To the Tripper that Confronted Me at My Son’s Soccer Field… Get a Grip!

So yesterday as I was getting ready for my son’s soccer practice, this tripper comes up in my face and starts yelling all these 911 government conspiracy cover-up things at me holding up this piece of paper that has all these images of the twin towers exploding, etc.

I’m literally holding my 6 year old son at the time he is doing it.

Why would any idiot come to a kids soccer field and start yelling obscenities about anything is just disturbing to me.  I don’t care if he wants to go stand on a street corner or in the middle of downtown Hilo yelling these things… but dude… fricking give the kids a break already!

To the Person Who Said I Was Promoting Child Porn… GROW UP!

Someone dropped a bomb on my comment site in regards to the recent pictures I was posting of my families travel to YAP and the Outer Islands as being pornographic.

Get a grip people and realize that this is how people live… if you are offended by the pictures I’m posting and think I’m promoting child pornography… report me to the proper authorities.

People need to get a grip at times… pfft!

And to Frederick from Irvine, California… Pull your mind out of the gutter for even thinking this!

Kids in their natural environment (© Damon Tucker)

Tad Fujikawa’s Father Pleads Guilty for Meth Trafficking

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The father of local teen golf sensation Tadd Fujikawa pleaded guilty to two counts of second-degree methamphetamine trafficking Tuesday…
…In a plea agreement worked out with prosecutors, Fujikawa now faces between a year and 10 years in prison….

More here

Honolulu “Teddy Bear” Indicted for Threatening Bush

I can’t make this up…  from the Advertiser:

A federal grand jury today indicted a Hawai’i woman on one count of threatening to kill then-President George W. Bush.

Teddy Bear Paradise, also known as Denise Oneal Serot and Denise Oneal, is accused of mailing a letter addressed to Bush at the White House on Nov. 7, 2008. The letter had a return address with the name “Teddy B. Paradise, Honolulu Hawaii,” according to an affidavit by Secret Service Special Agent Todd Nerlin that was filed in U.S. District Court.

In the letter, Paradise wrote, “I am coming to Washington, D.C. to murder you,” according to the affidavit.

Why Do They Call “Black People” Colored or For That Matter… Black?

Disclosure: I’m half “Black”

I’m thinking about this a little bit over. Why do they call black people colored? I myself have never in my life seen a “Black” person.

I’ve seen dark-skinned people… but never “Black”.

A common joke that’s been played out in many different ways is this:

When I was born I was Black. When I grow up I am black. When I am sick I am black. When I go in the sun I am black. When I am cold I am black. When I die I am black.

But You. When you are born you are pink. When you grow up you are white. When you are sick you turn green. When you go in the sun you get red. When you are cold you turn blue. When you die you turn purple. And you have the fucking nerve to call me COLORED!

And people complain about being called a “pot smoking dopehead” ;)

Senate Committee on Water and Land to Hold Public Hearing on Chaining Dogs

I blogged earlier about how much I have a distaste for people that allow their dogs to roam free w/out fenced in yards.  My wife has a permanent scar on her face from being attacked by a dog on her own street.

It is people that “Tethered” their dog by keeping them tied up most of the time that mauled my wife.

People… if you have a dog on your property… please get a fence and keep them fenced in. Why tie your dog up all the time?

The Senate Committee on Water and Land will be holding a public hearing on “tethering” animals this Friday at 3:00 PM in the capital conference room 229.

SB30

RELATING TO ANIMALS.
Animal Welfare; Tethering

Prohibits, with exceptions, the practice of tethering dogs.

SECTION 2. Chapter 711, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by adding a new section to be appropriately designated and to read as follows:

Ҥ711- Dog tethering. (a) It shall be unlawful to tether, fasten, chain, tie, or restrain a dog, or cause a dog to be tethered, fastened, chained, tied, or restrained, to a dog house, tree, fence, or any other stationary object.

(b) Notwithstanding subsection (a), a person may:

(1) Attach a dog to a running line, pulley, or trolley system, so long as the dog is not tethered to the running line, pulley, or trolley system by means of a choke collar or pinch collar;

(2) Tether, fasten, chain, tie, or otherwise restrain a dog pursuant to the requirements of a camping or recreational area;

(3) Tether, fasten, chain, or tie a dog no longer than is necessary for the person to complete a temporary task that requires the dog to be restrained for a reasonable period;

(4) Tether, fasten, chain, or tie a dog while engaged in, or actively training for, an activity that is conducted pursuant to a valid license issued by the State of Hawaii if the activity for which the license is issued is associated with the use or presence of the dog; or

(5) Tether, fasten, chain, or tie a dog while actively engaged in any of the following:

(A) Conduct that is directly related to the business of shepherding or herding cattle or livestock; or

(B) Conduct that is directly related to the business of cultivating agricultural products, if the restraint is reasonably necessary for the safety of the dog.

