Candidates are lining up, filling out requirements for the campaign, and I’m preparing for conversations regarding the battles for the Frederick County Board of Education. This electoral process is – without doubt – one of the most important for every family and all the youngsters going to classes.
All the late tittle tattle about how to speak in Bible, most particularly among the political class, is rather interesting, fun and nonsense. Actually, at the risk of starting verbal combat, the King James Version traditionalists hold fast to the orthodoxy. It ain’t funny, folks, particularly to those “standing on the promises.”
It’s too easy to comment on the weather. In a few more days things may be back in order. And everybody concerned with the failings, foibles and foolishness in political battles can get back to the weeping and wailing and gnashing of teeth.
It is Friday, May 8 2015. The big screen is blaring and the Friday friend’s lunch group is just getting started at The Shamrock gabbing about the events of the day, mostly about local events and most assuredly about politics of all sorts. The chatter was in fun, from experience and comradery, better than I’ve ever experienced.
When good citizens decide to stand for public office, they must get fitted for iron pants, a strong constitution and mental perspicacity to withstand assaults verbal and otherwise.
To use slang expressions describing miscreants, bad guys and gals and others from around Frederick County and the world is looked down upon. Probably should, too.
How exciting. We’re in the New Year and it seems the world continues to be messier than ever, and those of us fortunate to be Fredericktonians are in pretty good shape.
The calendar has slipped by. In a few hours 2016 is here, and lots of people will consider resolutions for various and sundry things.
Just who are the Persons of the Year for 2015? You guessed it. There are some interesting selections for Frederick County and all the environs.
There is nothing better than Christmas week. This is especially true on The Morning of the 25th as all the beautifully wrapped presents and candy galore takeover. Even before the steaming coffee arrives in our Holiday Mugs, stockings over the fireplace are raided with candies and treats all sorts.
Finally, a university president who shows some intestinal fortitude. In my own words without apology in today’s vernacular and easy to understand the description is plain and simple G U T S.
I am glad to see some uproar from Frederick County readers who have taken exception to the front page reporting of a Christian prayer at the Sabillasville Elementary School half-century celebration.
This is a grand and glorious day for all, at least those fortunate enough to be blessed by residing in Frederick County, MD, other communities of the Free State and, the rest of the nation.
There is a very good question to consider entering the Thanksgiving festivities most especially as people chomp down on turkey and gravy and all sorts of other tasty morsels. Perhaps the tune dancing in heads will be like “over the river and through the woods to grandma’s house we go.” Yes, nice for everyone.
It’s a nice feel good story. A Frederick County deputy sheriff used great restraint. During a broad morning light he took a slugging in the face and neck from an illegal immigrant MS-13 gang member.
In advance of tomorrow’s Veterans Day celebration, especially in Frederick, and Sunday’s activities in Walkersville and Brunswick, the plan was to extoll the virtues of all the soldiers, sailors, Marines, airmen and auxiliarists who have protected the nation.
All kinds of discussions result when the topic comes to state’s rights, sanctuary cities, school busing, a certain historic flag not from Fort McHenry in Maryland, or capital punishment.
It was rather interesting. The upbeat 47th vice president was in the Rose Garden. He truly looked relieved. He was declining the opportunity to run for president.
It was a dark and stormy night. Rain poured over the highway known as Route 15 northbound toward Thurmont, Maryland.
News leaks started seeping. The football coach was going to be fired, smack in the middle of the collegiate season. Usually replacing such personages waited until a season’s end.
The matter of gun violence is of great concern everywhere. It should be. In these days of everything goes in personal conduct, the first thing anti-gunners jump on are good citizens who value their guaranteed rights to ownership.
There are some mighty good reasons for Monday morning quarterbacking. Usually this is left to sportswriters, sportscasters and sports fans.
The words “eminent domain” are more frightening for counties, cities and towns everywhere than “this is the Internal Revenue Service.”
It’s been a good week around these parts. The Great Frederick Fair has been a joy to behold and the quietness that’s covered the area is a welcome relief
With respect at mid -week where we normally have a travelogue, all eyes and journeys focus today on the Nation’s Capital. Supposedly everybody will be on their best behavior even if fingers are crossed behind their backs.
In reading today’s dithyramb several high profile situations come to mind. They are important for various reasons.
The words silent majority have been designated as offensive in some idiotic encounters. Actually, the definition of those words truly means the astonished majority, and it seems this political correctness could well be reaching the end of the line.
By all rights the conversation today probably should be about local politics. The goings on in Winchester Hall continue to develop with spreading underground discontent. Murmurs keep spreading that the county executive continues spending at will.
At the very moment the Honorable Kim Davis figuratively expectorated – spit – in the face of a federal judge, she was headed to jail.