Workshop absentee.

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From our post on Tuesday we saw that there was some speculation that Kirby would not show up. He did show up, though he was as silent as could be. Billy, on the other hand, did not bother. Therefore, between Billy’s absence and Kirby’s silence we had a pretty nice meeting!The first order of business is that Jerry would like to add an amendment to the Elderly Individual and Retired Military tax credit. The FNP, did a nice job of covering this part of the meeting, so we’ll just direct you to that.

With no explanation Kirby pulls his bill for the Public Safety workers tax credit.

Lori Depies is always a pleasure to listen to. There will be a bill asking to remove the BoE representatives from the Retiree Benefit Trust. There is also a representative from the BoE on hand to explain why they would like to dissolve their relationship. The BoE will be managing a separate trust for their employees. Read more about the bill here.

Bud has a bill that would transfer control of compensation from the County Executive’s office to the County Council for council employees. Bud has worked on this for over a year, however, many of the council members did not see this exact bill until this evening. This bill caused the most back and forth of the evening. Some council members are concerned about this turning all council employees into at-will. Others want to know why this is necessary. Tony accuses M.C. and Jessica of saying this bill is horrible. Something we did not hear. M.C. takes issue with this characterization and tells him that having concerns and wanting some language changed does not equal saying it is horrible. Jerry has a few hypothetical situations that a future vindictive council member may take advantage of with this bill. This then leads to Bud saying the most wonderful thing: ” The public will take care of unreasonable council members”. Damn right we will! There’s some more discussion, so we predict some more changes before this bill sees its first reading.

No one to object to going into closed session! What a refreshing change!

The council reconvened at 7:00 for a public hearing on the new bike trail bill. The county has been operating under the 1999 plan and staff feels the need to update it. They are taking some of the trails out of the original plan due to such factors as cost, need, and environmental impact. The third reading of this bill, which means the final council vote, should appear soon.

We were spared council member comments this week since it was a workshop. We’ll see how things go next week during their first legislative meeting since the election.

Oh how we fear! The first post-election workshop is here!

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We are pretty nervous folks!

The day has come. It is the first convening of the county council since very few believed in Shreve, not many were interested in Kirby’s straight talk, and Tony’s development ties did him in! We still have to pinch ourselves, because it doesn’t seem real that all three were knocked out in one fell swoop! There’s still five months in which they can cause trouble. And, if past behavior is an indicator of future conduct, we are in for it! The only saving grace is that since tonight is a workshop we will be spared the horror of council member comments! Here’s the agenda:

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We’ll let you know how it all turns out!

Click, Clack, NO!

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That’s what we would like to know Bessie!

In today’s edition of the Frederick News Post is a brilliant letter about how unfit Cindy Rose is for a seat on the BoE. The letter writer not only lamented Cindy’s position on transgender people, but the fact that she’s unable to take any criticism on her Facebook pages, and therefore deletes and blocks opinions that differ from her own.We previously discussed, in Part Uno of our Cindy Rose field guide, her call to action to ban the award-winning children’s book Click, Clack, Moo. In case you missed it take a looky:Screen Shot 2018-07-08 at 12.30.55 PMIf you haven’t read the book, and Cindy obviously has not, it is not teaching kids to have a temper tantrum to get what they want. The plot of the story is as follows: The cows are very cold at night and since they cannot speak English, they type a letter to the farmer asking for some electric blankets. The farmer becomes enraged and refuses. The cows then talk to the chickens, who are also very cold at night, and they also ask for blankets. The farmer again refuses, and in return the cows refuse to give the farmer the milk produced from their bodies and the chickens refuse to relinquish the eggs they laid! The cows send another letter saying that they will relinquish the typewriter in return for the blankets, to which the farmer agrees. Can you imagine the horror of teaching your children speak up for themselves when they are cold? What kind of world are we living in anyway? Cindy also wants to know if the counterpoint is being read to the poor defenseless children?

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Take note that she turned off the commenting for this post! Guess she didn’t want to hear any other sides!

Let us just imagine the counter point to this for a moment. What could possibly be the alternative to the cows and chickens not getting their blankets?

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So many shades of wrong!

