Once again, it seems as though we’re learning to hate our own creation. This time, our collective outrage is focused on the world of professional sports. We love them on the playing field, but we cringe at the headlines reporting their human frailties.
This November we are faced with two referendum questions that haven't gotten the attention they deserve. The first question deals with the transportation trust fund and may be a little confusing; the second is a no brainer, asking if we should be able to hold a special election to fill a county executive seat by special election, if the post is abandoned.
Two Hundred years ago last weekend, Frederick’s own Francis Scott Key witnessed the 25-hour bombardment of Fort McHenry aboard a British naval vessel while bargaining a prisoner exchange. He watched as the severely outnumbered American forces protecting Baltimore from the invading British forces were able to hold off the greatest naval force in the world.
Don’t know about you, when the long introductory remarks about Joan Rivers showed up on my TV, I would switch channels. I’d had enough about the angry, angry Brooklyn yenta.
Lots of eyes are on Scottish voters today who will decide to break from Great Britain and go-it-alone as a separate country at the top of the British Isles – or not. Yes, many of the kilt wearers, those who attend the Kirks, the distillers of malts and promoters of the Loch Ness Monster are making the big decision.
Kuching, Malaysian Borneo – The search for Ali (not the world famous boxer) continues. For those who have not been following this column, a bit of a recap.
Honestly now, can it get any better? The Orioles and Nationals are winning big time in their respective leagues for playoff championships and, prayers in Emmitsburg and elsewhere in Frederick are unbroken en masse for a Beltway and I-95 World Series. And The Great Frederick Fair is under way.
I was an “Apple Ballot” voter. I believed “the teachers” chose the candidates on that ballot. I believed politics was not involved. Raise your hand if you, too, were an “Apple Ballot” voter. While your hand is in the air, promise to NEVER again vote the “Apple Ballot.”