Almost 11:00, and we have yet to reach the actual privatization bill. There are over 40 witnesses signed up on that bill. It’s time to rethink my priorities. Right now I’m regretting not having brought the bourbon. But I did bring some reading material that describes me well. As I took the picture, a witness just compared the government… Read more »
We’ll see how it goes, but I’ve never seen this much of a full house in the County Council chamber for anything – ever. Every seat is full, plus along both walls, the back of the room, the area outside the chamber on the third floor and down on the second floor too. Gonna be a long night. I really… Read more »
Think of the Senate race as an old-fashioned artillery duel. Chris Van Hollen opened with a massive salvo of artillery, bringing down withering fire on Edwards’ flanks in Baltimore. As the smoke cleared from the advertising onslaught, with the accompanying poll results, the big question was this: how damaged was the Edwards artillery? Were her troops dispirited, her will to… Read more »
Local bill hearing tonight before the County Annapolis delegation on the alcohol “giveaway” – wait, sorry, privatization bill. Hearing starts at 7. Tune in on the Internet or local County access programming channel and watch. I’ll be testifying, explaining why I think it IS a giveaway. Should be fun. Maybe I’ll fill up my flask with some bourbon and make… Read more »
I wrote it, I hated it. I wrote it again, I hated it even more. I’m not ignoring y’all, I’m trying to come up with a good piece of writing. No luck so far, but I’m gonna give it another go for tomorrow. Hang in there.
If you’ve like the first two “tough love” posts, tomorrow’s will be even more fun. Be ready in the morning. Start the week off right.
What with the drama of the Senate campaign between Donna Edwards and Chris Van Hollen, and the morality play that some have tried to make out of the CD8 race, the CD4 race just keeps on chugging along, largely flying beneath the radar. There are four top tier candidates here, and they all have records of significant accomplishment. A former… Read more »
Let’s put the candidates under a microscope. We’ll include Elijah Cummings because he clearly doesn’t want us to forget him. Reminder: I support Chris Van Hollen. I hope that hasn’t affected my judgment, but that’s for you to decide. Elijah Cummings: I understood him backing off on a decision about running in April because Baltimore was on fire after the… Read more »
Personal aside here: Thanksgiving has always been a time for self-assessment in my life, certainly as an adult. Since my wife passed away in 2012, I’ve taken the opportunity every year to weigh the good, the bad and the in between, and to figure out what I had to be thankful for – not so easy back then, but a… Read more »
Scott Ewart has an end of the month tech summary of the various political campaigns, as well as a preview of what’s coming in December. Check it out.