Open Message to Rod Thompson… Treasurer of the Big Island Press Club

I guess the September Gleaning has some interesting words about me…

When I catch a copy of it… I will be commenting on it!

Remember in July… I did post the following:

“Big Island Press Club Out to Get Me”

Big Island "Honcho" Rod Thompson

Big Island Press Club "Head Honcho" Rod Thompson

Question Rod…?

Do you not think I have saved every email sent from you  to me since that date?

Now you are going to make Gleanings about bloggers, and me having the password to the BIPC site when I WAS ASKED BY THE BOARD TO HELP WITH THE SITE!

Pfft… I can’t wait to get my hands on this!

I hope a “Blogger” takes the VP slot of the BIPC.

Rod… you struck a nerve…

Your ink has dried up buddy… you can’t even write a blog… yet you criticize us who do?

From my understanding… I can find two facts wrong in the gleanings and when they do come my way… I will be pointing them out…

Care to talk?

Just a Weasel Blogger here on the Big Island… Pfft

Damon Tucker

Hawaii Horse Expo 2009 Raises More Than $12K for Horse Rescue Fund

Media Release:

Hawaii Island Humane Society announced recently that the annual HIHS Hawaii Horse Expo 2009 raised more than $12,000 for the Society’s Horse Rescue Fund.

Horse Expo 2009

The funds are used by Hawaii Island Humane Society for feed, veterinarian care, and the improvement of equine holding facilities on Hawaii Island .

“We thank everyone who attended and supported this endeavor, especially our generous sponsors and vendors,” said event organizer Nancy Jones.  “Parker Ranch, Waimea Instant Printing, and Malama Lio deserve special recognition for their multiple contributions over the span of several months.”

Plans are already in the works for Hawaii Horse Expo 2010 and an exciting new line-up of clinicians. Buzz from this year’s event, according to Jones, has resulted in early inquiries from renowned clinicians Chris Cox, Al Dunning, Tommy Garland and Bruce Logan.

“We appreciate the passionate efforts of Nancy and so many others who volunteered their time and talent to help make this year’s Expo a success,” remarked HIHS Executive Director Donna Whitaker.

During the event held August 14-16 in Kona and Waimea, participants were offered opportunities for learning via the intimate exchange of ideas relating to equine care and training.

The Hawaii Island Humane Society’s Horse Rescue Fund was established last year to help abused and abandoned horses on the island.  For more information visit or

About the Hawaii Island Humane Society:
The mission of the Hawaii Island Humane Society is to promote respect for all animals, prevent cruelty to animals, eliminate pet overpopulation, and enhance the relationship between humans and animals. HIHS holds a contract with the County of Hawaii to enforce certain animal-related laws and it offers 24-hour service for injured animals and other animal emergencies, humane education classes, low-cost spay and neuter services, lost and found assistance, microchipping and more. Learn more at or call 329-1175.

Meet & Greet NASA Astronaut John Bennett Herrington – First Native American to Walk in Space

Media Release:

Meet & greet NASA Astronaut John Bennett Herrington the first Native American to walk in space at Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor

Monday, October 5, 2009, 7pm

John Bennett Herrington

John Bennett Herrington

As part of “Aerospace in Hawaii Week,” October 4 through 10, Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor invites you to “the heart of space” to hear and meet NASA Astronaut John Bennett Herrington, Commander, USN, Ret. at Pacific Aviation Pearl Harbor, 7pm Monday, October 5.

When space shuttle Endeavour launched in the evening of Nov. 23, 2002, on flight STS-113, mission specialist John Bennett Herrington made history as the first Native American in space.

U.S. Navy Commander Herrington flew from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center with six other astronauts to the International Space Station. It was the 16th American assembly flight to the space station. To honor his Native American heritage, Herrington, a registered Chickasaw, carried a Chickasaw Nation flag on his eleven-day trip. The flag had been presented to him by Chickasaw Nation Governor Bill Anoatubby. Herrington’s maternal great-grandmother was of Chickasaw descent.

The event is free to Hawaii teachers and Museum members.

Reservations are required to drive on to Ford Island for the event. The shuttle will not be running after 5pm. Call the Museum at 808/441-1008 or email by October 1 to secure access.

General admission:  $14, adults; $7, children. Kama`aina and military admission:  $10 adults; $5, children. For more information,

Pacific Aviation Museum is located at 319 Lexington Boulevard, Ford Island on historic Ford Island at Pearl Harbor.  Contact: 808/441-1008;

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