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‘Just Drink the Kool-Aid Kid, and STFU!’, said the GOP.

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Note: The West Virginia Freedom Industries plant hadn’t been inspected since 1991.

Why?

Answer: Because the House has cut funding for the EPA.

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January 18, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Chemical Leak Into West Virginia River FAR LARGER Than Previously Estimated

Via: Think Progress

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As over 300,000 people in West Virginia face a fourth day without water, state environmental officials are now estimating that as much as 7,500 gallons of a chemical used to process coal — Crude MGHM — may have spilled into the Elk River. That number is a substantial increase from early estimates of 2,000 to 5,000 gallons.

The chemical leak, first reported Thursday, was at a facility owned by Freedom Industries along the Elk River, just 1.5 miles upstream from a major intake used by the largest water utility in the state, West Virginia American Water.

At a press conference Saturday afternoon, Jeff McIntyre, president of West Virginia American Water Company, said that it would likely still be “several days” before tap water in the nine counties affected would be safe for anything besides flushing toilets.

http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/01/12/3151421/fourth-day-water-west-virginia/

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Hmmmm, maybe I missed it, but I can’t remember the last time I heard about a ‘solar power’ or ‘wind power’ spill.

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January 13, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

1960 – West Virginia

Via: Shorpy – ‘ALWAYS Something Interesting’

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Spring 1960.

“Efforts of John F. Kennedy’s campaign team, including members of his family, in West Virginia during Kennedy’s quest for the 1960 Democratic presidential nomination. Includes brother Bob at a drive-in in Bluefield.”

From photos by Bob Lerner for the Look magazine article “The Kennedys: A Family Political Machine.” 35mm negative.

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See more amazing photos, HERE:

http://www.shorpy.com/

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Thanks in part to Bobby’s hard work, his brother won West Virgina’s 8 electoral votes.

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November 6, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment

Joe Manchin (D-WV): Democrats May Consider ‘Nuclear Option’ (See GIF) On Debt Limit

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Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) suggested Sunday that some Senate Democrats may be willing to use what’s known as the “nuclear option” to eliminate the need for Republican support to pass a bill to raise the debt limit and end the government shutdown.

Responding to a comment made earlier by Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), who noted that Senate Democrats have “several somethings” to help them prevent a U.S. default, Manchin said, “I would assume that they might be referring to the so-called nuclear option, if you have to use that basically to keep this country from falling into default.”

The nuclear option refers to a Senate rules change that would require ONLY 51 votes to end debate and call a measure to a vote, preventing the possibility of a Republican filibuster.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/13/debt-limit-nuclear-option_n_4093630.html

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personal thought:

WHAT A CONCEPT? a simple majority of 51 votes to call a measure to a vote.

Do it!

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October 14, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Joe Manchin (D-WV) – ‘GOP Moron of the Day’

Via: Charles P. Pierce – Esquire

It seems that most of the prominent putatively Democratic politicians  in West Virginia are declining their party’s invitation to, ahem, party in  Charlotte later this summer because there are too many issues facing the people  of West Virginia for them to run the risk of being photographed with the current  president of the United States.

 (‘He’s still a colored, right?’, they didn’t need to ask.)

I wonder what those “issues” could possibly be?

(Oooh, oooh, I know! Call on me!)

Here’s Shootin’ ‘Arn Joe Manchin (SEE PHOTO), explaining that he has better  things to do….

“The people in West Virginia, they basically look at the candidates — whatever you’re running for, whether it be the president itself, or whatever — [they look at] the performance and the result that’s been attained,” Manchin  told the National Journal in April. “Right now in West Virginia, these first  three and a half years haven’t been that good to West Virginia. So, then you  look [at] what the options will be, who will be on the other end.”

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When the last bit of West Virginia is carted off by Koch Industries to be  chopped up and sold for fuel to the Chinese, I hope Senator Manchin’s terrible  ambivalence about American politics will be resolved to his satisfaction. The  Republicans are not fooled.

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“We all know the only reason they’re refusing to attend the DNC  Convention is they’re afraid to tell the people of West Virginia who they  support for President, and any attempt to suggest otherwise is political spin  aimed at purposefully misleading the voters,” said West Virginia GOP Chairman  Conrad Lucas in a statement.

