Thursday, September 29, 2005

Another Criminal Freed by the McGraw Majority Reoffends

Gary Abernathy is reporting the rather explosive story of yet another thug spared from a few decades in the big house by the former McGraw Majority on the state Supreme Court. The only good thing that can be said of this sad, shocking story is that Warren McGraw is no longer there with the remainder of the unholy triumvirate to set free child molesters, rapists, kidnappers, and other such pillars of society.

One piece of legislation whose need is highlighted by this sad story is to reduce the amount of "good time" credit convicts in prison can earn to reduce their sentences from 50% to 15%. Just by behaving well, a sentence is automatically cut in half. This is despite the fact West Virginia continues a parole system that allows convicts to serve only a fraction of their sentence if freed early by the Parole Board. In the federal system and in many states, only 15% of a sentence can be suspended through good time credit.

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Manchin Supports Kelo Ruling, Says Taking Private Property for Economic Development OK

Say it ain't so, Joe.

After I began posting about the false ad being run by the Mon county Democratic committee, a very trustworthy friend of mine sent me the following e-mail:

On August 25, Governor Manchin addressed a group of students at the WVU College of Business and Economics. I was there. In response to a direct question from a member of the faculty, the Governor stated explicitly that he did not believe it was necessary to change the state's laws in the aftermath of Kelo v. New London. Apparently, the Supreme Court's ruling was just fine with him; I don't know how that view can be considered "support" of private property rights.

The ad is a bald-faced lie.

They Did it Again!

The Mon County Democratic committee ran their false ad touting support for protecting property rights again this week. The same ad!

More Coverage of False Mon County Democrat Ad

Last week, I gave the first report on a false full-page political ad run in a Morgantown free paper by the Monongalia County Democratic Executive Committee. The stories continue.

Today's Beckley Register-Herald has a report.

Delegate Cindy Frich has run a rebuttal ad in the Morgantown Dominion-Post.

West Virginians for a Republican Majority reports.

Today's Morgantown Dominion-Post has 2 good letters to the editor, one from Delegate Cindy Frich rebutting this ad.