They have simply announced that the president is going to take their guns, etc., and reacted to it as if it were fact. Rather than ask, "Where is the threat," many West Virginia residents, further egged on by the NRA, have joined the litany of Chicken Little rants of, "The sky is falling. The sky is falling."
I predict that this legislative session will accomplish little of importance, except to make the powers that be happy, especially the coal companies! Has anyone else noticed that our elected officials will rally around the miners when they are killed in mine accidents, yet I am not aware of any state legislator who has asked the governor why his agencies are not enforcing the new mining laws enacted to prevent these tragedies?
The Legislature very rarely enacts any legislation that is beneficial to the average West Virginia voter but rushes to the aid of corporations and wealthy supporters at the drop of a dollar.
'Innerview' with Tom McGee rings a bell
I am a big fan of Sandy Wells's "Innerviews," and she rang the bell again with Tom McGee.
Sandy quotes him as saying, "I was a stupid drinker." During 20-plus years spent in the bars, I never encountered any other kind of heavy hitter.
By Tom's standards, I probably don't qualify as an alcoholic either, since I was only arrested once for drunken driving. A jury in St. Clairsville, Ohio, acquitted me in 1981. Of course, I had a brilliant lawyer.
H. John Rogers