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Days after damaging video surfaces, EPA regional chief Armendariz resigns
DallasNews.com ^ | April 30, 2012 | Randy Lee Loftis

Posted on 04/30/2012 9:28:16 AM PDT by Charles Martel

Al Armendariz said Monday morning that he had submitted a letter of resignation on Sunday.

Armendariz was already a lightning rod for conservative critics of the EPA in Texas before last week, when a video became public in which Armendariz spoke of "crucifying" oil and gas companies that broke the law.

Members of Congress and Texas officials jumped on Armendariz's words as proof that he had run the EPA's regional office as an anti-industry zealot.

The environmental engineer, on leave from a professor post at Southern Methodist University, sent a letter Monday to his friends and supporters:

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KEYWORDS: armendariz; crucify; epa; texas
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Alfredo the Crucifier, under the bus.
1 posted on 04/30/2012 9:28:25 AM PDT by Charles Martel
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To: Charles Martel

Al Van Jonesed himself.


2 posted on 04/30/2012 9:30:25 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: Charles Martel

I wish the MSM would do a better job explaining that this guy was hand picked and appointed by Barack Obama, our president.


3 posted on 04/30/2012 9:31:01 AM PDT by Tenacious 1 (With regards to the GOP: I am prodisestablishmentarianistic!)
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To: Charles Martel
So he's going back to a cushy job at SMU?

I thought SMU had higher standards.

4 posted on 04/30/2012 9:31:05 AM PDT by eCSMaster (Conservative patriots, Rise up!)
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To: Charles Martel

He was TOLD to go....


5 posted on 04/30/2012 9:31:23 AM PDT by ken5050 (FRACK Obama!!!)
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To: Charles Martel

I have the hammer and Nails somebody provide the Boards before that we will FLOG the SOB then we will show him what Crucifixen is all about! PUNK!


6 posted on 04/30/2012 9:31:59 AM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: Charles Martel
How about (John Holdren) America's Joseph Mengele...under the bus. Obama's Abortion Czar................
7 posted on 04/30/2012 9:34:21 AM PDT by yoe
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To: ken5050
He's lost nothing at all...he'll simply be moved into one of the “arms” of the organization.....tentacles stretch worldwide so he's sure to be placed elsewhere.
8 posted on 04/30/2012 9:35:04 AM PDT by caww
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Al Van Jonesed himself.
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Yep! Look for him to show up in a chushy position at, say, Center for American Progress, etc.


9 posted on 04/30/2012 9:35:48 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (A MUST WATCH: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=KeOLurcQaqI)
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To: ken5050
yhea..he had to go, b/c he was "caught" on tape. :-\

10 posted on 04/30/2012 9:36:22 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (WA. DC E$tabli$hment; DNC/RNC/Unionists...Brazilian saying: "$@me $hit; with different flie$". :^)
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To: Charles Martel

He should be forced to work in a coal mine for ten years. The little prick doesn’t know what real work is.


11 posted on 04/30/2012 9:36:50 AM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: Charles Martel

I’m surprised the resigned. The Federal Machine must be working on moving him around where he can wreak more havoc on the American people from behind the scenes.
Certainly someone with such a hatred for our own energy independence would have a fine station as one of Obama’s radical Czars...


12 posted on 04/30/2012 9:37:15 AM PDT by No_More_Harkin
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To: Charles Martel
In a free capitalist society a man like this should NEVER get anywhere near this kind of position. The fact that he was should give everyone the chills.

Do these people know where their food and energy comes from and how it gets to them?

13 posted on 04/30/2012 9:38:18 AM PDT by Former Proud Canadian (Obamanomics-We don't need your stinking tar sands oil, we'll just grow algae.)
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To: Charles Martel

De-fund the entire EPA effective immediately.


14 posted on 04/30/2012 9:39:26 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Tenacious 1

Hah, just for laughs I searched for this guy’s name at The New York Slimes — they had exactly ONE article on the matter, and it was in “The Green Blog”.


15 posted on 04/30/2012 9:39:43 AM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: Charles Martel

So, at what Communiversity will he land the incredibly easy, and hideously over-reimbursed gig, as a tenured professor?


16 posted on 04/30/2012 9:40:27 AM PDT by EyeGuy (Non-Holder person.)
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To: Charles Martel

I hear the bus for the chick who pushed Obamacare...In fact, I’m betting its a BIG bus...


17 posted on 04/30/2012 9:40:57 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Charles Martel

I bet he will never show his face in Texas again. He may wind up having an “accident”


18 posted on 04/30/2012 9:42:09 AM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: US Navy Vet
I have the hammer and Nails somebody provide the Boards before that we will FLOG the SOB then we will show him what Crucifixen is all about!


