Wednesday, November 24, 2010

L’état, C’est Moi

Many have been asking what has become of the King ?  Let it be known these past few months I have spending time abroad visiting our French and German cousins and find it exceedingly difficile to focus on the minor concerns of the colonies. Their host of little problems, political situations and minutiae of so very minor importance seem not register on the royal radar at all.

America, like the Ancient City, it seems has sunset.

I am sorry to say but la Ville Ancienne has rather become a bore as of late and collecting etchings have been of more interest to me.  I have come to admire and collect your native artist Don Swann and found his work captures the spirit of what first attracted me to the Citte in the first place many years ago. Frankly the sense of a true colonial city surrounded by an unspoiled natural world has left the place.   I too may have to go soon to places that are of more interest if much needed changes are not made at the Provincial Government level. Would your Mayor resign if asked ?

I have taken a liking to Hamburg and found it to be a wonderful place and the Europeans do have an appreciation for Culture I find lacking at present in backwatered Annapolis.  Perhaps one day you shall have standing once again on the global stage but it will most likely not be for a very long time unless you get some leadership which seems a very long way off.

 I frankly don't have the time nor inclination to care anymore.

With Kind Regards,

Your King

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Got $200,000? Mayor Cohen Doesn't

Dearest Historics:

The Finance Department heist lost the City $120,000.  Now the latest: the Safe Streets scam lost the City $200,000.  Money it never bothered to collect.

Some detail. 

In December of 2009, Zina Pierre's lobbying firm helped the City of Annapolis apply for and win a 100% grant of $200,000 from the Federal Government. For 'Safe Streets' - public safety - purposes.  At the time city officials had to go to Washington and actually work to get it.  Lobbying Sens. Milkulski & Cardin and Rep. Sarbanes.

The money has been sitting there for almost a year now.  Through the birth of the Cohen Regime.  Into the dark days of Herr Smith's faked 'budget crisis' layoffs.  And all summer while the Mayor spent his time having fun running his friend's campaign.  Gee whiz! 

Now into a new Federal fiscal year.

Yet this clock is still ticking - for a time.

Will the Cohenistas pick up the pen or a phone and go collect the money?  The Feds will eventually decide it is better spent elsewhere.  Like in Des Moines, for example.

So much money has been lost by this Administration through oversight and neglect.  And the results of these losses placed upon the backs of citizens and city workers. 

What's another $200,000 to Mayor Cohen?

Not much, really.

King of George

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Cohen Lays Down the Law, One He Opposed

Dearest Historics:

As you know, the true elite of the Historic Core don't give a hoot about 2 am licenses.  We drink alone.  And at night.  We would certainly not be caught in the gins joints of the Ancient Citte.

So what if the new 2 am law passed?

Well, apparently some gears of citte government agree with the King and may not be fully engaged with the new law.  Let's see, could it be the Planning Commission, the Board of Appeals and the ABC Board?

Mayor Cohen thinks perhaps, maybe.  So much so he put his thoughts in writing. To the Chairs of the respective citte committees.  Click on the above.

The New Look at City Hall

Jon Arason, Director of Planning and Zoning, is in the cross hairs.  Some Council members are blaming him for foot dragging and obfuscation.  Mr. Arason, a long time citte employee and well liked personally, apparently is not that adept at reading the tea leaves.

This Council is activist and has more power than any Council in recent memory.  And he is on the bubble.

We're not sure where this is all heading.  The hold-ups on the new licenses appear to be real.  And the Mayor has now laid down the law.  Are there fireworks coming?

Join me at my estate for a cognac at 3 am and we can debate this noble topic.

King of George

Foer: KOG is Taliban!

Deraest Readers:

The King of George Victims Centre is again open for business.  In this case the complainant is our own M. Paul Foer.  Local hate blogger, Capital columnist and shock jock.

