Blaine for County Executive


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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Shock and Awe on Us
Harry M. Covert

From the sublime to the ridiculous. The best way to change leadership on levels is the ballot box. Watching the crowd in the nation’s capital is further proof they are out of touch with the nation.

“In the Mood”
Roy Meachum

Sunday afternoons I went to the movie theater. This day was special. Mother wasn’t napping; she met me at the door. I don’t remember Daddy doing anything, which was his usual role. Whatever the film was that day was quickly forgotten.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Pro-Active Policy Needed Along The Border
Jill King

Less than a week ago, Suitland, Maryland, police arrested six illegal immigrants who were admittedly Mara Salvatrucha, otherwise known as MS-13 gang members. The Hyattsville Patch and InfoWars report that those arrested beat and stabbed a homeless man to death after an argument with a 17-year-old female.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Oscar Carrillo
Roy Meachum

When I moved to Frederick 31 years ago, there were no Latino-appealing stores. In 1983, you could speak English with no further interference or being drowned in Spanish.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Setting The Record Straight – Again!
Blaine R. Young

I was not sure if I was reading a fairy tale or not last Sunday in The Frederick News-Post. Was Jan Gardner trying to portray herself as a fiscal conservative, when in fact we know she supported Barack Obama for president and supports Obamacare, which is the worst piece of irresponsible fiscal legislation ever passed.

Talking and Spending Without Relief
Harry M. Covert

For the first time in a few days I wasn’t awakened in the early morning hours at 2:30, 2:45 and 3 o’clock by the missile alerts from the latest iPhone APP. I don’t know what APP stands for but it works, at least until the battery ran out of juice.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Reflections on Our Freedom
Guest Columnist

Deborah L. Senn


The Star-Spangled Banner is the only national anthem to end with a question: "O say does that Star-Spangled Banner yet wave o'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?"

“Amen I Say Unto You! Amen!”
Tom McLaughlin

Malta, Montana – The day started off bright and sunny. I applied my insect repellent early and went outside to water the garden, herbs and flowers. The plains were unbelievably beautiful that morning.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Rockets’ Red Glare
Harry M. Covert

For the past week, I’ve been inundated with instant rocket reports slamming into Israel. The iPhone rings every few seconds that another town has been hit.

Out of the News
Roy Meachum

Several hours in my day are devoted to newspapers. That’s how it goes. A free subscription for The Frederick News-Post, the rest must be paid for: Washington Post, Baltimore Sun, New York Times and Westminster Times.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Walmart* Shopping Malaise; One Bad Day
Steven R. Berryman

Walmart* is clearly the unequalled titan of retail. Producer of $473 billion dollars in revenue in fiscal year 2014 alone, it remains unequaled as major suction for the US dollar. About $5 a share in value is documented. My recent consumer experience told me that they are not plowing much of that back into the customer experience!

Yellow Cab
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