February 14, 2023 (The day after another mass shooting)
Guns: our politicians love using them
West Virginia State Treasurer Riley Moore:
Your financial information belongs to YOU, not the financial institutions colluding with anti-gun activists to create back-door gun registries.
Every state should follow our lead and protect the financial privacy of citizens . . .
Earlier today, John McCabe, Editorial Director for Ogden Newspapers, criticized Fox News tweeting that the news channel was “garbage and an embarrassment to the industry”
I am still stunned. Here was McCabe’s tweet:
When in the world did this level of crap — “mannequin president” — become acceptable? Like @POTUS or not, think he’s doing the job or not, he’s still the president. @FoxNews is garbage and an embarrassment to the industry I give my life to each day. pic.twitter.com/pDDbr4qwPD— John McCabe . . .
Just in time for the State of the Union, the Wheeling Intelligencer prints Senator Capito’s opinion piece on “Biden Policies Hurting America”
Additionally, Capito’s T-ball coach joins West Virginia stenographers to tee one up for the senator
Today’s Wheeling Intelligencer op-ed by WV’s West Virginia’s Republican senator blames President Biden's policies for America’s inflation. Not surprisingly, Shelley Moore Capito’s message has not changed in two years: the inflation is all Biden’s fault. Sadly, in that period, with the exception of pipelines, Capito has never mentioned . . .
It’s been a tough week for spy balloons and the Republican search for a scapegoat
The Chinese spy balloon, and what to do about it, became a major story earlier this week. A number of online Republicans were especially worried about it. Some of them believed that individual citizens should personally take care of the balloon rather than waiting for the government to act. Here’s Republican Representative Marjorie Taylor . . .
Nazi homeschooling goes beyond even my worst-case scenario
Grammarly tells us that “the slippery slope fallacy is a logical fallacy that claims one event or action will lead to another, more extreme event or action.” It’s a common fallacy in arguments, especially (it seems to me), when we sense we are losing and desperation sets in: “next thing you know, they’ll be (fill in with something outrageous . . .
Does it matter in West Virginia where coal is still “king”?
The Guardian reports the results from a new study:
US renewable energy farms outstrip 99% of coal plants economically – study https://t.co/wy2sxNfJCi— Guardian news (@guardiannews) January 30, 2023
From that article:
Coal in the US is now being economically outmatched by renewables to such an extent that it’s . . .
January 30, 2023
From Delegate Joey Garcia (D-Marion):
Republican Red Meat Monday in the WV House Judiciary Committee. pic.twitter.com/BD1sZD5Ah9— Joey Garcia (@JoeyGarciaWV) January 28, 2023
The first deals with credit card tracking of gun sales. The second is a solution in search of a problem and the third deals with banning gender . . .
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