All my liberal friends are employed by state/federal government. Or they’re in social work field and depend on government grants and funding. Maybe if they were in public sector they would understand how production, profits, pay and benefits work. Maybe then they would see things the way we …

Could anyone really believe that America could have reached the current state of technological advances were we not a free market capitalistic system? Most of the advances China has made they have stolen from us.

I own a AR-15 for one simple reason. I have a guaranteed Constitutional right to do so. I don’t mess with other people’s rights and they have no business messing with mine. Period.

I know of no parent who would allow their children to lie every time they speak. So why are we allowing it from the President of the United States. Such hypocrites.

What no one gets about gun control is that it is one thing in urban areas where you have police nearby (except for the fact that it doesn’t work, i.e. Chicago, Baltimore, etc.) but in rural areas police are a long way away and you have to depend on yourself for protection. Most liberals live…

If Trump stood up in front of an audience and tore up a document that he thought was full of BS, the Republicans would be clapping ...that’s the double standard! Trump’s BS and lies will never stop until he is out of office.

Sadly for the U.S. our credibility and respectability have been in decline for many years. With the election of Trump it might be damaged beyond repair.

We should all be unified in protecting all of our constitutional rights. They are all equally precious and many have given their lives to protect each and every right. I am not willing to give up or allow any of my constitutional rights. It’s up to the individual if they wish to exercise the…

I find it hilarious that the Democrats claim that Trump interferes with our elections. I believe that the Democrat party is trying to interfere with the Iowa election. They want to make sure that who they want to win will win. So obvious. Republicans had no problem with their caucus.

The Republican senators didn’t fail to try the President. The Democrats failed to find an impeachable offense. Failed to create a fake one. Failed to convince the senators it was their job to do it. The Republicans in D.C. are the only ones doing their jobs working for the people vs. their party.

Is Trump a wonderful guy? Probably not. But that is not a crime. He and anyone else have my vote no matter what as long as they run against liberals.

How in the world does an armored vehicle come up missing from the State Police? Someone really needs to look at that agency’s inventory practices.

The GOP-controlled Senate labels the House impeachment process a “partisan hoax.” Yet Mitch McConnell refuses to introduce any bill in the Senate that passed in the House. Refuses to even let any of the hundreds of bills be discussed or vetted in an appropriate Senate committee. That defines…

The State of West Virginia shouldn’t spend a dime more expanding traffic lanes in Cross Lanes until 1) they incorporate as their own city and 2) they put common-sense zoning in place to stop the uncontrolled and haphazard growth that caused that mess.

If the elected Congress members lie to the public and they know its an outlandish lie they also should be impeached. Republicans state the economy is great as a reason for not impeaching, just thank the bank robber.

There was no brutality in the Gilmore case. None. I don’t know anyone who thinks there was. What we all saw was a suspect refusing to comply and fighting with our police. She was the only party in the wrong here. The only one. The police were simply doing their jobs. End of story.

If Trump’s OJ-styled dream team of lawyers gets him acquitted, I wonder if he will go off to find the real perpetrators.

Going into the Senate, the House panel said they had enough evidence to impeach. Now for 48 hours they’ve been saying if they can’t get more evidence it won’t be a fair trial. Democrats are fools to think we can’t see through their lies.

Those who are the loudest advocates for term limits are also the most outspoken in complainants of government by bureaucrats. With elected officials limited in time in office the knowledge of government operations would automatically transfer to unelected experts.

To Department of Education, Superintendent Steve Payne, and President of the Board of Education Dave Perry: Thank you for listening to your public by keeping the present social studies standards as they were. We know how important the social studies standards are in the world we live in today.

There may be a disconnect between the liberals and conservatives in that if these ideas are brought to fruition, we all pay for it. Put all those ideas together for funding and government printing presses couldn’t spit out enough money to pay the bills. I was a liberal as a youngster, then I…

Bush said he wanted bin Laden dead or alive and then lost interest. Obama just finished the job. There was no public discussion about the general.

Supporting America First in no way makes you a nationalist. I believe in protecting our individual liberties and rights above all else. I blindly follow no man. I believe in holding the individual responsible for their actions. I believe in paying your own way through life. I believe that th…

More environmental regulations are being trashed by Trump so his billionaire buddies can become richer and our environment will continue to degrade. What a guy.

I guess Ms. Gilmore has blocked out the part of her arrest where she was actively resisting and fighting with the officers. She was the one in the wrong. Not the police. And the arrest was in no way brutal. I support our police. They did nothing wrong.

