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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-18-05 06:50 PM
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Blast from the past: CHEVRON rechristens the oil tanker "Condoleezza Rice"
It's hard work keeping up with these criminals, so for those who never knew, DOCTOR Rice had an oil tanker named for her.



Oil president. Oil VP. Oil Secretary of State. Oil. Iraq. Oil. Iran. Oh, yeah, oil.

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Leaving a wave of controversy in its wake, one of the most visible reminders of the Bush administration's ties to big oil - the 129,000-ton Chevron tanker Condoleezza Rice - has quietly been renamed, Chevron officials acknowledged yesterday.

"We made the change to eliminate the unnecessary attention caused by the vessel's original name," said Chevron spokesman Fred Gorell.

The double-hulled, Bahamian-registered oil tanker carrying the moniker of Bush's national security adviser was renamed the Altair Voyager, after a star, Gorell said.

The unannounced decision to rechristen the tanker was made by Chevron officials in late April, after "we had been in discussions with (Rice's) office," said Gorell. Asked if Rice or the White House had specifically requested the name change, Gorell said, "that's not for me to discuss."

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/200...
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-18-05 07:04 PM
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1. it's not surprising that *'s oil-driven cabinet would have such popularity
May it spring a leak and sink. (*'s attempts to turn America into the newest banana republic, where luck, callous viciousness, pure greed, and darwinism have precedence over any form of society, culture, or life, that is. Any oil tanker taking a leak would kill a lot of life-forms. Life that would have more value than those operating said tanker. :-( )
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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-18-05 07:34 PM
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4. 'the newest banana republic'
Truer words never spoken HT.
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KissMeKate Donating Member (741 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-18-05 07:05 PM
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2. its bad luck to rename a ship
ironic.
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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-18-05 07:12 PM
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3. Good catch!
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BrotherBuzz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-18-05 07:43 PM
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5. Uh-oh, that ship can become a symbolic terrorist target...
Not smart.
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