To Ken Pickard: I think it’s time that you are reminded of the fact that your father made a living from Naval Air Station Whidbey at Ault Field, with his store, “Prairie Center Mercantile.”
COER President Ken Pickard’s scud of a letter to the editor with a sexist warhead claiming Island County Board of Health member Jill Johnson was “embarrassingly shrill and disrespectful” for asking simple questions of the Island County Health Officer was an implosion worth waking up to.
Scott Smith’s May 21 letter to the editor attempted to impugn the Island County Health Board’s Dr. Brad Thomas, but his two-bullet reasoning displayed under-informed familiarity with medical research and, hence, fell well short of import. But, he did hoist the issue of Jill Johnson’s grilling of Dr. Thomas.
In response to R.D. Beachley’s May 14 letter, thank you for your thoughtful, but quite misinformed, response to my letter regarding the urgent need to transition from fossil fuels, which you describe as “insanity.”
I was surprised by your lack of coverage of Hendrick Smith’s Sundberg Lecture. This man is one of the leading journalists and thinkers of our time.
I would like to thank Christopher Strader, Mike and Joe Hammernik, and Joe, Jill, Jim and Ryan Hagar for all their help and making sure I got home safe.
This week I came close to backing over a woman outside Red Apple market in Coupeville.
I propose we use the KISS — Keep It Simple Stupid — method of organization and combine all of these various groups under one heading: CAVE … Citizens Against Virtually Everything.
Clearly our nation’s Declaration of Independence signers were not bigoted as you suggest. If one reads the whole declaration, it is clear that it addresses national issues which of course include individuals of all ages and sexes.
During the May 17 county Board of Health meeting, the county health officer, when asked by Commissioner Jill Johnson to provide statistical evidence of Growler-induced health claims — the same claims rejected in federal court last year — made this amazing statement at the 1:21 mark.
The inaugural Trudy Sundberg Lecture Series, featuring Pulitzer Prize and Emmy Award-winner Hedrick Smith, was a huge success.
Saturday’s front page layout looks like it was thrown together by a child. I don’t care to see a rapist featured on the front page, but it’s the layout to which I object.
The month of May is known for many things: Mother’s Day, Memorial Day and the flowers blooming after April’s showers. It is also Mental Health Awareness Month, and there are many opportunities right now to help ensure people and families in Washington and across the country get the critical help they need.
If the county thinks the doubling of poop is because people are more educated about the need for pumping as well as more people selling their homes, then why the need to increase the septage capacity since the poop won’t exponentially grow to where it’s at today.
This is a letter to encourage my fellow Americans not to vote for either nitwit currently in the running to be the next president of the United States of America.
This statement appeared in a letter to the editor this last Saturday: “Our nation was founded on the wholesome American belief that all men – mankind – are created equal and endowed by their creator with the undeniable rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”
Congratulations on your excellent editorial in the May 11 Whidbey News-Times, “Time is ideal for WGH board to bring on a different viewpoint.”
It seems this political season has cheers, fears and anxiety in spades, but at the local level things are looking up.
Island County Commis-sioners Jill Johnson and Rick Hannold and others have lost focus. If it’s dry enough to impose a stage-two burning ban, it’s certainly too dry to light fireworks in the forest of the unincorporated areas.
Presidential candidate Donald Trump undeniably demonstrated an obtuse manner about him that has inconsiderate implications. But he woke us up to the importance of our citizenship.