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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

BEWARE THE WRATH OF GOD

‘The question should be where have the powerful preachers gone?’

 By Harry M. Covert

After almost four decades, the battle to de-religionize the American society has reached crescendo proportions. Leading the attack on almost everything that is holy has been the liberal left wing.

The basic foundations of the nation are almost in shatters. The anti-religionists have no shame, or conscience, and would like heathens of all stripes to understand they’ve been quite successful.

Please look around at every area of life and see the terrible results of decline. It’s no longer a secret that spiritual life and people of faith are true victims.… Read More

REDEFINING STARS, HEROES, FAMERS

Spoiled Money-Grabbers, Unwanted Quarterback

By Harry M. Covert

It’s timely to jump into the razzmatazz concerning the poor professional gridders, so victimized in their millionaire paydays for cavorting up and down playing a game. And living large.

The players are so offended by the president’s criticism that some of the put-upons won’t stand for our National Anthem. These spoiled money-grabbers love adoration for their running up and down the fields.

Occasionally they misbehave with gang tackling, clipping, grabbing face masks to hurt opponents and beating up their wives and girlfriends. They also enjoy showing off with all kinds of silly dance movements not in choreographers’ style books.… Read More

END is NEAR for WHOM?

NoKo’s ‘Rocket Man’ is on a Suicide Mission

By Harry M. Covert

With a strong degree of certainty, I can assure the faithful and newspaper editors across the land that there is no need for 120 point bold headline type along the lines “The World Ends.”

A fellow who has proclaimed himself as a Christian numerologist has gotten his fifteen minutes of idiocy recently by noting the end for planet earth is Saturday. That date is September 23. I’m cynical and a skeptic.

That may well be the day though for North Korea if Kim Jong Un pulls off another missile launch.… Read More

ONE NOTE PLAYERS AND MONIKERS

What’s in a Name?

Matters of ‘Over Sensitivity’!


By Harry M. Covert

It is difficult in these days of fragile feelings to find some humor and laughter. Maybe time is ripe to back off from wearing our feelings on sleeves.

Most of us have to learn to endure name-calling or insidious comments about nicknames, school mascots or off-the-cuff comments that start out to be witty but somehow end up hurtful.

A high court judge in my hometown, who happened to be a Sunday school teacher, told this story of an army sergeant named Robert Wolfguts who sought a name change.… Read More

TIME FOR HAND WRINGING IS OVER

End Game Coming When Tweets Don’t Work

By Harry M. Covert
All the “message sending” bombarding North Korea appear delaying the  inevitable.  From all the threats of nuclear attempts, escalating missiles and tail wagging the “big dog” apparently there are no tweets reaching Pyongyang.

Quite naturally no one wants war, military intervention or destruction of the rogue regime. But that time is approaching.  And rapidly.
Evidence is mounting by the moment that the United States once again will have to solve the situation. Young Americans are on duty and ready to take the call. It probably won’t pretty.

President Trump gives the word Sunday

The question for all is how long is the free world supposed to suffer waiting for the bombs to fall on free people?… Read More

COLORS OF HORSES…WHITE and GRAY

Traveler VII, USC’s purebred Andalusion horse (left) and Robert E. Lee’s Traveller, American bred gray mount.

 

 

By Harry M. Covert

I’m on my high horse today. I’m also astounded at the continuing display of stupidity, ignorance and total dysfunctional conduct enduring throughout the land. There seems no way to describe the silliness, seriousness and triviality in any other way than growing evil at the seams.
Despite the desolation so prominent, there comes the story out of the left coast where the purebred Andalusian horse, Traveler VII, is under attack. This magnificent animal is in his 11th year as mascot of the University of Southern California (USC) and runs up and down during the Trojans football games.… Read More