Rats and Cool Cats!
Posted by Buzz Beeler on 21st January 2017

August 27, 2016 10:40 am ET

County is rife with rodents in all shapes and sizes

Source: Rats and Cool Cats!

Photo credit/Google Clip Art

Now if that photo doesn’t scare you, maybe this will:


There is a huge four-legged problem in Baltimore County.

Rats! I messed up that sentence. Let me try this again.

There is a huge problem in BC—rats, both the four-legged and the two-legged variety.

Now, in order to clarify which is which, I will provide you folks with the definitions of both.

Rat (4 legged): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rat

Rat (2 legged): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-0MkIPGKdAk

There you have it. Now you will be able to distinguish between the two.

With that said, on to the crux of this story.

Well for some residents that I’ve interviewed, the rats are actually gaining entrance into their homes and they don’t ring the door bell.

In BC we have a problem. A rather large one. So large, in fact, that I believe that I’m living in the capital of rat infestation. To make matters worse, my community, the 7th District, has held that distinction for the last decade.

But those rats have four legs.

For the two-legged variety, I think you could spread out that infestation across the boundaries of BC Government in an even-steven manner.

The problem is how we deal with this infestation of these creatures.

One can eradicate the four-legged kind with traps and poison. To eradicate the two-legged kind, one needs to cast them out through the Republican process of voting.

Did I say Republican? Rats, I meant to say “at the polls” … and then vote Republican.

So, one day I get a call from a dear friend who knows a few things or two, as the saying goes, and this friend tells me this story about one of man/women’s best friends—the cat; and not just any cat, but a feral cat.


This well-informed person sent me a link that was rather interesting. I will share that with you:


That is what I would call one hell (my good) of an interesting article, considering Chicago is the capital of both kinds of creatures that cats like to eradicate.

With that said, I present another way to deal with the four-legged kind of rats.

Regarding the two-legged variety, that is up to the voters.

Read and learn. Our leaders forgot how to do that. I guess they’re too busy taking calls from developers. Or writing nasty letters full of blank promises, like our Councilman Todd Crandell regarding Dr. Dance’s “zero tolerance to learning” policy.

I do think it’s rather rude for the councilman to utter the words that his constituents were being referred to as making a “knee-jerk reaction.”

Now for something even our councilman is not aware of:


Thanks to my friend for this valuable piece of information.

Anything would be better than what we have now.

(Coming soon: Homan’s “button your lip” message and legal issues with our councilman)

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