Skip to comments.AS THE OIL GUSHES: BP CEO goes yachting while Obama hits the golf course ["Small people" suffer]
Posted on 06/19/2010 9:28:28 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
While U.S. residents living near the oil-stained Gulf Coast were suffering from another day of oil leaking onto their shores, BP CEO Tony Hayward was out yachting with his son instead of helping to solve the crisis caused by his company.
The BBC reports:
BP CEO Tony Hayward has faced fresh criticism for taking time off to go boating with his son instead of dealing with the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
The White House said the move was one of a "long line of PR gaffes and mistakes" by Mr Hayward.
Environmental groups said the outing was "insulting" to those affected by America's worst environmental disaster. BP defended Mr Hayward, saying it was his first day off since the spill began after a deadly rig blast on 20 April.
The United States commander-in-chief was off on a similar PR gaffe outing as he went with the vice president to hit the links.
As the Hill reports, President Obama hits the golf course with Biden on this hot and humid weekend in Washington, D.C.
President Barack Obama hit the golf course Saturday with Vice President Joe Biden.
The White House pool report noted that Obama left at about 1 p.m. for the course at Andrews Air Force base, and his golfing parters included White House Trip Director Marvin Nicholson and David Katz, the energy efficiency campaign manager at the Department of Energy. Obama left the course shortly before 6 p.m.
All the while the oil continues to gush.
3 more years of what?
People posting that Obama has gone golfing?
What's he supposed to do...change the laws of physics?!?
'Mr. Heyward, we'd like you to tell us exactly how many molecules of what substances have been released since the blowout began...."
BP is airing ads for buisness folk along the coast to call them and explain their loss. They will go from there. The last thing we need is an Obama slush fund.
Why is Obama so incompetent? Here’s the answer:
A CEO of an international, publicly held corporation voluntarily appears before a congressional Salem Witch tribunal.
He has already agreed to sanctions far above and in advance of anything the law mandates; BP has jumped to agree to things that would have ordinarily taken 10 years or more to litigate.
He has been relieved of day-to-day responsibilities.
Go sailing with your boy. If you didn’t you’ll wish you had later.
Obama owns this one after his stupid speech. Instead of saying he will do everything to direct and clean up the spill, he concentrated on money. This Community Organizer is in way over his pay-grade.
If you insist on beating the mule to death every time, there will sooner or later be no one available to carry you.
Why can’t these “intellectuals” grasp what the average person sees?
what a jug head...
What failed first was a cement plug in the wellbore, and the flow volumes won't normalize until that has been completely scoured away (down to bare casing).
Even posters here have viewed the increasing flow estimates as 'evidence' of some sort of conspiracy instead of the changing physical parameters of the delivery system.
As bad as it appears MMS oversight was, the government, and Obama, specifically, have made the situation worse by putting 145,000 people out of work, for some, indefinitely as rigs move out of US waters to take on drilling contracts elsewhere--contracts which are likely to keep those rigs occupied for years.
BP put out of work shrimp boats to work towing booms and with other small-vessel chores.
So who are the bad guys here?
Certainly someone screwed up. Otherwise, there would not be a mess and 11 dead guys and a rig on the bottom.
Since then, though, I think the BP people have done what could be done to try to minimize the damage, prevent worse damage, and are actively working to bring the well under control.
The government has obstructed offers of help with cleanup, oil recovery, preventative remediation (sand barrier island creation by dredging to protect wetlands), and even stopped vessels in our waters under our flag from participating in the cleanup or the interception of oil slicks offshore before they made landfall.
They stiff-armed BP for an unheard of slush fund, and then continue with their 'They're goint to pay" mantra. It's past insulting and demeaning, it's low-life thuggery.
Certainly not the way I would treat an entity that held the immediate keys to unwinding the situation.
Threaten with prosecution? Come on, this ain’t a taxi service or pizza delivery outfit on the South Side.
Fix the problem then sort out the mess...
Clueless in DC.
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