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Best thing about this coloring book? You only need the black and grey crayons!

You may have already forgotten that Donald Trump has an “Energy Plan,” possibly because he outlined it in one of those low-wattage teleprompter speeches back in May when he was pretending to “pivot” to the whole “presidential tone” that he never quite mastered, and eventually seems to have given up on. To the extent that he has a plan, it’s a load of rightwing extraction-industry fanfiction in which we’ll deregulate, drill, mine, and burn our way to a prosperous if somewhat smoky future where everyone’s rich and science stops happening to the planet’s atmosphere. It oozed from that single speech onto Trump’s campaign website, and virtually nobody has paid any attention to it since. But since Monday’s debate resurrected Trump’s insane “China invented global warming” tweet — which he denied ever saying but is still right there in his Twitter history — the smart folks at The Guardian decided to talk to some genuine energy experts about that and other parts of Trump’s “plan,” which mostly turn out to be every bit as based in fantasy as his history of climate change.

Hey, since we’re here, let’s pop that tweet up one more time so you can remind yourself he really said it:

trump_warming_screenshot

Yeah, that one.

So what do people who really know about energy policy and the energy industry think of Trump’s plan to deregulate and drill us into prosperity? You know, after they finish giggling and wipe the coffee off their computer monitors?

All of them, to varying degrees, fault the billionaire’s basic premises and call his promises farfetched and at times contradictory.

They say the Republican presidential candidate uses faulty math to tout his vision of America’s energy independence, fails to understand energy economics in his pledge to revive the coal industry, and is peddling a big myth by claiming that global warming is a hoax.

You don’t say. A central part of Trump’s energy “vision,” the idea that he’ll singlehandedly bring back the American coal industry to its glory days, seems mostly to have sprung from the fact that Trump always got lots of applause whenever he misquoted Hillary Clinton’s comments about the need to retrain coal miners who’ll be affected by the shift to cleaner energy (look it up, we ain’t relitigating the quote here). The problem is, almost everyone agrees, that coal is declining not because there’s a war on coal but because of plain old economics: fracking, with all its problems, has made natural gas a hell of a lot cheaper than coal, and even if we magically wished the EPA and MSHA into the cornfield and appointed Don Goddamned Blankenship as Energy Secretary, coal is never going to be as big as it used to be. It’s not only a fossil fuel, it’s quickly becoming a fossil industry. But don’t just take it from a hippie commie mommyblogger, take it from Energy Experts like the Brookings Institution’s Charles Ebinger, who says “coal jobs aren’t coming back and for Mr Trump to say they’re coming back is erroneous and fanciful.” Or if Brookings is too liberal, how about this libertarian dude?

“Donald Trump’s promise to revive the US coal sector can only be realized by reining in hydraulic fracking,” said Jerry Taylor, the president of libertarian thinktank the Niskanen Center.

“That’s because low-cost natural gas (courtesy of fracking) has done far more to shut down coal-fired power plants and, correspondingly, reduce demand for US coal than has EPA regulations. Given that he promises exactly the opposite – moving heaven and earth to increase US natural gas production – Trump’s promises are empty.”

Or maybe an actual Coal Guy and Trump donor, Murray Energy CEO Bob Murray, who gave a Trump PAC $100,000?

“I don’t think it will be a thriving industry ever again,” Murray told an energy publication this year. “The coal mines cannot come back to where they were or anywhere near it.”

Better take away his hardhat (Ha! like the CEO would wear one!) and give him a pantsuit, huh?

Trump’s also completely wrong about the portion of the world’s oil available to be drilled for the sake of “energy independence” — a meaningless catchphrase in the first place, since we both import and export oil.

Trump stated that the US had 1.5 times the oil of all Opec countries combined. But at the end of 2014, the US had proven reserves of just under 40bn barrels, while Saudi Arabia alone had proven reserves of 268bn barrels.

