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So she smiles and says she’s going to make coal companies go out of business and put coal miners out of work, eh? What  do you think your boss Obama, your Democratic buddies, your eco-fascist supporters and crony capitalist donors have been doing for 7 years, honey? There’s not many scraps left, even for hyenas.

Yes, I heard how you’re going to throw some job training $$ our way but we’ve been down that road of federal money numerous times and all it does is reward some loyal Dems to distribute and administer the $$, pay the way for a few attendees and it’ll all come to naught. Except for your loyal Dems, they’ll have pocketed some tax $$ but there won’t be any jobs here.

Gonna give us jobs to build and install windmills and solar panels, right? How stupid do you think we are? We know that most alternative energy components are made in China since they do it so much people – not paying that union wages you push for – and in any case, any jobs with windmills, etc would be temporary and involve only a few employees. In case you’re too dumb to know industry, coal and other fossil fuels employ numerous people in ancillary positions.

We don’t want your damn federal handouts, we want to be able to work in our energy jobs w/o our own gov’t slapping our hands every which way. Why don’t we just decrease the gov’t to about half its current size – or less – and use the saved tax money to invest in capital and R&D?

The greenies and their politicians have been lying to us for a long time and too many believed the lies. I have old KFTC [Kentuckians For the Commonweath] papers and that of other green groups asserting ‘oh, we don’t want to end coal, we just want it safer or certain types that would be easier on the environment’ and ‘oh, we’re not trying to end fossil fuels cause gas is so much cleaner’, and so much more crap. Now they celebrate the death of the coal industry period and gleefully proclaim they want to end all fossil fuels. Liars and selfish self-righteous jerks.

Aubrey McClendon of Chesapeake Energy was an idiot to believe the Sierra Club would only go after coal and leave gas alone. https://www.technologyreview.com/s/600940/how-chesapeake-ceo-aubrey-mcclendon-helped-push-coal-to-the-brink/#/set/id/600935/

Follow the money. The Global Warming scare is about money and power. About redistributing wealth. http://legalinsurrection.com/2016/03/obama-administration-deposits-500-million-in-uns-green-climate-fund/#more

Whaddya know? Obama doesn’t like gas or oil any more than he likes coal. The only unanswered question is whether Obama is stupid enough to fall for the AGW gibberish or whether he supports it as a way to radically transform the US and the world into a socialist one-world gov’t with the UN acting as manager. I vote for the latter. http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2016/03/obama-to-energy-producers-drop-dead.php

$50 Million Renewable Energy Scam

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There’s a saying in Kentucky: Everything we grow or make is either illegal, immoral or some way bad for you.

Moonshine, banned by the federal government, was a fierce battle carried into Appalachia by the Revenooers aka agents of the Treasury Dept/IRS. It was basically fought, not because of health issues as proclaimed by the federal gov’t, but because home brewers of the stuff didn’t want to pay the taxes on it. Today moonshine is sold in grocery stores and a trendy item in trendy restaurants in trendy parts of the country, iow blue areas.

Pot grows like a weed in Appalachia and we’ve spent a fortune trying to eradicate it and hunt down the people who grow it, primarily through federal mandates and the money the DEA hands out to state/local gov’t here. Hemp also grows like a weed here but it is related to marijuana so we also ban hemp. Other states – aren’t they all blue areas – are legalizing pot but we can’t legalize it here because we have a huge drug problem. Seriously, just ask a small restaurant owner about hiring short order cooks and servers. So we can’t capitalize on pot or hemp popularity.

My husband and I both grew up on raw dairy products, home-grown vegetables and home-processed meats, either our homes or family/neighbors. The gov’t outlawed all raw dairy, even though it’s an infinitely better product than pasteurized and we think it’s healthier. In fact, my preemie husband was a desperately ill baby raised by parents ordered by the doctor to give him only raw milk and then recommended the best seller of it. The French, who are drowning in socialist regulation, won’t give up their raw cheeses, cream and butter. Idiot socialist-light Prince Charles, who never met an EU or lefty regulation he didn’t love – long live the Queen, please dear God – is suddenly traumatized that the EU wants to outlaw importation of those lovely artisanal French raw cheeses into Britain and dismayed he has so little power as an individual to stop the ban. Hey go to The Federation, er the UN, to complain, Charles.

The key to raw dairy and home-processed foods such as sorghum or sausages or eggs Black Walnut Cake was to purchase from people you knew or thought you could trust. We bought certain things from certain neighbors or church people or relatives or farm stands. Sometimes you took a chance on a cake from a stranger but you checked it out to make sure it looked clean and it would be close to your home, the next holler over or on US 23, which had fierce competition in stands. We bought Mountainberry drink mix from the Raleigh rep or liniment from Watkins, we had some doughnuts or special breads delivered by the Omar bread-man to our homes, and we bought cute  wooden ducks for the front yard by a rep.

Once during an extended strike at my FIL’s workplace, my MIL went door-to-door selling orders for her fabulous Jam Cake and Cream Candy to help pay the mortgage. I suspect that’s illegal today.

Just a few years ago, women celebrities joined men in smoking imported cigars. Now we can’t grow tobacco period. Is pot safer than tobacco. People say you only smoke one joint a day or okay maybe a few but people smoke dozens of cigarettes. That’s not always true. I know – knew – smokers who only smoked after a meal and I know pot-heads who have a joint every time I see them. Then they said it’s the pesticides that make cigarettes so dangerous. Excuse me but it you don’t think you need pesticides to successfully grow pot, then you don’t know pot.

