Blaine for County Executive


| Steven R. Berryman | Chris Cavey | Joe Charlebois | Guest Columnist | Harry M. Covert | Patricia A. Kelly | Jill King | Earl 'Rocky' Mackintosh | Tom McLaughlin | Roy Meachum | Zachary Peters | Cindy A. Rose | John W. Ashbury | Richard B. Weldon Jr. | Blaine R. Young |


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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

The Metal Detector
Tom McLaughlin

Kuching, Malaysian Borneo – While we were in the States I purchased a metal detector from Amazon. It cost around $200 and was to be used here in Borneo.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Judges: Wisdom for the Ages
Harry M. Covert

Regard for the judiciary has always ranked high in this aerie. Those in such lofty positions are truly esteemed and provide keys to the very words of honesty and veracity, reason enough to address them as “Your Honor.” They indeed represent the highest in rectitude, righteousness and decency.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Getting It Right (Correct)!
Richard B. Weldon Jr.

So, this is my not-so-triumphant return. I've been in exile, the victim of a combination of poor judgment on my part and intolerant elected officials who take offense to opinions that differ with their own.

Friday, August 29, 2014

What an Election!
Roy Meachum

There was a story in Wednesday’s Frederick News-Post about fundraising for the only election that matters: county executive. The sheriff’s race has come to matter; the mother of the Ethan Saylor wants anyone in, except Chuck Jenkins.

When Being “Fair” Isn’t
Cindy A. Rose

Let me start with a disclaimer. If the Supreme Court’s Citizen’s United decision shouldn’t have conferred the rights of “individuals” to corporation, then unions don’t get the rights of “individuals” either.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Kudos, Criticisms and Suggestions
Patricia A. Kelly

I’m with fellow columnist Harry Covert. I’ve joined his self-imposed summer election hiatus without even knowing it. My signs aren’t back up yet, not until the end of Labor Day. We definitely needed a break.

An Open Letter to Jan Gardner
Guest Columnist

Take away the spin. Take away the politics. What if it weren’t an election but rather an executive search? What decision would a corporate hiring team make about Jan Gardner as an executive director candidate with the information currently in hand? Hugh Gordon speculates.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Commercial Real Estate, Politics and Abraham Lincoln
Earl 'Rocky' Mackintosh

Examine well that Pig in the Poke before you buy ... or cast your ballot in November’s General Election.

Appeasing the Spirit World
Tom McLaughlin

Kuching, Malaysian Borneo – There are two worlds here in Borneo. The one is of everyday life, in which people go to work or school, live in kampongs or longhouses, and paddle the boats up the river practicing for the races. This is the earth you and I are familiar with; the living, breathing and dying of humankind.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Night-sticks and Recalcitrant People
Harry M. Covert

A self-imposed muzzle prevents any dedicated name-calling, fact-based or otherwise until after next Monday. Then it may become open combat regarding county-wide races for the executive, council members and the other competitions.

Not Stopping Questions
Roy Meachum

It turns out the quote is from Albert Einstein: “The important thing is not stopping questions.”

Monday, August 25, 2014

One Bad Apple Spoiling The “Barrel”
Jill King

The Frederick County Teachers Association (FCTA) has been known for years for their ability to access state funds to endorse candidates in Frederick County. They seem to be willing to do anything in order to gain the seats needed by controlling local elections for the county’s Board of Education.

Yellow Cab
The Morning News Express with Bob Miller
The Covert Letter

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