River board row

The bottomless well of drama with regards to the Monocacy River Board brings up some particular issues we have with the inconsistently applied logic surrounding this. (e.g. Border Wall: GREAT!!! Monocacy River Health: LAND GRAB!!!)

We recently hosted a bit of a brouhaha on our wall when we got persnickety about Sheriff Non-Expert spending more time mugging for the Fox News cameras about border issues he is ill acquainted with, in spite of his famous field trip, than dealing with the likes of human trafficking and opioids (the third pillar of #BeBEST, y’all! get with the program, already). It’s a bug up our toots that the same Wall Enthusiast Clan has labeled efforts to preserve the river as a land grab when it is not, yet taking ranchers in Texas’ access to the waterway their cattle use actually would be a land grab that would destroy their livelihoods.  heavy sighhhhhhhhh 

Here is a sample: OH NOES…the example we were set to provide was from a Local Wall Enthusiast who apparently deleted his dumb argument when confronted with how ill informed he is about stuff that happens way far away. Yippee? This is a great opportunity to note that the same fool was back and forth and up and down with some ladies disputing him in the comments, but as soon as a man told him he didn’t know what he was talking about, he tucked tail and ran, deleting the evidence of his misguided assumptions. Protip: mansplanations are not better than information.

And on the subject of information, we know Billy Shreve has a history of being loosely acquainted with science. Holy moly, that old historical reference is a doozy. We were having a Local Yokel STEM night and discussing a science article about how the reintroduction of wolves into Yellowstone National Park has changed the river health there because now the deer stay out of the deathtraps that river valleys create for them and their population is better controlled by natural predation, so the vegetation on the river has helped to create a barrier against erosion. Apparently Yellowstone is trying to be Yellowstone and let the Grand Canyon keep doing its thing. Billy will be sad. The fact that we had all individually read or seen something about this brought us to our next point. Being ignorant is a choice, whether you are talking about eminent domain or erosion.

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Anywhooooo. M.C. Keegan-Ayer goes above and beyond in the name of transparency and service to the citizens who have vested interests and legitimate concerns, and who’s against that? All of the Republicans on the Council. Isn’t that a great irony? Well, actually…not so much anymore, sadly. More like par for the course. Philosophy has nothing to do with their decision making. Tribalism is the whole picture. No wonder Bud Otis disassociated from the party and has gone rogue independent maverick-like.

If you will click through the link above about M.C. Keegan-Ayer’s resolution in the Frederick News Post, we would like to make a special mention shoutout to the astute engaged citizenry commenting on the article there. We thought “petulantly lazy” as a description of Billy Shreve perfectly addressed his conduct both yesterday and since forever. We would also like to boost one comment in particular–that of Matt Seubert, who is the current president of RALE.

Well done, sir! Although we would be remiss if we didn’t say that although none of the present day coterie of LocalYokels lives in D2, we also think Lisa Jarosinski is pretty cool. She has been actively involved with RALE as well. Bipartisan chill, between her and Steve McKay. D2 could be a win-win race, if Republicans do it right in the primary.

Let’s stop voting for people who don’t care about anything but causing problems and creating scenes. It will make our hobby very boring, which would be better for everyone in Frederick County. In fact, if we could do that, the whole country would be better off.

 

What’s Kirby going to blame on Jan this week?

We’ve been meaning to get to this story for a few days, so please forgive the tardiness. Earlier this week, Kirby posted about this story that appeared in the Frederick News Post:

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Borderline criminal? Let’s dig a little further into this story, shall we? What it comes down to is a disagreement between this landowner and CSX as to who owns a piece of land. This gentleman and the county have wildly different opinions as to who owns parcel. So, when did this disagreement really pick up steam? Here’s a screenshot from the FNP article:

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HMMMM.. who was in charge of the county government from 2009- Summer 2014? Is there any way to find this information out?

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Who’s that guy in the back row? Is that KIRBY?!?!

Wow, just wow! And, it’s just a tiny bit hard to feel as though the landowner is in the right here when he’s quoted as saying something like this:

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Holy moly, this county! Anyhoo, Kirby needs to accept some of the blame for this situation since it occurred when he was on the BOCC. Nowhere do we see where Jan has played a hand in this. Tis just another day of # being hyperbolic and not telling the whole truth!

So much for the straight talk!

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Kirby, Kirby, Kirby! What are you doing?

 

 

Not one but two friends of the Yokel have alerted us to a campaign mailer sent out by our favorite  council member who is running for County Executive. If you get what appears to be a tax notice, it might actually be a solicitation for a donation.

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Really???

Here is the enclosed letter.

