Hi! Two widely disparate topics today, but one post.
Still riding the high from a great Ravens win last night over the Steelers in Pittsburgh. Two things I will note from the game; one a promising trend, one a disturbing one.
The promising trend is that the defense is starting to play better. They seem to have a "bend but don't break" thing going on in which they're still giving up a decent amount of yards, but not a lot of points. Holding the Steelers to only three points over the last 59:17 of their home game, backup quarterback or no, is pretty damn impressive.
The disturbing trend is that Ray Rice's rushing yards are down for the second straight game. I know that some of his carries are being taken now by Bernard Pierce, and that Ray had a couple nice plays last night, but I'm still not feeling totally comfy-cozy about this. We shall see how things go on the ground against San Diego on Sunday.
OK, now for something a lot different. But much more important.
Courtney Watson has written a resolution that will be introduced tonight at the County Council hearing. The details on the hearing are here.
The purpose of the resolution is to ask the General Assembly to provide resources to allow agencies to provide for teams of professionals from varied fields to address bullying and harrassment issues among students. This is an amazingly necessary piece of legislation.
Not sure at this point what, if any, legislation is currently proposed for the 2013 General Assembly session to address the issue of bullying. But after the crap the people of this state had to swallow by the 2012 sessions, it would be nice if the focus of the 2013 session returned to making life better for the people of the State of Maryland. Lest some fool start some online petition drive to have Maryland secede from the Union.
Oh, wait a minute. That has happened.
Please contact your Councilmember immediately and urge their support for Resolution 169-2012. That's the anti-bullying resolution. And if you can make it to the Howard Building tonight, please do!