West Virginians want democrat with their vision
It's a pity that the soi-disant "intellectual" Perry Mann is so disconnected about what is going on in West Virginia, but as he observes, his "job is not at risk" so the thinly-veiled premeditated destruction of the coal industry by Obama and the EPA is acceptable to him.
You most certainly can "weigh the merits of jobs versus mountains" when the livelihood of West Virginia coal miner families or any associated workers are at stake. Only an "intellectual" living in the rarified air of Hinton could do otherwise.
The majority of voting West Virginians saw through Obama's rhetoric and voted accordingly. To then be accused by Mr. Mann of being racist for doing so ("sided with the heritage of the Old South) is unacceptable. It was the message that defeated Obama here not the color of his skin.
When the Democrats come up with a Presidential candidate that has enough real experience in true leadership, possibly either in Union or Management positions, and a vision that includes the people of West Virginia, will West Virginia voters return to the Democratic fold.
Drug task force works counter to common sense
I read with interest Eric Eyre's report on the activities of Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin's task force on substance abuse in the Gazette, Nov. 7.
Without question, something must be done. But I do have one question: Why did the task force request that the sole distributor of marijuana, both for medical and recreational purposes, be left to the criminal elements of our society to provide to school children as well as adults?
Marijuana is available. It is available in every county in this state. It is available to anyone with the cash. It seems to me that the task force works counter to the intelligence and common sense.