Arthur P Coodle
Continuing his Great Grandfather's newspaper legacy, Arthur P Coodle has transformed "The West Virginia Ramp" (formerly "The West Virginia Rag") into the State-wide, Internet Phenomenon, "The Diggerer".
When not digging for news, he enjoys digging for more news.
...and long walks on the beach.
Guantanamo Bay burned to the ground this morning after an inmate apparently stole matches from a guard and attempted to light his prayer mat on fire. The desperate act was believed to be an escalation of the on-going protest within the prison facility. All inmates were consumed by the inferno, however reports state all guards are safe.
WASH DC- At a time where Gun Manufacturers are pulling up roots left and right to move to more freedom-friendly states, Freshman Senator Joe Manchin has done them all a favor and pulled West Virginia from the short-list of possible new locations.
WALMART- Calling them "The Ultimate Relaxation Station" the infamous department store chain is adding Adult-Only bars to select Superstores across the nation, starting on the east coast. Community leaders are denouncing the move, while many customers are calling it, "the idea of the century!"
Still fuming over the House's passage of pro-gun rights bill, HB2760, Charleston Mayor, Danny Jones announced startling changes for the city's police force. Starting next month, city police will no longer carry sidearms.
ROME- In a surprising revelation this weekend, it appears the 2013 Holy Conclave made an unexpected selection for the 266th Pope. If early reports are to be believed the new Pope may actually be Catholic!
UPPER FALLS- In an ironic twist of fate, a West Virginia town is no more. The unincorporated town of Tornado was destroyed overnight by a freak tornado. Authorities say the devastation is such that they will not rebuild.
CHARLESTON- STOP THE PRESSES! Big changes are coming for the Charleston 'Gazette/Mail', as well as several other state-wide print newspapers. Citing growing expenses and dwindling subscription rates, several daily papers will cease delivering, and in some cases, printing weekend editions.
"As the nation goes so goes West Virginia" so they say, and the nation is talking about Gun Control. Here are three of the biggest Gun Control stories in West Virginia this week, in case you missed them. Bray Cary v. Keith Morgan, The REAL Reason Rockefeller isn't seeking reelection, and WV Colleges Banning Weapons.
Charley Reese's final column for the Orlando Sentinel included this very funny and actual poem on taxes. Enjoy!
A recent Salon article [LINK] tries to argue away gun control opponents by nit-picking an on-line meme - namely the poster of Hitler giving the Nazi salute next to the text: "All in favor of 'gun control' raise your right hand". While trying to promote the right for a government to disarm its citizens by mocking an internet graphic is a 'powerful' debate technique [snicker], I feel the need to respond.