You see, he has decided once again that he, Sir Paul, is the ultimate arbiter of truth and justice in the Ancient Citte.  Courtesy of the miracle of forwarded emails (that are making the rounds), the King has learned of his latest inquisition against businesses and the body politic.

Recently, M. Foer (pronounced: ˈfi-(y)ā ) sent the following inquisitive missive to one Mr. Craig Purcell, AIA; native Annapolitan, Annapolis Political Scene blogger and noted Baltimore architect:

"Mr Purcell   Please explain your business relationship with Lehr Jackson and Gone to Market. This is an important item that you should have disclosed considering that you were on the Mayor's Transition Team and also that you are frequently writing about the Market House." 

Perhaps rightly, Mr. Purcell felt that he owed no private business information to M. Foer and responded the same.  Yet M. Foer persisted, now with personal innuendo:

"I am well aware of your opinions about me and your many false assumptions and accusations, but that is not my concern. You use your blog to defame me and others on a regular basis, but my question here is straightforward--what is your business relationship with Lehr Jackson and Gone to Market LLC? Thank you."

Once again, Mr. Purcell resisted the affronts of the hate blogger / Capital columnist.  And, again, Mr. Foer persisted:

"While you continue to question my motives and attack me personally, you refuse to answer a legitimate question posed to you, but you can see that what I am doing is part of the normative news gathering process, something which is apparently foreign to you. You have been given repeated chances to answer the question, and as a community activist and blogger, you should certainly make any apparent conflicts of interest known."

"The normative news gathering process".  Huh? 

Even the King is baffled.

At that comic interchange Mr. Purcell relented.  And gave M. Foer what he wanted.  That there is no business relationship between himself or his firm with Mr. Jackson or Gone to Market LLC.

But, as you guessed.  It wasn't enough for M. Foer:

"You've had plenty of opportunities to talk with me but instead you have resorted to attacking me personally, insulting me, accusing me of all kinds of misconduct (all of which was actually things in which you engaged--it's called projection) and questioning my motives, suggesting I am somehow "on the take"...and it gets worse. And you expect I should become transparent with you? I already am transparent."

Yes, transparent.  Transparent banner ads for support, transparent fee-for-politics events, transparent employment by The Capital and WNAV.

Like mud.

Nevertheless, M. Foer had one last rub for dear Mr. Purcell and the other bloggers of Annapolis.  Starting, for dramatic effect:

"I don't make deals with terrorists."

Gen. Ariel Sharon, IDF, standing at the gates of Beirut in 1982 couldn't have said it better. 

So M. Foer continued:

"Regarding your imagined conspiracies, I will again say there is nothing of the sort going on. The fact that you and your colleague[sic] spend so much time and energy writing and worrying and complaining and attacking me, and everyone else you attack, is absurd."

So, Annapolis Political Scene, Eye on Annapolis, The Annapolis Sound and yours truly will now make the TSA "No Fly" list?  Are we doomed to spend the rest of our days in a cave in Tora Bora with you-know-who?  And only a 12kbs dial-up modem to Karachi?


I, sire, for one am no terrorist.  I remain loyal to God, Queen and Country.  Even if its not the same ones you adore.  And you shall pry the Historic Core out of my cold dead hands. 

(That is a bit much, eh?  But M. Foer has me rattled!)

But there is good news for M. Foer in this cloud of gloom and doom.  After receiving its first client, a Ms. Charlotte Weinstein, the KOG Victims Centre is open for M. Foer himself.

We have tea with crumpets and counselors so you can talk-therapy your way back to mental peace.  Undeterred by fears of terror attacks on Boucher Ave. (or should that be Severna Park?). 

But please remain calm.


King of George

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Dust Settles. It's Saddam vs. Young Griz

Dearest Neighbors:

As we all know by now, the dust has finally settled and Chris Trumbauer squeaked by Chuck Ferrar.  Yet, Mr. Trumbauer is not yet in the clear.  He has to face the Monster of Monticello, Doug Burkhardt.

