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Monday, February 21, 2011

BP Oil Spill Victims Receiving Too Much Money

No, this isn’t from The Onion or Saturday Night Live. You can’t make this shit up.

BP executives are complaining that the administrator of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill fund, Kenneth R. Feinburg, is being “too generous” with compensation payments to oil spill victims.

Nope, that wasn’t a typo. What will these BP geniuses come up with next? Maybe political prisoners in North Korea are coddled and pampered too much. Wall Street CEOs should have bigger salaries and bonuses.

I can’t think of any expletives at the moment. Any possible insult somebody could come up with would be an understatement.

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Anonymous Thomas said...

Well, it's good to know that the plan for corporate domination of the western world is going as planned.

I'm going to be on my yacht taking a nap. Have one of the serfs wake me up if there's any more news.

February 21, 2011 at 11:59 AM  
Blogger jadedj said...

To hell with the cake...let 'em eat shit!

February 21, 2011 at 2:02 PM  
Blogger MRMacrum said...

Well since Feinburg is getting heat from both sides, BP and the oil spill victims, I would guess he is probably doing the best he can. If the article is correct and $3.4 Billion has been sent to 170,000 victims,it would seem to be working. Nothing like this goes as fast as people would like.

Bp picked him, Obama Ok'd him and now BP is whining. Figures.

February 21, 2011 at 2:17 PM  
Blogger Demeur said...

Yeah you have to be jealous of those "Spillionaires".

February 21, 2011 at 5:26 PM  
Blogger The Ex-Wiz said...

BP has to whine.

It's what makes its next oil spill possible as you know how everyone sympathizes with businesses that have been taken advantage of (and will continue to deregulate its operations).

They'll ask for more tax breaks to make it feel better.

And get them.

Thanks for staying on top of this for us.


February 22, 2011 at 6:18 AM  
Blogger Randal Graves said...

Vegetable, corn, a light brown crude, as long as you're using oil, right? Right.

February 22, 2011 at 11:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm still seething over when the spill first happened and BP tried to paint the average BP stockholder as Ma and Pa Joad getting their meager earnings from their BP stock supplementing the butter and egg money, perhaps Ma could get those gingham curtains she always wanted.

Standing there in their one room shack with their barefoot, toothless children asking to please don't punish BP because you're taking away our savings.

Never mind the poor families they hurt on the Coast.


February 22, 2011 at 1:30 PM  
Anonymous S.W. Anderson said...

The only surprise here is that Feinberg is still in the middle of it. I though he had stepped down a few months back.

BP executives ought to be so glad and relieved that they aren't heading to a federal prison for a long stay that the money would be a minor consideration. Of course, for that to be the case they would have to have a conscience.

February 22, 2011 at 6:01 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Thomas: Don't worry Sir, there won't be any news for the serfs to bother you with. We'll handle the riffraff.

jadedj: That's what Marie Antoinette actually said; some translator got the words for shit and cake mixed up.

MRM: No doubt that's a thankless job he's got.

Demeur: Those damn spillionaires have no idea how tough it is to be a BP executive.

Ex-Wiz: You're right, BP will drum up sympathy among "regulators" (using the term loosely) and lay the groundwork for getting bailed out when they wreck things again.

Randal: There's nothing better than eggs fried in crude oil.

Erik: I remember those stories about those poor BP stockholders and how they were suffering. They were just about to get their gingham curtains and those whiny fishermen ruined everything for them.

SW: Those BP crooks certainly do deserve long prison sentences. They probably knew they had nothing to worry about, since our corrupt "regulators" were watching their backs.

February 22, 2011 at 8:01 PM  
Anonymous Screamin' Mimi said...

Erik: Loved your comment regarding those poor ol' Joads. When are we going to stop buying into this same old line of bulls**t?

February 23, 2011 at 9:45 PM  

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