Sign In | Create an Account | Welcome, . My Account | Logout | Subscribe | Submit News | Contact Us | All Access E-Edition | Home RSS
 
 
 

Pethtel, Storch Named to Finance Committee

January 27, 2013

WHEELING — Delegates David Pethtel and Erikka Storch will join the House Finance Committee as new members for the 81st Legislature, Speaker Richard Thompson has announced....

« Back to Article

 
 
sort: oldest | newest

Comments

(30)

Blackrock

Jan-30-13 12:36 PM

Rover, I'm sure your military background is astounding. In the meantime, quit whining about all of your hardships and all of the inequities dealt to you in your miserable life. Man up. No wonder you eat the "sheit sandwich". It was made just for you.

1 Agrees | 0 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

DinoCrocetti

Jan-29-13 10:14 PM

Oh, Oh,..that was a serious answer. Sorry for asking again.

0 Agrees | 0 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

VincentVega

Jan-29-13 10:04 PM

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE!

Pethel, Jones and Ferro have all marched in Memorial Day Parades and may have dressed in military uniforms for Haloween.

1 Agrees | 0 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

DinoCrocetti

Jan-29-13 10:02 PM

Thanks for your service in Viet Nam.

0 Agrees | 0 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

rover1958

Jan-29-13 9:31 PM

@dinocrotch - you need to READ my comments. I ONLY picked on poor Erikka because the article graced itself with ONLY her picture and featured HER. The guys were not really discussed. However, you right and I right...that being NONE of them appear to have any military background whatsoever. At least Erikka has a sense of humor and has the moxie to call me out. I like that. She'll likely do a decent job as she is willing to listen and more importantly, to learn.

0 Agrees | 0 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

DinoCrocetti

Jan-29-13 6:56 PM

Rover, did you look up those military records of Pethel, Ferro, and Jones yet?

1 Agrees | 0 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

GETACLUE

Jan-29-13 5:44 PM

ROVER..... You are way way off base with your assement. Erikka is first and formost a Ohio Countian and a West Virginian. From what I have seen of her record as a politician those two facts guide her more than political party. I believe her to be smart enough to know what she doesn't know and to seek out answers before forming an opinion and casting a vote.

1 Agrees | 0 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

rover1958

Jan-29-13 4:32 PM

@Blackrock - 'Rover, you are quite the bitter old coot.'

Yup. You're right. Life's experiences will do that to a person. As 'the Bard' said, 'Ignorance is bliss...where 'tis folly to be wise'. If one does not heed that, at least keep your sense of humor to temper the bitterness. Not being the 'Bard' but being the 'Blunt' my take is that, 'life is a shiet sandwich....Eat it......or Starve'

Chomp....chomp.....chomp.

0 Agrees | 2 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

Erikka

Jan-29-13 8:28 AM

rover - you have not angered me. I welcome witty banter and differing opinions. I will likely not google search veteran concerns when there are so many wonderful people in this area I can actually have a conversation with about what they have seen and what affects them. I welcome the opportunity to do such with you if you are interested in unveiling your real name.

3 Agrees | 0 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

Blackrock

Jan-29-13 7:51 AM

Rover, you are quite the bitter old coot.

3 Agrees | 0 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

DinoCrocetti

Jan-28-13 11:51 PM

Rover, I still don't understand why you are picking on Storch. Look up the military records of the other 3 Vietnam era male politicans. It's more fair to single out Storch's appointment for being a woman than being a non veteran. Statiscally women don't join the armed forces as much as men. The three men all had opportunities to join the service during wartime, via the draft or by volunteering. I don't even know (or care personally) if they did. Be objective in your criticism on certain issues not pertaining to political parties, and your arguments will carry more water.

2 Agrees | 0 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

TrollSlayer

Jan-28-13 11:10 PM

rover, a little more current information from Stars and Stripes: “The most significant division of the congressional veterans may be party affiliation. Prior to the 2010 election, Republicans held a modest majority of the veterans’ seats. The substantial Republican victories in 2010 left only 35 Democratic veterans in Congress compared to 73 Republicans. Democrats hold 12 Senate seats; Republicans hold 13. The Republican dominance is most visible in the House of Representatives. The House’s 60 Republican veterans far outnumber its 23 Democratic veterans. The disproportion becomes even greater when we compare military service since 1991. Twenty Republicans have served (and some continue serving) in the last 20 years. Only two Democrats have served since 1991.”

w ww.stripes.c om/we-need-more-veterans-making-laws-1.136756

1 Agrees | 1 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

TrollSlayer

Jan-28-13 9:27 PM

rover “I'm talking the kingmakers and big fish that destroyed this country clear back to the 1960's”

And you whined MY 2010 statistics aren’t current? LOL

2 Agrees | 2 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

TrollSlayer

Jan-28-13 9:23 PM

Correction to my correction:

3 of 5 Democrats were veterans (60%) - is that a D- or an F these days?

