Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Randi Rhodes Newsletter for Tuesday July 27th 2010

Census data shows that more Americans are moving into crappier housing situations because they can’t afford their old place. People are going to end up living underneath bridges. All the more reason to spend some money on infrastructure repair—nobody wants to live underneath a leaky bridge. More people are also moving into shared housing. We’re becoming a nation of roommates. Great. Not only are people poorer, now they’ve got somebody stealing their Chinese leftovers out of the fridge.
BP is keeping Tony Hayward on the payroll. He’s going to help oversee BP’s joint venture in Russia . He is literally being sent to Siberia , which is like the employment equivalent of treating spilled oil with dispersants—it’s what you do when you just want something to go away. At least Tony got himself a nice going-away present of $1.6 million per year. Good for you, Tony. I’m sure $1.6 million a year goes a long way in Siberia . You’re going to be the swankiest guy on the tundra. I hope BP has a good oil spill response plan for Siberia —one that will protect the rare Siberian walrus. The decision to send Hayward to Sibe ria was “mutual.” That’s how bad things are in the Gulf. Tony Hayward would evidently rather be in Siberia than on the Redneck Riviera, scraping oil off of the soles of his feet. Meanwhile, BP is selling some $30 billion in assets over the next 18 months to help cover their losses. Anybody want any used oil booms? It sounds like BP is in worse financial shape than Teresa on the Real Housewives of New Jersey. Maybe they should just auction their stuff off.
Finally, Tom Tancredo is running for Governor of Colorado as a third party candidate. Great—any party can be livened up by bringing in a clown. Tom Tancredo has a long history of race-baiting. He has more racist quotes than the unabridged version of Mein Kampf. And all those racist statements from Tom Tancredo were not cherry-picked. Selectively choosing racist statements from Tom Tancredo is like cherry-picking in a bowl of cherries. >>> MORE

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