Fun with the Interwebs

September 23rd, 2010
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Eric Ryan, a conservative activist in Ewa Beach known for his internal scraps with fellow Republicans, is aiming at Democrats in a new effort he calls “Save Ewa Beach.”

The targets: state Rep. Rida Cabanilla, state Sen. Will Espero and Jason Bradshaw, the AFL-CIO political director running against state Rep. Kymberly Pine, a Republican.

Pine may be vulnerable in November because of speculation that she may covet the Honolulu City Council seat being vacated by council chairman Todd Apo. Bradshaw is also getting help from his union brothers and sisters.

Ryan has reserved domain names — such as the fake ridacabanilla.com — that divert people to the Save Ewa Beach website that bashes the three Democrats.

From Ryan:

Is this a partisan campaign, you may wonder? Not particularly. If Espero, Cabanilla and Bradshaw were NOT puppets of the political establishment with
a penchant for tax hiking, money wasting, and radical stands, then Save Ewa Beach wouldn’t be needed. It just so happens that in 2010 we have a clear
cut case of liberals versus conservatives in West Oahu and I care about the outcome.

Moreover, as Hawaii’s most infamous and relentless critic of Hawaii’s Republican Party over the past 20 years, I’m still committed to watching certain fake Republicans go down in flames in 2010. But as a registered non-candidate committee, Save Ewa Beach is completely independent from both parties, independent from candidates (some of whom I’ve actually done design work for), and independent from other groups and organizations. It’s something I think I’ll keep ramped up for as long as I live in Ewa, which should be forever.

Espero said he considers the website diversion a “hit piece” against the Democrats and an example of dishonest campaigning.

24 Responses to “Fun with the Interwebs”

  1. Old Diver:

    Conservative activist? How does that label fit in this case?


  2. ohiaforest3400:

    I think we have achieved a breakthrough!

    Mr. Ryan has described himself as “infamous.”

    Since “infamous” may be defined as “evil reputation brought about by something grossly criminal, shocking, or brutal,” (Merriam-Webster), or “having a bad reputation; of bad report; notoriously vile; detestable,” (wiktionary.org), we now have confirmation of what others have been saying here (and elsewhere!) for, like, forever.


  3. Eric Ryan:

    Aloha Derrick: Been wanting to let you know about a campaign I’m running out here in Ewa called “Save Ewa Beach”. Yep, that’s my work alright. Frankly, I’m tired of the snow job that politicians like Willie Espero and Rida Cabanilla get away with every election year, with expensive, special-interest-funded brochures taking credit for projects and that were going to be built anyway.

    Worst of all, there’s no mention at all of their horrible voting records which would make the average Ewa Beach resident throw up if they knew what their elected officials had been doing all these years . . . not to mention the damage they intend to do if they get back in.

    And now we have some union hack organizer who sits at the right hand of Randy Perreira of the AFL-CIO-HGEA, suddenly moving to Ewa Beach after unsuccessfully running for office in Lanikai/Waimanalo in 2008; a guy named Jason Bradshaw who worked only months ago with Willie Espero during the 2010 session to increase the regressive excise tax by another percentage point so that greedy government bureaucrats could get another pay raise while the Democrat run economy keeps going down the tubes — and while every statistic measuring quality of life gets worse and worse. Surely, you know better than most that these folks have already blown through the raided funds and will be back with a vengeance in 2011.

    The SaveEwaBeach.com website gets updated nearly every day with research that volunteers and I have put together about the extremely un-representative positions on issues taken by Espero, Cabanilla and Bradshaw. And when I’m not signwaving to drive traffic to the website, I’m raising money for more mailers, doorhangers and robo-calls.

    In addition to the misrepresentations that this campaign will expose, we’re going to hold these candidates accountable through legal means too; in light of their illegal pamphlets and mailers in the past few weeks. You’ll be interested to know that complaints have been filed by Save Ewa Beach against Espero, Bradshaw and Cabanilla for distributing campaign materials to voters which violate requirements of campaign spending law, ethics laws and even Federal law concerning unauthorized exploitation of military personnel, uniforms and symbolism. Of course the Campaign Spending Commission and the Ethics Commission are practically on my speed-dial and vice-versa, so this is serious business. I can send you the link later today when I get back.

    Is this a partisan campaign, you may wonder? Not particularly. If Espero, Cabanilla and Bradshaw were NOT puppets of the political establishment with a penchant for tax hiking, money wasting, and radical stands, then Save Ewa Beach wouldn’t be needed. It just so happens that in 2010 we have a clear cut case of liberals versus conservatives in West Oahu and I care about the outcome. Moreover, as Hawaii’s most infamous and relentless critic of Hawaii’s Republican Party over the past 20 years, I’m still committed to watching certain fake Republicans go down in flames in 2010. But as a registered non-candidate committee, Save Ewa Beach is completely independent from both parties, independent from candidates (some of whom I’ve actually done design work for), and independent from other groups and organizations. It’s something I think I’ll keep ramped up for as long as I live in Ewa, which should be forever.

