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Kentucky Coal Miners Strike Back at Ashley Judd [classic smackdown of PDS sufferer Judd]
Michelle Malkin.com ^ | 07/08/10 | Doug Powers

Posted on 07/08/2010 10:00:20 PM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

Last month, in a speech to the National Press Club, actress Ashley Judd took a break from taking on Sarah Palin and set her sights on business practices in her home state.

Judd referred to the mountain top removal of coal in Kentucky as “environmental genocide,” called the process “the state-sanctioned, federal government supported, coal industry operated, rape of Appalachia,” and said the miners should be retrained to take “better jobs” (unfortunately the “vacuous actor” career field is full up at the moment).

On Wednesday, the coal industry sponsored a golf tournament at StoneCrest Golf Course in Prestonsburg, Kentucky, and launched a return salvo by way of a poster displayed at the tourney:

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Editorial; News/Current Events; US: Kentucky
KEYWORDS: ashleyjudd; ashleyjuggs; coal; dougpowers; envirogenocide; greenieweenies; hollywoodboobs; hyperbole; napl; pds; rapeofappalachia; shutupandsing
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Checkmate.

1 posted on 07/08/2010 10:00:25 PM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle
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To: Mr. Silverback; martin_fierro; Slings and Arrows; Allegra; Liz; maggief; onyx; ...

Ping! ;)


2 posted on 07/08/2010 10:01:22 PM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle (http://www.conservatives4palin.com/)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

Her hus band is a race car driver which is an environmentally wasteful sport emitting exponentially huge amounts of CO 2 including shipping cars and parts to races. Stupid b*tch.


3 posted on 07/08/2010 10:03:10 PM PDT by Frantzie (Democrats = Party of I*lam)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle
Judd is one of many artists, including musicians Dave Matthews and EmmyLou Harris, who have been outspoken about the controversial mining practice.

I wish these carpetbagging "mew-sicians" whose comments are not wanted in the places they are supposedly protesting for the benefit of, would just slink back into their holes. This poster is, if anything, TOO dignified for Judd.

4 posted on 07/08/2010 10:06:45 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

Nothing says, “my acting career is in a slump”, like taking your top off for the general public.

Her husband must race just to try and flee from his wife’s embarrassing and ignorant statements.


5 posted on 07/08/2010 10:09:36 PM PDT by This Just In
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle
"Rob Perks, campaign director for the environmental group National Resources Defense Council, said he found the poster of Judd to be "terribly derogatory and sexist."

Mr. Perks needs to direct his comment to the person who posed for the poster.

6 posted on 07/08/2010 10:12:28 PM PDT by Enterprise (As a disaster unfolds, a putz putts.)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

a brainless twit???


7 posted on 07/08/2010 10:17:17 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: HiTech RedNeck

I wish celebrities would just stay on their acid-trips and leave the real America alone.


8 posted on 07/08/2010 10:18:44 PM PDT by Bullish (Been to all 57 States.... Or is it 58?)
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To: Enterprise

“terribly derogatory and sexist.”

What a bonehead. The woman posed for the photo. No one forced Ashley Judd to stand in front of a camera and take her top off.


9 posted on 07/08/2010 10:19:03 PM PDT by This Just In
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

Ouch


10 posted on 07/08/2010 10:19:55 PM PDT by Charlespg
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

Ouch


11 posted on 07/08/2010 10:20:04 PM PDT by Charlespg
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To: Enterprise
"Rob Perks, campaign director for the environmental group National Resources Defense Council, said he found the poster of Judd to be "terribly derogatory and sexist."

I bet he said it with a "fabulouth" lisp

12 posted on 07/08/2010 10:27:24 PM PDT by JRios1968 (The real first rule of Fight Club: don't invite Chuck Norris...EVER)
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To: JRios1968

Theckthitht.


13 posted on 07/08/2010 10:28:39 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: dalebert; KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

“Mountaintop removal coal mining simply would not happen in any other mountain range in the United States,” Judd said. “It is utterly inconceivable that the Smokies would be blasted, the Rockies raised, the Sierra Nevadas flattened, that bombs the equivalent to Hiroshima would be detonated every single week for three decades.”

