Jessica Fitzwater

Frederick County Councilwoman Jessica Fitzwater

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Blueline

The more Ms. Fitzwater speaks, the more she sounds like a poor man's AOC (the member of Congress, not the FNP commentor). She has nice talking points, but we need some outline on how she would enact these things.

DHM

Fitzwater's talkiing points do not include matters of climate change or preservation of the historic and rural land in Frederick. She must add these to her agenda, beginning with preservation of Sugarloaf Mountain Treasured Land. Critical votes are this month and will decide whether the rural land will fall to developers' dreams of housing we don't need. In addition, the mountain itself may be closed to the public for recreation by the Strong Inc. which owns the property. Ms. Fitzwater, will you protect the few rural parts of Frederick County?

public-redux

The “few” rural parts? You seriously believe that FredCo isn’t mostly rural?

dremsberg

States she is taking a leave of absence to run for the office. I wondering about ethics issues if she wins - and will she retain her teachers union affiliation? Should she retain that? The executive submits a budget that includes the FCPS budget for council approval. Just wonder if she can remain unbiased in this important part of the job. The FCPS board also has ethics standards around members not even being allowed to return as teachers to the system when for a period after their term ends. This is different I suppose - but not really. I think similar ethics policies should apply. Think the current council should have a discussion before the ejection to form policy and address concerns. But then she is also a council member currently. Just seems like and ethics problem in the horizon to me.

Greg F

Leave of absence is not an unusual thing. It happens in every line of work. You spin like a badly made top.

mgoose806

Fitzwater is not Jan Gardner. She has no interest in anything but using division as a tool to get elected. It's the in the Democratic playback. No mention of Seniors, Farmers, or protecting the rights of all citizen's. All about teachers, not Parents or students. She wants to get rid of Sheriff's Department because she can't stand Jenkins. Hagen is now going away...Fitzwater needs to go too, There is no place for in Frederick County.

Hayduke2

And what are Hough's qualities that make you support him. Please don't use his recent bait and switch talking about development.

Plumbum

The sheriff Dept will never go away cuz of the courthouse and prison.

But, the size of the county had reached the point where we need a police dept. Like MOCO, Howard, Baltimore, PG, Fairfax, Prince William, counties have.

The time has come

DickD

We definitely need a professional police force that reports to the County, not the State and no longer a matter of electing the good ole' boy who pats you on the back and is vindictive to those in his department. Not to mention going to the White House to be with the MAGA crowd or taking trips to the border to show off riding a speed boat with a automatic rifle slung over his shoulder - the trip paid for by FAIR.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federation_for_American_Immigration_Reform

"The Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) is a non profit, anti-immigration organization in the United States.[6] The group publishes position papers, organizes events, and runs campaigns in order to advocate for changes in U.S. immigration policy. The Southern Poverty Law Center classifies FAIR as a hate group with close ties to white supremacist groups."

Plumbum

Let’s see in less than two months how much bluer the county is. Need bickle to step up the campaigning he’s makin me nervous.

Greg F

NMe a positive trait of any of the lunkheads the RRR put up that outweigh the racist and christofascist values they exhibit.

Greg F

Division? What party is dividing the nation with racist banter and lie after lie about stolen elections and simultaneously downplaying theft of the nation’s secrets that were capped by lies they were all returned? Whatevs, mongoose.

Fredginrickey

Could you loan me a copy of the Democratic “playback” I wasn’t issued one by my Communist overlords when I registered to vote. Thanks

public-redux

mgoose, Would not catering to seniors or farmers or (fill in the blank) be a method of dividing?

bhall74

She's a wokester, I don't want her on the county council, or teaching kids.

Awteam2021

What’s a wokester?

threecents

Someone who is awake

bhall74

A person who professes a moral high ground over social justice issues, gets easily enraged and offended over comments and opinions contrary to theirs, and tries to shut down (cancel) opposing opinions or views. In other words, most of the leftist commenters on these FNP pages.

Dwasserba

😔

public-redux

What’s a “leftist”?

phydeaux994

woke

/wōk/

verb

past of wake

adjective

***alert to injustice in society, especially racism.***

Sounds like a good thing to be Mr. Hall. A decent human being. Show us where your definition came from.

