RFK Jr: Eternity in jail for coal CEO

March 2, 2009

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. said at today’s Capitol Climate Action rally that Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship “should be in jail… for all of eternity.”

Kennedy also said that coal companies Massey Energy, Peabody Energy and Arch Coal are “criminal enterprises.”

It’s hard to believe that Kennedy is a lawyer… but then again, it’s hard to believe that Roland Freisler was one, too.

Kennedy also invoked the memory of his father’s 1968 campaign tour through Appalachia — the same route followed by John F. Kennedy during his successful 1960 West Virginia campaign.

But if Kennedy wants to oppose coal while honoring his father, perhaps he ought to adopt RFK’s pro-nuclear stance. According to a March 21, 1967 New York Times article, RFK proposed that the New York State Power Authority be permitted to develop nuclear power pants and that private investment in nuclear power be encouraged.

16 Responses to “RFK Jr: Eternity in jail for coal CEO”


  1. […] RFK Jr: Eternity in jail for coal CEO Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. said at today’s Capitol Climate Action rally that Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship […] […]


  2. […] No one disagrees. There’s a consensus! B) Be professionally harassed until they do agree. C) Be thrown in jail for all eternity. D) I can give you a number you can call.  People who […]

  3. Daniel Says:

    I would appreciate it if Mr. Kennedy would please mail me a stipend to make the payment on my wind/solar system. In the mean time, he might wing down to Venezuela where he can now find great deals on villas and such. It could be Hyannis South. After all, he prefers as much freedom as Mr. Chavez, perhaps a little less. All the best, Mr. Kennedy. Stay away from automobiles and airplanes, they pollute and can be dangerous.


  4. […] Steven Milloy,adjunct scholar at CEI, author and co-founder of a gadfly free-enterprise fund, has a post up on his Green Hell Blog about some interesting recent remarks by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.   Apparently RFK Jr., at […]


  5. Seems like in the UK they are beginning to realize that with a cooling earth, wind and solar are just not going to keep people warm, and they are beginning to bestir themselves. We seem not to have a clue that cold is far more dangerous to life than warm. More people die from cold than from hot weather, and hot weather killed thousands in France a while back. Just the time to shut down our major source of electricity.

  6. nutz2u2 Says:

    RFK, JR. is a lawyer? Wow, when he got his degree a new low for the legal profession had been established. I don’t know which of the Ivy League schools this individual attended (I suspect it was Harvard, right?), but it just goes to prove something I’ve always suspected. Send any dummy with enough money to one of these colleges, and he/she will emerge as an overbearing arse.

  7. justbeau Says:

    The Kennedys have been having a tough year. Caroline wanted so much to replace Hillary, um, you know, um, but she could not enunciate words well enuf.
    Robert wanted to get a cabinet job like EPA. He too has a famous name, but so far it has not gotten him what he craved.
    The Kennedy family did great during Prohibition. Maybe they are hoping that a new Prohibition, this time of CO2, will help them thrive again.

    • les128 Says:

      Loved your analogy of CO2 prohibition. We could even start a new section of organized crime to bootleg C02.

      • justbeau Says:

        Please rest assured, they are years ahead in thinking about the economic possibilities of their new Prohibition. The bootlegging seems to be called “carbon offsets”, if I have the term right. Al and his toadies are giddily laughing along the way to the bank. The most successful robbers are those who can write laws to benefit themselves. They are not criminals at all of course, rather they are our leaders.

      • hmanwarren1 Says:

        You supply the CO2 and I’ll stock up on incandescent light bulbs and we’ll make a fortune.

  8. justbeau Says:

    Hypothetically, if there were a coal CEO who should be jailed until eternity, Don Blankenship should receive serious consideration from thoughtful members of the jury.

    But let the big wigs alone. How about coal consumers? They could be the truly guilty ones, wanting electricity and heat. Off with their heads.

  9. jerryew Says:

    How great it is to find a website where people actually understand what is going on in this country. It is scary how many people have no clue, even far beyond global warming. Global meltdown perhaps?

  10. wa777 Says:

    They are not fools. They know exactly what they are doing. And bankrupting capitalism is incidental.
    The agenda is the abolition of your Liberty, my Liberty and that of our children.
    In this light, “miscreant” (depraved, villainous)is fitting.

    Lest we forget, Liberty is the quality or state of being free: a: the power to do as one pleases b: freedom from physical restraint c: freedom from arbitrary or despotic control d: the positive enjoyment of various social, political, or economic rights and privileges e: the power of choice. (http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/liberty)

    This nation has fought and bled for nearly 250 years to obtain and preserve Liberty for ourselves and others.

    Kennedy and others of his ilk offer us a mess of pottage for our Liberty.


  11. […] “[Robert F.] Kennedy [Jr.] also said that coal companies Massey Energy, Peabody Energy and Arch Coal are “criminal enterprises.”” “RFK Jr: eternity in hell for coal CEO“- […]

  12. mikeydogs Says:

    I have been listening and watching RFK Jr. for years. He lives in an isolated world amd has no access to reality.

  13. spren Says:

    Perhaps it is time we returned the favor to these miscreants. We need to find a way to bring law suits against Green fools like Kennedy for the financial damages they are causing to industry and the terrible misery and suffering they are bringing and perpetuating to those poor souls caught in the mire in the developing world.

    They are trying to bankrupt capitalism. Well, let’s bankrupt instead the trust fund babies like this clown who have never done anything in their lives except put the silver foot in their mouths.


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