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Days after damaging video surfaces, EPA regional chief Armendariz resigns
DallasNews.com ^ | April 30, 2012 | Randy Lee Loftis

Posted on 04/30/2012 9:28:16 AM PDT by Charles Martel

Al Armendariz said Monday morning that he had submitted a letter of resignation on Sunday.

Armendariz was already a lightning rod for conservative critics of the EPA in Texas before last week, when a video became public in which Armendariz spoke of "crucifying" oil and gas companies that broke the law.

Members of Congress and Texas officials jumped on Armendariz's words as proof that he had run the EPA's regional office as an anti-industry zealot.

The environmental engineer, on leave from a professor post at Southern Methodist University, sent a letter Monday to his friends and supporters:

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To: Charles Martel

Ran his statement thru the disgronificator; results below:

“Dear Friends,

“I have been honored to serve as your regional administrator for EPA’s region 6 office the last 2 and ½ year”.

-It’s hard to beat a government job when it comes to an inflated salary, amazing benefits, and really great perks.

“I never once forgot that the reason I was appointed was to serve you, to act as your voice, and to work day and night to better protect the environment and your safety.”

- Hope you’re enjoying your gas prices!

“Today I am resigning my position as regional administrator.”

-Damn: I was hoping to string this gig out until at least 2016.

“This was not something that was asked of me by Administrator Jackson or the White House”.

-Lisa Jackson and the White House made it clear to me that if I didn’t bail, I’d better change my identity and get plastic surgery

“It is a decision I made myself.”

-Those guys who deliver messages from the Administration really are surprisingly large, to say nothing of amazingly persuasive.

“I had become too much of a distraction, and no one person is more important than the incredible work being done by the rest of the team at EPA.”

-Nothing pisses off Obama more than when one of his underlings reveals his true intentions.

“I leave with an incredible sense of pride for the things the Agency accomplished and it was fantastic to be a part of the effort.”

- I thought academics was a racket - but it doesn’t hold a candle to this bureaucratic scam!

“Administrator Jackson has overseen a renaissance in the Agency and it is again the global leader in environmental protection.”

-Finally, after 8 years of Bush, we’ve got industry and business grabbing their ankles again.

“President Obama has been incredibly supportive of me and my work and the Agency.”

-President Obama couldn’t have been more gracious in introducing me to Van Jones, Reverend Wright, his grandmother and all the rest of the crew under the bus.

“He’ll undoubtedly go down as the most environmental president we have ever had”.

Enjoy coal, petroleum, and natural gas while you can, suckers - they’re goin’ down!

“Thank you all for letting me into your homes and communities, and showing me the challenges you face every day from pollution and lack of infrastructure.”

-Nice job trying to keep me out of your homes and communities; be grateful you weren’t one of the first five I ran across in your town.

“Your stories are now part of my fabric and the fabric of the Agency.”

- Whatever - once you start making a living slinging crap, it’s tough to stop.

“Best always,”

-Screw the lot of you,

Al Armendariz


51 posted on 04/30/2012 3:00:53 PM PDT by Stosh
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To: Chaguito

Cultural midgets or intellectual midgets?


52 posted on 04/30/2012 3:28:53 PM PDT by Former Proud Canadian (Obamanomics-We don't need your stinking tar sands oil, we'll just grow algae.)
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To: Former Proud Canadian

Cultural, in the sense that they have a stunted idea of what is going on in the real American world. Intellectual, too, but more in the sense of devoid of true wisdom.


53 posted on 04/30/2012 3:38:35 PM PDT by Chaguito
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To: Charles Martel

I liked what Charles Krauthammer said after the Fox All Stars discussed this and he was asked: “Did anyone have a good day on this?”

“The Centurions”.


54 posted on 04/30/2012 3:40:27 PM PDT by eddie willers
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To: Charles Martel
"Administrator Jackson has overseen a renaissance in the Agency and it is again the global leader in environmental protection. President Obama has been incredibly supportive of me and my work and the Agency. "

Note that Al Hammerhead says Bobo has been "incredibly supportive" of Al crucifying energy growth in the US during the two years between the video and Al's resignation.

55 posted on 04/30/2012 3:47:06 PM PDT by StAnDeliver (=)
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To: StAnDeliver
Personally, I think Al lifted the "crucify" smack-talk from Barry during one of their early meetings.

