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    Re: Joe Barton retracts apology to BP

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    That’s not the point. The negligence must be shown legally, not by public opinion and that of our government. The Oil Protection Act was passed in 1990 as a result of the Valdiz spill in order to set the liability limits in civil cases. If a company is shown to be grossly negligent or proven to have failed to use safety measures that are legally required, then at that point, the company is not covered by the act. Our government, cheered on by an angry mob, is circumventing the law that they themselves passed.
    Whether we like it or not is not the issue. If our government wanted to force BP to do what our government and the people think is right, then congress should have changed the law, which they failed to do. This is a matter of law. Our country is supposedly a nation of laws, not a nation of men, as it should be imo.


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    Re: Joe Barton retracts apology to BP

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    What exatcly do you need to believe that the only people at fault of the BP oil spill are the people working for BP?
    It doesn't matter what I believe. It matters that liability is proved via legal avenues, and not those of public and/or presidential opinion.
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    Re: Joe Barton retracts apology to BP

    Sometimes the flip flops ARE the icing on the cake

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    It has happened before, but there is nothing to compare it to now.
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    Re: Joe Barton retracts apology to BP

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    It doesn't matter what I believe. It matters that liability is proved via legal avenues, and not those of public and/or presidential opinion.
    or, as is this instance, the perpetrator acknowledges responsibility and initiates action to make appropriate restitution
    but it is recognized that the wingers do tend to absolve the wealthy of any responsibility, to then stick uncle sugare with the tab, all the while whining about lack of fiscal restraint
    the bailout is an imperfect example of that inclination
    we are negotiating about dividing a pizza and in the meantime israel is eating it
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    Re: Joe Barton retracts apology to BP

    Quote Originally Posted by CrazyMcCool View Post
    Why the **** would Congress need to apologize to BP "
    Because they and the president are acting outside the boundaries of established laws and acts.
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    Re: Joe Barton retracts apology to BP

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    Because they and the president are acting outside the boundaries of established laws and acts.
    what legal boundaries have they exceeded, specifically
    we are negotiating about dividing a pizza and in the meantime israel is eating it
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    Re: Joe Barton retracts apology to BP

    A lot of throat clearing and jerking off, but nobody has addressed Turtle Dude's analysis with anything resembling substance.

    Rule of law?
    Or... as we have today...

    ... Ruse of law.

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    when you have NO MORAL COMPASS.

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    Re: Joe Barton retracts apology to BP

    Joe Barton Would Like To Apologize

    Look at all the other things he's apologizing for.
    And why does your tone suggest that you do not care about children?

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    Re: Joe Barton retracts apology to BP

    Quote Originally Posted by texmaster View Post
    Rep. Joe Barton (R-Texas) is apologizing for his apology.

    After infuriating Democrats and Republicans alike with his public apology to BP and suggesting that a $20 billion escrow fund was a “shakedown” by the White House, Barton is now “retracting” his statement, made at a hearing with BP CEO Tony Hayward.

    “I apologize for using the term ‘shakedown’ with regard to yesterday’s actions at the White House in my opening statement this morning, and I retract my apology to BP,” Barton said. “As I told my colleagues yesterday and said again this morning, BP should bear the full financial responsibility for the accident on their lease in the Gulf of Mexico. BP should fully compensate those families and businesses that have been hurt by this accident.”


    Joe Barton retracts apology to BP - Jonathan Allen and Jake Sherman - POLITICO.com



    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?
    I would like to apologize for Rep. Joe Barton's apology of Rep. Joe Barton's use of the term "shakedown". Iran is on the verge of getting nukes and the war in the ME rages on, but the best America can come up with to fuss over is a term.

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    Re: Joe Barton retracts apology to BP

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    I would like to apologize for Rep. Joe Barton's apology of Rep. Joe Barton's use of the term "shakedown". Iran is on the verge of getting nukes and the war in the ME rages on, but the best America can come up with to fuss over is a term.
    I would like to apologize for my apology of Rep. Joe Barton's apology of Rep. Joe Barton's use of the term "shakedown". There was no need to take a cheap shot at the American public's short attention span and narrow, self-centered world view.

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