If you haven't been out yet to see Venus and Jupiter lined up with assorted brilliant stars in the pre-dawn eastern sky, well, all I can say is you're missing something special.
You missed some serious fuel-burning aggravation if you skipped the “Stars and Stripes Freedom Celebration” at PMRF Tuesday night. Seems the two-and-a-half-hour concert was followed by a two-hour bumper-to-bumper commute to the DUI checkpoint the cops had set up at the Waimea ballpark. Good thing the beer gardens ran out early.
Ah, yes, living free in Amerika.
Hey, I hear there's a new act in town, and if you're a masochist, you won't want to miss it. I'm talking about the Public Safety Trio: Prosecutor Shaylene Iseri-Carvalho, Councilman Mel Rapozo and Police Chief Darryl Perry. Yup, they'll be appearing live at five venues around the island, starting next week. So much charisma in one room. And no cover charge. But no beer garden, either. Actually, I'm not positive the chief will be there. Though he's quoted in the press release, it wasn't clear if it will be him or another "community leader" from KPD.
It's the kind of idea that probably sounded wickedly clever after the fifth martini: “Hey, Mel, let's ramp up the Shay and Jake dog-and-pony show." "Whattya mean?" "Let's you and me team up for a series of town hall meetings." "And field those same tired complaints about ice, break-ins, prescription drug abuse and unsolved murders? Nah, I don't think so." "Silly boy, it's just pretend. We'll actually be campaigning. We can even bring the chief along, so everybody knows he's on our side, not that *#@$&% Justin's." "Yeah, maybe we could have him set up a roadblock after, just to remind voters who really wears the pants in this county." "Wait, but then I might get busted.”
Sometimes you want to try to save people from themselves, but then you realize, it's just not possible.
In case you missed the news, turns out Fukushima “was a profoundly man-made disaster — that could and should have been foreseen and prevented,” according to Kiyoshi Kurokawa, chair of the Fukushima Nuclear Accident Independent Investigation Commission. Imagine that. Radiation circling the globe. Compromised health. Ruined lives. Toxic land. Contaminated fish. All that horror, suffering and destruction, the result of one big scheming selfish "oops."
I'm sure our equally-colluding government-nuke industry won't miss the significance of this wake up call.....ahem.
And finally, if you think you've been missing something by not getting out to Kalalau, stop. A friend who was just there said the toilets are so pilau and stink that people don't even want to use them. Instead, they're making shishi and doodoo wherever, including leaving uncovered piles alongside the trails. Na Pali Coast. Eco-tourism at its finest.
Looking forward to raising my hand at a public forum and identifying the neighborhood ice dealer.
You actually mean the 3 STOOGES will be putting on a Show on Kauai. Sorry I've seen this same ol BS over and over again. Who are these fools think they're fooling.
I think these clowns read this blog to get ideas: Kollar needs to go out to the community and introduce himself.
This is a HOT mess.
Ok these 3 people have been in office for how long? Only now when it's an election year they come out and talk about things that will make people clap their hands and feel like these people care. You got to be smoking the south side crack to believe this crap.
Does this mean that Rapozo, Perry, Iseri will start arresting their family and friends?
It's amazing that Mel Rapozo and Chief Perry can't see what a liability Shaylene is. Amazing.
It only means that they've identified themselves as the three blind mice.
Taking RESPONSIBILITY of being DEAF, DUMB, and BLIND is NO exuse in
BUSH whacking KAUAI.
What will Shaylene say when I report to her at my neighborhood meeting that I suspect my neighbor has an extra rice cooker in her house? And my other neighbor had an extra freezer.
So Shaymel can have public dates?
I don't understand don't these people spouses?
Are they in open marriages, isn't there some religious group against that?
Probably tell you go walmart, buy you a tape recorder and illegally tape record your neighbor.
She then tells your neighbor that if they don't enter the POHAKU program she will prosecute them with erroneous charges.
Your neighbor then calls Shay to meet them at Kintaros for some drinks, charges are then dropped and you have to deal with the retaliation that they've planned against you.
Yes these Pubic Officials are always in Pubic Places.
