August 31st, 2007
Friday, August 31, 2007
All the sound and fury coming out of City Hall these days belong to a single alderman. Donna Kuzemchak obviously wasn't listening to voters in the last election.
The decision by Mayor Jeff Holtzinger to review the 20-plus articles that make up the Charter of City of Frederick is a worthwhile and much needed endeavor. A regularly scheduled interval for future comprehensive charter reviews should also result from this action.
Thursday, August 30, 2007
The best 11 days of summer 2007 are upon us and that means just one thing - The 126th Annual Maryland State Fair. For those of us who "work" the Fair, it means meeting and greeting the public while "selling your wares" in the main Exhibition Hall. My sale is, as always, The Maryland Republican Party.
WE GET LETTERS!
A reader in Emmitsburg takes issue with Tony Soltero's column of last week on the need to raise taxes. CLICK HERE!
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Kevin E. Dayhoff
September 15 is fast approaching. That's when Gen. David H. Petraeus will give his report to Congress on the progress in the war in
General Petraeus has become a household name in
Even though most people are well aware of General Petraeus, one wonders how many are aware of the work of Dr. David Kilcullen.
Any definitive discourse as to why the current military efforts in
Sen. Hillary R. Clinton (D., NY) and her staff are working hard to portray her as a centrist, with their eye on the prize of 2008. This strategy was successful for her husband, but can a centrist win in the Democratic primary election? It appears the
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Tomorrow brings Hurricane Katrina's second anniversary. The world ended for much of the
I have a big nose and have always been teased about it. I once considered a nose job, but one teacher told me it was a good strong Roman nose and I should be proud of it. During the summer months it often becomes bright red, refusing to tan with the rest of me. I guess this is the reason I became enamored with the Proboscis Monkey's of
Monday, August 27, 2007
Richard B. Weldon Jr.
I'm writing this from a fourth floor balcony overlooking the
Okay, let's get this straight. It's Orang Hutan, not orangutan. Orang means man and hutan means forest in the Malay language. Orang Hutan. Impress your friends by saying I read an article about the Orang Hutan on The Tentacle and then politely correct them when they say orangutan.
Friday, August 24, 2007
Charity to Muslims is "Zagat," which requires the faithful to share with their less privileged brothers and sisters. In the Old Testament, Jews were told to turn away from their table no one needy. The very essence of Christ's teaching was we must comfort all other human beings.
Patricia A. Kelly
A crucial interstate highway bridge connecting two important sister cities in the
Edward Lulie III
Recently the dull roar of lawnmowers, that ever constant background sound of summer, has vanished. It seems that those sun-drenched - but rainless skies - had shriveled away any need for the grass to be cut.
Thursday, August 23, 2007
About a year ago or so, the
August 22, 2007
Kevin E. Dayhoff
Edward Hopper's "Nighthawks," 1942, oil on canvas, depicts a voyeuristic portrayal of ambiguous urban alienation and impersonalization as three customers and a soda jerk spend time together in the harsh glare of artificial light in the middle of the night.
The voyeuristic stark world of American Scene realist artist Edward Hopper was recently displayed at the
August 15, 2007
Kevin E. Dayhoff
After several weeks of Wall Street volatility, it appears that the market has hopefully finally exhaled and calmed down.