Mr. Burkhardt, with an eerie resemblance to Saddam Hussein, is best known in Annapolis for being Dick Israel's opponent in 2005.  Losing by a solid 60/40 margin.  His outlandish claims ("Hookers in Ward One!", "Hillman Garage Scandal!") largely fell on deaf ears as his highly charged campaign style turned-off many in the Historic Core.

So as a consolation prize he was then was appointed by Governor Ehrlich to run his "Smart Growth" office.  As a direct report to the then Secretary of the Maryland Department of Planning Audrey Scott (mother of his campaign manager Larry Scott - see below, now Chair of the MD GOP), it was an office Ehrlich had no love for and wanted dead.  Mr. Burkhardt happily acquiesced and tried to kill it over the objections of the legislative branch that legally established it. 

Fred Shubbie's Facebook Pic.  Really.
His campaign is being run by our very own Fred Shubbie (a.k.a. Larry Scott, son of Audrey Scott - see above).  Fred-Larry is best known in Annapolis for his multiple-campaign train wreck in the 2005 municipal election.  Where he ran most of his candidates right into the ground.  His favorite technique was a comparative chart that distilled inaccuracies down to obvious propaganda. 

Let's recap: Mr. Burkhardt hires Fred-Larry to run his campaign.  He loses and gets hired into State Government at $90,000 a year to work for Audrey Scott.  Then he hires Fred-Larry Scott to run his next campaign.  With significant support from the MD GOP - Audrey Scott, Chair.   Hummm.

Nevertheless of his internal conflicts, we're anticipating a campaign filled with invective, misrepresentation and general malaise from them.  It's their play book.

Thus Chris Trumbauer, who resembles a young Grizzly Adams, has his work cut out for him.  Or should we say his backers, the people doing the work.

Mayor Cohen, Kathy Nieberding, Doug Gansler and MSEA all will have to pull out the stops.  Irrespective of their own weaknesses, they are starting in a strong position with Team 30 out to a strong start.  Governor O'Malley's effort within the city is being run independent way with heavy support from old time Eastport Dems and their hanger-ons.  This will also pull votes Mr. Trumbauer's way.

It will probably require not a huge but a significant cross over vote from Democrats in order for Burkhardt to win.  It's unlikely that Doug and Fred-Larry can make this happen with their insipid and angry campaign style.

Honey catches more voters than vinegar.

King of George

Monday, September 27, 2010

Arnett to Secede. Kirby to Fight.

Dearest Readers:

The King has always been a fan of wacked-out politicos.  Like Texas' Governor Rick Perry.  Who threatened that his state would secede from the union.  And then do what I have no idea.

Now, one of our own Aldermen is threatening to secede from the Citte.  And another is threatening him.

Some background.  Mayor Cohen has Friday lunches for the Council.  They are held in different restaurants on different Fridays and are not publicly announced.  I suppose that makes them 'secret', right?

(How he gets this past the open meeting laws we don't quite know.  But, as readers are aware, the King is no fan of doing business in public anyway.  Smoke filled rooms are much more preferable.  So bully for the young Mayor!)

So far, these lunches have met with mixed success.  Often the Mayor ends up eating more crow than anything on the menu.  And often the Alderfolks go astray with threats and counter threats to each other and the Mayor.

Last Friday's was held at Castlebay and shows just how absurd these luncheons have become. 

Alderman Arnett, it seems, is miffed again at the Citte.  He threatened that if he did not get his way Eastport would secede.  (His motivation for this is clear: if Eastport pulled out it is the only plausible way the words "Mayor" and "Arnett" would ever lexographically marry.)

Yet, Alderman Arnett should have stated more accurately that his half of Eastport would secede.  Aldermen Pfeiffer and Kirby have the two pieces of the other half.  And Alderman Kirby at least would have none of it.

"We will send a boat with armed black men to prevent a secession.  Just like George Washington crossing the Delaware." he threatened.  "It's our home too."

