Some on the left are complaining that under the GOP we are ranked 47th in the nation in many categories. I guess they have forgotten under the Democrats we ranked 49th in those same categories. You can’t fix 70 years of mismanagement in 4 to 5 years.

The Secretary of State for threats (formerly for Diplomacy) blames Iran for recent incidents in the Persian Gulf without giving proof. The President doesn’t trust our Intelligence agencies and the countries he believes in this area would benefit from the U.S. going to war. Remember the Gulf …

The push for charter schools and the savings accounts can be interpreted as an attempt to fund religious schools. Since the legislation provides for noninterference with curriculum it should also be possible to teach the true history of the Middle East, how the Bible was composed, and the Gr…

The census has several uses. The two main ones are to see how many people live where and to help draw up congressional districts. It makes no sense to me not to include the question of if the person is a citizen or not. Sure we want to know everyone that’s here. But we also don’t want foreig…

Yeah, it’s sure hard for a teacher to live on $40,000-$50,000 a year. I guess they don’t realize that most West Virginians live on much less. My sister-in-law is a teacher and she makes good money. More than my wife does with bachelor’s degree in a business setting. I don’t buy what the teac…

To the venter who evidently just heard about climate change recently, “70 years after the dust bowl,” you have not been paying attention. Poisoning the upper atmosphere with excessive CO2 emissions was identified as a serious environmental problem in 1886. It came from London, England, where…

To the misinformed venter: Criminals don’t obey the law and will always have guns. A homeowner has the right to defend himself. Police are minutes away, but criminals are seconds away!

I don’t know where you got your misinformation, but AFT is telling the truth. Charter schools take funds from public schools, and most are for profit.

It wasn’t the citizens of Jackson County that put Senator Carmichael in office. History will show that the citizens of Putnam County are responsible for what’s happening! It could have been a “Bright” day in the Legislature!

Beware an ad by the American Federation of Teachers airing now on WCHS. It says charter schools are “for profit,” and will take funds from public schools. This simply is a false statement.

If anyone causes the death of a child either by intent or neglect; they should get a life sentence with no possibility of ever getting out.

Without sounding insensitive, why does Charleston need an LGBTQ working group when they already passed nondiscrimination laws 12 years ago? I doubt this working group will attract business, solve budgetary issues, help the homeless problem or solve the drug problem. If this is a priority wit…

To the venter who said private schools should not use tax dollars to teach things he didn’t agree with. This is exactly what Christians say when public schools don’t want to teach creationism. Christians also pay taxes and their views should be respected. Everyone clamors for tolerance but n…

Since the Gazette-Mail can’t produce any opinions other than left, their ideas of “right” opinions are on education and obtuse Constitutional interpretation.

Mueller’s report may tell everything, but Congress hasn’t seen it all, so they should subpoena him to get the full story.

When are Carmichael and Rucker going to understand most or the people are not fans of charter schools, that takes money away from the public schools. I think they understand that but want their own selfish ways. Bad enough now that teachers take money out of their own pockets to help student…

Jefferson, Adams, Madison, et al, must be spinning in their graves at the antics in Washington these days.

Why do writers from “The Independent Women’s Forum” in Washington, D.C., and “The Heartland Institute” in Arlington Heights, Illinois, feel compelled to write an editorial for the Gazette supporting Republican efforts to allow charter schools and ESAs in West Virginia? All they are doing is …

To the graph seeker who seems to be an expert in determining why a women would chose to have an abortion, reason number one is: It’s none of your business!

The proponents of charter schools and educational savings accounts remind me of someone saying, “Well, let’s just lower the temperature of this water and see if it really turns to ice at 32-degrees.”

Private schools should not use my tax dollars to teach things I don’t agree with. An Islamic school that teaches jihad, or an anti-science school that teaches only creationism, could end up with the taxes we paid for public schools.

Actually the Republicans are doing the right thing about abortion. Taking the federal government out of the issue and leaving it up to the individual states to decide what’s best for them. That’s the way it was set up in the beginning. Democrats need to go back to school and quit rewriting t…

Roundabouts work all over the country. If they don’t work here in West Virginia it’s not the roundabout’s fault. We were just on vacation in a much larger city and we used several roundabouts with no problems at all. So stop blaming the roundabouts. Blame the drivers who can’t use them.

It is unlawful to drive at posted speeds when road conditions are dangerous. I see many who know nothing about safety while driving and when there is ice or puddles of water on the roads. It’s a sad thing living with maiming and killing.

And just like that Charleston is down to one golf course. Let’s see how the so called “millions” pan out from the soccer tournaments.

Serving meals to hundreds of young students at one time must be a strictly organized event, to insure safety and prevent chaos. It does not begin to compare to adults socializing over a meal. Student socialization occurs during other events inside and outside of the school setting.

