On more than one occasion, I have expressed my desire to update the WV state motto from "Mountaineers are always free" to something that fits better these days.
I like the old one, but it seemed to apply more back in the days when WV broke with the slave owning aristocrats of Virginia to join the Union or when union miners and other workers fought hard against the abuses of corporations.
West Virginians seem to be a lot more servile, docile and domesticated these days.
As I've mentioned before, my choice for a new motto is "You can't make this **** up."
Here are a few reasons why: water, women, and workers. Oh yeah, and whack