Monday, April 12, 2010

He just wants his country back!


"I also know Washington and state politicians have no idea how to improve miner safety. The very idea that they care more about coal miner safety than we do is as silly as global warming."

Meet Don Blankenship, just another humble American patriot trying to take his country back. He's the owner of the mine where 29 workers just died. He's also a major financial contributor to the Tea Party and a member in good standing of the Chamber of Commerce who actively promote the idea that there's no such thing as global warming.

Some people might not recognize it, but I actually do try to moderate my voice when I write here. I don't call the people out in the street "teabaggers". They used to call themselves that but they figured out the sexual connotation, so I will use the title they prefer and call them the Tea Party. But seriously, the people who work in the mines have to realize that they do not share common purpose with the scumbags who cut corners and kill their workers.

Scum like Don Blankenship and his ilk have a lot more in common with Jefferson Davis and John Wilkes Booth than they do with Paul Revere and John Hancock. Critics on the right might say that I support class warfare. When this is the other side, I would say the two options are we fight back and there's class warfare, or we don't fight back and it's just class genocide.



3 comments:

CDP said...

Blankenship's response to this disaster is worse than Benedict XVI's response to the scandal in the Church. One wouldn't have believed that anyone could have done worse than the Pope in managing the public relations aftermath of a tragedy, but Blankenship did it on his head. "Scumbag" is a word I use very rarely, but it's judiciously applied here.

Margaret Benbow said...

Blankenship says state politicians have no idea how to improve mine safety? Well, certainly not the West Virginia senators he bought and paid for. Haven't heard a mumbling word out of those guys...

Padre Mickey said...

It appears that Rush Limbaugh has been wondering aloud "where was the Union in all this? Don't they have any responsibility for mine safety?"
I guess that if he had actually read anything about this tragedy he'd know that there was no Union at that mine, which, in my opinion, was part of the problem!