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The largest industry in West Virginia is the public school system and all the social services connected with the public schools and higher education institutions. Therefore, when we lament the brain drain of our best and brightest, we need to ask ourselves, "What do we have to offer when this is all there is?"
I see where an NBA player is being fined $75,000 for expressing his feelings on gays. Looks like the First Amendment has been discarded for those whose feelings go against the political correctness of the day.
Why isn't the Charleston Stage Company presenting new "Location, Location, Location" plays this year at FestivALL? Does Randall Reid-Smith have anything to do with it?
The Gazette gave WVU a "smile" for providing MOOCs (massive open online courses). A New York university president, Nancy Zimpher, also praised the concept of MOOCs as an innovative teaching tool. While serving as the president of the University of Cincinnati Dr. Zimpher also removed an embarrassment of a head basketball coach, Bob Huggins. Perhaps WVU should follow Dr. Zimpher's lead in the athletic field as well.
In last Sunday's wedding section, one of the groom's occupation was "professional bearder". What on earth is that?
If President Bush is so evil for the wars in the Middle East, why do so many veterans who actually served in those war zones flock to him at events?
All this talk about raising the age to receive Social Security benefits because some of us are living longer. Has anyone looked at the reality of whether an individual is able to work beyond years of 63 or 65? Depending on the kind of work you do, that is just not physically or mentally possible.
Its a sad day when both GOP Reps. Capito and Mckinley stood idle while workers lost their pensions and absolutely nothing said. They got your votes now suffer the consequences. Work all your life then lose all. Your vote does count, they don't care.
The White House always tries to distance itself from scandals by using phrases such as 'rogue IRS agents.' Amazing how similar that sounds to the 'third-rate burglars' of Watergate.