Joan, I'm very disappointed at your rant. You're exceptional in reporting facts, not so exceptional when dishing out some opinionated bullcrap.....If you don't know the impetus behind the public meetings, then state it as such. Seems beneath you to start putting words in people's mouths and scripting dialog.
Shayme on you for pointing out the election year dog and pony show. Just print the press release and stop going off script.
I don't like Shay, Perry, or Rapozo either but writing like this is just low class. I'm disappointed. You're much classier than this.
Joan: Drinking and Driving is not a freedom. You do not have the freedom to endanger others.
I'm sure you agree.
Yes, I agree people should not drive drunk. I also think cops should pull people over for cause, not set up roadblocks that target all motorists and greatly inconvenience those who have done nothing illegal. There's just something fascist about a roadblock.
As for 5:21, I don't know what you mean by "either." I actually do like the Chief and Mel, which is why I'm dismayed to see them spend political capital on Shay.
I do not always agree with Ms Conrow, but at least she is putting information out there.
I appreciate that there is an outlet to freely, without fear of persecution, share the horror stories about these various corrupt politicians.
Keep it up.
Maybe you can host a "spotted Shayme drinking at ____" post so that there will be more witnesses to a drunken PA.
Be sure to document who is driving which vehicle, how many drinks you saw her drink, in public, and the date time and bar.
She does do it in public, because she is a public official, right?
It was probably more like the 9th martini.
I like Mel too, but I think he's gotten my last vote. Good that he speaks his mind but he has taken too many wrong positions. There was no reason to vote against the solar hot water heater law, except maybe pleasing gasPro or something, and he said "its about choice - and I like my water heated with gas". That's when Mel lost me... because to me...hot water is hot water, however its heated.
And hot air is hot air too, and which is why I'll skip the public safety lecture from "our leaders".
He likes it heated with his campaign supporters gas, no surprises there...lets check the campaign finance reports:
Curiously little if any information is provided....
Friday night, let the good times roll.
Hope to read some good reports from those cub reporters out - watch out - we, the public, are watching you.
Notice any pattern here:
“This is a totally politically motivated (move) to try to mar the reputation of prosecutor’s (office),” Iseri-Carvalho said… 7-1-12 Garden Island. Newspaper.
Iseri-Carvalho called Wilson a “jilted employee” and said her accusations were a “thinly veiled political attack.” January 23, 2012 Grden Island Newspaper.
This is another attempt by Mr. Hempey to smear my reputation and engage in negative politics.” Iseri-Carvalho 3-2-2012 KauaiEclectic.
Shay wrote to the County Council in January of this year…” that Tim (Bynum) shouldn't be allowed to participate in discussions about funding a law clerk for her office “because he has a vested interest in ensuring that the OPA not operate at peak efficiency.” Got Windmills blog 4-12-12.
“It appears that the County Attorney’s Office is using the Council in its quest to pursue a personal attack on the OPA’s successful POHAKU program to obtain political advantage…” Iseri-Carvalho 4-14-2012, KauaiEclectic.
“The GI deliberately misled the public by inventing a scandalous story alleging abuse of the Prosecuting Attorney’s position without a shred of legal or factual basis. The GI attacked Iseri-Carvalho’s professional and personal reputation without due regard for the truth.” Press release from Iseri-Carvalho printed in Got Windmills blog 8-19-2010.
101 of her Wrongs doesnt make anything she does Right. Shay is not right in the Head, Her Soul is Demented!
GasPro Drug Dealers!!!
The last time 3 top public officials came together for a campaign like this, many human beings sufferred through Hell and will suffer till the end of days.
Bush, Cheney, Rumfeld-Rove, Rice, Powell- Rapozo, Iseri,Perry. Will Histoy repeat itself.
Did you not see the signs that the three headed beast was Coming??? It's written over TGI's Face, they don't have to say a word.
Wha!!!???!!?? The beast? The Garden Island is some apocalypse devil, whaaaa WTF?
Uh Oh we get one crazy troll in da house!
You're such a Bozo, i guess you really don't understand what the commentor was posting.
Matter of fact why don't you call yourself on the pay phone and see if someone answers.
Ignorance has an excuse
Shay is so desperate for votes, that she'll do anything!
