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Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Frederick Children
Roy Meachum

I fall in love every day. There are eyes I cannot resist; eyes that flirt and beckon for affection. Some are bold and some are shy. Eyelashes flutter, and I am lost again. It happens every day.

Feliz Navidad, Y’all
Harry M. Covert

Buenos días, señores, senoras y senoritas y simplemente amigos.Feliz Navidad! Today, however, I’m not getting into the “boobus Frederickus” ongoing downtown. Let’s address the fact that when things change they always remain the same.

Monday, December 22, 2014

Wendi Peters Is The Choice
Jill King

As in years past, Frederick County’s Legislative District 4 will have an open seat to be filled by incoming Gov. Larry Hogan after he receives nominations from the Frederick County and Carroll County Republican Central Committees.

Friday, December 19, 2014

All I Want for Christmas Is……….
Joe Charlebois

I never understood why my parents – my father in particular – would always say “I don’t need anything” when I would ask what they wanted for Christmas. I find myself saying the same thing to my wife and children when they ask the same question of me now.

Socks Filled with Ashes
Roy Meachum

Nobody has filled my socks with ashes: Yet. Of course, several nights remain until Christmas. But several Kris Kringle lands haven’t registered with your columnist. I guess it’s property you don’t report

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Continued Loading at Winchester Hall
Harry M. Covert

Sure seems like lots of bullets are flying in and out of Frederick County’s Winchester Hall. Doubt is everywhere that the offensive is going to recede anytime soon or during the next four years to come for that matter.

A Big Thank You to Jonathan Gruber
Patricia A. Kelly

A lot of people are very angry with Jonathan Gruber these days. He is the MIT professor who wrote the Massachusetts health care law, and earned $393,000 consulting with the White House on the writing of the Affordable Care Act, under President Barack Obama.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Time to Retire Gracefully – and For Good
Tom McLaughlin

Kuching, Malaysian Borneo – I am so sick of the Clintons. I am just tired of them. Won't they just go away and retire someplace? They have a new granddaughter and grandma Hillary and grandpop Bill would be best retired in a rocking chair enjoying their golden years.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Don’t Cry for Captured Terrorists
Harry M. Covert

Verbal bashings continue out of control toward a former president, vice president and the intelligence agency; the “covert ones,” if you please.

Staying the Same
Roy Meachum

The more that they change, most of them stay the same – especially at Christmas. Affecting the city, Chief of Police Kim Dine left for Capitol Hill in December. A Frederick News-Post story alerted us that a different personality will be sitting in his office; a lady could move into the space.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Curiously Idiotic
Richard B. Weldon Jr.

The Senate Intelligence Committee, led until January by Sen. Diane Feinstein (D., CA) issued a majority report on a two-year staff investigation of enhanced interrogation techniques used by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in the War on Terror.

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