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Let's face it, any idiot can attack others, rant and rave, and put down their ideas and accomplishments. But it takes a wise person to discover the good in what others do, work to improve it, and add positive, creative, helpful ideas of their own.
We are watching the mail daily just in case our insurance is to be canceled, but I don't really expect it because the premium has been raised so much. I should be glad to pay for other peoples' coverage, but the truth is this family cannot afford it.
Marlinton and Pocahontas County are amazing. The school and downtown fires of the '60s and '70s, the floods of the '80s and '90s and the town and the county bounce right back. They will this time also, and make a better Marlinton and Pocahontas County for the future.
When I read how Kanawha County GOP chairman Fred Joseph thinks public libraries should be shut down, I was reminded of this quote from Isaac Asimov: "When I read about the way in which library funds are being cut and cut, I can only think that American society has found one more way to destroy itself."
If free libraries are privatized, it might be the first step in privatizing what are now referred to as "free schools," according to the state Constitution.
Pete Thaw's campaign against the levy reminds me of school board member Alice Moore leading the great textbook protest in 1974. I'll best most of the people who voted against the levy think the Bible is the only science textbook we need.