Wednesday, May 16, 2007
Kevin E. Dayhoff
Hate Crimes' Slippery Slope On May 3rd the U. S. House of Representatives voted 237 to 180 to pass H.R.
1592, the "Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act."
Patricia A. Kelly
The Lake Reflection I'm putting away my grandmother's dishes. There aren't many of them left,
but, when I touch them, I can still see them in her kitchen and remember her
"new" house and these "new" dishes. I'm at the lake, again.
Tuesday, May 15, 2007
Ailing Sport of Kings Growing up in New Orleans horse racing simply could not be avoided. The
bangtails ran for their prizes from about Thanksgiving until spring signaled
colder climes were in the process of thawing out.
Monday, May 14, 2007
Richard B. Weldon Jr.
Political Winners & Losers (Part Two) In last Monday's entry, we analyzed federal and state politicos and
organization on the winning and losing sides of the electoral and
ideological battlefield. This week, in addition to a few statewide
stragglers, we bring the focus a little closer to home.
Sunday, May 13, 2007
The Woes of Jamestown The royal hat lady (Queen Elizabeth) was in the United States celebrating
the 400th anniversary of Jamestown. She said the history of Jamestown had
undergone revisions and would continue to evolve. I have read everything
about the new theories of the settlements' founding and am relating the
Friday, May 11, 2007
Political Lull Matters have been reduced to muttering on the local political scene. For all its quietness, the atmosphere retains a charge that might bring a storm, in the media anyway. In my years as an observer, I have never seen or sniffed anything like this.
Downtown Parking Woes We should stop tripping over dollars to pick up pennies and seriously consider making changes in parking policy for downtown Frederick.
Thursday, May 10, 2007
John W. Ashbury
"Judge Not, Lest Ye Be Judged" The rhetoric is getting out of hand. Pundits - and members of Congress - across the board are vilifying George W. Bush, almost to the point of comparing him with the most treacherous villains in history. It has to stop.
The Kobayashi Maru Test Our forefathers were more advanced and truly beyond our modern scope of thought when it came to the importance of freedoms, liberty and the rights of individual citizens. They understood that government, meaning any government, is its own worst enemy.
Wednesday, May 9, 2007
Kevin E. Dayhoff
Déjà Vu, All Over Again Our Congress is embarking on yet another curious and quixotic adventure, almost like the movie "Ground Hog Day." This time it is again delving into a perilous journey to develop a cogent approach to immigration reform.
Safe Political Rhetoric Our Frederick County commissioners cite several reasons for refusing to appoint a charter writing board. Although all are inherently flawed in logic, one bizarre, albeit prominent, argument is that there should be a "groundswell" from charter advocates to convince the commissioners that this form of government is right for the county.
Tuesday, May 8, 2007
May's First Weekend With the sunshine and soft winds returned, this weekend past was almost normal, except for one significant factor: a dozen young Americans lost their lives in Iraq. The casualty rate among natives was the usual: scores wounded and mutilated and some 100 wasted.
"The Play's The Thing" "These darts and arrows will pierce my outer shell, but will not disparage the contents within." Developcus from Shakeyspeare's Urbania, Act 17, Scene 11.
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