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Monday, February 15, 2016

The People of Hawaii think that Senator Bernie Sanders is the Better Choice to lead the Nation in 2017 because he is in Tune with the People of the 50th State—do YOU support him?

THE AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF CULINARY POLITICS-ELEMENTAL NEWS OF THE DAY COMMENTARY-OPINION-SPORTS-FOODSERVICE FOR MONDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2016 BY CHEF ITZI NAKAMURA

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Welcome to yet another week of Hawaiian political talk
Kihei, HI, 02-15-2016 Monday: Friends, aloha, it is good to be back and to follow my dear friend, Chef Cheryl, aka ‘Cherry’ (that is what we call here) because if you have read MY recent posts at our Facebook Page, then you know that I, too, support Bernie Sanders. 
At first, I dismissed the old geezer as I did Martin O’Malley, Jim Webb, and Lincoln Chafee, but as time has flowed by, I have allowed the old man to enamor me of him, his policies, and his views.  We all thought Hillary was going to be the inevitable nominee because just as in 2008, it was HER turn. 
However, it appears that the Democrat Party continues to make things more in her favor than in the old Vermonter, which is not right to me or to anyone I know or with whom I work.   I hope Debbie Wasserman-Schultz is listening to not only me but to the Hawaiian people: keep it fair, Ms. Wasserman-Schultz.
‘Saturday Night Live’ is our thermometer when it comes to who is and who is not ‘popular’ with the voters…
To me, if you want to know which way the political wind blows, all one needs to do is to watch Saturday Night Life.  Kate McKinnon does an amazing job portraying Hillary Clinton and throughout this past Saturday night’s episode, February 13, 2016, they took shots at her from start to finish. 
Even more amazing is the amount of pro-Bernie speech that I heard and this tells me that Hillary is in deep trouble.  At one point during one skit, there were reasons as to why people should not vote for Senator Sanders and then Hillary and the reasons on the screen for Senator Sanders were few while those for Hillary rolled by in two major installments.  Ba-bam, folks, she took it to the temple, not something any candidate wants to see, especially on a show typically in favor of them.    
The people in the 50th state suffer far more than the people of the mainland do
The people here in Hawaii suffer the same angst as people living on the mainland, unemployment is high, benefits the state pays out at an all-time high, we have more than our share of homeless people living on the beaches and in the streets thanks to states on the mainland giving them one-way tickets here. 
We also have far too many refugee kids and we think we also have some Syrian refugees making their way here and that does not bode well for our already struggling economy.  We need someone who is in tune with the needs of the American people and right now, it looks like Senator Sanders is the one to help us.   
Labor Department statistics can be misleading especially when it comes to unemployment…
Labor statistics sometimes are misleading so no one ever pays attention to them, especially here in the islands.  We have many people out of work, some still seeking work and many others who have thrown in the towel and gone completely out of the workforce. 
We have employment agencies that send temporary workers to furniture companies such as C S WO and Sons as well as to other locations across the islands.  What one needs to understand is that both working conditions and wage scales are similar to those on the West Coast of the United States although cost of living and housing can be oppressive for outsiders to relocate here. 
The main source of employment for many people living here is in government at all levels but even that has become exclusive for many locals, as we tend to hire our own before hiring outsiders unless it is positions that are in high demand.  
Our few votes generally do not matter in the primary process
In the end, we will not have a chance to voice our lungs in the election as our primary happens on March 26 in general (the Republicans caucus earlier), in line with most of the other clump of states.  (Note: Cherry gave the wrong date late in August, I believe it was a typo for which, we apologize).  We appear slow to outsiders because island times moves far slower than it does on the mainland or anywhere else in the world but we do our best to keep current. 
We take our time to make up our minds and seldom do candidates come here to share their messages because the number of delegates we have to give is extremely low.  We have four votes in the Electoral College whereas California has 55, Texas 38, Florida 29, and Ohio 18, I believe. 
Politicians only come here once they are in office and before heading to and from the mainland.  Still, any attention is better than NO attention so it is what it is.     
We mostly always go Democrat
In the end, no one knows what is going to happen but our state always goes Democrat all the way because we have so many people on lower rungs of the economic ladder.  We want someone who will defend our needs, help our people, and bring up the living standard for all of us while recognizing that we have our own unique needs. 
We fear that if someone such as Hillary wins the White House, we will be but a blip on her map while our problems go unfixed.  We think Senator Sanders will help ALL Americans including the people of Hawaii and I suspect that unless the Democrat Party does something underhanded and sneaky to the senator from Vermont, he could very well prevail.   
I agree with Chef Cherry on the Republicans, too
As for the Republicans, again, I am in complete agreement with Cherry on this matter because we see Donald Trump or John Kasich as possible options should Hillary somehow steal the nomination from Bernie. 
Furthermore, I believe that both Trump and Kasich are more liberal than they are conservative and that bodes well for the people of the islands.  We have lived in a somewhat socialist culture from the beginning of time in which, people of all stripes, colors, and hues tend to help one another whenever one of us is in trouble.  We have extended family structures almost resembling clans or tribes with relatives spread throughout all of the habitable islands.  We look out for one another and we want our elected leaders to look out for us.
We are going to have fun this week
I think we will have a very good week this week as we continue discussing the things of note such as the upcoming battle for President Obama as he seeks to put someone onto the Supreme Court as a means of furthering his accomplishments. 
Oh, we know that Mitch McConnell and most of the Republicans are going to try to stymie him but if the people stand for the president and defend him 24/7/365, then there is no reason why he should fail in this endeavor.  I do feel badly for the family of Justice Antonin Scalia but folks, time moves on and we move with it or we do not, which is unacceptable to all Hawaiians. 
Thanks for joining me today, I am glad to be back and look forward to serving all of you.  Oh, I hope you all had a lovely Valentine’s Day yesterday, we had a marvelous one here, and I am still smarting from knocking back some adult beverages yesterday evening. 
Aloha.  
PS- sorry for any misunderstanding in Chef Cheryl La Tigre giving the incorrect date on our primary last week because sometimes we squeeze our posts out in between maintaining our duties in the kitchen.  I apologize for any misunderstanding.  See you tomorrow.       
Thank you!
Itzi Nakamura
Itzi Nakamura
Certified Executive Chef—American Culinary Federation, Inc. 
This is a photo of me back in the 1980's when I was the Executive Chef at a fine-dining restaurant out in Lahaina, HI, on the beautiful island of Maui.  I began my culinary career in the late 1960’s while living on my home island of Oahu and after spending some time in California during the 1990’s, I returned to my native Hawaii and am currently running a gourmet restaurant in Kihei, HI.  My experience has been in fine dining but I have also spent time running a hospital kitchen as both a dietician and as a Cook IV.
Chef Itzi Nakamura writes from Kihei, HI.

