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Hanabusa calls for apology from Bill O'Reilly over comments

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LAST UPDATED: 07:20 p.m. HST, Jan 04, 2013


Fox News personality Bill O’Reilly has drawn the ire of at least one member of Hawaii’s congressional delegation.

U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa says the conservative talk show host owes Hawaii and all Asian-Americans an apology for his characterization of the isles’ population.

“Leave it to Bill O’Reilly to thoughtlessly insult 1.3 million people with one sweeping misstatement,” Hanabusa said in a statement.

On Thursday night’s episode of “The O’Reilly Factor,” the host devoted a segment to Hawaii, where President Barack Obama is vacationing with his family.

The segment questioned the state’s Democratic bent and liberalism among the population. Hawaii is among the bluest states in the country and voted 70 percent for President Barack Obama, a 1979 Punahou Shool graduate, in the last election.

O’Reilly and correspondent Jesse Watters, who was sent to Hawaii to do interviews, attempted to explain some of the state’s social ills, including “rampant” drug addiction, homelessness and “enormous debt.”

“You know what’s shocking?” O’Reilly said. “Thirty-five percent of the Hawaiian population is Asian, and Asian people are not liberal by nature, they’re usually more industrious and hard-working.”

Hanabusa noted that for the fourth quarter of 2012, major economic indicators such as visitor arrivals, unemployment and personal income all were positive and she called the state’s debt “stable and reasonable.”

“However, I think O’Reilly’s attempt to characterize Hawaii’s Asian-American population is most insulting of all,” she said. “Claiming that Asian-Americans are not liberal by nature because they are ‘hard working and industrious’ is the kind of one dimensional and paternalistic attitude that we should have gotten past decades ago. 

“Hawaii’s—and America’s—Asian-American communities are as rich and diverse as any in our nation. Attributing any broad set of characteristics to any large group only serves to encourage attitudes that ‘they’ are somehow different from ‘us.’”

She said there was “absolutely no justification” to his claim that being hard working and industrious is incompatible with holding liberal political views.

“Bill O’Reilly owes Hawaii and all Asian-Americans an apology,” she said. “And the next time he visits our state, I encourage him to spend more time getting to know real people, and less time sitting next to the pool and grousing about what he thinks is going on ‘out there.’”







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yskeulb wrote:
You tell 'em girl!
on January 4,2013 | 02:46PM
thebostitch wrote:
Tell them what? ... that O'Reilly is correct? ... why should O'Reilly apologize for saying the truth? ... I totally agree with him! ... and besides, it (still) is this thing called freedom of speech by which O'Reilly is protected to state his opinion. When all the liberals from comedians to what ever make fun, distort and lie things about the conservatives, it is all nice and dandy, then they believe in freedom of speech, but not when something is said about them that they don't like, then they ask for an apology, even if it is true!
on January 4,2013 | 05:08PM
EDS1 wrote:
I guess you're just as bigoted as he is
on January 4,2013 | 06:02PM
thebostitch wrote:
Here it goes, typical liberal, make the conservative a bigoted since you have nothing intelligent to say.
on January 5,2013 | 01:49AM
copperwire9 wrote:
So you go to Waikiki beach and interview people who are vacationing in Hawaii and you think (SUCH an assumption, that) that you're going to get an accurate image of Hawaii? Yeah right. I can just imagine what the planning sessions for that oh-so-investigative piece must have been like...What trash.
on January 4,2013 | 06:31PM
thebostitch wrote:
Waikiki beach or not, the people that were interviewed were local, and OReilly got it right, we all know that.
on January 5,2013 | 01:46AM
allie wrote:
true...stupid, ugly reporting. Hawaii's peopel are among the hardest working in America.
on January 5,2013 | 07:39AM
NanakuliBoss wrote:
Bostitch your right, OReilly is considered a comedian, so it's okay.lol.
on January 4,2013 | 06:41PM
thebostitch wrote:
Even more, if OReilly is a comedian, why ask him to apologize?
on January 5,2013 | 01:50AM
allie wrote:
O"reiley is a joke. He is an entertainer and his racist, ignorant comments about Asians was wrong. Not only wrong but meant to be insulting. Faux news is a total joke.
on January 5,2013 | 07:38AM
MalamaKaAina wrote:
Anybody but Hanabusa!
on January 5,2013 | 12:01AM
makani wrote:
Your right. Write Democrat across your forehead and you or I could have won that congressional seat.
on January 5,2013 | 08:59AM
Giligan wrote:
Anybody but Hanaboosa!
on January 5,2013 | 10:29AM
loquaciousone wrote:
You know what’s shocking?” O’Reilly said. “Thirty-five percent of the Hawaiian population is Asian, and Asian people are not liberal by nature, they’re usually more industrious and hard-working.” I am thoroughly insulted that O'Reilly would call us industrious and hard working.
on January 4,2013 | 02:47PM
btakatani wrote:
read it carefully...he trying to say that you are not industrious and hard-working!!!!
on January 4,2013 | 03:04PM
ya_think wrote:
No what he is saying that you are not conservative but liberal, Tell me anything he said that was untrue? Facts now not just your opinion.
on January 4,2013 | 03:24PM
Wahiawamauka wrote:
He said if someone is not hard working and industrious that they must be a liberal. That is not only incorrect but a completely ignorant thing to say. Period.
on January 4,2013 | 03:30PM
OldDiver wrote:
Pretty normal for Fox News and O'Rilley.
on January 4,2013 | 04:43PM
EducatedLocalBoy wrote:
ya_think, if you can categorize each and every Asian as being the same, like Bill O'Reilly did, then you are a racist, just as Bill O'Reilly is. Each and every ethnic group is heterogeneous.
on January 4,2013 | 04:51PM
ya_think wrote:
Now did he say that every asian is the same? No what he said was that most asian's are not liberal by nature, they’re usually more industrious and hard-working.” which is saying that he feels that liberals are not industrious and hard-working and was confused by how they voted in Hawaii. If you are looking for racism then you need to look inward.
on January 4,2013 | 05:47PM
Texas39 wrote:
Please read "ya_think"s comment and then look in the mirror and talk to that person you see in the mirror!!
on January 4,2013 | 06:04PM
Grimbold wrote:
O’Reilly is right on, Hanabusa not.
on January 4,2013 | 04:07PM
Texas39 wrote:
AMEN!!!!!
on January 4,2013 | 06:05PM
allie wrote:
Hanabusa is obviously write.
on January 5,2013 | 07:40AM
oxtail01 wrote:
I'm Asian - by nature I'm smarter, more handsome, and more rich than the Haoles. I'm totally insulted that he didn't mention these facts.
on January 4,2013 | 06:45PM
kaupena wrote:
Minor....Petty....Forgive and Forget....UNLESS IF THEY STEAL OUR LANDS. THEN WE HAVE A PROBLEM....
on January 4,2013 | 02:50PM
Mallory wrote:
All these political labeling's got my head spinning. All I know is she is just drawing more attention to his comments, which he is throroughly enjoying.
on January 4,2013 | 02:51PM
Texas39 wrote:
AGREE!! O'REILLY WILL REALLY ENJOY THIS!!
on January 4,2013 | 06:06PM
NanakuliBoss wrote:
In a street fight, Hanabusa hands down...giv um the Waianae round house.
on January 4,2013 | 06:45PM
Maneki_Neko wrote:
Ooooh! Colleen's first official act of the new year is to call out a TV talk show host. Hey, congress lady, howzabout you do this:

