A coal company headed by a prominent Mitt Romney donor has laid off more than 160 workers in response to President Obama’s election victory. Murray Energy said Friday that it had been “forced” to make the layoffs in response to the bleak prospects for the coal industry during Obama’s second term.
In a prayer circulated by the company, CEO Robert Murray said Americans had voted “in favor of redistribution, national weakness and reduced standard of living and lower and lower levels of personal freedom.” “The American people have made their choice. They have decided that America must change its course, away from the principals [sic] of our Founders,” Murray said in the prayer, which was delivered in a meeting with staff members earlier this week.
“Lord, please forgive me and anyone with me in Murray Energy Corporation for the decisions that we are now forced to make to preserve the very existence of any of the enterprises that you have helped us build.”
Wanna guess which company it is? Yeah, that one:
Footage from the rally was used in a Romney ad. Workers in the spot later complained to a local radio host that they were forced to attend the rally and weren’t paid for the time.
There IS no forgiveness for petty sons of bitches like yourself, putting people out of work for nothing more than spite.
I lost my shit at “In a prayer circulated by the company”. A phrase like that should never have to be uttered.
Also: Zane Tankel, the douchenozzle CEO of Applebee’s, has said similar things, although in response to Obamacare, specifically. They join upstanding paragon of American individualism "Papa" John Schnatter in this shit. I say good riddance. Go Galt, then get the fuck out. Don’t let the door hit you in the ass on the way.
He’s abandoned some of our key allies like Israel, Poland and Czechoslovakia.
I’m pretty sure Czechoslovakia abandoned Czechoslovakia… 20 years ago.
History is hard. :/
Don’t get me started on Obama’s treatment of Prussia. A damned shame, that is.
Anthony De Rosa has some charts and graphs for the Romney/Ryan campaign and its supporters to consider:
This chart contradicts everything Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan argue about Obama’s responsibility to adding to our national debt.
Notice the section in gray on the right. Notice how the blue line, which represents government spending, sharply rises and the red line, which represents government revenue, slips downward. That gray section represents the recession, under which George W. Bush presided, and his budget, which bleeds into the first 8 months of the first year of Obama’s presidency.
Certainly Obama didn’t do much to pull back after that massive spending spike, but you notice that the spending begins to flatten and even fall, and revenues begin to once again rise.
Let’s also look at what spending is included in that increase to the debt: (chart courtesy of The New York Times)
You can argue that Obama did not bother to end some of the spending that Bush started, extending Bush tax cuts, continuing to fight a war in Afghanistan, etc, but the bulk of the debt and the spending we’re still adding to the deficit was started under Bush.
So, if you want to have an honest conversation about Obama’s spending, it would be more accurate to say, why hasn’t he done more to end the policies that his predecesor started and how realistic is it to end those policies without the approval of a Congress that has a leader, Mitch McConnell who has explicitly stated his purpose is to see that the President fails?
All great points. However, I have learned over the past few days that Republican voters just don’t give a shit. They have their own “reality”. They have accused me of having my own “facts” (what does that even mean? Do they even know what a fact is?) and have refused to look at any actual evidence or do any research at all. They will vote for these lying tools regardless. My only hope is that there are enough of us who do pay attention to reality to outvote the sheep.
The National Hurricane Center, a government agency, [is] very hopeful that the hurricane gets near Tampa. The National Hurricane Center is Obama. It’s the National Weather Service, part of the Commerce Department, it’s Obama.
That’s Rush Limbaugh, quick to find a political conspiracy in the weather report.
As I know I’ve been saying for years, you have to watch out for those elite liberal hurricanes!
I’m assuming that Limbaugh brought similar concerns to his listeners’ attention when the Department of Homeland Security used to raise the Terror Alert Level right before every election of the past decade. Right?
(via Wil Wheaton)
Jesus fucking Christ man, seriously?