Friday, June 18, 2010

Where's Your Unicorn Now?

Long before the Deepwater Horizon blowout disaster we made a decision here at Monkeydart Plantation to NOT buy petroleum products from BP. This is no small statement as a BP station/ liquor store is the closest supplier of automotive fuels/ booze to our home. Why did we not patronize BP? Because of their gigantic TV ad campaign that was about sunshine, lollipops, windmills, solar panels, clean restrooms, rainbow-farting flying unicorns and so on. Anything but the conversion of crude oil found underground to a fuel product found within walking distance of our home. You see, BP was no longer British Petroleum, no by gawd, they were BEYOND PETROLEUM. Well, la-dee-dah. Let's just say we have no respect for a company that apologizes for the product they sell.

Interestingly BP's buddy-buddy relationship with Cap & Trade pushers like John Kerry and Lord Obama doesn't seem to come up much these days.

Meanwhile, if BP wanted to push "green" products they would have pushed oil and gas, as Jonah Goldberg points out at the AEI site.