There you go: if you wait long enough, eventually as many Texans will die of workplace accidents as Americans died on 9/11. What possible connection could there be between the two? David Sirota has the answer: Sept. 11 was the result of religious terrorism, while workplace deaths are the result of corporate terrorism, which apparently runs rampant in the absence of government oversight and regulation.

Where did this latest outrage come from? The New York Times implied this week in many, many words what cartoonist Jack Ohman managed to convey in one panel in his ghoulish “Business is booming” cartoon:  Gov. Rick Perry and the GOP don’t care who dies if they can make a buck.

This antiregulatory zeal is an outgrowth of a broader Texas ideology: that government should get out of people’s lives, a deeply held belief throughout the state that touches many aspects of life here, including its gun culture, its Republican-dominated Legislature and its cowboy past and present.

So, would stronger government oversight have prevented that fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas? The New York Times admits, “It is impossible to know whether tougher regulations would have prevented the disaster near West, especially since investigators remain unsure what sparked the fire that caused the fertilizer to explode.” But, corporate terrorism.

Caution: disagreeing with David Sirota is an admission of stupidity and will likely result in a blocking.

True, the Times report refers only to raw numbers from the second most populous state in America, not percentages, and compares Texas to only one other state, Illinois. What more proof of a direct correlation do you need, stupid?

https://twitter.com/TxTruth09/status/333367664468717568

We now pause for a quick reading comprehension break:

Yes, he was.

https://twitter.com/txtruth09/status/333368046376845312

White privilege apparently includes the right to take people out of context to ridicule them.

  • Clayton Grant

    David Siorta is ground zero for weapons grade stupidity.

    • CatHerder

      Shame he’s not ground zero for an ICBM.

      • Clayton Grant

        Inter-Cranial Bowel Movement?

    • Elaine

      Who even pays attention to SALON, the online GOSSIP RAG? They are supposed to disappear by the end of 2013! PLEASE stop giving them publicity and maybe it will happen! NUMBER 7 on the list. They’ve been right about a few so far. http://finance.yahoo.com/news/10-brands-that-will-disappear-in-2013.html?page=2

  • tjcuzns

    Good Lord. He is a total idiot. I am afraid that if I think too much about his moronic posts his stupid will rub off.

    • Clayton Grant

      That happens to Salon readers all the time.

    • $4356589

      Funny how conservatards’ last defense when losing an argument is to call the winner “stupid.” (Or blame Obama.)

      • CatHerder

        Not very funny when bootlicking trolls sneak in here when most working people are asleep, take a dump, then slither back under their rock.

        Oh, and do change your handle ffs. It might lead the uninformed to believe you are actually from the state I was born and raised in.

      • Mark81150

        Like Sirota just did?

        ————————

        @Ross_Pollack facts are
        inconvenient. When u have some, let us know. Otherwise ur
        shoot-the-messenger misdirect is an admission of stupidity—
        David Sirota (@davidsirota) May 11, 2013
        ——————————————–

        Funny how left wingers first defense, when loosing an argument is to call the winner a “conservatard” (or blame Bush)..

        funny huh?….

        Sirota’s tweets were ignorant of facts, shifty in citing an opinionated rant from the Slimes, then when it’s pointed out his head is up his ass, he calls people stupid, and repeats the original charge which was already blown to Hell along with the ghostly remnants of his long dead credibility..

        But hey… just yell conservatards and run and hide like the coward you are.

        I’m sure if you scream Santa Claus loud enough, that’ll make him as real as Sirota’s limited intellect and ability to reason… you go little buddy, the short bus can’t run all day on one tank of gas, it’s gotta stop sometime..

      • Rusty Jewell

        I love this response to Texas leading America in workplace death – it is so revealing about the Idiocracy:

        https://twitter.com/txtruth09/status/333368046376845312

      • Kenneth Berger

        Didn’t he call people who disagree stupid.