So he was off a little bit, big deal. Oh, and he also lied about the number of jobs that would result from reviving the Keystone XL pipeline: Trump claimed it would create 42,000 permanent jobs; in reality, building the thing would result in about 6,000 construction jobs and, indirectly, another 7,000 secondary jobs. If the Keystone XL is ever completed, it would permanently employ about 35 to 50 people.

Donald Trump isn’t even convincing oil industry lobbyists, who know lying bastards when they are see one:

Ex-Conoco Phillips lobbyist Don Duncan compared Trump’s energy proposals to those of an “old snake oil salesman”, saying: “Trump’s energy cures are based on a lot of numbers that clash with energy industry data and scientific studies.”

Oh, yes, and the stuff about global warming being a hoax made up by China? Still bullshit. In case you were wondering.

[Guardian]

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  • beingreleased

    How about if we pay the miners 15 cents an hour and remove safety regulations? Then can coal mine owners be rich again?

    • And pay them in coins that are only legal tender at the coal company’s store?

      • DoILookAmused2u ?

        Don’t be silly. You pay them in coal. How they manage to spend it is their problem.

        • Villago Delenda Est

          The real advantage of paying them in coal is that they have to lug it around.

    • Mavenmaven

      send children back into the mines!!!!

    • Nounverb911

      That was Manchin’s platform when he ran for governor…

    • therblig

      if they don’t like it, they can transfer their skills to south africa and mine diamonds.

      • Sakonyachen

        Free market!

    • alwayspunkindrublic

      Matewan, Part Deux.

    • Cranky Man

      Y’all are too generous, actually. Miners had to produce a quota. If they didn’t dig the quota, they didn’t even get paid for the coal or ore they dug that shift. The shift was at least 10 hours, usually 12.

  • Agnes Featherbottom

    The caption for the illustration is genius.

  • Spotts1701

    Energy independence? Simple. Hook Trump up to a generator. The hot gas alone will power a small city.

    • Land Shark with a Vagenda

      I secretly believe that Trump’s hot air is the power behind SpaceX’s Mars rocket engine.

      • Aleppo Ron

        Is that why the Falcon 9 exploded?

        • Land Shark with a Vagenda

          It would be irresponsible not to speculate.

  • Msgr_Moment

    Black Rock Candy Mountain is the worst Big Rock Candy Mountain.

    • Land Shark with a Vagenda

      Even worse than Crack Rock Candy Mountain.

  • Villago Delenda Est

    “Billionaire” businessdork doesn’t understand how markets work.

    I’m shocked, shocked.

    • Bub the Leftwing Zombie

      That’s unpossible! He is a bidness JEENYUS, he said so!

  • Scooby

    Coal can be saved all we need is more bad children around Christmas time.
    D. Trump

    • Bub the Leftwing Zombie

      I bet Donnie got plenty of coal every Christmas.

      • Aleppo Ron

        The fuckers left me IOUs for the milk and cookies, too.
        – Santa

        • Bub the Leftwing Zombie

          I’m surprised you even got IOUs. Figured they just would have left you notes that said: “Hah! Sucker!”

  • memzilla

    Isn’t that coloring book character McCough, The Coal Dog?

    • Bub the Leftwing Zombie

      Woof! *hack, choke, wheeze!*

    • therblig

      and his pals Em Fyseema and Bronk Itis

  • Señor Carlos Magnifiko

    Welp didn’t think I’d post this twice in one day:
    http://i.onionstatic.com/onion/8708/original/1200.jpg

  • Taco Treg

    “libertarian thinktank”

    Oxymoran

    • arensb

      Not true! There are whole associations dedicated to figuring out how best to shelve books so that you can easily find them when you look for them and… oh, wait. I thought you said librarian.

    • Biel_ze_Bubba

      They’re made from clay pipe, and sit under your lawn.

  • Señor Carlos Magnifiko
    • willi0000000

      i see the choosing hat has been busy there.

