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President Obama has signed a major arms control pact with Russia that will make us all safer... unless you happen to work for Massey Energy. In that case you don’t need a bomb shelter to die under the ground. It turns out that concerns about safety at the Upper Big Branch mine were raised on the very day of the explosion. But then that’s no surprise—it seems that concerns about safety at the Upper Big Branch mine were raised every day. At the time of the explosion a federal mine safety administrator was at the airport in Charleston, WV, on his way from Washington to discuss various Massey violations. From the number of violations, the Mine Safety and Health Administration should have just opened a branch office at Massey headquarters. Over the years Massey has accumulated so many violations that you could probably just burn those for fuel instead of coal. A lot of people in West Virginia are afraid to speak out against Massey. That’s how bad the economy is—people would rather risk their lives than risk their jobs. Massey puts profits ahead of worker safety. Hey, how else are they going to be able to afford to buy a West Virginia Supreme Court Justice? Those things don’t come cheap. It seems there’s more money in buying and selling West Virginia judges than there is in mining West Virginia coal.
If you’re safe from Massey Energy, you’re also safer from nuclear annihilation as of today, thanks to the new arms control pact. Of course now that President Obama is working to avoid nuclear holocaust, the Republicans have to come out in favor of nuclear holocaust. Republicans automatically oppose anything the President approves of. When President Obama pardons the Thanksgiving turkey, are Republicans going to call for its execution? Read the full blog...
FOX WATCHBECK IMAGINES HE PUTS POISON IN NANCY PELOSI’S WINE"I wonder what it would be like, seriously. I mean, if I could go, you know, to the speaker's shindig, wouldn't that be great? What would it -- oh, look, here she -- oh, she is -- wow -- you're so much prettier and flatter and shinier in the face than I expected. It's almost like you're two people at once." Full transcript and video here.
Gregory Guisti’s Mom Blames Fox News for Radicalizing Her Son"ELEANOR GIUSTI: Greg has -- frequently gets in with a group of people that have really radical ideas and that are not consistent with myself or the rest of the family and -- which gets him into problems. And apparently I would say this must be another one that somehow he's gotten onto either by -- I'd say Fox News or all of those that are really radical, and he -- that's where he comes from." See the video here.
MISCELLANEOUS / SPICEWHAT REALITY TV CAN TEACH YOU ABOUT YOUR BOSS"The bossman cometh! Reality TV now offers a glimpse at the professional ego heretofore unseen by the masses. Of course we already know, from our own workplace experiences, how the elite professional keeps up a winning streak indefinitely: By being an insufferable control freak, by demanding too much from underlings, by embracing the life of the workaholic, by staying busy at all costs, always assuming that busy-ness can offset any down-tick in importance, fame and/or fortune." Click here for more.
Tiger’s Dad, Earl Woods is Resurrected to Sell Sneakers. "Earl Woods asks his son a few questions before Tiger's return to golf." See the ad here.
Harris Poll Finds That Bush is Still Blamed for Meltdown"A Harris Poll has found that former President George W Bush continues to be blamed for the country’s economic troubles more than his successor, Barack Obama." Read the story here.
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