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U.S. to Sue British Petroleum… Finally

Filed under: Courts,Disasters,Environment,Government,Legal,Scandals — Tags: , , , — Positronic Dave @ 4:00 am December 16, 2010

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The Obama administration announced the commencement of a civil suit against British Petroleum for their part in the Gulf of Mexico disaster

Tony Hayward Proves “The Peter Principle”

Filed under: Business,Controversy,Crazy News,Disasters,Environment,Idiots,Scandals — Tags: , , — Positronic Dave @ 12:46 am July 27, 2010

What is the cost of utter failure? Well, for Tony Hayward, British petroleum’s CEO responsible for the “full speed ahead and ^%$$%#@#% the safety measures!” style of management which lead to the Gulf of Mexico eco-disaster will be stepping down from the position he utterly screwed-up, as soon as October. As opposed to NOW or even MONTHS AGO when the full scale of the disaster became known, while Tony Heyward was moaning about wanting to get his life back.

For this show of absolute arrogant stupidity and clueless behavior, Tony Hayward’s punishment will be a yearly pension of over $900,000, plus benefits, etc.

In other news, the 11 American citizens he is responsible for killing are still dead and the fishing, shrimping and tourist industries of the Gulf of Mexico are still going bankrupt, and 100,000’s of animals are still being killed. And none of them are getting pensions, just a lifetime’s worth of repercussions from something they didn’t do.

Get this, because he and BP are splitting”by mutual decision” he will keep his pension, plus a year’s salary, plus benefits, plus stock options… something like an $11 million dollar slap on the wrist, instead of the savage pummeling and tar & feathering that he so richly deserves.

And proving that British Petroleum executives are as dumb as they are stupid, Hayward will be given a role in their Russian business ventures described as something “non executive.” One prays that involves a shovel and outhouses, but life isn’t that fair, now is it? To their credit, one of BP’s officials acknowledges that this “may be controversial.”

You think?

I think Hayward should receive the previously mentioned savage pummeling, then given a rowboat, a mop and a bucket, and a solid shove away from the shore until he does something useful with his life.

Meanwhile, BP is preparing to announce their worst quarter ever… which is karma, really. But not enough of it. This is what they get for hiring a man who’s dedication to safety was described as “laser-like” instead of “competent” or “there at all.” The man can’t leave fast enough for me, British Petroleum can’t suffer losses big enough to make up for what they have done to the Gulf of Mexico and it’s citizens and denizens.

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If there’s any justice in Heaven Tony Hayward can be a lowly servant in Hell. Here’s hoping.

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