    • Vagenda 21 (Royal Ugly Dude)

      Are you my mummy?

  • Mavenmaven

    Just wait till Trump finds out how much fracking China is doing.

    • Nounverb911

      And now that they allow more than one child, the fracking will double?

  • Bitter Scribe

    That thing about the U.S. having more oil than Saudi Arabia is a good old fashioned retro lie, peddled by none other than Ronald Reagan.

    • FauxAntocles

      It’ll be ours when we take it from them!!

  • nightmoth

    I feel so secure depending on dinosaur blood and extinct plants to keep me warm in the winter.

  • laughingnome

    Frack Trump for the snake oil.

  • cousin itt

    Drill me, baby, drill!

  • Callyson

    Maybe The Donald thinks he’ll be good for the energy industry because he’ll need a source to sustain all the hot air he emits every time he speaks.

  • Lance Thrustwell
    • AnnieGetYerFun

      *cough* I think I have black lung, Pop.

  • DerrickWildcat

    They can still crawl around underground and mine coal for fun.

  • LesBontemps

    I thought Trump’s “energy plan” was to do a few lines of coke before the debate?

    • Villago Delenda Est

      And look how well THAT turned out! (sniff)

  • Nounverb911
  • Vagennifer Flowers

    No, Roy Less

    Saying that Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore violated judicial ethics when he ordered judges not to respect the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark ruling on same-sex marriage, Alabama’s Court of the Judiciary suspended Moore for the rest of his term in office.

    The order also requires the head of Alabama’s highest court to pay the costs of the proceedings against him and stipulates that he will not be paid for the remainder of his six-year term. The next election for the state’s chief justice post is scheduled for 2018.

    The judgment against Moore was unanimous. But the nine-member court also noted that the decision is based on a review of Moore’s behavior and decisions, not on the justices’ views of the Supreme Court’s June 2015 ruling that same-sex couples have the right to marry — contrary to Alabama’s law, adopted in 2016, that had reserved marriage for heterosexual couples only.

    Saying that “some members of this court did not personally agree with” the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling, the judges wrote, “This court simply does not have the authority to reexamine those issues.”

    • yyyaz

      Nice to know that the adults have finally given this bad little boy the timeout he was begging for.

      • Good_Trouble_Yall

        And yet, their bigotry against same-sex couples is still there, so they didn’t spank him as hard as they should’ve because then they would have had to take themselves out to pick a switch, too.

        • Vagennifer Flowers

          Still, it’s nice to see that somebody in Alabama recognizes the rule of law.

      • Shibusa

        Maybe he should be sent to a FEMA Law School.

  • msanthropesmr

    Hey, Kids! Color in the black lung!

    • alwayspunkindrublic

      I love the games and puzzles in Silicosis Weekly!

    • Good_Trouble_Yall

      This is part of a coal mine; what you can’t see is that it must have recently rained, since the grass and trees are relatively green. When it’s dry, everything, including cars, houses, etc is coated in black dust. The mountains look black because the trees are covered in soot. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/30d8c5b04529e94423c9f1e9af96e31c506281b534cbe1efa495f1943f24e26b.jpg

      • alwayspunkindrublic

        Mountains, you say? Well, we can take care of that little problem for you as well.

      • onedollarjuana

        Kinda like Davenport, CA, was like. Big cement plant there and the entire town was gray.

  • The coal mines might be a useful place for humanity to hide when Trump launches a first strike against the taco trucks.

  • baconzgood

    People that actually know stuff about what Trump is talking about say he’s just plain lying and grand standing for applause.

    Whoda thunk it?

    • revenant

      get this- just turned on a faucet, and the water was….wet!!!

  • anwisok

    “Hey, since we’re here, let’s pop that tweet up one more time.”

    There you go again, Dok. Treating The Donald unfairly by using his own, exact words! How do you sleep at night, knowing you’ve been so mean to poor, defenseless Donnie?

