this weeks edition:
The fallout from the recently concluded legislative session continues. I have been and continue to be bombarded by proponents of both the Democrat and Republican philosophies. Of course each side is declaring victory. I have read with interest most of what has come through my email. Neither side has persuaded me that victory is theirs.
I read one interesting piece that pointed out how many more bills have been vetoed by the Governor for technical errors than in the past. Some say it is the inexperience of the new lawyers writing the bills for the Republican controlled House and Senate. Another theory was that the mistakes occurred as a result of the Republican’s haste to get things done. On the other side, Republicans say the Governor is being overly picky and playing politics. I imagine the truth lies somewhere in the middle of that mix. I still am firmly convinced that it will be weeks before we really have a handle on what has occurred.
I was pleased to see the Governor veto the concealed carry bill. I will say again that I am an avid gun owner and proponent of the 2nd amendment. But even in the name of protecting gun rights and reducing the involvement of governmental red tape. Both of which I also strongly believe in; I just thought that bill was a bad move. I read the Governor’s veto message and he apparently agreed. It was obvious to me that law enforcement officers across the state deserve credit for the demise of the proposed legislation.
I voiced my thoughts on the matter in this space previously, so I won’t boor you again. Even with that said, and the Governor’s veto, I seriously doubt that the matter will go away. Some of those same emails of one side blaming the other, also stated that the Republican administration will bring the bill up next year since it now appears that they won’t be able to call themselves back into session.
Back to normal, I hope…
Our email issues seem to have been corrected. This week, all has been well. I can only hope it stays that way.
The weather has also been a welcome relief from the winter blues. I managed to spend some time outdoors both Saturday and Sunday and I must say it was nice. I got a few chores marked off my list. Unfortunately, as I looked around, the list continued to grow. At any rate we are looking forward to more warm, sunny days.
How about those Mountaineers…
I watched the Maryland/WVU game last night. It was a great game for our team. I don’t watch too much basketball on television. It seems the games always go to the wire. Seldom do any teams really put their opponents away before the final buzzer. I’m sure the next contest will be the same, when our Mountaineers take on undefeated Kentucky. It will be a tough game, but I’ll be rooting for… you know who!
Will return soon...