Some great things-- great news-- going on in the world today. Let's take a quick look around, shall we?
On Wednesday, the 435th Session of the Maryland General Assembly began. Uh, wait a minute. Hasn't the State only been around since 1776? That's not 435 years. What gives here? At any rate, it was Opening Day for all of our new local Delegates and Senators-- Senator and two Delegates from District 9, three Delegates from District 12, and Senator and one Delegate from District 13. That's 66% turnover, and 50% new faces within the delegation. Business will truly pick up however, next Wednesday when Larry Hogan becomes Governor. Until then there's a week remaining of the O'Malley Administration. So in 2018, all our local representatives can claim to have worked under Governors of both parties!
I love a story that has a happy ending, and I can't think of a happier ending to a story than to this story about the former HoCo substitute teacher who was convicted on charges of child pornography. Sixteen years in the pokey? No wonder the guy looks like he does in the picture? And not that I'd call it a silver lining, exactly, but at least he only digitally manipulated photos onto pornographic images. He wasn't actually taking pictures of minors. Still, he's going to be away for quite awhile to get the help he needs and think about what he did.
And I couldn't let this post go without owning up to a situation. See, I wrote last month of a local patriot who wrote a letter of complaint against the People's Voice, LLC PAC, and their ballot from the General Election, which, with it's two-color, professional printing, and distribution throughout the county, would have to have cost more than $1000 and thus would have to have been reported, right? Although, the LLC PAC submitted no post-General Election financial report. Methinks this thing bizarre.
So much so that-- well, shucks, I'm the Howard County patriot who wrote the letter! And if I had the chance to write it all over again, I would. Because I believe in freedom!
And I believe that the people behind The People's Voice LLC PAC, HCCA, and the Citizens to Fix Howard County have no agenda on their minds but their own myopic, anti-progress, economic segregationalist agenda. But, hey! I'll say what I said to Amanda Yeager for a blurb that will appear in this week's HoCo papers. If they can prove they didn't spend $1000, I'm good! Live and let live. But, just so the so-called "watchdogs" know--- they're being watched!
On Saturday, this blog changes forever. How? Stay tuned!
January 15 is National Hat Day!
And let's be careful out there.
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