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Friday, December 19, 2014

All I Want for Christmas Is……….
Joe Charlebois

I never understood why my parents – my father in particular – would always say “I don’t need anything” when I would ask what they wanted for Christmas. I find myself saying the same thing to my wife and children when they ask the same question of me now.

Socks Filled with Ashes
Roy Meachum

Nobody has filled my socks with ashes: Yet. Of course, several nights remain until Christmas. But several Kris Kringle lands haven’t registered with your columnist. I guess it’s property you don’t report

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Continued Loading at Winchester Hall
Harry M. Covert

Sure seems like lots of bullets are flying in and out of Frederick County’s Winchester Hall. Doubt is everywhere that the offensive is going to recede anytime soon or during the next four years to come for that matter.

A Big Thank You to Jonathan Gruber
Patricia A. Kelly

A lot of people are very angry with Jonathan Gruber these days. He is the MIT professor who wrote the Massachusetts health care law, and earned $393,000 consulting with the White House on the writing of the Affordable Care Act, under President Barack Obama.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Time to Retire Gracefully – and For Good
Tom McLaughlin

Kuching, Malaysian Borneo – I am so sick of the Clintons. I am just tired of them. Won't they just go away and retire someplace? They have a new granddaughter and grandma Hillary and grandpop Bill would be best retired in a rocking chair enjoying their golden years.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Don’t Cry for Captured Terrorists
Harry M. Covert

Verbal bashings continue out of control toward a former president, vice president and the intelligence agency; the “covert ones,” if you please.

Staying the Same
Roy Meachum

The more that they change, most of them stay the same – especially at Christmas. Affecting the city, Chief of Police Kim Dine left for Capitol Hill in December. A Frederick News-Post story alerted us that a different personality will be sitting in his office; a lady could move into the space.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Curiously Idiotic
Richard B. Weldon Jr.

The Senate Intelligence Committee, led until January by Sen. Diane Feinstein (D., CA) issued a majority report on a two-year staff investigation of enhanced interrogation techniques used by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in the War on Terror.

Friday, December 12, 2014

O’Malley Trails Clinton and Other “News”
Joe Charlebois

If polls are to be believed, our favorite progressives aren’t doing so well these days. The out-going governor of Maryland trails the more centrist Hillary Rodham Clinton in early presidential preference polls and President Barack Obama is suffering in the public’s eye as well. His approval rating is nothing short of abysmal.

England Abandons Egypt
Roy Meachum

David Close joined the British navy during World War II. As an officer, he was forced to wear English shorts aboard the destroyer in the Nile, which were designed during Victoria’s regime. We had a custom: Gathering on the front porch in his mansion on New Year’s Day to drink!

Yellow Cab
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