Blaine for County Executive


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


 Re-Elect David Brinkley for Senate

Friday, April 18, 2014

Blaine Young Alone
Roy Meachum

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.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Rabble, Babble and Frederick’s Issues
Harry M. Covert

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.

How Rewarding Is Volunteer Charity Work?
Blaine R. Young

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.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Pardon Me, I'd Like to Testify!
Patrick W. Allen

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.

The Kampongs Across the River
Tom McLaughlin

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.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

The Nerve of Michael Hough
Roy Meachum

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.

Lessons for Holy Week
Harry M. Covert

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.

Monday, April 14, 2014

An Ode to the Willfully Disenfranchised
Steven R. Berryman

It is amazing to see the willfully disenfranchised among us continue to complain about their circumstances, and then surrender or flee. The freedom of choice abounding in what remains of America includes “the Freedom of Ignorance”...the freedom to allow heads to remain in sand, ostrich-like.

Representing Two Masters
Jill King

The Frederick County Teachers Association (FCTA) came out with its list of endorsements last week; none of them, of course, are shocking. If you were running against a teacher, would you even bother to apply for their endorsement?

Friday, April 11, 2014

Annapolis Sine Die
Roy Meachum

The big buzz out of the recent legislative session has to do with marijuana; it’s legal now in small quantities. The real news has to do with the minimal wage.

The Lessons of the History of Warfare
Joe Charlebois

One of the history’s greatest military minds, Sun Tzu, has had a long history of influence over those who would carry out the plans of warfare for two-thousand years.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

New Beginnings
Patricia A. Kelly

It’s spring again. Some said they couldn’t imagine it ever coming this year after the incredible amount of cold and snow we’ve had. It made us believers in old stories about riding to school in horse-drawn sleighs. In many recent winters, we haven’t even needed snow tires.

Unintended Consequences of New Marijuana Law
Chris Cavey

As a proponent of medical marijuana, my first thoughts about the decriminalization of this same herb were positive. However, the deeper I thought, the less positive I became. For some odd reason it made me think about working with the diary animals during my youth.

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

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