Freedumb from awareness. Freedumb from responsibility.

There is a growing movement amongst the “F All Y’all and Yer Feelings You Rode In On” crowd to reject the wearing of masks in public because it is “the mark of compliance.” As free and sovereign citizens they are now deciding in lieu of taking into account the health and wellbeing of others through required mask etiquette in essential businesses that they shall take their potentially infectious droplets and breathe them into the retail outlets of neighboring counties. Until they make their own rules when all the vitriolic fools of Appalachia turn up to exhale virus on them…

Folks, a person with this level of attention to detail and awareness of the world around is the editor of her very own website! Doesn’t that just boggle the mind? Also, it’s a stigma, but wear one if you want. So probably just wear an American flag themed one so that other people will know how to judge whether the government made you do it or it was your free will to choose to wear the mask if you want to…or…what? even? WTF. Insert giant facepalm here. There are numerous public posts on this same individual’s page that will elicit the same reaction.

You can see this effect taking hold if you read the comments on the FNP’s story about the mask requirements. We highly recommend taking the time to laugh out loud at how thieves are going to steal them right off your faces in the store! We probably need another poll. Something like “Is there too much lead in the water?” or “Just the right amount of lead in the water?” or “Would we all be better off with lithium in the water?” Now we can sit back and imagine the mind control histrionics of the people who have never given a rat’s tail about clean water in their lives! The things we have to do to keep from getting bored now…

You can track it amongst the crazies who cite number of current infections as though this isn’t a contagion. Psssst, you with the breath droplets you want to breathe into the air freely, the number literally changes moment to moment and asymptomatic carriers are infecting people all the time!
The Constitution of the United States, according to the smallest minds we could find…

It is also the mark of human decency, and the mark of the intellectual capacity to comprehend vectors of infection. We propose a poll. What should we call the people who want to breathe disease into the air whenever and wherever they want, public safety be damned!

 

“Why do you wear a mask and hood?”
I think everybody will in the near future,” was the man in black’s reply. “They’re terribly comfortable.”
― William Goldman, The Princess Bride

Stay tuned for the next installment in our series: “What is wrong with you people?”

See also “When this is all over, some of y’all gonna be social pariahs.

UPDATE: She’s found someone to help her sue the government over having to wear masks. What a great use of everyone’s time and resources. Feel free to use the email she gave:

 

Some worse things happened today! WARNING: SEXUALLY EXPLICIT CONTENT PART DEUX!

Zeus does it ever!

ICYMI, yesterday we wrote a post about Cindy Rose’s post about the anal sex being taught in FCPS! As promised, she wrote a Part 2 after going down to the central office to “inspect” the materials. Brace yourself for some interesting takes on how FCPS is disrespecting ALL the girls:

This lesson seems to say through its silence, our daughters are objects for the enjoyment of others. More times than not, it’s our daughters feeling pressured to consenting to sex. Where are they taught they can say “no”?

Yes, #1 of the lesson says “Make sure you both consent to whatever you plan to do sexually.” Get that? “…whatever you plan to do….” The stage is set. It doesn’t say “You do not have to have sex.” It actually says “you shouldn’t”. I know the 21st Century education system likes to play fast and loose with words, this is why. “Don’t” is a command; “shouldn’t” is a suggestion. Each has a different impact on the psyche.

This is AMAZING on a number of levels. First off, for years Cindy rallied against the school system teaching any kind of opinion or feeling. There are numerous Facebook posts in which she made known that a teacher’s role was to solely impart information and then allow the students (and their parents) to come to their own conclusion. If not, the teacher was a liberal brainwasher. So how does this all fit in to that worldview? Secondly, abstinence-only education DOES NOT WORK. And, FYI Mrs. Rose, consent means that both parties have the right to say YES or NO!

Does she really think that the school system should instruct students in a philosophy that time and time again has shown to have negative outcomes?How in the world is that a responsible thing to do?

Another concern was the Curriculum Specialist “knew”, “lots” of the students used birth control implants. How does he know? Are the classes so casual that girls are just blurting out they are not only on birth control but what kind? Is there a survey? Did parents’ consent?

