As We See It: You Know You Suck When Your Name is BP

Cover the Earth

BP Slathers it on Thick

BP Fish

So Much for the Loaves and Fishes

Tony Hayward Gets It

TONY HAYWARD REALLY GETS THE SUFFERING IN THE GULF - "I say old chap, do you have any 10W40?"

New BP Recycling Program

BP's New Recycling Program for Spilled Oil

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Randomness: Darwin Style

Bad Odor Day

PEE YEW! - Martha worked at the same job, every day, for over 45 years before first questioning her choice of career. Click photo for more >>

Proof the Darwinism Does Too Exist

Time for Crime

A Young Freddie Kruger

AX MAN - Jimmy Sawyer was voted Most Likely to Be a Chainsaw Massacrer in his senior class. Click photo for more >>

Time for ‘This Week in Japan’

Free Market Capitalism at Its Worst

Stuff That’s Odd, But Not Nearly Odd Enough for Ripley’s

Pullin' the Pud

OUR LITTLE MAN - The photographer caught little Frankie at the exact moment he became a man.

Robots: Ya Can’t Live With ‘Em, Ya Can’t Live Without ‘Em

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A Dark Ride Into a Dangerous and Unknown Future

It’s been 40+ days and nights since the doomed Deepwater Horizon ark begot The Big Ooze™. BP has exhausted enough of its supply of lame-arsed ’emergency fixes’ they’re hiring The Big Dick’s™ former PR Czarina so poor BP CEO, Tony Howard, can get “his life back”.

There is no way to describe the revolting arrogance of Howard and his enablers in and out of the private sector. He may want his life back, but thousands of fishermen, resort operators, and just plain folk along the Gulf coast would like their way of life back. Like the botched messes left behind the Exxon Valdez spill, Katrina, and dozens of other failures it’s unlikely to happen in their lifetimes.

Pols and pundits are likening Mr. Brownie’s Boss’s screwing of the pooch named Katrina to The Messiah’s inability to walk on oil. There are similarities and differences, but the path of both disasters was paved with equal incompetence.

Bush the Lesser ran afoul of an unpreventable – though not, as he claimed, unpredictable – natural disaster and grandiosely failed to handle the aftermath with even a smidgen of credibility. The O-Man ran afoul of a preventable man-made disaster that he can now do little about. They are both the victims and perpetrators of the cascading failures of America to make marginally intelligent decisions for several decades.

The electorate consistently votes for the pencil-thin moustache with the best pickup line. Once elected, those suave and de-boner pols go about appeasing the free market Gods at any and all costs, including loss of life or environmental disaster on a global scale. We have outsourced our governance to a cabal of ruthless thugs who would sell thousands of people’s lives to “get their life back” – along with that hefty campaign contribution or quarterly bonus.

The problem of government is not its size and the insistence that the private sector is any better is writ large in dripping oil lights in the dark Gulf sky if only we care to look.

Whether you believe in it or not, the concept of global warming is perhaps the best metaphor. Generations of bad decision making, incompetent risk taking, corporate thuggery, and Le Grande Ineptitude has brought us to a place where there is no way to reverse the process and no way to fix it either.

We’re simply along for a dark ride into a dangerous and unknown future suspended in varying degrees of denial.

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