Congratulations Proud Citizens of Howard County. We live in the FIRST county to create a public safety program to combat lightning. The county will be spending $1,875 annually on a public relations campaign letting people know that lightning is dangerous. Oh, and the campaign is "When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors" as opposed to the prior status quo of "When Thunder Roars, Repair Your Roof", which did not have the same ring to it. At the end of the day, this is a very small expense in terms of government budgets, but was a press conference really necessary? And if this really is a small expense, could I please have $2,000 of my property taxes back? I promise to tell all my neighbors "leaves of three, let it be", "righty tighty, lefty loosey", and "if it's yellow, let it mellow." If it's ok, I may not discuss the danger of lightning because I don't want them to think I'm a paternalistic condescending jack-ass who presumes they have no self-preservation skills.
Baltimore County Democrats are having a bad month.
I like The Sun's take on Dixon's re-indictment. Some of the most frustrating aspects of our criminal justice system make it hard to prove crimes that very clearly were committed. You almost get the feeling that Dixon is seeing if she can bob and weave long enough to finish her term.
There aren't many "perks" to government employment (other than the stability). O'Malley asking his employees to use leave time in between work sessions in Ocean City is ridiculous and is purely posturing. If he really cared, he would adjust funding and reimbursement rules.
There's been an uptick in readership recently and I wanted to welcome new readers. I try to respond to all comments and will do my best to do so in a respectable manner (I have a sarcastic streak that is not intended to offend). Please feel free to post opposing views and get in on some debates.