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.
The Russians are coming. The Russians are coming. Let's update this. Seriously it's the "Hunt for Red February," and the vessel is 70 miles off the Delaware coast. A spy ship.
I was glad to see Lefty Driesell honored by the Maryland Terps over the weekend. There was a full house of fans and former players on hand for the unveiling of a big banner hanging from the rafters recognizing his 17 years and 348 wins at College Park.
No way will Senate Rule 19 be invoked here today. Some may suggest it would be good to do so, but I'm overruling the matter with or without portfolio.
The admonition of "oh ye of little faith" sure struck us all in Sunday's Super Bowl LI (51). I quit wagering on any game of chance many years ago. Luck just never has struck any would-be games of chance for me. Never pitched pennies.
Are you scared? I don't like using the word "yet," so I won't. The sky is not falling on us. The end is not near.
Some words need to be scrapped for a while. Consider these for example: “amazing”, “great”, “wonderful”, “lies”, “left-wingers”, “right-wingers”, “progressives” and “alt-righters.” Oh, “frauds” and “pollsters,” too. There are numerous others but these will do for a short time. A respite, please.
So, words do matter. That is no surprise. Truly I'm tickled pink watching and hearing spoken and written words.
My crack investigators have been busy. The snoopers discovered that Frederick schools apparently had no regard for the inauguration – as required by the document called The Constitution – that took place at the Capitol in Washington Friday.
Please, I don't want to sound crabby on the day before the White House gets a new occupant, but maybe I am.
All eyes are on this exciting inauguration week in the nation's capital. Certainly the world is watching. Frederick's finest will be in strategic positions, carrying banners for the city and county.
It’s a warm June afternoon in 1962. At about 4 o’clock I was in the vestibule of the then Hampton Institute chapel. A light breeze flowed through the windows raised about 12 inches.
Have you heard the good news? I mean the news on the local level where many old names and a slew of new ones are movin' and groovin' to see if they can honestly make any differences in governance.
Here it goes again. Another police officer killed on duty. One of the many sworn in the manhunt for the killer dies in pursuit.
One of the most offensive, disgusting and hateful tweets, videos and crimes in the news occurred last week in Chicago.
There is no good reason here to resurrect events of the past 16th year of the 21st century. Neither is there any idea for resolutions over the next 12 months.
The so-called public debate regarding fake news is a lot of baloney. Facts are simple to understand. Consider that faux news is a public relations professionals' delight.
So, here we go. A new year with more challenges. Let's face it, when people are singing or humming Auld Lang Sine, juices are rolling in all quarters of our lives. Come on 2017.
The plan here has been to rest, enjoy the time of year when by all that's happy can be celebrated en masse.
Reading the mail has brought several terrific stories involving mighty fine people who reside in the Baltimore-Washington-Annapolis corridor. Everybody can lean in on these reports. They are perfect for this time of year and there’s no reason to put the knock on anybody.
Earlier this week I wrote of the continuing lawlessness faced daily by sworn police officers. Several more shootings have occurred. The total dead officers is now in the high sixties. Injuries are soaring.
We’re in the happiest and most joyous season of the year. No question about it, no matter what the politically correct crowd like to promote, it’s the season foremost of Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah. Repeat these encomiums please. It would sure be grand if there was peace and joy everywhere.
Followers of this esteemed online commentary can know today we got the news first, before it happened, and didn't have to rub a crystal ball or some other magic wand for the facts.
All eyes throughout Frederick County today will be on Winchester Hall, headquarters of the county’s council. It won’t be surprising that the lawmakers’ own cable television channel will have a nice big viewership.
They were rejoicing and exceedingly glad. Reverie in Miami and throughout Cuban communities, even here in Frederick, was ecstatic. What brought about the excitement and enthusiasm along with tears of joy? A rather easy answer. Death finally greeted Fidel Castro, the American hater.
This business of sanctuary cities, colleges and churches so popular again after the national histrionics is rather stupid and insidious. There is something we follow called The Rule of Law.
We can all be forgiven if navel-gazing and full stomachs are truly the order of today. The worries of the world and surrounding communities can be revitalized tomorrow.
In the midst of this happy week, there is a lot for all to be thankful most assuredly. There are plenty of joys to go around. How exciting to be with family and food and sporting activities.
Now that transition of the government is undergoing such love and friendliness, who can barely wait for the new political style to arrive?