We like Bryan Lyburn’s definition of affordable dousing: “For me, it’s one job, one salary, equals one home. If you get a job doing something in our community, you should be able to afford housing with that income and we should have it for you."
As an elected local leader representing one-fifth of the county, I will share the one big glaring shortcoming of our local government: We have no countywide, publicly elected official running our government full-time.
Professor Jonathan Turley was absolutely deafening when he explained that if the Judiciary ignored process and separation of powers, that they would be doing the very thing they were accusing the president of doing — abusing power.
Tellers of lies are no worse than those who insist on hearing what they want to hear so they can ignore that which might challenge dark secrets within ourselves. Truth is hard to hide behind. You have to step out in front of truth, and that makes you vulnerable.
A couple of weeks ago Trump went to Austin, Texas to visit an Apple computer factory. He toured the facility with Apple CEO Tim Cook. The plant opened during President Barack Obama’s administration, about six years ago. But that didn’t stop Trump from taking credit for the plant opening.
There is a ceremony followed by the placement of live, balsam fir wreaths at the headstone of every veteran at the approved “official” cemeteries where our local veterans are laid to rest and to spread patriotism and commemoration for the ultimate sacrifices they made for our country. This is open to anyone who would like to attend.
Who are the Democrats, really? We sit together in our houses of worship. Our children attend the same public schools. We work beside you. We are the neighborhood cop. We are teachers, cashiers, dentists and doctors. We shop at the same stores. We root for the same teams on Sunday, and we rehash the game’s highlights on Monday. We are neighbors, and we are part of Carroll County.
This year we are seeking to collect $125,000 among five nonprofits serving Carroll County: Carroll County Food Sunday, Human Services Programs – Neighbors in Need Year-Round, The Shepherd’s Staff, Carroll Hospice and Access Carroll.
Our actions — particularly our spur-of-the-moment, emotional actions and reactions — are much more representative of who we are than the orchestrated responses we come up with after careful thought and planning.
Some also argue that quid pro quos are not illegal. Yes, we do use them often in politics to get countries to implement the policies that we think are best for them. The point where they become illegal is when we use them to dig up dirt on one’s political opponent.
This is one time of the year when the topic of gratitude can hardly be avoided. With that in mind, we were thrilled to have the opportunity to share with our readers the story of Finksburg resident Michael Griesser.
We urge everyone to be careful — bear in mind, there are some 500 highway deaths across the country annually over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and Thanksgiving Day is traditionally the leading day each year for home cooking fires — and to keep it civil around the table.
Jimmy Carter and George W. Bush are, by most accounts, good people. They are generally ranked in the bottom third of all presidents. Meanwhile, Richard Nixon had a highly successful first term and Bill Clinton oversaw a prosperous eight years. We know about their character.
We understand the need for incoming mail to be inspected closely. We concede CCDC is on solid legal ground and officers can seize mail for myriad reasons, save for legal correspondence. But we do wonder why two adults can’t write pretty much whatever they want to each other.