      • ObamaFail

        It’s funny how the last line of defense to a liberal when they know that the facts prove how damaging Obama is to our country and how he let terrorist kill our people and Benghazi and made sure to try to cover it up, the last line of defense to liberal is, “BUSH BUSH BUSH!!!!!” Shows how braindead you liberals are.

      • genann59

        Isn’t that what that Siorta guy was saying about everyone who disagreed with him. Or is it ok to do so if you are a liberal just not a “conservatard?”

      • phxtiger2

        I noticed that tendency more among liberals than conservatives.

  • http://twitter.com/BrianPHovland Brian H (wackobird)

    The “stupid” condom broke……..Sirota had it over his head………ewwwww.

  • I M Free

    Facts: David Sirota is an ASSHOLE

  • http://twitter.com/bane_sidhe Jason Hahn

    At least we HAVE jobs down here

    • R.C.

      lol. yep. have to work to have a work place accident.

  • Squirrel!

    Dear Mr. Sirota,
    Your ignorance exceeds your arrogance.

    • SameJerkDifferentName

      Who would’ve thought that was possible?

    • CatHerder

      Barely.

    • Guest

      Since he is a vegetarian, I hope that his spinach & lettuce comes from CA, the state that hasn’t met a regulation it didn’t love or implement, and still was infected with salmonella and e-Coli.

  • porgiefirefighter

    What a tyrannical bigot and rhetorical bully. There is no anchor tied to anyone’s ass in Texas, yet I do not see them fleeing the the Siroto phantasma of corporate terrorism.

    The definition of hell is a highly-regulated liberal progressive utopia.

    • CatHerder

      No. The definition of Hell is Obama crowned. Can you say regicide?

  • Well Done

    Sirota is a witless dip.

    • Clayton Grant

      And he’s certainly not known for his dipless wit.

      • trixiewoobeans

        Let’s just take “wit” out of the Sirota equation altogether. Wit and Sirota were just two ships that passed in the night…1000 miles away from each other.

  • Billie Slash

    The explosion in West, Texas is still under investigation, so Sirota can’t definitively blame anyone. Even idiots like him can put their boots in the oven, but that don’t make ’em biscuits.

  • SDN

    Hey, anything that keeps SIrota out of Texas is not all bad.

  • CatHerder

    Who is this pansy-assed punk and why doesn’t he try peddling his papers to Rick Perry in person? He can only die once, even in Texas!

  • Abiss

    Should you find yourself at a bus stop with @davidsirota, would you please punch him in the vagina for me? Thx.

    • http://twitter.com/Vurtax Mike

      Saying he even has one of those is an offense to women.

      • CatHerder

        It was left to him in a will.

        • Rusty Jewell

          by his father.

  • Guest

    Illinois has the same 100 percent guaranteed plan to prevent workplace deaths as Obama does for the United States. Destroy all the jobs so everyone is unemployed. No jobs ergo no workplace deaths. Problem solved!! Why can’t Texas get with the picture. Darn Texans, messing up the liberal utopia again

  • AaronHarrisinAlaska

    I can only imagine it.

    “But Dave, you don’t know if lax regulations caused this. It’s still under investigation”

    “The answer is obvious”

    “Facts are inconvenient. You have none so you make up your own. That invention is an admission of stupidity. Right Dave?”

    Any one with a twitter account is free to quote me.

  • Gary Rudick

    To David “sh*t for brains” Sirota, it’s a fact that 7 years = 1 day… Yep, that’s what he said…

  • Squirrel!

    Have been trying to think of something clever to say about the corporate…. I mean the Islamic ….. I mean the workplace violence at Fort Hood in response to this but I’ve got nothing. Anyone?

    • Clayton Grant

      This idiot probably included the 13 brave warriors murdered by Nassan in his “statistics”.

      • Squirrel!

        Yep, I’m sure

  • CR

    Jeepers, Texas should just try the Obama plan for eliminating workplace deaths and injuries (I think it is the Illinois plan too). It is 100 percent guaranteed…. Just eliminate ALL the jobs. No jobs –> no workplace injuries. Why can’t Texas just get with the program here, it is really messing up the liberal utopia!

