El Cabrero is generally all about reducing prison overcrowding. With maybe a few exceptions. Apropos of nothing, this story about the Upper Big Branch criminal prosecutions is interesting. Short version: the plea hearing of a former Massey official is being delayed until late February. The official in question is collaborating with investigators. Here's hoping the stuff rolls up instead of down this time. This may be a good sign.
Also, if you live in WV and are tuned in at all to political rumblings, you will have heard some buzz about an education audit commissioned by the governor. This blog post from the WV Center on Budget and Policy sheds some light on where the money really goes.
Meanwhile, calling someone a bird brain may not be much of an insult, especially if the bird in question is a crow.