I know I've angered you and that's good...gets the adrenalin flowing. LOL

1 Agrees | 0 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

TrollSlayer

Jan-28-13 9:19 PM

Correction, should be for the House of Representatives

47 of 261 Democrats served, or 18%

48 of 180 Republicans served, or 27%

For the Senate

13 of 57 Democrats served, or 23%

12 of 41 Republicans served, or 29%

Also, of the last 10 Presidents all 5 Republicans (100%) were veterans, while 3 of 5 Democrats were veterans (80%)

Why don't you come up with more current statistics and let me know? If they work out better for you Dems,.. LOL

1 Agrees | 1 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

rover1958

Jan-28-13 8:58 PM

@Troll (aka Wraith)... your 'statistics, as you note are not current. Last I heard the Republicans defeated the Democrats in last go around to regain control of the House. Also, I'm not talking the 'bit players' (like yourself and M. Snerd)....I'm talking the kingmakers and big fish that destroyed this country clear back to the 1960's like Robert McNamara, Karl Rove, Crook Chaney, AWOL Bush, etc.

1 Agrees | 1 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

rover1958

Jan-28-13 8:50 PM

@Erikka "I am very proud to come from a military family. My dad, grandfather, and all uncles have served in the military. I was an "army brat"....I often wonder if I should have served our country, BUT I CHOSE ANOTHER PATH.." And that's the point.

Well and good Erikka that your ancestors had military experience... If only you were a plant ( a potato or such)...perhaps 'osmosis' would apply. But, as a human you might as well say, '..but I stayed in a Holiday Inn Express one night'.

Look, I wish you well. I know I've angered you and that's good...gets the adrenalin flowing. Perhaps you might consider putting some 'key words' in Google News and the NY Times to trigger 'Veteran' issues, especially 'medical' and also 'Israeli control of U.S. foreign policy to encourage Middle East Wars' and thus start to become familiar with matters that may assist you in your position.

0 Agrees | 3 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

TrollSlayer

Jan-28-13 3:18 PM

The latest data I could find on Military Service was for the 111th Congress, from December 2010:

Democrats 59 of 261, or 27%.

60 of 180 Republicans served, or 33%.

Now tell us again, rover, about all those draft-dodging Republicans. LOL

w ww.cq.c om/flatfiles/editorialFiles/memberFactFiles/demographics_111.html

1 Agrees | 1 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

DinoCrocetti

Jan-28-13 2:47 PM

Boy, Rover you didn't give much thought in mentioning Errika's lack of military duty especially since the other 3 gentlemen were eligible for the DRAFT and may have avoided miltary duty for one reason or another. Nice to see Errika step up and defend and explain herself. I wish others would.

3 Agrees | 0 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

Erikka

Jan-28-13 2:33 PM

Rover - I was named Minority Vice Chair to the Homeland Security committee, which is part of the Veterans Affairs and Homeland Security committee. The article is not clear that I am not Minority Vice Chair of the Veterans Affairs committee. Just as a point of fact, and not because it has anything to do with my resume at all, but I am very proud to come from a military family. My dad, grandfather, and all uncles have served in the military. I was an "army brat" that moved around much of my young life until my dad (a Fairmont native) and mom (a Weirton native) were able to come back to West Virginia. I often wonder if I should have served our country, but I chose a different path. I will always honor and respect those who fought for our freedoms.

2 Agrees | 0 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

VincentVega

Jan-28-13 2:00 PM

VETERAN DOUBLE DIPPERS? The article fails to mention military service simply because Cub Scout membership is not applicable. I ask any of the delegates to step forward and claim there service to this country. Incidentally, Erikka Storch has been recognized by the leadership for the value of her dedication and honor.

1 Agrees | 0 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

rover1958

Jan-28-13 1:00 PM

@Errika- I apologize for singling you out. However, you answered your own question. That being, '..the article does not make any reference to Delegates Ferro, Jones, and Pethtel's military service or lack thereof; so why do you point out my lack of service .." That's just it the article did not make reference to the others but did highlight YOU. However, the same goes for any person who has not a whit of military experience sitting and pontificating on military and/or military related matters.

And why does this make you a 'typical Republican'? Because it is the party of 'chickenhawks' who send people off to die but NEVER send themselves nor their family members to the same fate. After I got back from Viet Nam I saw all the blowhards in high positions and those I personally knew who ducked out on that illegal war. Plus, Republican officials screwed over wounded and dying vets. ex. Reagan's VA Chief knew Agent Orange was killing 'Nam vets yet said 'fook 'em' and refused treatmen

0 Agrees | 2 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

Clementine

Jan-28-13 12:11 PM

Errika, you have represented this area well, and I'm a registered Dem. If someone isn't satisfied with you, he/she should have challenged you during the election. I'm sure you are honored to represent our veterans and will carry out your duties in a professional manner.

3 Agrees | 0 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

Erikka

Jan-28-13 10:24 AM

@rover - I am a typical Republican because the leadership in our state named me to the Veterans Affairs and Homeland Security Committee? ok. I am honored to be able to serve the fine people that have served and protected my freedoms, but I do have a question for you. The article does not make any reference to Delegates Ferro, Jones, and Pethtel's military service or lack thereof; so why do you point out my lack of service and indicate it makes me a typical Republican?

4 Agrees | 0 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

TrollSlayer

Jan-27-13 11:41 PM

Obama, typical Democrit.

Not a day of military service or experience but elected to be Commander in Chief.

Nice toothy grin though. Wins votes.

4 Agrees | 2 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

Showing 25 of 30 comments Show More Comments
 
 

Post a Comment

You must first login before you can comment.

*Your email address:
*Password:
Remember my email address.
or
 
 

EZToUse.com

I am looking for: