A few unconnected thoughts heading into the weekend-
Romy Cachola joins a list of at least three other recent Honolulu City Council representatives who have been fined by the city's Ethics Commission. I don't know what these elected officials are reading to ensure they do their jobs well or at least correctly, but they sure must have misplaced the ethics and morals manual. Of course, we sometimes re-elect these transgressors, so I guess we, the voters, don't care much either about the rules. Or maybe that's why about over 50% of registered voters here apparently have second thoughts, or no thoughts, by Election Day, as they don't show up.
On a happier note, now that we are in mid-October, perhaps the well-known trade winds and cooler temperatures will finally return to our isles. There were numerous record high temperatures set around the state last month. July-October are our hottest months annually, by the way. Whether it was due to global warming, El Niño, hot air from bureaucrats and candidates, or simply by chance, temperature readings in the 60s and 70s will be welcome relief to our bodies and our electric bills in the coming weeks and months.
And finally, as the legal black hole that allowed homeless camping around Fort DeRussy beach is closed, we will enforce yet one more place where the homeless can't go. Let's hope the migration madness from beach to street to sidewalk to park to beach forces expeditious action to ensure that more temporary living facilities are built for these people to go to. Think about it…