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Don’t Like this Program? Change the Dial

Brothers and sisters of the coal community, you may be pleased with your elected representative in Congress for his coal friendly voting record and want to show your appreciation. Or you may be frustrated by clueless politicians who don’t appreciate what you and King Coal do for this country. Maybe you’re annoyed at policies coming out of Washington that seem to favor “green” jobs over existing ones, renewable energy over affordable energy.

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The Strength of Team USA

In soccer it’s called an “own goal”—a player mistakenly kicks the ball into his own net, scoring one for the opposition.  There were a couple of own goals scored this month during the World Cup in South Africa, but none was bigger than the one committed here in the United States.

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That Four Letter Word

If you’re doing The New York Times crossword puzzle and need a four-letter word for “jobs,” you could do worse than trying “C-O-A-L.”  

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Fossil Fuel Follies

“Without question, there is going to be a blistering, scalding indictment of the practices the industry engaged in,” thundered Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) in response to the headline-grabbing accident that dominated daily news coverage. No, not the Upper Big Branch mine accident; that was the subject of last week’s indictment. Markey was shaking his rhetorical fist at the oil industry for the BP spill.

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April Fool

We like the high-wage jobs and the low-cost electricity coal provides, the administration seems to be saying, but we don’t like to actually mine or burn the stuff.

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