Who Hijacked Our Country

Monday, April 12, 2010

How to Guarantee Mine Safety

The following letter was published in our local paper yesterday:

“I have a simple resolution to the dangers in mine safety that won’t involve new rules or inspections. Just pass a single federal law that says all management and owners’ offices must be placed on the deepest level of the mine, and the problem will solve itself.”

Works for me.


Blogger T. Paine said...

That, even though tongue in cheek, is not a half bad idea!

April 12, 2010 at 5:18 PM  
Blogger Lew Scannon said...

I'm sure that even were this to pass, mining companies would find some way to buy a politician and worm their way out of that legislation.

April 12, 2010 at 6:31 PM  
Blogger Tim said...

You Know I bet some of these pricks never been down their own mine.
I think it would do them good.
Good thought Who Jacked.

April 12, 2010 at 6:55 PM  
Blogger Holte Ender said...

That's like the old adage, "If men could get pregnant, we be extinct in no time."

April 12, 2010 at 8:51 PM  
Anonymous Jolly Roger said...

I don't see why not. Judges often sentnce slumlords to live in their hovels.

April 12, 2010 at 9:31 PM  
Anonymous S.W. anderson said...

If that law could be passed and made to stick, I'm sure mine safety would improve markedly in a short time. Realistically, it doesn't stand a chance.

A more workable idea would be to license mine owners and managers. If a mine were to have too many serious safety violations, revoke the licenses of those in charge. Without a license, they could no longer own or manage a mine.

April 12, 2010 at 9:48 PM  
Blogger Randal Graves said...

Does this mean we can place DC underground, too?

April 13, 2010 at 7:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And the best way to drop this "Wealth steal Bill" is to make congress have to use it too.

April 13, 2010 at 8:29 AM  
Blogger Joaquin said...

Yep! And Congress and the President should have government health-care.
Oh wait...................

April 13, 2010 at 9:53 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

T. Paine: I like the idea too, even though Congress would never defy their puppetmasters in the mining industry by passing such a law.

Lew: Don't worry, our corporate-owned Congress would never pass a law like that.

Tim: I doubt if many of them have ever been down a mine shaft. Too far from the limo and the boardroom.

Holte: Or if men could get pregnant, there'd be an abortion clinic on every block.

JR: I didn't know that ever happened in real life. I've seen it on TV shows (L.A. Law, I think, had an episode about that). It's poetic and should happen a lot more often.

SW: Unfortunately, I think both ideas are great but neither one would ever stand a chance of getting passed by our "elected" representatives.

Randal: Yes, way waay underground.

Anonymous From Rogers Cable formerly known as Lisa: Your comment is sort of a variation on what I always said (actually it was John Edwards who thought of it). Take away Congress' taxpayer-financed health coverage. If they think socialized medicine is the downfall of America, they shouldn't receive it themselves.

Joaquin: See my above answer to Lisa. BTW, you 2 aren't the same person are you?

April 13, 2010 at 10:29 AM  

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