That's right sports fans, today is the first day of the NFL Season! Do I like that the first game is on a Thursday instead of a Sunday? No. Will I take what I can get? Darn right I will. The hype about the Ravens certainty has me concerned, since I am just about the most superstitious person you will ever meet (I actually get angry at people for jinxing strong leads in baseball/football, good performances of pitchers, and long rides without traffic). The games aren't played on paper...but the paper in Baltimore reads prettay prettay prettay good. I have some thoughts about the Ravens/Jets game and may post about it over the weekend. Mix it up a bit.
Evidently the BP oil spill was caused by the Baltimore County Council...or at least one of its members, according to these ads. (O'Malley: Excuse me, Mr. HCR, it was actually caused by Bob Ehrlich!)
Charges have been filed in the "Columbia House Fire Murder."
These kids should be duly prosecuted for momentarily blinding a police helicopter pilot with a laser pointer...and afterwards, they should be recruited to the military for their advanced laser pointer skills. (Query: If you can catch a kid with a laser pointed from over a thousand feet in the air, why does Baltimore have a crime problem?)
They say the local barber knows everything. "They" being everyone but O'Malley, whose barber is handing out signs for Ehrlich.
Where is the outrage from those who found a mosque two blocks from the World Trade Center site to be "disrespectful" when it comes to the burning of the Quran? "Not my problem"? Or is it "Those people are different from me, whereas I see all of the WTC victims as being 'my people'"? May I suggest that your get your head out of your rear before you run into something?
At a recent legislative breakfast, Liz Bobo criticized the school board for planning a school site in Elkridge, while failing to do so in response to the Redevelopment Plan in Columbia. This criticism makes sense if you don't care about the facts. Number one, not one shovel has been planted in Columbia under the Redevelopment plan. Number two, from the article "The zoning gives the board the ability to study school needs in downtown Columbia before the first building permit is granted, which would allow the board to review the enrollment projections closer to actual construction. The board then has the right under the approved plan to reserve a school site when 10 percent of new residences are built. The site must be provided before a quarter of the units are completed, she said. If Bobo's idea were followed, she said, "we could end up building something down here and all the kids are out here," she said, gesturing." "She" being Ellen Flynn Giles. (Note: Columbia 2.0 does a much more thorough job covering this issue than myself)
The last paragraph of the article could be a piece all its own. While we all knew Ulman & Co. strongly supports Mary Kay, I didn't know he was bankrolling her: "Sigaty has active backing from County Executive Ken Ulman, who has produced literature featuring them both and is hosting phone banks of volunteers at his Columbia campaign headquarters, partly to help Sigaty." I guess those bazillion dollars have to go somewhere.
WB posts a video from David Proudfoot displaying the apparent vandalism of a number of political signs. My spin: I think it was just a bunch of non-partisan high schoolers being jerks.
Sarah covers her most recent CSA drop (and an ode to the end of Summer).
HowChow posts about Ethiopian food in the HoCo. Never tried it, but definitely want to.
I hear the garbage truck beeping away outside, which means it is time to go. (I really hope they take the huge piece of carpet that Jane and I pulled up two days ago). I hope you all have a great Thursday and enjoy tonight's game (if you don't watch football, I hope you enjoy something else...but I doubt it will be as cool).