get the money the Feds owe Hawaii for cost of healthcare for Micronesians and other COFA folks

get some money for tsunami debris clean up

get some money to fund transitional shelters for homeless families

get some legislation to get rid of the Jones Act that costs us millions

Oh never mind.....it's easy to get all da kine habut (that's means "faux outrage" for our ha0le speakers) about imaginary slurs against Asians but really, really hard to actually accomplish things for the constituency.


on January 4,2013 | 02:53PM
Tony91 wrote:
Nailed it. This is probably Hanabusa's first volley into the Senate primary in a couple of years. -get as much attention back home so Mr. Schatz doesn't outshine me. She probably figures this will play well back here and serve her will come primary time. The reality is, I think most folks are smarter than that and see right through this gambit. You nailed the real issues that Hanabusa (and Schatz) will need to tackle to truly help their constituencies.
on January 4,2013 | 03:05PM
Hapa_Haole_Boy wrote:
Maneki nailed it, and Tony emphasized it. Get on with the real issues Hanabata....
on January 4,2013 | 03:11PM
Texas39 wrote:
AMEN!!
on January 4,2013 | 06:09PM
hunebasami wrote:
That asian american are hardworking and indrustrous. They can't liberal but a conservitive. Is that what he is saying. What happen to freedom of choice.
on January 4,2013 | 06:11PM
Wazdat wrote:
AGREE. She is clueless and just opened a HUGE CAN OF WORMS...enjoy
on January 4,2013 | 03:17PM
SteveToo wrote:
Concidering the debt of the U.S. we don't need any more money that we don't have. As for Colleen's first "act" lightin' up girl. You known you are more liberal that the average Asian American.
on January 4,2013 | 03:39PM
kukui_nut wrote:
Typical Hanabusa. Somebody owes somebody something.
on January 4,2013 | 04:11PM
bigserf wrote:
Don't forget that Hanabusa and her boyfriend developer Jeff Stone enriched themselves with special tax breaks for a proposed development that he brokered, and that she shepherded through the legislature. Real classy.
on January 4,2013 | 05:12PM
HOSSANA wrote:
Not only the tax breaks, but WHAT ABOUT THE LEGISLATIVE PAY BILL GIVING LEGISLATORS A PAY RAISE AND THE UNDERHANDED METHOD SHE USED ON THE LAST DAY OF THE LEGISLATURE SEVERAL YRS. AGO TO PUSH THE BILL THROUGH WITHOUT A PUBLIC HEARING......YEAH, INTEGRITY....OUR U.S. REPRESENTATIVE!!
on January 4,2013 | 05:53PM
Texas39 wrote:
THAT LITTLE CAPER SHOULD HAVE BEEN IN THE HEADLINES IN THE LAST ELECTION!!! IT IS TOO BAD THAT Charles Djou didn't advertise it, but he is not a mud throwing politician like some of the folks on the DEM side.
on January 4,2013 | 06:14PM
NanakuliBoss wrote:
Wait??? Charles djou is a liberal Asian too???
on January 4,2013 | 06:48PM
oxtail01 wrote:
Doesn't that make her a great politician?
on January 4,2013 | 06:42PM
NanakuliBoss wrote:
Whatttt??? Jeff Stone her boyfriend....dam are you a Fox News reporter?
on January 4,2013 | 06:46PM
Giligan wrote:
She wish he was boyfriend, but she married a Waianae trucker. Union of course. They must have had a grudge, because the racetrack was killed. Do your research on his ties to shady people.
on January 5,2013 | 10:37AM
Texas39 wrote:
AMEN!! Hanabusa just falls in line with Pelosi and Reid, but we don't see any accomplishments on her part to benefit Hawaii or America!
on January 4,2013 | 06:08PM
Papakolea wrote:
Colleen, Please focus on the debt ceiling and sequestration and less on partisan politics.
on January 4,2013 | 02:55PM
Fred01 wrote:
Hanabusa is a coward wimp.
on January 4,2013 | 03:02PM
EwaWarrior wrote:
Hanabutta is neither industrious nor hard working? Or is that Lazie Mazie? Oh, wait, is it hardly working and delirious?
on January 4,2013 | 03:09PM
grantos wrote:
ouch again, more partisan namecalling
on January 4,2013 | 03:25PM
hunebasami wrote:
Ewa Warrior you must be hardworking and industriuos. You must live in Ewa and not Kahala.
on January 4,2013 | 06:14PM
grantos wrote:
ouch, talk about being partisan
on January 4,2013 | 03:25PM
walrus808 wrote:
She's just upset and thought he had nailed the truth about her. What it it that she's done in congress so far? Notta whole lotta! The ONLY reason she's in congress is the unions who have a strangle hold on this island. Hey Colleen, how's about you stop the whining and get to work to fix the federal budget!
on January 4,2013 | 03:06PM
Wazdat wrote:
AGREE
on January 4,2013 | 03:18PM
Texas39 wrote:
AGREE!! STOP THE PORK AND QUIT SPENDING!!
on January 4,2013 | 06:16PM
livealoha wrote:
This is not a sincere act on Hanabusas part, she is only doing this for attention. For the next two years she will do all she can to get media attention thinking it will be help her when she runs against Senator Schatz. Do not be fooled!!
on January 4,2013 | 03:09PM
Texas39 wrote:
AMEN!! That and fattening her and her boyfriend's pockets are her only concerns.
on January 4,2013 | 06:18PM
Wazdat wrote:
I dont watch Bill or Fox but Come on, HE does NOT have to apologize. The TRUTH HURTS so do something to FIX IT.
on January 4,2013 | 03:14PM
allie wrote:
It was a trash report meant to entertain. The tourists interviewed had their remarks edited to make them seem as silly as possible
on January 5,2013 | 07:41AM
The_Dude_Abides wrote:
YAWN.....How about we say "nothing" to or about O'Reily?
on January 4,2013 | 03:15PM
ahi1pfb wrote:
When a politician won't open there eyes and see the true problems we have in Hawaii there will be useless in Washington. Hanabuseless will be another ineffective politician.
on January 4,2013 | 03:17PM
Mythman wrote:
Colleen is living in a fog bank of her own, produced by the delirium - in her own mind - America is obsessed with groups and with the peculiarities of each of these groups. This is the way we have become, even in Hawaii, in spite of the delusion that we are different because we embrace "diversity". What Colleen is doing is showing how out of touch she is, not how out of touch O'Reilly is - they both have staffs to do research for them prior to speaking out. I think this attachment to our "diversity" has to be reconsidered.
on January 4,2013 | 03:22PM
murphyhardin wrote:
"Attributing any broad set of characteristics to any large group only serves to encourage attitudes that ‘they’ are somehow different from ‘us.’” -Colleen Hanabusa As a MICRONESIAN-AMERICAN living on Oahu I can't help but smile at the irony of Hanabusa's quote.
on January 4,2013 | 03:18PM
LadyNinja wrote:
FOLKS: Colleen Hanabusa is for Colleen Hanabusa ONLY! She's part of the old boy Dem machine that tried to rule Hawaii. Remember, that she is not sincere, she is a labor attorney by profession, how she got to Congress is anyone's guess. She is vindictive, hurtful and manipulative, just try and get on her bad side, she will never, I restate, never forgive you and will keep you in her diary of hateful people forever. Remember the Koolina fiasco and how she wiggled herself out of that? She profited, go back and do your homework, this is the type of media hungry person that you want to continue to represent Hawaii? So what if we are Asian or Japanese, Chinese, Filipino, that's not the issue, we are all hardworking and industrious, that's how Hawaii came so far, because we are made up of ancestors that were hardworking, I am proud to be part of that generation. Thanks to Bill O Reily for pointing that out!!
