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.