Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Republicans have defeated Chesapeake Bay saving measures in Maryland?

Even though Democrats outnumber Republicans 3 to 1 in the Maryland House and Democrats outnumber the Republicans 2 to 1 in the Maryland Senate, Scott Hymes from the Maryland Department of Resources claimed that “conservatives” from Harford, Anne Arundel, and Worchester County are the ones responsible for blocking initiatives to clean up the Chesapeake Bay.

When questioned on November 3, 2009 at a CafĂ© in Timonium during “Green Drinks”social about if the “save the bay tags” have improved the well being of the Chesapeake Bay, he replied, the tag fees have improved the condition of the bay. When asked what the percentage of decrease in pollution of the bay, had been accomplished, the conversation took a turn. He blamed states Republicans for blocking the needed improvement in the bay. I asked him who was responsible for the blockage in the needed legislature, and he replied that legislators in Anne Arundel County, Harford County, and Worchester County.

I asked him to clarify his claim, but he replied, “I can see that I can’t talk to you about politics,” and refused to talk to me any longer. It was unclear if he was talking to me as a spokesman of the Maryland Department of Resources or as a private individual, but his evading answers contained no clear answers or accusations. His claims of Republican blocked votes remain unsubstantiated, but they are accusations never the less. Is this how the O’Malley Administration views the minority legislature? Do they blame the party who doesn’t have enough votes to even raise a hair on the Administration’s neck for the pollution in the Chesapeake Bay? It was clear that Mr. Hymes could not site the pollution reduction facts let alone produce the names of the reported legislators whom he claimed had blocked important legislation.

Obviously part of Maryland’s pollution of the Chesapeake Bay comes from the upstream states, but employees of the State who have an outside voice want to blame “conservative” legislators for the supposed pollution in our state tributary. Actually I was surprised that he didn’t blame George Bush, it seems most liberals start out a conversation that way.

I find it funny that conservatives are constantly badgered to produce facts on their claims, but when the tables are reversed they get belligerent, and end a discussion. With a title such as “Local Government Liaison/ Team Coordinator, Local Government and Community Services Division, you would think he would have the facts at hand, and been able to cite pollution reduction facts in verse, but instead he made the choice to end the conversation without citing a single fact, but instead injecting his political view……………..I’m glad I didn’t ask him his opinion on Cap and Trade!

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Anonymous said...

Typical BS speak from liberals

Anonymous said...

Maybe one should challenge Mr. Hymes further on this quote in a public forun. An e-mail to his office asking for a response might suffice. It would be interesting what lind of response one would get. I think I will send one and will get back to you with the response, if I get one.

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republican patriot said...

Now I find out that this piece of trash Scott Hymes is running for MD state legislature