Skip to comments.WHEN YOU'VE GOT ZILLIONS (Jay Rockefeller Killing the Coal Industry)
Posted on 06/22/2012 7:13:47 AM PDT by SumProVita
Coal is not only vital to West Virginia, it is vital to the United States. Coal production certainly has its environmental issues, but new technology is mitigating them. At a time of economic crisis, it makes no sense to go after a vital industry for some minor environmental gain. The loss, which would include shattered communities and families, would be far worse.
So we have Rockefeller, representing a coal state, going after the home industry, which will no doubt make him a hero to the tofu crowd after he leaves office. What happens to the miners and their families doesn't seem to him of great importance.
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Work to put a conservative in his place!!!!!!!!!!
ANY state the is STUPID enough to “elect” a “Rockfeller(NY and WV)”Spawn”” deserves what they get.
Rockefeller went to West Virginia as a VISTA volunteer. He was so enamored of the place he decided to stay. And for whatever reason, perhaps because Jay Rockefeller is a good Democrat, he has been elected to the Senate numerous times.
The Rockefellers have been and always will be OIL..OIL...Oil and One World Government. Power is their passion, inherited in their DNA from old John D. himself
1. He is too rich to steal. (Prior to him we had a series of Rat (mostly Rat!) politicians who were corrupt!)
2. He has all that money he will help the state. The implication being he will spend his personal money to cure state ills.
Many WV Rat voters bought (and probably still do!) those two points hook, line and sinker!
I listened to the bit of his Senate floor speech on the topic. He babbled about how energy is changing, everything is changing, we need to change, etc. A complete imbecile, and a Democrat Senator (I know, redundant).
O’Blame-o and his comrades are so very lucky that WV has so many unionized workers with a union mentality.
They will continue to elect Progressives (aka communist democrats) even when those same Progressives are doing everything possible to put more Coal Miners out of work.
The union slugs must be hoping that our Muslim in Chief will give them all so many taxpayer provided benefits that the loss of their jobs will go unnoticed.
There, fixed it.
Right on the head of the nail. My wife is from West Virginia, and so I am familiar with the problems of that State. A high school classmate of my wife was a long-time Republican operative who helped lead the Bush effort in 2000. Anyway, Jay came in as president of a small college in Buchanan and built a house there. Thats before he ran for governor. He followed the example of his uncle who suckered Arkansas with the same I-am-too-rich-to-steal thing. Likewise his uncle who sold the same pitch to New York. He bought his senate seat, hoping to use it a perch from which to run for president. His inadequacies were quickly realized. Much has been said about Robert Byrd, but Byrd at least cared about WV and was able to bring the bacon home. Rockefeller is useless.
West Virginians understandably worry that a way of life and the dignity of a job is at stake. Change and uncertainty in the coal industry is unsettling and nothing new. But it is unsettling. My fear is that concerns are also being fueled by the narrow view of others with divergent views and motivations, one that denies the inevitability of change in the energy industry and unfairly--and I feel this strongly--leaves coal miners in the dust.
In other words, I'll let the EPA throw coal miners out of work now so that they don't "get left in the dust" by their denialist employers later.
Scare tactics are a cynical waste of time, money, and worst of all, coal miners' hopes. Coal miners buy into all the television they hear, are controlled by it, have large salaries. So in a sense they are stuck where they are, happily funded but without a place to look forward to. But sadly these days, coal operators have closed themselves off from any other opposing voices and almost none has the courage to speak out for change --any kind of change --even though it has been staring them in the face for decades. They have known about it. They have ignored it.
Translation: my constituents are a bunch of stupid and overpaid pigs. Their employers are not courageous like yours truly
Third, the shift to a lower carbon economy is not going away. It is a disservice--a terrible disservice--to coal miners and their families to pretend it is, to tell them everything can be as it was. It can't be. That is over. Coal companies deny that we need to do anything to address climate change , despite the established scientific consensus and mounting national desire--including in West Virginia--for a cleaner, healthier environment.
Translation: my constituents are commiting crimes against humanity with every stroke of the pick. And look how grimy they are!
Here's Bab's Boxer right afterwards:
Madam President, before Senator Rockefeller leaves, I wish to take 30 seconds to say something. I believe that when the next historians write the book about leadership, courage, and integrity in the Senate, this speech will be featured in that book. I am so proud of the Senator from West Virginia.
Not so much anymore. West Virginians see that not only does Obama want to hit coal mining but also the oil and gas industry, which has much potential in the State. The tourism industry has been hurt by environmentals nuts who have blocked highway access to WV from NOVA for forty years.
“Work to put a conservative in his place!!!!!!!!!! “
A conservative from the same background is more dangerous. Make sure it is someone that believes in the Constitution. Oligarchists are all alike just approach from different sides but have the same goal.
At least WV was smart enough NOT to elect Zer0 as Iowa did.
The fact that in the last three Presidential elections WV has gone Republican would lead one to believe that perhaps the problem with its state politics might have something to do with its corrupt Republican party.
The Ludlow Massacre was an attack by the Colorado National Guard and Colorado Fuel & Iron Company camp guards on a tent colony of 1,200 striking coal miners and their families at Ludlow, Colorado on April 20, 1914.The massacre resulted in the violent deaths of between 19 and 25 people; sources vary but all sources include two women and eleven children, asphyxiated and burned to death under a single tent. The deaths occurred after a daylong fight between militia and camp guards against striking workers. Ludlow was the deadliest single incident in the southern Colorado Coal Strike, lasting from September 1913 through December 1914. The strike was organized by the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) against coal mining companies in Colorado. The three largest companies involved were the Rockefeller family-owned Colorado Fuel & Iron Company (CF&I), the Rocky Mountain Fuel Company (RMF), and the Victor-American Fuel Company (VAF).
Per my definition of “conservative,” it MUST be someone who believes in the Constitution.
The only way to stop the destruction of our energy infrastructure is to elect conservatives.
My father had business dealings with Jay. Jay couldn’t even write a check. When Dad sees someone or something totally stupid, he’ll say “that’s not dumb, that’s Rockefeller dumb!”
“Not so much anymore. West Virginians see that not only does Obama want to hit coal mining but also the oil and gas industry, which has much potential in the State. The tourism industry has been hurt by environmentals nuts who have blocked highway access to WV from NOVA for forty years.”
WV, is one beautiful state though. Were it not for the limited job opportunities in most, not all, areas, it would be a fantastic place to live. In many car trips from the People’s commie Republic of NY to FL, WV was always the highlight when it came to views.
“Per my definition of conservative, it MUST be someone who believes in the Constitution.”
We agree, but I think you will also agree the term conservative is applied to many in the Republican party that don’t believe in the Constitution. There are too many Oligarchists in the Republican party and many more that want to be in that camp. There is at least one being vetted this weekend by Romney. I prefer someone not tainted by the Ivy League.