Apparently this is my week to be simply outraged by things, but I do hope, dear reader, that you will join with me on this one.
In a misguided and truly ignorant display of asshattery, our Lieutenant Governor Daniel Mongiardo has crossed over to the dark side (and by the dark side, I mean Big Coal.)
According to the article (for those of you who can’t be bothered to click the link), our buddy Mongiardo thinks that mountaintop removal is a grand thing and will be perfect for all the businesses, hospitals, and airports that are desperately trying to be built in eastern Kentucky.
In the local vernacular, HORSESHIT! There are thousands of acres, literally, of mined land in eastern Kentucky, southern West Virginia, and western Virginia that have been flattened by this gross misuse of nature that sit empty, scarring the landscape, totally unused. Ideally, they would be used for something, but they’re not. They just sit there, completely empty like a soundstage on the moon, without viable options for re-growth and no economic possibilities on the horizon.
Mongiardo, you, sir, are an idiot! Furthermore, being from Hazard, KY yourself, you should know the kind of destruction and devastation that this wreaks on not only the landscape, but the people and communities that are affected by this travesty of a business. I can’t even begin to express the sincere outrage that I feel for your comments and the sincere sorrow I feel at both your ignorance and the poor policy decisions that might be a direct result of your idiocy.
See you in the funny papers!