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She Killed Them October 11, 2010

Posted by Lipstick in Women Ranting.
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So, it turns out that the person in charge of sounding the alarm that would have saved lives on the Deepwater drilling rig decided to throw up her hands and decide that it was all too hard to push a freaking button.

Fleytas said she was trained to sound a general alarm any time more than one indicator light flashed, but didn’t do so immediately in this case because she had never been trained to deal with such an overwhelming number of warnings.

Here’s a clue, Cupcake —  if you’re trained to hit the alarm when one light flashes, and all of a sudden the board lights up, you should:

1.  Contemplate your awesome pedi

2.  Text your BBF about the awesome new Justin Beiber pic you just found

3.  Wonder what the ONE responsibility you have on this rig is

4.  Answer a few phone calls

5.  Hit the fucking button, you Goddamned Murdering Twat!

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1. LC Aggie Sith - October 11, 2010

Loved #5…

I hope she gets serious jailtime, if not the death penalty.

2. Lipstick - October 11, 2010

Aggie, at least when any potential employer googles her they will see her incompetence.

3. daveintexas - October 11, 2010

>> Fleytas said she was trained to sound a general alarm any time more than one indicator light flashed, but didn’t do so immediately in this case because she had never been trained to deal with such an overwhelming number of warnings.

uhmmm…

4. Michael - October 11, 2010

I bet she voted for Obama.

5. rdbrewer - October 11, 2010

Jaysus.

6. Lipstick - October 11, 2010

I bet she voted for Obama.

Yeah, she HOPED that if she picked at her toenails the situation would CHANGE.

7. rdbrewer - October 11, 2010

Some people freeze, and some don’t. Test for that, and put someone in there who doesn’t panic.

This kind of testimony might help to spread liability around, but it will not exculpate BP or anyone else.

8. Lipstick - October 11, 2010

Some people freeze, and some don’t

Yep, that’s just the way it goes.

When lives are on the line you just have to take what you get.

9. Lipstick - October 11, 2010

She had the presence of mind to answer several phone calls in the meantime.

10. Lipstick - October 11, 2010

I’m just very mad at her after reading this.

11. geoff - October 11, 2010

Last May a lot of people were praising her for sending out an unauthorized distress call, which earned her a reprimand by her Captain. At least that was her story. I’m thinking I’d like to hear his side of things.

12. Travis - October 11, 2010

If the lights are supposed to tell her to set off the alarm, why not hardwire the lights to the alarm?

13. Lipstick - October 11, 2010

Travis, from the article, they were getting false positives, so they decided to make the alarm something only a worker could trigger.

14. Aaron - October 12, 2010

See. That’s why shouldn’t work outside the house.

15. Aaron - October 12, 2010

See. That’s why women shouldn’t work outside the house.

16. Warren Bonesteel - October 12, 2010

Actually, it’s pure incompetence.

The incompetents are in charge of almost everything in America.

…or hasn’t anyone noticed?

Of course, we won’t talk about the people who keep electing and re-electing the same incompetents, year after year after year…and who keep wondering why things keep getting worse.

17. effinayright - October 12, 2010

Here’s how neuron-depleted maroons like Fleytas go through life:

Walk

Stop

Chew Gum

Walk

Stop

Chew Gum

Walk

Stop

Chew Gum

Walk

Stop

Chew Gum

etc.

18. Travis - October 12, 2010

Good point, lipstick. Hadn’t read the article before commenting.

19. Death by Blondness « Good Morning Patriots - October 12, 2010

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20. OBF - October 12, 2010

Earlier in her career she received a gold star for being wonderful. She was so proud of her accomplishment she had the star bronzed. I didn’t read the article. Was she really a blonde?

21. Woman in charge of alarms on the Deepwater Horizon: “I was trained to hit the alarm when one warning light came on. I didn’t know what to do when a bunch came on” - October 12, 2010

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22. richard mcenroe - October 12, 2010

Wasn’t her daddy in charge of the radar at Pearl Harbor?

23. richard mcenroe - October 12, 2010

Was there nothing in this woman’s past performance that told her supervisors she was too damned stupid to be in a position of such importance?

24. ThomasD - October 12, 2010

This isn’t incompetancy, this is someone being payed to play the incompetent fall guy to protect her employer.

She didn’t hit the button because she was being payed NOT to hit the button, and was responding just like she was told to respond – stall, delay, and ingore the warning lights until the crisis passed in order to avoid ‘un-necessary’ shutdowns.

Only this time it was all legitimate, but she was never really being paid to look out for such events.

Someone needs to take a hard look at her finances before we assume she is telling the truth.

25. Max Entropy - October 12, 2010

Clearly out of her league here but she’s a shoe-in for that DMV job she dreams of.

26. The manager that hired her - October 12, 2010

Yeah, OK, but in her defense, she gives a great blowjob.

27. Anonymous - October 12, 2010

Find a fall-guy/gal.