19 posted on 04/30/2012 9:42:09 AM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: Tenacious 1
I wish the MSM would do a better job explaining that this guy was hand picked and appointed by Barack Obama, our president.

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Don't we all.....
Dream on....

20 posted on 04/30/2012 9:42:17 AM PDT by Wings-n-Wind (The main things are the plain things!)
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To: ken5050

“He was TOLD to go....”

He may have been told to go, but the reason he got appointed in the first place was that he would crucify gas and oil companies along with hussein. He didn’t just fall on the sword for his master—he actually believed what he preached.


21 posted on 04/30/2012 9:44:01 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: eCSMaster

SMU is/was SCUM just like ALL of the old SWC Schools! GO BIG EIGHT!


22 posted on 04/30/2012 9:44:23 AM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: Charles Martel

So unlike whites who are cowards when it comes to discussing racial issues, he’s a brave new world intellectual heavyweight who believes his own ideaology, until he’s overheard actually saying it. What a piece of exhaust.


23 posted on 04/30/2012 9:45:18 AM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (A conservative, a liberal and a moderate walk into a bar. Bartender says "what'll it be, Mitt?")
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To: Charles Martel
...when a video became public in which Armendariz spoke of "crucifying" oil and gas companies that broke the law.

Ummm, liberal elites hate us - they want to crucify us - or worse - but they're not openly vocal about it. This guy got caught - that's the only difference between him and the rest of them.

24 posted on 04/30/2012 9:46:42 AM PDT by GOPJ ("Zimmered": To make a crime victim a criminal so racists can make money. freeper GrandJediMasterYoda)
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To: Charles Martel
Days after damaging video surfaces, EPA regional chief Armendariz resigns

My question is, why did he damage those video surfaces? Will he buy new video surfaces to replace the ones he destroyed?

25 posted on 04/30/2012 9:48:09 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Admin Moderator refuses to let me hit it. -- http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/2875871/posts)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

LOL, he got his vanJones on.


26 posted on 04/30/2012 9:48:08 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: jiggyboy

THAT’S a keeper!


27 posted on 04/30/2012 9:48:24 AM PDT by Hoosier-Daddy ( "It does no good to be a super power if you have to worry what the neighbors think." BuffaloJack)
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To: Charles Martel

Adios Al! He’ll probably just go to some academic sinecure where he can complain of being martyred by the right-wing media.

BTW, for a professor he’s not very good on geography and history. He said the Romans went to little towns in Turkey. Turkey as such didn’t exist in the time of the Romans, most of the coast was Greek settlements, and the interior would have been Anatolia.


28 posted on 04/30/2012 9:49:09 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: eCSMaster
So he's going back to a cushy job at SMU?

I didn't see where it said he'd be going back. Shame on SMU for hiring this overzealous nutjob in the first place.

I guess he fit right in with the rest of the tenured libs in academia...SMU or elsewhere...sigh.

29 posted on 04/30/2012 9:49:09 AM PDT by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: Charles Martel

Did Valerie Jarrett have her ‘eyes’ on this guy before he was appointed like she did with Van Jones?


30 posted on 04/30/2012 9:49:22 AM PDT by JPG (Please pass the pooch.)
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To: Lazamataz

Are you holding seances with George Carlin?


31 posted on 04/30/2012 9:49:34 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Former Proud Canadian
"In a free capitalist society a man like this should NEVER get anywhere near this kind of position"

How about another take on this idea? In a free capitalist system, there is no need for this position.

32 posted on 04/30/2012 9:49:37 AM PDT by free from tyranny
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To: Paladin2

I’m glad you like my twisted humor :)


33 posted on 04/30/2012 9:52:14 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Admin Moderator refuses to let me hit it. -- http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/2875871/posts)
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To: Charles Martel

Oh Noes.....


34 posted on 04/30/2012 9:55:00 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Charles Martel
I'll say it again...
EPA management is currently filled top-to-bottom with environmentalists.
They were taught that traditional forms of energy production are inherently evil.
They were recruited not just for their academic prowess but for demonstrating in their writings and extracurricular activities their total devotion to this creed.
They were chosen for being ‘true believers’.
They believe our continued usage of our most reliable and abundant sources of energy is a criminal act for which our country should be punished dearly.
Their mission is nothing short of the systematical dismantling the coal, oil, and natural gas industries in the United States.
35 posted on 04/30/2012 10:01:54 AM PDT by servo1969
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To: Charles Martel
I suppose he muttered under his breath, "fornicate this, I'm going back to my grants."
36 posted on 04/30/2012 10:26:20 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (SpaceX Dragon launch to ISS, Cape Canaveral AFS, May 7, 9:38 AM EDT)
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To: Charles Martel

It doesn’t matter that this guy is gone - he’ll be replace by another O-bot that will think, feel, and act the same way, but will keep his mouth shut regarding true intentions. The only way this gets fixed is to unseat Obama in November, and pull all these weeds out by the roots.


