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Wednesday, July 8, 2020


Opinion/Editorial supplied by The Tentacle writers and contributors who live or have lived in Frederick County.

Why Americans Struggle Against The Cults of Black Lives Matter (BLM) And The Left

The development of culture and civilization has grown out of 10 basic principles. They have formed the foundation of civility, justice, and objectivity in cultures around the world. History has shown that the decline of even one of these principles has opened a pathway for corruption, deceit, injustice, cultural decline, leftism and such groups as BLM.

In Response to Colin Kaepernick Column

When the NFL interviewed Colin Kaepernick, he clearly stated he would not stand for the American flag because he thinks it is a symbol of oppression of African Americans. Kaepernick took advantage of the public stage of the football field to express his own personal view of the world around him without giving others the same opportunity to rebut and reach the same audience.

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.

Who is SENDING the BRICKS?!?!

As protests sparked by George Floyd’s death STILL continues the big question on everybody's mind is.....WHO IS SENDING THE BRICKS?

Karl Bickel Defends 287(g) Audit

Editor’s Note:  This Letter to the Editor Originally appeared on January 7, 2020 it is re-posted here for continuity in our transition.

Over-Heard In The Elevator

Over-heard in the elevators in Annapolis, Senators Michael Hough (R) Frederick/Carroll; J.B. Jennings (R) Baltimore/Harford; Johnny Salling (R) Baltimore; Adelaide Eckardt (R) Caroline/Dorchester/Talbot/Wicomico; George Edward...

Overheard In The Elevator

The lines for receiving free meals at Frederick County Public Schools locations are sparse.  Passersby aren't seeing many children in the lines....

Everyone Has a Human Right to Work

A call came in last weekend from one of the pillars of finance in Washington, D.C. and beyond, and similarly a pillar of the...

Preparing for the 4th of July 2020

This year Preparing for the 4th of July will be different from any other in history, for the resistance is gonna try and rock our world!

An Open Letter To Republicans

Today, I changed my voter registration from “Republican” to “unaffiliated.” I have spent most of my adult life registered as a Republican, working to elect Republican candidates and contributing to Republican causes. But no more. My views are solely my own, and though I hope others feel the way I do, they reflect only my views, not my wife’s or anyone else’s.