What a weekend! Sparks flying, shrapnel being dodged, teeth clenching excitement from beginning to end. No, I’m not talking about the 61st running of the Daytona 500.
It is rather difficult to understand how the Federal Bureau of Investigation, known around and about as the FBI, G-men and once as Hoovermen, can get away trying to stage a coup, actually planning the overthrow of a sitting president.
The historical notion of private property as accepted by both public policy experts and esteemed legal minds seemed to escape both the Frederick County Council and the Frederick County Planning Commission during two separate hearings this past week. Private property rights can be diminished if it's for the greater good.
Only a few more words about the bad boys still making insulting news from Virginia before continuing to other distressing verbiage from, guess where, the Halls of Congress.
Sometimes one needs a break from politics. Hatred, vituperation, personal attacks, identity politics, and the rampant absence of fact-based proposals to make things better take a toll.
To those who love myths pertaining to the danger of threes, I am going to throw in my more than three cents worth regarding the troika controversy in Virginia.
Frederick County has had its own bridge to nowhere over the past three years. The CREST budget fiasco stands out as the most textbook of cases whereby mismanagement and professional ineptitude is rewarded handsomely with state money.