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Harry M. Covert

September 20, 2018
Dazes from Losing
Harry M. Covert

With all due respect to one and all, the continuing hokum, hooey and twaddle surrounding an alleged victim of misconduct is still developing into hogwash first class.

September 18, 2018
Newest Low in the Senate
Harry M. Covert

Character assassination is distinctly the order of the day. This is not to be accepted for the good of the country. It is alive and well.

September 13, 2018
Incivility and the Gathering Storm
Harry M. Covert

With all good intentions, the plan for today’s good news is to seek Heavenly intercessions to stop Hurricane Florence in her tracks, leaving the Atlantic coast free from disaster.

September 11, 2018
Reading the Digits?
Harry M. Covert

The foolishness so prevalent today in the news business and among the civilians has reached disgraceful proportions. Incredibly, laughing at some of the imbeciles is appropriate even though sad.

September 6, 2018
The Defeated and Overthrow Attempts
Harry M. Covert

Threats against the President of the United States have reached disbelief. Overthrow of the elected occupant is ongoing, a tragedy waiting to happen and never seen before.

August 30, 2018
When Manners Get Ugly
Harry M. Covert

Torrid examples of ill will – or lack of protocols and manners – continue to erupt among national figures. If the conduct wasn’t so ugly, laughter could be the order if the day.

August 28, 2018
Captain McCain, Col. Webb, Admiral Denton
Harry M. Covert

Far be it from this bureau to make any disparaging remarks at this time about the life and times of Captain John Sidney McCain III, USN retired.

August 23, 2018
Sagas from the Courtrooms
Harry M. Covert

Is there any doubt all the national elitists have gone gaga? No, not batty over Lady Gaga the entertainer, but the results of courtroom antics involving political persons.

August 21, 2018
Tales of a ‘Sleeper?’
Harry M. Covert

Before facing matters of what some are calling Constitutional Crises, a poignant fact has arisen. I am compelled to do my duty for the public and private good.

August 16, 2018
High Costs of College Football
Harry M. Covert

Collegiate sports have long been part of American culture. Thankfully so. We’re coasting into those magnificent golden fall weekends beginning with prep rallies on Friday nights and colorful Saturdays in our favorite university stadiums.

August 14, 2018
When Congregations and Sounders Meet
Harry M. Covert

There are so many topics to consider, we can just jump in anywhere the news has covered or uncovered. I’m picking what I call a mélange, patchwork or potpourri.

August 9, 2018
Consider Voting Vigilantes
Harry M. Covert

Maybe it’s time to bring in the vigilantes. I mean simply to help those charged with keeping the Putinites from messing with voters on local levels.


August 7, 2018
Blatant Racism and Vile Writing
Harry M. Covert

Not for a second has fear reached this aerie that the free press is threatened by muzzling from the infernal guv’ment. It’s a mighty good subject but nonsensical.

August 2, 2018
Exalted Levels of ‘Stretchers’
Harry M. Covert

It matters not which versions of the Scriptures is preferred by those of Christian teachings; but, maybe, we should recall and quote that “all liars will have their place in the lake of fire.” Read on please.

July 31, 2018
‘Rat’ in the Crosshair
Harry M. Covert

The time has arrived for a breather, at least for a moment, from the knock-down, drag-out, verbal political fisticuffs that have overtaken the sensibilities up-and-down the land of opportunity.

July 26, 2018
Playing Strip Politics
Harry M. Covert

Time to confess learned friends and readers. I’m finally aggrieved and offended. Actually, in simple language, just when it seems the leftists – otherwise described as progressives – think they are making headway in smearing the Leader of the Free World, the inside job of the so-called Deep State emerges again.

July 17, 2018
Trump & Putin – Bryce & Manny
Harry M. Covert

Several wonderful and rarely used words come to mind today. And, with good reason. Here are some important subjects for this perfect time: civics and sports are the order.

July 12, 2018
Where Hopelessness Abounds
Harry M. Covert

Reconsidering “turmoil, time and trouble” and the evidence continues as “so so?” The obvious answer: “same old, same old,” or the reality of the age-old question “What’s New?”

July 10, 2018
SCOTUS & Miracle of Tham Luang
Harry M. Covert

My intention for this soliloquy was to talk about the coming new look of the U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS). Because of a deadline, it was impossible to predict the next associate justice.

July 6, 2018
The Cry “Enough Is Enough” is Coming
Harry M. Covert

For some time now predictions have been circulating that another civil war is on the horizon. Yes, the USofA is transitioning again to “We the People.”

July 3, 2018
A Capital Newspaper
Harry M. Covert

As bulletins flashed five days ago that an active shooter was shot-gunning The Annapolis Capital newsroom, my heart sank, along with others who have enjoyed the excitement of deadline writing.

June 28, 2018
Interlopers v. Citizens
Harry M. Covert

Much time and money has dominated public consciousness of late. Reasons are varied. The main spark has been politics; and the art of compromise has been nowhere to be found.

June 26, 2018
Dilettantes of Dumb
Harry M. Covert

I knew it. I just might have to open a crystal ball shop, make free predictions. Well, dare I brag a bit, I must be a prophet. Even though I have an admitted coffee addiction, reading the tea leaves is becoming rather easy.

June 21, 2018
Priceless Images of Crying Babies
Harry M. Covert

A 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.

June 19, 2018
The Rise of the Hammer & Sickle
Harry M. Covert

There’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.

June 14, 2018
Campaigning Monkey Business
Harry M. Covert

It is no secret. Skullduggery is alive and well in the political arena. Surprised? Of course not. It can be a bit surprising at times, particularly when opponents have been quasi-friends for long periods at work “for the public good.”

June 12, 2018
Mr. Trump’s Singapore Sling
Harry M. Covert

In preparation for this historic day, it was appropriate to look back 68 years and refresh memories from the Korean War, not in the least a police action.

June 8, 2018
“There Oughta Be A Law!!!”
Harry M. Covert

Admittedly carpetbaggers have invaded The Commonwealth under the opened eyes of native borns in the Old Dominion. And, days of the Virginia Gentleman and Gentlewoman could now be headed to oblivion.

June 5, 2018
Churlish Trash-Talking Culture
Harry M. Covert