After all the problems Shay has caused you have to what are the real reasons Rapozo and Perry supports her. No wonder KPD is so messed up, Good cops hang in there cause we support you and for the dirty cops your reign will end soon.
Ustream or youtube the drunken PA.
Yes but imagine if we had a newspaper that covered theese kinds of corruption.
Save Kauai2012.org- The truth shall or may set you Free
Together They Can! Yes They Can!
You should also call the crime stoppers and see what happens when they tell the druggies you snitched
I use to like the 3 stooges until I noticed that they did the same crap over and over again. Good shows and Bad shows all come to and END.
Is Rapozo going to come out and tell the people what he said in ES-177?
Probably not but good try though, they game still goes on.
It's the reefer madness tour! Can I get a back-stage pass?
The escapades of our public officials are there for all to see. The truth is coming to a beach near you! Or a campsite near you.
World Class facilities and a Kauai campsite near youa
The County Councilman who said this should be FIRED!
All someone has to do is film a documentary of the Kauai beaches at night and you will all see how bad the Drug problem is on the Island.
My first question is why hasnt the county or KPD request for OCDETF?
Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force
It's really out of control on Kauai.
They'll be here when it starts affecting real estate or tourism.
u mean Shay, Mel, and Chief Perry are showing a united front? hah. goodbye Koller and ur chances. Chief Perry is the most popular figure on Kauai and if he ran for Mayor he'd win. Koller, u r officially fucked.
Hah, you mean Shay, Mel, and Chief Perry are showing a united front? Sorry Koller, there goes you and ur chances. Chief Perry is the single-most popular figure on this island. Making an enemy of him was really STUPID, but hey, that's what you get for going along with that fat moron asshole Mayor Carvalho and his lapdog Al Castillo. Sux when ur boss is the Mayor's bitch, and you are ur boss's bitch, doesn't it Justin?
This Charade is like a Pedophile Judge sentencing Child molesters, or a cop convicted of sexual assaults arresting rapists, or a Alcoholic prosecuting attorney filing charges on alcoholics, do you get the picture? Then no need go to these empty deceptive acts that begs for votes.
I'll still Vote for the lesser of two Evils but I have an important job of finding out who it is. Right now as it stands between thethe two teams its unsolved and unattended.
I'm trying to figure out what kind of dirt they have on each other for these teams to unite in tyranny.
It already has with the assaults and robberies at the Kalapaki ship night areas.
Real Estate in Princeville is already experiencing Home robberies just like the Kapahi and wailua areas.
OCDETF should have already been here, it's like a Kaloko Dam Scenario-8 Lives were killed after many complaints were filed against the crimes that were going on and not investigated but protected by those who swore an oath to perform their duties.
Wasn't these 3 people going to protest the decriminalization of marijuana bill on the taxpayers dime last year or so.
I think it's time to drug test state and county employees as well as officials.
Oh yeah drug test SNAP and EBT recipients also.
Kamakele - you are a troll. Is that what Kamakele means?
Kamakele: nice language. You must be taking etiquette lessons from Shaylene.
I'm voting for Shay because Chief Perry likes her better than Justin and I'm an idiot who ignores the facts.
Wait a minute before you just give away your vote, why don't you see what you can get out of it. Make a deal with Shay, everyone is and don't settle for anything less than what the other person got.
Craigslist Rants and Raves has a great picture of Iseri Carvalho.
How can anyone respect a PA that goes out on a public forum curses at people and call them names, drinks to drunken belligerent , abuses county tranportation privileges, tries setting people up for retaliation, and is investigation for a white collar crime.
Only on Kauai-Cheeeeehuuuuuu
Perry is from waianae as why he know how we do.
Rabozo well all you have to do is read KPD blue.
Shay is in a class of her own.
Vote for No One!
Mel, Jay, Dickie and Kipu has to go
"Sux when ur boss is the Mayor's bitch, and you are ur boss's bitch, doesn't it Justin?"
Sucks more when your boss is Shay and she makes you do stupid stuff that results in your being investigated by the board of ethics, the office of disciplinary counsel and who knows what other agency (except KPD, right Chief Perry?).
Yeah! Justin is F"d with that alliance.
Joan and KamaKele thanks for the information.