on January 4,2013 | 03:20PM
DowntownGreen wrote:
"how she got to Congress is anyone's guess"? You don't have to guess, they're called elections and she beat the Republican... twice.
on January 4,2013 | 03:56PM
dancingcat wrote:
Yup, she did but only with massive union support. Come'on...Hanabusa is a union puppet.
on January 4,2013 | 05:16PM
hunebasami wrote:
Are they the majority and you the minority?
on January 4,2013 | 06:19PM
NanakuliBoss wrote:
Lol,lol, union puppet? You mean where most of Hawaii workers work with? Feed their families, pay most of the taxes, create jobs??? That unions. Oh you mean the voters.
on January 4,2013 | 06:50PM
saywhatyouthink wrote:
Most of us are NOT union members
on January 4,2013 | 08:29PM
DowntownGreen wrote:
Of course she has union support, as well as other constituencies, and she represents them how they want her to otherwise she would not continue to beat the candidate the other party puts up against her. That's what representative democracy is about. You may not LIKE how she won her elections, but she won them. If you don't like that, work to get a better candidate. If you don't like this form of government, there will be no shortage of suggestions where you can find something more to your liking.
on January 4,2013 | 08:14PM
hunebasami wrote:
You are smart. Not many people knows she beat DJOU. Thay said they don't know how she got there.
on January 4,2013 | 06:18PM
saywhatyouthink wrote:
Inouye hand picked her for the seat in congress and made sure no other democrat challenged her. That's why she got elected, we'll see what happens to her now that he's gone.She's really unlikeable and just looks like a mean person in general. Mufi or some other dem will likely challenge her in the primary.
on January 4,2013 | 08:34PM
bigserf wrote:
That's what I said to Maneki-Neko. I didn't forget!
on January 4,2013 | 05:17PM
LadyNinja wrote:
BTW: she could at least have colored her hair to wiggle out the white.....
on January 4,2013 | 03:20PM
BigIdeas4U wrote:
Nice typo on Punahou Shool! Took one public school grad to find it. We can all be more industrious at proofing our docs.
on January 4,2013 | 03:24PM
HD36 wrote:
Hawaii has the highest percentage of government workers in the nation. I don't care what race you are, if you can jump on the gravy train, you will.
on January 4,2013 | 03:28PM
Wazdat wrote:
YUP
on January 4,2013 | 06:29PM
saywhatyouthink wrote:
It's but a matter of time before civil service pensions and other outrageous government benefits go away just like they have in the private sector. It's already happening on the mainland, it'll happen here too eventually.
on January 4,2013 | 08:40PM
flaco1999 wrote:
Only a liberal would find it insulting to be called hardworking and industrious.
on January 4,2013 | 03:28PM
Wazdat wrote:
YUP
on January 4,2013 | 06:29PM
pj737 wrote:
LOL
on January 4,2013 | 10:56PM
Graham wrote:
Hanabusa should apologise to the citizens' of Hawaii for taking a salary and doing nothing...
on January 4,2013 | 03:30PM
omd111 wrote:
LOL. Spot On.
on January 4,2013 | 04:07PM
bigserf wrote:
Yeah. Gave herself a 35% raise!
on January 4,2013 | 05:18PM
Wazdat wrote:
YUP
on January 4,2013 | 06:29PM
mauicat11 wrote:
Hanabusa acting just like the rest of Obama's cronies drawing attention from the REAL issues like how they forced the republicans to agree to the farce of the deal to avoid the "fiscal cliff' and now we all have to pay more taxes . They presented as let the rich pay more, but did not tell us that we ALL are paying more even those of us who work hard and cannot get ahead.
on January 4,2013 | 03:32PM
hunebasami wrote:
Rommey paid 14% on his $14,000,000. How many % did you pay. Don't you think they should pay the same. The Republicans say that they should pay less so they can give us jobs. Why is unemployment so high? They money they saved they bought your properties during a resession.
on January 4,2013 | 06:26PM
DPK wrote:
Hunebasami: The majority of Romney's taxes were on capital gains, not salary. His percentage was as legal as Clinton's, Gore's, and Obama's millions.
on January 4,2013 | 08:48PM
saywhatyouthink wrote:
You could take all the money from the top 2% and it would make little difference to our deficit. The real problem is we spend too much on medicare
on January 4,2013 | 08:51PM
oxtail01 wrote:
If* they were forced it just shows that blacks, Asians, etc.. are smarter than the haoles.
on January 4,2013 | 06:39PM
saywhatyouthink wrote:
I know... and for what? To give those who have been unemployed for 2 years another year of free money, or to continue giving those who don't even pay federal taxes thousands back with their tax returns through the enhanced child tax credit. If you've been out of work for 2 years, another year of free money is not going to fix your problem. Nothing short of hunger will likely do that. I can also live with the fact that some people do not make enough money to pay fed taxes but why must we pay them on top of all that when they choose to have kids they can't afford to raise? It just defies all logic and common sense.
on January 4,2013 | 08:48PM
Terii_Kelii wrote:
Wow! That sounds like something Kenny K Konklin would say!
on January 4,2013 | 03:34PM
keight wrote:
Did anyone actually see the video in question? This article is very thinly written and doesn't mention the more insulting and factual inaccuracies. Mainly interviewing mainland tourists to get their take on Hawaii ... and all republicans ... seriously?!?
on January 4,2013 | 03:38PM
Bluestripe wrote:
In response, a few where hawaiian or lived here, watch the clip. Just because they are houle does not mean they do not live here and pay their fair share and have an opinion. Remember opinions are like rear ends, everyone has one!
on January 4,2013 | 04:06PM
oxtail01 wrote:
Except most haoles also talk from that end.
on January 4,2013 | 06:38PM
keight wrote:
And why were all the haoles interviewed on Waikiki beach? The only hawaiians I saw were the ones from that 99% group on Beretania Street. I wouldn't exactly call that representative of the average Hawaii citizen!
on January 4,2013 | 06:58PM
oxtail01 wrote:
What would an average Hawaii citizen look like to you?
on January 4,2013 | 08:30PM
DPK wrote:
Oxtail: that is a racist slur.
on January 4,2013 | 08:51PM
ya_think wrote:
This coming from a person who uses the name "oxtail01" I find that funny.......
on January 5,2013 | 12:30AM
DPK wrote:
The video was all in jest, on the same level as Bill Mahr. Some people just don't get humor.
on January 4,2013 | 08:50PM
poidragon wrote:
