 04:22PM
Jsato wrote:
If the LGBT community votes for anyone other than Tulsi (who strongly supports LBGT rights), they will end up with Mufi, who opposes SSM and opposes women's right to choose.
on June 27,2012 | 06:15PM
Changalang wrote:
The Gabbards believe in divine justice and deception for personal gain. Mike is a Republican hiding in the Democratic Party and was chastised for such. He is the father of the Constitutional Amendment to our State's governing matrix that legally prevents equal rights for same sex marriage supporters.
on June 27,2012 | 06:30PM
Changalang wrote:
" State Sen. Mike Gabbard has led the charge against same-sex marriage in the state for two decades. His 30-year-old City Council member daughter, Tulsi, long shared his stances against abortion rights and in favor of a constitutional amendment to restrict marriage to being between one man and one woman. " (17JAN2012; CivilBeat, LaFrance) She is one of CB's best and objective reporters.
on June 27,2012 | 06:34PM
blackmurano wrote:
Changalang, you got it all wrong. It was in the news where Tulsi did say she is for abortion and same-sex marriage. She is a Democrat and support their anti-Christian stance on saving the unborn defending the Sanctity of Marriage.
on June 27,2012 | 10:55PM
Anonymous wrote:
True. We already know we can't trust Mufi. He's proven that again and again. We really don't need him selling Hawaii out for hundreds of billions and trillions rather than a few billion here and few million there like he's done already. In Congress, he can do way more damage.
on June 27,2012 | 02:43PM
Changalang wrote:
We already know we can't trust Tulsi as she voted to fund Rail against the will of her constituency of her Council District. "With Reservations" is a slimy why to try and have it both ways. She is an amateur with no political accomplishments, accept her track record of betraying her constituency. She is the new chosen one of Sen. Dan. I am no longer going to endorse Mufi, as I believe that there is very few here that understand my rationale for needed a proven brawler in the U.S House of Representatives. Please inform yourselves. There are good Democrat choices in this race for people who can't stomach either. Auntie Esther has a political record ten times that of Tulsi. Bob Marx is a gifted attorney and has his moral compass properly calibrated to the people of the Neighbor Islands. Del Costillo is a great guy and deserves an "A" for effort time after time. VOTE FOR ANYBODY WHO IS NOT ALREADY OWNED AND OPERATED BY THE RAIL MAFIA !
on June 27,2012 | 04:22PM
Maneki_Neko wrote:
You do have a point. Perhaps it would be better to skip the whole Mufi/Tulsi circus and go rogue.
on June 27,2012 | 04:35PM
Changalang wrote:
We can't afford to let the Rail Mob get any stronger. I have decided not to take any chances that my conscience will bother me about later.
on June 27,2012 | 05:30PM
LanaAloha wrote:
Changalang is Mufi's supporter. He knows Mufi can't win if it's Mufi vs. Tulsi so he's trying to get people who don't like Mufi to vote for other candidates because Mufi's campaign knows that's they only way they can win - to divide the vote. A vote for anyone other than Tulsi is a vote for Mufi.
on June 27,2012 | 05:45PM
Changalang wrote:
Speak for yourself and curb your insanity. Rad your post, whack job. "Mufi can't win if it's Mufi vs. Tulsi...A vote for anyone other than Tulsi is a vote for Mufi." Time to get that prescription re-filled. I am expressly telling EVERYONE to research all candidates and vote their informed decision with a strong preference for them not to vote for Tulsi or Mufi, to play it safe. Nothing can be more clearly expressed. Perhaps some meditation time in the straight jacket will allow you to catch up with the rest of us.
on June 27,2012 | 06:27PM
LanaAloha wrote:
Just callin' it like it is, Changalang. Have a nice day. :)
on June 27,2012 | 09:26PM
HEARTOHEART wrote:
For those of us at the RICK ROSS anti cult web site ....we know for sure that CHRIS BUTLER is the man pulling the strings of TULSI GABBARD $100,000 is nothing for this meglomeniac multi millionaire that will spend money he receive from his disciples in POLAND or Australia .and then finance candidates that are his disciples ..MIKE GABBARD FOR ONE Its sinister for when a sincere heart like Esther need money to be on TV ....she as to depends on Hawaiian ....not money flowing secretly from POLAND or Australia ..........(Its a complicated scam (that need to be look at ?)
on July 18,2012 | 08:27AM
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