The Cambridge dictionary defines a bully as: Bully [noun] “to threaten to hurt someone, often frightening that person into doing something”

The “something” John Lindsey was bullying Mayor Kopona about, was suggesting that she put “Her Girl” Stephanie Newton in the Linn County Commissioner’s race.

In the past October 23 edition of the Albany-Herald, coverage was given about an outburst by John Lindsey, directed towards Mayor Konopa. The article was titled as, “Lindsay offers apology to Mayor”

Really? We actually can call an email, no, a private email sent to a private person, an apology? That is a cowardly apology at best. The story I’m referring to was covered earlier on this website, “John Lindsey’s Drops the F-Bomb at Mayor Konopa in a Counties Government Meeting”.

When is it that a public F-Bomb outburst in a Western counties meeting, full of 75 other leaders from our surrounding counties, be relegated to an apology through a single private email. This was a embarrassment of epic proportions that affected our county as being embarrassed by John Lindsey in front of all of our other surrounding counties. The outburst was so intense, and almost to the point of him acting violence, that John Lindsey was held back by two leaders of the meeting. Several members of the meeting offered or suggested to call the police for Mayor Konopa.

Just to be clear, this wasn’t a normal Saturday night barroom brawl, but this was a meeting of The Oregon Cascade West Council of Government. In attendance were 75 top dignitaries and leaders of our surrounding counties. The Albany Herald newspaper gave the softball article to John Lindsey, softening the actual hard cold truth of what happened in that meeting. Let me spell it out….

If you are being held back by two grown men, so that you don’t attack a 5″ 3″ woman, you are a big bully, plain and simple.

…A 6’2″ tall John Lindsey towered over a seated 5 foot 3″ Mayor Kapona, snuck up to her from behind, startling her and started swearing like the sailor he is, or was. Now I don’t have an actual transcription of what he said, but those in attendance will tell you that he dropped the F-Bomb several times and was in such a fit of rage, he was to the point of being violent.

Artist depiction of John Lindsey in his fit a rage.

If you are being held back by two grown men, so that you don’t attack a 5″ 3″ woman, you are a big bully, plain and simple. You are out of control of your emotions, temper, and violent rage. It was suggested in the newspaper article by Mayor Kapona that John Lindsey enroll in an anger management class. Has he? Not that I know of, or at least he has not announced it.

What type of Bully is John Lindsey?

I would like to see him publicly apologize to mayor Konopa and to the members of The Oregon Cascade West Council of Government. He embarrassed our county, and the best he could do was send a forced email privately to the person he offended. If he truly holds himself to a higher standard why doesn’t he offer a public apology from the county commissioner seat that he holds?

I would like to see John Lindsey publicly apologize to mayor Konopa and to the members of The Oregon Cascade West Council of Government.

=> What will we see next? <=

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