Spring game

 The spring game is tentatively scheduled for April 25 at Aloha Stadium. It will be held in the afternoon, most likely, because of repairs at the stadium. That also is draft day, so hopefully David Veikune and Ryan Mouton will be picked before then.

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Through next week, the UH coaches will be working from various parts of the lower campus while the insulation system is being repaired on the athletic complex’s third floor.
The football coaches are doing their work on a large round table in Na Koa’s building.
The volleyball coaches are in the Stan Sheriff Center, which is why Dave Shoji is wearing a jacket at work. The A/C apparently is cranked on “high.”
And the men’s basketball team is in the second-floor conference room.

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Bob Nash will be tomorrow’s video chat guest. Show starts at noon. We’re hopeful the number of glitches will be reduced.

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An update from one of the good ol’ guys, former UH linebacker Mark Mollner:

Just hanging in there waiting for next year’s football season to start. I sure do miss playing. Steve Gonzales and I are still very close friends and we recently joined a flag football league here in Newport Beach. Ha ha. We’re probably the oldest guys, and Steve tore his achilles tendon before our first game even, He was running on a treadmill. No hitting but hopefully it will satisfy my football craving for a while. Must be a Harbor thing, as he graduated the same class as Misty May and she tore her achilles earlier this year on Dancing with the Stars. 


  1. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER February 9, 2009 9:10 am


  2. cheepono February 9, 2009 9:10 am

    2nd place son!

  3. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER February 9, 2009 9:10 am





  4. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER February 9, 2009 9:11 am

    cheepono- where did you guys sit at the PB?

  5. Garret February 9, 2009 9:11 am

    I hope that the construction goes smoothly!

  6. Garret February 9, 2009 9:12 am

    With the talk about the Pro Bowl on yesterday’s blog, I thought I should post Colt’s comments on it.

    “I think it should be back to Hawaii at some point, they need to try something new, but hopefully it comes back to Hawaii where it belongs,” said Colt Brennan, Redskins Quarterback.

  7. Stephen Tsai February 9, 2009 9:13 am

    Don’t forget to join us for our video chat/show tomorrow.
    We’ll work out the transmission problems (I hope).

  8. Garret February 9, 2009 9:13 am

    Phil Lott update.

    Phil Lott had coached his Wallace Middle School girls basketball team to a 34-26 victory over West Side Middle School, and yet, he was jealous as all get out. Here is a guy who is the all-time leading scorer in the Naugatuck Valley League, a former Division I basketball star at the University of Hawaii, and as he looked around him, he realized this was something he missed.

  9. Stephen Tsai February 9, 2009 9:15 am

    I wonder why Vegas didn’t bid on the Pro Bowl.

  10. Garret February 9, 2009 9:16 am

    Nice background on the haka in this article about Maori culture.

    Kia ora! Greetings from Aotearoa, the land of the long white cloud, a/k/a New Zealand. Much as Polynesian voyagers traveled several thousand miles north to Hawaii from the Marquesas and Tahiti, they also navigated south across the vast Pacific to the three major islands of New Zealand: Te Ika a Māui (“the fish of Maui,” or the North Island), Te Waka a Māui (“the canoe of Maui,” or the South Island) and tiny Te Punga a Māui (“the anchor of Maui,” or Stewart Island).

    The University of Hawaii football team used to perform the same haka, or Māori war chant, made famous by New Zealand’s All Blacks rugby team (who are held in much the same esteem as the demigod Maui). Robert Chinn of Wakefield, Rhode Island, was the first to identify Te Rauparaha, a wily warlord of the 19th century, as the composer of this haka, followed by Roy Sugioka of Daly City, California, and Kent Atkinson of Wellington, New Zealand.

  11. Kekoa February 9, 2009 9:17 am

    Good Stuff Liz!

    Thanks for the great photo journal of your Pro Bowl experience. Too bad this was your first and last. There were some great half time shows over the years (and some not so great!).

  12. Esme February 9, 2009 9:18 am

    Top 10 maybe?

  13. Garret February 9, 2009 9:18 am


    Vegas doesn’t have the type of stadium that could really generate the type of revenue the NFL is looking for. If they did have that type of stadium, I could see the players wanting to go there…and hotels have lots of rooms this time of year.

  14. Stephen Tsai February 9, 2009 9:19 am

    I liked Phil Lott.
    I think he had the nickname Phi-la, which is why he ended up always wearing Fila shoes.
    Back in the day when lockers were open for interviews, he used to want to do interviews in the corner. Then he’d let loose a “Silent Suzie” during the interview. While talking, he never broke a smile, although the same can’t be said for wind.
    One of the players said he used to do that on purpose. Quite a talent.

  15. Garret February 9, 2009 9:20 am


    I got to see the show and thought that you and the Princess did an excellent job. I had no problems watching the replay, which was great. I probably can’t watch the show live anyway because of some work obligations, but I will look forward to watching the replay late tomorrow.

  16. Stephen Tsai February 9, 2009 9:20 am

    Then there was Troy Bowe, who could imitate the beep at the airport security. I remember he used to be able to make people go back and forth, back and forth, emptying their pockets.

  17. Garret February 9, 2009 9:21 am


    Thank you for that background on Phil Lott! I remember watching him play at UH.

  18. Stephen Tsai February 9, 2009 9:22 am

    Bowe used to go to the house phone, imitate me, and then send me room-service dinner.
    We were at the Embassy Suites in El Paso, and when I opened the door, I could see him from across the way (it was a courtyard setting) waving and laughing. At least he had good taste.
    Ah, good times …

  19. Stephen Tsai February 9, 2009 9:23 am

    Sorry for the excursion down memory lane, but when I think of Lott, I think of Bowe

  20. al ™ February 9, 2009 9:23 am

    so who will be the chat guest?

  21. cheepono February 9, 2009 9:24 am

    LK: the tickets were in the blue section around the 45 yd. line on the AFC sideline… absolutely GREAT tickets. was able to watch the half time show and everything.

    now if only i could get those kind of seats for Warrior football, i’d be all set! 😉

  22. Stephen Tsai February 9, 2009 9:25 am

    We’ll have an official confirmation in about an hour, when I go to UH.

  23. chawan_cut February 9, 2009 9:28 am

    Ha, good to hear Phil Lott is doing well.
    Ah, the good ol days. I was stuck watching games on TV, but it was still good.

    and when did Tia Carrere make a Hawaiian album? Anyone heard any of the songs? I remember she was a big fan of Yuval Katz and came to one game at the arena. She caused quite a stir in the crowd.

  24. al ™ February 9, 2009 9:28 am

    i like surprises.

  25. al ™ February 9, 2009 9:30 am

    wasn’t it bob nash who recruited phil lott?
    i hope he can find another phil lott next year. its what he really needs on his squad.

    nitoto played lights out this weekend. i hope it is a sign of what his potential is.

  26. al ™ February 9, 2009 9:31 am

    i used to love to watch troy bowe play. tough guy, leader, and very confident.

    i always thought that he should have played safety on the football team.

  27. Esme February 9, 2009 9:35 am

    Awww, rats. My computer is too slow. 🙁


    Good morning, gang … hi, ST …

    (Somehow I don’t feel like exclamation points much today, given the sobering realities of yesterday’s contract vote …)

  28. chawan_cut February 9, 2009 9:39 am

    was i one of the people that you said will be in trooouuuuuble yesterday???

  29. al ™ February 9, 2009 9:40 am

    esme, st, mike, leila………….

    it must be tough mustering any kind of enthusiasm today. i hear you.
    nevertheless, thanks for your being here today to keep the engines cranking.

  30. chawan_cut February 9, 2009 9:41 am

    oh, and Stephen,
    I didn’t go anywhere. I’m still here. in case anybody cared….

