In this episode of Magnum JD: Magnum strikes back, fires up a blog of us own!

One day Magnum is on the phone with Gary Chouest and the next he is a citizen blogger! Must be quite a step down for him to come play with the unwashed masses and I think it shows. Let’s examine a snippet from his post “John W. Houghtaling reports on the oil spill clean-up“:

The OTS patented technology is not just an “ocean skimmer”, explains John W. Houghtaling. “However, during the Gulf spill we had to get the contaminated water to the centrifuges,” continues John W. Houghtaling. Edison Chouest, the largest oilfield supply company in the Gulf of Mexico “became our hero” at the precise moment that “we needed an answer to that dilemma,” recalls John W. Houghtaling. “We were able to use their vessels,” describes John W. Houghtaling, “to deploy our machines.”

To the extent I encourage people with a good story to tell to blog I almost hate to say this, but there is a time-honored “trade show” bash from the stock boards about the company booth @ the show looking like a kindergarten kid designed it. Now maybe Magnum W. JD uses some sort of fill in the blank software or maybe he just loves to refer to himself as Magnum W. JD but frankly you’d think a man with the cojones to fuck over Spyridon Contogouris and has Gary on speed dial could do a bit better stylistically in the dissemination of his propaganda. Continue reading “In this episode of Magnum JD: Magnum strikes back, fires up a blog of us own!”

Slabbed to the New York Times Green Blog: Where the f*ck you been?????

Obviously not reading Slabbed’s coverage of Bull Durham literally since the day it broke. Nobody can touch our sources on the matter either, not even a Ken Feinburg lovin’ rag from New York City! (or it’s Green Blog)  In fact, we’ve been on Costner, Magnum and their fleecing of BP since the oil spill and I daresay we’re only media outlet that called bullshit on Magnum and Costner real time.

It ain’t bragging if you hung the skins folks.

Welcome to the party John.

Oh yeah, I almost forgot. People been telling tales on you again Magnum.  😉

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In this episode of Magnum JD: Bull Durham sets sail on the Good Ship Lollipop, asks Judge Feldman to dismiss Baldwin’s suit.

OTS Owner Bull Durham

Plaintiffs’ Complaint presents a tale of two people who were on board the Ocean Therapy Solutions (“OTS”) venture that was steering to market clean-up equipment in response to the British Petroleum Deep Water Horizon oil spill, but who voluntarily decided to jump ship prematurely and sell their OTS interests, and who are now suing Costner and others complaining that the price they negotiated and received for their OTS interests was less than they would have received if they had stayed on board.

Nothing like of bunch of self-serving grifters getting cute in a legal brief. Team Magnum is indicating his OTS partners Baldwin and Contogouris should have relied on the media instead of the internal representations made by guy running the show when deciding the sell their interest in OTS to Kevin Costner on the cheap. Case document 12 has all the gory details for the consideration of the Slabbed Nation.

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In this episode of Magnum J.D., Bull Durham sells his machines to BP and creates a conflict of interest for Magnum's firm Gauthier Houghtaling and Williams

Magnum J.D.

Folks our blogging on John Houghtaling, aka Magnum J.D. and his association with Kevin Costner has been pure gold for us and literally opened the floodgates for information as my inbox has received quite the workout on the subject of lil’ ol Magnum and more. Let’s begin with Val Bracy at Fox 8 who explores the inherent conflict of interest involving a law firm which is copiously advertising for oil spill clients to sue BP while the managing partner of the same firm is selling BP Costner’s Oil-Water separating machines:

Fox 8 Legal Analyst Joe Rasapnti says the situation is unusual.

“He has a business relationship with BP and he needs to disclose that to any prospective client to let them know ‘I’m doing business with these folks even though I’m suing them on your behalf,'” said Raspanti.

I can imagine Magnum’s partners aren’t very happy about all this, especially since it very well may take money out of their pockets due to lost spill business while Magnum cashes in with Costner:

Houghtaling has taken a leave of absence. Continue reading “In this episode of Magnum J.D., Bull Durham sells his machines to BP and creates a conflict of interest for Magnum's firm Gauthier Houghtaling and Williams”

Exactly the kind of superficiality we've come to expect from a WLOX editorial. A Slabbed Oil Spill update.

Sure enough folks one of our own puts his head into the noose pumping Kevin Costner to make a point.  How about we make one of our own beginning with Yobie Benjamin at the San Fransisco Chronical:

Like the rest of the nation, I am frustrated that the United States of America has not been able to muster the technology and resources to solve the gulf oil gusher disaster. The oil gusher is one thing we cannot solve because it requires technologies that the country has admitted it does not have.

The oil slicks are another matter. This is an old problem with known solutions.

It takes simple technologies combining booms, skimmers, vacuum and suction vessels, oil/water separators and boats and vessels in massive numbers to get the oil out of the water.

Perhaps contending with thousands of self promoting shills trying to make a quick buck has its drawbacks as we continue: Continue reading “Exactly the kind of superficiality we've come to expect from a WLOX editorial. A Slabbed Oil Spill update.”

Slicked and Slabbed the BP Disaster Part 7: Magnum J.D. and Bull Durham lay it on thick with the pols. (Formerly titled There are too many pigs for the teats.)

There are too many pigs for the teats.
Abraham Lincoln on the problems with the spoil system

I had to chuckle listening to WWL radio on my way back from Jackson earlier this week as they gave more free publicity to John Houghtaling aka Magnum J.D. and his celebrity spokesman Kevin Costner aka washed up movie actor and his oil-water separating machine that we profiled a couple of times on Slabbed including this post, which has a video embed of showing Magnum, Kev and the rest of the Jefferson Parish power structure at the first dog and pony exhibition of the machine which is being billed as a miracle answer to the spill.

The blackened recipe here is tried and true. First you hatch a plot to cash in on something, in this case the oil spill. Then you hire a washed up celebrity to hawk the scheme which invariably garners free publicity from the media. Once the scam has been legitimized via the media coverage you cash in the political connections in an attempt to cram it down someone’s throat. That someone is usually the taxpayers but in this case it is BP.

Folks I’m just a small time CPA in Soggy Bottom but where I come from, inventions are judged by the marketplace. Those that have profit potential are rewarded and those that don’t die. It is called entrepreneurship and our entire economy is based on it. Continue reading “Slicked and Slabbed the BP Disaster Part 7: Magnum J.D. and Bull Durham lay it on thick with the pols. (Formerly titled There are too many pigs for the teats.)”