Saturday was a day of wonder in the land of milk and honey. In so many ways. First, I got my Howard F'n County t-shirts in the mail! Second, I had a great time walking a few times yesterday-- in the morning to my daughter's lacrosse tournament, in the afternoon in support of Tom Coale's campaign, and in the evening around the great Steven's Forest neighborhood, Village of Oakland Mills, Columbia, Maryland.
And politically, the signs of spring are upon us. It's CA and village election season! Going to wait until all villages' processes close to make full comment, but apparently, asinine, chickens--- behavior this year isn't just limited to the Delegate race in 13, which has gone down in the annals of HoCo politics as The 2 Days of A Thousand Siddiquis. No, one particular village seems to be in the midst of a bromance that nobody saw coming and that turns the stomachs of intelligent men and women from US 1 to MD 94. Details? Soon to come!
The General Assembly session is heating up, and of course, the children could not behave when it came to the minimum wage increase. It passed, but not without heartburn. And I wonder: when did it become wrong for government to challenge businesses and individuals to make money? In this case, so people can get paid more? Isn't it appealing to the lowest common denominator to let business off the hook and give in to their threats to cut jobs?
And the first Gubernatorial campaign ads have hit the airwaves this weekend. Doug Gansler's and Anthony Brown's faces have hit the airwaves this past weekend. Both are bringing the "introduction" pieces where they each talk about the mountains they have moved to become the awesome dudes they are. Let's see how civil these ads are in about six weeks.
So in this late winter, which in about two weeks will become early spring, just as I saw the first green shoots poke through neighbors' gardens, so I see the first indications of what 2014 as a political season will bring us here in Howard County. Hoping for a lot of growth and development, and not too many weeds and vermin looking to destory the crops before they have a chance to grow.
Happy National Crabmeat Day! I just saw a news feature where a single crabcake could contain meat from Maryland, Louisiana, Thailand, and Vietnam. That sucks.
Let's be careful out there.