“It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into”

Jonathan Swift
"The Democrats have moved to the right, and the right has moved into a mental hospital." - Bill Maher
"The city is crowded my friends are away and I'm on my own
It's too hot to handle so I gotta get up and go

It's a cruel ... cruel summer"

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Nobody Sneeze . . .

An interesting article about Pantex has popped up in the LA Times. . .

Safety issues probed at Texas nuclear plant
The Department of Energy announces its Pantex inquiry, sparked by reports of long hours and poor conditions.

I could not find it mentioned anywhere this am in the Globe-Republican although it is still early.

Us Gen-Xer's were the last to practice "duck and cover" drills in school, safely protected . . . by hiding under a wooden desk . . . as a nuclear fireball rolled through town, while we were under . . . a WOODEN desk.

Will there be new drills for our kids? Only it won't be 'cause the reds might push the button down, but because someone might be tired from working an 84 hour week?!

There are great people working at Pantex. I hope things get shaped up. Good thing Pantex was privatized. Corporations are ever so much more efficient and they would NEVER compromise safety to boost profitablity.

-Prodigal Son