Guess what? Students talk to teachers about their personal lives. Today’s young people are not shy when it comes to talking about birth control. How is having a discussion about birth control in a sex ed classroom casual talk? Guess she would rather these girls feel some shame about preventing an unwanted pregnancy. Which brings us to this:

Fathers of daughters who attend Frederick County Public Schools, where are you? Are you paying attention to what is happening in your little girl’s classroom? An FCPS teacher is talking to your 13 year old daughter about how to put a condom on a penis and how to use a “dental dam”. You don’t find this disrespectful? Do you know what’s in FCPS policies and lessons that diminish a girl’s self-respect and doesn’t support personal boundaries?

Do you know FCPS is teaching young boys to make sure they put on a condom before they violate your little girl anally? Not to worry, they make sure to teach them to put on a clean condom after anal sex, before he puts his penis in her vagina. These are 13 and 14 year olds. Is this reassuring or comforting?

Thank goodness they are there to teach our little girls it’s normal and OK to be violated in all sorts of ways. There appears to be little instruction or encouragement on why a student should wait to have sex or even say “no”.

This took a long time to process. A long time.

Sooooooo boys are the monsters looking out to violate all the little girl’s anuses because they were taught the correct way to put a condom on? What century is this again? Is that the conclusion she believes we should all come to?! Proper use of contraception is disrespectful to girls?! This is truly an argument we have never seen before. So kudos to you Cindy for coming up with the most astonishing argument against sex ed that we have ever had the displeasure to set our eyes upon!

And in case you haven’t noticed, girls these days can speak for themselves. They not only know how to say no because of the recent cultural changes, but also because they’ve been taught about consent! They don’t need Daddy standing at the door with his shotgun! Need we point out how disrespectful to boys all this nonsense is?!

Lastly, she goes back to her irresponsible claim that a long term sub at TJ High School was teaching the middle school sex ed curriculum:

In light of recent events we also need to know “who” teaches these lessons? Did the long term substitute at Thomas Johnson High get to walk around the classroom with a wooden penis, demonstrating how to use a condom talking about anal sex?

No, he did not.

Grow up lady!

So, some things happened….. (WARNING: Sexually Explicit Material!)

Since the expulsion of Shreve, Chmelik, and Delauter from our fine county government, we’ve been taking it a bit easy.  We’ve also been able to relax during this year’s BOE election, because guess what? Cindy isn’t running! (Side note: We have a pretty great slate of people running this year!) Instead she’s decided to buy (how much could we get for the Yokel?) and run The Tentacle. Mostly it’s been the same tripe we’ve been used to seeing in the Noodlely Appendage….until today. BEHOLD:

Get ready for a rough ride here folks!

She’s still harassing FCPS with her multiple PIA requests, so much so that we’ve speculated they had to hire the new ombuds just to deal with her!  You can read the original post here, but we are going to break it down for ya!

She begins by telling us that an 8th grade parent contacted her regarding the FCPS sex education curriculum. We couldn’t help but wonder why the parent wouldn’t address these concerns with the teacher or administration, but alas Cindy it is. Apparently, the story goes that Cindy went to inspect the props used in the curriculum and had some concerns about their appearance:

I was bothered that the penis prop is more toy like, while the vagina prop is very clinical.  Is the “toy” design to make the student feel comfortable handling it?  Is that comfort supposed to transfer over into real life?

Not sure why this guy comes to mind.

Now we are really all left to grapple with some terrible musings, such as: what kind of phallus is she asking for? She has more issues:

There are vaginal condoms and dental dams in the “kit”.  Based on that I assume there are demonstrations on their use as well?  If not, why not?  Not that I believe any of it should be taught by a school teacher, but it’s a legitimate question.  Is FCPS demonstrating how to use vaginal condoms and dental dams?  Isn’t that teaching “how” to have sex?

The use of quotes is puzzling here. Is the kit not real? What is the alternative meaning of how? Anyhoo, we did everyone’s homework for them and found the essential curriculum for 8th grade health class (which, by the way requires a permission slip and allows for parents to preview the material):

Who is even against young people having all the information they need to make informed decisions about their health? Many parents won’t talk to their kids about these issues, and if you believe abstinence programs work, there’s a ton of research that you are on the wrong side of that coin. 