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It sounds like he has a plan for Senior Tax Credits. We aren’t going to fixate on that right now. We remember that Kirby and Jerry had dueling bills for senior tax credits and they were supposedly working together to revise their bills into one bill. We aren’t sure what happened with that cooperation. But what about his statement that he will reduce property taxes? The property rate has not been raised! If you saw an increase it was because the value of your home increased. Is he really going to reduce your rate or is he going to ensure that property values all over the county drop if he is elected? So much for straight talk there. He can say he is going to roll back taxes all he wants, but it won’t be to reduce a recent increase.

Next, Kirby is going back to his favorite soapbox of a public-private partnership to build schools. This course of action was not adopted by the current council because in the end it is hugely a more expensive option to build our schools. Remember or remind yourself of the details here. 

Kirby’s pledge to continue to take a stand against illegal immigrants is just bluster.  We are not a sanctuary city or county and he is just fear mongering. What specific harmful and dangerous policies is he talking about? We have tried to figure this out before and we aren’t the only ones.

We really think Kirby should change his motto. Straight Talk/Straight Answers seems to encompass the opposite of his actions thus far on the council. We have no hope that he will change his ways if elected County Executive.

 

 

My God, is Delauter going to make us defend Afzali?

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Your Lady Yokels have been distracted by a number of other local races lately, and #kirbydelauter and his race for our county’s highest office have unfortunately been on our back burner. Until today! On his county executive Facebook page he posted this:

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Well, you shouldn’t be a bit surprised that Kirby’s description of this bill is 100% inaccurate! 100%!  This bill was crafted to make sure that a violent protective order comes before a judge the SAME DAY it is filed and yes, gives a JUDGE (not any citizen!) the authority to temporarily remove guns from the home of a person who has exhibited behavior that makes the police and a judge believe that this person may use them!!!!! Here’s the summary of the bill:

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Because, unlike Kirby, we like our readers to be informed. You can read the bill in its entirety here.

The bill’s sponsor used the example of Candance Carnathan, who filed a protective order against her husband. Ms. Carnathan marked on her protective order form that her husband had a firearm, however, the gun was not removed and he shot both his wife and himself leaving their young children without a parent.  Would Kirby argue that Ms. Carnathan’s husband’s right to keep his gun was more important than the right of his wife to live?

Your Lady Yokels know people whose parents have suffered impairment as a result of age. This impairment caused a certain amount of paranoia that made the individual very dangerous with his guns. Is it Kirby’s position that this individual’s right to bear arms is more important than the right of his family to live?

It is all so curious that we hear all kinds of blame directed at the  government AFTER a shooting happens. There is all kinds of outrage that the government should have done more to make sure the shooter didn’t have access to a weapon. BUT, when the government tries to make sure a murder doesn’t happen, they are committing a “gross overreach.” It’s apparent that Kirby did not read one word of this bill and instead just went into some kind of crazy Pavlovian response when he heard the word: gun.

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Now that you are more educated, Kirby, we want to hear why you are against this bill. What are you afraid of? How is this a bad thing? How did you misinterpret this entire bill? WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU?

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Sigh.

Take a seat readers, because you may not ever hear this again:

THANK YOU DELEGATE KATHY AFZALI FOR VOTING FOR THIS VERY RATIONAL AND NECESSARY BILL! WE MAY NOT BE YOUR BIGGEST FANS, HOWEVER, WE WILL GIVE KUDOS WHEN KUDOS ARE DUE!

Yesterday, we had another example of gun violence against what seems to be have been a former romantic partner in a high school in Southern Maryland. Thankfully, the school resource officer was there to stop the shooter before things had a chance to get any worse. What would have been better if the young man wasn’t able to get his hands on a gun in the first place! And while we may agree with Billy’s assessment of the officer:

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Kirby’s response to this post leaves a lot to be desired:

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#FACTSMATTER people! This man cannot be given the reins of our fine county!

World of HELL NO!

Though he’s never far from your Lady Yokel’s thoughts, we really haven’t been paying a lot of attention to #kirbydelauter lately. Maybe it’s because of Billy being so dumb, or maybe we’ve just grown weary. Maybe both! Anyway, a couple of interactions we’ve seen with him lately made us realize that we’ve got to keep getting the word out about him. Especially since he’s under the delusion that he should be our next county executive.

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Works great for us!

If you haven’t already seen Kirby’s thoughts on global warming, click on over to this Facebook thread to read all about it.  The gist of it is that Kirby can find us TWO scientists that don’t believe in global warming for every ONE that Kai Hagen can produce. That’s right 2 to 1! Who knew Kirby was acquainted with so many scientists! All kidding aside,  these claims are certainly something Kirby should be required to prove. And here’s the rules Kirbo:

  1. Scientists must have a degree in SCIENCE from an accredited university. NOT Trump University.
  2. Scientists must study global warming.
  3. Cannot be some guy that just posts on Brietbart.
  4. Must produce better evidence than “it’s cold outside right now.”

