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Readers' Vent: July 3, 2019

Making Virginia and Randolph two-way is a terrible idea. The intersections at Pennsylvania are already the most dangerous in town. Why complicate them? Will east of the Elk River be two-way too? Of course not, traffic would be jammed. Mark Sadd is a crackpot.

In the 1800s, statehood issues were more important than federal. Stonewall Jackson, Lee and most Southerners, loved and supported their states more than their country. They fought for Virginia. Not slavery. It would help if many of you read history books instead of playing video games.

Sticks and stones will break my bones, but words will never hurt me. It is a sad day in this nation that people can’t deal with the words of someone they don’t agree with. We raised a generation of self absorbed pansies!

Maybe, just maybe, those 2,000 vacancies in the border patrol are new positions to enforce the laws that Democrats have ignored for years. This new crisis at the border is on the left. The right will end it. Just say thank you.

Once again, our egotistical president has shown how weak and ignorant he is as a leader. His meeting with the North Korean butcher shows that he will do anything to get publicity without regards to how it affects our country and our allies. It should be of grave concern to every citizen of this country when the president lays claim to being a great friend of three of the most brutal leaders in the world.

Democratic socialism works very well in the European countries that have it, and people there are happier and healthier than people in the USA; look it up. I bet most of those ranting against socialism don’t know the difference between socialism and communism. Furthermore, I bet many of them get Social Security and Medicare, both socialist programs: yes, I realize you paid into them, but folks in Europe pay into their plans, too, the same way we would all pay into Medicare for all.

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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.