Readers' voice: Feb. 15, 2012
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I would think that if the Catholic Church would allow birth control, perhaps they would have to spend less on Catholic Charities worldwide.
At this point, I wish Joe Manchin would just switch to the Republican Party and be done with it. Then we could find a real Democrat to run for the U.S. Senate.
I'm tired of Republicans referring to Social Security as an "entitlement program." We worked and paid into Social Security. I'll tell you what an "entitlement program" is. It is receiving hundreds of thousands of dollars a year in stock dividends when you never worked a day in your life.
The papers and TV we have informed us of the great shortages of energy, yet coal is sold hand over fist to China and the [European Union]. Energy saving (LED) light-emitting diode lights and appliances are cutting usage by the tons. The big lie by energy companies to keep prices up.
I was wrong with my $10 million to get WVU out of the Big East. It is over $20 million. The WVU athletic department put their financial report in the paper a few weeks ago. They were minus $1.2 million for last year. You will pick up the slack. Expect tickets to at least double for 2012. Way to go, Ollie.
Well, John Raese has started his negative campaign. In his paper last week was a letter written by some political hack degrading Joe Manchin's family. It was signed by Liz Raese. Don't know if she sent it up from Florida where she lives or not. I guess when you have lost as many times as he has, you will try anything. Poor John.
I am a truck driver. On rare occasions I have used my cellphone while driving. It is much harder to drive using a cellphone than talking on a CB. You concentrate more on a phone conversation than you do just shootin' the bull on the CB.
On Feb 13, price of gas was $3.15 in Ohio! Across the bridge in Huntington, the price was $3.49. Why a 34 cent difference? West Virginia taxes? Or gas companies ripping poor West Virginia?
The USA has the biggest gap between rich and poor of any developed country, as well as the highest number of infant deaths and the greatest percentage of children living in poverty. The moneygrubbers and hoarders are killing our young.
Who in the world thinks Monday mornings during student drop off at West Teays Elementary is the best time for Waste Management to pick up trash along Teays Valley Road? Poor route planning. That road is a big enough mess without the extra grief.
I urge the voters in Greenbrier County to elect a county commissioner who is interested in extending public water to the rural areas. The present ones have failed us in this matter, while most adjacent counties have already been able to do this.
I would like to see these environmentalists, just once, protest a union mining operation to prove that they are not the union shills everyone knows them to be.
To the reader who said that Mr. Obama is doing his best to mess with your Social Security, Medicare, etc.: The Republicans, in the person of Paul Ryan, are trying to destroy Social Security, Medicare, etc. All you have to do is read his plans to make Medicare a voucher system. That alone would make the cost to seniors on Medicare nearly $6,000 more per year.
The debate now about birth control has nothing to do with religion, no matter what certain politicians say. It's part of a campaign to send women back to the kitchen.