According to figures, Medicare and Social Security are running out of money. Yet some of the Democrats keep saying they’ll allow illegal immigrants the right to collect those benefits. How can any sane person not see a problem here?

Motorcycles have no practical safe use for police work as evidenced by another multi-cycle crash in a Presidential motorcade in Louisiana, so why are West Virginia police trying to revive the practice here? Motorcycles are inherently unsafe and useful only as recreational toys or frugal tran…

I am not against feeding the hungry, especially children, but KCS doesn’t have the best way. Way too much food is wasted because kids would rather play as to eat properly, and there’s not enough supervision to make sure food is not wasted.

I wonder how the governor would deal with an employee who routinely was absent from work? I also wonder how I would be treated if I refused to pay my taxes on time or refused to pay them at all?

Your criticism of the Border Patrol would be easier to agree with and support, if you would have said something eight years ago when Obama was doing it.

Friday’s paper on page C-1 shows exactly what’s wrong with DOH and state government. There are NINE so called workers, (that’s only what you can see) taking down one light pole in front of the Capitol. Look out your window governor and stop the waste.

Purchased shrubs, etc. at Green’s Feed & Seed. Heartwarming to find their mulch is from the Grant County business.

West Virginia officially has a deadbeat governor. I hope the Feds bring the hammer down on the whole family for this continual inability to pay their bills.

Way to go Suddenlink internet! Just take your good ol’ sweet time trying to fix the internet speeds and service. This has been a problem for a very long time. How are kids supposed to study for college finals with zero internet service?

I agree with the person who said the new Jefferson Road should have been designed to take traffic to and from the interstate, not just MacCorkle Avenue. We are creating a bottleneck on MacCorkle for people who want to go west on I-64 and on Kanawha Turnpike who want to go east.

The change of the font for the obituary notices is not as readable as they once were. The notices appear to be more on the standard of public notices, just a little bigger. I truly am not a fan.

Has everyone forgot? Because Joe Manchin quit his governor job to be a US senator, it cost us taxpayers more than $1,000,000 for a special election. Now he doesn’t like his senator job and wants his governor job back.

People have a short memory span. Sen. Manchin resigned as governor after winning a special election to take Sen. Byrd’s vacancy.

To the kind-hearted person who took care of the declawed stray cat, God bless you! Try looking into New Hope animal rescue for assistance. They do good for cats.

Is anyone paying attention to the recent emphasis on road conditions in Marshall County? This is admittedly by all sides due to truck traffic for natural gas fracking. Frack-wells are coming to all counties people, and we already have irreparable road conditions. And you thought coal mining …

There are two girls, who appear to be in middle school, riding a motor bike on Browns Creek Road off of Route 60 without helmets. I’m worried that they are going to be hit by a car. I also wonder where the heck their parents are.

The article in Friday’s paper about “Public money for private schools is not worth it” is well written. It covers the problem that if money is given to people who choose to send their children to a private school there is still a balance left to be paid by the parents. There are other points…

I sure hope the Republicans and Mitch Carmichael don’t waste a ton of taxpayer money on a special session just to push charter schools again. West Virginia has already stood up and said that we don’t want them. Move on.

Regarding thefts on the East End: I live on an obscure back street in South Hills, and have the same problem. This town is full of thieves stalking up and down the streets and roads. If you want to keep it, you had better lock it up somehow.

While I understand the need to extend the Yeager Airport runway into Coonskin Park, I hope the Alice Knight Memorial Trail can be spared. It includes some wonderful rock formations and waterfalls. It’s one of my favorite places to hike.

Warren Buffet has proposed a Negative Income Tax paid monthly rather than a raise as a solution to the problem of slow wage growth. This would work if those who have upscale lifestyles as a result of paying low wages, and those who benefit from increased stock prices as the result of underpa…

I would like to know if anyone other than myself is bothered by the mounting trash piling up in the ditches from Big Chimney to Pinch? When I drive home from work all I see is filthy garbage, rotting deer carcasses, pop cans, beer cans, clothes, fast food bags and even a child’s pink swimmin…

Where did the idea come from that government must pay for your health care? For people who are poor or with pre-existing conditions, there are Medicaid and the ACA, but by golly, the rest of you people need to pay your own way, and not expect the rich, or anybody else to do it for you.

