The Wheeling Alternative

In case you missed it: Monday was the Wheeling Intelligencer’s annual self-congratulatory editorial day

Don't they realize how self-serving this is?

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We see these editorials a couple of times a year. Two are definite: one in August on the Intelligencer's birthday and one next month for the News-Register's. (Addditionally, there are usually one or two self-congratulatory pieces during the rest of the year.) They all say the same thing about putting reader's first, . . .

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August 27, 2020

I agree with you, Senator Capito

“No one, no one, who has lost the trust of the American people should ever serve as our president.”

Here was West Virginia's Shelley Moore Capito speaking at the 2016 Republican National Convention:

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I could not find a recent poll on the public's overall trust of the president but earlier today Axios released a poll on how much we trust the president on . . .

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August 25, 2020

Congressman McKinley and the US Postal Service (with some additional thoughts on socialism for the rich)

Our local congressman joins Democrats to pass a postal bill buts still finds a way to attack them

Yesterday, the House voted to support the U.S. Postal Service and local representative, David McKinley, voted with the Democratic majority. From WV Metro News:

U.S. Rep. David McKinley, R-W.Va., was one of 26 Republicans that voted in support of a $25 billion bill for the U.S. Postal Service to maintain services during the . . .

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August 23, 2020

Bob Nutting’s Pittsburgh Pirates are on-course to set baseball’s modern-day record for the worst-ever winning percentage (with 8/20 update)

Baseball on the cheap (part 37)

The 1916 Philadelphia Athletics had a .235 winning percentage which is the worst-ever season in baseball’s modern era. As of today, the 2020 Pittsburgh Pirates have won four games out of nineteen for a .211 winning percentage. If they play all 60 games on their schedule, they will need to win 11 of their remaining 41 games (a .268 clip) to . . .

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August 19, 2020

Trump and the U.S. Postal Service

We’ve seen Manchin’s perspective -- does either Senator Capito or Representative McKinley have anything to say about Trump’s attempt to sabotage the USPS?

Senator Shelley Moore Capito

As I noted Saturday, our Republican senator has said nothing about Trump’s attempt to aid his reelection by crippling the post office. However, it appears that the senator has felt some pressure to comment – or at least give the appearance that she supports the USPS. This morning she tweeted the . . .

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August 17, 2020

WV senators and Trump’s efforts to kill the postal service

The story

Yesterday’s AP headline:

Trump admits he’s blocking postal cash to stop mail-in votes

And here was the lede:

President Donald Trump frankly acknowledged Thursday that he’s starving the U.S. Postal Service of money in order to make it harder to process an expected surge of mail-in . . .

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August 15, 2020

Midweek odds and ends

Racism, Sharia Law, and Trumpy Bears

Not much subtlety here

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August 12, 2020

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