One does not remove thyself from public life by continuing to call into the radio!



Despite his promises that he was going to remove himself from the public view, Blaine can’t seem to stay away from those WFMD airwaves.(Which is funny because we heard that DC 101 was super anxious to talk to him last week.) Whether it’s calling Bob Miller up to admit he lied to the judge, or appearing on Pattee Brown’s weekend show to recite a laundry list of excuses, he just can’t seem to help himself.

“What is it now?”, we can hear you groan!  Apparently he called in again yesterday to bash Jan’s decision to bring Montevue and Citizens back into county control. False equivalency is up first on the menu:

“The fact is this government shouldn’t be in the health care business. I think that we’re learning that at the national level with people wanting to overturn Obama Care,” Young said.

He’s got to find a way to bring Obama into this doesn’t he? Well, he might be right to a degree. A recent Gallup poll found that almost 60% of people favor getting rid of the ACA in favor of a single payer system. That’s right, people want MORE government regulation of their healthcare.

Here’s the part that really gets us though. You would think if one really wanted to argue how bad a deal being in the healthcare business is for the county one would be a tad more articulate than this:

“We have lost tens of millions of dollars, as high as maybe sixty or eighty million dollars, maybe one hundred million,”

And this part just doesn’t make any sense at all:

“And obviously Aurora must be good at patient care because they’re going to be taking care of the patients now up to the next 18 months. Which my prediction is that they will be in there longer than that. This is just a ploy to kind of say that I’m taking it back and that someone else is going to run it because all we ever heard about was how bad Aurora was,” Young said.

Mostly we heard what a bad financial deal this was for the county. Coupled with the fact that our indigent residents would no longer be guaranteed the care they so deserve. But how is it a ploy? That sentence makes zero sense.


Why does WFMD keep giving him an outlet in which to express himself?


2 thoughts on “One does not remove thyself from public life by continuing to call into the radio!

  1. I have been looking avidly at FGC-TV ever since 12-6-2012 when I watched a workshop called “Perspective on 2013″ with the BOCC in full attendance. At this meeting, Blaine Young laid out his plan for development in Frederick County. He said that ” they would approve 23 major developments, and anyone against them were nothing but troublemakers.” But that is another story. The meeting made me aware of the tremendous changes coming, and how little I knew about the issues. Anyway, I was hooked on watching our county government at work from then on. On 6/25/2013, I went to Urbana High school to participate in the meeting to decide what the outcome of the Montevue and Citizens would be. In the 1800’s, a local family donated the land for the benefit of the citizens of Frederick County. That night, the Urbana HS auditorium was packed with hundreds of indigent residents of the home begging for their only place to live stay viable. The staff was outlining what their plan was for the care facility to become more profitable. The meeting lasted for hours. Blaine was barely listening to the impassioned speeches of the seniors in attendance! At one point, one lady asked him to put down his sandwich, and pay attention. At the very end, a motion was made by, and seconded immediately after without any real discussion. The vote was predictable as ever, 4 – 1 (Gray). The motion included firing the board of directors at midnight of the day of the meeting. The meeting ended about 11pm that night, leaving all the participants in total shock. The major roles of government being the security, welfare, and health of our county citizens in tatters!! I think Jan Gardner has proven her ability as CE, and with Bud Otis has restored my trust in Frederick County government!!


    1. Those were some dark days. That’s why we will continue to write about Blaine. So the next time he runs, and we all know that day is coming, no one will forget how bad things were under his guiding hand.


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