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starwomyn 65F
3713 posts
11/8/2018 5:26 pm

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West Virginia (An Ugly People) thus says the Cricket

Although the Demos gained in the House in Congress - The West Virginia House Representatives all remain Red. We added a congress woman this election. I LOVE empowered women in Red!!!!s The Senate has West Virginia's first woman Senator - Republican Shelley Capita along with Senator Manchin - the lone Democrat. West Virginia is in good shape on Capitol Hill.

I feel sorry for some of the other states considering the clowns that they elected into office. The people we have on the State and local levels are good people regardless of political parties.

So the Cricket has written an inflammatory blog about West Virginians calling them "an ugly people." How many West Virginians does he know? What does he know about West Virginians.

My family and I relocated to West Virginia from California about 20 ago. It was definite culture shock. There are a lot of churches and most folks attend them. This is not a bad thing because right living has it's rewards. A few ago, our community was devastated by floods. It was the churches from all over the state and a few other states that got together and pulled our community back together.

One of the local farmers just lost everything due to a fire. The community has pulled together to help this family rebuild thier farm.

Once upon a time, West Virginia was a Conservative Blue but it switched to a Conservative Red. Poverty is a reality in some counties due to the closure of the coal mines. Environmental politics think the nation should convert to sustainable energy but we have to encourage companies come in and manufacture the sustainable energy. If this isn't happening, we still to keep warm in the winter.

West Virginia is rich in natural energy resources. This is where the money is. Hillary Clinton lost the West Virginia vote when she declared that she was going to close the coal mines down. West Virginia's best chance of being pulled out of poverty is with the Republicans in power. The teachers recently got a long awaited raise because of increase coal productions.



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starwomyn 65F
5921 posts
11/8/2018 5:26 pm

SHAME ON THE CRICKET!!!!!

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DanDee1952 66M
19688 posts
11/8/2018 5:44 pm

He says some pretty strange things. At least I think he does, his posts and comments mostly confuse me


dusty117 68M
661 posts
11/8/2018 7:00 pm

I haven't read Cricket's blog on West Virginia … so my comment is about your blog.

If you couldn't find a Church in California it's because you weren't interested in finding a Church in California.

Our recent fires in California are more destructive than anywhere in the country and guess what? If you want to donate your time, money, food, water, blankets, clothing, etc. to people who needed to evacuate, our local Churches provide that.


earthytaurus3 78F
38362 posts
11/8/2018 8:01 pm

I normally don't read Cricket's blog because, like DanDee, I leave more confused than when I entered. ... not to mention how he goes on and on and on in trying to clarify an already convoluted thought. I always have the urge to grab him my the shoulders, shake the hell out of him and scream, STOP! , THINK! COLLECT YOUR THOUGHTS, economize your verbiage, GET TO THE FRIGGIN' POINT! And still, he loses me every time, even as he suggests - in so many words - I'm just too dense to get it. *SIGH* It's exhausting! He's an enigma wrapped in a riddle.

I'll check it out because I must surely have bypassed it the first time around.


starwomyn 65F
5921 posts
11/8/2018 8:07 pm

    Quoting dusty117:
    I haven't read Cricket's blog on West Virginia … so my comment is about your blog.

    If you couldn't find a Church in California it's because you weren't interested in finding a Church in California.

    Our recent fires in California are more destructive than anywhere in the country and guess what? If you want to donate your time, money, food, water, blankets, clothing, etc. to people who needed to evacuate, our local Churches provide that.
My blog was a response to the Cricket's blog calling West Virginians "an Ugly People." I am just setting the record straight. I can assure you that I was VERY active in California Churches.

I helped organized a church food pantry and helped with the winter homeless shelter through the local churches. I have also lived through California fires, earthquakes and floods. I remember being in the 4H Club reseeding the hills that were destroyed by fire. I am also currently very active in my Quaker Group in West Virginia. I have never done well as a bench warmer.


