A lady wrote to understandably voice her objection to the frequent name calling that occurs between opposing groups these days. ... I can’t imagine her reaction should anyone call her things that I and my fellow conservatives have been called over the years. How about Nazi, racist, Fascist, hypocrite, inferior, etc. The term “gun toting Christian” is seldom uttered as a term of endearment.
It’s a lot easier to hit a changeup when you know that’s what’s coming rather than a 100-mph fastball. Of course, baseball players have been stealing signs since long before Ty Cobb was sharpening his spikes.
While recent changes mean that, technically, numerous municipalities in Maryland are out of compliance with the Public Ethics Law, only four have never come into compliance. And three — Westminster, Mount Airy and Hampstead — are in Carroll County.
Then, there was the new fridge — the bane of my existence for the next seven years. In the past, I had replaced several refrigerators, but nothing compared with this $3,000 travesty — a boat anchor masquerading as a piece of kitchen equipment.
We should be proud of successes made and endeavors sought by Carroll’s elected officials — and we must also be prepared for challenges of the future. The idyll of success does not find its roots in idleness, but in the American ethic of vigilance.
The idea that no female, in 2020, holds a seat on the Board of Commissioners in Carroll County is hard to accept. That only two women in history — Julia Walsh Gouge and Robin Bartlett Frazier — have been commissioners is hard to comprehend.
When members of Congress were finally briefed on Soleimani’s assassination, even some of Trump’s most ardent Republican defenders complained about the lack of evidence of an imminent attack .Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky called the briefing “an insult to the Constitution.” Republican Sen. Mike Lee of Utah called the briefing the “worst briefing I’ve had on a military issue in my nine years” in the Senate.
I might be more of an optimist about such things than some, but I hold the opinion that if we can find common cause in something that isn’t all that important in the grand scheme of things, we can bring that same sentiment into more meaningful matters.
I had told them not to worry but, truth is, I was worried. Because there was absolutely no doubt Iran would respond to the killing of Qassem Suleimani by a US drone strike on Jan. 3. And there was absolutely no way to guess how President Trump would react to that response.
Most aircraft accidents occur within 2 miles of an airport, generally aligned with the direction of the runway. Once the aircraft is airborne — and this is where the two accidents in Africa occurred — airline travel is incredibly safe. Boeing’s web page says 49% of airline crashes for commercial jets occur at a 15-second interval during landing.For perspective, airline flying is about a thousand times safer than flying a small airplane piloted by yourself or a friend, on a per mile basis.
I can’t motor by these major milestones without looking into the rear-view mirror and seeing my pet peeves strewn across 2019 like debris from a burst trash bag tumbled off a too piled-high pick-up. For example ... Preventing county commissioners from praying before meetings. This was a Pyrrhic victory and played into the stereotype applied to liberals. Those responsible helped to “praise the Lord and pass the ammunition” against progressive causes.
President Donald Trump got it right in his response to a flurry of missiles fired by Iran into a American military base in Iraq in retaliation for the assassination of a leading Iranian official/terrorist.
We understand the school system can’t win when it comes to inclement weather decisions. Opening late, closing early and canceling can be quite the inconvenience for parents of students who need child care. But every parent would much rather put up with inconvenience than to receive news of a bus accident. Such an accident occurred just before 9 a.m. Wednesday, with the conditions almost certainly playing a factor.