Full detail of bill here.

Today’s KO

It’s been a while… Audio a must:

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UPDATED (See Below): Miss Hawaii Contestant Nicole Fox’s Dress Falls Off After Performance at Miss USA Pageant

Tonight at 8PM on TLC Channel 331:

Tune-in SATURDAY JANUARY 24th @ 8pm E/P to watch the 2009 Miss America Pageant LIVE – only on TLC.

I just read the following:

…Miss Hawaii Nicole Fox drew cheers as she performed a traditional Tahitian dance, wearing a huge white feathered headdress and skirt to match. After she exited, part of her skirt remained on the stage

Here is her promo for the pageant:

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The following video is from her crowning of the 2008 Miss Hawaii Contest:

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UPDATE:

Here is the actual performance of the dance. Of course TLC cut’s off the part where she loses her dress:

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Hawaii Filed “Brief” Backing Missouri Against Klu Klux Klan in “Adopt-A-Highway” Program – (Free Speech 1… States 0)

A neo-Nazi group has joined the state’s (Missouri) “Adopt-A-Highway” volunteer litter pickup program, taking advantage of a free speech court fight won four years ago by the Ku Klux Klan…

…The state says it had no way to reject the group’s application. A 2005 U.S. Supreme Court ruling arising from a similar effort by the Ku Klux Klan says membership in the Adopt-A-Highway program can’t be denied because of a group’s political beliefs. At the time, the state could reject applications for the program from groups that denied membership based on race or had a history of violence.

It’s a First Amendment thing, and we can’t discriminate as long as they pick up the trash,” said Bob Edwards, a spokesman for the transportation department’s office in Springfield.

The state can deny an organization’s application only if it has members who have been convicted of violent criminal activity within the past 10 years…

…Edwards said his department had received only one phone call asking why the National Socialist group was allowed to adopt the highway. Louise Whall, spokeswoman for the city of Springfield, was not aware of the group’s action until contacted by the AP, but said the city had no jurisdiction because it’s a state program.

Most other states have programs similar to Missouri’s. Ten states — Alabama, Arkansas, Hawaii, Illinois, Kansas, Maryland, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas and Vermont — had joined in filing a brief backing Missouri’s side in the court fight.

Full Text

Today’s KO

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Complaint Lodged Against My Blog

I just found out someone was unhappy with an image of Linda Lingle that I posted on my “Smuck Hall of Fame” page.

While I’m sorry the image may have offended someone, I honestly just googled the image “Linda Lingle” and was looking for funny images of her and placed that image below the “smuck award”.

I honestly meant no harm in the picture and I won’t take it down because one person may find it offensive.

It’s a freaking parody people… get a grip.  I didn’t design it.  I found it on the internet and posted the picture next to my award.

While I understand that the intention of this person was to get an “Advertiser” to pull their ad from my site… People must understand that anything that is on my site is strictly my thoughts and not of anyone else.

If you have a problem with my site, feel free to contact me at damontucker@yahoo.com and we can discuss the issue that you might be having…  Until then… Remember, if you don’t like reading my blog… quit coming to view it!

And if you have something wrong with a post that I write… at least have the cajones to make a comment on my blog or email instead of crying to someone who has no control over the content of my blog.

“Spitfire Grill” The Movie that “Essay House” Scams are Based Upon

I’ve been writing about the Essay Houses that a mainland scammer named Mark Samwick has been running of late.

Here is the movie that has inspired this whole genre of essay houses (I’m trying to find a copy that has more then just the “Score” from the movie):

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“An aging woman wants to put her grill up as a contest with the winner taking the grill.To enter you must spend $100 and you are in the pot.The person with the best reason to want the grill will win it.The woman obtains over $200,000.A tragedy occurs before the winner is picked.”

Smuck Hall of Fame

In case you haven’t noticed, at the top of the page I’ve begun my Smuck Hall of Fame.

As I have time, I’ll be updating this with some of the smucks from my blogs past as well as future smucks.  So if you have been a smuck to me, or you plan on being one to me or someone else in this world in the future… you might want to check to see if you got an award.

Tuck’s Smuck Award #2: Mark Samwick Essay House Promoter

This is my second installment of Tuck’s Smuck Awards:

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SMUCK:  MARK SAMWICK

ESSAY CONTEST PROMOTER

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Mark Samwick has been spamming sites trying to get his essay houses promoted across the United States for the last 12 years.

