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BP passes the muck


By Ann Telnaes  |  May 12, 2010; 12:00 AM ET
Categories:  Energy , Environment  
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Liberals are always waging class warfare, but are ignorant to the fact there are only two classes in the entire USA and both are made up of liberals. There are rich elitist liberals with Ivy League degrees and poor liberals with zero common sense who get just enough in handouts from the rich elitist liberals to keep the rich elitist liberals in power and getting richer.

Posted by: taxcutsin12 | May 12, 2010 9:44 PM | Report abuse


I didn't see any of the hearings today, but woner why we have them. They are such a dog and pony show, a scolding, pure theatre. Shame shame shame. Not only for this issue, but any other as well. The mortgage mess, wall street, you name it.

These issues are all ugly, vicious pigish elements of run amock capitalism. Greed so grotesque as to be classified as obscene at worst, criminal at best.

There is absoluletly nothing between these corporate types and their owning of all - nothing except a massive people uprising. Even Citibanks own assesment of the global plutocracy defines this. Published in 2006 and intended for it's wealthiest investors, it should be frightening to any working Joe. We are all enslaved by it.

http://www.scribd.com/doc/6674229/Citigroup-Mar-5-2006-Plutonomy-Report-Part-2

These ae the people that pay the becks, limbaughs and hannity's of the world. These are the Dick Armey's of the world, funding from the top down a grass roots up movement - to create a facade of populist resistance to anyone even so much as thinking about upsetting the apple cart one friggin' inch.

With the help of much undeserved press coverage that questions nothing and propogates the facade as it gleefully and orgasmically did with the pre-Iraq invasion. It is a perfect storm against anyone in the way of the wealthy. It is all taking effect.

These shrill anti american traitors populating the air is what the ignorants in the nation listen to a factual beyond question. Being that we are in the land of plenty as far as ignorant voting public goes is not hurting their cause one bit. Ignorance is the Teapublican lifeblood.

The rich will, and are succeeding. They can walk into the Capitol as if were Macy's and buy anyone 100 times over, lock, stock and barrell, and will.

This is what the teabags have been brainwashed to protect.
and/or are too ignorant to see it.

Besides, Dems got no spunk. No spine at all. A dem president and congress is a feeble and futile last line of defense. At least this dem group is.

We're screwed either way anyways. One party uses vasoline and romances us, the other just brutally rapes us. That's all.

Posted by: jfern03 | May 12, 2010 7:11 PM | Report abuse

Clever, and Right on, as usual.

An astonishing development in light of the REAL charlatans behind Valdez and the current BP/Halliburton Calamity - - - - - - -

FOX NOISE CREEPS (Hannity/Limburger/ O'Reildup ARE CALLING THIS OBAMA'S KATRINA. (Implying that he is somehow to blame for the past 8 years Corporate coddling!)
in a word FOX = Amoral!

Posted by: lufrank1 | May 12, 2010 2:21 PM | Report abuse

There are lots of ways to seal the flow of oil in a pipe. The pipe could be crimped or a spinkter type device could be used to cut of the flow. Where are all of our expert engineers when we need them? This whole mess is an example of idiots in high places.

Posted by: OchamsRazor | May 12, 2010 1:24 PM | Report abuse

Well again, we can thank ole Bush for taking away all of the regulations and letting these creeps run rampant over the USA economy. Between the 65 million that Chaney received and the untold amounts that Geo W received there is no telling what amount of harm has been done to our economy and to the environment. How sad when we care more about money than we do eachother and our country. What has happened to patriotism?

Posted by: imanihon | May 12, 2010 12:02 PM | Report abuse

Who is to blame? The three in your cartoon who are more interested in profit than principle, safety or the environment. Regulators who look the other way when the industry ignores the laws and regulations. Lawmakers who cater to the special interest in exchange for "campaign contributions". The general public who is willing to let the others do their thing so they can use an inordinate amount of energy and drive gas guzzling SUVs. As to who should pay for the damages it should be all three of the companies since they all in one way or another are responsible. Then again recent environmental, political, economic and military disasters have shown little or no punishments no matter how many are hurt or killed.

Posted by: MyVoice3 | May 12, 2010 9:44 AM | Report abuse

Everyone involved needs to take RESPONSIBILITY!

The really big issue here is what caused this disaster to take place. Was this an act of terrorism? Even if there was some type of errors made by the crews on the derrick we must also take notice that individuals can be forced to make mental mistakes and poor judgements through the use of certain technologies available today.

The strange thing is our President had just recently decided to allow Offshore drilling along the Carolina coast. Then something like this happens. It has been a very long time since we have experienced such a spill by an Offshore derrick. Materials and technologies have improved over the years to prevent this so how did this really happen?

One other thing. If we ran our automobiles on natural gas we could cut down on having to refine crude oil.

Posted by: JONAHandtheFISH | May 12, 2010 8:20 AM | Report abuse

In any disaster men who are not men pass the buck. It comes down to who was the last person who could have done something about it.

Posted by: bobbo2 | May 12, 2010 7:30 AM | Report abuse

How true! NONE of them wants to accept the blame for this disaster! Was it faulty equipment or carelessness? They most probably have to share the responsibility, ESPECIALLY if they can't figure out why or how this leak happened. I'm sure at least ONE of the engineers knows EXACTLY what happened!! At least the taxpayers won't have to pay for their mistake, but no amount of the oil companies' billions will be able to restore the aquatic equilibrium back to normal!

Posted by: Maerzie | May 12, 2010 12:15 AM | Report abuse

Ann, the fourth fish catcher should be one of those holier than thou, or more apropos, secularist liberals, who are going to be so angry at the oil industry because of your cartoon, but they will still get in their car and drive somewhere tomorrow.

Posted by: taxcutsin12 | May 11, 2010 9:36 PM | Report abuse

Ann, the forth fish catcher should be one of those holier than thou, or more apropos, secularist liberals, who are going to be so angry at the oil industry because of your cartoon, but they will still get in their car and drive somewhere tomorrow.

Posted by: taxcutsin12 | May 11, 2010 9:33 PM | Report abuse

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