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EPA official apologizes for ‘crucify’ the oil and gas producers comments
Daily Caller ^ | 4/25/12 | Caroline May

Posted on 04/26/2012 4:07:08 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper

The Obama-appointed Environmental Protection Agency official who explained that the agency uses a “crucify them” enforcement philosophy against oil and gas companies apologized for his comments on Wednesday night.

“I apologize to those I have offended and regret my poor choice of words,” Region 6 EPA Administrator Al Armendariz said in a statement provided to The Daily Caller. “It was an offensive and inaccurate way to portray our efforts to address potential violations of our nation’s environmental laws. I am and have always been committed to fair and vigorous enforcement of those laws. ”

(Excerpt) Read more at dailycaller.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: petroleum; totalitarianism
The comment about crucifying businesses reveals who the Obamafites are: hatemongers.
1 posted on 04/26/2012 4:07:11 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

A meaningless ‘political’ apology - it’s about word choice, without recanting the sentiment behind it...

“Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain!!!”


2 posted on 04/26/2012 4:12:53 AM PDT by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: SoFloFreeper
Typical passive-aggressive metrosexual bullsh!t.

Apology NOT accepted, worm.

3 posted on 04/26/2012 4:14:10 AM PDT by tomkat (para bellum)
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To: SoFloFreeper

ESAD


4 posted on 04/26/2012 4:14:12 AM PDT by The Wizard (Madam President is my President now and in the future)
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To: SoFloFreeper

The EPA thug was reprimanded for using a word that refers to Christianity.

What he meant to say is they the obama regime will conduct a jihad against the oil and gas industry.

There, much better.

baraq is happy now.


5 posted on 04/26/2012 4:14:54 AM PDT by Texas resident (Hunkered Down)
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To: Uncle Ike

Really - the stupid SOB is just sorry he got caught, “.. poor choice of words” my arse!


6 posted on 04/26/2012 4:15:08 AM PDT by Ken522
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To: Uncle Ike

Al the Crucifier a 120 lbs dweeb is now sorry. This piece of crap must go. This is the most discussing story this year. This dweeb is in Texas the center of the oil and gas industry. He must go .


7 posted on 04/26/2012 4:19:49 AM PDT by magua
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To: Uncle Ike

Al the Crucifier a 120 lbs dweeb is now sorry. This piece of crap must go. This is the most discussing story this year. This dweeb is in Texas the center of the oil and gas industry. He must go .


8 posted on 04/26/2012 4:20:13 AM PDT by magua
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

If he puts the pistol barrel in his mouth, pulls the trigger, and the gun goes off, I’ll accept his apology. Thanks SoFloFreeper.


9 posted on 04/26/2012 4:23:10 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SoFloFreeper

You don’t just pull a statement like “crucify them” that out of the air. That was a “command”...and you know where it came from.


10 posted on 04/26/2012 4:25:35 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: SunkenCiv

All I have to say to this anti-Free-Amwerica loser is “liar, liar...pants on fire!” Resign immediately and turn your self into Leavenworth for processing, you Luddite loser.


11 posted on 04/26/2012 4:26:03 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: SoFloFreeper

The statement was replaced by a reference to “greedy oil infidels” and something about “cutting off the heads” of the white devils in charge of oil companies. It’s all better now.


12 posted on 04/26/2012 4:29:10 AM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.......)
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To: SoFloFreeper
"I am and have always been committed to fair and vigorous enforcement of those laws.”

Bullsh*t...you are a liar...another son of the Prince of Lies.

13 posted on 04/26/2012 4:31:55 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Ken522

> Really - the stupid SOB is just sorry he got caught, “.. poor choice of words” my arse!

Those were the exact words I was going to use.
We evidently think alike.


14 posted on 04/26/2012 4:32:37 AM PDT by BuffaloJack (End Obama's War On Freedom.)
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To: SoFloFreeper
Obama and the Dems want high gas prices. They demonize the producers in this country that can bring us cheap, plentiful supplies on natural gas and gasoline.
15 posted on 04/26/2012 4:34:46 AM PDT by mfish13 (ELECTIONS HAVE CONSEQUENCES!!!!)
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To: mfish13
> Really - the stupid SOB is just sorry he got caught, “.. poor choice of words” my arse!

Needs to run as a GOP ad in every Race.

16 posted on 04/26/2012 4:37:05 AM PDT by scooby321 (h tones)
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To: SoFloFreeper
I am and have always been committed to fair and vigorous enforcement of those laws.

He already described how they cherry picked cases to make an example of. He can't have done that and "always been committed to fair and vigorous enforcement" at the same time.

