Rick Perry – Dancing With the Economics

July 06, 2017 By: Juanita Jean Herownself Category: Uncategorized

Y’all, Rick Perry is not just an average idiot – he’s a nuclear powered, lightning bolt, steam driven idiot.

So he trots off to speak at a coal plant in West Virginia, promising to get those poor people their crappy jobs in the coal mines back.

Then he opens his mouth.

 

 

Demand follows supply?  Oh, okay, if you say so.  On the other hand, this pretty much explains Republican economics for the past 50 years.

Honey, this news just thrills Thelma’s cousin, Betty Lynn Bodacious, whose collection of Beanie Babies fills two warehouses and a Hoarders episode.  She’s finally gonna make that big killing in the Beanie Baby market ’cause she’s got a mess of ‘um.

Somebody tell Rick that nobody is buying coal because (1) it’s too expensive, (2) it’s freekin’ sooty, and (3) it’s heavy to transport.  Hell, even when Donald Trump promoted “clean, beautiful coal,” people giggled.

Here, think about this.  If you’re a real bad kid, what does Santa Claus leave in your stocking? There ya go.

Thanks to Brian C for the heads up.

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20 Comments to “Rick Perry – Dancing With the Economics”


  1. Dumb isn’t the word. He only had 2 choices to get it right, TWO, and he still blew it.

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  2. Jane & PKM says:

    I have just three things to say about Rick Perry: st00pid, st00pid and … forgot the third one. Oops.

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  3. That Other Jean says:

    Wrong Way Corrigan strikes again! Tell me, what was Perry’s college major? I’m betting it wasn’t economics.

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  4. maryelle says:

    Lying to people in order to get their support is the M.O. of Repugs, but Perry has made it his way of life. Coal is not coming
    back, nor should it. Just ask the millions of miners who suffered from black lung disease. This is no way for people to live. Miners are perfectly able to be trained for jobs in the renewable energy field and should be encouraged to do this.
    Wind, solar and gas are the place for miners to find good jobs and also have a healthy life for themselves and their families.
    As long as grifters like Perry keep touting false promises, these people are doomed to fail.

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  5. Coprolite says:

    Rick’s major didn’t include anything that begin with “e”, i.e. education, energy, economics, mining engineering. It was in Animal Sciences, he is way out of his comfort zone.

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  6. So if Republicans supply and offer incompetent fools as candidates for office, the voters will demand they are elected? I suppose that puts a little less blame on the electorate, but I doubt that’s Perry’s intention in this scenario either.

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  7. Don A in Pennsyltucky says:

    I saw a printout of Perry’s A&M transcript and he did take an introductory economics course (got a C or a D). It’s likely that they covered Say’s law which is sometimes formulated as “Supply creates its own demand.” Keynes’s General Theory of Employment pretty much refuted Say but Republicans have never been all that keen on Keynes. I know, I know, I’m never supposed to give them any slack but I really don’t want to catch any of the strains of confirmation bias that are making the rounds lately. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

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  8. So… y’all go right ahead, make fun and run little Ricky out of his well-deserved office up there. We have plenty more in line here in Texas in case Ricky gets faint. There’s a governor (still in training), a attorney general ever bit as good as Jeff K. Sessions, and we got a Lt. Governor named Dan Goebber Patrick (which ain’t his real name either since he changed it after he was embarrassed of his rightful name onced.)

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  9. Coal? Shmoal! Sorry, coal country. You’re up the creek. Wonder if all you coal mine owners and miners know that this country is still importing coal through the port at Mobile Bay in Jeff Sessions home state of Alabama. That coal goes into rail cars that head north and east. And if the Barking Yam knows, why hasn’t he stopped it so his coal miners can go back to work. Riddle me that!

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  10. oldymoldy says:

    “Tell me, what was Perry’s college major?” how on earth is this relavant? It’s obvious he paid no attention!

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  11. If that were true we would all be buying the manure Trumpco produces.

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  12. eyesoars says:

    And it’s cheaper to mine it in western states, where it’s strip mined. Keep digging up that eastern anthracite, because if you dig up enough of it, you can sell it at a loss.

    Supply side idiots strike again.

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  13. Coprolite says:

    Oldy Moldy, Ricky majored in animal sciences, you know animal husbandry, or simply impregnating bovine, sheep and goats.

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  14. Tilphousia says:

    AGGRRRHHHH!
    Rick Perry is so stupid he should be illegal.

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  15. But but but Professor Rickey… please mansplain trickle up economics to us all. We breathlessly await yore next pig grunt.

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  16. I read that coal is $40 per ton – while clean dirt is $60 per ton. Seems like they would be better off leaving the coal there and collecting the dirt.

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  17. I was in a coffee shop when a gentleman at a nearby table guffawed loudly. I looked up and he showed me that he was reading “The New Yorker,” said, “The Texas legislature,” and went back to his reading, shaking his head and still chuckling softly.
    Y’all are famous.

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  18. Ricky must be right. Remember the rapid rise in the cost petroleum back in the seventies? The big four US auto makers kept building gas guzzling land yachts while fighting off CAFE standards for greater fuel mileage. That work really well! Give them credit for building economy cars, the Vega, Pinto and Gremlin.
    Anthracite, of course we need that. Who would want to ride on smokey train with all that soot and ash blowing in the open windows. Just ask the folks over at the Delaware Lackawanna & Western RR how great that worked out.

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  19. Lunargent says:

    “If you mine it, they will buy.”

    Yeah – in the 19th century.

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  20. Marge Wood says:

    The utility engineers in power generation like coal. It’s predictable, among other things. It took maybe 30 years for lots of us to get all the angles about why we shouldn’t use coal. Our friend Frank designed scrubbers for coal plants. He said, “There’s dirty coal and there’s not so dirty coal but it’s all dirty.” Nobody wanted to spend $ on scrubbers but GWB insisted it should be voluntary. Guess how many utilities did it voluntarily. One. So they all had to have convoluted legislation forcing them to clean up the power generation. And my friend Mike said they also have to be made to use NEW renewable energy sources. There’s lots of fascinating books and publications about how Texas uses wind and sun.

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