with February 15 update
Kasich on the front page
Yesterday's Intelligencer top-of-the-page headline proclaims the earth-shattering news:
Kasich Touts His Conservatism
Okay, by what criteria is this the top new story of the day? Did readers not know that he was conservative? Or is it that he was hiding it and now he's touting it? . . .
Describing the West Virginia legislature?
Among local columnist Mike Myer's favorite Obama quotes is one from his 2008 campaign for the presidency. Candidate Obama was speaking about why some of the people in central Pennsylvania, specifically, and rust belt Americans, more generally, didn't vote for him, when he said:
They get bitter, they cling to guns or . . .
Mike Myer attacks the Charleston Gazette-Mail
Mike Myer's Sunday column, "There Is 'Odor of Ignorance,'" attacks the "big-city types" at the Charleston Gazette-Mail for what he argues is a bigoted editorial about the citizens of Tyler County and, in particular, School Board President Bonnie Henthorn, for her decision to home-school her children:
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After a week of filling their "newspapers" with few local stories but lots of AP stories, our locals returned to form on Sunday once again emphasizing local stories even if the stories were not exactly front page news or, in one case, not even a new story.
The Sunday front page, in particular, seemed to be filled with . . .
Mike Myer's Saturday column
It's been a busy couple of days for me but I did want to make a few comment on Mike Myer's Saturday column, "Who Are You Calling 'Extremist'?" Myer discusses the abortion issue using a recent Gallup Poll that found that 29% believe in abortion under any circumstance, 19% totally oppose it, and 51% believe that it . . .
West Virginia Corruption
Mike Myer uses a 9-year-old book as a starting point to talk about West Virginia corruption. The book, "Don't Buy Another Vote, I Won't Pay for a Landslide," is by Allen H. Loughry II, who is currently a state supreme court justice. For over 600 pages, Loughry's book documents the . . .