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Recently the schemer has entered the Hawaii market and is offering a Hawaii House for one of his “Essay Contests”.  I’m not going to link the site any longer, but you can read some of my previous posts on this here, here, here and here.  Interesting comments have been made on most of those posts.

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Samwick has been operating bogus sites for over a decade now.  I’m not even sure if Samwick is his true name.  Above is a collection of various ID’s sent to me of Samwick by an anonymous source.

KGMB even fell for this crap a few days ago: http://kgmb9.com/main/content/view/13118/108/ (video clip starts a bit late)

*UPDATE 2*


KGMB9 We have to do our own investigation before we take action.

KGMB9 I’ll send you something after we investigate a bit more. The morning executive producer just called me and is looking into it.

KGMB9 I have to pull th

When his essay houses don’t fall through, he has other schemes lined up to get home owners to fall for some BS.

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“**Check out this scam where he uses the alias “Sam Wick” (for when the essay BS doesn’t work, he has the “foolproof” backup plan of nutty-religious-idol-worship-voodoo crap) : http://www.saintjosephsellshomes.com/

Samwick runs a bunch of bogus sites and it really pisses me off that people that I know and care about have fallen for his BS!

http://www.irregardless.net/realname/needname.htm

http://www.irregardless.net/punster/puns.html

http://www.irregardless.net/vy/

http://www.irregardless.net/bumper/joe_sas.html

http://www.irregardless.net/chhdna/CHpcs.html

So if you come across some of these bogus sites in the near future… remember it’s a buyer beware market out there.

If you think something is too good to be true, well then….?

This Smuck is for you Mark Samwick!

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Oh yeah… and remember you said it yourself:

“… Why do you think you are on my “ass”? You are merely an individual with a blog and an opinion in Hawaii, and you know what they say about opinions…”

Windsurfers vs. The Superferry… What Buffer Zone?

I could have sworn that the coast guard promised to prosecute anyone that got this close to the Superferry.

Good thing these windsurfers didn’t have terrorist thoughts. :roll:

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*Update* Weird Hilo Assault… Don’t Always Believe What I Say!

*update* Somehow I read this report wrong and unfairly titled the headline. It’s now been changed thanks to John over at Kona – A Pedestrian View.

Media Release

Hawaii Police are investigating a robbery reported early Monday morning (January 12) in Hilo.

At about 2:40 a.m., South Hilo patrol officers responded to a report of a man being assaulted at Kalakaua Park in downtown Hilo.

Sometime between 2:30 a.m. and 2:35 a.m. Monday, an unidentified Caucasian man approached the victim and asked if he wanted to buy marijuana. An unidentified Hawaiian man struck the victim on the head with what is being described as a metal object.

The Hawaiian man stole an undisclosed amount of cash from the victim.

The Caucasian man fled the area on foot, and the Hawaiian man fled riding a bicycle.

The Caucasian suspect is described as in his 20s, approximately 5-foot-7, 170 pounds with short hair. He was swearing a black hat and dark shirt.

The Hawaiian man is described as in his 20s, approximately 5-foot-5 with short, curly black hair.

The victim was treated for his injuries at Hilo Medical Center and later released.

Police ask anyone who may have witnessed the incident or who has any information about the suspects to call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311. Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 961-8300 in Hilo or 329-8181 in Kona. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

I just have to ask this simple question… How do they know for sure it’s a “Hawaiian” man?

Today’s KO

Audio a must:
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Today’s KO

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Brainfarts

Brainfarts… I have them all the time.

Yesterday I posted about the Rat Lungworm and then remembered that reader Harry had already clued me into it the day before but I just blew it off.  On a message board I started a whole new thread related to Rat Lungworm when the topic was already being discussed as a meningitis topic that didn’t catch my attention.

I guess I had another one today.

Aaron reminded me that the Ruby Tuesday blog I posted earlier was old news… and then I looked at post and I even linked to the old news.

I’m trying to figure out who/what/why/how or where I can blame this on… but it’s just a plain old brainfart.

I’m sure I know it’s not the first… and I’m sure it won’t be the last.

At least they don’t stink that bad.

Today’s Other Idiot

I don’t normally follow things like this… but this second idiot today kind of cracks me up and especially the way the report was written.  I’m pretty sure I know this exact location of the pier and I can just picture this happening in my head.

“…Women Survives Crash, Says She Was Sober

A car plunged into Honolulu Harbor early Monday morning near Pier 36……Witnesses told police it looked like a James Bond movie……The woman driving the car was OK and said she was sober. However, she did not explain why she drove into the water…

Full article here