Monday, August 14, 2006

Tomorrow is moving day. (UPDATE: Now it's moved back to next week.) Yes, my neighbor and I got that 2 bedroom, 1 bath little house. It is for sale, so we are on a month to month and plan to keep looking for something else. Both of us are thinking a condo with a pool might be a good call, so we will be keeping our eyes open for something along those lines. At least now my present landlord can start getting the property in order and the county off his back.

As with a lot of places, elections are approaching. Unfortunately for Kauai, the old school network will once again rule the day. You'd think these folks would wise up and elect people who would be looking out for their best interests. I seriously doubt that will happen. As a friend who I spoke with this morning said, it's the 'plantation mentality', you vote for who we tell you to vote for. Meanwhile, the home owning locals are strapped with very large property tax rates, and all of us poor roads and lousy infrastructure. We bitch, we moan, and nothing gets done. They tout how they busted 471 pot plants (down from 50,000 to 70,000 back in the 70's) while ice (crystal meth) use runs rampant on this island, as well as the rest of Hawai'i. These pot busts utilize helicopters and manpower and equates to money wasted that could be used for other, more beneficial things, like fighting real crime.

In our Kaua'i newspaper, there is a weekly police log. Week after week, there is one person who always appears. Drunk, in possession, driving stolen cars, domestic violence, theft. Somehow, he keeps getting put back out in society. Yes, he is a local. Yes, it seems he is getting some kind of preferential treatment. Yes, that is life in da islands. Aloha.

6 Comments:

Anonymous Ann Coulter said...

Sounds like Washington DC or any other liberal metropolis, except better climate.

8:05 AM  
Blogger puttzle said...

'cept for it isn't nearly the size of a 'metropolis'...

8:10 AM  
Anonymous remedial reader said...

ww3..........yikes

1:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow! somebody actually had to write all that out on a keyboard!

6:52 AM  
Blogger puttzle said...

And it only took me one little click to remove it...

7:08 AM  
Anonymous anita huggin said...

Puttz,
It's not the size of your click, it's how you use it.

10:30 AM  

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