People are outraged at Tony Hayward for going to the glitzy yacht race in England but isn’t saying a thing about their President Barack Obama going to a ball game while livelihoods are being ruined by the massive two-month oil spill. Do you really think it was the right thing for a President to do during a crisis as great as this one is? And don’t forget that Obama also went on vacation the first weeks of the spill! Let me ask, are you people outraged at Barack Obama your President? Its Obama’s duty to protect our shores from the oil.
Just when it seemed Gulf residents couldn’t get any more outraged about the massive oil spill fouling their coastline, word came Saturday that BP’s CEO was taking time off to attend a glitzy yacht race in England.
Tony Hayward’s latest public relations gaffe didn’t sit well with people in the U.S. who have seen their livelihoods ruined by the massive two-month oil spill.
“Man, that ain’t right. None of us can even go out fishing, and he’s at the yacht races,” said Bobby Pitre, 33, who runs a tattoo shop in Larose, La. “I wish we could get a day off from the oil, too.” Source
Minerals Management Service inspector participated in skeet-shooting fundraisers
The Minerals Management Service (MMS), the government agency that conducts inspections, has been sharply criticized for its “cozy relationship” with the oil and gas industry.
Two MMS employees who inspected Deepwater Horizon in 2009 were quoted in a recent report (PDF) by the Department of Interior inspector general describing the close relationship that MMS inspectors have with the oil industry.
Marcus Mouton inspected Deepwater Horizon June 9, 2009. Mouton told federal investigators he participated in skeet-shooting fundraisers where “various offshore companies sponsored a five person team.
“He said he had thought participating in the events was acceptable because many MMS employees including senior managers attended and participated in them. He explained he did not think offshore companies received any favors in exchange for inviting MMS inspectors to these events.”
Another Deepwater Horizon inspector, Larry Williamson, described the relationship between the oil and gas industry and MMS employees by saying, “Obviously we are all oil industry.” He added “We’re all from the same part of the country. Almost all of our inspectors have worked for oil companies out on these same platforms.” Read More about The Minerals Management Service (MMS) do their jobs at the SOURCE
Who was the money from these skeet-shooting fundraisers going to? Could it have been going to Obama and other politicians?