How we suffer for our art!

Well, it does make our job easier when she does!

With the next school board election over a year away, we are going to have to pace ourselves on our reporting of Cindy et al. But man oh man, is there a lot of material to work with here! And since they are starting early, we need to as well if not to only shine a light on the incompetence, but also to save ourselves from going down another local Trumpy hole.

Here’s the latest list of OH MY GOD IS SHE EVEN BEING SERIOUS RIGHT NOW?!

Should people who can’t spell quarantine be allowed to speak of quarantine? And she ignores all scientific studies so how are we to prove it? Unmask the kids and see what happens? Theraputic jab? What is the meaning of the word theraputic?

Time for the next bit of bad comedy:

Let us bankrupt the school system by making them fight off frivolous lawsuits in order to put forth our misunderstandings of how things work! Maybe Insurrectionist Dan Cox can copy and paste a useless lawsuit for her.
Doesn’t big pharma make Ivermectin? Because she supports using that!
OMG! Everyone knew they were doing this! This is not new! Wow! Wow! Wow!

Her new slate has a very leading/misleading survey going on which would be laughable if it wasn’t so scary. You can take a look here for the full text, (go ahead and fill it out for them if you’ve got some time on your hands!) but we’ll take you on a little tour:

And really that is what this is all about. These folks, except for Cindy, do not have kids in our school system. One of them homeschooled their children and has no interaction at all with FCPS except for showing up at public comment lately unmasked! They don’t care about public education, teachers, or kids. Their goal is to dismantle and sow discord. So, even if you have been dissatisfied with the board lately, this is not the ship to correct the course.

We don’t want to end up here folks! But that’s exactly where these people will take us.

Next up, we’ll start following the money to see who is funding our new slate!

Is the 4th time a charm? Cindy Rose sure hopes so!

The tenacity of some folks!

Thrice loser, Cindy Rose, is hoping all this fraudulent election stuff (Trump is going to be President again don’t ya know!), harmful vaccines, unhealthy kid muzzles, and teaching people about the actual history of the U.S.A. is finally going to be her ticket to a place on the board.

No, it isn’t!

If you are new around here, or just need a good old-fashioned refresher, click on our very detailed reporting on this lady’s thought process. Beware, you are going to go to some pretty dark places. Pay special attention to her fear mongering regarding the sex ed curriculum. You’ll be tickled to find out that teaching kids about sex is akin to disrespecting all the little girls! #FACTS!

After hearing this ridiculous news, we decided to take a look at her Facebook page to see if things had gotten any better since the last time we had to write about her. It has gotten unequivocally worse:

We are sure Biden is shaking in his boots.
Imagine this one making any regulations about social studies curriculum!
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Glad to see she’s finding common ground with the Democrat Socialist Anarchists! We didn’t even know that was a thing! Way to fit all those buzzwords into one post Cindy!

But seriously folks, this woman would rather your kids fall victim to a very transmittable variant of this virus just so she doesn’t have to admit she was so very wrong. This is probably propaganda to Cindy, but we are going to drop it here anyway:

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Of course we are going to have more to say about her in the upcoming months, as we will also cover her new fave gubernatorial candidate (Poor Robin Ficker) Dan Cox. (Go ahead and click on his name for some good stuff!)

Stay vigilant folks! Our school system doesn’t need this kind of nonsense.

Let’s not let the pearl clutchers prevent our children from learning the truth about history.

Oh, grow up!

You’ve probably been living under a slimy rock if you haven’t heard of the newest American culture war: The argument over whether or not to teach Critical Race Theory. If you aren’t familiar with the topic, as many people who are protesting it don’t seem to be, take a look at this definition from a recent Education Weekly article:

“Critical race theory is an academic concept that is more than 40 years old. The core idea is that racism is a social construct, and that it is not merely the product of individual bias or prejudice, but also something embedded in legal systems and policies.The basic tenets of critical race theory, or CRT, emerged out of a framework for legal analysis in the late 1970s and early 1980s created by legal scholars Derrick Bell, Kimberlé Crenshaw, and Richard Delgado, among others. A good example is when, in the 1930s, government officials literally drew lines around areas deemed poor financial risks, often explicitly due to the racial composition of inhabitants. Banks subsequently refused to offer mortgages to Black people in those areas.”