17 posted on 04/26/2012 4:38:11 AM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

What would be made of calls for giving EPA administrators a good old fashioned pick up dragging?

Would apology be adequate ?


18 posted on 04/26/2012 4:41:23 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ..... Crucifixion is coming)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Umm.... there weren’t any “Turks” in the Mediterranean region til maybe 600 years after the Roman Empire fell. Is Joe Biden conducting training seminars at the EPA now? “So, there’s this war with Egypt, see, and Marc Antony goes on TV and he says....”


19 posted on 04/26/2012 4:44:18 AM PDT by Dr. Abulafia
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To: SoFloFreeper

He can’t walk that back now matter how hard he apologizes. The cat is out of the bag.


20 posted on 04/26/2012 4:49:09 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: SoFloFreeper

We need nothing short of a total dismantling, firing everyone, then rebuilding the EPA (there is a need) into a government agency which helps, not crucify, industry to develop cost effective ways to minimize or eliminate PROVABLE contaminants being discharged into our environment.

The EPA is just a symptom of what you get when lazy Americans continue to vote lawyers into office. Not everything can or should be fixed with a law. We need a much broader spectrum of government officials and 95% fewer lawyers. Let them do what they do best, chase ambulances.


21 posted on 04/26/2012 4:49:09 AM PDT by Wurlitzer (Welcome to the new USSA (United Socialist States of Amerika))
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To: SoFloFreeper

“I am sorry I revealed our true agenda,” meant the spokesperson.


22 posted on 04/26/2012 4:49:58 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Steyn: Obama sez: "Nice little Supreme Court you got here. Shame if anything were to happen to it.")
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To: SoFloFreeper
I am and have always been committed to fair and vigorous enforcement of those laws. ”

Meaning: I am committed to fair and vigorous crucifixions.

23 posted on 04/26/2012 4:54:52 AM PDT by The_Media_never_lie
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To: SoFloFreeper

It is not what he said that is offensive. He merely recited the philosophy of what the EPA does on a daily basis to struggling American businesses. He just stated a fact.

He needs to apologize to all the small businesses that he and his left wing wacko bureaucrats have crucified. He needs to return the fines and stop trying to destroy our economy and our way of life. He needs to be fired and then prosecuted.

We need to thank him for revealing the truth about his agency.


24 posted on 04/26/2012 4:56:58 AM PDT by P-Marlowe
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To: SoFloFreeper

Another version of the You Tube hit “If I wanted America to fail”....... by Al Armendariz????

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZ-4gnNz0vc

“Crucify”; “Romans”; (”Italians”)
Sounds like Al Armendariz must have been sitting in the same pew when Rev Wright was giving his racist history/religious sermons.


25 posted on 04/26/2012 4:57:25 AM PDT by BilLies (If FRANK MARSHALL DAVIS had a son, he would look just like BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA JR.)
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To: SoFloFreeper


26 posted on 04/26/2012 5:11:41 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Sacajaweau

You don’t just pull a statement like “crucify them” that out of the air. That was a “command”...and you know where it came from.


There must be a real culture of hatred and arrogance at the EPA for a “regional administrator” to be making these comments in public. If a Republican ever get back the Presidency, they need to fire everyone there and start from scratch.


27 posted on 04/26/2012 5:17:41 AM PDT by rbg81
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To: SoFloFreeper
He may apologize, but the Crucifixion Will begin if Obama gets a 2nd term.
28 posted on 04/26/2012 5:17:49 AM PDT by radioone (No dogs were harmed in the writing of this response.)
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To: Ken522

The real problem is, no matter who is in the WH, these pukes will remain on the payroll.


29 posted on 04/26/2012 5:35:33 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: radioone
The “Crucifixion” has begun. Ask any lefty “I love electric cars” exactly where the electricity comes from that little white plug in the wall. Amazingly most have no clue that it's from COAL PLANTS ! ! ! !

I am so sickened to what's happening in this great nation with the Dems, the White House, Czars (illegal) and a ton of GOP establishment morooons. The likes of Hatch, McConnell, Boo Hoo Boehner and many more GOP MUST go. They are part of the problem.

The war on American made energy must stop immediately. God help us if zippy gets another 4 years to totally destroy this country with the help of Soros.

30 posted on 04/26/2012 5:36:46 AM PDT by WaterWeWaitinFor (If we don't help make a change, then who will? It starts with us.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

A non-apology. They are sorry if you are offended. Other than that, no apology required.


31 posted on 04/26/2012 5:40:19 AM PDT by rawhide
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To: SoFloFreeper

It’s the old “I sure am sorry ......................................................................................................................... that I got caught” routine.


