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.
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.
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?
Last night we posted this “press release” on our Facebook page:
It’s the same scare tactics people in Florida have used in order to abuse and erase the LBGTQ+ community. These kinds of folks know they can’t win on their own merit, so they tell falsehoods and make bigoted scare-tactic remarks to rile people up so they can win. More of our local terrible characters followed suit and also posted their objections on social media:
And lest us not forget the most horrible slate of candidates:
So we have a nice little family-life advisory council here in Frederick. Helpful people volunteer their time to go over these materials and make recommendations to FCPS. (Read all about them here). Well, this evening they had a meeting and apparently the worst humanity has to offer heeded the call of these above mentioned nincompoops and just look what happened:
And then things got worse for our nice volunteers:
What a bunch of ugly, hateful, ignorant bottom-feeders we have walking amongst us. And they all came out due to the above mentioned office seekers who know they can’t win on their own policies or merits. Let’s repeat their names so we all know who to eliminate come July:
Let all your friends and neighbors know what happens to our nice community when folks like this let their lies and vitriol fly. We have no place in our elected offices for people like this. And thank you to the advisory committee who had to put up with this tonight. We stand behind you.
We hope you have a big jug of water by your side all day today. Drink often. You’ll need to be fully hydrated ahead of tonight’s meeting. Grab your agenda and get ready for what could be a long one.
First up are two budget items. If Billy continues to gripe about not having enough staff before abstaining on his vote, swig back a bitchy bellini.
Next up are approval of minutes and an appointment confirmation. This will be followed by public hearing on the proposed sale of a county owned building. Serve yourself a Harvey Wallbanger just because.
Three Third Readings are on the agenda next. They all involve human trafficking. When short timer and “both sides” council member Shreve says anything dumb mix yourself a man of war.
It’s break time! Hydrate with more water. Your liver needs it.
First up after the break are several public hearings. Things could get testy. Steel your nerves with a bourbon pumpkin smash. Tony is up first with his perhaps personal vendetta led impartiality bill. Next up are some high adjustments to the fy2019 budget. This would move up the Oakdale Middle School addition, move up the design approval for a new east county elementary school, and move up the modernization/addition project at Brunswick High School. Drink an appletini to celebrate if all 3 are approved.
Last up for discussion is a budget item which involves lots of wins for fire/safety in Frederick County. Celebrate with a fire engine.
The meeting will end with council member comments. We are sure we won’t even care what Shrevelauter have to say. Best to return to drinking water. Don’t you have to adult tomorrow???
Cindy, I will PIA you to the death, Rose is preparing to throw her hat back in the Board of Education ring. Again. We are counting. She has lost twice so far. We are happy for her to go ahead and lose a third time.
Her assertion that she espouses conservative common sense values unlike those touchy feely progressives is ridiculous. Common sense is not subjective.
Your yokels are on the case and prepared to remind you of all her past and planned nonsense. First you must read this diatribe.
We have our own opinions on who is irrational around here. You can make up your own mind.
Today the council council and the BOE are sitting down for a pow-wow. We don’t know who decided the day after the election was a good time to do this, but so be it! Here’s the agenda, we’ll let you know if when something happens!
You probably read this article in the FNP previously, but a recent comment caught our notice. It is a link to several email enquiries made by Cindy Rose, candidate for the Board of Education and self proclaimed education watch dog. Even after reading the article that alluded to many of the topics included in the link, it is still surprising and shocking to read these requests.
Ms. Rose wants to have her hand in every single aspect of FCPS. Every one! How does she keep track of all the witch hunts? Does she use excel? Does she have a ledger board? A notebook? Scrapbook? Spell book? A detective’s investigation board?
She has bristled at being labeled a book burner, but these emails show she has questions on several books as well as videos that FCPS uses. What seems nervy is that the books she is concerned about, she admits she has not actually read, just read the reviews. How can you complain about something for which you have only read a review? If you are going to complain, at least make sure you really, really know what you are complaining about.
She has questions specifically about Jessica Fitzwater’s employment status with FCPS.
She has lots of questions about why the school is sending out information on community events.
Why does FCPS spend money?
Read the attachments for yourself. We just keep getting angry as we read and re-read them.
Nobody told your Lady Yokels that dead horse hunting season was now open in Frederick! Surprisingly, this week’s dead horse doesn’t symbolize Jerry and Jessica lining their pockets with all those gold doubloons. What horse’s bones are Billy and Kirby beating this time? Take a gander:
What does Kirby have to say? Let’s summon him and find out:
Now we are forced to summon the ghost of Mark Twain:
We covered Kirby’s school construction workshop and Jan’s presentation concerning the acquisition of the nursing homes from Aurora. Why weren’t Kirby and Billy concerned about building schools when it was a developer free for all during the last BOCC? For, in a logical world, that would have been the perfect time to make sure our infrastructure and schools were up to snuff. Why, also, did they vote against funding schools above MOE? It clearly could not have been a secret that the people who were going to occupy these adobes would have offspring that they would like to be properly educated. Or was it? But of course this is all Jan’s fault! Every last bit of it!