Oil Spill Damage “Modest”

After spewing a million plus gallons of crude into the Gulf of Mexico from a gushing eruption of a leak that continues largely unmitigated; pouring a few hundred thousand gallons of toxic, carcinogenic “dispersant” that has never been tested for anything like this magnitude at anything like this depth; LYING to the press and the government about the size of the spill; refusing to permit the media to film the impact of their malfeasance under threat of arrest, BP CEO Tony Hayward (hereinafter referred to as Fuckwit Cunt Bastard) said:

I think the environmental impact of this disaster is likely to be very, very modest. It is impossible to say and we will mount, as part of the aftermath, a very detailed environmental assessment as we go forward. We’re going to do that with some of the science institutions in the U.S. But everything we can see at the moment suggests that the overall environmental impact of this will be very, very modest.

One wonders just what it would take…what scale of industrial disaster might have to occur for Fuckwit Cunt Bastard to actually SAY, “This is huge. It is a monstrous, uncontainable, carcinogenic plume of toxins that will destroy the American coastline all the way to Maine and from which the coastal waters and those who depend on them for their livelihood will never recover.”

Oh…that’s what he MEANT by modest.
My bad.

UPDATE: It occurs to me exactly what it would take for Fuckwit Cunt Bastard to admit that life as we know it has changed forever.
It would have to be demonstrably someone else’s fault instead of largely his.


7 Responses

  1. The “very, very, modest” environmental impacts fuckwit cunt bastard BP CEO, Tony Hayward, is actually talking about is the impact to the oil business stemming from public reaction the environmental damage caused by his company’s activities.

    He knows that America is addicted to his nasty little drug and isn’t worried people are going to stop using anytime soon or that the government will do anything to wean us off it.

    Unfortunately, he’s right, the only people who might change their minds are the people who’s livelihood has been affected.

  2. They’ve (BP, Haliburton) kept up this bizarre pattern of dramatically understating the impact of the spill, presumably with full knowledge the truth would quickly emerge.
    I can only assume they see some sort of financial damage control in denying the obvious. The damage willl be done, regardless of their predictions.
    I don’t understand enough about the law to figure out what that advantage is.
    Their denials are a PR disaster, since it’s already clear to everyone they have been, and still are, lying.
    You went to law school Cuz. How does this limit their financial obligations? I can’t imagine anything other than finances motivating huge, evil corporations.

  3. And I fuckng love shrimp. I assume they’ll be unaffordable here for the next 20 years.
    And this shit appears to be headed for the tourist-infested beaches of Florida. I hate Florida, but besides tropical fruit, they have no other industry.
    The oil from the Exxon Valdez is still there. I figure the southern beaches are screwed for decades.
    At least Capt. Hazelwood was drunk. I can understand that.

  4. Shrimp will be more expensive than oil. Something really wrong with that.

    And it looks like my trip to the Gulf Coast of Florida this March may be the last one for a while. Where will I get to stare at bikini clad girls? That’s just wrong too.

    Fucking oil!

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