More on the Republican racism on display at the Capitol rotunda
Yesterday, the group that the racist poster group claimed to be affiliated with put out a statement that essentially said: “Hey, we aren’t that racist!” And why did it take so long for WV Republican officials to notice?
Act for America responds
The controversial booth with the racist poster at Friday’s “Republicans Take the Rotunda” event claimed affiliation with Act for America. The Southern Poverty Law Center considers ACT for America to be an anti-Muslim hate group because
it pushes wild anti-Muslim conspiracy theories, denigrates . . .
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With plenty of condescension, today’s Wheeling News-Register editorial warns public school employees not to be used by politicians
The damage control begins
From the first paragraphs of today's News-Register editorial/lecture, “Don’t Be Used by the Politicians”:
Public school employees in West Virginia should be outraged, not to mention suspicious, that their record-length work stoppage is being used by some for purely political reasons.
Democrats in the Legislature have . . .
They're delicate flowers
The Wheeling Intelligencer explains why the majority party (Republicans) did not assert themselves on the budget
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 . . .
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 . . .
What's currently the most important issue facing West Virginia?
(Hint -- judging by what some Republican legislators are saying, it doesn't appear to be jobs or flood relief)
Reporter Eric Eyre wrote in Wednesday morning's Charleston Gazette-Mail:
A Republican state senator is urging West Virginia lawmakers to take up a transgender “bathroom bill” as the No. 1 item on a special session agenda that places flood relief as the fourth — and last — measure on the same list.
Senator . . .
The Sunday opinion section carries Delegate Ryan Weld's op-ed piece
A new low?
Page C4 of the opinion section has a guest column by the House of Delegates member Ryan Weld (R, Brooke and Ohio). The title, "Democrats Obstructed Budget Solely for Politics," describes the first fourth of the column. The rest of the column is a personal attack on Senator Jack Yost.
The column purports to be about the . . .