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Old 04-18-2018, 11:28 AM
 
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He'll probably win as long as he promises to "bring back dem jobs"
"I'll bring back coal mining jobs to our fair state! Only 10% chance of being blown up!"

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Old 04-18-2018, 11:29 AM
 
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He'll probably win as long as he promises to "bring back dem jobs"
They all do that, including Joe Manchin. There is a politician that runs on "ending jobs"?
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Old 04-18-2018, 12:44 PM
 
Location: Brew City
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“Wasn’t he convicted of a crime?” Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn of Texas said in an interview Tuesday. “That sort of background doesn’t lend itself to public office, in my view. Being convicted of a crime is a real liability.”


Wasn't Gianforte welcomed with open arms into the GOP? Or do GOP Senators somehow have a higher standard?
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Old 04-18-2018, 12:57 PM
 
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See Big Branch. 29 miners were killed in a preventable explosion there.
I put that badly. I know the barebones facts, but the idea that the buck was passed so far up, and the penalties so relatively heavy - it must have been egregious.
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Old 04-18-2018, 01:04 PM
 
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I put that badly. I know the barebones facts, but the idea that the buck was passed so far up, and the penalties so relatively heavy - it must have been egregious.
It's a rare example of where the system partially worked. Out of his own lawyers mouth.

“The worst that can be said is that Mr. Blankenship knew about the violations and, in the government’s view, that he didn’t do enough to prevent them,” said Mr. Taylor, who had sought a sentence of a fine and probation. “The one thing you cannot conclude is that Don Blankenship was not interested in, and didn’t care about, the safety of his miners.”

He knew about the violations and did nothing. 29 men died because of it. He should still be in prison.
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Old 04-18-2018, 01:16 PM
 
Location: Long Island (chief in S Farmingdale)
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There are 6 running, a couple very good candidates, a couple with no chance and the rest are what they are. I would not call it a hoot but it may get very interesting. Of course the primaries are just about here, so the contest will not go on for long.
Which category would you put Blakenship into?
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Old 04-18-2018, 01:30 PM
 
Location: USA
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Polluted water for thee, clean water for me. Isn't that the Republican way?

The GOP sure does seem to attract "the best people," at least if you go by our president's definition of the term.
The great creator of the EPA, Richard Nixon, would be rolling in his grave right now
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Old 04-18-2018, 01:59 PM
 
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It doesn't matter. The (D)'s foolishly elected him.

There was a primary. The (D)'s foolishly elected him.
The R also elected him. What is your ridiculous point? Both R and D elected Justice but we should only blame the D??

And when did conservatives start having issues with politicians who don't pay taxes and cheat contractors?


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LOL, I didn't vote for either as indeed both were incredibly corrupt. I voted for my friend David Moran.
Of course they are corrupt, they are Republicans.

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Old 04-18-2018, 03:01 PM
 
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The R also elected him. What is your ridiculous point? Both R and D elected Justice but we should only blame the D??

And when did conservatives start having issues with politicians who don't pay taxes and cheat contractors?
LOL......it always comes down to this. There is NO defending Justice or the (D)'s that elected him. I am not a Conservative so I do not have to answer for them.

I will vote for Jenkins in the primary to try and keep Blankenship out BUT I'll vote for Joe Manchin come November. (Being registered as an (I) means I can vote in either primary.

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Of course they are corrupt, they are Republicans.

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This inability to blame the (D)'s for anything, even when it is rightly deserved is why Trump is president.
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Old 04-18-2018, 10:55 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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Blankenship has it all bass-ackwards. You run for office first, get elected, and THEN you get convicted of a crime. He just doesn't understand the system.
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