Chef Itzi Nakamura is a proud member of the Democratic Party.

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02-15-2016 M Political Topics and Essays, Part DCLXVI: “The People of Hawaii think that Senator Bernie Sanders is the Better Choice to lead the Nation in 2017 because he is in Tune with the People of the 50th State—do YOU support him?” by Chef Itzi Nakamura
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TODAY IN HISTORY—FEBRUARY 15, 2016:

The Kinks featuring Mick Avory (Middle Right):
A.    399: Philosopher Socrates receives a sentence of death from the Athenian court for corrupting the minds of the youth and for impiety.
B.     1764: Pierre Laclede Ligue founds a settlement and trading post at what is now St. Louis, Missouri
C.    1804: New Jersey becomes the final northern state to abolish slavery.
D.    1851: Black abolitionists invade a Boston courtroom to rescue a fugitive slave that the law planned to send back to his master in the American South.
E.     1870: Groundbreaking ceremonies for the Northern Pacific Railroad take place near Duluth, Minnesota.
F.     1879: Congress authorizes women lawyers to practice before the United States Supreme Court.
G.    1898: 258 sailors die when the USS Maine explodes and sinks in Havana, Cuba’s harbor.
H.    1903: Morris and Rose Michton introduced the first Teddy Bear in America.
I.       1910: The Boy Scouts of America form.
J.      1918: Off the coast of Ireland, a German submarine sinks a U.S. troop ship with a torpedo and sinks it.
K.    1930: Weona beats Toluca in the Illinois high school basketball tournament in 10 overtimes.
L.     1932: U.S. bobsled team member Eddie Eagan becomes the only athlete to win gold in both Summer and Winter Olympics (1920 boxing gold).
M.  1933: President-elect Franklin Delano Roosevelt survives an assassination attempt.
N.    1936: Sonja Henie of Norway wins her third consecutive figure skating gold medal.
O.    1941: Duke Ellington first records “Take a Train.”
P.     1942: During World War II, British-ruled Singapore surrenders to the Empire of Japan.  Elsewhere, surfaced German U-Boats shell an oil refinery in the Dutch Antilles.
Q.    1944: Mick Avory, future drummer with the British rock band, the Kinks, was born in Great Britain on this date.
R.    1950: Walt Disney’sCinderella” hits movie theaters nationwide.
S.      1961: The entire 18-member U.S. figure skating team dies when the Belgian Sabena 707 on which, they are flying crashes.
T.     1965: Canada replaces the Union Jack with the Maple Leaf flag.
U.    1970: A Dominican DC-9 crashes into the sea at Santo Domingo, killing 102 people aboard it.
V.    1978: Leon Spinks beats Muhammad Ali in 15 rounds for the heavyweight boxing title of the world.
W.  1989: The Soviet military ends its occupation of neighboring Afghanistan.
X.    1996: At a news conference, American boxer Tommy Morrison said that he has contracted the HIV-AIDS virus.
Y.    2005: YouTube, the popular internet site on which people can share and view videos by others, launches in the United States.
Z.     2011: In Malaysia, morality police arrest more than 80 Muslim couples to prevent them from celebrating Valentine’s Day.  Meanwhile, inflation in Communist China reaches 4.9-percent.
AA.                      2012: Procter and Gamble sells Pringles to the Kellogg Company for $2.7 billion.
BB.                       2013:  A near-Earth asteroid, 2012 DA-14 comes within 17,200 miles of Earth’s surface, a record close approach for an object measuring estimated 160-feet in diameter.
CC.                      2014: Lebanons new Prime Minister Tammam Salam declares that he has been able to form a new cabinet, breaking the 10-month impasse between Hezbollah and Sunni rival parties; Salam intends to hold presidential elections on time.
DD.                      2015: According to Brainy History, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration is planning rules for commercial drones that will limit flights to uncrowded areas within the operator's line of sight, meaning that uses such as package delivery or long-range news reporting are off limits.




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  1. Itzi shares her thoughts on politics in Hawaii, why we are mostly Democrats and why we need someone such as Bernie Sanders to lead the country. Itzi, God bless you for the hard work you do and thanks for cleaning up my messes. Thanks and folks, please join us and share YOUR views—we welcome ALL of them. / Posted by Chef Cheryl La Tigre of the American Institute of Culinary Politics-Elemental News of the Day, posted @ 10:32 A.M. PST

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