Skip to comments.EPA official apologizes for call to 'crucify' oil companies, senator investigating
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."
(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...
President Obama’s War on Domestic Energy Production: “Crucify Them”
Thursday, 26 April 2012 07:00 Senator Inhofe
YouTube of the Fox story, with Inhofe
“Inhofe Responds to EPA Apology For Using The Word “Crucify” on Fox and Friends”
These scum are pushing the US to buy more foreign oil.
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.
Welcome to the American Khanate.
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.”
Don’t just fire this commie, shut down the entire EPA.
Impeach the Kenyan communist.
21st Century “know nothings” with PhDs tend to work for government agencies. Abolish about half the entire Federal government!
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 anywhereexcept up in Turkestan, maybe. He means Asia Minor, which wouldn't become Turkey for a millennium or so.
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.
“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.
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.
I searched the land
From dusk till dawn
Only good Democrats found
Were at Forest Lawn!
Gotta be careful not to blurt out the truth if you’re an Obama official.
I wouldn’t be surprised to see this cat fired...
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.
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.