On Thursday, May 19, 2016, Frederick County Council President Harold “Bud” Otis changed his party affiliation to “unaffiliated” and held a press conference to announce the shift. Mr. Otis said something to the effect, “I’m sad I had to abandon my party.”
I don’t recognize the country I was raised in. I miss that country. I miss the patriotic, God-fearing, common sense, self-reliant people who filled both sides of the political fence.
Stop torturing me! I mean it. I can’t stand to listen, read or watch you anymore. All you’re looking for is sensation, when I’m looking for news.
Amid magnificent rolling hills and farms throughout Frederick County there are not lots of conversations about ocean-going vessels and those who serve or have served in maritime endeavors. It is entirely appropriate to alert the public about Sunday celebrations of National Maritime Day.
"Tomorrow is Sports Day," my wife said on Saturday. "But he is only five years old," I countered. "Still, we have to go," she insisted. I almost said why, but I knew I was beaten. I would have to go.
Perhaps the time has come to consider the negative effects of the constant news cycle of presidential politics. The health of everyone is truly threatened these days. It takes lots of chutzpah and self-discipline to turn off “the teevee” and computers and all matters of the latest technologies.
Last Thursday, Donald Trump met with Congressman Paul Ryan to “work things out.” This is because, for some inexplicable reason, Speaker of the House of Representatives Ryan, who has never even won a state-wide election, is telling Mr. Trump what he must do to win the presidency.