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President Obama:"Coal Creates Asthma". Note:Does This Mean "Naughty Kids" Can Sue Santa Claus?
http://kevin-wardsworld.blogspot.com/ ^ | 04/20/2011 | Kevin A Ward

Posted on 04/20/2011 7:35:09 PM PDT by kevinaw2

“The challenge with coal is that although it’s very cheap, it’s 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.


TOPICS: Government; Health/Medicine; Humor; Politics
KEYWORDS: asthma; barackobama; coalmining

1 posted on 04/20/2011 7:35:14 PM PDT by kevinaw2
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To: kevinaw2

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?


2 posted on 04/20/2011 7:38:26 PM PDT by JimWayne
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To: kevinaw2

I truly think he’s one of those special folks who is so smart he’s stupid.


3 posted on 04/20/2011 7:40:32 PM PDT by Winstons Julia (when liberals rant, it's called free speech; when conservatives vent, it's called hate speech.)
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To: kevinaw2
Horsepoop! Coal does NOT "cause" asthma. We really don't know the cause. It appears in high IQ kids in greater numbers, and in the poor population. Does intelligence cause it? Does welfare and food stamps cause it?

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.

4 posted on 04/20/2011 7:46:01 PM PDT by boop ("Let's just say they'll be satisfied with LESS"... Ming the Merciless)
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To: kevinaw2

Now he is a medical doctor? What a @#$%ing idiot.


5 posted on 04/20/2011 7:46:40 PM PDT by svcw (Non forgiveness is like holding a hot coal thinking the other person will be blistered)
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To: kevinaw2
WelcomeTo FreeRepublic!
6 posted on 04/20/2011 7:48:43 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (FreeRepublic. Now, More Than Ever.)
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To: JimWayne
Why am I not surprised that that money-grubbing puss bag is involved?
7 posted on 04/20/2011 7:50:53 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: kevinaw2

Oh......he’s back on the ‘asthma’ thing, is he? LOL!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cxxxGUeZtno


8 posted on 04/20/2011 7:52:04 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Obama's 2012 Slogan: "We've got what it takes, to take what you've got"!)
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To: kevinaw2
So, does he alienate anybody with this? Other than everybody involved in the coal industry. Electricity consumers.

Slugs?

9 posted on 04/20/2011 7:52:08 PM PDT by Former Proud Canadian (Canadians are not SLUGS!)
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To: kevinaw2

Oh, and, feel FRee to add a FR link to your website.

Many Thanks!


10 posted on 04/20/2011 8:16:44 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (FreeRepublic. Now, More Than Ever.)
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To: kevinaw2

Shut your pie hole, Obama. You don’t know WTF you’re talking about.


11 posted on 04/20/2011 8:18:11 PM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: kevinaw2

Coal creates asthma? Now obimbo is a doctor as well as a messiah?


12 posted on 04/20/2011 8:22:58 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (Obama. Chauncey Gardiner without the homburg.)
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To: kevinaw2; All

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

Take a look at this
http://www.hometownannapolis.com/news/col/2011/04/18-20/The-Watchdog-Whats-up-with-all-the-cargo-ships-near-the-Bay-Bridge.html

....”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.”


13 posted on 04/20/2011 8:25:07 PM PDT by silverleaf (All that is necessary for evil to succeed, is that good men do nothing)
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To: kevinaw2

What a jackass.


14 posted on 04/20/2011 8:25:37 PM PDT by mad_as_he$$
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To: mad_as_he$$

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!!!!


15 posted on 04/20/2011 9:04:50 PM PDT by terycarl
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To: kevinaw2
I don't know if naughty kids can sue Santa, but . . .

Let's all send our esteemed Pres**ent a lump of coal for Christmas.

16 posted on 04/20/2011 9:13:11 PM PDT by YHAOS (you betcha!)
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To: Winstons Julia
My late Mother always used that phrase.

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.

17 posted on 04/20/2011 9:37:27 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (One man's Safety Net is another man's Hammock....)
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To: Kickass Conservative

Intelligence is knowing that a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.


18 posted on 04/20/2011 10:07:48 PM PDT by Winstons Julia (when liberals rant, it's called free speech; when conservatives vent, it's called hate speech.)
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To: boop

“creating asthma for kids nearby,”

This, second hand smoke” lie closed the local generation plants. Our electric bills doubled. Asthma rates are the same.


19 posted on 04/21/2011 4:13:40 AM PDT by y6162
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To: YHAOS

Amen


20 posted on 04/21/2011 11:13:17 AM PDT by kevinaw2
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To: kevinaw2

I contend that lack of sun (or vitamin D) during the formative years is the biggest cause of asthma.


21 posted on 04/21/2011 11:16:38 AM PDT by wolfman
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To: y6162
Kind of like when John Edwards made his bones on bogus claims vaginal deliveries were "causing" cerebral palsy. So the c-section rate went WAY up, because docs were scared of lawsuits. And the rate of CP....stayed the same. Or silicone breast implants causing lupus, leading to billion dollar awards. Taken off the market. And the lupus incidence stayed... the same. So the silicone implants are back. Second hand smoke supposedly causes heart attacks in non-smokers and "kills" 50K per year, but since smoking rates have gone DOWN, heart attacks should be going down too, from 400k/yr to 350k/yr. but they are staying...the same.

I don't know which I despise more, the politicized "scientists" or the POS attorneys.

22 posted on 04/21/2011 4:48:30 PM PDT by boop ("Let's just say they'll be satisfied with LESS"... Ming the Merciless)
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