  31. Esme February 9, 2009 9:44 am

    ST, I hope you won’t mind if I hijack very quickly but … just wanted to invite everyone over to Hawai.MomsLikeMe.com if nothing else is going on… :

    Live chat with KSSK’s Sweetie Pacarro
    11-11:30 a.m.
    Your chance to ask her questions about her radio career, what it’s like to work with Perry & Price, how she balances it all with her family duties as a mom of three, etc.

    The welcome mat is always there for the Tsaikos. :mrgreen:

  32. Esme February 9, 2009 9:46 am

    chawan, I think you’re safe. It’s certain other people who were getting a little rowdy online … 😆

  33. Stretch February 9, 2009 9:48 am

    did someone call??

  34. Esme February 9, 2009 9:51 am

    Oog, forgot to mention one last thing about the chat with Sweetie:

    If you’re not already a registered user on Hawaii.MomsLikeMe.com, please register early (at least an hour before) to avoid problems. The site is already is experiencing an extraordinarily high load because of the Hawaii’s Cutest Baby contest, and will spike higher with Sweetie’s chat. I don’t want folks to be left out of the chat the way many were when we did the chat with Heather McMackin. So log in early, please!

    OK, that’s it, I’m whooshing out. But definitely back later. I still gotta write my thank-yous for Saturday’s KK. :mrgreen:

  35. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER February 9, 2009 9:52 am

    cheepono- Sweet! I second that season ticket thinking. I’m getting to old for spiral climbing….

  36. Esme February 9, 2009 10:01 am

    I guess Stretch’s ears were burning. 😆

    Back soon …

  37. 808Chef February 9, 2009 10:16 am

    I like surprises too al….can’t wait until we have lunch buddy!

  38. SteveM February 9, 2009 10:19 am

    Esme — around 2250 last night a couple of your moms (Cindy and Eileen) popped to say hi and were promptly greeted by Maryann(e) — I suppose we have some explaining to do… 🙄

  39. al ™ February 9, 2009 10:20 am

    just let me know when you are in town.

  40. al ™ February 9, 2009 10:21 am

    stevem……maryann(e)’s identity must never be compromised. it is one of those unwritten bylaws of the warrior beat. you risk being smu’d should you divulge her secrets.

  41. SteveM February 9, 2009 10:24 am

    808Chef — click on my name and then scroll down to the “Events Calendar”. There is a quiet lttle Tsai-ko activity planned for the 21st when you happen to be in town. Please join us!

  42. homey ℞ February 9, 2009 10:25 am

    Good morning!

    Stephen Tsai:
    February 9th, 2009 at 9:15 am

    I wonder why Vegas didn’t bid on the Pro Bowl.

    Seeing how she ignored him after he bought that Dodge Charger can you imagine what she would have done if he did bid on the Pro Bowl?

    chawan – You are such a worry wart. If it’s any consolation, Esme did say she “thinks” you are safe. So you may not be as innocent as you look, but then again clothes maketh the man.

  43. homey ℞ February 9, 2009 10:27 am

    al – Like a few here, some have compromised their own identity…dummies. 😆

  44. al ™ February 9, 2009 10:36 am

    homey…..oh. i thought it was that they had ignorant sons?

  45. 808Chef February 9, 2009 10:43 am

    Mahalo SteveM! I’ll check it out. And al….I’ll definitely contact you!

  46. A-House February 9, 2009 10:44 am


    Hope the union bosses also take a 10% pay cut – just not right for members to take that cut, but not the union negotiators or officers who push for same.

    Maybe that’s why I had no interest in pursuing Industrial Relations after graduation.

  47. al ™ February 9, 2009 10:44 am

    got it.

  48. d1島 February 9, 2009 10:57 am


    Look for more “junk”

  49. al ™ February 9, 2009 11:08 am

    #46 i don’t think so.

  50. bb February 9, 2009 11:15 am

    speaking of old school UH hoops what ever happened to…or where are they now?

    Chris Gaines
    Reggie Cross
    Tony Maroney
    Trevor Ruffin
    Ray Reed

    and the florescent lime green jerseys?

  51. homey ℞ February 9, 2009 11:18 am

    A-House – Is the 10% being applied to all the employees (Union member or not) of the “Tizer?

  52. chawan_cut February 9, 2009 11:20 am

    esme, homey,
    good to hear.

  53. homey ℞ February 9, 2009 11:26 am

    The union representing the ‘Tizer employees could show good faith by reducing union dues, give the employees a $30 union due credit every pay period, provide 0% interest loans so employees can pay off their high interest loans and get a lower monthly payment, cut a one time check of $1000 to union employees, or subsidize the union employees medical insurance premiums or contribute more to their retirement funds.

    The list could be longer but I’m not use to typing so many letters in one sitting without taking a snack break.

  54. al ™ February 9, 2009 11:33 am

    homey….show me one union that would agree to that and i’ll show you one that will get a new lawyer.

  55. homey ℞ February 9, 2009 11:37 am

    al – The Credit Union gives back…

  56. al ™ February 9, 2009 11:45 am

    you must be a fan of ariel.

  57. homey ℞ February 9, 2009 11:54 am

    al – I read it somewhere before but there are some unions out there that in time of financial hardship, dues can be reduced or waived.

    BTW, my credit union does not have an Ariel or any other mermaid in its administration.

  58. A-House February 9, 2009 12:05 pm


    with so many different facets of the economy in a downward spiral, it will be a challenge for unions to keep on using “old-time” wage increse demands.

    surely, there are other areas on members concerns (out-of-pocket expenses) that they could negotiate on while keeping wages “frozen” for a while with stipulations that when the economy improves to a certain agreed-on point, then they begin negotiations for wage increases.

    it’s like the republicans who are trying to delay the stimulus package currently debated in congress – if they become to stuborn, mid-term elections may not be as favorable as they would like – their position may be put on very sensitive grounds if more republican governors should join alaska and california in supporting passage – then it becomes who interests are their congressional members supporting – theirs(citizens of the respective state) or the republican party.

    if congress really wanted to put $$$ into an immediate spending mode – they should consider giving each legitimate tax payer for the past 10 years a $100,000 stipend – deducted will be any federal and state taxes owed, child support late payments, etc. – this may amount to $35 or $40 billion, but well placed for immeditate use to pay off loans (home, car, credit cards, etc.) including business loans – all monies paid to “under age” tax payers automatically go into a “trust fund” – those without deductions can most certainly “buy” things to further stimulate the economy and get people back working and earning income which leads to more tax revenues for the state and federal govts.

  59. BIGWAVE96744 February 9, 2009 12:06 pm

    I often wonder what Ariel tell athletes as she hands out plaques on senior night..

  60. A-House February 9, 2009 12:07 pm


    your #51 – believe pay cut is only for union members, but could be wrong.

  61. BIGWAVE96744 February 9, 2009 12:09 pm

    BTW anyone miss the commercial with the little lady driving her Huuuuuuuuuuummer

  62. homey ℞ February 9, 2009 12:13 pm

    A-House – How many taxpayers are you talking about? I’m thinking of you gave every taxpayer $100k that would be in the trillions.

  63. al ™ February 9, 2009 12:17 pm

    ahouse for president.
    homey sec of the treasury

  64. Da Punchbowl Kid February 9, 2009 12:17 pm


    Your stimulus package idea on #58 is truly brilliant. I wonder what the economists and politicians would think of such a thing? You have to admit that it does sound like wealth re-distribution, but a great idea none the less.

  65. homey ℞ February 9, 2009 12:18 pm

    bw96744 – I don’t know what she says but I think she shouldn’t even be there. Just let the coach or someone in the AD’s office give it to them on behalf of the UHFCU.

  66. homey ℞ February 9, 2009 12:21 pm

    al – I’d print my own money. Fox in the hen house. Pyro in a match factory. Tsaiko at Camellia’s.

