Saturday, July 19, 2014

The Bandwagon

I am meeting plenty of savvy people that are slowly getting on the bandwagon. They are realizing that they have been conned, royally, by the Present Rail Party, just to make bucks for some. "Rapid Transit" is not only a misnomer but a deliberate lie.

“Never hide things from hardcore thinkers. They get more aggravated,
more provoked by confusion than the most painful truths.”

Right now, you can take the #93 bus at three pm at the Alapai Transit Center and be in Makaha in one and a half hours. How about that? It will be discontinued of course. It will take no less that three hours by "Rapid Transit" (The Rail Disaster.) People are just as dumb as they thought? 14 hour work days are not that bad, for OP (other people.)

Meanwhile, many people are making their plans to avoid the Rail Catastrophe by any means. The first is more Industrial parks. Many of the shops losing their places in the path of the Rail destruction may find the answer in Kapolei. Minimum Wage is worth ten times more in the West than in Honolulu. "And I coulda got home in 20 minutes."

The beautiful Articulated Bus, one tenth the cost of Rail, and five times more efficient.
But, Yes, I know. It's the bread, Fred.

The planned inexpensive Hotel near the new existing Airport is going ahead very nicely. And there will be a Night Life in this sector of Kalealoa. Kmart may be moving to Nanakuli. (Terrific idea.) The new Community Center near Barber's Point or Honokai Hale is being protested by the Present Rail Party, naturally.

Dancing is looking up with Kapolei Chapter HBDA, solid as a rock and now the new Ewa Chapter HBDA at Asing Community Park looking good. Unfortunately we don't get much news of them. It we can help with a little PR, we will. If they do not wish, we will respect, but our intent to help all the dancers. And in the West we will live, work and play in the same area. Anyone ever hear of Second City? If you are stuck with Honolulu, that is your problem.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Growing Interest

Wow, we are picking this up from Ewa Beach all the way around the South West Shore and up the Waianae Coast - second and/or third city. We can always visit Honolulu every year or so and may be easier than going to the neighbor islands. We can live, work and play in the West without Honolulu. Really!

"Sometimes you have to accept the fact that certain things
will never go back to how they used to be."

The Industrial Parks are leading the way, and the new Airport at Kalealoa is a great step forward. The new planned affordable Hotel, terrific. The Passenger boats from Barber's Point are now making contact with the beautiful Waianae Boat Harbor. We all know the bus situation is going to go from bad to worse. Traffic Makaha to Town will be almost at a stand still.

So how about getting the Passenger boat at Wainaee Boat Harbor? If it is "comfortable" nice, and those that have to get off at Barber's Point, fine. Others will continue because they are stuck in Honolulu jobs. Auwe. Meanwhile Honokai Hale is waking up too. The express #93 bus with the first and last freeway stop will be discontinued. You don't like the new bus set up? Hit the road, Jack.

"Tiny Bubbles" by Don Ho

Dancing is coming up very well too. Kapolei Chapter HBDA with classes at the Makakilo Community Center. and now a new Ewa Chapter HBEA with classes at Asing Community Center in Ewa Beach. Honokai Hale is looking good for a Community Center, but the Present Rail Party may stop it. But there is no stopping the entire enchilada of interest going up the coast. Dancing in Waianae? Beautiful.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Barber's Point

The Rail Disaster is forcing a lot of people to see what a mess it is going to be. Most every one is gradually becoming aware of what the Rail Catastrophe is already doing to the citizens and businesses along the way. They haven't come across the noise yet and it will be unbearable. This is only the beginning and the Present Rail Party is already raking in millions and millions of the Fed dollars.

"Complaining about yesterday will not make make tomorrow any better.
But we can work at it and make it better that way."

But the residents of Kapolei are not that dumb and things are beginning to evolve - the South West Shore of Oahu. The geographical name, Ka lae loa, means "long point" in Hawaiian and is the native name for what is now called Barbers Point on O Ľahu. The area was known as Barbers Point because Captain Henry Barber wrecked his ship on a coral shoal at this location on October 31, 1796.

Barber's Point at Kalealoa, harbor now in second place to Honolulu.
Will become even more prominent in the near future.

But the whole area is now being looked over for development. The Kalealoa Airport is already in and functioning nicely. The Affordable Hotel is in the plans. The Dance Clubs are beginning to form in the entire area. The Cocktail Lounges are looking at live music and dancing at Kalealoa. And now the possibility of Boat Passenger Service, Barber's Point - Honolulu.

Bike Racks, I don't know.

We all know of what they tried before and the Ivory Towers just never had a clue. The users had a choice. The buses were providing good service. Some people living in Makaha were leaving their cars home and taking the express buses to town. Much easier than taking a feeder bus to the boat station and then waiting for the boat to go to Honolulu.

