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SuperflyOz Podcast
Trustworthy Analysis and insight on events happening throughout my home, Hawaii, the United States and Around the World!
Category: News & Politics
Location: McCully, Honolulu, Oahu
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October 14, 2018 06:43 PM PDT

SuperflyOz this week focuses his political microscope onto two items on the Hawaii General Election ballot that are very important questions.

The first item is whether the people of the state want to hold a Constitutional Convention. Asked every 10 years by statue, this question has generated a lot of interest on both sides of the issue - pro and con. The question really comes down to whether the people want to re-open its constitution and are willing to deal with the ramifications thereof. Find out an analysis of what should be looked at from a SuperflyOz perspective!

The second item is whether there will be a amendment to the Constitution that will allow the Hawaii State Legislature to impose a surcharge on real estate investment properties, of which the income of that surcharge will be used to add monies to the budget of the State of Hawaii Dept. of Education. This "for the children" proposal is more meaty than just the good feelings one gets for making sure that the kids get the money for their education. Find out from a SuperflyOz perspective what the background is, and what the real issues are of this outside of the hyperbole "investors are rich and can afford it" line that is being said by supporters of this proposal.

The SuperflyOz Podcast is uploaded most times on Saturday from the SuperflyOz studios in the McCully Section of Downtown Honolulu, State of Hawaii. Got an opinion about what is said? Email the show at sjfhawaii@gmail.com. And listen in on older podcasts at www.politicshawaii.com.

October 06, 2018 03:19 PM PDT

While on the road last week, SuperflyOz took a flight from LAX to DEN on Southwest Airlines. And as a local Hawaii boy, decided to take notes as to how Southwest service is perceived. SuperflyOz notes 10 items that Hawaii residents should take note of as the airline makes its appearance in the Hawaii skies soon.

Along with Southwest Air observations, SuperflyOz shares with listeners the things that happened in both Los Angeles and Denver. From the JCI-USA national convention in which another keiki-o-ka-aina (child of Hawaii) was voted in as a National Vice President for the national organization based out of St. Louis MO, to observations of traffic in Los Angeles driving out of Hollywood at 2 p.m. on some idle Tuesday, the show provides all those insights for your listening pleasure.

Also, we open the mailbag to find a letter from a listener who had some unique insight on the topic of SuperflyOz NO. 66, the trade war between the United States and China.

Want to hear more of the program? Go to www.politicshawaii.com. Email SuperflyOz himself, Stan Fichtman at sjfhawaii@gmail.com and be sure to subscribe to the program either on iTunes or on Stitcher.

September 22, 2018 02:41 PM PDT

This week SuperflyOz delves into the tariff trade war between China and the United States. With stakes on both sides high, which issue will be the key item that will either end the tariff war or, literally, take out a market in the process. SuperflyOz tells you from a perspective of a person who lived in China just why the stakes in this stare-down are much higher for China. And could it be that President Trump, who started this whole trade tiff in the first place, is probably aware of this weak issue in China's armor that will have it coming to Washington DC long before the US is going to Beijing, begging China to stop the war.

Find out more about the SuperflyOz podcast by going to www.politicshawaii.com. Find the show on Stitcher, on iTunes as well as going to the Podomatic site and looking up "SuperflyOz". The program is broadcast most times on Saturday from the SuperflyOz podcast studios in the McCully section of Downtown Honlolulu, State of Hawaii, United States of America.

September 15, 2018 03:45 PM PDT

Thanks to a friend who posted "Rules For Sons" in that she will be making sure those rules are imparted on her grandson, SuperflyOz this week takes those rules, tells you about them and gives a SuperflyOz perspective on them.

We also update you on a prior guest on the show, Jeff Lenhart, that is going across the country on his Vespa. SuperflyOz shares with you a poem by Walt Whitman that he shared with Jeff that I hope helps you know how important you are in the matrix of life.

Be sure to send feedback on the show to sjfhawaii@gmail.com. Find the show at www.politicshawaii.com. Subscribe to the show on iTunes, Stitcher or even on the show's hosted site, podomatic.com

September 08, 2018 03:54 PM PDT

The three-day hearings The US Senate has held on Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh has provided the American people the opportunity to have a "Civics 101" lesson on what the three branches of government really should be doing, and why they are not.

To facilitate that, SuperflyOz is happy to share with you the opening statement made by Senator Ben Sasse (R, NE) in which the Senator talks about what the roles of each branch of government should be in a hearing like this. Sen. Sasse points out that protests in front of the Supreme Court on legislative issues is a good litmus test that the current structure in the three branches of government - executive, judicial and legislative - is not working properly for the American people.

SuperflyOz, Stan Fichtman, than provides insight from his perspective, noting that while the US Congress is not doing their jobs, it would seem that the Hawaii State Legislature has not done what Congress did and still holds a lot of the lawmaking power in this state. You will not want to miss learning what we should be doing in this country, and why we are not.

Remember you can reach out to SuperflyOz, Stan Fichtman himself by email at sjfhawaii@gmail.com. Find the show at www.politicshawaii.com, where this and older episodes can be streamed or downloaded. Find the show also in iTunes & Stitcher where you can subscribe and keep up to date on each of the episodes of the show.

