Counting on Coal Country

Counting on Coal Country

There are 73 comments on the The American Spectator story from Oct 8, 2012, titled Counting on Coal Country. In it, The American Spectator reports that:

Nearly four thousand people turned out Friday in Abingdon, Virginia, to hear Mitt Romney declare his support for the coal industry, which has been besieged for more than three years by President Obama's Environmental Protection Agency.

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Patrick

Johnson City, TN

#1 Oct 8, 2012
Obama besieged the coal industry? Really? You know what? If miners are stupid enough to believe that, then to heck with it. Let the coal mines go to hell. They are already totally DONE. Ron Ramsey is running around trying to make sure that they only get eight weeks of unemployment benefits, and Morgan Griffith voted against black lung benefits and for benefits for the widows. And Obamas against coal?

Now that the mines are empty, the water supply in serious jeapordy, 88% of mortgages in coal counties are unpaid (most of which are double wides)...here's what a miner who lives in Tennessee can expect from Ron Ramsey's plan. First wait two weeks for benefits to start. Pass a drug test each week. Take the $283 that they get each week and go to FOUR VERIFIABLE interviews each week. Miss one, miss your money. Also, you must report twice weekly to the unemployment office. One of those visits is for a $39 drug test that automatically comes out of your pay. After 8 weeks, you're on your own. Otherwise, Alpha, your "job creator" has to pay more.

I'm against coal also.
Wondering

Bristol, VA

#2 Oct 8, 2012
The CEO of Alpha Natural Resources is Kevin S. Crutchfield, who is a Morman, is there anyway that their announcement of closing mines and laying off people would be connected in anyway to try to help a fellow Morman???
boom

Charlottesville, VA

#3 Oct 8, 2012
Wondering wrote:
The CEO of Alpha Natural Resources is Kevin S. Crutchfield, who is a Morman, is there anyway that their announcement of closing mines and laying off people would be connected in anyway to try to help a fellow Morman???
Or fellow republican. Very big coincidence I think.
A Voice

Roanoke, VA

#4 Oct 9, 2012
Wow, three posts questioning Coal, Politics and Mormanism? You guys better be careful or you'll be accused of being leftist, commie athiests. Surely voters can see through this dog and pony show being sponsored by the Koch brothers. I really hate it that some good coal miners are being used as pawns in this game though. Lots of good guys. It's shameful what big money will do to buy their way into people's lives. God help us all if they win.
Crash

Raven, VA

#5 Oct 9, 2012
I think about Romney/Republicans,using the coal mine issue,gnawing the marrow out of it,and compare it to prophecy in Revelations 11.Rev.11:3:"And I will give power to my two witnesses,and they shsll prophesy a thousand,two hundred and threescore days,clothed in sackcloth."(Humble servant of God)Rev.11:8:'And when they have finished their testimony,the beast that ascendeth out of the bottomless pit(coal mines,oil wells),shall make war against them,and shall overcome them(defeat as in an election),and kill them(vanquish them)."Rev.11:10:"An d they that dwell on earth shall rejoice over them,and make merry,and send gifts one to another(Crutchfield,Koch brothers,etal);because these two people tormented them that dwelt on the earth."Just a thought,no evidence,but the end of time is getting closer.I'd feel like the end of times had come,if more Republican grave robbers take over the White House!!
Tony

Broken Arrow, OK

#6 Oct 9, 2012
West Va. has always voted republican any way.
Crash

Raven, VA

#7 Oct 9, 2012
they shall..my mistake...
Crash

Raven, VA

#8 Oct 9, 2012
Finally,Rev.11:12,13:"And they heard a great voice from Heaven saying to them,Come up hither.And they ascended up to Heaven in a cloud:and their enemies beheld them.And the same hour,there was a great earthquake,and the tenth part of the city fell,and in the earthquake were slain of men seven thousand:and the remnant were affrighted,and gave glory to the God of Heaven."(Rich, powerful,arrogant people realizing who God is!).
Mormon Beliefs

Johnson City, TN

#9 Oct 9, 2012
the Mormon religion is absolutely, hands down, one of the most hilarious made-up religions Satan ever boiled up in the Lake of Fire! But all tomfoolery aside, Mormonism should always be reckoned with as a dangerous cult -- because whenever you design a cult to appeal to stupid people, you are going to wind up with a lot of members!