Let’s all live in the real world here folks!

If her article ended there we wouldn’t have given it a second thought. But we haven’t gotten to the anal connection in the title yet!

While we wait, more children are being presented information on casual acceptance of sexual practices taught by who?  Was the substitute teacher in the Thomas Johnson pornography allegation incident ever in a classroom with a wooden penis in his hand demonstrating and describing how to put on a condom?  Talking about anal sex?

Why aren’t you people seeing the connection!

 

HOLY CRACKER ON A MACARONI! She goes from not liking the toy like appearance of a fake penis in an 8th grade classroom to postulating that a long term substitute (who is under investigation for showing a sexually explicit video to students) in a high school classroom is fondling a wooden penis while describing anal sex. She made all of that up! When are you people going to give her lies the outrage they deserve?

Let’s burn everything down because of Cindy’s wild speculation and falsehoods!

Part II is apparently on the docket for tomorrow. You are in our thoughts FCPS.

She will never end her vendetta against FCPS, or us, the voters, for not allowing her a seat on the BOE.

Let’s shine some light on our local fascist rag!

Yes, Mr. Kraken, let’s have some words!

It’s time to take a break from our summer hibernation! We try to stay away from the noodlely appendage as much as we can. Most of it is indecipherable trash, and frankly we’d rather scrape cat throw up off the floor than waste our time there. However, this month has been way too much. These “authors” feel free (especially since The Tentacle does not allow for comments) to spew their awful opinions all over the internet without any push back. So push back we must give.

For a site whose writers purport to put freedom above all else, there seems to be a lot of calls to suspend just that for those that don’t agree with them. Let’s look at this passage from a recent post from Harry Covert concerning those that don’t agree with the Sheriff’s participation in the 287g program:

Sheriff Jenkins will soon be conducting meetings to discuss the effectiveness of working with ICE and 287(g). Previous meetings were held but invaded by disrupting outsiders. These protestors should be prevented from another show. Maybe a few days in the Adult Detention Center is in order, maybe isolation. Now, that’s a funny.

Locking people up for alternative viewpoints is hilarious!!!!! Can I get a whoop whoop?!

Here’s what really gets us about this guy. According to his official Tentacle biography:

Harry M. Covert is a writer-editor and syndicated columnist. His comments on local, state and international matters appear in numerous print and online publications. A veteran Virginia journalist, he enjoys life in Frederick.

He’s a veteran newspaper man who advocates locking people up for exercising their 1st amendment rights?!

NO.

Our next writer, Ken Kellar, is the owner and editor of the Woodsboro-Walkersville Times. So, it’s super curious as to why he feels the need to spout off on the noodlely appendage. But spout off he did. He’s also super outraged over the 287g audit (we thought conservatives loved fiscal accountability!), and wants us all to know what a value we are getting from the 287g program! Bet ya didn’t think of all these benefits:

I don’t see our elected officials seeking the other side of the ledger, the cost of illegal immigrants in our county, especially the cost of criminal illegal immigrants in our county.

The new Butterfly Ridge elementary school cost well over $20 million. How much of that cost was due to the presence of illegal immigrants in our county? Our officials aren’t asking the question.

How many millions are spent each year on special teaching services for illegal immigrant children or the children of illegal immigrants? Our County officials aren’t asking that question.

How much of our welfare dollars are spent on illegal immigrants and their children?

How much money is our law enforcement expending due to the crimes of illegal immigrants?

What is the financial value of one of our children not being raped; one of our sons or daughters not being murdered by a Latino gang; one of our loved ones not being killed by an illegal immigrant drunk driver? We have enough home-grown drunks, thank you very much.

Oh, he aint done:

In 1992, my Woodsboro home was built by English-speaking Americans. Today I can’t get a new refrigerator delivered without meeting someone born outside the USA.

Just all kinds of WOW! We are so sorry that you are afraid of meeting someone other than what you consider a native born American Mr. Kellar, perhaps you should seek some help…… or a time machine.

