Ron Rosenbaum, Writer

August 20, 2007

The Bloated Buffoon Has Fled the Public Eye: Find Him and Charge Him!

Filed under: Uncategorized — ronrosenbaumwriter @ 8:31 am

Bob Murray the bloated buffoon who became a media darling during the initial stages of the Crandall Mining Company disaster–until it became apparent that his mine was riddled with safety violations, that he made huge contributions to the GOP and (surprise!) got a troublesome mining safety inspector transferred–has suddenly disappeared from view.

Obviously hiding from the shame of his company’s responsibility for 9 deaths, so far, the mine co-owner whop once was SO solicitous of the trapped miners’ families, is, according to reports from some of those stricken families, no longer speaking to them, no longer “available” to them.

Perhaps for fear the fatal consequences of his blundering irresponsibility will be hung around his neck, he now sends flunkeys out to deliver the bad news.

I repeat my call for Democratic presidential candidates to go to the mining site and denounce the consequences of Republican de regulation, and call for the prosecution of those derelict in their duty to the miners. If they don’t show up I hope Ralph Nader runs again. He’ll have been proven right once again: neither party cares more about workers than corporate donations.

Here’s one os the saddest paragraphs I’ve ever read from yesterday’s AP report on the situation:

If tunneling doesn’t restart, part of the mine will have been turned into a tomb. Despite that, Moore said there is recoverable coal in other parts of the 5,000-acre mine, and the company expected to resume operations at some point. He said he didn’t discuss that prospect with family members.

Keep those profits coming, bloated buffoon. From the looks of you porcine physiognomy you’ll soon be rotting in hell.

But for godsake don’t let them re open that mine. Dissolve the outlaw company and give its assets to its workers and send its executives to the slammer.

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2 Comments »

  1. “denounce the consequences of Republican de regulation”????
    What is the MSHA for? Oh, that’s right everything is Bush’s fault, I forgot. Since neither one of us was in the mine at the time of the collapse, could it have been “just” an accident? What about rescue/recovery before we start pointing the finger?

    Well, one purpose of MSHA apparently was to keep a mine with thousands of saftey violations open until the “accident” killed miners.De-regulation doesn’t necesarily mean abolishing regulatory agencies, just filling them with corporate shills that gut them to the point people die. Don’t you read the coverage? And by the way I didn’t say it was Bush’s fault: de-regulation as a payoff for its corporate contributors has been a shameful GOP position since long before him.

    Comment by Devil Dog Dad — August 20, 2007 @ 10:46 am | Reply

  2. “I repeat my call for Democratic presidential candidates to go to the mining site and denounce the consequences of Republican de regulation, and call for the prosecution of those derelict in their duty to the miners. If they don’t show up I hope Ralph Nader runs again. He’ll have been proven right once again: neither party cares more about workers than corporate donations.”

    Strong stuff Ron. I sympathize with getting Ralph Nader in on this, but I am not sure if that would help much.

    In my opinion, the Democrats took a good swing at making unionization easier earlier this year, and failed.

    Anti-union sentiment is popular in general these days, and even more so in the West probably (I live in Colorado, btw).

    There seems to be a pervasive attitude of ‘If you don’t like your job then just quit.’ For various reasons, some of which come from bad experiences many people have had in unions, along with a fair amount of pro-business propaganda, unions have gotten a bad image, and people who work in mines are taking their chances without any help from, apparently the goverment, or the media, until a disaster happens…

    You know, maybe we DO want Nader in on this. He wouldn’t win, he could be a spoiler, but it can change the frame of the debate, which I think has happened with health care over the past few years. And someone she be talking about this.

    Don’t know, thanks for posting on this though.

    Comment by Ed — August 23, 2007 @ 4:33 am | Reply


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