RUSH: This is Kommie Harris. Kommie Harris last Thursday was in Huntington, West Virginia. She’s vice president. She’s on WSAZ-TV News, and this is what she said about work for coal workers who are gonna lose their jobs due to the Biden administration’s climate plan.
HARRIS: Job creation around, for example, all of those skilled workers who are in the coal industry and — and — and transferring those skills to what we need to do in terms of (sputtering) in dealing with reclaiming abandoned land mines.
RUSH: Really? So you people working in the coal mines are now gonna be sent somewhere to disarm “abandoned land mines.” That’s the great future you have! Here’s Joe Manchin, senator from West Virginia, reacting to this.
MANCHIN: I saw it; I couldn’t believe it. No one called me. We’re gonna try to find a bipartisan pathway forward. I think we need to. But we need to work together. That’s not a way of working together, what was done.
RUSH: He’s not happy with this. We gotta be very careful. You don’t go against the Biden regime if you’re in it. That’s another thing about running the establishment or the deep state — and when you’re president, you’re considered to be among the people in top echelon. So he gotta be very careful. But Biden sends the vice president out, and she doesn’t know enough to say, “Wait a minute.
“We’re gonna send people from the coal mines over to wherever there are…?” That was a Princess Di issue, by the way. You remember this? Princess Diana, that was one of her big deals, to getting rid of abandoned land mines, ’cause they blow up and they severely injure and wound people. So that’s it. If you’re working the coal mine in West Virginia, that’s what the Biden administration says your great future is here. In their great climate change plan here, you get to disarm abandoned land mines.
RUSH: Somewhere in West Virginia, this is Ed. Great to have you on the program, Ed. Hello.
CALLER: Hello, Rush. I’m a longtime listener, and I’m honored to be on the phone with you today for the first time. And I just… I can’t believe it, to be honest with you. I caught you as I’m driving down the highway, and I heard you say something, and I’m also disappointed because I have to now say that I’m part of that 1% that makes up the — you’re always… always right, 99% of the time.
And I heard you say something about Kamala Harris and the West Virginia “land mines,” and then allude to the fact that it’s a land mine as something that would blow up, and I think what she was saying — although I don’t have the transcript in front of me — was that she was going to take miners who were out of work and teach them how to reclaim the land in which the mines, the coal mines were being closed.
RUSH: Oh. So she’s not gonna go out and teach ’em how to disarm land mines. She gonna teach ’em how to go out and reclaim the land so that you can bring back a live land mine to West Virginia?
CALLER: (laughing) Yeah. I think your sarcasm is on point again, yes.
RUSH: Is that really what you think she said?
CALLER: Yeah, I do, um, and —
RUSH: You don’t think that she was saying that out-of-work coal miners are gonna disarm land mines, which is what she said? I got the transcript. (groans) It’s at the bottom of the Stack. Hang on just a minute. We’re gonna “reclaim abandoned land mines.” Nothing about the land the land mines are in. We are gonna “reclaim abandoned land mines.” You know, an abandoned land mine has gotta be —
CALLER: Let me tell you… I’ll tell you this very briefly. When I was growing up early one morning I got up and my mother had a package of meat sitting on the counter beside the stove. And on it, it said, “Groundhog Sausage,” and “Groundhog” was on the same line, “Sausage” underneath it, and there was no space between “ground” and “hog,” and I said, “I’m not eating that.”
RUSH: Wait a minute. Wait a minute. Wait a minute. I just figured out what you mean. It has taken me… You’re saying that she meant to say “abandoned mine lands” —
RUSH: — and instead she said, “abandoned land mines”? Here I’ve been feeling sorry for abandoned land mines.
RUSH: And West Virginia coal workers are gonna have to disarm abandoned…? Well, you know, we have abandoned illegal alien kids in cages at the border. We have abandoned people here, abandoned women in homeless centers in Los Angeles. So I —
CALLER: I’m sure it doesn’t make much difference which way you look at it, they’re not gonna do it anyway.
