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Ken Kellar

July 19, 2018
Unbounded Idiocy
Ken Kellar

We are all biased and subjective. Some of us are idiots. This week President Donald Trump is called a traitor because of several sentences he spoke during a press conference with Russian Vladimir Putin. Mr. Trump said he was not convinced that President Putin hacked the last presidential election. That’s it.


July 5, 2018
The New Colossus is a poem, not an argument
Ken Kellar

The New Colossus, written in 1883 and cast in bronze and mounted to the Statue of Liberty in 1903 (17 years after the statue was completed), is not a founding document, or a legal document, or the basis of an argument.


June 29, 2018
Don’t Boycott; Visit
Ken Kellar

If you learn of a restaurant that denies service based on political belief, go there with as many friends as you can gather and get some tables.


June 15, 2018
The media values war games. Who knew?
Ken Kellar

President Barack Obama unilaterally stopped the plans to install defensive missiles in Poland receiving nothing from the beneficiary, Russia.


June 4, 2018
Insider Trading Amid Logic in the Wind
Ken Kellar

The left’s pundits just failed another intelligence test as they charge President Donald Trump with illegally releasing information on a government jobs report. They are likening his tweet to insider trading – or even worse.


May 18, 2018
The Myth of the Inept Guy
Ken Kellar

I just saw an Allstate Insurance commercial that opens with a couple staring at a wet hole in the ceiling. The man says: “It’s just a burst pipe. I can fix that.” The women laughs derisively and says: “No, you can’t.”


May 11, 2018
The Failure of Audacity
Ken Kellar

Around 2 p.m. on May 9, 2018, President Donald Trump cancelled the Iran nuclear deal arranged by the Obama Administration. At 3:50 p.m. former President Barack Obama whined about Mr. Trump’s action.


March 30, 2018
Unlimited creativity with your money
Ken Kellar

The comment period for the Livable Frederick Master Plan is drawing to a close. If you thought government meddling in the hotel industry was problematic, you ain’t seen nothing yet!


March 16, 2018
Mass Shootings Deterrent - Rejected
Ken Kellar

As we were wringing our hands after every mass shooting, someone tried to do something about it, Sens. Charles Grassley (IA) and Ted Cruz (TX). Below are the main sections of the 88-page bill they introduced almost five years ago:


March 9, 2018
Sanctuary Sanctimony
Ken Kellar

Where to begin on Sen. Ron Young’s sanctimonious, dishonest, confused and dangerous bigotry where he favors one demographic at the expense of another?


February 2, 2018
The government brakes for no one!
Ken Kellar

Less than a year ago I wrote an editorial in my paper condemning the security measures that caused the death of a person in Frederick (on I-70) The death was due to an extreme security measure for a mile-long caravan of Democrat senators. Now a Republican travelling group has killed a citizen.


January 31, 2018
Maryland – A Progressive’s Playground
Ken Kellar

As even the most progressive CEOs praise the impact of President Donald Trump’s tax bill (e.g. Apple’s Tim Cook), Maryland legislators dutifully act to keep that free-market prosperity out of our state.


January 17, 2018
Guts and Glory
Ken Kellar

Our president reportedly characterized some nations – whose citizens are given special refugee status – in his classic (but not classy) style. If true, I’d like to thank him for his gutsy candor.


December 20, 2017
Luxury and Lunacy
Ken Kellar

The concepts of luxury and lunacy go a long way to explaining our current political rift between the parties*.


December 8, 2017
People or Party?
Ken Kellar

People used to be admired for declaring that they vote for the person, not the party. However, with today’s extreme division between the parties, those “person” voters are looking more like suckers and fools.


November 2, 2017
Never speak to the FBI, ever
Ken Kellar

If you find yourself being interviewed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and they ask you a benign question like, “When did you meet your spouse?” or “When was your first child born?” do not answer.


October 27, 2017
That didn’t take long
Ken Kellar

A Wyoming transgender person is on trial for sexually assaulting 10-year-old girl in bathroom. It began October 16. The defendant faces up to 70 years in prison if convicted.


October 20, 2017
More crony capitalism in Frederick County
Ken Kellar

Does Frederick County government have to be about manipulating the market, plundering our money and giving it to their favorites?


September 29, 2017
Road Sign Comparisons
Ken Kellar

I pull off a crowded highway and take the ramp to the Pennsylvania Turnpike tollbooth. I stop and get my ticket. I then roll down the ramp and merge onto Interstate 76 looking forward to the quality ride for which I will be paying a premium.


June 30, 2017
Crime and Punishment
Ken Kellar

I came upon a surprising passage while reading the Russian novel Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky which was first published in 1866. I was reading it as one of those “must reads” that the intellectual elite tells us we should do.


June 20, 2017
Preach What You Practice
Ken Kellar

No, I didn't mistype the title. I heard this phrase from Dennis Prager as he was being interviewed by Stefan Molyneux, who proposed that many on the left were hypocritical and weren't "practicing what they preach."


April 17, 2017
The Road to Hell and Big Government
Ken Kellar

You may have recently seen news coverage of a man being bloodied and physically dragged off a United Airlines plane. His crime was refusing to accept United’s decision to use him to alleviate their overbooking of a flight.


April 6, 2017
The Winning Continues Despite…..
Ken Kellar

I’d like to stop for a moment to “smell the roses.” The first 100 days of the new presidency isn’t playing out like I anticipated, and I had been very discouraged. My discouragement peaked when activist judges far outstepped their legal authority and put a hold on President Trump’s travel bans.


March 29, 2017
Senator Young and the next rape victim
Ken Kellar

            The Maryland General Assembly is considering legislature to make Maryland a “sanctuary” state in defiance of federal law.


February 6, 2017
Dealing with the Winning
Ken Kellar

I recall candidate Donald Trump talking about “so much winning.” He told us we would win so much we would be uncomfortable with it, get tired of it.


January 31, 2017
Republican politicians, your attention please
Ken Kellar

A “main stream media talking heads” show last week listed its topic as: “The fragile relationship between Trump and Republicans.” I thought that statement missed the mark. A more realistic statement would have been: “The fragile relationship between Republican incumbents and their constituents.”


January 18, 2017
There’s a red under my bed…
Ken Kellar

…and there's a little yellow man in my head.

 

The above lines are lyrics from the Kinks song Destroyer circa 1981.

 

Here are a couple more lines:

 

Paranoia, the destroyer.

 

Silly boy you got so much to live for

So much to aim for, so much to try for

You blowing it all with paranoia

You're so insecure you self-destroyer


December 27, 2016
Federalists, Fences and Fascists – Part 4 of 4
Ken Kellar

A quick note on the group calling itself the “Hamiltons,” who cited Federalist Paper #68, penned by Alexander Hamilton, as their justification for electors to ignore the will of the people they took an oath to represent – and to vote against Donald Trump.


December 26, 2016
Federalists, Fences and Fascists – Part 3 of 4
Ken Kellar

There’s another feature of the Electoral College that may seem strange, winner-takes-all. In 48 of our states, the winner of the state popular vote is awarded all of that state’s electors.


December 23, 2016
Federalists, Fences and Fascists – Part 2 of 4
Ken Kellar