Bill O'Relly has a problem, he loves to speak from a point of personal ignorance and his patronizing attitude really does not come off well, as he poses as a TV media personality! Conservatism does not equate to ignorance and stupidity, but O'Reilly manages to combine both in his commentary, but then that's why he is a Fox News host with nothing of substance to offer the public! You've probably heard about WASP's (white anglo-saxon protestants) before, well Bill O'Reilly is a WIMP (White Ignorant, Male Poser!)
on January 4,2013 | 03:43PM
Texas39 wrote:
I suppose you are a big fan of Chris Matthews (MSNBC) who gets a thrill up his leg every time he sees Obama!!
on January 4,2013 | 06:24PM
NanakuliBoss wrote:
Texas is one of the biggest takers of entitlement. I wish they would secede.
on January 4,2013 | 06:53PM
allie wrote:
very true
on January 5,2013 | 07:49AM
saywhatyouthink wrote:
O'reilly is actually a really smart entertainer, he knows theres a market for his right wing politics and he sells it very well. Like Rush Limbaugh, he probably doesn't even believe half of what he preaches but he knows there are alot of folks that do. He become a very rich man by basically copying Limbaugh.
on January 4,2013 | 09:03PM
allie wrote:
exactly!
on January 5,2013 | 07:50AM
allie wrote:
He is primarily an overpaid entertainer. That is the Faux news mode
on January 5,2013 | 07:49AM
Anonymous wrote:
She's insulted O'Reilly insulted liberals.
on January 4,2013 | 03:44PM
Poplm wrote:
Asians are hardworking. They work hard to get and keep govt jobs.
on January 4,2013 | 03:45PM
DowntownGreen wrote:
And you probably don't see the racism inherent in your own attempt at humor.
on January 4,2013 | 03:59PM
HD36 wrote:
Blacks are fast and strong. They work hard to make it into the NFL
on January 4,2013 | 05:47PM
oxtail01 wrote:
Whites are slow and weak. They work hard to make it into the NFL.
on January 4,2013 | 06:28PM
DPK wrote:
oxtail01: Whites just own the teams, the networks, and bank the money
on January 4,2013 | 08:53PM
hunebasami wrote:
So do asians. We hope to be in the NFL too.
on January 4,2013 | 06:31PM
oxtail01 wrote:
No way. Asians hope to hump a h.....!
on January 4,2013 | 07:46PM
NanakuliBoss wrote:
So true HD. Watched the SEC college games. Twenty two black atlhetes on the field, white head coach, 16 white cheerleaders and 100 % white males cheering. That was soooooooo funny.
on January 4,2013 | 06:56PM
HD36 wrote:
A black guy told me that the slaves were bred, like horses, to produce the fastest and strongest. SEC, isn't that the Southern Conference?
on January 4,2013 | 08:32PM
hunebasami wrote:
Most asian don't work for the gov. Pay to low. I could survive on gov. pay. My proterty tax is $500 a month. That's $6,000 a year.Poplm how much do you pay. I hope the same so we can be fair.
on January 4,2013 | 06:30PM
oxtail01 wrote:
Whites are lazy, they BS a lot and get to go on FOX.
on January 4,2013 | 06:37PM
DPK wrote:
They probably own the company that you work for.
on January 4,2013 | 08:55PM
stevelaudig wrote:
Yawn.... feigned outrage alert.
on January 4,2013 | 03:47PM
ya_think wrote:
The other thing is we already have a majority of Asian's running this state and see where we are. We are on the edge of the cliff also. Hawaii is the 8th highest state tax per capita in the country.
on January 4,2013 | 03:49PM
Wazdat wrote:
good point. Hawaii needs CHANGE
on January 4,2013 | 06:30PM
hunebasami wrote:
If you don't like it you should move. There are people that want to come here and take your place. We are not restricting your freedom to live whereever you want.
on January 4,2013 | 06:34PM
Wazdat wrote:
Born and raised here and will NEVER MOVE. but the FACTS ARE THE FACTS
on January 4,2013 | 07:51PM
saywhatyouthink wrote:
I wish about half the population would move away. Too many people on this island, the population has almost doubled since I was a child.
on January 4,2013 | 09:09PM
oxtail01 wrote:
Hawaii also has one of highest living standards in the nation, highest number of millionaires, ranks near the top in healthiest, happiest, and longest living population. All because we don't have the mentally and emotionally challenged whites as majority in the State.
on January 4,2013 | 07:51PM
HD36 wrote:
Now don't lump all us white folk into one bucket. Us Germans are holding up the entire European Zone. The lazy Greeks, Italians, French and Portugese are bringing us down.
on January 4,2013 | 08:49PM
DPK wrote:
oxtail01: All is see is a 2nd world infrastructure and homeless everywhere.
on January 4,2013 | 08:57PM
pakeheat wrote:
Make that 3rd world infrastructure
on January 4,2013 | 09:49PM
HD36 wrote:
That's more because we have the highest percentage of government workers in the nation.
on January 4,2013 | 08:46PM
cardoc wrote:
Why even acknowledge anythin O'reilly says, you just feeding the fire. He says this off the wall stuff just to see who bites. he has said worse and never opologized, so he ain't going to on this one!~
on January 4,2013 | 03:51PM
ShibaiDakine wrote:
Why didn't' she call out Inouye for his one dimensional and paternalistic attempt to have her replace him? Was he not the Godfather? As for her comment about fiscal ill health of Hawaii, must we remind her that Hawaii is none of eleven states considered to be in a financial death spiral due to debt and unfunded accrued liabilities to the public workers pension and post employment benefits which I might add, were totally neglected by the legislature during her tenure as the senate president. It is time for her to get off her soap box and get to work.
on January 4,2013 | 03:54PM
NanakuliBoss wrote:
Shibai, you know she didn't call out Inouye, because..................he's..........you fill in the blank Genius.
on January 4,2013 | 06:59PM
blackmurano wrote:
35 percent of Hawaii population is mostly Japanese. They control the State and City government. They control the Democratic party. They control the State legislature. They come out to vote - vote for someone who is Japanese. Is this the same Hanabusa who once said, Hawaii people is use to having a tax increase. When she was a legislature she proposed a tax increase. I believe it was the general excise tax.
on January 4,2013 | 04:00PM
Fred01 wrote:
The fact of the matter is that Colleen Hanabusa and her "base" are 100 times more racist than Bill O'Reilly!
on January 4,2013 | 05:15PM
Wazdat wrote:
not sure if racist is the correct term. But Prejudice runs DEEP in Hawaii.
on January 4,2013 | 06:33PM
bigserf wrote:
I am half asian. And I completely agree. My mother (asian), votes unfailingly asian (democrat) every time.
on January 4,2013 | 05:23PM
oxtail01 wrote:
You should listen to your smart mother!
on January 4,2013 | 06:29PM
NanakuliBoss wrote:
Funny, big serf said he votes with his dad, who must be a white republican.lol.
on January 4,2013 | 07:01PM
oxtail01 wrote:
That's where he got his "d.....b" from.
on January 4,2013 | 07:52PM
Wazdat wrote:
sad but so TRUE.
on January 4,2013 | 06:31PM
HD36 wrote:
Don't forget, most of the upper management at Pearl Harbor, the place that got bombed by the Japanese, is run by Japanese DOD Federal Workers who make more money with their cost of living allowance than most people do working full time at Home Depot.
on January 4,2013 | 08:53PM
