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Watching the West Virginia debate for governor

I watched the entire debate. (Admit it, you either ignored it or quickly flipped over to "Jeopardy" or a home shopping network which provided at least some intellectual stimulation.) In my case, I think there should be some sort of reward (in heaven or elsewhere) for devotion to the purposes of this blog.

Here is what I . . .

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October 04, 2016

Late night reading about coal

A couple of interesting articles found during my travels around the net

"Is West Virginia Holding America’s Weirdest Election?" by Mason Adams in Politico

A sample:

A billionaire who built up a corporate empire from his father’s inheritance now is running his first major political campaign with a promise to shake up the establishment and restore prosperity after a long period of . . .

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September 30, 2016

Friday's Intelligencer goes into full-propaganda mode for the Republican Party

Trump, Cole and Morrisey -- did they miss anyone?

"Trump: Hillary Waging Costly 'War on Energy' "

This headline in a large font accompanied by a 4" x 6" picture of Donald Trump, dominates the top half of this morning's Intelligencer front page. The article, by Intelligencer reporter and propagandist for the fossil fuel industry Casey Junkins, covers . . .

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September 23, 2016

Covering/not covering West Virginia elections

Reading the Sunday News-Register

The weekly "Bill Cole for Governor" editorial

How do you know it's Sunday? Easy, check to see if there's a Bill Cole for Governor editorial at the top of the editorial page. Today's editorial is labeled "Turning W.Va. Economy Around" and like his drug plan which was the subject of a previous Sunday . . .

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September 04, 2016

New West Virginia poll results

The political results of the latest Metro News poll of likely West Virginia voters were released yesterday and today. In the race for president: Trump got 49% to Clinton's 31% with Libertarian Johnson getting 10% and Green Stein receiving 4%. (West Virginians, according to the poll's director, are enthusiastic for Trump.)

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September 02, 2016

Nothing new but that doesn't matter - it's Bill Cole's plan

Reviewing this week's "Cole for Governor" editorial

Yes, this morning's "newspaper" gives us yet another editorial (I think it's now a Sunday requirement) telling us what a great governor Bill Cole would be. This time we learn about his "plan to battle the drug abuse epidemic in West Virginia."

In the editorial's third sentence, we learn that Cole . . .

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August 21, 2016

The local "newspapers" tell us what we need for governor: an anti-establishment outsider who understands military strategy

Tough criteria but fortunately Bill Cole is running!

Saturday: a recycled Myer column about Bill Cole as outsider

In his Saturday column, Mike Myer makes two points:

1st Point -- Democrats and unions controlled West Virginia for far too long. Things are different now that Republicans are in control.

In early 2015, Republicans wrested control of the Legislature . . .

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August 14, 2016

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