- Ashley Judd

Need I say more?


14 posted on 07/08/2010 10:30:37 PM PDT by This Just In
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To: This Just In

This is something only the fever brained left can pull off. A woman poses half naked. Some men say - Look, she’s half naked. A castrato male tells the other males they’re being derogatory and sexist. But then, I suppose if the men said that she shouldn’t have posed half naked in the first place, the castrato male would retort that it’s her body and she can do what she wants with it.


15 posted on 07/08/2010 10:35:24 PM PDT by Enterprise (As a disaster unfolds, a putz putts.)
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To: JRios1968

I bet Perks tinkled down his leg when he saw a picture of Obama without a shirt. A definitely girlish squealing moment.


16 posted on 07/08/2010 10:38:36 PM PDT by Enterprise (As a disaster unfolds, a putz putts.)
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To: Enterprise

Liberal, by definition, includes the act of being hypocritical.

Here is a classic example. I recently noticed a bumper sticker on a rather large, gas guzzling vehicle which read,

“GAS SUCKS. RIDE A BIKE”


17 posted on 07/08/2010 10:38:51 PM PDT by This Just In
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

It has always perplexed me as to why an entertainer would alienate half of her potential market. In the case of Country-Western, the percentage could even be higher.

It is too bad that folks mistake fame or notoriety for some type of expertise on environment/science/politics. And that applies to both libs and conservatives.

She looks kind of skinny to me, but cosmetic surgery can do a great deal for folks.


18 posted on 07/08/2010 10:43:20 PM PDT by Habibi ("It is vain to do with more what can be done with less." - William of Occam)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

Shouldn’t she get SoddomWood to stop using electricity in protest? Certainly she doesn’t use any in her Mansion.

Pray for America


19 posted on 07/08/2010 10:44:34 PM PDT by bray (Did Rush say Complete Failure?)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

NOT GUILTY! (Who am I voting for again?)


20 posted on 07/08/2010 10:51:54 PM PDT by Libloather (Tea totaler, PROUD birther, mobster, pro-lifer, anti-warmer, enemy of the state, extremist....)
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To: Enterprise

“...half naked...” -

I say half clothed. Half full or half empty?

I suppose the miners could go on welfare and be totally worthless like many of their neighbors. The people I know here whom Obama still allows to mine are buying homes and trucks and raising families.


21 posted on 07/08/2010 11:02:39 PM PDT by Nucluside
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

That’s a good and clever poster, but Ashley is more right then she is wrong on this. Mountaintop removal is a lousy technique. There is lots of coal available without it.

Scoop mining out west works since the contours of the land can be restored. Mined mountaintops never heal. Fly over one sometime.


22 posted on 07/08/2010 11:05:34 PM PDT by tlb
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; ...
Muttley

23 posted on 07/08/2010 11:26:32 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: tlb

What would “healing” mean? Is this a situation that is beyond “Mother Nature’s” ability to accommodate? It’s OK when God levels mountains through plate tectonics, glaciers, and such, but only disaster results when people do it on purpose?

Anyhow, since there is such a big refuse handling problem in the US, why not bring the two problems together. Re-top the mountains, with landfills.


24 posted on 07/08/2010 11:33:05 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: Habibi

She is the non-singing Judd, the Hollywood Judd.


25 posted on 07/08/2010 11:50:37 PM PDT by Lucius Cornelius Sulla (Good night. I expect more respect tomorrow - Danny H (RIP))
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

Wow, look at those judds.


26 posted on 07/08/2010 11:58:00 PM PDT by TheThinker (Communists: taking over the world one kooky doomsday scenerio at a time.)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

Her body is probably just as plastic as her brain.


27 posted on 07/09/2010 1:23:32 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

I wrote her off and stopped ordering her movies after she spewed her hatred against Sarah Palin.


