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Revisiting Posts Regarding Delegate Folk, and Delegate Overington, and an Observation on Lawyer Humor

Posted on 4 June, 2015 at 23:05 Comments comments (1)

This evening, while reading the June 4, 2015 West Virginia Record, I was gratified to come across the article titled "Governor wants Common Core lawsuit dismissed".  There, next to the "oh so stern" image of Delegate Folk was an article written by Kyla Asbury, wherein she describes what must be an excellent motion to dismiss filed by Attorney Benjamin Bailey in response to a "brief" filed by Delegate Folk opposing the Common Core State Standards as b...

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Speaking out of both sides of its mouth

Posted on 1 May, 2015 at 15:20 Comments comments (0)

Yesterday, April 30, 2015, I read the editorial in The Journal:  Safety First, Additional protection for miners just makes sense.  I was primed to disagree with whatever was written, because The Journal is a corporate apologist, and I am not.  Upon first reading the editorial, which was lauding the Robert C. Byrd Mine Safety and Protection Act of 2015, I was mildly surprised.  The Act itself stands, generally, for the proposition that ...

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Political Grandstanding

Posted on 28 April, 2015 at 18:45 Comments comments (0)

The other day, Delegate Mike Folk, representing District 63 for West Virginia, made a smallish splash in the world, when he "filed a brief" with the Berkeley County Circuit Court denouncing the constitutionality of Common Core State Standards, or as it is more commonly known, Common Core.  Being a lawyer, I guess I should know what it means to "file a brief", but I'm not really sure what Mr. Folk has done in this instance.  I've heard of filing ...

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Advice from my father

Posted on 28 April, 2015 at 2:50 Comments comments (0)

This past weekend, I drove down to Hampton to visit my father.  He has, for my 50 plus years, always been embarrassingly proud, and supportive of me, despite there being no reason for either emotional state on many occasions.  Regardless, his unyielding optimism about me was, as always, a restorative tonic, better than a gin and tonic on a 90 plus day.  I asked him to look over my website, and, after grumbling about witchcraft, and other no...

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Sunday Morning

Posted on 12 April, 2015 at 9:35 Comments comments (0)

     Last night I wrote what I thought was a great blog.  It was intellectual, sensitive, almost poetic in its language.  The blog discussed my thoughts on electing our supreme court.  Simply put, I am opposed to it.  With the first two branches of government awash with the poison of money, I think that we need to keep at least the third branch free of undue influence.  America is a republican democracy.  As such we don't let the mob make laws, we ...

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