Thursday, January 12, 2006

Local Ties to Abramoff

In light of the recent Newsletter I received from Grass Root Institute
Regarding the The editorial in The Honolulu Advertiser on Monday Jan. 9, 2006, concerning the Abramoff scandal misses the point. It notes that Hawaii elected officials Sen. Daniel Inouye and Rep. Neil Abercrombie both received campaign contributions from Native American tribes. The Advertiser states “The contributions came before the tribes were affiliated with Abramoff. And they were legal, both in amount and in timing.”



This is misleading because Native American tribes are not limited in the amount and timing of campaign contributions specifically because they are tribes. As Native American tribes they are sovereign governments not subject to the same federal campaign financing laws as the rest of the citizens of the United States of America. That is the nature of the problem


Akaka Bill Implications

Here is a list showing direct contributions to political campaigns. I see two people listed from Hawaii. One Republican one Democrat

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Some words of Wisdom From The Grassroot Institute

From Mr. Rowland at the Grass Root Institute



A Seed for the

Fertile Mind…..



“When a politician wrestles with his conscience,

he usually wins.”

From a friend in Caldwell, Idaho – December 2005


CRABGRASS

Weeds we’d like to pull….

"As the Bible teaches us, to minister to the needs of God's creation is an act of worship, to ignore those needs is to dishonor the God who made us. “Let us vote no on this budget as an act of worship and for America's children.”

- House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi of California, quoted by the AP. -

Dick’s comments……..

Above, Nancy Pelosi reverses the Biblical message of individual moral obligations and makes them the responsibility of government which is an amoral entity. Thus she makes God a Marxist and equates her vote to worship of that God. Should we pull that weed, or what?


Thanks Mr. Rowland

Friday, January 06, 2006

Number Crunching

From what I have been able to read on the Opinionated "B" the numbers seam to reflect things are getting better in Iraq. Reading this in light of our recent visiter to the islands our local news and media outlets are sure quick to give the anti-americans lots of publicity.

I haven't been able to read the whole report yet but from what I can tell from Brooking Irag Index Report In sure seams are looking better. To cut and run now makes now sense.