Unclear on the Concept: BP's response

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Unclear on the Concept: BP's response

Post by Hilary the Touched » Wed Jun 09, 2010 8:31 pm

BP's response to this debacle in the Gulf (well, that used to be in the Gulf aaa.gif ) just gets better and better. On Sunday, they ran a full-page ad in the Washington Post (because that's the best use of anyone's money right now) with an enormous photo of a boat laying boom on the surface of pristine water, with copy that read, in part, "The Gulf oil spill is a tragedy that never should have happened [oh really?]. And while we were deeply disappointed [aaaw they were disappointed] that the recent "top kill" operation was unsuccessful [it was unsuccessful, not 'we royally fucked it up']. . . If wildlife is affected, rescue stations have been set up to take care of them [sic]."

Yeah. IF. I guess Tony Hayward is probably being protected from any exposure to media right now, 'cause they ain't no IF in the photos I'VE been seeing. And I know this is a completely pointless exercise, but I have to say, this response from Stephen Colbert made me laugh like a drain:

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Post by a.p.k. » Thu Jun 10, 2010 2:00 am

Thanks for the post. You gotta laugh or the only thing to do is cry.

LOL

Have to say, though, I don't understand the abuse being heaped on the POTUS for not "looking angry." I mean, what do they want from him? A temper tantrum? Give me a break.

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Post by Hilary the Touched » Thu Jun 10, 2010 2:55 pm

Yeah, it's amazing that the media aren't embarrassed by their own silliness.
The important thing in this debacle is how angry the president looks??????
I'm sure the brown pelicans are ineffectually flapping their gunge-laden wings and peering out through murky, stinging eyes and saying to one another, "if only President Obama would just LOOK ANGRIER!!"
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Post by Helen8 » Fri Jun 11, 2010 10:16 am

The right-wing talking heads have to find something to blame him for with everything that happens, so they can sweep the November elections. Talk about scraping the bottom of the barrel. They are looking pretty ridiculous. As usual.

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Post by Gilly_sirl » Wed Jun 16, 2010 7:46 pm

The right-wing talking heads have to find something to blame him for with everything that happens, so they can sweep the November elections.
What is unfortunate is, it might work... People tend to mix everything up. As if any of this was President Obama's fault! It's not something that can be solved with a phone call from the Prez! It's not a political crisis, it's an environmental one, and nature cannot be so easily controlled.

The more I see the world, the less I'm satisfied with it... I'm just a grumpy old maid.

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Post by grannybear » Wed Jun 16, 2010 8:50 pm

I haven't heard any of the "Drill, Baby, Drill" crowd offering any financial or physical help with this mess.

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Post by Marie » Thu Jun 17, 2010 9:04 am

Hey now leave BP alone.... I mean they say they feel bad for and want to help the "little people" - how much more heartfelt warmth could you ask for? ;-)

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Post by Helen8 » Thu Jun 17, 2010 11:47 am

$20 billion is a good start. :roll:

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Post by a.p.k. » Thu Jun 17, 2010 12:05 pm

Is there any explanation for why this thread looks weird to me, all squished to the side? Doesn't happen to any other thread on this site ... ????

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Post by wolfsaver » Thu Jun 17, 2010 12:37 pm

Doing that on my computer also...?

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Post by wolfsaver » Thu Jun 17, 2010 2:42 pm

Listening to the Congressional hearings now-Hayward isn't looking so good.

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Post by grannybear » Thu Jun 17, 2010 3:35 pm

It happened to my computer also. Thought I was just going crazy. Again!

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Post by Helen8 » Thu Jun 17, 2010 11:03 pm

Is there any explanation for why this thread looks weird

Must be the Colbert Report criticizing us.

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Post by marilaine » Fri Jun 18, 2010 11:17 am

:razzlite So, there Colbert, and BP!
*lovedwhathelenmirrensaidaboutbp*

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Post by Angel Tavington » Fri Jun 18, 2010 11:34 am

LOL LOL yeah this thread looks weird (and I thought it was my pc acting weird)



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