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Rep. Joseph Cao asks oil execs to commit "hari-kari"
http://www.wwl.com/Cao-calls-for-BP-head-to-kill-himself/7472051 ^

Posted on 06/15/2010 2:02:35 PM PDT by kcvl

Members of Congress chastised the largest oil companies Tuesday, accusing them of being no better prepared than BP to avert an environmental catastrophe.

As the oil executives testified at a House hearing, Rep. Joseph Cao said: "In the Asian culture, we do things differently," Cao said. "During the samurai days, we'd just give you a knife, and ask you to commit hari-kari."

As the oil executives testified at a House hearing, Rep. Henry Waxman asserted that the companies' spill response plans amounted to "paper exercises" that mirrored BP's failed plan. Their strategies to plug a spill deep beneath the sea are the same failed strategies that have stymied BP, the California Democrat said.

The other companies "are no better prepared to deal with a major oil spill than was BP," said Waxman, setting the tone for a tense hearing.

But the executives sought to distance themselves from BP, telling lawmakers they would not have drilled the Deepwater Horizon well in the same way as the British company. They suggested some of BP's design decisions and actions may have jeopardized well integrity.

One lawmaker after another expressed frustration at BP's inability to stop oil gushing from its stricken well as the chief executives representing ExxonMobil, Chevron, ConocoPhillips and Shell - as well as BPAmerica - sat shoulder to shoulder at the witness table.


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: alteredtitle; associatedpress; cao; josephcao

1 posted on 06/15/2010 2:02:35 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: kcvl

Lead by example Joe.


2 posted on 06/15/2010 2:03:30 PM PDT by Drill Thrawl (Government is cancer.)
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To: kcvl

How many samurais were their in Vietnam?


3 posted on 06/15/2010 2:03:36 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: kcvl

Oh please PLEASE stop this INSANITY!


4 posted on 06/15/2010 2:04:04 PM PDT by ColdOne
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To: kcvl
Is it fair for the DNC/Obama to demand their PARTNER kill themselves?
And WHY would they do that instead of demanding a detailed confession?


FReeper Quiz on Current Events.

Which is LEAST likely (pick one):
=======================

1. Pres_ _ent Obama was the biggest recipient of BP cash
2. British Petroleum (BP) pumped $71,000 into Barack Obama's 2008 presidential campaign
3. Pres_ _ent Obama's White House chief is tied to a BP adviser
4. Pres_ _ent Obama's White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel is connected to BP
5. Pres_ _ent Obama shrewdly made money in the dispersements.
6. The dispersants contain PCB made by NALCO is based in Chicago with subsidiaries in Brazil, Russia, India, China and Indonesia.
7. BP's Fallen Deepwater Horizon was tapping second largest oil deposit in the world
8. Pres_ _ent Obama exempted BP's Gulf of Mexico drilling from environmental impact study
9. Pres_ _ent Obama did this despite BP's long record of legal, ethical violations
10. Pres_ _ent Obama's Federal Regulator Repeatedly Failed to Inspect Deepwater Horizon
11. Pres_ _ent Obama exempted BP's Gulf drilling from environmental impact study
12. Pres_ _ent Obama sheltered BP's Deepwater Horizon rig from regulatory requirement
13. Pres_ _ent Obama continued this despite that "Red Flags Were Ignored Aboard Doomed Rig
14. Pres_ _ent Obama allowed drilling 'without required permits' (also Drilling Without Needed Permits)
15. Pres_ _ent Obama will willingly release his birth certificate, like every other American citizen.


5 posted on 06/15/2010 2:05:29 PM PDT by Diogenesis (Article IV - Section 4 - The United States shall protect each of them against Invasion)
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To: kcvl

Last time I checked, we aren’t in Asia, Mr.Cao.

For cripes sakes the whole lot of them on the Hill, save a couple— are stark ravin’ mad!


6 posted on 06/15/2010 2:06:12 PM PDT by Irenic
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To: kcvl

Hey Joe, What about being a turn-coat RINO. Here’s your knife.


7 posted on 06/15/2010 2:06:27 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Drill Thrawl

If they lead by example they are trying to get BP and other oil execs to live by we wouldn’t be in DEBT!