  67. SteveM February 9, 2009 12:23 pm

    Hey, glad to see homey here. I was afraid Eme’s moms were going to carry him off. 🙂 Hmmm…now anyone see (J) James lately… 😕

  68. owen-16 February 9, 2009 12:52 pm

    #65 Re Ariel


  69. LizKauai [Believer] February 9, 2009 12:54 pm

    Colt is not he only Redskin who wants to keep the ProBowl in Hawaii:


  70. Committed Road Warrior February 9, 2009 12:55 pm

    A-House: Your stimulus idea in post #58 sounds like a good alternative, but I think Homey’s right in his post #62 that such a plan would put the cost of it into the trillions…..$10 trillion or more depending on the number of taxpayers involved. That figure balloons over the numbers they’re throwing around in Congress.

    Some will disagree with me, but I posit that if the government is truly interested in “stimulating” the economy and getting the best “bang for the buck”, they should be appropriating money toward infrastructure spending and the ever ubiquitous welfare programs: food stamps, unemployment, etc. These types of folks are the most hard-pressed and would spend any financial aid they receive very quickly. The permanency of the tax cuts similar to the ones proposed by the previous presidency are perhaps the worst type of stimuli when it comes to “bang for the buck”.

  71. Committed Road Warrior February 9, 2009 12:57 pm

    The idea that the union bosses may not have to take a paycut while the general union membership at the ‘Tizer do reeks. What are the union bosses thinking, “Do as I say, not as I do?”

    No wonder da workers stay grumpy!

  72. d1島 February 9, 2009 1:01 pm

    legitimate tax payer for the past 10 years

    that may not be as high a number as some may think….

    ….but hey, more importantly, did someone mention Camellia’s?

  73. A-House February 9, 2009 1:03 pm


    that would come to 3 million tax payers – if you like, cut the amount down to $50,000 and go 6 million people and married filing jointly each get same amount as single person – go as low as $10,000/person if you like -point being, people will use the $$ immediately to reduce their debts – $1,000/person will make people save rather than spend.

    now, I wonder how many legit tax payers there are in the good ole US of A

  74. d1島 February 9, 2009 1:08 pm


    The dissecting of that question is the fuel for most of the debate going on. 🙄

  75. warriorfanny February 9, 2009 1:13 pm

    All our football coaches huddled on the same round-table?
    No windtalking?

  76. homey ℞ February 9, 2009 1:19 pm

    What is an illegitimate taxpayer?

    CRW – There are bills awaiting the Prez’s signature that would provide additional weeks of benefits to the unemployed and also giving them some extra spending money every week.

  77. Rob25 February 9, 2009 1:20 pm

    JJ was MIA yesterday…

  78. d1島 February 9, 2009 1:24 pm

    Stephen needs to be handling the Marketing at the HA….

    Get the MBB coach while he’s HOT!
    Build that viewership!

  79. Stretch February 9, 2009 1:25 pm

    February 9th, 2009 at 1:20 pm
    JJ was MIA yesterday…

    I wonder if he was making home visits for recruiting purposes?? nah, he not that lucky…..

  80. Stephen Tsai February 9, 2009 1:29 pm

    Probably the last word on this, but I was ticked that our leader told us to reject previous offers (including one that involved a raise) and to go on blog and video strikes and … we end up with a cut, and he doesn’t. Now he tells us we should all work together. We’re like: that’s what we were trying to do until YOU told us to not work.
    But I digress.

  81. Stephen Tsai February 9, 2009 1:30 pm

    We actually asked Aaron Kia to join us, but he has class. I wanted to hear the perspective from a starting offensive lineman.

  82. NorthShoreFan February 9, 2009 1:32 pm

    ST, at least you guys won’t be like government employees. Currently there is 11 or 12 bills targeting the employees for furloughs, wage cuts, health insurance cuts, retirement benefit cuts and a host of other things. Yours will be contracts, these employee changes will be law! Try and negotiate a change to a law! Yikes!
    Anyhoo, if we fire everyone, then no need pay out anything. You save a whole bunch. haul your own trash, take yourself to the hospital, put out your own fires, we offer services only on days employees not on furlough etc…crazy situation but we all in it. Mahalo Wall Street.

  83. d1島 February 9, 2009 1:36 pm


    We actually asked Aaron Kia to join us, but he has class

    As the host of a new video venture, maybe you might wanna re-phrase that??? 😯

  84. d1島 February 9, 2009 1:37 pm

    …especially for the sake of the guest who did accept your invitation.

  85. Stretch February 9, 2009 1:39 pm

    Stephen Tsai:
    February 9th, 2009 at 1:30 pm
    We actually asked Aaron Kia to join us, but he has class. I wanted to hear the perspective from a starting offensive lineman.

    If a starting lineman isn’t available, how about an alumni lineman who knows a lot about the game and can give some insight?? Not sure where you can find one but maybe can try looking at any local karaoke place.

  86. Stephen Tsai February 9, 2009 1:40 pm

    What are my chances of finding one?
    One in a million?

  87. Stretch February 9, 2009 1:41 pm

    ST – your odds are about right.

  88. chawan_cut February 9, 2009 1:45 pm

    Can you ask Coach Nash tomorrow about bringing back the Midnight/Twilight Ohana for next year? After seeing some of Flemings’ & some of the other player’s dunks this year, I think it would be fun.

    btw, do you have to wear makeup for the video broadcast? nvm…

  89. Stephen Tsai February 9, 2009 1:46 pm

    It’s kind of a funny sight.
    The coaches huddle on the table.
    In the “office” is where Bianca works. Of course, some say Bianca does run the program.

  90. Stephen Tsai February 9, 2009 1:47 pm

    All of the lime uniforms were either auctioned off or given away as prizes.

  91. A-House February 9, 2009 1:47 pm


    a “legit” tax payer does not include all illegal immigrants in this country, prisoners, those who work only for cash and pay no taxes, etc.

    it would include all those who filed a federal income tax.

    as D1 pointed out, there may be fewer payers than we imagine – yes we have over 230,000,000 residents, but not all pay federal taxes.

    just imagine the number of “dead beat parents” who may see very little of the $10,000 stimilus payment and children who would benefit from all that $$$.

    I would use my share to reduce my “principal” balance on my home loan or down payment for a new car or donating it to UH thus putting the money back into the “system” immediately.

  92. LizKauai [Believer] February 9, 2009 1:58 pm

    “just imagine the number of “dead beat parents” who may see very little of the $10,000 stimilus payment and children who would benefit from all that $$$.”

    I hope the understaffed, overloaded and under- technologied government infrastructure that oversees support payments gets help to handle such an imagined boon…


  93. d1島 February 9, 2009 2:00 pm


    You have no idea the wrath you have invited your way….

    I would use my share to reduce my “principal” balance on my home loan or down payment for a new car or donating it to UH thus putting the money back into the “system” immediately.

    Hmmm…sounds like a “challenge” 🙂

  94. homey ℞ February 9, 2009 2:06 pm

    A-House – I had to laugh because the people you mentioned aren’t even taxpayers so they can’t be illegitimate . 😆

    I’m thinking an illegitimate taxpayer would be one who didn’t file for several years or did not disclose all their income, credits, etc. on their tax returns.

    I think there are close to 140,000 taxpayers in the USA. I don’t know how many of them have been taxpayers for the last 10 years or how legit they are.

    Also, thank goodness for TurboTax.

  95. Rob25 February 9, 2009 2:16 pm


    February 9th, 2009 at 1:25 pm
    February 9th, 2009 at 1:20 pm
    JJ was MIA yesterday…

    I wonder if he was making home visits for recruiting purposes?? nah, he not that lucky…..

    I’m fairly certain that he was committing some kind of violation! 😯

  96. A-House February 9, 2009 2:17 pm


    then your example would NOT qualify for the stimulus $$$.

  97. Kekoa February 9, 2009 2:17 pm

    When I first suggested the “A-house” tax principle, people thought I was joking. Now, I hear it gaining acceptqnce on the talk shows, and see it back on the blog. Not such a crazy idea afterall huh? With more discussion and a few minor adjustments, it could work better than giving the money to the banker barons.

