Nobody did it…

Transocean, the company that owned the Deepwater Horizon, recently objected to a draft of a Coast Guard report, released on April 22nd that placed partial blame for the explosion upon their poor safety culture, among other problems: “Switzerland-based Transocean insists the blast did not result from poor upkeep, that the blowout preventer was properly maintained and that the…

Would you believe assassins have a union? We do…

Hello again. Yes, I still kill people for a living. And yes, I’m in a union. It’s kind of an off-shoot of the union most US Marshals belong to but we keep it kind of quiet – so that’s all I really want to say about it. Damn. That might even be too much…well, its…

A Wisconsin Conversation…

It goes something like this: Her: I don’t even know why they’re protesting. Me: Really? Her: They’ve (public employee unions) had it good for a long time. Me: So your solution to this is to make their benefits suck and remove collective bargaining like everybody else? Her: No, that’s not what… Me: Are you aware…

Responding to BP’s Report…a related story

British Petroleum unleashed their 193 page report yesterday, accepting a small part of the blame for the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon, while at the same time pointing eleven fingers at Halliburton and Transocean. The report held  a number of key findings, but focused a great deal of attention on the improper cementing of the well,…