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I'll take "despicable politicians" for $600, Alex

A follow-up to my previous post

Background

During this year's Republican primary, Evan Jenkins' senate campaign took some "creative license" (as one of his spokespersons put it at the time) and photoshopped two different images to come up with a picture of his opponent, Patrick Morrisey, shaking the hand of Hillary Clinton. The image was then used . . .

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October 30, 2018

“When you've got nothing, you've got nothing to lose.”

A quick look at the visual images currently at the top of local state senator Ryan Ferns' Facebook re-election page

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Ferns then explains each of the pictures in short posts. For the first picture, he gives the required Hillary quote about closing coal mines before telling us that Ihlenfeld donated to Hillary's campaign. (Imagine, a Democrat donating to a Democrat!) In the second picture, we learn that Obama appointed Ihlenfeld prosecutor and . . .

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October 27, 2018

Attention Senator Ferns: Some teachers didn’t wait until November to remember

Please note how anti-union state senator Robert Karns (R – Upshur) got schooled earlier this week

West Virginia State Senator Robert Karns (R - Upshur) looked to be your basic garden variety of anti-union Republican. As the Charleston Gazette-Mail described him:

Sen. Robert Karnes, R-Upshur, has sparred with unions and voted for bills they oppose, such as the right-to-work bill or prevailing wage repeal in 2016.

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May 12, 2018

Saving Senator Ferns (The Sequel)

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As part of their “Saving Senator Ryan” strategy, the Wheeling News-Register today published an op-ed by our local state senator, Republican Majority Leader Ryan Ferns. In the piece, Ferns explained how the legislature could have done so much if it hadn’t been for teacher raises:

While I know we were all thrilled to be . . .

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March 18, 2018

“School Could Be Out Indefinitely”

With pictures of Ryan Ferns and Robin Capehart

The accompanying pictures explain a lot

This morning’s top-of-the-front-page story in the Wheeling News-Register is, of course, the West Virginia teachers strike which looks like it may continue. Under the headline are two pictures which probably say more to answer the “why” of the school strike than the 700 words that follow.

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March 04, 2018

Saving Senator Ryan

Northern panhandle Ogden newspapers have their work cut out for themselves

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Spoiler alert: here are just some of the recent efforts by Wheeling "newspapers" to promote local state senator Ryan Ferns.

January 8

A front page article on January 8 tells us that

Legislators Look at Elections for W.Va. School Board

In the article, Ferns makes an interesting . . .

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February 20, 2018

The local Sunday columns

Charlie Chaplin and bonus points for enthusiasm?

Sunday's Mike Myer column puts him in the lead for the annual "Dumbest Column of the Year Award"

When you have no proof, just make it up. Myer makes the following assertion early in the column after briefly discussing the Charlie Chaplin movie, The Great Dictator:

Some of the very same people who put . . .

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September 25, 2017

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