This website is devoutly dedicated to all of Larry's friends and associates, both early and late, who have influenced and mentored him. However, it also should be noted that, being who they are, a majority of them have been late most of the time.

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Power to the People

Sent to the First Energy/Potomac Edison Leadership:

The email and telephone updates from Sammy Gray on your efforts to restore electrical power to Mountaineer families are much appreciated.

This situation once again reminds me of how often we take our comforts so much for granted, and are surprised and distressed when we they are not always available to us.

Please also pass along my gratitude to all of you and your associates, who are striving so hard to restore power.

West Virginia Delegate Larry D. Kump

Some of the responses received from First Energy/Potomac Edison Leaders:

Mr. Kump,

Thank you for the note - we will pass it along to the employees working diligently to restore power to our customers in WV.

Linda Moss
Director, Operations Support
Potomac Edison

Delegate Kump,

Thank you for the kind words. This is the worst that I ever have seen.

Charles Friddle III
Director of External Affairs
First Energy

Thursday, June 28, 2012

A Message from Micah

 I have given West Virginia Delegate Larry D. Kump the "Greatest Delegate in the House" award.

Mr. Micah Phelps
South Charleston, West Virginia

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Here's another Fine Mess!

The "Morgan Messenger" June 20th editorial, "Marriage Counselor's Full Employment Act", was another excellent disclosure of government obstruction and interference, this time with marriage.

Regardless of the good intentions of the sponsors of HB 4605, which was passed by the Legislature and signed into law by the Governor, I strongly spoke out and voted against this ill-conceived legislation. It greatly increases license fees for West Virginia marriages and also attempts to coerce nascent newlyweds into a government approved indoctrination course.

Bottom line: West Virginia now is discouraging marriage, by increasing marriage fees and adding more bureaucratic challenges to nuptials.

"Laurel & Hardy" perhaps sum this up best, "Here's another fine mess...".

Friday, June 15, 2012

Is Atlas Shrugging?

Reflecting yesterday, on our nation's "Flag Day", it grieved me to consider the panderings of a handful of partizan zealots, from both major political parties, who use the anonymous local newspaper readers' forums ("Journal Junction" & "Mail Call") to distort and manipulate issues on behalf of their political parties and candidates.

Do they not realize that they are contributing to the disillusionment and disgust of the people in our entire political process and Constitutional system of governance, bought so dearly by patriots' blood?

Are our forefathers turning over in their graves?

Is *Atlas shrugging?

* "Atlas Shrugged" is a political novel by Ayn Rand.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

My West Virginia Home

The lines below were written long ago by another, but they express well the feelings of my heart about my home and hearth, here in Falling Waters, West Virginia:

"God gave all men all earth to love,
But, since our hearts are small,
Ordained for each, one spot should prove
Beloved over all."