Watching Big Oil Burn
In the spirit of ”keep[ing] the boot on the neck of British Petroleum (BP),” per Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, CBS News and Politico are reporting the new witch hunt of BP and its cohorts, Transocean and Halliburton.
The American public is about to witness a very public flogging, something reminiscent of a 17th century stoning of evil-doers by the mob before being dragged to a pyre to be burned alive.
Something like what should’ve been done to that evil oil spill before it creeped its way to the Lousiana shore.
BP et al. will be facing hearings before:
- Witch Hunt Waxman’s Energy and Commerce Commitee
- House Committee on Natural Resources
- The Select Committee for Energy Independence and Global Warming
- House Subcommittee on Energy and the Environment
- House Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations
- Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works
BP and companies tied to the spill are also being sued for $5 million by commercial shrimpers Acy J. Cooper Jr. and Ronnie Louis Anderson in a class action lawsuit representing all affected Louisiana residents.
Then there’s the “Big Oil Bailout Prevention Act,” authored by Senator Robert Menendez, and cosigned by Sens. Frank Lautenberg and Bill Nelson, to up the $75 million liability cap to $10 billion for Big [Bad] Oil Company spills.
So far CBS and leftist Think Progress are the only ones to bite Nelson’s May 4th press prelease referencing “all kinds of booze parties, all kinds of marijuana parties, and all kinds of sex parties” from 2002 to 2006 amongst greasy oilmen and hot government gals.
Prostitution charges were never filed.
If old news pay-to-play political sex romps are used to determine “whether oil and gas industry have exerted too much influence over regulators,” does this mean that all old sexual trysts in the political realm are fair game?
Who among them will cast the first stone?