CHANGING THE POLITICAL, PUBLIC VERNACULAR

Stupid Is as Stupid Does


By Harry M. Covert

 There was a time believe it or not when the political correctness fad didn’t exist. People of all ages didn’t run around being offended by this and that and elected officials were never called stupid, even though it was often talked about in closed door meetings.

          In the journalistic battleground reporters always knew off-the-wall combatants and refrained from printing stories without attribution.

          Once in my early days on the police beat looking for a weekend feature I thought it’d be fun to entertain readers with a story on citizen arrests. A police chief almost had a stroke at the suggestion, “please don’t do that.

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PRIORITIZING ILLEGALS, ‘TERRORISTS’

Feds Unwilling to fill Beds for Removals 

By CHUCK JENKINS

Sheriff, Frederick County, Md.

Why is the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) waiting for criminals to become more serious offenders, violent criminals and prioritizing only aggravated felons for removal?

The current administration won’t answer the question, but one fact really jumps out. Nationwide, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has 34,000 beds available for immigrant alien removals. Under the current priority policy of PEP, they are not filling the beds available for removal.

Jenkins is rated the second toughest sheriff in the USA on illegal immigrations.

Why are we not filling the beds?… Read More

WHEN SHERIFFS, I.C.E. COOPERATE

Dealing with Illegals Not Difficult

By Chuck Jenkins

(Jenkins is the respected three-term Frederick County, Md., Sheriff)

 

I’ve been Frederick County sheriff for nine years. We’re located about one hour northwest of Washington right here. It’s a beautiful county, beautiful community, population of about 240,000 people. I’ve been in law enforcement 25 years locally. I sit on two committees of the National Sheriffs Association, the Homeland Security Committee and also the Immigration and Border Security Committee.

I can speak with some authority to the issues and give a real good local perspective. I’m a strong proponent of law enforcement cooperating with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).… Read More

YOU’RE KIDDING, TRUMP versus SANDERS

Is Any Coronation Talk Off?


 By Harry M. Covert 

That Donald Trump! That Bernie Sanders! That political landscape! There’s no escaping facts that the chattering classes, partisan politicos and money givers are in awe, unknowing as to how to deal with the current state of affairs. 

Mr. Trump

All of the presidential watchers simply are ignorant of how the money mogul and the “independent” socialist have grabbed public attention. Traditionalists, so-called progressives, purported middle of the roaders and right wingers have been caught with jaws japing. 

Let’s face it. Most people thinking about the 2016 presidential competition assumed the event was really over and done with, that H.… Read More

THE PRATTLING OF SOUTHERN HATERS

Who Skews America?


By Harry M. Covert 

A Novel Victory

I am in no way a racist. I am a lover of history, good, bad or indifferent.

I was all set to ignore all of the hand-wringing about the battle flag. Then I saw the headline and story, “How the South Skews America. We’d be less violent, more mobile and in general more normal if not for Dixie.”

The above writing came from a Texas writer the other day, published by Politico. Now this is an example of things to come from those reprobates who hate everything southern.

Little by little those who hate the south are going to keep on prattling about the meanness and hatefulness and religiosity of those from the south.… Read More

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