Local Democratic Party and Democrats honor dead, long-time serial sexual predator “Hon.” Daniel K. Inouye because naming airports and highways and high school libraries and other stuff isn’t enough honor for the goatish pig or piggish goat
September 1, 2021 § Leave a comment
Senator Daniel K Inouye: As Told by His Son
Thursday, September 2, 2021
For 50 years, Daniel K. Inouye had a profound impact on the people of Hawaiʻi. A new multimedia project launching in September takes a closer look at Senator Inouye, through the eyes of his son, Ken Inouye. Join us for a conversation with Ken and longtime Inouye Chief of Staff Patrick DeLeon, as they share with our Party members some of their memories in advance of the project launch. This series, produced by Gloria and Imiloa Borland, will be released to the public on Senator Inouye’s birthday, September 7, 2021. More information is available at www.SenInouyeToldByHisSon.com
March 28, 2019 § Leave a comment
Surely this a sensible recommendation: “Why not name the airport after Mark Takai or Dan Akaka or Patsy Mink, all of whom served us well? Or what about astronaut Ellison Onizuka, a man who gave his life in search of the stars?”
But one way to avoid the problem of post-morten [or pre-mortem for that matter] bubbling to the surface of ugly truths about persons who have done ‘some good’ is to simply not name things after people at all as it avoids the a couple of problems: changing attitudes towards what is ‘admirable’; newly discovered facts; new cogency of previously known facts.
Five generations ago William McKinley presided over the beginning of the US war Philippine independence which may have resulted in the death of 10% of all Filipinos [yes, there is some uncertainty]; seems to have been where the US military first learned the techniques practiced in Abhu Ghraib [and like the abuses in Iraq, were covered up; yet he got a High School named after him in Honolulu. Coming up on twenty generations ago Andrew Jackson ethnically cleansed Native Americans in a manner little different from modern day genocidists.
Honolulu High is a fine name.
Honolulu International Airport is a fine name.