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:
Md. Kidney Foundation begins matching gift plan
Knowing that kidney disease is a public health crisis that claims more lives each year than breast cancer, prostate cancer or leukemia, a generous supporter has approached the National Kidney Foundation of Maryland (NKF-MD) with a matching gift challenge.
An elite group
Not many years ago, people talked about the high rate at which World War II veterans were dying. As their ranks have dwindled, the rate has decreased to about 600 per day.
Fort Hill’s approach is all-inclusive
After Fort Hill opened everybody’s eyes last season in what was supposed to be a rebuilding year (*1), it was a pretty sure bet that the Sentinels, given all of their returning resources, would be making a run for the state championship this year (*2).
Donations needed to provide Bibles for American troops
As the local representative of Revival Fires Ministry, I have been notified that Armed Services Ministry has said 30,000 more Bibles are needed right now.
Imagine a program that provides free breakfast and lunch to every student in the school system. It’s not far-fetched. In fact, it is being tried in the Washington County public school system.
Repairs to Baltimore Street crossing bring welcome change
I am a resident of Cumberland. The railroad crossing at Baltimore Street was in rough condition. Crossing the tracks was a challenge.
Attorney General right to defend W.Va. ban on gay marriage
I am writing concerning the article, “W.Va. AG will defend state’s ban on gay marriage” (Nov. 24 Times-News, Page 1B).
What resource will the O’s allocate next?
In November 1993, Dan Duquette, then the general manager of the Montreal Expos, traded second baseman Delino DeShields to the Los Angeles Dodgers for a young pitcher by the name of Pedro Martinez. According to a story in last Sunday’s New York Times, upon completing the deal, Duquette, now general manager of the Baltimore Orioles, told Neal Huntington, then a member of the Expos front office and now the general manager of the Pittsburgh Pirates, “This trade is going to be hated in Montreal.”
As Baby Boomers continue to grow the ranks of senior citizens, the issue of older driver safety increases exponentially. This week, Older Driver Safety Awareness is being observed in Maryland and throughout the U.S.
State uses too much salt on Garrett roads
Let me state the facts. In the winter of 2012-13, the Maryland State Highway Administration applied 48,352 tons of salt on 600 lane-miles of highway in Garrett County.
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