Friday, May 7, 2010

This is Dick Cheney's mess

"Bending over for Big Oil became the ideological posture of the Bush White House, and, under Cheney's cruel whip, the practice trickled down through the regulatory bureaucracy. The Minerals Management Service -- the poster child for "agency capture phenomena" -- hopped into bed with the regulated industry -- literally. A 2009 investigation of the Minerals Management Service found that agency officials "frequently consumed alcohol at industry functions, had used cocaine and marijuana and had sexual relationships with oil and gas company representatives." Three reports by the Inspector General describe an open bazaar of payoffs, bribes and kickbacks spiced with scenes of female employees providing sexual favors to industry big wigs who in turn rewarded government workers with illegal contracts. In one incident reported by the Inspector General, agency employees got so drunk at a Shell sponsored golf event that they could not drive home and had to sleep in hotel rooms paid for by Shell.

Pervasive intercourse also characterized their financial relations. Industry lobbyists underwrote lavish parties and showered agency employees with illegal gifts, and lucrative personal contracts and treated them to regular golf, ski, and paintball outings, trips to rock concerts and professional sports events. The Inspector General characterized this orgy of wheeling and dealing as "a culture of ethical failure" that cost taxpayers millions in royalty fees and produced reams of bad science to justify unregulated deep water drilling in the gulf."


nonnie9999 said...

there's a reason dirty dick's ugly sneering daughter hasn't been heard from lately. even she can't defend her father against creating this disaster.

Christopher said...

I'm having much trouble with all of the environmental and ecological disaster as the oil spreads and it kills wildlife, fish, crustaceans, and sea turtles.

As well as killing the livelihood of men and women in the Gulf. It has only been a few years since the devastation of Katrina wrecked the area and only now, recovery has started.

I wondered why Cheney quickly flew to Saudi Arabia after the oil rig exploded. Why? To hold the hand of Prince Bandar and King Faisal to reassure them that the U.S. won't come down hard on the industry?

Distributorcap said...

i can just see lynn and dick rolling around in a pool of petroleum and having their form of sex

that whole family should be forced to bathe in it!

D.K. Raed said...

The sight of all those yellow dots (oil rigs in the gulf) is the stuff of nightmares (as is DC's articulation of lynne-dick-ewww)!