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Thank you for your support

The Parkersburg Holiday in the Park opened for the 22nd year on Nov. 19, 2016. The dragon and the knight were reinforced to withstand any wind storms and continued being a main attraction. The new light displays added this year by Holiday in the Park were Olaf, Jack-In-The-Box, Peek-a-Boo ...

Resolutions for 2017

* Eat less — breathe more * Talk less — think more * Ride less — walk more * Worry less — work more * Waste less — give more * Preach less — practice more Love more and all good things will be yours. I found this little poem framed in an antique ...

Constitutional clarification

There’s nothing funnier than watching Mr. Wolverton start another city-wide lecture on Constitutional law. In his Jan. 8 letter to the editor he, again, displayed his total ignorance of the Constitution. Wolverton wrote, “Nowhere in the Constitution is separation of church and state ...

NPV not good news

Many people are unaware of how the Electoral College works. It works much like Congress. The U.S. is divided into 435 Congressional districts. Each district elects one person to the House of Representatives. Each state elects two senators. Votes are allocated the same way in the Electoral ...

Trump devoid of qualities

Integrity. Intelligence. Honor. Humility. Tact. Diplomacy. Compassion. Cooperation. Knowledge and understanding of the U.S. Constitution and how government works. Love of country and all of its citizens. Ability to listen and make sound difficult decisions. Trust in advisors. Ability to work ...

Fact check what you write

Readers, if you are going to quote military history, please fact check before you write a letter. I’m not a good historian, but I do remember a few dates. I use the Internet to look up dates I need or I use the library at the Veterans Museum, which has several hundred books on all ...

Overwhelming generosity

Marietta Middle School’s Eighth Grade began December’s 2016 Food for Thought project with a goal of sending 300 students home with goody bags containing snacks over the holidays. The enormous cost of groceries can be overwhelming for many parents, and the ability for our students to eat a ...

Tantrum in the White House

In my opinion, the current president is trying desperately to put roadblocks in the path of his successor. Taking action against Russia for supposed “hacking” just now three weeks before the change of office is a prime example of this. The White House had known of these concerns for ...

Climate consensus

Dr. James Lawrence Powell, Ph.D. in geochemistry educated at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Professor of Geology at Oberlin College for 20 years, conducted a lengthy study of the scientific literature on anthropogenic (human-caused) global climate change and found the ...

Welcome aboard

Mr. Propst and I have recently had different views regarding the Electoral College — he favors it, I don’t. I’m pleased to see he’s come around to my way of thinking. His letter last Sunday eloquently and accurately substantiated my point of view. After a rather convoluted sports ...

Just a few observations

How fitting that the first Parkersburg Sunday newspaper of the year features letters written by two left-wing writers, and they are on the left side of the page. I don’t know where Mr. Chambers got his info on the Electoral College. I googled the words “electoral college” and, of ...

Thank you for your help

Because of the generosity of our community, The Salvation Army was able to make this Christmas season more joyful for some of our less fortunate neighbors. We appreciate each person’s contribution, whether time, talent or resources.  In particular, we salute: * The dedicated members of ...

Worryingly whiny

I could not agree more with Tim Hanlon. I had been thinking the same thing not too long ago that if we were attacked, we would roll over like a dead carp. Isn’t it funny how all the pundits on CNBC and MSNBC and the others continue to whine and moan and try to find something negative ...

Another civil war?

I remember back when Obama was asking for people to join his “army.” I believe we have been under siege and a civil war of sorts since he took office. He has used our Constitution, the Justice Department and the power of the Administrative State against us very effectively. He knew he could ...

Abstaining from vote costly

The United Nations has passed an Egyptian-drafted resolution condemning Israel for building houses in the so-called Palestinian West Bank and in East Jerusalem. The U.S. abstained from voting, allowing the resolution to pass. Previously, the U.S. has voted to veto similar resolutions, ...

Buck up, America!

Seventy-five years ago, America was brutally and surprisingly attacked by foreign enemies hoping to achieve total world domination. How did America respond? Over 15 million brave Americans went to fight to keep America free, many of which went voluntarily. Over 400,000 of these brave men and ...

One man-one vote

I get a chuckle out of reading Steve Wolverton’s confused political gibberish on Sunday mornings.  His Dec. 18 letter  was a dandy. Wolverton had the impertinence to lecture his readers on the procedural steps for a Constitutional amendment. Mind you now, this is the same guy who, just ...

A few suggestions

Finally, Mr. Wolverton said (implied?) something I can entirely agree with. In the last sentence of his last letter he implied that there are still Bozos that fail to acknowledge that our president-elect has the lowest approval rating EVER for a president-elect (according to Gallup), came in ...

A can of worms

I keep hearing Hillary and her liberal supporters crying how Putin was behind Russian hackers who hacked Democratic emails and influenced the election, in Trump’s favor. That assertion is ridiculous. If Putin had influenced the election, he would have influenced in Hillary’s favor, because ...

Reality check for liberals

Watching a child covering both ears, with teeth clenched and eyes tightly closed, repeatedly screaming, “I can’t hear you” upon hearing something they find objectionable; such as the truth or confronting reality, is somewhat amusing and sometimes “cute.” The sight of adults ...