C.D.Reid

Agreed, Bill [thumbup][thumbup][thumbup]

Hayduke2

What are Hough's traits that you admire? Is it the chartering of buses to support the attack on democracy on Jan. 6? Is it his attack on the democratic transfer of power by denying the election of 2020? Is it his work for an ethically challenged colleaque? Is it his sudden switch to garner support saying he is against development? Or is it his years of service where he did absolutely nothing?

threecents

The sudden switch to anti-development was genius, though I doubt he plans to stick to it.

TheLorax1

How in the world is she letting him have the ‘anti development’ lane all to himself? Uncontested!?!?

She needs some sort of concrete ‘restricting development’ action…right now.

If she looks pro-developer it’ll be his next TV ad.

Plumbum

Doesn’t matter what How plans to stick to, he’s not gonna be elected, so that’s that

Plumbum

Lorax - good point

C.D.Reid

Correction: "cover".

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Plumbum

Brandon is making great strides, his numbers have gone up. Trumps have gone down.

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Hayduke2

Get over Jan 6 th — absolutely not!!

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DickD

They are still sentencing people for Jan.6th. So far as I know it doesn't include Hough, but if he hired a bus, he supported the action. That is enough to cause anyone to vote for the other person.

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public-redux

“…. get over Jan. 6th, that's ancient history now.”

I presume then that anything that happened before 01/06/21 is also ancient history? Hunter Biden’s laptop? Kamala Harris’ romantic history? Hillary’s emails?

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phydeaux994

January 6, 2021 ancient history Mr. Reid? The first coup attempted against the U.S. Government by American Insurrectionists? January 6, 2021 will be in U.S. History books a hundred years from now, assuming we survive the attacks on our Democracy by traitors to America Mr. Reid. Biden’s performance numbers are back up to Trump’s best ever. They will get much better by 2024.

Plumbum

She’s a wokester Gabs is a troll David is a bully i’m a liar it’s all relative

mattlemp

I'm voting for her.

Pro-Choice/Privileged W. Woman

If I lived in Frederick county I would too.. also I just wanted to post here so I could say.

Vote Blue No Matter Who…like my Avatar says…[wink][wink]

classified

Thank goodness you don’t! But you sure do interject your worthless opinion into the Frederick newspaper a lot, maybe find a Montgomery county paper that would suit you better

C.D.Reid

[thumbup][thumbup][thumbup][thumbup][thumbup] classifed!

Plumbum

Reported for bullying

Pro-Choice/Privileged W. Woman

Classy..did you wake up on the wrong side of the bed today? I mean what in the world have I ever done to you? Why do my words bother you so much? I love when you and CD hate on me...it makes life worth living...well carry on. Make my life worth living...

Plumbum

I appreciate you reporting classified for bullying me....

classified

Jeesh you transplant folks must really live sheltered lives if you think that is bullying! My point is if you don’t even live in this county your opinion is worthless regarding county matters. stick to ruining your own county with your ridiculous rhetoric.

phydeaux994

How much of the County do you own classified? Counties don’t belong to people, you have no more right here than the family that moved in yesterday. As the Native Americans said when they saw that first sail appear over the horizon….”there goes the neighborhood”.

C.D.Reid

[thumbup][thumbup][thumbup] classified! It's the likes of P-C/PWW and fido that have ruined this county and state. They're not content to just screw up where they came from, they find it necessary to spread their liberalism like cancer.

Fredginrickey

Me too,

C.D.Reid

It will be interesting to see how many votes an admitted racist will get in Frederick County. Obviously, anyone who votes for a racist is a racist themselves, right? So, "woke" Frederick, how are you going to show your true colors?

Greg F

Admitted racist. Pot, kettle…

C.D.Reid

Pot, kettle, Groggy? Ummm, I hardly think so, I'm not running for a political office. Nice try at deflection, again. You've become a master of it when things don't meet your twisted, liberal left agenda.

By the way, have you thanked Trump for Maryland's new right to carry law yet? Or are you still too much of a coward to admit that he's responsible for it, and not Hogan?

[lol][lol][lol]

Awteam2021

Yep CD, It’s Trump and McConnell’s fault for stacking the Court. You’re probably thrilled about women losing their autonomy, too. Right?

