Split second Commentary from the perspective of Maui: Trump wins Massachusetts, Alabama, Tennessee. Oklahoma races too early to call. in projections. Clinton too early to call Mass. Clinton wins ala. Misguided voters think need for change with Trump trumps more important than civility, respect for our leaders, and need for role model for out youth. SCROLL DOWN FOR MORE. 



MAUI, HAWAII–With the polls closed in several states today , demagogue Donald Trump is likely to win a huge bundle of delegates. Trump sounds like a dictator saying he will do this and that. I will do this, I will do that does not work. We have a Congress that must pass laws for many of the things Trumps wants to do. It is unlikely they would ok most of the things he would like to do. Even much of the GOP establishment opposes Trump. The people need to listen. WATCH FOR MORE POSTS TODAY




KAANAPALI, MAUII–While hundreds of fans crowd bars like this one  you  cannot help but wonder how many people on the Super Bowl field will one day be on the road to dementiasuperbowl - 1ia. NFL should quit football and go to producing spectacular shows like it did at halftime.



Perspective 800o miles from Washington: The Voices of Maui Digital blog resumes today after a long absence to comment on the latest developments in the presidential race Pono is a Hawaiian word meaning do the right thing. Many in presidential race are not doing the right thing by running in the first place without enough experience and doing a lot of lying.

DONALD TRUMP is right for a chance when he blasted Ted Cruz yesterday for cheating in the Iowa primary by telling caucus voters ranting that Carson got out of the race. This may have led to a victory by Cruze. This is not, as Lawrence O’Donald claim, an example of more ranting fro Trump. HIs complaining is fully justified.

MARK RUBIO. He is an opportunities. Not enough experience to run for president. Tells lies about his former positions.

HILLARY CLINTON. Best qualified for presidency because of her experience in both domestic and international affairs but harmed by some of the things she has done that are a bit shady.

BERNIE SANDERS. Gave a wonderful speech after caucus covering improvements we need to make as a county. He is right about curtailing Wall St. and helping the less fortunate. Americans should have the right to pursue happiness as stated in the Declaration of Independence.

TED CRUZ: Totally unqualified. Has done nothing in Congress except playing leading role in shutting down the government, a very irresponsible act. Does not have enough experience. Lies. How fan he get anything done if Washington if all Senators hate him?

CHRIS CHRISTY. Should be admired for telling it like it is, a rare commodity in presidential politics. Right to blast some of his opponents.

JEB BUSH. Spent $5000 plus per vote by Iowans in caucuses. Waste of money better spent helping others.


joe IMG_1855KAANAPALI, MAUI , May 13—This great news show, which comes on at 1 am. on Maui but in this household is taped for viewing at breakfast,  reports that Congress voted yesterday to cut Amtrak funding despite the need to boost it to make trains safer. Details in previous post.

An informed rail man says there is a lower cost answer. Put a second engineer in the engine cab. That costs money too, however, and because Amtrak  is short of cash (unlike European railroads that are heavily subsidized) it cannot afford to do that either.

Also, had a second engineer been on the train he might not have  agreed on the speed as well since that train was trying to make up time.

Joe Scarborough went ballistic this morning, saying how he has said over and over again he supports funding for infrastructure. Yet, over all, Joe is among those who rant against big government. For twitter: #morningjoe


IMG_1785KAANAPALI BEACH, MAY 15. MESSAGE ONE: FEAR THE FORK, a t-shirt warning about lifting your fork too often to grow fat and shorten your life, as seen on the Ka’anapali Beach path.

MESSAGE TWO: FEAR CONGRESS whose conservative members fail to fund Amtrak properly because they do not like “big government. ” In case conservatives have not noticed, big government gives Amtrak the funds to install a system that cuts train power automatically when speeding but has not funded Amtrak enough.  A national safety board official said this week’s train crash would not have occurred had this system been in place. Amtrak has a been trying to add this protection system wide for many years but has not gotten the funds to complete it. It does not matter what improper actions the engineer took. The automatic system would have slowed the train.

Big government by the way also rebuilds infrastructure (including bridges that are disintegrating through lack of funding), protects our food supply when agencies have enough money do to so and keeps this country great.

Wake up Congress. Support our infrastructure and if your only decision maker is does a law help business, remember that business only thrives if it has  infrastructure to deliver its goods.

This photo blog chronicles life on the world’s  best beach (according to Conde Nast) and occasionally comments on news of the day from a perspective as far away from Washington DC as you can get. . 

Maui Tropical Plantation soon may become one of Maui’s most popular visitor venues


Waikapu, April 20. The Maui Tropic Planatation is on the way to becoming one of Maui’s favorite tourist attractions as the result of a major improvement program that is turning this tropical paradise into an oasis and showplace. Giant wheels used to crush sugar cane provide ambiance.

New shops designed in plantation style have been elegantly designed by a top designer who previously has been involved with Mama’s Fish House. A family from the Mainland has opened a spectacular soap shop. A new bar still under construction will feature a historic locative.

The developer also plans to build a new town nearby. Maui News told that story Sunday but missed the real story for 2015–the creation of a favorite place ideal for strolling or just reading a book, maybe even Voices of Maui or Voices of Aloha. Voices of Maui Talk Story, LLC photos

BREAKING NEWS (Delayed) 4272 three pointer fails Duke Vs. Mich State


Honolulu, April 6–Posted up during the final four game Saturday, your blogger attempted a 4373 mile shot to Indianapolis against Duke. Unfortunately, my shot rolled off the rim. Coach K has brought his team frequently to the Maui Invitational Basketball Tournament. In one free throw contest between coaches and local students, Coach K was the only coach in recent memory to sink all three. However, even he could have not made this shot. The blogger successfully predicted the defeat of Kentucky and now predicts the Big 10 will rule. ON WISCONSIN from a fan of Illinois. Sara Foley photo.

SURFS UP: 11 photos taken in 30 minutes that show why Kaanapali is the worlds best beach

Ka’anapali, March 25. On or one the way to the beach we see ladies in bikinis, surfers, someone with a wonderful tatoo ordering a drink, learning yoga and enjoying a treat. Never a dull moment along Kaanapali Beach, especially during spring break. Voices of Maui Talk Story, LLc photos

There’s a beautiful Secret Garden on Maui? Where could it be?

Maui, Hawaii, March 22–Friends of a wonderful lady with the ultimate green thumb gathered yesterday for a traditional Hawaiian ceremony to bless a “Secret Garden”  of Native Hawaiian plants and the  the land surrounding a new dwelling. The garden is secret because the owner, who nurtured some of the plants from seedlings or small shrubs and planted all 1000 of them herself is a private person. You will find no clue here of where it is, but through closeup photos you will be able to enjoy it anyway.  This work should serve as a model for others.