Factual Discussions on America...

Most every country in the world, in one way or another, benefits from a strong, healthy America. All Americans, and in fact all the world, are stakeholders in our country. It is America, and Americans, that have led the world's progress in the improvement of people's quality of life...

Recent Essays

  • Response to Statement by Hillary Clinton

  • Secretary Hillary Clinton was apparently offended by my presence at one of her campaign stops. She should understand that as a lifetime member of coal country and a proud West Virginian, I am interested in any suggestions she has to address the problems coal miners and coal communities face today. It is disappointing that she is choosing to promote her political campaign by demonizing me. It is[...]
  • Mine Safety

  • We Must Keep The Promise: Laws That Will Honor The Miners Mine safety regulations, or the lack thereof, are all too often written or not written to advance the popularity and electability of politicians rather than the safety of coal miners. The popular phrase politicians love to use after a mine tragedy is that "we must make sure this never happens again." Typically they then pass a bunch of la[...]
  • Lardieri Vents About Joe Main

  • DISCLAIMER:     This video is posted here to provide viewers an opportunity to see how MSHA, the government and Joe Main's actions are viewed by at least one working coal miner.   Unfortunately, the coal industry itself has been unwilling to stand up for their miners and as with anything so egregious as is the idling of dust scrubbers in a coal mine the frustration of working miners is at a boilin[...]
  • Miner Says Enough Is Enough

  • The opinions of this coal miner are his and his alone. However, I do agree and I know many coal miners that agree with many of his opinions as to MSHAs improper actions. At the same time I do not agree that MSHA is akin to Hitler. I also have no knowledge of the individual inspector nor of any specific inspections by that inspector. As most of you know, I have said that MSHA’s idling of scrubbers [...]
  • Tuesday History

  • Tuesday's election certainly was historical in West Virginia.   Just 10 years ago most politicians would have laughed at the thought of having a Republican majority in the West Virginia legislature.  Lots of things came together to accelerate West Virginia's conversion to Republican although the journey had already begun years ago, and it was only a matter of time.  In fact some of the things that[...]
  • Regcession: How The EPA Is Destroying America

  • The documentary makes clear that the Green Movement is a "big business" not a "big cause" It is not only a big business for those directly involved in the Green Movement like solar and wind companies but it is also big business for the media; the politicians, their friends and their families; foreign countries; multi-national corporations (many of which brand themselves as American companies); and[...]