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Obama’s Progressive Administration finally tells the truth – they are out to kill off fossil fuels of all types

Bill Maher: “Some people called it a war on coal. I hope it is a war on coal. Is it?”

Gina McCarthy: “That’s exactly what this is.”

For some perspective, a Heritage Foundation analysis of anti-coal policies found that they will destroy more than 500,000 jobs, slash the income of a typical family of four more than $1,400 a year, and increase electricity prices at least 20 percent. Price spikes could be much higher in states that depend heavily on coal-fired power plants, especially in the Midwest. Coal still produces 37% of the nation’s electricity.

All this for what will amount to 0.018 degrees F by 2100.  Trillions spent for a result that can’t be told from “signal noise?”  Continue reading

Coal Keeps The Lights On – Veteran Jimmy Rose Wows “America’s Got Talent”

H/T EPAabuse.com
Veteran Jimmy Rose is from coal country, and his song “Coal Keeps The Lights On” wowed them at “America’s Got Talent”, and is getting rave reviews at events all around the country. Enjoy:

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Published on Jul 9, 2013
Jimmy Rose looks at life a lot different after being away at war, so he’s chasing his dreams. See him sing his original song “Coal Keeps the Lights On” about the Kentucky coalmines that has his mom in tears and the Judges sending him to Las Vegas!

WTF.gov

Green Energy Loan crack pipe

80 Billion dollars up in smoke..but hey, make sure you use energy efficient light bulbs!

Your government floods the AM band with public service announcements (PSA’s).  Back in the day I used to have to read them when I did radio in High School.   We didn’t have them pre-recorded.  But now they have them canned and you can just play them with a mouse click or program them into the content.  And there a lot of them.

There are spots for the Forest service, home loans, emergency management, you name it.  Remember Ready.gov during hurricane Sandy? Not so ready if you don’t have Internet.  No surprises.  This is the government we’re talking about.

Well they also have PSA’s on saving energy.  The newest in that series points out all the things you could have bought if you had not wasted that money of inefficiency.  Like throwing money out the window.

That’s right.  The US government and the Obama Department of Energy are schooling us on how to avoid wasting money when it comes to energy.

Go ahead and laugh.  I did.

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Miners line up for a Mitt rally in Bealsville, OH (Gateway Pundit)

Miners for Mitt – Some Photos

Steve has a great story on the the lies Democrats tell when their delusions pop, such as coal miners deserting the ‘plantation’. Here’s a little added photographic evidence from GatewayPundit and TheOtherMcCain showing that there was no shortage of enthusiasm amongst the miners at those rallies:

Miners, and their wives, rally for Mitt
(The Other McCain)

Miners line up for a Mitt rally in Beallsville, OH (Gateway Pundit)

Former Obama Appointee that wanted to crucify energy companies, expectedly turns up at Sierra Club (who wishes to do the same)

Former Obama Appointee that wanted to crucify energy companies, expectedly turns up at Sierra Club (who wishes to do the same)

A while ago, Al Armendariz (an Obama recruit / appointee), a high level EPA district administrator for the oil areas of the South and Southwest regions got caught in a 2010 video admitting that his style of environmental overwatch was akin to the Roman soldiers (video after the jump) (emphasis mine):

“But as I said, oil and gas is an enforcement priority, it’s one of seven, so we are going to spend a fair amount of time looking at oil and gas production. And I gave, I was in a meeting once and I gave an analogy to my staff about my philosophy of enforcement, and I think it was probably a little crude and maybe not appropriate for the meeting but I’ll go ahead and tell you what I said. It was kind of like how the Romans used to conquer little villages in the Mediterranean. They’d go into a little Turkish town somewhere, they’d find the first five guys they saw and they would crucify them. And then you know that town was really easy to manage for the next few years. And so you make examples out of people who are in this case not compliant with the law. Find people who are not compliant with the law, and you hit them as hard as you can and you make examples out of them, and there is a deterrent effect there. And, companies that are smart see that, they don’t want to play that game, and they decide at that point that it’s time to clean up. And, that won’t happen unless you have somebody out there making examples of people. So you go out, you look at an industry, you find people violating the law, you go aggressively after them. And we do have some pretty effective enforcement tools. Compliance can get very high, very, very quickly. That’s what these companies respond to is both their public image but also financial pressure. So you put some financial pressure on a company, you get other people in that industry to clean up very quickly. So, that’s our general philosophy.”

Of course, the whitewash machinery went to to work right away to disavow his actions and words and to make him out to be an outlier and not typical of the outlook of the EPA itself.

Yeah, like anybody believed that – and with this news as to where he landed after he resigned (just before he was to go before a Congressional hearing), does anyone believe that the Obama Administration WASN’T out to get the oil companies (disbelieve me?  See after the jump for a reminder)?  The Hill reports:

A former Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) official who resigned earlier this year for comparing his work to crucifixion has found new employment with a leading green group.

The Sierra Club on Friday announced that Al Armendariz would be joining the group’s “Beyond Coal” campaign next month as a senior representative:

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