Posts Tagged ‘Don Blankenship’

Go Die in a Fire

101 years ago, the Triangle Shirtwaist fire horrified a nation; the initial shock of seeing young women leap to their deaths from the inferno was quickly eclipsed by the exposure of the deadly conditions under which they worked; blocked and locked exits, lack of fire escapes, buildup of flammable material, and dangerous machinery all pointed [...]

Getting Away With Murder

Of course, murder is an ugly word for which our Galtian Overlords have many euphemisms, but come on… 29 in one pop?  Good thing for Don Blankenship he wasn’t some darky gang-banger, few of whom are let off with warnings after the first one.  I believe he got a severance package, rather than Death Row. [...]

Tea and Sympathy

What a darned surprise it is that the vile and amoral lord of Massey Energy, Don Blankenship, who just accidentally killed a few dozen people, is a teabagger.  Although Blankenship had a spare million to contribute to the Tea Party, thanks to his rather unusual and legally frowned upon cost-cutting measures,  he should be respected, [...]