So we will have an armed insurrection to prevent the secession of the elite-want-to-be's from across the Gulf of Annapolis?

I say, let them go.

In fact, encourage it.  The quicker they leave the better off we will all become.  The Historic Core shall regain its rightful place as the throne room of the citte.  And Alderman Kirby's militia is much better placed at the gates to the citte to keep the rabble out.

Of course, this makes us anticipate Friday's theatre of the absurd all the more. 

Maybe they will want to annex Arnold so Alderman Paone can get elected Mayor of something too.

King of George

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Ms. Weinstein Responds. Ibid KOG.

Elite of the Core:

After the King spoke this week, a certain Candidate Weinstein had an issue with it. Apparently, she feels she is a KOG victim.  Even when he quotes her own website.  Where she hawks her services for accused sex offenders.

As she pleads on her Facebook page:

"Ok, so now some horrible things are being said about me. Please my style is not to hide behind a "fake" name (don't we have enough of that in our current government). If you have something that you would like to say about me or to me, have the courage to use your real name. I will be more than happy to address any concerns that you might have and/or to clarify any rumors."

First, dear Ms. Weinstein, I may be a fictional character but I am certainly not fake.  Because I only exist your mind does not make me in any way unreal. Just like Mr. Bumble from Oilver Twist. 

And there's a difference between 'fictional' and 'anonymus'.  I am not the product of any one person's views. Many compose my thoughts and beliefs and they belong to no one individual.  As discouraging a concept as that might be to you.

Second, whining does not become a wannabe elected official.  

People like their elected officials happy, gregarious.  Not flustered and angry. 

Didn't your Republican friends tell you that?  Oh, but that's right.  They all are pretty much whiny and angry on that side of the table.

Unfortunately for you, many of the posters on your Facebook page are in concord with the King.  Including one, a sitting County Councilman:

"Welcome to politics. Stop whining and hit back. Hard!" - Eddie Middlebrooks, Republican AA Councilman, District 2

"Ed with the words of wisdom" - Jim Braswell

"Charlotte, my friend, you need thicker skin if you are going to run for office." - Polly Peters


Maybe it would be easier for you to explain this website.  Where you and your campaign treasurer, one Thomas A. Pavlinic, Esq., brag about your courtroom victories for those accused of sex crimes.  There would be some real transparency.

So, good luck on your race.  But you might consider taking down that sex crime defense website.

King of George

(Eddie, would that be considered 'hitting back hard' ?)

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Crony Capital-ism

Fellow Historics:

The King believes in freedom of the press. Especially when that freedom allows reportage that distorts facts and damages individuals for my benefit.

But when it does not - then hades. Let's smash the presses!

So that is why we are so blessed to be in the Ancient Citte. We have team reportage that gets the story out about the down-trodden and victimized.

We, the elite of the Historic Core.

We must always remember that the individuals recruited to perform such tasks must never be held to the standards they inflict. Thus, when you read The Capital, please forget about their scofflaw & arrogant nature.

It just gets the way of the distortions.

So bully for these Capital reporter's on and off duty accomplishments! From the Maryland Judiciary Case Search and Orange County Florida iClerk:

Biggest Scofflaw - Erin Margaret Cox - For getting caught near the King's estate on Church Circle, 12 June 2009 with expired Florida plates on her Jeep.

Of course, the Maryland MVA requires an out of state vehicle to be registered within 60 days of moving into the State. And she left her job as an Orlando Sentinel reporter back in 2006 before the Sam Zell cutbacks.

So, was that 60 days or 60 months? Seems like the arresting officer may have forgotten a charge or two.

Oh, and didn't the young lass write about Zina Pierre's residency issues?

It also seems she has a need for speed. In Orlando, Ms. Cox had two speeding tickets. On both she elected to attend classes and pay a fine in lieu of points on her record.

Yet on one she was delinquent in paying the fine, had her drivers licence suspended and paid a late fee.