saywhatyouthink wrote:
I thought the public worker unions controlled all that.
on January 4,2013 | 09:11PM
kainalu wrote:
Come on, Hanabusa! Don't feed O'Reilly the troll!
on January 4,2013 | 04:01PM
Oahuan wrote:
Hey I'm Japanese American and I hate working and love government handouts. LOL! As liberal as you can get.
on January 4,2013 | 04:04PM
connie wrote:
When dey talk stink about Hawaii/Asian Americans don't let dem get away with it. You go girl. Go get 'um Rep. Hanabusa. No give 'um any slack.
on January 4,2013 | 04:18PM
Fred01 wrote:
Learn how to write fool.
on January 4,2013 | 05:13PM
oxtail01 wrote:
Learn how to be local!
on January 4,2013 | 06:30PM
NanakuliBoss wrote:
Hahaha, Fred from Smithsville.
on January 4,2013 | 07:02PM
ya_think wrote:
oxtail01 you do know that Polynesians are of the Caucasians race?
on January 5,2013 | 12:26AM
Kaimiloa wrote:
How do you know that connie needs how to learn to write "fool?" Ohhhh! You meant to write, "Learn how to write, fool."
on January 4,2013 | 07:55PM
DowntownGreen wrote:
Perfect. Nice catch.
on January 4,2013 | 08:17PM
Grampa wrote:
Alternate response for H could have been "Bill, you are right. We DO have a drug problem, we DO have homelessness, and we DO owe too much money. I'm here to try and help do something about it." THAT I would respect.
on January 4,2013 | 04:23PM
dctaira wrote:
She can surely learn a thing, or two, or three,or ....from O'Reily.
on January 4,2013 | 04:27PM
oxtail01 wrote:
Like what?
on January 4,2013 | 06:30PM
livinginhawaii wrote:
Hanabusa needs to represent our interests in Congress and not spend any time responding to a talking head. She is foolish for wasting one second of taxpayer time on this guy...
on January 4,2013 | 04:28PM
Iuki wrote:
Thanks for sticking up for your state, Representative Hanabusa!
on January 4,2013 | 04:38PM
Fred01 wrote:
You are joking right? So you are the ignorant type who voted for this Martian?
on January 4,2013 | 05:13PM
oxtail01 wrote:
You must be the smart type who voted for Romney!
on January 4,2013 | 06:31PM
NanakuliBoss wrote:
What is Berg doing nowadays?
on January 4,2013 | 07:02PM
oxtail01 wrote:
Watching O'Reilly!
on January 4,2013 | 08:03PM
saywhatyouthink wrote:
The guy is unemployable so no doubt he 'll run for some sort of office again
on January 4,2013 | 09:14PM
Wazdat wrote:
She is NOT sticking up for me or MOST residents. We have many HUGE problems.
on January 4,2013 | 06:34PM
paradisetax wrote:
She's still habute Neil passed her over...
on January 4,2013 | 04:46PM
bigserf wrote:
Yup.......and cause he's not asian too.
on January 4,2013 | 05:25PM
HonoluluHawaii wrote:
She might be miffed that she did not replace Dan.
on January 4,2013 | 05:11PM
Fred01 wrote:
“Hawaii’s—and America’s—Asian-American communities are as rich and diverse as any in our nation. Attributing any broad set of characteristics to any large group only serves to encourage attitudes that ‘they’ are somehow different from ‘us.’” HAS SHE EVER BEEN ANYWHERE BUT HAWAII AND JAPAN? APPARENTLY NOT. STUPID, STUPID, STUPID....BUT NOT AS STUPID AS THE FOOLS WHO VOTED FOR HER!
on January 4,2013 | 05:11PM
oxtail01 wrote:
But smarter than you!
on January 4,2013 | 06:32PM
NanakuliBoss wrote:
And Fred da fool who voted djou. Isn't he Asian???
on January 4,2013 | 07:03PM
oxtail01 wrote:
No, a banana which is deformed, deviant form of an Asian.
on January 4,2013 | 07:55PM
DowntownGreen wrote:
So your counter to racism is more racism?
on January 4,2013 | 08:19PM
oxtail01 wrote:
Do you know that a shocking number of whites on the Mainland have never ventured further away then 250 miles from their home? That however does explain how all the inbreeding have made them weak and slow.
on January 4,2013 | 08:20PM
RichardCory wrote:
No, thanks. I don't want an apology. Actions speak louder than words: Just resign and get off the air.
on January 4,2013 | 05:25PM
Bothrops wrote:
Google "Bill O'Reilly" and “loofa” and “falafel”. The boy has an active fantasy life that apparently extends to his work or at least his co-workers.
on January 4,2013 | 05:26PM
nodaddynotthebelt wrote:
What does O'Reilly know about the people of Hawaii except as a visitor riding in his limousine sipping his expensive champagne. He's probably never had to do hard labor in his life. He attended the finest private schools and had it all paid by his father. I have more respect for the Asians, Hawaiians, etc. in Hawaii who have earned their way through college and have made respectable lives for themselves as our doctors, lawyers, etc. Bill O'Reilly, you may have a lot of riches but when it comes to where it counts you sure are lacking. Yes, we in Hawaii have our own problems just like any state. But to categorize our Asians as NOT hardworking is pure conjecture and shows poor judgement. I am sure that you did so to get media attention but your action cost you viewers who I am sure will no longer watch your show.
on January 4,2013 | 05:36PM
Wazdat wrote:
Its called ENTERTAINMENT...get over it
on January 4,2013 | 06:36PM
NanakuliBoss wrote:
Obama comes here and life is good. Limbaugn comes, and he suffers a heart attack! Da Kahuna Going Get You.
on January 4,2013 | 07:05PM
DA_HANDSOME_CHINAMAN wrote:
I believe he might have said something and meant something else, but did you know in 1980 I worked at Norflok Naval Shipyard in Virginia and the people still thinks we live in grass shacks. They even asked me how do I get to work, I said "By way of canoe."
on January 4,2013 | 05:55PM
Bdpapa wrote:
BS
on January 4,2013 | 08:47PM
pakeheat wrote:
you should have told them, you swam, LOL.
on January 4,2013 | 10:20PM
Texas39 wrote:
Hanabusa is only doing this to keep her name in the highlights!! Bill O'Reilly is telling the truth. He did not speak ill of asians. Asians are hard working and industrious which you can see when you visit Chinatown!! Hanabusa is just tooting her horn to try and gain votes for that Senate seat in two years. She needs to apologize to Bill O'reolly for falsely accusing him!!
on January 4,2013 | 05:59PM
oxtail01 wrote:
Wow, imagine that - hard working Asians in Chinatown. A perfect example of a racist who have no clue!
on January 4,2013 | 06:35PM
oxtail01 wrote:
Why even bother when all reasonable people know anyone on FOX represent the white racists.
on January 4,2013 | 06:22PM
oxtail01 wrote:
Then don't expect apologies when we call whites d.....b!
on January 4,2013 | 06:26PM
Carang_da_buggahz wrote:
You are pitiful. Have you ever had an original thought with merit? Doubt it. Get a clue.
on January 4,2013 | 07:16PM
hawaiikone wrote:
Agreed.
on January 4,2013 | 07:40PM
oxtail01 wrote:
Don't need a banana telling me to get a clue. Look in the dictionary under "clueless" and you'll see your picture.
on January 4,2013 | 08:01PM
Tanabe wrote:
Man talk about cherry picking interviews. Completely onesides. Those people in them seemed like idiots and tourists who just prove the point of his interviews. For someone who made his name on the "no spin room" that pieces was sure spun in all sorts of directions!
on January 4,2013 | 06:27PM
LanaUlulani wrote:


More political histrionics and drama when the real issue is that Hanabusa, Hirono, Akaka, and Schatz should be apologizing to the people of Hawai'i for betraying them when they all voted for the tax increaseS deal... hello!

http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=112&session=2&vote=00251

http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2012/roll659.xml

Stop being dramatic and start BEING HONEST instead of trying to REDIRECT attention to someone else. It is not O'Reilly who betrayed the people of HAWAI'I.

Hanabusa did!


on January 4,2013 | 07:08PM
saywhatyouthink wrote:
That's right... they voted to raise our taxes so they could continue unemployment for the lazy who can't find a job after 2 years of extended benefits and enhance child tax credits for those that don't even pay federal taxes. I feel betrayed as well.
on January 4,2013 | 09:19PM
Carang_da_buggahz wrote:
This is obviously nothing more than grandstanding by Hanabusa, knowing full well that she is whipping her democratic constituency into a political frenzy. In other words, just a cheap shot gimmick to gain political points and announce her dubious "arrival". No one ever heard of this woman years ago and, like the so-called "president" currently taking up residence in the White House, is laughably unqualified to even sit on your local PTA. And yes, I am part-Asian and take absolutely NO offense at Bill's comments. He is stating a truism. But, typically, when democrats have nothing left, resorting to charges of "Racism" is quite predictable and, frankly, expected from them. And those who buy into these accusations are diverted from the real issues at hand. Crying Wolf over and over again has reduced these accusations to mere annoyances and I certainly don't pay attention anymore. Give me a call when you truly have something of substance, Colleen. Until then, you're nothing more than a mouthpiece for the party that has held this state hostage for decades. And the foolish populace continues to vote this way out of a misguided attempt to validate their grandparents' former struggles. Pity.
on January 4,2013 | 07:13PM
CriticalReader wrote:
Carang, Couldn't disagree with you more. I think Hanabusa's outrage is real and understandable. I just think she needs to rethink validating ANYTHING O'Reilly might say or do. Also, you haven't dealt with Hanabusa, have you? She's formidable as a politician, sharp intellectually, and fairly courageous. Don't let your half breed prejudices and self loathing fool you. O'Reilly is a racist. Actually, I don't know what he really is, for his obvious TV star aspirations appear wholly secondary to any sort of principled thought or view. He clearly knows nothing of Hawaii except racial demographics and voting results, and with true intellectual insipidness crammed his Democrat hating program formula into his go to racist box for lack of any real or credible insight. Once again, doing what he must to stay in front of a Fox camera. Just wait, soon he'll be playing the accordion, blowing on a harmonica, and banging two symbols between his knees shortly before being canceled (or relegated to the dreaded Fox "guest host" waiting sty).
on January 4,2013 | 07:45PM
DPK wrote:
Ctriticalreader: You can always tune to MSNBC,the Sharpton Network.
on January 4,2013 | 09:09PM
CriticalReader wrote:
Like Chris Wallace. Can't stand Sharpton.
on January 4,2013 | 09:38PM
oxtail01 wrote:
Part Asian? Obviously what's between your head is all mushy white. A sorry travesty indeed!
on January 4,2013 | 07:58PM
DPK wrote:
oxtail01: you really are a racist. Now that's a sorry travesty.
on January 4,2013 | 09:03PM
CriticalReader wrote:
Hurts, don't it?
on January 4,2013 | 09:39PM
false wrote:
This comment has been deleted.
on January 4,2013 | 07:14PM
oxtail01 wrote:
I resent your demeaning of Polynesians. How dare you lump them with the whites.
on January 4,2013 | 08:23PM
CriticalReader wrote:
O'Reilly used to host one of those Hollywood tabloid shows. He's just an entertainer who's found a niche with the "shock", "annoy" and "inflame" approach so many conservatives seem to love. The only reason he's still on the air is that he was one of, if not the first to do it in the name of Conservatism, and he ain't as downright disgusting to look at as Limbaugh. Actually, what he thinks and even what he says is actually somewhat minor league when it comes to professional conservative blathering. He's a has-been and lightweight. Which makes me concerned for Hanabusa. Why is she making like O'Reilly actually matters?
on January 4,2013 | 07:16PM
Maneki_Neko wrote:
Thanks for hitting the nail on the head. This is exactly the point - why should one of our congresspeople pay any attention to a loud mouth entertainer who produced an obviously biased piece of video to make money by getting attention? She should have simply said, "Bill, you said you love Hawaii. So instead of this silly piece about Hawaii "liberals", how about you actually delve into some of our serious issues and offer positive suggestions, like you know, before your next vacation. I'll be happy to come on your show and discuss Hawaii politics if you like"
on January 4,2013 | 08:49PM
CriticalReader wrote:
She got mad. It's tough to watch a guy like O'Reilly sit there and talk so coarsely and ignorantly. But, actually, the real problem isn't with what he said. It's with what he is. There are too many nowadays like him.
on January 4,2013 | 09:24PM
Wazdat wrote:
Born and raised here and will NEVER MOVE. but the FACTS ARE THE FACTS.
on January 4,2013 | 07:23PM
Wazdat wrote:
SA your forum is a JOKE. Posts are all over the place. This forum is a direct reflection of this state. CONFUSION

