The Abject Stupidity Of The Alarmist Econuts


The coal industry in the United States has been under attack by the econuts for years.  It has intensified under the Obama’s EPA administration.  So much so, that we’re now entering an era of coal plant closures and lay-offs. 

Some moronic American econuts see this as a victory, giving foodstamp recipients yet another reason to party

Of course, the climate alarmists see this as a good thing.  The thought being that CO2 emissions from coal is causing the earth to hot up.  But, as I’ve pointed out many times on this blog, if we don’t expand our energy availability for economic growth someone else will. 

In spite of the delusional propaganda of Joe Romm, image(yeh, you, you nut job). The U.S. sits atop the world’s largest amount of coal.  This is a huge resource of energy and wealth possessed by the U.S.  In my view, any advocacy which wishes us to squander the economic advantages this gives the U.S is simply an anti-American stance.  It is unconscionable to relegate fellow Americans to poverty when jobs and cheap, available, and reliable energy is literally right under our feet!   The attacks on coal is a direct hostility towards the people of the U.S.  It is to my alarm and our shame that most of this American hostility is conducted by fellow Americans. 



So, what is the product of this hostility?  I’ve already shown that our coal exports are increasing.


But, that story mostly discussed exports increasing to Europe.  I guess it doesn’t bother the econuts that much.  Maybe this is because they trust the Europeans to be more ecologically conscionable than the U.S. or something.  But, I wonder if that same trust is extended to developing nations?

Appalachian Coal Exports: 9 Million Tons To Be Sent To India

What the lunatics fail to understand is that if the U.S. refuses to utilize this great resource, other countries will. 

Gov. Steve Beshear announced the 25-year, $7 billion agreement between India’s Abhijeet Group and Kentucky-based Booth Energy Group and River Trading Co., calling it good news for U.S. coal miners who have lost their jobs because of a decline in domestic coal sales.

“It’s no secret that the coal industry is in a state of flux, what with erratic market conditions, the uncertain regulatory atmosphere and the ever-changing energy picture,” Beshear said. “This creates challenges in Kentucky where mining has been a huge source of jobs and a pillar of our state economy.”

The agreement also is a boon for India where power outages last week affected over 600 million people. India is a major coal producer, but it can’t keep up with demand from steel mills and power plants without imports.

Most of those imports now come from Australia, Indonesia and South Africa.

Now, it’s well known that most readers here don’t give two shakes about CO2 emissions.  Most probably regard the environmental laws enacted in the U.S. as sufficient to protect the environment of the U.S. and it’s global impact.  Can the same be said about India and other nations of the world?  And this is the abject stupidity of these lunatics.  In their religious fervor (and that’s exactly what it is)  to destroy a great American asset, under the guise of concern for the ecology of the earth, (and guise is exactly what it is) they’ve actually worked against what they’ve supposedly advocated.  No reasonable person on earth could not see this as an inevitable consequence of their assault on coal.

So, either this assault on coal was a thinly veiled effort to inflict damage to the U.S. economy (and other first world nations) and impoverish more Americans (and citizens of other first world nations) or these people dwell in abject stupidity.  If their anti-American advocacy prevails they would have caused more CO2 to be emitted, and more emissions of particles which do real harm to the world’s ecology all at a much higher cost for the energy derived from the coal itself.

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24 Responses to The Abject Stupidity Of The Alarmist Econuts

  1. leftinbrooklyn says:

    One day these eco-freaks will come back from the lunatic fringe. Or, one day history will look back on them on par with witch burners . One or the other.

    • suyts says:

      I think after 30 years of this nonsense, they’ve rightly earned their page in history as the most willfully ignorant group of people in the history of mankind.

  2. HankH says:

    The lack of understanding consequences is symptomatic of what predisposes these people to becoming econuts. It’s the nuts part of the word. Such inability to reason consequences leads them to being unrestrained in their behavior and actions (zealots). It is typical that these people will dismiss obvious bad consequences as being of no real concern.

    • suyts says:

      Well, I think that’s the nutty part, but, I think the lack of the ability to make simple “if/then” reasoning puts them not only being nutty, but also very simpleminded.

    • Jim Masterson says:

      These econuts get stuck on stupid ideas that harm the environment more than it helps. A few years ago they were forcing manufacturers to stop using wood studs and start using steel instead. Their idea was to preserve trees. Here we have an environmentally renewable product (wood studs) and they wanted to replace them with a non-renewable steel product. If you want to sequester CO2, where better than in homes as wood studs?

      Now they want to destroy dams because of some other enviro nonsense. I thought hydroelectric was the ultimate renewable energy source. I guess not.

      Very little econut ideas have any beneficial effect on the environment. What these idiot ideas do is give the econuts a feeling of doing something for the environment. It doesn’t matter if it really helps or not. It’s the thought that counts.


      • suyts says:

        They hate hydro because it’s the cheapest electricity generated.

        • Me says:

          And styrofoam and plactic bags. I remember when it wouldn’t bio degrade and it littered everywhere, so they complained about that. Then they were made to bio degrade faster and it in turn, it depleted oxygen content in rivers and such causing fish kills or it went int the atomsphere and they blamed it on the ozone hole!

        • suyts says:

          Yeh, they’re constantly doing stupid stuff which screws stuff up worse than before the morons decided they cared about the cause de jour.

        • Me says:

          Yep. they have short memories don’t they?

        • suyts says:

          I really don’t think they care. They’re communists which simply invent causes to attack commerce.

        • Me says:

          I guess your right, the instigators of that, that is, they know better and get the public ratteled into their ferver.

  3. Me says:

    Well when it all collapses, there will not be any food stamps or welfare. What will they do then?

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