Just Thoughts expresses Bob Jones’ views on social and political issues facing the state of Hawaii, and the nation. Bob Jones is a former newspaper reporter, NBC News foreign correpondent, and reporter-anchor-news manager at KGMB-TV. He has lived in Hawaii since 1963.


Below are the last 5 columns written by Bob Jones

Not Much Changes In Waikiki

Wednesday - January 25, 2012
By Bob Jones

How did Hawaii appear to Mainlanders the year before the Pearl Harbor attack? Here are excerpts from a 1940 Forbes article titled Hawaii: Sugar-Coated Fort.

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A Look At Possible Oscar Nominees

Wednesday - January 11, 2012
By Bob Jones

What’s a “best movie”? My wife and I would disagree on that. She leans to the “did it entertain me” side. I demand something breaking new ground.

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Time To Fix Embarrassing Schools

Wednesday - January 04, 2012
By Bob Jones

Our whole public schools mess makes me want to scream, tear out my hair, run downtown and choke somebody, and then set the whole system on fire.

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Happy New Mad-As-Hell Year

Wednesday - December 28, 2011
By Bob Jones

“The tax code is grossly skewed toward privilege, the cost of Medicare is unsustainable, and deficits are about to become to our public obligations what adjustable rate mortgages became to many homes.” -Former Congressman Artur (cq) Davis.

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Don’t You Dare Badmouth Santa

Wednesday - December 21, 2011
By Bob Jones

I’ve taken a lot of stands on a lot of social issues during my many years as a TV news anchor and MidWeek columnist, but I’ve always known better than to get anywhere near the Santa Claus one.

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