On the other there are still issues. By an mere oversight I am sure, it was left partially unpaid from 2006. On November 11 2009, the amount due was sent to collections. And she still hasn't paid.

Detect any patterns?

All this pretty much disqualifies her to run for any political office in the State of Maryland. But - good news - she can still write about it!

Most Lawsuits from a Story - Eric Hartley - For the damages claimed to local attorney Louis P. Tanko. Filed in Prince Georges County Court on April 16th, the liable lawsuit is ongoing. Summons issued to not only him but his employer, The Capital.

In 2005 - 2007, M. Hartley penned a number of articles that cast a negative light on Attorney Tanko. Were there enough non-facts among the aspersions for his liable suit to be filed?

We don't know. We'll just have to make a jaunt over to the PG County Courthouse and get a gander at the suit. Yum yum!

Best Inside Court Reporting - Scott M. Daugherty - It seems even the Capital's court reporter has some personal experience with the courts. On May 6th of last year he was charged with the heinous crime of operating a motor vehicle with a minor not wearing a seat belt. He pled guilty and walked away with a $25 fine.

We hope he steps up to a bigger, badder crime this year to add inside knowledge to his stories. Perhaps grand theft auto?

Of course, there are other issues that never end up in court. Like the conflicts of interest all over the editorial page. Tom Marquardt and his self serving rants. Gerald Fischman's role. And Paul Foer's racial and hate filled tirades (plus issues with the State Comptroller and civil lawsuits against his neighbors).

So let the bloodsport begin!

We've evened the playing field.

King of George

Sex Sells. Even to Annapolitans.

Dearest Readers:

The King is shocked. Shocked I say.

We write about Josh Cohen and you yawn. The Capital is mentioned and you nap. Even Herr Smith's pogroms of Moyerites are happily skipped over.

But mention a wanna be West County pol who has dealings with accused sex offenders?

Katie bar the door! Record hits and comments on KOG. Many from City Hall Annapolis and County Government servers.


It turns out our readers may be larger deviants than we originally thought.

King of George

NEXT KOG: Nude photos of Josh Cohen and Ellen Moyer!!!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Councilman Benoit Wimps Out

Gentle People:

You might not want to read this post. It contains content for mature audiences only.

You see the King has discovered that County Councilman Jamie Benoit is a wimp.

Albeit a decorated US Army American hero wimp. But a wimp just the same.

His Republican opponent in the County Council District 4 race, one Charlotte Weinstein, has a track record. A very interesting one in fact. She is an attorney who has been very successful at defending sex offenders. (And with success comes money, n'est-ce pas?)

Click here. (Better read this now before they 'scrub' the website.)

So, let's take a look at some of the cases she has claimed a hand in:

"Rape ... Not Guilty Jury Verdict"

"Child Molestation ... Not Guilty Jury Verdict, Other Charges Dismissed"

"Child Molestation ... Reduced to Misdemeanor"

"Third Degree Sexual Abuse ... Favorable Plea"

"Child Abuse ... Judgment of Acquittal"

Her own web based bio says:
"Charlotte Weinstein has devoted 90% of her practice to litigation in criminal and family law. Her combination of criminal and civil litigation experience has made her a particularly effective force in the defense of sex crimes and other criminal charges that typically involve family relationships." (Emphasis added.)

Yes, every criminal needs a defender. Even the vile and guilty ones. But does that mean these defenders should also get elected to the County Council?

It's too bad Councilman Benoit refuses to talk about the track record of his opponent. Voters have a right to know the records of their candidates.

Even candidates some believe have vile and guilty ones.

King of George

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

And The Loser Is...

Dearest Friends:

The primary is over and the only undecided race is Trumbauer vs. Ferrar. A total of 65 votes separate the combatants with 195 absentees uncounted. So there is no declared winner.

