Lots on the agenda this evening. From budget adjustments, to First and Third readings of bills, to THREE, that’s right THREE public hearings, this meeting has the potential to cause some serious drama. Tonight you can pick your poison and use the following bingo card to make the meeting bearable. Remember y’all, this is just for fun, you don’t want to wind up sleeping it off in the High Sheriff’s holding tank!
Most of the time it’s kinda fun to reminisce about the past! But not in this instance. Do you remember way back in the Young BOCC days when everyone but the sane David Gray voted to pass an English Language Ordinance? You may also remember how one of the first acts the brand new county council did was to overturn this ridiculousness. Not only because it made Frederick Countians look like a bunch of back country know-nothings, but it was also totally unenforceable because both State and Federal law requires that governments translate their information for whomever may need it!! If you are new around here feel free to scroll through!
We thought all this ugly business was behind us. How naive we were! Apparently in some kind of desperate attempt to mend the broken Frederick County Republican Party, Kathy posts this:
Of course we took the poll and so should you! Be warned though, you won’t be able to see the results and she wants your email!! What a sad attempt this is to win some votes.
Seriously Kathy, is this the best idea you have? #SAD!
The first part of the workshop was relatively calm. There was a good presentation from our fine county employees regarding the creation of a Senior Services Advisory Board. We predict this bill will get through with no problems. It only makes sense that we stay responsive to the growing needs of our rapidly growing aging community.
Next, there’s a long discussion on the upcoming Farm-based Craft Beverage Promotional Events bill. These are events that can take place at an established brewery or winery, and this bill establishes guidelines to help these types of businesses grow. Tony was on the work group and he’s got lots to say. Kirby just wants to make sure y’all know the difference between legitimate complaints and you know, people who need to keep their traps shut! Billy tries to compare this to wedding venues, but is mercifully shut down as being irrelevant to the current discussion.
Tony is going to be candid folks! He doesn’t like that the quasi-judicial planning commission members can go on Facebook AND donate to political candidates. I mean really folks, (and this is his example not ours!), when if Tony is ever brought up on weapons charges he is going to be so dismayed if he ever finds out that the person sitting in judgment of him has donated thousands of dollars to an anti-gun organization! Can y’all just imagine the injustice!? There’s lots of free speech concerns, with Tony going back to how they are quasi judges, so there! He also wants to give specific examples! M.C. says he can’t use people’s names. He then says can he use positions, and how about he just talks until someone tells him to shut up? Bud, says that no, none of this is a good idea. So, your Lady Yokels, really want to know what the hell is this all about. First, we hop on over to the planning commission site to see who could have invoked the ire of Tony:
We automatically recognize two of the names from Kirby’s failed flow chart!!!!
The last bit of the evening was unfortunately devoted to Billy. He wants to repeal part of the ethics bill they passed in 2017 in which a nominating committee nominates people to the ethics board instead of the county executive. M.C. thinks he must be confused so she specifically asks if that’s what he wants to do. Jessica asks for his rationale, to which he replies, “The other way was better!” So, this begs the question: Which one of Billy’s cronies was denied a nomination? Since all this stuff seems to be personal to these guys.
The new business part of the evening gets testy. Tony is VERY ANGRY over the state of water and sewer amendments. Wants to know why sometimes the process works and why sometimes it doesn’t. Billy is a complete jerk in trying to demand that he be given a workshop on building costs. This was previously denied because he couldn’t prove it served a legislative purpose. He yells at Bud that he never puts anything on the agenda! And there we are folks. Three and a half more months and we will be free of the Shreve! Let the countdown begin!
There are four issues to be discussed at this evening’s workshop. The first two are about the Senior Services Advisory Board and Farm-based craft beverages promotions. It’s the second two that we fear may be two lame duck council member’s attempts to “fix” things that perhaps really don’t need to be fixed. Tony wants to pass a bill that ensures the impartiality of the planning commission. Which is super rich considering he did not take that advice in his own dealings! And Billy (we know folks!) has a bunch of changes to submit to the ethics bill. No word if ethics is still a trigger word for Kirby since he’s soon to be out of political office. We’ll let ya know!
We have only a few more months to bring you the antics of Kirby, Billy, and Tony before their terms mercifully come to an end. If you didn’t catch the post concerning the piece of art above, read all about how Kirby instructed us to “follow the money”. And then hilariously constructed this nonsensical flow chart to show he has no idea what that means.
Not only did Randy donate $200 to Tony’s campaign in 2014, he gave him a sizable contribution this election cycle:
We remember during the discussion of this bill it was said there was no particular site in mind! The skeptical side of us wonders if the Clarion Inn was discussed from the beginning. We also can’t help but wonder who approached Tony to introduce this bill. Could it be that those same people who like to accuse Jan of backroom deals are actually guilty of the same? Kirby says that if you follow the money you will always get your answer. Could it be that he’s right?
Here are some of the beautiful things that are going on for all the world to see. We can start with this announcement of our intentions:
Cindy Rose adamantly refuses to vote for Afzali and maligns anyone who appears with her as having the stench of Afzali on them. There is a mighty feud between Cindy Rose and Mary Posey on this point, because Mary Posey understands how politics works, and the bulk of these other people seemingly do not. They take Mrs. Posey’s superior comprehension personally. Dummies gonna dumb, yo.
Kirby blames Chuck Jenkins for Afzali’s win. ICYMI Jenkins and Afzali have a difficult history, which is also fun. These people must have the best parties. Like the Palins in the neighbor’s driveway…
Kirby blasting off at Jenkins is the most fun we’ve had in years.
This dramedy between Jill King (failed aldermanic candidate from days of yore) and Seth Eisenberg (failed BOE candidate and supermoron) goes on for awhile, mostly a lot of the same. None of it surprising.
Then Jill King deigns to take up the mantle of Miss Manners, and Seth Eisenberg may be a total jerk, but he isn’t wrong about the figurative running of her mouth online. So that’s too funny.
Boy howdy. Nothing like an intramural butthurt festival to get the Local Yokel Correspondents popping our popcorn. Incidentally, we hate that word, but it always seems to be a favorite maneuver in any Frederick County Republican Online Catfight. The County Council Watch Membership has some sort of butthurt identification service, apparently, because it comes up a lot. Either that or they are as emotionally mature as the average twelve year old.
Kirby calls Mary Posey a “POS.”
Oh! And then there is this! Different space, but on the same topic of cannibalism, Kirby endorses Kai Hagen over Danny Farrar! The one endorsement Kai may have preferred to skip. But oh well, right? We will all hope to see more of Kirby’s Epic Sour Grapes. Election 2018 is going to be more fun than we had hoped for!