Hello folks! We’ve been taking a little break here since the only wrench in our council at the moment is Phil Dacey, and everyone else seems to be keeping a lid on that mess. Anyhoo, we have heard rumblings about him wanting to seek higher office, and with his Michael Hough/ALEC mimicry in full force we don’t doubt it. So, we promise to help keep an eye on that one for ya!
Speaking of politicians, or at least aspiring ones, we’ve had a few chuckles reading about the exploits of some of our former characters. Let’s start with #kirbydelauter. Apparently, Kirby has been filling his time by accepting a position on the board of the Frederick County Conservative Club (stop laughing, this is a serious group y’all!). This group was born out of a deep seated frustration that local Republicans voted for some candidates that some other Republicans didn’t like. There was lots and lots of bad blood, and good stuff for us to read. Well, in the FNP’s Political Notes column we read about some fun times between this group and the already established Frederick Republican Club:
A spokesman for the Frederick County Conservative Club demanded an apology from a former Republican candidate for County Council for a Facebook comment he made regarding Kirby Delauter, a former county councilman.
Danny Farrar, who ran for an at-large seat last year, called Delauter a “D—–bag” who “can straight talk to anybody but himself” on Frederick County Fact Check, a left-leaning political Facebook page, earlier this month.
That prompted a video response from James Grose, spokesman for the Frederick County Conservative Club, established last August.
Grose asked Farrar to either apologize to Delauter in that video, or step down from the Frederick County Republican Club.
“Bashing known conservatives, who have spent 8 years of their life dedicating it to Frederick County, and tons of their money, and helping other people … is that really how a board member should be acting?” Grose asked.
Farrar said he resigned from the Republican Club roughly three weeks ago, before he commented about Delauter on social media.
Do we have to point out the hypocrisy in all this? If a board member of a club needs to adhere to a certain decorum, then how about an elected official? Let’s take a little stroll down memory lane. Do we all remember the time Kirby called David Gray a moron? Or how about the time he said on the radio that Bud Otis had his head up the County Executive’s skirt and that Bud better tread lightly around him? Or take a look at this recent exchange between him and a turned-off voter in which he called her a POS:
And, ICYMI, here’s a post we wrote that shows some of the bad blood between Farrar and Delauter. All due to the fact that Farrar threw his support behind Regina Williams, instead of Kirby. The faux outrage over this whole incident has really been a sight to behold.
Our next Faux Outrage Practitioner is none other than Cindy Rose (T-Thrice failed BoE candidate). She’s really upset that Dr. Lois Jarman, who made a funny acronym about her and her hate slate on our page, was about to be appointed to the BoE. First she wrote a letter to the editor, that mentioned yours truly. Here’s our favorite part:
On March 14, 2018, while running for delegate to represent the people of District 4, Ms. Jarman took time out of her campaign to post on the Facebook page FC Local Yokel under a post about my inability to read data: “We need to make sure that the HERPies or the slate of hate does not make it to the general election. Let’s nip this in the bud in June!”
It’s one thing to disagree with a person’s ideology; it’s quite another to compare them to a venereal disease in a public forum. The Board of Education has already reprimanded and censured two sitting members for abuse of social media. One infraction was so egregious that a member of the Maryland State Education Association was fired for her part in it.
Then she took her outrage to the noodley appendage, where she demanded an apology from Dr. Jarman. Aint’ that rich?!?!
Ms. Jarman displayed a level of unprofessionalism and incivility rarely seen, even in today’s very divisive climate.
During the council’s public comments on Ms. Jarman’s appointment, M. C. Keegan-Ayer, council president, reported that Ms. Jarman apologized for her bad choice in making such a statement. She didn’t apologize for posting it, she apologize for the “choice” she made in posting.
On January 22, 2019, I wrote to Ms. Jarman and welcomed her to the Board of Education.
I also felt compelled to ask her about her commitment to education since the public was denied the opportunity to vet her. The questions I asked:
- As a militant advocate of LGBT matters and past attendee of the racist, bigoted Women’s March, I want to know if you plan on sticking to matters that involve local public education, or if you plan to pursue, along with other progressive members of the BoE, a political agenda?
- Do you plan on running in 2020 to keep this position?
- If you do and you earn your seat, will you abandon it in two years like Mr. Kerr, to seek a higher office?
- What is your position on Policy 443? (The policy that allows boys into girl’s bathrooms.)
As of this writing no apology, nor the answers to my questions, have been forthcoming.
You can just go ahead and put her name in our search engine and see all of her social media transgressions. But, we guess that’s different.