You oughta get a kick out of this:
Newspaper staff called communists, atheists
Bristol Herald-Courier editorial [Thumbs Down section]
Don Blankenship, CEO of Massey Energy, compared Charleston Gazette Editor James. A. Haught to Osama Bin Laden on Nov. 20 when he spoke to the Tug Valley Mining Institute in Williamson, W.Va. “It is as great a pleasure for me to be criticized by the communists and the atheists of the Charleston Gazette as to be applauded by my best friends,” he said. “Because I know they are wrong. People are cowering away from being criticized by people that are our enemies. Would we be upset if Osama Bin Laden was critical of us?” he asked.
Blankenship, who heads the country’s fourth-largest coal company, said the coal business needs to start standing up for itself.
“They can say what they want about climate change ,” he said. “But the only thing melting in this country that matters is our financial system and our economy.”
“The greeniacs are taking over the world,” he claimed. [link]
The Charleston Gazette. Personally, I think Blankenship has insulted communists and atheists everywhere by associating them with the lowlife goons at the Gazette. But lumping them in with America's misguided "greeniacs" seems appropriate.
As for his one-liner, "They can say what they want about climate change, but the only thing melting in this country that matters is our financial system and our economy," as each day passes, more and more Americans are coming to that same realization, on both counts.
The climate is what it's always been (unpredictable and unchangeable). It's the American economy that is in precipitate meltdown.
You go, Don.