Alright people, Hough says this is very serious business!

Actually it isn’t, it’s pretty damn funny.

So, Michael Hough did not buy up all the possible domain names that people would possibly search for if they were in the middle of a drunken stupor and wanted to donate some money to his campaign. But, someone else did. And it’s very serious business so you SHOULD NOT look up this website and should be the appropriate amount of disappointed that Michael Hough expects you to be!

By the way there is no evidence that Jessica’s campaign had anything to do with this.
Except we are not because it’s just hilarious!

So, there’s much to unpack here, but we can do it quickly. Despite being the right hand man of the carpetbagger and ethics violator, Alex Mooney, Hough has no idea what he’s doing on the internet. Secondly, is he really afraid that his supporters will get confused and accidentally donate to Jessica because it’s somehow not clear that the donation goes to Jessica? He must think his supporters are really pretty dumb. The link now goes to a rick rolled video, which is funny, but not as funny as the original.

Guess who else didn’t buy up all the domains? Dan Cox. So you must not go to either one of these two websites because this is really some serious business that violates all the ethics!

DanCoxForMaryland.com

CoxforMaryland.com

Isn’t it great when two people who don’t know how to play the game get so outraged over their own mistakes?

In case you didn’t see it on our Facebook page, be sure to lay eyes on this little jewel from the Dan Cox campaign. Threatening to jail educators is number one on the fascist/dictator to do list when they come into power.

Hail Mary, let’s talk about the primary!

It’s been so busy here at Yokel headquarters!

All the votes from the primary election are in and now the work begins! We knocked out the entire 2nd rate hate slate, but the spirit of John Wilkes Booth still runs through 3/4ths of the OG hate slate.

He was useless just like Cindy, Nancy, and Olivia would be on the school board.
We do have to say we liked that David Brooks knocked Mark Joannides down a notch, because someone needed to! We all need to regroup now and make sure that 4 sane candidates make it up. For we cannot afford to have one of these backwards talkers on our precious school board.

Something is askew in District 5! Instead of the local Republikkins letting team normal, in the form of Michael Blue, continue on they put forth someone who thinks that Kirby is a hero.

The lack of judgement is astounding. Guess Michael Blue didn’t stroke Kirby’s ego well enough so he put this kid’s signs all over his trucks. And look at precious little Billy. I wonder how Pence feels about his name on that shirt these days.

Karl Bickel won the Democratic nod for what we call the High Sheriff around these parts. We’ve written quite a bit about the current High Sheriff, but feel free to revisit here.

It’s past time for this one to go!

Jessica will go up against the Chief of Staff for carpet bagger Alex Mooney who is currently under investigation for various ethics violations. We recently told the tale of how he didn’t want to raise the teenage marriage rate to 17 because he still believes in child brides. So you know we all need to rally behind Jessica on this one.

Never forget that he posted this the day after the Marjorie Stoneman Douglass shooting.

Our two Frederick County GOP gubernatorial candidates faced off with the dumbest one winning. From this concession post, we don’t think that Kelly is going to be backing him in the general!

He who must not be named! Keep an eye on our social media for every Monday we will post a new Dan Cox article from our extensive archives.

There’s of course many more races, and we promise to get to them. We must keep up our momentum and make sure that we keep our county government both sane and functional!

Once upon a midnight dreary, as I pondered weak and weary, never will I wonder why I didn’t cast my vote!

We are in a bit of a dramatic mood this evening!

Tomorrow is the last day to vote or to drop off your mail in ballot. We don’t engage much in making primary endorsements EXCEPT when it comes to the BOE race.

8 candidates get through after tomorrow. Let’s make sure we get as many hate slate candidates off the ballot as possible!

There’s been some good ole Republican drama that reminds us of the Great Kirby meltdown of 2018 going on lately. (Which is really worth reading again because Cindy Rose makes an appearance–she’s like Michael Myers, no matter how many times you knock her down, she’s always back up and scary as ever!) Like 2018 there are two factions. One is on the side of Cindy’s Original Hate Slate, on the other side is a group promoting the 2nd Rate Hate Slate which includes Moms for Liberty candidates and other people who like to make scenes at public libraries. Apparently this new group, who go by the incredibly ironic name “Voices for Freedom,” put together a list with a slate called “Friends of The Right Side.” This list was allegedly to be distributed in order to give voters a guide on who they should vote for, in the best interest of the GOP of course! Guess who wasn’t on the list? Cindy Rose et al! And rumor has it they were not too pleased! Heather Fletcher once again used some questionable judgment when she posted this:

But it wasn’t a misinterpretation since sources have told us that this list had language like, “Vote for only the candidates listed as it helps the GOP overall.” Not exactly the note any of us have written to ourselves as we entered the polls!

