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To me, Pam Stenzel may have gone too far with her opinion of abstinence but I do not think it was as bad as some students make it out to be. But the assembly should not have been used to scare the students. There were no real, straight-up facts.
Since the Kanawha County Schools are now trying to indoctrinate their students with questionable fundamentalist beliefs, can I hold them responsible for transporting my children to another school system where they will not be subjected to such indignities?
The mythical WMDs which Iraq did not have are appearing now in Syria, but only in the minds of Bush apologists. They grasp at any reason to excuse the unnecessary war in Iraq, costing over 4,500 American deaths and $1 trillion of much-needed taxpayer money.
The NRA has been strangely silent on the recent murders of elected and/or armed officials, temporarily stopping its motto about "good guys" stopping "bad guys" and that criminals seek gun-free zones for their crimes.
Congress, eternally under the sway of the military-industrial complex, has spent more than a half-billion dollars on the Abrams tank, and is now trying to spend an additional $436 million on the program, even though our military is telling Congress that they don't want the money spent on the tank.
Want to thank all the people of West Virginia for passing the TIF bill and sending boatloads of money up our way in Morgantown. Ollie has his heart set on a baseball stadium. WVU spends like a drunken sailor but it is easier with the rest of the state paying.
Have you ever noticed that the West Virginia towns that are spiritually enlightened and economically secure are the ones that embrace newcomers? Huntington isn't one of those towns.
In his column in Sunday's Gazette-Mail, conservative columnist Charles Krauthammer absurdly tried to shift the blame of the Iraq war disaster onto President Obama, and in doing so repeated the oft-told lie concerning President Bush, "He kept us safe."
I have an even simpler way to solve the sequester cuts and budget problem: Cut the military budget by 25 percent and end all forms of corporate welfare. Done deal.