  • AaronHarrisinAlaska

    Oh, and per capita, West Virginia is the leader in work place fatalities. Far more work place regulations than Texas.

  • ICOYAR

    The Soviet Union executed the same number of people who died in September 11 2001 A DAY for as long as they could.

  • Texyank

    Tony D and Davy S. Texas is delighted you two fools are not part of it. Go play and doodle each other.

  • Jill

    Who needs facts and the results of an investigation when you can bleat ‘Corporate Terrorism’ and pray for more interest in your callow excuse for a website? The idea that offending a large segment of potential readers (Texans and those who don’t appreciate grave dancing) likely matters little to Sirota. Then again, few leftists are praised for their business acumen.

  • midwestconservative

    Too be fair at least thirteen of those “workplace deaths” were the results of Islamic not corporate terrorism

  • http://www.facebook.com/richard.jefferies.96 Richard Jefferies

    So tired of this crap. I couldn’t find a definitive per-capita list, someone want to link it? I did look at the 2010/2011 Bureau of Labor Statistics and while Texas is high, I don’t think it is the highest. Texas was down by 30+ deaths from 2010 to 2011, while California was 34 death higher in 2011 than in 2010. New York had an increase of 23 deaths in 2011 over 2010. So the so-called liberal states are trending upward in workplace fatalities while the unregulated Texas is trending down.

    You won’t hear any of this, of course, from NYT writers who refused to indicate anything other than totals. It’s a similar tactic they use with oil companies, refusing to discuss profit margin, less trendy companies like Apple who use cheap foreign labor be shown for the charlatans they are. Instead they’d rather repeat “billions of dollars in profit” to drum up the low-infos their paper is geared toward.

    • Rusty Jewell

      Liberals love the word trend. The economic engine has slowed down the last two months. While that may be true, you have to look at the last 7 months. Clearly you can see the TREND is that the economy is growing.

  • TocksNedlog

    And in Blue States they have fistfights in the welfare lines.

    • ObamaFail

      Fist fights that the American citizens always lose to the illegals that are wanting welfare too.

    • genann59

      Maybe if all those gang members in Chicago had jobs they would not be killing each other off with the guns they still have in the city with about the strictest gun control in the country. I find it amusing that that is where the prez calls home, highest gun murder rate, highest black unemployment rate, probably one of the highest teen pregnancy rates, and they prefer to badmouth Texas.

  • $7610427

    Texas doesn’t give a nat’s azz what YOU think…

    • Vennoye

      As native Texans, this stuff just makes us laugh!! We have heard it all our lives..we don’t expect other states to understand us and don’t give a flip if they don’t. Lived a couple of years in New York in the 70’s. They were astonished to find out we had cars and paved roads in Texas. Ignorance still abounds!!

  • http://twitter.com/Vurtax Mike

    How much longer until NYT is no longer printing, or even online? I swear I didn’t think they’d be much further behind Newsweek.

    • genann59

      I have heard that Trump wants to buy it but they would rather go under than go to a conservative. Just like Al Gore chose to sell to al jerezza rather than Glenn Beck, because he would rather allow muslim propaganda and recruitment on his former station than sell to an American conservative. They don’t care that all their left wing reporters would lose their jobs, anything but work for a conservative.

  • TocksNedlog

    And, of course, EVERYONE that dies in the workplace does so because of insufficient safety regulations; right, Davey?

  • Frank Drebin

    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of workplace fatalities in Texas has DECLINED while the numbers in regulation-happy states such as New York and California have actually INCREASED.
    http://www.bls.gov/iif/oshwc/cfoi/cfch0010.pdf

    Huh. Maybe the “Predictable cause and effect” is something other than Big Nanny regs? The next page in the BLS link shows that 41% of workplace fatalities were the result of ‘transportation incidents’.

