Rand Paul on BP Oil, Mining Disasters: Sh*T Happens Man

May 21, 2010

(ChattahBox)—-Rand Paul is really, really not ready for prime time. The far right-wing libertarian, tea party candidate for the U.S. Senate from Kentucky has fringe kooky views. Who wouda thunk it? Now, fresh off his 24-hour news cycle disaster, during which he questioned the basis for such federal laws, as the Civil Rights Act, the Fair Housing Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act, Paul is taking his fringe libertarianism even further. Paul rejects the notion that the President of the United States should hold private corporations accountable for the havoc they wreck on our country, such as BP Oil and Massey Energy.

In Paul’s world, private companies and private property owners should be able to do as they like without federal interference. And apparently the concept of civil and criminal negligence is beyond the kooky Paul, because his response to the Gulf oil spill and the Massey Energy mining disaster, was eh— sh*t happens, yah know? “[S]ometimes accidents happen,” said Paul.

During an appearance on ABC’s Good Morning America with George Stephanopoulos, Paul attacked President Obama as “un-American“ for publicly criticizing BP’s response to the disastrous Gulf oil spill. And Paul doesn’t want the EPA doing any of that environmental regulating stuff, especially when it comes to climate change, which he denies exists:

STEPHANOPOULOS: “But you don’t want to get rid of the EPA?”

PAUL: “No, the thing is is that drilling right now and the problem we’re having now is in international waters and I think there needs to be regulation of that and always has been regulation. What I don’t like from the president’s administration is this sort of, you know, “I’ll put my boot heel on the throat of BP.” I think that sounds really un-American in his criticism of business. I’ve heard nothing from BP about not paying for the spill. And I think it’s part of this sort of blame game society in the sense that it’s always got to be someone’s fault. Instead of the fact that maybe sometimes accidents happen. I mean, we had a mining accident that was very tragic and I’ve met a lot of these miners and their families. They’re very brave people to do a dangerous job. But then we come in and it’s always someone’s fault. Maybe sometimes accidents happen.”

When companies like BP and Massey Energy display a long history of safety violations and disregard for the safety of their employees, accidents just don’t “happen.” Disasters are created by a company’s “confrontational approach to regulatory compliance” and perpetuating a “culture of incompetence.”

This campaign should be entertaining, as Paul and his handlers attempt to hide the fact that he has fringe kooky views, while the son of Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX), continually appears on the national stage, unable to stop himself from spouting off aberrant and disturbing beliefs that have no place in 21st century America.

Who is really un-American here?



10 Responses to “Rand Paul on BP Oil, Mining Disasters: Sh*T Happens Man”

  1. Btok on May 21st, 2010 3:21 pm

    The Globalists and the Lame Stream Media, who are in bed together are balkanizing Americans, yet we can’t see the forest for the trees!

    I find it not surprisingly ironic that the Lame Stream Media ( Used to be Main Stream Media ) that they would be out to persecute Rand Paul however, it won’t work because we know the Lame Stream Media is in bed with the Elitist Globalists, of course the Elites own most of the media!
    Everybody knows, if you want news that will tell you what the establishment allows you to hear, you listen to, watch, or read Lame Stream Media news!
    The only place citizens are able to hear accurate news anymore is from the Independent Media – why do you think the Globalists’ want to shut down the Internet and free speech?
    Yes, the Lame Stream Media jumping in to Grill the guts out of Rand Paul just goes to prove what a good credible leader he will be!
    The establishment and the Elite Globalists are afraid of Rand Paul and of his agenda to help get our country back !
    Folks, just know that these guys will be out to kill Rand Paul’s credibility with the public to help them have less resistance to their highly desired, “One World Dictatoral Government”, agenda!
    Anything the citizens of America want will be considered extremism, by these infiltrated establishment tyrants that have hi-jacked the once free Republic of America!
    Folks step up and support what the citizens of Kentucky have openly spoken their approval for whom, they want to Govern them, so that other states have the right to do the same with the same quality of candidates!
    To me the following, is absolutely the smoking gun of what is going on behind our backs and yet at the same time, right in front of us!
    If you can speak Global Elite Speak you will understand exactly what Zbigniew Brezinski says on this you tube clip of him speaking at a Council on Foreign Relations meeting in Montreal, Canada!
    Re:May 18, 2010
    Zbigniew Brzezinski giving the CFR branch in Montreal a presentation discussing world government and his fears of the mass global awakening that has taken place.
    Re: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oDBlABD01U0&feature=player_embedded

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  3. Robert DiLallo on May 21st, 2010 4:10 pm

    Thinking like Rand Paul’s, aside from being nihilistic tripe, but is actually a danger to the people in a state such as Kentucky, which has crippling problems that demand government attention. Here’s a run down from NY Liberal State of Mind Blog:

    Rand Paul’s New American Animal House


  4. Chad on May 21st, 2010 4:58 pm

    Btok — I think you forgot to take your meds, man.

