The Morgantown Parking Authority Is Alarming
I did a nice thing this morning. I saw a member of Morgantown’s Parking Authority (MPA) about to write some hapless driver a ticket, so I slid a dime into the parking meter before he could. But the fact that money was in the machine didn’t stop him; he wrote the ticket anyway, sticking it under the windshield. I didn’t stick around to see what happened next, but what might have happened is that...
We're Not Getting Anything On Huggins
A person whom I consider smart told me yesterday that the issue with the allegations made against Bob Huggins is that there isn’t enough evidence. The tweets documented here aren’t enough. In other words, unless somebody’s got incriminating audio or video, Huggins for the third time in his WVU career will get away with what seems like a recurrence of his (potentially serious)...
Maybe I Missed The Coverage
I’m still not entirely certain that I’ve seen any local coverage anywhere of the apparent fact that Bob Huggins was embarrassingly drunk at a coach’s clinic the other day. I’d ask “What gives?” in an indignant sort of way, except that I know “What gives?” doesn’t get the job done in this case. Instead, the point ought to be asking the local...
Bad News Guys: The Nazis Are Here
John Raese is running for office again. Smarting from his loss to Joe Manchin in 2010, Raese figured out that the reason he didn’t win is because he wasn’t batshit insane enough for the electorate. But he’s fixed that with his announcement that the Monongalia County Health Department and the Nazis are essentially one in the same: I don’t want government telling me what I can do...
Huggins Might Have Been Drunk?
Is there any local news agency reporting about Bob Huggins drunken public appearance? Or are we just going to keep pretending like his is a harmless affectation unworthy of further investigation? UPDATE: Way more here. From a national sportsblog. Rather than a location publication. Make of that what you will.
The Daily Athenaeum Is Awful
Several points: 1. I used to work at The Daily Athenaeum. In fact, one of the proudest moments of my life was being named that paper’s Employee of the Year as an 18-year-old high school senior. You may crack jokes about that paper taking on a part-time college student, full time high school student as you wish. 2. I genuinely care about student journalism. This is true despite the fact...
Kent Pauley for Assessor's Office (Information)
Here’s a guy running for office: Kent Pauley. Here’s what he’s saying about himself: If you believe in electing the best-qualified candidate who will work for the people and not work to keep a political party in power and if you believe the person you elect to the Assessor’s Office should put the job before any political agenda, please cast your vote for the only...
Hands Up If You're Not Running To Be The Next...
As nearly as I can tell, every single citizen of Monongalia County is running to be its next Assessor. This is what happens, I suppose, after a scandal. But which of 35,000 candidates for the Assessor’s Office is actually qualified to do the work? It seems like we’re about to have an election for a bureaucratic functionary whose role is overseeing the evaluation of property and the...
Oh Good, More Campaigning
In case you’re not sick to death of the ongoing campaigning that we’re about to endure for the County Commission, the County Assessor, State Legislature, Congress, and President, the next few weeks also introduce to the annual springtime Student Government Association elections at West Virginia University. These springtime SGA elections offer us a delightful glimpse into the minds of...
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