hands of coal across bell county
Over it

Dyer, TN

#61 Aug 8, 2012
miners wife wrote:
This is such a silly way to show you support coal. Yes, you will be on TV. But as the silly people standing on the side of a major highway with everyone they know, causing a public nuisance. Go talk to your government officials in frankfort, and DC and tell them how you feel. Take all the energy used for this hand holding thing and put it to work doing something that matters. Holding hands is not going to make one bit of difference in the coal business.
I agree with u. It needs to b taken straight 2 the top. Coal is used in many ways. We also need to think of the children that are growing so quickly. Where r they going to work? We need more jobs in this area. & I'm not talking about restraunts.
N E ways, any1 remember the million man march? We can do it, for coal. Show Mr.President we not only hold on to our religion & guns but, our jobs.
What next

Murray, KY

#62 Aug 8, 2012
Ok - I have just created a page on Facebook. If I stepped on anyone's toes...oops, my bad!

Coal - A Way of Life in Bell County
Who cares

Cynthiana, KY

#63 Aug 8, 2012
miners wife wrote:
This is such a silly way to show you support coal. Yes, you will be on TV. But as the silly people standing on the side of a major highway with everyone they know, causing a public nuisance. Go talk to your government officials in frankfort, and DC and tell them how you feel. Take all the energy used for this hand holding thing and put it to work doing something that matters. Holding hands is not going to make one bit of difference in the coal business.
You must not be a miners wife or you wouldn't be on here running your mouth if you don't like it keep your fat a$$ at home or better yet pull up next to a real miners wife and tell her what you think I'll bet if it was a homo rally or a hug a tree rally you would be the first one there lets just hope your husband is the next one layed off
Decide 4 yourself

Clay City, KY

#64 Aug 8, 2012
We should support businesses also who support our way of life . We have to make that decision in our own mind. If a company is anti- coal then don't shop there .shop with someone who helps you and you in return help them.there is no need to boycott but dont spend money where it will be used against you. A business against coal could/will lead to many families with no food on the table.If our job isn't good enough then our money should stay with those who are not trying to bankrupt us in the end.The power and money is going to the wrong hands.I remember doctors around here who supported muslim charities which said they were supporting starving children but these groups in NY were supposedly the ones supporting terrorism that happened on 911.That would be a horrible thing to support.It is important where you put your money.It wouldnt be a bad thing if some businesses failed and some flourished ! Some businesses deserve to be blessed!
Question

Madisonville, KY

#65 Aug 8, 2012
Who cares wrote:
<quoted text>You must not be a miners wife or you wouldn't be on here running your mouth if you don't like it keep your fat a$$ at home or better yet pull up next to a real miners wife and tell her what you think I'll bet if it was a homo rally or a hug a tree rally you would be the first one there lets just hope your husband is the next one layed off
This is the of division coal families personified.
We are miner's wives, truck driver's wives, security guard's wives. We are mechanics, electricians, train operator's and dozer driver's wives. Some of us girls even work for the mines. We work as hard as our men. We can see past our own pocketbooks. We love, support, and are TRULY proud of our miners and other mine employees. We are also intelligent! We pay attention to what is happening in the industry that feeds, clothes, and houses our babies. We accept the fact that our way of life is not a right, but a privilege. It is something to be proud of and fight for!
Instead of name calling and bullying, we need to stand together to save our way of life. We all want security! We don't want to be forced out of our homes and region any more than you. Politics are no longer important. We can do great things if we stand strong together and work for a common good! You with me, girl?:)
What next

Murray, KY

#66 Aug 8, 2012
Question wrote:
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This is the of division coal families personified.
We are miner's wives, truck driver's wives, security guard's wives. We are mechanics, electricians, train operator's and dozer driver's wives. Some of us girls even work for the mines. We work as hard as our men. We can see past our own pocketbooks. We love, support, and are TRULY proud of our miners and other mine employees. We are also intelligent! We pay attention to what is happening in the industry that feeds, clothes, and houses our babies. We accept the fact that our way of life is not a right, but a privilege. It is something to be proud of and fight for!
Instead of name calling and bullying, we need to stand together to save our way of life. We all want security! We don't want to be forced out of our homes and region any more than you. Politics are no longer important. We can do great things if we stand strong together and work for a common good! You with me, girl?:)
Great post!
bruce

