The Maui Newshttp://www.mauinews.comTop Blogsen-usWed, 23 Jul 2014 14:06:52 EDTWed, 23 Jul 2014 14:06:52 EDT (Keep It Stupid, Simple),-Simple).htmlSo, Gene Simmons becomes (I believe) the first Mauian to be the subject of the Washington Post's truth squadding, for his claim that the 1% pay 80% of the taxes and half the population pays no taxes.Mon, 21 Jul 2014 17:32:46 EDTThe right side of history I began writing this post on July 3, then set it aside while on a trip to Nevada. Just as well. I have been advocating a free and independent Great Kurdistan for a long time -- long before RtO began in 2008 -- and no one agrees with me.Sun, 20 Jul 2014 23:04:20 EDTThe only issue in the mayor's race's-race.htmlIt is raining this morning, refilling the reservoirs and forestalling worries about an Upcountry water shortage till next year. Yet water is still the only issue in local politics. If we don't fix water, it won't matter what else we do.Sun, 20 Jul 2014 15:46:05 EDTMaui Big Leaguers advance to Western Region final details other than the <a href=', 19 Jul 2014 18:02:53 EDTBeing schooled have started reading Adrian Goldsworthy's "How Rome Fell," and while I haven't gotten to Chapter 1 yet, his discursive and chatty introduction contains some statements so provocative, it seems worthwhile to stop and think about them.Fri, 18 Jul 2014 20:27:14 EDT