Daily Archives: August 17, 2011
Mr. Bill O’Meara and Ben Snyder, two of my friends from the who are working hard on the Rube Carnival we’re pulling off for kids and adults like us who never forgot how to be kids, will be my guests tomorrow at WSHC (89.7 FM) starting at 8:00 AM. On line we’re at Follyhttp://www.897wshc.org.
We’re getting closer to the Carnival, Sept. 10 and 11, and there’s a lot to get ready, which we’ll talk about tomorrow. Plus I’ll be there at 7:30 AM with my warmup for the morning as I substitute for John Case..
… all glad to see my concern and all saying they’ll keep me in mind as legislation comes up.
However, not one of them, whether Democrat or Republican, got elected without financial support from the coal companies that are destroying West Virginia with mountain top removal to get coal. If you think that means they are going to regulate the coal companies who are destroying our state… ruining homes, water supplies and the tourist industry… then you have got to be kidding yourself.
Here’s a piece by Michael Jonathon:
So… of you’re anywhere in the states that have Appalachian coal mining, keep this in mind next Fall when the politicians are campaigning in your neck of the woods.
- Jeff Biggers: Dear Soledad: Appalachian Leaders Respond to CNN’s Blair Mountain Special on Mountaintop Removal (huffingtonpost.com)
- Removing mountaintops yields coal, controversy (cnn.com)
- Lethal Fallout from Mining Spurs a Mountaintop Removal Moratorium Campaign to End to the Humanitarian Crisis in Appalachia (alternet.org)
- Extra 60,000 Cancer Cases from Mountaintop Removal (gcvconservation.wordpress.com)
- Sen. Manchin Maintains Lucrative Ties to Family-Owned Coal Company (nytimes.com)
- Poll: Majority oppose controversial coal mining practice (cnn.com)
- The new battle for Blair Mountain (cnn.com)
- WATCH: Soledad O’Brien Takes On Hugely Controversial Environmental Issue (huffingtonpost.com)
While it looks like Bachmann is at the head of the list for the Iowa Primary, Romney seems to have New Hampshire tied up and Perry is claiming the lead in South Carolina. So, as the race currently stands, there’s no candidate who can chart a likely path to the nomination that involves winning a majority of the leadoff primary states and sealing an early victory, and that’s causing some Republicans to re-evaluate the field.
Karl Rove has come out to say that Perry went too far accusing Fed. Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke a traitor. “I think we are likely to see several other candidates think seriously about getting in. And frankly, they have time to do so,” said Rove.
The last issue of The Weekly Standard reported that Paul Ryan is indeed “strongly considering a run” and is currently on vacation with his family discussing a prospective bid. So we may have the creator of the worst budget on earth as a candidate in contention with the Religious Righters who are ahead.
And then there’s always the rumored Chris Christie and Jeb Bush Party Salvation Stories.
- Will Rick Perry’s Texas swagger help or hurt? – CBS News (news.google.com)
- Karl Rove Takes Aim At … Rick Perry? (theundergroundconservative.wordpress.com)
- Krugman: Rick Perry is “a shoo-in” after threatening Texas “ugly” if Bernanke plays politics & “prints more money” (americablog.com)
- No apologies from Perry for Texas-style tough talk (chron.com)
- GOP establishment blisters Rick Perry (dailykos.com)
- Speculation of Chris Christie presidential run continues after Rick Perry joins race (nj.com)
- Perry calls Fed ‘treasonous,’ threatens to get ‘ugly’ with Bernanke (dailykos.com)
- Late Returns: Bachmann Leads The 2012 Field In Number Of Iowa Family Reunions (huffingtonpost.com)
- Karl Rove Warns GOP Presidential Candidates Against Moving Too Far To The Right (Video) (kaystreet.wordpress.com)
- Perry replaces Pawlenty in race, looks to challenge Romney for GOP nomination ()
- Ron Paul Rolls Out Ad: He’s ‘The One’ (blogs.wsj.com)
- With the focus on Iowa, Huntsman seeks votes in New Hampshire (politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com)