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War Declared On Coal Industry

July 5, 2013

President Barack Obama is intelligent enough to understand what his declaration of war on the coal industry will mean to tens of millions of Americans....

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Jhwinnyc

Jul-05-13 10:08 AM

Ah, the PJ is back to form reprinting Ogden editorials from Wheeling.

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Swede1

Jul-05-13 10:13 AM

Google "coal mining devastation" and take a few hours to read from many sources what coal mining has done to our environment. A declared war on the coal industry is long overdue.

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Seadog

Jul-05-13 1:41 PM

I wonder if the coal mining industry were run by gays, blacks, and Hispanics, if Barry would be so quick to shut them down? Think about it.

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Monkeyboy

Jul-05-13 2:43 PM

I wouldn't think that the subject of coal would inspire bigoted comments but some try to make everything about race.

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Seadog

Jul-05-13 3:03 PM

Monkeyboy, you never fail to find bigots behind every tree. How is my question bigoted? For once, explain your thinking on how a simple question rises to the level of bigotry, if you are man enough.

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FedUpL8ly

Jul-05-13 6:57 PM

Seadog, I don't think the race or color of those running the coal plants would factor into Obama's decision unless they gave him and the Dems more money than the environmental extremists continue to pump into their coffers. Remember the most recent "big" protest at the White House against the XL pipeline drew a huge turnout of about 30 people including Darryl Hannah. It's not vast public opinion nor science, regarding pipeline safety, on his side but deep pockets from the environmental loons. It's long past due to start calling Obama policies what they really are, not a war on coal but a war on the middle-class.

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ironyoozesfromyouryap

Jul-05-13 8:32 PM

"How is my question bigoted?"

Do you really need an adult to explain it to you? I think anyone with at least a middle school education can see how it was bigoted.

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Digger

Jul-05-13 10:32 PM

War on coal. War on conservatives. War on women. War on FOX News. War on oil. War on independence. War on Republicans. War on marriage. War on Catholics. War on the rich. War on guns. War on you and me. Who's your daddy now people?

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Seadog

Jul-06-13 12:13 AM

ironyoozesfromyouryap: let me make thiS VERY CLEAR, is your name Charming, White Cloud, Scott? If not, what name do you go by? Since you didn't answer HOW my question was bigoted, you are must be toilet paper.

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Seadog

Jul-06-13 12:15 AM

Oh, and ironyoozesfromyouryap, white, straight. Americans, are not Barry's base. Comprende?

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50s4ever

Jul-06-13 6:24 AM

Digger is a bigot.

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Digger

Jul-06-13 6:50 AM

50s4ever is blind, deaf and oh so DUMB!

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Sammie

Jul-06-13 8:11 AM

Seadog your comments are childish and bigoted. The subject is coal and you immediately interject hate with your oh so redundant comments. Why don't you take a break for the holiday weekend. I'm sure you must be exhausted

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Seadog

Jul-06-13 10:29 AM

Sammie, another lefty finding bigots and racists behind every tree. What exactly was bigoted about my question? Seems many who love to throw out that term, refuse to answer. So I'll ask again:

I wonder if the coal mining industry were run by gays, blacks, and Hispanics, if Barry would be so quick to shut them down?

And just wondering, if everyone that uses the terms gays, blacks and Hispanic are bigots, the Democratic Party is full of them.

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Overdrive

Jul-06-13 11:29 AM

Back to the point: moving away from coal is a good thing. We have the money. We just have chosen to spend it elsewhere.

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ironyoozesfromyouryap

Jul-06-13 12:18 PM

Yes, back to the point. Let's ignore Seadog, maybe he'll go away. His comment, whether seen as bigoted or not, is a non-contribution. We can all agree on that.

The "war on coal" has essentially existed for over a generation. I keep hearing this news about a glut of natural gas. Why not build some of them and create jobs and use it up? Replace aged coal plants as such; maintain and continue to use other coal plants and slowly integrate new energy situations.

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Monkeyboy

Jul-06-13 1:32 PM

I don't see bigots behind every tree. Just your tree, 50s4ever's tree and Rev Mel's tree. When you make bigoted statements you get called a bigot. Calling others a bigot for pointing out your bigotry is a child's game of "If I'm one, you are too". It didn't work in 3rd grade and it is even more silly for an adult to use it. If you have to have it explained to you why your statements are bigoted, all the explaining in the world won't do it, however I'm sure you already understand.

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Seadog

Jul-06-13 1:41 PM

"I keep hearing this news about a glut of natural gas. Why not build some of them and create jobs and use it up? Replace aged"

Because the LEFT and the tree huggers ARE AGAINST FRACKING!

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Seadog

Jul-06-13 1:42 PM

Monkeyboy, still no explanation as to how my question was bigoted.

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50s4ever

Jul-06-13 5:03 PM

Obama said the cost of electricity would skyrocket. His plan is make it hurt so much necessity will come up with a solution. Then he can take the credit.

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ironyoozesfromyouryap

Jul-06-13 5:12 PM

"Because the LEFT and the tree huggers ARE AGAINST FRACKING!"

It seems that Seadog can only comment in three ways: a bigoted response, a pointless response, or a response that refers to someone as a "leftie". Most of the time it seems, Seadog likes to pull a hat-trick though.

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50s4ever

Jul-06-13 6:12 PM

OMG! Bigot! Well, that ends that conversation...first one to yell bigot wins!

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Seadog

Jul-06-13 11:27 PM

ironyoozesfromyouryap, what are you talking about? Are you saying Barry, the left, and the tree huggers are FOR FRACKING? If not, than how do you expect to get the "glut of natural gas" out of the ground?

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Seadog

Jul-06-13 11:30 PM

I hope that wasn't a "bigoted response, a pointless response, or a response that refers to someone as a "leftie"?

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Emelye

Jul-07-13 1:42 PM

Coal is being targeted because if its terrible environmental record. The mines are increasingly unsafe and devastate the land they are in. The aging coal fired electric generating plants pollute too much. The owners of these plants have chosen profits over infrastructure upgrades to keep up with the state of the art in clean coal technology.

If the coal industry is declining, it isn't the government's fault.

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