Posts Tagged ‘Upper Big Branch Mine’

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. [...]

Oops, They Did It Again

One kind of funny, and certainly satisfying thing about the conservative “successes” of the past few decades is that so many of them are still just lying around, like turd piles in the yard, that they keep getting stepped in at the worst possible moments. About five minutes before or after John McCain picked Phil [...]