28 posted on 07/09/2010 1:37:13 AM PDT by onyx (Sarah/Michele 2012)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

I like Ashley a lot from “Heat” but that was 1996. What have you got for us now Ashley. Hollyweird is cruel when you are female and 40. This is Ashley’s way of reaching out...a cry for help

She lives in Hollywood and gets to Kentucky three days a year


29 posted on 07/09/2010 1:44:28 AM PDT by dennisw (History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid - Gen Eisenhower)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle
LOL!!!!

ashley judd is one of those "I'm better than you" arrogant elitiest if not born with a silver spoon in her mouth, she got one pretty young...

has she ever really had a job?...punch a clock?...did anything productive other than trying to act glamorous and smug?

30 posted on 07/09/2010 3:05:23 AM PDT by cherry
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To: Habibi
she doesn't sing country music...she's and actress....its her vastly more talented sister Wynonna who is the country music celeb....

no Ashley got famous ONLY because she road the apron strings of her mother and her sister....who were tops in country music for several years...

31 posted on 07/09/2010 3:08:09 AM PDT by cherry
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To: tlb
it is what it is...I don't like huge monstrous windmills lining the Columbia Gorge but there they are.....

Ashley is married to a gas guzzling car racer.....

32 posted on 07/09/2010 3:10:24 AM PDT by cherry
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To: cherry

Royalties can only dry up when your career is at the bottom of Death Valley.

Like the Dixie Sluts, they thought they just needed to ask the “Rock” industry to bail them out after they angered the Country crowd. Looks like they found out the hard way, which side their toast is buttered on.

They made their bed. Now the have to sleep in it!


33 posted on 07/09/2010 3:24:28 AM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP ( Give me Liberty, or give me an M-24A2!)
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To: dennisw

Dario Franchitti (her husband) lists his home as Franklin, Tenn. That is just outside of Nashville.

For the last few years she has been stuck on him at all of the races sucking off the media exposure. Give it to Ganassi to make the most of the exposure for his racing team, the consumate PR guy.

DW (Darrell Waltrip) occasionally mentions their home being the same town as his. I wonder if DW will be making the references as much any more.


34 posted on 07/09/2010 3:33:42 AM PDT by mazda77 (Rubio for US Senate - West FL22nd - JD Hayworth - US Senate)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle
Judd referred to the mountain top removal of coal in Kentucky as “environmental genocide,” called the process “the state-sanctioned, federal government supported, coal industry operated, rape of Appalachia,” and said the miners should be retrained to take “better jobs” (unfortunately the “vacuous actor” career field is full up at the moment).

I come from a Southwest Virginia coal mining family, and Judd's rhetoric is complete non-sense, especially her ignorant idea of "re-training" thousands of very tough working men who know nothing but coal mining.

Who's going to retrain them and what are these "better jobs" to which she alludes? Working in call centers????

Judd may be from Kentucky, but she knows NOTHING about Appalachia.

35 posted on 07/09/2010 3:43:13 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

36 posted on 07/09/2010 3:59:05 AM PDT by steelyourfaith ("Release the Second Chakra !!!!!!!" ... Al Gore, 10/24/06)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

There is a need to separate Judd from the issue of Mountaintop Removal. I grew up in Clay County, Kentucky, have plenty of coal miners in the family, am a Republican, a hunter and a Baptist... definitely not the “treehugger” type. All that being said, mountaintop removal is only good for the coal companies. It fills our “hollers” with rock an debris, chokes our streams and creeks. Hunting becomes a useless exercise because there is no cover for rabbits, squirrel, grouse, deer, coon.

What our mountains are replaced with are hills of crushed rock with so little soil that the only thing that will grow is a little grass. Trees and bushes just don’t do well. I have hunted in an area for 14 years and watched one reclaimed hill, looking for signs of anything other than grass. Nothing.... just grass to this day.

The process removes more rock and mountain to get to small seams of coal than you can imagine. Go see one. Come to Appalachia and let someone who loves the mountains take you on a tour.

In the Appalachian mountains it isn’t just “treehuggers” who oppose mountaintop removal. Last of all, my guess it wasn’t “coal miners” but coal companies who paid for the Judd ad. Way different point of view, I suspect.


37 posted on 07/09/2010 4:21:08 AM PDT by headbegger
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To: headbegger

On the other hand, the city of Hazard and others could not exist in the present form. The strip mined sites have provided flat ground for siting schools, shopping centers and growth.