At least, oil execs produce something we can use and investors get something in return! Too bad whore politicans can’t say the same thing.

If we waited on government to save us we would all die waiting!


8 posted on 06/15/2010 2:07:14 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: kcvl
"In the Asian culture, we do things differently," Cao said. "During the samurai days, we'd just give you a knife, and ask you to commit hari-kari."

Now THAT was funny I don't care who you are ...

9 posted on 06/15/2010 2:07:41 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: kcvl

6 months and youre gone, Cao. All the asskissing in the world to the Left is not going to help you, unfortunately.


10 posted on 06/15/2010 2:09:30 PM PDT by Nonstatist
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To: kcvl

Dem congressman Tom Lantos said “at least Admiral Borda had the decency to commit suicide,” what’s with these democrats? Can’t they wait for the ObamaCare death panels to kick in?


11 posted on 06/15/2010 2:11:31 PM PDT by dblshot (Insanity - electing the same people over and over and expecting different results.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
*Asian humor ping rist*
12 posted on 06/15/2010 2:12:45 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Irenic
For cripes sakes the whole lot of them on the Hill, save a couple— are stark ravin’ mad!

They have absolutely been there too long! I'm convinced that it is a disease that you catch once you reach the airspace over DC!

13 posted on 06/15/2010 2:14:32 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: nickcarraway
How many samurais were their in Vietnam?

My first thought as well. Though he may be right, if we were living in feudal Japan the guy would have been expected to cut his guts out for all sorts of stuff. But we're not, and BP should thumb their nose at this goofball. 'Course, if the BP guy did this I would recommend Rep. Cao's front porch as the site of his last breath.

14 posted on 06/15/2010 2:18:27 PM PDT by West Texas Chuck (US out of the UN - UN out of the US)
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To: kcvl

Is Joe our Alvin Greene?


15 posted on 06/15/2010 2:23:09 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Don't care if he was born in a manger on July 4th! A "Natural Born" citizen requires two US parents!)
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To: kcvl
In Vietnam, I remembered Buddhist Priests actually committing suicide by dousing themselves in FLAMES.


16 posted on 06/15/2010 2:27:37 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: kcvl
"During the samurai days, we'd just give you a knife, and ask you to commit hari-kari."

First of all, it was the Japanese samurai culture. Second, it was hardly a knife that was used. It was a tashi. More of a short katana than a knife.

Women used a large dagger but that wasn't seppuku. That was jigai.

17 posted on 06/15/2010 2:28:46 PM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (You can only get smarter by engaging a smarter opponent.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

From wanna be priest to politican. That pretty much tells you all you need to know. Cao is a back stabbing ‘republican’. He voted for healthcare reform, etc. with Democrats.

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Cao first arrived in New Orleans in 1992. He left to earn a Master’s degree in philosophy from New York’s Fordham University, returning to Loyola University to teach philosophy and ethics. As he prepared for priesthood, his faith was strong.

However, his confidence in government’s ability to care for those in need weakened by the day. Before long, Cao ended his quest for priesthood in a personal crusade for social justice.

http://josephcao.house.gov/Biography/

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Today, Congressman Anh “Joseph” Cao (LA-02) and his wife Kate and their two daughters, Sophia and Betsy, joined First Lady Michelle Obama to assemble packages of healthy foodstuffs and items encouraging physical fitness, including frisbees and miniature footballs, for underprivileged children in the Washington, D.C. area.

http://josephcao.house.gov/News/DocumentSingle.aspx?DocumentID=189545


18 posted on 06/15/2010 2:29:36 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: kcvl
EDIT TO ADD : The practice in Vietnam is also called BONZO because Buddhist monks immolated themselves in protest of the Vietnamese regime in 1963.

It was Western media coverage of the fiery Vietnamese suicides that introduced the word "self-immolation" to a wide English-speaking audience and gave it a strong association with fire. In English literature prior to the mid-20th century, Buddhist monks were often referred to by the term bonze, particularly when describing monks from East Asia and French Indochina.

This term is derived via Portuguese and French from the Japanese word bonsō for a priest or monk, and has become less common in modern literature.


