Enola Gay, Inshallah

Eyes for the Sleepers?

By Harry M. Covert

The sample ballot has arrived. I’ve checked it twice and thrice. Don’t need any campaign material to help me decide, or more instructions as to how to make my voice heard. I might vote early to avoid the rush in two weeks.

Smack in the middle of my deliberations, the news bulletin broke my concentration. Terrorists struck north of the border. Another example of why North Americans must pay attention. Free societies are under attack.

Yes, as any historian worth his or her keyboard knows, World War III is well under way. I’m repeating myself, gentle reader, but facts are facts; and there is fear to fear.Read More

NAVAL BASE IN THE MOUNTAINS

Blue Suits and Shoulder Holsters

By Harry M. Covert

            It is rather refreshing to have a breather from all the animus enveloping us all from the murders home and abroad and all the yapping about “boots on the ground” instead of the truth about troops in battle no matter what description is on the lips of the wizardry newsies, politicians or even poll takers.

            How about the grilling of the former Secret Service director? The billion-dollar-agency is charged with protecting the president and his family, the vice president and his relations and to provide the muscle when foreign heads of state come calling, usually to tap the treasury, buy weapons of all sorts and medicines for health and happiness.Read More

Crime Evolving? Or Bolt Cutters for Beheaders

The Great Tragedy is Well Under Way

By Harry M. Covert

Since “child-dom”, my word for the moment, I’ve been a note-taker. You never know when scribblings may come in handy particularly in the writing business. A word here and there will joggle the mind and lead to all kinds of sentences, paragraphs and essays.

I believe The Great Tragedy is well under way not only around the world but amid the tranquil towns and cities of America the beautiful. Always, events in backward places of the globe seem to trickle down, infecting and scaring everybody.

For example, the word beheading erupted in Oklahoma and quite naturally news mavens everywhere keep reporting the distasteful expression.… Read More

IMAGINE NO POLICE ON THE STREETS

Focus on the Facts, Please

By Harry M. Covert

 Imagine for a moment if sheriff’s deputies, police officers, state police and fire officials were removed from the streets for a day or so in wherever you live.. Visualize the pandemonium, danger on the streets and highways, the illegal guns that would surface, home invasions and carjackings.

There are lots of people who dare make light and criticize city and county officers for simply doing their sworn duty. On their own and in general people don’t do right. They do try to skirt the law in the simplest of ways, speeding on the streets and roadways and then become downright nasty if stopped and ticketed.… Read More

RELIGIOUS FREEDOM A BIG DEAL

CONVERT OR DIE?  THE RUTHESS KILLINGS

By Harry M. Covert

No matter how ruthless local political fights may be, they are nothing in league with the genocide from radical Muslims in Iraq. Merely look at the television pictures from the mountainous Sinjar area.

Even the harshest partisans will be moved by the desperation of the Chaldean Christians and Yazidis running from the murderers called Islamic terrorists, ISIS or ISOL. When video news casts showed the words, “Convert or die” it was heartbreaking.

Despite all of the religious disagreements in the United States, no pulpiteers of any sort have ever resorted to such lyrics.… Read More

A Lifesaving Experience

When Medical Care Hits the Mark

By George Wenschhof

EDITOR, TALKING MARYLAND POLITICS

OBSERVING WHAT IS BEST DESCRIBED as a world beset with violence and upheaval ranging from a flare up of the Israel-Hamas ongoing struggle in Gaza, President Obama authorizing U.S. airstrikes in Iraq, a rekindling of the cold war with Russia with the Ukraine conflict, and the continuation of a do nothing Congress, I placed my political commentary on hold.

Instead of focusing on the outcome of the midterm elections and whether Republicans or Democrats will hold a majority in the House and Senate, my focus has been on what comes next in a life threatening experience.… Read More