Thursday, November 29, 2012

No more government contracts for BP, and penalties equaling 4.5 billion. I STILL think they got off easy.

Courtesy of Reuters:  

The U.S. government banned BP Plc on Wednesday from new federal contracts over its "lack of business integrity" in the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, possibly imperiling the company's role as a top U.S. offshore oil and gas producer and the No. 1 military fuel supplier. 

The suspension, announced by the Environmental Protection Agency, comes on the heels of BP's November 15 agreement with the U.S. government to plead guilty to criminal misconduct in the Gulf of Mexico disaster, the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history. The British energy giant agreed to pay $4.5 billion in penalties, including a record $1.256 billion criminal fine.

This very good news, though considering the devastation caused by the negligence of this company there will NEVER really be an appropriate cost which can be levied against them in my opinion.

However I have to say that being forced to pay 4.5 billion in penalties, which is the most EVER paid out by any company in US history, along with having the opportunity to bid on new contracts stripped away, MIGHT cause enough pain to the company to make them put safety concerns front and center from this point forward.

By the way I am not sure if any of you are aware, but the first time there were any allegations that BP cheated while testing those blowout preventers, you know the ones that failed and caused the giant oil spill in the Gulf, was up here in Alaska, was actually from tests performed on the North Slope to be exact.

And do you know who was the manager in charge of testing those blowout preventers on the North Slope at that time?

You guessed it.

Just ANOTHER example of the Palin curse at work I suppose.


  1. Mary Barbour12:38 PM

    Wow--that's news to me. I had no idea. May their rotten, black hearts melt in hell for all eternity, not that I believe in it, but I can't find a better expression for how I feel about these two shameless excuses...argh...words fail me!

    Curse you, John McCain!!!

    1. Anonymous6:17 AM

      G great pic of the Toad, definitely not "hawt" lololol

    2. Anonymous2:44 PM

      John McCain showed his true colors with his selection of Sarah Palin on his ticket. He's lost all credibility. Sore loser and NOT a patriot.

  2. Anonymous12:48 PM

    They should make the Palins pay for some of that fine.

  3. Anonymous12:50 PM

    What's the saying? Drill Shailey Drill?

  4. Inspectors can and do find problems, but if it will cost the company money, management simply waits for the relevant inspector to go home, and then forces a member of management (usually the disrespected QC Manager) to sign off the paperwork. The defective parts still go out the door.

    Personal experience; thank God I never worked on blowout preventers.

    1. Anonymous1:25 PM

      Tawd would make the ideal manager.

    2. Anonymous1:54 PM

      Anonymous1:25 PM
      Tawd would make the ideal manager.

      Todd can't even keep up with his wife's fake tits when he carries her bags as part of his official duties of being her lapdog. He's dead weight on her payroll, and she will cut him loose before the deal is done.

    3. Anonymous5:33 AM

      Not as long as he is Trig's nanny.

  5. Anonymous12:59 PM

    From the internet: Todd Palin forwarded Confidential BP financial information..

    Confidential information
    Todd Palin also often served as a conduit for information to flow from one part of state government to another. When a friend or campaign aide's spouse got a state job, he was often notified. At other times, he notified the governor's office.

    Sometimes information from outside flowed through him to the government. In one instance, the e-mails show, Todd Palin sent confidential financial information from his longtime employer, the oil and gas company BP, to a lawyer for the state, which does a lot of business with BP. The e-mail of financial results, written by Steve Marshall, president of BP Exploration (Alaska) Inc., was marked "confidential"; it told BP staff about financial results and the levels of annual bonuses to be received. Todd Palin received that e-mail from Glenn Trimmer, the secretary-treasurer of the United Steelworkers local where he was working while on a leave from BP. Palin forwarded the e-mail from his work account to his personal account, then forwarded it again from his personal account to an attorney for the state, along with financial details for a second year.

    BP did not reply to a request for comment sent Thursday to the company's press contact.

  6. Anonymous1:02 PM

    Satan incarnate, that's you, TAWD. Enjoy hell with your writhing lip-licking wife.

    1. Anonymous1:27 PM

      lip-licking = meth mouth

      Todd never sleeps.

    2. Anonymous6:15 PM


      Dogs are sniffers, but Todd is known to be a licker. And that's all I want to say about that right now.