I mean I have NEVER seen such a lame format. Go check out LA TIMES and see how a REAL paper does it.


on January 4,2013 | 07:54PM
CriticalReader wrote:
Wazdat, did you notice how someone at your house put the toilet paper roll on so the paper fall UNDER the roll in stead of "over"? Bet that really disgusts and angers you, huh? And the mountains, they shouldn''t be so green, yeah? And howabout the slurpee selection at 7-11 nowadays?! Pitiful, yeah?
on January 4,2013 | 08:04PM
awahana wrote:
I agree. SA is a joke. I will cancel this year for sure.
on January 4,2013 | 09:16PM
Thegame wrote:
"Hanabusa noted that for the fourth quarter of 2012, major economic indicators such as visitor arrivals, unemployment and personal income all were positive and she called the state’s debt “stable and reasonable.” Hanabusa is the one who has lost touch with the people of Hawaii. She needs to come out and spend some time with the normal, everyday people, and put the politcal world aside for a little bit. Visitor arrivals always go up in the fourth quarter...its cold on the mainland. Unemployment is still bad and personal income is definitely not stable and reasonable. Maybe she should join me on a tour of the supermarket and I'll show her how little the average person can get but how much a person with food stamps can get. I'm not saying I agree with everything that was said on the O’Reilly segment, but I'm not disagreeing with a lot of it either. If Hanabusa wants to do something constructive, she should focus her energy on the country's financial mess and not waste time on something that was shown in the segment of a show.
on January 4,2013 | 07:35PM
CriticalReader wrote:
“And the next time he visits our state, I encourage him to spend more time getting to know real people, and less time sitting next to the pool and grousing about what he thinks is going on ‘out there.’” Hahaha! She wants him to go "out there" and get tuned.
on January 4,2013 | 08:09PM
soundofreason wrote:
ALL the negatives points that were made and THIS is what she has a problem with. Typical.
on January 4,2013 | 08:05PM
Kaimiloa wrote:
O'Reilly is a media personality. He has the right to free speech. He is under no obligation to be fair or accurate. The root of O'Reilly's statement was meant as an insult to liberals but was racist, nonetheless. Hanabusa called him out on it, in the media. His free speech rights have not been violated. The only way he could be negatively affected by this would be to lose sponsors for his shows. Not likely. None of this surprises me. What bothers me (nationally and in reader comments) is irrational characterizations of people based on their heritage or politics. Being liberal does not equate being lazy and looking for handouts and being conservative does not equal being racist or a corporate stooge. By the way, I voted libertarian and I'm not rich and I don't smoke pot.
on January 4,2013 | 08:16PM
HD36 wrote:
I voted Libertarian also, and I am rich and smoke pot. I've lived in Hawaii for half my life and on the West Coast and the Pacific Northwest the other half. I've met all kinds. The saying, You can't judge a book by its cover is more true when it comes to race than anytthing. I'm guilty, and I'm sure most people are, of stereotyping people of a certain race as having certain attributes, which are usually negative to that group. i.e., Japanese are sly people (Pearl Harbor) Chinese and Jews are tight; Can't trust Black people because they make up the largest percentage of most prisons along with Mexicans;, Italians are connected to the mob; Irish people are drunkards; English people are snobs; Germans are cold blooded; Filipinos eat anything that moves; Samoans are all on welfare; Micronesians are still savages; Koreans have bad tempers and reek of kim chee; Arabs are all connectied to terrorists; Pakistani's and Indians are all Arabs; Brazilians all know jiu jitsu and can fight; etc.. But as the great Ron Paul said, I don't view people in classes, only that they are all afforded the civil liberties in our Constitution.
on January 4,2013 | 09:17PM
theycallmesir wrote:
I am an a 4th generation Asian American living in Hawaii all my life and I totally agree with Bill. I too wondered years ago why our state was so liberal when we have many asians living here. I was rather taken aback because I felt that Asian Americans too were more conservative. I just think it is their loyalty to the democratic party, which has served Asian Americans well. Unfortunately, the democratic party has become so socially and fiscally liberal today. It is a very different party that it was years ago when it served Hawaii minorities well. Unfortunately, Asian Americans in Hawaii are very loyal people and will follow this party no matter what because it has served them well in the past. I just wish we Asian Americans would wake up and see how the democratic party has changed for the worst and stop being so loyal to it. They/We've done our duty already to support the Dem party, now it is our generation to wake up and to support the person and NOT the Party.
on January 4,2013 | 08:49PM
CriticalReader wrote:
The problem is the brand of conservatiivism "expected" of asians, and the brand of conservativism being advocated by the likes of intellectual jokes like O'Reilly, and really scary tea party. Here's the critical difference: the so called asian conservatvism accounts well, if not primarily for the "group". The conservative principles are practiced in order to support the whole and do what American liberalism actually does (take care of the lowliest). O"Reilly etc.,'s conservatism is not that. It is a self centered aberration that actually espouses conservative principles in order to enhance personal gain. The "group" does not matter, much less the lowliest of the group. And under O'Reilly et al.'s conservativism, certain members of the group with "different" traits matter even less (so much so, that "they ought to go back where they came from"). The Conservative principles characteristic of the Hawaii population born of immigrant stock does not equal survival of the fittest, or "I got mine, I don't care what happens to you. . . go get yours or shut up." Jsut the opposite. That's the difference and it's a good difference.. That's why O'Reilly can't relate or see. Hawaii's conservative behavior isn't anything like O'Reilly's and his fans. They all got kicked out of their parents homes at 18, left town, and were never welcomed back.
on January 4,2013 | 09:20PM
jussayin wrote:
Growing up in the country many years ago and being surrounded by elders in my community who participated in politics, I believe there were a lot of Democrats in the rural areas which included the outer islands. Don't take this the wrong way but in general if you're on the poor side, the tendency is to vote democrat since you may need the government's help. Fast forwarding to today, it's very disappointing and frustrating to have our elected officials on the hill being so partisan instead of taking actions on what's best for the nation. Because of how they lead, we have a fragmented society. I hope Obama changes his approach of taking punches at the republicans and instead work with them. And if he does, I hope the republicans can do the same. Yup, it probably won't happen and we'll be bombarded by the media once the spending cut debates start. So if you're a democrat watch MSNBC, republicans watch Foxnews. If you want a different opinion, watch the opposite station. If you're tired of all this, watch UH sports. Go Bows!
on January 4,2013 | 09:25PM
CriticalReader wrote:
Are you kidding? I started watching political stuff to assuage the grief and horror caused by UH Sports.
on January 4,2013 | 09:35PM
Giligan wrote:
It has to be a subliminal thing where our parents and grandparents made us think only Democratic. Our education, public and private, tried to teach us to think. Anyway, O'Reilly brings up a good question, why does Hawaii vote like it is the 50's or 60's?
on January 5,2013 | 10:57AM
saywhatyouthink wrote:
You could take all the income of the top 2% and it would make little difference to the deficit. There aren't enough rich people to tax to fix our deficit. The real problem is we just spend too much on medicare, medicaid and defense spending. Those 3 eat up all the taxes collected by the government, we borrow to pay for everything else, that's the real problem.
on January 4,2013 | 08:56PM
awahana wrote:
Hanabusa FAIL.

