Harry extorting Yerington mining jobs bill to pay back his ‘green’ buddies

Not only is Harry Reid determined to kill jobs in Nevada by replacing them with overpriced, underperforming “green” energy power plants, he is now willing to block the creation of well-paying mining jobs in order to demand a pound of flesh for his enviro buddies.

According to the Reno Gazette-Journal, Reid, speaking at Truckee Meadows Community College Tuesday night, said he will support a bill to allow the city of Yerington to purchase at market price 10,400 acres of land to aid the Pumpkin Hollow copper mining project only if the bill includes the declaration of a wilderness area somewhere else in the state.

Harry listening to Obama in Reno. (Reno Gazette-Journal photo)

It has been estimated the project could create 800 jobs paying on average $75,000 apiece, but Reid apparently stands ready to sideline the economic development over some vague desire to protect some unspecified sensitive land.

“It is not a lot of wilderness area but it is something that is important,” Reid was quoted as saying by Ray Hagar. “They cannot think they are going to get this thing and do nothing for the environment.”

Rep. Mark Amodei managed to get the bill passed in the House and sent to the Senate, where Reid, as majority leader, controls the calendar.

Hagar further quoted Reid as saying of the mining industry, “I have fought their battles for 30 years in Washington. And they are going to get their mining law passed, but they are going to have something environmentally in it.”

I think the word for that is extortion.

On the Nevada Newsmakers television show recently Amodei said of Reid: “There are times when I wonder if Nevada is really a priority.”

He was interrupted by Hagar who said Amodei was insulting Reid, who now has Amodei’s Yerington land bill in his chamber.

Amodei continued, “I think there needs to be more concern expressed toward the folks who gave you the job.”

Is this now payback time for Amodei for daring to diss the great and powerful majority leader, even if his spite costs Nevada jobs? Reid doesn’t give a fig about Nevada. All he cares about are his “green” campaign contributors and keeping the planet savers energized through November.

There is absolutely no nexus between Yerington purchasing federal land at a fair price and any supposed need to declare still more off-limits land. If something needs to be protected, pass a bill to do so. Don’t shackle a rural Nevada jobs bill with a series of environmental Christmas ornaments.

Here is Sherm’s take on this topic.

14 comments on “Harry extorting Yerington mining jobs bill to pay back his ‘green’ buddies

  1. Vernon Clayson says:

    I have no idea who Ray Hagar is but it’s difficult to believe that anyone thinks Harry Reid can be insulted, some shame has to be involved and he’s beyond shame. It is beyond odd that mining interests must meet his demands for place trade offs but Chinese interests need only a place. You don’t suppose he has some connection to the so-called “sensitive land”, do you?

  2. That was Sherm’s question, Vernon. We should demand to see his income tax returns.

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  3. Athos says:

    Haven’t looked at Sherm’s blog for a while, Tom (I won’t give up my anonymity; ANOTHER crappy policy change from those delightful RJ editor and publisher, eh?) but I see Professori Green is still spewing his Utopian views (wonder if HE got a buy-out offer?) Disgusting. And the worst part of this Øbamaite is the influence he has over young, impressionable minds.

    At some point, even the totally mesmerized sycophants have to question the raw corruption of our senior senator from Nevada. No man (even the Professori) likes to think they’re morally challenged to such a degree. And doesn’t our corrupt little CROOK push their obedient support to the limit?

    People that make excuses for Dingy Harry, are the same people that want Charles Manson to run a dating service!

  4. Vernon Clayson says:

    I hadn’t read Mr. Frederick’s article but Harry Reid’s greed is so transparent that it’s obvious to an outside observer, e.g., me in comparison to Mr.Frederick, can see his reasoning. His actions are not those of a patient and reasonable man with time to spare, they do make me wonder if his health is such that he feels an urgent need to beat the hands of time for his legacy. That sounds more reasonable than him considering he has to push his “green” issues as the clock is ticking on his run under the oppressor Obama.

  5. Ain’t fascism grand? Gotta love politicians who know how to get what they want out of private enterprise. Of course, it was cooler with the snappy uniforms they wore in the ’20’s and ’30’s…

  6. Steve says:

    Winston didn’t give up any anonymity to post through FB Athos.

  7. Athos says:

    How’d you DO that, Winston?

    By the way, I love your comments!

  8. Steve says:

    Not sure but I think Winston posts as “Pale Rider” I’ve seen the controlfreaku website on Sherms blog a couple times.

  9. Athos says:

    What a great Clint Eastwood movie! Men need to be men.

  10. nyp10025 says:

    Sherman Frederick still has a blog?

  11. Steve says:

    Athos. Walt Meister is probably Winston Smith.
    https://www.facebook.com/walt.meister.7#!/walt.meister.7
    It wont work unless you log in to a FB account so I grabbed a screener.

    The difference between a Winston/Walt and a Jerry Sturdivant/Lamont Cranston/The Shadow and even an Athos is one of these posters is actively trying to misdirect and befuddle to gain an upper hand in any discussion. Facebook logins at the RJ have resulted in a surprising drop in liberal posters. In fact it has shown those posters to be single people with many screen names.

    I have stuck with my moniker of xfmrhsd and now my name of Steve Moore. I always stated my real name was much more anonymous than my moniker is/was.

    On this issue I agree with Michael Green with a caveat, if one is going to hold anonymity at the least one should maintain one, and only one, identity for posting on these blogs.

    Trouble is some people are more interested in the “win” than the discussion.

    Nyp, take notice.

  12. […] a wet-behind-the-ears junior congressman dares to suggest on television that you do not consider Nevada citizens a priority, then remind him of your power by […]

  13. nyp10025 says:

    Why would I want to post under my actual name?

  14. […] mentioned it in August and Sherman Frederick mentioned it Sunday in his column in the Review-Journal, but it’s not […]

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