Tuesday, June 01, 2010
Oh, the agony of fubar and the limits of liability…
Okay, so now is appears that the massive oil spill that just keeps spilling will most likely not be shut off until August. The best bet to actually stop the spewing is a relief well…they need to construct that motherfucker and that won’t be done until August.
Lawd, have mercy.
I can’t even look at the live video feed.
Anyhoo, now lawmakers in Congress are looking to lift the liability cap on companies like BP…that begs the question of why the fuck there is a liability cap to protect companies capable of producing disasters that redefine liability?
Rumor has it that the Justice Department is taking a look at environmental laws to see if BP can be held criminally liable…which begs the question – if we aren’t talking about tossing these assholes in jail why the fuck aren’t we talking about tossing at least one of these assholes in jail?
***bring those crickets back for an encore***
The sad reality is that financial liability, though beyond important given the scope of this disaster, won’t "punish" BP.
BP is making mad cash even as I type and they will continue to make mad cash throughout the made-for-television-yet-not-really-expected-to-work public displays of trying something designed to distract the masses until that relief well is finished.
And even if we could toss some folks in jail for this shit, that wouldn’t do a damn thing to punish BP…hell, they probably already have some poor mid-level asshole marinated and prepped that they can toss under the bus if indictments are ever issued.
Mayhap Momma Nature could open up a massive sinkhole, like the one in Guatemala City that sucked in a building and is big enough to hide Lady Liberty, and just suck BP into the earth’s molten core?
Shit, there’s a better chance of that shit happening than BP finding their corporate ass with both hands and a GPS navigation system.