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Readers' Vent: July 10, 2019

It amazes me the Washington elite Democrats continue to carry on about the “rights” of so-called migrants, when just around here there are so many in need. When progressives talk about sacrificing for these people, they for sure don’t mean themselves, AOC and her ilk included.

I have no connection to any restaurant other than occasionally dining out. I fail to understand the push to encourage food trucks in Charleston, as we have many fine restaurants that pay rent, taxes, and payrolls and deserve our support. And there’s plenty of empty storefronts all over town waiting for new restaurants. Why on Earth do we want to harm the restaurant business?

Everyone needs the billions of wasted dollars of support and free meals these lazy Republicans reap everyday. While making hard working lower class Americans take drug tests, give all hard earned income back just to get a small amount of relief from their failed policies. Real lazy.

More needs to be done to protect highway workers. They work in the miserable heat and risk life and limb from passing vehicles.

The politicians are promoting roads in the future. Where is the money now? Where has it been all along? The money for our schools, where is it? Students need it now, not in the future. We have been short changed.

A venter today declared immigration to be “the gravest issue of our time.” How narrow minded and shortsighted. We in West Virginia should be sending buses down to the border to bring these decent folks back here to fix our population decline. Imagine how grateful these disadvantaged people would be to get a modest home and job.

Deer are also destroying people’s vehicles. What we should do is, until the state opens up a year-round deer hunting, we should start suing the state for not providing a safe environment for drivers. Then there’s the subject of introducing elk into West Virginia. How could anyone think that was a good idea. I’d sure like to talk to the one who did.

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Funerals for Saturday, August 24, 2019

Barron, Dennis - 11 a.m., Airborne Church, Martinsburg.
Baylor, Elizabeth - 1 p.m., Snodgrass Funeral Home, South Charleston.
Bonds Jr., Patrick - 1 p.m., King of Glory International Ministries, Charleston.
Burgess, Corey - 5 p.m., Aldersgate United Methodist Church.
Burns, Helen - 11 a.m., Stump Funeral Home & Cremation, Inc., Grantsville.
Caldwell, Gary - 6 p.m., Long & Fisher Funeral Home, Sissonville.
Casto, Carroll - 1 p.m., Raynes Funeral Home, Eleanor.
Casto, Roger - 2 p.m., Chapman Funeral Home, Winfield.
Duty, Fred - 2 p.m., Handley Funeral Home, Danville.
Fisher, Bernard - 2 p.m., Waybright Funeral Home, Ripley.
Gwinn, Lloyd - Noon, Church of Christ, Craigsville.  
Habjan, Nathan - 1 p.m., Wilson-Smith Funeral Home, Clay. 
Hall, Daniel - Noon, Witcher Baptist Church.
Hinkle, Ethel - Noon, Church of Christ, Craigsville.  
Hoffman, Bruce - 2 p.m., Foglesong - Casto Funeral Home, Mason.  
Kinder, Siegel - 1 p.m., Leonard Johnson Funeral Home, Marmet.
Kyler, Virgil - 11 a.m., Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Reedy.
Palmer, William - 1 p.m., Barlow Bonsall Funeral Home, Charleston. 
Raynes Sr., Steven - 1 p.m., Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.
Truman, James - 2 p.m., Newton Baptist Church, Newton.
Turner, Keith - Noon, Full Gospel Assembly,  Huntington. 
Webb, Antoinette - 11 a.m., SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Oak Hill.
Wilson, Greg - Noon, Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway.
Withrow, James - 1 p.m., Cooke Funeral Home Chapel, Cedar Grove.