Labor Day With Hannity on a (Flattened) Mountaintop? Yeah, That’s America!
No plans for Labor Day? The coal industry has you covered.
At no cost to the public, the heavyweights of the industry are putting on the Friends of America Rally, a one-day country music extravaganza in Southern West Virginia featuring the talents of Hank Williams Jr. and John Rich, among others.
Just good, wholesome, blue-jeans-and-Copenhagen fun, right? Wrong. This is America in 2009. There will be a political agenda.
So Fox News’ Sean Hannity will also be attending; Ted Nugent is the emcee; and the event is taking place on what once was an Appalachian peak, since flattened by a mountaintop mining operation. Oh, and folks are also invited to sign onto a petition, sponsored by the National Mining Association, against the House climate change bill.
“Support America,” the invite implores. “Wear Red, White or Blue to the Rally!”