Note to Putnam county. Nobody is taking your guns. And, people are shooting each other in America because they have guns.

That standing invitation to Fredrick County to join West Virginia is the dumbest thing I have ever heard. Talk about opening a can of worms, what if Virginia extended an invitation to Jefferson and Berkeley Counties or PA an invitation to Monongahela County?

I do believe Couch Huggins makes enough money to pay his own fine. There’s no need for a “Go Fund Me” page. Get real!

President Trump often proclaims he has been successful, but that is far from being a “liar.” What about “if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor”? Our elected officials are an imperfect bunch, but then so am I. What I like about the president is his devotion to doing what is best f…

Americans have always felt like they could trust and believe their leaders and national security/intelligence agencies. Trump’s Fake News claims on any true fact that he doesn’t like, plus the thousands of documented lies he has told, has completely destroyed confidence in government of the …

It would be mistake for the Macy’s building to be presupposed as a casino. If you think there are problems now with drug people and crimes in the Town Center, think if what happens when a casino is added to the mix. The Town Center needs more department stores. The basketball tournaments wil…

The main reason that Trump has failed to drain the swamp that is the federal government is that the swamp runs deeper than anyone ever thought possible and controls everything. I don’t think one man can drain the swamp. It will take citizen patriots to finally drain that swamp and to restore…

A street with two names is just ludicrous. Why not just pick a street that doesn’t inconvenience people and let taxpayers vote on it. It’s not rocket science. Well unless you’re the city of Charleston.

Democrats are complaining the president did not “prove” to them how he knew the Iranian general was planning attacks on U.S. interests. In the past, such information given to the House and Senate got out, and the bad person escaped. That is why Pelosi and Schumer were not told.

I’d like to know what exact hateful messages Trump has said or done? Securing our borders? Holding illegals accountable? Putting people to work? I don’t care about what he says about politicians. That’s irrelevant. I care about what he does. Sure some things I don’t necessarily agree with; b…

Hateful words and hateful actions no longer begin at the bottom and filter up. Nowadays they start at the top with Trump’s hateful tweets, with his hateful actions as president and at his campaign rallies, they filter down. He is the worst possible example for decency and respect. He should …

It baffles me that every time a good guy with a gun stops a bad guy after they “only” kill a few people that the argument is never why the bad guy should NOT have a gun, but why more good guys should. Sickening.

There is a process for “refugees” seeking political asylum in our country. We must follow procedure. You can’t just open up the border. Research. European Union opened up borders allowing Middle East “refugees” to migrate all across Europe. Now in many cities it isn’t safe to visit or live.

I’m very antisocialism. I have worked and paid into Social Security since I was 15 years old. Retired now and pay $149 per month out of Social Security for Medicare. Socialism is crap. Work for what you get!

No matter if you don’t like your Christmas present, the least you can do is say thank you. It’s disheartening to give a gift and never hear thanks.

Of coarse the White House refused to cooperate with the Democrat kangaroo court. The verdict was in three years ago before President Trump was even elected. They’re already saying they’ll try again when this attempt fails. President Trump isn’t the problem. It’s the Pelosi led Congress.

So you’ve always voted for the person and not the party and will never vote for a Republican. Why not just say it? Make it simple. You’re a liberal Democrat.

I would like to thank both Judy Crookshanks and David Grubb for their articles in Saturday’s paper. We need more articles like this to explain to the public what is really happening with regard to this president and the Senate Republicans. Thank you so much for doing your job without fear of…

Kudos to the Christmas Tuba Concert and Charleston Metro Band Concert at the Town Center on Saturday. Excellent musicians and beautiful Christmas music.

The liberals were out to stop Trump before he ever got started. Of course they were because they could see clearly that Donald J. Trump is, was and always will be unfit to be president. To pretend like he is not a habitual liar is lying to yourself.

I own a AR-15 for one simple reason. I have a guaranteed Constitutional right to do so. I don’t mess with other people’s rights and they have no business messing with mine. Period.

I know of no parent who would allow their children to lie every time they speak. So why are we allowing it from the President of the United States. Such hypocrites.

What no one gets about gun control is that it is one thing in urban areas where you have police nearby (except for the fact that it doesn’t work, i.e. Chicago, Baltimore, etc.) but in rural areas police are a long way away and you have to depend on yourself for protection. Most liberals live…

If Trump stood up in front of an audience and tore up a document that he thought was full of BS, the Republicans would be clapping ...that’s the double standard! Trump’s BS and lies will never stop until he is out of office.

