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Cindy A. Rose began writing for the Tentacle in 2011 trying to raise awareness over things happening within Frederick County Public Schools. She began keeping a close watch on FCPS when she learned there were not enough air conditioned buses for special needs children during the hot Maryland summers. The Tentacle offered her a place to share her concerns with her community when local newspapers didn’t always. Cindy had the opportunity to buy the Tentacle from creator/owner John W. Ashbury in 2019, so she did. She believed then, as she believes now, our communities, friends and neighbors have important things to say that needs to be shared with those living around them. Large corporate news companies don’t always share in those passions and concerns. The Tentacle is a local news, commentary and community website run by citizens, for citizens. Its success depends on your participation.

Non-Citizen Voting Is A Reality in Maryland

Massive Non-Citizen Voting Uncovered in Maryland was the headline of a PJ Media article on October 30, 2014.  With election season upon us, this 2014 article is making the social media rounds again.  Please read all news stories before you forward them or comment on them as if they are new.

Global Warming Or Global Cooling?

AccuWeather says Saturday is going to be partly sunny with a high of 49 degrees and a low of 33 here in Frederick.  Weatherbug says Saturday rain with a high of 49, a low of 35 and Justin Berk, makes you jump through too many hoops for me to care what he has to say.

Things To Do This Weekend

Things To Do This Weekend – Friday through Sunday (an occasional Weekdays) Winter has set in but there are still things to do around town.  Below...

A Man Dies When He Refuses To Stand Up

Although Martin Luther King, Jr. never said “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” he did say “A man dies when he refuses to stand up for that which is right.  A man dies when he refuses to stand up for justice.  A man dies when he refuses to take a stand for that which is true.” 

Have We Reached The End of Our Tolerance For Big Government

Unless you live in a cave and/or have no access to social media you should be aware that Monday, January 20, 2020 there is a 2nd Amendment Rally in the great state of Virginia.  The rally will be at the Pocahontas Building, 900 E. Main Street in Richmond and move to the capitol steps. 

Increased Taxes, Decreased Choices

When our Founders said “we” were responsible for keeping the Republic a Constitutional Republic, they weren’t kidding.  I’m going to be honest, we’ve been slacking.  For years now instead of voting for “representatives” who represent what we want for our futures, we have gotten into the pattern of voting for people representing their own self-interests or a political party we think we know.

Parental Rights Under Attack In Annapolis

What is going on in Annapolis?  We aren’t a week into session yet and no less than three bills have been dropped to allow minor children to get vaccines without parental consent.

Ending 90% Kill Rate Shelters in Maryland

Animal lovers take heart, Delegate Mark Chang (D), Anne Arundel County, will be introducing a bill that seeks to restrict the number of euthanizations an animal shelter can perform. (HB57).  This bill hopes to put a dent in the 90% kill rate at Maryland shelters.

Councilman Hagen – How Dare You! Part II

Mr. Hagen was irritated by the fact Maryland doesn’t consider balloon releases “littering”.  The law only addresses objects on the ground, it is silent on objects in the sky. (Maryland Annotated Code – Criminal Law Section 10-110 - Litter Control Law.)   Objects floating in the sky aren’t addressed because they can’t be enforced.  There is no way to know, when or where the object that went up, came down.

Councilman Hagen – How Dare You! Part I

Balloon releases are “symbolic speech” just like flag burning which is protected by the First Amendment of United States Constitution.  The Supreme Court has upheld that freedom of speech protects actions that society finds offensive.   As offensive as Councilman Kai Hagen may find the release of helium filled balloons that doesn’t trump our right to freedom of expression.
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