For over a year now, ever since the oil spilled, the Gulf Coast has suffered from a deluge of promises that have been left unfulfilled. We hear talk of making things right, of actions not words, various members of Congress and a President declare their disgust with British Petroleum but all the same, pass no bills to change the unfortunate status quo and make it any safer. Ken … Continue reading 100,000 Cheri Foytlins…
Remember these old hits? Tony Hayward says he “wants his life back?” Or how about that now infamous slogan of British Petroleum’s concerning all things oil spill, that pledge to”make things right.” Well, as someone who blogs about these subjects, these two statements gave me a lot of mileage. They were tailor-made, a way to give a verbal “screw-you” to the whole damn company every … Continue reading BP certainly has a way with the catchphrase…a personal thanks to Bob
I’ve been writing a lot over the past few months about Kenneth Feinberg and the failings of the GCCF. Some might even say I’ve become obsessed, but no, not really…it’s just that it’s become increasingly apparent that the Gulf Coast Claims Facility is the third tragedy in five years to hit the Gulf Coast, after Katrina and the Army Corps of Engineer’s levees and after … Continue reading The man behind the curtain…Lest we forget
Making things right. Over the past seven months or so this has become the new slogan, British Petroleum’s brand new bumper sticker they wish to slap on every American’s forehead who is paying attention to the Gulf. The CEO says it. The underlings say it. The television throws it at you every chance it gets. But what does that even mean? And who gets to … Continue reading Making Things Right…By Whose Definition?