Are you ready for this?

This is becoming a theme. Derp.

This clip of an interview by WMAL with Frederick’s own High Sheriff Chuck Jenkins is something else. The first thing that jumps out is that WMAL can’t spell Frederick County.  It’s not Fredrick. Once we recovered from seeing this error, and managed to listen we were  excited  concerned to hear his thoughts on school security in the wake of Parkland.

He made it clear that he feels the buck stops with him for any actions/inactions done by deputies whom he had trained and that work for him. Our first thought in hearing this was remembering the death of Ethan Saylor.  The sheriff may have publicly commented on his feelings about that, but all we could find was that he said they need to revise the way deputies were trained.

Check out this part from the link we posted:

As the interview continued, Sheriff Jenkins addressed Sheriff Israel’s actions of politicizing the incident:

O’Connor: I think many people are sort of scrutinizing Sheriff Israel right now because it appears as though he knew about those breakdowns last week, but he still did that nationally televised political event where he was basically blaming the NRA, blaming politicians, he was kind of partisan. Do you think that was appropriate for him?

Sheriff Jenkins: No, I don’t. Again, I think we all have our political beliefs and ideologies but you keep them separate from the actual events that you’re addressing. And some of the statements he said, he made, I don’t think were really appropriate. Again, I wasn’t there. I’m not in his shoes. But I can tell you, you don’t turn a situation like that into politics and you don’t blame the NRA because it’s not a gun control issue. The very basic issues are these:

  1. How do you limit access of firearms to individuals that shouldn’t have them in their hands?
  2. How do we harden the security at our schools to eliminate the threats to our students and staff?

There are a number of ways to do it, but again I don’t think you make it political.

How are guns not a political issue? The sheriff is making it political himself when he mentions limiting access. You can’t limit access without changing laws. Of course this is a political issue.

The sheriff announced plans to bring a proposal to the Board of Education to put an armed and trained security force of 5 or 6 into each and every school. This is how he thinks he will keep our kids safe. We reached out to Karl Bickel, democratic candidate for Frederick County Sheriff to see what he thinks of this idea. Karl didn’t want to give a final opinion on it since it is just a thought at the moment, but he did say it felt like a knee-jerk reaction.  “It sounds like an ill-conceived idea that is fraught with problems that would put students, staff and any officers (deputies) in even greater danger.” We tend to agree. We’ll stand by to see what the sheriff presents to the board.

This is funny. Student safety is not.

What the High Sheriff failed to notice. 

Whoopsie Daisy!

We all knew that the big bad WEED was coming to Maryland. There were all kinds of hints. The General Assembly passed a bill allowing medical marijuana dispensaries, our very own county council also passed a bill, and there were signs all over TJ Drive advertising said dispensary  a few weeks back! You would really have to have had your head buried into the sand to see this wasn’t coming!

Which brings us to yesterday’s article in the Frederick News Post. Our very own 287g High Sheriff was “surprised” that Wellness Solutions has actually set up shop! In his very own back yard! Now the whole county is going to be running around like a character from Reefer Madness, right?  To stop the spread of this very real evil, the sheriff decides to make his very own field trip to the devil’s den to see the debauchery with his own eyes.

You see, the High Sheriff has spent his career going after the pot heads, and now that people are finally accepting that this villianization of marijuana may have actually hurt people who have been cut off from a drug that has been shown to ease seizures in epileptics and relieve pain in cancer patients,people’s opinions are changing.  Wellness Solutions, much like a traditional pharmacy, is dispensing small amounts of cannabis for medical conditions diagnosed by a doctor. They are not flinging joints out to every Tom, Dick and Harry that walks through their door. Here’s a great article on how marijuana came to be the boogey man that our sheriff identifies it as today. ( Spoiler alert: Nixon is a maniac!)

One good take from the article is that the sheriff seems to feel a little better about the whole thing. So hopefully, he won’t station his deputies out in the parking lot and will allow these people to get the relief they deserve. For we have an actual drug problem in this county that has nothing to do with small amounts of marijuana.

Your Yokel week in review!

We’ll help you out, Marmalade!

There is so much to point out to you this week, we thought it was best to do one Friday post to wrap it all up for y’all!

Let’s start with the FNP’s snazzy photo, which you may or may not have seen flying around the intertubes. Definitely check out the link to the interview below if you missed it, because our very own Sheriff talks about his meeting with Attorney General Jefferson Beauregard “I ain’t answering none of your questions” Sessions! Sessions is wearing a yellow tie, and according to some nouveau Victorian tie custom (we guess) this means Sessions is a coward! Wow, don’t y’all feel so much safer with these two in charge? You can read the write up of the FNP”s interview with Jenkins, but not Sessions! Because he don’t have no time for y’all’s inquiries!

On the subject of Jenkins and his immigration stance, there was a brilliant LTE from a nice fella that was in attendance during last week’s 287 (g) meeting.

While we are on the subject of LTE’s. Let us direct you to this one regarding the festering dead horse beating of Jessica and Jerry voting for their own salaries  and this one regarding Kathy Afzali’s legislative style! Keep up the good work fellow citizens of Frederick County!

