You must consider every American official is engaging bluff when talking about Crimea. As long ago as the time of Catherine the Great, the peninsula has been Russian – since the early 19th Century.
Pleasant bonuses usually arrive when least expected. These joys aren't always of the financial kind, even though the latter can be more than appreciated. This story comes right in the middle of St. Patrick's celebrations, the time of year when everybody is Irish or would like to be.
Social media is many things to many people. When a friend recently asked me why I invested so much time delving into it, (and essentially, didn’t I have anything better to do!) I decided to finally pen the explanation of my methods and motives.
I recently filed an emergency petition with the Circuit Court here in Frederick County. What horrible thing was being perpetrated on me and mine that moved me to such drastic – if not costly – a measure?
Let’s face it; President Barack Obama has put the United States on a collision course with irrelevancy. His ideologically progressive focus on domestic issues, and his naïve approach to foreign policy, has set America back in a demonstrably negative way.
Word from Texas this week has the right-wingers in retreat. Notice the dateline. The largest contiguous state – by geography – has long enjoyed the reputation of being the most radical. I can’t imagine what impact this news will have on Del. Michael Hough (R., 3rd).
Lots of illegal pot smoking goes on around these parts, according to those in the know. Large numbers of citizens, young and old, have been locked up for buying, selling and using cannabis. The latter results in criminal records.
A political party cannot strengthen itself if it exists by perpetuating its own weaknesses. Frederick County, Maryland is a peculiar political enclave situated due north of liberal Montgomery County and west of the democratically controlled I-95 corridor…situated at the eastern boundary of a mostly conservative western Maryland.
Kuching, Malaysian Borneo – A year ago (February 6, 2013) I posted a column about writing and producing a comic book. I said the saga would be continued. A year later, here is the continuation.
The search for Russia to a warm port turned out to be Crimea. They fought for it before. This was the scene of Rudyard Kipling’s “The Charge of the Light Brigade.” About 600 British cavalry rode against Sebastopol; contrary to the poet, not all of them perished.
Many people, wizened and otherwise, have long believed that Russia of the past and present is the Great Satan. It's probably a bit too late now, but the question looms: did American intelligence agencies drop the ball, completely and totally of late?
Once upon a time, Frederick County had a legislator – Alex X. Mooney – who was a legend in his own mind. His effectiveness in the Maryland Senate was sub-par and his campaign tactics were riddled with attacks, lacking substance.