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THE COMING SILENT MAJORITY AWAKENING

Houston assisted living waiting rescue in deep waters.

By Harry M. Covert
I’ve given lots of thought to the ongoing pusillanimous barrage to rename everything from history. Thugs on the streets across the country, a bunch wearing black masks and clothes have literally gotten out of hand. And, if my guess amounts to anything, average people across the land are going to have their bellies full soon and the mindless so-called protesters will have their comeuppance.

While most good citizens are lifting prayers to the Almighty and government at all levels are helping with the weather tragedy in Texas, the anti-fascists have gotten completely out of hand.… Read More

A VISIT TO MR. HOOVER’S GHOST

The Nattering Nabobs Still Busy

By Harry M. Covert

The current bumptiousness ongoing among the nation’s elite – the know-it-all’s – is something to behold and brings more cause to be concerned about the country’s health.

Relax, friends. No matter what the “nattering nabobs” of today are blathering, there’s no constitutional crisis or Tuesday night massacre.

Stirring the political pot continues and likely will. The late great speechwriter and newspaper columnist William Safire is remembered for that wonderful “nattering” quote.

Actually to put everything in perspective today, the big issue is simple. Will the Washington Nationals and the Baltimore Orioles reach baseball’s World Series at the same time?… Read More

BANNING REFUGEES FROM ENTERING THE U.S. IS EASY

Consular Officers Need Only Use  Rubber Stamps, DENIED

By Harry M. Covert

Admittedly, humanoids have a tendency to talk and talk. When applause and attention grow, orations are louder and louder. The point here is that troubles arise when promises become loud and louder but become wearying.

Could this be more evident than the national harangue over the rewritten immigration rules flailing around from the most powerful office in the world?

President Trump initiated a ban on refugees shortly after his enthroning (amid pomp and circumstance). Immediately, opponents seized on objections. It remains a lightning rod. Federal judges rebuked the rookie president.… Read More

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

FOR TWO CENT$ PLU$

New Political Hieroglyphics Coming

By Harry M. Covert

THERE IS NO GOOD REASON here to resurrect events of the past 16th year of the 21st century. Neither is there any idea for resolutions over the next 12 months.
The reason? Just the same old same old. At year ends and new beginnings all of us scribes and Pharisees are forced to come up with clever verbiage for our brilliant readers. From the email bag I have a few faithful followers. Some are extremely witty, a couple more are anonymously cute, scornful and offer suggestions with some off-color scribbles.
To be frank it’s the latter that grab attention.… 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

TRISKAIDEKAPHOBIA? Read it, Don’t Say It

Explaining Number 13


By Harry M. Covert


I can’t resist it. Friday past marked Triskaidekaphobia. No, this is not when the populace is incessantly scratching, or itching, or running for the hills, or fearing things like ghosts, or scurrying from black cats and ladders or debating the mark of the beast.

Without question, many good people live with all kinds of personal fears and demons, trying to avoid full moons and political cajoling and swindling. The last two words are borrowed from author-editor extraordinaire Marion Elizabeth Rodgers. She knows more about H. L. Mencken than anybody.

This thing of Triskaidekaphobia is truly fun to consider as we enjoy another day above ground.… Read More

A LITTLE CHILD TEACHES US AGAIN

Political Correctness is tyranny with manners.

Charleton Heston

By Ladson F. Mills III

If stupidity was a capital offense the world would be much smaller. There was a time when those made by the young, were regarded as opportunities for teaching and growth. But no more with the rise of Political Correctness.

Just ask South Carolina State Representative Wendell Gilliard. He revealed two things in a newspaper interview several years ago. First, he carefully picks and chooses his battles and secondly he ultimately is looking to advance his political career. It appears that he has found his battle even if the lives of eight young students are ruined in the process.… Read More

IS CAPITAL PUNISHMENT EQUITABLE?

Understanding Feelings of Vengeance

 By Harry M. Covert

All kinds of discussions result when the topic comes to state’s rights, sanctuary cities, school busing, and a certain historic flag not from Fort McHenry in Maryland or capital punishment.

Such considerations are explosive more often than not, good versus evil, for example. These are important and generally don’t come up with reasonable good feelings. Usually the reactions are hard-lined, and create most common “knock downs” of the most vociferous types.

Each of the 50 states and territories and possessions has its own peculiarities for numerous self-centered practices.

NEEDLE IN THE PEACH STATE

On the last day of September it can be recalled that after 18 years on death row, the State of Georgia, put the needle to a woman.… Read More