EPA’s “Crucifier” Falls on His Sword

Funny how commies are so quick to fall on their swords for Obama when they are exposed:

Top EPA official resigns over ‘crucify’ comment

By DINA CAPPIELLO, AP – Via Google

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration’s top environmental official in the oil-rich South and Southwest region has resigned after Republicans targeted him over remarks made two years ago when he used the word “crucify” to describe how he would go after companies violating environmental laws.

In a letter to Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson sent Sunday, Al Armendariz says he regrets his words and stresses that they do not reflect his work as administrator of the five-state region including Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana. Armendariz, who holds a doctorate in environmental engineering, apologized last week for his remarks. A senior administration official, speaking on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the subject, told The Associated Press that Armendariz has since received death threats. His resignation was effective Monday, when he informed his senior staff.

I smell BS!  Freakin’ commie-roaches are always playing the “death threats” card when they find themselves with a bright spotlight pointed directly at them.   Remember Frances Piven?  Yup, she also claimed she was getting death threats.  Gee, if that were true, where is the proof?  You would think the cops would found someone, anyone by now…   Van Jones, you ask?  Well, I don’t remember anything specific right off the top of my head, but I’m sure a good Googling will find something…

After all, violence is encoded in our Conservative DNA, or something like that.

“I have come to the conclusion that my continued service will distract you and the agency from its important work,” Armendariz wrote in the letter, which was obtained by the AP.

[…]

At a town hall meeting in Washington on Friday, Jackson had said only that she would continue to review the case, calling Armendariz’ words “inflammatory” and “wrong”. President Barack Obama appointed Armendariz in November 2009, at the urging of Texas-based environmental groups. He is one of the few Latinos in senior leadership at the EPA.

The regional administrator’s words “don’t comport with either this administration’s policy on energy, our policy at EPA on environmental enforcement, nor do they comport with our record as well,” Jackson said.

[…]

Referring to how Romans conquered villages in the Mediterranean in the Middle Ages, Armendariz said, “They’d go into a little Turkish town somewhere, they’d find the first five guys they saw and they’d crucify them.”

“And so you make examples out of people who are in this case not complying with the law,” he said.” Find people who are not complying with the law and you hit them as hard as you can and make examples of them.”

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4 Comments on “EPA’s “Crucifier” Falls on His Sword”

  1. boudicabpi Says:

    Reblogged this on Boudica BPI Weblog and commented:
    Typical liberal, democrat Obama supporter. NOBAMA 2012!

  2. tgusa Says:

    Ah yes the old anonymous source claiming death threats. Wouldn’t be prudent to out yourself as a liar after all.

    Armendariz. Crucified!

  3. Pete Says:

    “Referring to how Romans conquered villages in the Mediterranean in the Middle Ages, Armendariz said, “They’d go into a little Turkish town somewhere, they’d find the first five guys they saw and they’d crucify them.”

    Just like the PC leftists, if you don’t like the way history actually happened just make up your own history.

    As you can see the history on the ground is totally different from PC revised history…

    How common was crucifixion in the ancient world? Quite common, at least among the Romans. Though Roman law usually spared Roman citizens from being crucified, they used crucifixion especially against rebellious foreigners, military enemies, violent criminals, robbers, and slaves. In fact slaves were so routinely crucified that crucifixion become known as the “slaves’ punishment”

    Romans took a unique approach concerning the law and citizenship of the lands they conquered. Rather than rule the people of these lands as conquered subjects, the Romans invited them to become citizens. These people then became a part of Rome, rather than enemies fighting against it.

    All conquered peoples were treated fairly. Their only obligation was to pay taxes, and let Rome control foreign policy; usually just military protection. Local culture was respected, the former language and religion stayed in place. Indeed, symbols from the conquered area were brought back to Rome; so Romans and the conquered could worship the same gods together.


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