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bigblock46 72M
8003 posts
11/8/2018 8:07 pm

The only thing JC got right was Blue Ridge Mountains and Shenandoah River and he had to quote the song to get that right.


starwomyn 65F
5921 posts
11/8/2018 8:10 pm

    Quoting bigblock46:
    The only thing JC got right was Blue Ridge Mountains and Shenandoah River and he had to quote the song to get that right.
The Blue Ridge Mountains and Shenandoah River are both in Virginia We have the Appalachians and all kinds of rivers..

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earthytaurus3 78F
38362 posts
11/8/2018 8:17 pm

OK … help me first interpret this in quoting Cricket: "Tell me how an "invasion" from the south.....destroys the Americanism of West Virginia. How they take jobs away from West Virginians that don't exist.. How they are banging down that door.. so they can do Crimes in West Virginia."

I'm lost.


Lisztomania 68M
10200 posts
11/8/2018 8:49 pm

    Quoting earthytaurus3:
    I normally don't read Cricket's blog because, like DanDee, I leave more confused than when I entered. ... not to mention how he goes on and on and on in trying to clarify an already convoluted thought. I always have the urge to grab him my the shoulders, shake the hell out of him and scream, STOP! , THINK! COLLECT YOUR THOUGHTS, economize your verbiage, GET TO THE FRIGGIN' POINT! And still, he loses me every time, even as he suggests - in so many words - I'm just too dense to get it. *SIGH* It's exhausting! He's an enigma wrapped in a riddle.

    I'll check it out because I must surely have bypassed it the first time around.

You falsely characterize JC. He is more like a turd wrapped inside a punchbowl. He is doing his best to get strokes from the female gang.


Lisztomania 68M
10200 posts
11/8/2018 9:05 pm

    Quoting earthytaurus3:
    I normally don't read Cricket's blog because, like DanDee, I leave more confused than when I entered. ... not to mention how he goes on and on and on in trying to clarify an already convoluted thought. I always have the urge to grab him my the shoulders, shake the hell out of him and scream, STOP! , THINK! COLLECT YOUR THOUGHTS, economize your verbiage, GET TO THE FRIGGIN' POINT! And still, he loses me every time, even as he suggests - in so many words - I'm just too dense to get it. *SIGH* It's exhausting! He's an enigma wrapped in a riddle.

    I'll check it out because I must surely have bypassed it the first time around.

You have cruelly wronged Dan with this comparison. I find Dan's blogs to be quite clear.


Maisie2013 67F
18677 posts
11/8/2018 9:19 pm

West VA is a beautiful state. The people are real and hard working, if the elites in DC will let them work.
The Appalachians were originally settled by the Scots who were reminded of the Highlands. Their lives were tough, they had a hostile land to settle, but at least they were free from " John Bulls Tyranny. "

During the first part of the 20th century and the latter half the 19th, companies found the state was far richer in natural resources than was originally thought. This was partially because the people were clannish, suspicious of strangers, would not let anyone on their land, and had no idea they , on their part of the mountain, were sitting on millions of dollars in coal and other natural resources. They had no idea what their land was worth, and sold it off cheaply to the slick con men from the coal companies. The companies got rich, and they never got out of subsistence living. Well into the 20th Century, Appalachia was the poster child for horrific poverty, and the home of a very proud people, who would not make it easy for the new poverty programs to help them. They had played the " I'm from the city ( or the Government ) and I am hear to help " game before, and got screwed.
The book " Night Comes to the Cumberlands " tells the story of Eastern Kentucky in 1962. It's neighbor, West Va, had a similar experience.

A few decades later, enter some more " well- meaning " elites, who in the name of " saving the planet" screwed over the same people again . Thank you Obama's EPA and the certainly NOT poor , environmentalists.

Trump got the mines working again. Joe Manchin may be a Democrat, but he understands and loves West By God Virginia.


