Political Radar


February 14th, 2014

State Rep. Faye Hanohano on Friday chose "pilikia" -- the Hawaiian word for "trouble" -- as the Hawaiian word of the day in remarks in Hawaiian and English on the House floor.

"Trouble of any kind, great or small, problem, nuisance, bother, adversity, affliction, accident, difficulty, inconvenience, tragedy, lack," Hanohano said, reading the dictionary definition of the word. "In trouble, troubled, bothered, cramped, crowded, unsafe.

"A'ole pilikia, no trouble, no problem. Ke noho kaua a pilikia ia au, when we live together and I get into difficulties."

7 Responses to “`Pilikia'”

  1. NotNasti:

    Her Hawaiian phrase for the day should be: Kala mai iaʻu (I'm sorry).

  2. Waianuhea ah quin:

    It has been 120 yrs since the Apology Bill that President Clinton signed in to Law, Nov. 23, 1993.... and people still haven't changed at all today, like these things make no defference to them..Kanaka Maoli our people has been "Quite" all this time till now. Every race that came to these Islands made it their home and stay, they have two homes on this Earth, but Kanaka Maoli have only one home on this Earth but we share, and so, the Last straw!!! They take and take and Pay no mind to what the out come will present and I am talking about today. Christianinty came to Hawai'i in the1820's these Missionaries with Slandered the Kanaka Maoli, they call our people Heathens, Pagans and Savages!!! And what, are we still living in a Black and White World??? Take a good look around you... E kala Mai i'a'u, Faye Hanohano already apologized for the arts in Her Office.. Now this "Pilikia" is correct in it's meaning.. When Kanaka Maoli starts to stir the pot of soot this Opala now come to light, did you read, heard on the news.."Au kaua in a Bottle". What's that about. Is it a Hawai'ian Custom? When you practice Aloha and it's Meanings, all 14 meanings, then you would Know why!!! So what "Pilikia" are we talking about... Mahalo

  3. hossana:

    I can tell you right now that if we really did have "kanaka maoli" she would be a total disgrace as the alii would have her thrown out of the village and sent to Pu'uhonua O Honaunau as she has violated local taboos and customs. Many of the aliis conjoined with the Haoles starting with Kam the Great in achieving their goals and acting as advisors to the Monarchy and this windbag aka Hanohano represent nothing but the dreg of society and deserves to be banished away from public viewing permanently. Her intense bitterness and hatred is anathema to the world of reality and she has chosen to harbor her dislike and hatred for westerners when, in fact, the Monarchy, incl. Kamehameha to Kalakaua, has harbored a liking in working with westerners. Yes, there were many westerners that were crooked, deceitful, and downright disgusting and deserved to be kicked in their arses but there are just as many maka'ainas that deserved that kick, also, and Hanohano is nothing but a fraud masking her hatred and deserves to be banished from public viewing. And one wonders why the Akaka bill does not get pass which would have been a great first step for our people.......Our younger generation deserve someone better to look up to and respect but she is nothing but a haggard disgrace in every sense of the word.

  4. Hawaiino:

    I sat in front of her committee 2 weeks ago and went away telling all who are familiar with the Leg what a disgrace she was. Other Chairs vary in formality, procedure, and process, but she sets the standard at the low end of the range. She was sloppy in her posture and mannerisms and had a practiced indifference that could best be interpreted as arrogance. Her sporadic use of the Hawaiian language seemed more designed to alienate rather than add tradition or perspective.
    She is a poor representative for District 4. The good news is that she has a credible declared opponent for the next election.

  5. Especially Incognito:

    Seems that sporadic use of the Hawaiian language was not known.
    How I know? Seems it contradicts.

  6. greg owen:

    I think it is true malihini come in and push their weight around.If I was a Hawaiian I would be in a rage at the historical and present day injustices visited upon the Hawaiian people.Yes Faye was rude ,and there was also some truth in her remarks.Just like the hawaiian woman who kicked in the window at Iolani Palace...I think it was wrong.... but she was speaking the truth "this my house". Hawaii is the house of the hawaiians,and the rest of us are not really guests.... as American businessmen stole an entire nation!

  7. Especially Incognito:

    Ever notice when Chinese speak of China as Our Land.
    "You casa me casa" You house is my house.

    Seems daily "missionaries" still preach.
    Conserve your breath, since many are without.

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