He’s not lying.

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Read MORE of the brilliant Charles P. Pierce, HERE:

http://www.esquire.com/blogs/politics/

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The Blue Dog Coalition, commonly known as the Blue Dogs, is a group of United States Congressional Representatives from the Democratic Party who identify themselves as moderates; (i.e. Democrats in name only).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_Dog_Coalition

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June 20, 2012 Posted by | 2012, GOP morons, President Obama | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

‘Black Friday’ Champs Walk Over Dying Man To Buy Target Crap

Via: Wonkette

Pepper spray was a-spraying, knives were a-stabbing, guns were a-shooting, muggers were a-mugging, punchers were a-punching

It was a “Black Friday” celebration that truly proved if you’re not a part of the worldwide anti-corporate protests, then you’re actually a very stinky part of the problem.

But the Gold Medal in Applied Assjerk Consumerism goes to the shoppers at the Target crap box store in South Charleston, West Virginia: These bargain-crazed mouth-breathing waterheads literally walked over a dying 61-year-old man who collapsed in the aisles.

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MSNBC and WSAZ-TV report:

Family and friends were stunned by the loss of a West Virginia man who died while shopping on Black Friday as fellow bargain hunters reportedly walked around — and even over — the man’s body.

Family members told WSAZ-TV that 61-year-old Walter Vance of Logan County, W. Va., had become ill and collapsed while shopping for Christmas decorations inside Target in South Charleston. He later died after being taken to the hospital, family said.

Witnesses told the NBC News affiliate in Charleston, W. Wa., that shoppers walked around and even over Vance’s body.

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But Target couldn’t even win the award for “most violent chain store of plastic imported garbage” this Thanksgiving Weekend. That dubious honor went to WalMart, as usual, with violence at NINE different (identical) WalMart stores around the country.

http://wonkette.com/457128/black-friday-champs-walk-over-dying-man-to-buy-target-crap#more-457128

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Merry Christmas, and if you live long enough, Happy New Year!

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November 29, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Constatine Manos – Image Gallery

Via: Magnum Photos

Beckley, West Virgiana – 1961

http://www.magnumphotos.com/C.aspx?VP3=ViewBox&ALID=2K7O3R13SEZH&IT=ThumbImage01_VForm&CT=Album

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Constantine “Costa” Manos, born 1934 in South Carolina to Greek immigrant parents, is an
American photographer known for his images of Boston and Greece.

His work has been published in Esquire, Life, and Look. He is a member of Magnum Photos.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Constantine_Manos

October 16, 2011 Posted by | American photoghaphers | , , , , | Leave a comment

Woman Stole Hearse With Corpse In Back

Via: Smoking Gun

The West Virginia woman, 23, is facing a pair of felony charges for allegedly stealing a hearse containing a body and driving home in it early yesterday.

According to police, the hearse–parked outside the Ritchie and Johnson Funeral Home in Beckley–was swiped shortly after midnight on Tuesday. The driver, cops reported, had briefly left the hearse unattended–with its door open–while he entered the funeral home.

The driver, Kenneth Bly, “pulled into the parking lot…in order to unload a corpse” from the 1996 Cadillac Fleetwood hearse.

As Bly moved toward the funeral home’s entrance, he spotted DeHart, who “jumped into the vehicle.” Cops noted that, “Bly witnessed the defendant’s actions and yelled ‘Hey!’” DeHart, seen in the above mug shot, then “accelerated from the parking lot.”

I HATE WHEN THAT HAPPENS!

The hearse was recovered several hours later in the vicinity of DeHart’s home in the nearby borough of Beaver. A witness had called cops to report that a “very emotional” DeHart “had just pulled up to his residence…and that the defendant had been operating a black hearse.”

The corpse, which had been laying inside a gurney in the hearse, “had been moved by some means and was laying on its side,” reported Detective Jamie Blume.

The deceased was an 85-year-old woman.

http://www.thesmokinggun.com/documents/female-hearsejacker-234567

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September 24, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , | Leave a comment