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Back in the 70′s this board game sported the old BP logo
“The thrills of drilling, hazards and rewards….” sounds like fun for the whole family.
The article on this find comes from UK
so the tone is rather sad about the money loss rather than outraged about the loss of an ocean
But BP Offshore Oil Strike players must also avoid the dreaded ‘hazard cards’, which state: ‘Blow-out! Rig damaged. Oil slick clean-up costs. Pay $1million.’
Unhappily for BP, that is just one per cent of the amount it has spent each day tackling the very real Deepwater Horizon leak, which has seen millions of barrels of oil gush into the Gulf of Mexico and hit the southern US coast.
Yeah, but it was from the 70′s.
So glad to see the Brits have a sense of perspective about this.
In a twisted related story
this is not a game, but real
BP is claiming is that if fishermen choose not to take part in the oil spill cleanup, BP will consider that as potential income declined and deduct it from their claims.
.As promised, the first installment in my weekly “B0b0t comment of the week” contest.
The award is the DUdie(pronounced doodie) in a tip of the hat to their own defunct DUzies. B0botland won’t be the only source of course.
I decided to mix the idiotic with the actually sentient ones to protect my readers brains.
Who will win the first DUdie this week? So many candidates!
The runners up
On January 20, 2009, Obama was handed a plate full of shit sandwiches
Many Democrats are upset that he’s not eating them fast enough.
Most Republicans are upset that he is blaming the chef.
1. Yeah, and he put them all in sandwich bags, and handed them to progressives.
Now he’s dining on filet mignon in the boardroom.
From a thread called
9. You guys should just post some more Obama superman pictures and …
the “chill, I got this” picture. Then we can all sit back assured that everything will end up great as long as we stop fretting.
also this one
5. This is why hope and faith should have nothing to do wtih politics
I think we could all use a little more materialism (not in the consumerist sense, but in using reality, facts, and history as our guide for understanding politics and economics, rather than rhetoric and campaign promises).
Easier said than done, I know, because it’s so much easier to believe that some great person will be able to step up and make change happen. But it doesn’t really work that way, and we should know that by now instead of relearning it every 4 or 8 years…
Please take this post in the spirit intended – it’s not directed at you personally, just our overall political discourse.
.In a cheerleading thread, the PUMA standard
we have this post
19. So, everyone who isn’t still enchanted with Obama
is a PUMA? For the record, I along with the majority on DU, voted for Obama in the primary.
NO ONE is sadder about the turn of events than we are. Or maybe I should say ‘than I am’…don’t want to speak for them.
proving loyalty and justifying opposition
43. i’ve hated the guy from jump..
hated him so much that for the first time in my life i donated cash to a presidential candidate. i hate obama so much that i bought three prints from his website. i despise the man with a passion, that’s why i purchased the shep fairey designed “PROGRESS” shirt and wore it proudly. my hatred for him is also why i purchased sam flores’ “HOPE” shirt and wore it to work on election day. my loathing for obama runs so deep that every time sticker robot released a new decal i would buy a 50 pack and distribute freely among my friends and co-workers.
yep, some people just never ever supported him.
and justifying desillusion
56. how unreasonable for me to expect a democrat would support unions..
how unreasonable for me to expect a democrat would investigate the war crimes of the previous administration.
how unreasonable for me to expect a democrat would help to enact meaningful healthcare reform rather than watered down health insurance reform.
how unreasonable for me to expect a democrat would look to put an end to DADT.
how unreasonable for me to expect a democrat would put working families interests above those of wall st.
how unreasonable for me to expect a democrat would not continue bush’s bullshit phony wars against terror.
.From NYT, response to Krystoff
While the situation in Darfur is reprehensible, don’t you think President Obama has a great deal more to worry about closer to home?
yeah, but does he worry?
25. What are you or the auther (sic) doing to get more progressives in congress?
A serious contender to the title along with the reason “Mr Bill” thread was locked
The empressof all
It is the consensus of the moderators that this link does not offer constructive criticism of the President. We are locking it as it is not helpful to our community.
Someone is feeling under siege:
This was locked yesterday as well.
Constructive criticism of Democrats or the Democratic Party is permitted. When doing so, please keep in mind that most of our members come to this website in order to get a break from the constant attacks in the media against our candidates and our values. Highly inflammatory or divisive attacks that echo the tone or substance of our political opponents are not welcome here.
.The week is young though.
In a thread with the Palin boogie man. someone replies
I was hoping by 2010 that we’d have a better message to run on than “We’re not them!”.
in a discussion about Hillary being more popular than Oprecious
2. How can that be possible?
He is a Nobel Peace Prize winning chess playing Political genius??
Hell, just last week he put those pesky unions in their place!
Not all shopping is the same. jr.jr “go shopping better than W’s
44. It was, but it was a vaccuous shopping, a shopping the vaccuous women in his family might do.
Here we are asked to rise to support the people who are harmed in their livelyhood.
The shopping after 9/11 was not in the living rooms and kitchens of the families of the dead.