United States

#67 Aug 8, 2012
Question wrote:
<quoted text>
This is the of division coal families personified.
We are miner's wives, truck driver's wives, security guard's wives. We are mechanics, electricians, train operator's and dozer driver's wives. Some of us girls even work for the mines. We work as hard as our men. We can see past our own pocketbooks. We love, support, and are TRULY proud of our miners and other mine employees. We are also intelligent! We pay attention to what is happening in the industry that feeds, clothes, and houses our babies. We accept the fact that our way of life is not a right, but a privilege. It is something to be proud of and fight for!
Instead of name calling and bullying, we need to stand together to save our way of life. We all want security! We don't want to be forced out of our homes and region any more than you. Politics are no longer important. We can do great things if we stand strong together and work for a common good! You with me, girl?:)
Well Said!!
bruce

United States

#68 Aug 8, 2012
What next wrote:
<quoted text>
With all due respect, sir or madam, but there has to be a leader and I was told early on that Mr. Harris was taking the lead in this issue. So is he or is he not? That is the question I am trying to find out! If he is not then I suggest WE the families of these miners do it. I just don't want to step on anyone toes, you know! People like to whine when other's do that sort of thing...

When it affects you then you need to be responsible and not wait for someone to lead you. There are tons of things each and everyone of us can do without having to follow a leader. I'm sure Mr. Harris doesn't consider himself the leader, just a person who had a great idea to try and draw attention to the problems in our county and took the inaciative to make it happen. We all have a voice and we should be using it. You don't have to ask permission to fight for your lively hood. You, I and everyone else should keep the movement going on until our voices are heard in Washington!
ask yourself

United States

#69 Aug 8, 2012
If you were president, why would you do anything different based on a pep rally? Its a show of support? Supposing those opposed hold a bigger rally? Change course again?
What next

Murray, KY

#70 Aug 8, 2012
bruce wrote:
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When it affects you then you need to be responsible and not wait for someone to lead you. There are tons of things each and everyone of us can do without having to follow a leader. I'm sure Mr. Harris doesn't consider himself the leader, just a person who had a great idea to try and draw attention to the problems in our county and took the inaciative to make it happen. We all have a voice and we should be using it. You don't have to ask permission to fight for your lively hood. You, I and everyone else should keep the movement going on until our voices are heard in Washington!
Very true and that is why I created a page to get things started. It really doesn't matter if there are one, two or even three groups. As long as the message gets out is all that is important.
Proof

Winchester, KY

#72 Aug 8, 2012
BOB can you prove what u are saying?
true

White House, TN

#73 Aug 9, 2012
BOB wrote:
I'll tell you whats next Joe Harris will change his voter registration from Democrat to Republican and run for office and remind everybody of his his fight for Coal and how he was against Obama but I bet he voted for Obama!! I think the hands of Coal event is ok but Joe is not only making money off of this he's trying to take advantage of this to run for office and that's bull, but hey lots of you will fall for it! Joe is out for Joe he doesn't care about Coal or miners he just cares about Joe! Support coal but don't fall for Joe's taking advantage of the situation.
True. I have known Joe for a very long time. Graduated from high school the year before him. Same school He has always had delusions of grandeur. He organized this for his own personal benefit. It's obvious. He ran for office in the last election, and was defeated, so now he wants to get his name out there, so he can run in the next election, remind people that he is the one who organized the hand-holding event, and the simple minded ones will say "GOLLL-EEEE he's a good ole boy that supports coal." No, folks, we are smarter than that aren't we? How in the hell is a bunch of people on the side of the road going to keep coal mines open? Be real. It isn't. It's going to make a few of you feel good for a few hours, and after it's over, back to reality. And before that red-neck gets on here and calls me a fat-ass and threatens to whoop me, I will say, no, I have never worked in the coal mines. I have a doctorate degree, which I paid for myself, and work in a totally different industry. BUT my ancestors were coal miners, and they were discarded after they were used up and their bodies riddled with arthritis and black lung, and I decided early on, that wasn't the life for me. God bless the ones who mine coal, but what needs to be done is more industry brought into that county, and looking UP to the future, not DOWN to the past. The best way to start this is electing some honest people who will work to bring this to fruition. And there are some honest ones there. But, the Brocks, Slushers, Nelsons and the like have had their turn and they blew it. Go to meetings, question them about what they are doing for YOU in the position YOU put them in. Call them out! Look into the kickback allegations. Investigate! Question! Then elect others and give them a try! Hell, what have you got to lose? It won't happen overnight, but it CAN and WILL happen. It's up to you. Don't sit and argue. Do something. Wear all of your coal shirts to the next meeting these politicians have, and make your voices heard loud and clear! Ask them, point blank, what have YOU done to help ME since you were elected.

