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Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:22 PM

After Obama reelection coal company CEO reads prayer to staff, announces layoffs

Source: Washington Post



For the chairman and chief executive of Murray Energy, an Ohio-based coal company, the reelection of President Obama was no cause for celebration. It was a time for prayer – and layoffs.

Robert E. Murray read a prayer to a group of company staff members on the day after the election, lamenting the direction of the country and asking: “Lord, please forgive me and anyone with me in Murray Energy Corp. for the decisions that we are now forced to make to preserve the very existence of any of the enterprises that you have helped us build.”

On Wednesday, Murray also laid off 54 people at American Coal, one of his subsidiary companies, and 102 at Utah American Energy, blaming a “war on coal” by the administration of President Barack Obama.”

Murray Energy is the country’s largest privately owned coal mining company, with about 3,000 employees producing about 30 million tons of bituminous coal a year, according to its Web site.

The company was the subject of an article in the New Republic that said the company had forced miners to attend a Romney campaign speech in southeastern Ohio in August. Murray denied the account. The New Republic also reported that Murray Energy employees have given more than $1.4 million to Republican candidates for federal office since 2007.

Murray has also been a target of environmentalists. Notably, the company has spilled coal slurry into a creek on seven different occasions.

Read more: http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/after-obama-re-election-ceo-reads-prayer-to-staff-announces-layoffs/2012/11/09/e9bca204-2a63-11e2-bab2-eda299503684_story.html

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Reply After Obama reelection coal company CEO reads prayer to staff, announces layoffs (Original post)
trailmonkee Nov 2012 OP
sharp_stick Nov 2012 #1
savannah43 Nov 2012 #13
kelliekat44 Nov 2012 #73
lexw Nov 2012 #2
geardaddy Nov 2012 #3
drm604 Nov 2012 #4
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KansDem Nov 2012 #26
landolfi Nov 2012 #12
dem in texas Nov 2012 #14
SoapBox Nov 2012 #19
liberal N proud Nov 2012 #33
RiskWrangler Nov 2012 #57
Kolesar Nov 2012 #58
Petrushka Nov 2012 #77
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joshcryer Nov 2012 #79
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progressivebydesign Nov 2012 #16
AAO Nov 2012 #39
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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:26 PM

1. There are some people

that you just want to slap around because of who they are. This disturbed little shit is definitely one of them. I don't think I could stomach working for or even around such a slimy ideologue.

Disgusting, retch inducing, I can't think of the proper way to describe him.

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Response to sharp_stick (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:39 PM

13. A republican? That works.

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Response to sharp_stick (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 09:46 PM

73. Had to "read" a prayer!!?? That says a lot.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:27 PM

2. And this is how they're going to get their donations to the GOP back...

by laying off workers.
A$$es!!!

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:28 PM

3. Why didn't he lay the people off the first time BO was elected.

What a fuckwit.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:28 PM

4. What a jerk.

Overnight things have changed so drastically that he has to have immediate layoffs?

Sounds to me like someone lashing out in anger at the easiest targets, his employees.

I wonder if he prayed to God for forgiveness the 7 times he polluted that creek.

I wonder if he's prayed to God for forgiveness for his contributions to global warming?

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Response to drm604 (Reply #4)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:31 PM

7. You are so right.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:30 PM

5. I hope Rachel or Tweety get hold of this - maybe the laid-off people will be offered better jobs

than what they had.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:30 PM

6. Well, as long as he's sorry

Of course he's really not, but it is just for appearances anyway.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:32 PM

8. What a douche: How insane is that to let ideology torpedo a profitable business?

Interweaving religious nuttery into the issue moved this man from a mere ideological partisan to a full on kook.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:33 PM

9. These lay offs were done AFTER he reduced his own salary, right?

Right?


Hello?




HELLO?



Laid off employees SUE to find out exactly WHY you were laid off, because it looks suspicious.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:36 PM

10. The employees should sue

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:36 PM

11. I'll bet you $10,000

that he isn't considering cutting his executive pay. Sorry, but I don't believe you are praying to the same God we serve. I hope your company goes under you sad excuse of a "moral" man.