From a discussion about B0 saying sea food was safe.
|Tue Jun-15-10 04:01 AM
Response to Original message
115. He also told us Oil Rigs were safe!
In a thread about LA people saying B0 was slower than W on Katrina, one B0bot becomes exasperated with the damn LA-ers – his sig line making the irony only more blatant
. I’m talking about people like the “salty old guy” referenced in the OP.
What do people like him want?
Fuck BP, and those who enable them!
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after a lot of chortling at the just deserts conservatives of LA got, someone slaps some bait on top
- because why on earth (or ocean) would people in the Gulf not support Oprecious?
Dream on…as long as he is a black man
the good ol boys aren’t gonna support him.
Let him and govt just do what is right. We aren’t getting the conservative white vote in the deep south for decades.
It’s been a tough judgment which one to pick.
I decided to go with the one most emblematic for the supporters of a man who worked on news management while knowing what was going on in the Gulf, a man who gave BP deal 20 minutes, but his adoring pundits gone off the plantation an hour
So, the B0bot comments of the week, for figuring out who really is responsible for the Gulf tragedy – or at least should be held accountable…
The DUdie goes to Cleo the Leo for identifying both the real enemy and the way it should be disposed of:
In a thread about assigning blame to other (media, GOP) – from the title, the GOP was left out of what Obama was saying
.Bobots are happy to see big bad media pay
4. I think he’s figured out who’s a** to kick.
He should take the press into receivership.
Clio the Leo (1000+ posts)
15. lol ….. he should FIRE the press! …. replace them all with the Coast Guard
Because it’s not like the Coast Guard has anything more important to do.
This is a late entry that ties the coastguard as media: Bluestateguy – congratulations!
I especially like how your signature line dramatizes how you turned into your your enemy
15. Thanking God that this man is the president
Any American who disagrees gives aid and comfort to the enemy, to BP and Al Qaeda.Bluestateguy signature:Because he’s the president, and it’s patriotic to stand with the president in a time of war (do I really need a sarcasm icon? I want to throw this kind of talk back in their face after 8 years)
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Whatever gave anyone the impression KO was Obama’s spokesman?
This is a moment so rich with irony, it must be fattening. (added it to my Schadenfreude list
The guy who said someone has to take Hillary in a room and only he comes out thinks he is not Obama’s spokesperson.
The guy who praised Obama as brave for voting for FISA for standing up to his base, thinks he is not an Obama operative.
The guy who said Hillary wanted Obama assassinated as she mentioned the long RFK primary and had the Obama campaign fax his rant to all journalists think he is not an Obama operative.
What made him have these strange delusions?
Well, it seems that when he criticized Obama’s latest bestest speech he was deluged with B0bot attack
Matthews/Olbermann getting bashed for their analysis on local
call-in shows this morning. The one show is my local call-in, the other is Bill Press’s show. “With friends like them, Obama doesn’t need enemies.” HA!
With friends like them…Someone felt entitled to loyalty. I wonder why.
So now KO is like Elephant Man screaming: I am a human being”! In his case
Sorry, Elephant Man, the appearances are so hard to get over!
The story is only made more delicious by the fact that it’s vicious Orange Cheeto training their sites on KO. And Keith, the attack dog, can’t take it. He does an Eric Cartman:
Screw you guys. I am going home!
here’s his huffy departure
Some of the funniest part, excerpted by Madiaite
You want Cheerleaders? Hire the Buffalo Jills. You want diaries with conspiracy theories, go nuts. If you want this site the way it was even a year ago, let me know and I’ll be back.
The hypocrisy. It burns. What exactly happened an year ago? They were all cheerleading – they and KO over the Heritage Foundation boon to the health insurance industry.
As he sticks with his ‘non-Obama-cheerleader’ position, it’s now clear there are some in this country far farther left than he is. It is a testament to the polarized American public that Olbermann would be on the outs with the Daily Kos and his liberal Twitter followers.
Concludes Not Your Sweetie: Obama managed to unite left and right with his incompetence. Jonah Goldberg, Mother Jones, Krutanhammer, Ted Rall and Keith Olberman are starting to sound the same.
Only a few loyalists remain – like W’s freepers once. Steve Colbert used to call them “backwash”
– Oh look, poor Keith, they took him into a room and only the Kossacks came out.
. I was surprised to see so many at DU turn against him.
Especially after so much he has done. To disagree is one thing, but to totally denounce him, definitely surprised me.
The cover of the day takes the cake in irony: REMEMBER BUSH” says Obama. Only every day since you are POTUS, Jr.jr
And in Pennsylvania where those ironical words were uttered, there’s barely any coverage of his visit and none too flattering
.And while Obama defends his policies, Rham Post defends Obama: he urges action on climate – they blare
.One of the many reasons I remember Bush, Jr.jr is a cover like this one
.Stars and Stripes also makes me remember Bush
Chicago Tribune has another headline that makes me remember Bush
.In New York stories seem to center on the MTA
Newsday on the salaries – oh, and loser Lazio for Governor
.AM-NY on the breakdowns
.and Metro has some good news on teachers jobs