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Earning Honor, Respect

Cub Reporters, Long- Lost Relatives, and American Legion Values

By Ladson F. Mills III

‘We laugh at honor and are shocked to find traitors in our midst.’— C. S. Lewis

Former reporter turned College of Charleston adjunct Communications Professor, Laurie Lattimore-Volkmann, recently derided President Donald Trump for his low opinion of reporters. In a Charleston, South Carolina “Post and Courier” editorial; “The President, not the press, is the enemy of the people” Lattimore-Volkmann’s argument appears less reasoned discourse than political partisanship.

To accept her conclusion that, ‘even a partially conflicted American public unable or unwilling to trust investigative news reports over its fact-deficient president Trump is eroding our democracy,’ would require overlooking inconvenient facts.

In May 2016 Obama administration official Ben Rhodes, well known for his close personal and philosophical ties to President Obama, revealed in a “New York Times” Magazine interview the Obama administration’s low opinion of the press:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

The average reporter we talk to is 27 years old, and their only reporting experience consists of being around political campaigns They literally know nothing…

President Trump’s view while bombastic is a less severe indictment. An adage that, “it is better to be kicked in the teeth than patted on the head” readily comes to mind.… Read More

Another Look at the DMZ

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Russell Delauter Honored for Korean Service 

By Harry M. Covert

THURMONT, Md.

Of late eyes of the world have been intense on both the North and South Koreas.

None though moreso that Russell Delauter, the Thurmont and Frederick County icon who recently celebrated his 89th birthday.

He was a 20-year-old soldier sent to South Korea in 1950 as the bitter war dragged on until 1953.Russ was raised mostly in Myersville/Ellerton, Frederick County. He and his cousin Francis Delauter joined together, not drafted.  

Delauter survived the battles of the Chosin Reservoir.

In November the businessman and civic leader was honored for his distinctive military service.… Read More

New Fad, Pocket Picking?

Reparations for Kisses? No!

By Harry M. Covert

With all due respect, I had a dream. Since I met The Man, MLKjr once, he won’t mind. I want to report from what might appear as a realistic fantasy.

To me, the midnight reverie was a joy. Why can’t I cash in on how I was supposedly offended by advances from the beautiful girls I have known.

Of late another ego driven Trump worker says she rebuffed an advance from the sitting president. Please be serious. It’s nothing more than a money grab. That’s the latest scam from supposed offendees.

My midnight dream occurred at the White House.… Read More

Judge Threats are Foolhardy

The Gagging of a Show Off

By Harry M. Covert

I noted a few weeks ago that the SWAT-ting of a political gadfly, that is Roger Stone, was an embarrassment to cops of all designations. I’ve changed my mind.

It may have been overkill for the swashbuckling raid in his Florida residence. But, I’ve been in on such maneuvers. They were fun.

Once a miscreant climbed to the attic trying to hide from the law. His giveaway were foot marks on a freshly painted side wall.

The fellow refused to respond to calls to surrender. One of vigilantes, really a sheriff’s deputy, saw his cell phone lying on the living room coffee table.… Read More

Election 2018: Bananas and Wrong Predictions

‘Transparency in a democracy will only confuse people.’

Sir Humphrey Applebee, “Yes, Prime Minister”

 

By Ladson F. Mills III

I love bananas, but not in my republic.

America’s descent into the world’s largest Banana Republic will unlikely occur at the hands of an outlandish, bemedaled, military

strongman. America’s decline will come in the shape of a sterile, formal, courtroom carefully crafted with trappings of legality.

Lawsuits and litigation are a critical component to the Democratic Party’s election strategy. Democrats believe that what cannot be won though elections can be obtained through a leftward leaning judiciary. And the consequences to the country be damned.… Read More

AMERICA’S THIRD REVOLUTION

Predatory Opportunist versus Warrior Women

It’s not rocket science; it’s just standards.’

Kate Germano, Lt. Col. USMC, Retired

 

By Ladson F. Mills III

America’s third revolution has begun. We are firmly in a cultural war and all that remains to be seen is whether it will remain bloodless. However, if left unchallenged it will become more vicious and brutal than the French Revolution; known for its cultural insanity.

Predatory opportunism now dominates American society. Like a violent strain of virus it permeates every aspect of our lives. No mistakes, wrong ideas, or youthful indiscretions can be forgiven if one is judged to be on the wrong side of the political spectrum.… 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