“Direct Access” to the beach (from an expert)

Serious question: Why are people like this? What is the motivation to just randomly be jerky and then turn everything into a dick-measuring contest? I posted this picture to a Facebook group of mostly gay members (some straight chicks and a couple other male breeders in addition to myself) after one of them flipped out with a stream of ALL CAPS posts telling me to go away and get out because it is annoying that I am not gay and thus am not welcome. It’s an interesting meltdown that deserves its own post, but this isn’t that one. I’m still in Hawaii at the moment and I was walking to get some ribs for dinner, reading the flip-outs on my phone as I was walking when I happened to pass this gorgeous rainbow so I had this picture snapped and posted it to the group with the caption of wishing everyone happiness as I continued walking.

Stop for a moment and try and think to yourself how it is even POSSIBLE that me presenting a rainbow to a group of gay people could conceivably result in a new stream of bashing…

The pic is geo-tagged as being at the Trump Hotel in Waikiki. It’s not where I’m staying, (Trump is a block inland & my place is right on the sand) it’s the building to the very right in this pic. Next morning from when the picture was taken: Enter this person named Terry Gray, whom I don’t know and am not friends with but is also a member of this group. Starts out legit and watch as it quickly devolves into Grade A “WTF” when I disagree over optimum beachfront lodging…

Since I don’t want to get sued by Google and didn’t make the correction in the thread, I’m going to interrupt and note that yes, Google maps are of course based on Government records other publicly accessed information regarding property lines. Google Maps isn’t just an eye-balling guess (lol).

-And no, the Hilton does not own any part of the beach. Hawaii does not allow private ownership of any beach. It’s all government owned and except for military bases that are on the coast, every beach in Hawaii is open to the public. Also, I said “Hilton Hawaiian”, but the actual name of the hotel next to the Hilton Village is the “Grand, by Hilton”, not that it matters. It has the same direct access to the beach despite the order or wording of the name…

Bizarre, right? Why are people like this? What did this dude gain by attempting to school me on something I can verify by looking down and to the left of my balcony? or as mentioned in the thread: using the Googlez. and then the Appeal to Authority fallacy that he’s obviously right cuz he gets paid the big bucks to know where the ocean is in relation to buildings located directly on the sands of Waikiki? People are just so weird…

The funny part is that if you REALLY want to talk semantics – even by his rules of property linage, he’s still completely wrong because you can be an entire block inland and that is legally still “direct beach access”. The Trump Hotel’s official info docs on it’s website even uses the phrase “direct access to the beach“. lol. I didn’t post any more to that thread since my interest in the topic is obviously not proving anything to some stranger on Facebook hiding behind a picture of Cookie Monster, but rather dissecting the motives going on here, but I couldn’t resist taking a quick elevator ride to show you all what not only my building but the others I mentioned look like at the edge of their oceanside ground floor. I mean, you can’t argue with facts…

*picture taken right at sunrise (sun is off-cam to the left), btw

UPDATE: lol. the good times keep awn rollin.