Speaking of Kathy, she sent out a little note letting us all know that she is not running for her Delegate seat, but she’s got some plans! Plans that will be revealed AFTER Labor Day!

Well, some of those who have the same “plans” have officially filed their paperwork. Check out The Frederick Extra’s story on Blaine’s former flame, Regina Williams.

Let’s move on to the city of Frederick. Two stories out of there. First of all, Randy McClement has filed for re-election. Putting him in the ring with Alderman Michael O’Connor and former mayor, Jennifer Doughtery.

The only Republican on the Frederick City board of Alderman, Phil Dacey, has announced that he will not seek re-election to that post. However, he is interested in pursuing the At-Large County Council seat. If he didn’t have the wherewithal to fulfill his duties as an alderman, how can he expect us to vote him onto the council?

This Tuesday, the county council will have a workshop. We don’t do drinking games for workshops, but don’t worry we won’t judge! Whatever works peeps!

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


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

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.

Oh would you look at that! Our Sheriff is doing commercials!!

It’s true!!! Our very own High Sheriff Jenkins is doing commercials for the anti-immigration organization known as FAIR (Federation for Immigration Reform). Look at him all decked out in his Frederick County finery:

Take a gander at FAIR’s Twitter page when you have a moment. Take special note of the  articles they chose to share. Breitbart is one of their absolute faves. Perhaps you remember a few years back when the sheriff accepted a trip to the southern border of the U.S. that was paid for by this organization. In this FNP article from 2014, right after Jenkins took this trip, we learned that:

Jenkins expressed concern about a News-Post article stating that the Southern Poverty Law Center labeled FAIR a hate group. It unfairly associated him with the anti-illegal immigration organization, he said.

Well that concern must not have been too great because here he is three years later in a Public Service Announcement for that organization! The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) has a lot to say about his particular organization. Here’s some warm and fuzzy quotes that the SPLC complied from  FAIR’s current president, Daniel Stein:

“I blame ninety-eight percent of responsibility for this country’s immigration crisis on Ted Kennedy and his political allies, who decided some time back in 1958, earlier perhaps, that immigration was a great way to retaliate against Anglo-Saxon dominance and hubris, and the immigration laws from the 1920s were just this symbol of that, and it’s a form of revengism, or revenge, that these forces continue to push the immigration policy that they know full well are [sic] creating chaos and will continue to create chaos down the line.”
— FAIR President Dan Stein, “Oral History of the Federation for American Immigration Reform,” interview of Dan Stein by John Tanton, August 1994.


Immigrants don’t come all church-going, freedom-loving, God-fearing … Many of them hate America, hate everything that the United States stands for. Talk to some of these Central Americans.”
— FAIR President Dan Stein, interviewed by Tucker Carlson, Oct. 2, 1997

Ted Kennedy?! Umm, okay. After watching the video, we hoped that our Sheriff wasn’t aware of this group’s history. (Be sure you read through SPLC’s link, lots of interesting thoughts on eugenics and white supremacy from FAIR’s original founders).  However, after coming across the 2014 article about the trip, we realize that is NOT the case. He’s known, since at least 2014, that there were many concerns about this organization. Those concerns, however, were not enough to dissuade him from being a part of their very Public Service Announcement.

Jenkins does have one supporter that wrote an LTE that appeared in today’s paper. Too bad for the sheriff that he no longer lives here.

And although this doesn’t involve Jenkins at all, we want to make sure you saw Dr Ben Carson spouting his revisionist history of slaves as the original immigrants on a quest for a better life. I thought only liberals were into rewriting history?



How did your Lady Yokels spend Inauguration Day? Watching the local Republicans eat their own..again!

Friendship is fragile in these here parts!

Your friendly Lady Yokels were discussing how our own Frederick Republican party is a harbinger of the national party. If we are right, then there is hope to be had. We already elected and disposed of our own Donald Trump. We may have to wait four years for the real one to go, but surely this will occur! If this trend of the national reflecting the local continues, then the national GOP party is about to eat one another alive.

Do you remember a few weeks back when our nice local senator wanted to raise some money by raffling off an AR 15 rifle? You know the same kind of rifle used by that monster in Sandy Hook to end a bunch of little kid’s lives. You may ask why would an elected representative do such a thing? Well, because he’s a great defender of the 2nd Amendment that was bestowed upon us straight from the creator above! It’s true, according to Sen. Michael Hough, God himself is responsible for the 2nd amendment.

You may expect that his fellow Republicans would be all hunky dory with this. Especially since many of them are also great defenders of the Lord’s amendment. However, you would be very wrong indeed! In today’s Frederick Extra report we learn that Sheriff Jenkins believes that the good senator did not obtain the proper permits. And oh traitorous gods of yore, what did Hough do to piss Jenkins off ?! Unfortunately, Jenkins hands are tied until someone actually files a complaint. Wink, wink..any takers?

Who will answer Jenkins’ call?

In the Extra Buzzz, we also learn that someone else is “concerned” about this raffle. “Someone” who has previously been very close to the senator, but now has some concerns! Where is the loyalty with these people?


Thank you local Republicans, for giving us a chuckle on this day that we thought we couldn’t crack a smile.