Letters to the Editor

Trump undermines historically closest ally

Trump quote: “loser terrorist . . . in the sights of Scotland Yard” as he mindlessly undermines our historically closest ally. What we have is a “loser president” whose alligator mouth never misses an opportunity to overload his hummingbird brain. David L. Florence Haiku

Don’t let one-night show at the MACC pass you by

I’m just in from a packed sneak preview of “Shank’s Mare” at the Kahului Public Library. The show, coming to the Maui Arts & Cultural Center for one night only on Sept. 29, combines traditional Japanese and contemporary American puppetry in the adventures of a noble samurai who ...

Volunteer effort at Maui Fair could reallocate funds

Having read the Sept. 7 Maui News article that conversed with Avery Chumbley concerning the upcoming Maui Fair and how its elevated cost for security this year nearly halted this 95 years of tradition, I am now compelled to ask why this impediment to community and youth culture could not have ...

Close campaign loopholes that allow foreign meddling

Russian trolls just spent at least $100,000 on political ads on Facebook during the 2016 election. This is a serious, serious issue and just the tip of the iceberg. It is imperative that we close all campaign finance loopholes that give foreign governments and agents the opportunity to use ...

Mainstream media still mislead public about 9/11

An observant Sept. 13 letter writer notes the many “anomalies” about 9/11, and goes on to wonder why “mainstream media” would persist in what is obviously lying or intentionally misleading the public. Well, there are several answers. Imagine being foolish enough to watch WTC 7 and ...

Limbaugh likes to qualify his climate-change denials

I have to admit that amidst the morbid curiosity surrounding the mother of all hurricanes, I was able to find humor. While still spouting nonsensical denial that man-made pollution is contributing to climate and weather changes, Rush Limbaugh hightailed it out of southern Florida. A bit of ...

Stop the 9/11 cover-up and discover the truth

Thank you for publishing my “Anomalies” letter Sept. 13. You know you’re over the target when you draw flak, but I never expected a full editorial rebuttal (Sept. 17.) As briefly as possible, Wallace Miller, Sommerset County Coroner in Shanksville, said, “I ceased being a coroner ...

Decorum, dignity needed in Council Chambers

In the interest of keeping our community informed, County Council Member Yuki Lei Sugimura asked Alexander & Baldwin to make a presentation on its diversified agriculture progress to the Policy, Economic Development and Agriculture Committee, which she chairs. There was no action to be ...

Meeting was not first that all councilors didn’t attend

Two letters on Sept. 15 criticized three County Council members for not attending the hearing of Sept. 12 regarding the questions, or is it accusations, of misdeeds in Sand Hills. First of all, I’m pretty sure that there are more than a few meetings where 100 percent of the council does not ...

God communicates with humanity in different ways

In my letter published in The Maui News on Aug. 18 titled “Are events a coincidence or a sign of the times?” I pointed out that God communicates with humanity in many different ways, through “signs in the heavens” and in other ways that appear on the surface to be purely coincidence — ...

Obama was a net loss in eight years as president

This is in reference the Sept. 6 letter that said a letter about Obama should not have been printed. You have to be kidding about The Maui News not printing a letter. After eight months of reading the vile things the letter writer, and dozens of other like-minded thinkers have written, if ...

Trump embarrasses U.S. with his juvenile behavior

President Trump retweeted a meme that showed him hitting Hillary Clinton in the back with a golf ball. This from the ostensible leader of the free world. Once again this president shames our country, diminishes the office he holds and embarrasses every American with his bullying, juvenile ...

Highways Division doing questionable job on bypass

On Sept. 14 The Maui News had an article about the Lahaina bypass. In it, Ed Sniffen, Highways Division deputy director, talked about the progress of the project. The newest section of the bypass from Hokiokio Street to Cut Mountain near Olowalu will be completed by March and the department ...

Conservatives seem to accept ‘facts’ without proof

Regarding “Time for progressive columnist to resign” (Letters, Sept. 14): One should be careful when putting characteristics on people that are not there but are blatant in one’s own character. You see, conservatives seem to accept “facts” that have no proof backing them up, i.e., ...

Global warming alarmists have their heads buried too

So once again, let me get this straight. If I have so much as one question concerning global warming then I am a denier with my head in the sand. Personally, I believe the same to be true about those who ran down to Al Gore’s snake-oil shop, except the sand is not where your heads are ...

Replace plastic straws with eco-friendly paper straws

I applaud Sheraton Maui, Tetsuji Yamazaki, Plastic Coalition, Katelyn Mayer, Surfrider Foundation and especially Maui Time where I read about this “ingenious” idea of getting rid of plastic straws. Replacing them with innocent paper straws is the way to go. Paper straws are one of the most ...

Popular vote loser is out for himself and no one else

I really enjoy reading the letters from the delusional supporters of our popular vote loser. The latest claims the PVL puts America first. Unfortunately, the PVL proves over and over again that he is out for himself and no one else. Following his PVL first credo, he would rather talk about ...

Convention a path to fixing mess in Washington

President Obama was only 48 years old when he took office in 2009. If there were no term limits and his popularity (or manipulation of the vote) was maintained, he could have easily served six to seven terms as president. Try to imagine a United States of America in 2033 after 24 years of ...

Roads need to be better maintained for our safety

A major responsibility of government is to protect citizens. Unfortunately, looking at the sloppy, ill-kept, uncut and littered roads strewed with both live and dead weeds illustrates that the departments of transportation are failing miserably in protecting the traveling citizen. And it has ...

Obama family holds record for largest carbon footprint

Believe what they do, not what they say. The real climate change deniers are those who continue to have excessive carbon footprints even after they say that they know better. Examples include the Barack Obama family, which holds the world’s record for the largest carbon footprint, by far, ...