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Coal Miner's Slaughter: Thousands Protest War On Coal
Investor's Business daily ^ | October 30, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS

Posted on 10/30/2013 3:47:20 PM PDT by raptor22

Regulation: More than 3,500 coal supporters descended on Washington Tuesday to protest environmental rules requiring technology that doesn't exist, designed to turn the Saudi Arabia of coal into the Bangladesh of energy.

Members of Congress, union members, miners and their families stormed Capitol Hill to air their grievances about President Obama's policies that make it harder to burn or mine coal.

They were protesting the government shutdown that hasn't ended — that of the coal industry in pursuit of environmental goals that ignore global temperatures that haven't budged in 17 years and greenhouse-gas emission declines that have occurred as a result of energy industry technology and free market decisions.

Rep. Andy Barr, R-Ky., passionately told the crowd that Obama's coal policies are "immoral" and "outrageous." When coal plants shut down, he said, communities "have no customers, county governments have no tax revenues to invest in schools or infrastructure. The unemployment in some counties is in double digits . . ."

Last month, the Environmental Protection Agency proposed carbon dioxide emissions caps for new power plants — a key feature of the administration's climate agenda. The caps effectively ban the construction of coal-fired power plants unless they use carbon capture and sequestration technology that doesn't really exist.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Editorial; Extended News; Government; US: District of Columbia; US: Florida; US: Kentucky; US: New York; US: Virginia; US: West Virginia
KEYWORDS: c02; carbondioxide; climatechange; climatefraud; climatescam; co2; coal; energy; epa; globa; globalwarming; greemhousegas; ibd; ibdenergy; warming; waroncoal

1 posted on 10/30/2013 3:47:20 PM PDT by raptor22
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To: raptor22
You suckers bought the snake oil so keep sucking at his teat jackasses!
2 posted on 10/30/2013 3:53:15 PM PDT by blaveda
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To: blaveda

What do you mean by “you suckers”?


3 posted on 10/30/2013 3:54:54 PM PDT by raptor22 (Visit my blog at True Conservatives on Twitter: http://t.co/IKpP3cwq)
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To: raptor22

bttt


4 posted on 10/30/2013 3:57:30 PM PDT by First_Salute (May God save our democratic-republican government, from a government by judiciary.)
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To: First_Salute

We should be mining it until we need glasses.


5 posted on 10/30/2013 4:00:05 PM PDT by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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6 posted on 10/30/2013 4:01:44 PM PDT by raptor22 (Visit my blog at True Conservatives on Twitter: http://t.co/IKpP3cwq)
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To: raptor22
(from the article):" More than 3,500 coal supporters descended on Washington Tuesday to protest environmental rules requiring technology that doesn't exist"

Lets see :
Coal shut down when the technology doesn't exist
Gasoline additives when the technology doesn't exist
Pushing solar energy when the technology doesn't exist
HealthCare for confidential records when the technology doesn't exist
Does anyone see a pattern here ?
A set up for "forward" , or, obvious job restrictions ... just more of the same !!
You can hang your hat on "Bubbles Obama " , the " ONE " who promsied the most transparent adminsitration , ever ..

7 posted on 10/30/2013 4:09:22 PM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: raptor22

The coal miners.


8 posted on 10/30/2013 4:12:54 PM PDT by blaveda
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To: raptor22

west virginia voted for manccchin, an obammy supporter.
and please don’t believe he isn’t.
let’s cut our own throats?


9 posted on 10/30/2013 4:13:20 PM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) ( Hey Rubio, eat pooh pal))
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To: raptor22

If I lived in the area, I’d counter-protest the miners with a sign that says “THIS IS WHAT YOU VOTED FOR, STOOPID!”


10 posted on 10/30/2013 4:13:25 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: tcrlaf

Manchin is a fence straddler. He says one thing in state and in DC he does the opposite. We put up with that same BS in Indiana with Evan Bayh.

You don’t get rid of this problem until you vote out the phony.


11 posted on 10/30/2013 4:17:00 PM PDT by dforest
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To: raptor22
When coal plants shut down, he said, communities "have no customers, county governments have no tax revenues to invest in schools or infrastructure. The unemployment in some counties is in double digits . . ."

Yup - all according to the plan (reminder: fundamentally transform America ) - if you're surprised at this move then you are an idiot.

12 posted on 10/30/2013 4:17:53 PM PDT by capydick (''Life's tough.......it's even tougher if you're stupid.'')
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To: raptor22

What he means is: “YOU DUMB SUKAS.”

GOT NO EFFIN SYMPATHY FOR COAL MINERS AND OTHER UNION THUGS.

