* I don't use tobacco products and avoid being around people who do. It seems when lawmakers need revenue, the smokers are the very people they go after. They propose raising the taxes from 55 cents a pack for cigarettes to $1.55. If they do this, how about taxing Big Macs and Whoppers $1 each? Also, put a luxury tax on a tattoo of $10 each.
* Seems like the secretary of state is showing her true extreme liberal views by being outraged at the mere thought of requiring photo ID for voters. Remember this the next time she runs for any political office.
* When might the city of South Charleston shut down the road-race course they have every day on U.S. 60? My wife is a good driver who works in South Charleston and hates to drive to work, morning and evening.
* Would the brainiac Obamazombies who keep posting the deficit has suddenly been reduced explain to the rest of us how a few days of trading on Wall Street did it? You tell us to quit listening to Fox. Maybe they should reduce their MSNBC intake.
* We watch Fox to get the real news and not a bunch idiots taking up for the president and all his blunders.
* Just who decided John McCain was an expert on national security? The only thing he knows about national security is that he was unfortunate enough to be shot down over North Vietnam and became a POW in the Hanoi Hilton.
* Hiring is up and the unemployment rate is dropping. President Obama's policies are pulling us out of the "George W. Bush hole," in spite of the obstructionist Republicans.
* According to Roberts' Rules of Order, a member is not required to vote "yea" or "nay" in a roll call vote, but may simply reply "present." Charleston's mayor needs a parliamentarian at his meetings.
* The improvement of the looks of the Nitro mayor's office was very much needed. You can now be proud of how it looks. Also, part of the cost was given by a private donor.