Some thoughts on the election and its aftermath
Alex Mooney’s victory
I was not impressed. He defeated the Democratic candidate, Barry Wendell by 31%. (For comparison, David McKinley defeated Natalie Cline by 38% in 2020.) Wendell received next-to-no support - financial or otherwise, from the Democratic Party and very little coverage by West Virginia media. Mooney did no . . .
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“So here’s the thing ladies”
Yes, it’s a family-values West Virginia Republican state legislator (Joe Jeffries) offering advice on improving your relationships
This story broke last night. In case you haven’t seen it yet, here is a link to the WV Metro News article:
Delegate who sponsored anti-sex ed bill takes heat over his own graphic sex discussionhttps://t.co/j4JWs9h6ld— MetroNews (@WVMetroNews) July 9, 2021
From that story:
A West Virginia delegate who sponsored a . . .
News from the Trump Party (formerly known as the Republican Party)
Brooke County Chapter
From page D2 of today's Wheeling News-Register:
You mean these "patriots"?
Ah, some of these "patriots" may no longer be available.
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Yesterday's Ogden paper told us “what a great thing it is for West Virginia that Republicans won big”
Here are some different points of view
From Phil Kabler, the Charleston Gazette-Mail’s political reporter, on the ramifications of that “big” Republican win:
In his one election debate, Gov. Jim Justice said he would sign the Fairness Act, extending state anti-discrimination protections to the LBGTQ community, if it reached his desk.
No chance that happens now, . . .
West Virginia continues to downplay the coronavirus risk as the numbers continue to climb (with 10/15 update)
But at least we have high school football!
Here are the most recent statistics on the spread of coronavirus in West Virginia:
The state's handling of the virus was discussed in last night's debate between Governor Jim Justice and his Democratic challenger, Ben Salango. Ogden's political reporter, Steven Allen Adams, described some of it:
. . .
A question about charter schools for West Virginia Republicans and our local Ogden "newspapers"
If you really do believe that charter schools will improve educational outcomes in WV, why are the important discussions held behind closed doors?
Who was invited to last week’s WV Department of Education meeting on charter schools?
In a front-page article in today’s Wheeling Intelligencer, reporter Joselyn King tells us about a state meeting held last Wednesday in Parkersburg:
“WVDOE Starts Charter School Policy Discussions
King explains:. . .
Shorter version of today’s Wheeling News-Register editorial: “We’re shocked, shocked that anyone could possibly think that the WV Republican Party encourages racism”
Who is criticized the most? A look at the possible answers
A. It's not House Speaker Roger Hanshaw. The speaker is quoted in the article about allowing:
national level politics to become a cancer on our state, to become a cancer on our Legislature, to invade our chamber in a way that, frankly, makes me . . .