Nevertheless, it is clear that there are already a number of declared losers. Quite a number in fact:

-- Mayor Josh Cohen - He took a position in this race for reasons no one really understands. To this day.

Confounding. Writing letters, pleading and threatening even Aldermen.

And then he compounded this mistake by bumbling attempts to cast Chuck Ferrar as a Democratic carpet bagger. This white wash of Chuck only brought more heat onto poor Chris' recent conversion into the Democratic Party's fold.

The last weeks of this Cohen mis-managed campaign led to foolish tricks with faked 'endorsement' photos and the plastering of abandoned buildings with Mr. Trumbauer's signs.

Sad really.

Even if Mr. Trumbauer wins after a recount, can this Mayor ever recover his dignity?

-- Kathy Nieberding - Her long trumpeted winning streak is over now for sure. True, Zina's campaign beat her last fall, but Josh's eventual victory was a fig leaf for her dignity. But now even that one last leaf is no more.

Many in the Democratic establishment are none too upset to see her cast out. Feeling betrayed by someone they once considered to be a idealistic friend and then turn out to be a political opportunist of the highest order.

-- Carl Snowden - Dear Carl will suffer only a minor inconvenience. It's completely clear that his support for Trumbauer was ordained by Attorney General Gansler, his boss and Josh's buddy.

But every African American precinct went Ferrar 60% to 40% (on average, please). His ability to represent that he can deliver the African American vote is shot.

-- Environmentalists - And not for the obvious reason. Their Trumbauer mindless endorsements pointed out how principle-less these groups have become. The Sierra Club and The League of Conservation Voters in particular. Piling into Mr. Trumbauer's bandwagon.

Mr. Trumbauer himself had a hand in the biggest environment sell out in this City and State's history this spring. When Mayor Cohen rolled back years of environmental progress with a single stroke of the budget pen. And Chris remained mum.

Oh, Mr. Trumbauer may yet lose too. Or perhaps it will be Mr. Ferrar. But they will both soon get over it.

King of George

Monday, September 13, 2010

Scofflaws for Trumbauer

Dearest Neighbors:

Desperation shows.

Uninhabited homes in the Historic Core are now showing up with Chris Trumbauer signs.

The specific home shown here has no residents living in it. Owned by people from outside the City who are running an illegal business out of it. It has been repeatedly cited by DNEP for City Code violations. And they are currently doing weekend work to their front porch without building permits or HPC approval (see the unpainted railing above).

Oh, but they support Chris Trumbauer.

Is there a quid-pro-quo here? Will DNEP and HPC lay off if they put up Trumbauer signs?

One disgruntled neighbor remarked to the King "You play by the rules and people like that are given a free pass by Josh Cohen for political reasons. If that house supports Trumbauer, then Ferrar's got my vote."


Trouble pour M. Trumbauer a demain?

King of George

Friday, September 10, 2010

Col. Kirby's Attack on Ward One

Dearest Residents:

Col Kenneth A. Kirby brought out the big guns last night. During a frontal assault on the Ward One Resident's Association.

You see, our habit downtown is to whine and complain. About everything. It distracts us from our real issues. Like our poor health. Or weakening emotional state. Or lack of rational thought.

Again last night, we whined and complained. This time about the Markethouse. We were excluded (meaning: our shadow government didn't get to choose).

Poor Aldermen Paone, Pfeiffer and Israel tried to make peace. But not Colonel Kirby.

The good Colonel would have none of it. He told Ward Oners it was not exclusively their choice. That the City Council made the decision. And they have their own disgraced Doug Smith looking out for their interests.

"You will need an Alderman to sponsor your legislation. And that Alderman will not be Alderman Kirby" he announced.

"And, if the legislation is introduced, then I will kill it in Council."


Snickers and general mirth was evident from his fellow Council members who witnessed his push-back of the Ward Oners. Alderman Paone was approached by one afterward and asked "Who was that? I'm never going to vote for him!"

Unfortunately, she won't have that privilege. Unless, of course, she moves into Harbor House.