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Response to sickwidit (Reply #11)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:52 PM

26. "I don't believe you are praying to the same God we serve"

Here's his "God"--


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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:37 PM

12. This guy deserves whatever misery he gets

and then some. Aim own gun at right foot and fire. At least he could have waited, but he probably figured he'd better do it now because the economy is improving.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:40 PM

14. Bull Pookey

It's not the War on Coal, but the abundance of cheap natural gas that is causing problems in the coal industry.

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Response to dem in texas (Reply #14)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:45 PM

19. DITTO!

...my thoughts further down the thread.

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Response to dem in texas (Reply #14)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:58 PM

33. I wonder too if they are not seasonal layoffs

If the mines are open pit, they may not be at full operation through the winter months.

I wish someone could explain if they are not.

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Response to liberal N proud (Reply #33)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 02:28 PM

57. Possibly a very good point n/t

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Response to liberal N proud (Reply #33)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 02:30 PM

58. I think Murray is way overstating this to make a headline...eom

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Response to liberal N proud (Reply #33)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 01:01 AM

77. Murray uses longwall mining (underground) in Ohio. (eom)

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Response to dem in texas (Reply #14)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 12:59 AM

76. Yes, cheap natural gas in abundance coupled with petered-out coal reserves . . .

. . . a reality in the Appalachian coalfields that public officials seem reluctant to face while coal executives such as Bob Murray is preaching against an imaginary War on Coal. Anyway . . .



Here's a link to editorial that appeared a few days ago in downstate West Virginia explaining the real problem:

http://wvgazette.com/Opinion/Editorials/201211060077

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Response to dem in texas (Reply #14)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 02:50 AM

79. Yep! We're exporting coal because of that shit!

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:41 PM

15. how many people have died

or been injured in his mines?

how many safety violations do his mines get every year?

Yeah, Shut the fuck up Mr Murray.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:41 PM

16. The only solace I have is that the people I see doing this shit, are old.

take from that what you will.

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Response to progressivebydesign (Reply #16)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 01:10 PM

39. But they are not old - most of them 30-40's - they just look 75 due to their death enhancing job.

 

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:44 PM

17. whoever you are praying to you piece garbage it evil just like you. A CEO lays people off people

when nothing has changed from yesterday to today

What a jerk

His company deserves to go under by making decisions like that

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:44 PM

18. There is some other bullshit going on...

I don't believe it.

This Racist PIG is using this, against the Black guy...but, I have a sneaking hunch that they needed to cut expenses anyway.

This is just a load of crap that he is using as an excuse.

New Republic? Mother Jones? Start DIGGING!

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Response to SoapBox (Reply #18)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 01:12 PM

41. I'd really hate to see a new wave of vigilanteism against douchebag CEO's.

 

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Response to AAO (Reply #41)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 02:00 AM

78. Yeah. This country needs a Robin Hood.

Or public funding of Daniel Ocean, INC., LLC.

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Response to Volaris (Reply #78)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 03:32 AM

82. We certainly at minimum need more cowbell!

 

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:46 PM

20. Fuck him...is there any effective way to boycott his company?

Here's the difference between shit-heads like Murray and the President of the company I work for...my company president addressed the site management yesterday, and had to discuss the new realities of life in the medical device industry under Obamacare's directives to control costs and consolidate testing to improve results.

Did my Company decree layoffs and petulance in the face of a new reality?

NO!!!

We were told that the mission of the company is to protect and improve public health and that we would be smart in dealing with a deflationary market for some of our products by aggressively controlling production costs and efficiencies, but that the planned expansions - including my department's new $10M laboratory project - would proceed as scheduled and that research, development and fighting the ongoing fight for public health improvements would be our focus. We would not be cutting back or laying off, but moving FORWARD! (BTW....my company is French owned and operates globally; but has a large manufacturing presence in the US, ironically in red states MO. and NC. as well as IL.)

