Henry Payne for January 15, 2020

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    Concretionist  over 4 years ago

    The economy killed coal jobs. They’ve been dying for a generation or two. And they deserve to die. They’re dangerous, dirty, don’t pay enough for the risk involved. And are part of the climate problem. And of course the owners are the only real beneficiaries of continued coal extraction.

    Remember the old Guthrie refrain (I think it was):

    The owners get the money and the workers get the shaft!

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    Say What Now‽ Premium Member over 4 years ago

    Vote the Rump, he killed the environment. He killed damning stories about his affairs. He killed investigations over his corruption. He killed children.

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    RAGs  over 4 years ago

    Now if Payne could only find a car which runs on coal…

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    quixotic3  over 4 years ago

    Pretty sure Payne objected to the idea that Obama killed bin Laden.

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    Daeder  over 4 years ago

    Progress killed coal jobs…Oh right, Payne hates progress.

    As for Soleimani, we’re still waiting for the legal justification for his murder.

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    superposition  over 4 years ago

    If we could travel back to 1923, coal mining jobs would be abundant.


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    Ontman  over 4 years ago

    Payne is a lot like Trump. He can’t tell his butt from a hole in the ground either. That’s why they are both such poor golfers. An oldie but a goodie.

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    A# 466  over 4 years ago

    The irony is the 2020 slogan for Ol’ Punkinhead. I quote it here without beeps and redactions: “TRUMP 2020. NO MORE BULLSHIT.” This is what the GOP has fallen to. Would that the Democrats scrap their minor differences (LGQT vs straight, white vs black, gentile vs jew, male vs female, etc., etc.) and then unify against this existential GOP threat against all of us — including Ol’ Punkinhead’s minions and wishful thinking blinded supporters. Yes Virginia, it CAN happen here.

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    brit-ed  over 4 years ago

    Pretty desperate… Trump said he was bringing back coal jobs. What happened there sparky?

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    Durak Premium Member over 4 years ago

    The low cost of natural gas and oil, FRACKING killed coal jobs.

    Why don’t you cry about what killed whale oil lamps? Or how electricity killed the wood stove industry? It makes about as much sense.

    Payne, you don’t HELP anyone. Your lies only make things worse. You’re busy wrongly blaming Biden, while Trump is murdering in our name. You’re like one of those old Soviet propaganda writers who deliberately, knowingly lied to the ignorant, uneducated masses.

    For shame.

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    Teto85 Premium Member over 4 years ago

    I’m taking the electric car into town to run some errands. When I get back I am going to plug it in and let the electricity from the solar panels charge it up. Eat my electrons Henry.

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    ED CANTWELL  over 4 years ago

    What a bunch of bull. There are only 150,000 mining jobs in the US and surface mining made underground mining obsolete decades ago. Coal companies are going bankrupt to avoid paying pensions and cleanup costs. And the amount of power generated by coal has been decreasing for years. Every other energy source is cheaper, cleaner, and easier to deploy. Guess this guy would be okay with a government subsidized buggy whip factory, too. Amazing how all these “free market” types become socialists when it suits them.

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    Gen.Flashman  over 4 years ago

    Trump-“I like the challenge and tell the story of the coal miner’s son. The coal miner gets black-lung disease, his son gets it, then his son. If I had been the son of a coal miner, I would have left the damn mines. But most people don’t have the imagination—or whatever—to leave their mine. They don’t have ‘it.’” (Playboy, March 1990)

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    thelordthygod666  over 4 years ago

    Like Donald, Hank never lets the truth get in the way. Between Reagan and Obama coal mining jobs fell from 200k to 80k. The decline did stay flat in 2017, but again more jobs were lost in 2018 and 2019 as a record number of utilities abandoned coal [https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2019-10-31/coal-consumption-keeps-dropping-under-trump-coal-jobs-will-too]

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    Li'l Dale  over 4 years ago

    Coal jobs committed suicide…

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    Alberta Oil Premium Member over 4 years ago

    I think it pretty sad that killing “anyone” becomes a matter of pride.. a trophy to be mounted in a man cave. Justice needs to be sober.. not something to draw cheering crowds like public hangings.. burning at the stake.. guillotines..

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    RalphConti  over 4 years ago

    this is based on the alternate reality that coal jobs are still alive. where as a few days ago, miners stopped a train carrying coal again due to a lack of pay. Once again, support for Trump has to be based on lies.