Kamamele = Shaymel
KamaKele= thinks like me and many others
Kamakele sounds like a fake Hawaiian name.
Perry supports Shay? I always questioned his decision making skills but this is complete lunacy.
No wonder KPD is divided, Leadership is just as crazy as Shayme
Ignorance is in the eye of the beholder. Your vacuous comments are boring, blah, blah, blah boring
Perry's popularity is based on perception not reality. If he was the choosen one then why hasn't KPD improved. D- for his leadership, just ask Charles Faulk Jr. Oops he got fired because he gave the Chief a real grade and not some buttered up report card.
What is with a indefinite contract? Is that not the most stupid Kauai thing that you've heard.
Ignorance of the CRIME and Crime Families are your beholders eye. Your Fallacy is your armpits stench, wipe your mouth KID.
I checked my falicy and it does not smell as fishy as yours. LOL too funny!
No sorry kalamele thinks like Shayme which means he/she are delusional.
Shayme and class are not words that belong in the same sentence.
No matter how they are used.
Just off the jet Jake is going to take one for the team.
Amazing so much interest in me and what i say for being a troll. I'm the only non-Koller fanboi on this fox-news-like biased blog, and the statements I make are disconcerting to all these little delusional groupies. Is that fear I smell? Wait for it, someone's about to childishly inform me that it's my armpits.
Part of the reason Koller's going to lose this election is because a person's supporters reflect upon the person. When ur only supporters are loud, obnoxious, childish, flagrantly offensive, or brainless, you don't come out looking too good
Thanking Joan for providing "information" is like thanking the Weekly World News. Joan is a gossip and her blog is a tabloid rag sheet.
"When ur only supporters are loud, obnoxious, childish, flagrantly offensive, or brainless, you don't come out looking too good"
Better than when your candidate comes across as loud, obnoxious, childish, flagrantly offensive, or brainless.
This is how the whole system on Kauai is setup, the GOB will find young inexperienced people to do their dirty work.
The Junior person will commit offenses that will likely be criminal in nature as the senior will laugh all the way to the bank.
How don't you understand when the county has new recruits all the talk is if they are good ol boys.
A year or so ago the OPA was in chaos and mutiny because the Ships captain was washing her dirty laundry in the open.
The way TGI is portraying her as a savior is like Operation Rhinehard. TGI practices social psychological techniques under logical fallacies to convince the citizens of Kauai that Shaylene Iseri Carvalho is the right choice.
I am not a prisoner in a concentration camp anymore.
Joan is doing what Anthony Sommers did for Kauai.
Thank You for your Due Diligence Joan and Anthony.
The people of Kauai, who cares for Kauai supports you.
"fox-news-like biased blog"? Joan? Fox news like? You're confusing this blog with the paper that prints the talking point memos issued by the woman who screamed "objection" at a council meeting (loudly), who gets intoxicated in bars (obnoxiously so), who points the finger at others (childishly so) instead of taking responsibility for her own poor decisions, whose speech in public and to reporters is vulgar (flagrantly and offensively so), and who named a first deputy with so little experience that the deputies he supervises all have more courtroom experience than he does (brainless by any standard). Even if she's reelected, she's still Shayme.
Joan offers information AND opinion. It seems to me her information is almost all accurate (better than TGI) and her opinion is her own. Sometime I agree with her opinion and sometimes I don't but I support her right to express it. Keep it up Joan.
“When choosing between two evils, I always like to try the one I've never tried before.”
"The measure of a man's character is what he would do if he knew he never would be found out."
Again, Justin wins. Imagine them both with unlimited power, and who do you think would use the power for good, and who could not be trusted to do so?
On the OPA website, click "vision". It is appropriately blank.
Shaymeline - bojango - bimbambalumalam
her vision is appropriate blurred, slurred and vacant.
No surprise - surprise would be election board corruption that allows someone as unqualified, unethical and slimy win.
She lost how many OPA cases this month due to incompentent staff? two or five?
We've already seen what Shay does and it's not good. It's time for someone new to take charge of the OPA.
First question for Justin, do you support a county manager position in place of a mayor on Kauai?
We so desperately need to cut down the freeloaders at the county level. Drug test county employees as well as SNAP and EBT recipients.
