The Wheeling Alternative

Saturday morning opinions

Here comes that straw man again and it's a lot easier to be critical when you're not in power

Yes, its once again time to attack liberals for arguments they didn't make and then to somehow blame them for the Republican legislature's inability to act. Here's the opening paragraph from this morning's lead . . .

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March 19, 2016

Reading the Friday morning Intelligencer

"Chickens" and "Paul Ryan" are important, "global warming" -- not-so-much

What the Intelligencer covered

The most important story in this morning's Intelligencer (by headline and picture size) is obviously Moundsville's chicken problem. "Moundsville Has a Fowl Problem."

According to Alan Olsen:

The city is looking into regulating ownership of chickens within city . . .

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March 18, 2016

More Democratic vendettas (updated March 17)

They're still out to get West Virginians: our "newspapers" deny Obama and the Democrats any legitimacy to their points

I've been doing this blog for over two years and one of the constants has been the Intelligencer and the News-Register's refusal to acknowledge that President Obama has ever acted for what he believes is the best interest of the country; that, at the least, his actions might be well-intentioned but, as the "newspapers" see . . .

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March 16, 2016

Sunday News-Register merges the front page with the editorial page

Okay, a question for all those local readers with a good memory or for those who know what to expect from our local "newspapers."

Here are the five headlines from the front page of today's (Sunday's) Wheeling News-Register. One story had the largest headline, the highest word count, and the biggest picture. Which . . .

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March 13, 2016

Looking to the past to create West Virginia's future

This year's West Virginia legislature is notable for its use of centuries-old ideas in attempting to forge a promising future for the Mountain State. With the passage of labor laws that will take West Virginia back at least half-a-century combined with "Wild West" gun laws and attitudes toward science that predate the 20th . . .

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March 10, 2016

News from around the Web

SB 508 -- getting rid of "nuisance lawsuits" appears dead

This morning's Gazette-Mail reported:

A bill that would shield natural gas drillers and other industries from certain types of lawsuits faces an uphill struggle for passage before the end of this year's legislative session, West Virginia . . .

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March 08, 2016

CEO Robert Murray is a West Virginia state official!

Murray Energy spokesperson's Freudian slip confirms what many of us have long suspected

Yesterday's letters to the editor page featured a long letter from Murray Energy spokesperson Gary M. Broadbent as a response to a column written by the Vice-Chair of the WV Democratic Party, Chris Regan. Here's Broadbent's second paragraph:

Mr. Regan, in his attacks on state officials, both private, such as Mr. . . .

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March 07, 2016

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