Re: Oh, this is much worse/more interesting than my last post

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Pacing!


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 11- 9-12 3:10 PM
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Yes, and worse.


Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 11- 9-12 3:11 PM
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As someone pointed out about another CEO that did this, either he's an incompetent businessman because he had 160 people on payroll who were immediately expendable or he's an incompetent businessman because he's firing 160 people he needs to keep up with business and now he won't be able to.
The other option is that he was going to lay off 160 people regardless of the election results, and now he just gets to be a douche and blame it on Obama.


Posted by: SP | Link to this comment | 11- 9-12 3:17 PM
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I'm guessing 2 is what this sentence is referring to:

"While putting Murray Energy into a survival mode, I will be fighting allegations from radical Obama supporters that you know are blatantly false and were inspired only to shut down our opposition to them on behalf of our employees, your area, and our country."


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 11- 9-12 3:18 PM
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He's also the asshole responsible for the Crandall Canyon Mine collapse.


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 11- 9-12 3:19 PM
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"While putting Murray Energy into a survival mode, I will be fighting allegations from radical seismologists."

I also don't understand this:

"We must totally go into a survival mode and generate all the cash that we can from whatever we still have left that can help us."
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"We must tear down all structures in Murray Energy and reassemble them."


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 11- 9-12 3:22 PM
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This despicable union busting fuckball is also responsible for the death of 9 (I think) miners.


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 11- 9-12 3:27 PM
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The general will has spoken; the miners are not being laid off, they are merely being forced to be free.


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 11- 9-12 3:27 PM
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6: I suspect it's connected to the bit where he basically says all the coal companies are defrauding their shareholders.


Posted by: Ginger Yellow | Link to this comment | 11- 9-12 3:27 PM
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Oh, totally pwn'd.

Anyhow, since we've lost coal country permanently anyway, we should just focus on putting the entire goddamn coal industry out of business (while providing assistance for the employees who are losing their jobs). The coal industry makes the oil industry look like Ben & Jerry's.


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 11- 9-12 3:28 PM
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10: It makes the oil industry look fat?


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 11- 9-12 3:30 PM
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Sludgey Fudgey.


Posted by: SP | Link to this comment | 11- 9-12 3:31 PM
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Actually, I think Ben & Jerry were fat hippy merchants of death as well, as you all know. But they were still better than this dude.


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 11- 9-12 3:31 PM
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Not to be all hyperbolic or Krauthammeresque, but Murray really does seem like a psychopath.


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 11- 9-12 3:32 PM
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13: were?


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 11- 9-12 3:32 PM
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Didn't they sell out to Unilever and retire to weed and snacks island?


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 11- 9-12 3:33 PM
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Kale shale is greasy but comparatively healthy.


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 11- 9-12 3:35 PM
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Bitumint.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 11- 9-12 3:41 PM
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Canary cherry.


Posted by: SP | Link to this comment | 11- 9-12 3:49 PM
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Stanley has had a thing against coal ever since it made fun of him that time.

Shale: the rock that burns.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 11- 9-12 3:51 PM
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Pit-stachio.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 11- 9-12 3:52 PM
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Birthday Coke


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 11- 9-12 3:53 PM
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Peat's Coffee & Coke


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 11- 9-12 3:57 PM
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Someone should figure out just what exactly is the direct economic benefit to my county of those 10-20 (or whatever) coal trains coming through every day.


Posted by: CharleyCarp | Link to this comment | 11- 9-12 4:01 PM
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Chunky Black Lung


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 11- 9-12 4:02 PM
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Cookies 'n Seam


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 11- 9-12 4:04 PM
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Shaleberry


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 11- 9-12 4:12 PM
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Derrick delight
Light sweet crude
Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcaniconiosis crunch


Posted by: SP | Link to this comment | 11- 9-12 4:14 PM
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I've always thought 'light sweet crude' sounded delicious.


Posted by: PGD | Link to this comment | 11- 9-12 4:18 PM
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Petrolee Yum!


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 11- 9-12 4:24 PM
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Radical seismologists -- how does that sound in Italian?


Posted by: clew | Link to this comment | 11- 9-12 4:39 PM
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Mountaintop Cocoa-Blast


Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 11- 9-12 4:42 PM
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Silicosis Clusters
Blast Tracks
Rocky Shaft


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 11- 9-12 4:43 PM
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Lignite Snack


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 11- 9-12 4:47 PM
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Really annoying: my hotel turns off its wireless routers every night between 1 and, I think, 8 AM. I have ten more minutes of internet access tonight before they cut me off! Woohoo.

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Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 11- 9-12 4:51 PM
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I hope you spend it wisely. That means porn.


Posted by: text | Link to this comment | 11- 9-12 4:57 PM
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OT: Why would Petraeus resign over having had an extramarital affair? Who did he sleep with, a Libyan terrorist?


Posted by: jms | Link to this comment | 11- 9-12 5:02 PM
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Oh, I didn't see the other thread, sorry.


Posted by: jms | Link to this comment | 11- 9-12 5:03 PM
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37:Probably Paula Broadwell a reporter for the Daily Beast (?)

I don't know, the Agonist article mentions something about her having access to P's email and to classified information.

