The big moon, full tonight, kept the roosters up all till all hours, and howling dogs added to the chorus, so Koko and I were out in the neighborhood early this morning, which worked out well, anyway, as I’m off to Honolulu for work today.
But just wanted to share a few tidbits before I go.
First, it seems the State Historic Preservation Office on Kauai is closing, due to budget cuts, and the district archeologist position — held by Nancy McMahon before she was promoted to #2 in the division — has been frozen. So the state presence here will be minimal, at best.
Second, as Koohan “Camera” Paik is organizing parties to launch her book, “The Superferry Chronicles,” she’s already meeting with some resistance. Kimo Rosen is planning another “bring back da Superferry” demonstration at the first party — set for Dec. 3 at Hanapepe United Church of Christ — to protest the book. His protest is at 5 p.m., and the party starts at 6.
As he notes: “It obviously is a book against free enterprise and what is constitutional, since it is totally unconstitutional that the superferry was grounded and no other form of mass transit that pollutes was grounded, inclusive of Cruise ships, barges, freighters, yachts, airplanes, buses, cars and motorcycles.”
Umm, OK, Kimo, if you say so. Oh, and watch out for falling rocks.
Now as you may recall, Kimo’s last protest didn’t draw a sizable crowd, but when you’re promoting a book, I guess any publicity is good.
As for the Superferry, I think it’s pretty obvious that it ain’t comin’ back to Kauai. And that’s good news for our new voyaging canoe, the Namahoe, which may be able to take its space at the pier, making it easy for school groups and others to tour the canoe. I’d say that’s a far better use of harbor space.
And finally, I just couldn't resist directing you to this article, in which Bush proves he isn't a complete idiot by acknowledging a few of his regrets. Among them are the "Mission Accomplished" banner at a speech he gave back in March 2003, about a month after invading Iraq, and his "Wanted: Dead or Alive" reference to Osama bin Laden.
Oh, and don't forget this one:
He also said he regretted telling Iraqi insurgents in 2003: ``There are some who feel like that the conditions are such that they can attack us there. My answer is, bring 'em on.''
In the interview yesterday, he said, ``My wife reminded me that, `hey, as president of the United States, be careful what you say.'''
Obviously, however, he failed to listen to Laura.