Arming teachers: Ohio’s new law awaits the governor’s signature
This is not how we solve the school shooting problem
From the Ohio Capital Journal:
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Republican state lawmakers sent a bill to Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine on Wednesday that empowers local boards of education to allow teachers to carry a gun in the classroom. DeWine says he will sign the bill.— Ohio Capital Journal (@OhioCapJournal) June 2, 2022
By @jake_zuckerman https://t.co/9T1dNjnv86
This is the best that they can do?
Republican talking points on the Texas shooting
The first scapegoat (a teacher) doesn't work -- the door had been closed:
Uvalde teacher closed propped-open door before shooting, Texas officials say https://t.co/BXCrRpFO6Z— The Guardian (@guardian) June 1, 2022
Last night -- a new scapegoat -- Laura Ingraham blamed marijuana. Straight from Reefer Madness (1936):
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Updates (or lack, thereof) from WV’s senators on gun legislation
Senator Capito: “Can’t we talk about something that makes me look good?”
Pinned to the top of the senator’s Twitter account is this statement on broadband from five months ago:
Since 2015, my #CapitoConnect plan has helped bring reliable broadband to WV.
And now, WV is set to receive funding through the bipartisan infrastructure . . .
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Feeling different: déjà vu all over again as Senator Joe recycles an old quote
From NBC News correspondent, Vaughn Hillyard:
Fwiw, Manchin told me this quote just over a week after Parkland in 2018:— Vaughn Hillyard (@VaughnHillyard) May 26, . . .
“It feels a little different. I’ve got grandchildren also in the school systems, and I understand the concerns that every parent and grandparent has.” https://t.co/DghnLgs9Rh
Posted in: gun controlgunsjoe manchinwv media
Senate Republicans block domestic terrorism bill
From the Associated Press:
BREAKING: Senate Republicans blocked a domestic terrorism bill that would have opened debate on gun measures after the deadly Texas school shooting. https://t.co/hMdW0iNItZ— The Associated Press (@AP) May 26, 2022
Yesterday and today, The New York Times asked Republican senators "whether they . . .
The Wheeling Intelligencer, Mac Warner, and the Texas shooting
Okay, what did the Wheeling Intelligencer consider to be today’s most important story for Wheeling-area readers?
If you guessed the horrific shooting in Texas yesterday, you would be wrong. The Texas school shooting does appear on the front page, but today’s most important article, taking-up nearly half of the front page, was a story . . .
Office of Congressional Ethics releases report
The House Ethics Committee still is considering whether to deepen its investigation into Rep. Alex Mooney. But the Office of Congressional Ethics Report is now available. He may have misused official & campaign funds for personal use (e.g. visit to Aruba!) https://t.co/WQA6MmMK8L pic.twitter.com/TLk4t7y70Z— Daniel Schuman . . .
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