Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Commies want to ban coal

Of course with the latest mine accident commies like the Duck are all for pressing the buttons on restricting coal. Of course sane people want reasonable work place safety rules and pollution standards. This is not the goal of the Marxist left.

The goal of the Marxist left is to do anything to keep Oil Prices high and prop up Hugo. Hugo has persecuted all of the business and professional class so now it is a one trick pony.

The USA has abundant coal supplies and should utilize this resource. The technology to burn coal cleaner today exists. We get decent union jobs for Americans and less money for Narco Terrorists in Caracas and our friends the Saudis.

Now if communists looked at repeated deadly applications of their madness with the same level of scrutiny they want to subject the Coal Industry to they would have to ban themselves as inimical to human life.

5 comments:

Ducky's here said...

Actually Beak, I'd be for enforcement of standards. Now a company like Massey that has a documented history of buying judges is certainly suspect.

They pay little in fines and keep cases tied up for decades. meanwhile any union power has been broken and that has certainly been a goal of yours over safety. Remember, all you care about are industry profits.

The Pagan Temple said...

Some regulations are necessary, but I have an idea there are a lot that are unnecessary, like in everything else the government tries to regulate. Most regulators gladly look the other way as long as their palms are sufficiently greased.

In the meantime, enforcement of necessary and reasonable regulations suffer, which leads to the kinds of tragedies we see in West Virginia.

Of course, while the "commies" rail about the sub-standard safety enforcement on behalf of the miners, they turn around and work towards making sure those miners no longer have a job to go to. So I'm not so sure miners could ever be convinced they are the miners friends.

Mainly, those types here in Kentucky want to take us back to Daniel Boone days, so no one takes them seriously. Thanks to these people, you can be subject to a fine and jail time if you kill a bear, even if it gets on your property and tries to get in your house. So they've pretty much overplayed their hand here.

The_Editrix said...

"In the meantime, enforcement of necessary and reasonable regulations suffer, which leads to the kinds of tragedies we see in West Virginia.

Of course, while the "commies" rail about the sub-standard safety enforcement on behalf of the miners, they turn around and work towards making sure those miners no longer have a job to go to."

Mining has always been a dangerous business, is, ever will be. That doesn't mean that all possible safety standards ought NOT to be applied to their work. I come from my father's side from a long line of miners. My grandfather was the last one. I wish I had inherited a smidgeon of their guts. They deserve the best.

Stupid Militia Man said...

What if you have a bear tag? Looks like it's legal in KY to hunt bears, just like it is here in Oregon. Only the season is much longer here. There's actually two seasons. Spring and Fall bear. Last year one of the guys in our hunting party bagged one. It was about a 350 pounder. We ate bear stew in camp till it was coming out our ... ears.

http://www.huntinglife.com/blog/detail/kentucky-bear-hunt-information

The Pagan Temple said...

SMA-

You're right, I forgot all about them having a bear season in KY. now, even though they did try to regulate what kinds of guns you can use. I never did hear how that one turned out.

The reason they had a season to begin with is because of the ban on killing bears for any reason. One bear tried to break into a guy's house, and the guy killed the bear to protect his dog. They prosecuted him. There was a big deal about it for a while, and then suddenly you never heard any more about it. I guess they settled the case quietly to live down the ridicule.

Laws like that were causing a proliferation of the bear population in Ky outside normal levels, and they were increasingly popping up on folks private property.

Of course Kentucky is a Democratic state, though socially conservative. The liberal, progressive, environmentalist wacko wing of the party has an influence that goes beyond their numbers here.