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  • NYT: It’s the entitlements, stupid

    02/13/2012 7:18:56 PM PST · by Mustang Driver · 17 replies
    Charleston (WV) Daily Mail ^ | February 13, 2012 | Don Surber
    The trouble with situational ethics is that it leaves you with no morals and without morals it is difficult to be morally superior to anyone. This reduces liberals to whining about hypocrisy all the time by holding the other guy to his high standards and being smug about it. The irony is that in order to apply those higher standards liberals must admit that those higher standards are meaningful. If indeed adultery were nothing, they would not mention a 40-year-old affair by Henry Hyde. But cries of hypocrisy are all that is left to them. They sound a lot like...
  • 16 Members of Congress Funneled Millions to Their Relatives, Employers, Study Finds

    02/13/2012 5:53:49 PM PST · by STARWISE · 70 replies
    Big Government ^ | 2-13-12 | Wynton Hall
    n his New York Times bestselling book, Throw Them All Out, Breitbart editor Peter Schweizer revealed how members of Congress enrich themselves and their relatives using earmarks and insider information. Now, the Washington Post, following in Schweizer’s footsteps, has conducted a study that found 16 members of Congress have used their power of the purse to benefit companies, colleges, and community groups tied to their relatives. *snip* Among those cited in the Washington Post report were the following (below):
  • Reid’s floor maneuvers leave some Senate Democrats frustrated (RATS out of the loop)

    02/07/2012 6:41:05 PM PST · by Libloather · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/07/12
    Reid’s floor maneuvers leave some Senate Democrats frustratedBy Alexander Bolton - 02/07/12 05:15 AM ET Some Democrats are grumbling over how Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has run the floor this year. The frustration is felt mostly among junior lawmakers, who want more of a role in decision-making and have yet to resign themselves to the traditional pace of the Senate, where seniority rules and lawmakers often have to wait years to have significant influence. They say Reid’s style leaves them feeling out of the loop. Colleagues have second-guessed Reid’s decision to greenlight a deal with Republicans on the...
  • Tax exempt complain about tax relief for others

    02/04/2012 11:45:22 AM PST · by Mustang Driver · 8 replies
    Charleston (WV) Daily Mail ^ | February 4, 2012 | Don Surber
    West Virginia likely will land a $2 billion cracker that will convert the “wet” natural gas in the Marcellus shale into a cheap feedstock for plastics and the like. This will be cheaper than oil-based feedstock. Not only will this mean thousands of jobs in West Virginia to run the plant, the cracker could also help revive West Virginia’s chemical industry, particularly in the Kanawha Valley (Charleston — the state’s capital and suburb of Poca). When I moved here in 1984, we had 15,000 chemical jobs. Today we are lucky if we have 1,500. Naturally, liberals oppose the cracker. They...
  • Maloney renews challenge to Tomblin for W.Va. governor's seat

    01/31/2012 6:04:50 PM PST · by Impy · 10 replies
    Charleston Daily Mail ^ | 1-26-12 | Vicki Smith
    MORGANTOWN, W.Va — Republican Bill Maloney said Thursday he’s ready to finish what he started last year, win the Republican primary in May and then defeat incumbent Democrat Earl Ray Tomblin in the race for West Virginia governor.
  • Parent says her child's life was threatened at Logan County school

    01/27/2012 5:52:25 PM PST · by Morgana · 27 replies · 1+ views
    LOGAN W.Va. -- It is an instinct for parents to want to protect their children. But some parents in Logan County say their complaints about bullying against their children have gone unanswered. The parent of a student at Logan High School and the parent of another student at Man High School both contacted 13 News about their concerns. However they asked to remain anonymous so that their children would not be made more of a target. "Thursday at school my child's life was threatened," said the parent of a student at Logan High School. She said her son has been...
  • WVU in Select Company (Some very interesting WVU facts)

    01/25/2012 1:09:45 PM PST · by the_devils_advocate_666 · 12 replies
    OrangeBowl ^ | 2012 | John Antonik
    So, West Virginia has won three different BCS bowl games in the last six years - with three different coaches no less. What to make of this? Well, first of all, it puts the Mountaineers in a pretty select group of college football programs that have won three or more of these since the system was created in 1998 – eight programs to be exact. There’s Ohio State, USC, Florida, LSU, Texas, Miami and Oklahoma that have won at least three BCS bowl games in the last 14 years. And now, um, catch your breath here, West Virginia. That’s right,...
  • Police: Man Dies from Tainted Moonshine; Don't Drink It