We contacted the author via Facebook about this and she was taken aback!  Her exact words after reading the above diatribe from Cindy were, “Wow…that’s a very interesting position! Only in today’s environment can typing cows become political.” Isn’t it horrible how Cindy is perverting the message of this book for her own political agenda? And lest you think this is the first time she’s advocated to remove books she hasn’t even bothered to read, check out these PIA requested emails that showed up during last election season:Screen Shot 2018-07-08 at 3.22.26 PMScreen Shot 2018-07-08 at 3.22.36 PMScreen Shot 2018-07-08 at 3.22.44 PMWe know it’s summer and you want to relax, hell so do we, but there will be no relaxing if Cindy gets on the board. We all know too well what can happen when we get complacent. Forward this, and anything else you’ve seen about her, to every Frederick voter you know. This is an easy problem to solve. #localelectionsmatter!

A Field Guide to Cindy Rose-Part Uno

Some examples of “civility” from a woman aspiring to be elected to the Frederick County Board of Education who calls progressives “vile creatures.” We’re going to go on here a bit about her temperament, using a few visual aids of her own creation (which she refers to as bullying), but perhaps the most important information is found in the link at the end of this post. More information on school shooting victim blaming here.

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The liberals made this asshole put on a MAGA hat and shoot up the school, yes? Is that what we are to understand. Color us skeptical, maybe.

Dangerous to civil society! Speaking of mean and nasty…

Sometimes we do agree with Cindy Rose, like when school testing seems stupid. And also now. We can just hold a mirror up! Who knew she was a Snoop fan?

More details on Fuck Your Feelings style civility here.

Fuck Your Feelings Bonus Material…from the 2016 Campaign of Cindy “Jason Voorhees” Rose.

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It does seem exciting to have a BOE candidate who is guaranteeing to always be uncivil, doesn’t it?

Here’s a group including Cindy Rose working out the math on why teachers (also part of the county-pertinent discussion were county sheriffs’ deputies and city police) would want to learn to spot the signs that their students may be human trafficking victims–some kind of pyramid scheme to enrich themselves, obvi. If you would like to learn more about this delusional fiction, have a link.

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Here is Cindy sharing a “right wing intellectual” who espouses something called mandatory monogamy, which sounds medieval at best.

Would she bring his ideas into sex education in Frederick County? “You picked. No backsies. Too bad he’s abusive!” Etc. Gah. What is the appeal here?!



*(As an aside, we will mention that the post there discusses our preferences in the primary election. Times change–we support Trone for Congress. For reasons of requiring numbers in the House to hold recklessness accountable, exclusively. Civic duty. Uphold whatever vestige we can retain of norms of government at this point, etc.)

Nolite te bastardes carborundorum, y’all.

Speaking of dystopian fiction:

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Holy moly. Do you have so little to do that you have to invent problems to complain about? That’s a rhetorical question. The answer, we know, is yes.

 

Many of us read Click, Clack, Moo: Cows that Type, and thought it was a funny book to entertain little kids. The farmer was mean and didn’t let the cold cows have blankets, so they quit making milk and started typing complaints. Does Cindy know that cows cannot type? This is not a nonfiction book! This is not even realistic fiction! It fails to address the most basic concerns, such as if your cows die of hypothermia, will you still get milk? Most of your Yokel Staff got a free copy included with a child’s meal at the Original Fredneck Chick-Fil-A, which is pretty funny. Which is it? “We love Truett Cathy Right Wing Dreamboat the mostest or we hate collective bargaining?” Pick now or forever hold your peace.

And now, for “the link at the end of this post,” The Real Witch Hunt.

Some of the material in there goes right along with her role as firefighter from Fahrenheit 451.

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Why can’t the Republican party unify behind the chosen candidate? Let Kirby explain that for ya!

There is a great article in the FNP this morning about the calls for unity among the local Republican Party. Yesterday we spoke of the Delauter and Williams supporters who are now throwing their support behind third party contender Earl Robbins. Since historically a third party candidate has always had the effect that one wishes they would.

