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WHEN YOU'VE GOT ZILLIONS (Jay Rockefeller Killing the Coal Industry)
Urgent Agenda ^ | June 22, 2012 | William Katz

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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TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: West Virginia
KEYWORDS: 112th; bhoenergy; coal; energy; rockefeller
I say good riddance to Mr. Rockfeller, who is obviously completely out of touch with the regular people of his constituency....and who doesn't seem to understand that alternative energy is NOT sufficiently developed to replace fossil fuels. Liberals.....UGH!

Work to put a conservative in his place!!!!!!!!!!

1 posted on 06/22/2012 7:13:59 AM PDT by SumProVita
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To: SumProVita

ANY state the is STUPID enough to “elect” a “Rockfeller(NY and WV)”Spawn”” deserves what they get.


2 posted on 06/22/2012 7:15:53 AM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: US Navy Vet

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.


3 posted on 06/22/2012 7:18:53 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: SumProVita
Yeah, Rockefeller's comments are not going over that well in West Virginia. The general consensus is that he has decided to retire and not run again in 2014 and just doesn't care who he pisses off between now and then so he is showing his true liberal environut colors.
4 posted on 06/22/2012 7:19:12 AM PDT by apillar
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To: SumProVita

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


5 posted on 06/22/2012 7:19:22 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: SumProVita
Rockefeller actually understands very little!
His record as Governor there was remarkably poor.
He is very much a dim bulb, when I was living there way back in that era I knew Rats who worked in his office who despaired about how slow witted he was.
The argument you constantly heard as to why you should vote for him were the following:

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!

6 posted on 06/22/2012 7:28:20 AM PDT by Reily
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To: SumProVita

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).


7 posted on 06/22/2012 7:35:34 AM PDT by palmer (Jim, please bill me 50 cents for this completely useless post)
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To: SumProVita

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.


8 posted on 06/22/2012 7:42:26 AM PDT by Wurlitzer (Nothing says "ignorance" like Islam!)
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To: SumProVita
At a time of economic crisis, it makes no sense to go after a vital industry for some minor imaginary environmental gain.

There, fixed it.

9 posted on 06/22/2012 7:46:46 AM PDT by chopperman
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To: Reily

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. That’s 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.


10 posted on 06/22/2012 7:50:46 AM PDT by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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To: palmer
Here's a bit of his speech, excerpted from the Congressional Record:

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.

11 posted on 06/22/2012 7:53:56 AM PDT by palmer (Jim, please bill me 50 cents for this completely useless post)
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To: Wurlitzer

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.


12 posted on 06/22/2012 7:55:53 AM PDT by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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To: SumProVita

“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.


13 posted on 06/22/2012 8:05:31 AM PDT by A Strict Constructionist (We're an Oligrachy...Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God. Thomas Jefferson)
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To: US Navy Vet

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.


14 posted on 06/22/2012 8:05:33 AM PDT by Roccus (Obama & Holder LLP, Procurers of fine arms for the most discerning drug lords (202) 456-1414)
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To: Don Corleone
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).
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ludlow_Massacre
 
 
 

15 posted on 06/22/2012 8:08:22 AM PDT by OldEarlGray (The POTUS is FUBAR until the White Hut is sanitized with American Tea)
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To: A Strict Constructionist

Per my definition of “conservative,” it MUST be someone who believes in the Constitution.

;-)


16 posted on 06/22/2012 8:09:16 AM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: SumProVita

The only way to stop the destruction of our energy infrastructure is to elect conservatives.


17 posted on 06/22/2012 8:24:45 AM PDT by pallis
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To: Reily

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!”


18 posted on 06/22/2012 8:27:28 AM PDT by samanella ((I may not always be right, but I will never be left))
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To: samanella
I have a grad school classmate who works as a staffer on one of the permanent congressional committees we very occasionally run into each other. He says the “Hill Rumor” regarding Jay is, this is his last term, he wants an appointment to an Asian ambassadorship. (We are probably talking Japan.) Jay fancies himself an expert on Asia. (I think he does have a Harvard BA on Asian Studies.) All I can say is, the academic standards for that degree at Harvard must be very low!
19 posted on 06/22/2012 10:01:09 AM PDT by Reily
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To: RobbyS

“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.”


Didn’t they elect a democrat to some high level office during the mid-term elections? I would have thought, given the dems absolute hatred for coal would have made democrat votes as scarce as hens teeth.

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.


20 posted on 06/22/2012 10:33:25 AM PDT by Wurlitzer (Nothing says "ignorance" like Islam!)
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To: SumProVita

“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.


21 posted on 06/23/2012 10:38:56 AM PDT by A Strict Constructionist (We're an Oligrachy...Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God. Thomas Jefferson)
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