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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

THE DUTY IS ALMOST HERE, PLUS Trickle-Down

Muck-Raking Makes Its Return

By Harry M. Covert

Well, now, if the campaigning hasn’t turned voters into cynics, it’s rather close. Thankfully, we’re in the home stretch. Let’s just count the days as they fly by to November 8.

As I’ve done in every election in the space of 55 years, my ballot will be marked again and my duty accomplished.

I don’t recall a more important or scarier time in the voting procedure than this year. Common sense has been thrown out the window.

                       J. Edgar Hoover  

Of course, the battle lines were drawn in 1960. It was promoted that the nation was in peril if that young Massachusetts senator was elected.… Read More

THE REAL CHARLATANS

Beltway Elite Divorced from Reality?

“Spare us from bleeding heart luvvies…who lecture us…while jetting off from mansion to mansion.”  — CHRISTOPHER HART

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By Ladson F. Mills III 

It was no surprise to learn that football player and social protest poster child Colin Kaepernick recently made the cover of Time magazine. The real surprise was in discovering that Time is still around.

Kaepernick’s image will now be joined with such notables as Hitler, Stalin, Ayatollah Khomeini, Yasser Arafat, Al Capone and the ever present Vladimir Putin.  If he is what now passes for hard news then the magazine’s declining 3.2 million subscribers might be due a refund.… Read More

DEMOCRATS PROCLAIM: IT’S ALL GOOD

        Has the Nation Achieved Nirvana? 


By LADSON F. MILLS III

I have never met anybody who came to this town and left a better man — Senator Orin Hatch

My father was a lifelong non-reconstructed New Deal Yellow Dog Democrat. For those unfamiliar with the term it means if the Democratic Party nominated a yellow dog he would have voted for it. He never quite understood his son’s less than appreciative attitude toward what was once considered to be the party of all the people.

I admit to having been pleasantly surprised by the upbeat all is well messages coming from the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia this past week.… Read More