The Johnson Twins receive credit for two new pot shops in Island County. Saturday, May 17, 2014

The article begins, “It’s not official, but chances are good that South Whidbey will become home to two of Island County’s new retail marijuana stores. South End business owners Maureen Cooke and Lucas Jushinski have both submitted applications to the state to open shops in Bayview and Freeland. Yet ironically, despite the passage of I-502 in 2012, it appears these early entrepreneurs will owe their existence — if they are successfully permitted — to Island County commissioners Helen Price Johnson, a South Whidbey Democrat, and Jill Johnson, a Oak Harbor Republican.”

In the same paper is a letter from Mike Diamanti, Vice-President of the Impaired Driving Impact Panel of Island County (IDIPIC). Mr. Diamanti cautions us about the “100 Deadly Days of Summer” beginning with the Memorial Day weekend. His concern is that the number of traffic fatalities increase due to folks who drive under the influence of alcohol and drugs including prescription, over-the-counter, illegal drugs, chemicals and combinations of these types.
On the same page of the same paper is the “Mayor’s Beat” by Fred McCarthy, Mayor of Langley. The Mayor laments that “Whidbey heroin, drug problem just won’t go away!” He advocates forming an “Island County Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition” as a first in combating the growing use of addictive drugs.
Somebody needs to grab HPJ and JJP and rub their noses in these news articles! Really! It’s as plain as the noses on their faces that we do NOT need easier and more access to any substance that creates addictions and destroys lives. I’m also sure that opening the new pot shops will make it much easier for young people to either experiment with dope for the first time or to use it much more frequently.
Thanks a lot, ladies. I truly hope that you and none of your loved ones are ever the victim of a driver or burglar who is crazed out of their minds when they get behind the driver’s wheel of a car or break into a home.
Shame on you, Commissioners.


  1. Great! Now we can have all kinds of diaper doper babies! These demorats and rinos are so STUPID. This is going to bite them in the ass, just wait and see.

    1. Just wait and see Jill the RINO’s avowed Democrat hubby who is now an “appointed”, not elected Republican PCO and his efforts to make other PCOs agree to select a temp replacement for Emerson is one that Jill wants; better yet watch Jill’s RINO hubby make his move to become the head of the Island County GOP
      It will happen if the true Republicans dont get their act together and make sure it does not happen. They must get involved working as a team with common goals

  2. If Alex runs for Republican PCO in his precinct, he will have to declare himself a Republican. I don’t know if one is required to be an elected or appointed PCO to be eligible for nomination for ICRC Chairman. Running for Chairman would be an obvious clue of “their” fears and intentions.

    1. After what Jill with her narcissistic-personality-disorder did and how devious she has been after getting elected as a “Republican”, I’d not trust one word that RINO or her husband would ever utter. They are Political Whores, i.e., a politician who will sell out their constituents if it means they might get one step higher on the ladder. They will completely flip-flop on an issue.
      Neither Jill nor Alex has ever had any successful business managament experience or earnings worth mentioning, Fleecing County citizens is their only way to support their “wannabe” life style; if not then it’s up to Jill’s daddy again…
      …Like the con man says, The three keys to success are trickery, thievery and deceit

  3. Bill Thompson, in applying as a candidate for a PCO position, they do not require an oath. The form just asks what party. And if one runs as a Republican and turns out to be an active Democrat or Libertarian, no action can be taken against them. There is no legal remedy.

    1. I didn’t say “oath”. I said declare, when one checks the box he declares. Likewise, “Prefers Republican” or GOP, also means nothing, legal or otherwise, but it provides a foot in the door for RINOS or developing RINOS. Case in point, and how many claiming to be “Republicans” just show up having never supported, been seen or heard at any Republican event or public discussion?

  4. They are going to use pot for political advantage you wait and see! Wait till HPJ and other demorats give away free pot for votes and use this as a tool for voter registration! The slimmy progressives will use handouts and entitlements to their advantage. What are they doing to address the massive heroine and meth addictions on the Island? They will use lip service to say they are but in reality they are licking their chops at all the tax monies they will receive from pot sales.

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