Lisztomania 68M
10200 posts
11/8/2018 9:40 pm

    Quoting earthytaurus3:
    I normally don't read Cricket's blog because, like DanDee, I leave more confused than when I entered. ... not to mention how he goes on and on and on in trying to clarify an already convoluted thought. I always have the urge to grab him my the shoulders, shake the hell out of him and scream, STOP! , THINK! COLLECT YOUR THOUGHTS, economize your verbiage, GET TO THE FRIGGIN' POINT! And still, he loses me every time, even as he suggests - in so many words - I'm just too dense to get it. *SIGH* It's exhausting! He's an enigma wrapped in a riddle.

    I'll check it out because I must surely have bypassed it the first time around.

I mis-read your comment, sorry. I agree with you.


starwomyn 65F
5921 posts
11/9/2018 12:52 am

    Quoting Lisztomania:
    You falsely characterize JC. He is more like a turd wrapped inside a punchbowl. He is doing his best to get strokes from the female gang.
Bingo, I suspect the possible motivation that the Cricket has for writing such an idiotic blog so he can be in the same league as the Leaf with the adulation of the biddies. He's in fantasy land swimming around in cricket poop.

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earthytaurus3 78F
38362 posts
11/9/2018 4:53 am

    Quoting Lisztomania:
    You have cruelly wronged Dan with this comparison. I find Dan's blogs to be quite clear.
I was speaking in agreement with Dan's assessment of Cricket … you misinterpret.


jiminycricket1 68M
9662 posts
11/9/2018 6:00 am

    Quoting starwomyn:
    My blog was a response to the Cricket's blog calling West Virginians "an Ugly People." I am just setting the record straight. I can assure you that I was VERY active in California Churches.

    I helped organized a church food pantry and helped with the winter homeless shelter through the local churches. I have also lived through California fires, earthquakes and floods. I remember being in the 4H Club reseeding the hills that were destroyed by fire. I am also currently very active in my Quaker Group in West Virginia. I have never done well as a bench warmer.
Let me set the record straight..

My comment was "West Virginia is a beautiful STATE, but with too many "ugly" people"

Anytime I put a word quotes it means "ugly" in a different way. Nothing to do with someones looks.

So you want what's best for West Virginia..

I say the State is beautiful... and you want to strip mine away that beauty
I say the people of the State are in dire need of healthcare.. and you want to take it away.
I say the people of the State depend on government entitlements, More so than most States. and you want to take that away. I say in West Virginia. there is an overwhelming disparate with the the rest of county in filing Social Security disability...There is in fact are legal firms set up through the State to do JUST that. There are towns in West Virginia that 50% of the work force is on Social Security disability. The People of West Virginia take advantage of government entitlements.. Yet, You are first to complain about entitlement but don't do any thing about it in your own STATE.
.. So if the federal government doesn't do it.. who do you think is going to? And if you succeed in what you want.. Are you doing what's best for the State of West Virginia?. I don't think So.
For a few coal mines.. and someone else's profit... Your selling Your State down the Shenandoah. And all you get is poverty, pollution, corruption, "dirty' air, worst "health" and NO healthcare, and the destruction of " Almost heaven..Blue Ridge Mountains and Shenandoah Valley".. People in West Virginia won't realize the "heaven" they have.. Until it's gone..

So why did i say. There are too many "ugly " people in West Virginia.. because too many in West Virginia agree with you.


MrsJoe 71F
9418 posts
11/9/2018 6:24 am

To lump people into any group and characterize them as the same is just wrong.
Except politicians, politicians are crooks. ROFL.


Life's short. Be sure you spend your time on the internet, arguing with strangers over politics.


jiminycricket1 68M
9662 posts
11/9/2018 6:44 am

    Quoting Lisztomania:
    You falsely characterize JC. He is more like a turd wrapped inside a punchbowl. He is doing his best to get strokes from the female gang.
WTF? You are fricken bulldog with a bone..
"female gang"...???

You see .I'm a lot like Trump..(without the money and the notoriety)... And as far getting strokes.. I never really got any.. but even if you think so.. I've lost more than I've gained.

