Quote of the day from Paul Watson, former Greenpeace activist and board member of Sierra Club, the parent of Earthjustice.
Gary Hooser is at it once again, January 29, 2014, spreading his toxic gospel over and over again. When he should have been at a Kauai County Council Meeting, he was among his favorite bikini clad calendar chics at the State Capitol.
Not only is he repeating himself once again, but his son, Dylan Hooser, is also starting to repeat it the same mantra in Civil Beat. Dylan has significantly cleaned up his image with a good shave and covering up his tattoo laden extremities to fit back into the political scene with his father, as long as he stays out of trouble with the law. Here’s son and father together at the capitol from their new page, Defend Kauai #shameonyou.
Hooser also extended his presence at the most recent Filipino Chamber of Commerce Dinner. That takes a lot of gall to be there, right after he and his mob said the most ugliest and heinous remarks about these workers and companies, whom he is attempting to rid the island of. He must think that people have forgotten what he has done.
So what is happening now, is likely going to be a repeat of what happened last year in October. Just take a stroll that down memory lane to recall the events that unfolded just a few months ago…
October 3, 2013
Last month, PBS Insights had to cancel the GMO panel that would include the Gary Hooser, Kokua Market GM Lynette Larson, Senator Nishihara, and of course my dad, Ken Kamiya. PBS never got a reason for the cancellation but if you just see what Hooser does, you’ll see why pro-biotech folks would cancel on this guy to begin with. (Note that this is my sole opinion of the whole issue.)
Here’s a nice video, by Kauai Rock Chick aka Bus Driver Chick of Hooser, being the hero for supposedly pinning down the seed company managers about disclosure. (Note that these people are not in positions to speak for these lines of questioning, but it makes for a great Hollywood courtroom drama scene as the hero lawyer finds ultimate guilt!)
First of all, why would Hooser want to discuss GMOs, pesticides, and “right to know” issues with someone who lives on a completely different island in a industry that isn’t really strong on Kauai? Could it be that he just wants more TV time to win over more voters for his next calling to office? Well, let’s just do some investigating of this further to see what the evidence shows.
Hear it from both sides on this clip. Hooser, Mark Phillipson of Syngenta, MMA fighter Barca, and Tim Pastoor, toxicologist for Syngenta:
Hooser was already on Olelo’s GMO panel several months back too stating the same things and getting friendly with Bill Freese of the Center for Food Safety, Hector Valenzuela, William Steiner, and Walter Ritte too.
How many hours have been spent going around stating the same thing, where he makes a statement that he consulted with attorneys from Earthjustice and Center for Food Safety, well known, well funded anti-biotech organizations?
Mana March he starts up again too. (Has his mob paid their bill to the county for this march yet for not having the permit in place?):
And again for Big Island Anti-GMO Bill 113 at 2:20 speaking at his own behalf in the Brenda Ford circus.
Then he’s on yet another video also saying the same thing over and over again.
Then take a listen to his fellow followers and how they say the same thing over and over too nearly word for word.
Fellow County Council Member Tim Bynum repeating the same misinformation over too
Recall that Tim Bynum did once stated the he’d consider the evidence but apparently that’s out of the question now. “I trust that it is science’s job to get to the truth.”
Then come more of the same anti-GMO club members saying the same thing over:
Here’s another one repeating practically word for word what Hooser states:
Then there’s the MMA fighter giving his expert advice about GMOs. (Note that he goes through all the Monsanto myths and they aren’t even on Kauai):
Then there is Andrea Brower, who is a PhD candidate in sociology suddenly has expertise in feeding the world issues repeating the corporations and regulations. She’s also has an article in the HuffPo about pesticides too, repeating the same things Hooser states. (Interesting how she puts her PhD candidate credentials on her Huffpo post but fails to state what it’s in.)
And here’s another one stating over and over Hooser’s doctrine:
Well, we know that he has probably coached many of these folks on what to say because he’s well known in the GMO Free groups across our islands.
Note that he must not have much evidence to base his bill and and openly admitted that testing would be done after! He did ignore prior studies that were done that showed no high levels of the pesticides he claims as being dangerous. So do we make laws first and then figure out if there really is an issue while ignoring all other evidence collected? Yes, if you’re Gary Hooser that is.
Despite the “Stink Weed Study” (pdf) or here and the latest DOH paper finding that cancer rates are actually lower in Kauai than the state, he refuses to acknowledge this anywhere and continues on the rants. He completely ignores any of the evidence presented! Has it ever been mentioned at any of the testimony or videos? Never.
But then again, Hooser is definitely on the bandwagon to political opportunities when people say this about him.
Some people are getting pretty sick of his ways and he knows it when he has to post stuff like this too. (Some others are starting to feel like he’s family when he get’s the name “uncle.” Also note that he even refers to people who don’t agree with him as “trolls,” which is a typical term anti-GMO mob folk love.)
When you start hearing from your constituents that they are not happy with you, guess you’d better get back on TV again and win more people for your mob!
The anti-GMO mob does need more supporters now especially after the recent papaya vandalism! It doesn’t bode well for these folks after they have been caught making threats of crop destruction for the past year or more publicly.
Hooser and fellow mob members are starting to sound a whole lot like this which explains why it has to be repeated over and over.
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- The risky politics of GMO’s – Grossly Miscalculating Office-seekers (gogogmo.wordpress.com)
- Governor proposes pesticide disclosure guidelines (kansascity.com)