Candidate’s Forum Tonight at Aunty Sally’s Luau Hale

Candidate’s forum tonight, Tuesday July 10th at Aunty Sally’s Luau Hale from 5-9pm. We will have voter registration info, info tables from many different organizations, and light refreshments will be served.

At least 26 candidates have agreed to attend so far, including Wendell Ka’ehu’ae’a, Russell Ruderman, Bob Marx, John Carroll, Lorraine Rodero Inouye, Brittany Smart, Denny Coffman, Harry Kim, Dominic Yagong, Lincoln Ashida, Paul Dolan, Ken Goodenow, James Weatherford, Zendo Kern, Karen Eoff, Chelsea Yagong, and many MORE! Candidates will be making short speeches and will be available for informal talk story sessions. A town hall forum will begin at 7:30. Please bring your questions and a friend! Check this web site for more info

Sponsored by Occupy Hilo, Pele Defense Fund, Puna Pono Alliance, Ohana Ho’opakele, Malu Aina, Aloha Uprising, Na Kupuna Moku o Keawe, Heiau o Lono, Na Koa Lohe o Ke Akua, and MKrug

John Carroll Responds to Lingle’s GOP Senate Primary Entry Announcement

John Carroll welcomed today’s announcement by Linda Lingle that she will be running for the U.S. Senate in Hawaii’s Rebulican primary next year.

Carroll, who announced his candidacy last month, said, “I look forward to debating Linda on the issues that are important to Hawaii’s Republicans.”

An issue like the Akaka Bill, which many consider divisive and even “racist,” was actively promoted by Lingle. Another issue mentioned by Carroll’s campaign included the Jones Act, an archaic set of restrictive Federal shipping laws that raise Hawaii’s cost of living.

“Lingle had eight years, as our governor, to fight his unfair law that costs Hawaii’s people millions, and chose to do nothing” said Carroll.

Hawaii’s Republicans have recently undergone internal turmoil, that some attribute to a power struggle between traditional conservative members and those more interested in the election of individual candidates regardless of any real ideological values. This primary campaign could become, according to Carroll, a very public debate over the core beliefs of Hawaii’s Republican Party.

“This primary will be about what we stand for,” added Carroll. “We call on Linda to debate us on the issues as often as possible, the people of Hawaii deserve to know what they are voting on.”

John Carroll To Make Announcement Regarding His Candidacy for U.S. Senate


John Carroll is going to announce his run for the U.S. Senate tomorrow at 2:00 pm at the Republican Party Headquarters at 725 Kapiolani Blvd. #C-105

For those that may remember, Mr. Carroll previously had one of his campaign hauncho’s emailing me about my blog when he ran for governor a few years back.  They were insisting that I remove this post that I posted on my site… and as you can see, I didn’t remove it.

Needless to say… I’m not a big fan of Mr. Carroll after he pulled this stint on me during the 2010 elections.

TRAILER – Wipeout: John Carroll’s Self-Destructive Ride to the Hawaii Governors Mansion

I’m just passing this along and had no part in making this. I have no knowledge of the hidden message within this little movie… but I’m sure I’ll be finding out soon enough if I post this.

Trailer for the forthcoming documentary film about the John Carroll for Governor campaign (a.k.a. Citizens for Carroll) based on inside accounts and newly-discovered internal documents recently presented to the State Campaign Spending Commission (CSC). The paperback version of “Wipeout” can be downloaded at no charge from The complaint alleges widespread fraud in the campaign committee’s official disclosure reports filed with the Hawaii CSC. The alleged fraud appears intended to disguise lawbreaking and an attempt to cover up the campaign’s contractual obligation to a political consulting and marketing firm. This scandal comes on the heels of another scandal which saw a senior campaign aide confessing to plotting an illegal cyber-attack on a state legislator’s office manager.