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    Madzdad the bard  over 4 years ago

    That is hilarious considering how many major coal companies have filed for bankruptcy in the last two years. Five in Colorado and Wyoming alone. At least the last administration (and even the one before it) pushed new energy technologies as a replacement and created an entirely new industry.

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    jhayesd31  over 4 years ago

    Coal Killed and is killing Americans both black lung and pollution. I have no IDEA why the Right wing is so married to coal.


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    StackableContainers  over 4 years ago

    This is just shockingly ignorant. Anyone who can read…and change the channel from FoxNews…knows that the market and new technologies is killing coal not politics.

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    ndblackirish97  over 4 years ago

    Really? I haven’t noticed a boom in coal jobs the last three years. Coal jobs are still dying across the country along with many other jobs and businesses as result of Trump’s trade war with China, Europe, Canada, and Mexico. Carrier plant in Indiana still laid off people. Harley Davidson shut down a plant in KC and transferred manufacturing overseas. Corporations got tax cuts and still laid off millions of Americans replacing them with technology. But yeah, Biden as VP under Obama boasted renewable energy sector growth creating jobs to replace coal. Facts do matter, dude. #FactsMatter

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    mikemck  over 4 years ago

    Economics killed the coal jobs, if it made sense for power plants to run on coal they would. What the govt. needs to need is provide training and create opportunities that actually have a future.

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    Monchoxyz  over 4 years ago

    Who is Soleimani? Trump first time he heard the name a few months ago.

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    DrDon1  over 4 years ago

    Another ignorant, gross distortion from Payne!

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    Aliquid  over 4 years ago

    I’m 100% behind someone that kills coal jobs… they need to be killed.

    Granted, we should be supportive of the employees and make sure there is some plan to help them move forward when the industry dies, but the industry needs to die.

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    Another Take  over 4 years ago

    Again – a 19th century fuel for 21st century fools.

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    Patjade  over 4 years ago

    Coal jobs killed themselves by become mostly irrelevant in the face of technology and better power sources, Henry. Please keep up with the times, this isn’t the early 1900’s anymore.

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    Union Man  over 4 years ago

    Payne, I think you’re 1972 Ford Pinto has an exhaust leak and is affecting you’re ability to function. Seek medical treatment.

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    Radish the wordsmith  over 4 years ago

    Republicans love death.

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    Wlly Blly  over 4 years ago

    Is Payne so freaking stupid that he thinks a politician killed coal jobs? The whole world has been moving away from coal because there are better alternatives!

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    Gary Williams Premium Member over 4 years ago

    so killing coal jobs is something to be ashamed of????!!!!

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    gcottay  over 4 years ago

    Trump’s trade wars killed more jobs than the entire coal work force.

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    charliekane  over 4 years ago

    Is this supposda not make me vote for Joe Biden?

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    fritzoid Premium Member over 4 years ago

    I bet Henry Payne’s wristwatch runs on fossil fuel…

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    Vidrinath Premium Member over 4 years ago

    What else is true in your bubble Henry? Did McCain win in 2008? Is cold fusion powering your car? Did Jesus come back? Do people take you seriously?

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    Barry Onyx  over 4 years ago

    Other things Donald Trump has killed:

    ° Sanity

    ° Truth

    ° US Alliances with non-dictatorships

    ° Restful nights

    ° Satire

    ° Children

    ° The GOP (with a huge assist from Reagan)

    ° Democracy

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    Erwin Schwartz Premium Member over 4 years ago

    Antiquity is killing coal production……………..

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    moosemin  over 4 years ago

    This is the first time, in almost one year, I checked out Payne’s cartoon. I now remember fully why I consider his opinions and cartoons worthless.

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    fritzoid Premium Member over 4 years ago

    A number of years ago there was a TV sketch (I don’t remember whether it was SNL or some other show) about a Texas DA race where the only issue was which candidate would execute the most convicts fastest: “I’m going to execute so many criminals we’ll need a conveyor belt into the gas chamber!” “Well, I’M going to execute so many we’ll need to annex Oklahoma to bury them all!”

    There’s no question that plays to a certain segment of the electorate…

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    Cameron1988 Premium Member over 4 years ago

    Coal jobs have been going obsolete, you delusional, trumpanzee dipshit

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    MattCarroll  over 4 years ago

    Trying to figure out why that’s not a reason to vote for Biden and not trunt. Is that some magpie ironicalness?

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