Saturday, September 27, 2008

What I Won't Miss About Maryland

  • The traffic.
  • Red light and speed revenue generators cameras.
  • The overly stressed drivers who muck up traffic all the more.
  • The NIMBYism against fixing traffic.
  • NIMBYism in general.
  • The anti-business climate.
  • The weak Frederick County job market.
  • The one-party rule.
  • The political and cultural leftism.
  • High taxes.
  • Martin Owe Malley.
  • Lennie Thompson.
  • Jennifer Dougherty.
  • Roscoe "Did I say 'only three terms?'" Bartlett.
  • Blaine Young.
  • All these stoopid Squealer fans here in Frederick County. What does it say about Pittsburgh that so many of you chose to leave it? We're not exactly leading a parade to NV.
  • Key 103.
  • In fact, radio in this area as a whole (including no REAL Catholic station to speak of; the Mt. St. Mary's student station broadcasting to the deer of Catoctin Mountain Park overnights doesn't count).
  • Our inability to get TV reception without cable or satellite.
  • The People's Republic of Montgomery County.
  • Murders in Baltimore.
  • Serving on Baltimore juries all. the. time.
  • Shootings near my Baltimore apartment.
  • The Calvert and Centre Street Democratic Club, a.k.a. the Baltimore Sun.
  • The Orioles, at least not as long as Fish Lips owns them.
  • The lack of a minor league hockey team on any level.
  • My alma mater, Loyola College, which has become CINO (Catholic In Name Only). If I had it to do all over again, I would not have gone there.