Former Councilwoman Naeole’s Aides Causing Troubles With Obama’s Security Detail? RJ Hampton and Sativa WTF!!!

Well the legislative aides to former councilwoman Emily Naeole, RJ Hampton and Sativa Jones Sultan,  sure caused a problem with President Obama’s Secret Service detail today!

According to KITV News 4:

“…OK, you know it Obama we’re OK with you, you OK with us,” Hampton said on the tape, provided to KITV. “We just wanted to get a glimpse of you but we’re moving on because this is a private street and we don’t want to make anybody nervous. Aloha!” She waved to the Secret Service agents at the barricade as she climbed back into the car…

Sativa then allegedly had her finger damaged by the door KITV Reports:

“…He grabbed it out of my hand and then he slammed it on top of the car,” Jones said. She said the camera was damaged – the automatic lens cover no longer worked.

Jones’ fingers were gashed by the sharp edge on the camera mount. She said the officer appeared shaken by what he’d done and courteously showed her how to complain, writing his name and badge number on a card with contact information for the Honolulu Police Commission…

So much for Obama being your “Wizard of Oz” RJ!

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…Asked if it was legal for police officers to stop someone from videotaping an officer in a public place, the department said citizens are allowed to video in public places.The Secret Service Office in Honolulu did not respond to telephone and e-mail requests for comment.

*Update*

I don’t want to sound like Hampton and Sativa were causing troubles by the “Headline”… Only wanted to say they, Hampton and Sativa, were giving them (the secret service) grief.  Grief at times can be a good thing from a public’s perspective.  I just believe there is a time and a place for it.

Hampton and Sativa are two former government workers who I believe should know better then to try and approach the POTUS in this manner.

To be quite frank… why would these two from Puna on a complete different island here in Hawaii, make an unsolicited attempt to meet with the president?

What group are they representing?  I’ve never heard of this “We Are Change Hawaii”… When did this start up?  I mean they were just legislative aides until recently?

Trust me… I’ve still got people out there trying to line me up with a chance to at least see the president this weekend… but I’m not about to go driving up to his private residence with camera in tow!

Top 10 Adventures in 2010… Honorable Mentions

Before announcing the final two top adventures I had the opportunity to go on this year,  I thought I would list some honorable mentions!

I really tried to go on at least one adventure each month this year and sometimes found myself going on more.  However, I only gave myself a top 10 list so here are some of the honorable mentions.

– Having the opportunity to cover the Red Bull Cliff Diving Championships was pretty cool… I only give this an honorable mention because I really didn’t do much traveling for this and it came here.

Orlando Duque looks off the Red Bull Platform

– Checking out the Honoka’a Peace Parade and Staying at the Waianuhea Bed and Breakfast was a nice weekend retreat!

The Hawaiian Delegation marches through the parade

Here’s a short video from the Waianuhea Inn:

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– While my trip to California was more of a work related thing… I did have fun at Magic Mountain with my brother when I was there.

X-2 The Ride

– I’ve got to include my stays at the Hilton Waikoloa Village as some of my great adventures!

Not tall enough for the waterslide yet

– Of course most of the times when I go to Oahu… I stay at the Waikiki Resort Hotel so I gotta give them thanks as well!

– I have to say that Ziplining this year with a group of media folks at Big Island Eco Adventure was a blast as well!

Ziplining at Big Island Eco Adventures

– Of course my trip to Vegas was an adventure… although it was a costly one!

Viva Las Vegas

Getting a first hand look at the US Navy’s Blue Angels was pretty cool… although I’m bummed I didn’t get to go up in one of them!

I’m sure I missed a few other adventures I’ve taken this year but I can always change this post later.

Stay tuned for my top two adventures tomorrow!

New Hours at County HI-5 Redemption Centers

The County of Hawai`i’s HI5 Redemption Centers will be temporarily changing the hours of operation as they transition to a new contractor.  The Arc of Hilo will continue to operate the redemption centers during this transition period. The change in hours will be effective beginning January 1 through March 31, 2011.

HI5 Redemption Sites          Days                 Hours of Operation

Hāwī Transfer Station            Saturday ONLY                  8:30am – 3:30pm

Hilo Transfer Station              Mon/ Tues/ Thur/ Fri/ Sat  8am – 4:30pm

Honoka‘a Transfer Station     Saturday & Sunday           8:30am – 1:30pm

Kea`au Transfer Station        Mon/ Wed/ Fri/ Sat/ Sun   8:30am – 3:30pm

Kealakehe Transfer Station   Mon/ Wed/ Fri/ Sat/ Sun   8am – 4:30pm

Keauhou  Transfer Station     Saturday & Sunday          8:30am – 3:30pm

Pāhoa Transfer Station          Sunday ONLY                   8:30am – 3:30pm

Puakō Transfer Station          Sunday ONLY                   8:30am – 3:30pm

Waimea Transfer Station       Sat/Sun/Wed                   8am – 4:30pm

Wai‘ōhinu Transfer Station    Saturday & Sunday          8:30am – 3:30pm

**Redemption Centers closed daily from 1:00-1:30pm for lunch (except Honoka‘a).**

Other HI5 Redemption Centers on Hawai`i Island are available through:

  • Atlas Recycling, call 935-9328
  • Reynolds Recycling, call 347-0837

We thank you for your patience during the transition.  Please call our Recycling Specialists at 961-8549 for information about the HI5 program or visit: www.hi5deposit.com or www.hawaiizerowaste.org

Happy New Year!  Please remember to drink responsibly and to redeem and recycle all your bottles and cans.