Coal ash Thom

Thom "No Ethics Here!" Tillis continues his penchant for taking dirty money for his political campaign. Thom doesn't care if the money comes from racketeers, usurers or, most recently, environment destroying profiteers.

Money from coal companies has been fueling Republican House Speaker Thom Tillis’ race to unseat U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan, including $21,100 from the nation’s largest privately owned coal company.

Hey, it's just a coal company. It's not like Tillis will be indebted to them. They're not one of his top contributors, after all. What? This just in:

Murray Energy is Tillis’ fifth-largest contributor. He has received money from the owner, company officers, employees and family members, and the company’s political action committee, according to the Center for Responsive Politics, a nonpartisan campaign finance watchdog group.

We imagine (because it is highly unlikely) that one of Thom's advisors told him "This money is filthy Thom. Leave it on the table". Had that happened (HA!), we presume Thom would have laughed, picked up the money and flung coal ash at everyone within flinging distance.

Wayne E. Conaway Jr. of Farmington, W.Va., who works in Murray Energy’s safety department, said he gave $375 to Tillis because Tillis supports coal. He said the company emphasized to employees that “we’ve got to get out and protect our livelihood.”

“We have no comment,” said Gary Broadbent, Murray Energy’s media director and assistant general counsel, in response to questions about the company’s support for Tillis.

Umm, yeah, you have no comment because your filthy coal company is bordering on illegal campaign contributions.

And Thom Tillis is delighted to accept your filthy money.


The company Thom keeps

Anti-science Thom took a yacht load of cash from this guy.

Murray also has disagreed with the scientific view that the burning of coal and other fossil fuels is the main reason for the warming of the planet. In an interview with West Virginia Executive Magazine for a story published in May, he was quoted as saying the Obama administration was lying about global warming. Murray contended that the Earth was cooling.

Bet he also thinks the earth is 6000 years old.

"I will have a priority on building relationships with the minority caucus. I want to put substance behind those campaign speeches." -- Thom Tillis, Nov. 5, 2014