Now, less than 24 hours after Massey Energy experienced a mining tragedy at Montcoal, WV, there are at least two Virginia bloggers shamelessly using many families’ heartbreak as a tool to jab Virginia’s Attorney General. Shameful.
Never mind that the Attorney General does not enforce mining regulations. To these two that is beside the point. Never mind that the tragedy occurred in a neighboring state. To these two that too is beside the point.
Face it guys, (I’m speaking to you, Ben. And you too, Lowell. Sorry, no links.), some jobs are dangerous. Perhaps before you seek to use the tragedy of others to fuel your political fantasies you should step out from behind those keyboards you use as shields and get your hands dirty doing the real work only a few Americans have the guts to do.
That rings hollow to me because this comment appears on NLS by Brian...Is this the same Brian?
Don't get me wrong - I think Massey are a bunch of crooks, and they deserve to be shut down permanently for this. But I don't believe the AG is sleeping here. This is a federal issue and a West Virginia issue. West Virginia should yank Massey's licenses for the state until they get their crap together. This is the second time in four years there have been fatalities at their facilities. Enough is enough.
Posted by: Brian W. Schoeneman | April 06, 2010 at 09:09 AM
If it is - he is as out of touch as Ben and Lowell.
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