Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

February 3, 2014

Pets, pleas, president, more

Bluefield Daily Telegraph

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

On a date-stamp mistake bringing $9,000 worth of chicken to the Bluefield Union Mission:

• Not a mistake, a “random act of God” — Janel H.

• Was a human error, but was God’s plan to bless the poor. Thank you Jesus! — Janis D.

On unique and interesting pet names:

• My sister has a dog named Schatzi. That’s German, BTW — Neal V.

• I have a brother/sister cat pair named Pork and Bean — Kathy L.

• Nexxus. Bella Mae — Joya C.

• Mr. Biggles — Jamie L.

• OMGosh! ... I also have a dog named Schatzi ... It means treasure. And she sure is! — Teri S.

• I have German shepherd named Tanzy and a beagle named Buddha — Selina T.

• Our granddaughters named one of our cats Ninjaoreogus. (Ninja Oreo Gus) — Brian W.

• Mani (that is “peanut” in Costa Rican Spanish) — LaTrissia B.

• My cat’s name is The Cat but we call him TC — Charlene L.

• We have a white boxer named Petunia May and we used to have a dachshund named Lindsey Lowhound. :) ... — Dreama H.

• I have a beagle named Spongebob — Dan M.

• I have Dashound name Shawty! :) Crystal H.

• I had two dogs named Poodink and Chinky — Sherry B.

• Tyke. Muffin — Gloria O.

On a column about abundant plea deals in Mercer County:

• Very good editorial. Identifies a problem that I have noticed — that someone is charged with more than one offense but then a deal is made to plead to one or two and the rest forgotten. If they are charged with crimes, they need to go to court on all the charges — Bill S.

On a McDowell County rescue dog being featured on Animal Planet’s Puppy Bowl X Tailgate Party:

• I watch the Puppy Bowl — Tammy H.

• Puppy Bowl is so cool. I watch it every year — Julia L.

On how far is too far when it comes to executing the death penalty:

• I wonder if they were to bring back public hangings, just how many child molesters, murderers would think twice ... — Gail S.

• I definitely think they should bring back public hangings — Jennifer Y.

• I think it should be public crucifixion. We crucified Jesus who had no sin. The Bible says “An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth ...” — Delta F.

• What about those who are innocent yet convicted and put to death? Is one innocent death worth a thousand or even a million correct convictions and executions ...? — Torren B.

• What if you execute the wrong guy? I mean a lot of people have skipped to the Lou right off of death row over the years because it turned out they didn’t do it ... — Paul P.

On a poll question asking how you would rate President Obama’s tenure in office:

• One being the worst and 10 being the best I would say negative one — Casey B.

• Under his watch everything that should be up is down and everything that should be down is up, to steal a phrase — Jimmy G.

• On a scale of one to 10, he’s not even near the state that the scale is sittin’ in — Debra C.

• Doing good. Much better than the alternative was! — Dave H.

• Lousy! — Alleta R.

On what can be done to stem childhood obesity:

• Responsible parents — Chris S.

• Quit buying them cookies and soda. Put their (expletive deleted) outside to play instead of in front of the TV — Liz S.

• Kids need to be doing more farm work. Nobody ever got fat putting up hay or digging potatoes — Matt L.

On a quarter of Mercer school buses stalling due to cold weather:

• They should have called it off as cold as it was. Especially seeing as how some parents don’t care enough to put coats on their kids — Renee B.

• This happened in several counties including Mercer — Tracy T.

On West Virginia lawmakers wanting to require students to be physically active for at least 30 minutes a day:

• You mean the state Senate is actually focusing on something that would improve the health of our students? Is this April 1st? — Joe H.

• Love to see this happen. Kids need it — Roger W.

• Yes, yes and yes — Linda M.

• Twenty bucks says if they do this the rate of kids in West Virginia being diagnosed with ADHD goes down — Melissa F.