  98. homey ℞ February 9, 2009 2:18 pm

    Rob25 and Stretch –

    I can confirm that until I last saw him around 2:45 a.m. he was committing no unlawful violation.

  99. Stretch February 9, 2009 2:23 pm

    February 9th, 2009 at 2:16 pm
    I’m fairly certain that he was committing some kind of violation!

    nah, JJ not violating nobody, he’s not like that

  100. Da Punchbowl Kid February 9, 2009 2:25 pm


    Main teeng da stimyoulusss doesn’t go back to the banker barons! You right braddah! Million dollah slaps for dem! 😆

  101. Rob25 February 9, 2009 2:28 pm


    February 9th, 2009 at 2:23 pm

    nah, JJ not violating nobody, he’s not like that

    Who said anything about him violating a “body?”

    Some people just violate other people’s cars or the roads… 🙄

  102. Stretch February 9, 2009 2:29 pm

    The spring game is tentatively scheduled for April 25 at Aloha Stadium. It will be held in the afternoon, most likely, because of repairs at the stadium.

    duffer – this could put a cramp in my plans, I’ll let you know.

  103. homey ℞ February 9, 2009 2:32 pm

    A-House – If that was my example I would not lump all people who may have inadvertently or unknowingly failed to report all income unless it is found that the unreported income is say at least 30% of their gross income. Then the government would have to look for those who claim frivolous or undocumented deductions. Now those who forget to file we gotta come up with some criteria as to why they did not file, how long they have not been filing, how much they owe, etc. Sorry for the rambling…

  104. Stretch February 9, 2009 2:32 pm

    February 9th, 2009 at 2:28 pm
    Who said anything about him violating a “body?”

    ummm, excuse me, I didn’t say he was violating a body…. come on, get your head out of the gutter.

  105. d1島 February 9, 2009 2:40 pm

    Steven Gonzales: I think I recall him as a real strong buggah! Sorry to hear about his injury. Good Luck with the recovery.

  106. d1島 February 9, 2009 2:42 pm

    Spring Game!
    Afternoon event, eh?
    Sooooooo…uhhhhmmm…..anything planned for the pregame? 🙂

  107. Stretch February 9, 2009 2:49 pm

    d1 – I think Koakane going make coffee for breakfast

  108. Jason February 9, 2009 2:51 pm

    d1: Pregame activities — a morning of NFL draft dissection? Or am I the only one who would care for that? 😀

    Colomaohana: I know you were asking Lefty, but I graduated from Moanalua, class of 2005. Didn’t play any instruments, though, I was on the Math Team.

    BigWave96744: Saw that video you posted. Watch, next thing you know, Pastor Ko is going to be sending Lyn out on “missions.” Imagine her in an Adam Leonard jersey running you down … 😯

    Of course, Bulla will be at church, preparing the watercress sandwiches for lunch.

  109. Pomai February 9, 2009 2:51 pm

    This whole bail out stinks, do they really think giving these morons 900 Billion is going to fix our economy if they really believe that then they have their heads up their a$$.

  110. d1島 February 9, 2009 3:00 pm

    I wish Pomai was able to let us know his real feelings! 😆

  111. d1島 February 9, 2009 3:04 pm


    Coffee’s a must!


    Hope you’re feeling better.
    Uhhh…draft discussions? I put that about the same place as recruiting ruminations.

  112. Stephen Tsai February 9, 2009 3:06 pm

    Chris Gaines lives in Florida.
    Reggie Cross runs a car dealership in Florida.
    Tony Maroney is remarried and living in Buffalo.
    Trevor Ruffin is coaching in Atlanta.
    Not sure what happened to Ray Reed.

  113. homey ℞ February 9, 2009 3:07 pm

    Draft dissection? I just wait till it’s over and see who got drafted where.

  114. […] The Warrior Beat | UH football, University of Hawaii athletics … […]

  115. Pomai February 9, 2009 3:20 pm

    February 9th, 2009 at 3:00 pm

    I wish Pomai was able to let us know his real feelings! 😆

    Boy I don’t think that would be a good idea, at least not here on the blog!!!!

    Has anyone heard of any of the Banks CEO’s giving back their millions in bonus money????? I didn’ t think so!!!!!!

  116. LizKauai [Believer] February 9, 2009 3:50 pm

    Banks… pffffft.
    Neighborhood not-for-profit Federal Credit Unions – hoo-rah!

  117. Mei Ling February 9, 2009 4:03 pm

    Re: the air conditioning at the Stan Sheriff Center ~
    Hasn’t UH figured out how to save $$$ on energy consumption by rasing the A/C temp. settings? They are only now de-lamping buildings which is an old practice to save on electrical use.

    Myki, do you think I should talk to Tom?

  118. Kazz February 9, 2009 4:36 pm


    Any hints if Spring ball will be open to the public?

  119. mctruck February 9, 2009 4:58 pm

    If I’m understanding the news lately concerning how legit the various banks were in why they needed the bail outs, etc., and sorta really not out lining what they’d do with the bail out funds????, maybe the government should tell the banks that they were just joking and now want the money back, pronto?!…..wouldn’t that be a good payback??

  120. mctruck February 9, 2009 5:01 pm

    Too bad this ain’t China where they’d line up these crooked bankers and execute these buggers!!

  121. Committed Road Warrior February 9, 2009 5:12 pm

    This “stimulus” package is by no means a cure-all for the economy and it will certainly not make everything better again immediately. Anyone who thinks that will be mighty disappointed.

    Instead of calling it a stimulus package, they should have called this the “Economic Shock-Absorber” package. Unemployment et al. is still gonna rise in 2009, but probably not as at large a rate than if the feds were to do nothing. The negative trends probably aren’t gonna change until some part of next year regardless of what the government pushes through.

  122. wafan February 9, 2009 6:01 pm

    Quick! What is the difference between work and a job?

  123. wafan February 9, 2009 6:01 pm

    According to the new RNC chairman there is a difference between work created by the government and a job created by the private sector.

    As you might imagine he is against the economic stimulus plan.

    What a rube.

  124. wafan February 9, 2009 6:05 pm

    I keep thinking last week was the 2nd WB-TV program. I thought there was one last year or the year before. Beats me who was on that one. But I remember we were talking about it being the next step for blogging.

    Or was it just a dream?

  125. wafan February 9, 2009 6:06 pm

    Speaking of dreams.

    Time for bed!

  126. Momo February 9, 2009 6:18 pm

    I needed to talk soi I will talk on this blog. You see, on sat, my best friend had a stoke and now is in a coma. Things don.t look good for him and it is really a downer…Garret he is Ken morita. We did every thing, gamble, travel, golf and party. He has been a part of my family for over 40 years …Just sharing to feel better.

  127. wafan February 9, 2009 6:25 pm

    Momo . . .

    Best thing to do is be there for him. Talk to him if you can. Let him know it is okay.

    Prayers and thoughts to Momo and the Morita families.

  128. Garret February 9, 2009 6:36 pm

    Mr. Morita! I’m so sorry to hear that! I’ve known him forever…he is a part of our family and has been such a great golfing buddy, gambling buddy, etc. to my Dad.

    Mr. Morita was a long time teacher at Kalaheo High School. Such a good man. I’ll call dad in a few minutes after I absorb this.

  129. Garret February 9, 2009 6:40 pm

    Just a few recruiting links to try to change the mood. Oregon just signed a JC WR, so recruiting definitely hasn’t ended even though NLI day has passed. I know that Mac has a few scholarships available for players like this who slip through the cracks. Too bad UH couldn’t have gotten this guy, especially since he has 4 years to play 3. Plus, he’s 6’6″!

    Oregon’s already impressive 2009 signing class became even more so on Monday with the addition of junior college wide receiver Lavasier Tuinei, who is scheduled to join the Ducks in time for spring practice.

