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Any Guy, Anytown, Frederick Maryland 2021- Part 2

When we last left Any Guy he was scratching his head wondering if an abbreviated life span might not be a blessing.  He glances up to see Alexandra violently scribbling something on her clipboard...

Any Guy, Anytown, Frederick, Maryland 2021

You are driving home to Anytown, Frederick County in mid-2021. It’s now several months into a Bernie Sanders presidency. Medicare for All is now the law of the land. Your stomach has been hurting (no doubt from the...

You Aren’t Paying Enough Of Your Fair Share

I was very disappointed when I read recently that Councilmember Michael Blue is going to co-sponsor an increase of $1 in Recordation Fees. You might think I’m being stingy, and rightly so. Right now our Recordation Fee is $6.00 per $500, if passed the $1 increase would take it to $7.00 per $500.

Grievance Porn Over Happiness

“And as for those who are happy, they will be in Paradise, abiding there so long as the heavens and the earth endure, unless your Lord wills, as uninterrupted giving.” This is a quote from the Quran about happiness, (Quran 11:108). Do you like to be happy? I do, nearly all of the time. I find that on some cold and gray days that a cantankerous attitude goes well with a cold breeze and a cardigan. But, I like to be happy, I’m sure you do as well.

Local Councilman Gorging At The Public Trough

Congratulations! On January 16th, 2020 a new dependent was potentially added to your family. How, you ask? The Charter Review Commission voted 4-2-1 (in favor, against, abstention) to “remove current prohibition on paying County Council members fringe benefits.”

Frederick Has a German Heritage, But Nazis? Part II

Have you ever said anything stupid? Anything that you wish you hadn’t said as soon as the words escaped your lips? When this happens most of us apologize either immediately or shortly thereafter. This is what normal, well-adjusted people and organizations do.

Frederick Has A German Heritage, But Nazis?

On a snowy day at the end of 1944 my grandfather, a country boy from Rockville, who was all of 18 took part in the Battle of the Bulge. He killed Nazi’s. More specifically, he took out several SS members (Schutzstaffel; “Protection Squadron” in English).

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