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When Will The So-Called Tea Party Stick Up For Coal Miners In W. Virginia Who Die From Greed And No Effective Regulation Of The Mines?

A few days ago I made a post about the coal mine disaster in West Virginia.

(Above—A vigil in West Virginia for the miners killed last week.)

Two causes of the tragedy may be greedy mine ownership from Massey Energy that put safety before profits and, also, poor federal safety oversight of the mine.

In my post, a blog reader left a comment wondering where Sarah Palin was on this issue.

This is an excellent question. Where is Mrs. Palin and all the alleged working class champions of the so-called Tea Party movement?

You’d think these champions of working people would be demanding that greedy mine owners and lax regulation be addressed right now for the safety of  blue-collar Americans.

Instead, these so-called Tea Party people are out trying to get average working people to fight against finally getting some health insurance.

Let’s be clear—These so-called Tea Party folks are sick with self-revlusion and with anger at anyone they feel has a better life than they do. They also don’t seem to like people that they see as different from themselves.

They are blinded by this self-hate and by this anger.

April 12, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , | 3 Comments

How Many People Does It Take To Sharpen A Pencil In My Home?

In my home it takes two people to sharpen a pencil.

The “mini-sharpener” you see above has suction cups on the bottom that allow you to keep it on a surface while you sharpen the pencil. The problem is that the suction cups son’t work.

This is why it takes two of us to sharpen a pencil. However, it still takes but one of us to screw in a lightbulb.

It is okay that it takes two of us to sharpen a pencil because it takes two to make a thing go right.

Here is some history of pencil sharpeners. If you look at the top of the page, you will see links to more facts about the evolution of this device.

April 12, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | , | 2 Comments