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Re-Tasking SWAT to something more useful

PencilPaperWe are blessed in Montgomery County for a variety of reasons. There is a high quality of living, plenty of parks, great schools, and many different venues for entertainment. There are great restaurants and a variety of life others across the country envy. We live a life many consider idyllic in a relatively crime-free county as well.

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There goes a flock of 'em

PencilPaperIt’s all right now.

Well, maybe not – at least if you follow the less-than-Supreme-Court.

This week in a move that seemed to anger every democrat and empower every Tea-Bagger, I mean Tea Partier – I mean Republican, whatever, The Supreme Court nullified a very small portion of the Affordable Health Care Act.

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Maybe Hooters works

PencilPaperSifting through the rubble of the primary elections in Maryland leaves one with the same feeling you get when you prepare for a huge party that went wrong. You buy all the trimmings, pay for a good rock band and then find out only your mother and her two spinster friends with bad dentures showed up to eat.

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The carrom board

PencilPaperThis week my wife decided to throw a graduation party for my youngest son, who despite his best intentions to sleep and play X-Box through most of his teen years – well when he wasn’t playing football – managed to graduate high school even after earning the senior superlative for the student with the greatest display of “senior-itis.”

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Cough due to cold?

PencilPaperAs soon as I woke up this morning my beautiful wife looked at me a bit quizzically.

“What’s wrong?” she said, supplanting her usual morning greeting sobriquet with a question that left me for a moment, speechless.

“I guess I’m sick . . .” I began.

Truth be told something is going around and I spent the last two days feeling like I was living inside a sweaty cotton ball.

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