Former county council candidate, and now President of the Frederick County Conservative Club (Splinter group formed when Afzali won the nomination and all went to hell) Jason Miller loves to call people socialists. What we are really intrigued with is his solution to all the mass shootings we’ve had lately. You’ll find in his post a jumbled up list of who and what isn’t to blame, followed by his simpleton simple prescription for fixing it all:

The one solution to our ever more violent society stems from wisdom shared long ago. It’s looking upon each other with dignity and respect.

It is doing unto others as you would have done upon yourself. There… problem solved.

“When wealth is lost, nothing is lost; when health is lost, something is lost; when character is lost, all is lost.” – The Rev. Billy Graham

STOP WASTING EVERYONE’S TIME! And go ahead and look through the rest of his posts to see how much dignity and respect he gives to those he disagrees with.

And how’s this for dignity and respect?:

Perhaps the most amusing post of all is from Thrice-BOE candidate loser, Cindy Rose! Folks, she just can’t take it anymore. It’s so hard for us not to chuckle our way through this one:

I don’t like saying it, but Frederick County seems to lack Republican leadership. By that I mean the political party, not the ideology of conservatism that seems to have found a home in the Frederick County Conservative Club.

Who is leading the Republican “Party” here in Frederick? Why isn’t someone in political power rallying the Republican troops to push back against the Frederick County Democrats, Frederick County Socialists and RISE, all of which seem to be calling for Sheriff Chuck Jenkin’s head on a pike?

Uh, who was calling for his head on a pike?

She wants us all to know that she STILL hates Kathy Afzali:

Former Delegate Kathy Afzali proved how much she was interested in “serving” the citizens and “Party” of Frederick. She may have lost the county executive election, but she did win a spot on the party’s central committee. That’s an all work and no glory position. Who’s shocked she quickly resigned, tucked her tail and ran fast and far away?

The absolute best part of this is her attempt to shame her fellow Republicans:

Right now it’s Frederick Democrats and Socialists 1 – Republicans 0.

Seriously though, we don’t know which is worse, Donald Trump for spewing all his hateful rhetoric about immigrants, or those who try to normalize it all.This isn’t normal folks.

Hypocrisy is alive and well in Ole Fredericktowne!

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.

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BAAAHAAHAA! Kirby and company are upset because someone, whom Kirby publicly bashed and accused of high crimes and misdemeanors, called him a douchebag? Kirby?! We are going to laugh ourselves to sleep tonight!

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:

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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.

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If bashing people on social media disqualifies someone from public office, doesn’t that mean that SHE is unfit?

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:

  1. 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?
  1. Do you plan on running in 2020 to keep this position?
  1. If you do and you earn your seat, will you abandon it in two years like Mr. Kerr, to seek a higher office?
  1. 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.

 

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Please don’t answer her Dr. Jarman, no good will come of it.

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. Screen Shot 2018-08-04 at 1.25.49 PM35972465_2091603234201419_9087080196133093376_nScreen Shot 2018-05-05 at 8.56.54 AM

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And #neverforget:

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TFW they’re still doing it: squeeeeee the local Republican autodefenestrations continue!

Kirby Delauter’s Facebook page has it all. Man these people are excellent at making themselves look insane on social media. This would be a good time to remind everyone not to vote for Cindy “F Your Feelings” Rose.

This is only the beginning. It goes on and on…and on…and on…

Honestly, there is so much packed into this Mexican standoff, it is hard to limit ourselves. It’s a public post on Kirby’s page, if you’d like to do your own rubbernecking.

Danny Farrar immediately rebuts, in a post approximately as long as that horrible David Foster Wallace novel that we have mercifully forgotten the title of, and things go downhill from there.

You mean to write, “…only Kathy and me…” Oh toss it all, we aren’t going to start editing for another one of these dingbats.

 

He’s still not done.

You can see how the factions are aligning. It’s a shame, really, that Danny (according to some people we know) used to slobber all over Billy and Kirby at SoldierFit, to the point that the egregious sycophancy caused them to discontinue patronizing Danny’s business and NOW LOOK! Was it worth it?! Now he’s in a big, undignified “you throw all your friends under the bus” spat with him. And Danny is sure not wrong here, but…this is also as undignified as a Young Family Facebook Reunion.

