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February 18, 2014

In the Name of Heaven . . .

Harry M. Covert

Enough already, everybody. It's time now for some questions real and rhetorical. Maybe we're snow-crazy, but that can probably be explained.

 

Why in the name of Heaven and all that's good are so many people racing willy-nilly to crown THAT woman from New York as president?

 

Why in the name of Heaven and all that's good are so many normal and average people afraid to have opposition views that squelch the race to normalize heretofore "peculiar" or unpopular lifestyles of some two-to-five percent of males and only two percent of females?

 

Why in the name of Heaven and all that's good are members of faith communities so silent concerning traditional teachings and beliefs?

 

Why in the name of Heaven and all that's good are the vast majority of good citizens quiet and willing to let the goofballs creep into Frederick society, rolling over and playing dead?

 

Why in the name of Heaven and all that's good are solid citizens mesmerized by the pap being spewed over the public airwaves and cable?

 

Why in the name of Heaven and all that's good have the Columbia Mall shootings disappeared from the public's radar?

 

Why in the name of Heaven and all that's good are Frederickians/Fredericktonians not enthusiastic about a local leader becoming governor of the Free State?

 

Why in the name of Heaven and all that's good is Delaware's Mr. Joseph Biden being shunned big time for Commander-in-Chief on Pennsylvania Avenue?

 

Why in the name of Heaven and all that's good is there such a dearth of candidates to lead the nation?

 

Why in the name of Heaven and all that's good has Broadway Open House, with Jerry Lester, West Virginia's Dagmar and Morey Amsterdam, been ignored in discussions of late night television?

 

Why in the name of Heaven and all that's good have snake-handling preachers not been charged with dumb before they die?

 

Why in the name of Heaven and all that's good are lizards, pigs and elephants continually infecting commercials?

 

Why in the name of Heaven and all that's good hasn't "curling" been introduced to local sporting venues for young and old alike?

 

Why in the name of Heaven and all that's good has the "stupidification" of society continued, per Maureen Dowd of The New York Times?

 

Why in the name of Heaven and all that's good has Jefferson Finis Davis been ignored in the President’s Day national day-off?

 

Why in the name of Heaven and all that's good hasn't the City of Frederick just annexed all of Frederick County?

 

Why in the name of Heaven and all that's good hasn't Frederick County attempted to annex the City of Frederick?

 

Why in the name of Heaven and all that's good has Maryland's longtime Senate President Thomas V. "Mike" Miller, Jr., never sought the governorship?

 

Why in the name of Heaven and all that's good doesn't Jill King, political activist, decide to stand for Frederick county executive under the new charter government?

 

Why in the name of Heaven and all that's good does the mayor have such a hard time picking an able deputy?

 

Why in the name of Heaven and all that's good are military MRE's (meals ready to eat) not distributed to the hungry and homeless in Frederick city and county…and everywhere else?

 

Why in the name of Heaven and all that's good do so many good people resent food stamps for those who need them?

 

Why in the name of Heaven and all that's good aren't vigorous retired citizens teaching schools, at least part time?

 

Why in the name of Heaven and all that's good hasn't a downtown street or some other honor been bestowed on legendary journalist and colleague Roy Meachum?

 

Why in the name of Heaven and all that's good aren't more young people attracted to local elected offices?

 

Why in the name of Heaven and all that's good is it believable that George Washington, who some say funded the American Revolution, never told a lie?

 

Why in the name of Heaven and all that's good was the college professor's final exam question "Why?"

 

Why in the name of Heaven and all that's good is the answer so simple, "Why not?" Probably the latter is the answer to all of the above.

 

hmcovert@gmail.com

 



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