Archive for October, 2010

Why are mining massacres not more widely known?

Thursday, October 28th, 2010

Learning this week and the number of very brutal massacres, Matewan and now two in Colorado, it makes me wonder why they are not more widely known.  Until I checked up on our reading, I was entire unaware of the conflicts and violence that was associated with mining throughout the United States.  I would think that, even in passing, more would be heard about them somewhere in our history, but that is not true.  It’s surprising to me knowing how important coal mining once was.  Is this silence because of the big business influence or that these victims of big business didn’t warrant more attention?–Debbie M.

Doc Holliday

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

Ok, I gotta say it, I’m totally disappointed that there was no, “I’ll be your huckleberry” from Doc.  It was in that other great movie, does that not prove that Doc was so clever and whitty?  And another thing (I’m on my soap box) does Clementine have ANYTHING to do with the movie, other than being in the title and making a cameo appearance????  I do believe that she wasn’t real and they just put her in so they had reason to use the name Clementine.  Man, I was disappointed in that.  So, now I will step off my soap box and see what I can learn from you all.  Am I the only one feeling this way?