Saturday, July 22, 2006


IN DEFENSE OF DR. DOUG MCKINNEY - The WV for life issued a letter concerning Dr. Mckinney who is running for Chairman of the Republican Party. I support Doug and while I may not agree with his stance a few years ago, I feel he is 99% Pro Life. I am 100% Pro-Life and do not feel abortion is right in any manner(the Republican platform allows it in the case of rape, incest and the Life of the mother(the only time Doug agrees with it). I feel the WV for Life should spend their time getting the Democratic Leaders that have gotten their endorsement in the past(including our "most influential Gov") to change the Dems platform.
WHERE'S THE TAX CUT - Gov. Manchin said he was going to cut the food tax 1% a year every year. Where is it this year.

Tuesday, July 18, 2006


1)For Liberal/Democrats in WV how come it is wrong when Don Blankenship uses his own money to help elect people we agrees with or defeat people or propasals he disagrees with, but it is OK, that the Rockefellers, Kennedys, Kerrys, etc., can use their money to get themselves elected as well as to causes they agree with?
2)Again, I ask our Governor where is the 1% deduction in the food tax we were supposed to have this year(1% every year, until it was phased out.)
3) I was talking to a teacher the other day. I asked why the WVEA keeps endorsing Dems and they lie to them(yes they do endorse a few GOP in some local races), especially in Governor races. She said " you don't think a Republican would have gave us a raise do you". I said maybe not, but Manchin wanted to do away with being able to save sick days, and was responsible for the fiasco about retirement.
she the said"well Underwood didn't help us any". I didn't ask, but I got to thinking "did the legislature propose any raises and Underwood veto them" the answer no.
4)I can't understand why the people in the southern part of the state stay so loyal to the Dems, but always complain about how the State is shafting them.
5)If Robert Byrd has done so much for our State how come we are 49th & 50th in the positive categorys and 1st & 2nd in the negatives.

Wednesday, July 05, 2006


After reading some other blogs & comments I started thinking about metro gov here in Harrison C0. Now a couple disclaimers as said on Previous blogs I am a conservative Republican. I do think many of the problems in our state as well as our County is one party rule(I will also admit if the GOP had control of the state for 70 yrs it would probably have the same effect). I also feel why Bridgeport is growing and moving forward is they are more conservative/Republican than Clarksburg.
I feel to many people in Clarksburg, in leadership roles, are still interested is helping their friends or relatives, instead of moving Cburg forward. In Bport while yes there is some favortism(I don't think as much as many think), they are interested in what's best for the city, because in the long run it will help everyone. Now while I realize there are many good people in Clarksburg(and in leadership roles) and consider many of them my friends, I still feel this overall attitude is right. I can speak with some authority on this, because I have lived in B'port most of my life, but have lived & worked in Cburg and since I'm divorced, my kids went to RCB and have many dealings thru various organizations in Cburg.
Now if Harrison Co. went to Metro, they would probably have some form of enlarged County Com with representatives from different areas, so I feel if we went to Metro, it may give Conservative/Republicans more of a chance.
One last point, even though the city council elections are non-partisan, I feel looking at the party affilitations of council members, from the varioius cities in Harrison Co, it can give us an idea to the attitudes. Cburg all Dems, Bport I believe 3 maybe 4 Republicans. An exception, Shinnston it appears is moving forward and has some long range plans and their council, I believe is all Dems. I believe the reason for the difference is the ones in Shinnston have more conservative ideas even though they are Dems.

Sunday, July 02, 2006


I don't know why, but I've been thinking about Taxes lately. Something that I heard about 4 years or so ago and have since read about it and investigated and feel it is something that is a very good alternative to the Income Tax, is the FAIR TAX. Neil Bortz wrote a book about it over a year ago. I am only going to be able to hit the main points, but if you would like to check it out, check out, or buy his book. Here are the main points:
1. Eliminate the IRS. Make them INS agents.
2. When you get paid you would get your gross pay, no deductions.
3. National Sales tax on all new goods & services, of 23%. a)While this sounds high, remember all business have a built in expense of 22.5%(this includes Social Sec.,expense to pay accountants, etc). b)All taxes including Social Sec would be in this tax. c) Studies have been done that prove income to the Federal Government would increase. d) 20 major corporations
have already said if this passed they would relocate back in the USA.
4. Everyone would receive a Prebate(which equals about $125 per person)monthly, to cover what would be normal living expenses.
There are other points, but this give you the idea again if you interested check out the web page or buy the book.