No surprise here: Senator Shelley Moore Capito visits Oglebay Park and gets two-days-worth of front-page Ogden coverage
Up for re-election, West Virginia’s Republican senator gets added to an article about Oglebay’s finances and then gets a free pass on unemployment benefits/stimulus package legislation
Monday’s article by staff writer Joselyn King is titled
Sen. Shelley Moore-Capito Checks In On PPP Spending at Oglebay
Despite the article’s title, most of the article is about the financial condition of the park; the material on the Capito visit looks like it was a late add-on to give Capito some additional . . .
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Local coffee drinkers, building the Mexican wall, an Alabama candidate, and the coronavirus
Perhaps not as big as "seniors meeting for coffee," here are a couple of news stories that I found interesting in my travels around the Web.
Mexico is paying for the wall (that's Trump's story, and he's sticking with it.)
From yesterday’s Trump rally:
President Trump: "Mexico is paying for . . .
Odds and ends from the final night of the Republican convention (with updates)
”I profoundly accept this nomination” *
We have a new champion in the “Worst Use of a Popular Song at a Political Convention” category
Since 1984, I believe the clear leader has been the Ronald Reagan re-election committee’s use of Bruce Springsteen’s “Born in the USA” as background for a group of on-stage dancing Republicans at that year's Republican convention. Last . . .
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 . . .
WV senators and Trump’s efforts to kill the postal service
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 . . .
Some follow-up on Saturday’s post about re-opening schools in the middle of a pandemic
Despite optimism from Trump, his supporters, and certain clueless media, schools are facing problems
The numbers are not good
Here’s the headline at CNN, earlier today:
97,000 children tested positive for Covid-19 in 2 weeks as more schools plan to reopen
Fox News reacts
And here is a Fox news personality who apparently gets her coronavirus info on the spread of the virus from Ogden Newspapers:. . .
A look at an evidence-free editorial on “Getting Kids Back to Class”
Is it laziness or is there so little evidence to support its conclusion?
Since April, our Ogden papers have been in favor of quickly reopening the American economy that was shut down by the coronavirus. Early on, they published a a number of columnists (most of them from Town Hall) who argued for adoption of the Swedish model in which the government did not close down the country’s businesses as most European . . .
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