BP: encouraging the responsibility of others…

So, when the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement hit British Petroleum and their contractors with 15 “incidents of non-compliance,” BP expressed their hopes that now, finally, Transocean and Halliburton would admit responsibility, quit their complaining and put in the effort necessary to join BP in their current “safety first” environment. “BP said it has taken…

“Breathtakingly Inept” BP leaves oil on the seafloor

Bill Reilly, co-chair of the Presidential Commission to investigate the oil spill, released prepared remarks to be given at an oil and gas conference conference in New Orleans writing “There is virtual consensus among all the sophisticated observers of this debacle that three of the leading players in the industry made a series of missteps, miscalculations…

The Newer Meanings of Black Friday…sentimental thoughts

Hello everybody… Typically, I try not to make these things all that personal, usually covering up a lot of feelings with humor, dark cynicism, take a few jabs at politicians while emotionally stepping slightly outside of myself, a calculated distance learned from many years of social work that makes it easier to blunt the emotional…

So Much for Apologies…

This just in: The White House did in fact, not, hold any information back from the American public. They vehemently deny the conclusions of the Oil Spill Commission, the same commission they created. So much for mea culpa’s from the Obama Administration. So much for regaining lost credibility. Despite their own commission’s evidence to the…

FDA, NOAA Still Not Testing for Heavy Metals or Dispersants in Gulf Seafood

Federal officials and the Obama administration have maintained for well over two months now that all is safe in the gulf: no serious food contamination, no significant risk to air and water quality, no long-term health risks. And all this seems well and good so long as you only ask the government’s scientists. Asking elsewhere,…

BP executive “Absolutely would not eat” Gulf seafood.

BP’s Chief Operating Officer said today, when asked about charges seafood from the Gulf of Mexico isn’t safe, “I absolutely would not eat food from the Gulf. I understand the EPA says it is safe, but sincerely, this is America, who the hell trusts the EPA in America anymore, especially after 9-11…what? My family? If…

What’s the Problem Gov’nuhs?

Somebody is lying…either Bobby Jindal or Barack Obama. In either case there appears to be 7000 National Guard troops in Louisiana who are not being used; they’re just sitting idly by. If you’re a Democrat my guess is you might say it’s Bobby Jindal playing politics. If you’re a Republican, you would probably say Obama…

A Rogues Gallery in Oil, but Then a Leader Emerges…Kindra Arnesen

Let’s review, shall we? Thad Allen: National Incident Commander of the Unified Command for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill…or as I like to call it, The British Petroleum Gulf Oil Explosion Catastrophe. Since the beginning, he has claimed he is in charge but in truth merely serves as BP’s errand boy. He colludes with BP…

Throw BP in the Gulf then Set the Oil On Fire

Well, the top kill failed. I don’t know why this surprises me…especially since Thad Allen said a couple of days ago it was a success. If there is one thing I think we’ve all learned over this past month, it’s that if the head of the Coast Guard makes a claim it is 1. untrue,…