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Honolulu Advertiser closes after 150 years

The Honolulu Advertiser became a good friend of mine over the last 2 years, for its premier coverage of the local news about Conspiracy Theories surrounding Barack Obama. It was in 1961 that the Advertiser first  became involved with the printing of Barack Obama ‘s birth announcement. As Barack Obama entered the national spotlight, the Honolulu Advertiser was there with in-depth articles from the Hawaiian perspective.

They closed on June 6, 2010. Back issues are available here.

The Advertiser was purchased by the Hawaii Star Bulletin and a new paper, Star Advertiser began publication yesterday, June 7.

Thanks, and I’ll miss you.

26 Responses to Honolulu Advertiser closes after 150 years

  1. avatar
    sarina June 8, 2010 at 7:49 pm #

    I’ll miss them too. They have “antibirther” articles for
    references and evidence that Obama was born in Hawaii, like the article call: “Born identity” , explaining the birthers that the Health Dept. went paperless in 2001 and they no longer issue long forms. Of course for the birthers there’s always a conspiracy, wait
    till they know this… (sorry for any spelling mistakes, my first language is Spanish)

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    Scott Brown June 8, 2010 at 9:33 pm #

    sarina:
    I Health Dept. went paperless in 2001 and they no longer issue long forms.

    By paperless do you mean they no longer print any form of BC or COLB on paper?
    Are you insinuating they issue requested birth records electronically now?

    Or, perhaps you are contending that they no longer buy reams of copy paper on which they can print the long-form when it is requested….to be honest, I’m not sure what conspiracy you are alleging with your comment.

    My Health Department no longer keeps the long-form in paper form, but they have not gone paperless. If you request a BC or COLB from my Health Department, they still print it out for you on paper – of course it is printed form paper. But they also buy reams of blue copy paper and will print you off a copy of your long-form from their electronic media when you ask for it. You have to ask verbally as there is no place on the form to request it.

    However, since a long-form is necessary for a Passport in my state, they will still issue a long-form. My bet is – that Hawaii operates the exact same way….as do all the other 57 (according to Obama) states in the union.

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    G June 8, 2010 at 10:03 pm #

    Scott Brown: However, since a long-form is necessary for a Passport in my state, they will still issue a long-form. My bet is – that Hawaii operates the exact same way….as do all the other 57 (according to Obama) states in the union.

    And which state is that Scott Brown? For those who might be reading this and not familiar with this troll poster, the story she is telling is a fabrication that she was caught in several months back. She makes these personal claims about her life, but she can’t back them up and somehow doesn’t even know which state she was born in…so pay attention to her nonsense at your own peril, as this is only one of several lies this poster has been repeatedly caught making here. This is a poster with no credibility and known to intentionally make up false personal stories and spread false information, so “she” (and yes, “Scott Brown” is a “she”) cannot be trusted at all.

    Oh, and you are nothing but a very immature bitter little troll with your “57 states” snipe. Hey, question for you, Scott Brown… when did this conversation take place…. would that be the 2008 Democratic primaries, perhaps? I thought so. Now, can you tell me how many democratic primaries there were? If you answered 57, you would be correct. Yes, Scott Brown…American Territories also voted in the 2008 democratic presidential election, not just the 50 states.

    So, bitter little trolls like you love to overhype and spread misinformation and make a big deal out of something as innocent of a gaffe as a tired politician near the end of the primaries accidentally *once* slipping and saying the word “state” when they were referring to the amount of primary contests they were dealing with.

    When you have to resort to such sad, petty misinformation to try to make your bitter little points, you look even smaller and more foolish than you already are.

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    Scientist June 8, 2010 at 10:37 pm #

    Scott Brown: But they also buy reams of blue copy paper and will print you off a copy of your long-form from their electronic media when you ask for it. You have to ask verbally as there is no place on the form to request it.

    Verbally? So that means one would have to physically go to the Health Department office in the state capital and request it. I don’t see how they could take such a request over the phone, since they would have no way to identify you. And what do you do if you live thousands of miles away from the state you were born in? According to you there are 2 classes of people-those who live near the capital of the state they were born in and who can get a long form relatively easily and those who don’t and can never get a passport or run for President.

  5. avatar
    misha June 8, 2010 at 10:47 pm #

    sarina: (sorry for any spelling mistakes, my first language is Spanish)

    De nada.