    Tuinei, like quarterback Jeremiah Masoli was in 2008, was a full qualifier out of high school and heads to Eugene after only one season in the JUCO ranks, giving him four years to play three.

    A 6-6 burner from Arcadia, Ind., Tuinei spent last season at Golden West College in Huntington Beach, Calif. A three-star prospect according to Rivals.com, he was ranked as the No. 8 junior college receiver available by JCGridiron.

  130. Garret February 9, 2009 6:42 pm

    The Pac-10 got praise from the NY Times for their recruiting classes. USC was #1, UCLA was #2, Washington State was #8 (I thought they would have been last, some of those players will face UH this season), and Washington was last.

  131. Garret February 9, 2009 6:46 pm

    The #1 recruit in the country according to Rivals is thinking about playing in the CFL instead of going to college. The salary cap for an entire CFL team is $4.2 mil per year, but the recruit’s advisor says that he could get a contract for $5 mil over 3 years. 40% of the salary cap for a single player! If this happens, more and more US high school players would look at the CFL and the college game could be hurt.

    Butler said he planned to have someone explore the possibility of Brown playing in the C.F.L. next season. “If they were talking about any amount of real money, I’d guarantee it,” Butler said of Brown potentially playing in the C.F.L. He mentioned a C.F.L. team paying Brown $5 million a year for three years.

    Brown would be eligible to play in the C.F.L., because there’s no minimum age limit. In the N.F.L., a player has to be three years removed from his high school graduation class. But Brown’s price tag could be a hitch in Butler’s plans: C.F.L. teams have $4.2 million salary cap … per team.

  132. Garret February 9, 2009 6:48 pm

    I think that Texas has 11 commits now for their 2010 class…this recruit hasn’t committed to anyone yet and has an amazing back story.

    The 6-foot-4, 240-pound defender, who is currently ranked No. 4 on the Inside Texas 2010 Top 100, received a Texas offer over the weekend during the Horns’ first of two Junior Days in February.

    Wilson, who Hafley describes as a “one of a kind” person, lived by himself on the Ivory Coast for three years while his parents saved enough money to bring him to the United State to join his brothers.

    Despite the hardships, Hafley says that Wilson has continued to grow into an exceptional person.

    “He is a tremendous student, despite the fact that French is his native language,” said Hafley. “He always stays out of trouble, everybody in the halls at school likes him and he’s well liked by his teachers and coaches.”

    Wilson has garnered offers from some of the top programs across the country with Oklahoma, Colorado, Florida State, Nebraska, Stanford, Texas Tech, Texas A&M, Oklahoma State and Alabama joining Texas on Wilson’s impressive offer list.

  133. al ™ February 9, 2009 6:53 pm

    my prayers for mr. morita may the Hand of healing be placed upon you.

  134. Garret February 9, 2009 6:54 pm

    UH recruit Loeffler will grayshirt and then redshirt. I think that OL are the best position to grayshirt because it gives additional time to be in the weight program and learn technique before playing in games.

    Loeffler, 17, a senior at Hilo High, has grown to almost 6-6 and 280 pounds since the Hawaii coaches first saw him. And they have been impressed enough by the young offensive lineman and his enormous potential over the past two years to award him with a football scholarship.

    “I’m very excited about playing for the Warriors,” Loeffler said. “I’m going to keep working hard and see what happens. The coaches want me to gray shirt this coming year and then red shirt a year. That will give me time to mature, and to get stronger and faster.

    “I totally agree with coach Mack’s decision. I think it’s the best thing for me. I’ll play in the 2011 season. But it gives me time to get better and I just want to help Hawaii win.”

  135. whitey February 9, 2009 7:03 pm

    homey ℞:

    February 9th, 2009 at 1:19 pm
    What is an illegitimate taxpayer?

    Democrats who want to be cabinet heads and don’t pay taxes.

  136. A-House February 9, 2009 7:06 pm

    Howzit, BHF2:

    Great find on Loeffler ( I give you credit because you were the one who mentioned him first on this blog ) and keep the info flowing to Coach Mack for they can only see/hear so much. Rest gotta come from Warrior fans who actually see the players in person and then the coaching staff can evaluate the player.

    Keep pouring the info from the Big Isle players, who, in your valued opinion can help UH in the future.

    Coaches, make a list and check it 2xs and as a courtesy, and acknowledge the person who made the referral – no shame in doing this – matter of fact, may even BOOST your image in Hawaii and on the mainland. “little things mean a lot”.

  137. whitey February 9, 2009 7:08 pm

    best wishes and speedy recovery for mr morita. momo, hand in there and all of us know your feelings and send our best.

  138. A-House February 9, 2009 7:11 pm

    ST, good neighbor:

    any word from lower campus on when Coach Mack will schedule “jr-day(s)”?

    also, nothing wrong in offering a scholarship to someone who the Coaches feel the the player can make a major impact if he accepts a scholarship from UH – even if the player already has a gaZilllion offers. It’s only an offer. The idea is to get UH name out there every time a sports person or magazine lists all the schools who have offered – plant the seed and a surprise may pop up.

  139. whitey February 9, 2009 7:12 pm

    i hope the whole stimulus package goes down the tubes. if anyone deserves help, it is all of us who pay taxes. companies do not need bailouts, they brought on their own problems.

  140. whitey February 9, 2009 7:19 pm

    ST, looking for a union leader who is willing to take it on the chin with the rest of the members is called “daydreaming” or “unicorn” No such person exists.

  141. Mei Ling February 9, 2009 7:43 pm


    Prayers going out for Mr. Morita. A person in a coma can still hear, so taking to him is definitely something his family & friends should do. Hope he pulls through.

  142. LizKauai [Believer] February 9, 2009 7:43 pm

    Momo- special healing prayer linked to my name here. Just click.

    Time to go home!

  143. Da Punchbowl Kid February 9, 2009 7:44 pm

    Wanna see sumfin rather interesting? Tune to OC channel 245, FCSC. There’s a re-run of a Texas HS Football championship game featuring Allen versus Fort Bend Hightower. Lookit the Hightower helmets… If that isn’t a Hawaii “H”, I don’t know what is… 😉

  144. chawan_cut February 9, 2009 7:46 pm

    UH vs Idaho highlights from Sat

    misc Pro Bowl and our UH guys

  145. Da Punchbowl Kid February 9, 2009 7:47 pm

    Momo and Garret,
    Sorry to read about your friend. Prayers for him. God Bless you all.

  146. d1島 February 9, 2009 7:53 pm


    So sorry to hear about your dear friend. I hope things work out.

  147. jm2375 February 9, 2009 7:59 pm

    Momo – best wishes to you and your friend.

  148. A-House February 9, 2009 8:02 pm


    prayers to your friend, his family and to you and yours.

  149. A-House February 9, 2009 8:04 pm


    Does UH have a copyright on the H logo? Hope so.

  150. bstunna2002 February 9, 2009 8:09 pm

    ST any word on how the coaching search is going and who the canidates might be? I hope they’re looking at the Stanford o line coach to come here and help B.Smith out and to coach the rb’s he helped Stanford’s run game big time.

  151. Jason February 9, 2009 8:17 pm

    bstunna2002: As a 49er fan, I would have loved for a long-time NFL vet like Chris Dalman to have come here and helped Smith out. But as I posted a few days ago, Dalman recently took a job with his high school alma mater; he said he wanted to spend more time with his family.

    Momo/Garret: My prayers as well for your friend.

  152. BG February 9, 2009 8:21 pm


    You came to the right place. When times are tough…as they are now, it’s always good to be among Tsaiko’s. My prayers are for your easing of anquish and for the Lord to comfort Mr. Morita and his family.

