Wednesday, April 25, 2012

EPA official on oil and gas companies: 'crucify them'

Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK) took to the Senate floor today to draw attention to a video of a top EPA official saying the EPA’s “philosophy” is to “crucify” and “make examples” of oil and gas companies - just as the Romans crucified random citizens in areas they conquered to ensure obedience.

Inhofe quoted a little-watched video from 2010 of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) official, Region VI Administrator Al Armendariz, admitting that EPA’s “general philosophy” is to “crucify” and “make examples” of oil and gas companies.

In the video, Administrator Armendariz says: “I was in a meeting once and I gave an analogy to my staff about my philosophy of enforcement, and I think it was probably a little crude and maybe not appropriate for the meeting, but I’ll go ahead and tell you what I said:It was kind of like how the Romans used to, you know, conquer villages in the Mediterranean. They’d go in to a little Turkish town somewhere, they’d find the first five guys they saw and they’d crucify them."

Here's the doofus:

     Al Armendariz

LINK:  doofus.

Classic Editing ...From Paris

This photo is nearly 50 years old.  I was about 5 when it was taken. 

This photo tastes just like Pepperidge Farm coconut cake.

I love the deep purple velvet couch and the splash of hot pink pillows; her hair, her sweater, her skinny pants, the primitive grey floor, the cream colored walls, the geometric accent print wall paper, the crisp edit  and clean lines of the room...need I say more? 

No Cake Required ...From Paris

"Oh, golly gee damn!"

It appears the place Holly Golightly (Audrey Hepburn) called home in the 1961 classic "Breakfast at Tiffany's" has found a seller. The house, where Golightly lived alongside Paul Varjak (George Peppard) , was put on the market back in December.

According to the New York Observer, 169 East 71st Street has just been sold to a Cyprus-based buyer -- a company called Costalea Holdings Limited -- for $5.97 million.

Coconut Cake ...From Paris

"There is no problem so deep that a slice of Peppridge Farm frozen coconut cake can not solve." ~ Paris, DailyBrisk

SF park trashed during Earth Day celebration

San Francisco may be the greenest city in the nation, but some residents have a funny way of showing their appreciation.

On Earth Day, Marina district residents took their celebrations a little too far, leaving behind a Fort Mason disaster zone.

LINK:  Pigs.

People magazine names Beyonce #1 most beautiful

People magazine has named Beyonce its 2012 'most beautiful woman' .

Sofia Vergara, Charlize Theron, Lily Collins, Madeleine Stowe, Christina Hendricks, Michelle Williams, Paula Patton, Miranda Lambert and Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, are featured on the list as well.

Link to Los Angeles Times article:  Beauty.

Feds to apply child-labor laws to children working on family farms

A proposal from the Obama administration to prevent children from doing farm chores has drawn plenty of criticism from rural-district members of Congress. But now it’s attracting barbs from farm kids themselves. The Department of Labor is poised to put the finishing touches on a rule that would apply child-labor laws to children working on family farms, prohibiting them from performing a list of jobs on their own families’ land.



The Nanny State is in full-idiot mode right now.

Britain slides back into recession

Britain's economy slid into its second recession since the financial crisis after official data unexpectedly showed a fall in output in the first three months of 2012, piling pressure on Prime Minister David Cameron's embattled coalition government. ~~Reuters