The Wheeling Alternative

Republican Deathmatch 6 (with debate update)

More debates and a new game!

From Fox News

For those of you who can’t get enough “Trump loves me best” from WV’s senatorial candidates, Fox News will host a nationally televised debate at 6:30 PM tonight in Morgantown. From MetroNews:

Three of West Virginia’s six Republican U.S. Senate candidates will be on a national stage on Tuesday night, one week ahead of the May . . .

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May 01, 2018

"Why do we want all these people from 'shithole countries' coming here?"

Local editor Mike Myer wants to end racism but he (and his “newspapers”) have yet to write a single word criticizing Trump's racist rants

Sunday morning's Mike Myer column, “Let’s Find A Solution To Bigotry,” made a number of points about racism. After giving a personal example and acknowledging that racism exists in the Ohio Valley, he said that he wished that we could find a solution:

Racism is too serious to drop at that. We shouldn’t just be patting ourselves on the . . .

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April 30, 2018

Congressman McKinley defends Scott Pruitt

Accuses Democrats of McCarthyism

This morning's Washington Post explains

"5 takeaways from Scott Pruitt’s grilling in Congress."

Here's a screen shot of takeaway #4:

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(The video is here.)

Yes, despite major ethical lapses and non-answers to questions about conflicts of interest and excessive spending, some Republicans still defend and support EPA . . .

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April 27, 2018

Hey Intelligencer, your bias is showing

The Ogden campaign to defeat Democrat Joe Manchin continues

Since the story originated with the Associated Press, I googled a phrase from this morning's front page Wheeling Intelligencer article on Democrat Joe Manchin's fundraising efforts. The search yielded 121 hits at 11 AM this morning. By looking only at the headline, see if you can spot the Wheeling Intelligencer link on my screen grab . . .

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April 25, 2018

How does this meet any definition of "news"?

WTRF (Wheeling) recycles an old McKinley news story and then interviews the congressman about the two-week-old event

Some background: Congressman David McKinley questioned the CEO of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, on April 11. At that time it was news and McKinley received a great deal of local and nationwide coverage for his questions to the CEO on how Facebook was not dealing with opioid advertising.

Almost two weeks later, here is a screenshot of . . .

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April 24, 2018

(Updated with results) Here's something to keep you interested if you're watching the Republican debate tonight

Candidate BINGO!

Which candidate will get 5-in-a-row first?

Assign a card to each of the candidates and fill the space as they say the words:

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First to get five-in-a-row wins!

According to my bookie, here are the current odds on winning:

  • Patrick Morrisey 8 - 5 (the favorite even though "blowing-up Washington" is not on the card)
  • Don Blankenship 5 - . . .

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April 23, 2018

Fortune Magazine just put West Virginia teachers on their list of “The World’s 50 Greatest Leaders”

A look at some of the online reaction to the West Virginia teacher strike

On Thursday, Fortune published its annual list of the World’s 50 Greatest Leaders. There, among heads-of-state, movers, shakers, CEO’s, and football coaches are “West Virginia Teachers” sitting at number 31.

Fortune’s write-up:

For years, it has been universally acknowledged that American public school teachers are woefully underpaid—and . . .

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Posted in: wv teachers

April 21, 2018


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