Coal is our heritage, our coal miners have worked hard to keep the lights on. I would like to thank our coal miners and let you know that there are people out there that respect you.
Where is the bail out for coal miners Mr. President? You bail out car builders but not coal miners.
I hope that people will remember this at election time. Say no to Obama like he says no to West Virginia.
Bail out for coal miners… he is taken our jobs away and offers no solution to his actions for our coal miners. Being green is ok if you don’t have to pay bills or eat
Again where is the sense of all this going if we are green and China and Japan still use coal and pollute? What’s the purpose of us being green so they can breathe clean air in our country? If China cashes its chips in Mr. President they’ll tell all of us what to do!
Hi-jacked Democratic party
Gary Corns is right! The Democrat party is not what it used to be. Logan County coal mining and unions are a part of my family’s heritage. My father, Paul Bokosky, was at the Smoke House when John Kennedy campaigned in Logan. My father was also black-balled from the mines for his pro-union activities. Also, I have other relatives who fought the good fight at Blair Mountain.
Over the years, the Democrat party has been hi-jacked by special interest groups, including the Socialist Party. Additionally, groups like the gay movement, radical environmentalists, the unions, those with an open border policy, pro-abortionists, anti-religious, those in favor of affirmative action and others have taken control of the Democrat party.
The Democrats do a fantastic job of campaigning as conservatives and give speeches on traditional American values. But once in office, they must adhere to the agenda of those in control. I can’t recall the last time America sent a Conservative Democrat to Washington and he/she stood up for the values of the people that elected them. It just doesn’t happen any longer.
Our children are even indoctrinated in the public school system into thinking the Democrat way: America is repressive, it does take a village, white people should feel guilty for slavery, it’s OK to be openly homosexual, religious people are bigots, Earth before God, the United Nations serve America’s interests, oil and coal are evil, etc.
Ever wonder why the Democrats oppose school vouchers? It’s simple: You teach the kids to think the way we want them to think and we’ll fight the fight for the teachers unions and we’ll do our best to channel as much money to you as possible. There are plenty of great teachers, it’s a noble profession. It’s difficult to lay the blame at the feet of any particular teacher. It is the system they are a part of that has been corrupted. However, I do see a glimmer of hope.
I do believe more and more people are beginning to see the Democrats for who they really are. I work with a lot of younger people. They are now realizing that the Democrats and President Obama have saddled their generation with trillions of dollars of debt. They recognize that the path of debt this country is undertaking is unsustainable and unacceptable.
Additionally, I have noticed how some of the older generation (die-hard Democrat voters) are also seeing the Democrat party for who they really are. Some are beginning to vote the other party for the first time in their lives. Here’s an example of what this social/political war is all about. Just this week, a big news story was about the company, Chick-Fil-A. The CEO of the company adheres to traditional Christian values and opposes gay marriage. Elizabeth Warren, of the Obama administration, publicly encouraged gays to protest and have kiss-ins at all the restaurants. Rham Emmanuel, a former Obama Administration official and now mayor of Chicago, said that Chic-Fil-A does not represent Chicago’s values and they are not welcome in Chicago.
You can’t tell me that President Obama and those in control of the Democrat party don’t think the same way. They all want to encourage gay-activism and promote hate towards religious people. A sad aspect of all this is the fact that the Democrats have become so self-serving, they have no shame.
Fountain Valley, Calif.
I would like to take this time to inform the public of the Logan County Pound in Logan. It is a high kill shelter.
There are a lot of beautiful dogs and cats there with wonderful personalities that would make great pets. Instead of buying a pet and paying a fortune, please go to the pound and find your dog or cat. There are so many to choose from, and if a home can’t be found, most of them will die.
SAFE, a volunteer group, that is doing everything they can to improve the conditions at the pound and save all the animals they can while working with the Logan County Commission, will work with you if you have questions or need special assistance.
Please save a life and rescue an animal. You will be so glad you did.
Melanie Bush Lawson