The push for charter schools and the savings accounts can be interpreted as an attempt to fund religious schools. Since the legislation provides for noninterference with curriculum it should also be possible to teach the true history of the Middle East, how the Bible was composed, and the Gr…

The census has several uses. The two main ones are to see how many people live where and to help draw up congressional districts. It makes no sense to me not to include the question of if the person is a citizen or not. Sure we want to know everyone that’s here. But we also don’t want foreig…

Yeah, it’s sure hard for a teacher to live on $40,000-$50,000 a year. I guess they don’t realize that most West Virginians live on much less. My sister-in-law is a teacher and she makes good money. More than my wife does with bachelor’s degree in a business setting. I don’t buy what the teac…

To the venter who evidently just heard about climate change recently, “70 years after the dust bowl,” you have not been paying attention. Poisoning the upper atmosphere with excessive CO2 emissions was identified as a serious environmental problem in 1886. It came from London, England, where…

To the misinformed venter: Criminals don’t obey the law and will always have guns. A homeowner has the right to defend himself. Police are minutes away, but criminals are seconds away!

I don’t know where you got your misinformation, but AFT is telling the truth. Charter schools take funds from public schools, and most are for profit.

It wasn’t the citizens of Jackson County that put Senator Carmichael in office. History will show that the citizens of Putnam County are responsible for what’s happening! It could have been a “Bright” day in the Legislature!

Beware an ad by the American Federation of Teachers airing now on WCHS. It says charter schools are “for profit,” and will take funds from public schools. This simply is a false statement.

If anyone causes the death of a child either by intent or neglect; they should get a life sentence with no possibility of ever getting out.

Without sounding insensitive, why does Charleston need an LGBTQ working group when they already passed nondiscrimination laws 12 years ago? I doubt this working group will attract business, solve budgetary issues, help the homeless problem or solve the drug problem. If this is a priority wit…

To the venter who said private schools should not use tax dollars to teach things he didn’t agree with. This is exactly what Christians say when public schools don’t want to teach creationism. Christians also pay taxes and their views should be respected. Everyone clamors for tolerance but n…

Since the Gazette-Mail can’t produce any opinions other than left, their ideas of “right” opinions are on education and obtuse Constitutional interpretation.

Mueller’s report may tell everything, but Congress hasn’t seen it all, so they should subpoena him to get the full story.

When are Carmichael and Rucker going to understand most or the people are not fans of charter schools, that takes money away from the public schools. I think they understand that but want their own selfish ways. Bad enough now that teachers take money out of their own pockets to help student…

Jefferson, Adams, Madison, et al, must be spinning in their graves at the antics in Washington these days.

Why do writers from “The Independent Women’s Forum” in Washington, D.C., and “The Heartland Institute” in Arlington Heights, Illinois, feel compelled to write an editorial for the Gazette supporting Republican efforts to allow charter schools and ESAs in West Virginia? All they are doing is …

To the graph seeker who seems to be an expert in determining why a women would chose to have an abortion, reason number one is: It’s none of your business!

The proponents of charter schools and educational savings accounts remind me of someone saying, “Well, let’s just lower the temperature of this water and see if it really turns to ice at 32-degrees.”

Private schools should not use my tax dollars to teach things I don’t agree with. An Islamic school that teaches jihad, or an anti-science school that teaches only creationism, could end up with the taxes we paid for public schools.

Actually the Republicans are doing the right thing about abortion. Taking the federal government out of the issue and leaving it up to the individual states to decide what’s best for them. That’s the way it was set up in the beginning. Democrats need to go back to school and quit rewriting t…

Roundabouts work all over the country. If they don’t work here in West Virginia it’s not the roundabout’s fault. We were just on vacation in a much larger city and we used several roundabouts with no problems at all. So stop blaming the roundabouts. Blame the drivers who can’t use them.

It is unlawful to drive at posted speeds when road conditions are dangerous. I see many who know nothing about safety while driving and when there is ice or puddles of water on the roads. It’s a sad thing living with maiming and killing.

And just like that Charleston is down to one golf course. Let’s see how the so called “millions” pan out from the soccer tournaments.

Serving meals to hundreds of young students at one time must be a strictly organized event, to insure safety and prevent chaos. It does not begin to compare to adults socializing over a meal. Student socialization occurs during other events inside and outside of the school setting.

According to figures, Medicare and Social Security are running out of money. Yet some of the Democrats keep saying they’ll allow illegal immigrants the right to collect those benefits. How can any sane person not see a problem here?

Motorcycles have no practical safe use for police work as evidenced by another multi-cycle crash in a Presidential motorcade in Louisiana, so why are West Virginia police trying to revive the practice here? Motorcycles are inherently unsafe and useful only as recreational toys or frugal tran…

I am not against feeding the hungry, especially children, but KCS doesn’t have the best way. Way too much food is wasted because kids would rather play as to eat properly, and there’s not enough supervision to make sure food is not wasted.

I wonder how the governor would deal with an employee who routinely was absent from work? I also wonder how I would be treated if I refused to pay my taxes on time or refused to pay them at all?

Your criticism of the Border Patrol would be easier to agree with and support, if you would have said something eight years ago when Obama was doing it.

