What's wrong with these people?
After living in this state for over 44 years and having ancestors who settled in what was Pendleton County, Va., in the 1760's, I finally have to throw up my hands and ask, "What's wrong with these people?"
Apparently, we're not content with blowing off the tops of our mountains, destroying our drinking water and making being a union member almost a crime. Now, we want to let people bring guns into our parks, pools and public venues.
I guess we'll call it " stand your ground" when two mothers blast away at each other when their little one gets pushed off the Jungle Gym.
The greatest insult of all is the fact that our elected NRA-supported officials won't allow these same people to bring firearms into their places of meeting.
I repeat "What's wrong with these people?"
What's behind 130th 'security concern'?
There has been a great deal of coverage concerning a proposal to build a bridge over the Elk River recently.
Retired General Tackett urgently advocates that taxpayers fund the bridge to prevent closure of the 130th Airlift Wing at Yeager. The coverage indicates that the fact that a public road runs past the 130th's facilities is a security risk, placing the installation at risk of closure.
If proximity to public roads is a criterion for shuttering military bases, installations such as Forts Riley and Leavenworth in Kansas, Fort Campbell in Kentucky, Fort Lee in Virginia and countless others would be subject to closure.
One has to wonder what else is driving this effort, other than this "security concern."
Jon K. Johnson
Don't blame truckers for I-64 pile-up
Chuck Runyon, chief of emergency operations for the West Virginia Department of Transportation, couldn't pass on the chance to negatively mention trucks: "These trucks, ... they really do drive too fast. They didn't cause the accident today, but a lot were involved with it."