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Remembering Cliff Kopp

| | Oct 19 2016 - 12:05am | Comments

Cliff loved puzzles and was a puzzle himself. He was challenging; running you through a series of innocuous questions inevitably leading to a conclusion he hand-picked for you. Cliff had many confusing personas; the unassailable hero dentist, the community builder, the mischief-prone Rotarian, and the relentless, obnoxious contrarian. He remarked that his favorite compliment came from Mayor Billy Kenoi as Cliff walked in, “you see that guy,” said Billy, “he’s a son of a bitch but he gets things done.” Cliff highly valued both descriptions. Nevertheless, Cliff was truly pleasurable company.

  1. | Posted: Mar 4 2017 - 8:04pm

    WASHINGTON — Although America’s political system seems unable to stimulate robust, sustained economic growth, it at least is stimulating consumption of a small but important segment of literature. Dystopian novels are selling briskly — Aldous Huxley’s “Brave New World” (1932), Sinclair Lewis’ “It Can’t Happen Here” (1935), George Orwell’s “Animal Farm” (1945) and “1984” (1949), Ray Bradbury’s “Fahrenheit 451” (1953) and Margaret Atwood’s “The Handmaid’s Tale” (1985), all warning about nasty regimes displacing democracy.

  2. | Posted: Mar 4 2017 - 12:05am

    With the recent revelations of the Attorney Generals’ meetings with the Russian Ambassador, it is becoming clear that Donald Trump has made the deal of his life to get elected president. It has been obvious for a long time that Trump admired Putin with all his comments. No one could understand why he was so complementary. At the same time the Russians had hacked the Democratic National Committee’s mail server and had access to all the emails between the DNC and party members.

  3. Posted: Mar 4 2017 - 12:05am

    Shout out to medical team

  4. | Posted: Mar 4 2017 - 12:05am

    My friend Sam laughed when I told him I was going to spend my Saturday at a “Search for Meaning” festival at a Jesuit college in the heart of seriously secular Seattle. He assumed, as I did, that a bare handful of the usual search-for-meaning suspects would be straining minutiae while still clinging to the meaninglessness of it all.

  5. Posted: Mar 3 2017 - 12:05am

    Stop bombing madness

  6. | Posted: Mar 3 2017 - 12:05am

    American progressives are really coming apart at the seams. They can’t believe America could elect someone as unfit for the presidency as Donald Trump and that he must be stopped at any and all cost.

  7. Posted: Mar 2 2017 - 12:05am

    Greed, greed, greed

  8. | Posted: Mar 2 2017 - 12:05am

    I would like to remind people and comment on the uncovered issue of the dangers of walking, biking and running along Alii Drive. I just had a friend who was hit by a truck which meandered into the shoulder this past Saturday morning. He ended up in Queen’s Medical Center on Oahu with serious injuries, but there weren’t any news articles in West Hawaii Today about this accident, so this makes me think that this type of accident happens more often than the public hears about.

  9. | Posted: Mar 2 2017 - 12:05am

    President Trump’s first formal address to the nation Tuesday was the reasoned, focused showing he has needed to make since he took office. Appearing relaxed and confident, Trump finally articulated his vision — one that was contradictory at times, but which nevertheless laid out an optimistic path for a country that can “turn hopes and dreams into action” and whose people are “empowered by our aspirations, not burdened by our fears.”

  10. Posted: Mar 1 2017 - 12:05am

    Pohoiki too needs lifeguards

  11. | Posted: Mar 1 2017 - 12:05am

    I just took my community survey put out by Rep. Nicole Lowen. The first part is multiple choice and then there’s an opportunity to submit additional comments in a blank space. You can say whatever you want (which I did) so please don’t attribute any of the following in any way to Rep Lowen, it’s all on me:

  12. | Posted: Feb 28 2017 - 11:35am

    Call me smitten.

  13. | Posted: Feb 28 2017 - 12:05am

    WASHINGTON — Two sets of remarks, a day apart, by two men more accustomed to being behind the scenes.

  14. Posted: Feb 28 2017 - 12:05am

    Protest bomb proposal

  15. | Posted: Feb 28 2017 - 12:05am

    Bill HB 1518 is a perfect example, of government’s ability to use their positions for personal agendas, and stifling its citizens.