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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

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

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 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

VIGILS and the BULLY PULPIT

 

The Awful Effects of Continuing Terrorism


By Harry M. Covert

The time has come for a real vigil. Using this bully pulpit something must be done to halt the slide to “Hell in a Handbasket” as a humorist of yore penned a half-century ago.

Were I extolling on a pastoral platform at this very moment I would most certainly disclaim use of the caustic word for the netherworld. Preachers should avoid using such adjectives while representing The Almighty on divine premises. No slips.

Of late lots of well-meaning people have been conducting vigils, carrying lit candles, holding hands and moaning and mooning over the awful murders not just in Florida but throughout the country in Baltimore, Chicago, Texas and other states.… Read More

ETYMOLOGISTS AND EXPLETIVES DELETED?

Today’s Language of Politics

By Harry M. Covert

I’m not quite certain but the use of vain and profane babblings has sure become prevalent on every venue these days. This has been brought on by the political vernacular in use on all levels. Now, no one even flinches.

Seems like the dominant figure on the national scene has made modern use of “hell”, not hades, proper and accepted. I could not get the full count since the other seekers like the h-word too. Okay, it’s for emphasis.

Nowhere are etymologists jumping up and down highlighting “expletives deleted.” As I’ve heard many times, “hellfire and damnation.”

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These modern times of openness and transparency and “speaking from the heart” have gained popularity. … Read More

Washington Post Outsmarted by West Point Cadets

The Naïveté of a Double Minority


By Ladson F. Mills III


Presidential adviser Ben Rhodes created a furor with his recent New York Times Magazine interview in which he blatantly unmasked the Obama administrations open contempt and disdain for the Washington press.  It is clear they are regarded as mostly young and naive.

Typically, such assertions should be taken with a grain of salt. Rhodes would not be the first political aide to fall into the trap of being carried away by his own perceived brilliance. It regularly occurs the longer they cling to the seats of power. Most, however are not so open in revealing their true sentiments.… Read More

TRISKAIDEKAPHOBIA? Read it, Don’t Say It

Explaining Number 13


By Harry M. Covert


I can’t resist it. Friday past marked Triskaidekaphobia. No, this is not when the populace is incessantly scratching, or itching, or running for the hills, or fearing things like ghosts, or scurrying from black cats and ladders or debating the mark of the beast.

Without question, many good people live with all kinds of personal fears and demons, trying to avoid full moons and political cajoling and swindling. The last two words are borrowed from author-editor extraordinaire Marion Elizabeth Rodgers. She knows more about H. L. Mencken than anybody.

This thing of Triskaidekaphobia is truly fun to consider as we enjoy another day above ground.… Read More