27 December 2006

TikiPundit is Retiring

Your friendly local Hawai'ian god come down from platform to inform that he is retiring for the time being. This "time being" could be hundreds of years to humans, but just a small time to local immortal god. Friendly local god is leaving Waikiki to return to home Molokai.

Have decide to reside at Iliiliopae Heiau, which god helped build long, long time ago. Did best stonework here.

Why don't you come see me sometime? Juss be nice and don't move rock. Put lots of "sweat equity" into rock. Don' touch.

OK to bring beer. TikiPundit got nothing against beer, but nobody got drunk, eh?

Be nice on heiau.

Meanwhile, check out follow-on blog by friendly local slave: Four Borders Pundit got tired of working taro fields all da time, escape my place, got bettah job over on Mainland, so he t'ink. Now live in desert, that one crazy boy. My recommend blog, though. Boy might improve someday.

See you on the beach sometime--in person, dat mean--udderwise, wait a li'l bit until TikiPundit blog resurface soon as friendly local god get pissed off enough to show up on O'ahu and tap head all over Hawai'i and straighten things out.


10 December 2006

Help Wanted: Intelligence

Looks like Congressman Silvestre Reyes is in for a world of hurt as House Intelligence Committee Chairman, based on his naive early-days talk. The blogosphere has been foaming at the mouth over Reyes' recent interview with CQ. Countercolumn piles on.

But it's not yet time to go all Foley, Silver. The El Paso Times has your back.

On a more ominous note, TPM Muckraker has a troubling report on Reyes' behavior. It's not that they get in trouble for ideological positions, it's that they just can't keep their fingers out of the pie. El Paso Times, anything to say?

09 December 2006

Inouye Stumbles

Your friendly local Hawai'ian god is not happy with Senator Daniel Inouye. Nestled inside his condolences for five Schofield Barracks GIs killed in Iraq was this Trojan Horse: "It is my hope that a change of course in Iraq will occur in the near future, our soldiers deserve no less."

Friendly god knows all about the modern US political concept of the permanent, 24/7 election campaign, but this wasn't the time for Democrat talking points.

17 November 2006

Big New Blog Category & Link

Hi all,
your friendly local Hawai'ian god has a new category for links, "Southwest." It's over on the right-hand side -- and sorry about Joan bleeding into the RH margin over there. She's just so over the top all the time. I'm sorry she's not fronting the Democrats instead of her marginally-reserved twin sister. It'd be a lot more fun to follow. "Hey Murth! Murth! You're making me throw up!" "Ah! Aaaaaggghhh!"

This first link under the new category is a critical find. The Great Taco Hunt is a world-class site that is the ideal of what a blog should be (unlike the fish-wrap you're reading now). It presents localized, unique information from a first-person perspective on a limited topic that is obsessively-covered. And it's a great read, too. The site's creator, Bandini, ought to be slaving away on a book by now.

Have a look and a link -- you won't be sorry. And you'll be surprised about how different the tacos are in California as compared to other parts of the US, including the Southwest. And they have it right over there. Unless your friendly local god was dipping once too often into the washed-up bottle of shochu he recently found, that style taco comes from the interior of Mexico. Other border states' tacos come from a Northern Mexico style, and are beef/chicken-friendly, salsa-poor and Yanqui-influenced (see Wikipedia entries for "lettuce," "tomato" and "processed cheddar cheese."

15 November 2006

Separated at Birth?