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The Tentacle

Harry M. Covert

September 21, 2017
End is Near for Whom?
Harry M. Covert

With a strong degree of certainty, I can assure the faithful and newspaper editors across the land that there is no need for 120 point bold headline type along the lines "The World Ends."

September 14, 2017
The People Must Be Happy
Harry M. Covert

There weren't a lot bonafide voters in Tuesday's primary elections in the City of Frederick. One jurisdiction did legislate that non-citizens could cast ballots in the democratic process.

September 12, 2017
Night at Winchester Hall
Harry M. Covert

I read with alarm the conduct of the majority members of the Frederick County Council. It was an obvious intended slur to a long-serving member, which the Democrat politicians figure is the best way to oppose a colleague or to demean him.


September 7, 2017
One Note Players and Monikers
Harry M. Covert

It is difficult in these days of fragile feelings to find some humor and laughter. Maybe time is ripe to back off from wearing our feelings on our sleeves.

September 5, 2017
Time for Hand Wringing is over
Harry M. Covert

All the "message sendings" bombarding North Korea appear to be delaying the inevitable. From all the threats of nuclear attempts, escalating missiles and tail wagging the "big dog," apparently there are no tweets reaching Pyongyang.

August 31, 2017
Silliness of Lís, & Lobsters Boils
Harry M. Covert

I’m on my high horse today. I’m also astounded at the continuing display of stupidity, ignorance and total dysfunctional conduct enduring throughout the land. There seems no way to describe the silliness, seriousness and triviality in any other way than growing evil at the seams.

August 29, 2017
The Coming Silent Majority Awakening
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 bunchwearing black masks and clothes have literally gotten out of hand.

August 24, 2017
No Comparison of Robert and Robert
Harry M. Covert

Well now, "Dear Hearts and Gentle People," have you stopped laughing? Those media numbskulls at ESPN have more money than sense.

August 17, 2017
Lessons from Capitulations
Harry M. Covert

It is amazing how fast the politicians on federal, state and local scales capitulate. Now these actions of the past few days aren't the result of hungry people, growing military warfare, fixing roadways, airport runways or better schools.

August 15, 2017
The Guise of Peaceable Assembly
Harry M. Covert

There are plenty of words in the English language to express and condemn the odious events of the past weekend in Charlottesville, VA. All are appropriate for the unpeaceable assembly where haters had their day.

August 10, 2017
The Beast in North Korea
Harry M. Covert

In memory of Ernie Pyle, the late great, real war correspondent of World War II, and perhaps my third favorite Harry, here's a history lesson for yesterday's date, August 9. It comes from that fateful year of 1945.

August 8, 2017
Is Ceasefire Talk Helpful?
Harry M. Covert

The business of peace on city streets continues to grab attention, as it should. The idea of a ceasefire in Baltimore was an attention-getter quite naturally.

August 3, 2017
The White House in Prayer Mode
Harry M. Covert

Naysayers of the nation, if they are to be believed, are still promoting the phony ideas that America is crumbling, doomed and all hope of the future is disappearing. All these negatives are not so.


August 1, 2017
'Stretchers' and the National Night Out
Harry M. Covert

Of all the events of community awareness the National Night Out is one of the best – if not the epitome – of sheriff's and police interacting with the people.

July 27, 2017
Joys at the National Jamboree
Harry M. Covert

Is there any doubt the country is going mad? Actually I'm more astounded every day with the knuckleheads trying their level best to confuse evil with good.

July 25, 2017
Quality of Life Question?
Harry M. Covert

Reaction to last week’s column – “The Right to Live” – brought about many comments, all heartfelt, poignant and worth recalling. The matter involved the life-and-death situation of the British baby suffering from irreversible birth defects.

July 21, 2017
The Right to Live
Harry M. Covert

The case of 11-month old Charlie Gard is something to seriously consider when the subject of right-to-die, legal assisted suicide or euthanasia is in discussion or debate.

July 18, 2017
Governor Hoganís Cabinet Still Strong
Harry M. Covert

The beat goes on. I mentioned some days ago that political skullduggery was continuing in Maryland's historic capital city of Annapolis. This was not shocking news because such conduct is always part of the daily regimen by those who consider themselves first among equals.

July 13, 2017
Caller ID is Sure Helpful
Harry M. Covert

No sooner had the latest alleged news on the Russia stuff than my phone chimed. It's a newfangled tone on the iPhone. The calling number popped up on the screen. I was taken aback because it was from Russia. No kidding! That's what it spelled.

July 11, 2017
Battle Lines Drawn in Annapolis
Harry M. Covert

The skullduggery continues. There is no nice way to put it, but Maryland’s attorney general is obviously in cahoots with his legislative political brethren and sisteren (sic) continuing their determination to destroy distinguished members of Gov. Larry Hogan’s cabinet.

July 6, 2017
Landing at Chopin International
Harry M. Covert

I didn't receive a classy welcome on a June day in 1980 when the Lot Airlines plane landed at Warsaw's Chopin International Airport.

July 4, 2017
Facts of the Glorious Fourth
Harry M. Covert

While all true patriots celebrate birthday 241 with all sorts of festivities, and you know who you are, it's a bit okay to explain a few things on this July Fourth.

June 29, 2017
Salivating for the Hustings
Harry M. Covert

In this land of milk and honey, it's not too early to slide into the Independence weekend celebrations. For sure, we can dispense with the familiar verbal rough-housing constantly perpetrated on all of us innocents.

June 27, 2017
Make Frederick Great Again? The Saga Set
Harry M. Covert

The beat goes on. Attention can now be shifted back to where it has always been the most important, to the highways and byways of localities.

June 22, 2017
Equal Rights on the Beach
Harry M. Covert

For the moment I'm leaving the political gas-bagging to others. My intention here is to be delicate, put on my gentleman's expression and attempt to portray dignity.

June 15, 2017
Another Civil War?
Harry M. Covert

What a wakeup call. When the blaring news is close to home, there's no lollygagging waiting for the coffee. This time the "breaking news" was real stuff.

June 13, 2017
Free Speech and Dirty Talking
Harry M. Covert

It is rather curious how careless well-known figures can be in the public arena with their words and conduct. The questionable talk is totally out of control and should not be described as locker room or drunken sailors expletives.

June 13, 2017
Free Speech and Dirty Talking
Harry M. Covert

It is rather curious how careless well-known figures can be in the public arena with their words and conduct. The questionable talk is totally out of control and should not be described as locker room or drunken sailors expletives.

June 8, 2017
Tales from Political and Sporting Bouts
Harry M. Covert

Waiting for the Fightin' Washington Nationals game to play on television Wednesday, I caught the muggles hard at vocalizing. To be accurate, they, the news gals and guys, and then those on the Senate Intelligence Committee, were knocking themselves out to come up with a way for outright impeachment of the billionaire.

June 6, 2017
The Sky's Not Going to Fall
Harry M. Covert