Since: Aug 12

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#74 Aug 9, 2012
This event is a good start but don't stop there. Voting for common sense officials is another. Coal is used for so many things it won't go away but delusional green folks think we can go to solar and wind tomorrow which is unrealistic. America is a very large country with millions of people using electricity everyday in every possible way. But politicians who cater to the left will cause coal mines to raise prices which will effect everything in prices
I don't know what the answer is for eastern ky coal mines but vote for common sense folks in the next elections can
Listen to all on this topix without getting angry just ignore the ignorance
I'm sick of the generational welfare that has mired our folks but it take good hard working people like you to make a difference and I admire you for showing your stance
Robyn

United States

#75 Aug 9, 2012
The only thing I'm confused about is the shortage of coal. There's not going to be coal around forever. So it may come down to using solar energy.
Decide 4 yourself

Clay City, KY

#76 Aug 9, 2012
From Trigg County wrote:
<quoted text>
Kentucky coal might be "better" enough to justify $14.00 per ton vs. Wyoming's $8.50, but it is not superior enough to justify the additional premium of $42.00 required to pay for its greater cost of extraction. And even $56.00 is apparently not enough to cover the cost of extraction. Take a look at Alpha Natural's financial statement issued just this morning. They are going broke mining Kentucky coal.
Someone planned for us to go broke so you all could corner the market and YES our coal is better!
Decide 4 yourself

Clay City, KY

#77 Aug 9, 2012
true wrote:
<quoted text>
True. I have known Joe for a very long time. Graduated from high school the year before him. Same school He has always had delusions of grandeur. He organized this for his own personal benefit. It's obvious. He ran for office in the last election, and was defeated, so now he wants to get his name out there, so he can run in the next election, remind people that he is the one who organized the hand-holding event, and the simple minded ones will say "GOLLL-EEEE he's a good ole boy that supports coal." No, folks, we are smarter than that aren't we? How in the hell is a bunch of people on the side of the road going to keep coal mines open? Be real. It isn't. It's going to make a few of you feel good for a few hours, and after it's over, back to reality. And before that red-neck gets on here and calls me a fat-ass and threatens to whoop me, I will say, no, I have never worked in the coal mines. I have a doctorate degree, which I paid for myself, and work in a totally different industry. BUT my ancestors were coal miners, and they were discarded after they were used up and their bodies riddled with arthritis and black lung, and I decided early on, that wasn't the life for me. God bless the ones who mine coal, but what needs to be done is more industry brought into that county, and looking UP to the future, not DOWN to the past. The best way to start this is electing some honest people who will work to bring this to fruition. And there are some honest ones there. But, the Brocks, Slushers, Nelsons and the like have had their turn and they blew it. Go to meetings, question them about what they are doing for YOU in the position YOU put them in. Call them out! Look into the kickback allegations. Investigate! Question! Then elect others and give them a try! Hell, what have you got to lose? It won't happen overnight, but it CAN and WILL happen. It's up to you. Don't sit and argue. Do something. Wear all of your coal shirts to the next meeting these politicians have, and make your voices heard loud and clear! Ask them, point blank, what have YOU done to help ME since you were elected.
I dont care what his delusions are .We all got dreams or we should. He supports coal ! He could support anything but he supports coal ! I am glad of it! He was supporting coal when others werent taking an active role in supporting coal ! Keep it up Harris !
Decide 4 yourself