Why break the long-standing ritual of local Republicans eating their own? It’s a tradition!

And it’s so much fun to watch!

If you haven’t already voted and need to know where to go click here.

We’ll report to you when we know the outcomes. Make sure you do your part!

What can we do on such a shitty day?

Why indeed…

Even though we knew this was coming, we still can’t believe the Supreme Court took away a woman’s right to body autonomy. We can’t believe that when we turned on Hulu today the first suggestion was Handmaid’s Tale. For why would we want to re-watch the Oracle of Delphi right now? We can’t help but wonder if people realize the repercussions of this action. Did the Supreme Court justices who voted for this and the people who advocated for this intend for women to carry their rapists’ children? Are they really okay with women who have had a miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy being treated as criminals? Will they be able to sleep at night knowing that doctors and nurses could be sentenced to prison for helping to save a woman’s life? Who is going to pay for these pregnancies and child care? Because we know that isn’t on the Republican platform!

No help for the baby or family after the baby is born.

While running errands today we heard one Pro Life man say that once women are aware of Safe Haven laws in their states they will instead just drop off their babies at their local fire station ! Problem solved!

We sure have!

Every pregnancy puts a woman’s health at risk. Every pregnancy is a personal decision with its own special circumstances that shouldn’t be decided on by a bunch of religious fanatics. This ruling tells women that they aren’t capable of making their own decisions, and we just can’t stand for that!

So after we get over the very understandable urge to burn it all to the ground.

We need to do something.

And that something is vote. We cannot allow this decision to remain. We can’t allow them to come after birth control or same sex marriage. That means we need to get people elected here in MD that will continue to respect our laws. And that also means we need to support Democratic candidates for the House and Senate nationwide. The only way to undo this monstrosity of a decision is to codify the right to an abortion. We also need to make sure that “pro-life” governors do not get into our governor’s mansion. We already know what a nightmare Dan Cox is for a variety of reasons, but let’s not forget about Kelly Schultz. We found a reference to this interview from 2014 on her:

We aren’t going to make the same mistake that Susan Collins did and believe her when she says that she won’t advocate changing Maryland law.

We are also going to drop our post about all of our recent election reporting.

We know today is tough, we all feel sick to our stomachs, but we need to fight back. No crazies on the school board, no out of touch, backwards, anti-women legislators or governors. This is not the year to be apathetic.

Let’s make sure we get some good candidates on our BOE!

It’s been a busy week at Yokel Headquarters!

If you’ve been a follower of ours for awhile, you know how concerned we are about this year’s BOE race. We’ll put some nice links at the bottom of this post if you need to catch up. But first, let’s get caught up on some recent news.

Yesterday the FNP posted an article, which made it seem as though the First Rate Hate Slate was out fundraising everyone.

https://www.fredericknewspost.com/news/continuing_coverage/election_coverage/school-board-candidate-slate-outpaces-others-in-funding/article_cb673722-19f9-5dc5-89a2-9c5fa8cbf64a.html

Some things that this article fails to point is that if you divided the hate slate’s money by 4 they aren’t doing as well as some of our favored candidates. Also, an interested reader analyzed the numbers for us and discovered that over 70% of the donations come from about 20 people including themselves and family members. But since every race seems to be a cash race, we would be amiss if we didn’t remind you to donate and volunteer for some of our good candidates. We borrowed this graphic from the Frederick Democrats to make it all nice and easy for everyone:

If you’ve been long time readers you also know that the blog Wonkette was one of our sources of inspiration for this blog. So today, when this story came across our feed we couldn’t help but start connecting the dots.

https://www.wonkette.com/moms-for-liberty-leader-wistfully-shares-dream-of-gunning-down-librarians?fbclid=IwAR1cW7BzXg_zEHilH76cOelCDU06zrsbSLxvWCEutEePJ5XK0i7C8FocHEY

Here’s our favorite quote from that post (but be sure to read it all for yourself!):

But books are not the only thing Bosch wants to destroy! In leaked audio of a recent Moms For Liberty meeting in Lonoke County, Arkansas, Bosch is heard complaining about a school librarian she felt did not offer her enough deference when she came in to complain about books. “I’m telling you, if I was — any mental issues, they would all be plowed down with a freaking gun by now,” Bosch said, before describing herself as a patient person.

