Local "newspapers" report that congressman's family goes shopping and target shooting
You may not have noticed it because "McKinley" wasn't in the headline but both of today's "newspapers" carried yet another article that featured the locals' favorite congressman, David McKinley. The headline told us the urgent and important news:
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Post-Christmas Shoppers Take to Highlands
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End of the week editorials
Friday morning - drawing conclusions from one example and mislabeled "fake news"
The Friday Intelligencer tells us in its lead editorial, "Deterring False ‘Hate Crime’ Claims," without a shred of evidence that:
Many of the “hate crimes” Americans are accused of never happened. Preventing real crimes . . .
David McKinley -- credit where credit isn't due
With Veteran's Day over for photo-ops and no additional fake awards to receive, our local representative hasn't gotten much local ink lately. Today's editorial, "McKinley Deserves Credit on Coal Ash," attempts to rectify that with a 300 word editorial praising . . .
Politico floats his trial balloon
One of my regular stops in looking for material for the blog is Politico's "Morning Energy" (or ME as it refers to itself). On a daily basis, the site carries relevant news as well as interesting rumors and gossip that deal with the politics of energy in the U.S. This morning's ME carried the following:
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Here's the opening sentence of the Intelligencer's front-page, semi-weekly installment of "what Republican candidates are thinking with obligatory picture of David McKinley":
West Virginia gubernatorial candidate Bill Cole says he “prays for a Donald Trump White House.”
The other noteworthy quote . . .
Congressman given participation award disguised as a real award
Today's front-page of both the Intelligencer and the News-Register carried this story (with accompanying picture):
McKinley Honored for Manufacturing Support
Here are the first two paragraphs:
Thursday, Eagle Manufacturing President Joe Eddy acknowledged U.S. Rep. David McKinley, R-W.Va., with . . .
Note -- When the House Ethics Committee slapped local representative David McKinley on the wrists earlier this week, I decided not to comment -- in the great scheme of things, this was the most minimal of punishments and not all that important. However, when this morning's Intelligencer carried Mike Myer's righteous defense of . . .