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Live Coverage: Carroll County Commissioners Vote 3-2 Against Contracting Out Communications Services

The Board voted 3-2 Tuesday against contracting outside services for communications and public relations and will instead look to in-house changes.

Pitch in with your comments above as Patch live blogs the Carroll County Commissioners meeting to discuss the county communication position during their open meeting starting at 11 a.m. in the County Office Building.

Ross Dangel December 01, 2011 at 07:17 PM
I think you may be surprised to hear that the John Birch Society is not actually dead. Certainly not as prevalent as the 60's, they are just as extreme and xenophobic as ever and are heavy into this UN conspiracy stuff with planning and Agenda 21. I've even seen videos of a local organizer's presentations, which look eerily similar to wacky Rich Rothschild's. Extremists tend to frequent the same sites and organizations, so it wouldn't surprise me at all if RR is a proud member of the JBS...which would be just another reason not to trust him. Maybe Kym will agree to do a story on the far right-wing faction of the Republican party in Carroll. It would be entertaining...She could interview all the political nuts, starting with Rothschild and Frazier and could easily fill out the story with folks like Justin Ready and Larry Helminiak of the Central Committee. She could even weave in the influence of shadow organizations like the Tea Party, John Birch Society, KKK and the National Federation of Republican Assemblies, which many locals have belonged to. So many right-wingers, so little time! :)
Judith M. Smith December 01, 2011 at 10:24 PM
Where is the moderate, thinking Republican party in Carroll County...from my observation they either don't care, don't pay attention...or are Republican only because they have "always voted that way." Mr. Dangel, Julia, Dean and others have been pushed aside because they are not extreme enough...it is really, really sad.
Buck Harmon December 01, 2011 at 11:07 PM
Shoemaker is the most dangerous of all..... keep watching.... his agenda yet to come.
Bonnie Grady December 02, 2011 at 06:11 AM
I think it would be a far greater service if Kym could do a story on those moderate Republicans and what they think of what's going on. The extremists have convinced themselves that they are the majority, but they certainly are not. There are many, many more thoughtful, reasonable, fair-minded Republicans than these Tea Party fanatics are willing to admit. The Tea Party's time in the sun is fading fast, locally and nationally. I say good riddance and not a day too soon. While I have to believe they were well-intentioned in the beginning, their cause has been taken over by corporations and crackpots. Their followers are just little parrots, mindlessly repeating the words of their heroes, sort of like Frazier does with Rothschild. It's embarassing to watch her as she pretends to show her compassion and concern for Carroll County citizens. Wake up Republicans! You can't possibly let her get reelected in 2014. Start watching and start talking. She and Rothschild have to go, along with their Tea Party friends.
Judith M. Smith December 02, 2011 at 04:27 PM
Why has Patch not gone into the whole subject of misuse of travel reimbursements, particularly with Ms. Fraizer? Perhaps it would also be interesting to delve into the possibility, no-probability- that other CC staffers have let the Board members use credit cards that are in their own name, not belonging to the actual commissioners...does that obscure the finances of particular activities???

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