October 20, 2003
Do Yourself A Favor! Educate Yourself!
More and more I am seeing something that doesn't seem to be a right-wing mantra, but a repetitive noise, like a stuck record needle, coming from the left side of the political aisle.
May 2, 2003
Medical Marijuana Revisited - Part 2
Earlier during this past legislative session, I sent an email to District 3 State Senator Alex Mooney asking him to support the Darrell Putman Compassionate Use Act when it came up for the floor vote.
May 1, 2003
Medical Marijuana Revisited - Part 1
Is it possible that the Free(?)State is becoming more compassionate and understanding of those who choose alternative methods of pain control during their final days of life?
April 7, 2003
Greetings Faithful Tentacle Readers! Iím Back!
It has been a long time since my words have had the fortune of gracing these pages. And, since my last column many things have happened.
October 28, 2002
The Official Mike Barnes List of Candidate Endorsements
For Governor: Spear Lancaster, the Libertarian candidate. This should be a no-brainer
to those who have been reading my columns. He is an experienced businessman,
committed husband, hard worker and a dedicated Marylander.
October 7, 2002
Press Should Inform Voters, Not Take Sides
I am baffled, confused and perplexed at the press lately. Perhaps a better
feeling is one of disappointment.
October 1, 2002
My Wish List
I wish...that people would realize that water conservation is EVERYONE'S
business, not just those that live in cities. Where the heck do you think cities
get their water from? It's not just the Monocacy, and the Frederick
Watershed, it is also from aquifers that also supply water to many people on
September 27, 2002
Like Mother, Like Son
I know we have heard plenty on this subject, but I still haven't voiced my opinion, so the issue can't be
considered dead quite yet.
September 25, 2002
Legislative pipe dreams
As we near the general election, there are some things that I would like to see regardless of who wins.
July 29, 2002
There Is Another Choice For Governor
I have seen some columns and news articles lately that have made some very interesting points about the fragile and uncertain lead Kathleen Kennedy Townsend has over Robert Ehrlich, as well as articles and columns extolling the value of electing Ms. Townsend over Mr. Ehrlich.
July 19, 2002
Does TIPS Stand For 'Trick Into Police State?'
Let's talk about Operation TIPS.
Finally we have something that the ACLU is complaining about in which their
attorneys actually make sense.
What is Operation TIPS?
July 1, 2002
To Those Oversensitive People Out There - Get Over It!
The oath of office for Frederick City officials in January. The Ten
Commandments memorial this spring. The Pledge of Allegiance in June. What's
May 13, 2002
Do We Require A Bill of NO Rights?
Those of us with Internet access and email for even the shortest of time have undoubtedly been emailed the following list. This has been attributed from everyone from radio show hosts to state legislators to members of Congress. Truth is, I have no idea who originally came up with this list, but I enjoy it immensely and wish that this were part of the curriculum of all schools, public and private.
April 26, 2002
A Little Ditty For Election Junkies
The Ballad of Sue Hecht - sung to the tune of "Gilligan's Island"
April 23, 2002
Dog parks are for the, well, dogs!
I have been hearing a lot of discussion lately about dog parks. Opinions and ideas vary from "Who Cares!?!" to "We need one NOW!".
April 18, 2002
Ferguson Wants $$$! Not From This Conservative!
Last week (I think on Saturday) I received a letter in the mail from Republican Frederick/Carroll County Senator Tim Ferguson.
April 10, 2002
Should We Treat Guns Like Cars?
I can’t wait to hear the gun-grabbers take this story and run with it.
March 29, 2002
His Character Spoke Volumes
As I stand on my back porch late tonight, I gaze down toward the city lights.
March 18, 2002
The Governor Hasnít Thought Up These Taxes - Yet
The Anti-Tobacco Nazi's in Annapolis are at it again! Taxes on cigarettes may soon skyrocket another 70 cents! As long as Annapolis lawmakers and our governor are at it, we might as well add a few more tax increases to punish groups of people within the "Free" State.
February 15, 2002
A Case For Medical Marijuana
An issue has popped up in this year’s legislative session that has a lot of people toking err… talking.