Letters to the editor: 01-25-18

Huge waste of time?

Thank you, Mr. Johnson, for your instructions to the women who were marching Sunday.


I doubt I speak only for myself when I say one of the reasons we marched is because we’re tired of men telling us how we should act and what we should think. (And what we should do with our bodies.)

Phyllis I Hanson


Yeah, Bob, we’re into politics, too

If Mr. Johnson had attended the rally after the Women’s March last Sunday, he would have seen many female candidates for many political offices.

I hope he is not offended and has a thick enough skin to get involved in the local political process and actively support and endorse his favorite female candidates because there are many. And please remember to check out our current County Council members. There are six females!

Marjorie Erway


Anti-immigrant rant not befitting local culture

I read with interest Sandra Gray’s diatribe against immigrants (West Hawaii Today, Jan. 21).

Unless Sandra is the descendant of Native Americans, perhaps she should be packing her bags.

Dennis Brown


Pay raises unbelievable!

This has to stop. Take the first step, Harry Kim, and man up and be an example! Don’t take the raise and don’t support the additional excise tax!

An increase of this magnitude borders on the ridiculous. In the real world, raises are performance- and merit-based.

I can tell you that there’s not one person I talked to Sunday who wasn’t open-mouth, slack-jaw stunned at reading this.

Respectfully submitted, because I believe we should respect our elected officials, and I’m really trying to.

Vicki Penney-Rohner


Empower yourself with action

My aunt urged me to attend the Women’s March on Sunday. I looked up the purpose of the walk and saw that it started with protest.

The law of attraction states that we attract into our lives whatever we focus on. If a group focuses on promoting human rights, ways to do that open up. For years, I would make lists of dumb things men have done in history. I showed these lists to many people with no response. While in college I learned that identifying a villain isn’t enough. We must live our own standards.

Once you learned that male students would plop down where I was eating and yell “Did you realize what you said in class today?!” It was hard not to laugh. Power comes from within.

Griping about another person does not empower us. It identifies us as the victim. We need to take charge of our own life and move forward with strength.


Debra Zager

Ocean View

  1. frank96740 January 26, 2018 2:55 pm Reply

    The woman’s ‘march’ was a sad joke, at least from what i saw reported. Lots of complaining about Trump (even though he’s done more for America in one year than Obama did in 8)! Asking to be ‘respected’ while wearing ‘stupid pink hats’ and telling us how tough they have it. Life is real, you get an education, earn your way, take the hits, seek help if you feel you were treated poorly. Women today – Jan 2018 – have it better than all the women in our past! They should be building on that instead of running around like a bunch of crying babies trying to blame everyone else for their failures.

    1. fishman2 January 30, 2018 7:31 am Reply

      Frank off his meds again.

      1. frank96740 January 30, 2018 9:41 am Reply

        Got a problem with the TRUTH do you? Quite typical of those with no common sense and the inability to see the truth when it is staring them in the face. Perhaps one day you and those like you will wake up – OR MOVE to a country where you might fit in better – we can only hope..

        1. fishman2 January 31, 2018 7:57 am Reply

          Hilarious. It is so funny to see the truth meter when Trump was talking last night. But then again I am sure you are all saying it was faked even though there was plenty of FACTS to back it up. The number of lies went way above the current total of about 2000. The TRUTH deficit is on your side not ours.

          1. frank96740 January 31, 2018 2:38 pm

            You continue to be a sad joke. One of the BEST speeches by a President in decades and the left sat on their hands when the Prez talked about low unemployment, bonus’s, prosperity. You lefties are a disgusting group and should be embarrassed to admit to being part of them. BTW – i watched a couple of the ‘fact check’ dumbo’s and NOT ONCE did they say he ‘lied’ about anything – stretched a bit but NO lies… Nice try through… His success is making you and your simple minded friends crazy! gotta love it!

          2. fishman2 January 31, 2018 2:52 pm

            Wrong again. “Pants on fire” is the definition of a lie.

  2. antifaHI January 27, 2018 7:59 am Reply

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