Sunday, June 10, 2018

Still Writing

I’m putting the finishing touches on my BOE write up. I’m also writing my end of year school reports. If I am not careful you may be reading tomorrow about the candidates’ self-help skills and/or their ability to sort, count, and recognize patterns.

In the meantime, here is the letter I dashed off upon reading that Congressman Cummings is endorsing Janet Siddiqui in the County Council race. Feel free to email him yourself:

Dear Congressman Cummings,

Please tell me that the news of your endorsement of Janet Siddiqui in her bid for Howard County Council is not true. Her untruthful and unethical performance on the Howard County Board of Education disqualifies her from further public service.

In a letter to Glenwood Middle School parents, dated July 31st, 2015, Dr. Siddiqui stated, "At no point has this mold issue been a public health issue for students and staff." 

Dr. Siddiqui, a pediatrician who has used her position on the Board of Education to repeatedly discuss addressing "the needs of the whole child", spoke to parents from a position of authority, and withheld the truth. (That's the nicest way I know how to say it.) It is very likely that more students and staff suffered mold-related illnesses due to her outright lack of advocacy.

I have never in my life deliberately refused to vote for a democratic candidate but I couldn’t possibly cast another vote for you, sir, if you are truly endorsing Ms. Siddiqui. I sincerely hope that the news I read was in error.

I look forward to clarification.


Yesterday I read the following quote from the late Anthony Bourdain and it struck a chord with me as a blogger. 

Rest easy, Mr. Bourdain. You were indeed an interesting guy with many, many interesting things to say.

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