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The word hope has became as vile as compassion during Jr’s years. It floats now – cautiously

in fact, caution empties this hallow word already

From the happy world of Obama’s was, a new way to die

and for a lighter note, Wall Street Journal posts Apple’s internet cast on its cover


I get very scared reading about anything “pleasing BP” but it’s just one of the creative headlines today. How many ways you can say “BP trying to fix the mess. Again.”?

The fingers crossed are still there

In Texas they get folksy

in Florida matter of fact

but in LA they seem to finally have became quite skeptical – note the quotation marks in the headline – although the “pleased” still appears in the subtitle

And with all that hope and pleasing, only USA Today headline  mentions that oil flows freely into the ocean now

Also, in Texas, they think BP connections are a political liability

another headline contrary to hope and pleasing in Wall Street Journal: BP MULLS SELLING BILLIONS IN ASSETS Oh, the humanity!

In another breach of the oil-kill news embargo, both LA Times and Moonie Times have stories on the oil burning. I’ll go with the  Moonies – more regrets, better photo


After hopeful “better cap, containment” from BP  for days, here’s the reality: OIL FLOWS FREELY

even if WaPo headlunes it in a deceptively positive way


and more than one paper has a FINGERS CROSSED headline on it


while Miami Herald tries to contain the whole story in the headline: RISKY MOVE COULD CONTAIN SPILL THIS WEEK

Why woild anyone risk anything on BP? And why call it spill?

Seems Texas is part of the oil-kill news ghetto after all

In other news, war rages on

our Social security eludes us like the horizon line (both parties agree – hooray – nipartisanship!) POSSIBLE CHANGES TO SOCIAL SECURITY GAIN SUPPORT FROM BOTH PARTIES

Interesting change of headline for the original article

Retire at age 70? Young people may have to under plan

and teens don’t find summer jobs


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

BP Will Penalize Fishermen For Not Helping To Clean Up Their Toxic Mess. Unbelievable!

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.


It may be a felony .

Our government is backing BP’s demands that we are not told what they are doing.

Besides, to paraphrase  Barbara Bush, why should we trouble our beautiful minds with images of dead whales, dolphins and birds?

But the Brits did have the last laugh after all. Their money bought off our rights. Happy Independence Day, Obama’s Banana Republicans!


Did I say BP bought off our rights? Nope. They just yanked them, and we foot the bill for the destruction anyway

As Oil Industry Fights a Tax, It Reaps Billions From Subsidies

At the same time, BP was reaping sizable tax benefits from leasing the rig. According to a letter sent in June to the Senate Finance Committee, the company used a tax break for the oil industry to write off 70 percent of the rent for Deepwater Horizon — a deduction of more than $225,000 a day since the lease began.

So, we’re paying THEM a quarter million a day and to make up the difference, Obama sets up the catfood commission so that the greedy geezers replenish the treasury.


Not Your Sweetie

April 2020