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Nineteen years

That's how long it's been. I fell, at work, on this date 19 years ago. Broke the talus, cuboid, and fourth metatarsal on the right foot and dislocated the foot (it looked like Joe Theissman's ankle when the Cowboys got him)(and then lost the game with zero points anyway) and my left tibial plateau. (man I was messed up from the pain last night, I had his name written as Jes) As horrendous as that damage was, it could actually have been treated. They patched the bones together into more or less anatomical position then told me the screws and plate they used would be taken out in two years, and with therapy I would make a good recovery. The pendejo who had the bright idea of saving money by not buyng a second ladder for the second jobsite, and instead taking the ladder to one site and leaving us to walk up and down a conveyor belt like a ramp, promised he would make it right on the medical care. Well, danged if that ol' boy didn't just sell his company to his brother and skip state so as not to pay me a damn thing. The Mega-Rich excusez moi Tera Rich (Halliburton who have done more than a trillion dollars worth of business) who rented me out like a piece of equipment to the aforementioned Pendejo dissolved the subsidiary who had directly paid me 1/6th of what the customers paid for my labor. Kind of an 82% payroll tax paid directly to the employer for the privilege of lining their pockets. They dissolved that subsidiary because they were cheating the workers and the government. And the customers but they've done that since forever. And since most of the customers ARE the government, well... Neat little scam where they deducted our income and Social Security taxes then never paid them to the relevant agencies nor did they report them. They bilked the taxpayers for millions and none of their Board of Directors ever spent an hour in jail. One law for the Rich and another, harsher law for those of us who made them rich. So no insurance, no workmans compensation, no job and no way to work for the next 5 years and, no medical treatment. I went back to work, when I THOUGHT it was well enough to do so, because that's what Workers do. You know the ones, those of us the Rich say are "leeches" and "parasites". Even at work, because the job I got was Highway Cleanup, the Rich Bitches in their SUVs would roll past us and throw their trash out the window right where we had just cleaned, tell their retarded little Piglets that we were "Bums" and yell at us to "get a job". Meanwhile the right talus and the (so I thought) uninjured left talus were decaying in my feet. It was more than 14 years after the accident that I was approved for SSI and Medicaid and could get meaningful treatment for the feet. Way too

Shit I learned in school

...because, really, I DO believe there's a deliberate sabotage of Public Education being done simply by handing a "liberal" program over to be administered by "conservatives". In 7th grade in Texas you're taught Texas History. Some of it would be almost unrecognizable from a Yankee point of view. For instance, we were taught that the Civil War wasn't about slavery, it was about State's Rights. State's Rights to spend civic money and exercise military and police powers to enforce slavery. We were also told, and I have reason to believe that it's gotten worse, we were told that the Slaves were well treated, given decent food and housing, and Medical Care. Happy Days on de ol' Plantation wif all de Darkies singin' and happy and de Massa jes' lubbin all of dem! O, de sun shines bright on my old Kentucky home it's summer and the darkies are gay... You smile and laugh and sing because the Massah would beat you and maybe have you killed if you indicated any dissatisfaction with the arrangement. It's that simple. The Slaves were all Happy and Content and Well Treated... so why do the Corporate Slaveholders of the Modern Plantation, the ones who advance this bald-face lie about how good slaves had it, refuse to provide health care and good nutrition and housing for their Debt-slaves? Is it only profitable to provide a decent standard of living if you outright OWN the workers? They don't make too much comment about how these Happy, Contented Slaves all smilin' and singin' and the Good Massah lubbin' every one of dem... why they would be forbidden to take any outside employment in their spare time, to perhaps earn enough money to buy their freedom? The Prison System uses a similar tactic to keep its slaves from escaping, if you're caught with money you're punished. Likewise the Slaves were forbidden Education, even so much as to teach a slave to read was punishable by death. And to BE that slave? Thus are the scions of the Debt Slaves treated now, public education being snatched away from our kids and allocated only to the children of the Merchant master class. And health care and nutrition... look to the TeaTards with their anger and hatred toward people who actually receive health care, which the TeaTard Hate Freak leaders say only the Wealthy deserve. Of course they will LIE and say they're only looking out for States Rights.... Corporate State rights to hold people in slavery. And threatening a new Civil War in which they'll kill a lot of Americans to keep things that way. Them Corporate Slaveowners sho' does love them the idea of Killing Americans. Why I believe the Texas History Textbooks are being slanted more to the right... Rick "GoodHair" Perry, fascist dictator of Texas, said the older textbooks were too Liberal WTF? And in Texas the Governor determines the curriculum for the schools in the entire state. So look for even MORE brainwashed morons who will grow up thinking that keeping human beings in bondage and Killing PEOPLE

