On Wednesday Sen. James Inhofe showed a video on the Senate floor that was recorded in 2010. In it an Environmental Protection Agency administrator named Al Armendariz offers the EPA’s general philosophy when it comes to enforcing rules and regs on oil and gas companies: Crucify some of them right away so the rest are highly attentive:

“I was in a meeting once and I gave an analogy to my staff about my philosophy of enforcement, and I think it was probably a little crude and maybe not appropriate for the meeting, but I’ll go ahead and tell you what I said:

“It was kind of like how the Romans used to, you know, conquer villages in the Mediterranean. They’d go in to a little Turkish town somewhere, they’d find the first five guys they saw and they’d crucify them.

“Then, you know, that town was really easy to manage for the next few years.”

Yes, these are the “public servants” in power in Washington. It’s gotten out of control, and this guy isn’t an isolated example. Between the EPA, the Department of Energy and the Department of the Interior’s anti-oil fervor and fury we’re still expected to believe they don’t think they can affect the price of gas?

Mao said that political power grows out of the barrel of a gun, and this guy, like so many in the Obama administration, is speaking in Tse-tungs:

Doug Ross asks the rhetorical question: What does the Obama EPA’s stated policy of “crucifying” oil companies do to gas prices?

Update: The EPA has apologized for that remark, and said they’re all about being ethical. Bull.

But I do love watching power-grabbing bureaucrats scramble whenever one of their own accidentally tells the truth.


17 Responses to “Caring, Helpful Public Servant of the Day: EPA Edition”

  1. Granny55 on April 26th, 2012 10:44 am

    Can you imagine the outrage of these statements if it were reported on the MSM? Like the manufactured Trayvon Martin tapes from NBC it seems to me that the MSM is ignoring factual news, making up the news or creating the news for the benefit of a crisis for this administration so something drastic would have to done to "control" the masses. When something awful happens – riots – they sit back and ask how all this happened. They need to be held accountable.

    It is time to go to all out "war" against the liberal media. Be silent no more.

  2. Marshall_Will on April 26th, 2012 11:05 am

    "and I think it was probably a little crude and maybe not appropriate for the meeting"

    Another… gifted orator! Should have borrowed Bammies spare TOTUS. Michelle's been doing a great job detailing the Appeasement Yellow corporations cowering, who's only objective is *not* to be among those first five "guys".

    How's that working out for you guys?

    In Roman Times I believe they were referred to as PEASANTS not guys or dudes. Just guessing….

  3. clu seatoe on April 26th, 2012 12:54 pm

    This guy might as well be living next door to bin laden or on another sand heap somewhere in Afghanistan. It’s the same attitude as the misogynist, pedophile, islamists. Irrational jealousy of those that in his mind are the “have’s” and if they won’t share with the “have not’s” then kill, kill, kill.

    This type of psyche thinks “what’s mine is mine” and “what’s yours should be shared as though it were mine.” If looked at closely, one would probably see he gives nothing charitably. Growing up, one of his first words was “mine.”

    If he could be honest you’d probably find out the problem isn’t with “big oil,” it’s with “big.”

  4. @syjere17 on April 26th, 2012 1:14 pm

    Just about everyone with a position of power in this administration is a Communist. It's written all over, in big, bold letters. It's a requisite to work for this administration. Darryl Issa called it "the most corrupt government in our history." Ya think, Darryl?

  5. SignPainterGuy on April 26th, 2012 2:12 pm

    We`re learning that the marxists are everywhere …. and there are muslims right beside them !

  6. Truesoldier__ on April 26th, 2012 2:57 pm

    The only surprise here is that this guy was honest about the EPA's position on the oil and gas industry.

  7. Truesoldier__ on April 26th, 2012 3:14 pm

    Oh, you mean like the guy that J-Nap appears to have promoted to high up position in Homeland Security and gave him a security clearance only to find out later that he is a member of the Muslim Brotherhood and they caught him downloading calssified data at his house and trying to shop it out to the press?

  8. SignPainterGuy on April 26th, 2012 3:16 pm

    YES, among many, MANY others.

  9. Obama bin Biden on April 26th, 2012 3:20 pm

    It's as if all of these weasels are manufactured in central casting. They all look the same.

  10. Marshall_Will on April 26th, 2012 4:33 pm


    Normally MM's troll blurt out a gushing defense.., "Well DUH? That's how closed minded you so called 'conservatives are without realizing it! How else can we keep an EYE on these people!?"

    ( Did I get that right? ) Seems close enough.

  11. Truesoldier__ on April 26th, 2012 4:48 pm

    Pretty close, but you forgot the keyword 'tolerance'.

  12. jeffythequick on April 26th, 2012 5:10 pm

    Which one? Ota, ILMC?

    Chapoutier seems to be turning the corner…

    From the DWS (that woman is attractive, until she opens her mouth, then, the woman goes to the likes of JNap) video:

    "That said, Baier did school her. And respectfully so."

  13. SignPainterGuy on April 26th, 2012 8:19 pm

    And programmed with the same Media Matters, Talking Points Memo Operating Systems.

    Little O`Bots !

  14. ChapBix on April 27th, 2012 3:21 am

    While they may have apologized for using the analogy, they have not retracted the tactic.

  15. ChapBix on April 27th, 2012 3:23 am

    "And programmed with the same Media Matters, Talking Points Memo Operating Systems.

    Little O`Bots ! "

    Watching these programs on networks like Fox and others I will not mention, I constantly hear the same talking points from the shills for the pResident and his ilk. Disgusting.

  16. SignPainterGuy on April 27th, 2012 4:41 am

    I think the one you are referring to is Arif Alikhan and he is STILL there. J-Nap was asked to investigate him, she promised she would, but as of this month, she has not reported back ….. not one word.
    http://times247.com/articles/muslim-brotherhood-c… Watch the vid from GBTV.

    It would seem she does not care that the Muslim Brotherhood is cozy in our gov. all the way up to the WH ! I call that treason on many levels !

  17. SignPainterGuy on April 27th, 2012 4:49 am

    Do you remember when the news of the secret, by invitation only group known as "Journolist" was exposed ? They denied it`s existence, then claimed it had been disbanded (how is something non-existent disbanded ? "We have never done that….. and we will never do it again !") ! Anyway, it explained how all the msm networks said all the same things. Now it is Media Matters, Talking Points Memo and all supported by George Soros.

    Yeah, disgusting and seditious !

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