Friday’s paper on page C-1 shows exactly what’s wrong with DOH and state government. There are NINE so called workers, (that’s only what you can see) taking down one light pole in front of the Capitol. Look out your window governor and stop the waste.

Purchased shrubs, etc. at Green’s Feed & Seed. Heartwarming to find their mulch is from the Grant County business.

West Virginia officially has a deadbeat governor. I hope the Feds bring the hammer down on the whole family for this continual inability to pay their bills.

Way to go Suddenlink internet! Just take your good ol’ sweet time trying to fix the internet speeds and service. This has been a problem for a very long time. How are kids supposed to study for college finals with zero internet service?

I agree with the person who said the new Jefferson Road should have been designed to take traffic to and from the interstate, not just MacCorkle Avenue. We are creating a bottleneck on MacCorkle for people who want to go west on I-64 and on Kanawha Turnpike who want to go east.

The change of the font for the obituary notices is not as readable as they once were. The notices appear to be more on the standard of public notices, just a little bigger. I truly am not a fan.

Has everyone forgot? Because Joe Manchin quit his governor job to be a US senator, it cost us taxpayers more than $1,000,000 for a special election. Now he doesn’t like his senator job and wants his governor job back.

People have a short memory span. Sen. Manchin resigned as governor after winning a special election to take Sen. Byrd’s vacancy.

To the kind-hearted person who took care of the declawed stray cat, God bless you! Try looking into New Hope animal rescue for assistance. They do good for cats.

Is anyone paying attention to the recent emphasis on road conditions in Marshall County? This is admittedly by all sides due to truck traffic for natural gas fracking. Frack-wells are coming to all counties people, and we already have irreparable road conditions. And you thought coal mining …

There are two girls, who appear to be in middle school, riding a motor bike on Browns Creek Road off of Route 60 without helmets. I’m worried that they are going to be hit by a car. I also wonder where the heck their parents are.

The article in Friday’s paper about “Public money for private schools is not worth it” is well written. It covers the problem that if money is given to people who choose to send their children to a private school there is still a balance left to be paid by the parents. There are other points…

I sure hope the Republicans and Mitch Carmichael don’t waste a ton of taxpayer money on a special session just to push charter schools again. West Virginia has already stood up and said that we don’t want them. Move on.

Regarding thefts on the East End: I live on an obscure back street in South Hills, and have the same problem. This town is full of thieves stalking up and down the streets and roads. If you want to keep it, you had better lock it up somehow.

While I understand the need to extend the Yeager Airport runway into Coonskin Park, I hope the Alice Knight Memorial Trail can be spared. It includes some wonderful rock formations and waterfalls. It’s one of my favorite places to hike.

Warren Buffet has proposed a Negative Income Tax paid monthly rather than a raise as a solution to the problem of slow wage growth. This would work if those who have upscale lifestyles as a result of paying low wages, and those who benefit from increased stock prices as the result of underpa…

I would like to know if anyone other than myself is bothered by the mounting trash piling up in the ditches from Big Chimney to Pinch? When I drive home from work all I see is filthy garbage, rotting deer carcasses, pop cans, beer cans, clothes, fast food bags and even a child’s pink swimmin…

Where did the idea come from that government must pay for your health care? For people who are poor or with pre-existing conditions, there are Medicaid and the ACA, but by golly, the rest of you people need to pay your own way, and not expect the rich, or anybody else to do it for you.

I agree. To say that you’d never vote for anyone that was endorsed by the media is just crazy. I pay no attention to who endorses who during a election. How about you read and learn what their stance is on important issues. I don’t even care about what party they belong to. As long as we agr…

The opinion page should reflect the state’s political leanings. Historically, the opinion pages have been the left page and the other left page. Since West Virginia has taken a political shift to the right it should be 60 percent right and 40 percent, at most, left. This might even increase …

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Funerals for Today June 18, 2019

Anderson, Jewell - Noon, Tyler Mountain Funeral Home, Cross Lanes.

Barker, Lorena - 11 a.m., Armstrong Funeral Home, Whitesville.

Barnette, Alice - 2 p.m., Waybright Funeral Home, Ripley.

Field, Nancy - 1 p.m., Leonard Johnson Funeral Home, Marmet.

Fields, Norma - 6 p.m., O'Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.

Garnes, James - 2 p.m., Casto Funeral Home, Evans.

Johnson, Roy - 6 p.m., Ward Church of God, Cedar Grove.

Karnes, Sherri - 5 p.m., St. Timothy in the Valley Episcopal Church, Hurricane.

Nichols, Ethel Pauline - 1 p.m., Wilson-Smith Funeral Home.

Rayburn, Sandra - 11 a.m., Allen Funeral Home, Hurricane. 

Thomas, Tony - noon, 305 B McDonald Ave, South Charleston.

Weaver, Charles - Noon, Koontz Funeral Home, Hamlin.