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Oil Company/TeaBag hypocrisy in Action

Just before ANOTHER Gulf coast oil rig explosion, and following the example of FOX News Demagogue Glenn Beck, the parent corporation of the Oil Rig in question bussed in employees of their company, Just Like Fox Did at Beck’s Washing Tundy See lie-fest… to a “grass roots” political rally against making Oil Corporations actually use safety equipment and obey actual laws. It should be noted that this “grassroots” protest was coordinated by Fox News and their related Corporate Whores, to be an adjunct of Beck’s Canned Nurnberg Rally.
And in Typical Fox/Beck/TeaBag Hypocrite Fashion the ONLY industry and the ONLY people they give a Rat’s Ass about are their Corporate Sponsors. The rest of the people in the region, whose livelihoods were devastated, and the people of the whole WORLD who are going to have to face the consequences of their Corporate Stupidity for decades, perhaps centuries, to come, well, we can all go fish. Oil Company Profits are supreme, Fox says so and we Peasants had better get used to it. The Story:

ThinkProgress points out that both Mariner Energy and Apache Corp. were at a rally just yesterday to protest the Obama administration’s temporary moratorium on offshore drilling. ThinkProgress pulled the following from the Financial Times

Companies ranging from Chevron to Apache bussed in up to 5,000 employees to the Houston convention centre to underline to Washington the industry’s contribution to the country. …

“I have been in the oil and gas industry for 40 years, and this administration is trying to break us,” said Barbara Dianne Hagood, senior landman for Mariner Energy, a small company. “The moratorium they imposed is going to be a financial disaster for the gulf coast, gulf coast employees and gulf coast residents.”

and this administration is trying to break us,

Yeah, right. Lying Bitch. By the way, I don’t call most women “Bitch” and even have been known to call so-called Men “Bitches”. Just, you know, throwing their stupidity back at them.
They throw the grenade, I pick it up, pull the pin, and toss it back.

But the Obama Administration extended their leases and granted them new leases, hardly the actions of somebody who is an Anti-Corporate Socialist as they paint him to be. When they break away from calling him other names they consider to be damning, like Black, African American, and Muslim. They have to break away from their Racist and Religious Bigotry to toss in the lie about him being Anti-Corporate. Which they’re loath to do, as the Racist and Religious bigotry sells better to their intended audience.

In case you didn’t follow any of the links, what happened is right after this Pity Us For The Wealthy Are So Badly Victimized rally, another Oil Well exploded in the Gulf of Mexico.
Something the Oil-Company controlled Media are reluctant to report.