Friday, July 16, 2010
The BP logo used to crack me up; I'd point it out to my wife: "Look! How stupid do they think we are? Their whole corporate image is wrapped up in how good they are for the environment; they make it look like when you put their stuff in your car you're putting a little bit of green sunshine in there . . . but they're an oil company for crying out loud!"
I drive a VW Passat turbo-diesel; I love my fahrvergnügen, especially on hills, but the "clean diesel, bio-diesel" themes they're always pushing - especially over there in Europe - crack me up even more. It's diesel for crying out loud, let's call it for what it is - especially when you're passing on a hill, the fahrvergnügen's signature move; nice little black cloud of "bio-diesel" coming out the backside there.
Of course, since the Deepwater Horizon was attacked I mean blown-up-by-accident I've been dutifully going out of my way to patronize BP filling stations - we capitalist pigs have to support one another, right? That is, until the latest angle on the Lockerbie Bomber story broke . . .
BP Admits to Libya Oil-for-Terrorist-Swap Meddling
BP admitted on Thursday that it lobbied the British government to carry out a prisoner-transfer with the Libyan government because it feared a delay would damage its business in the country.
Just to keep this thing in perspective, we're talking about the guy behind THIS outrage:
It was almost nine months from the release of the Lockerbie bomber Abdel Baset al-Megrahi:
. . . to the development of THIS mess:
Normally I'm all for laissez-faire capitalism, but there has to be a moral aspect to your actions . . . talk about your evil profit motive . . . talk about your BAD KHARMA!!!