From day one more than ten years ago.. "The FAB four'"......we both could recognized the power ET wields on this site...She a lot like Trump too..but her advantage is she isn't a mushroom "dick". I try to avoid her, like the plague she is. She like trump gets caught, but it doesn't matter..She so easily becomes the victim, and gathers up her damsels.. to support the "damsel in distress"...
I know you see it...she does it to you.. she runs "the gang here" she always has.

It's been months since I have mentioned her name. I normally don't do it... Only because of the power she wields...
How she lures them in, and controls them she's a spider... a fricken "black widow"..She only picks and chooses her men.. like in old days "gunner" and then Adolpho.. but she always eats them up and feast on them within the web of her spiderettes.....She will use what I have said here... If not on the blog.. behind my back.. I know it....
And I don't give a ratzazz..


bob77O21__ 75M
8004 posts
11/9/2018 7:35 am

ET wields power here?

Cricket is hallucinating.


jiminycricket1 68M
9662 posts
11/9/2018 8:16 am

So... "You folks" go ahead and throw me in with leaf....At least that's honest
But ET and her spiderettes want to throw me in with 'You folks"

The weakness in one's argument is not in the difference with the sides . it's in the attack of the middle.

It's about changing ones words and meaning to suit you. It's about the distraction of chaos and confusion

Leaf's argument is NEVER weak......And you folk think it about our agreement?.. It NEVER about agreement with leaf and I....It's more about respect...and It's more about our disgust.. than our agreement.
WE just can't visualize it...Although... we try to make that visible to you...
It seems leaf and I have failed miserably
Two different roads to same destination. Going nowhere.


jiminycricket1 68M
9662 posts
11/9/2018 9:02 am

The difference between leaf and I....is leaf uses examples.. outrageuos example.. because normal examples don't work
Me.. I try to explain it.. my gosh.. In that regards I'm an IDIOT.. because my explanation always changes.. because... I really don't have an explanation. At least one that makes total sense.. because the whole thing doesn't make sense to me.. I struggle trying... Constantly saying to myself.. WTF does it matter?


earthytaurus3 78F
38362 posts
11/9/2018 9:04 am

    Quoting jiminycricket1:
    WTF? You are fricken bulldog with a bone..
    "female gang"...???

    You see .I'm a lot like Trump..(without the money and the notoriety)... And as far getting strokes.. I never really got any.. but even if you think so.. I've lost more than I've gained.

    From day one more than ten years ago.. "The FAB four'"......we both could recognized the power ET wields on this site...She a lot like Trump too..but her advantage is she isn't a mushroom "dick". I try to avoid her, like the plague she is. She like trump gets caught, but it doesn't matter..She so easily becomes the victim, and gathers up her damsels.. to support the "damsel in distress"...
    I know you see it...she does it to you.. she runs "the gang here" she always has.

    It's been months since I have mentioned her name. I normally don't do it... Only because of the power she wields...
    How she lures them in, and controls them she's a spider... a fricken "black widow"..She only picks and chooses her men.. like in old days "gunner" and then Adolpho.. but she always eats them up and feast on them within the web of her spiderettes.....She will use what I have said here... If not on the blog.. behind my back.. I know it....
    And I don't give a ratzazz..
You lend me FAR more power and control than I deserve. Your comments are ludicrous.


earthytaurus3 78F
38362 posts
11/9/2018 9:04 am

    Quoting bob77O21__:
    ET wields power here?

    Cricket is hallucinating.
You've got THAT straight!


earthytaurus3 78F
38362 posts
11/9/2018 9:16 am

This is not a battle not worth fighting. /B]


jiminycricket1 68M
9662 posts
11/9/2018 9:38 am

Yes Bob... to you she doesn't wield power..
It like Trump and Pelosi.
It's like "in your face" , or behind the scenes.

There may be a difference to you.. but not to me.
the power is...
NOT IN WHAT YOU HAVE... IT'S IN WHAT YOU DO WITH IT.

