This Thursday, September 29, has been one in Howard County that makes me want to go upstairs and take a long, hot shower. In fact, I might just do that for real. Because the level of deception, BS, and nonsense on display in the land of milk and honey today makes me ill. To wit:
This morning at 10am, Racist Sheriff Jim Fitzgerald held a press event outside his office. Apparently, he's been humbled by the allegations against him, but, sad to say, he will not resign.
What a jerk. First off, this guy tried to deceive the public twice in even announcing today's press conference! His office had previously told people the event was happening at 11am, then 9am, and then settled at 10am. Still, some protesters greeted his lying, racist, not living in Howard County, non oath-taking backside.
Then, that being bad enough, to have the gall and the stupidity to somehow gloss over his actions, which were captured in the Office on Human Rights report. Some people have written about their sorrow and anger that this man is still out there serving Howard Countians, wearing a badge and a gun. To mention that, for me, makes him too much like a police officer. And frankly, he's not a police officer. This Sheriff is a glorified process server who oversees an office while, although they perform important tasks in support of Howard County law enforcement, aren't really law enforcement in the same sense that police officers are.
My fear, though, is that with this jerk's remaining in office, someone will confuse his office with the Howard County police, and that an angry, disgruntled, fearful person is going to do something drastic to someone from the Sheriff's Office.
Plus, there's this. Racist Sheriff Fitzgerald has already lost the confidence of EVERY elected official representing Howard County. The County Executive has written the Delegation to explore his impeachment and removal from office. And the other aspects of Racist Sheriff Fitzgerald's allegations-- that he doesn't even live in HoCo and that he failed to take the oath of office in 2014-- wow, those haven't even been touched yet. Oops, guess they have. So my question-- why stay? Racist Sheriff Fitzgerald supposedly lives in Ocean City anyway. Turn in your gun, badge, and bullet, and stay there permanently.
Now, the other thing. I attended the PATH event tonight, which was a Board of Education candidates' forum and a discussion of affordable housing in Downtown Columbia. It was a good event; all five candidates for BOE did well, and Councilmember Jen Terrasa was there to talk about the TIF for downtown Columbia.
Can anyone explain to me why Janet Siddiqui was given the opportunity to speak? She's not a candidate for Board of Education. OK, ok, yeah, I get it-- she's on the ballot. But is there anyone out there who's actually considering voting for her? And on what grounds? So, I dunno-- if I were planning a BOE candidates' forum, I would consider the fact that Howard Countians are disgusted by everything Janet and Nayab Siddiqui represent, and not include them in their forums.
So when Janet did speak, she lied every time words came out of her mouth. She ran through a litany of things she supported-- like hiring a diversity coordinator-- that she's not only stated her opposition to in the past, but she's voted against these things to prove it! See what I'm trying to say here? Why give someone a forum if all they're going to do is lie, lie, lie? I don't get it.
Now for that shower.
Let's be careful out there.
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