Wednesday, September 26, 2007


This is what my pinkie normally looks like.
This is what my left pinkie looks like now. Can you guess why?

Because I hit it with a friggin'

Just another "stupid Bob" trick!

Saturday, September 22, 2007


[Gov. Linda Lingle says she has no regrets about going to Kauai to face protesters and demonstrators opposing the restart of the Hawaii Superferry, adding that the reception was far from polite.

Lingle told reporters yesterday that she had "never experienced the level of rudeness" as she did appearing before a largely hostile crowd of 1,000 at the Kauai War Memorial Convention Center Thursday. Members of Lingle's staff said besides boos and jeering, members of the audience cursed Lingle and shouted obscenities at her.

"I have been going to public hearings for 25 years, but I have never seen the personal rudeness that went on not just against people who were there to share information, but to their own fellow residents," Lingle said.]

I can understand being passionate about one's agenda, but lack of common decency and civility as displayed by some of Kauai's citizens, is shameful. Disagreeing is one thing, but shouting obscenities at the governor is a new low for Hawaii's people. Behavior like this makes it obvious that Hawaii's "Aloha Spirit" is declining on a daily basis, and it's getting to the point that the only thing that keeps me glued to this "rock" is the great weather it offers. That and the stew and rice plate lunch along with some really good neighbors.

Monday, September 10, 2007


The sixth anniversary of the World Trade Center disaster is fast upon us, and once again, it's time to pause and reflect on your life and what it means to you. Appreciate your surroundings and your country. Be good to family, friends, and the disadvantaged.

Whether you agree or not that this event was a precursor to the ongoing war this country is presently involved in, take time each day to think about the loss of our young men and women called on to serve, and of those returned to us with broken bodies and minds. Think about the collateral strife to the many lives as a result of this war and give thought to the parents of these young warriors. Although difficult, try to understand what they as parents are going through, and hope they gain comfort in knowing their loss was not in vain if there is a positive outcome to this war. And no matter how difficult, remind yourself that not all Muslims are radical extremists.

Lastly, think about how you will live this day, for it may be your last.