Sadly for the U.S. our credibility and respectability have been in decline for many years. With the election of Trump it might be damaged beyond repair.

We should all be unified in protecting all of our constitutional rights. They are all equally precious and many have given their lives to protect each and every right. I am not willing to give up or allow any of my constitutional rights. It’s up to the individual if they wish to exercise the…

I find it hilarious that the Democrats claim that Trump interferes with our elections. I believe that the Democrat party is trying to interfere with the Iowa election. They want to make sure that who they want to win will win. So obvious. Republicans had no problem with their caucus.

The Republican senators didn’t fail to try the President. The Democrats failed to find an impeachable offense. Failed to create a fake one. Failed to convince the senators it was their job to do it. The Republicans in D.C. are the only ones doing their jobs working for the people vs. their party.

Is Trump a wonderful guy? Probably not. But that is not a crime. He and anyone else have my vote no matter what as long as they run against liberals.

How in the world does an armored vehicle come up missing from the State Police? Someone really needs to look at that agency’s inventory practices.

The GOP-controlled Senate labels the House impeachment process a “partisan hoax.” Yet Mitch McConnell refuses to introduce any bill in the Senate that passed in the House. Refuses to even let any of the hundreds of bills be discussed or vetted in an appropriate Senate committee. That defines…

The State of West Virginia shouldn’t spend a dime more expanding traffic lanes in Cross Lanes until 1) they incorporate as their own city and 2) they put common-sense zoning in place to stop the uncontrolled and haphazard growth that caused that mess.

If the elected Congress members lie to the public and they know its an outlandish lie they also should be impeached. Republicans state the economy is great as a reason for not impeaching, just thank the bank robber.

There was no brutality in the Gilmore case. None. I don’t know anyone who thinks there was. What we all saw was a suspect refusing to comply and fighting with our police. She was the only party in the wrong here. The only one. The police were simply doing their jobs. End of story.

If Trump’s OJ-styled dream team of lawyers gets him acquitted, I wonder if he will go off to find the real perpetrators.

Going into the Senate, the House panel said they had enough evidence to impeach. Now for 48 hours they’ve been saying if they can’t get more evidence it won’t be a fair trial. Democrats are fools to think we can’t see through their lies.

Those who are the loudest advocates for term limits are also the most outspoken in complainants of government by bureaucrats. With elected officials limited in time in office the knowledge of government operations would automatically transfer to unelected experts.

To Department of Education, Superintendent Steve Payne, and President of the Board of Education Dave Perry: Thank you for listening to your public by keeping the present social studies standards as they were. We know how important the social studies standards are in the world we live in today.

There may be a disconnect between the liberals and conservatives in that if these ideas are brought to fruition, we all pay for it. Put all those ideas together for funding and government printing presses couldn’t spit out enough money to pay the bills. I was a liberal as a youngster, then I…

Bush said he wanted bin Laden dead or alive and then lost interest. Obama just finished the job. There was no public discussion about the general.

Supporting America First in no way makes you a nationalist. I believe in protecting our individual liberties and rights above all else. I blindly follow no man. I believe in holding the individual responsible for their actions. I believe in paying your own way through life. I believe that th…

More environmental regulations are being trashed by Trump so his billionaire buddies can become richer and our environment will continue to degrade. What a guy.

I guess Ms. Gilmore has blocked out the part of her arrest where she was actively resisting and fighting with the officers. She was the one in the wrong. Not the police. And the arrest was in no way brutal. I support our police. They did nothing wrong.

Note to Putnam county. Nobody is taking your guns. And, people are shooting each other in America because they have guns.

That standing invitation to Fredrick County to join West Virginia is the dumbest thing I have ever heard. Talk about opening a can of worms, what if Virginia extended an invitation to Jefferson and Berkeley Counties or PA an invitation to Monongahela County?

I do believe Couch Huggins makes enough money to pay his own fine. There’s no need for a “Go Fund Me” page. Get real!

