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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

James Inhofe, Lisa Murkowski: “BP’s Oil Spill Is a GOOD Thing”

Senator James Inhofe (R—Inbred) and Rep. Lisa Murkowski (R—Prostitute) have spread their legs wider and bent over further for Big Oil than anyone else in Congress, so far.

They’ve both blocked legislation that would increase oil companies’ liability when an oil spill wrecks the environment and thousands of people's livelihoods. The current liability cap is $75 million. $75 million?!?!? For a gigantic bloated company like BP (or Exxon), $75 million isn’t even pocket change.

Congressional Democrats are trying to raise the liability cap to $10 billion. Big Oil’s skanky prostitutes in Congress are determined to prevent this, no matter how wide they have to spread their legs or how much gyrating they have to do.

And the funniest (but not ha ha) part of this whole charade is the stated “reasons” given by Inhofe and Murkowski for opposing this increased liability: They’re concerned about smaller independent oil companies. Smaller companies might be jeopardized if the liability cap is raised too high.

Republicans are concerned about jobs and small businesses. ROTFLMAO. How’s that for a knee-slapper. And if you believe any of that bullshit, I’m a Nigerian prince who has just inherited a large sum of money, and if I could have your Social Security number and your bank account number…

And the Stupid Republican Tricks just keep coming: House Republicans have derailed a science and technology bill. The COMPETES Act would have committed $40 billion over a 3-year period toward the National Science Foundation. This bill also would have provided loan guarantees to small businesses that develop new technologies; and it would have promoted math and science education.

Fine, we’ll just let the rest of the world keep on moving ahead of us and passing us by. And what’s this newfangled “Sigh Ints” you speak of, anyway? Booklarnin’ is for pussies. We got countries to invade; fetuses to protect.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Remember the Exxon Valdez? They got a large judgment, then Exxon stalled for years though the courts until the Supreme Court reduced it significantly.

Many of those fisherman have never gotten paid. Some have died waiting and reports say the affected area still hasn't recovered.

The idea of fines is to give a person reason to pause before they think of doing it. For speeding and driving drunk, the penalties can be quite disruptive to our style of living. No one is allowed to go to court and plead harshness of the penalty and get away it, like corporations can.


May 19, 2010 at 8:00 PM  
Blogger Tim said...

Yeah this is just the start of the shit going to be spewed by the bitches of BP in congress. People have such short memories about our lawmakers. From what I've read BP is already getting prepared for a fight over deep water oil cleanup. They don't want to,say it isn't necessary.(all the water and all).
Maybe we should stuff Inhofe and Murkowski in that broken pipe.;)

May 19, 2010 at 8:41 PM  
Anonymous S.W. Anderson said...

Inhofe and Murkowski are no doubt deeply indebted to all those small oil companies that can't afford to sink a well a mile beneath the Gulf or make big, fat campaign donations to the GOP and its candidates — as opposed to outfits like Exxon Mobile and BP.

Yeah, right. Maybe the worst of their self-serving and big-corporation-serving stupidity is the insult to our intelligence they're trying to get away with.

I don't know about inbred, but prostitute fits.

May 20, 2010 at 1:24 AM  
Anonymous Jolly Roger said...

Murkowski is obviously too stupid to insert a 'pon on her own, but Daddy knew when he gave her that Senate job that she'd continue to service the oil Johns that he made his pile with.

Inhofe.... is just stupid. There really isn't much more that can be said.

May 20, 2010 at 5:49 AM  
Blogger Randal Graves said...

I have to second Tim's suggestion. In fact, give how rock-headed DC is, how about we start using politicians as drill bits?

May 20, 2010 at 7:56 AM  
Blogger Demeur said...

Tim judging by this recent election the old school can be voted out but until there's a change in campagn finance not much will change.

Erik 22 years to be exact and those that got anything got $5000. Barely a day's catch from what I know. Then you have that idiot republican senator from Alaska saying there was no real damage. I say we boil them in a hot tub of crude.

As for me I know if I did what they did in my profession I'd be looking at the inside of a jail cell.

May 20, 2010 at 8:05 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Erik: Fines definitely need to be severe enough to be a deterrent. Exxon's original fine should never have been reduced, and they should have been forced to pay it right away instead of going to court and sobbing and begging for mercy. I like the sliding scale they use for traffic fines in some Europeans, like that story a few months ago where a millionaire Ferrari driver got a $200,000 fine for his umpteenth traffic violation. Works for me. If that makes me a flagburning socialist, I plead guilty.

Tim: Stuffing Inhofe and Murkowski into the broken pipe -- excellent idea.

SW: Yes, it's certainly touching how GOP senators are so concerned about the little guy. Workers, small business owners -- the GOP is their friend.

JR: Between the Murkowski and Palin dynasties, Alaska sure has some winners.

Randal: Politicians as drill bits -- works for me.

Demeur: Wasn't that nice of Exxon -- "Sorry we took away your livelihood and killed every living thing for miles around. Here's $5,000; run along now."

May 20, 2010 at 10:59 AM  
Blogger Dave Dubya said...

All those oily politicains who took big oil money should be forced to go to the Gulf and clean the beaches and wash the oil off wildlife. Until they do that, they are worse than useless. Maybe we could use Cheney as a floating barrier while we're at it.

May 20, 2010 at 12:06 PM  
Blogger TomCat said...

And just how many 'Mom and Pop' enterprises are engaged in deep water drilling?

May 20, 2010 at 12:10 PM  
Blogger Holte Ender said...

It takes a high profile disaster like this to see how corrupt and skanky the whole shooting match is.

May 20, 2010 at 1:46 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Dave: Excellent idea. Put those oily sleazebags to work doing something useful, for once.

TomCat: Republicans never get tired of pretending they care about small businesses and regular people. Every time they do another big favor for agribusiness conglomerates, they talk about "the family farm." So now it's the mom and pop oil drillers, whether they exist or not.

Holte: You're right, it's the whole shooting match that's corrupt and skanky.

May 20, 2010 at 1:54 PM  

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