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    Re: Joe Barton retracts apology to BP

    My understanding is that Joe Barton's biggest contributor owns a quarter share in the Deep Water Horizon; Joe is just representin' his people, what's wrong with that?
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    Re: Joe Barton retracts apology to BP

    Quote Originally Posted by Chappy View Post
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    Re: Joe Barton retracts apology to BP

    Quote Originally Posted by Chappy View Post
    I don't make fun of Texas or Michigan or anywhere else for that matter (even Mississippi!) because I live in the best place on Earth and I'm better than that.
    Ahh, so in your "location" field you misspelled "Minnesota." That happens.
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    Re: Joe Barton retracts apology to BP

    Quote Originally Posted by texmaster View Post
    This guy isn't with us. This is why we make fun of Houston.

    Seriously, this comment of a shakedown was incredibly stupid. Monumentally stupid. This company has over 700 safety violations setting a record and you're going to call getting money to people who need it from this company a shakedown?
    Actually, before he apologized for apologizing, he was with the law, which imo overrides being "with us". BP may very well have liability due to negligence and regulation violations, but it needs to be shown in a court of law and not by public opinion. Until that point, they are not liable for more than 75 million dollars. Barton had it right the first time. He wasn't personally ethical enough to stick to his guns.
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    Re: Joe Barton retracts apology to BP

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Wait, Texmaster said something I agree with.

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    Well it's a good thing what you said isn't actually happening because that sure sounds bad!
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    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    It is a shakedown. WTF are those sanctimonious asswipes doing but pandering to populist idiocy? THe government was negligent in not inspecting that rig properly. All this grandstanding does nothing. And as a lawyer I can tell you it is an extremely serious ethics violation for a government lawyer to threaten criminal sanctions while pushing for a civil settlement.

    Politicians make me wanna puke. this dog and pony show accomplishes NOTHING
    Hell, Team Obi gave it a safety award.
    I wonder why nobody brought that up during that dog & pony show yesterday.

    For example:

    Mr. Hayward, the rig that is causing the harm in the Gulf was given a safety award by the Obama Administration.
    When was that?
    ...
    Mr. Hayward, did BP drastically change procedures, or change company procedures at all since the time of that award?
    If so, how and why?
    Were company procedures tightened or relaxed if changes were instituted?

    Mr. Hayward, how many of the rigs under BP management were presented safety awards or awards for good stewardship or management by the Obama Administration?

    Is this above or below the average for oil companies drilling in the Gulf?

    Since when (in red above) has that bothered Team Obi.
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    Re: Joe Barton retracts apology to BP

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    It is a shakedown. WTF are those sanctimonious asswipes doing but pandering to populist idiocy? THe government was negligent in not inspecting that rig properly. All this grandstanding does nothing. And as a lawyer I can tell you it is an extremely serious ethics violation for a government lawyer to threaten criminal sanctions while pushing for a civil settlement.

    Politicians make me wanna puke. this dog and pony show accomplishes NOTHING
    make that case counselor
    almost as misguided as barton's "shakedown" statement
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    Re: Joe Barton retracts apology to BP

    Quote Originally Posted by Chappy View Post
    My understanding is that Joe Barton's biggest contributor owns a quarter share in the Deep Water Horizon; Joe is just representin' his people, what's wrong with that?
    I heard that George Soros owns interests in Brazilian oil companies that want drilling operations moved to Brazil, and that's why his little political organization is advising Obama to shutdown oil drilling in the US.
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    Re: Joe Barton retracts apology to BP

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    I heard that George Soros owns interests in Brazilian oil companies that want drilling operations moved to Brazil, and that's why his little political organization is advising Obama to shutdown oil drilling in the US.
    please provide a cite to prove this purported 'cause and effect'
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    Re: Joe Barton retracts apology to BP

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    Actually, before he apologized for apologizing, he was with the law, which imo overrides being "with us". BP may very well have liability due to negligence and regulation violations, but it needs to be shown in a court of law and not by public opinion. Until that point, they are not liable for more than 75 million dollars. Barton had it right the first time. He wasn't personally ethical enough to stick to his guns.
    This isn't just an ordinary negligence case. And, the money was put into trust to protect it in case BP goes bankrupt. The people affected by this will be needing the money right away, not 10 or 20 years from now after all the appeals have played out.

    Let's face it, Barton is a classic Texas Oilman. He was sticking up for his oil buddies who make up a large part of his financial political base. If it walks like a duck and talks like a duck, it's probably a duck.

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    Re: Joe Barton retracts apology to BP

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    I make fun of Michigan because the unemployed live there.

    no no no.. its because of michael moore..

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