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Thursday, August 13, 2020

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

De-Funding The Police Is The Answer

Defunding the police is a large part of the answer to the murder-by-cop, civil unrest, and issues that society is facing today.

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.

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...

Rioting – The Coronavirus Cure

I don't know how many of you engage in social media but up until recently I only used Facebook to post family pictures and trivial things like that. Then the pandemic started and everything changed.

Prayers To Mr. Limbaugh

I was just a 14 year old kid in 1993. That’s when I remember my Aunt Joyce telling my dad (Greg) about the most remarkable man that she had heard on the radio. It was at one of our family get togethers when my grandparents were still living and the family gathered more often. That was the first time anyone spoke to me about Rush Limbaugh.

How Flat Does The Curve Have To Be

“Flatten the Curve” and “Slow the Spread” have somehow come to mean “stop death”. The American, Maryland and Frederick County public have been done a huge disservice by the media and elected representatives.

Justice For The Weed Family

On September 20, 2019 around 5:30 p.m., while walking around the Great Frederick Fair, John Weed of Mt. Airy was enjoying time with his family, when he was approached by two males. The two males were brothers ages 15 and 16.  They asked Mr. Weed for a dollar.  He said no, at which point some sort of dialogue began.

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.”

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...

Frederick County Public Schools Tone Deaf

Genocide is a term used to describe violence against members of a national, ethnic, racial or religious group with the intent to destroy the entire group. The word came into general usage only after World War II, when the full extent of the atrocities committed by the Nazi regime against European Jews during that conflict became known. Three times in history Jewish people have faced attempted genocide simply because they were Jewish.