As I See It: On penmanship

My handwriting is horrible. No, it’s worse than that. Illegible would be a compliment. I don’t know whether it is my heredity or environment. It seems like the creative part of my brain works about 10 times as fast as the part that controls my writing hand. I start to write something and it turns from capital to lowercase to a series of wiggly lines. That’s heredity. My mother’s poor penmanship was legendary, she excused it by calling it library-backhand as if that made it special, it was mostly illegible.

As I See It: The Tuesday test

Tuesday was a test for all of us. Will the winners do what they promised? Promised to whom? Our country, our state, our neighbors? Will they keep instead the promises they made to supporters, anonymous, or public loudmouth pressure supporters. Promises like “Republicans will never lose another election in Wisconsin after I’m elected governor.”(Tim Michels) Inevitably candidates told each constituency what they thought would bring in votes. Promises like “You can keep your own doctor.” (Barack Obama) Hopefully, some of those who repeated a big lie were only doing it to get the support of a teller of bigger lies, and once in office will do the right thing, most of the time, we hope.

My Turn: Incredible incompetence

I too was a victim of Hawaii Radiologic Associates ineptness. I was scheduled for an MRI exam on Nov. 1, the earliest appointment I could get when I booked it a month earlier. Because I required a high resolution scan I had to go to Hilo since it isn’t available in Kona.

My Turn: It’s up to us

The runaway housing prices that our island is experiencing that has created a lack of affordable housing for residents is due in no small measure to government obstruction of housing supply. All markets work on a simple system of supply and demand. Demand for housing on this island is consistently high.

As I See It: One strategy that has worked

Fentanyl is the latest in a series of scary drugs. It’s 50 times as strong as heroin, a little goes a long way, highly addictive, cheap to make and easy to smuggle. A lethal dose is tiny. Quantities found on the big island could knock out half of North America. It can be added to almost every other recreational drug, or even non-drug, to deliberately addict the customer. Even though its narcotic affect may the opposite of the user’s objective. Dealers add it to guarantee a repeat customer for their product.