Archive / December, 2014

DON’T CRY FOR CAPTURED TERRORISTS

Take a Few Moments to Recollect

By Harry M. Covert

Verbal bashings continue out of control towards a former president, vice president and the intelligence agency, the “covert ones” if you please.

Despite a plea from the secretary of state not to do so and agreeing to redactions from an ally, the Democratic senator released a report on interrogation methods. It was properly described as—pardon me—crap. Other adjectives have been used. I like them.

Let’s get real. I recall an attack on the Twin Towers in New York in what is remembered as 9/11. Seems like there was a previous terrorism bombing designed by a blind-cleric who is now in prison.… Read More

TRANSPARENCY AND PLAIN OLD TRUTH

Snickers, Grins, Guffaws

By Harry M. Covert

Let’s face it. Ninety-nine and forty-four-one-hundredths percent of people always snicker, then grin or breakout guffawing hearing news that a celebrated institution or person or persons has been caught in some salacious conduct.

That could well be human nature. Most certainly it’s true. As is known to some such conduct is used in a variety of ways: selling newspapers, periodicals books, to promote television and movies, to destroy the subjects and put the fear of the Almighty to one and all.

In the current time the term transparency is, and is all over the place supplanting such old fashioned words as honesty, veracity and plain old truth.… Read More