  153. A-House February 9, 2009 8:22 pm


    that’s why the “stimulus” package, for lack of a better word, should include a significant dollar allotment (minimum of $10,000 – $50,000) to each qualified federal tax filer/payer so we can, individually, spend the money as we want to pay our credit card debts, mortgages, car loans, business loans, etc. and purchasing much needed items such as applicances or medication or even taking a vacation putting most of the money back into circulation immediately thus creating the opportunity to create more jobs.

    taxes collected will go back to the federal and state govt’s and the cycle can repeat self.

    like you say, better than giving the $$$ to those who don’t need it as they have already bungled their chances – makes me laugh, in disgust, when high mucka muckas say that the money is needed to attract and keep the best talent available – hell, it’s these very “talented” people that got us into this mess – and it’s called GREED!!!

    here is an excellent example of dropping a pebble into a bucket of water and watching the “ripples” go outward and back even crossing each other at many points in time.

    I discussed this with a person close to a political party in Hawaii and the idea seemed to be very acceptable – maybe it can be included in the next “stimulus package” to help all of us out of this economic mess sooner that expected.

  154. koakane-This is my Sig (2/9/2009 - 7:58 PM) February 9, 2009 8:25 pm

    good evening all read everyone had a super time at KK on saturday night. as usual all participants and newcomers had a wonderful time filled with fuuud, fuunnn, family and frienship.

    my mahalo’s to homey whom played the dd and guess he made it home safely. james who besides singing can dance too…should have seen him after we left krazy’s. to the other one whom I cannot mentioned drinking, instigator for his initiation of the moms with “cr”. esme’s mom group who provided added fun to the evening not to mention the lovely voices and new songs. nice meeting you’all. if I remember correctly they were going to plan a kk mom night and invite the tsai-ko.

    plus it was really good to smooze again with the wessai haw’n home lands clan, da twins, ajoes and all others who made it a really fun night. but I expected no less since we always do it at the tgates.

    if kekoa or bg gets cabana A for spring game in april I’m sure we can put together a mini tgate. what you’all say gang.

  155. BG February 9, 2009 8:34 pm

    Speaking of difficult times, it was a wonderful show of Tsaiko support Saturday night when I tried to sing Lee Greenwood’s “God Bless the USA”. Listening to it must have been painful as I learned that singing along with the car radio does not prepare you for the real deal. But, I did present the Tsaiko’s with the opportunity to be magnanimous and supportive…which they did…copiously, especially those blessed souls in the “back line”. Thanks folks!

    But, you know, that song was in my heart and just had to be sung despite the price you folks had to pay! lol Me being me, I’m slightly apologetic for the trauma, but, the only promise I make is to be better the next time!

  156. TOM February 9, 2009 8:35 pm


    Does UH have a copyright on the H logo?

    yes – UH licensed the use of the logo to whatever commercial enterprise that wishes to use it – that is why (principally) the Rainbow was discarded because the rainbow was not copyrightable.

  157. al ™ February 9, 2009 8:35 pm

    h logo….i believe that they had been using it for several years now. jj knew about it and thought it would help recruiting. isn’t there also a cali hs that has that h logo?

  158. al ™ February 9, 2009 8:36 pm

    ahouse…..when may i expect my 100k?

  159. koakane± February 9, 2009 8:37 pm

    bg I thought you was good but oddah peeps say I deaf. bwhaaaa
    too bad you and betty left early the latter parts of the night was a blast.

  160. koakane± February 9, 2009 8:40 pm

    al if whomever is passing out 100k. I will settle for just 30k so as not to be greedy.

  161. BG February 9, 2009 8:41 pm

    Aloha bruddah Koakane! No doubt that Kekoa and I can work something out for the Spring game…

    Bruddah SteveM…I went home and figured out why I hadn’t responded to the 21st invitation. My hanabattah friend from Cali is having a mini reunion party at MY house that day….next time, we’ll be there!

  162. koakane± February 9, 2009 8:41 pm

    oops al=al™

  163. TOM February 9, 2009 8:48 pm

    DPK: First off – how’s things?

    The Hightower “H” looks similar to the Hawaii “H” but with my eyes, who can tell?

    The letter “H” is not subject to copyright, it being of common usage. And if it the Hightower “H” is not a exact copy, there is no violation of our copyright. It does look as if the white “spots” are inside the “H” whereas the Hawaii “H” has the tapa on the outsides of the letter.

  164. BG February 9, 2009 8:49 pm

    koakane±: I hope that iPhone thingy was what you wanted. I’ll collect from you the next time…

    OK, back to working on taxes…soooo complicated for me this year! I gotta go back to leading a simple life! lol

  165. koakane± February 9, 2009 8:59 pm

    bg works fine and just what I needed. we can settle up next week at genji’s. see you and betty there.

  166. Jason February 9, 2009 9:06 pm

    A-House/whitey: The Paul Krugmans of the world would denounce that plan quicker than Georgia’s defensive linemen got after Colt in the Sugar Bowl. And because he won a Nobel Prize, the already-liberal media would just fawn all over him (more than they already do).

    And … I’ll leave it at that, lest I start getting into a real rant. 🙂

    Changing the subject … you know what really pains me? Getting all these e-mails and hearing about what happened at the KK in glimpses and inferences. Ack, I should have gone. 😀

  167. OldDiver February 9, 2009 9:10 pm


    #58 A-House:
    February 9th, 2009 at 12:05 pm

    Would all legitimate tax tax payers over the past ten years add up to 50 or 60 million people? Giving 50 million people a thousand dollars each if my math is correct adds up to 50 billion dollars. Giving them 100,000 dollars each would be in the trillions. Correct my math if I am figuring this out wrong.

  168. Da Punchbowl Kid February 9, 2009 9:12 pm

    Aloha Tom,

    I’m great, thanks. How are you?

    The “H” I saw tonight looked quite a bit like UH’s version, if not identical to it.

    While we’re on the subject of copyrights, Tom, I have a question, maybe you know the answer. If someone painted an oil painting of a picture, a landscape scene, is that considered a copyright infringement? My father-in-law wants to know. Thanks for any advice you may have.

  169. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER February 9, 2009 9:14 pm

    bg! Good to see you! Sorry I missed you and Betta the the KK and the next one ;-(

  170. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER February 9, 2009 9:14 pm

    yikes- Betta=Betty

    Nice timing to have Coach Nash tomorrow, ST!!!

  171. whitey February 9, 2009 9:17 pm

    Col A House, I can see that many do not think like us, they believe that we should “bail out” these companies. That is pure BS. They got into the sh–pile, then shovel your way out without government bailouts.

  172. nobody February 9, 2009 9:23 pm


    For 2007, there were 138,893,908 tax returns. Statistics like this are available from the IRS.


    There is a breakdown of individual tax brackets in one of the many downloadable spreadsheets. I recall that around 134 million had an AGI of less than $200,000 and around 128 million had an AGI of $75,000 and below.

  173. d1島 February 9, 2009 9:27 pm



    February 9th, 2009 at 8:41 pm
    Aloha bruddah Koakane! No doubt that Kekoa and I can work something out for the Spring game…
    Bruddah SteveM…I went home and figured out why I hadn’t responded to the 21st invitation. My hanabattah friend from Cali is having a mini reunion party at MY house that day….next time, we’ll be there!

    No can settle up this time.

  174. whitey February 9, 2009 9:28 pm

    The saddest part about the companies requesting bail out, they are all publicly owned (stocks) and whenever they have their yearly stockholders meeting, the board rewards themselves and gives the shareholders peanuts. The shareholders supposely voted for the directors who in turn appointed the ceo’s, but when a group holds 20% or more, they put their people in to rape the company. Case in point, Steve Case at Maui Pineapple Company.

  175. whitey February 9, 2009 9:32 pm

    Rupert Murdoch of Dole also fits this same mold.

  176. Momo February 9, 2009 9:35 pm

    Thank you all for the support…It helped a lot….

    Liz/…Thanks for the prayer

  177. Colomaohana February 9, 2009 9:41 pm

    Jason: 2005???? 2005??? Holy crapballz, Batman!

