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County needs to do more to spend less

This week the Commissioners took the initiative to get out in front of the looming financial meltdown currently fomenting in the state.

The Commissioners have imposed a hiring freeze and travel restrictions for county

O'Malley Should be Removed from Office for Cause

Harford Senator Barry Glassman (R-35) receives the Carroll Standard ‘People's Awareness Award' for being the State's first and only politician to understand and fight for a rollback in property assessments that is due and owing to his constituency.

Obama Surrogates Paint the Town

For those of you who missed it, a firestorm recently erupted when the owners of the Colony South hotel in Southern Md erected a lone 2'x8' McCain-Palin sign on their property. Never mind that in the past, the same property had been adorned with campaign signs of numerous candidates, both Democrat and Republican. None of that mattered now. Within hours of the
signs appearance, the hotel began receiving frantic telephone calls and email messages demanding that it be taken down.

Will the Blogosphere Become the New Media?

As some bloggers revel in print media's disintegration into unconsciousness, a few in the blogosphere are under the misguided impression that they are becoming the new media.

The truth of the matter is that without print media, some bloggers would be without the fodder they rely on that makes them think they are successful or influential bloggers. The fly by night news and delusional quack blogs that think they are contributing to the overall conversation are in fact self-delusional plagiarists without an original thought in their over stretched ego's.

Public Complacent, Taxpayer Advocates Silent; Democrats Jubilant, Tax Theft Continues

Benjamin Franklin once said, "In this world nothing is certain but death and taxes."

That is, one incontrovertible truth in life is taxes and more than likely, we will die worrying over the debt owed in service to the tax gods. It is one of those unpleasant facts, which most unquestioningly accept and reluctantly contribute. If we held a tea party, we would be fined (a tax) for polluting the harbor by the greenie weenies.

Part II: Taxpayer Advocates Silent, Democrats Jubilant, Tax Theft Continues

In a perfect world, it would be grand if we could sell our homes at current values assessed by the mortgage banks or by local tax assessors ending in 2006. In the real world however, in this depressed market, the value of most everyone's home falls somewhere near 2002 levels. Caught between inflated value and actual value,


" No country upon earth ever had it more in its power to attain these blessings than United America. Wondrously strange, then, and much to be regretted indeed would it be, were we to neglect the means and to depart from the road which Providence has pointed us to so plainly; I cannot believe it will ever come to pass. "
--George Washington, letter to Benjamin Lincoln, 1788
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