We’ve written a few posts lately about Blaine’s very sad attempt to try and weasel his way back into our political sphere. (Click here,here, and here if you need to catch up!) A friend of the Yokel recently sent us what he’s been posting on Facebook, and folks, you are not going to like it! BEHOLD:
Yeah, every problem we have here in Ole Fredericktowne would be solved by Blaine and his merry band of minions! How else are you going to try to gaslight us? We don’t know anyone he listed under “Team Frederick”, but if they are hitching their wagon to Blaine’s star they are, at the very least, engaging in some super bad judgement. A disgraced former County Executive candidate with a horrible governing record need not be in control of our fine city government. But let’s talk a little more about this graphic:
Diversified? Does he think the City of Frederick is a stock portfolio? Even worse, what the hell is going on with those fonts and spacing? His graphic arts department must look a bit like this:
That same friend of the Yokel also sent us this:
Stay vigilant folks! None of us need any more political scandals in our lifetime. We’re all filled up!
Sorry Folks, but he did it again. No, he wasn’t arrested again, he just wrote his third, that’s right, his third “Concerned Citizen” LTE.
We go back and forth at the Yokel headquarters about how much attention we should pay to him. We really don’t want to give him any more attention than he deserves (which is zero by the way), however we realize that there are a lot of newbies up here that may not be aware of his history, So, go forth me must!
To catch up go ahead and click hereto see all we’ve written about him over the past 4 years! In this particular LTE he is making the false equivalency of retail stores leaving Downtown Frederick to the new police headquarters possibly being located slightly out of the realm of the hustle and bustle of the downtown restaurant scene. It’s pretty dumb considering that most officers are out on patrol and not just sitting around the headquarters waiting for a call. What we really like is how every time he writes one of these thinly veiled campaign messages, the FNP commenters tell him exactly what they think!
Looks like our work will be cut out for us. Get the word out to your new neighbors fellow Yokels! We must stay vigilant.
Do you remember back in 2016 when rumors were flying that Blaine had his eyes on the City of Frederick mayoral office? We shot down this ridiculousness in two posts, one explaining the Scientific Methodto Mr. Young, and the other making him aware that the Electoral College does not exist here in Olde Fredericktowne! Alas, he did not get the message. In today’s editorial section of the FNP, there is a LTE penned by Blaine entitled (hold your chuckles folks!): “Make it shine and sparkle”.
On the surface, the LTE looks like an innocuous list of suggestions from a concerned citizen. However, we are NOT new here, and even though case search may have expunged his record, we have NOT forgotten who he is! Let’s examine some of these passages, shall we?
I have only one request of my elected officials and citizens: Make it shine, make it sparkle before the next big taxpayer-funded idea like a hotel and conference center. Most days there is trash on the sidewalks, cigarette butts everywhere, and grass and weeds growing through the sidewalks.
First of all, this is only the first of a few requests he makes. So, until all weeds are picked and cigarette butts removed we can’t have anything new? This is really rich coming from someone who signed off on new development after new development when he was on the BOCC. Did he make sure the county sparkled and shined before starting a new project? NO HE DID NOT!
Also, residents and visitors like to feel safe and not always harassed for spare change. More police presence on foot and bikes would be welcomed by all. Pay them what is needed if that is what it takes. The next decade will be very interesting in the city, as some feel it is not headed with the same dedication, commitment and enthusiasm as in the past.
Good Zeus on Mt. Olympus, does Mr. $100 tax-refund, let’s privatize the whole countyexpect us to now believe that he advocates raising taxes to pay for more cops? And who, pray tell, does he believe will have this “dedication, commitment, and enthusiasm” of the past?
Filled storefronts, a clean and safe city not just on three or four square blocks, would be appreciated by many. I’ll do my part and pick up trash when I can, but it has to be a team effort. One step doesn’t seem like a lot, but the little things add up to big things. It will be contagious in all parts of the city, not just downtown.
First of all, prizes to anyone who sends us a pic of Blaine picking up trash or picking sidewalk crack weeds. And secondly, give us a freaking break Blaine. Encouraging people to pick up trash, weed in between the cracks, and advocating for more police is not going to make us forget that you approved so many developments that this county will be playing catch up for decades. It won’t erase the fact that you and your cronies enacted a very xenophobic and racist English-Only Ordinance,or that you cussed out a teenage referee.And finally, it certainly won’t make us forget your solicitation of prostitution arrest.
Stop making this so easy for us! Man, he must really think we are all really stupid or have amnesia to write something like this. Stay vigilant folks and #neverforgetwhatBlainedidtothiscounty!