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Opening Arguments

The coal, hard truth

I've seen a lot of romantic claptrap on TV this week about how so many miners, really, really love going down in those holes to dig out the coal despite the back-breaking work and the prospect of getting blown to pieces. Here's the reality. (Hell of a version, by the way.)

Posted in: Current Affairs


Lewis Allen
Fri, 04/09/2010 - 7:18pm

That's a well-done song. I heard someone on the radio today say that the miners would get the heck out of that life if it weren't for the families that depended on them, and that seems about right to me.