Dedication

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.

Friday, May 24, 2013

King Solomon & the Power Company

Dear Chuck,

Your comments remind me of King Solomon's observation that, "There is nothing new under the sun". (Ecclesiastes, Chapter 1, Verse 9).

Larry


Postscript: Also, please visit the "Inquiry to the Power Company" entry at this website, and read the additional footnote therein at the end of that entry.


Dear Delegate Kump,

Ah..times change. When I was a kid growing up in D.C. the electric meters were inside the house. If the meter reader came by and no one was home (an unlikely event, this was post WW II and Dad worked and Mom stayed home and raised the kids and was considered a "domestic engineer") he would leave a postage paid card in the door for the customer to fill it in and then send it in. And after 3 or 4 months of this they would call and set up an appointment time to get an actual reading.

What you are suggesting is a "return" to the "old ways."

More power to you (I know, bad pun)!!!

Grace and Peace

J. Charles "Chuck" Riecks


Workplace Safety

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Inquiry to the Power Company

Dear First Energy/Potomac Edison:

Having intently monitored the public pandemonium regarding the recent residential electricity billing snafu, but also wanting to avoid meaningless political posturing, there nevertheless are two issues of concern to me regarding this dilemma on which your feedback would be appreciated.

First, while I believe I have a basic understanding of some of the problems that have been inherent in billing cycles and the lack of physical meter readings, could you please advise me of the underlying cause as to why so many have reported estimated billings of such egregiously elevated amounts? It simply seems to me, as a non-expert in this field, that there has yet been put forth an easily understandable cause by First Energy/Potomac Edison as to why some of these estimated billings have been elevated much more than a prudent person can fathom. Can you shed further light on this conundrum?

Secondly and in regard to the actual reading of the meters, would it be prudent and possible for both your company and the consumers to initiate a more expanded voluntary consumer meter reading program, wherein consumers could  be given more encouragement, regularly could self-report their meter readings, and perhaps even be given a discounted electric rate for their participation?


Delegate Larry D. Kump
West Virginia House of Delegates District #59
Berkeley-Morgan Counties (Eastern Panhandle)


Footnote: Although there currently is a place on electric bills wherein customers are instructed how to make their own meter readings, there is no financial incentive for them to do so.

Friday, May 17, 2013

The Doctor was "IN"

On May 16th, James "Doc" Warner  traveled across the Potomac River, to speak to the Berkeley County Republican Club at the Holiday Inn in Martinsburg, West Virginia.

He shared some of his insights and experiences, including being shot down while flying a mission during the Vietnam War.

As a Prisoner of War (POW) with John McCain, Doc recounted some of his personal trials and tribulations, and how they persuaded him to disavow atheism and become a man of faith.

He then related other experiences and insights, including his successful participation in arguing a case, based on the principles of the 10th Amendment to our United States Constitution, before the United States Supreme Court.

Meeting participants were spellbound as Doc wove his own personal tapestry of how his life's journey taught him about faith, Constitutional rights, and our God given liberties.





Saturday, May 11, 2013

Contractors Commend Kump

May 8, 2013

Dear Delegate Kump,

On behalf of the Contractors Association of West Virginia, I want to commend you for your work in this year's legislative session.

We especially appreciate your willingness to give me and our members the opportunity to share our thoughts and concerns on legislation affecting the construction industry in West Virginia.

You can be proud of the investment you have made to provide a brighter future for West Virginia.

Again, thank you for your efforts...

Sincerely,
Mike
(Michael L. Clowser)
Executive Director
Contractors Association of West Virginia (CAWV)

 

Friday, May 3, 2013

Legislative Forum News, May 2013


May 3 2013, 10:13 PM EDT

This  herald-mail newspaper article can be viewed  by clicking on the link below:

http://www.herald-mail.com/news/tristate/hm-home-rule-bill-draws-bipartisan-praise-at-wrapup-summit-20130503,0,1051104.story


May 4th, 2013 Response to a  Commenter:

Dorothy,
 Thank you ever so much for the comment you posted moments ago, under the comment section at the bottom of this entry.
 It is  true that I am passionate about my faith and also our freedom, and I will do my best to try to be the person you believe that I am.
 Seriously.
Larry