What you said .....is doing something with the POWER you think have.. so you are wielding power... the problem is Bob.. you don't have any.. and you don't how to use it.. when you don't have any.
Some people , like ET, are a hell of lot better than you are at it.... BOB..
I give you a hint Bob.. To be able to do it.. You got to be able to get dirty.. but come out clean...
You play it too safe, BOB.... Don't want to get dirty?. Get dirty like Trump, and see if you can do it.. so you come out clean. You can't.. because he actually does have the power.
So your only choice is to do it like ET... get dirty Bob...
See if you can do it, but make it seem like you don't really do it..See if you can come out clean?
Nobody gets it ALL Bob....ET doesn't come out clean to you.. but ET doesn't give a shit about You Bob. She comes out clean to people she's using.. Just like TRUMP.
Bob see if you can pull an "elgible", and get away with it.. See it you can make it somehow, no longer to have happen.. See if you can claim victimhood, See if people stand by you.... You probably don't remember exactly what happened.. So many of "you folks" called her a liar. Proved she was lying...But when I agreed.. I became the focal point? Why Bob..Why did I become the focal point...She could explain 'you folks" it was just a lot harder to explain me.. I wasn't the enemy.. I was the traitor.. I'm still the "traitor" ...BOB
First of all you're different than ET because you'd never try to get that dirty. Second of all, you don't know how to use the power... to get away with it..
I know a LIE when I see it... Doesn't matter, one iota, to me who tells it.


deborahsu2 78F
2799 posts
11/9/2018 10:32 am

Star, I like your blog. A lot of people in this area were put out of work to the closing of the coal mine here. It had given a lot of people the best paying jobs of their lives.....a lot of them had to leave the area in order to obtain good paying jobs after the mine closed, the town, schools and college receives a lot less in taxes. The closing really hurt this area. The picture is beautiful. Hope you have a good weekend and keep on keeping on!!!!


earthytaurus3 78F
38362 posts
11/9/2018 2:39 pm

    Quoting jiminycricket1:
    Yes Bob... to you she doesn't wield power..
    It like Trump and Pelosi.
    It's like "in your face" , or behind the scenes.

    There may be a difference to you.. but not to me.
    the power is...
    NOT IN WHAT YOU HAVE... IT'S IN WHAT YOU DO WITH IT.

    What you said .....is doing something with the POWER you think have.. so you are wielding power... the problem is Bob.. you don't have any.. and you don't how to use it.. when you don't have any.
    Some people , like ET, are a hell of lot better than you are at it.... BOB..
    I give you a hint Bob.. To be able to do it.. You got to be able to get dirty.. but come out clean...
    You play it too safe, BOB.... Don't want to get dirty?. Get dirty like Trump, and see if you can do it.. so you come out clean. You can't.. because he actually does have the power.
    So your only choice is to do it like ET... get dirty Bob...
    See if you can do it, but make it seem like you don't really do it..See if you can come out clean?
    Nobody gets it ALL Bob....ET doesn't come out clean to you.. but ET doesn't give a shit about You Bob. She comes out clean to people she's using.. Just like TRUMP.
    Bob see if you can pull an "elgible", and get away with it.. See it you can make it somehow, no longer to have happen.. See if you can claim victimhood, See if people stand by you.... You probably don't remember exactly what happened.. So many of "you folks" called her a liar. Proved she was lying...But when I agreed.. I became the focal point? Why Bob..Why did I become the focal point...She could explain 'you folks" it was just a lot harder to explain me.. I wasn't the enemy.. I was the traitor.. I'm still the "traitor" ...BOB
    First of all you're different than ET because you'd never try to get that dirty. Second of all, you don't know how to use the power... to get away with it..
    I know a LIE when I see it... Doesn't matter, one iota, to me who tells it.
:-S Take a chill pill, guy. You're going to have a stroke. Then you'll be blaming me for that, too. Good grief!


