Archive / June, 2014

The World is Still a Mess

Is America’s Way the Only Way?


By Harry M. Covert

            The idea that every nation and peoples of the world should be like the United States has gotten out of hand a bit. It is unnerving the nation’s able diplomats and military men and women should try to enforce such nation building. This is somewhat foolhardy.

            There is a dissimilarity to expect those around the globe to be like us. This may well not be popular but it is indeed a fact. Some can say this is blasphemous whether we like it or not.

            It is surely a shame that those in the Third World – specifically the Middle East, Africa, the Caribbean and some Asian countries – have a hard time adjusting to an American way of life.… Read More

Revisiting the Old, Old Story; Soccer, Football and Voting

America’s Trillions Make No Difference

The Tragedy in Mesopotamia Continues

By Harry M. Covert

The tragedy in Iraq involving Iran and probably Syria should be of great concern to Christians of all persuasions.

In the simplest of terms the horrific killings, invasions of previous territories and unseeing allies the warfare is going to continue, no matter what international help arrives from the United States, England and others.

Expenses in the trillions of dollars from America’s government make no difference to the religious factions such as the Sunnis and Shiites. No question that eliminating Saddam Hussein was a good thing but, dear friends, nothing has changed except more fighting.

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‘Nattering Nabobs’ Still Around Big Time

Bowe Bergdahl’s Continuing Sad Saga

Time to Look At Army’s 15-6 Report


By Harry M. Covert

The way I hear it is this. When a soldier walks away from his post, the army has rules and regulations and investigators who immediately jump into action to determine the facts. That is before any adjudication gets under way.

          There is a thing called a 15-6 investigation under the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ). A commander usually assigns another officer to promptly look into the matter. Is it AWOL (absence without leave), desertion or a traitorous act?

          Let’s further the conversation about rescued Bowe Bergdahl, private but now sergeant, who walked away from his post in that god-awful place Afghanistan.

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The Suffering of Sgt. Bergdahl

A Little Shock and Awe?

         Shameful Politicking of a Soldier’s Life

By Harry M. Covert

 The righteous indignation being spewed about the repatriation of an American soldier has become nothing short of reprehensible, distorted and wrong with a capital “W”.

          Merely watching the proceedings from video supplied by the war-mongers and enemies of the free world called The Taliban, translated to mean “The Students”, was obvious the soldier was scared to death, unaware that he was being freed.

          Talk about PTSD the 28-year-old soldier was dazed a bit, unsure of what was going and quite fearful. Probably, he wondered if he was being executed.… Read More

Endangered Species List Grows

 Time to Cutout Political Correctness 

By Harry M. Covert

I took a friend at his word, “don’t be a one-note player.” About the same time I was reading humor from S. J. Perelman, “try everything once except incest and folk-dancing.” So off I headed to newspapering, kept lots of notes and read all kinds of things, ignoring the opinion of a high school teacher that I wouldn’t amount to anything. He was an oboe player. What did he know?

It is interesting how the business of political correctness has sneaked into American life with a threatening bang. It is getting “worser and worser”.… Read More