President Trump often proclaims he has been successful, but that is far from being a “liar.” What about “if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor”? Our elected officials are an imperfect bunch, but then so am I. What I like about the president is his devotion to doing what is best f…

Americans have always felt like they could trust and believe their leaders and national security/intelligence agencies. Trump’s Fake News claims on any true fact that he doesn’t like, plus the thousands of documented lies he has told, has completely destroyed confidence in government of the …

It would be mistake for the Macy’s building to be presupposed as a casino. If you think there are problems now with drug people and crimes in the Town Center, think if what happens when a casino is added to the mix. The Town Center needs more department stores. The basketball tournaments wil…

The main reason that Trump has failed to drain the swamp that is the federal government is that the swamp runs deeper than anyone ever thought possible and controls everything. I don’t think one man can drain the swamp. It will take citizen patriots to finally drain that swamp and to restore…

A street with two names is just ludicrous. Why not just pick a street that doesn’t inconvenience people and let taxpayers vote on it. It’s not rocket science. Well unless you’re the city of Charleston.

Democrats are complaining the president did not “prove” to them how he knew the Iranian general was planning attacks on U.S. interests. In the past, such information given to the House and Senate got out, and the bad person escaped. That is why Pelosi and Schumer were not told.

I’d like to know what exact hateful messages Trump has said or done? Securing our borders? Holding illegals accountable? Putting people to work? I don’t care about what he says about politicians. That’s irrelevant. I care about what he does. Sure some things I don’t necessarily agree with; b…

Hateful words and hateful actions no longer begin at the bottom and filter up. Nowadays they start at the top with Trump’s hateful tweets, with his hateful actions as president and at his campaign rallies, they filter down. He is the worst possible example for decency and respect. He should …

It baffles me that every time a good guy with a gun stops a bad guy after they “only” kill a few people that the argument is never why the bad guy should NOT have a gun, but why more good guys should. Sickening.

There is a process for “refugees” seeking political asylum in our country. We must follow procedure. You can’t just open up the border. Research. European Union opened up borders allowing Middle East “refugees” to migrate all across Europe. Now in many cities it isn’t safe to visit or live.

I’m very antisocialism. I have worked and paid into Social Security since I was 15 years old. Retired now and pay $149 per month out of Social Security for Medicare. Socialism is crap. Work for what you get!

No matter if you don’t like your Christmas present, the least you can do is say thank you. It’s disheartening to give a gift and never hear thanks.

Of coarse the White House refused to cooperate with the Democrat kangaroo court. The verdict was in three years ago before President Trump was even elected. They’re already saying they’ll try again when this attempt fails. President Trump isn’t the problem. It’s the Pelosi led Congress.

So you’ve always voted for the person and not the party and will never vote for a Republican. Why not just say it? Make it simple. You’re a liberal Democrat.

I would like to thank both Judy Crookshanks and David Grubb for their articles in Saturday’s paper. We need more articles like this to explain to the public what is really happening with regard to this president and the Senate Republicans. Thank you so much for doing your job without fear of…

Kudos to the Christmas Tuba Concert and Charleston Metro Band Concert at the Town Center on Saturday. Excellent musicians and beautiful Christmas music.

The liberals were out to stop Trump before he ever got started. Of course they were because they could see clearly that Donald J. Trump is, was and always will be unfit to be president. To pretend like he is not a habitual liar is lying to yourself.

I agree that legal ads need to remain in the local newspaper. However, there needs to be something added. Even in the local paper they are too easy to ignore, and people miss very important information. I’m sure there was something that the Jefferson County folks missed early on in the Rockw…

So you’re telling the Republicans how to run their part of the impeachment process. Comical. Did you watch how Democrats ran theirs? If there was a legitimate case for impeachment, it would have been a bi-partisan vote.

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Funerals Today, Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Babiak, Flora - 11 a.m., Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Montgomery.

Cooper, Eddie - 1 p.m., Mt. Hope Cemetery.

Hill Sr., Paul - 2 p.m., Bartlett-Nichols Funeral Home, St. Albans.

Holtsclaw, Mark - 11:30 a.m., Witcher Baptist Church.

Lockhart, Stanley - 1 p.m., Casto Funeral Home, Ravenswood.

Morris, Marcalene - 11 a.m., Waters Funeral Chapel, Summersville.

Payne, Lois Jean (Little) - 1 p.m., Wilcoxen Funeral Home, Point Pleasant.

Petty, Denver - Noon, Sharon Church of God, Dry Branch.

Smith, Carolyn - 1 p.m., Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer.

Snyder, Carol - Noon, Gatens-Harding Funeral Home, Poca.

Vaughan, James - 11 a.m., Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway.

Williamson, Ronald - 1 p.m., Snodgrass Funeral Home, South Charleston.