Friday, June 4, 2010
God, why do rich people say stupid things?
Screw bad things happening to good people. Tony Hayward's recent remarks honestly make me wonder if he's gone swimming in the Gulf.
Two weeks ago, he referred to the oil spill "relatively tiny" in reference to the "big, big ocean" -- then recently topped himself with his recent lament, "I just want my life back!" So ... animals coated with your oil are struggling to survive, but what really sucks is that you missed the series finale of Lost.
Today The New York Times described the bp C.E.O as "gaffe-prone." Is it just me, or is calling Tony Hayward's comments "gaffes" akin to calling the Halocaust an "unfortunate situation?" Gaffes should be reserved for things like racist penises, not spilling half a million barrels of oil into our water every day and not caring.
I think he needs to take the money earmarked Basic Human Values and stop spending it on his hair.
Thank God President Obama went on Larry King Live last night. Because if there's something desperately important going on, the solution is to sit and chat with a guy who once spent 30 minutes of his show eating hamburgers with Snoop Dogg.
In the interview, Obama commented that he was "furious at this entire situation because this is an example where somebody didn't think through the consequences of their actions."
Thank you, President Obama. Thank you for canceling your trip to Guam. If he gets really mad, he may even consider canceling a trip to Canada! Not stop issuing oil permits, though. That would just be psycho, foaming-at-the-mouth road rage.
I still wonder: why do we give BP the rights -- but not liability -- of real people when the people at the top can't even convincingly pretend to the have real people's values?
Tony, take some acting lessons. In the meantime, if you're going to do terrible things to innocent people, then please -- stop sounding so stupid.