Skip to comments.President Obama:"Coal Creates Asthma". Note:Does This Mean "Naughty Kids" Can Sue Santa Claus?
Posted on 04/20/2011 7:35:09 PM PDT by kevinaw2
The challenge with coal is that although its very cheap, its also dirty. And it can create the kinds of air pollution that not only is contributing to climate change but is also creating asthma for kids nearby,
Those words were uttered by President Obama today at a Facebook Town Hall meeting. Honest to God. It is true that coal emitting plants may contribute to those who have asthma suffering an bout, but how do you make the leap to "creating asthma"?
Let us put aside the absurdity of the statement and suppose it were an accurate statement. It seems to me that a clever trial attorney (an Obama contributor, of course) would take the time to file a suit against Santa Claus. Why? Well, if you can conjure a false cause and effect with asthma and coal, certainly you can sue a mythical gift giver that dispenses coal to the "naughty" children in lieu of toys. It would be the greatest class action suit of all time. Exposing children to deadly coal in their stocking? The horror. Just how many children got asthma from that bully, St. Nicholas? And to judge them so harshly too! Innocent children devastated to find coal instead of toys. Imagine the permanent emotional damage they endured from that mean old man. Surely, he should'veconsidered their self esteem.
Santa's got to be loaded so what a fat target now that the President has id'd coal with an affliction like asthma. What about the elves working near the coal mines at the North Pole? And where's the A.S.P.C? The reindeer have suffered its spewage as well. P.E.T.A needs to have another semi nude Pam Anderson "Save the Reindeer" campaign. After all, why should the polar bear get all the attention? And hey, unlike polar bears the reindeer can fly.Surely there must be few remaining and qualify as "endangered",so all the more reason for the campaign.
Hell, we haven't even gotten around to what the E.P.A. could do to them. If the polar caps are melting maybe Santa's workshop needs to be shutdown. At the very least it has got to be a treasure trove of safety violations. OSHA? We could go on and on and on.
Obviously, this is an absurdity. Just fun as I said, but it's not funny to concoct asthma as a by product of mining for coal. That's either a foolish, uninformed error or an effort to undermine a vital industry essential for the nations future success. Of course he has been quite hostile to coal in the past and has said that utility bills must "necessarily skyrocket" in his efforts to prop up green energy alternatives. We'll see if he corrects the record, but in the meantime, Santa should be on the lookout for process servers.
This means Obama wants to provide even more grants to some solar cell manufacturing firm funded by Kleiner Perkins (Al Gore is a partner in Kleiner Perkins). Remember the 2.1 billion grant a couple of days back?
I truly think he’s one of those special folks who is so smart he’s stupid.
Asthma attacks can be "triggered" by pollutants, or fresh paint, or new carpets, or spring flowers. But they don't "cause" the asthma itself.
Another interesting thing is that asthma diagnoses have gone up in recent decades as smoking rates have decreased. You'd think the opposite would be true.
Now he is a medical doctor? What a @#$%ing idiot.
Oh......he’s back on the ‘asthma’ thing, is he? LOL!
Oh, and, feel FRee to add a FR link to your website.
Shut your pie hole, Obama. You don’t know WTF you’re talking about.
Coal creates asthma? Now obimbo is a doctor as well as a messiah?
Just think of all the asthmatic kids we are creating in China (sarc)
We are shipping our coal there as fast as it can be hauled
....”Is more than a dozen cargo ships waiting around near the Bay Bridge a particularly high amount? Not really, he said.
“It really ebbs and flows, depending on the supply and demand,” Scher said. “We might have a period where there’s a whole lot, and we might have a period where we don’t see any.”
A spokesman for CNX didn’t return a call seeking comment, but the demand for coal overseas is soaring. According to the U.S. Energy Administration, the United States exported 13 million tons of coal to Asia during the first nine months of 2010, compared with 3.85 million tons during the same time frame the year earlier.
There have been reports of increased coal train traffic in places like Montana, and industry watchers linked that to rising demand. In the Hampton Roads area of southern Virginia, residents are seeing more coal vessels, according to a February story in the Virginian-Pilot.
Dan Stambaugh, general manager of the Baltimore Maritime Exchange, said he hadn’t gotten many calls from residents about the ships and was surprised that someone else had.
“I would call this normal,” he said. “We have one coal pier, and we’re shipping out a lot of coal from the U.S. to foreign counties.”
What a jackass.
when I was a kid, 40’s and 50’s, we lived in innercity Milwaukee and virtually everyone, in those days, heated with coal. Dad worked for the Wisconsin ice and coal company and he delivered the stuff.....the air, during the winter months, always smelled of coal fire and kind of looked yellow....it’s a wonder it didn’t kill us all!!!!
Let's all send our esteemed Pres**ent a lump of coal for Christmas.
She was much wiser than the Community Agitator in Chief could ever dream of becoming.
How 65 Million Voters ever pulled the handle for this guy is beyond my comprehension.
Intelligence is knowing that a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
“creating asthma for kids nearby,
This, second hand smoke” lie closed the local generation plants. Our electric bills doubled. Asthma rates are the same.
I contend that lack of sun (or vitamin D) during the formative years is the biggest cause of asthma.
I don't know which I despise more, the politicized "scientists" or the POS attorneys.
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