Blessed be are the job creators.

Aging, coal-fired CEO Bob Murray of Murray Energy is in the news today with another jaw dropper.  You’ll remember Bob giving a crazy assed rant against President Obama at our own Governor Kasich’s “21st Century Energy & Economic Development Summit”.  The irony of a coal CEO being invited to something with such a title was not lost on us.

You’ll also remember Bob’s company as the place where Josh Mandel faked a southern accent.  This was the same event where some employees alleged they were quietly forced to attend and become a backdrop for the Republican candidates to go on about their support of the good working folk.

Well, he’s back!  This time with a prayer…and layoffs:

Steubenville, OH — NEWS9 got confirmation that Murray Energy Corporation and its subsidiaries will be laying off more than 150 employees.

Murray didn’t leave the unemployed empty handed.  He offered up a prayer:

Dear Lord:

The American people have made their choice. They have decided that America must change its course, away from the principals of our Founders. And, away from the idea of individual freedom and individual responsibility. Away from capitalism, economic responsibility, and personal acceptance.

We are a Country in favor of redistribution, national weakness and reduced standard of living and lower and lower levels of personal freedom.

My regret, Lord, is that our young people, including those in my own family, never will know what America was like or might have been. They will pay the price in their reduced standard of living and, most especially, reduced freedom.

The takers outvoted the producers. In response to this, I have turned to my Bible and in II Peter, Chapter 1, verses 4-9 it says, “To faith we are to add goodness; to goodness, knowledge; to knowledge, self control; to self control, perseverance; to perseverance, godliness; to godliness, kindness; to brotherly kindness, love.”

Lord, please forgive me and anyone with me in Murray Energy Corp. for the decisions that we are now forced to make to preserve the very existence of any of the enterprises that you have helped us build. We ask for your guidance in this drastic time with the drastic decisions that will be made to have any hope of our survival as an American business enterprise.


I’m really not sure further commentary is necessary.

In case you missed the crazy: