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Letters to the editor

Really setting the record straight

A local left-wing upstart and I have been having a “letter to the editor” debate for several weeks. He is a big climate change advocate and often sites the supposed fact that 97 percent of scientists support the man made climate theory. Did you ever wonder where this figure comes ...

Definition of terms

In 1977 an electric outage in New York was an occasion for extensive property damage. There is no evidence that the rioters were Marxist, although public utilities are typically socialistic. The rioters were just greedy and unscrupulous. Perhaps Con Edison was too, but they did not riot. With ...

Taking my vote seriously

To prepare for voting, I prayerfully considered what is needed in my elected officials. These are the people that I am paying for their expertise to do the job of governing. I am also putting the power of the state into their hands. They will run their part of the government by the consent of ...

Ask questions before voting

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to threaten the health and financial security of millions of Americans over 50, it’s critical that West Virginia voters 50+ demand candidates listen to our concerns. AARP West Virginia is committed to protect voters over 50 this election amid the pandemic ...

A look at Biden’s America

While campaigning, Joe Biden informs us the current protesting, rioting and looting in liberal Democratic run cities is a result of living in Trump’s America and President Trump owns the violence. The truth is, the violent protests are a prelude to living in a Biden America, in which the ...

Setting a dark stage

Mitch McConnell, Lindsey Graham, Chuck Grassley and the Republicans opposed the appointment of a justice to the Supreme Court until after the 2016 elections. McConnell stated in 2016 prior to the presidential elections it should be the voters’ decision in filling the Supreme Court ...

Biden campaign criticisms

The Biden campaign is vehemently criticizing the handling of the coronavirus pandemic by the Trump administration. Many do not know what Joe Biden stated during the initial travel bans. Jan. 21: The first confirmed coronavirus case was documented in the U.S. It was from a man that recently ...

Thank you

I just wanted to give a very grateful thank you to the wonderful people at St. Michael’s Catholic Church for helping me catch my loose puppy dog Sunday morning, Aug. 30. She thought we were all playing a game ... we didn’t! After running around for a bit she finally went over to someone ...

Please vote early

I am 80 years old and live in an assisted/independent-living community. When the pandemic became apparent, our director acted quickly to restrict visitors, mandate masks and make other changes to keep us safe and we have had no cases of COVID-19. It’s very simple and I don’t know why folks ...

Polio Gone from Africa

In this period of political upheaval, it is gratifying to find anything to celebrate. Polio is eradicated from Africa! I rejoice. Well before the vaccine, when I was 4 1/2 years old, I had polio. I remember asking my mother to straighten my legs to ease the cramps as we rode to the hospital ...

Setting record straight

Yet again, I have garnered the attention of a local right-wing writer who feels the incessant need to tell me how wrong, liberal, Marxist, etc., I happen to be — liberal and Marxist being labels he obviously finds derogatory. Allow me to retort once more to the never-ending stream of ...

The rebuttals continue

This letter is in response to the Aug. 30 edition of the News and Sentinel, which included a rebuttal to a letter of mine. The author says he believes that I am an avid reader his. The author must not flatter himself thinking that I am an avid reader of his. I just believe most of what is ...

Keep up with maintenance

I have been listening with interest to Assistant Superintendent Mike Fling’s comments regarding all of the progress being made in readying the county’s schools for the return of students this fall. I think it is wonderful that the Williamstown and Waverly communities are getting a brand ...

Insults to injuries

After four years of Donald Trump, no one should be surprised about what comes out of his mouth or his tweets anymore. In fact, he’s been a loose cannon his entire life. However, recent revelations of him referring to our fallen soldiers and veterans as suckers and losers is shocking, ...

Don’t vote for socialism

I’m old, so I may not be around to suffer the full impact of a Democrat takeover of the White House in 2021. However, I do worry for my daughter and her family. If you haven’t studied the Venezuelan fall from capitalist abundance to socialist privation, you’d better do so before voting ...

Ignore chatter, learn more

“your a dummy!” “drink the kool-aid snowflake” “how about you go into your basement cupcake” “you need to seriously change your name to Aaron Dumbar.” These are a few of the very mature responses I received when I dared to bring up the subject of climate change on a Republican ...

Looking ahead

The election coming up on Nov. 3 is a matter of life and death if the wrong people get in office and will be the end of our Constitution and our God-given freedoms. Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness. Prayer should be the ...

Resist the devil

It is very disheartening to see all the problems in our country today. Surely people that are made in the image of God should be able to resolve their differences without afflicting so much pain on everyone. I had a brother in the Lord tell me many years ago that the farther people get away ...

Don’t let fear, hypocrisy win

“A false witness shall not be unpunished, and he that speaketh lies shall not escape.” (Proverbs 19:5) Last week a reverend decided to practice a little fearmongering among the sheep of Christ. He wanted you to believe the heathens were coming for you, your flags, your Bibles and your ...

Trump telling the Big Lie

It’s worrisome listening to Trump saying over and over that voting by mail will lead to massive fraud. He has a lot of his followers believing that. This is nothing more than the “Big Lie.” The Big Lie is a tool used often by tyrants and too often with success. It’s evil and it has ...