"We have four boxes with which to defend our freedom: the soap box, the ballot box, the jury box and the cartridge box." - Congressman Larry McDonald M.D.
(1 April, 1935 - 1 Sept., 1983)


God Save The Republic

08 June 2010


During an interview with Matt Lauer on NBC's "Today" broadcast, this morning, "His Zeroness" added his voice to calls for BP CEO Tony Hayward's resignation amid claims from a former EPA lawyer that BP is a recurring environmental criminal.

The BP executive last month complained about the amount of time he is spending dealing with the Deepwater Horizon disaster, saying "I would like my life back." Hayward has also been quoted as saying "The Gulf [of Mexico] was a very big ocean, the environmental impact of this disaster is likely to be very, very modest."

"He wouldn't be working for me after any of those statements," the "Big O" told Today. (should we take this to mean Hayward isn't a masterful enough bull schmooze artist to work in the Zero regime?)

In other news; the British news outlet, The Telegraph, has reported Hayward sold off 1.4 million U.K. pounds worth of his shares in BP one month before the Deepwater Horizon explosion. The Telegraph went on to report there is no suggestion Hayward acted improperly or had prior knowledge that the company was about to face the biggest setback in it's history. His decision, however, means he avoided losing more than 423,000 U.K. pounds when BP's share price plunged after the disaster began six weeks ago.

The Telegraph went on to report the amount of shares Hayward sold off amounted to about one third (223,288 shares) of his holdings and, he used the proceeds to pay off the mortgage on his mansion in Kent, which is estimated to be valued at 1.2 million pounds. Hayward's pay package is reported to be 4 million pounds per year. ($5.8 million USD)


So let me get this straight; the "Prodigal Kenyan" is more upset with Hayward's words rather than his (coincidental) pre-disaster actions? One would think (at least I am) the administration would be all over this like flies on the proverbial stinky stuff. For this is the stuff that conspiracy theory dreams are made from. In the words of Rahm Emanuel, "never let a crisis go to waste."

And speaking of crisis, as a result of this incident, the "Anointed One" has ordered all offshore oil drilling / exploration halted off the U.S. coast. I could be wrong but, I think this will equate to a lot of folks forced out of jobs in the oil industry and it's various support industries... world wide. (the trickle down paradigm)

But then, since the explosion, BP's share price has fallen by 30%, which has wiped out about 40 billion pounds of BP's total value. The fall has caused pain not just for BP shareholders, but also for millions of BP's pension funds. Certainly, that will have some ripple effect over the world's economy as well.

Jeez, I almost forgot!!! There are millions of gallons of oil and tar balls bobbing around the Gulf Of Mexico, and slowly making their way up the southern half of the Eastern seaboard, causing job and eco-damage in it path. I'm no "green" weenie but I can pull a couple of green leaning braincells together to come up with this prediction; There is going to be an epoch loss of sea life and the foods it supplies us.

Is it all just coincidental, or is it all TOO coincidental? Are we at the very ledge of the Biblical "End Of Days" or a man-planned totalitarian takeover? I don't have the answer to those speculations. However, I am sure we all need to be packing our shelves with bandages, beans, bullets and bullion for the extreme long haul.


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