Is he questioning Kirby’s manhood? It kinda seems like he is questioning Kirby’s manhood…lol, we approve of this. Still, don’t vote for Danny Farrar. We have candidates who can discern a low IQ when they see it. I mean, only one of our council members has been ridiculed by the national media for his stupidity…and that one is Kirby. When you think about the superlative stupidity contest, that is pretty bad.

Oh here’s some solid evidence of the low IQ thing: Kirby’s anointed County Executive candidate in disagreement with Kirby and all his friends on their hot button issue!

It’s never too late to learn, yo…

 

And, there it is! BWAHAHAHAHAHA.

He just basically says, “What? Cut off my nose to spite my face? Why yes, I do think I will, thanks for asking!”

Seth Eisenberg chimes in to defend Kirby and chastise Danny (random thought that just occurred to us: why are grown adults named Billy and Danny in this county?). Please someone sit Seth down and explain how “you’re” is a thing. His contributions are lame, and he manages to look dumb in content, contribution, and composition.

The Cindy/Mary spat has been a wonder to behold.

Cindy Rose (Worst and Most Often Failed BOE Candidate Forever) and Mary Posey’s spat dates back to an earlier episode, which caused the Republican Club of Frederick County to lock down their page. We like to call that winning! We temporarily quarantined some terrible ideas, thereby depriving us of all the pointing and laughing that Kirby’s page has resuscitated here.

It’s amazing how she is always trying to be deliberately obtuse for the purposes of gotcha. And what a dumb argument for her to get involved in. Being disagreeable is her hobby. Like the candidate may not have been out for days on his own…oh well, whatever. We skipped all the back and forth with Danny about “binding arbitration” and whether he is with or against the firefighters and it does kind of seem like he’d rather not be for or against it. This issue has been really interesting to see from all sides.

One observation we have come away with: people we used to think were way out there don’t even crack the Top 10 Farthest Out There in This Neck of the Woods. We do apologize for our earlier harsh judgment.

Carry on fools!

 

Cindy Rose is stupid AND dangerous

There continues to be absolutely no evidence Cindy Rose has ever read a book. Maybe if she had she would be aware that “Hitler’s Brown Shirts” were not a part of a grassroots organization protesting the government, but a paramilitary government police faction that operated tippy-top down, predating Hitler, and weaponized by him against the people to the point that stuff like, oh, say…Kristallnacht happened. If you are a reader, we have a book to recommend by Erik Larson called In the Garden of Beasts that may help clarify who is a good guy and who is in charge of whom in Nazi Germany. If you are Cindy Rose, there is a chance that they are going to make it into a movie. Get a load of this:

This is really, really reaching.

Here’s a tidbit for ya: in 1920 Hitler outlined the Nazi Party’s 25 Point Plan. Perhaps a more thorough investigator would like to check those out and assess in what ways history may repeat itself. Protesters tried to shout Hitler down at *his* big rally in Munich, and they got rounded up by these Brown Shirts (a.k.a. Sturmabteilung, or maybe you’ve heard of them called the SA)!  All of the people who possess critical thinking skills are able to see the delineation here where the Brown Shirts and the protesters are on opposite sides, right?

For the lady who is not even able to lay claim to the weakest degree of verystablegenius, please note that the government leadership and the ruling party who hold power (who would that be in America right now?) and who are getting shouted at by upset citizens are all on the same side of the analogy, and the Brown Shirts act against those out of power on behalf of the government to violate their free speech. Pro tip: Cindy Rose is a dangerous idiot.

She plugs away at proving it constantly. To the point that we have ignored a lot of it lately, because frankly it gets old, but this is beyond the pale. Before you get on the Board of Education, just get an education.

Maybe ever.

But….her dignity!!!

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It’s time we get back to the election, because how the hell did it sneak up on us so fast?! Today’s post is dedicated to twice defeated BoE candidate Cindy Rose.

Just this week, a second BoE forum was held, sponsored by the PTA (yeah, she didn’t show up to the first one either). She was called out on a local conservative page by someone, who has been sounding all too rational to us lately, for not showing up! Behold her reply:

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WOW!!!! So, the PTA are the mean kids?! And it’s beneath her dignity to show up at either forum to express her beliefs? She doesn’t really want to win, does she? Later, on that same thread she posts her Curriculum Vitae for the board of ed position:

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We guess she forgot to list what she would do to address these issues!