    This article is spot-on. Paul is a despicable excuse for a human being. He has no soul, as his comments show.

  5. Hommer on May 22nd, 2010 1:34 am

    While backing my car out of a parking space my bumper creased the side of Rand Paul’s car front to rear. I started to get out to leave my insurance information on his windshield but then I thought
    “You know sometime accidents just happen!”
    So I just left.
    Not really.
    Why did people vote for this guy?

  6. shoemaker139 on May 22nd, 2010 1:49 am

    Btok, i agree with you completely. these elitists are the ones that are weakening our patriotic companies in banking, oil, pharmaceuticals, insurance, automobiles, defense, from earning a decent profit and strengthening the american people. we just need to get a bead on who these elitists are so we can save our corporations from the deprivations of these big guys who threaten us all. rand paul is right about obama being unamerican. just like the national guard (pro govt elitist sympathizers) were mobilized by the socialist establishment to clean up natural disasters, in a better future private militias should be mobilized by their owners to profile anti-american, anti corporation, pro elitist, traitors, in order to be ready to round those marxists up and put them in camps to . . . well . . . finally get a solution.

  7. George Snuffleopogus on May 22nd, 2010 3:14 am

    Typical whinny liberal drivel…

    Many acusations are laid out in this article, yet you have a link to the video of the interview which clearly contradicts the slanderous accusations you make.

    For example:

    1) This article states that “Paul rejects the notion that the President of the United States should hold private corporations accountable for the havoc they wreck on our country ” when he not only doesn’t say such a thing during the interview, but makes it clear that he thinks that drilling in International Waters should be regulated and points out that BP rightly has accepted the liability for the oil leak.

    2) Your article states that “In Paul’s world, private companies and private property owners should be able to do as they like without federal interference” However in this interview Paul speciflically says that offshore oil drillling in International waters should be regulated.

    3) Your article states “Paul attacked President Obama as “un-American“ for publicly criticizing BP’s response to the disastrous Gulf oil spill”. It is clear in the video that Paul does not call President Obama un-American but refers to his actions, specifically his threats of violence against BP, as un-American.

    If your arguments against a politician are so strong, you should be able to make them clearly, without having to resort to outright lies and fabrications of the politician’s views. One would at least expect that in respect to your fabrications of a politicians views that you would maybe not include the interview which clearly refutes your fabrications. Or maybe you just rest comfortably knowing that small things such as facts and truth will rarely get in the way of the mobs that are eager to eat up your hate speech.

  8. Sue on May 22nd, 2010 9:56 am


    HaHa, great comment.

    Yes poor BP, a foreign oil company, is the victim of anti-American elitists, such as Barack Obama, who have the audacity to hold the company responsible for causing one of the worst economic and environmental disasters in America. Sheesh, accidents happen.

    If President Obama was a “real” American, he would allow the nice “patriotic” private corporation to destroy our natural resources, devastating the Gulf fishery industry and tourism and putting Americans out of work. And he would say thank you BP, please screw us over again.

    Obama should kneel at the alter of private corporations at the expense of the American people. Yup, that’s quite the libertarian paradise Rand Paul envisions.

    And if you happen to be black and are denied the right to purchase a cup of coffee from a private business, just jump up and down and shout Hallelujah and Freedom! That’s right, it’s a wonderful libertarian world when private property owners have the freedom to be racists.


  9. Morely Dotes on May 22nd, 2010 11:55 am

    Rand Paul is a symptom of the ignorance that is enshrined, even worshipped, by the right wing; they daily demonstrate that they believe it is better to deny the facts than it is to confront the truth and take action to make the world a little better.

    American coal miners have died recently because the private business that runs the mine didn’t feel like spending money on required safety equipment. The BP disaster occurred because BP didn’t feel like spending the money to develop of inspect required safety equipment – the “bypass valve” in this case, which is well-known to be unreliable and fails at least one-third of the time.

    If Rand Paul is elected to serve in Washington, it will simply prove that his State is full of ignorant bigots.

  10. thatbrutha on May 23rd, 2010 3:33 am

    All you conservative, teabagging clowns that think corporations should get a pass on the problems they cause because of negligence please go for a swim in the Gulf.
    Please enjoy paying for over priced shrimp and sea food. Please enjoy an f’ed up ocean, also for your kids too.

    Step away from the computer now please.

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