    Uh, my hoooos-bond and I are just a tad bit older dan’ dat! hehehehe….hahahahaha!!! Try 1990……

    And yes, you shoulda……

  178. el guapo February 9, 2009 9:44 pm

    Say there are 175 million taxpayers given nobody’s figures of nearly 140 million tax returns, since many are joint returns by married couples. $10,000 each is $1.75 trillion

    I don’t think we should bail out the companies, but I don’t think running up the national debt by $2 tril is going to help either. The interest on the debt is already killing us.

    What’s the answer? Beats me. It could be discussed all night, or, we can wait for the answer from a higher power (where are you Garret?) 😉

  179. Garret February 9, 2009 9:46 pm

    Free play link time. Please ignore my next 5 posts if you do not want the off-topic stuff.

    Asteroid has a 1 in 1400 chance of hitting Earth in 160 years, possibly devastating life on our planet. We have only 60 years or so to deflect the asteroid from hitting our planet…before it would be too late to do anything except hope that it misses us.

  180. Garret February 9, 2009 9:46 pm

    The University of Missouri is suing one of its professors over his patent rights and inventions–he points to technology transfer rules that don’t make sense as causing the problem.

  181. Garret February 9, 2009 9:47 pm

    Amazing that iron could be deep under the sea for years and not rust at all! Iron is hydrothermal vents does not rust–scientists were shocked to find shiny iron in the ocean!

  182. Garret February 9, 2009 9:48 pm

    The U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases studies the deadliest, incurable, fatal, airborne transmittable, diseases…and they had to suspend their biological research on Friday because they had problems accounting for high-risk microbes and biomaterials. Remember one of their researchers was the one who did the anthrax letter attacks in 2001.

  183. Garret February 9, 2009 9:48 pm

    People who are using XP now (like me) will be forced to do a clean install in order to upgrade to Windows 7. Now only does this mean that XP will need to be deleted before Windows 7 can be installed, but all applications will need to be uninstalled before the switch and installed after Windows 7 is installed. That insures that my computer will keep using XP until I have to buy a new one!

  184. Garret February 9, 2009 9:48 pm

    Free play links pau.

  185. Garret February 9, 2009 9:55 pm

    el guapo,

    The numbers that nobody provided surprised me…with that many taxpayers giving significant amounts of money would really run up the debt. Too much in my opinion…because it either reaches the trillions or the amounts to each taxpayer would be too low and A-House already pointed out that small amounts didn’t have the desired effect when they did it before.

    But I agree that the current plan isn’t going to be a quick fix and many people who deserve to be be penalized will benefit instead. I don’t think there is any perfect plan and I’m sure that there is no plan that everyone would agree with. The only thing that I think that we can agree with is that we wish Pres. Obama well and we have to trust that he and his advisors will succeed in turning things around. Of course some people (like Rush) want him to fail, but our country needs Pres. Obama to turn the economy around.

    I don’t expect things to get better in any noticeable way until 2010 at the earliest.

  186. OldDiver February 9, 2009 10:00 pm

    Thanks for the tax information. I was just pointing out it is a myth that giving $100,000 to each taxpayer would add up to 35 or 40 billion dollars.

  187. Garret February 9, 2009 10:01 pm

    A-House was estimating 3 million or 6 million taxpayers…nobody presented numbers that indicated 139 million taxpayers.

  188. jm2375 February 9, 2009 10:10 pm

    Off the tax topic, but stimulating nonetheless… Anybody see that Goteborg sausage is on sale at Times starting Wed? 😆 😀

    OK, I was in the kitchen and grabbed a plastic grocery bag from jar we keep them in. I look down and there’s a big chameleon on me!!! I screeched and it jumped off and ran. I finally caught it and took it outside. Told the kid about it later and she laughed at me really loud. 👿 grrrr…. She will pay at some future unknown time…. 😈

  189. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER February 9, 2009 10:11 pm

    el guapo- “What’s the answer? Beats me. It could be discussed all night, or, we can wait for the answer from a higher power”

    … wow… I can’t pass up this one :mrgreen:


    *Among the results of the manifestation of spiritual forces will be that the human world will adapt itself to a new social form, the justice of God will become manifest throughout human affairs and human equality will be universally established.The poor will receive a great bestowal and the rich attain eternal happiness. For although at the present time the rich enjoy the greatest luxury and comfort, they are nevertheless deprived of eternal happiness; for eternal happiness is contingent upon giving and the poor are everywhere in the state of abject need. Through the manifestation of God’s great equity the poor of the world will be rewarded and assisted fully and there will be a readjustment in the economic conditions of mankind so that in the future there will not be the abnormally rich nor the abject poor. The rich will enjoy the privilege of this new economic condition as well as the poor, for owing to certain provision and restriction they will not be able to accumulate so much as to be burdened by its management, while the poor will be relieved from the stress of want and misery.”

  190. jm2375 February 9, 2009 10:12 pm

    I see where the Port Royal capt. has been *temporarily* relieved of his duties.

  191. el guapo February 9, 2009 10:15 pm


    you mean Garret is God?

  192. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER February 9, 2009 10:16 pm

    I’m getting a kick out of my kids watching the Tokyo Car Show on tv. Everything is going green- hybrids and fuel cells… suddenly mom’s “prius mentality” is like- uh- really down.


  193. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER February 9, 2009 10:18 pm

    el guapo – Garret is a scientist. He will find the answers.
    The Higher Power is found using Google…. 😉

  194. Garret February 9, 2009 10:19 pm

    Free curly fries at Jack-in-the-box on Tuesday! Just print the coupon from the link below.


  195. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER February 9, 2009 10:19 pm

    Stephen- in the light of the BBWarriors recent performances, having Coach Nash on the show tomorrow is very timely!

  196. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER February 9, 2009 10:20 pm

    #194 – boohoo.. no mo JITB on Kauai 🙁

  197. el guapo February 9, 2009 10:24 pm

    I’ve never been a religious person, always believed in math and science.
    Which means Jason will find the answers too!

  198. jm2375 February 9, 2009 10:24 pm

    Hope the Hawaii JITB are “participating”.

  199. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER February 9, 2009 10:30 pm

    Sweet! I shared the link to Princess Leila’s ProBowl video with Chris Cooley’s brother (who is holding down CC47’s blog back on the East Coast) and he responded with appreciation!
    I became a fan of CC47 originally because he was nice to CB5 when he was drafted by the Redskins. Now I am really a CC47 fan because of the way I saw him work out at the Pro Bowl! Normally a TE, Cooley played on just about every special teams play there was! Kickoff, FG, PAT, Punt, and his normal TE work on offense. He got to sit for awhile when the dee was on the field.

    Can’t wait to see Colt in the driver’s seat with pros like Cooley.

  200. al ™ February 9, 2009 10:30 pm


  201. Da Punchbowl Kid February 9, 2009 10:33 pm

    Wanna save the Advertiser? Read the EXCELLENT article at the link below, from Time Magazine.

    $4 bucks a month for the ‘Tiser online, with pay cuts restored to employees and a better site template and server than the piece of cr@p one it has now? Hell yeah, I’m in! What do you guys think?

    Are ya listening ‘Tiser bosses?!


  202. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER February 9, 2009 10:34 pm

    el guapo- yup- math and science will lead you to the Truth. I’m terrible at math (too many childhood spankings for wrong answers) – music is my math-brain function.

  203. Da Punchbowl Kid February 9, 2009 10:36 pm

    I was ready to suggest something similar here tonight, when Sweety handed me the new Time Magazine from the mail today. It’s a long-ish read, but but very informative and compelling.

  204. Da Punchbowl Kid February 9, 2009 10:39 pm

    No, I don’t don’t stutter… That should be one “but” above! 😳

  205. SteveM February 9, 2009 10:44 pm

    CAUTION: SteveM Rambling…

    In the early 2007 days of the “night shift” crew, one of my first blog friends was las vegas, who one night mentioned he liked Japanese karaoke. “Oh,” says I, “my cousin owns a Japanese karaoke place and the next time you’re in town, I’ll take you there!”