Labor Rally In Austin commemorated Fallen Workers

For those who think Disabled Workers complain too much about how we're cast out by society, these are mock coffins carried to commemorate the ones who are now forever silent and can no longer complain about how deregulated workplaces, Union Busting TeaParty "heroes" like Don Blankenship and Scott Walker are literally killing us. The one killed every two and a half days statistic doesn't even touch the statistics about wages and health care and other compensation for our work, being cut off because the Koch-suckers in the Tea Party... Decided that their Bosses, the ones who funded and organized their "grass Astroturf roots" fake revolution are being "victimized" if they get a 4.9 point gain on their investments instead of a 5, and blaming the workers for demanding a fair wage and living standards. We're not allowed to demand a profit for selling OUR products and service, OUR labor, or even to be paid what it costs us to produce it... for THEM to enjoy. The TeaBags barely have time to turn from eating the flesh of our babies (figuratively) (ok, literally) long enough to tell us that we're "bums" for not wanting to support their Parasite Class. It doesn't reflect the workers seriously injured, every day, because in Texas, and soon the rest of the nation, "job killing" safety regulations and environmental regulations will be rolled back, even eliminated. The public lands? Hah! fully privatized, or soon will be. The Lazy God-Damned Republican parasites in Ohio voted not only to silence the workers but also to seize the public lands, even the state parks, deny the public access to them while they destroy them to extract every last drop of oil and lump of coal from "their' domain.        

Bernie HerPin, Billionaire Propagandist Rush Limbaugh, have a lot in common

--Like business ties to BP. The USOC deal the City Council made was also a BP front.   Then there's their Anti-Worker ARROGANCE like this. Neither I nor Miss Johnnie can actually WALK anywhere. Both of us thrown to the wolves by the Corporatists, told that the medical treatments that could have kept us from becoming this badly disabled were “Too Expensive” and the Governments which THEY own, and are going to spend BILLIONS to stack with even more of their Greedy Political Whores, such as at local level our entire City Council, enforce that Corporate Welfare decision with "right to work" Slavery and "Tort Reform". My feet were broken by negligence on the part of Halliburton, who were making 4 times as much from my labor as I was paid, and wouldn’t pay so much as Workmans Compensation Insurance before the fact, fat chance they’d pay any of their bills for their Negligence afterwards. AP and other Tame Propaganda “news” sources for BP come off with an “aw, gee shucks, it ain’t that bad, look, the Seafood Industry isn’t suffering as bad (at one level) See, there’s these chefs who are proving the shrimps and such are safe to eat, don’t y’all worry your heads”. Not mentioning the massive hole the Bastards Punched into the Ecosystem. Miss Johnnie and I were in a cab going to the store. When I travel around town with her, because she can’t ride a bicycle anymore, it would be a choice of WALK which NEITHER of us can do, ride the Bus which doesn’t run on weekends or after 6 any other day, or take a cab. The Cabby is one of those Socially Inept types who feels he has to make his passengers listen to Rush Limbaugh spout his SHIT about how those Poor, poor misunderstood Rich BITCHES at BP are taking such a huge hit from all these Greedy Freeloaders who expect to Be Paid for the damage that BP did to their lives. The Billionaire Pussy Professional Liar claims he’s fighting for the “little people” who had invested their money into BP. Had to fix the code on it because everything from this point was in All Bold fonts. Why should THEY have to pay for the damages which were caused by the Business Practices, just because for years they’ve had a comfortable living off exploiting the workers not only in their own corporation but every ancillary and auxiliary industry around them? Claiming that they’re Being Punished By President “socialist” Obama, the one who has obviously Been Punked by the Oil Companies, Hell, he’s extending the wars Being Publicly funded for their Private Benefit. That somehow all the Corporate Welfare that has been funneled into their pockets and by extension HIS pockets is just their due reward. And the Taxpayers who have supported their Parasite Class for so long don't have any right to demand compensation when they break OUR ocean and OUR planet. Meanwhile “our”

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