Whew! With all of the meetings lately and St. Patrick’s Day coming up,we are going to go with an non-alcoholic version this week. Before you revolt, remember you can always add some Fireball, Vodka or whatever your poison happens to be. We’re just trying to look out for y’all. Grab youragenda and follow along.
This is soooo boring we know. But if Billy abstains from the consent agenda, again, mix yourself up a Banana Bonkers.
The next item is to just change around some dates for the bargaining for the Fire and Rescue union. Our First Responders’ unions are rarely met with the same vitriol that other unions face. But if someone uses this as an opportunity to go all anti-union on us slam back The Ghoul’s Green Drink.
Now it’s time for the public hearing on medical cannabis. We here at the yokel are for this. If there’s any talk about everyone turning into pot heads, sip gently on your Lean Green Smoothie.
All that’s left is public and council member comments. It’s the part of the evening where we usually get into trouble. So if you feel the need to pull out the booze we won’t judge.
Howdy Yokels!! We’ll get back to our title in a moment.
Last night’s workshop had three items to discuss; Medical Marijuana, Kirby and Tony’s task force, and changes to the council’s rules and procedures.
We are all for the growth and use of marijuana for medicinal purposes. It is absolutely ludicrous that the Federal Government still considers marijuana to be a schedule 1 drug. Ludicrous. M.C. was the star tonight and had lots of good facts as to the research and uses of cannabis. For example, there is a possibility that cannabis could be used as an alternative to opioids for pain management. If you still need to be convinced hop on over to this website and watch some of these movies. Let’ s not let Richard Nixon eracraziness cloud our views on the benefits of this drug.
Next up is some very confusing talk about the creation of a task force to discuss this lease back idea of building schools. Tony wants to go to Jan with the full support of the council. There’s some discussion as to why this needs to be done since Jan has already agreed to look into it. And Tony thinks its “very unfortunate” that anyone would think that this task force would be perceived as being against what the County Executive is trying to accomplish. Now why in the world would anyone think that Tony and Kirby would do anything to undermine Jan?
Now, for the juicy stuff. The council members want to change some of their rules and procedures. This is where Billy gets really testy. He wants a break!!! Right now!!! Bud takes a little longer than Billy cares to wait and you can clearly hear him drop the “mother of all words” and storm out.
Just cue up the videoand go to the second hour and 29 minutes in ( 2:29) and enjoy! You may also want toclick on the procedures to see the changes that Billy wants. Basically he wants to be able to talk all the time about whatever he wants. He doesn’t have the support of his fellow members. In fact, he and Tony have a nice little back and forth over all of this. But the pinnacle of irony for us is when Billy proclaims:
JeezLouise. This guy. He’s clearly mad that Frederick County (belatedly joining the rest of Maryland) is also not going to be hiring its council persons to do their construction work. Airing his grievances like this happens to really get our knickers into knots. If his business was so dependent upon Frederick County in order to profit, the least he could have done was sincerely look for other donors to help Catoctin High School Athletics. Assuming a county school would be unlikely to get into a political brouhaha with a county council member, we will ask on his disgusting, self-serving behalf.
So hey, if you should find yourself in a position to be generous, consider sending some coin to the extra-curricular programs at our stretched-thin schools. Since this guy’s mad at some other council members, he’s taking it out on the students. Publicly. Because #kirbydelauter cannot learn from past mistakes.
Oh, and if this is staged and did not actually affect the status of a donation–and it well could be–pretending to be stingy with kids because you’re mad at adults is just as bad, in that you still look like the same jerk. But dumber, because you want to show everyone you’re awful, and that is facepalm stupid.
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Our poor ousted former County Commissioner has changed his mind about what a great and high and mighty exalted thing this whole County Council government is. Wonder what’s caused his change of heart? We’ve compliled a story in pictures to illustrate his changing stance on the County Charter.
According to Blaine Young, BOCC president, Frederick County is at a crossroads, and the road Young thinks it should take is in the direction of a strong county executive, like that of the 10 Maryland counties—including Baltimore City, which has county-like standing— that currently have charter governments. Four- teen others have either commissioner or code home rule systems. Frederick Gorilla February 1, 2012
But, as you can see, the winds of change are blowing wild and free.
We’re inclined to think he’ s busy making himself useful with stupid distractions. Focus on doing something productive. Stop breaking everything all the time.