Those who live there know its flaws, but appreciate all its wonderful qualities. They call it home, and it holds a special place in their hearts.
Many people criticize the state for the stereotypical "Hillbillies" which allegedly inhabit it; however, if one pays attention to the critics, they themselves usually sound quite uneducated. Those who live in glass houses...
Blue Ridge Mountains, Shenandoah River
Life is old there, older than the trees
Younger than the mountains, blowing like a breeze
Country roads, take me home
To the place I belong
West Virginia, Mountain Mama
Take me home, country roads"
-Take Me Home, Country Roads, by John Denver
And then there is all of these ignorant kids saying WV is full of hicks and dumbarses. Mind you we have raised the following famous people: Homer Hickam (led the way for NASA with homemade rockets), Chuck Yeager (first person to break the speed of sound and a very accomplished WWII pilot),Booker T. Washington (no, he's not a wrestler so you know, he was the first African American to ever start his own school, The Tuskeegee Institute BTW every West Virginian doesn't watch wrestling as a favorite past time either, I just happened to have glanced at the show before), and there is a lot (not alot, but a lot), lot more who those that were'n't born in West Virginia would even care about, but instead just said "Hey! I don't know that anyone famous ever came from West Virginia, so how about I bang my head against the keyboard and hope that this poorly put together flame of West Virginia of mine works!"
Now look at that, I just flamed you bunch of noobs who thought that West Virginia was really just a peice of crap, even though we were home to the Millionaire capitol of the United States in Brambwell, West Virginia. And guess what, this extraordinary dis that showed the true stupidity of some of the United States came from a fourteen year old highschooler. Peace out.
2. Pretty decent football team-The Mountaineers. Marshall thinks they can hang with us, they have an inferiority complex. Go back to I-AA!
3. We suceeded from Virginia back during the Civil War because, quite frankly, they were weak.
West Virginia has been screwed and betrayed by the rich Bi-Coastal fat cats.
Witness the way the Elites behaved towards Jessica Lynch; they competed to exploit her. The CIA, the Pentagon, Tim Robbins, the Feminists, the Right, the Left, the media, the Metropolitan Elite...all GUILTY of RAPING Jessica Lynch.
Someday, there will be vengeance.
West Virginians don't rape sheep, but New Yorkers raped Jessica Lynch.
In short, West Virginia is a pretty place without a city worth mention. Most people who live here are very easy going and fun, but also relatively uneducated and poor.