Clay City, KY

#78 Aug 9, 2012
Robyn wrote:
The only thing I'm confused about is the shortage of coal. There's not going to be coal around forever. So it may come down to using solar energy.
Still got plenty coal but no permits!
Decide 4 yourself

Clay City, KY

#79 Aug 9, 2012
true wrote:
<quoted text>
True. I have known Joe for a very long time. Graduated from high school the year before him. Same school He has always had delusions of grandeur. He organized this for his own personal benefit. It's obvious. He ran for office in the last election, and was defeated, so now he wants to get his name out there, so he can run in the next election, remind people that he is the one who organized the hand-holding event, and the simple minded ones will say "GOLLL-EEEE he's a good ole boy that supports coal." No, folks, we are smarter than that aren't we? How in the hell is a bunch of people on the side of the road going to keep coal mines open? Be real. It isn't. It's going to make a few of you feel good for a few hours, and after it's over, back to reality. And before that red-neck gets on here and calls me a fat-ass and threatens to whoop me, I will say, no, I have never worked in the coal mines. I have a doctorate degree, which I paid for myself, and work in a totally different industry. BUT my ancestors were coal miners, and they were discarded after they were used up and their bodies riddled with arthritis and black lung, and I decided early on, that wasn't the life for me. God bless the ones who mine coal, but what needs to be done is more industry brought into that county, and looking UP to the future, not DOWN to the past. The best way to start this is electing some honest people who will work to bring this to fruition. And there are some honest ones there. But, the Brocks, Slushers, Nelsons and the like have had their turn and they blew it. Go to meetings, question them about what they are doing for YOU in the position YOU put them in. Call them out! Look into the kickback allegations. Investigate! Question! Then elect others and give them a try! Hell, what have you got to lose? It won't happen overnight, but it CAN and WILL happen. It's up to you. Don't sit and argue. Do something. Wear all of your coal shirts to the next meeting these politicians have, and make your voices heard loud and clear! Ask them, point blank, what have YOU done to help ME since you were elected.
You have to support coal because it built the schools and it is the money circulating in Bell County!Build Industry Yes but support those who support coal ! If you are smart you will figure it out ! Without coal there is only welfare and that will not be enough to keep Bell going.
rember

Dyer, TN

#80 Aug 9, 2012
Yes Randy how could we forget you back in school you might not like us but be sure you get your grass cut before we hold hands in front of your parents property saturday
Support Coal

Clay City, KY

#82 Aug 9, 2012
My education was paid for by coal money my parents earned and the school I went to got coal severance.The road I drive on us was from coal severance.The water I drink was from coal severance. The money I paid taxes with was from coal.The clothes I buy my kids was from coal money.The vehicle I drive was from coal. The home I live in was from coal.The money I have saved for my children to go to college with was from coal.The bank I go to is run by a coal family.The hospital I go to was built by the UMWA mine workers.Every politician in the state is fighting for severance ! Don't you think businesses and people should stand up for coal ? The businesses are in business due to the coal money in circulation!Obama is going to take everything our ancestors have built up for us! You may have a PHD but if you make money around here most likely the money came from coal !Coal companies try their best to abide by rules.I believe God put coal in the earth for us to use as electricity.Coal people should be thanked! To the person who said "Coal workers are tossed to the side".No one is tossed to the side unless they quit.If you work in coal or your a soldier there are risk but many people love it!Appreciate our miners they have built everything in these mountains through hard work and most importantly through the grace of God ! Coal owners arent the enemy especially our company owners who were born and raised in these mountains !Support Politicians who stand up for coal because its the wisest choice they could make!

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