"Knowing one's enemies is a good thing, but knowing one's friends is better. Your enemy skulks around in the dark seeking to destroy all the good things God wants to give you. Now, come meet your friends next Sunday Morning at Trinity Church."
Here is hoping the vandals accept her offer.
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THIS week marked municipal elections across the state, and at least of those two races ended in a tie.
In Hundred, Wetzel County, Mayor Charles A. Sine and Councilman Charles Himelrick each received 36 votes in the race for mayor.
In Friendly, Jerry Hayes tied with Mayor Bonnie Hostuttler with five votes each.
While the outcome could change once votes are
officially counted — it proves that every vote matters.
But the outcomes of these races also are evidence that some towns in the state may just be too small to have a government. Hundred's population was 299 in the last Census, which found only 132 people in Friendly.
If a mere six votes gets someone elected mayor, perhaps residents should consider dissolving that town.
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DESPITE an increase in carbon dioxide in the Earth's atmosphere, the New York Times
reported this week that the rise in global temperatures has slowed down since 1998.
"The slowdown is a bit of a mystery to climate
scientists," wrote Justin Gillis, the newspaper's environmental reporter.
This reality flies in the face of advocates of limiting carbon dioxide emissions. Michael Mann and others insisted there would be a sudden "hockey stick" spike in temperatures in that period.
Instead the increase slowed.
The failure to accurately forecast temperatures should fuel skepticism.
Before Americans accept any trillion-dollar policy changes, they will need to be convinced that politicians have the science right.