Kauai needs a county manager that is qualified to make decisions and take action.
First question for Justin should be related to his office. Last thing we need is one elected official getting involved in something that is not his kuleana.
Prosecutor has nothing to with county manager. EBT is federal. Don't just comment to shoot your mouth off. Add something worthwhile
That is why these political puppets must not RULE, for the sake of the seperation of powers and the end of corruption on Kauai.
Got your panties all in a bunch, is Hypocrisy is a cure for your illness. I guess I have the magic stick and it's all up in your mouth.
Kauai so desperately needs a County Manager and if that happens tell all of your friends, family, girlfriends, campaign managers, paper pushers, druggies , alcoholics, and all of the other dead weight freeloaders to get a job that they are qualified for. Nepotism is the New Leprosy and this is fraud, waste, and abuse of taxpayers monies.
Little-known fact: it's not illegal to tape-record anything in the state of Hawaii or under federal law. You can carry around a tape-recorder in your pocket all day long and record everything that anyone says to you.
Former football player with head injuries or educated individual
F^%*king footballer of course!
Name the freeloaders!
If you are smart and educated, there would be no reason to work for those county morons.
They aren't familiar with the laws of the land, the county, the state, or country.
You're asking Justin to rat out his boss, the mayor. You are more ignorant than I thought. Lol too funny!
HRS 803-42 Read it
Only in ways to circumvent the Laws of the Land, the county, the state, and the country.
This is Classic Kauai Mentality, it's a sickness and a incurable disease on the Garden Island of Crack Heads.
"Garden Island of Crack Heads"
aka Mayor and Mayor's posse
yes - they try to circumvent laws and read them as they see fit - not as they are applied by either a judicial or legislative system.
If the FEDS really want to know the names then they must open an office on Kauai, cause you can't trust anyone here on Kauai especially the many dirty cops in KPD and county workers themselves esp top officials or they could have a community meeting at every neighborhood center to ask for names and tips on the mafioso.
PS: Don't rent a whole floor in a hotel and tell them to keep it secret and dont let kpd know your in town, do the donnie brasco and the hells angels deal. Keep it secret cause the coconuts have ears
Some of us are glad that Joan reports on issues that get ignored by other media. Keep up the good work, Joan.
Wow the comments here have reached an all time low. Maybe you should consider changing your comment policy Joan. Some people just don't know how to keep it respectful or intelligent.
Now, now don't get your panties in a bunch Beth. You really should respond to this silliness.
People are going to hate, especially when they smell a rat (in office).
It's the smell of favoritism and corruption. Stand back the stink can be really sticky.
Joan please keep us safe.
We will continue to provide you with good information but only as long as you keep your sources safe.
there is more stench in the air and it is coming this way.
Rumors are carried by haters, spread by fools, and accepted by idiots.
And the truth will set us free.
Speaking of talking points, there was another press release from the OPA in the paper today. Our tax dollars being put to good use.
I'm so amused.
Thanks Joan, keep it up.
It's called having honor, pride, and dignity in the position that you are elected. Laugh out loud funny when the rat is looking at you!
What if Wally Wilson asks Gary Heu where's the email he sent out?
What would Beth's press release say?
Yes please keep up the good work Joan, the corrupt regime on Kauai is starting to seek rat hole shelters.
First Mel and Shay political rally tonight! Go with Shay after the meeting for some real entertainment.
To whom do I report when I smelled pot on a county employee?
Had a meeting and couldn't help but notice the red eyes and smell...he said he had allergies, but the smell was distinctively pot.
Report it to the doctor who prescribed it to him, and then mind your own business. Its just pakalolo dear.
Last I checked it is a violation of the union contract which requires a drug test and subject to federal law.
I don't care but why can you be stoned at work in a government office?
I'm not your dear.
Yeah lets ban tobacco smoking and make pot smoking legal. So now we have to deal with second hand pot smoke. Too funny!
Nothing against getting stoned on your own time but not at work.
You should report it to the Ombudsman and watch them rubber stamp the excuse.
Another wasted government agency that is filled with GOB fags, lots of people in Kauai's mafia have good paying county, state, and federal jobs.
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