19 posted on 06/15/2010 2:29:59 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

I doubt Cao knows much about the subject since he was born in 1967 and escaped to America with two of his siblings at the age of eight.


20 posted on 06/15/2010 2:32:14 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: ColdOne

Cao. The only RINO to vote Yes on Obamacare, when it first came up last Fall. Big pro-lifer, and pro-suicide? Go back to Vietnam if you like Hari-Kari so much.


21 posted on 06/15/2010 2:32:30 PM PDT by Windy City Conservative (Kyle Smith)
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To: kcvl

I’m glad he didn’t become a priest. We have enough socialist priests in this country already.


22 posted on 06/15/2010 2:33:36 PM PDT by Windy City Conservative (Kyle Smith)
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To: Windy City Conservative
Cao. The only RINO to vote Yes on Obamacare

A little context here -- HIS CONSTITUENTS ( the hopeless city of New Orleans) were IN FAVOR of the bill by a huge margin. He was their representative and they gave him a piece of their mind at their town hall.

The GOP allowed him to cast the favorable vote when they knew that all was lost and his casting a no vote would not have mattered one way or the other.
23 posted on 06/15/2010 2:36:02 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: kcvl
At least he didn't ask the BP bigwig to commit Harry Caray
24 posted on 06/15/2010 2:37:30 PM PDT by JRios1968 (The real first rule of Fight Club: don't invite Chuck Norris...EVER)
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To: SeekAndFind
A little context here -- HIS CONSTITUENTS ( the hopeless city of New Orleans) were IN FAVOR of the bill by a huge margin. He was their representative and they gave him a piece of their mind at their town hall.

For good or bad, I'd give Cao props for listening to his constituents. If more Congress-critters would do that, the whole nObama-care fiasco would have gone down in flames to begin with.

25 posted on 06/15/2010 2:38:43 PM PDT by ssaftler (Arizonans: Doing the job that Americans won't do.)
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To: kcvl
ExxonMobil, Chevron, ConocoPhillips and Shell - as well as BPAmerica

I wish these oil company execs would appoint their own commission to study what went wrong and announce the loss in jobs and wages due to the idiotic premature shut down of other rigs in the gulf.

I think it's time for the oil companies to become more assertive...or we're all going to be riding horses or bicycles ...thanks to Cap and Trade Barry !

26 posted on 06/15/2010 2:40:32 PM PDT by lonestar (Barry is furious the big spill wasn't caused by EXXON...would have nationalized it by now.)
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To: Windy City Conservative
Cao. The only RINO to vote Yes on Obamacare

Cao voted for the Porkulus.

No Republican voted for Obamacare.

27 posted on 06/15/2010 2:42:34 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Mexico is the U.S. version of Hamas)
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To: SeekAndFind

Sure, the one guy who actually listened to his constituents, just happened to vote with the Democrats. Big surprise. He’s a RINO, who should have run as a Democrat, but of course, if he did that he would not have won an election. Sometimes, constituents are wrong. I guess he is just representing his constituents when he advocates suicide, or at least trying to sound like he’s a big man. I knew the context before I wrote the comment.


28 posted on 06/15/2010 2:43:29 PM PDT by Windy City Conservative (Kyle Smith)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

He voted for Obamacare during the first House vote last Fall. Look it up.


29 posted on 06/15/2010 2:44:16 PM PDT by Windy City Conservative (Kyle Smith)
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To: kcvl

I swear I went to sleep back in 2008 and woke up in Bizarro World.


30 posted on 06/15/2010 2:45:32 PM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Never trust anyone who points their rear end at God while praying.)
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To: reagan_fanatic

Same here, my friend. I cant believe the world we live in today.


31 posted on 06/15/2010 2:47:54 PM PDT by texanyankee
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

The women got jigai?


32 posted on 06/15/2010 3:27:29 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway
The women got jigai?

...wit it. Aight?

33 posted on 06/15/2010 5:29:51 PM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (You can only get smarter by engaging a smarter opponent.)
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To: kcvl
WWL
34 posted on 06/15/2010 6:50:25 PM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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