December 27th, 2008
03:46 PM ET
13 years ago

Blackouts across Oahu

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption="Oahu plunged into total darkness Friday night after a massive power outage hit the island."]


Watch: A blackout leaves everyone, including the Obamas, in the dark Friday night. CNN's Ed Henry reports.

soundoff (135 Responses)
  1. Richard Rohde

    Proud American really shows that great libercratic spirit that defames anyone with a dissenting opinion; Hussein and his Chicago thugs are already trampling our rights and constitution, doing the bididng of their union owners. SEIU, UAW and ATU all chicago thugs, corrupt and ACORN supporting. What did Blago want to become? A union executive, that is true corruption. What about that golf course that UAW owns and loses lots of money on every year. It is for union executives and now we the taxpayers will be paying for it. That's Chicago style and it is where our PE comes from. He has never met a Union proposal no matter how goofy or corrupt he didn;t support. He endorsed Blago twice.

    December 27, 2008 03:31 pm at 3:31 pm |
  2. Joe

    Who cares? Maybe CNN can send some of their mindless drones to peddle a bike for power for osama. Once again, CNN proves how utterly worthless and beneath contempt it is.

    December 27, 2008 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  3. gregg45

    edwin ,, you get posted,,, so stop,,, we can not say any thing , because its all obama or no obama, here on cant say anthing bad about obama,, or you will GO TO A PRISON CAMP... OR SHOT.. take your pick amerika

    December 27, 2008 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
  4. gregg45

    im done .. thanks hillary for the pay,,, it was fun

    December 27, 2008 03:36 pm at 3:36 pm |

    let this be an omen of things to come.

    December 27, 2008 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |
  6. OWL

    Are all you people on holiday leave from mental institutions? What a bunch of sickos! Take a break from your hate and do something useful with your lives. You make decent people ashamed to be members of the same species.

    December 27, 2008 03:43 pm at 3:43 pm |
  7. Joe

    Blah Blah Boring....

    I love how the idiots spew crap from their mouth's in an effort to "sound" intelligent only to reveal their lunacy...

    If you're going to try and defend a theory like Darwin's – perhaps you should check your typos before you make yourself out to be a complete fool...

    "destried" & "rielect" were not part of the english vocabulary...

    go back to school...get a brain...develop something called "critical thinking" and come back and share with us...

    December 27, 2008 03:43 pm at 3:43 pm |
  8. tom

    catmom...Where were the haters? was the liberals doing (or trying to do) everything you just described. As in voting against the war AFTER voting for it. As in cheering every seback and ignoring every success in Iraq. As in spreading – thru their lapdogs in the media – disinformation to the point of giving aid and comfort to the enemy. This will be pay back, remember obama hussein only got 54% of the vote in an election that should have been a landslide. A demographic look at the votes showed ~75% of all counties voted red. Only the cities (with high minority populations-that couldn't care less in previous elections) were blue in a sea of red. You will remember that in 4 years

    December 27, 2008 03:53 pm at 3:53 pm |
  9. adam

    WHO CARES!!!???

    December 27, 2008 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |
  10. Obama fan

    Can you please update your full results map including the house, senate, and govenor Thank you

    December 27, 2008 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |



    December 27, 2008 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |
  12. Simone

    Like I tried to post before:

    I am surprised people didn't expect Almighty Obama to raise his arms and say: 'LET THERE BE LIGHT"

    December 27, 2008 03:58 pm at 3:58 pm |
  13. Amber

    Gosh gregg45, you're right. Silly me, I forgot that Jesus is a republican! Thankfully, I had your morse code to set me straight on that.

    December 27, 2008 03:59 pm at 3:59 pm |
  14. MaryanneAZ

    This story is hardly news, except for the difficulty of maintaining security for the Obamas. Security seems to be a major necessity with so much hatred and vitriol of those who did not vote for him. The way a democracy works - everyone votes, someone wins. That person becomes the next President. We endured 8 years of Bush, and now you get to give our guy a chance in '09. If you think you can find someone better than our guy, then locate that candidate and start building up her campaign in 2012. Until then, embrace patriotism and nationalism and put yourselves into action to improve the Nation. Spouting off about an event that is over makes no sense. Please donate to your local food bank. Michelle Obama just sent an email to supporters asking for the same donation. The Obamas care so much about this Nation that even on vacation emails are sent to supporters asking us to remember those who are not as blessed as we are during the holiday season. I've donated twice so far to my local food bank. The food banks really need the help right now. You've got four years before the next election, so use this time between elections to make a difference. Thanks.

    December 27, 2008 04:08 pm at 4:08 pm |
  15. New Yorker

    Blackout, including the Obamas, in the dark? They've been in the dark all along. When they see the light you'll really have something to report about. Don't hold your breath.

    December 27, 2008 04:08 pm at 4:08 pm |
  16. FreeNLovIt

    As long as the toilet flushes and there's running water, it's okay.

    December 27, 2008 04:08 pm at 4:08 pm |
  17. FreeNLovIt

    Wait what? Something about Bill Clinton? Is RNC our version of the Talibans now? something what?

    December 27, 2008 04:09 pm at 4:09 pm |
  18. Observer

    Well, talking about Darwin,

    I and many other people around the world thought that Barack Obama's election victory was a sign for cultural and human evolution in the United States and in the world – against the pattern of the last eight years that fell far behind the standards of Ancient Rome, for instance, where radical "religious" fear-mongering had no place (before the rise of "Christianity", of course), to mention only one interesting aspect where our "modern" society has actually fallen behind.

    Unfortunately, many comments on this page do not support the impression of a cultural evolution, but I am convinced that the majority of the American people is much better and deserves much better than that!

    December 27, 2008 04:17 pm at 4:17 pm |
  19. Roland

    So, when was the last time a child was born to the first family while in office? Enjoy the blackout!

    December 27, 2008 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  20. WIlly Brown

    The messiah was in the dark! Democrats cried out "It's Bush's fault!"

    December 27, 2008 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  21. Onyegbule,felix onyemechi

    Obama all the way.

    December 27, 2008 04:27 pm at 4:27 pm |
  22. BB

    I think CNN tracks posts to the blogs by IP Address. Some of you may get checked – I certainly hope so. A lot of mental problems reflected lately.

    December 27, 2008 04:29 pm at 4:29 pm |
  23. I Dare CNN to post this

    Slow news day? Your service is such a joke. Why do we care? shows he's 'common' and 'down to earth' like the 'rest of us.'


    December 27, 2008 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
  24. Apples for sale

    Did the Chinese hackers do it again,or the russians, or the good guys,haha the mossad.

    December 27, 2008 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  25. Give me a break!

    Amazing. As a teacher I try, on a daily basis, to educate the youth of my school to be respectful and tolerant. I do not have a problem w/nine-year-olds grasping this concept. It is obvious, however, that the problem lies with the parents – not the children. They watch and listen to the bigotry and hatred you spew...and then they repeat it at school. I'm talking to both sides, here. For the sake of our children and the future of our nation – GROW UP!

    December 27, 2008 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |
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