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Thoughts on Events the Week of December 13

Posted in Uncategorized by EloiSVM42 on December 25, 2021

I’m unaware of any state as dominated by one industry as West Virginia is to the coal industry, with the possible exception of the Mormon church in Utah. And coal exploits this dominance up to and including getting away with murder, if you include the miners killed by poor safety conditions. Perhaps I should add gambling in Nevada.

And no industry has a more dedicated puppet than Senator Joe Manchin. Despite his words, he hasn’t the least interest in serving his constituents (his yacht speaks to that) in the service of his coal masters. Manchin seems right out of “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington,” only Manchin isn’t Mr. Smith, but the corrupt senator who tries to destroy him to keep his benefactors happy. Coal is a dying industry, and Manchin seems to be happy to let democracy die with it.

Manchin has little to lose to obstruct at the bidding of his masters. If his antics causes Democrats to take a beating in the mid-terms, he will simply switch parties and become a Republican. He is an amoral pig part, and he disgusts me.

I don’t have the stomach to write about any of the other political partisan horses’ patooties just now.

Worst state: I’m writing this on Christmas Day, so it doesn’t seem appropriate to give a cup this week. Peace on Earth to all men, and women, of good will.

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