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(Think Progress)   Coal company that dramatically fired workers the day after the election, claiming they couldn't afford to keep them in Obama's America, is quietly hiring back workers   (thinkprogress.org) divider line 102
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2013-01-25 12:22:17 PM
He's still a dick.
 
2013-01-25 12:35:29 PM
Snicker.
 
2013-01-25 01:27:12 PM
Thank you Obama. The recovery continues.
 
2013-01-25 01:38:04 PM
Did any of these business owners think their little tantrums here somehow going to undo the results of the election?
 
2013-01-25 01:42:45 PM
I think it's great that Obama has created employment opportunities in the coal industry.
 
2013-01-25 01:48:19 PM
...the "drastic time butthurt" forced "survival crybaby mode layoffs"
 
2013-01-25 01:52:53 PM
This is my surprised face:

static.neatorama.com
 
2013-01-25 02:20:06 PM
Mining coal can't be outsiurced to China.
Film at 11.
 
2013-01-25 02:20:45 PM
Outsourced even.
 
2013-01-25 02:23:05 PM

Sybarite: Did any of these business owners think their little tantrums here somehow going to undo the results of the election?


Yes. They thought that 'the workers' would follow the lead of the 'job creators'.
 
2013-01-25 02:28:33 PM
Not one quote from someone who's been hired.  Just a guy saying  he knows people who are trying to get hired.
 
2013-01-25 02:45:26 PM

BarkingUnicorn: Not one quote from someone who's been hired.  Just a guy saying  he knows people who are trying to get hired.


Do you actually think it would be a good idea to give an interview that would embarrass your future employer?
 
2013-01-25 02:45:58 PM

Nadie_AZ: Sybarite: Did any of these business owners think their little tantrums here somehow going to undo the results of the election?

Yes. They thought that 'the workers' would follow the lead of the 'job creators'.


The workers are real. The "creators" are pure fiction.
 
2013-01-25 02:46:32 PM
I wish the economy would rebound strongly and really expose these knuckleheads as idiots. Unfortunately, it looks like what is happening just in Spain, Greece, and now Cyprus will be enough to drag the world economy down again. And if the overly rapid expansion of the Chinese economy finally, inevitably slows in the near future...it will provide plenty of fodder for the derp brigade that see, we told you Obama hurrdurr.
 
2013-01-25 02:46:54 PM
Coal mining companies are still GIANT farkING DOUCHEBAGS to their employees.....shocking.
 
2013-01-25 02:47:05 PM

BarkingUnicorn: Not one quote from someone who's been hired.  Just a guy saying  he knows people who are trying to get hired.


I would demand my money back if I were you.
 
2013-01-25 02:49:08 PM

SilentStrider: Mining coal can't be outsiurced to China.
Film at 11.


Yes it can, and Vietnam too.
 
2013-01-25 02:49:14 PM
This is the same company the mandated that the miners attend a Romney rally and docked their pay for it, right?
 
2013-01-25 02:49:36 PM
Gee, it's almost as if slightly higher tax rates aren't a reason to stop trying to make more money.
 
2013-01-25 02:53:13 PM

Philip Francis Queeg: This is the same company the mandated that the miners attend a Romney rally and docked their pay for it, right?


Murray allegedly forced miners to attend a pro-Romney rally without pay and to contribute to Republican candidates


Get it together, Queeger. We're counting on you! Good god, man!
 
2013-01-25 02:53:50 PM

Soup4Bonnie: Philip Francis Queeg: This is the same company the mandated that the miners attend a Romney rally and docked their pay for it, right?

Murray allegedly forced miners to attend a pro-Romney rally without pay and to contribute to Republican candidates

Get it together, Queeger. We're counting on you! Good god, man!


I feel shame.
 
2013-01-25 02:55:58 PM
And anyone went  back to that shiathole? What kind of crappy market is the coal industry?
 
2013-01-25 02:56:54 PM

PsiChick: And anyone went  back to that shiathole? What kind of crappy market is the coal industry?


Have you ever heard anybody say, "If you study hard and keep at it, you can work in a coal mine someday"?
 
