Henry Payne by Henry Payne

Henry Payne

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  1. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, 9 months ago

    Ouch!
    Ain’t that the truth!

  2. TJDestry

    TJDestry GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    Another rightwing lie. Keep’em coming, boys — “stupid,” “gullible” and “paranoid” are important electoral blocs

    What Obama said was that the use of coal for generating energy was bad for the environment. However, he didn’t say he intended to have us quit mining the stuff — quite the oppositve.

    ""This notion of no coal, I think, is an illusion, because the fact of the matter is that right now, we are getting a lot of our energy from coal, and China is building a coal-fired plant once a week. So what we have to do then is we have to figure out how can we use coal without emitting greenhouse gases and carbon. And how can we sequester that carbon and capture it? If we can’t, then we’re going to still be working on alternatives."

    However, the industry itself is damaging miners with unsafe working conditions — so I guess the question is whether you’d rather be laid off or dead, and that’s like asking whether you’d rather be unemployed and forced to collect food stamps or working at WalMart and forced to collect food stamps.

    The 1 percent likes the slave labor, and Payne likes to kiss the butts of the 1 percent, so there ya go, pal.

  3. mcarmen

    mcarmen said, 9 months ago

    @TJDestry

    This is long, but it is what Obama said in January of 2008:

    “Let me sort of describe my overall policy.

    “What I’ve said is that we would put a cap and trade system in place that is as aggressive, if not more aggressive, than anybody else’s out there.

    “I was the first to call for a 100% auction on the cap and trade system, which means that every unit of carbon or greenhouse gases emitted would be charged to the polluter. That will create a market in which whatever technologies are out there that are being presented, whatever power plants that are being built, that they would have to meet the rigors of that market and the ratcheted down caps that are being placed, imposed every year.

    “So if somebody wants to build a coal-powered plant, they can; it’s just that it will bankrupt them because they’re going to be charged a huge sum for all that greenhouse gas that’s being emitted.

    “That will also generate billions of dollars that we can invest in solar, wind, biodiesel and other alternative energy approaches.

    “The only thing I’ve said with respect to coal, I haven’t been some coal booster. What I have said is that for us to take coal off the table as a ideological matter as opposed to saying if technology allows us to use coal in a clean way, we should pursue it.

    “So if somebody wants to build a coal-powered plant, they can.

    “It’s just that it will bankrupt them.”

    So, Obama will not ban coal; he will just price it out of existence.

  4. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, 9 months ago

    @mcarmen

    President Obama has made some of the most inspiring speeches of any president. But actions speak louder than words. When Reagan said, ‘Tear down this wall,’ it was a call for a repressive regime to be less repressive. When Obama speaks of idealism, he means that he’ll prosecute to the fullest extent of the law (and subject to enhanced interrogation) any whistleblower who gives us a glimpse of any failure of that idealism.


    Actions speak louder than words.

  5. avarner

    avarner said, 9 months ago

    We live in “coal country” and the EPA is killing thousands of jobs with no congressional oversight. Just closed 2 major power plants here in PA.
    Most states get over 50% of their energy from coal. Some much more.
    No current technology is capable of filling our needs except nuclear, which the Greenies don’t want either.
    The only time you will be able to reason with them is when they go to turn their A/C on and there is no electricity. When something personally affects them, it’s different.
    By then, they will have bankrupted the power and coal industry..

  6. Clark  Kent

    Clark Kent said, 9 months ago

    BHO spends much less time golfing than shrub did. Also, hauling golf clubs is much less hazardous than mining.

  7. me9970

    me9970 said, 9 months ago

    @Debt Free

    All O is missing is the laurels in his hair.

  8. Jeff Kiser

    Jeff Kiser GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    I worked in the mines in my youth, it helped pay for my living expenses and impelled me to go to college. Nothing but respect for those who have worked so hard in such dangerous conditions. The irony is that my father, the leader of a local UMWA helped Trumka beat Church in the elections for the national UMWA. Trumka now head of the AFLCIO has gone silent in his betrayal. The dems have screwed the miners by killing their entire industry, something no republican has ever done.

  9. Tax Man

    Tax Man said, 9 months ago

    @TJDestry

    You have so much in here that is simply wrong, that I can’t even begin. You need to talk to the people I Kentucky, west Virginia and Alabama who depend on coal mining for a living.

  10. Zuhlamon

    Zuhlamon said, 9 months ago

    I suppose the meta questions (aside from political posturing) are: how much longer (and in what way and in what quantity) should we continue to crap in our own nest?

  11. Jeff Kiser

    Jeff Kiser GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    @Zuhlamon

    Or, how many people do you wish to impoverish while testing the hypothesis

  12. Zuhlamon

    Zuhlamon said, 9 months ago

    @Jeff Kiser

    Or, how many people do you wish to impoverish
    .
    Or, if we need to transition away from fossil fuels, how long will it take, and how do we do it with minimal economic harm? We need to explore the ways, and not slam shut the dialogue.

  13. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, 9 months ago

    Oh my. Congress is going on a 5 week vacation and all we will hear is how good that is.
    But Obama is going to play golf and the right wingers will be howling about that for a year.

  14. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    I guess Payne deserves a Mulligan, because this one doesn’t even get off the tee. Maybe he needs to look at Murray Energy’s record, instead of taking aim at the wrong ball, as usual.

  15. Ruff, release Dr. C and Ahab.

    Ruff, release Dr. C and Ahab. GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    @ahab

    Nice dreams in that link, but where’s the big profit.

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