Mahalo Howard!

I mentioned on Thursday that I got a chance to spend 3 hours in a helicopter with Hawaii News Now reporter Howard Dicus… I just wanted to personally thank him for such a nice comment!

…Bernadette and I took our first helicopter tour with Blue Hawaiian on Maui last year, and Thursday we toured part of the Big Island with Cal Dorn, owner of Paradise Helicopters. With us was Damon Tucker, who writes one of my favorite Hawaii-based blogs, http://mauinotices.com

You can view the entire post here: Up, up and away over the Big Island

For those that don’t really follow the news as much as I do… this stuns me that he actually follows my blog!

Mayor Kenoi and 8 Others Sued for 4.5 Million Dollars… Medicinal Marijuana Raid

It is my understanding that a person who uses marijuana medicinally has filed a 4.5 million dollar lawsuit against Mayor Kenoi, Former Mayor Harry Kim, Hawaii Police Officer Webber and 5 others on April 8th, 2010 relating to a raid made at a house that was growing marijuana for medicinal purposes and they had the medical cards to prove it.

Anyone else hear anything about this lawsuit?

2010 Merrie Monarch Parade… The Pictures

Today was the 2010 Merrie Monarch Parade and of course the rain came and went as usual.

It’s probably one of the most unique parades in America.  Of course it wouldn’t be a parade without the politicians having to show face.

Mayor Kenoi was the first in the procession.

Lingle didn’t make it… but Lt. Governor Duke Aiona did.

As well as Honolulu Mayor Mufi Hanneman.

And of course it wouldn’t be a parade without Councilwoman Naeole-Beason.

Of course there was Miss Aloha Hula

But the one thing this parade always seems to be known for, is the beautiful equestrian units.

And of course the best part of the parade… was seeing the Pahoa High School Boys Division B State Champions parading down through Hilo!

Fred Blas and Hunter Bishop showing their Pahoa Pride.

You can click on the pictures below to open them up to larger pictures: