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BP Exec Asked to Commit Harakiri


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It’s been weeks since BP screwed up and creating the largest oil spill in history, and yet the pump is still leaking millions of gallons of oil. They’ve tried the top kill method (which Bill Nye, the Science Guy so cleverly explained), and attempted to funnel some oil through a containment cap, but Rep. Anh Joseph Cao, the Vietnamese-American Republican congressman from New Orleans had another suggestion for BP America President Lamar McKay.

“Mr. Stearns asked Mr. McKay to resign,” Cao said. “Well, in the Asian culture we do things differently. During the Samurai days, we just give you a knife and ask you to commit harakiri.”

Harakiri is a form of ritual suicide from back in the Japanese feudal days which required samurais who had committed serious crimes to take a knife and slice into their abdomen, left to right.

Apparently all the recent photos of the distraught oil-slicked birds have been really getting to Cao, but come on now. Harakiri?


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