    Mahalo, ERIC


  4. Eric Ryan:

    Rather than saying “fake websites”, these are real purchased domains which lead people to the truth. I will agree that Cabanilla, Espero and Bradshaw are VERY fake in trying to get Ewa Beach voters to perceive them as moderates, when they are quite radical and out of touch with Ewa Beach values.

    If Espero is OPPOSED to “hit pieces”, is he PROMISING to not send a “hit piece” for the duration of the 2010 campaign?? We’ll find out over the next six weeks.

    If you check out the lies in his latest advertisement distributed to all voters in Ewa Beach and Waipahu, you’ll see why Espero, Cabanilla and Bradshaw will all soon be found guilty of deceiving voters with the pre-primary campaign materials. Here’s the link:

    http://www.saveewabeach.com/pdfs/Campaign_Spending_Commission_COMPLAINT_espero_bradshaw_cabanilla.pdf


  5. charles:

    Does anyone take Eric Ryan seriously? The hit pieces he sent out against Espero and Bradshaw had no effect whatsover except, of course, to his bank account.


  6. ssmithaa:

    I don’t know if any one will help let slow down Hawaii #1 export grass (dope)
    also we need to get the people involved to turn in more neighbor hood drug dealers let put a stop to crime.we want to see ,more drug free Hawaii.


  7. Save Private Ryan:

    Yet another desperate cry for attention. Can’t someone help him?


  8. Earl of Sandwich:

    Be nice to see what Pine has to say about this.


  9. Eric Ryan:

    It’s nice to know that all of Keith Rollman’s best friends are on this board encouraging voters to Compare and Decide. Wait, did I write “best friends”. I meant to write avatars and alter egos.


  10. Eric Ryan:

    I just went to the website http://www.HonoluluAdvertiser.com and was connected to the Star-Advertiser’s website. Does this make the Star-Advertiser a fake newspaper with a fake website??

    I also just visited http://www.RidaCabanilla.com and was connected to this very blog article. I guess that RidaCabanilla.com isn’t a “fake website” after all. It’s just a domain name that points to whatever site Eric Ryan feels like pointing it to.


  11. Michael Levine:

    Derrick — I’m curious if the Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act will come into play? According to Wikipedia, the law was designed to thwart “cybersquatters” who register Internet domain names containing trademarks with no intention of creating a legitimate web site, but instead plan to sell the domain name to the trademark owner or a third party.

    Not sure if Mr. Ryan is demanding ransom on these fake sites or just acting in plain bad faith. Either way, it seems to be a breach of the Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy, no?


  12. Eric Ryan:

    Mr. Levine is either paranoid, misinformed, or trying to stir up the NetRoots crazies. There is no cybersquatting or ransom or policy breach or trademark issue in play. These politicians have not trademarked their names or likenesses (does ANY politician?). There is no cybersquatting, as I only purchased these domains a couple months ago (while Espero and Cabanilla slept through the entire internet, world wide web revolution). And there is NO ransom. You can bet that Slick Willie and Ms. Cabanilla-Arakawa (oops, she still has a three-year restraining order against Mr. Arakawa) would by crying on your shoulder if I was holding anything for ransom. Why not insinuate that I keep kidnap victims in my basement for ransom too?? If you are the expert you seem to want us to believe, then you already know the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that they can buy these domains from me for fair market value at some point in the future. I will abide by YOUR suggestion that I wait until Espero and Cabanilla have TRADEMARKED their brands. At that point, I might just put the domains up for sale on eBay . . . for a king’s ransom, perhaps. Now, Mr. Levine, you can go back to playting Dungeons and Dragons when not blogging for the Democrats.


  13. charles:

    Eric, I went to the office of elections website and looked up the 2008 race in District 51 and I don’t see Bradshaw’s name as a candidate.

    Can you provide the link to prove he ran in 2008? I mean, you do have proof, right?


  14. Eric Ryan:

    Hey Charles. Instead of hiding behind a pseudonym, try looking at the evidence posted on http://www.SaveEwaBeach.com. Bradshaw’s candidacy is CITED by two credible newspapers. Don’t tell me that you spend time at your computer slumming newspaper websites, but DON’T actually believe what they publish. It’s all there in black and white. Whether he made it to the Primary or the General doesn’t matter. He “cared” so much about his hometown, that after running for office (where someone else won the job), he up and moved to the opposite side of the island so he could “care” about the people there. With so much “caring”, it’s hard to believe that he would put the greedy interests of the AFL-CIO/
    HGEA ahead of the downtrodden taxpayers.


  15. charles:

    Eric, just say you made it up. Sheesh, don’t be so thin-skinned about fabricating stuff. For verification, you want me to go to YOUR website?!