Hmmm! Let’s see here……..who is running for school board and had a hissy fit over a Pride display? And wasn’t there another candidate running as a Moms For Liberty candidate?

Who could it be?
Oh yeah! Let’s not forget about our second rate hate slate! April Montgomery, Heather Fletcher, and Tiffany Noble. (not pictured: Ashley Nieves)

And now for those promised links:

And don’t forget to tell all your unaffiliated friends they can vote in the BOE primary.

Let’s revisit our election reporting!!!

Make sure you do your research!

In light of Heather Fletcher’s national news making act of stealing the pronoun pins and checking out all the PRIDE display books from the Brunswick library, we’ve been getting quite a few inquiries as to which candidates should be avoided. This post will revisit some of our election posts (focused heavily on the school board) to get everyone up to speed!

In our most recent post, we did a deep dive to see how our local candidates feel about gun control in the wake of the shootings at Udvale.

We also put out the call for all Independent voters to make their way to the polls this primary season because the Board of Education primary race is open to ALL voters. You’ll also see your Yokel picks for this race!

Don’t let Tony Chmelik back into our county government. Period.

We also took a minute to remind everyone why Michael Hough would be a horrible choice for our next county executive.

Cindy’s hate slate doesn’t believe racism is a thing. Did we just have to type that sentence?

The national phenomenon of accusing teachers of being sexual groomers has made it to our fine county by the very unfine candidates listed below:

Cindy Rose

Mark Joannides

Olivia Angolia

Nancy Allen

Tiffany Nobel

Ashley Nieves

Heather Fletcher

April Montgomery

Read more about this in the posts below:

We’ll end our post with a primer we wrote back in March:

Please share this information far and wide. We need to make sure our school board and county governments remain sane and functional institutions. And don’t forget to check into our Facebook page as we frequently share what we find on our local characters.

We can do something! Local elections matter and have consequences.

How did we let this happen folks? Those of you older than 40 know that things weren’t always like this. We didn’t always have this obsessive of a gun culture. There was a time when we wouldn’t have dreamed of allowing regular citizens possess these types of weapons. It all comes down to greed. When gun manufacturers’ market dried up in the the U.S. and foreign military markets ,they turned to the American public. And some of you lapped up their advertising manipulations and scare tactics to the point that this country is broken. This has nothing to do with the Second Amendment anymore (read the whole thing: the parts about well regulated and militia count just has much as the part the NRA posts in their entry way) , it’s all about an easily manipulated American public who helped ( and continue to help) unscrupulous, greedy gun companies get rich. It’s all so stupid and sad.

We’ve been thinking a lot about what we can do to change things. We keep wondering if this will be our George Floyd moment when it comes to gun control. It’s not as though a majority of us don’t already believe change needs to come. Just look at these polling results that historian Heather Richardson recently posted:

A Politico/Morning consult poll out Wednesday showed “huge support” for gun regulations. It showed that 88% of voters strongly or somewhat support background checks on all gun sales, while only 8% strongly or somewhat oppose such checks. That’s a net approval of +80.

Preventing gun sales to people who have been reported to police as dangerous by a mental health provider is supported by 84% of voters while only 9% oppose it, a net approval of +75.

Seventy-seven percent of voters support requiring guns to be stored in a safe storage unit, while only 15% oppose such a requirement, a net approval of +62.

A national database for gun sales gets 75% approval and 18% disapproval, a net approval rate of +57.

And take a look at this clip from conservative Supreme Court justice Warren Berger regarding the 2nd Amendment:

So what’s stopping us? First of all we need to stop electing people to office who hold unreasonable and uncompromising viewpoints on gun ownership. And that’s where we come in. We did a deep dive on some of our local candidates and their views on gun control. We discovered more than what we set out to look for, and we’ll share that with you as well.

Let’s start with our old pal Cindy Rose:

We know it’s a lot to take in, and man oh man she is so wrong on so many things, but here’s one more hot take for you to remember her by:

😳🧐🤯

Let’s move on. Running alongside Cindy is Nancy Allen. Look at the hot garbage we found on that one!

Next under the microscope is Tiffany Nobel, a school board candidate who thinks arming teachers is the solution to this issue.

It would take hours, if not weeks, to sort through all the pro-gun stuff on Dan Cox’s page, so we’ll just send you a little taste.