#1. Hawaii doesn't even watch FOX. So who cares.

#2. Bill O'Wrongy is a old school TV troll. What he says, is only paid attention to people with a lack of common sense, and probably a lack of internet. Haha.

#3. Even if Hanabata, heard about it, she should have laughed it off, and ignored it. He's a nobody. Do you see Obama making a statement? Schatz?

#4. Just like everything else that backfires, the media eats this up. This SA article didn't have to exist, and I just saw it on HNN too. Do you think BillO would have gotten any coverage if Hanabata ignored him. She played right into his hands.

#5. I did not vote for her. And thank you governor for not picking her like Inouye asked. R.I.P.
on January 4,2013 | 09:12PM
9ronboz wrote:
Nothing wrong. No apology needed.
on January 4,2013 | 09:20PM
Mana07 wrote:
O'Reilly nailed it! What's the issue? The sound of Hanabusa's voice makes me physically ill...
on January 4,2013 | 09:23PM
jussayin wrote:
LOL about Hanabusa's voice.
on January 4,2013 | 09:28PM
Nalukai wrote:
Whatever people say about Mr. O' Reilly, it still pales to the real fact and comparison that O'Reilly and his charities do more for disabled veteran's and other worthy causes, more in one week than Hanabusa will ever do in her lifetime. That's the facts, and as a 100% disabled veteran, action speaks louder than words. Hanabusa seems to be in need of a little attention, so here it is. What's all the fuss now lady ? Go back to work.
on January 4,2013 | 09:55PM
RTH wrote:
lol...drink some more cool-aide.
on January 4,2013 | 10:33PM
GorillaSmith wrote:
Just when I think we've hit rock bottom with respect to liberal entitlement, cynicism and gross stupidity, a dim bulb like Hanabubu comes along and shows us there's still plenty of potential. It'd be nice if she'd stop wasting time on this phony outrage and concentrate on, for example, balancing the Federal budget.
on January 4,2013 | 10:43PM
pj737 wrote:
“Leave it to Bill O’Reilly to thoughtlessly insult 1.3 million people with one sweeping misstatement,” Hanabusa said in a statement. Ummm, I wasn't insulted one bit. What's up with this crybaby Hanabusa? He said Asians are hard working industrious individuals. In fact, everything he said was pretty much spot on. As an independent, I personally feel O'Reilly has made some pretty asinine comments in the past... but this video piece is nothing but humorous and accurate... and not one bit insulting. Hanabusa should apologize for making an idiot of herself. She is by far NOT the voice of Hawaii.
on January 4,2013 | 10:49PM
fstop wrote:
"Hanabusa noted that for the fourth quarter of 2012, major economic indicators such as visitor arrivals, unemployment and personal income all were positive and she called the state’s debt “stable and reasonable.”

I wish you were right, but even without the massive debt we are incurring for rail and its maintenance down the road, the State's unfunded pension liability of $14 billion should not be characterized as "stable and reasonable."


on January 4,2013 | 10:49PM
pj737 wrote:
“Leave it to Bill O’Reilly to thoughtlessly insult 1.3 million people with one sweeping misstatement,” Hanabusa said in a statement. Ummm, I wasn't insulted one bit. What's up with this crybaby Hanabusa? He said Asians are hard working industrious individuals. In fact, everything he said was pretty much spot on. As an independent, I personally feel O'Reilly has made some pretty asinine comments in the past... but this video piece is nothing but humorous and accurate... and not one bit insulting. Hanabusa should apologize for making an @ss of herself. She is by far NOT the voice of Hawaii.
on January 4,2013 | 10:49PM
HD36 wrote:
He probably doesn't realize we have generations of Asians that grew up on the government teet.
on January 4,2013 | 11:11PM
Giligan wrote:
Nothing wrong with calling people hard working and industrious. He brings up a good question, let's say he respects hard working people as free thinkers, then why do they vote like we are in the 50's and 60's?
on January 5,2013 | 10:43AM
pandadaddy wrote:
Where was the insult? Did I miss something? Stop being so ridiculously hypersensitive Colleen.
on January 5,2013 | 12:13PM
willman wrote:
As usual Hanabusa is way over her head.
on January 7,2013 | 04:16PM
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