David Cameron is the new Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, though he doesn't yet have a majority coalition. Because the now-former Prime Minister graciously resigned -- something I have a hard time imagining in American politics. Or is it just that politicians on the left (see: Al Gore) are more willing to concede for the 'good of the country' ?
Meanwhile, back on this side of the pond (provided you can get past the new cloud of Icelandic ash), Halliburton, favorite punching bag of progressives (count me among them), may be at least partially responsible for the horrendous oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Halliburton's defense was that they had left 20 hours before the blow-out. So it couldn't have been their fault? I mean, if the plumber comes to my house to work on the toilet, and after they leave the first time I flush the toilet explodes -- that couldn't be the plumbers fault, right?
Looking forward to watching BP, Halliburton, and Transoil tear each other apart like a trio of 9-year olds shouting "He did it!" Except in this case, a trio of nine year olds who've managed to create a catastrophic toxic spill covering several states...
I mean, it's not like they should have had, I don't know a plan in place in case something went wrong. I mean, how often do blow-outs happen? Well, actually, fairly regularly.
And BP did such a good job cleaning up from the Exxon Valdez spill, right? Oh, oops, they screwed that up too. That's right, kiddos. BP was the contractor for the clean-up of the Valdez spill, and they didn't have enough booms then either. Charming.
But if the polite waltz of British politics is too boring for you, or the ongoing oil spill too depressing, you can join us in watching the GOP paint Kagan as a Maoist man-hating Nazi queen of abortions. Or you could just do your own vetting. I wonder if anyone will go to town with the fact that she was once the defense attorney for the National Enquirer? "Obama Nominates Bat-Boy to Supreme Court!"
And to think its only Tuesday.
Dan, finishing unpacking soon! Not only is the news depressing, there wasn't one decent joke in this whole post!
Even Rush - Rush says Trump is caving on his border wall.
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