    Guess what Texas has way more of than any other state?

    Road Miles by State: Sorted from Most to Least

    STATE
    TOTAL LANE MILES

    Texas
    654,923

    California
    386,604

    Illinois
    292,789

    http://www.cubitplanning.com/blog/2010/02/road-miles-by-state/

    • Derelictus

      Has Sirota ever been right about anything…ever? Also isn’t he secretly hoping that some right-wing extremists in some corn-dusted state or “stale suburb” get nuked by Obama? To make up for our drone attacks on those poor brown people or something?

      • Mark81150

        No.. he has never been right,.. but that doesn’t stop him from jamming his fingers in his ears to block out the facts as he sings lalalalalalalah and bobbles his head to the tune of denial..

  • pinkelephant22

    Here’s a link to Bureau of Labor data on work related injuries. TX is BELOW the nat’l avg. Many blue states including high-reg CA are ABOVE the national avg.

    http://www.theatlanticcities.com/jobs-and-economy/2012/08/geography-work-related-injuries/2860/

    Also, I wonder if David Sirota was this concerned w/the WV coalmine explosion given that the company had 100’s of violations and 29 workers died? Oh, that’s right. Of course he wasn’t. The Gov of WV at that time & 10 yrs prior was a Democrat. Silly me!

    • Mark81150

      and the fact that the brain of Sirota is a cinder block..

      “facts are inconvenient. When u have some, let us know. Otherwise ur shoot-the-messenger misdirect is an admission of stupidity—
      David Sirota (@davidsirota)”

      Guess looking up the actual stats on accidental deaths is beneath the dignity of a tool with an agenda like that idiot Sirota.. or any lefist..

      and if you show him this, he’ll just ban you..

  • Zefal

    Does Texas have a higher proportion of industries that are more likely to be dangerous is another point worth finding out.

  • Jay Stevens

    “Texas’ current rate of workplace death is = a 9/11 amount of dead Americans every 7 years or so”.

    Sounds like Chicago’s gun death rate.

    And if he is that afraid, he can keep his wussy butt out of my state.

    • nc

      You beat me to it by five minutes. And remember, Chicago is a city, whereas Texas is a huge state.

      What an idiot this Sirota is.

      • beebop1952

        But if they are putting together a tribute band for the Village People, he might yet find honorable work.

  • AimToMisbehave

    It’s almost like David Sirota sets out to be as wrong as possible in everything he proclaims. He must not have heard about the EMT arrested for possession of a destructive device when he wrote that piece of crap article. The actual cause still isn’t known, and this arrest may or may not be connected, but dumbasses like him are already convinced. They have a pathological need to shout uninformed conclusions as loudly as possible.

  • Rob Stevely

    Did they include the FT Hood deaths in those numbers? After all is was just “workplace violence”

  • Just Another Guy

    Validated facts are such an antithesis to people like Sirota. It is far better for them to just make stuff up out of stuff they read someplace…or hear in the voices of their own heads.

  • PatriotRG

    sirota is a beta left wing male – Texas and states like Texas are inconvenient truths – clearly showing his Masters economics are Keynesian nonsense – Marxist college level tripe. America needs to move sharply to the conservative right. Take back Academia – balance the media – educate the youth show Ayn Rand kicks Marx is ass.

  • Joel A. Edge

    Maybe Texas has higher workplace accidents because they actually have more workplaces. Like…..jobs, that the rest of the country wish they had.

    • Paul C.

      Well put!! Sirota is a liberal queen who NEEDS to be relevant.

  • carmachu

    So when are we going to charge journalists with Jouranlistic terrorism? NY Times would be one of the leaders.

  • http://twitter.com/groinksan Alan Tuttle

    This David jackass supported John Edwards. Need I say anymore?

