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WHEN SHERIFFS, I.C.E. COOPERATE

Dealing with Illegals Not Difficult

By Chuck Jenkins

(Jenkins is the respected three-term Frederick County, Md., Sheriff)

 

I’ve been Frederick County sheriff for nine years. We’re located about one hour northwest of Washington right here. It’s a beautiful county, beautiful community, population of about 240,000 people. I’ve been in law enforcement 25 years locally. I sit on two committees of the National Sheriffs Association, the Homeland Security Committee and also the Immigration and Border Security Committee.

I can speak with some authority to the issues and give a real good local perspective. I’m a strong proponent of law enforcement cooperating with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).… Read More

THE PRATTLING OF SOUTHERN HATERS

Who Skews America?


By Harry M. Covert 

I am in no way a racist. I am a lover of history, good, bad or indifferent.

I was all set to ignore all of the hand-wringing about the battle flag. Then I saw the headline and story, “How the South Skews America. We’d be less violent, more mobile and in general more normal if not for Dixie.”

The above writing came from a Texas writer the other day, published by Politico. Now this is an example of things to come from those reprobates who hate everything southern.

Little by little those who hate the south are going to keep on prattling about the meanness and hatefulness and religiosity of those from the south.… Read More

Of Course, the Language is American!

American Spoken Here

 By Harry M. Covert

           Changes popular or not seem to be invading all over and the majority of citizens are like lambs to the slaughter. The latest challenge involves spoken language. The official language of Frederick County, the state of Maryland and the rest of the states of union is American.

           Of course it is. Why not? Most citizens are monolingual. From the time they come into the world bawling they don’t hear “buenos dias nino” or “guten morgen kind.” It is rather obvious that amid the daily travels around these environs there are no signs extolling “American spoken here.” Nor are there symbols asking about other tongues such as Finnish, Czech, Dutch or Chinese, simplified or traditional.… Read More

A LOVE NOTE TO REMEMBER

 

Sweet Elocutions and Electronic Mail



 

By Harry M. Covert 

          Time is now to affirm, promise, pledge and swear – yes, swear – that no more politicians from Maryland will be jumping into the billion-dollar presidential fray.

          I have been receiving a number of “love notes” from those involved on the national scale. In all probability these missives are created, developed, printed and mailed by the same direct mail virtuoso.

Since the recent elocution by the O’Malley fellow the electronic mail hasn’t just been limited to the Democrats’ FLOTUS. I was quite taken by First Lady Michelle Obama’s salutation, “I love you Harry.” Yes, it was pleasant, sweet of course.

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‘LET THE WORD GO FORTH . . .’

 Ready for Some High Volume Trials?


 

By Harry M. Covert 

          Those with news nose sensibilities rank high in getting a jump on monumental decisions by those in authority or their authoritarian positions. 

          Some may well recall the words of 44 years ago, “Let the word go forth from this time and place, to friend and foe alike.” They are apropos at this very time. 

          Lots of locals remember the recent Baltimore Troubles of a few weeks ago. Keeping count of the murder rate in the state’s largest city it has reached 43 in May. This is not a badge of honor.

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WISHING, HINDSIGHT ALL WASTEFUL

By Harry M. Covert 

          Imagine for a few moments if hindsight was 20-20 vision. Imagine if mistakes could be corrected years after the fact. Imagine not having to say “if only I could have done things differently.” 

          Dear hearts and gentle people, looking back and fretting over small or large things of past actions, activities and or accomplishments can’t be done. 

          Such looking back and making changes is impossible as are death and taxes. Or, having the future predicted by palm readers, tarot cards and so-called and self-proclaimed prophets.

           All of the gotchas going on with political watchers doing their best to smear Jeb Bush who said based on the information available in 2004 to his brother, George W., he too would have invaded Iraq.… Read More

THREATS TO BALTIMORE POLICE ABOUND

When Lawbreakers Takeover Peaceful Protests

By Harry M. Covert

[Editor’s Note: This column was written Monday before the looting and burning devastated Baltimore and prior to the mayor and governor instituting emergency procedures.]

The tragedy that’s continued to unfold in Baltimore truly affects all segments of Maryland life and most all communities, large and small. There have been no easy answers to Freddie Gray’s death two weeks ago, and the city’s political and police officials have gone to the nth degree to salve the matter.

It was heard loud and clear, probably thousands of times, that protesters were exercising their constitutional rights.… Read More

ALL’S NOT QUIET ON THE PRESIDENTIAL FRONT

 When All is Said and Done . . .

Where are all the real leaders? That’s the Question for 2016

By Harry M. Covert

The would-be’s are flailing all over the place. They and their ghost writers are hustling books, going to places like Iowa in the dead of winter trying to organize electable opinions and lining up begging apparatus in high gear for the highest office in the land.

Yes, while good citizens around the 50-states attempt to deal with all the issues in their hometowns and around the world, candidates of all sorts are doing their best to become the best.… Read More

Will Bill Bolling Get His Chance?

Covert Matters Digest : Will Bill Bolling Get His Chance?

So ‘Un-Virginia Like’

Feds Looking at Virginia’s Governor’s Mansion

By Harry M. Covert

t may be too early for some to think a Virginia governor may have to resign before his term is completed. It could happen.

The Commonwealth has never had a governor forced to leave for misconduct.

Bob McDonnell, the 71st chief executive, may be a good leader on northern Virginia transportation programs, but it seems as if he has a problem handling domestic help and/or handling responsible financial matters at home, in this case, the Executive Mansion.

Political watchers have been following alleged antics of the gubernatorial kitchen.… Read More

Miracles for Officer Peter Laboy

Covert Matters


Life-Saving Techniques of First Responders

 By Harry M. Covert

“Officer down. Officer Down.”

Those words shrieked a few weeks ago over police radio. Terror echoed in the hearts and minds of all law enforcement, especially those in Alexandria’s public safety agencies.

Moments following the chilling broadcast on Feb. 27, city police, sheriff’s deputies and fire department and emergency sprang into action.

These prompt reactions brought about the miraculous life-saving efforts for Officer Peter Labor. Further radio transmissions let to the rapid capture of the man charged with the nonsensical shooting on Washington Street, near Lyles-Crouch Traditional School.

Motorcycle Officer Laboy, a 17-year veteran, had reacted to a police call about a suspicious vehicle.Read More