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Jason Grabill

November 14, 2005
Is Paris Burning?
Jason Grabill
I really don't give a whit whether all of France is in flames, truth be told, but I just thought that was a great headline! Of course, it speaks of a time when the French really were under an occupying army and depredations were commonplace.

November 9, 2005
The Hypocrisy of the Democrats
Jason Grabill
It never ceases to amaze me when I read about the Democratic Party sometimes. I call your attention to the latest vile attacks on Maryland's Lt. Gov. Michael Steele, from members of not only his own party, but his own race!

October 7, 2005
War Photos - Then and Now
Jason Grabill
There is a bit of a brouhaha going on in the media here of late (Okay, okay, when isn't there a brouhaha?). The latest thing to get all sorts of kinder and gentler folk in an uproar is the apparent trading, by rifle toters in the war zone, of "gruesome, gory" battlefield photographs, to a web site in exchange for, well, to put it bluntly, porno pictures.

October 4, 2005
Writers Block and the State of the County
Jason Grabill
I'm suffering a major case of writers block these days. Just can't seem to get the juices flowing. Wish I could come up with something; I've tried, but nothing seems to 'sing;' especially locally.

June 30, 2005
Potpourri and Miscellany
Jason Grabill
There are lots of little tidbits to write about this time. None, mind you, long enough for an entire commentary, but enough to get one's blood rising, if we think about it.

June 23, 2005
It's All Over but the Shoutin' Party
Jason Grabill
Well, it seems as though the eminent, responsible, and never wrong party has finally found something they can win at. What is that, you might ask? Why, losing, of course. They've been doing it for so long, they've decided to make it a national pastime for the rest of us.

June 3, 2005
Our Very Own Conspiracy Gaggle
Jason Grabill
A few weeks back my family and I were wandering around the "big" library in Frederick. While there, I always check the little table out front to see what local happenings are upcoming in our fair county. Among the bus schedules and other paraphernalia, I discovered that we have, here in Frederick, our very own wacky left-wing conspiracy groups.

May 25, 2005
Where Have All The Real Reporters Gone?
Jason Grabill
The recent dustup over the media (OK, stop! I mean, the most recent dustup involving Newsweek.) once again failing to report the facts, as opposed to what they want the facts to be, tells me that the leftmedia gets it wrong, and instead puts a progressive "spin" on what the "journalists" think the news should be.

May 4, 2005
Filibusters, Mr. Bolton and the Democrats in Maryland
Jason Grabill
I thought this week instead of writing several columns, I'd condense my various thoughts into one. Here of late, much attention has been paid in the media, both local and national, about various and sundry things that the Democrats, also known as "The party that wants to overturn elections by any means available," are trying to keep our country safe from Democracy.

April 28, 2005
No More Red Ink
Jason Grabill
While perusing the paper a few days ago, I noted that touchy feely types with graying ponytails and fading "Kerry" stickers are now up in arms over yet another thing that makes our kids "feel bad." Yes, dear reader, it seems that red ink is causing your school age child undue stress and possible long term damage.

March 31, 2005
Spring Has Sprung
Jason Grabill
Well, spring has sprung, or so the weather reporters tell me on the back pages of The Frederick News Post. Now, before you get the giggles, I do peruse the weather in the paper, and even read the almanac from time to time.

March 22, 2005
Mr. Cady Takes Care of Business
Jason Grabill
I read with delight, and then laughter, the hat story in the Frederick newspaper the other day. For those who don't subscribe, it seems that the county parks department hired an individual who isn't exactly smarts on a stick. This fellow appeared before the county commissioners, I suppose, to be introduced.

March 1, 2005
Opposing Viewpoints
Jason Grabill
I love reading the opposing viewpoints of various and sundry Democrats. Really, I do. Whenever I need to get a laugh, or find out about the latest wacky conspiracy theory, I just plop down at the ole computer and surf on over to a couple of websites. Even this one.

February 24, 2005
Strong on Defense?
Jason Grabill
I read a bit the other day in the Frederick paper that left me scratching my head. No, it's not the latest episode betwixt the Mayoress of Frederick and whomever is on the enemies list this week. Nor was it a letter to the editor from one of the far left wackos in Takoma Park. No, this was on the national scene.

February 10, 2005
Taxation with Too Much Representation
Jason Grabill
I've been reading with dismay the typical antics of Maryland Democrats in the past few weeks. I say typical because I'm not the least bit surprised at any of it.

February 1, 2005
Where's The Outrage?
Jason Grabill
It was nice to see Dr. Condoleezza Rice finally take her post at the helm of the State Department last week. But, I noticed something missing in most of the brouhaha being bandied about by the party of the left. Did anyone else catch it, or am I just going off the deep end, here?

January 27, 2005
Bargain Basement
Jason Grabill
Well, the move to the new house continues apace. Or, as fast as it can go, with all the permitting, weather issues, money issues, and whatnot. And, naturally, it's the time of year when the entire family is sick from one form of croup, catarrh, flu, or other unknown disease brought home from school.

January 11, 2005
Out With the Old, In With the New
Jason Grabill
Well, the New Year is upon us. It always seems to jump up and grab me, unawares. "Holy Cow, it's a New Year? Where did the old one go?" It's much the same this year.

December 28, 2004
Mistreating Terrorists?
Jason Grabill
The release recently by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) of a report smacking Uncle Sam upside the head caused no end of hand wringing from the sob sisters on the left and assorted Frenchmen. It seems the folks in the ICRC are none too pleased with the way America is treating the terrorist scum we have locked up in Guantanimo Bay.

December 21, 2004
I Remember Christmases Past and..
Jason Grabill
I really don't have a 'most memorable' Christmas, but rather, a bunch of small memories that I draw on during the Christmas season.

December 14, 2004
Some on The Couch Due To PEST
Jason Grabill
I read recently in Opinion Journal (the Wall Street Journal's Daily email opinion piece) a bit that had me laughing so hard I could barely breathe. It seems that Kerry supporters down in Florida have been in therapy since the election.

December 6, 2004
Donít Apologize for Being Right
Jason Grabill
Lately I've been hearing all sorts of bleating from the left. Yes, bleating. "We are coming back stronger than ever;" "the Republicans are all bullies;" "the sky is falling now that the Republicans are controlling everything." Blah! Blah! Blah!

November 30, 2004
Newsflash! Mainstream Media...Ain't
Jason Grabill
Shocked, shocked, I am in seeing that all these big name reporters seeping out of the closet now that the election is ended. No, they aren't gay, folks. Calm down.

November 25, 2004
On Giving Thanks
Jason Grabill
Once again Thanksgiving is upon us. And, once again, we know this because the center sections of the newspapers are filled with multitudinous amounts of ads screaming about the onset of the 'holiday season.

November 23, 2004
Earth Still Rotating, Angryleft Blames Bush
Jason Grabill
In perusing the various and sundry newspapers recently, no one thing in particular jumped out at me as something earth shattering to write about. The world continues spinning on its axis, despite protestations from the angryleft (which I've now decided is one word) that the Republicans are leading us all down the road to death and destruction.

November 19, 2004
Whatís A Soldier To Do?
Jason Grabill
In the upright, closed off hothouses of the angryleft (which I have created as a single word), there is an uproar coming. It seems that the U.S. Marine Corps was caught killing an enemy terrorist!

November 12, 2004
Feelings Ė and Other Democratic Tools
Jason Grabill
Once again, the 'tolerant left' has proved just how tolerant they really are. The standard party organs are filled with navel gazing articles about a.) "How we lost the election;" and b.) How stupid the people are who voted for President Bush.


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