Archive / June, 2018

GENTEEL HOSPITALITY LOST IN LEXINGTON

Dilettantes of Dumb


By HARRY M. COVERT

knew it. I just might have to open a crystal ball shop, make free predictions. Well, dare I brag a bit, I must be a prophet. Even though I have an admitted coffee addiction, reading the tea leaves is becoming rather easy.

A few weeks ago I noted that carpetbaggers have invaded the Home of Presidents and, like diseases, are destroying that great slogan and lifestyle “Virginia is for lovers.”

Over the weekend past, evidence of disgusting conduct came to the fore. In historic Lexington, Virginia, a New Yawk (sic) invader insulted and refused service to an out-of-stater, a nice southern woman and her family.… Read More

DESTROYING THE AMERICAN WAY

The Rise of the Hammer & Sickle


By HARRY M. COVERT

here’s no denying insidious movements to destroy basic American traditions are well at work. Alarming signs are everywhere, disaster looms and, frankly, danger is disguised as political resistance. I’m beginning to wonder if the education profession has totally forgotten its duty to teach traditional history. How about Americanism, the Five Freedoms.

No, I’m not going off half-cocked. Many people, young and old alike, have lost their way and think they know best. It matters not a whit how many tattoos or piercings moderns like to decorate themselves. But, it does advertise beliefs and thoughts.… Read More

ENFORCING THE LAWS

Priceless Images of Crying Babies

By HARRY M. COVERT

picture is worth a thousand words. Most certainly since photographs began to be featured in newspapers around in the beginning of the 1900s. Then came the avalanche of images on film and every type of video equipment of today. It follows that then came a photograph for the good of journalism, recorded for the first time, the electric chair execution of a New York woman murderer, Ruth Snyder, January 28, 1928, at Sing Sing Prison.

The picture appeared on The New York Daily News front page, the headline “DEAD.” Shocking!

This leads to the images flaunted on big screens and iPhones of little children crying for their mommies and held in anchor-type cages.… Read More

CHURLISH TRASH-TALKING CULTURE

Embarrassing Unrefined Persons
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By Harry M. Covert

ulgarians are at the gate. Their desire is to repeat dirty words often enough that the general public won’t blink at their constant and offensive use. Go ahead. Invoke the constitutional right to say whatever and whenever you want.

This business of the nastiest words in the American language, née English, so prevalent and discourteous and disguised as comedy, is out of control and insidious in shaping good minds and conversations. I’m not dignifying them with initials.

Many of the professional talkers like to hide behind the idea of “pushing the envelope” to coarseness beyond the pale.… Read More