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CHAOS BECOMING THE LANDSCAPE

The Road to Bigger and More Catastrophic Things

By Harry M. Covert

Let’s talk about chaos. No, not the James Bond movie but the mobocracy, or bedlam, or pandemonium, or unruliness underway throughout the land. Add to these ill-manners, no etiquette and plain and simple indiscriminate crime.

The above is a mouthful. Who can deny chaos and meanness have become confused? It’s on purpose, too.

The tragedies resulting from indiscriminate talk, street violence, the widespread murders and shootings are now at extreme proportions. It’s the landscape.

The tragic Easter weekend murders around the nation have added to the growing chaos.Read More

WHEN MUCKRAKERS WERE IN …

Time Marches On, The Joy of Legendary Columnists

By Harry M. Covert

Like political aficionados all around these days, naïveté among the masses is rather overwhelming. To begin with, frequent world travelers know all this alleged hysteria about Russian interference doesn’t amount to a hill of beans.

Most certainly old time newspaper muckrakers like Drew Pearson, Jack Anderson, Walter Winchell, and a few others, kept readers on the edges of their seats. My gosh, it was thrilling to get the real political inside news in black and white.

I’m not including other columnists and writers akin to James Reston, Eric Severeid, Arthur Krock, Jack Germond,

Walter Winchell (right) and J.

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La La Land is no Longer a Movie

Mr. O’s Left-Over Chutzpah Legacy, Media War

‘There is only one reason to believe something and that’s because it is true.’
— C.S. Lewis

By Ladson F. Mills III

A nation that no longer requires accountability from its leaders is in grave peril. With all the attention directed toward President Donald Trump it is easy to overlook the disaster of his predecessor Barrack Obama.

The world is a more dangerous place than before Mr. Obama took office. America is neither feared by enemies nor

Ladson F. Mills III, essayist and author.

respected by friends. But one thing about Mr. Obama cannot be denied; he is a true believer.… Read More

AMERICA UNDER SIEGE

America Under Siege: The conspiracy to remove President Trump

‘We’re not going to live under that man for four years’  -- Maxine Waters (Democrat California Congresswoman)

By Ladson F. Mills III

The American Republic is under siege. Bloomberg columnist Eli Lake commenting on Michael Flynn’s departure stated ‘Flynn is only the appetizer. Trump is the entrée.’ It may be much worse than Lake describes.

In asking the question, ‘what did the president know and when did he know it?’, it appears the President in question should be Barrack Obama rather than Donald Trump.

Ladson F. Mills III, essayist and author.

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HIERARCHY of PUBLICITY

When Did Child Abuse Become Tolerated?

By LADSON F. MILLS III

‘In the world of celebrity the hierarchy of publicity has replaced the hierarchy of descent and even great wealth.’ (C. Wright Mills, Columbia University Sociologist)

If a rose by any other name would smell as sweet’, child abuse whether sexual, physical or verbal stinks. But being on the accepted side of politics apparently means never having to say you’re sorry. Even when it involves child abuse.

While women marched in protest of Donald Trump and asserted that their anatomy will grab back, NBC’s Saturday Night Live writer Katie Rich achieved a new low.… Read More

POSTER CHILD OUT OF TOUCH

Deplorable versus Delusional


‘Denouncing voters who were tired of politics-as-usual and declaring them to be a basket of deplorables is hardly the way to win them over’. — BREDA O’BRIEN


By Ladson F. Mills III
The great American cultural divide is no longer between race, gender or socio-economics. It is now a divide between deplorables and delusionals.

Actress Meryl Streep’s speech at the recent Golden Globe Awards ensures her status as Poster Child for the delusionals.  Criticizing President-Elect Donald Trump for his immoderate comments against a special needs reporter during his recent campaign, Ms. Streep spoke movingly of how his remarks brought her to tears.… Read More

THE WILL OF THE PEOPLE


Coup d’états are not known in the US


“Incredibly the nation chose an entrepreneur to be the 45th commander-in-chief. The nation wanted, truly demanded, change from what seems as status quo for years and years. “


By  Harry M. Covert

The plan here has been to rest, enjoy the time of year when by all that’s happy can be celebrated en masse.

So, I was wrong. Ongoing events on the national level have assuaged the idea that all’s well.

It’s accepted that the “best laid plans of mice and men often go awry.” Robert Burns penned that and obviously knew what he was talking about.… Read More

HARRY REID IS NO HYPOCRITE

A Sad Political Obituary


‘The Relish of Duplicitousness’


By Ladson F. Mills III

If as the old saying goes ‘hypocrisy is vices affirmation of virtue’ Harry Reid can never be accused of being a hypocrite.  Whatever virtues he may have once possessed are now as defunct as Hannibal’s Legions.

A December 8th Washington Examiner editorial ‘Good Riddance to Harry Reid’, lays out what can only be acknowledged as one of the saddest political obituaries in the history of the republic. It is not that Reid’s alienation from the truth is unknown. But the shock of seeing them laid out in print painted a picture of a politician whose behavior is abominable.… Read More

JOY IN MIAMI…SANCTUARIES, NOT REALLY

Cuban refugees in boat fashioned from an old taxi is stoppped in Florida Straits

 

 ENTERING THE SHADES OF HADES

By Harry M. Covert

They were rejoicing and exceedingly glad. Reverie in Miami and throughout Cuban communities, even here in Frederick, was ecstatic. What brought about the excitement and enthusiasm along with tears of joy? A rather easy answer. Death finally greeted Fidel Castro, the American hater.

The generalissimo despised everybody and was a thorn in the side of free societies. He killed or jailed opponents. At age 90 he entered the shades of Hades. There’s no sense beating around the bush, he ranks down there with the likes of other world-class murderers.… Read More

THE DOLLAR A YEAR MAN

Example for all Public Servants? The Answer is . . .

By Harry M. Covert

Once we recover from those wonderful dinners, it’s an exciting time to decorate for the Christmas holidays, indoor and outdoor lights, beautiful ornaments on the trees, and then the shopping thrills and bills for the season.While the season is unveiling all sorts of fun-filled activities, maybe all of the political conversations can slow down.

Several things come to light these days to warrant interesting talk during wassailing, standing under mistletoes, Christmas caroling and, most importantly, for traditionalists praying for a white Christmas. The almanac, Google, and the National Weather Service are being ignored for the purpose of this writing.… Read More