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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.
    This story is a non issue and BP critics are just looking for anything to criticize. Is him sitting in a office or on a boat yelling at the people trying to fix the leak with a megaphone going to speed things up, does Hayward in a yacht slow things down? No it doesn't. So this pissing and moaning over Hayward on a yacht trip is idiotic.
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    Re: BP CEO Tony Hayward criticised for yacht trip

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    Aquaman for President of the US and BP!!!! Best idea I've heard all year.
    too late

    Last edited by tacomancer; 06-21-10 at 01:45 PM.

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    Re: BP CEO Tony Hayward criticised for yacht trip

    Quote Originally Posted by The Uncola View Post
    I'll call those greedy criminal bastards anything
    By all means, please go to the courthouse and attempt to file suit against "British Petroleum." Good luck.

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    Re: BP CEO Tony Hayward criticised for yacht trip

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    I don't remember their gas stations have anything other then BP signs up. I think we know what it stands for, we're just playing semantics.
    It stands for nothing... there is no company in existance called "British Petroluem." It is not semantics, it is the way it is.

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    Re: BP CEO Tony Hayward criticised for yacht trip

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    too late

    Holy BP, Batman! Call Wonderwoman and have her revive him.
    The height of wisdom is to say, "I do not know." -Socrates

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    Re: BP CEO Tony Hayward criticised for yacht trip

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    too late

    "I grant thee with the Emerald Paintbrush of life"
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    "I'll draw the oil for you like poison from a wound!"

    *rimshot*

    Welcome to the American People's court - where a bunch of lazy fat bastards will declare you incompetent if you break from the 24/7 of disaster to attend an occasional spiff. . .I'd go on but Maury's coming on: "We had a threesome . . . but I'm NOT yo baby daddy!" is calling my name.
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