    “Where?”, las vegas asks. When told, he says that was his hangout with all the drivers, and proceeded to name the waitresses. Small world.

    In February 2008 I kept that promise to las vegas. In the tradition of Cattle Calls, I put out the first dinner Karaoke Call. Joining us were Addahknowjoe, James, Stretch, UHfan808, and Peaches. I had been to Genji’s maybe 6 times in the past 19 years of its existence– and no way would I sing outside in the lounge. None of us would sing (except las vegas) until the crowd thinned and we almost had the place to ourselves.

    Now enka karaoke master las vegas is coming back–a homecoming of sorts. We will fill the Genji lounge this time and hopefully we will start singing earlier… 😐

    Saturday, February 21, 2009 from 7:15 PM to closing
    Club Genji (where it began)
    Dinner & pupus ala carte and optional*
    No drink minimums

    * expect food service delays due to small kitchen. We are not ordering the buffet this time.

  206. Kekoa February 9, 2009 10:58 pm

    Garret & Momo ~ Hoping for the best outcome for your life long friend. We all can identify with you in this particular instance because of our unique upbringing here in Hawaii.

    God Bless you and your good friend Mr. Morita.

  207. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER February 9, 2009 11:01 pm

    DPK- The Garden Island- our local rag- charges $99/year for a pdf version of the paper. That is my least favorite delivery system for an outrageous price.

    To me, it’s about journalism – knowledge- skill – trust- reliability. CNN is filling space with “free” stuff from “i-reporters”. Who decides what is reliable information? And if someone has something good to share, do they get stringer wages? Probably not.

    So- my suggestion to the HA is that they become THE RELIABLE SOURCE OF INFORMATION ABOUT HAWAII (not just Honolulu) for a worldwide audience. Maintain the highest caliber of journalists and be quick to get the information out. It already started to do that – and I can get info about Kauai faster on the HA breaking news than I can on our local rag.
    Brand X is closing their neighbor island bureaus. Good opportunity for the HA to beef up their neighbor island presence with stringers in communities. Stringers with communication devices that can submit text and still and moving images to editors that can throw things online faster than CNN. Then sell the local news to the national and international broadcasters if they want.

    Ok… clouds are gathering from the brainstorms 😆

  208. OldDiver February 9, 2009 11:02 pm

    (they should consider giving each legitimate tax payer for the past 10 years a $100,000 stipend) sorry Garret, where in this sentence do you get 3 to 6 million tax payers? Just asking.

  209. Jason February 9, 2009 11:08 pm

    OldDiver: See post #73.

  210. Kekoa February 9, 2009 11:10 pm

    I took note of the April 26th return of Warrior Spring football at Aloha Stadium. The T-gate alarm went off automatically. Wheels are turning to make the proper reservations for the Cabana.

    BG tells me that they have initiated some changes to the reservation system. I’m sure we can work something out with them and keep everyone posted here on the blog.

  211. OldDiver February 9, 2009 11:11 pm

    Ahh, you are correct. I mentioned this because there are misleading emails going around using these numbers to confuse people.

  212. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER February 9, 2009 11:14 pm

    Hmmm. “giving” is a funny thing. I like “earning” better. The aforementioned “spiritual solutions” encourage viewing work performed in the spirit of service to humanity as one’s “worship”. On the other hand it also sees mendicancy and the “get something for nothing” attitude as destructive to a spiritual civilization.

    Just to be clear- I consider the Tsai-ko ohana to be among the most spiritual friends I have. It’s not about privileged congregations, it’s about extending infinite aloha to anyone who clicks on this site, or shows up for a football game, tailgate, cattle call, KK or fishing lesson. All good comes from Ke Akua. All we need do is love one another.

  213. TOM February 9, 2009 11:14 pm


    While we’re on the subject of copyrights… If someone painted an oil painting of a picture, a landscape scene, is that considered a copyright infringement?

    I don’t know.

    There is a doctrine in law which is highly loose – even undefined – called “fair use”. I assume that if you paint say a Cezanne for your own use and not for profit, it probably would be OK as no matter how talented you may be, it would not be an exact copy. Paint by the numbers would be an example even if it were a copy of Van Gogh Sunflowers.

    Perhaps Mojo or BHF2 might have a more definitive answer.

  214. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER February 9, 2009 11:23 pm

    ST- you mentioned NFL Draft Day. How are our other Warriors doing? Any word from Adam or Solly or Ingram?

  215. al ™ February 9, 2009 11:27 pm


    please note that st has reported that the date of the spring game is april 25th.

    your post #210 has the game on april 26th. probably a typo.

  216. Kekoa February 9, 2009 11:34 pm

    I stand corrected Al. Mahalo!

  217. Kekoa February 9, 2009 11:36 pm

    Al ~ The time was not very definitive. I’m wondering if afternoon would mean a 1300 hrs start time.

    ST can you clarify for us?

  218. al ™ February 9, 2009 11:39 pm

    no prob brother. although the thought of two tailgates does sound good.

    that just jarred my taste buds, perhaps i’ll make the kekoa special lomi lomi salmon tomw.

    got poi?

  219. addahknowjoe February 9, 2009 11:50 pm


    I’m wondering if this Spring Game we could ask JD to have a Tsai-ko T-gate somewhere inside the stadium.

  220. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER February 9, 2009 11:51 pm

    Hi Kekoa, Hi al!
    OK… gotta go sleep. Have an early day tomorrow.

    Nitey Nite and Sweet Warrior Dreams!

  221. Kekoa February 10, 2009 12:18 am

    From the Golden Oldies File:

    Comment from: Da Punchbowl Kid [Visitor]
    Tsai, you actually sing? OK that’s it! I’m calling it here and now. The next blog bash has to be at a karaoke bar, so we can all go to our graves saying that once upon a time, we heard Stephen Tsai sing.
    08/18/07 @ 08:17

    Just a little “blast from the past” from an original Tsaiko.

    Mahalo DPK!

  222. Kekoa February 10, 2009 12:23 am

    A-Joe ~ Remember?…Last year JD got us the hospitality room under the stadium. The Philly frilly cheese, fruit tooties and wine was ok…but certainly not in the realm of Tsaiko groceries!

    Good thing we tailed dat gate furst!

  223. wafan February 10, 2009 4:10 am

    Snowy morning all! Dang. When will it just go away.


  224. bighilofan2 February 10, 2009 4:16 am

    Good morning Tsaikos everywhere/

    homey 65
    +1 😀

    Garrett, Momo,
    my best wishes for your friend Mr. Morita

    wasn’t me. i KNOW that Coach Cal is in contact with the schools.
    and there are more Loefflers out there, burning…WANTING to help US/Hawaii win. Peeps like lOEFFLER, and billyStutzman, and Mr. Torres da coach, have their heads on straight! and when they express themselves, you know they mean what they say about wanting to help Hawaii win.

    Go Warriors!

  225. bighilofan2 February 10, 2009 4:21 am

    still get samoa athletes out there wanting to go D1. the Jackson kid, Keaau Senior, is a scholar athlete. 6’2″. not sure of his weight, probably 190, fast. solid. played receiver last year but broke his wrist. but i saw him play basketball and that bugga was always catching up somebody and stealing the ball away. had more moves than JJ. 😀

  226. Stretch February 10, 2009 4:34 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos!!

    Looking forward to the noon Warrior Beat broadcast. See everyone later.

  227. myki February 10, 2009 5:47 am

    Good morning ST! You’re either up really early or really late!

    New post up already!

  228. aaron February 10, 2009 10:58 pm

    i did a group project for communications 201 with mollner, rinda brooks, clyde lewis, adrian klemm, and keli’i silva of the basketball team. i can’t believe that was over 10 years ago.

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  231. Sam Abbott March 19, 2009 1:55 pm

    Same, the Jonas brothers can make any song a decent song .

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