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Old 05-28-2010, 10:04 AM   #301
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Yea but if this was on Bush's watch Sean Peen would be down there on TV yelling where is the goverment as he is soak in oil carrying dead oil soaked birds.
the hypocrisy will never be acknowledged, not worth fighting over.

that said, Things I am sure of if Bush were in office:

- Daily stories of Bush's ties to the oil company's would be normal

- Green Activists would have been blasting the White House's drilling policies

- Hollywood would have been heavily involved in the story.

- The one director would have made a movie about the White House and Big Oil

- The Government's response would have been aggressively attacked and human/animal suffering stories would have been lead stories 2 out of every 3 nights.


That these would have been valid is not my point, it's that the media blatantly shields it's favored politicians, and actively lambasts those who they hate. (and yes they clearly hated Bush)
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Yea but if this was on Bush's watch Sean Peen would be down there on TV yelling where is the goverment as he is soak in oil carrying dead oil soaked birds.
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The problem really lies with BP. The gap between them and other oil companies when it comes to safety violations is astounding. I think it's like a 700 violations gap between BP at #1 and Sunoco (with fewer than 10 in the past three years, which is 10 too many of course)

Here's a good read

Renegade Refiner: OSHA Says BP Has “Systemic Safety Problem” - The Center for Public Integrity

But yeah, I definitely agree that had this been during the last administration there would be a lot of stories about the WH's ties to Big Oil. That's neither here nor there at this point though. They could blame me for all I care, just fix the problem
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You know that was funny and probably true. I'm not knocking the guy atleast he actually gets out and get involved but he is a little drama queen.
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Haven't we heard reports about BP's contributions to Obama?

PolitiFact | BP liked Obama, but oil stained Palin's hands too
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Kinda dumb to compare relief efforts for a 3rd world country devastated by a natural disaster to an oil spill that a giant corporation is responsible for.
Is it? I strongly disagree. Where the blame falls has nothing to do with the fact that this disaster is devastating families, wildlife, and the fishing industry. There is an entire eco-system and plenty of families that need or will soon need a lot of help.
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Haven't we heard reports about BP's contributions to Obama?

PolitiFact | BP liked Obama, but oil stained Palin's hands too

Funny how they have to throw Palin and McCain into that article. First off Palin is not in office so we cannot judge her because we don't know what her response would have been. As Governor of Alaska Palin actually went after big oil to get a cut of the oil profits comming out of Alaska.

Palin Boosted Oil-Company Taxes While Alaska Had Budget Surplus - Bloomberg.com
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Palin was the one calling Obama out, so it's only natural to point out that her hands aren't exactly clean in all of this.
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The problem really lies with BP. The gap between them and other oil companies when it comes to safety violations is astounding. I think it's like a 700 violations gap between BP at #1 and Sunoco (with fewer than 10 in the past three years, which is 10 too many of course)

Here's a good read

Renegade Refiner: OSHA Says BP Has “Systemic Safety Problem” - The Center for Public Integrity

But yeah, I definitely agree that had this been during the last administration there would be a lot of stories about the WH's ties to Big Oil. That's neither here nor there at this point though. They could blame me for all I care, just fix the problem
Your numbers are right. In the last 3 years, BP had 760 Violations, and not just the technical kind. The guy on TV last night said that all of those violations involved a physical danger, or something being done wrong that could bring about injury, death, or environmental damage. By comparison, Exxon, who had the worst spill prior to BP, had only ONE violation in the same time frame...
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Crying tears of pain at the cost of drill baby drill. No one was crying when they built that oil pipeline through the watrer supply of that Nigerian village. Karma is a B.
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Is it? I strongly disagree. Where the blame falls has nothing to do with the fact that this disaster is devastating families, wildlife, and the fishing industry. There is an entire eco-system and plenty of families that need or will soon need a lot of help.
Again, that's BP's problem and financial responsibility.

The difference is pretty clear to me.

I can't speak for what George Clooney is doing, but there are other celebs leading fundraising efforts.
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The problem really lies with BP. The gap between them and other oil companies when it comes to safety violations is astounding. I think it's like a 700 violations gap between BP at #1 and Sunoco (with fewer than 10 in the past three years, which is 10 too many of course)

Here's a good read

Renegade Refiner: OSHA Says BP Has “Systemic Safety Problem” - The Center for Public Integrity

But yeah, I definitely agree that had this been during the last administration there would be a lot of stories about the WH's ties to Big Oil. That's neither here nor there at this point though. They could blame me for all I care, just fix the problem
Good article, problem with the OSHA enforcement is all they can do is levy fines. What's $ 90M to BP, it would cost them more to fix the violations. I'm not arguing it's right, I'm just stating what is.

MMS enforcement could've shut them down but their enforcement efforts are suspect at best, grossly and intentionally negligent at worst.
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Let's pray on it. Seems like the right forgot about praying this time. This is the type stuff you pray for. You don't pray to rule the world or to kill a president.
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Good article, problem with the OSHA enforcement is all they can do is levy fines. What's $ 90M to BP, it would cost them more to fix the violations. I'm not arguing it's right, I'm just stating what is.

MMS enforcement could've shut them down but their enforcement efforts are suspect at best, grossly and intentionally negligent at worst.
One of the few things the left and right seem to agree on is that the MMS needs sweeping administrative change. They're a shitshow.
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Let's pray on it. Seems like the right forgot about praying this time. This is the type stuff you pray for. You don't pray to rule the world or to kill a president.
Huh? Some of your posts are really good. Others are head scratchers.
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