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EPA official apologizes for call to 'crucify' oil companies, senator investigating
foxnews.com ^ | 4/26/12 | foxnews

Posted on 04/26/2012 4:12:32 PM PDT by ColdOne

A top EPA official has apologized for comparing his agency's enforcement strategy to Roman crucifixion -- as Republican Sen. James Inhofe launched an investigation and told Fox News the comments are part of a campaign of "threats" and "intimidation."

Al Armendariz, the EPA administrator in the Region 6 Dallas office, made the remarks at a local Texas government meeting in 2010. He relayed to the audience what he described as a "crude" analogy he once told his staff about his "philosophy of enforcement."

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TOPICS: Government
KEYWORDS: epa; epaoutofcontrol; obama; oil

1 posted on 04/26/2012 4:12:35 PM PDT by ColdOne
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To: ColdOne

President Obama’s War on Domestic Energy Production: “Crucify Them”
Thursday, 26 April 2012 07:00 Senator Inhofe
http://www.rightsidenews.com/2012042516119/life-and-science/energy-and-environment/president-obamas-war-on-domestic-energy-production-qcrucify-themq.html


2 posted on 04/26/2012 4:17:40 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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YouTube of the Fox story, with Inhofe
“Inhofe Responds to EPA Apology For Using The Word “Crucify” on Fox and Friends”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T9CSaHGHqOU&feature=player_embedded


3 posted on 04/26/2012 4:19:00 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: ColdOne

Croc Tears

These scum are pushing the US to buy more foreign oil.

http://www.petrostrategies.org/Links/Worlds_Largest_Oil_and_Gas_Companies_Sites.htm

Once you get past #17 on the list of biggest oil companies you start in companies that explore in the USA.

The top 10 are almost entirely anti-American national oil companies.

Our dependance on foreign oil where NO RULES apply if you bribe enough people is sending our dollars to foreign enemies.


4 posted on 04/26/2012 4:20:43 PM PDT by King_Corey (www.kingcorey.com -- Twitter @KingCorey_Com)
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To: ColdOne

Welcome to the American Khanate.


“In 1221, Merv opened its gates to Tule, son of Genghis Khan, chief of the Mongols, on which occasion most of the inhabitants are said to have been butchered. The Persian historian Juvayni, writing a generation after the destruction of Merv, wrote

“The Mongols ordered that, apart from four hundred artisans. .., the whole population, including the women and children, should be killed, and no one, whether woman or man, be spared. To each [Mongol soldier] was allotted the execution of three or four hundred Persians. So many had been killed by nightfall that the mountains became hillocks, and the plain was soaked with the blood of the mighty.”

Some historians believe that over one million people died in the aftermath of the city’s capture, including hundreds of thousands of refugees from elsewhere, making it one of the bloodiest captures of a city in world history.”

Source Wikipedia


5 posted on 04/26/2012 4:23:36 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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Merv 'today' America tomorrow
6 posted on 04/26/2012 4:25:18 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: ColdOne

Don’t just fire this commie, shut down the entire EPA.


7 posted on 04/26/2012 4:25:38 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: ColdOne
Fire the ignorant pig.

Impeach the Kenyan communist.

21st Century “know nothings” with PhDs tend to work for government agencies. Abolish about half the entire Federal government!

8 posted on 04/26/2012 4:26:34 PM PDT by texican01
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To: ColdOne
"It was kind of like how the Romans used to, you know, conquer villages in the Mediterranean," he said. "They'd go in to a little Turkish town somewhere

If you follow the link, you see this is another little Stalinist p@#$y trying to talk tough on the taxpayers' dime. And like seemingly every other Commie, he doesn't know anything about history. In Roman times, there were no little Turkish towns anywhere—except up in Turkestan, maybe. He means Asia Minor, which wouldn't become Turkey for a millennium or so.

9 posted on 04/26/2012 4:33:15 PM PDT by SamuraiScot
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To: ColdOne

My wife works at a small regional Bank in compliance. This problem is government wide let me assure you. Not just the EPA.