    The death of a man in Doddridge County has sparked a police investigation and troopers want you to be safe. A man in his 60's died this week at Ruby Memorial Hospital, supposedly after drinking poisoned moonshine he got in the county. Troopers say the unidentified man drank from a bottle of moonshine he got from a friend on Saturday night. He was flown to Ruby Memorial Hospital after what was believed to be stroke symptoms. He died at the hospital Tuesday. After testing and investigations, it was determined that the tainted moonshine shut down the man's internal organs. Troopers...
  • Man Accused of Having Sex with 13-year Old He Met on Facebook (W.Va)

    HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A teenager from Barboursville has been arrested and charged with soliciting a minor by means of a computer. West Virginia State Police arrested 19-year-old Nathan Workman Thursday night. Click here to find out more! According to the criminal complaint, Workman had sex with a 13-year-old girl he met on Facebook. Troopers say he confessed to knowing the girl was 13. "They started chatting through Facebook and decided at one point to meet in person, and a sexual relationship started," West Virginia State Trooper Blankenship told WSAZ.com. Blankenship told WSAZ.com the case involved search warrants and consent...
  • Charleston Police asking for assistance in identifying suspects

    The Charleston Police Department is asking for help in identifying two suspects that used a stolen credit card throughout the city. Two black female suspects had used the card back on Nov. 7 and were captured on video surveillance but cannot identify them. Some pictures from police have been attached to this story and if you have any information you can contact them at 304-348-6480.
  • Occupy Charleston site left unoccupied, tent removed

    12/31/2011 8:23:51 AM PST · by Morgana · 14 replies · 1+ views
    CHARLESTON - The Occupy Charleston movement is gone. At least they're nowhere to be seen. The large tent that had housed the protesters for several weeks was dismantled Friday. The open canopy and flooring was provided by the AFL-CIO at a property near the union's building on Leon Sullivan Way in the warehouse district. But union officials told 13 News yesterday the movement's leaders asked them to take the tent down. They were told the location was too far off the beaten track to get the attention the demonstrators wanted. Occupy Charleston protesters had kept up a continuous presence for...
  • Dem (aka 'bipartisan') Keystone support creates tougher fight for Reid, Obama

    12/16/2011 9:20:59 PM PST · by Libloather · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/16/11 | Alexander Bolton
    Dem Keystone support creates tougher fight for Reid, ObamaBy Alexander Bolton - 12/16/11 04:08 PM ET Republicans want to jam Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on the Keystone oil sands pipeline and the Democratic leader will have a tough time resisting, given support within his caucus for the project. GOP leaders have made clear to Reid that they will not approve an extension of the payroll tax holiday unless it includes language to speed up construction of the pipeline. Senate Republicans estimate as many as 14 Senate Democrats support the project. Labor unions have also voiced strong backing, complicating...
  • UPDATE: Man Dies on Black Friday; Shoppers Unfazed (West Virginia)

    11/26/2011 1:51:02 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    WSAZ-TV ^ | November 25, 2011 | Andrew Colegrove
    SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A man collapsed while doing some Black Friday shopping in a crowded store, and people nearby continued to shop. Witnesses tell WSAZ.com some shoppers walked around and even over the man's body. Family members tell WSAZ.com that Walter Vance, of Logan County, W.Va., passed away after being taken to the hospital. It happened at Target in the Southridge Shopping Center in South Charleston about 12:15 a.m. Friday. Vance got sick and collapsed on the floor while shopping for Christmas decorations for his newly remodeled workplace. Vance started working at the Aracoma Drug Company store in...
  • JROTC Instructor Charged With Sex Abuse of Child (West Virginia)

