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The Sushi Bandit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 10:50 PM
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Kucinich: (Senator) Akaka ’exemplar of peace’
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Kucinich and Akaka appeared together before a partisan crowd Wednesday at a Maui Democratic Century Club luncheon at the Maui Tropical Plantation. Kucinich said it was a "great honor" to win support from Maui Democrats during his presidential bid. "I’ve never forgotten that," said the congressman, who maintains a strong following among Maui voters for his environmental and anti-war stances.

During the luncheon, Kucinich praised Akaka as an "exemplar of peace," noting that he was one of 23 senators who initially voted against invading Iraq. "I traveled thousands of miles for him because he has the courage to take a stand for peace," said Kucinich. "You can stand on the beaches and, as each wave comes in, you can sense it: You can sense it in Hawaii that there is some condition that we are made for that is better than war."

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I look upon Iraq as a war unjustified and incorrect," said Akaka during his remarks to club members. "Our country is great because we will admit to our mistakes and amend our mistakes." Akaka said he voted against the war because there was no evidence of weapons of mass destruction and no postwar strategy for withdrawing troops and because the U.S. was invading unilaterally, without support from the United Nations. "As we look back today, all those things were true; our vote was correct," said Akaka.





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catnhatnh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 10:59 PM
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1. Hawaii and Alaska are both interesting...
...because of their indigenous populations.In Hawaii I see native representation and in Alaska little.But I would bet that involvement by peoples and tribes would help to modify certain ugly trends I see in this country...
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The Sushi Bandit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-11-06 02:53 AM
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2. Akaka must be supported by all of us
one of the most progressive votes in the senate
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LWolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-11-06 08:57 AM
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3. Thanks for a positive read this morning!
It's good to leave behind the latest anthill stirred by the GOP and DLC and pop in to read about good reps, good words, and good work.

:hi:
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The Sushi Bandit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-11-06 01:28 PM
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4. Kucinich to Speak in Haiku, Maui
Dennis Kucinich wll be speaking on Peacebuilding this Friday at the Studio Maui

When: Friday August 11 from 5 to 6:30pm
Where: The Studio Maui @ the Haiku Cannery (Haiku Road & Kokomo Raod)
$10.00 Donation
More info call: 808-575-9390

Be there!!!

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LWolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-11-06 02:26 PM
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5. Sounds like a great reason to visit!
If anyone ever needs a reason to visit the islands, lol. Of course, the plane flight and hotel to get there are just slightly outside my budget at this point.
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ToeBot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-11-06 02:39 PM
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6. "... admit to our mistakes and amend our mistakes."
So he recanted his position on oil drilling in ANWR , I missed the announcement. Good for him though.
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RiffRandell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-11-06 02:42 PM
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7. Akaka also voted for ANWR drilling
Just goes to show people they will never get a perfect candidate.
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