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The Tentacle

Harry M. Covert

October 19, 2017
Will National Hate Go local?
Harry M. Covert

I’ve been thinking heavily of late regarding the ongoing hatefulness from rental babblers on the tube. For the wags out there, I didn’t hurt myself navel gazing.

October 17, 2017
Helpmates for the World
Harry M. Covert

The ability to read varied opinions is always interesting. More often than not average people reacting to ludicrous comments may mean well, but it’s obvious they are ignorant of the world.

October 12, 2017
Beware The Wrath of God!
Harry M. Covert

After almost four decades, the battle to de-religionize the American society has reached crescendo proportions. Leading the attack on almost everything that is holy has been the liberal left wing.


October 10, 2017
Dr. Lee to the Rescue
Harry M. Covert

Can everyday life be more exciting than it is today? To laugh or cry is the subject and the choice is incredibly vast and fun to consider.

October 5, 2017
How to Identify ‘Crazies?’
Harry M. Covert

While chaos from the Las Vegas catastrophe still looms large, safety and security remains first and foremost on the minds and duties of all public officials.

October 3, 2017
Confession of a News Dog
Harry M. Covert

The slogan goes “what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas.” In these days of “troubles and trials,” however, that has tragically changed and the news is heartbreaking.

September 28, 2017
Follow the Money
Harry M. Covert

What a time to be in the sports writing business. Of course, pro-footballers are mired in a mess not seen before. Now, apparently it’s college basketball’s turn.

September 26, 2017
Redefining Stars, Heroes, Famers
Harry M. Covert

It's timely to jump into the razzmatazz concerning the poor professional gridders, so victimized in their millionaire paydays for cavorting up and down playing a game. And living large.

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 L’s, & 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 Hogan’s 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