Anyhoo, without a hint of irony Kirby shows us everything that is wrong with the Republican party and a incoherent philosophy in these here times. In his first breath he claims:

“I made up my mind weeks ago that if I lost, I’d support Earl,” Delauter said. “I like that he’s laid-back, and he sees things that need to be addressed and wants to address them. I think he has Frederick County’s best interests in mind.”

Oh really? Was Earl going to drop out if Kirby won? Hmmm. Well, after stating that he would not back the chosen Republican for CE, he goes on to lament the lack of unity himself!

The party has not done a good job of presenting a unified front locally, or at the federal level, Delauter said. He pointed to President Donald Trump “doing everything he said he would do,” but still not getting full support among Republicans as an example of that.

“That’s the one thing Democrats have always done a really good job of that the Republican Party really hasn’t,” he said. “If the Democrats had someone like Trump, who came through on everything he said he’d do, they’d be totally behind them. I don’t know why Republicans haven’t.”

So right after telling us all that he will not help in unifying the local ticket, he laments the lack of unity nationally? How do ideas work again?

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We came across this wonderful article  about the meltdown of the Congressional Republicans that truly reflects what is wrong with the party today. Do we even have to point out the startlingly lack of awareness Kirby possesses to not understand why people would not support Trump? Of course not!

This whole debacle also reminded us of a skit on Dave Chapelle’s show years ago. Charlie Murphy, Eddie’s brother, would do a segment entitled “Charlie Murphy’s True Hollywood Stories.” In one segment he described how Rick James came over to Eddie’s house and smeared mud all over his white couch. In the same sentence Rick James both denied and admitted to doing so!

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I did not destroy this couch! Yes I did!

Really people. You cannot both lament and support doing the same action. That’s not how any of this works! But it is fun to watch!

Yokel thoughts on the election.

First of all, WOW…just WOW! The three that we write most about (Kirby, Billy, and Tony) couldn’t muster up enough votes among their own party to make it to the general election. I guess it wasn’t just us! Billy really got his backside handed to him:

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Holy moly macaroni!

And the other two, who at least didn’t get trounced quite as badly:

But, still lost. We’ve been asked what we are going to do without these three to write about. And our answer to that is:

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For we care more about this county being governed by capable people than having material for the blog. Plus, there will always be SOMEONE.

We’ve been looking around the interwebs and have seen that many, many Republicans are super upset about Afzali snagging the nomination. We even saw this proclamation from Cindy:

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Most of those upset (including Cindy; so much for mean what you say and say what you mean…oh wait, she’s just mean) are now advocating for Earl Robbins’ Independent campaign, so you can imagine how that’s all going to work out. Please proceed. Cindy and Blaine are amongst those who have already come out to support him. He must be pleased to receive the Silver Linings Playbook Slate endorsement. The infighting/betrayals of this county party are really a sight to behold, folks!

And yes, Cindy made it through to 6th place out of 8th in the BOE race.  Even she knows that it almost insurmountable. And if you know anyone who is confused about how to vote in the general election, you can find ample evidence online to share with them. Be forewarned: she considers it “bullying” when you cite her own words, er…uh, her own madness against her. Take heart that she received about 1/2 the votes she did last time, so we aren’t too worried. NONE of her slate made it, so thankfully we don’t have to draw your attention to any of them any longer.

More good news:

 

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Galen Clagett came in last, showing that he wasn’t able to fool enough people into thinking he was some kind of Progressive Democrat!

Let’s all enjoy walking on cloud 9 today. We will regroup to prep for November very soon. Whoo hoo!

 

This is not a drill! Repeat, this is not a drill! Get out and vote today!!!!

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What else do we have to do to convince you?!

If you haven’t already taken advantage of early voting, then today is your day! Do not sit this one out folks! It’s not only time for you to make choices about who gets through on your party ticket, it’s a chance for EVERYONE to make sure our BoE stays on a sane path! If you missed it, take a look at what Cindy said about all you vile progressives:

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Not afraid, just oh so very weary!

If you need help finding your polling location click here.  And if you are a procrastinator who still needs help figuring out who to vote for,  click on the League of Women Voter’s 411 site. Just get out and do it. There’s too much going on both locally and nationally for you to sit this one out!

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If cute kittens can’t get you out the door, then we don’t know what else to do with you!

#localelectionsmatter