Consider these headlines:
NRA will “Never Surrender.”
The Tea Party will “Never Surrender.”
The No Tax Group will “Never surrender.”
Neocons will “Never Surrender.”
Far Left Liberals will “Never Surrender.”
When will these shrill “Never Surrender” types learn that they are causing Congressional gridlock?
When will they learn that there has to be compromise for the national “Common Good.”?
There are major national problem which must be solved now, such as fiscal and immigration reform, reduction of gun violence and last, but not least, perpetual care for the wounded warriors disabled, mentally and physically by roadside bombs.
Of course, it would help immensely if the present administration would show some strong, focused leadership instead of wasting time and talent on making sure its legacy is politically correct.
How will Congress get itself ungridlocked? The Boy Scouts of America (B.S.A.) has an answer, while it ponders a possible major change in its membership requirement.
In the May-June issue of Scouting Magazine (published for adult Scout leaders) We Scouters are reminded of the Fifth Point of the Scout Law: A Scout is courteous.
So as we proceed, let’s remember that courtesy and respect for those with whom we disagree will help us work together to make One BSA that will last for generations to come.
We can disagree on a variety of topics while still working together to change the lives of youth through Scouting. This is from an organization of 2.7 million youth and 1 million adult members.
That said, I strongly suggest that you “Never Surrender” types, along with the majority speakers of both the Senate and House of Representatives take heed and take a vow to be courteous!
Veteran Scouter, Korean War veteran
Consider these headlines:
If we don’t sell it to them, somebody else will
The front page article on coal exports by AP writer Dina Cappiello is one of the most asinine and biased “news” articles I’ve read (“Not in my backyard: U.S. sending dirty coal abroad,” July 29 Times-News, Page 1A).
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Not a villain
Time was that we looked for heroes. Heroes of the make-believe variety have sold a lot of comic books. We also had real-life heroes like Presidents Franklin D. Roosevelt and John F. Kennedy, whose deaths the whole nation mourned.
These days, we seem to be more interested in looking for villains. “Vote for me because I’m the good guy” has taken a back seat to “Don’t vote for him, because he’s the bad guy.”
Other groups get county funds, so should CHCO
At a recent county commissioner meeting, members of the Cumberland Historic Cemetery Organization, Maryland Delegate LeRoy Myers Jr. and Pastor Alfred Deas of the Metropolitan A.M.E. Church, Cumberland attended to request from the commissioners $5 dollars of marriage license money be permanently allocated to the CHCO (“Cemetery group renews funding request,” July 25 Times-News, Page 1A).
No public funding for extremist organization
Once again, the Cumberland Historic Cemetery Organization has asked the Allegany County commissioners for public funding (“Cemetery group renews funding request,” July 25 Times-News, Page 1A).
Although many Cumberland streets are in need of repair and improvements, the decision by city and county officials to address Greene Street is a good one.
Why are fair officials targeting firefighters?
The Allegany County Fair has been known for its Demolition Derby for a long time. Several years back the operation of the derby was awarded to the local Cresaptown Volunteer Fire Department.
Here’s a time when W.Va. law took precedence over Md. law
There may be an applicable precedent concerning any assumption that the Potomac Highlands Airport Authority (PHAA) can choose to ignore West Virginia territorial state laws.
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