There are those on the other side of Dan who would like to see him win the primary because all polling shows that he would get trounced by whomever wins the Democratic nomination. And while we think that is true, we still wouldn’t be able to stomach the fact that he even garnered that much support. (If you are behind on how terrible Dan Cox is, just click here.)

Last but not least is NRA darling, Michael Hough. The man who is running unopposed in the Republican primary and thinks we should let him be our next County Executive.

This was posted in response to someone else letting the world know how insensitive he is to gun violence. It’s also nice to know that he subscribes to the ridiculous notion that Soros and Bloomberg are paying everyone off and couldn’t have possibly come to these conclusions on their own. Imagine how this ability to discuss other ideas would transfer to our top executive office.

Independents please don’t forget to vote in the Board of Education primary on July 19th. Here’s a few links to give your our thoughts on this upcoming election.

Don’t forget to scroll down to the bottom pic on that one.

Make sure all your friends and families pay attention to our local elections. Just imagine a world in which Dan Cox is governor, Michael Hough is our County Executive, and Cindy et al. run our schools. It’s enough to give you nightmares.

Sound the alarm: be sure *independent & unaffiliated* voters know to vote in the primary July 19, 2022 (early voting the 7th – 14th)

Oy vey. We are counting on you all to avert a crisis. Many thanks to our alert readers! We frequently have little birds who let us know things (our Facebook inbox is the best way) and today’s news was somewhat alarming.

We heard that allegedly normal people are being convinced to believe insane things are happening in our schools! It is truly a wonder to behold the things people will believe these days. Whether it is that the school system is grooming children and teaching them to be racist, JFK Jr is alive (AND also is an UberMAGA DJT fan!!!!), or that the power grid of Washington D.C. is powered by aborted fetuses, it seems like it is shockingly easy to override the bullshit meters of the general population these days.

Make it stop.

We are asking everyone to help spread the word that teaching our kids everyone can aspire to become a tradesperson, engineer, or hairdresser is a good thing; it’s literally the opposite of grooming to inform them that their parts covered by bathing suits aren’t parts other people should be fiddling with, and learning accurate history is not a guilt trip but a path to a better future! P.S.: this disgusting degenerate has been detained for sexually abusing a child who is a family member in case you needed a reason why there is actually age appropriate sex education for elementary schoolers–it’s so they know how to report when they are being abused!

The info is in the title of this piece, but please we are begging you to share it with your friends and with young voters who may not have a lot of election experience but really do care about the future of their community. All registered voters can vote in the primary for the nonpartisan races. The Board of Education race is nonpartisan. In a manner of speaking, anyway. You have your “Hate Slate Classic” and your “Second Rate Hate Slate,” all of whom are crossed out for obvious reasons. We had left “The Normies” who are not making up apocalyptic fictions about the school system in order to get elected. There are stars by the Apple Ballot endorsed candidates, who we also feel warm to, but we’ve recently crossed off a couple more candidates since we last shared this, due to finding little to no information about them available at this late date in the election cycle.

We realize 7 gajillion people are running, so hopefully this makes it easier on you. We also have an entire canon of work about Cindy Rose (to find it use the search feature on the blog), since she is constantly running for BOE with such “well-reasoned” notions as “Click, Clack, Moo” should be a banned book. What is astonishing is that other people have voluntarily hitched their wagons balloons to this star anvil.

The primary takes place on July 19th–with early voting in place from the 7th – 14th. This means voters who are not engaged with the political organizations may not be hearing about these issues, but they do have a say about which of the candidates advance to the general election. Locations and other useful tedium is in the links. Make a plan to vote! The deadline for registration ahead of the primary is June 22, 2022. Register to vote here (you aren’t allowed to do this for other people; if you know someone who needs help with online technology offer to sit with them).

Chmelik wants to be on our council again? BAHAHA..NO!

We will do everything we can to make sure this history does not repeat itself!

It’s been awhile since Tony lost his seat on the County Council, so there may be some folks who’ve forgotten about his antics. Therefore, as the self-appointed historians of Frederick’s very first county council, we are here to remind y’all why this guy can not be allowed back in that position!

Let’s first share his thoughts on Covid-19 and give thanks he wasn’t in any position empowering him to make public health decisions.

We know folks, we know.

Remember the time he wanted to lease schools? Yeah, we blocked that one out as well.

What about the time he wanted to add an amendment to double the pay of the County Executive? Without consulting anyone else. We are still scratching our heads over that one.

