I need to begin by apologizing for calling an anti-OLF individual a “Nazi” Monday during the Island County Commissioners meeting.
It does not matter it was intended as a whisper to friends in response to a rude interruption.
I did afterward e-mail an apology to said individual through a trusted intermediary to accept accountability for lobbing smears due to a misunderstanding of facts said individual gave on an anti-OLF video.
Due to physically threatening bad behavior from said anti-OLF individual and her husband as well as my verbal misbehavior, I asked the pair to not contact me further.
As such I sincerely apologize again to the Island County Commissioners and the people of Island County as bad behavior in response to bad behavior is just that: bad behavior – and I bet you won’t hear accountability from most anti-OLF advocates seeking victimhood as they hear whispers and harass pro-OLF advocates.
That said, one thing my emotionalism blocked me from mentioning at that meeting is pro-OLF-voices have a “Save OLF Coupeville” petition with more signatures than the anti-OLF petition.
Our petition asks for an Environmental Impact Statement “in return for tolerance of OLF operations so that U.S. Navy representatives can finally discuss with the general public” the need for OLF Coupeville plus alternatives’ costing such as a third runway at NAS Whidbey Island, eminent domain, or a new OLF.
A far better course of action than permanent confrontation and litigation over OLF Coupeville callously disregarding our military. Personally, I hope an EIS has two scoping meetings — one Coupeville-centric and one in Oak Harbor for the general public like yours truly.
JOE A. KUNZLER