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Let me get this straight. You gun toters back the Second Amendment so you can use your weapons to rise up against the government if necessary?
Rather than worry about the state charging $25 for a criminal to make a phone call, maybe we the taxpayers should look at other things they have that we have to pay for like cable? I think that $25 is fair. After all, if they had chosen to act like an adult and obey the law, then they wouldn't be in jail to begin with. There is plenty to worry about in this country today. But inmates' wants and wishes is not one of them.
In a classic case of the pot calling the kettle black, our overreaching Attorney General-elect has characterized certain federal laws as overreaching.
OK ... the Education Week report ranks WV second in the country for spreading money evenly among schools and third for imposing "standards and accountability" and "appropriately evaluating" students, yet the state receives a "failing grade when it comes to achievement." Hmm? Do you suppose equal funding (which maintains the inequities between resource-rich and poor schools) and testing the daylights out of kids perhaps aren't the best ways to improve achievement?
Let's see, Senator, President, Noble Peace Prize after a month in office, and now two Man of the Year awards. What do all of these have in common? Obama never really earned any of them. He served two do-nothing years in the Senate, was handed the White House, never did a single thing to earn the Peace Prize ... as he'd only been in office a few days, and now this so-called Man of the Year.
To the Marshall fan congratulating Syracuse for beating WVU and giving him a Christmas present. It must be pretty empty to live vicariously through other teams who can get the job done that you never could get done. 12-0!
Bill O'Reilly said on the air that he would leave this country if his taxes went up any more. Does anyone know how soon he is leaving?
To the independent voter who is actually a Republican fanatic, the Republicans approved a debt ceiling increase seven times under Bush and one of the radicals, Eric "The Weasel" Cantor, voted for it seven times. The Republicans would rather see the economy go down the drain than help the economy grow.
There are certainly more important things that need money in Charleston than a million-dollar park on Dixie and Nancy streets. What idiots came up with that idea?
Is there any research as to why 90 percent of the audience at vampire movies are female? Romantic interest? Morbid fascination with the living dead? The blood and gore?
Another day, another vent about foreign aid. Just how much of the federal budget do you think is spent on aid to other countries? I'm betting you're overestimating it by far. The actual figure is a mere 1 percent.
Wonder if the newly elected business friendly Attorney General has any plans to go after the gas company responsible for the explosion that cost taxpayers money to replace infrastructure, and all the emergency services that were provided? Most likely not a peep out of him, [as] he will be too busy fundraising for the next office he wants in West Virginia.