  7. imnofred1:20 PM

    BP makes me sick. I live in FL and see BP commercials almost daily saying how they have cleaned up the environment. What a bunch of LIARS. I would not be upset if they never got another contract to drill again.

  8. WakeUpAmerica1:34 PM

    " I was actually from tests performed on the North Slope to be exact."
    Proofreading is your friend.

    What's to stop BP from closing down and opening up as a brand new corporation and getting government contracts? Are there any laws preventing that?

  9. And what about the 11 people that were killed??

  10. Anonymous2:15 PM

    Uhh, he hasn't worked for BP in years, at least 6. But I love your desperation to tie everything to them. #sad

    1. Anonymous2:15 PM

      Shut up Stalker! You know the Toad was the Pimp for BP...stop acting all stupid and shit...oh that's're not acting! My bad...carry on! LOL!!!

    2. Anonymous4:15 PM

      2:15 PM Todd Palin is still 'HOOKING' up BP Executives with 'HOOKERS'. BWHAHAHAHA. "SAD".

    3. Anonymous6:24 PM

      Anonymous 2:15 is embarrassingly WRONG about Todd Palin's history with BP.

      "A few weeks after Gov. Palin was elected, Todd Palin took an unpaid leave of absence from his job as a North Slope oil field production operator.
      But, the state's first husband recently returned to BP's payroll.
      "You know, we've never hidden the fact that Todd had a job and he's created to work," said the governor. "He wants to keep working and after seven months of not working he is ready to go back."
      Todd Palin said the family needs the extra income."

      Todd resigns North Slope job, effective Sept. 18, 2009
      Todd Palin earned nearly $34,472 working part-time last year for BP in Prudhoe Bay...

    4. Anonymous6:28 PM

      My bro-in-law worked with Todd for years on the slope. Yes, Todd was a panty-waist and a brown-nose. Definitely not a man's kind of guy. More like a cross-dresser.

      "hasn't worked for BP in 6 years..." ???

      Where the fuck do you think Todd was when Sarah just up and decided to quit as Governor to save her ass as part of a deal to avoid indictment at the time in 2009?

      This is 2012, idiot. You need a fucking calendar, o' urine-smelling stalker known to the Palin world as Kristy J. "Krusty" Patullo.

      Jesse knows hit shit here. Back off.

    5. Anonymous6:52 PM

      Anonymous6:28 PM
      Indictment? For what? the embezzlement? The iceberg how come she didn't go ka boom?

    6. Anonymous7:03 PM

      Let me try again.

      Jesse knows *his* shit here. Now, go the fuck away, Krustee.

      I can't type on this android and drink at the same time, so I just won't type no more.

    7. Anonymous7:27 PM

      6:28: "quit as Governor to save her ass as part of a deal to avoid indictment" Indictment for what? (there's so many to chose from)

      Did it have to do with a trust fund?

    8. Anita Winecooler7:29 PM

      love the #sad, it thinks it's twittling when all it's doing is regurgitating it's palin cud.

      Guess it saw "BP" and thought "My services are needed, it's a post about Bristol Palin!


  11. Anonymous2:16 PM

    Wow. Nice stretch Gryphen. One person in a huge company is not responsible for a huge problem that happened no where near Alaska. You're a dick, but you admit that.

    1. I may be a dick, but I am a dick who possesses reading comprehension.

      By the way I had contact with a person who worked for BP at the same time, and there are more connections to Todd Palin then I think your pointy little head could handle.

    2. Anonymous2:51 PM

      Keep having your wet dreams, 2:16PM. The PAYlins are history.

    3. Anonymous2:16 PM cute! Toad the Pimp has his own troll here on IM's...just like Baldy and Beefy!

      But ummm...troll...a little advice...when talking about the really shouldn't mention "dick"...according to Shailey...he's very sensitive about his tiny...two toned..."dick"! LOL!!!

    4. Anonymous4:12 PM

      2:16 PM DICK is what the Palins don't get enough of at home. How is that ALTO VOICED FAKE PIMP DADDY handling the FEDS snooping around Wasilla? Take him to the nearest Prison to be prefitted for an Orange Jumpsuit. God hates PIMPS.