  • TRFjr

    So the biggest state in the lower 48 with the second highest population, created more jobs then any other state, and has more people working then any other state is expected to have high workplace deaths Its statistical logic says they would

  • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

    .@davidsirota Which 9/11 are you referring to, ‘idiot’? Dance on the graves, regardless of WHICH 9/11 you’re referring to. Douchebag! #tcot

  • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

    .@davidsirota Oh, you MUST be referring to the Fort Hood massacre; that’s the only evidence we’ve had there’s “workplace death” in TX. #tcot

    .@davidsirota Aw, poor baby Douche Sirota has his Twitter account protected.. Aw, someone’s got thin skin and can’t handle criticism. #tcot

  • JimmyNeutron

    After the disappointing election in November and the pants wetting that occurred after Newtown I finally moved back to my homeland of Texas after many years away. At least I’ll be able to raise my daughter through her high school years in this great state. As for Sirota or anyone else critical – after living away for 20 years it really drives home how superior TX is in comparison to everywhere else. I and I’m sure a huge number of Texans would agree though…if you don’t like us or agree, we will happily separate and go our own way. That gives us an opportunity to be left alone and do things our way and allows us to jump off the Titanic before it capsizes. Let us know.

  • Kenneth Berger

    http://www.aflcio.org/content/download/79991/1937041/46+Fatalities+by+State+Table+1995-2011.pdf here are the statistics. The states with the most population have more deaths. Funny how that works. CA is right behind Texas. We know CA needs more regulation. If you look at Texas, the numbers are going down for the last several years.

  • Right Wired

    If stupid were a country, he’d be China.

  • RFlanary

    So, using his reasoning, is it reasonable to assume that Chicago, DC, LA, New York, Mexico, Brazil, and the UK are all supersafe places to be because of the extreme amount of gun control?

  • Gallatin

    davy for your argument hold any water you and the ny times need to do more “journalism”:

    1. Work place accidents per capita–already indicated above but listed here because you and the ny times are a bit slow.
    2. Number of employed workers in each state or the unemployment rate of each state.

    3. GDP of each state.
    4. Jobs should be weighted for risk, therefore oil workers get a rating of 1000 or very risky and “journalist” like you get a rating of -1000, I don’t believe paper cuts are very risky.

    5. The states should be weighted based on the work or industries that they allow. So Texas should be given a rating of 1000 because they will allow for things like drilling or fracturing. New York should be given a rating of -1000 because they are afraid to do manly things like drilling and fracturing.

    I’m sure that there are many other ways to look at this that can be added to the list above however, the the bottom line is going to be the same—-you davy are an idiot.

  • Gallatin

    davy for your argument hold any water you and the ny times need to do more “journalism”:

    1. Work place accidents per capita–already indicated above but listed here because you and the ny times are a bit slow.
    2. Number of employed workers in each state or the unemployment rate of each state.

    3. GDP of each state.
    4. Jobs should be weighted for risk, therefore oil workers get a rating of 1000 or very risky and “journalist” like you get a rating of -1000, I don’t believe paper cuts are very risky.

    5. The states should be weighted based on the work or industries that they allow. So Texas should be given a rating of 1000 because they will allow for things like drilling or fracturing. New York should be given a rating of -1000 because they are afraid to do manly things like drilling and fracturing.

    I’m sure that there are many other ways to look at this that can be added to the list above however, the the bottom line is going to be the same—-you davy are an idiot.

  • Karl Winrich

    Yea and this idiot needs to learn what also seems to run rampant in the lack of government oversight and it can be summed up in 2 words….Kermit Gosnell.

    That horror house was allowed to run unregulated since 1993 because a newly elected state democratic governor and senate said that: Routine inspections might create a barrier for women trying to seek these services… Did I forget to mention that they also ignored multiple reports of unsanitary conditions and outright medical blunders; why yes they did. Yea, there’s the true legacy of your lack of government oversight.

    I don’t normally advocate for government stepping in but when it’s gross negligence then things need to be fixed.

  • SideshowJon36

    No one knew who David Sarota was before Twitchy started giving him attention. No one will know who he is after Twitchy stops giving him attention.

    /just sayin’

    • Guest

      Agreed!

