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The Tentacle

Harry M. Covert

January 16, 2018
From Leavenworth to Senate?
Harry M. Covert

That anomalies are everywhere in the political world goes without saying. Lots of hopefuls jump on bandwagons merely for publicity and shock value. Public amnesia in far too many cases allows some to succeed at the risk of the general good.

January 11, 2018
Noble, Ignoble Efforts
Harry M. Covert

In this land of oxymorons, time is ripe for remembrance of The Noble Experiment, that day 96 years ago next week when boozing went underground, and lots of Americans became full-fledged criminals.

January 9, 2018
Call a Doctor, Please
Harry M. Covert

I have to admit I’ve been to the White House many times. Remember, it’s not bragging if you can do it – or did it. Well, now!

January 4, 2018
Real Breaking News
Harry M. Covert

Breaking News! Alerts! Bulletins! Heavens to Betsy! I’m not scribbling for the teevee newsreaders. Stay with me gentle hearts, we’re zooming like a ray gun from Captain Video and Tom Corbett into 2018.

January 2, 2018
Can we all be nice? No!
Harry M. Covert

Here we go. No more promises, or pontifications, resolving to do better in this and that. For the next 363 days the outlook is magnificent. Can we just be nice.

December 28, 2017
Rookies at the Bat
Harry M. Covert

We’re counting the days. No, not for the bogus impeachment talk from all the losers who have nothing worthwhile to say. The latter are one-note players, for sure.

December 26, 2017
Money Doesn’t Buy Peace
Harry M. Covert

Now, the glorious day after Merry Christmas. How about that? Sure sounds better than winter festival and other neutered descriptions from incontinents who have nothing better to do than try to destroy traditions and history.

December 21, 2017
Thanks for Christmas and Readers
Harry M. Covert

In this season of giving, what could be more appropriate than to thank the wise readers of the The Tentacle for taking time to follow these stories?

December 19, 2017
Good times in the mountains
Harry M. Covert

The top law officer of the nation described a “wonderful weekend” at the Naval Support Facility in Thurmont, Maryland. He wasn’t on a destroyer. Naturally it’s impossible in the Catoctin Mountains.

December 14, 2017
A Modern Fort Sumter
Harry M. Covert

Whew! At the risk of being smart alecky, the news can now be reported far and wide that the South isn’t going to rise again.

December 12, 2017
All Eyes Down South
Harry M. Covert

It would be remiss not to point out today is 25 Keslev on the Hebrew calendar. We can all say Happy Hanukkah as the eight days of the Festival of Lights starts at sunset.

December 7, 2017
Moving in the Holy Land
Harry M. Covert

It’s about time. Finally, the “eternal capitol” of the State of Israel is recognized as Jerusalem. The move of the United States Embassy from Tel Aviv to the recognized seat of government is underway.

December 5, 2017
Jealousy Runs Amok
Harry M. Covert

Hatred has become the order of the day. Without question, when rank and file citizens resort to such animosity because elections didn’t result in their hopes, the time has come to re-think their good sense if there is any such thing remaining.

November 28, 2017
Unseemly Manners in the Capitol
Harry M. Covert

Has the nation figured out that the country’s real problems lie in the Capitol Building? Apparently lots of citizens have had no clue until lately as leaders’ public and private lives have been bared. Blemishes of the heretofore legislative bodies are laid before the entire 50-states plus all the territories and the world.

November 23, 2017
On This Day of Thanks
Harry M. Covert

Vittles in all forms are the stars today. There are so many variations on this treasured Thanksgiving that the troubles and trials can likely be set aside for joys of families large and small.

November 21, 2017
Is Shoplifting Still a Crime?
Harry M. Covert

The right of free speech is, in all probability, the most cherished privilege in American society. Every person can say almost anything without fear at any time, no matter how silly, foolish, erudite, meaningful or profane.

November 16, 2017
The Big Story Fiasco
Harry M. Covert

Far be it here to condone in any way, shape, or form the sexual misconduct so loudly and broadly on public display these days.

November 9, 2017
Belittling the Believers
Harry M. Covert

Tragedies in Sutherland Springs, Texas, and a week before in New York City are further evidence Divine intervention is a must to straighten out the creeping cancer of evil befalling the blessed nation named USA.


November 3, 2017
Profiling and Shaving
Harry M. Covert

The idea of profiling by law enforcement always raises hackles. How dare investigators look for criminals, who act suspicious and when they think no one is watching or closed circuit video is having a good look?

October 31, 2017
The Exploding News
Harry M. Covert

Isn’t it exciting? Breaking bulletins keep on giving us wide-eyed and bushy-tailed consumers the latest and hottest news at such a pace sensibilities are spinning to exhaustion.

October 26, 2017
Unleashing the JFK Files
Harry M. Covert

Today may or may not destroy myths and conspiracies of the past 54 years as to the perpetrator of the assassination of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy.

October 24, 2017
Alright, All Politics is Local
Harry M. Covert

I’m counting the days to November 7. It’s exciting for citizens. It’s a must day. It’s always a new day and rather surprising that an overwhelming number of taxpayers, actually all residents, don’t just flock to polling stations and mark ballots for their favorite candidate(s).

October 19, 2017
Will National Hate Go local?
Harry M. Covert

I’ve been thinking heavily of late regarding the ongoing hatefulness from rental babblers on the tube. For the wags out there, I didn’t hurt myself navel gazing.

October 17, 2017
Helpmates for the World
Harry M. Covert

The ability to read varied opinions is always interesting. More often than not average people reacting to ludicrous comments may mean well, but it’s obvious they are ignorant of the world.

October 12, 2017
Beware The Wrath of God!
Harry M. Covert

After almost four decades, the battle to de-religionize the American society has reached crescendo proportions. Leading the attack on almost everything that is holy has been the liberal left wing.


October 10, 2017
Dr. Lee to the Rescue
Harry M. Covert

Can everyday life be more exciting than it is today? To laugh or cry is the subject and the choice is incredibly vast and fun to consider.

October 5, 2017
How to Identify ‘Crazies?’
Harry M. Covert

While chaos from the Las Vegas catastrophe still looms large, safety and security remains first and foremost on the minds and duties of all public officials.

October 3, 2017
Confession of a News Dog
Harry M. Covert

The slogan goes “what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas.” In these days of “troubles and trials,” however, that has tragically changed and the news is heartbreaking.

September 28, 2017
Follow the Money
Harry M. Covert

What a time to be in the sports writing business. Of course, pro-footballers are mired in a mess not seen before. Now, apparently it’s college basketball’s turn.

September 26, 2017
Redefining Stars, Heroes, Famers
Harry M. Covert