|Saturday, May 29th, 2010|
|guy i know works in the oil industry..
and i asked him about this whole gulf thing. This is what he said:
I just walked in the house to make me a glass of tea before I head back out to the garage so I'll summarize.
This one case of human error and an inflated ego by a BP company man caused the worst environmental disaster in history and it will have a negative impact on ALL of us who bust our ass to make sure we don't do shit EXACTLY like this. Over the past 15 years the "oilfield" in general has become one of the cleanest and environmentally conscious industries because we know that any little mistake...any minor issue...will be blown out of proportion. This issue of the MMS...in a lot of our opinions...has not been covered enough. The MMS being a corrupt agency and in the pocket of these major players has been known in our industry for decades and it only takes one morally bankrupt company like BP to fuck everyone.
To be honest. I don't think you would EVER see anything like from companies like Exxon or Shell. Especially on offshore rigs and since Shell adopted the offshore safety attitude for its land rigs about 8-10 years ago you will never see this on land.
BP is fucked and that's a good thing. None of us ever liked working with them or for them. They always try to change your safety rules to match theirs instead of making sure both companies rules are followed. Fuck em.
Oh...and I don't think the blade snapped. It went through the hammer union and now they'll have to knock off the other half or find a way to knock the diverter hose out of the way. If that's what it is. No idea. I'll make a phone call this evening though.
|Thursday, August 20th, 2009|
|Intoducing, my new son:
Christopher Raymond MacDonald. Born 8/19/2009, 9:21 PM. 7 lb, 12 oz.
Mother and child are doing well.
Father is exhausted and is going to have a beer and go to bed.http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=2202710&l=cea8fb48d2&id=1342862175
|Wednesday, August 19th, 2009|
|Friday, June 26th, 2009|
|Thursday, May 21st, 2009|
|Thursday, April 16th, 2009|
|Tuesday, April 14th, 2009|
You know the phrase "head over heels?" as in "He went head over heels down the stairs" or, "She fell head over heels in love with him".
Well, isn't that normally how things are? Right now my head is over my heels.
Shouldn't that be heels over head, to signify your world being turned upside down?
And don't get me started on have your cake and eat it too.
|Friday, March 13th, 2009|
|Saturday, March 7th, 2009|
|I am happy to announce...
That my wife and I are expecting! She will be 16 weeks on tueday, so we are almost into month 5! YAY! Don't know what we are having yet, when I find out I will let you folks know.
|Wednesday, February 11th, 2009|
|Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009|
|Sunday, February 1st, 2009|
|Tuesday, January 13th, 2009|
|Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008|
|Monday, November 24th, 2008|
|Sunday, November 16th, 2008|
No Hard Feelings...to the Republicans
Election day is over,
The talking is done.
your party lost, my party won.
So let us be friends,
Let arguments pass.
I'll hug your elephant,
You kiss my Ass
|Wednesday, November 5th, 2008|
|Saturday, October 25th, 2008|
|Saturday, October 11th, 2008|
When you think things are going great, you get a nice kick in the balls.
|Tuesday, September 30th, 2008|
|My car was keyed today because of my political beliefs.
Before getting married, I purchased a shiny red Ford Mustang. Beautiful car. So beautiful in fact, that when I received my Obama 08 bumper stickers I taped them to the back window instead of putting them on my bumper.
I, like so many others, commute to work by train from the suburbs to the city. To get to the train, I have to park at a train station and leave my car.
About two months ago I got off the train to see a note under my windshield wiper. Opening it up, I saw that it was some anti obama screed, calling him a 'half n-gger commie traitor' among other things, and asked if I 'got rope?", a pun on one of the 'Got hope?' stickers. I shook my head and threw that garbage away.
Today I come home and go to unlock the car, when I see giant lines all up and down the side of my car. Keyed! I have been keyed!" The cops, unfortunately, can do nothing. Take it up with my insurance (HA!).
So i took the stickers off the back window.
They are now on the bumper.