    5. Anonymous6:54 PM

      I think @2:16 is wallows.
      She must be preggo again. Moody. like on spatZ or wtf that asshole show was called.

  12. Anonymous2:21 PM

    What does the North slope have to do with the gulf?

    1. That is where they did much of the testing on the blow out preventers. Due to the harsh conditioners I believe.

    2. Anonymous4:07 PM

      2:21PM BP, DUMMY. That is what this article is about. Were you also HOME-SCHOOLED? You Palins are showing all of America that Home- Schooling does not work for WASILLABILLIES.

    3. Anonymous6:56 PM

      There is a book "Vultures picnic" by Greg Palst who also back ups this Alaskan claim about tawd.
      I think the noose is tightening!

  13. Anonymous2:33 PM

    Looks like we have three illiterate trolls, with reading eves that indicate they never finished high school, or maybe slept their way to their "C"s - Oh yeah, hi Bitchtol and Willer and $carah.

  14. Anonymous2:45 PM

    Oh, no...Ear Worm Attack:

    It's a small, small world...

  15. Anonymous3:15 PM

    Toad looks like he's ready to cry in that picture.

    1. Anonymous3:53 PM

      This is the face he makes when he's taking a shit.

      BTW.. comparing the latest picture of Track, does he look like Palin or Menard??

    2. Anonymous4:33 PM

      No question, Menard's son. Todd eas too WIMPY
      to confront Sarah, so he decided to play with Gas Tanks.

    3. Anonymous4:36 PM

      Track looks like a Menard, home schooled by Palins.

    4. Anonymous5:30 PM

      Todd looks sad? Did Sarah castrate Todd in that picture?

  16. Anonymous3:25 PM

    do any of you know that well b the well BP removed from the official map is leaking again there has been a huge sheen for weeks now and they think it is to blame for the LA sink hole which is now releasing toxic gas and oil. Scientists stated BP cracked the sea floor during this event conclusion of the USGS and now this massive salt cavern collapse.. check it out as usual it is not in the media.

    1. Anonymous4:56 PM

      Here's a CNN report on the LA sink hole. Scary to imagine what would happen if a similar sink hole occurred in a developed area.

      Don't see how this could relate to BP.

    2. Anonymous6:09 PM

      The two wells one which is still leaking

      Destabilization of the sea floor huge releases of who knows whats and their is now cyanide and oil floating up from the sinkhole..

    3. Anonymous7:01 PM

      I've been hearing about the oil coming out of the fractured macondo area.
      Our wonderful bought off MSM won't report on it.
      That why we need to tweet out stuff like this whole article of G's.
      Liberal voices are being silenced on the airwaves as they are bought off by RW corps.
      Join twitter and tweet this shit out!
      Thanks for the links, all~

  17. Anonymous5:12 PM

    We learn more and more every day just how corrupt the Palin clan has been. They are awful people and Sarah and Todd should be in jail for numerous reasons!

  18. Anonymous5:19 PM

    "And do you know who was the manager in charge of testing those blowout preventers on the North Slope at that time?"

    Can anybody explain why anything and everything a Palin touches turns to shit?

    Looks like Todd may be involved with BP's faulty valves.

    Mayor Sarah Palin who wanted the Wasilla Hockey Rink built near her house fucked up that transaction and put the little town into extra unnecessary debt because of her fouled up executive experience.

    Bristol ruined DWTS for a lot of people, not once but twice.

    Stars Earn Stripes, Life's A Tripp and Sarah Palin's Alaska are all failures. Forgot to mention that Wasilla hair thingy reality show Big Hair Alaska failed too.

    Who do we blame? Do we blame the town people of Wasilla and the State of Alaska who didn't warn McCain or America about the Sarah's deficiencies or about the Sarah Palin Curse. To be fair, we can't say all Wasillians are at fault because there were a few American patriots from Wasilla who did speak up and tried their darnedest to warn America and the world.

    With this last revelation what more can Wasilla do to hurts its damaged image?

    1. Anonymous6:21 PM

      I do not blame Alaska one bit. They bought in originally for the rampant corruption and what she was selling, and her approval ratings tanked when they realized they'd been duped.

      Way to go, AK!

    2. Anita Winecooler7:35 PM

      Blowout Preventer, BP, Bristol Palin.... epic disasters - Coincidence?