  6. avatar
    richCares June 8, 2010 at 10:58 pm #

    “However, since a long-form is necessary for a Passport in my state”
    .
    sure scott, that’s why you won’t tell us what state you were born in, because we can check and then call you out it. You are a silly troll, with pants on fire. Again dear troll, States do not issue passports, never did,, not a single state issues passports, they are issued by US State Dept, so stop with the lies.

  7. avatar
    Dr. Conspiracy June 8, 2010 at 11:17 pm #

    Scott Brown: My Health Department no longer keeps the long-form in paper form, but they have not gone paperless.

    “Going paperless” refers to records retention and storage, not printing. This BLOG is paperless, but that doesn’t prevent you from printing a copy of a page. However as of 2005 95% of all births in the United States were reported electronically by hospitals. The long form is going the way of all things.

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    misha June 8, 2010 at 11:28 pm #

    Scott Brown:….as do all the other 57 (according to Obama) states in the union.

    I’m happy you pointed that out.

    “The British Government has learned that Saddam Hussein recently sought significant quantities of uranium from Africa .” GW Bush

    Bush: God told me to invade Iraq
    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/bush-god-told-me-to-invade-iraq-509925.html

    Bush misdemeanor DUI charge:
    http://www.thesmokinggun.com/archive/bushdui1.html

    Keep ’em coming.

  9. avatar
    Passerby June 8, 2010 at 11:30 pm #

    Scott Brown: However, since a long-form is necessary for a Passport in my state, they will still issue a long-form. My bet is – that Hawaii operates the exact same way….as do all the other 57 (according to Obama) states in the union.

    So this is why people keep asking you what state you’re from. I’d gathered that you’d made a claim like this before, but I wasn’t here for that. Well, at this point all I can do is echo the question; which state is this?

    With each state having its own procedures, it’s possible (as far as I know) that there’s some state that has a short form certificate that for some reason doesn’t fulfill the requirements for a passport; and also has a long form, which does fulfill those requirements, that you can only get by special request. It seems like a pretty silly way to set things up, though. Are they trying to prevent their residents from traveling by making it unnecessarily difficult, or what? If the short form is so deficient (and the requirements for what has to be on the BC to get a passport aren’t that stringent), then why offer it at all? Still, I guess you never know. Which state is it?

    Maybe we can work out by process of elimination what state this is (if there is one.) I’ll start: it’s not West Virginia. My WV short form has sufficed for everything I’ve needed a birth certificate for, including getting a passport. Anyone else?

    As far as the paperless thing, I assume that they mean that the records are transmitted electronically from the hospital to the state records department database, and only put onto paper when a printed certificate is needed.

    Or are you really trolling? It’s getting harder and harder to tell the difference nowadays.

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    BatGuano June 8, 2010 at 11:50 pm #

    Passerby: ….and the requirements for what has to be on the BC to get a passport aren’t that stringent….

    part of scott brown’s claim was that her COLB looked “exactly” like obama’s and she was unable get a passport with it (….. altho obama’s had all the info the state dept requires for a passport ).

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    Rickey June 9, 2010 at 12:01 am #

    Passerby:
    Which state is it?Maybe we can work out by process of elimination what state this is (if there is one.) I’ll start: it’s not West Virginia. My WV short form has sufficed for everything I’ve needed a birth certificate for, including getting a passport. Anyone else?

    Ditto for New York. The New York “short form” contains even less information than Hawaii’s, but it is all that I have ever needed.

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    misha June 9, 2010 at 12:10 am #

    Rickey: Ditto for New York. The New York “short form” contains even less information than Hawaii’s, but it is all that I have ever needed.

    That is exactly my case. Another fairy tale from “Scott Brown.”

    I used it for my passport and driver license. Note to SB: I had someone from the White House call the right people. Not.

  13. avatar
    richCares June 9, 2010 at 12:12 am #

    ” process of elimination”
    not Hawaii, Oregom, or Washington, US State accepts COLB from these.

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    misha June 9, 2010 at 12:18 am #

    richCares: ” process of elimination”not Hawaii, Oregom, or Washington, US State accepts COLB from these.

    I figured it out…wait for it…it’s Carotid!! The State Department does not accept COLBs from Carotid.

    http://newyorkleftist.blogspot.com/2009/08/welcome-to-birfistan.html

  15. avatar
    Rickey June 9, 2010 at 12:21 am #

    And it’s not Louisiana. Remember, phony Scott Brown claimed that she applied for her passport in Louisiana, but she said that she wasn’t born there.