The Agonist does have another name he is not telling us, Carrie something or other maybe. Kid.


Posted by: bob mcmanus | Link to this comment | 11- 9-12 5:08 PM
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37: Must've been stung by a "honey trap" gambit of some kind, I'm guessing.


Posted by: Lord Castock | Link to this comment | 11- 9-12 5:28 PM
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The ice cream flavors are funny and Murray is lower than scum.


Posted by: Sir Kraab | Link to this comment | 11-10-12 3:40 AM
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I suspect it's connected to the bit where he basically says all the coal companies are defrauding their shareholders.

Yeah, I noticed that too. I hope that his shareholders sue his ass, though of course it would be the corporation that would be held liable. He should be in jail for murder anyway.


Posted by: Sir Kraab | Link to this comment | 11-10-12 3:45 AM
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I can't escape the conclusion that the phenomenon described in this article is a synechdoche for the broader failure of conservative thinking on social services.

"[W]hile the response is heartwarming, some of that is also helping create a "second disaster after the disaster," in the words of one expert. It's a common quandary after natural disasters displace lots of people and destroy homes and possessions. Relief groups need very specific things, along with cash and organization. Instead, they get vases and vacuum cleaners, or interference from well-intentioned volunteers who think they're helping but are just hindering efforts."

It neatly illustrates all the fallacies of conservative thinking on social welfare programs: the paternalistic impulse to prefer aid in kind because cash might be wasted; the belief that individual generosity can substitute for sustained funding; the distrust of institutionalized expertise ("bureacracy").

As if to prove my point, the article notes that Lady Gaga (noted Obama supporter) donated $1 million cash, while the Marshall Tucker Band (campaigned with Romney) is loading up a tour truck in South Carolina to ship goods.


Posted by: knecht ruprecht | Link to this comment | 11-10-12 5:45 AM
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The OP resembles a strategy used in union-busting. Company A is having a union election. A day or two before the election, unionized Company B in the same industry announces it can no longer afford to pay union wages, and is shutting down.

Then Company B re-opens after a not-so-decent interval. This only works, of course, where the owners of the companies are unusually cozy, and law enforcement and media are particularly lax. I saw this in the catfish processing industry in Mississippi some years ago. All the catfish processors were owned by catfish farmers.

I wonder if anybody is going to try to get to the bottom of Murray's story.


Posted by: politicalfootball | Link to this comment | 11-10-12 7:51 AM
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43: It neatly illustrates all the fallacies of conservative thinking on social welfare programs: the paternalistic impulse to prefer aid in kind because cash might be wasted...

Disaster relief, now there's a local knowledge problem if there ever was one. Maybe conservatives should read more Hayek.


Posted by: Barry Freed | Link to this comment | 11-10-12 8:08 AM
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I feel like this "Texas must secede" guy has taken the "minorities are the real racists" thing to a different level.

Morrison also wrote that "many members of minority groups are simply racist against the party most white people happen to vote for." He singled out Asian Americans, who he said should be Republican "as they earn more money and pay more in taxes than white Americans."

Racist against the party? Okay then.

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Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 11-10-12 8:23 AM
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Is there a German word for how you feel when you try to hurt someone very badly but wind up making it the best Christmas ever?


Posted by: text | Link to this comment | 11-10-12 8:29 AM
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46 Glad to see Batman is on the case:

"Wow," Batman said. "OK, well -- I guess I need to start taking a look at his newsletters."


Posted by: Barry Freed | Link to this comment | 11-10-12 8:39 AM
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Just when I thought that this election couldn't get any more schadenfreuderific, I learn that a local media conservative gasbag who lives in PDBS threw an extravagant election night party. Their Democratic neighbors said they were tempted to go out and offer kleenex to the guests as they slinked back to their cars after Ohio was called.


Posted by: knecht ruprecht | Link to this comment | 11-10-12 9:26 AM
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Out of purely technical curiosity, is the treasurer of a county party organization properly called an "official" (when the context is not the party but the state)?


Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 11-10-12 9:32 AM
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Disaster relief, now there's a local knowledge problem if there ever was one.

One of the articles about Occupy Sandy describes the National Guard driving up, handing over supplies to an Occupy group, and going away again. I thought it was being framed as 'National Guard doesn't know what to do' but could have been framed as 'National Guard recognized local civil society, handed over stuff and didn't get officious'.


Posted by: clew | Link to this comment | 11-10-12 10:09 AM
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Also the CEO of a shitty pizza chain. People should do whatever it was they did to Chik-Fil-A, which probably involved a Twitter of some sort.


Posted by: Merganser | Link to this comment | 11-10-12 10:35 AM
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Put pickles on the pizza?


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 11-10-12 10:44 AM
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I am going to continue not eating Papa John's and not burning coal.


Posted by: Eggplant | Link to this comment | 11-10-12 11:08 AM
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What do you do with your coal?


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 11-10-12 11:12 AM
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I make ice cream.


Posted by: Eggplant | Link to this comment | 11-10-12 11:17 AM
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He's so hot, he makes ice cream.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 11-10-12 4:04 PM
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49: is that the person who adheres to the hulls of ships sometimes?


Posted by: Von Wafer | Link to this comment | 11-10-12 4:09 PM
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