Hope Dr. Marple beats BOE's political players
I hope Jorea Marple wins her lawsuit for dismissal as state school superintendent. Her firing appears to me to be a "good ol' boys" action. I feel they fired her so they could hire someone who would play their game and try to convince the public that all was aboveboard and legal.
Dr. Marple earned a reputation of following all rules and abiding by the law, in addition to being a first-rate superintendent. I feel it was strictly a "game of politics" to remove her, and I pray that she buries them in court. I send a bushel of kudos to Priscilla Haden and Jenny Phillips for resigning from the Board of Education, since I feel the board is beneath them.
I pray that a jury will nail them to the wall. I have no doubt that the board feels safe and secure or they wouldn't have blatantly fired her for a trumped-up reason and hired a good ol' boy to replace her. But I also feel that Rudy DiTrapano will have no problem proving that Ms. Marple was unfairly and unjustly terminated. Jorea Marple is in my prayers.
Do coal, gas rights trump property rights?
All I hear about is the war on coal. What about the war against the rest of us by the coal and gas industries? The war on the property owners and farmers and taxpayers? The tourists and tourism? Why have the coal and gas industries got preferred rights over the rest of us?
We, the property owners and taxpayers and farmers, work hard manual labor to pay for our properties so the big-business politicians which we vote into office can take what is ours and give it and rights of way through it to the coal and gas industries. And the coal companies destroy our state's natural scenic beauty. Who will ever want to come to West Virginia to see a pile of rubble and ruins much less live here?
Who has declared war on whom? Why is it the coal miners and gas well workers and big business and big-business politicians have rights to their ways of life and the rest of us do not? What is the war against, and who is it that has preferred rights? Why don't we use our land to produce food to feed the world and produce fuel from farm by products of cattle waste and such as biodeisel? And we can give these business tycoons and politicians work clothes and put them to work for us doing some real work. What is common sense?