Blame the bitch.

What an effin’ mess!

Deep-Water-Horizon ==> Deep-Doo-doo-Obfuscation

28. Cathy - October 12, 2010

^ that was me…

29. Dave C - October 12, 2010
30. Cathy - October 12, 2010

Started re-reading Atlas Shrugged awhile back.

Need to pick it up again, but it’s depressing to witness how much it resonates with our current predicament.

31. RebeccaH - October 12, 2010

Who is more to blame? A clearly ill-prepared worker manually operating an alarm system, or the people who put her in place without the necessary training?

32. The St. Angilbert Press » Almost Daily “Must Reads” - October 12, 2010

[…] Deepwater Horizon workers died because a female operator couldn’t figure out that she should have sounded the alarm when the …. […]

33. Joseph Somsel - October 12, 2010

Sorry, but this is a REAL technical issue. I design nuclear power plants and we’ve seen that TOO much information can lead to paralysis, especially if the procedures for responding are not clear. There are real limits on how much and how rapidly a human can respond.

New nukes now have “alarm processors” using artificial intelligence to help summarize a massive influx of information. (I helped on the original reseach program, BTW.)

Still, the operators should have better training and more advanced control and alarm systems.

34. sandy burger - October 12, 2010

What I’m about to do is about as stupid as coming here and announcing that CaddyShack sucks, but, here goes…

Started re-reading Atlas Shrugged awhile back

My condolences.

Seriously, the stuff about socialism was spot-on. But the characters, ugh. And the multi-page monologues, over and over and over and over again, page after page.

I got about three quarters of the way through, to the point where the country was falling apart and Dagny was living in some magical valley somewhere. As to how it ends… I guess I’ll never know. But hey, I know who John Galt is, so that’s something.

it’s depressing to witness how much it resonates with our current predicament

Yeah. Despite being a terrible author with no grasp of how real humans think and interact, Ayn Rand sure understood how socialism unfolds. I also have been reminded of that book many times these past few years. And it’s even longer and more tedious in real life, incredibly.

35. Gromulin - October 12, 2010

In an emergency, humans don’t rise to the occasion, we fall back to our level of training. Either she was not properly trained, was unfit for the position, or both.

She cashed the paychecks before it happened, so in the end, it’s on her. She had to know the enormous responsibility she was charged with. She failed to do her job.

36. Mitchell - October 12, 2010

CaddyShack sucks

Hear! Hear! Yes! It’s about time somebody Spoke the Unspeakable Truth about that craptacular dreck.

37. Michael - October 12, 2010

announcing that CaddyShack sucks

Hear! Hear! Yes! It’s about time somebody Spoke the Unspeakable Truth about that craptacular dreck.

You bastards. You’re not real morons. You’re fakes! You can’t come here, spew such vile filth, and get away with it. I’m reporting you to the Head Ewok. You’re on The List now, you pansies.

38. Mitchell - October 12, 2010

Pfft. I’ve already publicly dissed Anchorman so the Head Ewok holds no power over me.

39. Lipstick - October 12, 2010

It’s about time somebody Spoke the Unspeakable Truth about that craptacular dreck.

Well, the world needs ditch-diggers, too.

40. Cathy - October 13, 2010

…so in the end, it’s on her. She had to know the enormous responsibility she was charged with. She failed to do her job.

Yea. I’m coming around to putting all/most of blame on her. If she worked on my team I sense that somewhere along the line long before she screwed this one up I would have fired her., but I also would have given her plenty of training and warnings and had all her ‘progressive discipline’ process in writing.

If ya don’t have the chutzpah to fire a bad attitude or incompetence ya have no business being a boss.

And thanks, SandyBurger, for your views on latest endeavor with Atlas Shugged. Planning to keep moving through it, but see what you are talkin’ about. Ayn Rand’s contributions are over 50 years old and still relevant.

41. xbradtc - October 13, 2010

22. richard mcenroe – October 12, 2010
Wasn’t her daddy in charge of the radar at Pearl Harbor?

To be clear, the radar operator did his job above and beyond the call of duty. It was the watch officer in Honolulu that screwed the pooch.

42. Retired Geezer - October 13, 2010

The last time I watched Caddyshack, I had forgotten about the Bare Boobies scene.
Imagine my surprise when they popped up while my 15 yo Granddaughter and I were watching it.

Awkward.

43. Mitchell - October 13, 2010

^Hah! At least you weren’t watching Porky’s RG.

44. Gromulin - October 14, 2010

Even if you subtract everything else that was 151 proof awesomeness from Caddyshack, the Dangerfield scenes alone are worth the price of the DVD. I can’t say how many times I’ve watched it, but there’s always some new small line or expression of his that I catch.

Although, this could also be attributed to the alcohol consumed during previous viewings.

45. Lipstick - October 15, 2010

…would you like to loofa my stretch marks?


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