Maybe not word-for-word, but the whole thing sounds like an unwritten "mission statement" that was supposed to remain off the radar.

56 posted on 04/30/2012 3:55:13 PM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: eCSMaster

So, SMU likes this kind of ‘free speech’?

Time to give them an earful too


57 posted on 04/30/2012 5:49:18 PM PDT by Mr. K (If Romney wins the primary, I am writing-in PALIN)
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To: Charles Martel

Did he run out and spank it on the street corner when he was outed like the KONY producer?

Or, maybe Tomorrow for May Day...?


58 posted on 04/30/2012 6:25:59 PM PDT by Fitzy_888 ("ownership society")
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To: Paladin2

More like he got his vanjones in a vice.


59 posted on 04/30/2012 7:29:29 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Stosh
"Nothing pisses off Obama more than when one of his underlings reveals his true intentions."

FORWARD!

60 posted on 04/30/2012 7:32:41 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: US Navy Vet
I want him scourged not flogged.
61 posted on 04/30/2012 10:41:39 PM PDT by spokeshave (If Obama is Lenin....who are Trotsky and Stalin...?)
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To: Stosh

Your disgronificator is tuned most excellently.


62 posted on 05/01/2012 3:40:57 AM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: Tenacious 1
You must still be laboring under the illusion that the press is functioning as the founding fathers saw it....protectors of the will of the free people.

They have been taken over by those opposed to the people getting a free flow of information.

63 posted on 05/01/2012 11:52:43 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (The Global Warming HOAX is about Global Governance)
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To: jiggyboy; TigerLikesRooster; landsbaum; Signalman; NormsRevenge; steelyourfaith; Lancey Howard; ...
Love the graphic....
64 posted on 05/01/2012 11:55:57 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (The Global Warming HOAX is about Global Governance)
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Great headline. I was trying to figure out why someone would resign over damaging the surfaces on a video.


65 posted on 05/01/2012 1:23:05 PM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: jiggyboy

bEAUTIFUL. cAN YOU EMAIL ME A FULL SIZED VERSION THAT I CAN BLAST EMAIL ALL MY OIL & GAS CRONIES?

BIGFOOT2@CHARTERMI.NET—ALL LOWER CASE, sorry about the cpslock.


66 posted on 05/01/2012 2:16:15 PM PDT by BOBTHENAILER (EPA will ruin your life)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; ...

Thanks Ernest.


67 posted on 05/01/2012 4:18:20 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: eCSMaster
I thought SMU had higher standards.

Never heard of Craig James?

68 posted on 05/01/2012 4:56:29 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Better than it was 50 years ago, indeed i might argue that our “free press” is perhaps more free than it has been in a 100 years. Largely a product of the internet allowing practically anyone to enter into the business.


69 posted on 05/01/2012 5:43:44 PM PDT by Monorprise
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To: spokeshave

“I want him scourged not flogged.”
I want his many victorious to sue him in Texas for abuses under the color of the law in a VERY PUBLIC trial before an elected Texas Judge.

An example need to be made of this temporizer and Washington agents need to be reminded that they are not above the law, nor are they imperial masters. They are suppose to govern with the consent NOT fear of the governed!


70 posted on 05/01/2012 5:47:29 PM PDT by Monorprise
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Al Armendariz

Cutting the Cancer out of American Govt.

One scumbag at a time.....


71 posted on 05/01/2012 7:45:51 PM PDT by LtKerst
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To: caww

Yep, he will surface in some Iranian nuke site as the public face for mullah dweeb boy..oh excuse me Obamma mamba jamma lenin Khomeini..


72 posted on 05/02/2012 3:28:16 AM PDT by aces
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Let’s just make it the entire federal government...they are against us..


73 posted on 05/02/2012 3:29:41 AM PDT by aces
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To: BOBTHENAILER

FYI, e-mail doesn’t care about upper or lower case. There’s no functional difference between jimrob@google.com and JimRob@google.com and JIMROB@google.com. They all would go the same place, if they existed.


74 posted on 05/02/2012 9:27:12 AM PDT by Xenalyte (I may not agree with your bumper sticker, but I shall defend to the death your right to stick it.)
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To: Xenalyte

Thanks for education——a cyber wizard I am not.


75 posted on 05/02/2012 3:52:58 PM PDT by BOBTHENAILER (EPA will ruin your life)
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76 posted on 05/03/2012 3:56:06 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93)
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