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BP CEO Tony Hayward criticised for yacht trip

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oh no, powerful business man takes a break to spend time with his family, whats the world coming to?
 

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Forecast shows rain this week. Obama did it.

No, pretty sure it was Bush's fault.

Well, Bush did beat Gore, and we all know that Al Gore invented climate change... *gasp*
Al Gore did it out of revenge! You may be on to something here! Gore plans to use his weather control machine to destroy us all!
 

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Okay, how about gas them with nitrius oxide so they can't stop laughing and thus are unable to post? …

I see you in a new light. You think you're funny and genocide is just another joke to you. These are odious things you post and you should not be taken as funny.
 

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I see you in a new light. You think you're funny and genocide is just another joke to you. These are odious things you post and you should not be taken as funny.

Nitrous oxide is a gas also called laughing gas.

Inhaling it will tend to cause people to laugh at the slightest thing rather then kill them, unless they inhale to much
 

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I care ****all if the environmental criminal is available to tell more lies on one particular day or not. My only bitch is that he should be unavailable because he's behind bars awaiting trial, not because he thinks he deserves "a day off."
 

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And in other news . . .
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Man from Atlantis criticized for not ending crisis in Gulf of Mexico.
 

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No, such looking out for the general welfare of the country. You know, like it says in the Constitution? Why is it all or none with Liberals?

It's socialism when it suits you. 'Looking out for the general welfare of the country' when it doesn't.
 

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Unless Hayward has some miracle to kill the well that he's not telling anyone, I don't see what the big deal is about him going on a boat ride.

Then why was it such a big deal to you that Obama went golfing? :mrgreen:
 
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I care ****all if the environmental criminal is available to tell more lies on one particular day or not. My only bitch is that he should be unavailable because he's behind bars awaiting trial, not because he thinks he deserves "a day off."
I do believe that The Uncola is being a bit too harsh on President Obama.:lamo

[In case you can't tell, I'm being sarcastic. President Obama isn't a criminal; neither is Tony Hayward.]
 

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BBC News - BP CEO Tony Hayward criticised for yacht trip

Quote(BP CEO Tony Hayward has faced fresh criticism for taking time off to go boating with his son instead of dealing with the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

The White House said the move was one of a "long line of PR gaffes and mistakes" by Mr Hayward.

Environmental groups said the Isle of Wight outing was "insulting" to those affected by the environmental disaster.

BP defended Mr Hayward, saying it was his first day off since the spill began after a deadly rig blast on 20 April.

Mr Hayward spent the day with his son at the JP Morgan Asset Management Round The Island Race, where boats race around the Isle of Wight, off the coast of southern England.

He was later spotted by photographers on his $270,000 (£182,000) Farr 52 racing yacht, "Bob", at the event.
'PR gaffe'

White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel said the boating incident has "just been part of a long line of PR gaffes and mistakes".

"To quote Tony Hayward, he's got his life back," added Mr Emanuel, referring to an earlier comment by Mr Hayward.)

Naturally no comment was made by the white House on Obama and Biden taking time off to go and practice their golf...................................................again.


Quote(Greenpeace campaigner Charlie Kronick described the boating trip as "insulting... rubbing salt into the wounds" of those who had been affected by the spill.)

Again no comment on the President taking time off.

Quote(Residents in coastal states affected by the spill also rebuked the oil executive.)

No mention of the President taking time off.

Quote(Obama hits golf course with Biden on another hot, humid weekend)

Quote(President Barack Obama hit the golf course Saturday with Vice President Joe Biden.

The White House pool report noted that Obama left at about 1 p.m. for the course at Andrews Air Force base, and his golfing parters included White House Trip Director Marvin Nicholson and David Katz, the energy efficiency campaign manager at the Department of Energy.

Obama left the course shortly before 6 p.m.

Nicholson and Katz, along with Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, joined Obama for four hours of golf last weekend. The Republican National Committee released an ad soon afterward taking aim at Obama's golfing during the ongoing BP oil spill crisis in the Gulf of Mexico.)

Evidently not an awful lot of interest in this ongoing disaster.

But to be fair all concerned should have some rest and relaxation.

Isn't it great to live in a country where the only thing we have to complain about is the CEO of a foreign company taking a vacation. I mean it's not like our own President has ever don such a thing.
 

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Nitrous oxide is a gas also called laughing gas.

Inhaling it will tend to cause people to laugh at the slightest thing rather then kill them, unless they inhale to much

Thank you. I'm glad someone here has some basic chemistry understanding. As Harry Guerrilla pointed out, there's no quick fix for stupid and boy is there are a lot of stupid here.
 

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It's socialism when it suits you. 'Looking out for the general welfare of the country' when it doesn't.

The same for you, when it's time to give money and health insurance to the welfare class. The difference is, I'm right and you're not.
 