The 1619 Project offers a lot of great viewpoints on our history and if you take the time to really invest in becoming a more educated and thoughtful person, you may become pretty angry at the gaps in your own education. Let’s look at an example of how white washed our history was/is by exploring a Washington Post Magazine article about a Confederate re-enactor which includes some very interesting passages from the main subject of the article’s Junior High School textbook:

“We’re not claiming bad things never happened,” he finally said, after pocketing his rescue inhaler, “but it wasn’t all whippings and killings, either.” This echoed a lesson from the eighth grade, page 401, about Harriet Beecher Stowe’s “Uncle Tom’s Cabin.” The 1852 abolitionist novel “described scenes of horrible cruelty which were supposed to have grown out of slavery,” the textbook says. “Southern people knew that the [novel] gave a false picture. A Richmond magazine said that it was wicked for Mrs. Stowe to use her imagination in such a bad way.”

With most able-bodied white men off fighting, the authors wrote, “the Negroes could easily have run away.” Yet they “remained loyal to their white mistresses even after President Lincoln promised in his Emancipation Proclamation that the slaves would be freed.” The historic decree — which isn’t discussed anywhere else in the book — was issued after 21 months of war. Frank said he will argue to his “dying breath” that it was conceived as an appeal to anti-slavery sentiment in the European public, to discourage England and France from recognizing the Confederacy.

This year was the 100 year anniversary of Tulsa race massacre. Not until we were much older did your Lady Yokels learn of this massacre, and not until this very year did we learn that Black houses and businesses were destroyed by airplanes using incendiary devices! How is it acceptable that this information was withheld (because people made deliberate decisions to keep this incident and other important events out of our classrooms) and how can we allow it to continue? We’ve allowed generations of Americans to grow up with half truths and a perception of a rose-colored past…and it shows! The All Lives Matter folks aren’t all acting out of menace and racism, they literally do not know the history of their country because the systemic racism in this country hid it from them. To everyone’s detriment!

These anti-critical race theorists would like you to believe that teaching the truth about American history is going to make white children feel bad about themselves and to that we say:

Absolute trash!

First of all, if young people of color have to experience racism, and unfortunately they still do, then white children can learn about the origins of it. There’s a great book by a former West Point historian, Ty Seidule, called “Robert E Lee and Me.” Not only does the author explore his own past of growing up in Virginia and learning to worship Robert E. Lee, he also comes to the conclusion that the Lost Cause narrative led not only to the continued oppression of black people, but also left the white people ignorant of their own country’s history. One of the best arguments the author makes for whites learning the truth about our history is the cotton candy analogy.

 It’s okay to be uncomfortable. But it’s worse to avert your eyes and not deal with it. We can deal with it. We Americans aren’t made out of cotton candy. We defeated the Germans and liberated the concentration camps. We put an end to chattel slavery. You know, we can deal with the harsh truth of the past and get better. But if we don’t deal with it, we’re going to continue to be abused by the past, rather than be able to use the past to make a more just and equal society.

We can take the truth, we should demand the truth, and we need to make sure our children learn the truth. The reason we need to be aware of this today is because the ones who believe we are made of cotton candy will try to take over the school board next year. Just look at what is happening across the river in Virginia. We all need to keep in mind the points made in this Slate article about not allowing this topic to become the next culture war in these here parts. The noodley appendage is already freaking out and getting people riled up over this topic. And why is it that these people always insist in showing us just how important it is to have these topics taught in school?

Sigh, if only critical thinking had been taught in school when she was a student a lot of trouble would have been saved for all of us!
Truth!

Let’s all continue to educate ourselves and insist on a proper education for our children, so maybe just maybe we can honestly reckon with our past and allow ourselves to make some real progress in this country. Then, and only then, will this be a country in which everyone has the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. We can’t let these people take us backwards.

We will leave you will this video of our current Chief of Staff answering a very ignorant question from sleaze ball Congressman (come on Florida!) Matt Gaetz:

https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2021/06/23/general-mark-milley-critical-race-theory-matt-gaetz-vpx.cnn

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.

Yokel thoughts on the election.

First of all, WOW…just WOW! The three that we write most about (Kirby, Billy, and Tony) couldn’t muster up enough votes among their own party to make it to the general election. I guess it wasn’t just us! Billy really got his backside handed to him:

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Holy moly macaroni!

And the other two, who at least didn’t get trounced quite as badly:

But, still lost. We’ve been asked what we are going to do without these three to write about. And our answer to that is:

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For we care more about this county being governed by capable people than having material for the blog. Plus, there will always be SOMEONE.

