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Harry M. Covert

November 20, 2018
Toms, Hens, Jimmies & Sooks, Who Was First?
Harry M. Covert

There is no reason, friends, to quibble over the celebration of the nation’s first Thanksgiving. No matter what revelers have spouted for years over the Mayflower landing in Yankee land, the lordly bounty at Plymouth was two years and 17 days late.

November 16, 2018
White Sunshine, Blazing Fires, Folk Lore
Harry M. Covert

Again, I’m stepping into dangerous areas. In no way do I support the global warming boondoggle so popular these days. Tell a lie often enough and it becomes folk lore.

November 13, 2018
Babble and ‘Culling the Herd’
Harry M. Covert

The loonies are at serious work, most certainly, in the land we call the United States of America. It is all a power game and sickening. All out hatred grows daily.

November 8, 2018
Let the Thrashings Soften?
Harry M. Covert

Let the verbal floggings stop. Don’t count on it. We realize the personal bashings won’t stop even if these wonderful midterm elections are thankfully over. Kaput.

November 6, 2018
Fee-fi-fo-fum, Day of Prayer
Harry M. Covert

Phew! Fee-fi-fo-fum, I smell the blood of, girls and boys, let’s not go to any more fairy tales. We’ve reached that glorious day when the national nightmare is almost over, coming to an end in a few hours.

November 1, 2018
Breaking the Mold of the Disloyal Opposition
Harry M. Covert

So, we’re creeping up to the midterm elections and because of the renegades who love to be called resisters, the great old USA is under siege. Ain’t it fun?

October 30, 2018
Praise the Lord, but first, pass the ammunition
Harry M. Covert

I’m going to sincerely be frank, straightforward. At the distinct moment news broke of the abhorrent murders Saturday morning at the Pittsburgh synagogue, my blood boiled. The biggest hater and most disgraceful man in the nation is a supposed religious leader.

October 25, 2018
Alarm Bells, Pipe Bombs, and Ballots
Harry M. Covert

The next step has begun to terrorize the free society. The conflict started with verbal threats encouraging confrontations to conservatives because liberal partisans wanted to fight, derail and make general nuisances of themselves.

October 23, 2018
Keep America Good
Harry M. Covert

I’m trying my best to keep an open mind, at least for a fortnight, when the chaos of the nation’s quite likely won’t be quelled on November 6.

October 18, 2018
Anomalies in the News
Harry M. Covert

Most certainly international events are rather important. However stateside activities should rank first and foremost. Foreign intrigue always grabs attention, but events at home are more vital considering all the facts – or fiction.

October 16, 2018
Missionaries and Reporters
Harry M. Covert

There are two most dangerous professions in the world today. First, those sent as Christian missionaries; second, journalists of the investigatory kind who dare apply their talents in the face of international despots.

October 11, 2018
Facing Insurrectionist Days
Harry M. Covert

It is never more obvious that the brilliance of the Founders of the Constitution were prescient. In fact, these wise men, meeting in Philadelphia, had the good sense to write the Second Amendment.

October 9, 2018
Oyez! Mr. Justice Kavanaugh
Harry M. Covert

With all profound respect, it is a joy at this historic moment to stand, read and repeat the magnificent call to order for the opening of the Supreme Court of the United States.

October 5, 2018
Vast Wasteland and the Public Interest
Harry M. Covert

The bamboozling is nothing short of rampant on what has been claimed as the public airways. Is all of the stuff flooding alleged cable news channels in the public interest? I say no.

October 2, 2018
Rearming the Quivers
Harry M. Covert

Attention, please! From a well-worn tome of aphorisms, proverbs to be transparent for all, including elitists, “being forewarned is being forearmed.” Long-winded, for sure. The alert is as follows.

September 28, 2018
Loathing & Political Guillotining
Harry M. Covert

The heebie-jeebies had me wide awake. To be clear, anxiety overwhelmed my sense of civic responsibility. I didn’t want to miss the senatorial side show. The pre-show blabbing didn’t miss a beat. Neither did I.

September 25, 2018
Slurring ‘Old White Men’
Harry M. Covert

Using warnings from television news purveyors before showing breaking news, the following may cause fear, emotional stress and verify calumny among the poltroons better known as losers in the Senate and their media confederates.

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