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Ed Case Drops Run for Congressional District Seat 1

Ed Case

Ed Case announced at the Hawaii state Democratic convention earlier today that he was withdrawing from the congressional race. This leaves incumbent Charles Djou (R) and Colleen Hanabusa (D) as the front runners at this time.

The Honolulu Star-Bulletin says his announcement “stunned” the convention and it “was greeted with cheers and applause from the convention delegates.”

The following is the announcement he made later via e-mail.
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Heart Says Yes, Head Says No'

by Ed Case

Audrey and I are just back from our high school reunion on the Big Island. There the enduring friendships and life lessons of our youth enabled us to come to resolution on our best path forward.

This past week since Election Day has been a roller coaster. We've taken apart the results and analyzed our options every which way. I've listened to the heartfelt advice of my family, our incredible campaign ‘ohana and so many others who share our dreams, and asked myself how I can best contribute. If it all lined up it'd be an easy decision, but it doesn't. Yet, a decision must be made.

My heart tells me to stay in this fight, but my head says this has become the wrong fight. So today I'm withdrawing my candidacy for the U. S. House of Representatives from Hawai‘i's great First District for the upcoming 112th Congress (2011-2012).

To our ‘ohana, I am so deeply grateful to each and all of you. We have shared the dream of a better way forward for our Hawai‘i and country and worked so hard together to achieve it. We have truly made a difference, and must never doubt our ability to change our community and world. And I again thank the voters of Hawai‘i for allowing me to serve you in prior office and for your fair consideration of my candidacy this year.

As for my own plans, our return to our formative years reconfirmed that service has been and always will be central to my very being. So the question is not whether but when, where and how I can best continue to serve, and I know that path will emerge in its own time.

Audrey and I wish you and yours only the very best. I will always welcome your thoughts, and look forward to staying in touch.

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A Nice Word about Our President from a Republican

Billy Nungesser, Plaquemines Parish president

Louisiana's Plaquemines Parish president says Obama "chewed me out," but adds, "I was real impressed."
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ABC News

May 28, 2010

GRAND ISLE, La. -- Billy Nungesser, the president of Plaquemines Parish whose frustrations about the federal government response have been featured prominently on TV in the past few weeks, told ABC News that in the private meeting the president had with local leaders here today, President Obama "chewed me out."

Nungesser, a Republican, told ABC News that President Obama "told me that we need to communicate."

Read more . . .

Another Supreme Court Power Grab

Thomas Sowell

A majority of the U.S. Supreme Court justices feel entitled to create policy rather than stick to their constitutionally assigned roles of administering law according to the U.S. Constitution. A few even cite practices in other countries as support for their supposedly constitutionally based decisions.
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by Thomas Sowell

You might think that being a Supreme Court justice would be the top of the line job for someone in the legal profession. But, many Supreme Court decisions suggest that too many justices are not satisfied with their role, and seek more sweeping powers as supreme policy-makers, grand second-guessers or philosopher-kings.

The latest example of this is the recent Supreme Court decision in the case of Graham versus Florida. The issue was whether the Constitution permitted a state to impose a sentence of life without the possibility of parole when the criminal was a youthful offender. The Supreme Court voted 6 to 3 that this was a violation of the Constitution.

Read more . . . [Jewish World Review]

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Justice Stevens: Good Riddance! [HPI]

Mexicans Training Middle Easterners How To Look & Act Mexican

so they can cross our southern border, says Congressman Ted Poe (R). The illegals include Islamic terrorists.

BP Preventing News Crews from Doing Their Job!

Looks like being the fourth largest company in the world gives BP, which isn't even an American company, the power to control the press.

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Open Letter to Charles Djou

Private Bruno

Dear Charles Djou,

Thank you for casting your very first vote in Congress in favor of gays serving openly in the military. I just can't wait to serve "openly." I always knew you were my kind of guy!!

http://www.honoluluadvertiser.com/article/20100528/NEWS21/5280381/House+...

Serving openly will be so good for my morale. I can't wait to get down into the foxhole with my unit and unload my big gun and just be myself, helping fellow soldiers to get in touch with their feminine sides.

Thank goodness you ran as a "conservative" and fooled all those Hawaii Republicans into supporting you. You joined with all those Democrats and were practically the ONLY Republican to vote in favor of ending "Don't Ask, Don't Tell."

Good luck getting re-elected in November. If you ever want fashion tips, maybe I could be your consultant. I would love to serve under you, or over you, or even beside you . . . in the military or elsewhere.

Here's to serving openly and the effect it will have on my fellow soldiers . . .

XXX000 always,

Private Bruno

U.S. House Votes to End 'Don't Ask'

Mazie Hirono (D) and Charles Djou (R) both vote the Democratic way. Djou is one of only five Republicans to vote for the measure.
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The Honolulu Advertiser

Friday, May 28, 2010

Measure still faces Senate vote; repeal wouldn't occur until after Pentagon study

WASHINGTON — The House of Representatives voted 234-194 last night to repeal the military's 17-year-old policy that prohibits gay men and lesbians from serving openly in the nation's armed forces.

Hawai'i's Reps. Mazie Hirono, a Democrat, and Charles Djou, a Republican who was sworn in Tuesday, were in favor of ending the policy. Djou was one of only five House Republicans voting for the legislation.

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