I recently attended to a gripping presentation on “Common Core,” the new, nearly nation-wide system of educational standards being implemented across America. Common Core was decried by the presenter as a federal takeover of the education system, as well as a dumbing-down of American education, not to mention unconstitutional.
We are entering the portion of the political season where political signage will start popping up like unwanted mushrooms in your lawn. Similar to a blight except in the form of a plethora of colors, which scream the names of political candidates and their attempted offices. If history repeats itself, full blown sign wars will shortly follow.
We learned this past week that in Nevada you can completely disregard grazing fees on Bureau of Land Management land for decades and cry foul when the bill collector shows up at your door. Then, you can convince right-wing extremists and faux news outlets to get behind your “their picking on me” cause.
Kuching, Malaysian Borneo – The history of Borneo is entwined in legend and fact. The story of Panglima Seman is one such story where the mythology and the reality become entangled in a web. The mythology is believed and, therefore, it must be part of the history.
Sometimes it happens that not recognizing homosexuals is the vilest of evils. That’s a new thing. In my childhood, growing up in New Orleans, “gays” or “queers” at least were not glaringly apparent all the time.
Every so often intelligent informed recipients of writers, commentators and word merchants of all stripes are entitled to knowing if the latter can honestly be considered worthy of their educated speculations, sentiments and assumptions.
I have written columns for TheTentacle.com now for over a decade and for The Gazette for a number of years prior. I strongly believe in newspaper and online columns as valuable vehicles to promote the exchange of ideas and philosophies among citizens.
There was a story in The Frederick News-Post emphasizing the president of the Board of County Commissioners is all alone in selling the public facilities, Citizens Care and Rehabilitation Center and Montevue Assisted Living.
In the land of the free and home of the brave what is more fun than keeping abreast of the nefarious activities under way in the “republic” of Frederick, both city and county.
It seems like all anyone wants to talk about these days around Frederick County is politics. As we are in an election year, sometimes I am guilty of that as well, but not today.
I am generally a fairly reclusive person, but after watching the Monrovia Town Center public hearings on the local government cable channel, I had no choice but to come out of hiding and speak my piece.
Kuching, Malaysian Borneo – Across the river from my condo are several kampungs. A kampung can be divided with a surau, which is a small mosque that cannot hold Friday prayers, the most important day of the week.
That headline is incomplete; it should show the elected official’s title. He will not be a delegate after the November voting. Instead, he’s chosen to take on State Sen. David Brinkley, speaking of a titmouse challenging a lion.
Since my earliest days on this planet the oft-used word “luck” has always been considered a blessing from the Divine. Nothing has changed since those formative times. If anything the celestial consents seem more obvious.