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Asking the difficult questions here in Howard County and beyond.

Is that HOPE I see on the horizon???

Is that HOPE I see on the horizon???

April 23rd is Shakespeare's birthday, (as well as mine), making it ever so appropriate to use one of The Bard's quotes to introduce today's post.  Shakespeare composed his own Tombstone message which ends with the lines: 'Blessed be the man that spares these stones....

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Yikes! Sidewalks Not Safe in HoCo!

Yikes! Sidewalks Not Safe in HoCo!

How come people are driving more and more like terrorists-in-training in HoCo?  Is it the rapid pace of life? Distractions? Drug or alcohol abuse? I can’t define the cause of the clearly deteriorating driving skills I see regularly.  I can’t explain the increased...

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My tax dollars are paying for WHAT???

My tax dollars are paying for WHAT???

How come tax dollars are supporting luxury facilities for ‘visiting celebrities’ but not-even-adequate facilities for us taxpayers? As the annual local budget battle proceeds, just before the (hopefully eventual) consideration of the Adequate Public Facilities...

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Time for Updates: Referendum Attorneys’ Fate

Time for Updates: Referendum Attorneys’ Fate

For over a year I have been following with great interest the attempt by the Attorney Grievance Commission’s (AGC) Lydia Lawless to disbar two wonderful attorneys. As you may recall, Allen Dyer and Susan Gray represented pro bono (without charge) those petition...

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No Oversight on the Overlook

No Oversight on the Overlook

How come no one was looking over what was being permitted at the Patuxent Overlook development? How come we continue to spend huge sums of money on Bay clean-up and local projects to correct past mistakes from inadequate storm water management practices; yet we...

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Working at cross-purposes?

Working at cross-purposes?

How come it sometimes seems that our HoCo governmental departments are working at cross-purposes? One example I've previously commented on is the futility of continuing to permit new development on steep slopes while also conducting an expensive storm water...

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Is “The Carnage” coming to Howard County?

Is “The Carnage” coming to Howard County?

How come so little is being done to protect Howard County residents from the coming Carnage? No, HoCo is not facing the same kind of carnage as Chicago—or of Baltimore which actually exceeds Chicago’s murder rate on a per capita basis. It’s a different kind of looming...

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APFO is coming, finally moving ahead

APFO is coming, finally moving ahead

How come eleven months have passed since my last update on the Adequate Public Facilities Ordinance (APFO) Task Force? Answer: There has been nothing to report. Although the Task Force’s report has been complete for a very long time, ‘stuff’ just kept getting in the...

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What are WE?  Chopped liver?

What are WE? Chopped liver?

Many are asking: How come Howard County taxpayers are treated like chopped liver by many members of our County Council?  The opinion of non-HoCo residents often appear to be valued more highly than the opinions of the residents they are supposed to serve. Whether a...

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