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Tuesday, January 26, 2021


Editorials are supplied by The Tentacle writers and contributors who live or have lived in Frederick County.

De-funding The Police Is Not A Solution

First, what happened to George Floyd was reprehensible and the officers involved need to be held accountable. I don't think anyone would disagree with that. We trust the police to protect us and help maintain order, we trust them enough to give them certain authority over us so they can perform those duties.

American Politics and Civil Disobedience: Thoreau Revisited

In his essay Civil Disobedience, Henry David Thoreau wrote; “government is best which governs not at all.” Although sometimes criticized as an anarchist, Thoreau was not. He proposed better government whereby the governed embrace responsibility and legislators objectively make decisions of conscience rooted in ethical and moral truths because anything else is an act of narcissism.

Frederick, Let’s Talk About The Pandemic

It's looking like the world pandemic is winding down, 99.9% of us are still here. There were deaths and that's truly sad. My heart goes out to each and every family that was effected.

To Mask Or Not To Mask

I’m over those defending or explaining the need of wearing “face coverings.” Raise your hand if you’ve been the victim of virtue signaling, been yelled at, or gotten the “glare” from some misguided citizen riding a high horse. How many someones have filled your social media stream with accusations of “not caring for others?” I’m done with the attempts at guilting me into compliance with “it’s your social responsibility.”

What’s The Magic Number That Ends Maryland’s House Arrest?

What number does it take for Hogan to free us from house arrest, give business owners back control of their businesses and send people...

Risk vs. Reward In The Age Of COVID-19

If you are like me, you are tired of living in a world filled with media and government-induced panic.  Let’s get some facts from...

Christ Has Risen, Will Hogan “Allow” You?

When people sit idly by watching their neighbors get arrested or fined for throwing a ball to their child in a park, fishing on...

Snitching Is Still UnAmerican

While neighbors are out narcing on neighbors for daring to step outside for fresh air and freedom, state and national elected officials continue fueling the fear by grabbing a podium and shouting “FIRE”. Authorities literally arrested a lone surfer for daring to violate a “government mandate” to be fearful and remain indoors.

Things To Do This Weekend, Tomorrow And Every Day

Friday through Sunday - Frankly, every day of the week. You may have noticed this section of our website has been missing for the last few Friday...

Foggy Bonding

The fog was thick and damp, it muffled the sounds one normally heard at night. All except the sound of my son’s giggling that he was...