It’s time to pay attention to Mr. Hough!

Nothing good!

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!

All kinds of fun times!

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.

Upon whom has the devil left his mark?

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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!

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Love the P.S.!

 

 

 

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

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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?

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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?

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