I want to start by stating the obvious. I will list it out here for you:

What Does Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney Really Believe?

He believes that Jesus Christ is Satan's brother.
He believes that God lives near a planet called "Kolob."
He believes in baptizing dead people.
He believes that Jesus is married to a goddess wife.
He believes that The Garden of Eden was in Missouri.
He believes that it was impossible for Negroes to go to Heaven before 1978.
He believes that Jesus has children from his wife or wives.
He believes that he is going to become a god.
He believes he will own his own personal planet after he dies.
He believes the real Christian God is not eternal but rather that He was once a man on some other planet besides Earth!
He believes he needs to wear magical underwear created by Mormons and he is never to take it off unless he is bathing.
He believes it is a sin to drink anything containing caffeine. And that even includes True American™ drinks like Coca-Cola!
He believes children between the ages of 18-21 should wear name badges, ride bicycles and always smile.
voter

United States

#10 Oct 9, 2012
Crash wrote:
Finally,Rev.11:12,13:"And they heard a great voice from Heaven saying to them,Come up hither.And they ascended up to Heaven in a cloud:and their enemies beheld them.And the same hour,there was a great earthquake,and the tenth part of the city fell,and in the earthquake were slain of men seven thousand:and the remnant were affrighted,and gave glory to the God of Heaven."(Rich, powerful,arrogant people realizing who God is!).
we know who god is! The bottom line for this years election is black or white,all this other bullshit is just 10 percent of the deciding factor! Ask any black man or woman,who gets their vote 99.9 percent will say Obama! If you are white you should vote for Romney! This election is about the rich white people saying this is our country,and we are taking back what is ours!
Payback

Raven, VA

#12 Oct 12, 2012
I hope and pray to God,that every dollar the Koch brothers,Crutchfield,and the rest of the gang,gives to lucrative polititions that could cause the poor,elderly,disabled,children ,to suffer from unjust laws,that is one dollar they regret giving,or bribing with ,rather!!Why do millionaires like Romne(ed)y want to take over the government for,vanquish the helpless? He,his wifey,kiddies will be endowed with more money than they need for their entire lives!
lorna doone

Greensboro, NC

#13 Oct 12, 2012
The white vote put Obama into the presidency in 2008. If all 100 percent of blacks voted for Obama in 2008 instead of 97 percent, it still would not have been enough votes. In case no one has noticed, blacks are minority, not enough numbers to vote anyone into office without others voting same way. America is a racist nation. Yes, most blacks are racist. Put the Kennedys into power, they are millionaires who want to help the poor. How about a Kennedy-Kerry-Heinz coalition? You know, the only rich folks are Republicans propaganda. Poor Obama family. Don't have two nickels to rub together but they care for people, Chirstlike Obama. That's the propaganda being spread now, Christlike Obama. If you people weren't so dangerous to Constitutional America, you'd be right funneeeee!!!
Jane

Johnson City, TN

#14 Oct 12, 2012
lorna doone wrote:
The white vote put Obama into the presidency in 2008. If all 100 percent of blacks voted for Obama in 2008 instead of 97 percent, it still would not have been enough votes. In case no one has noticed, blacks are minority, not enough numbers to vote anyone into office without others voting same way. America is a racist nation. Yes, most blacks are racist. Put the Kennedys into power, they are millionaires who want to help the poor. How about a Kennedy-Kerry-Heinz coalition? You know, the only rich folks are Republicans propaganda. Poor Obama family. Don't have two nickels to rub together but they care for people, Chirstlike Obama. That's the propaganda being spread now, Christlike Obama. If you people weren't so dangerous to Constitutional America, you'd be right funneeeee!!!
We that worship him prefer Chocolate Jesus, Chicago Jesus, or Black Superman. Don't forget the Latinos and the majority of women (mostly those that don't have a husband that tells them what to think or do). Not enough rich white people to elect Romney.
lorna doone

