There's no reason to beat around the bushes. The scourge of terrorism continues to plague the planet, and our security agencies continue their alerts and preparations to protect us.
Most of the times it's imperative just to laugh and chuckle at all of the goings-on in the political world. If we don't grin and bear it with all of booyah, we lose good thinking when laughs are better.
It's time to turn a deaf ear to the cacophony of tintabulations, you know the loopy bell ringers in Washington whose dying duty is to try and remove the sitting president. Won't work.
The electioneering season is now well underway again in Frederick County and city. On the surface all seems smooth, but underneath heavy duty plans have been under way, and everybody is lining up for what may well be an exciting knock-down and drag-out season.
The current bumptiousness ongoing among the nation's elite – the know-it-all's – is something to behold and brings more cause to be concerned about the country's health.
Usually, people who enjoy marching, I mean walking, in so-called protest activities only benefit from news coverage. With all of the real ongoing tragedies throughout the planet, global warming or climate change is one of those feel-good issues of no consequence at the moment.
Three items are on today's agenda. As has been mentioned so many times in these parts, memorials of Confederate personages continue to be written out of history, as if the antebellum and reconstruction periods never occurred.
There is a lot of humor in all areas for political watchers. To those keeping ears and eyes attuned to goings on at city and town halls throughout Frederick County, the guffaws are abundant.
Let's talk about chaos. No, not the James Bond movie but the mobocracy, or bedlam, or pandemonium, or unruliness underway throughout the land. Add to these ill-manners, no etiquette and plain and simple indiscriminate crime.
The Maryland bail bond industry has been under assault in the legislature. Apparently, lots of public servants have benefitted. It must be noted many people have been able to get out of jail while their cases are adjudicated.
I lost count of the times in the past few days I heard and read that "Mr. Trump finally became president," that he "has sent a message" and "there's a new sheriff in town."
I am commiserating with the ongoing tragedy in Syria. Incredibly, the chemical warfare that killed so many innocents has far surpassed the pale of evil some have called war crimes.
Like political aficionados all around these days, naïveté among the masses is rather overwhelming. To begin with, frequent world travelers know all this alleged hysteria about Russian interference doesn't amount to a hill of beans.
Now, here's a potpourri of the hottest news collected by extreme vetting, stealth work from special correspondents, leakers extraordinaire and generally accepted experts without portfolios and non-Internet users.
It is almost impossible to honestly discuss the constant disturbing troubles facing students, teachers and administrators in today's school systems. This is a dramatic time of widespread care and concern.
My habit when researching anything about Maryland has always been to look at history of Charm City and then Annapolis, where lots of smart people are loitering. Unfortunately they hang around in the State House on the assumption they have the best intentions for citizens of the Free State.
On the matter of Maryland House of Delegates Bill 1362, it opens the incredible possibility that lawbreakers and other criminals can have sanctuary from prosecution by legal authority.
Will oaths of office have meaning any longer other than mere words? Certainly words, whether printed or verbal, have consequences, as do elections, particularly at the federal level.
Tradition says all who celebrate Irish heritage should report to city halls tomorrow morning. Mayors and surrogates are supposed to paint youngsters' posteriors green.
At the behest of weather experts, advance precautions were made on Monday, the day of this writing, for the anticipated snow inconvenience, which may turn roadways into horrible hazards and everybody home bound. No fighting, please.
Say what you will, but the gurgling is getting louder above the 38th parallel on the Korean Peninsula. There's no reason to think it's a M*A*S*H* sitcom rerun.
Yesterday's day designated International Women's Day, or rakishly tagged A Day Without Women, certainly was a rather foolish and empty fete.
Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? The current shadow government knows apparently and is hard at work undermining the current national leadership.
A regular reader, somewhat troubled perhaps, suggested observing Lent by giving up these epistles. He attended Ash Wednesday ceremonies and received the mark of the season. Upon reflection he asked forgiveness for his overwrought devilment.
If there is a muse for politics, I've missed my Greek mythology. Of course, the myths from Hellenica were considered truth, verity and, obviously, not the American way as portrayed in these historical days.
If it weren't so serious, the sanctuary state or city conversations would merely be witty. Nobody is laughing anymore – and should not. Hiding lawbreakers is illegal, improper and could penalize camouflagers with penitentiary time.
The issue of capital punishment is up for debate again at Maryland's legislature. The Annapolis lawmakers appear in another quandary as to whether to use a fatal injection, or house the eligible candidates for life.
Now that media types, mostly on the national hookups, have established it's okay to use anonymous sources, I agree. Why not?
On this not so solemn occasion, I'll remind everybody it is Presidents Day 2017. Despite all the ongoing skullduggeries, for the fun of it, 45 men have led the nation.