Hazard was hemmed in by ridges into a rather narrow system of hollows. The stripped sites are now connected by very good roads and the town is no longer a place where a newcomer was beset by beggers on the streets.

It is true that some of the landscape, a geological jumble of crumpled earth surface is changed, but before the change, the land was unusable. As a mountain person, I spend lots of time roaming the hills and woodlands and appreciate your point. But having traveled extensively all over South east Kentucky know that there is a plenty of untouched ridges and hollows left for looking.


38 posted on 07/09/2010 4:34:38 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... The winds of war are freshening)
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To: Nucluside
Half full or half empty?

The optimist believes the glass is half full.

The pessimist believes the glass is half empty.

The engineer knows the glass is too big.


39 posted on 07/09/2010 4:37:08 AM PDT by Peet (<- A.K.A. the Foundling)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner
There are three ways to mine coal. First there's deep vertical shaft mining down to a deep horizontal shaft. Second there's deep horizontal shaft. Then there's strip mining.

Of the three types the only one that is safe is strip mining.

The vertical and horizontal shaft mining for coal are both exceedingly dangerous and people are killed and injured by both methods.

Ashley Judd prefers that people die while mining coal.

40 posted on 07/09/2010 4:38:18 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: headbegger
We were recently in an area in Eastern Ohio that'd been "reclaimed" after stripmining. The trees were returning. Grass was everywhere, are were sprouts of native vegetation.

Wasn't a Shakamak State Park like they have in Indiana where reclamation, and public use, have been underway since the 1930s, but it'll get there.

41 posted on 07/09/2010 4:49:47 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: headbegger
Oh she's a multi-tasker, that girl.

If you don't like folks disagreeing with her on this issue...

..you should hear her opinion of abortion...(it ain't pretty--she's for it!)....

..Ashley hasn't met a photo-op she doesn't like, especially if it puts her front & center.

42 posted on 07/09/2010 4:54:09 AM PDT by Guenevere (....)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle
PDS? I guess she doesn't care for people with real cojones.


43 posted on 07/09/2010 4:55:35 AM PDT by Oceander (The Price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance -- Thos. Jefferson)
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To: muawiyah
The vertical and horizontal shaft mining for coal are both exceedingly dangerous and people are killed and injured by both methods.

Yep, my uncle (my mom's brother) was killed in 1957 when a large rock fell on him deep in a mine, crushing his skull flat like a pancake. For some strange reason (which I'll never understand) my Grandma insisted on an open casket funeral.

My dad worked underground for 10 years, and then after slipping three disks in his back, spent the last 25 years of his working life running a D-9 Caterpillar bulldozer along strip mine high walls.

Very dangerous work, even at that, since several of his friends misjudged their clearance space and ran their dozers clear off the cliff, plunging to their deaths 300 feet below.

44 posted on 07/09/2010 4:59:22 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: headbegger

bttt


45 posted on 07/09/2010 5:36:49 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Habibi
It has always perplexed me as to why an entertainer would alienate half of her potential market. In the case of Country-Western, the percentage could even be higher.

They simply don't see it that way. Their "fans" are just the anonymous masses that sit before their stages as they perform. The audience they are really playing to with this sort of political nonsense are their social and business circles. Losing market share is a small price to pay to make sure that you get invited to all the "A-List" parties.
46 posted on 07/09/2010 5:44:12 AM PDT by tanknetter
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To: Enterprise

We have a winner! I think you have that scenario down to a “t”. If only these Hollyweird types would act, sing and then shut the he!! up. Please.


47 posted on 07/09/2010 5:45:32 AM PDT by greatplains
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To: Enterprise

We have a winner! I think you have that scenario down to a “t”. If only these Hollyweird types would act, sing and then shut the he!! up. Please.


48 posted on 07/09/2010 5:45:39 AM PDT by greatplains
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To: cherry

No, but Emmylou Harris, who was also mentioned in the article,does.


49 posted on 07/09/2010 6:00:46 AM PDT by smalltownslick
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To: Slings and Arrows

Well boogers. I really liked her acting. The list of people whose movies I refuse to watch just got longer again.


50 posted on 07/09/2010 7:03:39 AM PDT by TheOldLady (Pablo is very wily)
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