I cannot tell you how inspiring that message was to hear. We will be directly impacted by Obamacare as consolidations mean fewer small labs to sell to and more large testing companies able to negotiate price reductions, but we are not going to sit on our hands and piss and moan about it. We are going to rededicate the company to the future and to new products that serve our mission of improving Public Health worldwide.

I could not be more proud of my company's stated response to having to operate in a new reality and the fact that it is the polar opposite of the piece of shit firing workers out of spite makes it all the more meaningful to me.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:48 PM

21. Oh, so the Lord

Helped him build his business. And he lays people off because his Candidate lost?

That sounds about right.

Forward.

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Response to Caeser67 (Reply #21)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 05:59 PM

68. He acknowledges "you didn't build that?"

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:50 PM

22. We need to work to get Citizen's United overturned. nt

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:50 PM

23. In the interim, those laid off will have it rough, but in the long run, they'll be much better off

than working for this piece of shit. Face it, this asshole was going to lay off his people no matter who won.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:50 PM

24. He has a lot more to pray for forgiveness about than just laying off some people

"Murray and his companies received national attention in August 2007 when six miners were trapped at the Crandall Canyon Mine in Utah, of which Murray Energy independent operating subsidiary UtahAmerican Energy had been a part-owner for 12 months. He says that the safety violations were trivial"

This is the asshat that killed the miners by doing the dangerous practice of "retreat mining" where you intentionally collapse the mine on the way out (removing the walls and pillars that you left to support rooms above you on the way in).

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:52 PM

25. Inefficient use of scarce economic resources.

Fuck you, Murray Energy, you chose a path that ended in a dead end.

And you were able to exploit the environment for free (externality) for decades and profited at the expense of everyone else.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:54 PM

27. Oh, die already, you murderous polluter. nt

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:54 PM

28. Pure spite. So unprofessional

If he's laying people off for any reason other than hard numbers on the balance sheet, he shouldn't be running a business. If those people weren't essential for day to day operation of the company, he shouldn't be heading a business.

I have a feeling that he'll either have to hire new employees to replace those he so hastily retired, or he'll need to curtail production and hurt the company. Once again, he shouldn't be in charge if he makes decisions based on who's in the White House.

If he thought Mitt Romney was going to assure that we'd all soon be fueling our furnaces, water heaters, and newly built power plants with his coal, it's time for his kids to take the car keys before he hurts someone. It's so sad when the human body outlasts the mind.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:55 PM

29. Another classic Republican fool

Lashing out in anger because he didn't get his way, he quickly chops off his own arm hahahahahaha!

So you fire 156 people who are the friends and family of your 3,000 employees because your guy lost the election?

What a DOPE!

So now the remaining employees are demoralized, less productive, and resentful of a company that cares more about politics than them.

Oh yeah, and added bonus you put their families and buddies out of work!

I keep waiting for someone on that side to sound like an adult. So far Frum is the only one with his "Conservative Entertainment Complex" discussion.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:55 PM

30. It sounds like he feels guilty for being so friggin' selfish, so he wants to be "forgiven"

What a sick wad.
I hope you burn in your fairy tale hell.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:56 PM

31. Spam deleted by gkhouston (MIR Team)

 

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:58 PM

32. "CREW Files FEC Complaint Over Coal Company's Coerced Campaign Donation"

"An ethics watchdog group wants to know whether an Ohio coal company violated federal election rules by forcing employees to donate to Mitt Romney's presidential campaign. Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington sent a complaint to the Federal Election Commission on Tuesday alleging that Murray Energy and its CEO Robert Murray "coerced" company employees to make contributions to its political action committee (PAC).

http://www.motherjones.com/mojo/2012/10/crew-files-fec-complaint-over-coal-companys-coerced-campaign-donations

"Coal miners lost pay when Mitt Romney visited their mine to promote coal jobs"

When contacted about the interview on Monday afternoon, Murray Energy spokesman Gary Broadbent emailed this statement: "Rob Moore made it abundantly clear that no employees were forced to attend the Romney event. All participation was, and always has been, completely voluntary."