37 posted on 04/30/2012 10:27:31 AM PDT by Be Free (Gas prices are high because Democrats WANT them to be high.)
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To: Charles Martel

They’re all freakin’ zealots.... and not necessarily those appointed. Many are hired in during an Administration and never leave, leaving EPA (or whoever else) with people in place slowing some processes and fast-tracking favored projects.


38 posted on 04/30/2012 10:32:57 AM PDT by theDentist (FYBO/FUBO; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: unixfox

“I bet he will never show his face in Texas again. He may wind up having an “accident””

But what about his “professorship” at SMU? I recoil at the idea that scum like this has infested our entire “public” education system top to bottom. Another generation, if we do nothing, and America will cease to exist in the form in which it was created. “Multiculturalism” is such BS. Send them all back from whence they came. Maybe the Mexicans can show the Africans how to build better mud huts and the Africans can instruct the Mexicans on how to throw spears.


39 posted on 04/30/2012 11:10:43 AM PDT by vette6387
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To: beethovenfan

He does look like a snooty self absorbed prick!


40 posted on 04/30/2012 11:57:11 AM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: jiggyboy

EPA Soldier: I'm afraid we lost them, sir.

Cargill: Damn it! Well, then you find 'em, and you get 'em back in the dome! And to make sure nobody else gets out, I want roving death squads around the perimeter 24-7! I want 10,000 tough guys, and I want 10,000 soft guys to make the tough guys look tougher! And here's how I want them arranged: tough, soft, tough, tough, soft, tough, soft, soft, tough, tough, soft, soft, tough, soft, tough, soft!

Soldier: Sir, I'm afraid you've gone mad with power.

Cargill: Of course I have. Have you ever tried going mad without power? It's boring, no one listens to you.

41 posted on 04/30/2012 12:01:43 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Charles Martel

Not good enough. The guy’s quitting because he spoke the truth. The den of vipers AKA “EPA” needs to be cleaned out from bottom to top.

They don’t just do this “crucifying” crap to companies, they do it to private citizens who merely try to develop their own land for a home to live in.


42 posted on 04/30/2012 12:25:34 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: Charles Martel
What is an environmental engineer?

Do you have to take Differential Equations for that?

43 posted on 04/30/2012 12:33:58 PM PDT by Clint N. Suhks
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To: Charles Martel

‘Becoming a distraction’ seems to be the phrase of choice as the light of truth is shined on these thugs.


44 posted on 04/30/2012 1:06:23 PM PDT by thethirddegree
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To: Charles Martel
The patriot media scores again!
45 posted on 04/30/2012 1:45:00 PM PDT by Happy Rain ("So the RINOs won with Romney--u gonna root for the Commies now!?!?")
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To: No_More_Harkin

At a guess, they’re going to blame all of Obama’s energy failures on him as a scapegoat.


46 posted on 04/30/2012 2:07:24 PM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum; DoughtyOne; calcowgirl; Gilbo_3; Impy; stephenjohnbanker
Al Van Jonesed himself.

LOL, good summation. It seems incredible that it takes something this obvious to get them in hot water.

Lisa jackson with US flags but

"If you don't pass this legislation, then ... the EPA is going to have to regulate in this area," the official said. "And it is not going to be able to regulate on a market-based way, so it's going to have to regulate in a command-and-control way, which will probably generate even more uncertainty."

47 posted on 04/30/2012 2:24:43 PM PDT by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Fool me once, shame on you -- twice, shame on me -- 100 times, it's U. S. immigration policy.)
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas

Sheesh !


48 posted on 04/30/2012 2:28:58 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: vette6387

“Another generation, if we do nothing, and America will cease to exist in the form in which it was created.”
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Uh, excuse me but isn’t that rather like saying that in another generation the Dodo will be extinct?


49 posted on 04/30/2012 2:29:06 PM PDT by RipSawyer
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To: Former Proud Canadian

They were shocked to learn that children do chores on farms. So, NO, they do not know where their food and energy come from. They are cultural midgets.


50 posted on 04/30/2012 2:34:49 PM PDT by Chaguito
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