2013-01-25 02:56:56 PM

PsiChick: And anyone went  back to that shiathole? What kind of crappy market is the coal industry?


One industry in a region. So you gotta either get out or kowtow.
 
2013-01-25 02:58:13 PM
Problem with coal is, it's dirty (polluting), hard to transport, and expensive relative to natural gas now that fracking has gotten so advanced.

No matter who won the election -- or who will win the next several -- coal is no longer a very good energy source relative to natural gas.

It's just that simple.

Also, those guys are partisan hacks for trying to pin coal's problems on Obama.
 
2013-01-25 02:58:56 PM
Weasel worded article is weasel worded.

Coal mine owner is a soulless gas bag.
 
2013-01-25 03:00:06 PM

PsiChick: And anyone went  back to that shiathole? What kind of crappy market is the coal industry?


Dad Good! good? What do you know about it? What do you know about getting up at five o'clock in t'morning to fly to Paris... back at the Old Vic for drinks at twelve, sweating the day through press interviews, television interviews and getting back here at ten to wrestle with the problem of a homosexual nymphomaniac drug-addict involved in the ritual murder of a well known Scottish footballer. That's a full working day, lad, and don't you forget it!
Mum Oh, don't shout at the boy, father.
Dad Aye, 'ampstead wasn't good enough for you, was it? ... you had to go poncing off to Barnsley, you and yer coal-mining friends. (spits)
Ken Coal-mining is a wonderful thing father, but it's something you'll never understand. Just look at you!
 
2013-01-25 03:02:22 PM

Philip Francis Queeg: PsiChick: And anyone went  back to that shiathole? What kind of crappy market is the coal industry?

Dad Good! good? What do you know about it? What do you know about getting up at five o'clock in t'morning to fly to Paris... back at the Old Vic for drinks at twelve, sweating the day through press interviews, television interviews and getting back here at ten to wrestle with the problem of a homosexual nymphomaniac drug-addict involved in the ritual murder of a well known Scottish footballer. That's a full working day, lad, and don't you forget it!
Mum Oh, don't shout at the boy, father.
Dad Aye, 'ampstead wasn't good enough for you, was it? ... you had to go poncing off to Barnsley, you and yer coal-mining friends. (spits)
Ken Coal-mining is a wonderful thing father, but it's something you'll never understand. Just look at you!


Tungsten carbide drills? What the bloody 'ell are tungsten carbide drills?
 
2013-01-25 03:04:17 PM
Seniority reset to zero
 
2013-01-25 03:09:23 PM

zerkalo: Seniority reset to zero


Aren't coal mining states generally right to work anyhow? Any seniority that would be granted to a coal miner in a right to work situation would be meaningless anyhow.
 
2013-01-25 03:10:00 PM

jasimo: Also, those guys are partisan hacks for trying to pin coal's problems on Obama.


What else would you expect from the self-proclaimed "party of personal responsibility"?
 
2013-01-25 03:10:14 PM
As shiatty as the market is, do you really want to rely on a boss who hires and fires a lot of people because of his political leanings and paranoia for a stable income?

Before, it was because we got a black president, tomorrow it could be because there was a Sasquatch sighting in northern Michigan, then the day after because North Korea threatens to launch a gay pride parade. Fark this asshole. His employees should quietly be looking for another job in the same industry. This guy is a prick who will use any goddamn excuse to act like a damn infant... just wait until he finds out one of them was born in the month of August, or is married to a Protestant, then he will really lose his goddamn mind.
 
2013-01-25 03:10:25 PM
Wonder what kind of pay cut they took to get their jobs back?
 
2013-01-25 03:12:16 PM

EyeballKid: PsiChick: And anyone went  back to that shiathole? What kind of crappy market is the coal industry?

Have you ever heard anybody say, "If you study hard and keep at it, you can work in a coal mine someday"?


Actually, Nevada's got a lot of mining, and it requires a pretty decent amount of education. Of course, most people involved are in mining towns where that's literally the only thing you do in your life...
 
2013-01-25 03:15:22 PM

Ed Finnerty: jasimo: Also, those guys are partisan hacks for trying to pin coal's problems on Obama.

What else would you expect from the self-proclaimed "party of personal responsibility"?


