Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau

Doonesbury

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  1. Fer Lefer

    Fer Lefer said, over 4 years ago

    No… I’d think USA expected a better performance…

  2. Fer Lefer

    Fer Lefer said, over 4 years ago

    …and if Hurricanes are behaving as ever, México and Cuba will have the same complaint…

  3. ChuckTrent64

    ChuckTrent64 said, over 4 years ago

    bp DESERVES ANYTHING THAT ANYONE “DUMPS” ON THEM. tHEY MADE THSI MESS & NOW THEY DON’T WANT TO CLEAN IT UP. The blame game, sotps at the “B” accofding to some of our conservative friends,

  4. Sheik Yerbouti

    Sheik Yerbouti said, over 4 years ago

    Duke may be the only person in the world that sympathizes with the BP exec who thinks making their logo “greener” was the solution to poor construction and shoddy performance. What everyone wants from them is an end to this ecological catastrophe. The Gulf Coast states are barely recovering from Katrina and are being threatened with more disaster.

  5. Orion

    Orion said, over 4 years ago

    I’m definitely not excusing BP, but I AM wondering how Deep Horizon managed to win a US government safety award last year and blow up this year…

    Orion

  6. AKHenderson

    AKHenderson GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    This is the first offshore drilling blowout since Ixtoc I in 1980. Somebody figured out how to do it right, and offshore drilling went fine for 30 years until this incident. We don’t need to stop future drilling; we need to find out what was different between Deepwater Horizon and all those other missions.

    Since DH hasn’t been known to blow up in the past, and since we have no reason to believe that there’s some Deepwater Throat whistleblower that the award givers should have been aware of, I’m not puzzled by the safety award. Heck, we don’t even know how it happened - we know that the cement and/or casing failed (per Transocean CEO Steven Newman’s testimony*) but what caused that failure?

    • http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/11/us/11hearings.html?sq=halliburton&st=cse&scp=2&pagewanted=all

  7. GJ_Jehosaphat

    GJ_Jehosaphat said, over 4 years ago

    I had to stop watching the news yesterday when birds were being pulled out of the water all covered with oil. Sickening!

  8. Alberto

    Alberto said, over 4 years ago

    ..top managers in the oil industry MUST have their fat annual bonuses… so let’s save on valves and equipment. This is not capitalism, this is suicidal imbecility…

  9. Chrisnp

    Chrisnp said, over 4 years ago

    AKHenderson said “…Somebody figured out how to do it right, and offshore drilling went fine for 30 years until this incident. We don’t need to stop future drilling; we need to find out what was different between Deepwater Horizon and all those other missions.”

    What should be clear is that getting it right 99.99% of the time isn’t good enough. Even if we never repeat this particular error, eventually some other accident will happen - perhaps next year, perhaps 30 years from now. Either way, the environment can’t sustain this sort of abuse.

  10. wndrwrthg

    wndrwrthg GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    ALL officials from bp should be forced to the gulf and made to clean up the mess.

  11. Josh Lyons

    Josh Lyons said, over 4 years ago

    @wndwrthg: Sure, but they’re not going to. That how it is with big business.

  12. Tim McCormack

    Tim McCormack said, over 4 years ago

    That pelican doesn’t look nearly pathetic enough. Here’s the real thing:

    http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2010/06/caught_in_the_oil.html

    (Warning: Horrifying photos.)

  13. pschearer

    pschearer GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    The news this morning reported that two oil-soaked birds were found in Texas. TWO! The Horror! The Horror!

    Oh come off it. Some sad photos shouldn’t derange everyone’s judgment. And least of all should it cause anyone to side with those who have always hated oil companies, big business, capitalism, industrial society, and mankind in general. (Think the Unabomber in his cabin.)

    Kicking BP while it’s down doesn’t help anyone (except by providing easy shots for cartoonists).

  14. Lewreader

    Lewreader said, over 4 years ago

    You know, if they hadn’t been forced to drill so deep, this would not have happened. But people who can afford beachfront property convinced a lot of suckers that their sunset views shouldn’t be compromised. Did I say sunset views?

    Be sure to attend the rally against those ugly cell phone towers they want to errect on this prime real estate. Keep em in the city.

    Plenty of parking so car pooling isn’t needed.

  15. Bill Case

    Bill Case said, over 4 years ago

    Chrisnp, I’m not really sure that it all went fine for 30 years. Certainly there was nothing like the current blowout, but I suspect there have been a number of smaller “incidents” that never reached the eye of the public.

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