So I Heard I Missed a Great Parade… But What’s With All this Bickering?

I’m totally bummed I missed the parade that was held to honor the Pahoa High School State Championship team in basketball…

But what is up with all the politics of this event that I’m now hearing and reading about now?

He said… she said… they said… and we said… JESUS FOLKS… this was for the damn kids  folks… quit bickering already and let’s move on already!

Hawaiian Paradise Park Owners Association’s Series 2007 Bond Rating Withdrawn Due To Lack Of Information

(Media Release)

Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services has withdrawn its ‘BBB+’ rating on Hawaiian Paradise Park Owners Association’s $12.085 million series 2007 homeowners assessment revenue bonds. We are withdrawing the rating because of a lack of timely and relevant information, which we believe is necessary to maintain a credit opinion.

Complete ratings information is available to RatingsDirect on the Global Credit Portal subscribers at and RatingsDirect subscribers at All ratings affected by this rating action can be found on Standard & Poor’s public Web site at Use the Ratings search box located in the left column.

Hawaii Police Complaints Heard

Here are the most recent batch of Hawaii Police Complaints (HPC) that were discussed at the County of Hawaii Police Commission meeting on March 12th:

  • HPC 09-56: Complainant was involved in a traffic stop. She alleged that the officer was rude and threatening.
  • HPC 10-01: Complainant alleged that he was arrested for cannabis even though he pointed out the lowest law enforcement of cannabis ordinance. He also alleged that the officer refused to give him a ride back home.
  • HPC 10-02: Complainant alleged that an officer yelled and used profanity towards her.
  • HPC 10-04: Complainant alleged that an officer called him to inform him of a TRO hearing that morning in Kona and laughed about the situation.
  • HPC 10-06: Complainant alleged that officers yelled at him and harassed him by issuing him a citation for parking outside of a parking stall.
  • HPC 10-07: Complainant alleged that an officer used an electronic control device on him, although he was attempting to cooperate and was not resisting.
  • HPC 10-08: Complainant alleged assaults, threats, and fabrication of reports by unidentified officers.
  • HPC 10-09: Complainant alleged that the officer who arrested him for DUI did not have probable cause to suspect intoxication and that the officer illegally reached into his vehicle to open the door.

Amphibious Caterpillars Found

Researchers in Hawaii have found several species of moth whose caterpillars can live both under water and on land, making them unique among insects.

Biologists Daniel Rubinoff and Patrick Schmitz of the University of Hawaii observed the caterpillars of 12 species of moth living equally well under water and on dry rocks away from streams. All the species are members of the genus Hyposmocoma, a type of moth unique to Hawaii…

Local Athletes and the Census