It’s that time of year when we recap the top ten posts of year! There’s a few people on our list that you really need to stay on top of this year. If they slither their way into any decision making authority, things will get dramatically worse around here. That’s a guarantee you can take to the bank!
In the #10 position is a post entitled “How low will we go with Cindy Rose on the board?” It’s a question we should seriously ponder before heading out to that voting booth next year.
Next on the #9 spot on our list was a rare opportunity to write about the three amigos: Shreve, Delauter, and Young. We don’t get these opportunities very often, but when they write a ridiculous LTE we can’t just sit back and say nothing.
Our number 8 post proves we are soothsayers when we predicted just how crazy things were going to get up here (and if you’ve been following us for awhile you know the gravity of that statement!).
In the 5th spot is the theme we told you to look for. It’s when we warned y’all that Cindy was going to try for the 4th time to run for the school board. Stay alert folks!
That’s a wrap on this year folks! Next year is a big local election year around here so be prepared for some drama! We will be here to see you through it.
If you follow our Facebook or Twitter you are now aware of the horror that is the winner of the Republican nomination for mayor. We’ve read the article at least 4 times, because even for around here it’s a special level of cray cray.
It really begs the question, do the Republicans even care about local races anymore? Or is their party so fractured by the orange menace that this is the best they can be expected to do for a good long while?
Don’t fret though! Because some local Republicans have a really ridiculous Plan B!
We don’t even know where to begin with this shoddy plan. First of all, let’s all step back and remember all the harm he did in this county. Secondly, let’s remember his very poorly worded post in which he said he wasn’t even going to be mayor, he was going to outsource the job!
And thirdly, he knew he couldn’t win the primary and now we are wondering if this was the plan all along!
Stop embarrassing yourselves folks! Even if we don’t agree with your political philosophies, this is all very hard to watch!
A very horribly written and rambling letter appeared in the Frederick News Post from none other than insurrectionist Del. Dan. Mainly it was a bunch of straw man attacks against Jan Gardner, Kai Hagen, and Jessica Fitzwater. One LOL part was when he tried to fear monger everyone into believing that COVID-19 lockdowns would become a permanent fixture by asking this very serious question:
Can you imagine COVID-style lockdowns perpetually mandated because of a County Executive Hagen worried about climate change?
This next part however, makes us think all these Republicans have entered some type of Gaslighting boot camp:
The use of quotes is really interesting, isn’t it? And don’t you love all the dog whistles? “…locals who have lived here all or most of our lives, ..attractive in our heritage and history, protect my freedom and way of life”! I mean really Dan, you aren’t even trying to hide who you are any more. And as for the insurrectionist claim, look we have receipts!
We would be amiss to leave out another “local legend” who is trying to slither his way back into our local political scene. This was sent to us by an alert reader earlier this week:
Lots to take in, we know. Remain vigilant, last thing we need around here is a County Executive Cox or Mayor Young!
We are so sorry to have to share this with you during a global pandemic, but look what Frederick’s very own Matt Gaetz posted a few days back.
It’s a lot to take in, isn’t it? After all he’s done around here he really thinks it’s a good idea to go ahead and attempt to sully our local jurisdiction!
If you are new around here go ahead and scroll on through this link. However, here’s a list just off the top of your Lady Yokel’s heads on why he is no good:
He was arrested for solicitation of prostitution. Tried to tell the judge he was just looking for a foot rub. The judge responded by telling him that even a 12 year old could tell what the ad he answered was for.
Cussed out a teenage referee at a basketball game.
Told a citizen that she wouldn’t have to worry about congestion in her area because she would be dead by then.
Enacted a very xenophobic and unenforceable English Language Ordinance in the county which made us all look like a bunch of backwater ignoramuses.
Attempted to privatize many county services, which has failed miserably in other jurisdictions.
Defunded Head Start.
Sold off the government run nursing home that our poorer citizens rely upon.
And that’s just a start. Feel free, gentle readers, to add your own Blaine stories in the comments.
No way should Blaine be mayor of the fine City of Frederick. We don’t need any more drama or scandal around here!
We are very sorry to inform you that Blaine wrote another LTEthat sullied the good pages of the FNP. In a very pathetic attempt to be clever, he pretended to write a letter to Santa listing his gripes against the current City of Frederick administration! Glad to see he’s in the holiday spirit!
Here’s a few of our favorite exerts:
4. Please add blue safety light phones in some of those areas as the community college has done.
5. Please get smokers to not throw their cigarette butts on the ground. It is out of control.
6. Please sprinkle some economic magic dust on the Golden Mile and the old Frederick Towne Mall property.
8. Please make us a pet-friendly city with responsible pet owners like other cities. Pet owners spend huge amounts of money.
We can’t believe we have to talk about the blue safety lights again. Yes, they were really useful in 1992 when cell phones didn’t exist, but not so much today. Are we to believe that “Mr. Let’s Sell the Government Off” to private vendors is going to go all Big Brother and follow smokers around to see where they put their butts? What is his proposal to stop this? Perhaps he missed the news about the Old Frederick Towne Mall property being turned into a huge entertainment center, which isn’t surprising at all. It’s so much easier to complain than to actually pay attention or do any research. Finally, we Lady Yokels love our pets, but we don’t even want to know what he wants to do with our tax money so he can traipse all over town with these guys:
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!