Well of course! Each one of the miners he fired was personally responsible for Obama's victory.
 
2013-01-25 03:15:27 PM

Nadie_AZ: One industry in a region. So you gotta either get out or kowtow.


No, this is not true. I will let my friend and Ayn mentor explain for me:

"The bottom line is: I'm not an expert, so don't give me the power in Washington to be making rules. You live here, and you have to work in the mines. You'd try to make good rules to protect your people here. If you don't, I'm thinking that no one will apply for those jobs." ~ Senator Rand Paul

You see, regardless of the unemployment rate, if a place is unsafe or unfair, workers will not want to work there. You could always get a (part-time, no benefits) job at Burger Slop to support your family. Or apply for welfare. It's not like they don't have options. BTW, let's get rid of welfare, I mean, reduce the benefits of welfare. We're broke!
 
2013-01-25 03:16:20 PM
Way to show those stinking peasants, yr lordship.
 
2013-01-25 03:17:22 PM

RoxtarRyan: North Korea threatens to launch a gay pride parade.



That would be quite a memorable spectacle.
 
2013-01-25 03:18:55 PM
What are the odds that they were hired back at reduced pay?
 
2013-01-25 03:20:13 PM

jasimo: No matter who won the election -- or who will win the next several -- coal is no longer a very good energy source relative to natural gas.

It's just that simple.

Also, those guys are partisan hacks for trying to pin coal's problems on Obama.


Yep. We can track how much coal is being mined/used, how much Natural Gas is being mined/used, and how much electricity is produced by both, and the costs associated.

NG became cheaper than coal, and coal production was switched to NG. Yet these "job creators" told the derpbrigade that they were losing coal jobs because of Obama.

growlersoftware.com
 
2013-01-25 03:20:44 PM

redqueenmeg: RoxtarRyan: North Korea threatens to launch a gay pride parade.


That would be quite a memorable spectacle.


static.guim.co.uk
 
2013-01-25 03:24:19 PM
Here would be an excellent time for them to have a union.
 
2013-01-25 03:24:37 PM
I'm a Republican and voted for Romney but I hope this guy loses his business because what he did was wrong.
 
2013-01-25 03:25:46 PM

Alphakronik: Wonder what kind of pay cut they took to get their jobs back?


Bet they were full-time and got hired back part-time so they get no benefits.
 
2013-01-25 03:30:28 PM
Ya know, it is funny how the right get's all conspiracyish if conservative professors are looked over at universities where it is ambiguos that political views the reason they were not hired or fired, but they seem alright right if people get hired or fired blatantly for their political views.

I can imagine the uproar on FOX if some dot com company in SF would fire an engineer for voting for Romney.
 
2013-01-25 03:32:34 PM
Working people live paycheck to paycheck, something Murray and other billionaire parasites seem to fail to understand - or care about. CEOs who use their employees' security and well-being to make a political point should have their business taken away from them.
 
2013-01-25 03:34:37 PM

lc6529: I'm a Republican and voted for Romney but I hope this guy loses his business because what he did was wrong.


And yet, this is the kind of crap that Romney espouses. Anything for the bottom line.

Why would you proudly exclaim haivng voted for Romney and then in the next breath talk about the same petty, evil shiat that Romney and the Republicans are known for? I mean, c'mon, fool yourself into thinking that they are fiscally conservative or something - fine - but don't think they are decent human beings in the slightest.
 
2013-01-25 03:35:15 PM

Philip Francis Queeg: redqueenmeg: RoxtarRyan: North Korea threatens to launch a gay pride parade.


That would be quite a memorable spectacle.

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You made my day. Thank you.
 
2013-01-25 03:37:54 PM

Philip Francis Queeg: redqueenmeg: RoxtarRyan: North Korea threatens to launch a gay pride parade.


That would be quite a memorable spectacle.

[static.guim.co.uk image 738x480]


The old guy in the grey suit on the left is not clapping in rhythm with the rest! KILL THE TRAITOR!
 
2013-01-25 03:40:41 PM

SN1987a goes boom: What are the odds that they were hired back at reduced pay?


Can I come back at severely reduced pay?
 
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