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hardnox
Advisor

coal miners are the perfect metaphor

for the election and ultimate outcomes.

 

All 60,000 of them.

 

Coal companies wil continue to screw them, drag out paying black lung claims, fight and shortcut mine safety regulations, play financial games by doing  things like Trump bankruptcies to break union contracts and strip pension funds, knock down mountains and dump the overburden into the creeks and valleys.

 

But they , By God, made their statement about being disrespected.

9 Replies
r3020
Senior Advisor

Re: coal miners are the perfect metaphor

Yeah. They're stupid.

hardnox
Advisor

Re: coal miners are the perfect metaphor

No, just screwed. Either way.

 

And as they always have they decided they'd rather be screwed by a rich white guy than by either a black or a woman.

 

It's the confederate thing all over again.

 

 

northnd
Senior Contributor

Re: coal miners are the perfect metaphor

Your full of it. Lot of coal in Wyoming, Montana and North Dakota mined above ground. VERY strict regulations on reclamation. After reclamation land is actually more productive agriculturally and wildlife zones are set up with wetland areas. Typical liberal turning an industry into some kind of social statement and relating it to industrial practices used decades ago. But hey, when the wind don't blow and the sun don't shine I hope you freeze your you know what off.
r3020
Senior Advisor

Re: coal miners are the perfect metaphor

Yeah. They're racist.

hardnox
Advisor

Re: coal miners are the perfect metaphor

A lot on public land that is leased at less than market value. And relatively few jobs associated with that form of production even though it accounts for the majority of the output.

 

The Bambis of the election were the folk in the old Appalachian coal regions, to whom I refer.

 

There is a war on coal and it is predominantly drill baby drill- ultra cheap NG.

 

Not unlike the folly of saying that we're going to drill baby drill when oil and gas are below the COP for most domestic operators.

 

 

hardnox
Advisor

Re: coal miners are the perfect metaphor

Not exactly.

 

But the confederate tribe has always been inclined to lick the Colonel's boots.

r3020
Senior Advisor

Re: coal miners are the perfect metaphor

Yeah, they're puppets. Any decent candidate would be embarrassed by their vote.

hardnox
Advisor

Re: coal miners are the perfect metaphor

r3020
Senior Advisor

Re: coal miners are the perfect metaphor

No. Strawman. Hillary wanted to destroy their way of life. For the same scientists that made you believe Bruce Jenner is a girl.