Blomquist said that he got multiple emails and phone calls from Murray Energy workers who felt that they were intimidated into attending Romney's appearance. He said employees were told they'd have to forfeit the day's pay unless they could make up their missed hours on overtime or weekends.

"My whole point is that nobody should be pressured into attending anyone's political event," Blomquist told The Plain Dealer. "If they shut the mine down, why should they lose a day's pay? There are some guys that just want to go to work, feed their family and go home."

Romney used his appearance at the coal mine to blast what he called a "war on coal" by the Obama administration that he said was costing jobs in the coal industry.

http://www.cleveland.com/open/index.ssf/2012/08/coal_miners_lost_pay_when_mitt.html

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Response to hedgehog (Reply #32)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 01:06 PM

36. Yep, same guy

He's also responsible for the Crandall Canyon mine accident about five years ago.

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Response to spinbaby (Reply #36)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 01:23 PM

44. Good catch!


"Crandall Canyon Mine Collapse: Utah Operator To Pay Nearly $1 Million In Fines "

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/27/crandall-canyon-mine-collapse_n_1919782.html

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 01:00 PM

34. there is an extra hot place in hell waiting for him

since he's a praying man...

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 01:01 PM

35. The man's a miserable prick

This is pure, vengeful grandstanding at the expense of innocent people's livelihoods.

The election itself is no cause for a layoff. A very real downturn has to begin before layoff decisions are calculated and executed. And, those calculations have to based on real projections of future business as balanced with the internal resources needed to meet business objectives and remain profitable. I say it's too early in the President's second term (he was elected three days ago) to have these calculations completed.

But, it sounds to me like this guys is pulling the layoff trigger based on vague assumptions and "his feelings" about how the government's policies under Obama might affect his business. That's quite a data-vacuum in which to be making a decision to lay off specific numbers of people.

This is a temper tantrum, it's total partisan bullshit and smells like a stunt.

I'd like to keep my eye on this company and see if they quietly re-hire people in the coming months.

This shit irks me.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 01:06 PM

37. Hmmmm...

54 ÷ 3,000 = 1.8% layoffs. Has demand for coal declined by this much?


Or is he masking layoff with the political election?


Did he deliberately employ these people for weeks past their layoff time, just to do it after election day?

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 01:09 PM

38. That's Good

For the coal miners. They'll be able to get in on the ground floor of the new energy economy President Obama began to create with his American Recovery And Reinvestment Act.

The treatment of coal miners by coal companies is a matter of historical record.

Here's the complete prayer:

Mr. Robert E. Murray's Prayer, as shared with his workers:

Dear Lord:

The American people have made their choice. They have decided that America must change its course, away from the principals of our Founders. And, away from the idea of individual freedom and individual responsibility. Away from capitalism, economic responsibility, and personal acceptance.

We are a Country in favor of redistribution, national weakness and reduced standard of living and lower and lower levels of personal freedom.

My regret, Lord, is that our young people, including those in my own family, never will know what America was like or might have been. They will pay the price in their reduced standard of living and, most especially, reduced freedom.

The takers outvoted the producers. In response to this, I have turned to my Bible and in II Peter, Chapter 1, verses 4-9 it says, "To faith we are to add goodness; to goodness, knowledge; to knowledge, self control; to self control, perseverance; to perseverance, godliness; to godliness, kindness; to brotherly kindness, love."

Lord, please forgive me and anyone with me in Murray Energy Corp. for the decisions that we are now forced to make to preserve the very existence of any of the enterprises that you have helped us build. We ask for your guidance in this drastic time with the drastic decisions that will be made to have any hope of our survival as an American business enterprise.

Amen.


As much as he's like to find a scapegoat for being on the wrong side of history, economics and energy development, Murray is going to have to have to do better than lay off a few employees as a sacrifice.