And last, but certainly not least, here’s a 3 minute video of her making public comment at the last BOE meeting:

Okay, first of all this should have been what was beneath her dignity. No law changes your beliefs! It just guarantees that you cannot discriminate against someone BECAUSE of your beliefs. Really people we don’t need a Billy Shreve -like character on the BoE. Make sure you make your voice heard on November 6.

Shall we send the truant officer to investigate?

So Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and the League of Women Voters co-hosted a forum for the Frederick County Board of Education candidates, and guess who did not show up. Cindy Rose and April Miller.

If you aren’t familiar with LWV, you should be. They are a non-partisan group that focuses on voter education. As you can imagine a nonpartisan group focusing on voter education would be a terrifying thing for anyone to involve themselves with. Especially people who are allegedly interested in education within this community. These are the sights, sounds, and smells of people who know that they have nothing to offer that stands on any merit in the marketplace of ideas, folks.

And we weren’t previously familiar with Delta Sigma Theta, but this sounds like a great organization. College-educated women dedicated to public service with an emphasis on programs that target the African American community. So, double whammy for blowing all of these great ladies off.

More about League of Women Voters: they publish the handy dandy voter guide, and what they do to accomplish that is give a series of questions to candidates and let them respond to those questions in their very own words. Then they publish those words–just what the candidate says about his or her own self–on their website. When you visit the website, it asks for your address, and then you get to choose candidates to compare for races specific to your totally address specific voting conditions. It is super cool. It is extraordinarily helpful for local races that are not covered on CNN’s traveling circus of idiot opinions or Fox News grotesque Trump petting freakshow.

The site is called vote411.org. You should use it, and you should share it with your friends, far and wide. The more people who are informed and vote, the better off and healthier our democracy is. The more people who are informed and vote in our local elections, the better off and healthier our community is. PSA: Do not vote for Cindy Rose. Just don’t do it. We have an extensive body of work detailing this, and we will be happy to refer you there.

And when you get informed about the local community, one thing you definitely should not miss is that the Mayor of Ye Olde Fredericktowne and the City of Frederick have nada nothing nyet nichts to do with funding the local school system, which is called the Frederick COUNTY Public School System for one weird reason. If you plan to vote for Kim Williams, you may wish to consider waiting for the City Board of Ed race. Good luck with that, y’all.

In other local and voting matters, we have not heard about any crazy voter suppression shenanigans around here, but you should know (and again, tell all your friends, wherever they may be) that you can check your voter registration status here. For whatever it is worth, it’s a fair point to say that every vote does matter, and if it didn’t there would not be parts of the country where people are trying to make sure they make it difficult for as many individuals as they can to be heard from at the polls.

And stick with us here for one last thing. This is very important. Know it, share it: if you show up at your polling place and are told that your name is not on the rolls, demand a provisional ballot. Even if you show up at the wrong polling place, casting a provisional ballot with an affidavit is your right.

When you only see the world in pink and blue!

It’s the first day of school, and we need to get back to concentrating on this election! Keep your eyes and ears open for forums, debates, newspaper profiles, and other meet and greets so you can get a feel for what each candidate stands for.

Let’s talk a minute about the school board election. The PTA is holding a forum on October 9th, and all but one candidate has sent in their RSVP. Can y’all guess who that may be?

 

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Oh Dear!

We decided to look around the internet and we see that she started yet another Facebook page that has managed to garner 6 whole likes! Is she really even trying? We were comforted to see that she’s sticking to her main talking points when it comes to our transgender kids:

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End of discussion y’all!!!! We love that someone tried to push back, but NO! Cindy only sees the world in blue and pink!

SIDE NOTE: Don’t tell Cindy, but until fairly recently pink was considered to be more a boy color and blue was seen as a girl’s!

Anyhoo, she’s also not happy that Colin Kaepernick is going to be the next spokesperson for Nike. How dare he not be punished for the rest of his natural born life?!

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We will be looking forward to what all of our other school board candidates have to say! Happy First Day of School everyone!!!!