Archive / February, 2013

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The Art of Being Offended

By Harry M. Covert 

How to be offended? Let me count the ways. In this era when everybody is always exasperated, hurt, insulted, outraged and provoked by something, I am beginning to feel as though there should be a national day for crybabies.

Frankly, I’m offended. I’m a Native American, born and raised in the good old US of A. I’m offended at the faux fight to make the Washington Redskins change its name. This comes up often; and if anyone challenges this nonsensical stance, they become a pariah, insensitive, un-American or, politically incorrect.Read More

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(Note: The assimilation between athletics and politics is often more than intriguing. Recently, the two collided in Maryland and the consequences could have serious results.)

Lessons from the Basketball Court

By Harry M. Covert

Opportunities come when least expected for sure and seen especially true in sports and politics where ideals of right and wrong often are in dispute.

A fantastic example of this recently hit the front pages and could have well been on sports pages as a teenage basketball official got the ire of a coach.

This situation is nothing new to officials, players and moms and dads of any athletic event.… Read More

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Attention: Uncle Sam Still Wants You

By Harry M. Covert 

Lots of witticisms, jokes and uncouth remarks can be made about allowing women in combat. Some folks might think it’s another giant step in bringing about equality of the sexes. I’m not so sure.

If the time ever comes when a draft is re-instituted I would hope drafting women into the military services not be included.

Even though thinking of the past includes such statements that women “are the weaker sex.” I’ve never believed that.

Because a woman may not match men’s military standards for push-ups or pull-ups they are known to be to mighty good shots with handguns, automatic rifles and/or knife throwing.… Read More