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Response to november3rd (Reply #38)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 03:24 PM

61. Jesus (remember that guy?) was in favor of redistribution

"Sell all you have and give the money to the poor and then come follow me"

If these people actually believed in their god, they'd never say the things they say.

Also: They wanted to oust the Christian and install the Mormon.

I almost wish there was a god so these "people" could get what's coming to them.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 01:10 PM

40. Isn't there something with the DOJ too going on?

He was out of business since the cave in pretty much...it exposed too many things he should have taken care of along the way instead of trying to mine on the cheap. This is what happens when someone runs their business for greed instead of income.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 01:15 PM

42. The asshole mine owner prays to the right god

 

Murray like his god is a dyspeptic old fart who puts people out of work on a whim. Myth has it that Murray's god wiped out almost all of humanity with a flood because he didn't like something about them. And this god is promising to wipe out almost everyone again at "the end of time". Like Murray like god.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 01:17 PM

43. a face of pure evil

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 01:25 PM

45. He would have fired them anyway. Now he can just blame the Black guy

As if the economy would be fundamentally different the day after the election. It wouldn't even be fundamentally different for months if Romney were able to ram things through congress if he had won.

This guy is running his company into the ground, and he's laying the blame on the president.

TlalocW

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Response to TlalocW (Reply #45)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 02:00 PM

54. This douche just reinforced what a lot of working class folks have known for years.

Suck the boss's balls or get a fuckstick up their asses. This ought to be used by every (remaining) labor union in the country for the rest of recorded time to remind folks of what's it means to be nothing in the minds of people that genuinely believe that their employees are robbing of them of greater riches. Hope this shitass dies in one of his own mines.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 01:27 PM

46. This seems to be their retribution. I just posted this in another thread.

They have to hurt others when they feel, but will not actually be hurt. It's sadly immature.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 01:28 PM

47. Can we take this as a sign not to go after "Clean Coal" technology?

Because apparently the people it would benefit would rather do it the dirty way or not at all.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 01:28 PM

48. A coal /steel chump was the only guy I lost my temper with this year.

He started trying to lecture me about how "regalations" were killing the coal and steel industries, and that his employer was warning him that if President Obama was reelected he would lose his job.

"What evidence do you have that they are telling you the truth?" I said. "Why would they not lie to you to get you to vote for their tax breaks, then fire you anyway when it is most profitable to them? Why would you trust anyone who dares to threaten your job over your private vote?"

"Oh, they wouldn't do that," he said.

"Ever hear of Bethlehem? Or Pittsburgh? Virginia is a right to work state, so your job will disappear overnight instead of over eight years."

"Oh, that was a long time ago. We don't get our steel from there anymore. We get our steel from Des Moines." (From Pittsburgh Steel... in Des Moines, where the remnants of the industry moved to punish Pennsylvanians for being so Democratic and environmentally conscious.)

"Iowa is going to reelect the President, too. Why won't they just kill that industry there to punish those people, and by extension, kill your own job here?" By now he had that walls-closing-in look and he was muttering to himself as he headed for the door, the ugly truth nipping at his heels.

I don't think I helped him at all, but it helped me. I'm tired of standing in the shambles of a nation destroyed by a truth that most have never seen. You want to talk your bullshit with me, I'll roll out the fucking horror show, because I saw it all firsthand.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 01:32 PM

49. Too Numerous to Count.

TONS of corporations around the country are doing this, I was reading about it on different websites yesterday. It's obviously only out of spite, and GREED, the product of unbridled capitalism. Nothing has financially changed overnight for these corporations, why do they need to lay off workers all of a sudden?

I say we take them down. Pass some new laws protecting employees, and bring Unions back.

Oh WAAAA WAAAAA fucking rich gluttonous bastard CEO just cannot bear to take a pay cut himself out of his multi-millions instead to help others. Can't have that can we?

