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Dig It: Today an Excavator, Tomorrow an Aircraft Carrier

Alabama coal company reopens, names $2.7 million excavator after President Trump for ending ‘war on coal’ An Alabama coal company is crediting President Donald Trump for its reopening after being idle since February 2014. In a news release, RJR Mining Company, Inc. announced the purchase of a $2.7 million Hitachi 1900 excavator that it named “Trump” in honor of the president’s efforts to end the “war on coal” started by former President Barack Obama.

If you’re going to drain the swamp you’re going to need heavy equipment.

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  • Fred July 8, 2018, 11:37 AM

    The war on coal was started long before Obama.

  • Teri Pittman July 8, 2018, 12:03 PM

    Doesn’t matter who started it. It’s a war on people that actually make things. More power to companies like this.

  • Dr. Jay July 8, 2018, 1:06 PM

    Our neighbor believes Obama is responsible for the war on coal which, he says, “Is the reason we’re havin’ this blasted heat wave.” Note: He also believes homophones are a satanic.

  • Bill in Tennessee July 9, 2018, 8:48 AM

    My wife read the letter and wept, joyful tears. The lefies will never understand us or why any of this matters to us.

  • JIDude July 9, 2018, 12:37 PM

    It would be more meaningful if the excavator had been American made.

  • Gordon Scott July 9, 2018, 12:50 PM

    Back when, I was watching over an excavation project. I was talking to the operator. He pointed out the name, “Stacie Jo” on the side of the Caterpillar backhoe in script. He said, “We have a girl who works in our office, and she asked for a backhoe–a “hoe” to be named after her. So we did.

    Pointing to it, he said, “So there stands the hoe “Stacie Jo.”

  • Eskyman July 9, 2018, 2:53 PM

    What a wonderful story! So glad the War on Coal is over (at least until the next Democrat bribes his way in….)

    Dr. Jay, your neighbor believes “homophones are a satanic”? So the Devil’s responsible for coal and kohl, is he- well, that explains a lot. I always suspected there was something going on there, after all they’re as different as knight and night!

  • Snakepit Kansas July 9, 2018, 7:17 PM

    All my relatives in West Virginia are smiling!