Your Views for August 31


This is a poem I wrote about the problem with the U.S. Postal Service.


Tampering with the U.S. federal mail

is a crime that could land you in jail,

especially on my dime.

Political tampering to cause hampering

of U.S. mail delivery is causing

our citizens misery.

To do it for political purpose makes it

even more worse,

to slow the flow of the vote to go is an

immoral course.

It is very obvious the political goal here

is to block the voting for your peers,

especially since the time to vote is so near.

The internal damage done by the political ploy

is a fault of appointed DeJoy,

Trump’s man to help Trump destroy our land

to insure his dictatorial stand.

The short time we have now left is too late

to fix Sabotage Gate,

the mail right now is at least one week late,

it will be worse at the voting date.

Behind our view Trump did his dirty do

to put in voting glue to stop you

to cause him to loose.

This is how a dictator does his deed

to fulfill his ego’s need,

a bipolar, sociopathic guy needs to (fill in the blank).

What a “leader” says and does is an important path

to help the nation’s act,

but the fact is that our president is bad at that.

So far Trump is not our star

but he seems to be immune to political burn.

How about it’s his turn at COVID-19’s physical burn?

Tom Forgatsch


Withdraw complaint

It is sad to see Hawaiians putting their names forward in an ethics complaint against the Maunakea protest camp and its peaceful demonstration against the Thirty Meter Telescope project.

Despite the heavy support around the island, state and the world, one can only wonder if these Hawaiians are truly Hawaiian and understand the history that has set off this movement.

The right thing for these Hawaiians to do is to recognize how they are being used and manipulated and to withdraw from their ethics complaint, now.

Robert Yamada


Voting concerns

In light the fact that our “illustrious” nonleader is purposely “working to eviscerate the U.S. Postal Service by firing top managers and changing rules to slow delivery down so many ballots don’t get delivered, returned or properly postmarked,” I suggest that every voter deliver their completed/signed ballots to either an Voter Service Center or a county ballot drop-box.

If unable to do so themselves, have family, friends, etc., do so for them. And the Elections Office should make the drop-boxes available much sooner than one week before the election.


Susie Smith


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