Former Councilman Bob Jacobson Expands on His Comment About Former Councilman Leningrad Elarionoff

The following email was sent to me in response to a question I asked on clarification regarding this comment that former County Councilman Bob Jacobson made on my blog.

I am reprinting his email here with his permission:

Aloha Damon,
Several things.  If something is true, or if a public person is being
characterized,  libel laws are not applicable.

When I first heard of Hawai`i County Council (HCC) Member Elarionoff’s
actions, they were described to me by the female victim of his
actions. The next I heard of the Council Member’s actions were in open
Council as explained by Mr. Elarionoff himself. Both of them told a
very similar tale.  Where they differed was in what they felt
constitutes what is right and what is wrong.  Running a set of plates,
calling the corporate owner of a car and calling an innocent citizen
at home for giving a sign-waving politician the thumbs down, were the
common points of agreement in the story. The victim thought it was an
abuse of power and the Council Member thought he was justified in
using police powers to express his disfavor to a citizen.  My own
concerns were the use of the NCIC information system for blatantly
political ends and the exposure of the County in terms of liability
issues.

In glancing at one of the concerns of one of your readers reports that
retired Council Member Elarionoff does not deny my statements.  He
reportedly says that the Ethics Commission cleared him.  During his
prior term on the HCC Council Member Elarionoff made several
statements on the record about his ability to investigate my wife (a
special-ed teacher) while they were both serving as elected officials
on the Hawai`i County Council.  These were chilling statements to
those who believe we should not live in a police state.

Retired Council Member Elarionoff is only a minor symptom of a much
bigger problem.  He and many believe he was doing the right thing
using powers that he is entitled to when he accessed his information
source.  This is what I was describing in my original posting.

I regret that I have seemed to have troubled one of your readers.

a hui hou

Bob

Big Island Volkswagen Car Club 5th Annual Spring Show

Big Island Volkswagen Car Club. The 5th Annual Spring Show hosted more than 90 some Volkswagens from around the island at Wailoa Stare Park on March 14, 2010. the day began with a Poker Run with stops at the Hilo International Airport, Keaukaha, Lil`uokalani Park, Kaumana, The King Kamehameha statue and back A potluck lunch was entertained by live music performed by club members.

We surpassed our Food Drive goal collecting 352 pounds of canned goods donated to the Food Basket, Inc. Hawaii Islands Food Bank. Mahalo again and we look forward to your continued support!

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Rudedogg’s Offering IRS Refund Special


Rudedogg’s Tattoo Shop
in Pahoa, is offering a special if you mention the following words:  “IRS Refund Special”.

You can get $25.00 off any tattoo over $150.00 and you can get $50.00 off any tattoo over $250.00.

Just remember to say the words “IRS Refund Special”

On a side note… Rudedogg wants to let everyone in the community to keep an eye out for his sign that was ripped off from the front of his shop and it looks like this:

Ohana Fun Days Features the Keaau Chargers vs. the Puna Dodgers

Yesterday was another Ohana Fun Days sponsored by a lot of folks.

I’d like to personally say thanks to Fred Blas and the Hawaiian Beaches Action Team for contributing prizes for the kids.

My son was selected as a captain for the game!

It was pretty exciting as the kids even had someone that was trying their best to announce the game over a PA system.

The Keaau Chargers

Here my son hits a single:
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It was a great game and at this age… I don’t even think the score is that important.

2nd Annual Pahoa Kickball Tournament

Yesterday was the second annual Pahoa Kickball Tournament.  Here are some pictures from it: