While DemonRats like Maryon Attwood, Robert Wilbur, and Citizens of Ebey’s Reserve (COER) write letters to the editor in the local fish wrappers complaining about the concrete barriers recently erected in response to trespassing and vandalism at the airfield they forgot ONE fact. The Navy Outlying Field is not part of Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve therefore; the Navy is NOT in violation of Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act. “The reserve board, or the local National Park Service” has NO business getting involved with the Navy’s plans to build this barrier. The Advisory Council and National Park Service do NOT have jurisdiction OUTSIDE Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve. Secondly, even IF they had jurisdiction, what part of “advisory” does COER, Maryon Attwood, and Robert Wilbur not understand? What special powers does the Advisory Council have except make a “comment with regard to such undertaking?” What does the National Park Service have to do with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act? NOTHING! Imagine a nation where EVERYTHING must be approved by a body of BureaucRats who are not accountable to the electorate. We are already there!
Not long ago Keven R. Graves wrote in a very lengthy diatribe a quote from Supreme Court Justice John Roberts, “As a nation we have chosen a different course — to protect even hurtful speech on public issues to ensure that we do not stifle public debate.” The irony of course is that Keven’s tirade does not defend anything. Keven R. Graves actually went on the rampage and ATTACKED those mentioned in his criticism. On the other hand Keven does protect the DemonRats’ hurtful speech filled with lies and false accusations.
Keven’s constituents quickly jumped on board with derogatory and mean spirited comments of their own. By their very responses and remarks they revealed much more about their own character and beliefs. For example when Martin Bashir’s remark against Sarah Palin http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Journalism/2013/11/15/Shock-MSNBC-Host-Bashir-Suggests-Someone-Should-Defecate-in-Sarah-Palin-s-Mouth-Urinate-on-Her
The solution is simple and is broken down into three sections: Buy the properties from Ken Pickard, Paula Spina, Michael Monson and the other COER members. IF they refuse then tell them that they have one of two choices, 1. Be subjected to Eminent Domain or 2. Sign a document acknowledging that they live next to an active airstrip and can no longer seek any recourse via legal or other means concerning any activities conducted at said airstrip to include noise, physical, mental or emotional distress, any property damages, loss of income, or a drop in property values that are real or imagined.
The second part is using Conservation Futures to purchase any properties within the noise zone that are placed on the market. Part three closes down Rhododendron Park and transfers all activities to another location outside the noise zone.
These measures are far cheaper than any other options, and will ensure that the airfield is not encroached upon by residential or other development that is not compatible with noise levels from the airfield and silence COER for good.
DoD is gathering information from DeCA in preparation to close ALL commissaries in the continental United States!
Island County DemonRats Nels Kelstrom, Neil Colburn, Steve Hunter, Ann Adams, Molly “the mouth” MacLeod Roberts, Ken Pickard, Paula Spina, Garrett Newkirk, Michael Monson, James Bruner, and Citizens of Ebeys Reserve are dancing in the streets rejoicing! They despise you and the benefits military service members receive. Next time you see a DemonRat thank them for their lies and deceit.
Many of you may have forgotten the nasty 2012 DemonRat attack, led by Nels Kelstrom and Neil Colburn, on Jeff Lauderdale, a former Navy Sub Commander who ran for Island County Commissioner.
Jim Camden The Spokesman-Review
A change in the nation’s overall defense plans could bring more planes to Fairchild Air Force Base by the end of this decade. It might also mean a name change to something like Joint Base Fairchild.
The planes would be Navy fighter jets from an additional aircraft carrier that could be sent to a new home in Puget Sound.
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Hat tip to Joe…
Keven R Graves’ latest editorial reflects the latest saga in shallow, lazy, and amateur journalism in Island County. Keven and his staff simply skim the surface on leading topics. This type of journalism is very similar to a joke that goes like this:
The Lone Ranger and Tonto went camping in the desert. After their tent is all set up, they fell sound asleep.
One hour later, Tonto wakes the Lone Ranger and says, “Kemo-Sabe, look towards sky, what you see?”
The Lone Ranger replies, “I see millions of stars.”
“What that tell you?” asked Tonto.
The Lone Ranger ponders for a minute and then says, “Astronomically speaking, it tells me there are millions of galaxies and potentially millions of planets.
Astrologically, it tells me that Saturn is in Leo.
Time wise, it appears to be approximately a quarter past three in the morning.
Theologically, it’s evident the Lord is all-powerful and we are small and insignificant. Meteorologically, it seems we will have a beautiful day tomorrow. What’s it tell you, Tonto?”
Tonto is silent for a moment, then says, “Kemo-Sabe, you dumb ass. Someone stole tent.”
Island Politics doesn’t come close to Liberal Media’s finest, Martin Bashir.
Funny thing is Keven R. Graves seems to think Island Politics is related to the Tea Party. News flash Keven! Of course investigative reporting never was one of your skillsets.
Keven is very clever in his editorial however, when he links Island Politics with the Tea Party. This is right out of the liberal media playbook. Keven enjoys bashing the Tea Party and Kelly Emerson, and that too is right out of the playbook. Perhaps Keven R. Graves is aspiring to beat out Martin Bashir for DemonRat Dung Slinger of the Year.
Ann Adams , Top Commenter on the local fish wrappers sure knows how to speak from the south end of her north bound jackass with her latest remark online:
“Mr. Conover and Mr. Goeth: It’s interesting that you support Commissioner Emerson’s lawsuits. Your taxes pay the county’s lawyer and will pay any settlement she wins.” Ann Adams, November 20, 2013
Ann Adams is the most recent recipient of the DDD award since she conveniently omits the millions of tax dollars spent on all the lawsuits the WEANie whackos have inflicted upon Island County, and now Citizens of Ebey Reserve. Don’t forget to throw in the millions of tax dollars spent for the Navy’s EIS to satisfy the demands of COER, and that other group led by Garrett Newkirk namely Concerned Island Citizens.
Ann Adams what about the lawsuit against Oak Harbor filed by the Native Americans? That is going to cost tens of millions of tax dollars. What Ann Adams is not capable of comprehending is that Island County screwed up in the Emerson case, and they are unwilling to admit their guilt. Island County is at fault, and they are responsible for this entire fiasco.
Ann Adams, Island County and we taxpayers are NOT the victims! Of course you are not smart enough to figure that out and that is why you are hereby presented the DDD Award. Congratulations!
By the way Ann, your award is more prestigious than Angie Homola’s Bookend Award.
Following are my responses to Mr. Graves’ biased error laden “Editor’s Opinion” public hatchet job on Commissioner Emerson
Graves: :Island County Commissioner Kelly Emerson has, for the second time in three years, filed a lawsuit against the planning department concerning the same tired issue — the dispute over a building permit.
ME, Wrong,Mr. Graves, The original suit was filed only for Trespassing and Defamation. It had nothing to do with a “dispute over a building permit ”
Graves: How tiresome, how unfortunate and how embarrassing that the fires of this seemingly endless debate have again been lit under the banner of righteousness.
ME: “under the banner of righteousness”. Where did you dig up that BS Mr Graves? It’s not from any of Emerson’s documents in the 94 pages of evidence stated in the Emersons’ suit against County filed November 1, 2013
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After years of negotiations, broken promises and many of thousands of dollars spent on the wetlands issue over the Emerson’s Camano Island property and the lack of wetlands the end of all this is nearing a conclusion.
A lawsuit was filed with Island County Superior court asking for damages, breach of contract among other things and this multiyear battle may finally be coming to a conclusion. We had thought a conclusion was almost ment with the agreement that county had made with the Emerson then subsequently broken shows that there is no way for the Emerson’s to negotiate with a county that has no intent of following through with agreements it made so it was a losing battle for the Emerson’s. The 4 Wetland Specialists hired by the Emerson’s were all wrong according to the county planning department and there was no way for this to be resolved without filing a lawsuit forcing the county to follow its own agreement, rules and regulations that they themselves wrote.
NOTE: WORDS in bold type in this article are words Commissioner Jill Johnson used in her discussion of issues
Over two years ago the majority of Island County citizens “by THEIR GRACE and with THEIR VOTES” made Kelly Emerson a County Commissioner who is equal in all matters to the other two Commissioners.
Emerson is not subordinate to nor does she work for Commissioners Johnson or Price-Johnson; she works for island County Citizens and does not need to agree with or vote for anything Johnson & Johnson agree to do
Last November, the majority of Island County citizens “by THEIR GRACE and with THEIR VOTE” made Jill Johnson a County Commissioner who is equal in all matters to Commissioners Emerson and Price-Johnson
How ironic that the author of this letter to the editor uses the exact same tactics she finds so deplorable.
What is not surprising is DemonRats are now clinging to their “I’m a victim” status, and crying like little schoolgirls because they “feel” they are being bullied. What is not surprising is that these same DemonRats have been “bullying” for years using their own websites and comments online.
Whidbey fish wrappers even get into the act through their editorials and “news” articles. DemonRats and Whidbey fish wrappers have done an excellent job bashing Kelly Emerson and her husband Ken for years over a wetland that does not exist. Let’s not forget the recent editorial “bullying” Keven R. Graves did against Chelle Brunke and Bill Burnett.
I publish this because I believe Ron Ewart is collect when he states, “We encourage our readers to share this article far and wide so that the corruption and criminal activity of the IRS will slowly but surely seep into the collective mindset of the American people and lead to their outrage over involuntarily becoming indentured servants to an all-powerful, out-of-control, rogue government agency, operating like a criminal racketeering enterprise. May it also lead to the IRS being put on trial for corruption and high crimes.,
Ron Ewart, President
National Association of Rural Landowners
“The IRS does not prevail against citizens because the agency adheres to the rule of law… the IRS prevails against citizens because the agency ignores the law, twists the meaning of the law, and overwhelms the citizen with economic and legal burdens.” Joseph Banister, former IRS agent
In a disturbing display of pack voting, nothing has changes the in the Oak Harbor City Council Election. We have one on the most important elections in years and the residents have shown they really do not care who their leaders are and no want fresh ideas, they do not want to see these candidates changed at all and they are good with the status quo. Shame on them,
CITY OF OAK HARBOR Oak Harbor Councilmember Position 7
Michael (Mike) Piccone
CITY OF OAK HARBOR Oak Harbor Councilmember Position 6
William A. (Skip) Pohtilla
James M. (Jim) Campbell
1,477 56.14% Total Votes 2,631 100%
CITY OF OAK HARBOR Oak Harbor Councilmember Position 5
1,310 48.88% Total Votes 2,680 100%
1,656 60.79% Total Votes 2,724 100