    • Villago Delenda Est

      So mean. So very mean. Not nice. Not nice at all.

    • Duke

      Hi new name is “Shillery.”

    • The Wanderer

      Donnie’s such a fragile flower!

  • DerrickWildcat

    The coal miners need to learn new skills because coal ain’t coming back. Maybe like make internet pages or something.

    • Creepoman

      Immediate openings available at ConservativeDailyPost!

      • SuspectedDemocrat

        All the writing there is going to be automated using a Trump and Palin word salad generator, and then where are the new jobs huh?

        • Aleppo Ron

          They’re going to outsource their article-writing to China.

          • Celtic_GnomeChado

            Why go so far? They can outsource their article-writing far easier to Russia.

        • Mehmeisterjr

          The copy editing? Hahahahaha! I’m kidding, I’m kidding.

  • Nounverb911

    “Mr. President, we must not allow a mine-shaft gap!”

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kuPh6TfK4iY

  • Duke

    Flaming BS flying from his mouth and yet he’s close to being President.

    What has happened to America?

    • Political illiteracy.

      • cat cafe

        Koch Brothers and far-right-wingers supporting and forcing in legislators and governors who systematically defund education, destroy journalism, and endlessly hammer home disinformation. Fox News being allowed to disseminate endless lies and propaganda all day long, as well as being allowed to pay public spaces like bars and hotels to play ONLY their network, especially in locations that lack things like newspapers, bookstores, and other sources of actual information.

        The Koch Brothers have also worked insidiously and endlessly to remove Civics from the school curriculum, to plant their mouthpieces on school boards, and to enable corporate interests to control testing and thus textbooks, thus turning schools into mindless testing centers that create mindless drones who can’t think for themselves.

        Even the removal of lower-middle-class jobs like manufacturing, which used to create community and a place where people might share thoughts and information with each other, has been part of this.

        • The love affair with the poorly educated is in the air.

        • MrCanoehead

          Fox News…being allowed to pay public spaces like bars and hotels to play ONLY their network

          I’m intrigued. Documentation?

  • TJ Barke
  • anna rampage

    ….a lot of numbers that clash with energy industry data and scientific studies.”

    It appears Donnnie is getting all rebukie on much of what science, industry leaders, and generally well educated people have to say about a myriad of topics…

    • zerosumgame0005

      for some reason I read that as bukkake…

      • MilwaukeeKent

        It’ll be SPLUUUGE!

  • Creepoman

    But . . . everyone of these experts will be pulling the lever for Trump because they know he doesn’t give a shit and will do whatever they tell him.

    • Aleppo Ron

      They THINK he’ll do whatever he’s told.
      They might be in for a lil surprise. Just ask the beleaguered Ms. Conway.

  • Jamoche
    • Gary Charound

      She was no more than two.

  • Scooby

    I read the Trump energy plan but am still not sure how it helps get rid of Mexicans and Muslims.

  • The Wanderer

    My question for The Yam is this: How would China make our industries “non-competitive” by fostering a global warming hoax?

    • Jen B_VA

      Especially since they are trying to clean up their act, and we ain’t

    • Good_Trouble_Yall

      By shut up, is how.

    • TJ Barke

      Cuz in his mind, that makes us regulate, which makes us less productive and efficient.

      • cat cafe

        Right! Because when the government regulated trains, passing a law requiring all trains to have overriding stopping mechanisms in case of emergency, and New Jersey refused to install them–look how much more productive and efficient that was! God, I’m so sick of the dimwits who support “less regulation” like it benefits anyone other than the Koch brothers and the ultra-ultra-rich.

        • Biel_ze_Bubba

          Chris Crisco totally owns that clusterfuck:
          NJ Transit received less than $35 million from the state’s general fund last year — about one-tenth of what it was in 2009.
          In July, Christie ordered the suspension of all highway and transit projects paid for by the Transportation Trust Fund.
          The Transportation Trust Fund itself is busted, because Christie, pandering to his SUV-driving white suburban asshole base, refused an increase in New Jersey’s very low gas tax.

          http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/30/nyregion/nj-transit-executive-director.html

    • SuspectedDemocrat

      They knew if Obama spoke out in favor of scientific theories, Republicans would vote against them, allowing China to own the clean energy market into the next century.