In DEFIANCE of all that was good and HOLY, these DUMB SUKAS walked into the polling booth, reached out AND GRABBED THAT “D” LEVER.

I live in West PA. Once upon a time, I had friends who were coal miners. You could NOT make them listen to logic or reason.

The kenyan, and his butt puppet plugs biden, stood here in Pittsburgh and declared that they would BANKRUPT coal.

And did YOU SUKAS believe them? HELL NO.

Coal miners made their damn bed, now they need to go lay in it.

What p!$$es me off, is that these DUMB SUKAS pulled me down their stupid union thug rabbit, right along with them.

Don’t come crying to me NOW, with that lost lamb bleat: But WHOOOOE KNEEEEWWW, OH JUST WHOOO KNEWW?

I’m so mad at coal miners I could just spit. And they were my FRIENDS!

I’ve thrown FRIENDS of YEARS out of my house because they were just TOO DAMN STUPID to see what was happening.

“MY GREAT GRAND DADDY WAS A DEMOKARATZ, MY GRAND DADDY WAS A DEMOKARATZ, MY DADDY WAS A DEMOKARATZ, AN YOU EXPECT ME TO VOTE ANYTHING BUT DEMOKARATZ?”

Had that MIND NUMBED conversation in MY HOUSE.

I threw them out and told them to NEVER RETURN.

They STILL DON’T UNDERSTAND MY ANGER.


13 posted on 10/30/2013 4:21:39 PM PDT by ConradofMontferrat ( According to mudslimz, my handle is a HATE CRIME. And I HOPE they don't like it.)
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To: DIRTYSECRET

We’ll not see in a while:

Hollywood liberals generate their own electricity by riding bike-generators. They developed their own batteries under the most stringent of EPA regulations for which they voted, and they stored their generated-electricity in such batteries ... for use during any and all media productions.


14 posted on 10/30/2013 4:24:06 PM PDT by First_Salute (May God save our democratic-republican government, from a government by judiciary.)
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To: raptor22

The UMW was always on strike back in the 60’s and were pretty powerful IIRC. Their bosses usually got locked up and anyone trying to haul coal without union approval could get killed. They were no doubt democrat multiple voters, too.


15 posted on 10/30/2013 4:30:31 PM PDT by dainbramaged (Joe McCarthy was right.)
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16 posted on 10/30/2013 4:35:20 PM PDT by raptor22 (Visit my blog at True Conservatives on Twitter: http://t.co/IKpP3cwq)
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To: blaveda

gotcha


17 posted on 10/30/2013 4:35:58 PM PDT by raptor22 (Visit my blog at True Conservatives on Twitter: http://t.co/IKpP3cwq)
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To: raptor22

I wonder how many coal miners voted for Obama and his band of thugs.


18 posted on 10/30/2013 4:50:43 PM PDT by stockpirate (It appears good men have decided to do nothing, so evil is prevailing......)
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19 posted on 10/30/2013 4:55:59 PM PDT by raptor22 (Visit my blog at True Conservatives on Twitter: http://t.co/IKpP3cwq)
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To: raptor22

Too late.


20 posted on 10/30/2013 4:56:53 PM PDT by deadrock (I am someone else.)
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To: blaveda

Coal miners and coal interests voted overwhelmingly for Romney in 2012. Check out the vote counts and maps for counties that are dependent on coal for their economy. Coal states such as Kentucky, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois supported Romney in those counties that are heavily into coal operations. Unbfortunately, those counties do not have large populations, so are swamped by votes from large urban areas, almost all which are heavily Dim.


21 posted on 10/30/2013 5:01:16 PM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: ought-six
Please accept my apology. I guess the loafers in the urban areas don't give a rat's pahtootie about the real working men and women of America.
22 posted on 10/30/2013 5:12:38 PM PDT by blaveda
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To: raptor22

Under the Democrats, the EPA has been run by Communists, dykes or both.

And Obama likes it that way. Just check out the Obie regime women who hold top positions in the Cabinet, govt. departments, and even some positions in the military.

The same applies to regulatory agencies, some law enforcement positions (AFT, ICE, IRS - Lerman, etc).

We are seeing the wussification and feminization of America, and unfortunately, most of them are incompetent. If they were pragmatic, realistic and competent, I wouldn’t be writing this comment.


23 posted on 10/30/2013 5:31:38 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: raptor22

3500 coal miners don’t mean anything to Obama, he has put millions out of work.


24 posted on 10/30/2013 5:32:22 PM PDT by Venturer (Keep Obama and you aint seen nothing yet.)
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To: ConradofMontferrat

Don’t hold back next time. You’ll feel much better if you just let it all out. LOL! Well stated.


