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Harry M. Covert

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

A good question for today: who’s going to be the next whiz kid who says she or he knows how to change the weather, I mean turn on or off rain?

May 25, 2018
Sanctuary for Gun Owners
Harry M. Covert

In a state surrounded by others allowing concealed carry weapons, time has come again to question Maryland’s belligerence to permitting good citizens to pack heat.

May 22, 2018
Good Morning Texas
Harry M. Covert

The bulletin crawled across the bottom of the screen early in the morning. Alerts were immediate on my iPhone. Reports of a Texas High School shooting. No information available at that moment.

May 15, 2018
Tactics for Peace: More Prosperity
Harry M. Covert

Among the magnificent benefits of our technological advances is the ability to block unwanted, or any at all, telephone calls. In this gregarious season of political obsessing, eluding messages can be easy.

May 10, 2018
Blinking and Osculating in North Korea
Harry M. Covert

It is rather apparent that North Korea’s little imp not only blinked but has discovered that posterior osculation is the road to peace and saving himself from annihilation.

May 8, 2018
American Lingo on the Rise
Harry M. Covert

There’s been a lot conversation among all the mugwumps and barking moonbats that former cabinet officers become consultants for foreign governments and receive incredible fees and enjoy riches forever.

May 3, 2018
Respite from General Swindling
Harry M. Covert

And, now for some good news. But first, I don’t want to hear any piffle about starting a paragraph or sentence with “And.” It’s a perfectly good locution, plus this is not an English class paper.

May 1, 2018
Dancing Around the Maypole
Harry M. Covert

Somehow it’s not likely that dancing around Maypoles will occur today. There was a time when May First was a celebratory activity in public schools.

April 26, 2018
Does Weed Whack Pain?
Harry M. Covert

Debate over medicinal marijuana continues to weave its way into modern approval. A number of states say it’s okay, while a majority, not including Maryland, one of the Original 13 colonies, has legalized pot use. Now the fight proceeds whether dispensaries will be among downtown shops.

April 24, 2018
Chips for the Crime Cure
Harry M. Covert