We’ll be anxiously waiting to meet all these scientists!

Kirby wasn’t done Facechatting with Kai for this morning this took place!

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So, we did a little social media looking to see what else our county executive hopeful has been up to!

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Remember we warned ya!

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In case you missed it, here’s the link to the above story. So, Kirby doesn’t believe any special attention should be paid to the fake news issue in our schools? That doesn’t surprise us since he has Fake News Provocateur, Cam Harris, on his payroll. The New York Times did a whole article on that guy, but what’s the prob? Is it bad to make up a story that deliberately misleads people right before an election? Is it bad to focus on this issue with children since it’s become such a pervasive problem in our society? Is it bad to hire someone who does something like this to help run your campaign? Should someone who hires someone who does things like this run our county? Is this the way in which a leader shows good judgment?

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Lowering vehicle emissions is a sham peeps! We can’t help but wonder if Kirby can find THREE scientists for every ONE that says these standards lower our air pollution. We’ll be waiting!

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Pew! Pew! Merry Christmas!

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It’s been awhile since we’ve seen any new additions to Kirby’s fashion line. Go ahead and take a peek at the other fine items he has for you! We swear all of those shirts actually exist!

Possessing generous hearts, we will give Kirby a chance if he promises to change the county flag to this:

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Barring that, we’ll just have to err on the side of logic and vote for anyone else!

The Twitter Feeds of Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dumb.

Every few days we check the social media accounts of our favorite local characters. Not only Facebook, but Twitter as well. Boy did we find some jewels today. Lets’s begin with #kirbydelauter:

Isn’t it comforting to know Kirby is totally fine electing a man accused of assaulting and persuing underage girls, and who was dismissed from the Alabama Supreme Court TWICE to the U.S. Senate just so he can get a few thousand dollars back on his taxes? He is literally willing to have a sexual predator serve in the U.S. Senate as long as his wallet is a tad bit greener. What a peach!

The second retweet from Dan Bongino is also very interesting. Especially considering fellas like Kirby are always screaming about the overreach of the federal government. Guess all that federal overreach doesn’t apply when it comes to their precious guns. Pew! Pew!

Now onto Tweedle Dumb. We have no idea in the world what this is about:

If anyone can clear this up, please send us a line. And, it appears as though Shrelauter have started the Dan Bongino fan boyz club!

Not sure who thinks this guy is worthy of an award. Considering this is how he behaves. Plus, he can’t seem to win an election.

Finally, Mr. Ski Instructor is all fine and dandy with the President giving away public lands:

This all begs the question, is there anything that Trump can do that will turn Shrelauter against him? Sure seems as though they are drinking the kool aid to the very last drop.

Grandstanding points removed! Whatever will Shrelauter do?

In this morning’s Political Notes report, Danielle Gaines informs of of what our local characters are up to. The first part of her column tells us Jan Gardner and Michael Hough have come together to merge their ethics bills into one piece of legislation. Now, we appreciate when our politicians on both sides of the aisle come together, since that is a rarity in these here times. However, we cannot help but think that Hough may be doing this to take away one of #kirbydelauter’s favorite talking points! For whenever Jan’s ethics bill enters the conversation Kirby immediately responds by pointing out that Hough’s bill was so much better and comprehensive. And, we all know that Hough would prefer Afzali in the County Executive seat.

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Don’t ask questions you may not want the answer to Mr. Patches!

 

It also appears that Billy’s suggestion that motor homes be taxed as real estate property instead of as a motor vehicle didn’t gain any supporters as the final agenda, as reported by Ms. Gaines,  for the county delegation looks like this:

A final agenda was set this week and includes six main items:

  • A legislative priorities presentation from the Frederick County Liquor Board;
  • a discussion of ethics legislation from Hough;
  • potential requests for state bond funding;
  • discussion of the opioid epidemic;
  • potential legislation from the delegation; and
  • public comment.

 

And speaking of Billy. Remember his fit about how he didn’t get all the information he needed (like he ever reads!) and how he was forced to PIA the county government to get what he needed?

In November, I wrote that discussions among County Executive Jan Gardner (D) and the county’s legal team resulted in a decision to revisit the request Shreve said was not completed.

County spokeswoman Vivian Laxton said on Thursday that an expanded packet of information was delivered to Shreve’s office this Tuesday.

Oh dear, with all their talking points slowly disappearing with the wind, what will they barrage us with now?

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