We pay attention to a lot that goes on around here! Take our advice or keep your sorries in a sack by your bedside.
Let’s see, should we endorse the insurrectionist, copy and pasting lawyering weirdo who has never set foot in a public school? Do we want an election denying, Ivermectin taking, nitwit who accuses Brad Young of chemically castrating children as the executive of our state?
Wes Moore is the only candidate for governor for your Yokel gals!
So, Michael Hough did not buy up all the possible domain names that people would possibly search for if they were in the middle of a drunken stupor and wanted to donate some money to his campaign. But, someone else did. And it’s very serious business so you SHOULD NOT look up this website and should be the appropriate amount of disappointed that Michael Hough expects you to be!
So, there’s much to unpack here, but we can do it quickly. Despite being the right hand man of the carpetbagger and ethics violator, Alex Mooney, Hough has no idea what he’s doing on the internet. Secondly, is he really afraid that his supporters will get confused and accidentally donate to Jessica because it’s somehow not clear that the donation goes to Jessica? He must think his supporters are really pretty dumb. The link now goes to a rick rolled video, which is funny, but not as funny as the original.
Guess who else didn’t buy up all the domains? Dan Cox. So you must not go to either one of these two websites because this is really some serious business that violates all the ethics!
In case you didn’t see it on our Facebook page, be sure to lay eyes on this little jewel from the Dan Cox campaign. Threatening to jail educators is number one on the fascist/dictator to do list when they come into power.
In light of Heather Fletcher’s national news making act of stealing the pronoun pins and checking out all the PRIDE display books from the Brunswick library, we’ve been getting quite a few inquiries as to which candidates should be avoided. This post will revisit some of our election posts (focused heavily on the school board) to get everyone up to speed!
In our most recent post, we did a deep dive to see how our local candidates feel about gun control in the wake of the shootings at Udvale.
We also put out the call for all Independent voters to make their way to the polls this primary season because the Board of Education primary race is open to ALL voters. You’ll also see your Yokel picks for this race!
Don’t let Tony Chmelik back into our county government. Period.
We also took a minute to remind everyone why Michael Hough would be a horrible choice for our next county executive.
Cindy’s hate slate doesn’t believe racism is a thing. Did we just have to type that sentence?
The national phenomenon of accusing teachers of being sexual groomers has made it to our fine county by the very unfine candidates listed below:
Read more about this in the posts below:
We’ll end our post with a primer we wrote back in March:
Please share this information far and wide. We need to make sure our school board and county governments remain sane and functional institutions. And don’t forget to check into our Facebook page as we frequently share what we find on our local characters.
We’ve been thinking a lot about what we can do to change things. We keep wondering if this will be our George Floyd moment when it comes to gun control. It’s not as though a majority of us don’t already believe change needs to come. Just look at these polling results that historian Heather Richardson recently posted:
A Politico/Morning consult poll out Wednesday showed “huge support” for gun regulations. It showed that 88% of voters strongly or somewhat support background checks on all gun sales, while only 8% strongly or somewhat oppose such checks. That’s a net approval of +80.
Preventing gun sales to people who have been reported to police as dangerous by a mental health provider is supported by 84% of voters while only 9% oppose it, a net approval of +75.
Seventy-seven percent of voters support requiring guns to be stored in a safe storage unit, while only 15% oppose such a requirement, a net approval of +62.
A national database for gun sales gets 75% approval and 18% disapproval, a net approval rate of +57.
And take a look at this clip from conservative Supreme Court justice Warren Berger regarding the 2nd Amendment:
So what’s stopping us? First of all we need to stop electing people to office who hold unreasonable and uncompromising viewpoints on gun ownership. And that’s where we come in. We did a deep dive on some of our local candidates and their views on gun control. We discovered more than what we set out to look for, and we’ll share that with you as well.
Let’s start with our old pal Cindy Rose:
We know it’s a lot to take in, and man oh man she is so wrong on so many things, but here’s one more hot take for you to remember her by:
Let’s move on. Running alongside Cindy is Nancy Allen. Look at the hot garbage we found on that one!
Next under the microscope is Tiffany Nobel, a school board candidate who thinks arming teachers is the solution to this issue.
It would take hours, if not weeks, to sort through all the pro-gun stuff on Dan Cox’s page, so we’ll just send you a little taste.
There are those on the other side of Dan who would like to see him win the primary because all polling shows that he would get trounced by whomever wins the Democratic nomination. And while we think that is true, we still wouldn’t be able to stomach the fact that he even garnered that much support. (If you are behind on how terrible Dan Cox is, just click here.)
Last but not least is NRA darling, Michael Hough. The man who is running unopposed in the Republican primary and thinks we should let him be our next County Executive.
Independents please don’t forget to vote in the Board of Education primary on July 19th. Here’s a few links to give your our thoughts on this upcoming election.
Make sure all your friends and families pay attention to our local elections. Just imagine a world in which Dan Cox is governor, Michael Hough is our County Executive, and Cindy et al. run our schools. It’s enough to give you nightmares.
