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An update on the USS Theodore Roosevelt story

Despite more news and greater coverage, our local congressman and local “newspapers” continue to ignore the story

Just out, from the San Francisco Chronicle:

Exclusive: Coronavirus cleanup crews on infected Navy ship using T-shirts for masks

Yesterday, in The Hill:

More than 200 sailors aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt test positive for coronavirus

Yesterday, in Politico:

House panel to . . .

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April 08, 2020

So much for concern for those who serve in the military (with update)

The Wheeling Intelligencer and our local representative, David McKinley, have had nothing to say about the Captain Brett Crozier story

I have a hunch that my blog-readers are aware of how Commander Brett Crozier was relieved of his duties for publicly calling attention to an outbreak of coronavirus aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt. In very recent developments, it was announced yesterday that Crozier has tested positive for the coronavirus. This morning, Reuters reported . . .

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April 06, 2020

More “baseball on the cheap”

Representative McKinley and now Senator Capito are concerned about the future of minor league baseball. What about Bob Nutting and the Wheeling Intelligencer?

From The Hill:

Congress and MLB are barreling toward a showdown over the league’s plans to eliminate 42 minor league franchises across the country ahead of the 2021 season.

The league insists the plan is needed to improve the finances of minor league baseball and conditions for developing players. But MLB is facing . . .

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February 28, 2020

More hypocrisy from Congressman David McKinley

A look at franking and earmarks

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Franking hypocrisy

Franking is the “privilege of sending mail without payment of postage” that allows members of congress to send mail about government business without paying for it.

Last month, I described how our local congressman, David McKinley, made term limits a part of “The McKinley Plan for Congressional . . .

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February 25, 2020

You actually expected me to keep my promise on a term limit?

West Virginia AG Patrick Morrisey adds his name to the long list of term limit hypocrites

Here is Patrick Morrisey’s position on term limits in January of 2015 as reported by the Huntington Herald-Dispatch:

Morrisey defeated five-term incumbent Darrell McGraw in 2012 to become the first Republican attorney general in West Virginia since 1933. Vowing not to serve any more than two terms, Morrisey said he thinks it . . .

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January 22, 2020

Team David: Congressman McKinley and the Wheeling News-Register launch his reelection campaign

Today’s paper carries the congressman’s op-ed bragging about all the accomplishments that “we” (he and his office staff) were able to accomplish

Ogden’s efforts to re-elect local congressman David McKinley began today as the News-Register published McKinley’s first op-ed of the new year:

Behind the Headlines, Things Got Done in Washington

McKinley tells us early on:

Behind all of the blaring national headlines, there were notable bipartisan . . .

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January 19, 2020

“We are obliged to no individual” unless their last name is McKinley

Our local Ogden papers ignore the latest news on the continuing Bransfield scandal

On Sunday evening, the Washington Post published another report in its continuing investigation of the Bransfield scandal. (See previous post.) This article examined the controversies surrounding the Diocese of West Virginia’s sale of the former bishop’s home in Wheeling. The article appeared in the Post’s Monday edition. Additionally, the . . .

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January 01, 2020

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