    3. Anonymous8:28 PM

      I blame the Republican party and Wally Hickel for supporting her in the beginning (in Alaska). Hickel changed his mind about her as time moved along, but his initial support of her helped move her from Wasilla to Juneau (the city that grew to hate her!).

      Sarah Palin is the most vile woman Alaska has ever seen and few even acknowledge her anymore. She is an embarrassment to the State as is her family.

  19. Anonymous5:33 PM

    You mean that BP hired this know-nothing, uneducated and unqualified dude to manage a program about anything? Wonder if his prostitution services had anything to do with that deal. I can't imagine that Todd was qualified for that position.

    1. emrysa7:45 PM

      "Wonder if his prostitution services had anything to do with that deal."

      wouldn't surprise me a bit. probably had a lot to do with how the far the palins got in alaska. funny that they haven't done shit to "advance" that state since the quitter quit her job. so grateful, obviously.

    2. Anonymous8:01 PM

      you have a point. he barely got through HS, never mind college. He and Sarah are similar in that respect except he doesn't lie about having a degree.

      have no clue how he got the job, but blackmail comes to mind. Todd's little black book probably has some big names in it.

  20. Anonymous5:40 PM

    Anonymous4:36 PM
    Track looks like a Menard, home schooled by Palins.

    What do you think Todd? Can you see the resemblance between Track and your former deceased neighbor, Sarah's ex? Track doesn't have hog jowls or is not an itty bitty pygmy like his siblings.

    1. Anonymous5:54 PM

      Track doesn't have that noticeable patented Palin bulbous forehead either. But he does have that Palin - Heath disease, pregnancy or got somebody pregnant before marriage.

    2. Anonymous6:23 PM

      Track is a Menard, and his dad was "conveniently" silenced.

  21. Anonymous6:12 PM

    He does look like he wants to cry. Can't see the rest of the picture so I can't tell why. Is he finally handcuffed and doing the perp walk?

  22. Sally in MI7:07 PM

    So how many oil workers died on that rig? Where was the GOP outrage, the tar and feather crew after Bush for not 'protecting Americans?' Yeah, thought so. This Benghazi crap is sick. More people died under Bush than since a WWII President, or maybe Johnson and Vietnam. yet we were supposed to take our tax cuts and keep quiet. I am glad BP is being punished, and no, it is not enough. And when will they change the laws so that the people responsible for ruining a company do not walk off with millions while the workers get screwed?

  23. Anita Winecooler7:40 PM

    For the damage they did, they're getting away cheap. The sinkhole connection may be a valid one, there have been instances of seismic activity from fracking and horizontal drilling. The oil and coal lobby keep singing it's praises as safe, clean etc... when their ads tout "sealed drinking wells" as part of their "safe plan".
    Here's a clue, if it's safe, there'd be no need to seal groundwater wells.

    Wake Up America brought up a valid question - what's to stop them from changing their name and applying for permits to drill?

  24. emrysa7:50 PM

    glad to hear there will be no more government contracts for bp. irresponsible companies (and irresponsible employees) should not be rewarded.

  25. Anonymous11:42 PM

    Sarah Palin Curse

    Read this email originally sent from Barbara Huff to Balash, Joseph R (GOV) regarding Mat Maid Dairy

    It is sad, you can see the frustration from Barbara Huff and others searching for and asking for help from their governor and how does Sarah address this problem?

    I know these emails are old but just reading that one email and hearing that there is an investigation by the FBI and how Alaskan farmers, citizens and taxpayers were struggling to keep their jobs, farms and cows, their Governor Sarah Palin responds with:

    "Holy flippin crap. This is idiotic. So we 're not doing enough?"

    Not doing enough? I guess not Sarah seeing what happened to the diary industry. But that's not your problem anymore Sarah since you did quit your elected job as governor of the state you said you loved within your first 1/2 term.

    "... After Mat-Maid's overseer the Creamery Board had recommended shutting down the state owned dairy to prevent major financial losses to taxpayers, then-Gov. Sarah Palin began a public assault on the board and Mat-Maid executives. She falsely accused them of being dishonest and mismanaging the dairy. The Valley milk farmers, who stood to lose if a state bailout didn't happen, were Palin's neighbors and friends..."

