Political Plague wrote:Am I the only one who suddenly feels like Scalia's death was not an accident whatsoever now? It's obvious to me that there were motives at this point. Blatantly obvious.
Judge Merrick Garland comes from the Most Liberal Court of Appeals in the country and he voted to leave the DC gun Ban In affect, so he is anti-second amendment. He is probably OK with Parting out Babies, and Closing Coal Mines before you have an alternative.
If I (a simple uneducated woman) knew the coal fields needed alternative industry forty years ago, how is it the decision makers getting billions of coal severance monies over the decades didn't know? It wasn't that they didn't know. They did. One would only need to look at the steady decline of coal production over the last 3 decades to figure it out.
It wouldn't have mattered if all these years, half the people in the coal fields of Appalachia would have been behind creating alternative industry. King coal and all it's minions would not have allowed it. Those advocating it would have been targeted as "trouble makers", "outsiders" "commies" "lebo's" "elitist", or any other label that threatened the status quo of King Coal and it s minions. That's the power people hand over while embracing a single industry instead of a diverse economy. The only one certain thing you can count on is change. Good leaders are visionaries. They don't accept what is and never get up on what can be. They accept change and prepare for it.
Now that the day of reckoning is upon the coal fields, it's easy to blame a sitting President. Easy to lay the blame on any and everything and reject the reality that dependence on a single industry is fool hearty. It's just not reasonable.