We Yokel gals are very focused on the school board race and haven’t allowed much time to look at our other local races, but we must shine some light on the only Republican candidate for County Executive: Michael Hough.
There’s so much history here and so much to say, so it’s hard to know where to begin. Let’s begin with some recent events.
Maryland passed a Family Leave Law that allows people who have had or adopted a baby 12 weeks paid leave. It’s a start, not enough, but a start. Well, what did State Senator Hough have to say about this bill? You’ll be sorry we asked. The Daily Record tells us:
Sen. Michael Hough, R-Frederick, called the bill “a very European, French model” and labeled the proposal “ridiculous.”
“To me, what this does is take a bill that is 12 weeks, which I already have a problem with,” said Hough. “You go to downtown Annapolis here, has anyone noticed like half the places are closed because they can’t find anybody to work?”
Wow, wow, wow! So it’s ridiculous that parents can stay home for 3 measly months to care for their newborn child because downtown Annapolis can’t find enough people to wait tables? Do we want that kind of logic in Frederick County? We think not.
Strike two is that he is a member of ALEC.
What is ALEC and why is it bad? Here’s a good website to look at, but we’ll also let ya see a good definition of what this organization does:
ALEC is not a lobby; it is not a front group. It is much more powerful than that. Through the secretive meetings of the American Legislative Exchange Council, corporate lobbyists and state legislators vote as equals on ‘model bills’ to change our rights that often benefit the corporations’ bottom line at public expense. ALEC is a pay-to-play operation where corporations buy a seat and a vote on ‘task forces’ to advance their legislative wish lists and can get a tax break for donations, effectively passing these lobbying costs on to taxpayers.
Hard, HARD pass. We’ll also link the documentary 13th, in which he makes an appearance to defend the for-profit prison system!
Going back to some more recent news, Maryland was successful in raising the marriage age from 15 to 17 (what year is this?), Hough and a fellow Republican have some interesting thoughts about that as well. The Daily Record reports:
Several senators, while sympathetic to Washington’s concerns, called 17 a good compromise.
Sen. Robert Cassilly, R-Harford, called himself “a traditionalist” who believes teenagers “ought to get married” if they are expecting a child but said the proposed minimum age of 17 for marriage is a valid middle ground.
“We all know that that stigma (of unwed teenage parents) is long gone in our society,” Cassilly said. “It’s really a practical matter here; that’s how I look at it now.”
Bristol Palin was seventeen when she was expecting her first, and if you Google how that worked out Levi Johnston is referred to as the “twice-former fiance of Bristol Palin,” and has four children with a lady by the name of Sunny Oglesby. Perhaps grudgingly bumping the appropriate matrimonial age up to the wise old age of seventeen is not exactly the kind of sensible lawmaking everyone wants to see. And existing in an era of hypervigilant-to-the-point-of-paranoia concerns about grooming, why isn’t the chief concern here that some weirdo old groomer will impregnate a young lady and then get a child bride out of the deal? He favors setting up this condition for sixteen year-olds? Yes he does:
Sen. Michael J. Hough, R- Frederick and Carroll, said he has favored permitting 16-year-old expectant parents to marry but that 17 “does put in place a good balance.”
The Senate rejected Washington’s amendment on a 16-28 vote before passing SB 29 by a vote of 45-0.
We really do. There’s much more to say. But we also need to make you aware that his other job is assistant to WV Carpetbagger Congressman Alex Mooney. Who is endorsed by the Orange Menace.
Whomever wins the Democratic primary for CE needs to win the seat. Michael Hough would not be good for our Frederick County government.
Some very serious news has made it our way via the FNP political notes section. Senator Michael Hough is now in danger of becoming the devil’s consort. How could this be?! Well, one of his bills accidentally (?) got marked with the devil’s much coveted seal of approval! It’s true, he introduced the 666th bill this session and lo and behold the devil came straight up from the fiery pits of hell to give his blessing!!! Senator Hough is not at all pleased about the Dark Lord’s involvement in his legislation:
“I got the ‘mark of the beast’ bill. I hate having that bill number,” Hough said. “They should get rid of it. Who wants to have that?”
Oh grow up Senator Hough! You know when they skip the 13th floor on a building and mark it with the number 14 it’s still the 13th floor!!! Even if they labeled your bill 667 it will still be the 666th and who, but the most medieval among us, cares? It’s just a number! Aren’t there more important things to get all huffy about? Like, perhaps, plagiarism?
In the same article we learn there’s plagiarizing going on in the grand assembly hall. Our own Senator Young wrote a bill extending the statue of limitations for civil actions filed by child sex abuse victims. Another Senator, who also happens to be on the Judiciary Committee, apparently snatched up Senator Young’s bill words and all! He’s not too happy about it and there may have to be a duel. We cannot wait to see how that all plays out. How can you take someone’s bill, not even change one word, and expect no one to notice? Tis truly baffling!
Last, but not least, Hough and Afzali are having a town hall on Wednesday, February 22nd at 7:00 p.m. Who’s tempted to go? We could make a Yokel night of it!
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?
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.