    Like I said, please provide the link to the Office of Elections website. I said I don’t see it. Apparently you do.

    And don’t take this the wrong way but I do trust the Office of Elections website more than yours. Sorry.


  16. Eric Ryan:

    Since Charles has been too busy with his stamp collecting, bird watcing, and late-night pay per view on Cinemax, I’ve provided the info that Charles’ right hand was too busy to mouse-click over . . .

    “Democratic state Rep. Tommy Waters currently represents the district (Waimanalo, Lanikai) but announced last month that he will not run for re-election. As of yesterday, three Democrats had pulled candidacy papers for the seat: Justin-Michael Anderson, Jason Bradshaw and Christopher K.C. Lee.” – Honolulu Advertiser
    http://the.honoluluadvertiser.com/article/2008/Jun/07/ln/hawaii806070357.html

    “The candidates for this seat–Ikaika Anderson, Jason Bradshaw, Quentin Kawananakoa and Chris Lee are all formidable, and the people of District 51 (Lanikai, Waimanalo) have a tough decision to make.” – Honolulu Weekly
    http://honoluluweekly.com/diary/2008/06/filling-tommys-shoes/


  17. Michael Levine:

    I’m sorry that I didn’t explain the law thoroughly, Mr. Ryan. Personal names qualify for protection, not just trademarks.

    According to Title 15, Section 8131 of U.S. Code, “Any person who registers a domain name that consists of the name of another living person, or a name substantially and confusingly similar thereto, without that person’s consent, with the specific intent to profit from such name by selling the domain name for financial gain to that person or any third party, shall be liable in a civil action by such person.”

    http://openjurist.org/title-15/us-code/section-8131/cyberpiracy-protections-for-individuals

    Assuming there is no intent to profit from selling ridacabanilla.com back to Ms. Cabanilla — and that’s what you’ve made pretty clear — it appears you’re not currently in violation of federal law. But then again, I’m no attorney!


  18. Doug:

    Eric @ Charles, Bradshaw “pulled papers” to run in 2008, but Bradshaw did not file (i.e. return) them to become a candidate. There is a difference. Neither the newspaper articles nor the OoE website is “wrong.” You two are simply talking past each other.


  19. charles:

    Eric, so your premise is that anyone who takes out nomination papers actually runs for office?

    Oh, my.

    Oh, and since you never provided the link to the office of elections website that proves that Bradshaw actually ran for office, I will take it to mean that you were lying.

    Oh, well.


  20. Quibble Beat:

    According to Title 19, Section 9381 of U.S. Code, “Any person who politically isolates himself at every opportunity and prompts all the other kids to abandon the sandbox is a fringe player and irritant but it sure is fun to watch him make a fool of himself especially when he makes over the top websites that crank up the neighbors.”


  21. Drivel Sheet:

    Let’s not forget that the thankfully deceased Honolulu Sadvertiser’s monumentally unskilled, intemperate and un-managed rail beat scribbler famously referred in print to a cheesy website created by this miscreant as a “grassroots group.” Twice.


  22. charles:

    @Doug, Ryan wrote that Bradshaw moved to Ewa Beach after “unsuccessfully running for office in Lanikai/Waimanalo in 2008.”

    We’re not talking past each other. I’m talking over his head, apparently. Taking out nomination papers and actually running for office are two very different things. Using Ryan’s logic, I could also say that Rep. Pine “unsuccessfully ran for office” and then moved to Ewa Beach since she also took out papers to run for office in another district prior to moving to Ewa.


  23. Eric Ryan:

    For those of you who are bending over forwards and backward for Bradshaw, let’s remind ourselves of how long Muliufi had been RUNNING FOR GOVERNOR before ever turning in his nomination papers. To say that Muliufi’s campaign only “started” when he turned in those papers to be on the ballot is to be as intellectually dishonest as say a “Charles” on this blog. Bradshaw was a Windward candidate in 2008 and now he’s a Leeward candidate in 2010 . . . and that’s a fact. Perhaps the professional bloggers like Charles need to be less hypocritical in their shifting definitions of what it means to run for office. Who in their right mind would run for governor with a campaign that only lasted from the day before the filing deadline in July to the mid-September Primary?? In 2010, Mufi was running a campaign and raising money before that filing deadline, just like Bradshaw in 2008. Now this carpetbagger has taken his silent but smelly campaign for higher taxes to Ewa Beach, where a large NOT WELCOME sign will be posted by way of the election returns.


  24. charles:

    Eric whoever-who-are Ryan, tell you what. How many votes did Bradshaw get in 2008? If he “ran” for office, then, surely he got votes, right? Take your time, take a deep breath, and post the answer.

    I actually don’t think you’re the real Eric Ryan. The real Ryan comes across as more intelligent than your moronic posts.

    You should be ashamed to be an imposter of the real Eric Ryan.


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