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Worst Person: Uninformed Limbaugh Wonders ‘Where Was The Union’ At Non-Union Mine Disaster

Keith's Worst Persons segment with winner Rush Limbaugh for this bit of hackery. Uninformed Limbaugh Wonders ‘Where Was The Union’ At Non-Union M
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Keith's Worst Persons segment with winner Rush Limbaugh for this bit of hackery.

Uninformed Limbaugh Wonders ‘Where Was The Union’ At Non-Union Mine Disaster:

Last Friday, Rush Limbaugh asked why a coal miner union didn’t protect the 29 miners who were killed when Massey Energy’s Upper Big Branch Mine in Montcoal, WV, exploded under unsafe conditions:

Was there no union responsibility for improving mine safety? Where was the union here? Where was the union? The union is generally holding these companies up demanding all kinds of safety. Why were these miners continuing to work in what apparently was an unsafe atmosphere?

There’s a simple reason the union didn’t protect the miners: the Upper Big Branch Mine, like nearly all of the mines under Massey CEO Don Blankenship’s control, is non-union. In fact, the United Mine Workers of America (UMW) “tried three times to organize the Upper Big Branch mine, but even with getting nearly 70 percent of workers to sign cards saying they wanted to vote for a union, Blankenship personally met with workers to threaten them with closing down the mine and losing their jobs if they voted for a union.” Read on...

Jebus, they pay this guy how much a year to spout this crap? I'd like to see Limbaugh try to last one day working in one of those mines. He'd never make it.

Runners up were Bill-O for sicking his stalker producer Jesse on Al Gore and Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli for suing the EPA.

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