Saturday, July 02, 2022 |
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This is an open letter to the thieves who stole the garage sale signage from Nani Kailua, Welo and Aloha Kona very early on Saturday morning. It did not take long for us to determine that something was wrong when the stream of Saturday morning garage sale shoppers suddenly stopped for us around 7:15 a.m. On investigation, we found that the signs we had placed along the route were no where to be found. We scrambled and did some homemade signs and once in place, the steady flow of bargain hunters returned.
The fact that you would steal signs is inexcusable. The signage is old and is a well-recognized favorite of the regular travelers on Nani Kailua. I suppose that your conscience got the best of you because after you apparently used the signs, you left them in a rubbish heap at the top of La’aloa to litter that neighborhood.
Have you no respect at all for where you live? Yes, we found the mangled signs and will work to restore them. What a despicable act and so uncharacteristic of aloha. Absolutely shameful.
Quit mopping the floor
and turn off the faucet
Fentanyl is not a problem exclusive to Hawaii. It is a scourge on the entire country. West Hawaii Today reports that in 2021, over 100,000 people died of an overdose and 2022 is on track to be even worse.
I commend Mayor Mitch Roth, and Janette Snelling, the West Hawaii Area Complex superintendent for the DOE, Judge Wendy DeWeese who oversees the Big Island Drug Court, and all the others wringing their hands over the problem. All are seemingly committed to more education, more services, testing and more ways to help people — all at no small cost to taxpayer, but I wonder when they will quit mopping the floor and instead turn off the faucet.
For the most part, these drugs are made in China and enter the country, courtesy of the Cartels over our Southern border.
You can talk, talk, talk and spend boatloads of money “wiping the floor,” but until leaders in Hawaii and nationally succeed in getting the Biden administration to close and control our borders, turning off the faucet once and for all, they will never be successful.
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