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    SFJeff June 9, 2010 at 2:39 am #

    Not California- well it wasn’t when I got my passport with essentially a short form.

  17. avatar
    Lupin June 9, 2010 at 2:55 am #

    Scott Brown: However, since a long-form is necessary for a Passport in my state,

    A propos of nothing, I have here a properly autographed letter from George Washington countersigned by Martha that says “That black dude you guys will vote for, he’ll make a fine prez.”

    (Being a Mason Washington had the gift of prophecy, eye in the pyramid, etc.)

    If you show us your birth certificate, I’ll be happy to show my letter from Washington. Otherwise I suggest that we all here give them the same weight in terms of credibility.

  18. avatar
    misha June 9, 2010 at 3:02 am #

    Lupin: If you show us your birth certificate, I’ll be happy to show my letter from Washington.

    Touché.

  19. avatar
    Jody June 9, 2010 at 8:34 am #

    It’s not Pennsylvania. I got my Passport with my PA short form.

  20. avatar
    Black Lion June 9, 2010 at 10:07 am #

    And it was not New York City. For some reason in the state of NY NYC issues their own COLB’s. When I had to apply for a license in NJ and had to order mine I had to contact the city of NY. And they sent me a COLB that also had less information than Obama’s. I was able to get a US Passport and a NJ drivers license….

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    Sef June 9, 2010 at 10:17 am #

    Black Lion: And it was not New York City.For some reason in the state of NY NYC issues their own COLB’s.When I had to apply for a license in NJ and had to order mine I had to contact the city of NY.And they sent me a COLB that also had less information than Obama’s.I was able to get a US Passport and a NJ drivers license….

    Let’s just say that in some states birth certificates are issued by entities other than the state, such as the county clerk in the county of birth. These have the same validity as any of the others spoken of here.

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    Black Lion June 9, 2010 at 10:41 am #

    Sef: Let’s just say that in some states birth certificates are issued by entities other than the state, such as the county clerk in the county of birth. These have the same validity as any of the others spoken of here.

    Agreed. I just wanted to point out that we could eliminate both NY state and NY city as possible scenarios for “Scott Brown”…

  23. avatar
    Rita June 9, 2010 at 7:18 pm #

    G,

    You don’t even have to go the territories route in order to show that President Obama does not believe there are 57 states. He was trying to indicate that he had visited 47 of the continental states, one more continental state left, and that he wasn’t able to visit Alaska and Hawaii (thus totaling 50 states). He simply slipped up by starting out by saying “50” right off the bat instead of forty. Link to snopes:

    http://www.snopes.com/politics/obama/57states.asp

    G:
    And which state is that Scott Brown?For those who might be reading this and not familiar with this troll poster, the story she is telling is a fabrication that she was caught in several months back.She makes these personal claims about her life, but she can’t back them up and somehow doesn’t even know which state she was born in…so pay attention to her nonsense at your own peril, as this is only one of several lies this poster has been repeatedly caught making here.This is a poster with no credibility and known to intentionally make up false personal stories and spread false information, so “she” (and yes, “Scott Brown” is a “she”) cannot be trusted at all.Oh, and you are nothing but a very immature bitter little troll with your “57 states” snipe.Hey, question for you, Scott Brown… when did this conversation take place…. would that be the 2008 Democratic primaries, perhaps?I thought so.Now, can you tell me how many democratic primaries there were?If you answered 57, you would be correct.Yes, Scott Brown…American Territories also voted in the 2008 democratic presidential election, not just the 50 states.So, bitter little trolls like you love to overhype and spread misinformation and make a big deal out of something as innocent of a gaffe as a tired politician near the end of the primaries accidentally *once* slipping and saying the word “state” when they were referring to the amount of primary contests they were dealing with.When you have to resort to such sad, petty misinformation to try to make your bitter little points, you look even smaller and more foolish than you already are.

  24. avatar
    G June 9, 2010 at 8:59 pm #

    Good point, Rita, thanks!

  25. avatar
    kupuna June 10, 2010 at 3:18 am #

    Mahalo Doc, for just recognizing the Advertiser & their staff.

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    Hawaiiborn June 11, 2010 at 4:16 am #

    Sad to see it go! I preferred the Honolulu Advertiser to the Star Bulletin for formatting, editors and the comics and the better Entertainment section.

    Lots of history for me and HA…using the newspaper for all kinds of craft projects in school ^_^