Allow Me To Clear Something Up
February 10, 2010 2 Comments
Apparently the last post on snow removal has generated some very intense feelings. First of all, I DID NOT WRITE IT! It was written by a spokesman for the Baltimore County GOP. Second of all, people wishing to post comments here are more than welcome, assuming they are respectful and void of insults. Steve Lebowitz, our liberal blogging friend, comes here and debates the issues with us. I would consider him my frenemy, and am elated to engage in non-personal banter with him.
This morning, I was attacked (and I use that term conservatively) by a friend for simply copying and pasting someone else’s words. Then moments ago, someone left a detailed rebuttal which would have been fine if she had left out the personal attacks. Like I said months ago when our friendly neighborhood heckler called me a worthless piece of trash, this will not be tolerated. So Sarah, whoever you are, if you would like to repost your comment removing the insults to me and my my family (and yes, I have one, a husband, 3 kids, and a dog and yes, this is the only place I write), I will gladly approve it. I welcome adverse opinions, but ask that they remain even keel.
Lastly, in my opinion, after rereading the press release, the Ba Co GOP is in no way attacking the people out there doing the grunt work. I have a deep respect for them and the work that they do. My husband and several neighbors banded together and literally shoveled out our street so our neighbor could catch his flight on Monday. The day before, nearly 15 people dug out the street coming into our neighborhood. They didn’t sit on their butts waiting to be rescued. I have deep respect for them as well. Most of us have never seen anything like this, including our County Councilmen. Our very own meteorologists couldn’t see this coming, so I can’t expect the Council to be psychic. And no one is claiming that they should be. But that does not take away the responsibility to be prepared. After already being hit with the largest storm in years, the County Council met on Tuesday for their bi-monthly business meeting, a meeting they rescheduled to an earlier time due to the impending storm. Guess what they talked about? Tanning beds!
I give major props to the men and women out there, not only hired by the county and local businesses, but those neighbors who have taken it upon themselves to dig out their neighbors who can’t do it themselves, to get supplies to people who couldn’t get out before the storm, to use their four wheel drive vehicles to transport strangers to the hospitals. I think they all deserve one big pat on the back. Once again, it’s the people that take care people and not the government. My point exactly.