Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

October 7, 2013

Shutdown, vandals, artists, more

Bluefield Daily Telegraph

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

On a Dear Abby question asking if it is acceptable to ask for a doggie bag after an elegant dinner in a friend’s home:

• Living in the time of political correctness, why is this still a doggie bag? — Jerry W.

• I think if a person is a guest in someone’s home, they should not ask for a doggie bag to take home any leftovers — Karen S.

• I would take it as a compliment! — Stephanie J.

• If they ask me I would consider it a compliment. But my husband disagrees, he says he fixed them a dinner and they should be happy with that — Pandora G.

• I see nothing wrong in it. Our friends are family — Laura C.

• If your host offers it, it’s OK. Otherwise no — Bill S.

On who voters will blame for another government shutdown:

• I blame the people who voted these idiots into office. They’re all clueless! — Becky G.

• Plain fact: The Affordable Care Act became the law of the land with the approval of Congress. Now the GOP-led House wants to circumvent it through underhanded means. And in what’s blatant hypocrisy, the entire debt ceiling debate is stupid in that it’s to pay for spending already authorized by Congress, which of course includes the Republican side — Donald Z.

On a story about vandalism at a Mercer County youth center:

• When they catch them they should make them scrub it all off with a toothbrush! — Dave H.

• This is why we can’t have nice things — Joseph L.

On a McDowell County man charged with 20 counts of possession of child pornography:

• That is a shame — Mae M.

• Sick! — Janine B.

On a slideshow of the new “Artists Alley” on Mercer Street:

• Love the pictures! And the murals are even better in person — Dave H.

• How wonderful to have such devoted artists to spend their time helping our city to look its best! Thanks to all of you for your help! — Sue F.

On if you watched “Breaking Bad,” and your favorite all-time TV series:

• Our favorite TV series is “Doctor Who!” — Dave H.

• Yes, loved it! — Jeanette B.

• Never watched it. Loved “Firefly” — Bev O.

• “Breaking Bad” was so awesome — Chrissy C.

On a poll question asking how greatly the government shutdown will affect your day-to-day life:

• I can’t watch the panda cam, my day is ruined — Don D.

• Shutdown? Working? Can’t tell the difference — Martha P.

• Who is gonna spy on me now and collect my taxes and ignore my views if the government is shut down? — Donna G.

• Our government has been shut down for the last five years. I’m sure it won’t affect us at all! — Rex O.

On a McDowell County native pleading guilty to the rape and robbery of a 74-year-old woman in New York:

• He should have been permanently off the streets long before this! At least he won’t be hurting any more women ... for a while — Jadzia N.

• Of everything that poor soul has lived through for 74 years, and for some no-count, low-life scum to come along and do this to her. What a shame — Wayne J.

• I’m from Jenkinjones. We all grew up fearing this psychopath. But thanks to our awesome “justice” system, he was let out of prison after raping and murdering an 89-year-old woman. I remember my mom saying, “That Mitchell boy is out of jail, stay in the house and lock the door!” Now that’s sad. This should’ve never happened again. It’s ridiculous — Amanda T.

On if you have ever written to your congressman or lawmaker:

• Yes, to support my job as a coal miner — Greg B.

• I have a lot of times and will continue to do so — Becky F.

• Yes — Bev O.

• Yes! I wrote to anyone and everyone trying to get the Day of the Deployed on the books! — Elise B.

• Never wrote. But I have called and emailed several times ... — Don H.

On a story in our Seriously?! section about someone stealing a 70-foot-long mobile home:

• Omg! That’s too funny! How can you steal a mobile home without anyone seeing anything! That made my day! — Stephanie J.

• Talk about bold and dumb! — Susan Y.

• Wowwww — Michelle L.

• Well hell, I know things are bad, but bad enough to take off with a home — Sherry S.

• I was thinking only in West Virginia, then read it happened in New York. Smh — Alisha R.