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 01:46 PM

50. And then this...

from Think Progress:

"One of the laid off workers took to Reddit today to answer questions. He said, “Despite the fact that nothing has changed in the two days since the election they decide to lay off employees. I’ve seen how corrupt the company can be over the years and am fairly certain the layoffs are just a way to make the President look bad.”


http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2012/11/09/1171301/fox-news-obama-layoffs/

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Response to SoapBox (Reply #50)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 02:20 PM

56. Wouldn't doubt it for a second

I have some contacts at the Century Mine, so I'm going to see if I can find out who was laid off and why. I suspect it's be the miners who went to the press and objected to being made an unpaid photo-op for the Romney campaign.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 01:49 PM

51. Pour some of that coal slurry down his fucking throat.

Die, you fucking scumbag...

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 01:58 PM

52. gas is cheaper than coal ..... cleaner too

n/t

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 02:00 PM

53. Sore Loser Loser

The hating of BHO continues

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 02:09 PM

55. He reminds me of every chain gang leader in every movie that has a chain gang ever seen

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 02:34 PM

59. $1.4M divided by 156 layoffs= $8794

Looks more like a case of bad priorities.

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Response to truthisfreedom (Reply #59)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 02:51 PM

60. The 1.4M was donated by his EMPLOYEES

He's got his own little extortion scheme going whereby employees are forced to donate to Republican causes. I'm sure he's personally forked out a lot more.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 03:24 PM

62. I haven't had an order in three months.

After 4 orders of 10 units in the first 8 months this year I delivered my last run in August.


All well at least it was "spare" money contract job.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 03:29 PM

63. It's simply who can throw the biggest tantrum.

This is terrorism at its best.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 03:32 PM

64. These are the "job creators" the GOP puts on a pedestal.

Sickening. I hope this fuckhead has nightmares for the rest of his miserable life.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 03:33 PM

65. Interesting that he mentions how God helped him build his company. Well, dipshit, I guess God has

changed his mind.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 04:10 PM

66. Gotta love the folks commenting in a local newspaper Murray hornswaggled --->

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 04:54 PM

67. Hey Murray does this means less filthy coal & NEW jobs in clean renewable Solar Wind & Hydro energy?

Let's hope so and new training for workers to excel in cleaner renewable energy.

Training, that you Murray & your filthy little corporation should be forced to pay for, scumbag!!

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 06:03 PM

69. Railroads......

As for the layoff of the employees it’s my opinion he just using OB as an excuse for the layoff. Only looking at the balance sheet would tell the truth, my guess is the rail cost of hauling coal over the railroad, that is very costly…. no wonder, the power plants are using nat. gas as source of fuel for their plants.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 06:20 PM

70. Murray was fined $1.1 M in September

Remember Murray Energy owned the Crandall Canyon Mine in Utah where 9 miners were killed in 2007. In September this year, MSHA fined the company $1.1 M for violations. He had to settle with the families as well. His undoing is not Obama, it is his own greed and stupid, unlawful mining practices.
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765607353/Utah-mine-operator-to-pay-nearly-1M-in-fines.html

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 09:29 PM

71. Isn't this illegal? I don't see how this ugly son of a bitch is getting away with this....

at the very least, this should lead to some HUGE lawsuits.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 09:38 PM

72. Sorry the peasants hurt his feelings

If we dragged in a few for a flogging, would that make him feel better?

Yes, I think God would approve. See to it at once.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 11:17 PM

74. If That Isn't Voter Intimidation, If Not Economic Terrorism, I Am Not Sure What Is

Seriously, if President Obama wins, I am going fire a couple hundred employees at random. Just think about that as you go into the voting booth. Of course, there is no promise that no employees will not be fired if Romney wins, but now you have some sick show of firing employees in retaliation for a President Obama win.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 11:19 PM

75. Fucking lying piece of shit.

Natural gas glut reduced demand for coal.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 10:15 AM

80. Don't get the urge to visit any of your mines soon, Mr. Murray.

Mines are dangerous places. Particularly when filled with angry miners.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 09:48 PM

81. revolting! nt

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