For those of you who are still trying to figure out who to vote for in the Howard County Board of Education election, and that would be bloody blinking almost all of you, Oakland Mills is hosting a candidates forum on Wednesday, 7:00 to 9:15pm at The Other Barn. So do that thing with all the Ws (Weinstein and Watson and Wowee!) and then go to The Other Barn and get smart about your School Board candidates. Your ignorance is your problem, your knowledge your responsibility.
And since there's an election on and there's subliminal messaging afoot about how if the freaks and geeks take control of the county we're all going to rot, OR as an unabashed show of civic unity and pride, you decide-- over two hundred banners will be placed on lightpoles all around Howard County, declaring that "There's a lot to LOVE about Howard County"! You can read the news release here.
Being civic-minded, I don't need to remember that there's a lot to love about Howard County, so the whole banner campaign doesn't do much for me. I will be interested to see these banners up and around. Because I see some of the themes on these banners-- "best place to raise a family", "most digital county", "best library system", "top 10 places to live", "great sports community"-- and apparently there are three more banner themes? Wonder what they could be?
"Maryland's Premier Blogocracy"?
"It's Howard F'n County, Dammit!"?
"Well, for the most part"?
"300,000 residents can't be wrong"?
"Except Gail Bates"?
"Next: A Minor League Baseball Team!"?
What do YOU think, True Believers?
September 16 is National Guacamole Day.
Let's be careful out there.