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Carl Hiaasen: Now you don’t trust BP, but it’s too late

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From Carl Hiaasen: Every time a BP executive appears on television, I think of the garage scene from the movie Animal House. An expensive car belonging to Flounder’s brother has just been trashed on a drunken road trip, and the smooth-talking Otter comforts the distraught Delta pledge with these cheery words: “You f—– up! You trusted us! Hey, make the best of it.” If only the BP guys were half as honest. Incredibly, almost eight weeks after the Deepwater Horizon oil…

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Carl Hiaasen: Now you don’t trust BP, but it’s too late

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From Carl Hiaasen: Every time a BP executive appears on television, I think of the garage scene from the movie Animal House. An expensive car belonging to Flounder’s brother has just been trashed on a drunken road trip, and the smooth-talking Otter comforts the distraught Delta pledge with these cheery words: “You f—– up! You trusted us! Hey, make the best of it.” If only the BP guys were half as honest. Incredibly, almost eight weeks after the Deepwater Horizon oil…

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BP to spend $25 million on Florida advertising campaign

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That’s the news from BP CEO Tony Hayward, who just emerged from a closed-door meeting with Gov. Charlie Crist. It’s the second $25 million grant the company has given the state since their Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded and started spewing 210,000 gallons of oil per day into the Gulf of Mexico. State officials have been calling for an advertising campaign as Panhandle beach resorts and restaurants head into their 90-day tourist season. Despite the oil plume still 70 milesfrom Florida’s…

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