Well, now we know why he switched parties!

From The Wall Street Journal: West Virginia Gov. Justice Asks Trump for $4.5 Billion to Save Eastern Coal Miners in western states says proposal goes against free market principles By Dan Molinski | Updated August 9, 2017 4:57 p.m. ET West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice is asking President Donald Trump to extend his support for …

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As long as we allow able-bodied people to survive without working, we will never solve our economic and entitlements problems 2 Thessalonians 3:10: “For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat.”

Gotta give credit to my tweep! A Wisconsin factory just “hired” a bunch of robots. The company claims it couldn’t find good workers https://t.co/LkA13rVeCR @chicoharlan — Heather Long (@byHeatherLong) August 6, 2017 And the article: Rise of the machines By Chico Harlan1 | @chicoharlan | August 5 at 6:00 PM The workers of the first …

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Schadenfreude! Salon can’t pay its bills I wonder if @AmandaMarcotte is getting paid?

From the New York Post: Salon struggling to pay its rent By Keith J. Kelly | August 3, 2017 | 10:0 PM Salon, the struggling digital publisher, is having trouble paying its rent. A landlord who late last year evicted Salon from its New York offices for nonpayment of $90,000 in back rent is now …

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The lost decade

From The Washington Post’s Wonkblog: U.S. job growth surges in July By Ana Swanson | August 4 at 8:34 AM The U.S. economy added 209,000 jobs in July, according to government data released Friday morning, surpassing economists’ expectations and suggesting the economy continues to thrive after an extended streak of job gains in recent years. …

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Another coal company start-up The IPO thanks President Trump for the opportunity

From CNNMoney: Coal mining company mentions Trump 13 times in IPO filing by Matt Egan | @mattmegan5 | August 1, 2017: 6:23 AM ET Alpha Natural Resources filed for bankruptcy two years ago when the American coal industry went into free fall. Now a revamped version of the coal mining company is planning to go …

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Democrats support raising taxes, so let’s go ahead and raise taxes on Democrats!

From Newsmax: GOP Favor Dropping Tax Beneficial to Blue States (AP) – Monday, 24 July 2017 08:34 AM Republicans aren’t usually big on raising taxes, but they’re really eager to eliminate the federal deduction for state and local taxes. Why? A look at the states that benefit the most from the tax break helps explain …

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A good reason to move to Kentucky!

From The Philadelphia Inquirer: Pennsylvania badly needs new revenue, top Senate Dem says by Karen Langley | Harrisburg Bureau |Updated: June 19, 2017 — 6:45 PM EDT HARRISBURG — Senate Democratic leader Jay Costa painted a bleak picture of state finances Monday, predicting lawmakers and the governor will put band-aids on the next two budgets …

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Lying to ourselves: the debt limit

From CNNMoney: Mnuchin cites September as possible debt ceiling crunch by Jeanne Sahadi | June 12, 2017: 7:53 PM ET For the first time, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Monday offered a specific month for when the government might come dangerously close to breaching its legal debt limit. “I am comfortable saying we can fund …

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Democrisy! Governor Tom Wolf (D-PA) attends the opening of a coal mine after criticizing President Trump’s withdrawal from Paris climate agreement Yet another reason Donald Trump is President

From Fox News: First New Coal Mine of Trump Era Opens in Pennsylvania June 10, 2017 | 1:09 PM EDT President Trump lauded the opening of the nation’s first new coal mine in recent memory. Corsa Coal Company will operate the mine in Somerset County, Pa. – outside of Pittsburgh. Corsa CEO George Dethlefsen said …

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A (surprisingly) fair article from The New York Times It must've been a mistake!

I was shocked! Small Businesses Cheer ‘New Sheriff in Town’ After Climate Pact Exit By Landon Thomas Jr | June 2, 2017 As news that President Trump was pulling out of the Paris climate accord hit at a luncheon for small-business owners in Toledo, Ohio, on Thursday, an already happy crowd suddenly turned euphoric. “It …

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