Bob Murray is Whistling a Different Tune these Days…


A sorrowful glow of somber concern envelops Crandall Canyon mine owner Bob Murray these days, marking a sharp detraction from his chest thumping just a few days ago.

As the situation at the Crandall Canyon mine in Utah becomes more ominous, anti-union as well as anti-MSHA conservative owner Bob Murray, announced that the Utah based mine will never re-open. “It will not be reopened,” Murray said. “We are already discussing about how we might go about honoring the trapped miners and to make this site for perpetuity.”

No kidding it won’t re-open Bob. You’re going to be sued into oblivion and with any luck maybe hit by a train carrying coal, as those like me continue to hold out for poetic justice.

Spare me the manufactured -choked up drama act – on camera that seems to have miraculously overwhelmed you in the last three days or so. 

Maybe your single-handed effort at referring to the MSHA as “union lackeys” (whatever that is supposed to mean), knowingly engaging in the most dangerous and illegal mining practices in the industry, accusing the U.S. Geological survey of lying about the fact that an earthquake did not trigger the mine accident, and icing the cake by giving up on the rescue effort, seals the deal for me. You’re a scumbag who put his workers in harms way for profit, much the same way our president puts our troops in harms way for senseless ideology and profit. 

What we have here ladies and gentlemen is another, in a long line of neo-modern industry owners and CEOs, who could care less about their workforce as long as the profit continues to roll in – nothing more. Besides being a heartless and greedy bastard, what infuriates me about Murray the most is his callous boldness like so many other conservatives, when it comes to the poor – that is, everyone making less than $200,000 per year. Among his first statements after the collapse… 

“Without coal to manufacture our electricity, our products will not compete in the global marketplace against foreign countries…and people on fixed incomes will not be able to pay their electric bills… every one of these global warming bills that has been introduced in Congress to date eliminates the coal industry and will increase your electric rates four to five-fold.”

Spoken like a true conservative knucklehead. Tell me this Bob – what the hell does mine safety have to do with global warming? Only a nit-wit could make that connection – or a conservative maybe. Only in recent days has Murray’s bald forehead begun to really perspire as the death count now includes three rescue workers who might be alive if it weren’t for the trapped and presumed dead miners, who are only presumed dead because Murray willfully exposed them to a situation that could have easily been prevented with only a minute exercise in human conscious and concern for your fellow man. Leaving a few safety pillars was too much to ask I guess.

Bob Murray should receive the same cordial treatment, courtesy of the federal government, as Dennis Koslowski and so many other irresponsible corporate executives run amok have…the rest of his life in jail. He should be charged with three counts of second degree murder, convicted, and spend the rest of his days in jail – and as he draws his last ragged breath, may his conscious eat him alive as the death of these miners, rescuers, their widows, and fatherless children, haunt his heartless soul forever.  

Check out our ‘Documents and Writings’ page at to see a brief video on what Bob Murray thought was appropriate to say in the wake immediately following the Utah tragedy…

I’ll bet he never mined a shovel of coal in his life. Just another conservative hypocrite….


Posted on August 23, 2007, in Globalism, Labor, Law, Politics and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. I my thoughts and prayer are with the families.

    Asher Heimermann

  2. Very well said! This scumbag Murray is just the tip of the iceberg. The corporateers have been running amok since raygun was prez. Hopefully, the right wing hypnosis is wearing off and people will now see clearly enough not to be neo-conned again!

    I have befriended you on myspace and added you to my blogroll. We progressive upstate New Yorkers gotta stick together. We are too few and far between up here, although our numbers are growing!

    The scientifically impossible I do right away
    The spiritually miraculous takes a bit longer

  3. Mine as well. This is a tragedy that could have been prevented. I can’t imagine what they’re going through.

  4. Clapso…

    The fight is far from over. There is an entire sub-culture of conservative stupidity out there that couldn’t be dismantled in a thousand years (Tri-lateral Commission, Skull & Bones Society, Militia wackos, etc.). I added you to my blogroll as well…I like your blog by the way. We’ll have to chat more often…

  5. I really think the neo-con-artists have fallen out of favor. It’s the radical moderates that are taking up the standard of the right these days. These “centrists” are the clear and present danger now…

    The scientifically impossible I do right away
    The spiritually miraculous takes a bit longer

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