I'm at the far right of the picture. I intend to dress that way from now on.
Decided not to let a flood warning stop my hike, and it didn't. It was drizzling when I started, but the raindrops vanished like so many Obama campaign promises. Just about sunset I took this blue hour photo:
Hualalai doesn't look that tall, but it's higher than any mountain in North America east of the Rockies. Tennessee and New Hampshire, you've been served.
I followed a link in one of Damon Tucker's 50-60 daily posts to this Hawaii Tribune Herald article about the county Department of Public Works and its Public Information Officer's(!) idiotic attempt to prevent the public from learning the status of projects from bloggers. Of course, bloggers like Aaron Stene would not need to issue updates on road projects if our inept county government and its useless Public Information Officers did the job of informing the public.
I did wonder about this, however:
The Torch of Light Award, awarded for the best example of open government, goes to Gov. Linda Lingle and the Hawaii State Legislature for passing a law to protect newsgatherers from revealing confidential sources.Protecting confidential sources is no doubt helpful to journalists, and possibly useful in uncovering government corruption or misdeeds, but "the best example of open government"? I don't see it. Perhaps there were NO actual examples of open government in Hawaii last year. Could be.