Two weeks ago, I wrote an article critical of Facebook users behaving like victims of their own user agreements. I put forth the fact that user agreements are contracts and as such keep Facebook free for the users under the aspects of the contract.
The recent data scandal involving user targeting and manipulating at Facebook was inevitable. The company’s business model has been in flux since the fake news revelations in late 2016.
An engaged public clamoring for the latest political cause de jour is a truly American experience. Sure, it can be loud and messy, and, at times, hurtful and crass.
This past week former Democrat presidential nominee Hillary Clinton went to India and Arizona Republican Sen. Jeff Flake stayed home. Both made a spectacle of themselves. I shudder when I hear that Mrs. Clinton is scheduled to speak on foreign soil, or that Senator Flake has scheduled a press conference.
I want to start this off by saying that as a U.S. Army soldier, I did a tour of duty in South Korea at Camp Humphries from 2004 through 2005. The United States own Korean War memorial stands out in my mind as one of the most moving monuments on the National Mall.
In looking at the troubles facing Venezuela right now, I can’t help but recall a quote by a brilliant political thinker. United Kingdom Prime Minister Winston Churchill once said famously: “Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.”
Like all of you, I was repulsed by the mass shooting at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. That said, I am a National Rifle Association (NRA) member and supporter of the Bill of Rights.
Let’s just face it. Our modern media has socially engineered our culture to be as nonjudgmental as possible on almost everything. Many Hollywood celebrities have joined in a chorus to reassure all of us in the United States that this live and let live mentality is a testimony to the grandeur of our national tolerance.
I really like parades. I think they bring people together for an opportunity to be with one another as a community. We have several notable parades celebrating Christmas, Veterans Day, Memorial Day, and the Fourth of July right here in Frederick County.
Like many of you, I was waiting to see the damaging GOP/Congressman Devin Nunes (CA) memo that Democrats said would destroy the fabric of America. What I read reminded me of how adept some Democrats are at the game of political victimhood.
In February of 2017, Maryland attorney general was given special powers to sue the White House for almost anything in a show of Democrat Solidarity with a resistance movement aimed at President Donald Trump.
It’s that time again! Time for a government shutdown! It’s about evil Republicans, right? It’s about the heartless and cruel conservatives who want to rip families apart, right? Wrong.
Many of the progressive talking heads around the main stream media have been melting down over President Donald Trump’s reported use of crudeness and profanity during a closed-door meeting on national immigration policy. They seem to forget the cringe-worthy moments with Vice President Joe Biden’s hot microphones.
Did you know that some county residents are now being required to show a birth certificate to renew their Maryland driver’s license at the Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA)?
A lot has been made recently of United States Attorney General Jeff Session’s decision to rescind an Obama era executive memo by Deputy Attorney General James Cole that had adopted a federal policy of non-interference with marijuana-friendly state laws.
This past week I was ecstatic when the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017 passed through the House of Representatives in a 231-198 vote. This proposed law enables every citizen who can legally carry a concealed firearm in one state to do so in other states as well.
In case you missed it this last week in The Washington Post, Montgomery County is having a crisis with a $120 million shortfall in their fiscal budget. I know… you’re shocked…
The verdict in the Kate Steinle murder case has me wondering if criminal justice has been replaced by social justice. I have read and heard countless explanations by progressive talking heads, who are saying – or who have written – that the acquittal of Ms. Steinle’s accused murderer Jose Ines Garcia Zarate was shocking, but fair.
I’m a gas guzzling, gun toting, bible thumping redneck, and you’re a tree hugging, granola chewing, flag burning professional victim. Now shut your mouth and pass the gravy!
Republican efforts leading up to the Frederick City municipal elections were slow and cumbersome. Much of the support promised by the Maryland State Republican Party for Frederick City had been rerouted to Annapolis to hold the line there.
Like it or not, the Frederick City general election was indeed a decisive route for the Frederick County Republican Party. I saw where some of the GOP our candidates offered a portrait of poise and graciousness in defeat.
The Communist Manifesto, written by Karl Marx and Friederich Engels in 1848, shook the world. It outlined a worker’s utopia where every individual person would be paid fairly, treated fairly, and everyone would be respected and valued simply for being human.
In 1925 the town of Bladensburg, Maryland allowed the American Legion to oversee the construction of a monument in the form of a large cross on public land to honor 49 servicemen who died in World War I. The monument was aptly dubbed the Peace Cross.
Last week Montgomery County declared that it would not pay for a living wage study done by a private company it hired. The study was flawed. The study results may be flawed, but not as badly as the flaws of the living wage itself,
Like many of you, I was shocked, saddened, and disgusted by the shooting in Las Vegas. This mass shooting was a cold and calculated massacre that should remind all of us that evil lurks in our midst.
When America was a fledgling nation many of our countryman had fought directly in the American Revolution and others did so indirectly on its behalf. The consensus was for many to return to their farms, taverns, or store and let the political people work out the details.
I remember when football was a chance for everyone to come together and cheer on their team. The business of football was football. A sports team of any kind was once a unifying opportunity for entire communities to join in fellowship.
Last Sunday was U.S. Constitution Day. This got me thinking about the rule of law. Today, as I reflect on the current events surrounding sanctuary advocates in our county, I find myself recalling the wisdom of having been taught about citizenship, the Constitution and general civics at an early age.
As the Frederick County election season starts, Democrat incumbents on the County Council will engage in an agenda of verbal trickery, historical revisions, and false outrage.