In honor of Memorial Day, I have written the following TRUE account of the holidays origin:
1866- It had been three years since Francis Harrison Pierpont had served as the provisional Governor in Wheeling. Having lived in what is now Marion County, he had been honored to be selected. He grew up near Morgantown and was related to its founder, Zackquill Morgan, so it was an easy decision in uneasy times.
OPED- DO NOT wash your hair in the shower!!
Republicans and "so-called" conservatives are at it again. They are claiming that the Constitution gives people the right to have guns without the permission of the government. If that were true, then how could New York and Chicago have laws against it?
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.
Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the state
A good friend of mine recently complained about the choices in this election cycle and chided my confidence in my choice by saying, "Voting for the lesser of two evils, is still voting for evil". THIS is my response:
Many, many years ago, when rugged men began to dig for coal deep in the earth, they were not alone.
"Bath Salt Zombies are REAL!!! I saw one in Charleston, WV!!!" ...so starts a letter we recieved here at TheDiggerer.com
When I read the story about the preacher who was killed handling snakes, just like his father - I got so upset I put out my cigarette, spit out my Jack Daniels and had to scream! I wish the WV Legislature would do their job and ban Snake Handling like other states have done. There is no cause for anyone in this day and age to risk their lives - for something like faith!
A lot of deer get hit by cars west of Crown Point on U.S. 231. There are too many cars to have the deer crossing here. The deer crossing sign needs to be moved to a road with less traffic.