We’ve been looking around the interwebs and have seen that many, many Republicans are super upset about Afzali snagging the nomination. We even saw this proclamation from Cindy:

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Most of those upset (including Cindy; so much for mean what you say and say what you mean…oh wait, she’s just mean) are now advocating for Earl Robbins’ Independent campaign, so you can imagine how that’s all going to work out. Please proceed. Cindy and Blaine are amongst those who have already come out to support him. He must be pleased to receive the Silver Linings Playbook Slate endorsement. The infighting/betrayals of this county party are really a sight to behold, folks!

And yes, Cindy made it through to 6th place out of 8th in the BOE race.  Even she knows that it almost insurmountable. And if you know anyone who is confused about how to vote in the general election, you can find ample evidence online to share with them. Be forewarned: she considers it “bullying” when you cite her own words, er…uh, her own madness against her. Take heart that she received about 1/2 the votes she did last time, so we aren’t too worried. NONE of her slate made it, so thankfully we don’t have to draw your attention to any of them any longer.

More good news:

 

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Galen Clagett came in last, showing that he wasn’t able to fool enough people into thinking he was some kind of Progressive Democrat!

Let’s all enjoy walking on cloud 9 today. We will regroup to prep for November very soon. Whoo hoo!

 

Pick yer poison: Volumes 1 and 2

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This may or may not be an actual representation of your Yokels.

 

Y’all. We are a bit overwhelmed with the number of meetings and the OMGeeee number of candidates in this 2018 local election, so things are going to get quick and dirty here. We will do our best to keep on top of as much as humanly possible while still attending to our regular responsibilities such as work and parenting and whatnot. We do step out of our basements into the Vitamin D and seasonal allergens from time to time, actually. If you’re in need of a refresher on the tradition of anonymous writing in America, we have a whole think piece on that. It seems like some BOE candidates aren’t any better versed in history than they are in language arts…isn’t everyone shocked?

The agenda for Tuesday’s County Council meeting is here, and Billy Shreve may even attend, so just grab whatever you have handy and have at it. That said, guard you precious liver, because there is also a joint meeting of the Council and the Board of Education on Wednesday. Same “rules” apply. What have we done to deserve this?

 

Cindy Rose upchucks her talking points word salad

As you may have heard, Cindy Rose is (unsurprisingly) running for Board of Education. Cindy Rose thinks up crazy things, sometimes with the help of Rush Limbaugh. Election 2018 is cranked, and ugh, please make it stop. Presumably this guy in his MAGA cap (yeah we Snopsed it for ya!) is the reason we are seeing this effort to somehow make it the fault of progressives that this human waste became a monster. According to Lady Rose this murderer who shot up his school is the real victim here. Oh, the poor Rosemary’s Baby. #PartyOfPersonalResponsibility much?

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Do you see that snowflake b.s. up there? This woman is like Donald Trump. She does not have the appropriate temperament to hold the office she seeks, and yet she will try it anyway. Be vigilant, folks. You know what could happen. Heed the cautionary tale.

We’ve taken up the cause of warning her to keep her crazy tucked in previously, but it is an uphill battle, as evidenced by her blaming it upon the evils of progressivism that kept his access to that weapon legal, and ensured that laws to take guns from people who everyone in the community is already terrified of do not exist. Is that what we are to understand? Color us skeptical, maybe. She bangs out this hate fueled and twisted excuse for this psycho, extends all the empathy to him as the real victim in the situation, and then has the audacity to ask how the kids of conservative parents got so liberal. Go figure, lady.

Also, apologies for our elitism, but Mrs. Rose’s post would fail as an elementary school writing assignment, so is she really the right person to take up the mantle of improving education? There’s no citation for or even explanation of her dubious claims, and as a person who is constantly e-mail blasting the school system she should know that the written constructed response is a typical third grade curriculum item, covering along with it the “cite and explain” portion of the rubric. Is she agreeing with us that we have been bombarded with apocalyptic climate change and systemic racism? She hurls hatred at the liberals and, to read her words, would appear simultaneously gravely concerned about liberal issues. (The irony that she was all over the inter webs favoring English-Only legislation when she is not exactly demonstrating mastery of the native tongue is aggravating, in retrospect.) Sigh. Please don’t elect this woman. We have a whole catalog of reasons why, even when we have sometimes agreed with her.