    11/18/2011 6:07:42 AM PST · by Morgana · 11 replies · 1+ views
    DUNBAR WVa- Dunbar Police have arrested a man on charges of sexual abuse. Edwin Albert Smuda, 58, of Dunbar, is charged with sexual abuse by a parent, guardian, custodian or person of trust. He is a Junior ROTC instructor at South Charleston High School. According to release from Chief E. E. Whittington Smuda was arrested at him home Thursday afternoon. He was arraigned by a Kanawha County Magistrate. Bond is set at $25,000. Smuda will be back in court at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011.
  • W.Va. Sees Spike in Number of Pregnancy for Girls 15-17

    11/18/2011 5:33:40 AM PST · by Morgana · 33 replies · 2+ views
    MILTON WVA---The Centers for Disease Control has released some startling statistics about teen pregnancy in West Virginia. The number of 15 to 17 year old girls giving birth in the state is up 17 percent. West Virginia is the only state with that kind of spike. Teen mother Julie Akers is raising two children. She was a sophomore in high school when she first got pregnant. She says it wasn't easy to grow up fast and she wants other teens to know about the realities of being a young mom. "It was every day just getting up, making bottles, changing...
  • AP NewsBreak: Cops say drugs on missing girl's mom

    11/16/2011 8:42:24 PM PST · by Morgana · 22 replies
    MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) - A court official is recommending substance abuse treatment and home detention for the mother of a missing toddler while she awaits trial on welfare fraud. Federal records show pretrial services officer Brian Kilgore wants the court to intervene in the case of 29-year-old Lena Lunsford, who was caught with synthetic drugs called bath salts. Lunsford's 3-year-old daughter Aliayah (uh-LEE-uh) vanished from her Lewis County home Sept. 24 and hasn't been found. Her mother has since been indicted on multiple counts of welfare fraud but is free on supervised release. Kilgore's petition says Lunsford is unwilling to...
  • WSAZ INVESTIGATES: St. Albans Police Chief Remains Under Investigation

    11/14/2011 3:15:52 PM PST · by Morgana · 1 replies
    http://www.wsaz.com/news/headlines/New_Police_Chief_Named_in_St_Albans_114177774.html ^ | 11/14/2011 | Brooks Jarosz; Brad Myers; WSAZ News Staff
    UPDATE 11/14/11 @ 5 p.m. ST. ALBANS, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- St. Albans Mayor Dick Callaway says he hopes to have the situation involving Police Chief Brent Coates resolved 'shortly', and a city leader says a decision could come as early as Tuesday. Mayor Callaway says, at this time, Chief Coates is still on administrative leave. As WSAZ.com has previously reported, someone close to the investigation says allegations of sexual harrassment have been made against Coates. Click here to find out more! Mayor Callaway says they are serious allegations, and he is not ready to release any information until "all the...
  • Some Democrats refuse to back Obama

    11/13/2011 6:33:37 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 10 replies
    Politico ^ | Nov.13, 2011 | MANU RAJU & MARIN COGAN
    Sen. Joe Lieberman was treated like an outcast back in 2008 when he broke from the Senate Democratic Caucus and openly opposed Barack Obama’s bid for the White House. Asked last week if he’d back Obama in 2012, the Connecticut independent said, “I don’t know what I’m going to do.” This time around, there may be more Liebermans. A number of moderate Democrats like Texas Rep. Henry Cuellar and liberals like Sen. Bernie Sanders are declining to give their unqualified support for the president, saying they’re either too focused on their own races or are calling on the White House...
  • UPDATE: Authorities Find No Sign of Exploded Package at W.Va. Post Office

    UPDATE 11/4/11 @ 1:45 p.m. RANSON, W.Va. (AP) - Authorities say they have found no sign of a reported explosion inside a small-town post office in West Virginia and no sign that white powder sprayed out. The scare prompted officials to quarantine 15 postal workers Friday, though none showed signs of illness. Click here to find out more! Ronald Fletcher, a firefighter with Citizens Fire Company, is the designated spokesman for the case at the U.S. Post Office in Ranson. Fletcher says workers reported a package had exploded in a storage locker about 7:45 a.m. But the package in question...
  • AP source: Big East to invite Boise St, 5 others

    11/01/2011 7:20:47 PM PDT · by Redmen4ever · 55 replies · 1+ views
    AP ^ | 11/1/11 | RALPH D. RUSSO
    PHILADELPHIA (AP)—The Big East is ready to start adding members...