Henry Payne by Henry Payne

Henry Payne

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  1. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, over 2 years ago

    Ain’t that the truth!

  2. TJDestry

    TJDestry GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years 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, over 2 years ago


    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. avarner

    avarner said, over 2 years 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..

  5. Tax Man

    Tax Man said, over 2 years ago


    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.

  6. Zuhlamon

    Zuhlamon GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years 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?

  7. Zuhlamon

    Zuhlamon GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    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.

  8. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, over 2 years 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.

  9. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Coal is dirty, natural gas has supplanted it for the time being. The oil industry is not much cleaner. Time for change! www.rmi.org

  10. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years 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.

  11. Zuhlamon

    Zuhlamon GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    According to the socialist, if Americans use coal, it is evil because Americans are evil and coal isn’t green. But if China uses the same exact coal, the same coal transforms itself into 100% green energy approved of by the socialists for China only of course. Which proves the 99% Stupid hate America first.
    Even for a troll, this post is breathtaking in so many flavors of vile.

  12. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Let us see. The big profit for America is that instead of sending American dollars overseas to the Saudis, etc, the money is spent at home creating low weight vehicles using renewable energy sources. Profit shouldn’t drive everything we do! The pay off will occur when we actually improve our infrastructure NOT to rely on dirty, expensive fossil fuels that rob all of our citizens of health and their wealth. Really, what has big oil done for you today? They line their pockets… not ours!

  13. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Actually using solar, and being self reliant in an eco-friendly house, you don’t sit in the dark. You don’t pay for electricity, but get paid for excess you can generate, and no brown outs.

  14. disgustedtaxpayer

    disgustedtaxpayer said, over 2 years ago

    Rhetoric is a “cover” for the real intention of Obama and the EPA to bankrupt the coal and oil/gas industry, step by step,
    by regulation and bans by executive orders. Undemocratic and Unconstitutional, IMO.
    The cartoon captures Obama’s hypocrisy.

  15. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago


    Bankrupt? Yeaah sure! Did you look up what big oil made last year? Record profits.

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