      • zerosumgame0005

        by using science to make better solar panels…

      • Aleppo Ron

        I’m beginning to think that the 21st century might not belong to America after all.

    • zerosumgame0005

      step 1) hoaxify global climate change
      step 2) something, something
      step 3) PROFIT!

  • Jen B_VA

    One of the thing all these fucks keep forgittin to mention, especially about WVA coal…is that it is depleting. The reason the coal industry is dying is because the world consumes so much of it that the globe is running out of it.
    They keep saying it is only frakkin, really! To quite them noisy environmentalists; hey, gas is better than coal, so what if some people have flammable water and towns get sink holed, amiright?

  • DerrickWildcat

    We all turn into coal when we die. It takes like about 10 years.

    • therblig

      so that’s why dems want a carbon tax

      • SuspectedDemocrat

        aka death tax!

    • Axomamma

      That’s why Republicans want to repeal Obamacare – wring some money out of the remains of dead poor people.

    • Me not sure

      I’m holding out till I become a diamond.

      • Astraea
        • Me not sure

          I think Superman can do it quicker.

      • zerosumgame0005

        drop some acid and everything will be diamond :)

        • Me not sure

          I actually dropped some on the pug. Our relationship has been sketchy ever since. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/42e539b3d9b5a22c6db08d40fc5164cd1ffc2a57148bab7c1dcdf03cc5ae86e9.jpg

          • zerosumgame0005

            flashback, man!

          • Me not sure

            He’s nearly blind and deaf, but he sure plays a mean pinball.

          • zerosumgame0005

            as long as we are all One toke over the line it’ll be alright!

          • Me not sure

            Who can forget the song Lawrence Welk called a “modern day spiritual” when he introduced it on his show?

          • MilwaukeeKent

            I wanted to post the Lenny Bruce bit about the hepcat jazz junkie trumper player who get’s a job on the Lawrence Welk Show but the audio on those is so bad, it’s almost unlistenable. Gold, though.
            “Hey man, I don’t wanna burn ya, but can ya lay me some bread upfront?”
            “You hungry? Vant a sammich?”

          • Me not sure

            I love d Lenny, I have several old vinyl LPs of him riffing in clubs back in the day. He was truly a tragic genius.

          • MilwaukeeKent

            I’d be freaked too if I saw a mini-me sitting next to the credenza. See it? Spooky…

          • Me not sure

            Been there, done that. I could never separate the enlightenment from the paranoid freak out with that stuff, so I stopped in my youth.

    • mardam422

      So why aren’t we drillin’ and a diggin’ in all those cemeteries? Seems we’re overlooking part of our energy future..or past…or something.

  • calliecallie

    I never guessed Trump would have enough gas to get this far, but he’s here, so maybe he’s got some kind of energy we don’t know about.

    • Good_Trouble_Yall

      Peruvian marching powder?

    • phoenix00

      Something something being pumped around under his orange rotting skin?

  • PubOption

    From 50 years ago, effects of unregulated spoil disposal from a coal mine.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aberfan_disaster

  • alwayspunkindrublic

    I say we break out the longbows and trebuchets and take the Canadian tar sands for our own.

    • Me not sure

      … and then bury them again?

      • alwayspunkindrublic

        Man, you wanna see an eco-hellscape, Google “Alberta tar sands”.

        • Toomush_Infer

          It was terrible when I was there in 2007 so I can’t imagine what it’s like now..

          • mardam422

            Well, you’re not there…so it’s a little better…heehee.

          • Aleppo Ron

            It passed ‘terrible’ and is hovering around ‘WTF were they thinking?’

    • Toomush_Infer

      That didn’t go so well the last time…

    • mardam422

      They’re Canadian! All we have to do is ask.

      • Aleppo Ron

        You want ’em, they’re yours. But you have to clean up after them.

    • Biel_ze_Bubba

      Will that be any easier than “taking” Iraq’s oil? I’m still shaking my head over Drumpf’s idiocy on that score. Does he think we could just pump it all out and take it home?

      • alwayspunkindrublic

        Trans-hemisphere slant drilling technology is only years away.

        • Post-Factual Fartbox

          For some value of years.

          • revenant

            eons are made up of years.
            lots and lots of years

    • phoenix00

      You’ve got to go through The Mounties first. With their beavers.

  • SuspectedDemocrat

    That may all be true, but your average coal farmer knows better than to trust industry data and scientific studies.

  • Logic of Color

    All of them, to varying degrees, fault the billionaire’s basic premises and…

    I vote we replace “the billionaire” with “the self-described billionaire” until he releases his tax returns. Ok, world?

    • cat cafe

      I’d go with “thousandaire” like the guy who was evaluating his ridiculous “charity.”

  • whitroth

    1. From a reliable source on the other side of the fence from Murray, he’s vile scum.
    2. On the other hand… what’s Trumpolini going to do? The “War on Coal”… what no one wants to talk about is that it’s the coal companies war on unions and miners. In the sixties and seventies, they went to mountaintop removal, and use the world’s largest shovels (thank you, John Prine)… and on a good year, now employ about 10% of the miners that they did in the fifties, because they’re open pit, not actual mines with tunnels.

    • Biel_ze_Bubba

      Tunneling can’t compete – it’s stupid to even pretend that it can. Those monster shovels collect more coal in a minute than a tunnel can produce in a day.
      http://www.liddellcoal.com.au/EN/mining/PublishingImages/mining_methods.jpg
      (Hard to tell, but that truck is actually ginormous.) And even with all this megamachinery, coal can’t compete with natural gas.

  • Mr. Blobfish

    Big Spermaceti is gonna be so pissed.

  • Beowoof14

    Donnie continues making shit up and his base is down with all the fairy tales he can tell. They want to go back to the 1850’s.

  • Vagenda 21 (Royal Ugly Dude)

    “Coal is a big part of our energy future!”
    Once upon a time, people said that about whale oil.
    That was a coloring book that would give any kid nightmares.

    • mardam422

      So was kerosene.

      • Aleppo Ron

        There was a time when gasoline was considered a waste product.
        Good times.

        • eddi

          Or that it had medicinal properties. For eternal and internal use.

          • Aleppo Ron

            ‘Put a Tiger in your Tank!
            Wait, no, we don’t mean… oh, never mind.’

    • Biel_ze_Bubba

      “Color me Ishamel.”

  • Biel_ze_Bubba
  • Vagenda 21 (Royal Ugly Dude)

    Make Americans shovel coal again!
    http://youtu.be/1si6M-vDEzI

    • zerosumgame0005

      and all the little childrens also too! the ones not being elementary school janitors anyway!

      • revenant

        elementary school janitors= second jobs, because no miners’ unions

        • eddi

          Schools? Maybe a widow who could read and write could pass on the skills in the short time between the kids being in diapers and then wearing a miner’s cap

          • H0mer0

            why doth a Depeche Mode song now hauntest me ?

    • Sakonyachen

      I always wonder what our fascination with coal mining is. We should be only slightly more ashamed of this than slavery.

  • SuspectedDemocrat

    When he said we have more oil than OPEC, he must be counting all the Iraqi oil he’s going to take. Plus a future invasion of Saudi Arabia.

    • Sakonyachen

      And Texas.

  • Aleppo Ron

    Bob Murray: Coal isn’t coming back.
    Donnie: YES IT IS. I’M THE PRESIDENT AND I SAY SO!
    Murray: But you’re not…
    Kellyanne Conway: Forget it, Bob, he’s on a roll. Again.

