In response to last week’s letter by Ty Welch regarding presidential administration lying about Benghazi, this is just another example of the leadership we are getting from the White House. Remember Nov. 7, 2009 in Fort Hood, Texas? An army major of Arab descent went on a rampage, killing 12 fellow soldiers and wounding 31 more.
Elections are supposed to have consequences. Last year, President Obama, Gov. Jay Inslee and the Democrats put forward a vision of an America stating “we are all in this together,” we all pay our fair share, and we create jobs and grow the economy by investing in things like education, the working class and infrastructure.
Editor, What happened to the idea that people are free to choose who they are? Putting window clings on businesses to let gays/lesbians know where they are welcome to shop is the most juvenile and ridiculous thing I have ever heard.
Editor, Given the recent nasty and uncalled for attacks in our local liberal/communist media on our gallant U.S. Navy, I just had to comment. As a retired Navy chief I’ve seen my share of anti-American crap in Whidbey newspapers, but the latest attacks on “the sound of freedom” take the cake.
Editor, My wife and I had a recent opportunity to attend Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Whidbey Playhouse. The play is directed by Stephen James Anderson and produced by Allenda Jenkins, and I can’t say enough about the event.
Editor, I’m sure Joe Kunzler’s May 15 letter to the editor meant to provide accurate information, even though failing in many areas.
Editor, Pastor Lawler should feel perfectly free to pray privately or in his church to whatever imaginary deity he adores. He has no right, however, to prosthelytize his faith to a captive audience gathered for the secular business of running the city’s government.
The decision to sue City of Oak Harbor is not Cladoosby’s alone Editor, Regarding the letter by Rollanda Sitko in the Whidbey News-Times on May 1 entitled “Can’t afford to support tribal casino suing city,” the City of Oak Harbor was warned by archaeologists that there is a burial ground in the area of Pioneer Way. You can’t expect the tribe to know where all their ancestors are buried.
Editor; I thank Mr. Van Voorst for his letter asking (for) more boisterous support of Whidbey Island Naval Air Station. There was one point that Mr. Van Voorst raised that I feel needs empathizing, namely the NAS Whidbey encroachers’ desire to close NAS Whidbey Island.
Editor, Personal projection — The EA-18G Growlers will be reassigned to Lemoore Naval Air Station and Oceana Naval Air Station once the P8s begin arriving.
Editor, In reference to the idea that businesses should be able to refuse service to whomever they choose, I’m sorry to say I agree. They should be able to pick to whom they offer their services.
Editor, Twenty years ago I wrote a letter to the Whidbey News-Times in support of Rick Schulte for school superintendent.
Editor, It is now abundantly clear that the Obama Administration lied to the American public about the Benghazi Consulate terrorist attack and engaged in a pre-election cover-up. Abundantly clear to those of us who still care about truth in government that is.
Editor, A political cartoon in Saturday’s paper shows a broken down car, a shack and part of a truck and said they are not really a car, a house and a truck. The last panel shows a small recycle bin — no glass — and asks readers if we consider this a recycle program.
Editor, Thank you, Barbara Bailey, R-Oak Harbor. As our elected state senator, we appreciate the efforts that you are making to protect the rights of business owners in Washington state.
Editor, At the Island County Board of Commissioners meeting on April 22 a capacity crowd of 100-plus people were on hand, primarily to discuss the rescinding of the recycling ordinance that had been passed in late December.
Editor, Concerning Ian Jefferds’ comment that he is offended because he may be required to prove his commercial shellfish farm in Penn Cove does not result in “adverse environmental impact,” I submit the following.
Editor, From the recent articles, letters to the editor and highway signs it would appear to me that Michael Monson and his group don’t want to just close or move the Outlying Field, their goal is to close Whidbey Island Naval Air Station, or to perhaps pressure the Department of Defense to buy out their properties that are in the flight path.
Editor, Wednesday night was the open house held by Department of Ecology for Island County’s new Shoreline Master Program Update. Considering the plan has new and larger waterfront setbacks for home construction, I was curious and concerned what the plan would say about the hundreds of waterfront homes that had been legally constructed and met the setbacks at the time of construction but would now be non-conforming for setbacks once the plan is adopted.
Editor, In the next couple of weeks the Washington State Legislature will decide whether to fund construction of a third 144-car ferry. The ferry will replace one of the 60 year old boats currently in the system.