Her last audit with the FDIC lasted 6 fricken weeks with the auditor being completely unprofessional.


10 posted on 04/26/2012 4:44:25 PM PDT by UB355 (Slower traffic keep right)
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To: UB355
Folks for any reason, any time, we're going to be at risk under this evil regime. We are each, and all, Spartacus, whether we say so or not.
11 posted on 04/26/2012 4:47:32 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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12 posted on 04/26/2012 5:02:51 PM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: UB355

“My wife works at a small regional Bank in compliance.”

Well there’s the problem right there, now if your wife worked at one of the major Wall Street banks it would be a two minute conversation. This is the real problem, all these laws and regulations are only enforced on the small fry. Those too big to fail or with political connections get a complete pass on all these suffocating bureaucratic regulations. Just look at MF Global, ripped off $1.2 billion dollars of peoples money and the government petitions the courts to pay the executives legal fees and bonuses out of what money is left! We live in a crony capitalist banana republic and both the Democrats and Republicans fully support this system.


13 posted on 04/26/2012 5:08:26 PM PDT by trapped_in_LA
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To: ColdOne

this resonates perfectly with salazar’s “boot on the throat” remark and the rejection of the formerly approved keystone pipeline. taken together, it forms a good, solid, and indefensible ground of attack against obama and his minions between now and november.

we should hit this very, very hard.


14 posted on 04/26/2012 5:23:57 PM PDT by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: All

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From dusk till dawn
Only good Democrats found
Were at Forest Lawn!


15 posted on 04/26/2012 5:44:33 PM PDT by outhousepatrol
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To: ColdOne

Gotta be careful not to blurt out the truth if you’re an Obama official.


16 posted on 04/26/2012 5:44:53 PM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop the destruction in 2012 or continue the decline)
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To: ColdOne

I wouldn’t be surprised to see this cat fired...


17 posted on 04/26/2012 5:45:07 PM PDT by The Wizard (Madam President is my President now and in the future)
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To: ColdOne

Now I may be nit picking here but IMO this POS did not apologize for what he said! He apologized for the words he used.

That tells me, he believes his methods are correct but his WORDS need to be wordsmithed.

The IRS, DOJ, DHS, EPA, and most other alphabet departments of this and that all use the same tactics.

Remember the IRS threatening banks who did not want to take bailout money with years of audits? How is that any different from what this EPA puke was/is doing?

It cannot be said/written often enough, this is EXACTLY what the Founders were attempting to prevent but WE FAILED them they did not fail us.

Now that it appears George Soros is working on directing the next election ballot counting to his fellow travelers it would seem we will even be locked out of the ballot box safety valve against an unconstitutional government. We might have to dust off the writings of Thomas Jefferson as he gave us one last chance and IMO we are at that point.


18 posted on 04/26/2012 6:15:23 PM PDT by Wurlitzer (Welcome to the new USSA (United Socialist States of Amerika))
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To: ColdOne

Al should be tarred, feathered, bagged and shipped by rail back to the EPA in Washington. The Resident of the US and the EPA have targeted Texas, and Al is their sniper. Al is a dangerous man to all citizens of Texas, and to all oil companies operating in Texas.


19 posted on 04/26/2012 6:39:53 PM PDT by FlyingEagle
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To: Wurlitzer
Right, “sorry I got caught”.
20 posted on 04/26/2012 7:10:53 PM PDT by uncommonsense (Conservatives believe what they see; Liberals see what they believe.)
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To: King_Corey
Great link. I'm surprised Canada is #32. And, there's a bunch of banana republics who are in the driver's seat of energy.
21 posted on 04/26/2012 7:21:05 PM PDT by uncommonsense (Conservatives believe what they see; Liberals see what they believe.)
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To: luvbach1

Meanwhile, the drumbeat of Dictator Obama grows louder:

regulate -— control -— destroy -— Regulate -— control -— destroy -— REgulate -— control -— destroy -— REGulate -— control -— destroy -— REGU


22 posted on 04/26/2012 7:47:20 PM PDT by Graewoulf ((Dictator Baby-Doc Barack's obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND U.S. Constitution.))
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To: uncommonsense

I use it often when some idiot says “BIG OIL” to show who really IS big. They always are shocked that Saudi Oil and Iran and Iraq and Kuwait are at the top. Every lib seems to think the local gas station is part of some conspiracy. OPEC is the illicit group of enemy states that make criminal decisions.