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Then why was it such a big deal to you that Obama went golfing? :mrgreen:

Because Obama is supposed to be a leader? I dunno, what if Eisenhower would have gone golfing during the Battle of The Bulge? What if Grant would have been on vacation during the Vicksburg Campaign? That leadership thing is a real bitch, when the reality of it sets in. Huh??
 

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Because Obama is supposed to be a leader? I dunno, what if Eisenhower would have gone golfing during the Battle of The Bulge? What if Grant would have been on vacation during the Vicksburg Campaign? That leadership thing is a real bitch, when the reality of it sets in. Huh??

Yes... You just made complete sense, and totally not contradicting yourself in any way whatsoever, totally not showing that the only thing you wanna say is that you hate Obama... :thumbs::bravo:
 

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Yes... You just made complete sense, and totally not contradicting yourself in any way whatsoever, totally not showing that the only thing you wanna say is that you hate Obama... :thumbs::bravo:

Do you think he knows that Eisenhower played more rounds of golf then I believe all other presidents, even during crisies?

For some reason apdst thinks that lawyer can take command on a highly technical problem that even seasoned veteran oil engineers are having problems trying to fix. And apdst is the same user who said Obama is clueless. Huh. Does incoherence come hand in hand with the crazy?
 

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Do you think he knows that Eisenhower played more rounds of golf then I believe all other presidents, even during crisies?

For some reason apdst thinks that lawyer can take command on a highly technical problem that even seasoned veteran oil engineers are having problems trying to fix. And apdst is the same user who said Obama is clueless. Huh. Does incoherence come hand in hand with the crazy?

You do realize that Ike wasn't president during The Battle of The Bulge...yes?
 

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Again, this thing is completely stupid.

If it made you mad, you got played.
Nothing but an appeal to wealth envy and "big oil" haters.

This guy, like the POTUS, can not make the oil leak stop with a magic wand, nor are there things he can do 24/7 to make this situation better.
The fixes for this problem are 95% in the hands of the people in the field working on it.
 

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You do realize that Ike wasn't president during The Battle of The Bulge...yes?

You fail on several grounds (like usual):

1) Ike was a military general trained in war
2) Obama is a lawyer
3) War =/= oil spill
4) Obama is not an oil engineer
5) Ike played a hell of alot of golf during several of his presidecy's crisis

So comparing Ike, who was a general in war to a lawyer in a highly technical engineering problem is pretty much dishonest as you can get. Which for you is pretty damn high. Furthermore, it's hilarious you named Ike, the most golf playing leader we've ever had. If he was president you'd be hammering him for playing golf.
 

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You seriously wanna compare War to an Oil Spill... Yes?

Can you imagine the situation if it were just as some people want it.

Obama calls Tony Hayward.

Obama, "Hey Tony, is it fixed yet?"

Tony, "Hold on, I'll check."

Tony calls the field tech.

Tony, "Hey field tech, is it fixed yet?"

Field Tech, "No sir, we've told you for the past 50+ days that it won't be fixed until August."

Tony, "PBO and I can't take a break until it is fixed, I'll be calling again in 15 minutes."

That sounds rational. :doh
 

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Again, this thing is completely stupid.

If it made you mad, you got played.
Nothing but an appeal to wealth envy and "big oil" haters.

This guy, like the POTUS, can not make the oil leak stop with a magic wand, nor are there things he can do 24/7 to make this situation better.
The fixes for this problem are 95% in the hands of the people in the field working on it.
:agree

I couldn't have said it better myself. The criticism of Hayward is foolish.
 

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I thought you would just apologize for an insensitive, pathetic statement …

… Can we somehow section off the "Blame Bush/Obama for everything" crowd and then gas them or at least put a warning sign on their foreheads?

But, you didn't apologize, instead, you added contempt to your ridicule …

Okay, how about gas them with nitrius oxide so they can't stop laughing and thus are unable to post? …

And, then you added insults on top of it all …

… there's no quick fix for stupid and boy is there are a lot of stupid here.

So, what are we to conclude? Anybody who objects to your monstrous opinions is offhandedly labeled stupid and we are told there is no ‘quick fix’ for them. Their opinions should be prevented from ever being heard by anybody. They should be ‘sectioned off.’ They should be gassed or at least a warning sign put on their foreheads.

These are the things you post; they are offensive and despicable and wrong.

I probably agreed with a majority of your posts, and, much of your humor was funny to me. But, now, I see such hate and despising in you and it is shocking to me.
 

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HE SHOULD BE FACE DOWN IN THE SLUDGE UNTIL IT IS CLEANED UP! GRAWR!

He went to have a nice weekend with his kid, give him a break.
 

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He went to have a nice weekend with his kid, give him a break.

To be fair to that statement, many a father and son will not have a nice weekend for a long time because of what him and his company did...
 
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