Unseemly Manners in the Capitol

‘Money and morals are rarely on speaking terms.’

By Harry M. Covert
November 28, 2017

Has the nation figured out that the country’s real problems lie in the Capitol Building? Apparently lots of citizens have had no clue until lately as leaders’ public and private lives have been bared. Blemishes of the heretofore legislative bodies are laid before the entire 50-states plus all the territories and the world.

Who would have imagined the members of what’s described as the most distinguished club in the world had “no clothes.” That’s the U. S. Senate. Then the brother and sisters of the House of Representatives weren’t excluded from illicit conduct usually reserved for bawdy houses or those described as places of “ill repute.”

Quite naturally pundits use the phrase “double standards.” It’s proper to think that.… Read More

A  POTPOURRI TO ENJOY

On The Day of Thanks 

By Harry M. Covert
November 23, 2017

Vittles  in all forms are the stars today. There are so many variations on this treasured Thanksgiving that the troubles and trials can likely be set aside for joys of families large and small.How to count the ways of all to give thanks for the bounties.

This is an exciting list, and so much to offer gratitude.

Not to be preachy, but every single soul has much in which to offer for living this life.

Tradition has many reasons for Thanksgiving Day. Magnificent! Family meals and time together.… Read More

PROFILING and SHAVING

The ‘Manly’ Style of Terrorists

“Terrorists are known principally by their straggly unshaven beards. Part of their murderous sects is that they never shave facial hair. They are known for their religious devotion by never shaving because that is a manly symbol they believe. Let’s stop dancing around the issue plaguing the U.S. society.”

 By Harry M. Covert

The idea of profiling by law enforcement always raises hackles. How dare investigators look for criminals, who act suspicious and when they think no one is watching or when closed circuit video is having a good look?

While bleeding hearts don’t like what the president says about the death penalty for the Big Apple terrorist, or

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sending the killer – okay, the alleged admitted killer – to Guantánamo Bay.… Read More

UNLEASHING the JFK FILES

Will the Truth Be Told About that
Fateful Day a Half Century Ago?

By Harry M. Covert

JFK Teletype Image after Dallas                             tragedy

Today may or may not destroy myths and conspiracies of the past 54 years as to the perpetrator of the assassination of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy

This awful day when the young 35th chief executive was shot and killed is burned in my heart and mind. I succinctly remember the moment the news blared on my black and white television set.

My two-year-old son was napping. I was scheduled to work at 5 pm. I was watching the television show Dialing for Dollars.… Read More

WILL NATIONAL HATE GO LOCAL?

Do locales want officials to be degraded

By Harry M. Covert

I’ve been thinking heavily of late regarding the ongoing hatefulness from rental babblers on the tube. For the wags out there, I didn’t hurt myself navel gazing.

Several concepts erupted in my contemplative moments. First, leaders and politicians in all jurisdictions (notice I make a distinction between L’s and P’s) could be at risk if the constant national offensive wailing and faux weeping became local style.

Let me clarify for a moment. I know, and have known, numerous political leaders who rank far beyond the status being disgracefully bandied around.… Read More

HOW TO IDENTIFY ‘CRAZIES?

The Las Vegas Tragedy, How to Combat Evil? 

By Harry M. Covert

While chaos from the Las Vegas catastrophe still looms large, safety and security remains first and foremost on the minds and duties of all public officials.

This is not over speak or extra alert. It’s reality. Normal living requires added attention for suspicious people and objects everywhere.

It’s easy to regard – or say a person is – crazy or nuts. It’s virtually impossible to see an individual and report them mentally ill. After the fact of a horrible act, everybody is an expert with 20/20 vision.

One of the best sworn officers I’ve known is now retired is Sherman, a sweet and brilliant Labrador retriever.… Read More