Thursday, June 17, 2010

PUKE!


This, in it's entirety, from Yahoo News today (The final word is mine):

Well, that was fast. Barely 10 minutes into Thursday's landmark congressional testimony — where BP CEO Tony Hayward and other leading company executives are revisiting the Gulf Coast oil spill before a subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee — the first controversial statement has entered the record.

And no, it didn't come from the gaffe-prone BP brass. Instead, GOP Rep. Joe Barton of Texas, the ranking member on the House Energy Committee, made a decisive splash in his opening remarks (from which Republican leaders immediately began distancing themselves). A staunch conservative who has a long record of backing oil industry interests, Barton apologized to BP CEO Tony Hayward for the "shakedown" the Obama White House pulled on the company. (Barton has received more than $1.5 million in campaign donations from the oil industry, according to Open Secrets, a nonpartisan watchdog group.)

"I'm not speaking for anybody in the House of Representatives but myself," Barton explained, "but I'm ashamed of what happened in the White House yesterday. I think it is a tragedy of the first proportion that a private corporation can be subjected to what I would characterize as a shakedown. In this case a $20 billion shakedown."

Wrapping up, Barton said: "I apologize. I do not want to live in a country where any time a citizen or a corporation does something that is legitimately wrong, is subject to some sort of political pressure that is, again, in my words — amounts to a shakedown, so I apologize."

MOTHERFUCKER!

24 comments:

Bob said...

Motherfucker is putting it mildly.

jadedj said...

Bob---Just couldn't think of another word.

Punch said...

Well if he does not want to line in this country what is keeping him here?

jadedj said...

Punch---His oil residual checks?

Sue said...

I'll second that as my draft on this subject is almost ready for posting! Motherfuckers!!!

Tom Harper said...

I second what Punch said. If Barton doesn't want to live here, I'll happily contribute to his one-way ticket. The further away, the better.

jadedj said...

Sue...Seconded and passed.

Tom---I am truly of the opinion that these nitwits say this stuff strictly for the publicity...in this case to get sympathy for BP. Even on the dole, how could he really believe this pap. Nope, it's put up. Quite possibly by BP themselves.

Doug said...

You know a Repug has fucked up when all the other Repugs are trying to get upwind of the smell.

jadedj said...

Doug---An astute observation from Canada. He backed off of it a couple of hours ago...but...but...only because he was threatened with loss of his possible chairmanship of the committee. So, yes, absolutely correct...the other pieholes smell backlash.

Mr. Charleston said...

Assholes like that make me not want to live here either. But, in the words of Michael Moore; I can't live in a place like this and I ain't leaving.

The Plashing Vole said...

Good news for the Dems: everyone standing for election can play a clip of this idiot over and over again, ending with 'Vote Democrat, or vote BP'.

jadedj said...

Mr. C---OK, I'll stay, also.

TPV---Har har har. Good one.

tnlib said...

"I am truly of the opinion that these nitwits say this stuff strictly for the publicity...in this case to get sympathy for BP."

Or, because they are seriously stupid?

jadedj said...

tnlib---A better theory. I yield.

YELLOWDOG GRANNY said...

as one of the few remaining people in texas that doesn't have his/her head up his/her ass, I'd like to apologize for that asshole..he does not speak for me...

jadedj said...

YDG---No need to apologize. We here in Nebraska have an asshole of our own, Ben Nelson...and the sumbitch is a Democrat, for God's sakes. Total asswipe, insurance industry cronie. Those of us who care, realize that these numbskulls do not speak for the entire state.

Harlequin said...

the image in the previous post and the description in this one underscore what a gigantic SNAFU this is, not to mention a tragedy and a crime.

jadedj said...

Harlequin---and, insensitive political arseholeos.

Chimp said...

HAPPY FATHER'S DAY!!! Did you "borrow" my buddies?

See:

http://chimpplanet.blogspot.com/2010/06/happy-fathers-day.html

jadedj said...

Chimp---The same to you, bro. No, those are two fine, upstanding, Congressmen.

Chimp said...

They sure look like my lawyers!

jadedj said...

Chimp---My God, we must have the same lawyers...or is it that they all look alike?

Bella said...

hey, thanks for stopping over. If you thought those were funny...you might like the collection of "and that's when the fight started..."

here's a preview...

My wife and I were watching Who Wants To Be A Millionaire while we were in bed. I turned to her and said, "Do you want to have sex?" "No," she answered.

I then said, "Is that your final answer?" She didn't even look at me this time, simply saying "Yes."

So I said, "Then I'd like to phone a friend."
And that's when the fight started...

haha...I might have to repost that one for ya!

jadedj said...

Bella---Har har har. Great way to start this soggy, rainy Monday morning. I'll go over and check that one out. Thanks.