Melissa and I went to the island of Oahu, Hawaii, last year . . . and I just now got around to sorting and processing the photos I took. We spent about a week driving around, seeing the sights, and having a great time.

The first set of photos is a bunch of animals and scenery we saw throughout the week. Those are followed by photos from some of the specific places we went. And finally, at the end, some random stuff. Enjoy.

Trump, Cohen, Daniels, and Bragg

The first of former President Donald Trump’s (R) many indictments were issued by a New York grand jury on March 30, 2023. Trump appeared at the Manhattan Criminal Courthouse on April 4 and entered a “not guilty” plea. The thirty-four-count indictment and an associated “Statement of Facts” were released to the public later that day.

The indictment alleges that Trump violated New York state law by falsifying business records. The case is related to “hush money” payments made through “Lawyer A” to “Woman 2” that were intended to prevent public disclosure of a sexual affair the woman allegedly had with Trump in 2006.

“Lawyer A” is believed to be Michael Cohen, who then worked for the Trump Organization as Special Council to Trump. I will refer to him by name in this article. “Woman 2” is believed to be adult film actress and director Stephanie Gregory Clifford, who is known professionally as Stormy Daniels. I will refer to her by her professional name in this review.

This article is based on the information that is publicly available at the time of its writing. It may need to be revised if new information becomes available. Any substantial changes will be described in the “Updates” section near the end of this post.

Trump and Indictments

On March 30, 2023, a New York grand jury indicted former President Donald Trump (R) on thirty-four felony counts of falsifying business records. This made Trump the first former U.S. president to be charged with a crime. He pleaded “not guilty.”

On June 8, 2023, a federal grand jury indicted Trump on thirty-seven felony charges relating to national defense information, withholding or destroying records, and conspiracy. Three more counts were added in a superseding indictment on July 27. On August 1, another federal grand jury indicted Trump on four new felony charges of conspiracy and obstructing an official proceeding relating to the 2020 election. Trump pleaded “not guilty” to all charges in both cases.

On August 14, 2023, a Georgia grand jury indicted Trump on thirteen felony charges including RICO violations, conspiracy, and false statements, each also related to the 2020 election. Trump also pleaded “not guilty” to these charges.

The 2023 list of ugliest cars has a couple of truly momentous changes. The former number-two ugliest car, the Toyota C-HR, has been discontinued and sent to the great junkyard in the sky. And the former ugliest car, the Toyota Prius, which has been a long-time presence on this list, has been completely redesigned . . . and it looks fine. Oh, how times have changed.

There are fewer ugly cars on the market now than there have been in many years. It was a challenge to come up with a list of ten, and some of the cars in the lower half aren’t really that bad. With the C-HR disappearing and the Prius slipping off the bottom of the list, that left room for the Jeep Renegade in the ninth position and the Chevrolet Bolt in the tenth. I have also made some adjustments to the order to reflect changes in my opinions.

To qualify for this list, a car must be sold in volume to the general public in the United States. Volume is defined subjectively based on my observations (in other words, if I see them on the roads, they qualify; if I don’t, they don’t). Vehicles are excluded if they are not sold new in North America, sell in very low volume, or are sold only for exotic, military, commercial, or other special purposes.

Scott Bradford has been putting his opinions on his website since 1995—before most people knew what a website was. He has been a professional web developer in the public- and private-sector for over twenty years. He is an independent constitutional conservative who believes in human rights and limited government, and a Catholic Christian whose beliefs are summarized in the Nicene Creed. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Public Administration from George Mason University. He loves Pink Floyd and can play the bass guitar . . . sort-of. He’s a husband, pet lover, amateur radio operator, and classic AMC/Jeep enthusiast.