23 posted on 04/27/2012 2:59:17 AM PDT by King_Corey (www.kingcorey.com -- Twitter @KingCorey_Com)
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To: uncommonsense

I use it often when some idiot says “BIG OIL” to show who really IS big. They always are shocked that Saudi Oil and Iran and Iraq and Kuwait are at the top. Every lib seems to think the local gas station is part of some conspiracy. OPEC is the illicit group of enemy states that make criminal decisions.


24 posted on 04/27/2012 2:59:25 AM PDT by King_Corey (www.kingcorey.com -- Twitter @Kin)
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To: ColdOne

Texas should boot the EPA’s ass out of it’s state for the gross abuse of her businesses and citizens.


25 posted on 04/27/2012 3:11:13 AM PDT by Nickname
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To: ColdOne

Bump


26 posted on 04/27/2012 3:22:43 AM PDT by lowbridge (Rep. Dingell: "Its taken a long time.....to control the people.")
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To: ColdOne

Note to numb-nuts Al Armendariz at EPA: Once you open a can of worms, you will never be able to put them back in the can. The only thing you’re apologizing about is speaking your mind before “friends” and you were recorded. You got caught! Karma is such a bummer, dude. Now, will you do the right thing and resign? Nope.


27 posted on 04/27/2012 3:38:28 AM PDT by MasterGunner01 (11)
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To: Nickname
Texas should boot the EPA’s ass out of it’s state for the gross abuse of her businesses and citizens.

That pretty much has been tried. The TCEQ and EPA have had a staredown contest on the flexible permitting issue in the last year. Unfortunately, the TCEQ blinked first.

28 posted on 04/27/2012 3:40:24 AM PDT by catfish1957 (My dream for hope and change is to see the punk POTUS in prison for treason)
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To: catfish1957

That’s a bummer. Maybe this latest revelation will re-open their eyes.

Also, I wonder who was present at that meeting and why it’s only coming to light now. The article says it was two years ago at a local TX government meeting, so I take that to mean there were TX agency reps present? Who, and why did they think this guy’s language and strategy is acceptable?


29 posted on 04/27/2012 3:50:09 AM PDT by Nickname
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To: ColdOne

I feel like I am living in a bizarro world. You can not apologize for showing your true beliefs. That does not make you suddenly not believe this kind of thing anymore. This guy is who he is and Obama believes the same stuff. It is why this guy was hired into this position to begin with.


30 posted on 04/27/2012 3:51:16 AM PDT by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: Nickname
Good question. My guess it was either a local state agency office like TCEQ or LADEQ, or a large city municpal government (i.e Houston, Dallas, Austin, New Orleans) that has it's own envionmental regulatory staff. Probably within Region 6 territory.

Like I said on another thread, I have dealt with the EPA for 30 years now, and once I am retired, I might give some nice examples of jaw dropping abuses. Till then, these guys are like the gestapho, so I'll sit quietly.

31 posted on 04/27/2012 4:01:03 AM PDT by catfish1957 (My dream for hope and change is to see the punk POTUS in prison for treason)
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To: catfish1957

>Till then, these guys are like the gestapho, so I’ll sit quietly.

Lest anyone think this hyperbole, I will point out that under a fascist-style economic system that the government doesn’t own the means of production (as under communism), but effectively controls the means of production via regulation.

Anyone who doesn’t think we are not well down that road in many areas isn’t paying attention.


32 posted on 04/27/2012 4:08:06 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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