32 posted on 04/26/2012 5:45:38 AM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again.")
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To: rbg81

There must be a real culture of hatred and arrogance at the EPA for a “regional administrator” to be making these comments in public.


The radical watermelons at EPA HATE human life. They look at people like roaches infesting their earth. They want to reduce the population of earth and are beginning with Europe and the US and Canada under the guise that we use more than “our fair share of the world’s resources and wealth.” They are sympathic to China’s forced abortion policy.

The one thing they could do that they will not do to reduce the population and consummption in the US without commiting genocide, is to halt immigration. They would rather kill people with abortion, poverty and starvation like Stalin. They do hate your life and the lives of your children.


33 posted on 04/26/2012 5:50:39 AM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: SunkenCiv
If he puts the pistol barrel in his mouth, pulls the trigger, and the gun goes off, I’ll accept his apology.

You are too easy.

He's got to do it twice before I accept his apology, first time in his mouth, second time in his eye.

Maybe then I might consider him sincere, maybe.

34 posted on 04/26/2012 5:54:37 AM PDT by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorists savages.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

He still wants to KILL ENERGY EXPLORATION!!!

He was pressured into apologizing for the analogy, NOT his message!!


35 posted on 04/26/2012 5:56:51 AM PDT by G Larry (Criminals thrive on the indulgence of society's understanding)
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To: SoFloFreeper
I think it's crazy people in public life haven't figured out that when they say something like this . . .

“I apologize to those I have offended and regret my poor choice of words,”

. . . in other words, you use the phrase "to those I have offended" or "if my words offended anyone" or another variant of the theme . . .

. . . it's a friggen tell for an insincere apology.

You're either sorry or you are not. Period.

36 posted on 04/26/2012 5:58:50 AM PDT by Hemingway's Ghost (Spirit of '75)
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To: SoFloFreeper

If the “apology” is not accompanied by a resignation...it doesn’t mean squat.


37 posted on 04/26/2012 6:01:58 AM PDT by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum)
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To: rbg81

The attitude of the staff is a reflection of the attitude of the management... yeah, a culture of hatred.

Apology not accepted from this scrawny A-hole. He has been raising hell here in Texas since 2009. Our wonderful spinators and congresscritters have not done a damn thing. Never have and never will. He is hispanic, latino, whatever the hell we call them now and to get rid of the little pinhead would be racist of course. Fine, be racist.

Hate cuts both ways. How about self immolation? Nothing but a worthless traitor communist.


38 posted on 04/26/2012 6:10:34 AM PDT by Sequoyah101
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To: SoFloFreeper

I am for some reason reminded recently, of the Nixon administration.

And how it was liberals. Hillary Clinton. The MSM.

Every single member, of the bunch now coddling and excusing. No!... actively promoting ... far worse behavior by this corrupt regime.

Where are today’s Woodwards and Bernsteins?

Oh.

There they are. Look. Lower. On the ground.

Carefully spit-polishing Obama’s shoes.


39 posted on 04/26/2012 6:16:57 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (Obama ate his own dog as a child in Indonesia??)
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To: SoFloFreeper
In other words he accidentally told the truth!!!
40 posted on 04/26/2012 6:23:15 AM PDT by ontap
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To: SoFloFreeper

Fire this communist.


41 posted on 04/26/2012 6:37:39 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Sequoyah101

This can’t be posted enough.

They want America to fail.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZ-4gnNz0vc&feature=youtube_gdata_player


42 posted on 04/26/2012 7:11:23 AM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: SoFloFreeper

Tax breaks for Hollywood not an issue.

Tax breaks to reduce our need to be in endless wars in the Middle East- must be stopped!


43 posted on 04/26/2012 1:20:30 PM PDT by NoLibZone (I'm with Sarah, Perry & Cheney - Anybody but Obama, because it's not always about me.)
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To: USS Alaska

Nice touch.


44 posted on 04/26/2012 7:31:50 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: hal ogen

Nice ‘literation there. :’)


45 posted on 04/26/2012 7:35:05 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SoFloFreeper
“I apologize to those I have offended and regret my poor choice of words,” Region 6 EPA Administrator Al Armendariz said

Translation: Next time I'll all do a better job of not letting my true feelings get out on tape.

46 posted on 04/26/2012 7:40:58 PM PDT by WeatherGuy
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To: SunkenCiv
Nice touch.

I know I'm getting too soft in my old age, but it must be my Alter Boy training.

When I was young and wild, I'd have really hurt him so bad that he'd be begging for a bullet in the eye.

47 posted on 04/26/2012 8:19:08 PM PDT by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorists savages.)
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