The Windmills of Your Mind

For your listening pleasure (please do click – it really is a beautiful song sung by Petula Clark – and Sting did a version too.)

The Windmills of Your Mind

Like a circle in a spiral
Like a wheel within a wheel,
Never ending on beginning,
On an ever-spinning reel

I am not surprised that this is a longer bit of work than  many of us would have hoped. It is not where any of us would have hoped it is.  And I think we need to give credit to the Republicans in Congress who have done  everything they can to defeat every jobs bill and slow down the economy.”  
Martin  O’Malley

It just NEVER ENDS with those Republicans – they ruin everything! At least they are their own worst enemies with their circular firing squads.

Lovers walk along a shore
And leave their footprints in the sand
Is the sound of distant drumming
Just the fingers of your hand?

Dignity for All: Why I Signed Same-Sex Marriage into Maryland Law

Like a snowball down a mountain,
Or a carnival balloon
Like a carousel that’s turning
Running rings around the moon

Because Maryland is getting HOTTER and the sea levels are rising, MOM is saving us with his new plan, and he didn’t even need to talk to anybody else about it!

The Executive Order enacts a number of policy directives, including directing all State agencies to consider the risk of coastal flooding and sea level rise when they design capital budget projects and charging the Department of General Services with updating its architecture and engineering guidelines to require new and rebuilt State structures to be elevated two or more feet above the 100-year base flood level.

Sounds expensive, but you won’t mind paying for it.

Like a tunnel that you follow
To a tunnel of its own
Down a hollow to a cavern
Where the sun has never shone

3rd Congressional District 2012 (Md. Planning Dept. map)

MOM’s inkblot redistricting – Vat do yoo see in zeee pikture?

Blatant Political Gerrymandering
Like a clock whose hands are sweeping
Past the minutes on its face
And the world is like an apple
Spinning silently in space

The clock is ticking indeed, and MOM is making every minute count to Move Maryland Forward. Those on death row are really watching the clock, but may soon be able to breathe a sigh of relief.

O’Malley Seeks to Abolish the Death Penalty

As the images unwind
Like the circles
That you find
In the windmills of your mind !

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley on Tuesday rolled out a measure he hopes will put the state on the path to becoming a leader in offshore wind energy development in the mid-Atlantic region.

Governor Martin O’Malley Introduces Maryland Offshore Wind Energy Act of 2013

Democratic Gov. Martin O’Malley wants Maryland ratepayers to subsidize a $1.5 billion wind farm 10 miles offshore from Ocean City.
That’s billion with a B.  B as in birds.

Windmills kill nearly half a million birds a year, according to a Fish and Wildlife estimate. The American Bird Conservancy projected that the number could more than double in 20 years if the administration realizes its goal for wind power.

The government should provide more oversight and force operators of wind turbines to select sites where birds don’t often fly or hunt, the conservancy says. It also wants the wind industry to upgrade to energy-efficient turbines with blades that spin slower.

Your tax dollars, slowly spinning in the windmills, but you don’t mind.

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