25 posted on 10/30/2013 6:14:24 PM PDT by rktman (Inergalactic background checks? King hussein you're first up.)
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To: blaveda

Did you not vote in mass for the a## well now you have to kiss it!


26 posted on 10/30/2013 7:02:07 PM PDT by ronnie raygun
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To: raptor22

Cuccinelli attended the coal rally today.

http://www.politico.com/story/2013/10/ken-cuccinelli-coal-rally-99059.html?hp=r12


27 posted on 10/30/2013 7:07:40 PM PDT by HokieMom (Pacepa : Can the U.S. afford a president who can't recognize anti-Americanism?)
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28 posted on 10/30/2013 7:53:32 PM PDT by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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29 posted on 10/30/2013 9:00:02 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Major brain damage at UMES, but no property damage!)
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To: blaveda

The reallife equivalent of “The Hunger Games.”


30 posted on 10/30/2013 10:35:08 PM PDT by RobbyS (quotes)
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
...unfortunately, most of them are incompetent. If they were pragmatic, realistic and competent...

Affirmative action has many faces. In the long run, that may prove to be a blessing in disguise. (Incompetent people do damage by accident. Competent people bent on mayhem are more dangerous.)

31 posted on 10/31/2013 6:39:20 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: raptor22

Apparently, ‘rules & regulations’ created by the Obama administration which make demands and there is no technology for covers much more than the health care plan.


32 posted on 10/31/2013 8:32:54 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: raptor22

Apparently, ‘rules & regulations’ created by the Obama administration which make demands and there is no technology for covers much more than the health care plan.


33 posted on 10/31/2013 8:35:24 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: ConradofMontferrat

Been there, done that.


34 posted on 10/31/2013 10:49:53 PM PDT by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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To: raptor22

I have ZERO sympathy for them. They bought the BS and supported the 0.


35 posted on 10/31/2013 10:58:20 PM PDT by publana (Beware the olive branch extended by a Dem for it disguises a clenched fist.)
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To: blaveda

Obama said he would kill the industry, yet, the unions still backed him and the members paid their dues. Suckers


36 posted on 10/31/2013 10:59:12 PM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: stockpirate

Almost all of them. At the McCain rally in Bristol, TN, they asked the coal miners attending to raise their hands. There were maybe three. The look on the faces on the stage said, “We’re going to lose.” And the rest is history.


37 posted on 10/31/2013 11:00:42 PM PDT by publana (Beware the olive branch extended by a Dem for it disguises a clenched fist.)
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To: raptor22
Bump for morning viewers.
38 posted on 11/01/2013 6:04:26 AM PDT by kitchen (Even the walls have ears.)
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To: dforest
They call two-faced phonies like Machin a “blue dog Democrat”. They use this ruse to fool the more moderate Democrats into thinking that Machin is like a JFK Democrat. But those days were long gone beginning in the seventies when the sixties radicals took over the Democrat party.

Today the “blue dog Democrats” are just a shield that the Dems use to keep getting senators and representatives from more conservative states. The Dems have really fooled these people into believing that there is a choice among Democrat politicians as if not all Democrats have to support abortion, gay agenda, anti guns and all the other extreme liberal laws.

There is no choice in today's Democrat party. If you do not accept all the politically correct ideas then you have to keep your mouth shut. Look at Mary Landrieu, Ben Nelson and Bart Stupak who masqueraded as pro-life Democrats for many years until the Democrats needed their votes to pass Obamacare which contained abortion coverage. Then they switched sides after holding out for millions in pay offs. They only reason those three showed their true colors was that the Republicans refused to “reach across the aisle” to support Obamacare. The Dems did not have the Republican cover to pass it off as a “bipartisan” vote so they had to flush out Landrieu, Nelson and Stupak. This is the kind of elaborate ruses that they carry on in order to fool the gullible and not only Democrat voters but also gullible independents and some gullible Republicans.

I hope West Virgina moves over to the red states just as the Southern states switched over from the Democrats.

39 posted on 11/02/2013 5:21:31 PM PDT by cradle of freedom
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To: ConradofMontferrat

I got one to not vote for Obama - and vote for me!


40 posted on 11/03/2013 6:05:06 AM PST by dynoman (Objectivity is the essence of intelligence. - Marylin vos Savant)
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To: raptor22

Wonder how many Coal Miners and ex coal miners live in Virginia. Is it enough to swing the election Tuesday?


41 posted on 11/03/2013 9:22:23 AM PST by CPT Clay (Follow me on Twitter @Clay N TX)
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