Equally interesting was that the surface-skimming Capital reporter who witnessed it all went back and wrote nothing. Na-da. Apparently an Alderman from outside Ward One telling the self selected gentry what to do doesn't fit with their story line.

But, perhaps, Alderman Kirby will change that.

King of George

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Moyer Destitute. Joins Distinguished Line of Former Mayors.

Fellow Historics:

I am happy to report that former Mayor Ellen O. Moyer has joined an illustrious tradition of former Mayors of the City of Annapolis: she's broke and desperate.

Yes, it appears Citizen Moyer is down on her luck. She was sighted over the long weekend serving lemonade to passers by at the First Sunday Festival on West Street. Rumor has it she would also squeegee your windshield for a quarter or clean your gutters for $5.

She joins a long line of former Mayors, including:

-- 'Dickie' Hillman - He is still seen in the Historic Core dressed as a colonial tour guide after his ouster by the Ehrlich Administration 6 years ago. Anyone know where the Hillman House is at?

-- Al Hopkins - Who kept a bench seat warm for almost a decade at Chick and Ruth's after his 8 years. He was rumoured to subsist on maple syrup spills and the crust of day old toast.

-- Dean Johnson - His peripatetic ways have made some believe he is homeless. Or maybe he just isn't allowed around the house anymore.

-- Roger 'Pip' Moyer - After being Mayor, he returned to Eastport and began an existence that he himself described as 'tribal' in his oral history. Sleeping all day and chopping wood.

Oh, those crazy Eastporters!

-- Gustav Akerman - A sad sad case. We don't need to speak of the details here.

The only Annapolis Mayors who have been known to make good were John Apostol, who purportedly saved all his kick-backs and now wisely lives out-of-state in Florida.

And my cherished friend old Mayor William Pinkney. Who was U.S. Attorney General, 1811-14 for President Madison and resigned after a bill was introduced into Congress requiring the Attorney General to reside in Washington DC. And would have forced him to leave his dear home in the Ancient Citte.

So, Mayor Cohen, your choices are not good ones. Either start absconding with the funds. Get a lot closer to the President. Or find that cardboard box you always wanted.

Apparently, there's a citizen's posse out there ready to help you do just that.

King of George

KOG Sells Out. Again.

Dearest Friends:

The King has been hit with some distressing news while on his late summer sojourn to Baden Baden. Copra futures are down. As are his rubber interests in Myanmar. And his copper deposits in Chile. Times are getting tighter financially.

So drastic action is required. Hence this blog must become cash flow neutral to support itself.

Starting today, I am accepting advertising. And I have a very attractive advertising program to offer you.

Better than the rest.

The Capital does not let advertisers effect their editorial content. But that's about it. Every other self serving flight of fancy they let run amok against the commercial objectives of Landmark. This includes Tom Marquardt's spiels on everything from the Bay Bridge to Maryland Hall, both where he has personal conflict of interests.

Paul Foer has taken his masters at The Capital a step further. He gives a pass to whomever writes him a check. Oh, plus you get a banner headline. So far his moral turpitude has included red lining every African American candidate last fall since none paid him. Attacking Mayor Moyer, Mayor Cohen, Mike Mallinoff, John Leopold and Candidate Chis Trumbauer.

After all, Foer's not a racist. He's a monetarist.

But the King's program goes one step further than either The Capital or Foer have dared to go. He will offer you no physical ads at all. You just pay the King and you get included.

Included in his rants. Included in his editorials. Included in his ramblings.

Plus he will excoriate your enemies for you. Just give me a list.

And none of those pesky banner ads to make the link between you and the King.

So send me some cash. And get your, err, I mean the King's, voice heard today!

We've already got one paying customer.

King of George

btw – Our Mayor Josh Cohen has been doing a super job! Trash gets picked up on time and the nasty people from the County are kept at bay. Bully for you Josh Cohen!