C.D.Reid

Aw, unlike you, I appreciate the Supreme Court striking down unconstitutional state laws.

C.D.Reid

Oh, and Groggy, I'm an "admitted racist," am I? And just when did I admit that? Find one comment I've posted over the years where I've said that I was one. Just one. Put up, or shut up, troll, put up or shut up.

Hayduke2

CD - was the 2020 election legit or was it stolen? Still waiting for your answer.

C.D.Reid

Hay,in the first place, what does the legitimacy of the 2020 election have to do with this article? In the second place, I have answered you, a couple of times. It's not my fault you're experiencing dementia as badly as Brandon is if you can't remember my answer and, in the third place, I told you before, go find someone else to play you little kiddie guessing games with.

Hayduke2

Please show me you answer CD. As far as what it has to do, anyone who denies the 2020 election has poor judgement, is anti-democracy and has no credibility. So, show me where you answered it because I can't find it.

C.D.Reid

I don't care if you can find my answer or not, Hay. I gave it to you, and I'm not going to do your leg work for you. As I said, find some kid to play your games with you. Either that or grow up yourself.

Hayduke2

Got it CD - you cant show me so you fallback to your deflection

shiftless88

CD; when did Fitzwater admit she was a racist?

C.D.Reid

Shift, she admitted it July 22, 2020.

Greg F

Seedy just projecting his own traits onto others.

C.D.Reid

Even if I was, Groggy, it's still not as offensive as you projecting your liberal left agenda onto others.

stjohn42

Hard to see how you can use Hough's crudely edited video "evidence" to decide that Fitzwater is a racist. It is a leaky bucket that holds water with the folks who would never vote for a progressive woman in any event.

C.D.Reid

Hough's crudely edited video? I suggest you take a look at this clip from the Frederick County Government video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1lIUgWW_wLw

The truth hurts, does it?

Hayduke2

Educate yourself CD. https://www.american.edu/ocl/counseling/upload/understanding-white-privilege.pdf OR https://www.learningforjustice.org/magazine/fall-2018/what-is-white-privilege-really OR https://www.verywellmind.com/what-is-white-privilege-5070460 Or just google it...

stjohn42

* only holds water.

Awteam2021

It is said that recognizing and admitting one’s past wrongs is the first step to doing good deeds or to correct one’s wrongs in the future. You should give it a try, CD.

C.D.Reid

After you, Aw, after you.

Hayduke2

Take things out of context CD much???

C.D.Reid

I'm taking things out of context, hay? The woman flat out admitted she's a racist. Can't stand it when the truth comes out when it involves one of your fellow liberals looking bad, can ya?

And as far as the links you posted above, I took a look at them. Get back to me when you have concrete evidence and not just opinions written by moronic, far left, liberal "progressives."

Hayduke2

Ah, so you dispute the claims? Based on what?

C.D.Reid

What claims?

threecents

Everyone is racist. She is one of the few who admitted it.

Piedmontgardener

No, CD, we are just voting for reasonable sane and if she's not, we'll hand her a pink slip. The alternative is a radical freak who has no business making executive decisions for this county. No sale, Sir.

pdl603

You people twist yourself into knots all the time. Is she or is she not a racist? Don’t bother answering because it doesn’t matter to you or your kind. She has a D behind her name.

Piedmontgardener

"You people." Hilarious, my voting record in my life isn't what you think it is. But we know exactly why you need to project, it's the daily owning of the Libs that gets you off.

Fredginrickey

PMG, 👍👍👍👍👍👍

Plumbum

So CD you never voted for Charles A Jenkins?

C.D.Reid

Why do you ask?

Piedmontgardener

She will live in the the middle or she'll be moved off the seat. It's not an even choice. Hough isn't anything anyone wants here anymore.

Dwasserba

[thumbup]Pied

DickD

Am I right in your thinking that Hough should join Mooney in W. Virginia?

Piedmontgardener

Dick, he's riddled with the MAGA virus. Not much more to say about it. I can't even consider voting for someone who embraced that insanity. And I'd love to have someone like Steve McKay to vote for over Ms. Fitzwater. But it is what it is, and I'll caucus with Dems on this round and vote her right out if she doesn't govern to the center. Hough's never seen the center in his political life.

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