Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Escaping the Blame for the Oil Spill

There's plenty of blame to go around for the continuing catastrophe of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill: BP corp., Transocean, Halliburton, and the U.S. Interior Department agency known as "MMS," foremost among the guilty parties.

Last night, Rachel Maddow showed where some of the blame should be placed. She also gives us a glimpse at how the executive teams for these miscreants can gin up special stockholder distribution plans, if they have to, to avoid their own responsibility -- thus beggaring themselves before the bills comes due -- and how several Republican politicians in Washington, including Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) James Inhofe (R-OK), can enable them by misusing the dysfunctional rules of the U.S. Senate.

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Bford said...

Take a look at the Island Empress web cam in the early morning. Is that as oil sheen you see just off the water line?

Anonymous said...

its wet sand

Bford said...
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Bford said...

Or ... maybe it's just the effect of the wind over different parts of the water about 200 feet out. In any case, my wife and I are coming back to Pensacola soon for a week's vacation for our 40th anniversary whether it is sheen or no sheen, oil or no oil. We have loved Pcola since I was in flight school at NAS. We pray that beaches remain pristine for the sake of all down there, but if not, then we'll do what we can to help with the clean up, but we will not cancel our reservations no matter what.