From bad to worse? How our government and media fail West Virginians
Last July, state school board member Wade Linger suggested a state-backed teacher liability insurance plan which was a thinly-disguised effort to lessen the power of teacher unions. Prior to that, at the end of 2014, Linger tried to change the state science standards because they dealt with climate change.
At the request of a . . .
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 . . .
"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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .