What’s up with West Virginia’s senators?
“Common ground” Joe and Shelley the distinguished lecturer
Senator Manchin keeps looking for common ground and bipartisanship with Republicans. Don’t look now, Senator, but you’ve become the common ground
From the Economist:
It is said that a common enemy unites even the oldest of foes. For Republicans and Democrats that would be Joe Manchin. The senator from West Virginia received the . . .
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Answer: a large picture of a tractor, a WVU press release, yet another Ohio editorial along with one admonishing us to take driving seriously, and a syndicated columnist on why Giorgia Meloni is not a fascist
Question: What's in the morning paper?
The front page
Half the page is taken up by a story with two pictures of the upcoming Oglebayfest. (A picture of a park tractor takes up a fourth of the page.)
Also on the front page is something from ”staff reports” that is actually a word-for-word PR release from West Virginia University detailing President E. Gordon Gee’s . . .
McConnell and most Republicans refused to support Manchin’s energy deregulation bill
So, who does today’s Wheeling News-Register blame? Democratic leaders Schumer and Pelosi, of course
Earlier this week, WV’s Democratic senator, Joe Manchin, pulled his energy bill from consideration after it became clear that it would not reach the 60 votes needed for passage. Here is how Politico headlined it:
Senate advances funding bill after Manchin punts his energy plan
And here is the sub-headline:. . .
Alex Mooney: “It doesn’t matter that I voted against the bill and called it “reckless spending” – it now makes me look good!”
Hypocrisy? Of course not, he’s a Republican
Back on August 1, the Wheeling Intelligencer featured an op-ed by West Virginia Congressman Alex Mooney in which he claimed that Joe Manchin had betrayed West Virginians by supporting various Biden legislation on infrastructure: specifically, the American Rescue Plan and the Inflation Reduction Act.* Here was Mooney on the American Rescue . . .
A question: Why did WV’s attorney general, Patrick Morrisey, use the state and its resources to defend Donald Trump?
Likely answer: To show his devotion to all-things-Trump; Morrisey also knows that no one will hold him accountable
From “GOP attorneys general back Trump in court fight over Mar-a-Lago documents,” by Andrew Jeong and Amy B Wang, in Wednesday’s Washington Post:
Texas’s Ken Paxton and 10 other GOP state attorneys general came to the defense of former president Donald Trump on Tuesday in his legal fight over documents the FBI seized last month, . . .
No, sir. Because West Virginia forces me to subsidize the state's coal industry, my electric bills are among the fastest rising in the nation
Answering WV’s publicity-seeking treasurer, Riley Moore
In his near-constant effort to be in the national spotlight, West Virginia’s treasurer, Riley Moore, recently asked the following question on Twitter:
They’ve been telling us for years that green energy will lower utility bills.— Riley Moore (@RileyMooreWV) September 21, 2022
Has your electric bill gone down?
Last month, the . . .
Irrelevant, biased, and unethical
9/21/22: Another close look at the Wheeling Intelligencer editorial page
Irrelevant, lazy editorials
Editorial #1: “Reverse Economic Trend”
It's more Ohio crap: the editorial, “Reverse economic trend,” tells us that the poverty rate in Ohio is 12.7” and that it is “0.8% higher than the national rate.” The editorial (most likely from the Marietta Times) then tells us that “we need” to do . . .