"Stranger In Paradise" by Tony Bennett

Now, the Present Rail Party is not about to give anyone a choice. Either it is the Rail Disaster or you hit the road, Jack. The same feeder bus humbug to get to the Rail Stations. Gotta do sum teeng! It may get easier to get to the boat station than the Rail station. Once on the boat it is non-stop to Honolulu. Whatevah, everyone is going to avoid that Rail Mess like poison. Rapid Transit it is not, that was part of the con job.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014


"Growing up small kid time, Kalealoa was rumored to have strip bars. Unlike Honolulu, which has buy-me-drinkie bars and strip clubs galore, this would have been a curious oddity for a population about 50,000. Now the place seem to be growing with ordinary drinking kine oasis." From a long time resident.

"We just need more people that specialize in the impossible."

Now with Kapolei Chapter HBDA solidly entrenched in Kapolei area, and a new one, Ewa Chapter HBDA coming in there is a beautiful awakening on social dancing. These dance clubs have some of the best teachers in the Pacific, of the American style of dance. The kind that can be danced very easily in the smaller dance floors available in night clubs. At any rate, it looks like we shall have fun dancing the night away.

The Goodies section is in all the blogs. What is it? You could be missing a good priced computer or if you have the right last two on your Social Security Number you can get it for free. Not too many people are aware of this. Free, of course, on the Internet, means "be very careful." You can also check in on Town Dancer blog for the latest by Richie Fun, keeping the dancers informed.

"Don't Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes" by Perry Como

Of course, the definition of the Two Center is still up in the air for most readers. Social Media has been an unknown forever and a day. So it should be no surprise that this blog that had gone up so far and so fast with just two chapters of HBDA is now coming back down in hits. However there are plenty of good dancers in this section and they could have a nice time being a Two Center willing to share a few photos and some information for the benefit of their fellow dancers.

Blogger's Law #41: All gossip at the Palladium is true. Do not be misled by facts.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Mother Theresa

People are often unreasonable and self centered. Forgive them anyway.

If you are kind, people will accuse you of ulterior motives. Be kind anyway.

If you are honest, people may cheat you.
Be honest anyway.

If you find happiness, people may be jealous of you. Be happy anyway.

The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow. Be good anyway.

Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough. Give anyway.

For you see, it was never between you and them anyway. In the end, it was between you and God.

No, the Present Rail Party has never heard of Mother Theresa. Those gangsters are something else.

"I Believe" by Frankie Laine

At any rate, Kapolei is going ahead to make it second city. There will be Industrial Parks where the residents can work a short distance from their homes. The main objective will be to avoid the Rail Disaster and the crowded freeways and increase traffic in Downtown Honolulu. Yes, we all know, it's the Dough, Flo.

"The World Is Waiting For The Sunrise" by Les Paul and Mary Ford

Nite Life looking good in Kalealoa and it will help with the new airport. A small inexpensive hotel nearby will clinch it very nicely. The hotels along the Rail Mess will be cancelled. The noise from the Rail Calamity will be unbearable for the guests. For the dancers, it may be a District Park and a Community Center. Where they don't have to wait on you hand and foot. But it will not cost you an arm and a leg.

Paradise coming up soon. Live, work and play in Second City.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Kalealoa, Oahu

This blog is truly amazing however, for any of you checking the hits, we are getting robot hits so it will be muddled for awhile. Blogger programmers have a tough time trying to control these. Meanwhile the stats are less meaningful.

Mokulele Airlines has launched its Kalaeloa to Kahului, Maui services with three daily flights. And over the next year, the Kailua-Kona-based carrier said it could expand service to Kapalua, Lanai and Molokai, with up to a dozen flights out of the west Oahu air strip.

"I can see this airport being as huge for us as it is in Honolulu, mainly because of its convenience," said Mokulele's CEO Ron Hansen. It's much more convenient to come out here than go into town, pay for parking and worry about when we come back because of all of the traffic," he said. The fares are ... even better than what you would pay leaving out of Honolulu."

"This is a big event because we're seeing a second airport opening up for interisland flights," he said. And Kapolei is still on track for being Second City and the Rail Disaster is not needed. Infrastructure improvements will come slowly. The important point is to get the economic activity first and the infrastructure will follow.

"Somewhere Over The Rainbow" by Bruddah Iz

Then there is an additional factor. Friends of HBDA in the Neighbor Islands will have the opportunity to come visit a Social at Kapolei or Ewa Chapters. Easier than ever, no downtown mess and no Rail Calamity. Wow! Honolulu is not the center of the world.

Mokulele, however, is optimistic that the increased business activity will attract more investment. Hansen says other former military air bases that were shutdown years ago have been successfully converted into commercial airports. And on Oahu the Military have in the last few decades been an obstruction for the citizens.