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WHEN ‘HELL WAS IN SESSION’

Captain McCain, Colonel Webb, Admiral Denton

By Harry M. Covert

Far be it from this bureau to make any disparaging remarks at this time about the life and times of Captain John Sidney McCain III, USN retired.

Since the 81-year-old succumbed Saturday past from deadly brain cancer, tributes have poured in from all quarters almost to the point of “deification.”

Included in these plaudits one comes from a jailer in the horrible “Hanoi Hilton.” The guard said he now respected Senator McCain.We all know he was the U.S. senior senator from his adopted state of Arizona. He was born in Coco Solo, Panama, 1936, known then as the Canal Zone, an unincorporated U.S.… Read More

TAKING A BULLET; WARDROBE CHANGES

Alleged Presidential Doxies Enjoy Cashing In

By Harry M. Covert

Is there any doubt all the national elitists have gone gaga? No, not batty over Lady Gaga the entertainer, but the results of courtroom antics involving political persons.

There is no need to rehash the stumbling, mumbling and grumbling from all corners. The wags are having a field day and enjoying themselves immensely. I confess to enjoying the activities, too. Why not? The ongoing spectacles are entertaining, stretching up-and-down the East Coast.

Remember the quote by now convicted felon, lawyer, fixer and all around former confidant Michael Cohen? Said he once: “I’d take a bullet for him.Read More

STRAINING THE BOUNDS OF CREDULITY

 Admiral McRaven Makes his Bed

‘No one ever came to Washington and left a better person for it.’
— Senator Orin Hatch

By Ladson F. Mills III

etired Navy Admiral William McRaven may be remembered for many things, although perhaps not in the way he might have hoped.

During his career, he commanded the U.S. Joint Special Operations Command which oversaw the raid to kill Osama bin Laden. His signature speech touting the importance of making one’s bed every morning has become a “You Tube” classic.

But he now seems destined to be remembered as a man who willingly compromised his integrity to maintain membership in the power elite club.… Read More

HATER ON THE EDITORIAL BOARD

Blatant Racism and Vile Writing

By Harry M. Covert

ot for a second has fear reached this aerie that the free press is threatened by muzzling from the infernal guv’ment. It’s a mighty good subject but nonsensical.

If anything, destruction of a freewheeling printed newspaper isn’t going to result from outside sources. Death of the broadsheets and tabloids will come from within, not from the advertising and circulation departments, but from the news-editorial desks.

A case in point arose recently at The New York Times, the nation’s newspaper of record whether we like it or not. Most major cities and towns have their own dailies and weeklies where official history is maintained.… Read More

WHO KNOWS TRUTH FROM FICTION?

Exalted Levels of ‘Stretchers’
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By Harry M. Covert

t matters not which versions of the Scriptures is preferred by those of Christian teachings; but, maybe, we should recall and quote that “all liars will have their place in the lake of fire.” Read on please.

In other words, as I’ve heard and learned since infancy, no stretchers of any sort are approved. Let’s admit, little white lies on every level are accepted today no matter how preposterous and taken as truth. Don’t wince, “the Bible tells me so.” I’m in the pulpit today.

Of course, truth, while lacking considerably in public discussion depends on which side of the spectrum people reside.… Read More

Fictional character Tony Soprano on the job

ORDER OF THE DAY, SQUEALERS

he time has arrived for a breather, at least for a moment, from the knock-down drag-out, verbal political fisticuffs that have overtaken the sensibilities up-and-down the land of opportunity.

We can admit: the battleground is exceptionally fun despite the rigorous, surreptitious and overtly called friendly talk. Certainly what’s going on isn’t truly nice at all. We’ve discussed this at considerable length, and it’s not going to stop any time in the near or later future.

Of late, some big timers are putting themselves squarely squarely in the crosshairs, and the word becomes “snitch.”

That’s the glow for our discussion in these paragraphs.… Read More

CHARMING THE ADVERSARIES?

Scratching the Bear’s Back

                                                      ‘Work is work, and play is play’                                                                                — Russian Proverb

By Ladson F. Mills III

nvincible arrogance combined with an ignorance of American political history is the

definitive trademark of anti-Trump hysteria.

Whether President Trump’s reluctance to confront Vladimir Putin was the result of inexperience or an attempt to constructively engage depends upon one’s point of view. Suggestions that his actions were unprecedented are disingenuous.

American Presidents regularly attempt to charm even the most despicable adversary when it is in the nation’s interest. And since World War II Russia has been the primary recipient of these initiatives.Read More

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

THE ADMIRAL MIKE BOORDA STORY

The Sad Failure of Jon Meacham and Company

‘The technological society is a system of domination.’

C. Wright Mills, “The Sociological Imagination”

By LADSON F. MILLS III

merica is a technological society with domination having become it’s defining characteristic. We no longer attempt to convince but eradicate those with whom we disagree.

Sinclair Broadcast Group recently found itself under fire for a decision to direct its local affiliates to issue a statement concerning fake news bias; especially in social media. Sinclair’s statement made it clear their intent to concentrate less on editorializing and more on reporting.

One might safely conclude that such a move would be overwhelmingly welcomed especially by a professional journalist.… Read More

THE SAD AND SORDID AFFAIR

Is it Really Russia, Mr. Mueller?

By Ladson F. Mills III

The moral attitudes of dominant and privileged groups
are characterized by universal self-deception and hypocrisy.’
— Reinhold Niebuhr, Moral Man and Immoral Society

nation that embraces insanity as its defining ideology is a nation descending into chaos. There is nothing more indicative of this emerging insanity than what has erupted since the appointment of Robert Mueller as Special Counsel to investigate Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.

The primary purpose appears to be a dirt-digging expedition for any evidence that would link President Trump to an impeachable offense.… Read More