Tuesday, July 06, 2010

BP Plays Games With Our Environment, Vets Take Down the Piñata

By "Pintface" Pete Bogs/BogsBlog

Slippery Fun for All Ages
Proof BP knew the risks of offshore drilling has surfaced in the form of a '70s board game called Offshore Oil Strike. The BP-branded game claims to offer the “thrills of drilling,” including such delights as oil spills. (When I hear “thrills of drilling,” I’d rather think of a petroleum-based product from KY than one from BP.) No word yet on whether the game constitutes “admissible evidence” in any current and future lawsuits against BP.

AZ Vets Declare Independence From Corn Chips
An American Legion Post in Arizona has banned observation of Cinco de Mayo. Apparently these vets were insulted that Americans can enjoy 2-for-1 margaritas and free refills on tortilla chips at the local Mexican joint once a year. More likely, they are jumping on the "hate for all things South of the Border" bandwagon that's been rolling since Senate Bill 1070 was passed in the state in April.


Jack K. said...

I wonder how many of us have relatives who came from Europe who might have been "illegal"?

KY? Hmmm? I don't think BP even thought about that prior to giving us the screwing we are getting now.

Pete Bogs said...

Jack - BP would never be that considerate of our needs. And you're right - we're all from somewhere else, and can't vouch for our own ancestors. Lady Liberty is rusting herself with tears.

dianne said...

Hi Pete, hope you are OK.
There is nothing delightful about an oil spill as billions of birds and sea creatures would attest to as they die a slow, suffocating death.
When I first read "thrills of drilling", I thought you were going to have a tongue in cheek shot at dentistry but I soon caught on, so that's another word for sex is it? Lol
Sorry but I don't know what your second post is about, illegal immigrants from south of the border perhaps, I guess they are just looking for a better life?
Yes our ancestors all come from somewhere else, well mine did.
On a lighter note I am starting to enjoy that buzzing/humming sound from those vuvuzelas when the news of the World Cup comes on the news.
Life has hit an all time low around here, I am enjoying watching La Tour de France on TV late at night to wind down from a busy day, not so interested in the bike riding but hats off to them for their physical endurance ... I am enjoying the aerial scenery of the beautiful French countryside and the chateaux with their glorious gardens and parks.
Must get my bike out and go for a ride. :) xoxoxo ♡

Pete Bogs said...

dianne - The images of oil-covered birds and turtles in particular have been heartbreaking. I can't believe something so serious was ever made into a board game. Still, I did grow up with candy cigarettes.

Our state of Arizona is cracking down on illegal Mexican immigrants with draconian measures. The Cinco de Mayo celebration, which has its origins in that country, is simply a fun thing that should not be banned. They seem to be trying too hard to be anti-Mexican there and it it disturbing.