Silly head of BP…

June 17th, 2010

He apparently viagra buy treat 0, viagra sale 1869534.story”>thinks the U.S. Congress actually believes in the whole “innocent until proven guilty” thang.

But, search in a long day of tough bipartisan questioning, Hayward did little to quell the ire of lawmakers, and he infuriated several by declining to respond to a congressional committee’s findings that BP took shortcuts to save time and money on a well that was behind schedule. He repeatedly said BP would not accept or assign blame for the April 20 well blowout until the investigations were complete.

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  • 1. John Foust  |  June 18th, 2010 at 9:11 am

    Yeah, BP had nothing to do with it! It was a subcontractor! And it’s not even clear the oil could be from the Deepwater Horizon! Why, the Gulf beaches have experienced tar balls from ships sunk by U-boats in WWII for years and years! We need to wait for the results of a full investigation and perhaps a trial before we’ll know if BP had anything to do with this.

    … If they don’t want to accept the President’s offer, they can counter-offer, or fight it in court.

  • 2. Elliot  |  June 18th, 2010 at 9:35 am

    That’s 1 vote for guilty until proven innocent.

  • 3. John Foust  |  June 18th, 2010 at 10:40 am

    That’s one vote for thinking that everything has to involve the court system. We’ll waterboard without trial because of an imaginary ticking time bomb, but with oil washing up on the beach, you think we need a trial to determine it was BP’s well that is doing it. The trial might be over ten years from now. We can’t ask BP to do anything about the spill until then, hmm?

    It is perfectly possible for BP to volunteer to set up a relief fund. Given the pressures of the situation, there will no doubt be political influences.

    Show me your response plan, Elliot… Privatize the profit, socialize the risk and damages?

  • 4. TerryN  |  June 18th, 2010 at 10:58 am

    I vote for getting the leak stopped, containing the oil before it makes landfall, getting the facts straight, then let Congress have their witch hunt.

    I lost.

  • 5. John Foust  |  June 18th, 2010 at 11:21 am

    But Terry! We don’t know whose fault it might be! So it’s Obama’s responsibility? And his fault when he’s not talking to the BP CEO and consulting the Dutch fast enough?

  • 6. Elliot  |  June 18th, 2010 at 4:19 pm

    BTW, not saying BP isn’t guilty. But that’s what investigations and trials are for. Congress doesn’t get to just declare someone guilty. That’s not the country I thought I was living in. And I feel the same way about terrorists caught in country. I feel differently for ones caught in combat overseas. (Yes, I’m nuanced. What can I say?)

  • 7. TerryN  |  June 18th, 2010 at 7:32 pm

    I heard Obama say to the American public that he responded to this on day one. So I’m simply holding him to his word. I can’t help it if his word is no different than what MMSD dumps into lake Michigan when the deep tunnel gets to 40% capacity.

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