mahalo, mr president – Luanne has posted a comment!

Honolulu Star Advertiser:

Dear Mr President,

I am so honored and in awe knowing you are staying just minutes from my home, viewing the same scenery and skyline and hopefully relaxing and enjoying our beautiful island. You belong here because you really do employ the “aloha spirit”.

So, mahalo, and continue to spread the aloha spirit throughout the world. Winning the Nobel Peace Prize proves, at least to other countries, how able you are to reach around the world and show respect, compassion and the willingness to strive for world peace. This should continue to be a strong focal point, as cooperation is the answer to all that is wrong in this world. Please continue to embrace unity.

You are tackling so many issues and it is beginning to show in many ways. So regardless of what the critics say, maintain the kindness and connection that we islanders call the “aloha spirit”, and the world will truly be a better place.

Luanne Webster, Kaneohe

Thank you graciouslady for letting me know about the letter  😉

17 Responses to “mahalo, mr president – Luanne has posted a comment!”

  1. 1 bardgal
    December 29, 2010 at 6:12 pm

    Mahalo for posting this!!

  2. 3 Hachikō
    December 29, 2010 at 6:16 pm

    Beautiful, heartfelt letter. Amazing and spiritual sunset.

  3. 4 cat48
    December 29, 2010 at 6:20 pm

    Hey Chipsticks, Just admit it! You wrote that letter to the prez & sent it! 🙂
    It’s really a nice, thoughtful letter. Foreign Policy is so important. I really appreciate the patience he is showing with Iran…..the old “carrots & sticks” beats “bomb, bomb, bomb, Iran” everytime.

    • December 29, 2010 at 6:23 pm

      Ha, I wish I did! 🙂 Couldn’t be that eloquent even with a stack of dictionaries in front of me!

      • 6 Luanne Webstee
        January 31, 2011 at 10:45 pm

        Aloha Chipsticks, I wrote the “Mahalo” letter to the President. It gave me a very warm glow to think, perhaps, for one moment I had his attention. I didn’t know I could get comments like yours and now I am intrigued. I know very little about “blogging” or tweeting so is that what this is? Looking forward to hearing from you……Luanne

        • February 1, 2011 at 7:49 am

          Hello Luanne! How lovely to hear from you, your letter about the President was beautiful. This is just a pro-President Obama blog, we come here to get away from all the whining and nastiness! Really great to have you visit, I hope you’ll come again. Congratulations on that letter, we all loved it. Thanks Luanne, Love, Chipsticks

          • 8 Luanne Webster
            February 1, 2011 at 11:03 am

            Wow…….this is great! I am behind our President 100%. I believe his philosophies and ideas are the wave of the future. I just hope his opposition gives him the chance to make it a long ride.

  4. 9 Tally
    December 29, 2010 at 6:32 pm

    I just love how much Hawaii loves and is proud of their native son! I got the coolest Obama Surfs shirt when I was in Maui last….

    That aloha spirit warms the heart!


  5. 11 cat48
    December 29, 2010 at 6:41 pm

    Chipsticks, I did read a good column today at The Daily Beast that sort of explained to me what the prez was trying to do with the Eagles call:

    “As a presidential candidate in September 2008, he sent a letter to the Third Annual Prisoner Reentry Summit commending San Francisco city leaders for their “innovate work to reduce recidivism” and pledging to create opportunities for former prisoners if elected.
    Obama said in his letter that he “recognized that American urban communities are facing an incarceration and post-incarceration crisis.” He vowed to create a prison-to-work incentive program… to create ties between employers and third-party agencies that provide training and support services to ex-offenders and to improve ex-offender employment and job-retention rates.” He also pledged he would “work to reform correctional systems that prevent former inmates from finding and maintaining employment.”
    Attorney General Eric Holder, speaking at the Project Safe Neighborhoods Annual Conference in July, echoed the president’s commitment to the issue by stating that incarceration is not an economically sustainable way to combat crime.”

    I didn’t know if you had seen it or not. Interesting I thought. It’s probably just one more thing he planned to do before History took over and gave him the Global Financial Crisis and raging unemployment to do instead of what he wanted to work on.

    I know how you feel though. I’ve got 2 spoiled kitties I love. 🙂

    • 12 majii
      December 29, 2010 at 6:54 pm

      If only Tucker Carlson, rw media, and FoxPAC would do their research before they open their mouths. I was just appalled at what I read in the NY Daily News. The article states that Carlson says he’s a Christian and calls for Vick to be executed. I could agree to more time in prison than he served, but execution, NO. I wish Carlson felt the same way about the former president and his crew whose actions led to the deaths of hundreds of thousands, but he won’t because he’s a partisan hack who wouldn’t know the truth if it bit off his bottom lip, chewed it, and digested it in front of him.

      Thanks for this information, cat48. I think the whole point of PBO calling the coach was to further his plan to encourage employers to give former prisoners a chance to work and become contributing members of society.

    • December 29, 2010 at 7:38 pm

      Ah, thanks so much for that cat48, you’re so good to let me know about the article. I did a bit of reading today too and I understand how this ‘second chance’ issue is so important to the President, and has been for a long time. Thanks again cat. 😉

      • 14 Hachikō
        December 29, 2010 at 8:08 pm

        Well, at least now everybody is too distracted by Tucker Carlson’s insane comment to even remember what the President said. Thanks to America’s ADD.

  6. 15 cat48
    December 29, 2010 at 7:00 pm

    Majii, I didn’t see the article, but I did see the headline on Google News. Tucker Carlson has a lot of ideas I don’t agree with….he always says he’s mainly a Libertarian. Guess not Civil Liberties, though!

    • 16 Stylishgurl
      December 29, 2010 at 8:43 pm

      Lots of people have said here & on twitter how Tucker Carlson was desperate for attention. Seriously thought it is sad, how some people go about fame these days (who can be more outrageous!) *serious side eye*

  7. 17 Tracy
    December 29, 2010 at 11:10 pm

    In all the controversy about Vick people are missing the reason for the call: to congratulate the Eagles on their starting to transform the stadium into one completely powered by wind and solar.

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