Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

June 10, 2013

Doughnuts, drugs, IRS, more

Bluefield Daily Telegraph

— A selection of reader comments from our Facebook page last week:

On Dunkin’ Donuts new bacon and egg sandwich served on a sliced glazed doughnut:

• Bacon is awesome! But does Dunkin’ really want to make America fatter! Geez! — Stephanie J.

• Sounds like a winner to me — Della S.

On a poll question asking readers to rate the drug problem in their communities:

• It’s horrible here in McDowell County — Carolyn C.

• Tazewell, too — Christine H.

• Princeton, unreal! Everywhere you look! Panhandlers everywhere! — Carla J.

• Horrible doesn’t even begin to describe it — Angela S.

• You should have another category ... ignored — Kathy C.

On a story about a firefighter being injured while battling a blaze:

• Hope the firefighter is OK. Prayers to him — Patty H.

• Yes, thank God no one was hurt badly — Nathan S.

• Praying the firefighter is doing well — Karen S.

On the Bluefield city board election results:

• If only this could happen in Washington — Janis D.

• I seriously hope that the new board really considers the people that are still there in the city limits, and do something positive to help change the town for the better! There are a lot of people out there with good ideas, but because either they don’t live in the limits, or they aren’t “somebody,” their ideas are either scoffed at or totally ignored! — Janie F.

• Hopefully it is not too late for those who still live in Bluefield — Chrissy C.

• Time for a change finally, and some animal lovers too! — Susie B.

• Thank God! Now let’s clean up Bluefield and do away with this ban! — Keisha D.

On a poll question asking your opinion of the Internal Revenue Service:

• IRS is horrible like Bluefield’s drug problem ... They use our own money to control us, bully us and threaten us, and both parties allow it! — Drew F.

• We give them our money, and they mismanage it worse than we could ever dream of doing — Stacey J.

• I think they’re great! I am the only person commenting on this who won’t be going through an audit in the near future! LOL — Donna G.

On a story about 16 people being indicted on federal drug charges:

• Put their behinds right where they need to be — jail — Susan L.

• Right, because that worked out so well the last 800,000 times — Derek Z.

On a viral video of a television news crew being assaulted after attempting to interview a grieving family:

• What gives the media the right to go to a grieving parent with a camera in their face? That is so wrong — Della S.

• I say good enough for the news crew! People need their space, especially after their children get murdered! You don’t know what else that poor woman had on her plate ... — Angie G.

• Good for the family. I think people with cameras who stick their noses into other people’s business, especially someone who has experienced tragedy, deserve much worse ... — Shan C.

On more than 50 people being arrested as part of the Bluefield Pill Initiative:

• We learned from the last sweeping arrests two years ago that those people don’t serve any real time because most of them are already out of jail and back to dealing. If the justice system continues to fail us then eventually we are going to have to revert to the baseball bat/ mine shaft system — Joe H.

On a poll question asking if the federal government should be allowed to monitor phone calls and Internet activity of ordinary citizens:

• When Bush started this Republicans said if you are not doing anything wrong, you had nothing to worry about. Has that changed? — Rick T.

• No! — Kelli C.

• Heck no — Robin L.

• Absolutely not! I don’t care if I don’t have anything to hide, they don’t have the right to invade my privacy. They can monitor me when I’ve given them a reason to do so — Alli L.

On a story about four women being arrested for prostitution in Princeton:

• The Princeton Police Department needs to arrest the nasty men who pick these girls up. I think they need to put their faces all over the Internet just to embarrass them! — Monica J.

• The men are as guilty as the girls. They are taking advantage of them ’cause they have a drug problem. The men need locked up also — Micole B.

• People shouldn’t judge others until they’ve been in their shoes. I know people who did this and they weren’t on drugs. One had 10 children to raise ... — Sam S.

• First McDowell, now Princeton, these girls can’t catch a break. Where’s the Republicans at to stop all these regulations? Thanks Obama! — Steven R.