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The local Sunday columns

Charlie Chaplin and bonus points for enthusiasm?

Sunday's Mike Myer column puts him in the lead for the annual "Dumbest Column of the Year Award"

When you have no proof, just make it up. Myer makes the following assertion early in the column after briefly discussing the Charlie Chaplin movie, The Great Dictator:

Some of the very same people who put Chaplin on a pedestal . . .

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September 25, 2017

A constitutional convention?

More mischief from the WV Senate

The West Virginia Senate today called for a constitutional convention. According to the Gazette-Mail:

The resolution passed by the Senate (SCR 10) calls for a constitutional convention to limit the power of the federal government, to limit federal spending and for term limits on members of Congress.

The vote was strictly along party . . .

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February 23, 2016

Sometimes no publicity is the best publicity (with evening update)

Ryan Ferns and "free-publicity-for-our-favorites week"

I noted on Friday that it appeared that our local "newspapers" were celebrating "free-publicity-for-our-favorites week." As of this morning, the papers have covered Capito, McKinley, and Morissey but have ignored their favorite state senator, Ryan Ferns. Ferns has been making news but my hunch is that it doesn't lend . . .

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February 22, 2016

Following the WV legislature 5

Do our local "newspapers" know that the legislature is in session?

House approves religious exemption bill

The AP is reporting:

A West Virginia religious-exemptions bill that opponents say would allow for discrimination has cleared the Republican-led House of Delegates.

Approved by Thursday's 72-26 vote, the proposal would let people cite religious objections to state actions in certain court . . .

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February 11, 2016

Following the WV legislature 1

Drug testing is back

This morning's Charleston Gazette-Mail is reporting that the legislature is looking at drug testing for welfare recipients:

The Senate Health and Human Resources Committee advanced legislation (SB 6) Tuesday that would mandate drug testing for about 2,000 adults who receive welfare benefits through the Temporary Assistance for Needy . . .

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January 20, 2016

Ryan Ferns named to Kasich's election team

Intelligencer and News-Register favorite should make a big difference in Kasich's grassroots support

Breaking news from the front page of today's Intelligencer:

Ohio Gov. John Kasich has named West Virginia Sen. Ryan Ferns to lead grassroots efforts to build support for his 2016 presidential bid in the Mountain State.

Great! Ferns has been a long-time supporter and this should put Kasich over-the-top in West Virginia.

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November 05, 2015

Another Intelligencer favorite!

Ferns for Congress?

A preliminary question:

Is WV State Senator Ryan Ferns trying to look like Adam Levine or Captain Obvious?

.....Ryan Ferns ............... pop star Adam Levine ...... Hotel.com's Captain Obvious

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Speaking of Republicans who've been anointed by our local newspaper monopoly (see previous post), today's Intelligencer carries a . . .

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May 15, 2015

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