August 10, 2012

Road fever

Sorry about the irregular posts, but El Cabrero has been and will be on the road a lot these days. If you are on the road yourself, remember that there are a lot of turkeys out there.

LAST WORD goes to Ken Ward at Coal Tattoo.


August 08, 2012

Prisons and such

Prison overcrowding is still a major issue in WV, as it is around the country. On the bright side, the issue is starting to get more serious attention here. The following news item is a good example. It cites a report jointly published by the WV Center on Budget and Policy, the Partnership of African American Churches and the American Friends Service Committee.

I was also glad to see this item in the Daily Mail, which looks at the issue of parole violations. A good bit of recidivism in WV is the result not of additional felonies but rather of technical violations. One way of whittling down the problem of overcrowding is to find better ways of dealing with these than locking people up for additional months or years.

DOH. El Cabrero's beloved state of West Virginia got low marks for livability in a recent survey.

August 06, 2012


(Photo credits: the Spousal Unit.)

This weekend, the Spousal Unit and I paid a visit to Babcock State Park in Fayette County, WV

I reckon it was a pretty good weekend for mushrooms and such.

They seemed to pop up everywhere.

Some were huge.

Some were bright.

Some were kind of Freudian.

Good though.

THE LATEST RANT didn't even set off the trolls this time. I must be losing my touch.

THIS POST from Coal Tattoo asks a good question. Unfortunately, the answer is probably yes.