We used to have small farms in Kentucky. Families didn’t make a lot of money but their kid helped on the farms and the kids went to a nearby small school and the family went to a nearby church. The gov’t keeps trying to farm work for kids. The gov’t consolidated the schools so many communities lost their town center in the school and many rural families lost their ties to a local school. The gov’t says it makes for a better education but I went to a one-room school, my parents and in-laws went to one-room schools, as did most of my relatives, and my husband attended small-town independent schools. I’ll match our educations with those of typical kids today at any time. The gov’t says it saves energy but seeing the heating/cooling/utility demands of monster schools just leads to vulnerability. It’s hard to believe the numerous buses save energy and it’s hard to believe the long rides are good for rural students. The infantilization of our young people is clearly seen in the lack of skills, other than using a cell phone. Kids used to know how to do things, accomplish work and possess grown-up skills.

Why the vague post headline about immigrants? It’s no secret drug cartels are using illegals to carry heroin and other drugs into the US. The heroin epidemic that’s ravaging not just Kentucky and Appalachia but numerous other states such as New Hampshire and Vermont, as well as urban areas. You can thank the open border policy of Obama and the Democratic Party for sudden onslaught. Without mentioning Obama, the DEA admits that not only are being paid by Mexican/Central American drug cartels to carry drugs here but the honchos of the drug cartels are comfortable waltzing in here anytime because in virtually all sections of the border, ICE and local authorities have been ordered to leave the borders alone. The only ones permitted there are social workers handing out US-taxpayer-paid freebies of ObamaCare, food stamps, ID cards, green cards, worker visas and cash. I’m betting there’s voter registration cards are included, too.

The terrorists waltzing in through the borders. That’s just extra, no cost to you, taxpayer.

It’s ‘in’ to smoke pot, it’s Neanderthal to smoke tobacco. http://www.weeklystandard.com/the-new-prohibitionists/article/2001395

Let’s keep shutting down coal; the hypocrisy is what burns. http://wattsupwiththat.com/2016/02/23/study-urban-backyards-contribute-almost-as-much-co2-as-much-as-cars-and-buildings/

And all that greasy fried foods and meat used in the South and Appalachia, oh my. http://www.popsci.com/fry-away-vegetables-cooked-in-extra-virgin-olive-oil-better-than-boiling

Organic is consistently shown to be more likely to result in a safety recall than regular food. http://www.smalldeadanimals.com/2015/12/or.html

 Bruce M. Chassy, food science professor emeritus at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana scoured U.S. Food and Drug Administration data to conclude that organic food is four to eight times more likely to be recalled over safety concerns than conventionally grown products.

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Naïve people with a simplistic view labelling groups of real people in a real world. Or perhaps they’re not so much naïve but looking to grasp power through synthetic outrage. The problem with a purge is that it tends to spiral out of control, ending who knows where while taking numerous victims.

George Will for Prager University.

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You know the saying, if it weren’t for hypocrisy, they’d have no standards at all. Here’s what happening on the AGW ranch today [been watching a lot of PW this weekend].

http://www.donsurber.blogspot.com/2015/11/take-her-ac-first.html#more

You may not recognize the name Maurice Strong but he’s had a big impact on you. The missing link in AGW is the United Nations. It’s no coincidence that socialists like Soros want to use the UN to further a one-world government that would take the place of US sovereignty and they plan to use AGW as the means. Strong was the father of the Kyoto Pact and had deep ties to the UN and corruption scandals. He recently died. http://www.wsj.com/articles/SB122368007369524679The U.N.’s Man of Mystery

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2015/11/why_do_you_never_see_gasoline_taxes_itemized_on_your_receipt.html

Don’t think the rising seas [Ha!] will bother me here in Middle America. If coastal development is to blame, then tax them. They’re mostly blue so they’re used to high taxes. NC eastern coast is an exception but by all means, let tax NYC, Boston, Miami, etc. Or better yet, make them move out. It’s for the children, you know. http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2015/10/19/glenn-reynolds-tax-blue-zones-climate-change-coastal-flooding-column/74186596/

I bought some local honey around Lexington and in the bag I found multiple pages of green info about how pesticides are destroying bee populations and we need to ban them. Yeh that worked out well for DDT, didn’t it? Greenies are scare mongers and now it turns out bee populations aren’t decreasing and it wasn’t the pesticides anyway.

I hate this about the greenies. Their scare mongering destroys businesses, jobs, families, communities and when it turns out – usually years later – that the scares were wrong, it’s too late to help those affected. Of course, that is often a feature, not a bug, to greenies. Colony Collapse Disorder is a disease, made worse by beekeepers renting their bees out to pollinate other geographic areas. http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2015/11/bee-of-good-cheer.php

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I know this will shock you. Turns out the co-organizer of the MillionStudentMarch lied about her family wealth and is a Marxist. Yea, what a gal. http://www.trevorloudon.com/2015/11/millionstudentmarch-marxist-1er-keely-mullen-lied-to-neil-cavuto/

Did you see the Neil Cavuto video of her stumbling and looking like a dazed deer when he asked her real questions about her goofy march goals?Did you just assume she was stupid? Maybe so but trying to appear like a normal struggling college student while lying your butt off and hiding your Marxist identity probably didn’t help.

Three things that stood out at me. One, she doesn’t blanch at the idea of taking 100% of the assets of the wealthy 1%. Plus, she doesn’t understand that if you seize 100% of the wealth of the 1% to simply pay student loan debt, we lose the tax monies they already spend to support our government. Lastly, the idea that those 1% would move to another country is incomprehensible to her.

If you missed it, here’s the original video:

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I’m guessing ‘yes’

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AGW is easy to explain

Hey, if your job and standing within the scientific and academic world depended upon you finding AGW to please the big government/foundation gods, you’d likely find some of that lovely watermelon AGW too. Watermelon? Courtesy of James Delingpole, who always said the worldwide green movement is green on the outside but Red, a la communism/socialism, on the inside.

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