Of Course, the Language is American!

American Spoken Here

 By Harry M. Covert

           Changes popular or not seem to be invading all over and the majority of citizens are like lambs to the slaughter. The latest challenge involves spoken language. The official language of Frederick County, the state of Maryland and the rest of the states of union is American.

           Of course it is. Why not? Most citizens are monolingual. From the time they come into the world bawling they don’t hear “buenos dias nino” or “guten morgen kind.” It is rather obvious that amid the daily travels around these environs there are no signs extolling “American spoken here.” Nor are there symbols asking about other tongues such as Finnish, Czech, Dutch or Chinese, simplified or traditional.… Read More

A LOVE NOTE TO REMEMBER

 

Sweet Elocutions and Electronic Mail



 

By Harry M. Covert 

          Time is now to affirm, promise, pledge and swear – yes, swear – that no more politicians from Maryland will be jumping into the billion-dollar presidential fray.

          I have been receiving a number of “love notes” from those involved on the national scale. In all probability these missives are created, developed, printed and mailed by the same direct mail virtuoso.

Since the recent elocution by the O’Malley fellow the electronic mail hasn’t just been limited to the Democrats’ FLOTUS. I was quite taken by First Lady Michelle Obama’s salutation, “I love you Harry.” Yes, it was pleasant, sweet of course.

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‘LET THE WORD GO FORTH . . .’

 Ready for Some High Volume Trials?


 

By Harry M. Covert 

          Those with news nose sensibilities rank high in getting a jump on monumental decisions by those in authority or their authoritarian positions. 

          Some may well recall the words of 44 years ago, “Let the word go forth from this time and place, to friend and foe alike.” They are apropos at this very time. 

          Lots of locals remember the recent Baltimore Troubles of a few weeks ago. Keeping count of the murder rate in the state’s largest city it has reached 43 in May. This is not a badge of honor.

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WISHING, HINDSIGHT ALL WASTEFUL

By Harry M. Covert 

          Imagine for a few moments if hindsight was 20-20 vision. Imagine if mistakes could be corrected years after the fact. Imagine not having to say “if only I could have done things differently.” 

          Dear hearts and gentle people, looking back and fretting over small or large things of past actions, activities and or accomplishments can’t be done. 

          Such looking back and making changes is impossible as are death and taxes. Or, having the future predicted by palm readers, tarot cards and so-called and self-proclaimed prophets.

           All of the gotchas going on with political watchers doing their best to smear Jeb Bush who said based on the information available in 2004 to his brother, George W., he too would have invaded Iraq.… Read More

THREATS TO BALTIMORE POLICE ABOUND

When Lawbreakers Takeover Peaceful Protests

By Harry M. Covert

[Editor’s Note: This column was written Monday before the looting and burning devastated Baltimore and prior to the mayor and governor instituting emergency procedures.]

Baltimore Burning

The tragedy that’s continued to unfold in Baltimore truly affects all segments of Maryland life and most all communities, large and small. There have been no easy answers to Freddie Gray’s death two weeks ago, and the city’s political and police officials have gone to the nth degree to salve the matter.

It was heard loud and clear, probably thousands of times, that protesters were exercising their constitutional rights.… Read More

REAL PAIN IN BALTIMORE

Freddie Gray, RIP

By Harry M. Covert 

In all probability the toughest job in the world these days is being a cop. This slang expression is considered an acceptable term for serving men and women that comes from Constable on Patrol. There are other meanings of course.

Freddie Gray Arrested

One of the most troubling things to happen in Maryland of late has been the Baltimore death of a young guy who died in police custody apparently from tormented ride in what would have been described as a paddy wagon in days of yore.

Investigation into the death of the citizen from a broken back while cuffed in arms and legs has brought about no answers.… Read More