August 25, 2018 03:58 PM PDT

SuperflyOz goes into storymode for this weeks show and tells you a "tale about a 'cane called Lane". SuperflyOz tells the story about Hurricane Lane and how it affected, both negatively and positively, actions in the State of Hawaii. While the storm was brewing south, SuperflyOz gives kudo's to the leaders of the state as well as the people of Hawaii, noting that everyone, including county, state and federal leaders, acted like adults throughout the potential crisis. Lessons learned include the fact that Hawaii can make the left hand know what the right hand does in situations like this. This is a show that will show to listeners that while we may have a lot to say about the way Hawaii is run, it does not mean that we cannot rise to the challenge of what mother nature throws at us.

Be sure to reach out to SuperflyOz at sjfhawaii@gmail.com. Go to iTunes and Stitcher to subscribe to the program. Or just go to the programs website www.politicshawaii.com to listen to this and older episodes of the SuperflyOz podcast.

August 18, 2018 06:22 PM PDT

SuperflyOz #62 is once again looking behind the curtain to find you the best political analysis on the Hawaii Primary Election 2018. While others may have pundits, we have former Hawaii Democratic Party Oahu County Chair Bixby Ho coming to the studio and providing his insight and perspective of the primary election and its outcomes. This is great insight on what is really happening and how it all went down on August 11 that you will not hear anywhere else! Bixby will share with the listener, also, some insight on select upcoming races in the General - the Val Okimoto/Marilyn Lee match up and what his thoughts are on the Republican Candidate for Lt. Governor. This is analysis you cannot get anywhere else but the SuperflyOz podcast!

And after the Podcast if you want to reach out to SuperflyOz himself, Stan Fichtman, and let me know if I am full of it or you liked the program, email me at sjfhawaii@gmail.com. You can subscribe to the Podcast through iTunes, Stitcher, or just go to www.politicshawaii.com, to find the show at it's host on Podomatic.

August 12, 2018 06:15 PM PDT

While the pundits still are looking over the numbers from the Primary Election in Hawaii, SuperflyOz takes another angle at looking at what happened through the perspective of a roving reporter. Find out the perspectives of what was happening on that day from SuperflyOz, from the polling booth to the actions on the street to what happened at two candidate parties SuperflyOz attended. You will hear the noise of the day and find out why SuperflyOz is praising election officials at his poling booth when he discovered an error when he went into the booth.

Find the podcast at www.politicshawaii.com, email SuperflyOz at sjfhawaii@gmail.com. Find the show also on iTunes and Stitcher, and donate to the show through the show's Patreon site at www.patreon.com/superflyoz.

August 05, 2018 06:27 PM PDT

Thanks to a letter to SuperflyOz asking him "Any thoughts so far on the primary?" SuperflyOz provides insight to both the listener as well as other listeners on how things look one week out for the Hawaii State Primary Election. Being held on August 11, the primary election is proving to be what SuperflyOz predicted - the one and only vote that the people of Hawaii will have in choosing their leadership, and political philosophy, of Hawaii for years to come. Find out what SuperflyOz said to the listener that you should take heed on, and find out what SuperflyOz sees as the "plan B" gameplans for those who will not win the vote on 8/11. Because for some, this is not the end of everything, but the beginning of other opportunities.

SuperflyOz also gives a shout out to a anonymous listener who has provided both their knowlege and some financial support to the show.

Remember, you can reach out to the program by going to www.politicshawaii.com, send an email to SuperflyOz, Stan Fichtman, himself at sjfhawaii@gmail.com. Subscribe to the program on iTunes or on Stitcher and find out more about the program on Patreon, find out more under the name "SuperflyOz".

July 28, 2018 03:48 PM PDT

This week's show focuses both on how one legislator in Hawaii is asking other legislators to be right in their critique of the Governor, and another person how they plan to spread kindness on their little yellow Vespa Scooter across the United States.

We first read a letter from Sen. Laura Thielen of the Hawaii State Senate, calling out other woman leaders in Hawaii for their criticism of Gov. David Ige's recent commercial stating to Colleen Hanabusa "Criticism isn't Leadership" and saying that his attack is sexist. She points out that these leaders whom are pointing a finger at the Governor are also at the same time pointing three fingers back at themselves for their hypocracy. Thank you to Sen. Thielen for allowing SuperflyOz to read that letter on air.

We then shift focus to a gentlemen who, next week, will embark on a cross country tour in a yellow Vespa called "Bee Kind" and spread a philosophy of kindness and help to places across the US. Jeff Lenhart will be getting out of his comfort bubble in working at the Dubuque St. Mission in Dubuque, Iowa, and going from the East to the West coast in a Vespa spreading kindness. SuperflyOz asks if your interested in helping Jeff to seek out his Facebook page and see if he could come to Hawaii.

You can reach out to SuperflyOz through email at sjfhawaii@gmail.com, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/stan.fichtman and by Twitter at twitter.com/Stanfordjf. Find the program at www.politicshawaii.com

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