Oh Columbia, My Columbia

• SPARTAN CONSIDERATIONS   6:49 PM ON TUE MAR 14 2017
From the desk of S. MacCune (celebrated apiarist):As welcome as Baader-Meinhof at a Policeman’s Ball, the March ice plumm…

The Anatomy of the Problem

• SPARTAN CONSIDERATIONS   9:30 PM ON SUN MAR 12 2017
Generally speaking, Congressman “Dutch” Ruppersberger is aware of the distinction between his ass and his elbows. …

No Oversight on the Overlook

• HOW COME?   10:41 AM ON SUN MAR 12 2017
How come no one was looking over what was being permitted at the Patuxent Overlook development? How come we continue to spe…

Omniscient Waffles

• SPARTAN CONSIDERATIONS   6:47 AM ON WED MAR 8 2017
From the Rhodium-Plated Igloo of S. MacCuneThe Right Reverend of the Church of the Latter Day Dude (Reformed)Pinch-hitting …

Examining the Proposed New Courthouse through …

• HOW COME?   10:36 AM ON MON MAR 6 2017
How come two major issues emerging on the legislative scene are being considered in a strictly parallel fashion?  While pa…

Fixing Howard’s ‘tiers’

• ALLAN KITTLEMAN FOR HOWARD COUNTY EXEC…   4:11 PM ON FRI MAR 3 2017

The following is a letter to the editor published by The Howard County…


Howard County Times Editorial: The State of th…

• ALLAN KITTLEMAN FOR HOWARD COUNTY EXEC…   10:24 AM ON TUE FEB 28 2017

Source: Howard County Times
“Smooth Jazz, Smooth Beverage, Smoot…


Working at cross-purposes?

• HOW COME?   12:21 PM ON FRI FEB 24 2017
How come it sometimes seems that our HoCo governmental departments are working at cross-purposes? One example I’ve pr…

On Israel and BDS

• SPARTAN CONSIDERATIONS   9:22 PM ON WED FEB 22 2017
Going beyond Howard County’s borders for a moment, I want to go on the record supporting HB949 and SB 739.These bills, if p…

Kasemeyer: Vulnerable in a Contested Primary?

• SPARTAN CONSIDERATIONS   6:03 PM ON MON FEB 20 2017
First, Happy Presidents’ Day.  C-SPAN released their 2017 Survey of Presidential Leadership.  For the first tim…

Allan Kittleman Gives Third State of the Count…

• ALLAN KITTLEMAN FOR HOWARD COUNTY EXEC…   1:38 PM ON MON FEB 20 2017

On Thursday, February 16th, for the third time in his tenure as County…


Kittleman Requests Funds to Help Ellicott City…

• ALLAN KITTLEMAN FOR HOWARD COUNTY EXEC…   4:01 PM ON FRI FEB 17 2017
In the hours and days after the historic flood that ravaged Old Ellicott City and tragically took two lives, Howard County …

Christine and me

• SPARTAN CONSIDERATIONS   8:24 AM ON FRI FEB 17 2017
I once gave Christine O’Connor some free campaign advice. Nothing major, mind you, just a couple of lines she could use a…

Emails to a Middle Aged Curmudgeon

• SPARTAN CONSIDERATIONS   8:45 AM ON THU FEB 16 2017
“On some grave questions, there is no difference to be split; one does not look for a synthesis between verity and falsehoo…

Is “The Carnage” coming to Howard County?

• HOW COME?   1:52 PM ON SAT FEB 11 2017
How come so little is being done to protect Howard County residents from the coming Carnage? No, HoCo is not facing the sam…

APFO is coming, finally moving ahead

• HOW COME?   11:36 PM ON FRI FEB 3 2017
How come eleven months have passed since my last update on the Adequate Public Facilities Ordinance (APFO) Task Force? Answ…

Kittleman to Build New Ellicott City Courthous…

• ALLAN KITTLEMAN FOR HOWARD COUNTY EXEC…   5:54 PM ON FRI FEB 3 2017
Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman will use an innovative system of financing to replace the old courthouse in Ellicot…

A Place to Call Home: Affordable Housing Forum

• LWVHC   7:27 PM ON MON JAN 30 2017
http://lwvnca.org/files/2017-4-8_lwvnca_housing_forum_flyer.pdf
League of Women Voters of the National Capital Area present…

Archipelago of Nightmares

• SPARTAN CONSIDERATIONS   2:48 PM ON SUN JAN 29 2017
This is what happens when the Electoral College elects a reckless, feckless goon who surrounds himself primarily with intel…

What are WE? Chopped liver?

• HOW COME?   8:54 PM ON THU JAN 26 2017
Many are asking: How come Howard County taxpayers are treated like chopped liver by many members of our County Council?  T…

The Trials and Tribulations of Z. Clement Fold…

• SPARTAN CONSIDERATIONS   6:26 PM ON THU JAN 26 2017
Recently, I visited my neighbor…a long-time Howard County resident, the aforementioned Z. Clement Folderol.As we sat on h…

Baltimore Business Journal Names Allan Kittlem…

• ALLAN KITTLEMAN FOR HOWARD COUNTY EXEC…   9:32 AM ON TUE JAN 24 2017
Earlier this month, the Baltimore Business Journal published several articles highlighting its 2017 predictions for the gre…

POOF! Additional historic structures bite the…

• HOW COME?   8:05 PM ON SUN JAN 22 2017
My thanks to today’s anonymous contributor for bringing to our attention another example of HoCo’s seemingly total disi…

Homeowners with Septic Tanks Eligible for Tax …

• ALLAN KITTLEMAN FOR HOWARD COUNTY EXEC…   10:20 AM ON FRI JAN 20 2017
Are you a homeowner who uses a septic tank on your property?
Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman’s new Septic Saver …

Kittleman Fundraising Report 2017

• ALLAN KITTLEMAN FOR HOWARD COUNTY EXEC…   8:08 PM ON WED JAN 18 2017
KITTLEMAN RELEASES FUNDRAISING REPORT
Announces 4,464.13 raised, 5,258.78 in the bank for reporting period.
For Imme…

Hypocrisy Watch

• SPARTAN CONSIDERATIONS   8:24 AM ON TUE JAN 17 2017
So this “No Sanctuary Howard County” group has “emerged” onto the scene.  As I am pressed for time, here are a few tho…

only thing we have to fear is fear itself

• HOW COME?   7:51 PM ON MON JAN 16 2017
 “…the only thing we have to fear is fear itself”  If you don’t recognize who said this and why– that m…

Hidden Figures

• SPARTAN CONSIDERATIONS   10:09 PM ON SAT JAN 14 2017
I had another Howard County political piece half written but I decided to put it aside in favor of a movie review.  Ye…

Allan Kittleman Encourages Residents to Volunt…

• ALLAN KITTLEMAN FOR HOWARD COUNTY EXEC…   4:30 PM ON FRI JAN 13 2017
Thanks to the efforts of County Executive Allan Kittleman, Howard County’s Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Commission is c…

Reducing Fear for Some Creates Fear in Others

• HOW COME?   7:36 PM ON SUN JAN 8 2017
How come the bill designed to reduce fear for some, causes fear for others?  The proposed “Sanctuary Bill” is describe…