Well, that didn’t take long

The first post this blogger saw was in the afternoon on Tuesday, January 24. The second one wasn’t too far after, maybe mid-afternoon. So for this piece, let’s peg the “honeymoon” period that Governor Green had from his State of the State address, held on Monday the 23rd, at about 27 hours. And then one minute after 27 hours, the honeymoon was over. The first piece this blogger saw was ...
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Prioritizing lists

With the new year now here (2023), the governmental entities that make laws and influence the making of those laws are hard at work. One of those tasks seems to be putting out lists of priorities, based on what they see as important. But which list is “more important” to our lawmakers, than others? If all were the same, this blog could come up with a great list of priorities ...
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A Celebration of Hawaii Casual Cuisine – L & L at 70

By Brandon Dela Cruz In a get-together with the esteemed owner of this blog, I brought up the fact that L & L turned 70 in 2022. In his typical, “heh, now ain’t that somethin”‘ response, he casually asked me to provide some retrospect into it. I told him that I’d oblige his request with something better – I’d write about it. In thinking about my tenure with the company ...
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End of the year, with new directions

With the end of 2022 now with us, being that today is New Year's Eve, Politics Hawaii with Stan Fichtman is looking ahead to the new year, with new features for readers. First and foremost, Politics Hawaii will continue to adhere to its mission: looking at the world through a Hawaii perspective…The political, social, and business zeitgeist – analyzed. As dedicated readers will note, though, the weight of the writing ...
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When the Communications Director is away

While relaxing on the 23rd of December, I went on Twitter to see what was going on. It was filled with typical banter on what was going on in Arizona (the Kari Lake court case trying to overturn her loss to Katie Hobbs for AZ governor) and the noise about the “omnibus” budget bill (the $1.7 billion budget bill passed in the last hours of the current Congress). But in ...
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