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This is from a July 12, 2015 “discussion” of the English Only Ordinance on the Frederick County Council Watch Facebook Page. One of the premium services this online community provides is self-cataloguing their bad ideas, illogical thinking, and personal insults in a forum where you can just bang some search terms in and find evidence to cite.

In conclusion, let’s ponder what Marjory Stoneman Douglas, the namesake of the high school where some very inspiring young activists have given us the first reason in quite awhile to be optimistic about the direction this country is headed, and who received the Presidential Medal of Freedom for her work to protect the environment (and because of that was in the White House the same day to witness the signing of The Brady Bill), would think of Cindy Rose’s nonsense up there. She said:

Be a nuisance where it counts. Do your part to inform and stimulate the public to join your action. Be depressed, discouraged, and disappointed at failure and the disheartening effects of ignorance, greed, corruption and bad politics—but never give up.

We intend to follow her wise advice.

We thought things were supposed to slow down in the summer!

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There is so much to point out to you today. It seems the lazy days of summer don’t apply in these here parts.

First let’s give kudos to the Frederick County Board of Education for passing policy 443 last night! It is so wonderful that our little yokels are in a school system that values each child. Which is more than we can say for some members of our community:

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And  we don’t know whether to laugh or cry at her other post regarding this issue:

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It feels as though we should do something nice for the FCPS legal department that has to sort through her requests.

On the other side of town from the BOE meeting, Sheriff Jenkins was holding court at Winchester Hall. He was having himself a little shindig about 287 (g). Kirby was a little confused as to what side he was supposed to be on:

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Durp!

And look! Angry lady from public comment the other night was out not looking so angry:

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Maybe we can start our very own game of Where’s Waldo with this gal!

And speaking of public commenters, our new fave, Matt Seubert, wrote a very informative piece about the Monocacy River Board in today’s edition of The Frederick Extra.  If you missed our piece, that goes along nicely with what he had to say, on what is going on in Carroll County click on over.

Guess what we think of your feelings, Cindy Rose.

Failed BOE candidate Cindy Rose has scribed an irrational fury bomb about FCPS and tossed it on the world via The Sucky Octopus Feeler. We cannot ever recommend clicking that. And we thought she would crawl under a sea rock and go away (just kidding, unfortunately–we did not think that).

She is seething angry because FCPS needs to adopt a transgender policy for the school potties now that Pres-o-Dent Bull-in-China-Shop has reversed the mandate that icked some people out, and she seems to be insinuating that business interests and the like are probably behind this because it is always some business interest or social activist (irony alert: what does she think she is in this scenario? a diplomat?). Plus, this is silly. Lobbyists do not go directly to her archnemesis Dr. Alban when they want all their wildest dreams to come true. Sure, Pearson makes the megamoolah on tests and curriculum. They do that by getting widespread legislative changes enacted by elected officials, not going small taters to the superintendent. Having a policy for inclusivity is probably not where the big bucks are. Unless…is it the Joe the Plumber lobby????? Heinh????

In her twisted world, the fact that FCPS seeks to avoid discriminating against transgender students is somehow discriminating against her. This lady is so filled with loathing that she will find any excuse to pick a fight with the school system. All others who may have special needs and concerns be damned.

Sometimes we do agree with Cindy Rose, like when school testing seems stupid, wasteful, and inappropriate to student needs. And also now. We can just hold a mirror up!

Ms. Rose also is angry (is there another way for her to be?) because the school system will not let her sit in on their school culture training. Look, this is obviously perfectly understandable, if sensitive to explain. We all know a portion of the school culture seminar is, “What you do with whackalooney parents who will not stop sending you 70 bajillion PIA requests per day.” Letting her sit in there–even all quiet and not spitting and hopping around–like a fly on the wall would just be all kinds of awkward.

Ms. Rose says that Dr. Alban likened her PIA addiction to a person who calls 911 abusively, and if you will follow the links in that PIA request link you will see that it is a crying shame that Dr. Alban failed to note that on some occasions it is like that woman who called 911 from the drive-thru at McDonald’s because she was tired of waiting for her McNuggets.

Redistricting update

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We are so glad we are not the decision makers here.

We know our readers are just as keyed into local education as we are. Our friends over at The Frederick Extra posted an update this morning on the latest FCPS redistricting news.

Check it out here.

The Board of Education will be having a workshop on May 10th to consider public feedback.