Mandatory Draft

Somewhere at neo-con headquarters they determined it wasn’t good enough to simply mislead, be unburdened by facts, prey upon peoples’ fears, and generally pander to the base instincts of the less-informed.  Instead they’ve gone straight to full-throttle 1984 newspeak. Check out this quote from the COO of Murray Energy as reported by the LA Times:

“Attendance was mandatory but no one was forced to attend the event.”

I’ll take “Circuitous Logic” for  200, Alex.

He was speaking, of course, about a rally at which Murray coal miners were non-mandatorily forced to show up and support Mitt Romney.  But wait, it gets better. Despite the fact that this voluntary show of support was required by the company, they determined it was best to not pay the miners for the day.

Sometimes you gotta hand it to these guys. I mean, they are innovators.  Ebeneezer Scrooge himself couldn’t have come up with that idea without Googling “top ten ways to f–over your employees.”

And no wonder, take a look at the Murray website where the corporate values are listed in order of priority.

Yes, if you are a Murray employee you factor into your employer’s conscience as much as Buddy Roemer factored into the West Virginia Primary.

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