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New Political Hieroglyphics Coming

By Harry M. Covert

THERE IS NO GOOD REASON here to resurrect events of the past 16th year of the 21st century. Neither is there any idea for resolutions over the next 12 months.
The reason? Just the same old same old. At year ends and new beginnings all of us scribes and Pharisees are forced to come up with clever verbiage for our brilliant readers. From the email bag I have a few faithful followers. Some are extremely witty, a couple more are anonymously cute, scornful and offer suggestions with some off-color scribbles.
To be frank it’s the latter that grab attention.… Read More

HAVE PEACE AND GOOD WILL GONE MAD?


It is outrageous that citizens think they have the right to disobey legal orders. That they don’t have to follow a policeman’s command to get out of the car, put their hands behind their back or drop that weapon. Or else.


By Harry M. Covert

We’re in the happiest and most joyous season of the year. No question about it, no matter what the politically correct crowd like to promote, it’s the season foremost of Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah. Repeat these encomiums please. It would sure be grand if there was peace and joy everywhere. Unfortunately that’s not true.

Consider the turmoil around the nation and the world.… Read More

THE WILL OF THE PEOPLE


Coup d’états are not known in the US


“Incredibly the nation chose an entrepreneur to be the 45th commander-in-chief. The nation wanted, truly demanded, change from what seems as status quo for years and years. “


By  Harry M. Covert

The plan here has been to rest, enjoy the time of year when by all that’s happy can be celebrated en masse.

So, I was wrong. Ongoing events on the national level have assuaged the idea that all’s well.

It’s accepted that the “best laid plans of mice and men often go awry.” Robert Burns penned that and obviously knew what he was talking about.… Read More

HARRY REID IS NO HYPOCRITE

A Sad Political Obituary


‘The Relish of Duplicitousness’


By Ladson F. Mills III

If as the old saying goes ‘hypocrisy is vices affirmation of virtue’ Harry Reid can never be accused of being a hypocrite.  Whatever virtues he may have once possessed are now as defunct as Hannibal’s Legions.

A December 8th Washington Examiner editorial ‘Good Riddance to Harry Reid’, lays out what can only be acknowledged as one of the saddest political obituaries in the history of the republic. It is not that Reid’s alienation from the truth is unknown. But the shock of seeing them laid out in print painted a picture of a politician whose behavior is abominable.… Read More

JOY IN MIAMI…SANCTUARIES, NOT REALLY

Cuban refugees in boat fashioned from an old taxi is stoppped in Florida Straits

 

 ENTERING THE SHADES OF HADES

By Harry M. Covert

They were rejoicing and exceedingly glad. Reverie in Miami and throughout Cuban communities, even here in Frederick, was ecstatic. What brought about the excitement and enthusiasm along with tears of joy? A rather easy answer. Death finally greeted Fidel Castro, the American hater.

The generalissimo despised everybody and was a thorn in the side of free societies. He killed or jailed opponents. At age 90 he entered the shades of Hades. There’s no sense beating around the bush, he ranks down there with the likes of other world-class murderers.… Read More

THE DOLLAR A YEAR MAN

Example for all Public Servants? The Answer is . . .

By Harry M. Covert

Once we recover from those wonderful dinners, it’s an exciting time to decorate for the Christmas holidays, indoor and outdoor lights, beautiful ornaments on the trees, and then the shopping thrills and bills for the season.While the season is unveiling all sorts of fun-filled activities, maybe all of the political conversations can slow down.

Several things come to light these days to warrant interesting talk during wassailing, standing under mistletoes, Christmas caroling and, most importantly, for traditionalists praying for a white Christmas. The almanac, Google, and the National Weather Service are being ignored for the purpose of this writing.… Read More

THE FOUR HUNDRED SIXTY-NINE?

MONTICELLO IN ALBEMARLE COUNTY VIRGINIA


Jefferson’s Enduring Creation


By Richard B. Weldon Jr.

Richard B. Weldon Jr.

Take a trip to Monticello, the home and final resting place of Thomas Jefferson, the third President of the United States of America. Really, if you haven’t already, take the trip!

The cultural, historical, architectural and agricultural lessons to be learned are equal parts inspiring and humbling. That it all sprang from the mind and heart of one man may be the most impressive aspect of the visit.

A must-see is his final resting place. This man-of-enumerable talents, this true renaissance figure, lies beneath a tomb inscribed with the following epitaph:

“Here was buried Thomas Jefferson, author of the Declaration of American Independence, of the Statute of Virginia for Religious Freedom, and father of the University of Virginia.”

No mention of his two terms as president, his governorship, time in the Virginia House of Burgesses or his experiences abroad as Secretary of State or trade minister.… Read More

KEEPING THE POTS BOILING

Voters Taking Control

Mr. Jefferson’s Proteges?


No matter how many high schoolers or collegians moan and groan, Inauguration Day 2017 will arrive with the usual pomp and circumstance and Hail to the Chief.


No Reason to Shiver and Shake


By Harry M. Covert

Now that transition of the government is undergoing such love and friendliness, who can barely wait for the new political style to arrive?

In all the nooks and crannies and communities big and small, anticipation is everywhere in hearts and minds of the next group of campaigners.

Who’s going to use the next slogan, “make our town and county great again?… Read More

AND THE WINNER IS?

‘Be silent, wretch, and think not here allow’d

That worst of tyrants, an usurping crowd’

The Illiad

By LADSON F. MILLS III

Years of conditioning by a politically correct power elite is taking its toll. As the author Gore Vidal observed, ‘as societies grow decadent the language grows decadent, too. Words are used to disguise not to illumine… Words, are used to confuse, so that at election time people will solemnly vote against their own best interest.’

         COMMENTARY
       Ladson F. Mills III

If our nation was less reactive and more reflective we might see that values now replace ideology as political identify.… Read More

A FUN RIDE COMING

  President-Elect Trump, President Obama

The ‘Shock and Oh’ for No. 45

By Harry M. Covert

Still awake at 2:40 in the morning unable to reach The Land of Nod, it was impossible yesterday to hit the remote control off buttons for both the television set and laptop online. The ongoing cacophony about the stunning change on the national landscape had me alert.

Around my neighborhood, a light rain was sprinkling. Raindrops in the dark were falling on the window sills. About this time the victorious alleged “demagogue” was coming on to be humbled and presidential and take over the reins of the United States government.… Read More