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Letters: Democrats offer nothing but lies and cheating; Blangiardi did not show good COVID-19 behavior; Loud vehicle engines disturb quality of life

Your headline, “GOP still in denial,” is misleading (Star-Advertiser, Nov. 9).

I am sure you are not ignorant of the fact that the election is determined by the Electoral College’s vote and the confirmed count by the Senate. The vote counting is not finished and subject to serious fraud investigations. The unprecedented mail-in voting and whistleblower reports of fraud should be your headline.

Please remember and report that the Democratic Party and operatives, the news media, big tech, Hollywood, Wall Street, academia and the military- industrial complex have been perpetually working to overthrow a duly elected president for four years, without success, because they are the frauds.

The Democrats have nothing to offer except lying and cheating.

Howard Araki



Over the last 4 years, there was lots of fraud

I’m trying to remember the many times in the last four-plus years that fraud was egregiously committed. Here are a few:

>> The Obama presidency: Barack Obama wasn’t really born here.

>> The 2016 election: Hillary Clinton didn’t really get 3 million more popular votes.

>> The mainstream media: fake news every day, all of it.

>> The FBI’s Russia investigation: No one in Donald Trump’s campaign had any connection with any Russian. Konstantin Kilimnik who?

>> The Mueller investigation: a witch hunt. The resulting convictions of key players were shams.

>> The impeachment: Every single career, nonpartisan national security expert and statesperson who testified lied and the Democrats are all crooked.

>> COVID-19: Nearly 240,000 people haven’t really died because of the virus in the U.S. They were just old.

>> Joe Biden’s win in 2020: Trump actually won by a lot!

Somewhere out there a boy and a wolf are laughing.

Linda Muramoto

Hawaii Kai


Trump will continue to tear down democracy

The election results are in. Thank heavens that on Jan. 20, we the people will have a president who believes in democratic values and processes, not the selfish values of a mob boss.

But nobody should expect that Donald Trump will go graciously or that it will be easy to repair the damage he has done to the United States. Since he has spent four years doing everything he could to tear down our democracy, it is foolish to expect he will stop doing this on Jan. 21, or that he won’t continue trying to do this over the coming years.

I hope the District of Columbia has a SWAT team ready on Jan. 20 as the government evicts Trump from the White House. He may have some “Proud Boys” standing by to intervene when he is dragged out kicking and screaming. If they try this, the SWAT team can send them back to the place where they belong.

Thomas A. Wills



Reuniting country will be difficult task

As a proud conservative, I’m trying to find common ground with my many liberal friends in these tumultuous political times. I’ve come up with a series of claims that my friends and I can all happily embrace:

>> I did not vote for the bigot.

>> Donald Trump uncovered the hate and ignorance of many fellow Americans.

>> It’s now time for the “other side” to change its ways, make amends, and apologize for the last four years.

>> We do not deserve another Trump presidential term.

>> Joe Biden will return Washington, D.C., to its pre-Trump conditions.

It’s going to be a hard road to unity, unfortunately.

Kris Schwengel

Hawaii Kai


Blangiardi did not show good COVID-19 behavior

Thursday’s edition had a photograph of Mayor-elect Rick Blangiardi in close consultation with his campaign staff (“Mayor-elect sets sights on staff,” Star-Advertiser, Nov. 5).

Not only was no one in the photo practicing social distancing, Blangiardi was maskless, his face inches from the face of his campaign manager, Gabrielle Richter.

We’ve all suffered through the irresponsible behavior of another politician, at the federal level, whose disregard for a Dr. Anthony Fauci, fact-based approach to the pandemic has likely cost thousands of lives.

This revealing photo is not a good start for Blangiardi’s administration. He admitted voting for Trump in 2016. Does that mean we just elected another fact-challenged leader to an important job?

Lynne Kobayashi

Kalihi Valley


Statewide mask law can save many lives

According to data from the National Highway Traffic Administration, Hawaii’s seatbelt law saved 125 lives in the state between the years 2010 and 2014.

COVID-19 has claimed more than 220 lives in our state over the past 10 months. Science has shown that wearing masks can help reduce the spread of the virus and save lives.

A state law requiring mask-wearing, at least while sitting, walking or standing in public areas, can help save lives.

Lee Stack



Loud vehicle engines disturb quality of life

There have been more extremely loud cars and trucks lately. And on any straight-away, these vehicles will rev their engines more so. The noise echoes through the area at all times of the day and night. Isn’t it illegal to have a damaged or altered muffler?

Then there are those who turn up the volume on their sound systems in their cars so high it vibrates all the cars around them. Yes, they’ll be deaf in a decade or so, but meanwhile they also affect our well-being.

Why aren’t police enforcing the law? They’re not difficult to identify. The noise is not only irritating and disruptive, it’s affecting the quality of life in the islands.

Bonnie Lau

Ala Moana


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