Thumbs up to the organizers, exhibitors and sponsors of Washington County's Ag Expo & Fair. They provided an opportunity for the next generation of farm families to show off their agricultural achievements and the county residents who don't live on farms a chance to see that the beautiful fields and the livestock that graze there are the result of someone doing the work to make it happen, from morning's first light until sunset.
Thumbs up to Waynesboro, Pa., Police Chief Ray Shultz, for disputing the contention that his city's downtown area is unsafe after dark. As the chief said, there are no statistics that would support that conclusion, even though Main Street Manager Carole Malin said she's heard plenty of anecdotes about problems with rowdy teenagers. A few arrests for disorderly conduct should clear that up in a hurry.
Thumbs down to former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld and the three generals who testified at a congressional hearing that they shouldn't be blamed for the delay in reporting the "friendly fire" death of Army Ranger Pat Tillman in Afghanistan. Instead, they said, it was "the system" that failed. Working for this administration apparently means never having to say you're sorry.