What has Senator Manchin been doing?
I see that not much has changed with West Virginia’s senior senator
Back from a few days of vacation, I’ll be trying to catch-up in the next couple of days.
I see West Virginia’s senior senator is still doing what he does best:
SCOOP: Billionaire Nelson Peltz hosted a private fundraising event for @Sen_JoeManchin at his Florida estate.
GOP megadonors in attendance: Steve Schwarzman, Ken Langone . . .
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On Saturday, faced with a hard core January 6 Trump supporter at a GOP forum, Representative McKinley gets out his dog whistle
Here is the Washington Post’s David Wiegand covering David McKinley at a Republican forum:
At a GOP womens forum in WV, where Rep. David McKinley (R) who’s been forced into a new district with a Trump-endorsed R, is taking Qs. First one is about Jan. 6 commission, from a woman who was there on 1/6. pic.twitter.com/Cjap5sYlIE— David Weigel . . .
Yes, Riley, we would never want an energy resource to destroy the state's natural beauty
WV's treasurer lectures us on environmental vandalism
From West Virginia's treasurer, Riley Moore:
We can never let West Virginia look like this! https://t.co/7WTdVrTjjF— Riley Moore (@RileyMooreWV) April 10, 2022
Especially when it looks like this:
Coal River mountaintop removal site Naoma, WV
((the second image reminds me of antiseptic applied before surgery)) . . .
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Plagiarism and the state of West Virginia journalism
Page 3 of the “Region” section in this weekend's Wheeling News-Register brings us an op-ed by Republican Delegate Mick Bates of Raleigh County:
W.Va. Deserves Commitment to Energy Independence
As I read the article, it seemed familiar, but I wasn’t sure why. Given the numerous examples of Ogden’s recycling, I . . .
Hey Intelligencer, instead of publishing month-old Ohio editorials, why not keep us up to date with Ohio’s Republican senatorial primary?
Racism, Trump-worship, and endless clichés
So yesterday, we learned that Mexicans caused his mother’s addiction:
Are you a racist? pic.twitter.com/Fdknxld39i— J.D. Vance (@JDVance1) April 5, 2022
To quote J.D. Vance: Are you a racist?
And this is how other countries judge us?
JD Vance: "A lot of countries look at . . .
“Earmarks . . . earmarks . . . Get your red-hot earmarks, right here!”
A look at how WV’s representatives are bringing home the bacon
The Merriam-Webster Dictionary tells us that an earmark is
a provision in Congressional legislation that allocates a specified amount of money for a specific project, program, or organization.
The New York Times recently reviewed and published its findings on 2022 congressional earmarks. It found:
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Should we dismiss the recent reporting on Senator Manchin’s coal interests as old news?
Ogden’s political reporter thinks so
From Steven Allen Adams on Friday:
Can someone tell the folks crowing about the various articles detailing Manchin’s relationship w/ the Grant Town power plant that they didn’t reveal anything that hasn’t been known about for more than 20 years? It’s not hard hitting investigative reporting. It’s recycling.— Steven Allen Adams . . .
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