    • H0mer0

      [did we give up when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? I mean, when are we going to make them pay for that?]

  • mardam422

    I see those signs at sportsball events all the time that say “I believe” or “believe”. Why is OK to believe sportsball teams will come back from 8 runs down in the ninth inning and not to believe that the coal miners will come back and make the playoffs again…like in the olden days? HEHHNNNGGGHH??

  • Shibusa
  • Rick Hill

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/84f993b5093974e31cc7f3395d0e577274cf8b73ba324976782e3d59c52ba1e2.jpg “Better take away his hardhat (Ha! like the CEO would wear one!)”

    There is an answer! ( Not to forget trump’s early primaries when he attempted to hit libruls and their regulations by whining about how hard it is to get a decent hairspray)

  • Poly_Ester

    In 50 words or less, explain what reality has to do with any of Skipper’s proposed policies.

    • revenant

      antithesis, that’s what.
      next question?

  • beatbort

    Wow, I didn’t think there was anything lower than a coal company CEO, but Trump is even below that low, low bar.

  • Barley_Brains
    • mailman27

      Don Goddamn Blankenship belongs in jail for the rest of his natural life.

  • Panika MCD

    inre Keystone XL jobs: those pushing for this have also projected jobs for it over 100 years when the project is only projected to last 50.

    • Well, medical costs and environmental repair (and litigation of both) for the inevitable spills will take decades after the project is finished, so …

  • Panika MCD

    OT – Things I’d Rather Talk About That Will Kill You Other Than Donald Trump (His Energy “Vision” and/or Bringing the Coal Industry Back to Its Gloryhole) 9/30/16 #7:

    Subaru Windshield Wipers

    http://fortune.com/2016/09/23/subaru-legacy-recall/

    “Japan’s Fuji Heavy Industries is recalling about 935,000 units of its popular Subaru Legacy worldwide to fix an issue with their front windshield wipers, the company said on [a week ago today].”

    from what I’ve been able to gather, it’s not so much the windshield wipers themselves–that would be far too easy a fix–but the motor in them that is at fault here because it has a propensity to overheat and catch your vehicle on fire.

    • H0mer0

      mi lezmobile tiene fuego? who knew? (sorry, forgot how to do subjunctive en espanol) I thought it was the lesbian bar that had no fire escape.

  • MilwaukeeKent

    Been saying these things for so long, even before nat gas got so plentiful and cheap that it’s hardly worth drilling new holes in terms of investment/return — and since 2014 that’s what has been putting the bust in booms from Wyoming & North Dakota to Pennsylvania. From energy shortages to drowning in the stuff in less than a generation.

    But maybe Trump could negotiate a deal with Canada. They get the XL Pipeline and we get to build an open sewer all the way to Hudson’s Bay! Woohoo!

  • Mehmeisterjr

    But at least they can kill Jock Yablonsky over and over and over and over again, right?

  • WampusKat

    I’m sorry, I just can’t bring myself to seriously entertain the notion that Trump has plans for anything. Trump’s plans are right here… ask the Bern and and google search Trump giving a nod to every item on the Koch wish list: http://www.sanders.senate.gov/koch-brothers

    All Trump needs to be capable of doing is holding a pen and scribbling his name.

    • eddi

      I’d give 50-50 odds on him being able to do that on any given day.

  • phoenix00

    > “Trump ’s energy cures are entire campaign is based on a lot of numbers that clash with energy industry data and scientific studies, not to mention common sense.”

    FTFY

  • Vagandarian the Librarian!

    I’m not sorry to see coal take a dive (though here’s hoping Madam Prez’ retraining program for miners is a success), but fracking is frying pan into the fire.

  • Kooolest G

    in case nobody else mentioned it, there are now more jobs in solar than in coal. when do we get to worship solar panel installers as the salt of the earth common man types that built ‘merca

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