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… So , What is Next for Right to Work ?? [#new target]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,December 9th,2016

.. how about Ohio ?? ..

.. my native state would be nice , for sure . Ohio is , however , an initiative / referendum state . Any move to put through a right – to – work law in Ohio would be immediately under attack on the ballot . But ….

.. put it into the state budget . Ohio has a constitutional quirk , even with the initiative / referendum process . Any issue that is included in the state budget is , however , NOT subject to an initiative . So , then , it would be blocked …

.. anywhere else ?? …

.. [h/t — m.NationalReview.com]..
.. [link] to the news article ..

.. Missouri is one . Missouri is highly likely to have a GOP governor , once Jay Nixon and his sorry carcus are gone . Peter Kinder , the current LG , would be an excellent candidate . Also , the Missouri GOP has nearly a 3/5ths majority in the legislature , enough to override any possible veto ..

.. West Virginia — the GOP controls both houses of the Legislature , but not the Governor ‘s chair . Not yet , at least . That is yet to come …

— [update] — Wisconsin has adopted its Right – to – Work bill , and Gov. Scott Walker has signed the bill into law , at last , making the Badger State the 25th state with a Right – to – Work law . Yeah !! …

.. after elections next year , Missouri should become state # 26 . LG Peter Kinder [R]  is a strong favourite for the Governor ‘  s race . He has no major opposition in  the GOP  primary , and  is [so far] the strong favourite in the general election race . Presuming he  wins ,  Kinder would  very strongly  and  likely sign the Right to Work bill into law ….

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… Earl Ray Tomblin is an Endangered Species [#DemoCrap][#West Virginia]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,January 5th,2016

.. Earl Ray who ? ..

.. he is the current Governor of West Virginia .

.. he has something that no Gv has had to deal with in three quarters of a century : a GOP – controlled legislature …

.. for West Virginians , that will take some getting used to . Tomblin has to get used to it now , and in the near future …

.. [h/t — hotAir.com]..
.. [link] to the news piece …

.. Tomblin probably wants to run for re – election . One big problem : he is a DEmoCrap in what is now a Red State . Whoever he faces in 2016 , he is going to have Barack Obama and his ” War on Coal ” policies wrapped around his neck like a millstone …

.. Tomblin is a bit of a klutz of a politician . Joe Manchin , he is not . So , the environment is going to be a tad challenging . So will the legislature . Especially the legislature …

.. the GOP – controlled legislature is going to want to start to rip out the legacy of the last three – quarters of a century , while giving coal and fracking a chance to rebuild and build [respectively] …

.. there are 6 major shale gas formations in the U.S. . In the east , Ohio and West Virginia sit on top of two of them : the Marcellus and the Utica . So , energy will be a part of WVa ‘ s future . But how ….

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… How Could the ObamaCraps be This Stupid [#EPA regs , #climate change]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,July 2nd,2014

.. I thought that they at least had some political acumen ..

.. at least where POTUS ‘ own behind was on the line , they had it right , so to speak . Not now , not these days …

.. [h/t — Newsmax]..
.. [link] to Dick Morris ‘ commentary ..

.. in added commentary to Dick ‘ s comments , commentator Rick Ungar is right . Basically , the ObamaCraps just signed Alison Lundergren Grimes ‘ political death warrant …

.. it is not as if Mitch McConnell is going to blow her out . Maybe , maybe not . But any chance that she had in the race is now gone ….

.. Coal is a big part of Kentucky ‘ s economy , from mining to manufacturing to electricity generation . McConnell will remind his constituents of that . There goes the whole ball of wax …

.. Kentucky is not the only state to be affected . West Virginia is even more so than Kentucky is . West Va Secretary of State Natalie Tennant had little chance against enormously popular Congresswoman Shelley Moore Capito , but that chance is also now gone …

.. also , Mark Begich ‘ s chances in Alaska took a heavy hit . Alakska is a coal – heavy state , and no state relies more on oil exploration and exploitation than Alaska does . The Dems can say goodbye to another Senate seat …

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… Where the Government has a Problem with the Bundys [in Nevada] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,April 21st,2014

.. I have not said much on the Bundy case , principally because I did not know all that much about it …

.. to be honest , I am still unsure about the case . Cliven Bundy may well be in the wrong legally , and maybe not . I will explain why below … Politically , he has humiliated the Federal Government . The ObamaCraps , the Reids , and their minions have looked extremely stupid in all of this . Yes , there will be a cost to it , especially to ” Dingy Harry ” Reid .. He deserves it , given the way that he has behaved like a gigantic bully in all of this …

.. legally , normally , the government is in the right , for the most part . the Bundy family does (or should) owe the government money for grazing fees . The how much is the point of the dispute …. However , ….

