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Your vents, Monday, Dec. 31

  • Has anyone gotten anything from FEMA besides the run-around? All I am trying to get is the $500 from my deductible to help finish the work from the June storm. The county called and told me that FEMA should reimburse me for this. I got denied and I appealed. The county is the one who told me I should apply to get my deductible back.

     

  • Sounds like a great way for the Board of Education to choose a new superintendent. We'll just see who shows up. Perhaps the governor should hold a meeting to replace the board and just see who shows up. I might be interested. I could not do any worse than some of the current board members.
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  • The public must demand anyone convicted of a home invasion be sentenced to the maximum time allowed. I think this is the worst crime of all. I would be in favor of the death penalty for this. We must make the penalty harsher for this and people would think twice before they committed this awful crime.
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  • I'm from the working middle-class people, and I'm willing to go over the fiscal cliff like the GOP wants to do to save the rich some pain. Let the rich have to pay more taxes. Don't treat the working people bad again.
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  • At least MTV created some jobs for those kids when they came to town to shoot "BuckWild." I am convinced the leaders of this state turn away more outside investment with their draconian tax policies, provincial cronyism and crumbling highway system than some silly television show ever would.
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  • Enough already with the stories and comments concerning Dr. Marple's firing. This is little more than a power grab by one group of liberals over another, and the general public could not care less.
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  • Everyone who writes in to vent seems like a concerned citizen. If you really want to make a change, break the mold, end the two-party fascism. It's called "divide and conquer." And it is working. Wake up, Americans.
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  • I was at a meeting in a county office a week ago, and the employees there could not speak without using four-letter words. Every sentence included at least one. I'm glad I don't work in that kind of environment. It would drive me nuts.
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  • I like the right-to-work laws. Michigan is a perfect example of how the corrupt unions are killing this country. Detroit is a ghost town full of corruption and crime. You have workers making inflated salaries, forcing the high price of sub-par vehicles. If you want to look at who to blame, look straight at the modern-day unions.
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  • West Virginians, quit whining about how bad things are. As long as you keep voting for Democrats, we will continue to be last in everything. You deserve what you vote for.
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  • Even Michigan is now a "right-to-work" state. Hell will freeze over before our "do-nothing" Legislature passes such a sensible law in this state. You want jobs, do something to attract employers.
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  • When your Republican friend tells you about how raising the tax rates on the top income bracket will kill jobs, ask him or her why more jobs were created when those rates were in effect than during the Bush/Cheney years. Tax rates do not affect job growth. Consumption, i.e. demand for goods and services, creates jobs.
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  • The Sissonville explosion demonstrates that pipelines will always break. What if this were the Keystone XL Pipeline through the major U.S. water reservoir? Thank God for environmentalists.
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  • I'm proud to say I voted both times for President Obama. I have yet to meet anyone who said they were proud of having voted for George W. Bush twice, but I have talked to some who said they were sorry they voted for him.
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  • After much talking about it, nothing will be done to prevent future school shootings, and six months or a year from now, we will probably have another one, and another one, and another one.
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  • Why don't they investigate the people who receive food stamps and yet their children only get fed through the schools? They even get backpacks to tide them over for the weekend. Where is the food stamp and welfare money going? Why aren't these children being fed at home?
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  • I think these acts of kindness are really great, and lots of people have been helped. But there is a section of our country that has been overlooked and neglected, and that would be our Indian reservations. I think their children would be overjoyed.
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  • Gasoline is $3.15 a gallon in Gassaway and Sutton. Why can't it be that price in Charleston?
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  • I actually agree that the ultra-wealthy can pay more taxes. But I am 100 percent against Obama's plan. His $250,000.00 mark is way too low. It should be at the very minimum $500,000 to $750,000. And he should be told that most small businesses fall into that range and that his plan will cripple them.
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  • We are so glad to see nice, rich, warm browns and maroons coming back into clothing catalogs.
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  • I hope former President George H. W. Bush does well and gets better.
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  • Highway officials want to float a road bond? I think they are crazier than all get out. They just upped the gasoline tax. They take but never give, like everyone else.
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  • When I saw Mr. Boehner on the television news just now, he looked as though someone had told him the biggest joke. I wish our lawmakers would take their jobs more seriously than they take themselves. America needs them to do their job.
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  • The Dec. 25 Charleston Daily Mail had an article on page 10B about a person named David Alan Mitchell. It was about changing the mental health rules in our country. That is what happened in Newtown, Conn., too. This is not a gun issue. This is a mental health issue.
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  • I'll bet Barack Obama got a big laugh out of Shelley Moore Capito's bucket of coal. It just shows how stupid she is.
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  • Please put "Herman" back in the Daily Mail comics.
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  • It seems like John Boehner and Eric Cantor have problems. In two years, we will remember these idiots. They have only an 8 percent approval rating.
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  • People are committing crime, and their charges are being dropped, and they are turned loose and do the same thing again. What is wrong with our judicial system?
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  • Which kills more people, guns or cigarettes?
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  • If you take the guns from the thugs, then I will give away my gun.
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  • Based on profiles I've read about mass killers who are introverted, odd and won't look you in the eyes - I see a couple of them walking around in Cross Lanes.
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  • Yesterday, my notice from Social Security came explaining my raise. After increases in my Medicare and prescription premiums, this left me with a monthly increase of $11; that amounts to 33 cents a day. I will try not to spend it all in one place.
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  • We are paying $28,000 for pictures of judges in Kanawha County. Wake up and do something about waste like this.
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  • If you abandoned your mixed Australian shepherd dog on Frog's Creek, he wants to come home. Shame on you.
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  • Waste Management and the city of Charleston should be cited for littering. If either one breaks a bag of trash, they just leave it lay.
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