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Monday, May 23, 2016

Otis Abandons Republican Party; Waits 18 months to Announce It
Ken Kellar

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.”

Friday, May 20, 2016

Reflections of an Unapologetic Reagan Generation American
Joe Charlebois

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.


Thursday, May 19, 2016

The Media
Patricia A. Kelly

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.

Saluting Sailors on Maritime Day
Harry M. Covert

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.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

The Thrill of Watching
Tom McLaughlin

"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.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Tomfoolery Still On, Time for a Real Poll
Harry M. Covert

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.

Monday, May 16, 2016

The Paul Ryan Train Wreck
Ken Kellar

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.

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