earthytaurus3 78F
38362 posts
11/9/2018 4:01 pm

…………. speaking of 'unhinged' ………..


bigblock46 72M
8003 posts
11/9/2018 5:18 pm

    Quoting earthytaurus3:
    …………. speaking of 'unhinged' ………..
The feller is an order of fries short of a happy meal. Lights are on but nobody's home. His elevator don't go all the way to the top floor. JC is exasperating to say the least.


jiminycricket1 68M
9662 posts
11/10/2018 5:15 am

    Quoting earthytaurus3:
    You lend me FAR more power and control than I deserve. Your comments are ludicrous.
I don't KNOW you.. I don't know if your life path has lead you here or if you were just born the way you are. I don't know, If you intended to be the way you are or not. I don't know, if you are insightful to yourself as you are about others...
I don't know if you studied psychology, to help people or to be able to understand people.. so you could use them..

All I know is..... the "proofs" in the bottle. and I DON'T CARE.

Jiminy crack corn an' I don't care
Jiminy crack corn an' I don't care
Jiminy crack corn an' I don't care
The Master's gone away

The pony run, he jumped, he pitched
He threw my Master in the ditch
And when he died the juries wondered why
The verdict was the blue tail fly

Jiminy crack corn an' I don't care
Jiminy crack corn an' I don't care

I am crack'n the "Corn.....Still", Jiminy's now content....Up the road, around the bend, in the bed he makes..under that "moonshine" and as Janis Jopin would say.."you know you "got it'......... if it makes you feel gooood"


bob77O21__ 75M
8004 posts
11/10/2018 9:58 am

    Quoting jiminycricket1:
    I don't KNOW you.. I don't know if your life path has lead you here or if you were just born the way you are. I don't know, If you intended to be the way you are or not. I don't know, if you are insightful to yourself as you are about others...
    I don't know if you studied psychology, to help people or to be able to understand people.. so you could use them..

    All I know is..... the "proofs" in the bottle. and I DON'T CARE.

    Jiminy crack corn an' I don't care
    Jiminy crack corn an' I don't care
    Jiminy crack corn an' I don't care
    The Master's gone away

    The pony run, he jumped, he pitched
    He threw my Master in the ditch
    And when he died the juries wondered why
    The verdict was the blue tail fly

    Jiminy crack corn an' I don't care
    Jiminy crack corn an' I don't care

    I am crack'n the "Corn.....Still", Jiminy's now content....Up the road, around the bend, in the bed he makes..under that "moonshine" and as Janis Jopin would say.."you know you "got it'......... if it makes you feel gooood"
There is so much you don't know...and you prove it with every post and comment you make.


lilium5 69F
1982 posts
11/10/2018 11:18 am

    Quoting jiminycricket1:
    I don't KNOW you.. I don't know if your life path has lead you here or if you were just born the way you are. I don't know, If you intended to be the way you are or not. I don't know, if you are insightful to yourself as you are about others...
    I don't know if you studied psychology, to help people or to be able to understand people.. so you could use them..

    All I know is..... the "proofs" in the bottle. and I DON'T CARE.

    Jiminy crack corn an' I don't care
    Jiminy crack corn an' I don't care
    Jiminy crack corn an' I don't care
    The Master's gone away

    The pony run, he jumped, he pitched
    He threw my Master in the ditch
    And when he died the juries wondered why
    The verdict was the blue tail fly

    Jiminy crack corn an' I don't care
    Jiminy crack corn an' I don't care

    I am crack'n the "Corn.....Still", Jiminy's now content....Up the road, around the bend, in the bed he makes..under that "moonshine" and as Janis Jopin would say.."you know you "got it'......... if it makes you feel gooood"
lol, I like you jiminy crack corn (nothing personal ET)

Forgiveness is the fragrance the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it ~ Mark Twain


earthytaurus3 78F
38362 posts
11/10/2018 5:36 pm

    Quoting lilium5:
    lol, I like you jiminy crack corn (nothing personal ET)
None taken, Lil.