Welcome to the new Middle Ages. Take a seat and read – if you can.
I feel a world class rant coming on prompted by the young food server who mispronounced a middle-eastern dish I’m fond of and accused me of being a racist when I corrected his pronunciation.
Brian Williams has been suspended from NBC for six months while Jon Stewart announced this week he’s leaving the Daily Show after 16 years of anchoring the fake news show that many have come to see as more vital than the real news.
The Maryland House is considering a bill this session which would provide protection for journalists who work and live in the state but gather information from outside of the state and face incarceration for their actions should they attempt to protect confidential sources.
The move is based on a New York case where a young reporter faced being jailed in Colorado because of a confidential source though she worked and reported from New York City.
The Obama administration took a step back into the dark ages this week when CIA whistle blower Jeffrey Sterling found himself convicted of nine criminal counts under the thick umbrella of the Espionage Act.
In a statement Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. said the verdict was a “just and appropriate outcome . . . The disclosures placed lives at risk. . . and they constituted an egregious breach of the public trust by someone who had sworn to uphold it.”
Kirby Delauter. Kirby Delauter. Kirby Delauter. Sorry. I just couldn’t resist.
A little known Councilman in Frederick is making a name for himself because he threatened to sue the Frederick News Post if they used his name, Kirby Delauter, without his permission.
Pain for the Washington Redskins came abruptly to an end this week in the form of a Guillotine from Dallas in a beat down which would have John Lennon imagining a very large God.
Nothing has been more painful for a Washington D.C. football fan this year than watching the mighty Hawgs bow, scrape, fold, be torn asunder and have their butts kicked like an extra in a John Wayne movie.
Last week as my wife and I celebrated our anniversary we met at the Willard Hotel downtown and after a nice libation we walked to Ford’s Theater to watch a production of The Christmas Carol.