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Your vents for Monday, October 14

n Apparently the woman who tried to drive into the White house barricade isn't the only mentally ill person in Washington, D.C. Normal people don't threaten blackmail and shut down the government.

  • The time to debate and negotiate a particular law is before it is a law and just a bill in Congress. If you can re-negotiate a law, where does it stop? Do the nuts in the GOP want to re-negotiate Social Security and Medicare? Americans better wake up before the GOP turns this country into a mini-version of the old U.S.S.R.
  • Concerning the list of crimes President Obama has supposedly committed warranting his impeachment, the silence is deafening.
  • Rebranding the Slack Street recycling center is a good idea, but perhaps an outline of Chicago would be more appropriate in the new logo because the lion's share of profits go there. If I put anything in a recycling bin I want to know that 100 percent of the revenue stays in West Virginia to help my city and my county.
  • To the venter who thinks the paper needs a Q and A Vent Line section: Call the Reference Department of the Kanawha County Public Library instead. That's what they are there for - your tax dollars at work.
  • The Affordable Health Care Act is the same as Obamacare. It was labeled Obamacare so that all of the racists would reject it without learning what it really is.
  • As more and more Americans fall on bad times, little Johnny Boehner will probably be the highest on their list of people to blame.
  • After making Bill Stewart head coach, rich WVU alumni threatened to withhold donations if changes weren't made in Morgantown. I hope they're happy now.
  • Talk about the power of the pen. In Sunday's Gazette-Mail, "Doonesbury" cartoonist Gary Trudeau completely carved up the racist, redneck state of North Carolina and left it a quivering mess on the floor.
  • Why can't AEP or the DOH have someone drive around after dark and do a study, report or whatever it takes to replace all the streetlights that are out?
  • The outdoor dining on Capitol Street is very nice but between the fence, light post and all the signs its very difficult to get a wheelchair through and really may not be in compliance with ADA standards.  Did the city's ADA coordinator take measurements before all that was done?
  • Capito voted against Obama's job bill and then complained Obama was not creating jobs. Now she votes to shut down the government, putting people out of work. I'm sure glad she is still getting a paycheck. Wake up, West Virginia.
  • I laughed so hard and then I started crying at a person saying Manchin is a Republican and he needs to vote like a Democrat or we will be last in everything. Well who do you think has been in office for the last 80 years? No wonder we are last in everything with thinking like that.
  • Obama and his Democrats in the Senate are acting like a bunch of spoiled brats who want everything to go their way. If not they start name-calling. The Republicans are doing their jobs and producing bills that the Senate refuses to acknowledge.
  • Casebolt, the mayor in Nitro, is doing everything he was against in the Casto administration. Why is it OK for him to do it now?
  • Kudos to the spunky World War II veteran who spoke out against the damned Democrats. They are saying what most Americans have thought.
  • It is interesting to look at President Obama's remarks about the debt ceiling when he was a senator. His hypocrisy is breathtaking.
  • I think the silver plan is probably one of the lowest-cost plans, but it doesn't provide as much. In Illinois it costs $700 a month. Can people afford that?
  • They get elected to an office in D.C. and they stay there and forget the people back home. I think we need a law that the only money they receive should come solely from the job we elected them to do. None of them would want to be elected and surely none of them would run to be re-elected.
  • John Boehner is a traitor to his country. Obviously he doesn't have the welfare of his nation and its people at heart. I doubt if he has a heart.
  • Anyone who signs up for insurance through the Affordable Care Act and then votes Republican is nothing but a hypocrite.
  • The mayor of South Charleston reminds me of Mayor Pike on the old Andy Griffith show.
  • WVU's Coach Holgorsen claims he had trouble with his communications skills with quarterback Trickett. Maybe if he had been smart enough to play Trickett in the second half of the Maryland game, his skills would have improved. Just let Trickett call the game.
  • Why doesn't John Boehner allow a vote on the clean CR with no attachments? He knows he has the votes to pass it but it is the tea party that is preventing him from doing it and let the 800,000 workers be furloughed. That is how the tea party is.
  • Who are the stockholders that Congress is supposed to answer to? It is we the people. It is our money that is invested. If they don't handle it responsibly, we should have a right to get rid of them.
  • I almost laughed myself silly watching Michelle Bachman and Louie Gohmert moving barricades for the World War II veterans. They acted like they were standing in front of tanks in Tiananmen Square and the Obama-haters on Fox treated it as such.
  • Every one of the police officers who fired a gun at that woman today should be held for murder. They aren't police officers; they are Obama's cowboys.
  • Please explain how using our cellphones while driving is now illegal while there are signs along the interstate saying "dial " some number for information or something?
  • The new Democratic Party slogan is: "Compromise; just do it my way."
  • If I were the attorney general of West Virginia, I'd file a lawsuit against the Congress of the United States and the executive branch for discrimination of not providing a platinum plan. We have to take what one insurance company is willing to give.
  • This is for the daughter who claims her mother is a millionaire yet collects Social Security. If she worked for it, I think she deserves it. I'd hate to have you for a daughter.
  • Sen. Harry Reid, Chuck Schumer, Patty Murray and others need to be voted out of office.
  • The Republicans are getting in trouble for trying to do the right thing.
  • Let's hear it for Howard Swint for pointing out the craziness in Don Surber's column about meth.
  • Let's at least get some new people to run in your party, whatever it is. I'm an independent. If I had my way I'd eliminate all of them from all the parties.
  • Baylor hammered WVU. The way they played I'm not certain they could have beaten Alabama that night. If they play like this all season no one will beat them. Baylor was awesome.
  • The city of Nitro has paid $100,000 for a piece of property on the corner of 21st Street and Second Avenue. I understand the property isn't worth even half of that amount. Isn't this a waste of taxpayer money?

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