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    Re: BP CEO Tony Hayward criticised for yacht trip

    And in other news . . .

    Man from Atlantis criticized for not ending crisis in Gulf of Mexico.
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    Re: BP CEO Tony Hayward criticised for yacht trip

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    No, such looking out for the general welfare of the country. You know, like it says in the Constitution? Why is it all or none with Liberals?
    It's socialism when it suits you. 'Looking out for the general welfare of the country' when it doesn't.
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    Re: BP CEO Tony Hayward criticised for yacht trip

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Unless Hayward has some miracle to kill the well that he's not telling anyone, I don't see what the big deal is about him going on a boat ride.
    Then why was it such a big deal to you that Obama went golfing?
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    Re: BP CEO Tony Hayward criticised for yacht trip

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Then why was it such a big deal to you that Obama went golfing?
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    Re: BP CEO Tony Hayward criticised for yacht trip

    Quote Originally Posted by The Uncola View Post
    I care ****all if the environmental criminal is available to tell more lies on one particular day or not. My only bitch is that he should be unavailable because he's behind bars awaiting trial, not because he thinks he deserves "a day off."
    I do believe that The Uncola is being a bit too harsh on President Obama.

    [In case you can't tell, I'm being sarcastic. President Obama isn't a criminal; neither is Tony Hayward.]
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    Re: BP CEO Tony Hayward criticised for yacht trip

    Quote Originally Posted by jujuman13 View Post
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    Quote(BP CEO Tony Hayward has faced fresh criticism for taking time off to go boating with his son instead of dealing with the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

    The White House said the move was one of a "long line of PR gaffes and mistakes" by Mr Hayward.

    Environmental groups said the Isle of Wight outing was "insulting" to those affected by the environmental disaster.

    BP defended Mr Hayward, saying it was his first day off since the spill began after a deadly rig blast on 20 April.

    Mr Hayward spent the day with his son at the JP Morgan Asset Management Round The Island Race, where boats race around the Isle of Wight, off the coast of southern England.

    He was later spotted by photographers on his $270,000 (182,000) Farr 52 racing yacht, "Bob", at the event.
    'PR gaffe'

    White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel said the boating incident has "just been part of a long line of PR gaffes and mistakes".

    "To quote Tony Hayward, he's got his life back," added Mr Emanuel, referring to an earlier comment by Mr Hayward.)

    Naturally no comment was made by the white House on Obama and Biden taking time off to go and practice their golf.............................................. .....again.


    Quote(Greenpeace campaigner Charlie Kronick described the boating trip as "insulting... rubbing salt into the wounds" of those who had been affected by the spill.)

    Again no comment on the President taking time off.

    Quote(Residents in coastal states affected by the spill also rebuked the oil executive.)

    No mention of the President taking time off.

    Quote(Obama hits golf course with Biden on another hot, humid weekend)

    Quote(President Barack Obama hit the golf course Saturday with Vice President Joe Biden.

    The White House pool report noted that Obama left at about 1 p.m. for the course at Andrews Air Force base, and his golfing parters included White House Trip Director Marvin Nicholson and David Katz, the energy efficiency campaign manager at the Department of Energy.

    Obama left the course shortly before 6 p.m.

    Nicholson and Katz, along with Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, joined Obama for four hours of golf last weekend. The Republican National Committee released an ad soon afterward taking aim at Obama's golfing during the ongoing BP oil spill crisis in the Gulf of Mexico.)

    Evidently not an awful lot of interest in this ongoing disaster.

    But to be fair all concerned should have some rest and relaxation.
    Isn't it great to live in a country where the only thing we have to complain about is the CEO of a foreign company taking a vacation. I mean it's not like our own President has ever don such a thing.

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    Re: BP CEO Tony Hayward criticised for yacht trip

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Tammerlain View Post
    Nitrous oxide is a gas also called laughing gas.

    Inhaling it will tend to cause people to laugh at the slightest thing rather then kill them, unless they inhale to much
    Thank you. I'm glad someone here has some basic chemistry understanding. As Harry Guerrilla pointed out, there's no quick fix for stupid and boy is there are a lot of stupid here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    It's socialism when it suits you. 'Looking out for the general welfare of the country' when it doesn't.
    The same for you, when it's time to give money and health insurance to the welfare class. The difference is, I'm right and you're not.
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    Re: BP CEO Tony Hayward criticised for yacht trip

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Then why was it such a big deal to you that Obama went golfing?
    Because Obama is supposed to be a leader? I dunno, what if Eisenhower would have gone golfing during the Battle of The Bulge? What if Grant would have been on vacation during the Vicksburg Campaign? That leadership thing is a real bitch, when the reality of it sets in. Huh??
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: BP CEO Tony Hayward criticised for yacht trip

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Because Obama is supposed to be a leader? I dunno, what if Eisenhower would have gone golfing during the Battle of The Bulge? What if Grant would have been on vacation during the Vicksburg Campaign? That leadership thing is a real bitch, when the reality of it sets in. Huh??
    Yes... You just made complete sense, and totally not contradicting yourself in any way whatsoever, totally not showing that the only thing you wanna say is that you hate Obama...

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