[-] one problem is homesteading … Yea , homesteading , believe it or not . It goes back several generations , because homesteading was not formally ended by Federal law until the late 1970s . Cliven Bundy ‘ s ancestors have and probably should homesteaded land in Nevada . So , the Bundy family likely has quite a spread of land there in Clark County . I wonder how big , and how much of it they homesteaded …

[-] adverse possession — this one is the much bigger sticky wicket . If you are in effective possession of your neighbor ‘ s land [even if the neighbor is the Feds] , and the neighbor does nothing about it , you pay the taxes , it is publically known , basically you can file a special deed claim on the land for ” adverse possession . ” This one is where the Bundys I believe have a far stronger case against the Federal Government …

[-] the land in Nevada is originally the Feds — to be honest , it is — Unlike California and Texas , who came in to the Union [via annexation] as ” independent republics , ” and that land was originally the state ‘ s title . Nevada , Arizona , New Mexico , and Utah are different . They came into the Union after having been created as terrirories out of the gains the U.S. made during the Mexican War [1848-1850] …

.. the Treaty that Mexico signed (Guadelupe – Hidalgo , I think) ceded the land to the United States . That means it went to the Federal Government , not the States . They had not been created or had been admitted , yet .

[-] Ironically , Nevada was lucky — Nevada was admitted early , probably before it should have been , because its population was not quite enough . It was part of the popular highjinks that Congress pulled in 1864 along with the creation and admission of West Virginia , and Abe Lincoln ‘ s need for free state electoral votes (because of George McClellan ‘ s challenge as a DemoCrap) ..

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… Earl Tomblin must have a Death Wish …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,April 4th,2014

.. Earl Ray Tomblin is the current Governor of West Virginia . How long he wants to remain in that job is really open to question ..

.. When Election Day comes this fall , no state is likely to get hit by the ” Red ” tide (relatively speaking) more than West Virginia . It has been forever since either chamber of the West VA legislature has been in GOP hands . This fall , that is likely to change . the West VA House is currently narrowly in DemoCrap control . That will likely flip to Red . The West Va Senate is a little more delicate . Iff it gets close enough , some of the Dems could be persauded to switch sides . Then , most likely , both chambers will be in GOP hands …

.. Tomblin will have to wipe his own fanny the next time out . West Virginia is almost suredly to be Red in the next Presidential election , so the topof the ticket will be no help . That candidate and Tomblin will both be wrapped around the failed policies of His Lordship , so it will be interesting to see whether he runs for re – election , or not . There will be no U.S. Senate race the next time , so Joe Manchin will not be able to save his fanny , either …

.. Bye , Bye , Earl !!

.. [h/t — m.NationalReview]..
.. [link] to the blog post …

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… Why Does Not the DemoCrap Party become Anti – Gun ?!?! …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Saturday,March 29th,2014

.. it is for good reason , Billy Boy .

.. guns are enormously popular , stupid …

.. [h/t — RealClearPolitics]..
.. [link] to Bill Maher ‘ s incredibly stupid and dense comments …

.. and because the DemoCraps do not want to commit political suicide . Many light blue [read : Oregon] and pink [read : Iowa , Colorado , Wisconsin , Michigan , Pennsylvania] are immensely pro – gun . Go against the guns , and you will learn a very hard lesson …

.. the Dems will learn a version of this (except in terms of coal and coal mining) in West Virginia this fall . The Dems could lose 2 of the 3 US House races , potentially all 3 , the West Virginia state House , possibly the West Virginia state Senate , as well , and Shelley Moore Capito (daughter of late Governor Arch Moore , and herself a Congresswoman) should win the U.S. Senate seat in a blowout . The E.P.A. ‘ s war on Coal will be a big driver of the Dem vote to turn the state almost fully Red …

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… No Kidding , Sluggo [on ObamaCrapCare] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,November 19th,2013

.. DemoCrap Representative Nick Rahall [WV] was caught on TV , quoting the [obvious] …

.. also [here] .

.. POTUS ‘ ObamaCrapCare fix lacks legal legitimacy .

.. Nick going , Nick !

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