Turns out little Miss No Class with her finger in the air, Chelsea Lyon Kent, the woman who experienced brief notoriety flipping the bird at the DNC, works for none other than Councilman Gary “Bite Me” Hooser.
My, my. Birds of a feather do flock together.
But it's just a total coincidence that Kent and Baby Hoos (Dylan), were standing right next to each other on the DNC floor, and giggling about her cheap stunt. Uh huh.
Curious, how the Hooser men seem unable to take any responsibility for their behavior, or their associates.
Which leads us to Daddy Hooser's pal over on Maui, Rep. Kaniela Ing.
First, Ing has an uninsured vehicle. Then, when he's cited for that violation, he blows off a Feb. 18 court appearance with the lame ass excuse that he was in Honolulu and gets a lot of mail at his Maui address so he didn't happen to notice the summons.
Really? He hasn't caught up with his mail in six months? Ing also claimed, according to the Maui News, that he paid a fine for the ticket but didn't realize a court hearing had been set.
Hey, if he's truly that checked out, ya gotta wonder if he's qualified to serve in the Lege.
Then when Ing gets popped for contempt of court, and his transgressions become public in the form of a warrant for his arrest, he comes up with the cockamamie tale that he was originally cited while fixing his inoperable car on the street outside his Kihei home.
Truly? You expect us to believe that? Especially when the police report says he was ticketed while turning onto South Kihei Road from Welakahao Road in Kihei. Ing also reportedly had an expired safety sticker and the vehicle tax was delinquent, but he never got busted for that.
Maui News reports:
Separate from the no-insurance citation, court records show Ing's car was ticketed for delinquent vehicle tax and no current safety check five times from Nov. 19, 2015, to May 19. Fines of $140 for each of the five times the car was ticketed are still due, according to the court records.
Street parking is not allowed on this island, but in some neighborhoods the cops don't really enforce it. Our neighborhood is one of those where they didn't and all of a sudden they did.
Even though that is no excuse, it doesn't explain why he's never paid the fines.
Returning to the Maui News:
After reading about Ing's account of the no-insurance citation, "the officer who issued him the citation is very disappointed and looking forward to going to trial, when the accurate depiction of what happened in that encounter will come out," said Barry Aoki, Maui Chapter chairman of the State of Hawaii Organization of Police Officers.
Sadly, his outing isn't likely to happen before the primary.
What's interesting about the Ing case, besides the blatant shibai, is how his followers — many of them seeking every opportunity to stick it to HC&S and Monsanto for real and imagined transgressions— are defending him. He's a victim, they say. He's being set up by his evil opponents.
Uh, what's wrong with just taking responsibility like a grown up?
Then there's another of Hooser's buds, Sen. Russel Ruderman, over on the Big Island. Civil Beat tells us that Ruderman wants to continue working at the state level to "help Hawaii produce more of its own food locally."
But then it shows us a picture of him standing in the produce aisle of one of his organic grocery stores, which is loaded with imported apples and pears.
If he's so big on local food, why not buy fruit solely from Big Island growers?
Councilwoman Margaret Wille, Hooser's equivalent on the Big Island, weighed in on the Senator's behalf in the comment section:
Ruderman listens to all and is not a pawn of the ol’ boy network. He seeks substantive improvements in many areas and is a star voice when it comes to protecting diversified indigenous agriculture – and not allowing the state to be taken over by GMO corporations and their allies.
Yeah, he's too busy letting it be taken over by Center for Food Safety, Earthjustice and the mainland-funded anti-GMO movement — even as Ruderman and Wille stick to the fairy tale that they're supporting “home rule.”
Meanwhile, Ruderman took money from the A&B PAC and Hawaii Association of Realtors. No old boy connections there. Nope. Not a one.
These people are such phonies.
Ruderman also pats himself on the back for “voluntarily” instituting a $10 minimum wage at his stores. Gosh, how big of him. The richest man in the Lege is actually kicking down 10 whole dollars an hour to his workers. You don't get much more magnanimous — or progressive — than that.
I wonder how many are on part-time, so he can stiff 'em on health insurance.