I am writing in reply to Dellmer Mouse’s letter
where he expresses his belief that the election
result is the final piece of the puzzle, signaling
the return of Jesus Christ and the fall of
all sinners. Mr. Mouse’s letter isn’t backed up
by any scientific fact or realistic historical
record, only his own personal interpretation of
a few lines of scripture. The lines quoted have
been interpreted, re-interpreted and twisted
over the years by a variety of people, warning
of an upcoming apocalypse.
Recently we have seen predictions of the
world’s end from religious leaders, one claiming
to have deciphered a code within the Bible
that told of the rapture. His prediction failed
not once, twice, not three times but more than
Does Mr. Mouse not realize that war, murder,
sickness, natural disasters and all associated
violence have been part of history since
the formation of this planet? The disasters we
face today often pale in comparison to prehistoric
changes that took place on planet Earth
some causing mass extinctions and bottle
necking human evolution. To then suggest
that President Obama’s re-election is a further
sign of impending doom is laughable.
He then cites the current state of Israel as a
sign of the end times. Israel has struggled as a
nation for many, many years. The geographic
location of Israel would lead anyone to believe
that they will struggle in the future as well,
unless an entire shift of thought in the Middle
East garnishes a less violent approach to
Instead of assuming that the world is ending
and certain people will be, “raptured” up into
the heavens a better approach is to focus on
what we can do to create a better world. Social
justice, living more in harmony with our natural
environment, investing in science and
technology, and acting out of tolerance
towards those whom are different than we are
— appear to me like a better approach than
simply throwing in the towel and waiting for
some imaginary ticket to the stars.
The world isn’t ending Mr. Mouse. Most of
the problems that you cited could easily be
solved by practicing compassion toward others,
treating the natural environment with
care and respect and realizing that no real
solution to any problem comes at the barrel of
I am writing in reply to Dellmer Mouse’s letter
Everyone talks about jobs, but nobody does anything about them.
Forgive our cynicism, but with another gubernatorial election season upon us, every candidate in the field will be telling Western Marylanders how they plan to create jobs the next four years — and everyone of them is unlikely to deliver.
Cut off pollution before it reaches the bay
One of Maryland’s greatest assets is currently being threatened — the Chesapeake Bay. But still the Maryland Legislature is poised to delay action.
The Chesapeake Bay is currently under siege from colossal factory chicken farms and the monumental amounts of pollution they produce.
County paid to help fund Rocky Gap, but wasn’t paid off in sale
On Feb 27, I attended the meeting of the Allegany County Commissioners and signed up to speak along with two other people. We had to wait until all the business was conducted before we could speak.
Donating your old bike will help someone who really needs it
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Tea Party Caucus candidate forum scheduled March 16
Last month I was pleased to announce my election as president of the Allegany County Conservative TEA Party Caucus and my desire to set “brush fires of freedom in the minds of men.”
GOP runs Supreme Court and House, but Obama’s a dictator?
Here we are in the sixth year of President Obama’s tenure and the hatred of him is still as intense as ever.
There’s no place like home, or Hagerstown
It took 40 minutes and was an uphill struggle, but in the end Allegany turned what had been a house of horrors into one full of high fives and joyful celebration.
BJ Curtis fires 795
BJ Curtis rolled a 300 game on his way to a 795 series at White Oaks to lead area scoring. Darren Durbin was just one pin back with 794, also at White Oaks. Troy Smith shot 782 at The Bowler, Cary Lowery had 772 at White Oaks and Aaron Courtney shot 300 on his way to 763 also at White Oaks. Mike Sipple rolled the third 300 of the night in White Oaks Industrial League during a very high scoring week.
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Eventually, the maneuvering and lies will catch up with him
Several months ago I wrote a letter to the editor taking to task President Obama on his lack of leadership (“Obama has earned no points for his leadership,” Sept. 2, 2013).
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