RUSH: Well, that’s the bottom line. That is so true. You do not know how right you are. They’re not gonna do any of this garbage anyway. All this is just a bunch of words. But you’re claiming she meant to say “abandoned mine lands.” So what she…? How do you do that?
So you have land in which there are coal mines, in which there’s coal, and they’re gonna shut all that down to save the planet. So she says… What do you do if you’re a coal worker and you’re hired to go reclaim abandoned mine land? What are you gonna do? What’s the job, in other words?
CALLER: Yes, exactly, that’s the point. (laughing) She’s clueless. And I agree with you wholeheartedly.
RUSH: Yeah. It is. But I thought maybe as a West Virginia resident for years you might have known. I don’t mean to put pressure on, don’t misunderstand. But she meant “abandoned mine land.” She “misspoke,” ’cause she’s a leftist, and “mine land…” What the hell?
RUSH: Here is Steve in Gillette, Wyoming. Great to have you, sir. Glad you waited. You’re next on the EIB Network. Hi.
CALLER: Hey, Rush, I just want to say, what an honor it is to speak to you. Mega prayers and mega dittoes to you and Kathryn. My comment is on the Kommie Harris comment about reclaiming the mine lands.
CALLER: She’s just assuming that we just go out here and we just tear up the land and leave it. But reclamation is a part of the business. You can go out to any of these mines in Wyoming, drive up to ’em, and you wouldn’t know where they had mind unless you —
RUSH: Oh, so.
CALLER: — had seen the plans before.
RUSH: What you’re saying is she doesn’t know about the reclamation of land acting she does whereas you people do know, and yet she’s treating you like a bunch of clods that don’t.
CALLER: Yeah, exactly, that she’s just so far out in her own world — they’re so far out in their own world — they think, “Hey, they just go out and rape the land, take the coal, just leave the ground open, just leave it,” and that’s just not the case. I don’t know what it’s like in West Virginia, but I’m assuming it’s the same way because it’s such a highly regulated —
RUSH: That’s exactly what they think about anything environmental, that the middle class and the people that make any money off of it are destroying the land and destroying the environment, destroying the planet. It’s an article of faith in their religion. She just assumes that everybody is doing this and that she and her group want to protect the planet from predators like you.
CALLER: Right. Well, she wouldn’t… I mean, the last thing I’d have to say is this land, when we put it back, it’s almost better than it was when it was stripped, basically, ’cause we run strip mines in Wyoming.
CALLER: But it’s basically —
RUSH: It’s no different than the timber industry. The timber industry plants something like three to four trees for every one they chop down. I’ve mentioned that statistic to a lot of people. “Whoa! Rush, you don’t know what you’re talking about. We’ve got much less forest land today.” No we don’t. We have as much, if not more as the founding of the country.
That statistic blows them away because they think we’re down to practically nothing. At the founding of the country, we didn’t have motorized saws or anything. It was the frozen tundra out there. But the timber industry, Weyerhaeuser, all these people, they plant. For every tree that they cut down, they plant four to five more — and you know what?
They are forests whose only purpose is to create trees for wood. Yeah, that’s right. They’re in the business of growing wood. Wood is a very powerful commodity. It’s very strong. It has so many uses. You can make a beautiful piano out of a tree trunk. You can make a gorgeous Stravinsky violin out of wood. You can also build homes out of wood.
They are a commonly used American commodity. And the people in that business need to make sure they’re not gonna run out of it. And so for every tree they cut down they plant four to five more just to insure that they’re gonna least be a replacement business. How stupid of them would it be to just start raping the land, and eventually get to the point where there are no trees left, there’s no wood business, there’s no timber industry?
Why would they do this?
They would want to continue an ongoing supply of trees because trees equal wood, equal their business. But you try telling that to environmentalist wacko. You’ll lose them ten seconds into the conversation, because they believe that the timber industry (angrily) “is a bunch of predators and rapists, and they’re raping the land and they’re destroying it!” Just like every other environmentalist wacko has been lied to about whatever part of the environment they care about.