  • SideshowJon36

    No one knew who David Sarota was before Twitchy started giving him attention. No one will know who he is after Twitchy stops giving him attention.

    /just sayin’

  • Joe W.

    We are quite happy here in Texas and we certainly do not need nor welcome the interference of blue nose, nanny state, wimpy assclowns like David Sore-ass-a and his liberal opinions. You do not live here, Sparky, so mind your own damned business. And bless your bleeding liberal heart….

    • Secede

      I’ll send him a few “Meadow Muffins” to munch on.

  • Joe W.

    We are quite happy here in Texas and we certainly do not need nor welcome the interference of blue nose, nanny state, wimpy assclowns like David Sore-ass-a and his liberal opinions. You do not live here, Sparky, so mind your own damned business. And bless your bleeding liberal heart….

  • http://harrisonshome.blogspot.com/ Harrison Woodard

    “I hope these corporate terrorists are white guys,” — David “punchy” Sirota

  • Kevin Kelly Green

    David come to Texas and write and hopefully you and your BS left wing lie spreading will die too.

  • DV S1EOG

    Well with more people being employed in Texas it is not surprising that they might have more workplace injuries and deaths than say California or Illinois but, let’s just throw raw data out there and not go any further into analyzing that data.

  • Dick Beninya

    Does anyone take this tool seriouslY? Pfft. Moving along.

  • Stephanie Warren

    So’s his face.

  • bob manning

    Amazing how New York City thinks it is the point of all correctness in the Universe..and to think; they fall all over themselves to agree with the Mighty Midget. As much as I missed the Yankees and Long Island; I am so glad I left early enough to be away from that Madhouse…..

  • jsn2

    Current rate of death of people illegally attempting to cross the U.S./Mexico border is = a 9/11 amount of dead Americans every 6 years or so: http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/community/2011/11/05/two-nations-unite-at-southern-border-fence-to-remember-dead/

  • ReeFungorio

    Sirota hates Texas. Why would he suddenly care about their safety?

  • Frustrated Teacher

    He should teach a class on how to argue like a 2nd grader —- “I’m right and anyone who disagrees with me should just shut up because they are a stupid head”. Wow…

  • arrow2010

    Isn’t the annual Chicago murder rate = 9/11?

  • arrow2010

    Remember this is the same guy who prayed the Boston bombers were white.

  • Secede

    Over 30,000 Americans have been murdered by Illegal aliens since 9/11.
    Gee- I wonder why the press doesn’t report that little fact ?

  • dwsmokin

    Sirota seems to work very diligently at reinforcing his position as idiot of the month-and does a very nice job of it. Like many of his ilk, he is quick to accuse, then hint at facts he doesn’t have to support his point. Typical, tired-and expected.

  • OLLPOH

    Wave, Wave, Exploit Statistics, Exploit Statistics, Wave, Wave…., to be essentially ObamaGovt Statistic Agenda Talking Head. Yes, the sky fell last night and he didn’t get the memo. Water carriers.

  • American.Vet

    From the AFL-CIO Report on workplace safety:

    “To put Texas’ workplace deaths into perspective, 15 smaller states
    combined to account for 426 deaths in 2011. California reported 390, the
    second largest total, and North Dakota, which had 12.4 per 100,000,
    had the most fatalities per capita in the U.S.

    The report also revealed another surprising statistic: 50,000 workers
    die every year due to occupational diseases. The report says the true
    toll is around 7.6 million to 11.4 million injuries or illness every
    year.”

    So North Dakota leads in deaths, not Texas. It also shows more people die per year from occupational illnesses then die from firearms. When will we banning employment?

    .

    • J.N. Ashby

      We don’t need to ban jobs, just assault jobs that require 40 hour mag/clip/schecules. Do you really NEED 40 hours?

    • J.N. Ashby

      We don’t need to ban jobs, just assault jobs that require 40 hour mag/clip/schecules. Do you really NEED 40 hours?