Greensboro, NC

#15 Oct 12, 2012
It doesn't matter whether Obama wins or not, part of the North American continent is going to turn into your trashy socialist/communist part while part is going to be under the American Constitution. the rich white people which leftists keep spouting, classic marxist doctrine. You will keep the rich white people, poor black people leftist jargon going hot and heavy. Sure Obama is your Jesus meaning your saviour. Not all women are stupid like in your mentality. They don't need anyone to tell them what to think or do. Chocolate Jesus. If a white said that, Jane, your AAness is showing. question, your Janeness, if Latinos and AAs stick together, why all the Latinos and AAs killing each other in the LA area, I suppose your response will be, not true, just white propaganda, correct? One more question, your Janeness, will the AAs kill the whites and confiscate their belongings in their areas as the brothers in Zimbabwe and South Africa did and do?
No Fear

Goode, VA

#16 Oct 12, 2012
There would be no danger of insurrection,if rich creeps,in power, would go by the Constitution!We the people....
lorna doone

Greensboro, NC

#18 Oct 13, 2012
There would be no danger, if socialists and communists were not in power. Have a left day, leftists!
Erin

Johnson City, TN

#19 Oct 13, 2012
Republicans were the ones that created the Patriot Act. I can't believe that you "live free or die" Americans weren't up in arms over that. Government control at its finest.
voter

United States

#20 Oct 13, 2012
Go ahead and vote for your muslim god,that all you democrats think he is black! When we are all under sharia law and we are a third world country don't bitch! I guess we all can look at the bright side of things, when these homosexuals get executed and thieves start losing hands! No more drinking or gambling unless you want be beaten with a whip! Forget christmas because ramadan will take its place,forget about praying to god or jesus! Now we all will be ordered to pray to ali and budda! If you think Odumba is worth the price,wear it out! Romney gets my vote!
Erin

Johnson City, TN

#21 Oct 13, 2012
voter wrote:
Go ahead and vote for your muslim god,that all you democrats think he is black! When we are all under sharia law and we are a third world country don't bitch! I guess we all can look at the bright side of things, when these homosexuals get executed and thieves start losing hands! No more drinking or gambling unless you want be beaten with a whip! Forget christmas because ramadan will take its place,forget about praying to god or jesus! Now we all will be ordered to pray to ali and budda! If you think Odumba is worth the price,wear it out! Romney gets my vote!
You seriously can't believe that stuff?????

Obama is a Christian
He is as much white as he is black
How is Sharia Law different from Christian Law (both use hate and fear to control)
US is still the richest and strongest country
Read the US Constitution
Ramadan is not a capitalistic holiday and does not compare in any way to Christmas
Ali was a boxer
Budda is a different religion all together

You may be too stupid to own a computer.
gossamer

Warren, MI

#22 Oct 13, 2012
Crash wrote:
I think about Romney/Republicans,using the coal mine issue,gnawing the marrow out of it,and compare it to prophecy in Revelations 11.Rev.11:3:"And I will give power to my two witnesses,and they shsll prophesy a thousand,two hundred and threescore days,clothed in sackcloth."(Humble servant of God)Rev.11:8:'And when they have finished their testimony,the beast that ascendeth out of the bottomless pit(coal mines,oil wells),shall make war against them,and shall overcome them(defeat as in an election),and kill them(vanquish them)."Rev.11:10:"An d they that dwell on earth shall rejoice over them,and make merry,and send gifts one to another(Crutchfield,Koch brothers,etal);because these two people tormented them that dwelt on the earth."Just a thought,no evidence,but the end of time is getting closer.I'd feel like the end of times had come,if more Republican grave robbers take over the White House!!
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