The biggest complaint about Chmelik was his condescending manner, especially when dealing with women. Here’s a taste of that tone.

He also believed that legislation should reflect his religious beliefs.

How could we forget the time he called a “living wage” a political boondoggle passed to please the labor unions?

We will never forget the time we took Kirby’s advice to “follow the money” and found that the person who Tony championed to get the off track betting license in Frederick County also made a large contribution to Tony’s campaign!

And of course we all remember the sour grapes version of Tony when he lost the primary to Steve McKay and then insisted he be a write-in candidate because he was the only true conservative.

And no Tony post is complete without the Chmelik family Christmas photo of yonder years:

How are the dogs going to defend themselves?

One time around with this one was quite enough! If he wins, it may encourage the others to give it another go. Stay vigilant our friends!

It’s time to pay attention to Mr. Hough!

Nothing good!

We Yokel gals are very focused on the school board race and haven’t allowed much time to look at our other local races, but we must shine some light on the only Republican candidate for County Executive: Michael Hough.

There’s so much history here and so much to say, so it’s hard to know where to begin. Let’s begin with some recent events.

Maryland passed a Family Leave Law that allows people who have had or adopted a baby 12 weeks paid leave. It’s a start, not enough, but a start. Well, what did State Senator Hough have to say about this bill? You’ll be sorry we asked. The Daily Record tells us:

Sen. Michael Hough, R-Frederick, called the bill “a very European, French model” and labeled the proposal “ridiculous.”

“To me, what this does is take a bill that is 12 weeks, which I already have a problem with,” said Hough. “You go to downtown Annapolis here, has anyone noticed like half the places are closed because they can’t find anybody to work?”

Wow, wow, wow! So it’s ridiculous that parents can stay home for 3 measly months to care for their newborn child because downtown Annapolis can’t find enough people to wait tables? Do we want that kind of logic in Frederick County? We think not.

Strike two is that he is a member of ALEC.

What is ALEC and why is it bad? Here’s a good website to look at, but we’ll also let ya see a good definition of what this organization does:

ALEC is not a lobby; it is not a front group. It is much more powerful than that. Through the secretive meetings of the American Legislative Exchange Council, corporate lobbyists and state legislators vote as equals on ‘model bills’ to change our rights that often benefit the corporations’ bottom line at public expense. ALEC is a pay-to-play operation where corporations buy a seat and a vote on ‘task forces’ to advance their legislative wish lists and can get a tax break for donations, effectively passing these lobbying costs on to taxpayers.

Hard, HARD pass. We’ll also link the documentary 13th, in which he makes an appearance to defend the for-profit prison system!

All kinds of fun times!

Going back to some more recent news, Maryland was successful in raising the marriage age from 15 to 17 (what year is this?), Hough and a fellow Republican have some interesting thoughts about that as well. The Daily Record reports:

Several senators, while sympathetic to Washington’s concerns, called 17 a good compromise.

Sen. Robert Cassilly, R-Harford, called himself “a traditionalist” who believes teenagers “ought to get married” if they are expecting a child but said the proposed minimum age of 17 for marriage is a valid middle ground.

“We all know that that stigma (of unwed teenage parents) is long gone in our society,” Cassilly said. “It’s really a practical matter here; that’s how I look at it now.”

Bristol Palin was seventeen when she was expecting her first, and if you Google how that worked out Levi Johnston is referred to as the “twice-former fiance of Bristol Palin,” and has four children with a lady by the name of Sunny Oglesby. Perhaps grudgingly bumping the appropriate matrimonial age up to the wise old age of seventeen is not exactly the kind of sensible lawmaking everyone wants to see. And existing in an era of hypervigilant-to-the-point-of-paranoia concerns about grooming, why isn’t the chief concern here that some weirdo old groomer will impregnate a young lady and then get a child bride out of the deal? He favors setting up this condition for sixteen year-olds? Yes he does:

Sen. Michael J. Hough, R- Frederick and Carroll, said he has favored permitting 16-year-old expectant parents to marry but that 17 “does put in place a good balance.”

The Senate rejected Washington’s amendment on a 16-28 vote before passing SB 29 by a vote of 45-0.

We really do. There’s much more to say. But we also need to make you aware that his other job is assistant to WV Carpetbagger Congressman Alex Mooney. Who is endorsed by the Orange Menace.

Whomever wins the Democratic primary for CE needs to win the seat. Michael Hough would not be good for our Frederick County government.