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The person who called President Obama a criminal apparently has in his possession evidence of criminal behavior or a list of criminal convictions. Please share with us; or are you lying? Well, the Boulevard will be shut down again for Lord knows how long for FestivALL, etc. Our ancestors worked hard to provide us the Boulevard so we shouldn't shut it down every time you turn around. Make Coonskin Park the Charleston city park and hold most of our events there, where there is plenty of room. A permanent shell could be built there for the West Virginia Symphony. River events could be accessed by pedestrian bridges across the Boulevard at Haddad Riverfront Park and Magic Island.

It's OK for Bill and Hillary Clinton to set up trust funds for their numerous assets so as to avoid paying taxes on them. When Republicans do that they are labeled tax cheats.

Why just stop at wanting to know which state troopers have been fired and for what reason? As a taxpayer, I believe I have a right to know that information plus individual salaries for all current and former public employees, including teachers, courthouse staff and city employees, because the management of such personnel just might influence my vote.

How long will it take my fellow West Virginians to realize it is not our president that is causing the problems in this country and abroad? I always support the leader of our country, no matter which party. Yes, I have disagreed with some of the decisions, no matter who the president is, but unless we support our leaders, and that includes letting them directly know what is on our minds, then we lose our democracy.

My problem is with the wealthiest people in this country (about 150) that are buying elections in every state. Follow the money, do some research, quit watching and listening to those paid hate-group so-called news stations and radio stations. Find out where they get their money.

Syrian President Assad says that the U.S. is supporting terrorism, and that the terrorism we're supporting will some day turn on us. He is correct on both counts. It's already happening, as the al-Qaida groups we're supporting in Syria cross the border into Iraq.

First towns in the country to ban "open carry: Dodge City, Kansas, 1878; Wichita, Kansas, 1873; Tombstone, Arizona, 1881; Cheyenne, Wyoming, 1887; Lusk, Wyoming, 1898; Casper, Wyoming, 1897.

Isn't it strange that anti-Obamacare politicians haven't come up with a better plan for affordable medical coverage? Doesn't everyone in this "Christian nation believe all of us deserve good health care?

I can't wait for King Obama to step down so we can get some like Putin in and make America strong once again. …

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