    "...Over the next six months Palin fired Mat-Maid's management. Fired the Creamery Board. Installed her friends and neighbors to run the daily operations of Mat Maid and the state agency that grants agriculture loans. Accumulated record financial losses, after the transition, by keeping Mat-Maid open. And then allowed her appointed friends to loan themselves hundreds of thousands from the agriculture revolving loan fund to start a new dairy..."

  26. Anonymous6:30 AM

    Why did McCain pick Palin when she had all this baggage? It was obvious that she was over her head with responsibilities so why reward her with higher responsibilities like being vp? This losing beauty pageant winner couldn't handle building a hockey rink, unable to hire qualified state employees, turned a local economic problem into a state disaster along with her other failures.

    Looks like Sarah Palin wasn't vetted?

    1. Anonymous8:04 PM

      gee...ya' think? Romney was the choice until FIVE DAYS before SP was announced. Of course she was not vetted first.

  27. Anonymous6:45 AM

    Can't win a state beauty contest.
    Can't run a family car wash.
    Can't govern a city or state without her husband getting involved.
    Can't build a hockey rink.
    Can't run the smallest populated state in the union.
    Can't keep her children virgins before marriage.
    Can't keep her kids in high school.
    Can't get her kids into college.
    Can't buy her own family's clothes for the 2008 RNC.
    Can't tell you what she reads.
    Can't tell you what a vp does

    So what exactly is/was Sarah Palin good for?

    1. Anonymous10:40 AM

      Can avoid paying property tax.
      Can get free travel for her kids.
      Can get a two story house built with materials similar to the Wasilla hockey rink.
      Can take family summer vacations courtesy of SarahPAC.
      Can hire her son's girlfriend as her executive secretary.
      Can get a tanning bed installed at the tax payer's expense.
      Can collect per diem from the state to live at home.
      Can hire unqualified high school BFFs and Wasilla residents to state jobs.
      Can pass Film Tax Credit legislation to fatten the Palin family pockets after she quits.
      Can get ex family State Troopers fired.

      Can do anything she wants until the courts says she can't.

    2. Anonymous10:45 AM

      Sarah was good at winking and licking her lips.

    3. Anonymous10:55 AM

      What you talking about Willis? Sarah knows what a vp does?

      Q: Brandon Garcia wants to know, “What does the Vice President do?”

      PALIN: That’s something that Piper would ask me! … [T]hey’re in charge of the U.S. Senate so if they want to they can really get in there with the senators and make a lot of good policy changes that will make life better for Brandon and his family and his classroom.

      It may have been wrong answer like where Ronald Reagan went to school or the story about Paul Revere but at least she answered the question like a true beauty contestant.

      Sarah Palin doesn't know what a Vice President (VP) does

    4. Anonymous8:04 PM

      heard she was good on her knees and she can take her teeth out.

  28. Anonymous10:44 AM

    A while back somebody questioned if Britta Hanson, then girlfriend to the son of the governor of Alaska, was an executive secretary for her boyfriend's mom Governor Sarah Palin.
    I guess nepotism was alive and well in Alaska during the Palin administration?

    Here's Britta Hanson's official title on an email:

    From:Palin, Sarah (GOV sponsored)
    Sent:Tuesday, June 23, 2009 4:35 PM
    To:Hanson, Britta L (GOV)
    Cc:Morgan, Katryn L (GOV)
    Subject:Re: Temp in Kosovo?

    From: Hanson, Britta L (GOV)
    To: Palin, Sarah (GOV sponsored)
    Cc: Morgan, Katryn L (GOV)
    Sent: Tue Jun 23 15:32:16 2009
    Subject: RE: Temp in Kosovo?

    Looks like rain, partly cloudy w/ broken clouds- high of 85 low of 53 throughout the week
    storms expected to roll in Tuesday. -call me Jackie Purcell ;)

    Britta Hanson
    Executive Secretary,
    Office of Governor Sarah Palin
    Anchorage 907.269.7450

    1. Anonymous8:06 PM

      yes, Britta, the HS student was given the 6 figure job while still in HS AND around the time Sarah should have been pregnant.

  29. Anonymous2:41 PM

    Every time I see Todd Palin's face I want to spit. Pimps are the lowest form of life on earth.


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